Winchester Lake State Park, Winchester

4.2
#67 of 95 in Nature in Idaho
Winchester Lake State Park is an excellent spot to enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, hiking, or simply exploring the surrounding woods. Take a spin on the lake in a rented canoe or bike one of our many trails on a rented bicycle. During the winter, enjoy some cross country skiing or ice fishing. While in the area, visit the Wolf Education Center near the park entrance and observe wolves in a near-natural habitat.

Winchester Lake offers 46 serviced, 22 standard, and 3 ADA campsites, as well as 4 yurts (1 ADA). Reservations can be made for Memorial Day through Labor Day for campsites and year-round for yurts.
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Winchester Lake State Park Reviews

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  • We left Dworshak reservoir one day early because there was nothing to do there. We happened upon this place on a map and decided to spend one night there. I wished we had had another week to spend...  more »
  • Winchester Lake has noce yurts and campground for families to enjoy. It is tucked away in the mountains, be aware that the geese are very active at this time. If you go after Labor day the grounds...  more »
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  • Stayed June 3-5 2019. Overall 3 star. Fishing 5 star. Lodgepole yurt 5 star. Rangers and office staff 5 star. I'd give the camp host 10 stars if I could: see next. The bad. The yurts are supposed to have 2 propane tanks and have them checked before rental, but the summer help didn't - that's where the campground host stepped up and got me gas when I ran out after hours, way above and beyond the usual. Canoes come with the yurts, but ONLY if the lake temperature is above 59 or thereabouts, safety issue, and the website doesn't tell you that. A late freeze shut down the fish cleaning station that wouldn't be fixed until after we left. The showers were down as well most of the stay, and aren't for the faint hearted: they were restored Sunday night, but you have a choice of either freezing cold or almost boiling hot, and the temperature is not adjustable. The floors in the Men's side is slicker than owl ?!,? when wet, they need something on the concrete floors to give grip. Our first here, I will come back but my wife won't be with me.
  • Haven't stayed here yet, but we love to play at the playground and hike around this lake. The Clearwater Trekkers have gone snowshoeing here, and the kids love it. Great place for ice fishing in the winter, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and just generally hanging out.

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