Emmett Recreation & Scenery
There really is nowhere in the Treasure Valley that has the rugged beauty that surrounds Emmett. The breathtaking scenery you see as you descend into the Emmett Valley on Highway 16 is amazing.
The Payette River brings abounding recreation opportunities from fishing to white water rafting, favorite swim holes, and hidden picnic areas. There are tons of places to enjoy camping along a clean mountain air river with forested banks. Surrounded by the Payette River is the very beautiful 57-acre Gem Island Sports Complex, a regular hangout for families. There are many play areas including eight baseball fields, soccer fields, a skate park, basketball and volleyball courts, an amphitheater and a stocked fishing pond. There is also a paved walking path along the river around the complex. It’s a great place to pack a cooler, the kid’s scooters, fishing poles, and spend a day with the little ones.
The Little Gem Cycle Park just east of Emmet off Highway 16 is one of the largest off-road vehicle parks in the west. Explore over 2000 acres of varied terrain with hills, ridges, and sandy areas. And Black Canyon Reservoir is a favorite spot for boating and fishing.
Along with many outdoor recreation opportunities, Emmett also hosts a variety of community events. The big one is the annual Cherry Festival, but residents also take delight in the Gem County Fair & Rodeo, Cruise Night and the Farmers Market.
Blessed with the grandeur of nature, combined with the friendly hometown spirit of its neighborhoods, Emmett is an amazing place that residents love to call home.