McCroskey State Park
McCroskey State Park
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Rainier72
Lynnwood, WA746 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
As far as I know, McCroskey SP is the only state park in Idaho without an an entrance fee. Great deal for sure. If there was a fee, it would be worth it though. There are lots of ways to get into this park. We came in from the west from the WA side on Skyline Drive. The main attraction in this park is Skyline Drive. There are trails, picnic areas, and campsites scattered throughout the park. You should have peace and quiet wherever you go in this park. As beautiful as this park is, it's not as developed as the others and probably not advertised as much. It does have quite the history. As for Skyline Drive, if that's all you do like we did, you won't leave disappointed. Even though it can be a bit of a cliffhanger at times, Skyline Drive's best views are on the west end overlooking the rolling Palouse. Near milepost 12 are some of the best views of the drive. Other parts are in the trees, but still scenic. Interpretive signs are scattered along the drive with info about the trees, fires, and history among other things. We took a lunch break at one the of the picnic areas and felt we had the park to ourselves and it's a pretty big park. The wildlife sightings were pretty cool too since we saw some things we normally don't see. Moose, wild turkeys, and white tailed deer were the more unusual critters seen. If you're looking to get away and escape to nature, McCroskey SP is a great place to scope out.
Written April 28, 2016
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Kip P
Peoria, IL54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
This remote park located on a ridge line that cuts a swath across miles and miles of wheat fields is a must see.
I pitched my tent on the top of the ridge and enjoyed cool breezes, stars and beautiful sunsets. The unfolding scenery below is idyllic.
Some information says high clearance vehicles. As long as it's dry you won't have a problem. My Fiat 400 rental made it just fine. Be prepared for several miles of dirt roads they are however well maintained.
During the day you may see or hear motorcycles. There is a trail that runs the ridge line that is popular. However by the time the sun is ready to set all is quiet.
There is plenty of wildlife, including bears, so be alert, Great camping, great views and peaceful nights.
Written August 9, 2015
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RichFamily6
136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
This was a great day trip. Brought a picnic lunch and enjoyed the swimming hole. Lots of kids to play with and very clean. The kids are already asking to go back.
Written July 19, 2015
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Ryan C
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
Very under rated park. I say that because there was only one other person on all the trails when I drove through. This park has 9 free places to camp which are all private and very quiet. Skyline drive is the ‘main artery’ road which leads you through the tiny park. There are a few other small off road trails that snake from it, but I never tried them. The best way to enter the park is from the west, starting in Farmington.

Directions:
From Main street in Farmington you take Tekoa/Farmington Rd north for 3 miles and turn right on Skyline Drive. After that you take the first right, which is a mile down the road. The dirt road snakes up to the top of the hill where you can get great views of the rolling plains below. This section of road is probably the bumpiest, but is very easy to navigate. There are signs around the park to help you not get lost. The one campground in the middle of the park has vault toilets, the rest are primitive. It will take a little over an hour to drive through the park.

If you are just looking to kill an afternoon or you are on a road trip, this is a very good spot to check out.
Written February 23, 2015
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CarrelDawn
Las Vegas, NV149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
The views from this park are superb. Well taken care of. Not too crowded. Visited this park many times and every time visit was pleasant.
Written September 29, 2015
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