Inspired by longtime park visitors Joe Tulpinsky and Linda Summers, Friends of Harriman recognized the need for increased access to Harriman State Park of Idaho for those with less mobility. Working in conjunction with Harriman State Park, FHSP set out to create a new three-quarter mile ADA (American Disabilities Act) accessible trail and fishing platform.
A project that initially took 6 years, FHSP held a grand opening and trail dedication on June 27, 2015. Inspired by Muir’s journal entries from his visit to Island Park as a guest of the Harriman’s to the Railroad Ranch, the interpretive trail tells a story of the natural wonders of the area. In addition, this 3/4 mile loop trail provides an opportunity for those with special needs to better access this special place we all love. It provides a handicapped fishing platform increasing opportunities for those with less mobility to fly fish the world famous Henrys Fork River, an experience the Harrimans & their guests treasured before us.
This project was made possible by generous donations totaling $29,300 from:
Idaho Parks and Recreation (IDPR)
Harriman State Park of Idaho
Joe Tulpinsky Memorial Fund
Recreational Trails Program
CHC Foundation, Island Park Services
Midwest Industrial Supply
FHSP has now recognized a need to reroute, reengineer, and resurface the existing ADA trail and complete additional updates to the Harriman State Park trail system.