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Visit The Largest Theme Park In The Pacific Northwest

Editors note: Silverwood Theme Park will be opening their gates on May 30th and 31st, and both Silverwood and Boulder Beach will open for daily operation starting Saturday, June 6th. For those planning on staying in the Silverwood RV Park, it will open on May 16th. For more updates, see their website.

Silverwood Theme Park in the Idaho Panhandle is the largest theme park in the Pacific Northwest with over 70 rides and attractions. They are located just off Highway 95 in northern Idaho’s lake district and only a half-hour north of Coeur d’Alene. 

The theme park has $5 all-day parking in addition to their own RV park with discounted tickets.
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Grab a mat or tube and head down the water slides. All photos by author (Nikki Cleveland)

Admission includes access to both their water park, Boulder Beach, and the roller coasters and attractions in the theme park. On the Silverwood side of the park, there are carnival-style games and attractions varying from kid-friendly rides to thrilling roller coasters that drop over a hundred feet through underground tunnels.

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Tremors, one of the most thrilling rides at the park. Photo by author (Nikki Cleveland)

The more thrilling rides are cornered in one side of the park labeled as Roller Coaster Alley. These include the wooden Tremors Roller Coaster and Timber Terror, as well as the newer After Shock ride at 191 feet tall.

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After Shock, an epic ride. Photo by author (Nikki Cleveland)

The water park has a kid-friendly area with huge wave pools, a lazy river, speed slides, tube slides, racing slides, and slides with their rafting tubes. There are lots of large lockers on this side of the park for $10 and simply require a 4-digit code to unlock.

You can also just leave things in the RV and get your hand stamped for re-entry into the park.  Inner tubes can be rented or you can grab one of the first-come, first-served tubes available in the lazy river or for the slides.

Their Lazy River has a swim-up bar (non-alcoholic drinks available too)
Their Lazy River has a swim-up concession stand with beer and alcoholic frozen drinks. Photo by author (Nikki Cleveland)

There are food stands all throughout the park varying from burgers and ice cream to subs and Mexican food.  You can also grab cold beers and alcoholic frozen drinks from the swim-up bar on their lazy river.

Their Main Street, between the water park and theme park, is lined with charming shops and restaurants including a saloon. The pathway is divided by a train track with a steam engine train that you can take for a ride.  The park also puts on occasional shows for the whole family.

After a day on the waterslides and roller coasters, head back to Silverwood’s RV park and make s’mores by the campfire. Photo by author (Nikki Cleveland)
After a day in the park, head back to Silverwood’s campground and make s’mores by the fire. Photo by author (Nikki Cleveland)

Silverwood’s campground has tent sites and full hookup RV sites within walking distance of the park entrance.  They offer RV guests discounted admission to the park at $44/regular ticket ($24 for kids and seniors) in addition to free WiFi, fire rings, and access to laundry facilities.

The park has RV sites with 30 and 50-amp power on gravel pads, as well as a play area, volleyball court, a camp store, and restrooms with showers. It isn’t a luxurious resort but it’s easily the most convenient place to stay if you’re planning on visiting the park.

During the week, their current 2018 rates for 30-amp RV sites are $49/night and 50-amp sites are $59/night.  Over the weekend (Fridays & Saturdays), 30-amp sites cost $54/night and 50-amp sites are $64/night.  You can read more details on their website and on RV LIFE Campgrounds.

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Drive south to Lake Coeur d’Alene. Photo by author (Nikki Cleveland)

There are more RV campgrounds nearby in the lakeside town of Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding area. The town has lots of restaurants and shops as well as a city park with beach access and local kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Silverwood is also a short drive from Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho. Within a short drive, the area has tons of great hiking and water activities like fishing and boating.

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