Last year you spent a lot of time outside because it was the only thing to do. This year? You're doing it because your sense of adventure has been renewed and you're not taking the time you have to explore for granted ever again! 

With the unofficial start of summer just days away, how much thought have you put into your summer bucket list? If you're trying to fill it with things that you've never tried before, we suggest venturing out to one of these lakes where the water is so blue that you'll forget that you're still in Idaho.

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Well, you'll forget you're in Idaho until you lose your balance on your paddleboard and fall into the water. The water in these hidden paradises has a reputation for being chilly, but when temps soar into the 100ºs this summer, they might just provide the refreshment you need!

Thanks to Southern Idaho Tourism, we were able to map out just how far they are from Boise!

Box Canyon State Park | Distance from Boise: about 1 hr 45 min | More Info

Blue Heart Springs | Distance from Boise: about 1 hr 45 minutes | More Info

Malad Gorge State Park | Distance from Boise: about 1 hr 29 min | More Info

Ritter Island State Park | Distance from Boise: about 1 hr 45 minutes | More Info

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