Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
You are welcome to come early to the park to picnic and play.
Farragut State Park
13550 E. Hwy. 54, Athol, ID
Map to Farragut
Meet at the Visitor Center at 12:30 pm. You'll then drive your car to the hike starting point.
Located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d' Alene Mountains of northern Idaho, Farragut State Park offers unique scenery, history and an abundance of recreational opportunities, including disc golf, radio-controlled airplane field, fishing, hiking, biking, equestrian facilities, and World War II history. Enjoy a casual one mile one hour nature hike with rangers from Farragut State Park. Following the hike, you'll receive a tour of the Museum at the Brig. Farragut State Park was the former site of Farragut Naval Training Station, a major training base of the U.S. Navy during World War II. By September 1942, the base had a population of 55,000, making it the largest city in Idaho. Liberty trains to Spokane ran three times daily. At the time Farragut was the second-largest naval training center in the world. Over 293,000 sailors received basic training at Farragut during its 30 months of existence. The last recruit graduated in March 1945 and the facility was decommissioned in June 1946. It was also used as a prisoner of war camp; nearly 900 Germans worked as gardeners and maintenance men. Today the park adjoins the deepwater Lake Pend Oreille, where the Navy maintains a submarine research center at Bayview.
Plan a visit to Farragut:
At the visitor center located at the west entrance you can find park maps, trail guides, campground registration, natural history park displays and a gift shop offering a variety of unique souvenir items and snacks.
- Hike or bike a trail.
- Meet "Mack."
- Play disc golf.
- Swim at Beaver Bay Beach.
- Have horses?
- Eagle Boat Launch.
What to bring: sunscreen, insect repellent, drinks, snacks, camera.
- $5 per vehicle, payable directly to Farragut at the Visitor's Center.
- 50 cents ($0.50) per student, payable directly to the Farragut ranger at the hike start at 12:30 pm.
- Adults are free
- Cash and exact change are appreciated.
Ages: These activities are designed for students in grades K-6 however all kids are welcome.
Tour limits: 30 students