Garden Valley is a small town located in a valley created by the confluence of the South and Middle Forks of the Payette River. Surrounded by mountain peaks with meandering rivers bisecting the meadows below, it offers pristine views of Idaho mountain lifestyle.
Enjoy the area and be sure to take time to truly discover Garden Valley. The people are great and share all the amenities of the National Forest setting. Abundant wildlife and beautiful mountains create a peaceful setting. The South Fork of the Payette River is world-renown by white water enthusiasts. The roaring river offers kayaking and rafting adventure for many to enjoy. Surrounding the Garden Valley area are numerous Forest Service campgrounds. The wonder of natural hot springs can be experienced in several of these campgrounds. After golfing, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, mountain biking, rafting or kayaking, the hot spring water revives even the most tired explorer.
Winter fun includes sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and Idaho’s newest snowtubing hill. For lodging accommodations, Garden Valley offers several motels and three bed and breakfast inns. There is also a large selection of cabins and homes available for rent throughout the Garden Valley area. Fine dining is also available throughout the area.
There are many things to see and do in Garden Valley. Visit one of the many gift shops Garden Valley has to offer. Enjoy a “Broadway Musical” under the stars at the Starlight Mountain Theatre where performances run from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. In August, plan on visiting Garden Valley. Spend Saturday and Sunday listening to great bluegrass in the town park. There is also music each night at one of the local venues.