Parks, Cultural & Natural ResourcesCOMMISSIONERS
***The George W. Nourse Gun Range will be closed to the public from Monday, December 7, through Friday, December 11. This temporary closure is to allow staff and maintenance crews to make improvements to the gun range. The range will reopen to the public on Saturday, December 12.***
MISSION Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural Resources is dedicated to preserving the cultural and
natural resources of our County as recreational and educational opportunities for our citizens and visitors.
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Canyon County Parks’ place-based, academic field trips are available by reservation only (free of charge) to schools and other education-focused organizations. To browse our offerings, visit our Field Trips webpage.
We also partner with Boise State University’s Desert Studies Institute to provide educational programs and scholarly presentations about the prehistory, history, ecology and politics of Idaho’s desert environments and deserts worldwide. The programs are presented to enrich the understanding and appreciation of complex desert ecosystems in Idaho and to promote their perpetual preservation as educational resources for the future. For more information, visit the Desert Studies Institute homepage.
The Idaho-Oregon Snake River Water Trail is a coalition of partners representing federal and local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and citizens with an interest in the Snake River. The Water Trail Coalition was formed in December 2009. Canyon County Parks was awarded a National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program grant to plan a water trail along the Snake River in Idaho and Oregon, with the goal of helping communities define and influence future river recreation through public planning processes and partnerships. The Idaho-Oregon Snake River Water Trail stretches from Three Island Crossing (ID) to Farewell Bend State Park (OR). Visit our website to launch your Snake River adventure!
The following websites provide additional resources and information for southwest Idaho recreationists (all links below are external
- Boater Information
- Boise River Enhancement Network
- City of Caldwell Parks and Recreation
- City of Nampa Parks and Recreation
- Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
- Idaho Birding Trail
- Idaho Fish and Game
- Idaho Power
- Idaho Recreation and Parks Association
- Idaho State Parks
- Marine Patrol – Canyon County Sheriff’s Office
- Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
- The Peregrine Fund
- Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway
- Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation and Development
- Swan Falls Dam
- Water Flows
- Water / Irrigation
For information on Canyon County’s Historic Preservation Commission, visit our webpage.
Stay tuned for news about upcoming exhibits at Celebration Park’s Canyon Crossroads Museum.