Friends of Harriman State Park, Inc. is a 501c3 organization dedicated to community projects that directly benefit Harriman State Park of Idaho.
Friends of Harriman State Park was formed in the winter of 2010 after the announcement by the State of Idaho of the need to cut park funding and eventually dissolve Idaho Parks & Recreation. Upon hearing the voice of the people of Idaho, state leaders moved not to disband Idaho State Parks and Recreation but to instead implement budget cuts to the agency due to economic hardship.
Friends of Harriman State Park, Inc. aims to preserve the historic jewel that we all know and love as Harriman State Park of Idaho. We hope to help the park continue with initiatives that lost funding and personnel by supporting it through project-driven fundraising and volunteer hours. We are a fundraising and volunteer partner for HSP, and are working hand in hand with staff, and shoulder to shoulder with the community to accomplish this common goal.
FHSP has cultivated a community rich with volunteer support on various projects and fundraising efforts. To acknowledge these wonderful individuals, in 2015 FHSP created the Turkey Feather award honoring James F. Kemp R.O.F. for his exemplary ambition with the Buy-A-Buck project. Jim would sport a turkey feather in his hat during volunteer jack fence build days for which the name spawned. See below for a list of all our admirable award winners.
2015 - James F. Kemp R.O.F.
2016 - Lorene Parker
2017 - Al Knight
2018 - Stephanie Albano
2019 - Bren Dismuke
2020 - Ann Marie Anthony
2022- Jodi Stiehl