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Idaho Game Management Unit Island Park Elk

  • ID:Island Park
  • State:ID
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:2,886 square miles
  • Elevation:4,800 ft - 10,400 ft
  • Public Lands:1,533 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:54%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:4
  • Campgrounds:19
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:20
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:147 acres
  • National Forests:Beaverhead National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Targhee National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.215361, -111.636558

The Island Park zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Idaho and covers 2,886 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,533 square miles (54%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Plano, Rexburg, and Chester. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,800 feet to a high of 10,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 147 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 19 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 20 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Beaverhead National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Targhee National Forest, Centennial Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 4 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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