Coeur d’Alene and Farragut State Park

I never realized how much beauty there is to see in Idaho. This must be one of America’s best kept secrets. It has all the beauty of the other surrounding states and national parks without the crowds. Maybe I shouldn’t be blogging about it, I’m sure the locals don’t want the secret to get out. 😉


Farragut State Park

We stayed at Farragut State Park which was so beautiful. The cell signal there was pretty bad so we had to leave the park and go find other places to work during the week so that was a little frustrating.


So much beautiful scenery at Farragut State Park!

More pictures from the state park:



Coeur d’Alene is just 30 minutes south of the campground and we spent a lot of time working there that week. There is an abundance of hiking opportunities in Coeur d’Alene so after work we headed out on some hikes. Based on a friend’s recommendation we headed to Mineral Ridge which was amazing!


Mineral Ridge

It’s a steep uphill climb but so worth it for this view!


More pictures from the Mineral Ridge hike:




Another hike we did in Coeur d’Alene was Tubbs Hill.


Tubbs Hill



There are numerous points along this hike where people were jumping off the rocks into the water. Our kids had lots of fun with that!


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These Florida boys said the water was freezing!


Another view from Tubbs Hill

Another benefit of going to Coeur d’Alene during the week was the abundance of stores like Walmart, Kohls and even a Buffalo Wild Wings! It’s the little things you miss when you’re traveling around national parks and don’t see those types of stores/restaurants for a long time. 🙂

Sandpoint Beach was about 30 minutes north of our campground, another great place to visit (and work if you need a cell signal).


Sandpoint Beach

Northern Idaho is so amazing and gorgeous, but let’s keep the secret to ourselves, okay? We don’t want it to get too crowded.

Next we headed to Canada where ironically we had a much better cell signal!


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7 thoughts on “Coeur d’Alene and Farragut State Park

  1. Wes Hawkins

    Greats pictures. Looks like a great time.

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. Gregory Smith

    Thanks for sharing your photos and experience at Farragut State Park – wow!

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    • Thank you! We had a change of plans and won’t be stopping in Omaha this fall, but we are passing through there today as a matter of fact as we head back east.


  3. Having fun catching up on your blog posts. Sounds like you guys are having a great summer visiting so many interesting places.

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    • Thank you! I was glad you see a post from you this week. I guess you’ve been busy staying close to home and not traveling as much?


      • This summer was a bit crazy, visiting family and friends, but we did manage some shorter trips closer to home (hopefully, I’ll be able to post more soon). My daughter started her junior year, hubby started a new job and I started coaching volleyball at the high school. Lots of changes for us, but it keeps life interesting!

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