Jefferson County Lake (AKA Rigby Lake)
|Address:||492 Rigby Lake Dr, Rigby, ID 83442, USA|
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Restrooms Picnic Tables
Camp, Canoe, Dive, Kayak, Sled, and Swim
Rigby Lake has long been a favorite swimming hole for those in the area. The county has taken it well under its wing and made it a buzzing spot on any warm summer day. Along with the long standing bathroom facilities and volleyball court, there is now two playgrounds. The beach has been extended along almost the entire South shore and is now covered with sand perfect for sand castles or even burying kids in the sand. There are two floating docks on the West end of the lake that are great for jumping into the water. One of the docks even has a slide that will drop you out over the water for a small splash. There's often a food truck parked there now as well. There are several pavilions big and small and a campground on the North end of the lake.
There are bouys that divide the safe swimming zone from the open water where you'll find plenty of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.
The lake, parking lot, facilities, and surrounding area is now fairly well maintained. To maintain everything, there is a $6.18 per vehicle access fee or you can buy a season pass for $30 (As of 7/6/2017).
When the lake drains and/or freezes in the winter, this is also a great spot to go sledding. There is no fee to park here in the winter.
From Rigby, Idaho
- Head south on N State St toward W Main St (75 ft)
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Main St (0.2 mi)
- Continue onto Farnsworth Way (0.7 mi)
- Turn left onto N 4000 E/Graham Rd (469 ft)
- Turn right onto N 4000 E/Graham Rd/Rigby Lake Dr (1.2 mi)
Take the North Rigby Exit from Hwy 20. Go towards Wendy’s. Turn North on N 4000 E/Graham Rd. Rigby Beach is located at the end of the road.