Farragut State Park
|Farragut State Park|
|Idaho State Park|
Lake Pend Oreille from Farragut State Park
|Named for: David Farragut|
|- elevation||2,054 ft (626 m)|
|Area||4,000 acres (1,619 ha)|
|Management||Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation|
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
Farragut State Park is a state park of Idaho, USA, on the southern tip of the Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in Kootenai County. The site formerly held the Farragut Naval Training Station, a major training base of the U.S. Navy during World War II. The base was named after David Farragut, the first admiral in the U.S. Navy and the leading naval officer during the Civil War.
After its use and closure as the Farragut Naval Training Station, it was the site of the Farragut College and Technical Institute from 1946-49. It did not re-open in late 1949, because of financial difficulties.
In 1950, 3,854 acres (1,559.7 ha) were transferred to the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and became Farragut Wildlife Management Area, but 2,566 acres (1,038.4 ha) were transferred back to the federal government in 1964. This land was then deeded back to the state of Idaho and the Department of Parks and Recreation, becoming Farragut State Park.
Farragut State Park is significant in the history of Scouting in Idaho. The park hosted the 1965 National Girl Scout Senior Roundup, the 1967 World Scout Jamboree, the 1969 National Scout Jamboree, the 1973 National Scout Jamboree, and the 2002 Star Northwest of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Staff (July 1999). "Farragut Wildlife Management Area: Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Idaho for the Curious", by Cort Conley, ©1982, ISBN 0-9603566-3-0, p. 288-292