Standard (tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Falls Campground

Falls Campground is located next to the Snake River in beautiful Swan Valley at an elevation of 5,100 feet.

Idaho Falls, Idaho is just 45 miles west. Visitors enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Snake and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated alongside the Snake River among cottonwood trees, which provide partial shade. Grassy meadows and summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Wildlife is plentiful in the river bottom. Eagles, osprey, moose and deer are frequently spotted.

Fall Creek Falls is less than 1/4 mile from the campground. This scenic cascade drops 60 feet over a travertine outcropping on the rivers edge. It is visible from some parts of the campground.

Recreation:

The Snake River offers excellent cutthroat trout fishing, canoeing, floating, rafting and kayaking. Conant Boat Ramp is nearby and open to the public.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site that can accommodate up to 150 people. Several single sites are also available, all with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Palisades Reservoir is less than 20 miles from Falls Campground, with great boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing and swimming. The Fall Creek area has many trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback and ATV riding.

ACTIVITIES

Biking: Mountain Biking

Boating: Canoeing

Fishing

Hiking

Wildlife Viewing

Swimming Site

Sites
24
Price
$12.00 - $24.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Hike In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Falls Campground is located in Idaho
Latitude
43.4325 N
Longitude
-111.3625 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Idaho Falls, travel 45 miles east on Highway 26. Turn off right before the Snake River Bridge and continue 3.5 miles on a gravel road to the campground.
3 Reviews of Falls Campground
Great camping close to amazing waterfalls

Near the town of Duboise, this campground is up in the Shoshone National Forest. The views of the mountains are beautiful. I was here in early June and there was still a lot of snow in the area as well as in the campground. This made it easier to pick a campsite as it was obvious which sites were water logged and which were dry. The best sites are#14-16, along the river. Even though it was early in the season, someone had come out and mown the grass for tents. I was very impressed by the fact that they had ATV parking on the outside edge of the campground and that there were signs stating ATVs were not allowed to be driven through the campground. The sites were large and private with nice separation between sites, each had steel picnic tables, prep tables, and fire rings. And, terrible as it is, I even had cell service here! While I did not check it out, there is a group campground less than a mile just down the road. I would definitely camp here again, although maybe try and hit it right between the disappearance of snow and the appearance of mosquitos.

Quiet campground gets busy on weekends

This is a small (less than 25 sites) campground in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near the Snake River. The river is an attraction for fishermen.

Given the name, there must be a waterfall, right? Yes, if you come toward the campground from Rt 26, the waterfall is on your left just after the pavement ends. The waterfall is worth a stop on your way to or from the campground; the campground is about a mile past the falls.

This is a typical Forest Service campground with plenty of space between large sites. There are vault toilets, water spigots and a trash dumpster. You can use the dump station at the Palisades Reservoir during and at the end of your stay without paying $5 if you show a receipt validated by the campground host.

Double sites have 2 picnic tables and you must pay a double fee ($24) even if it's the last site in the campground. There is no discount for NPS Senior Pass holders for a double site. (This is standard at Forest Service campgrounds. Remember, hosts don't make the rules.)

Bringing an ATV? You can't ride one in the campground, but there is an ATV parking area.

First to Review
Good river side campground

Nice campground to hang out at the river and do river type stuff. It is laid out well for getting larger vehicles in. Due to it's location, the bugs can get bad.