Makena and Shane definitely picked the perfect time to get gorgeous autumn colors for this fall elopement in Farragut State Park! Makena reached out to me super last minute asking for a photographer in Farragut State Park for their intimate wedding, and since I live so close I was available for her! Makena is such a sweet human and I'm glad I was able to take their fall elopement photos in Farragut State Park!
Where is Farragut State Park located?
Farragut State Park is located in Athol, Idaho right on Lake Pend Oreille. Located about 30 miles northeast of Coeur d'Alene, this park makes up 4,000 acres of land, filled with amazing hiking trails, beach access, wildlife, campsites and more! For this elopement, I know of a beautiful field that overlooks the lake, and has the best trees for fall colors for photos! You can see what it looks like below!
How Much Does it Cost to Enter Farragut State Park?
Motor Vehicle Entrance Fees for Farragut State Park:
These fees are for driving into the park in your vehicles for the day! There are also tons of gorgeous campsites as well if you want to do a camping elopement! There are also cute little cabins that you can rent that overlook the lake. Here's more pricing information for Farragut!
Elopement Activities in Farragut State Park
If you pick Farragut State Park for your elopement, there is no shortage of activities that you can do! Here's a few activities that the park offers:
Tree to Tree Adventure Course
Wildlife Viewing/Bird Watching
For more adventurous activity ideas for your elopement, click the link! It is filled with lots of fun ideas and timeline examples for your adventurous elopement, either in Idaho or anywhere in the U.S!
When is the Best Time for Fall Photos?
For these fall elopement photos, it was mid-October! That seemed to be the peak of fall colors, and it was perfect for these gorgeous fall bridals!
This day was also a warm day, so at the end of the evening Makena and Shane did some photos in the water! October all around is just a great time of year to elope! It's the perfect temperature outside and everything is golden and orange, so pretty!
Idaho Fall Elopement Inspiration
Idaho Elopement Photographer
One of the reasons I love living in Idaho is because we get to experience all 4 seasons! Each season is beautiful for elopements, and fall is a popular time for that too! Idaho gets gorgeous fall colors, so if you're thinking you want to elope in the fall, I hope this blog post inspired you to have a fall elopement here in North Idaho!
Contact me here for your fall elopement!
Fun fact: This picture was taken at the same place I took Makena and Shane's bridals for their elopement!
For more Farragut State Park session inspiration, I included several links below! One is a blog on how to elope in Farragut State Park, and the others are sessions in Farragut to give you more ideas and to see how beautiful this state park is!