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Thirty miles north of Moscow on
US 95.

McCroskey

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McCroskeyThis 5,300-acre park was given to the state of Idaho in 1955 and is dedicated to the memory of frontier women and the hardships they endured. The ridgeline park offers spectacular views of the Palouse prairie which reflects the ever-changing agricultural patchwork of the valleys bordered by surrounding forested foothills.

Skyline Drive is an 18-mile-long gravel road that traverses the park, providing access to 32 miles of multipurpose trails. A series of interpretive signs on the historical and land-management aspects of the area are located throughout the park. Facilities include three primitive camping areas and four roadside picnic areas. No water or trash facilities are available.

The park may be entered at DeSmet by taking DeSmet Road to King Valley Road, or by using Skyline Drive from US 95. If your vehicle is longer than 28 feet, we recommend you avoid this drive.

Location: 30 miles North of Moscow on SH 95
Mailing Address: 2750 Kathleen Ave., Suite 1, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-666-6711
E-Mail: MCC@idpr.state.id.us

FAQ's

  1. Where is the closest water?
    - The closest water source is the Mineral Mtn. Rest Area south one mile on Highway 95.
  2. Can I gather firewood without a permit?
    - Personal use firewood gathering is allowed in the park without a permit. Adjacent Forest Service areas do require a permit which is available at the Potlatch Ranger Station.
  3. Can I camp along the roadside?
    - Roadside camping is permitted.
  4. Are there any fees?
    - Only fees charged within the park are for shelter reservation and overnight use at the fireplace area.

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PO Box 83720 • Boise, ID 83720-0065 • 208-334-4199 • Questions? Ask Rick