Beaver Dick Park - Camp, Canoe, Disc Golf, and Swim near Rexburg, Idaho
Highway 33 and 6000 West, Rexburg, ID 83440 ,Rexburg,Idaho
43.8250880083, -111.90574599445
5.7 miles W of Rexburg, Idaho
Address: Highway 33 and 6000 West, Rexburg, ID 83440
GPS: 43°49'30.3"N 111°54'20.7"W
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State: Idaho

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Camp, Canoe, Disc Golf, and Swim

Beaver Dick is a park 4.5 miles west of Rexburg, Idaho on Hwy 33. It's a 9.5 acre park that passes next to the west bank of the Henry Fork of the Snake River; it's a popular place for swimming, fishing and other water activities such as boating and canoeing.

Within the campgrounds, there are fire pits, pavilions for social events and gatherings, bathrooms and a playground for the kids. It almost makes for good rounds of walks around the outskirts of the Snake River while enjoying the scenery.

History:

The park was named after an English-American named Richard Leigh. He was reportedly given the moniker "Beaver Dick" by LDS president Brigham Young for his beaver trapping abilities. As a young boy, he left England and moved to the United States to make a living as a fur trapper and eventually, fought in the Mexican war at 17 years old. He traveled throughout the Teton laying traps for beavers for fur, hunting and mapping out the Fire-Hole [Yellowstone Park], Jackson Hole and west of the Tetons in his journal. He became a fluent speaker of the Bannock and Shoshone language, met and married a native American woman named Jenny and had 6 children. The family adopted a child that contracted smallpox; the family of the child died. The family, including the adopted child, died of smallpox and Beaver Dick survived. He later remarried to a Bannock Indian named Susan Tadpole in 1979 and had 3 children. He lived the rest of his life as a mountain man but in 1899, he passed away of a serious illness and was buried beside his family overlooking his ranch in Rexburg, Idaho. He will be remembered as a skilled hunter, trapper and an expert in exploration and settlement of the Tetons, guiding travelers and explorers throughout the mountain west.

Tips:

-Bring water; there are no water fountains

-Bring life jackets in case of strong water currents during swimming

-Beaver Dick is open 7 days a week

-Make camping reservations in advance; first come, first serve

Camping Fees:

- $5 a night or $15 for all 5 day/night stays

For reservations, information, questions or concerns:

-Phone number: (208)-356-3139

-Website: https://www.co.madison.id.us/departments/parks-recreation/30-beaver-dick-park

 

The use of this field for playing paintball is now prohibited. Please take better care of the fields we are permitted to use.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Rexburg, Idaho

  1. Head north on S 3rd W toward W 1st S (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn left onto ID-33 W (5.8 mi)
  3. Turn left (167 ft)
  4. Turn left
    Destination will be on the right
    (459 ft)
or

1. From Rexburg, go West on Hwy 33 about 4.5 miles past Hwy 20.

2. The park is on the left just after the river.

3. Parking is immediate when you turn in.

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Guest Review/Comments

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kwhitfield

5/7/20 1:37 pm
A small park but a very good place if you want to get away from the craziness of life within a short distance
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tasiawhicker

1/17/19 8:30 am
Had an enjoyable campfire experience. This Park is well set up for group activities.
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smbrady17

5/1/18 12:34 pm
There is play equipment for children. It's also a popular place to take pictures.
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smbrady17

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Carla

7/28/17 1:53 pm
Green grass, plenty of shade, boat ramp for fishing, fire pits and picnic tables. I like it here.
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leahmia

4/13/17 3:59 pm
Cute park. The bathrooms close early so just be aware of that.
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katiemia

9/10/16 1:19 pm
Beaver Dick is a cute little campground! My kids had a blast playing on the old school playground. The covered pavilion was perfect for our picnic. We used the provided charcoal grill, but there was also a nice fireplace. It's right on the river, with beautiful scenery and bushes and fun wild life. We set up 2 slack lines. There was enough parking for all 6 of our vehicles. It was nice that it was close enough to run into town to get Ketchup and things that we forgot. I recommend this place for locals and for visitors. It's a refreshing little oasis in the middle of the desert. But do bring bugspray. Mosquitoes are always a pest near water.
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