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Garden Valley, Idaho

Silver Creek Plunge

Silver Creek Plunge is surrounded by mountains, trees, wildlife and Silver Creek, which runs through the middle of the campground. Enjoy camping, cabins, swimming, fishing, hiking, playground, volleyball, basketball and horseshoes, just to name a few. Fishing in Silver Creek is good all summer. Beginning Memorial Day and through Labor Day, Idaho Fish and Game stocks the creek with 8 to 14 inch Rainbow Trout every other week.

Winter road access available by snowmobile.

The pool is open daily from 9:00am-10:00pm, with the exception of Wednesdays, the pool is closed for cleaning and is not open for use until 7:00pm.

Starlight Mountain Theatre

Starlight Mountain Theatre is an outdoor summer playhouse located in the beautiful mountains of Garden Valley, Idaho, on the bank of the Middlefork of the Payette River. The theatre seats 300 patrons in stadium-style bench seats with backs. (The theatres design elevation creates a perfect view from every seat.)

The theatre opens at 7:30pm and shows begin at 8:00pm. Remember, mountain air can get cool in the evening - bring jackets & blankets, just in case. Food, drinks, and snacks are available at the concession stand.

Terrace Lake Resort

Terrace Lakes is home to a championship level 18-hole golf course, available for play from spring to fall. Another active option is a day of tennis on our courts. Go for a hike on a trail accessible right from the resort. Relax and swim after a long day in our geothermal heated pool. The middle fork of the Payette River runs through the area allowing amazing opportunities for kayaking, tubing, canoeing, and fishing. Other Garden Valley favorite activities are camping and whitewater rafting.  

During the last weekend in June, Terrace Lakes Resort is home to the annual Wine and Art festival. Over 75 vendors participate in the event held right on the green of our golf course. Enjoy wine tasting and food while listening to the music in the beauty of the Boise National Forest at Terrace Lake Resort. This is a summer tradition you won’t want to miss!

Throughout the winter months, the Garden Valley area transforms into a wonderland of winter play.  Rent a cabin and enjoy access to miles of groomed cross country ski trails at Terrace Lakes Resort right from your front door.  Ski rentals are available at the lodge.  There are snowmobile outfitters in the Garden Valley and access to over 850 miles of trails.  Especially fun for families, there is a tubing hill available at Terrace Lakes Resort. Our geothermal pool stays open in the winter, ready for you to soak sore muscles and warm up after a day of fun winter recreation.

Idaho X-Sports

Nestled in the heart of Idaho’s lush green mountains, Idaho X-Sports Adventure Park is virtually surrounded by the Boise National Forest.  This unspoiled geography and lifestyle offers a distinct departure from the ordinary.  The changing of seasons at Idaho X-Sports signals a change in recreation as well.  Idaho X-Sports offers a myriad of outdoor sports and activities which can be enjoyed by every member of the family.


Idaho X-Sports’ natural splendor, together with a very active community life, makes it a place for all seasons.

“See you on the hill!”

Summer Activities:


  • The Tube Drop! – a 300 foot summertime slide

  • Freedom Jump (4-Station Bungee Trampoline, 30-200 lbs.)

  • Disc Golf – 9 holes!

  • Mountain Bike Park

  • Mountain Bike Rentals

  • Middlefork River Tube Rentals

  • Bounce Castle

  • Campfire & S’mores

  • Outdoor Games (including ladder ball, bean bag toss, bocce ball, etc.)

  • Food & Drinks

Winter Activities:


Snow Tubing
Cross Country Skiing
Fat Tire Snow Biking
Hike-Up Ski & Snowboard Park
Freedom Jump (4-Station Bungee Trampoline, 30-200 lbs.,weather permitting)
Campfire & S’mores
Food & Drinks

Garden Valley Trail Rides

Garden Valley Trail Rides is located in beautiful Garden Valley, Idaho surrounded by two forks of the Payette River. Escape to the beauty of the Idaho Mountains and enjoy beautiful scenic rides on their gentle, well-trained mountain horses. They offer 1 hr, 1 1/2 hr, and 2 hour trail rides. They are open from April - November, weather permitting. Reservations are highly recommended!

In winter bundle up and bring your friends, for an old fashioned sleigh ride through Garden Valley. Enjoy a hot drink, while taking in the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, such as elk, deer, and maybe even a fox. They have a warm teepee, wool blankets, hot apple cider and coffee. You can even roast marshmallows by the fire. Dont forget to bring your camera so you can take home lasting memories of what is sure to be a wonderful experience. These sleigh rides run in any weather.

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