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Exploring the Information Landscape Workshop Series: Exploring the Outdoors in Idaho: Home

In this guide, you will find information to help you learn where to begin if you want to explore the outdoors in the north central region of Idaho

Exploring Idaho Outdoors PowerPoint Presentation


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Things to consider

Questions to Ask:

  • Where should I go?
  • What type of activities do I like to do?
  • How much and what type of information do I need? How much time do I have to gather it?
  • Do I need to rent or purchase any equipment or hire a guide?
  • Do I need to get a permit?
  • What is my budget?

Related Databases

Resources Available on Campus

Resources Available on Campus

UI Outdoor Rental Center
Offers a large inventory of rental equipment - tents, kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, sleeping bags, camping gear, climbing gear, snowboards, snowshoes, and more

Camping and Hiking Apps

All Trails
Campspot: RV & Tent Camping
Dyrt: Tent & RV Camping
FreeRoam: Campgrounds, Boondocking & RV Parks
Go Outdoors Idaho (the official mobile app of Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game)
HipCamp: Camping, RVs & Cabins
KOA: RV, Cabin & Tent Camping

Online Resources

Idaho State Parks & Recreation

Idaho Parks & Recreation Activities (ATVs, biking, birding, boating, camping, climbing, hiking, paddlesports, snowshoeing, and more)

Finding a Campground in Idaho

Finding a Park in Idaho

Rafting Permits

Finding Recreation Activities in the U.S. and Idaho

Visit Idaho (includes things to do, travel tips, planning a trip, maps & guides, and more)

Idaho Official Travel Guide

Idaho Fish & Game Licenses, Tags and Permits (Where, how and what to purchase to hunt, fish and trap)

Nearby Hikes or Trails:

Moscow Mountain

Elk River Falls

Kamiak Butte

Giant White Pine Trailhead

Hells Gate State Park

Chief Timothy Park

Phillips Park

McCroskey Memorial State Park

Klemgard Park (WA)


Hells Gate State Park

Chief Timothy Park

Boyer Park & Marina

Laird Park

Spring Valley Reservoir

Elk River Reservoir



University of Idaho Library Resources

University of Idaho Library Resources

Backpacking Idaho: from alpine peaks to desert canyons
Douglas Lorain
UI Library Main Stacks (4th Floor) GV199.42 .I2 L68 2008

Hiker's guide to Idaho
Ralph Maughan; Jackie Johnson Maughan
UI Library Main Stacks (4th Floor) GV199.42 .I2 M38 1990

Hike Lewis & Clark's Idaho
Mary Aegerter; Steve F. Russell
UI Library Main Stacks (4th Floor) F592.7 .A35 2002

Hiking Idaho: a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures, 3rd ed.
Ralph Maughan
UI Main Library 2nd Floor Rolling Shelves - Travel Guides (GV199.42 .I2 M38 2001

Trails of the wild Selkirks: south of the Canadian border
Dennis Nicholls; Jim Mellen
UI Library Main Stacks (4th Floor) GV199.42 .W2 N52 2014



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Samantha Thompson-Franklin
Library 416M
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive,
MS 2530
Moscow, ID, 83844