Local Area Attractions
Snake River Canyon
The Snake River Canyon is located just about 5 miles from the campground and has two golf courses and a small city park with a boat launch. Snake River is home to a variety of outdoor sporting activities, including fly-fishing, hiking and biking, golf, and horseback riding. The Snake runs through a number of gorges, including one of the deepest in the world, Hells Canyon, with a maximum depth of 7,900 feet (2,410 m).
NEW Zip Line on the Snake River
"Zip the Snake" is Southern Idaho's NEW zip line on the Snake River. Come and experience a one of a kind adventure and see the Snake River, Perrine Bridge, Canyon Springs Golf Course, and the wild life of the Snake River Canyon. Information and reservation information can be found at www.zipthesnake.com
Just 54 miles South of the campground, Jackpot, NV offers Las Vegas style gambling and entertainment. Want a different kind of game, then the Jackpot Golf Club may be your kind of fun.
Shoshone Ice Caves
Located 35 miles north of the campground on US Hwy 75, this natural wonder is actually a lava tube that is 1,000 ft. long and varies between 8 and 30 ft. in height. Take a tour and explore the trails, but be sure to dress warmly, even during the summer months.
South of Buhl in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon stands world-famous Balanced Rock. Over 48 ft. tall and 40 tons, the wind carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. Nearby Balanced Rock Park is an excellent spot for a picnic.
The Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument near Hagerman, Idaho, contains the largest concentration of Hagerman Horse fossils in North America. This National Park is located about 33 miles from the campground.
Hagerman Fossil Beds is one of only four units in the National Park system that contains portions of the Oregon National Historic Trail.
Craters of the Moon National Monument
The Craters of the Moon lava field spreads across 618 square miles and is the largest young basaltic lava field in the lower 48 states. Sixty distinct lava flows form the Craters of the Moon lava field ranging in age from 15,000 to just 2,000 years old. This lava field contains more than 25 volcanic cones including several outstanding examples of spatter cones. This is an ideal day trip from the campground as it is located about 90 miles away.
Thousand Springs Scenic Byway
South Central geography is the result of huge prehistoric cataclysmic forces making the breathtaking Snake River Canyon. The byway provides a glimpse into this remarkable geology, history and a nostalgic rural lifestyle. Beginning at Bliss, the byway drops into the canyon providing a grand entrance, and visitors discover country towns, historic place, fish hatcheries, wildlife habitats, and recreational opportunities.
City of Rocks
The geological features, within City of Rocks, are internationally renowned for rock climbing. The granite spires range in height from 30 to 600 feet. These spires, carved out of the landscape by wind, rain, and snow, feature textured rock that is tailor-made for climbing. City of Rocks offers a mixture of moderate and advanced climbs, often found side by side.
Shoshone Falls & Dierkes Lake
Shoshone Falls is among the most spectacular of natural beauties along the Snake River. At 212 feet, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls. They are best viewed during the spring and early summer, when water flows are high - depending on winter snow melt. Irrigation diversion of Snake River flows can significantly diminish water over the falls in the summer and fall, particularly during dry years. However, even without high water flows, the views at Shoshone Falls remain spectacular year-round. It offers a unique blend of recreational facilities, including playgrounds and hiking trails, landscaped picnic areas, a boat ramp and swimming area, and a scenic overlook. The complex provides restroom facilities and visitor information, and for a nominal per-car entry fee, visitors can enjoy picnicking and relaxing in the shaded, grassy areas, which provide perfect vantage points for viewing Shoshone Falls.
Mild to Wild River Trips
Come experience from Mild to Wild adventures in the wild country and majestic mountains of Idaho. Let Idaho Guide Service be your guide on mild scenic motor boat tours, scenic day trips for fun and adventure by canoe or kayak, or white water rafting trips. Please contact Idaho Guide Service for an experience of a lifetime at www.idahoguideservice.com
For fast, dirty fun close to the Twin Falls/Jerome KOA you can't beat Devil's Corral.Located northeast of the Perrine Bridge, just 4 miles South from the campground, the 206-acre site is popular for those wishing to kick up some dust with their dirt bike or ATV. A number of trails and berms give experienced and novice riders alike the chance to show their stuff. Just be mindful of the canyon's edge, which, in some parts, can creep up on you quickly if you're not paying attention. Enjoy one of a kind views of Pillar Falls and Shoshone Falls as well as the Snake River Canyon.