Emmett, Idaho is located just south of the Payette River at the base of the Boise Foothills in Gem County with a population hovering around 6,909. It’s a great place to live with little crime, helpful neighbors, and an abundance of adventure right at your fingertips.
Named for the historic abundance of orchards in the valley, The Emmett Cherry Festival is held during the second full week of June. The traditional Cherry Festival events, concerts and carnival all happen in the Emmett City Park starting on Wednesday and running through Saturday.
Little Gem Cycle Park, formed in 1969, is one of the largest off-road vehicle parks in the west. Encompassing about 2000 acres of riding area, the terrain is varied with hills, ridges, and sandy areas. There are jumps, trails, hill climbs, a motocross area and plenty of parking.
Black Canyon Reservoir is a 1,100-acre reservoir in Emmett that is popular for boating, fishing, and paddleboarding. This site offers restrooms, boat ramps, camping, parking, picnic tables, swimming, and accessible facilities for fishing.