Public input sought on Heyburn State Park plan

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is developing a master plan to guide management of Heyburn State Park for the next 20 years.

A public open house will be held Oct. 5 at the park’s visitor center, just off state Highway 5, east of Plummer, a parks department news release said. It will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The master plan will analyze resources, identify potential development and consider input from the community and partner agencies to improve decision-making, the release said.

Heyburn was Idaho’s first state park, created in 1908.

It encompasses 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water. The park offers camping, rental cottages, access to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming and picnicking.

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