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Southeast Region

Harriman State Park

Nearest Town: Island Park
Site Size: 4700 acres

Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Year-round. Open sunrise - sunset. Admission Fee

Site Location

Directions: From Ashton, US 20 N to mp 378.9; L (W) onto Green Canyon Rd (3000 N); R (N) into park entrance; follow entrance rd for 1.5 mi to parking lot.

Description: The Henrys Fork of the Snake River courses for 8 miles through this park’s lodgepole pine forests, meadows, marshes, and two small lakes. Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds, Pine Siskin, Dark-eyed Junco, Chipping, White-crowned, Lincoln’s, and Song Sparrows, Western Tanager, and Red Crossbill can be seen. Look for Common Loon at Silver Lake in spring, Double-crested Cormorant and American White Pelican throughout summer and fall, and Gray Jay in winter. There is a large concentration of Trumpeter Swans in winter.

More Information:
IDPR (208) 558-7368
Island Park Chamber of Commerce (208)558-7755

Western Meadowlark
Photo Copyright Camden Hackworth
Gray jay
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Lincoln's Sparrow
Photo Copyright Camden Hackworth

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
What do these icons mean?

grassland Graph illustrating 40% 40%
lodgepole pine Graph illustrating 45% 45%
other Graph illustrating 15% 15%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N ALL
Shorebirds N N N Y Y N N N N N N N ALL
Songbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
Upland Birds N N N Y Y N N N N N N N ALL
Waterbirds N N N N Y Y N N N N N N ALL
Waterfowl Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y ALL
Target Species for this Site

Select a species from the list to view other sites on the Idaho Birding Trail Sites this species may be observed.

    Blackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsCranesFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesKingfisherKinglets and GnatcatcherLoonNuthatches and CreeperPelicans and CormorantShorebirdsSparrows and alliesSwallowsTanagersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersWood WarblersWoodpeckers


    R - Resident 1 - Abundant, easily found s - Statewide
    M - Migrant 2 - Common, but sometimes difficult to find e - Southeast
    W - Winter 3 - Uncommon or local w - Southwest
    S - Summer 4 - Rare or very local c - Central
    5 - Casual, 3-10 accepted records p - Panhandle (North)
    6 - Accidental, 1-2 accepted records
    7 - Experimental
    (B) - Documented breeding evidence(End) - Threatened or Endangered
    (b) - Circumstantial breeding evidence(Int.) - Introduced species

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