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Eastern Idaho has over 1800 miles of groomed trails, numerous off-load areas and quaint warming huts, as well as endless breathtaking open ridges, meadows, scenery, and wildlife. Learn More

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Boating - Watersports

Blacktail Lake

  • 226 Meadow Creek Road, Idaho Falls
  • Boating
  • 208-538-5548
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Blacktail Park has green grass and a boat dock for the south end of the Ririe Reservoir. There are picnic tables and restroom facilities. Picnicking, water sports and boating are favorite activities in this area.

South Fork

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls
  • Boating
  • 208-524-7500
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The South Fork River Basin of the mighty Snake River begins high up in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming. As the river flows south and across the Idaho border, it is retained by Palisades Dam creating the 18-mile picturesque Palisades Reservoir. Several campgrounds and boat launch areas are located along Highway 26. The Palisades Reservoir and the South Fork of the Snake River provide the angler some of the most outstanding native cutthroat fishing in the west.

Ririe Reservoir

  • 226 Meadow Creek Road, Idaho Falls
  • Boating
  • 208-538-7285
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The Ririe Dam was built for flood control and irrigation. It is emptied each fall for farming needs, but it offers some of the best boating in the summer. Fish can be caught from the boat dock at the bottom of the canyon. Picnic facilities are available in the junipers at the top of Ririe Reservoir with water skiing and fishing within view for all to enjoy.