Name: Falls Campground
Falls Campground is located on the south bank of the South Fork of the Snake River about 15 miles west of Palisades Reservoir on a piece of flat land. It is covered with willows and cottonwood trees which provide partial shade. It is a nicely developed campground with extra space between the sites. Falls Creek falls into the Snake River nearby. The falls are about 60 feet high.
Campsites: There are 23 campsites and each has a picnic table, fire pit with attached grate and a camp stove table. The road and driveways are gravel was well as most sites. The ADA sites are cement. There is a group site for up to 150 persons.
Host on Site: There a camp host on site.
Water: Good, clear, cool water is available from a pressurized system.
Garbage Services: There are 2 bear resistant dumpsters.
Electricity Available: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes, campsites 3 and 8 are ADA equipped.
Firewood: Bundles of firewood are available from the camp host for $6.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
Picnic Area: No
Recreation: The river is the primary source of activities here providing fishing of cutthroat trout, canoeing, floating, rafting and kayaking. There are opportunities for hiking, biking and riding the trails and roads in the hills nearby.
Fishing: Fishing can be excellent in the Snake River.
Boating: Canoeing, floating, rafting and kayaking are popular and there is a public boat ramp at Conant Boat Ramp.
Swimming: You can certainly find a spot to swim in the river but you swim at your own risk.
Wildlife: Dear, moose, osprey and eagles are often spotted near the campground.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Mike Harris Campground, Pine Creek Campground, Riverside Park Campground, Palisades Creek Campground, Big Elk Creek Campground, Calamity Campground, Blowout Campground, Alpine Campground and McCoy Creek Campground.
Phone service: There is no pay phone but we had good reception with our ATT cell phones.
Nearby Services: Supplies and services are available at various locations along Highway 26 from the dam all the way downstream. I remember one shop offering "square ice cream".
RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dump station at Riverside Park below the Palisades Dam. As a camper in Falls Campground you may use this dump at no cost. However, remember to get you validation from the host at Falls Campground.
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho follow this Google Map. To customize this map simply replace Boise with your location and click "Get Direction".
Elevation: 5296 Feet
Reviewed Date: July 2012
Fees And Reservations: These campsites may be reserved at recreation.gov. The fees are reasonable compared to other areas of the state. As of May 2017 it is $24 for a double site and $12 for a single site per day. The group site is only $50.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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