Swan Falls Dam and Park

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Swan Falls offers many places to explore along the south side of the Snake River. No matter which designated campsite you choose to post up at, you’re sure to get outstanding canyon views. Be sure to bring your fishing rod (and fishing license) on this particular hike, smallmouth bass can be found in the calmer waters along the banks of the river. The surrounding area is a combination of old jeep paths and foot trails that are easy to navigate. Bird watching is spectacular – many birds of prey such as owls, hawks, osprey, eagles, and falcons nest along this stretch of the Snake River.

Bureau of Land Management/Swan Falls

Things To Know

  • Day-use picnic shelter (Reserve Your Spot – Fees Apply)
  • Garbage service
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Fishing docks
  • Interpretive signs
  • Below the dam is a ramp for whitewater boater access to the river.
  • New equestrian facility
  • Five designated campsites upriver of the dam



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