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Nearby Attractions

So much to do near Valley View RV Park Campground

Johnny Sacks Cabin

Big Springs & Johnny Sacks Cabin is just 20 minutes away from Valley View RV Park Campground. It’s located at the Head of Henry’s Fork of the Snake River where the river virtually bubbles out of the ground through blue, black and white sand. Nestled in the trees at the head of the springs is a log cabin which is on the National Historic Register. A very talented German immigrant built the cabin in the thirties, and everything in the cabin is handmade, even down to the lampshades which are made from animal skins. Two miles downstream from Big Springs,  you can float the river all the way to Macks Inn, approximately a three-hour float trip through the forest on very calm water.

Cave Falls

Cave Falls is just 1 hour and 10 minutes away, in the Bechler Meadows Area of Yellowstone National Park. It’s the only part of the park that you enter through Idaho via Ashton, Idaho. When you leave Ashton, you travel approximately 18 miles on a road which takes you through farm fields and mountain meadows to the picturesque Cave Falls on the Fall River. For the hiker just downstream from the Falls are several trailheads. These trails are for hikers and non-motorized access.

Harriman State Park

Harriman State Park, just 35 minutes away, is not only the home of several Trumpeter Swans, numerous wildlife, and Water Fowl, but it’s also known as the “Railroad Ranch”. Tours are conducted regularly through the old Log Cabin Ranch Buildings including the dining hall where the old silverware, dinnerware, and linens of the early railroad era are on display.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is just 20 minutes away from Valley View RV Park Campground. This is a must-see for any traveler! Yellowstone National Park is filled with numerous areas of interest including meadows and streams with fish and wildlife to hot springs that flow into these streams. There are also geysers and one in particular, Old Faithful erupts every hour! Yellowstone Lake is a great place for fishing and boating. The upper and lower falls are a great place to take in the views. Yellowstone is easily a two- to three-day sight seeing adventure.

Virginia City/Nevada City

Virginia City & Nevada City are just 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Valley View RV Park Campground. These are two historically preserved mining towns that will take you back 100 years to a time with wooden sidewalks, preserved cabins and much more. You can take a train ride through the mining areas which made these cities famous. The museum has artifacts of the area from the past including the club foot of one of the notorious robbers of that time. The area has a rustic hotel available replicating those times, which you can book a room and enjoy the era of yesteryear. There is also a playhouse in the area that always has live performances going on.

Sawtell Peak

Sawtell Peak is just 20 minutes away from Valley View RV Park Campground. Sawtell is a well-maintained gravel road that takes you to the top of the mountain. The top of the mountain is a large plateau with flowers in multi-color splendor up to your kneecaps. The view is breathtaking! From this vantage point, you can look to the north down on Henry’s Lake to the south down onto Island Park Reservoir.

Earthquake Lake

Earthquake Lake is just 40 minutes away and was formed when an earthquake caused the entire side of a mountain to fall away from one side of the canyon and go up the other side of the canyon and then come to rest in the bottom forming “Earthquake Lake.” This happened in August 1959, and to this day you can still visit the lake museum to get more historical information.

Jackson Hole

Jackson is located in Wyoming and is home to 3 ski areas. There is an Elk Refuge close by and you can visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art and see works from Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Mesa Falls

Mesa Falls is located just 50 minutes away where the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River is squeezed into a narrow gorge with two falls, the upper and lower falls. The distances range over 65 feet! There is a recently restored lodge that provides travelers with information on the area.