Gem County Recreation
Our area is known for its abundant recreational opportunities, rugged scenery, unique history and friendly people.
Endowed with all this splendor of nature, combined with the friendly hometown feel of our neighborhoods, this is an amazing place to call home. The descent into the Emmett Valley on Highway 16 is breathtaking. On a weekend drive you can explore the beauty that is western Idaho. In the early spring, you’ll smell the sweet fragrance of fruit blossoms. You’ll notice young foals and calves taking their first steps in the pastures nearby. Folks work hard and know how to take time out to enjoy their parks and recreation. Our Gem County Fair & Rodeo, Cherry Festival, Fireworks, Cruise Night, and a sanctioned Triathlon with many service club sponsored events help us share in that sense of community. Endowed with all this splendor of nature, combined with the friendly hometown feel of our neighborhoods, this is an amazing place to call home. Many commuters drive this route daily, looking forward to their return trip. Gem County – It will draw you back!
Choose areas of interest under RECREATION from the tool bar above or the list below.
Explore the Possibilities for Recreation-
and Black Canyon Reservoir, Emmett City Park, Little Gem Cycle Park, Firebird Raceway, Gem County Historical Museum, Gem/Boise Counties Fair & Rodeo, Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad which operates an excursion passenger train named Thunder Mountain Line, and Squaw Butte (to be added).
Official Idaho Travel Guide
Back Country Horsemen of Idaho – Squaw Butte Chapter