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Description: Hagerman Area
This is a popular place to stop for a picnic while exploring the Hagerman Valley or fishing the Snake River at Bell Rapids. Trout fishing can be good in the Snake River. Fly fishermen usually use leech or nymph patterns for trout, but you can also fish with a bobber and worm and hook a few bluegills. The Hagerman Valley stretch of the Snake River is a popular day trip for floatboaters.

Twin Falls
Near Twin Falls and along the Snake River a large area of public land provides opportunities for off-highway vehicle use, horseback riding, hiking, hunting, and whitewater boating. Guided raft trips are available from river outfitters. The area features the historic north side alternate of the Oregon Trail and Murtaugh rapids on the Snake River.

South Fork
The South Fork stretches some 60 miles from Palisades Dam to its confluence with the Henrys Fork. The river scenery varies below the dam, from a narrow channel, to island complexes, waterfalls, scenic canyons with vertical walls reaching hundreds of feet high, back to a level flood plain below Heise. Much of the lower portion of the South Fork is sheltered by broad, dense cottonwood forests and associated shrubs. There are several boating access sites in the corridor. Major recreation uses of the river system include motor and float boating, fishing, camping, sightseeing, and picnicking. Commercial outfitters and guides provide fishing and scenic boat trips.


Location: The Snake River flows from the Wyoming border through the central part of the state to Oregon. The final stretch, through Hells Canyon, has been designated Wild and Scenic, and is listed separately.

Address: Bureau of Land Management
Idaho State Office
1387 South Vinnell Way
Boise, ID  83709
Phone: 208-373-4000

Season: spring & summer

Fee: for parking & launches on the South Fork Snake

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

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