CAMPING – Idaho State Parks has partnered with The North Face to loan camping equipment at no charge to first-time campers through September.
The Explore Your Parks program is underway at two North Idaho state parks:
- Hells Gate, (208) 799-5015.
- Priest Lake, (208) 443-2200.
The offer’s also good at Lake Cascade State Park south of McCall.
New campers can check out tents, tarps, chairs, cooking equipment, lanterns and other gear – everything needed except sleeping bags and food.
The only costs are the normal campsite and reservation fees.
Participants are greeted by staff who will assist with campsite setup and offer tips on camping basics.
Often the state parks also have activities, such as staff-led nature hikes and family activities.