a haven for nature lovers
Idler's Rest has been a beloved community recreational site since the early 1900's. Scout troops, families, nature lovers and students have gathered here to enjoy and care for this special place for generations. We can't wait for you to continue the tradition with your friends and family.
current conditions (december 11, 2018): Parking lot and trails are very slick, slushy, and snowy. please use caution when parking and exploring the preserve!
A special request from the PLT: On November 7, staff discovered that the game camera mounted at the preserve had been stolen. This theft occurred sometime between September 22 and the 7th. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact us or the Latah County Sheriffs Department at 208-882-2216. Thank you for your help!
Because Idler's Rest is a nature preserve, we ask that visitors respect the following rules:
Keep pets on a leash
Keep noise to a minimum
Pack out trash and pet waste
Refrain from disturbing plants or animals
No hunting, firearms and/or paintball
No fires and no wood-cutting
No motorized vehicles or mountain bikes
Groups or large gatherings should call the office for permission prior to your event
Visit the Preserve during daylight hours only (the Preserve is closed after dark and there is no overnight camping allowed)