A National Park in Idaho? Proposals and Possibilities Report uri icon



  • PAG Report 7 | Published June 1992 | Idaho does not have a national park. Four areas seem to meet National Park Service "significance" criteria: (1) Sawtooths six congressional proposals surfaced between 1913 and 1970, and studies conducted in 1975 and 1989 without generating significant political support; (2) Craters of the Moon a congressional proposal was introduced in 1991, but did not get very far; (3) Hells Canyon citizen groups currently propose a park; (4) Owyhee Canyonlands a citizen group currently has an informal proposal in 1992. Analysis of three general arguments for and against designating a national park revealed little information applicable to Idaho.

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  • June 1992

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