Silver Lake looks like this right now.
It looks like this in July.
In July it's a home for many waterfowl and a favorite fishing place for pelicans.
It is surrounded by lush meadows...
...full of wild flowers.
Large animals such as moose, deer and bear live there in spite of many human visitors.
In the winter the animals leave their tracks in the billowing snow.
Ducks, geese and swans feed along the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
Visitors can cross-country ski in the winter; or hike or ride horses in the summer along the trails.
The Railroad Ranch, part of Harriman State park--once a cattle ranch and retreat for the wealthy.
The property was gifted to the state of Idaho by the Harriman family in 1977.