Snake River Birds of Prey NCA

Celebration Park

sign at park entranceEstablished in 1989, Celebration Park is Idaho's only archaeological park and is managed by Canyon County Parks and Recreation. While you’re here, explore this area’s high desert flora and discover the rock-face petroglyphs of Native Americans and early settlers from over 12,000 years ago. 

Visitors enjoy boating, camping, hiking, picnicking, scenic/wildlife viewing and cultural/historical education and natural history for outings of a day or more.  Interpretive specialists share knowledge of Native American culture, geology and history.

A short hiking trail leads visitors past petroglyphs carved on boulders by Native Americans and early settlers. A non-motorized trail along the north bank of the Snake River provides access upstream to Halverson Lake, a small pond nestled along the canyon wall. Guffey Bridge, downstream at the edge of the park, is one of the few crossings over the Snake River.  The one-time railroad bridge, built in 1897, has been restored for non-motorized use and gives access to primitive trails on the south side of the river.  

Location: along the Snake River southwest of Kuna, Idaho; from Kuna, head west on CanAda Road. This will eventually become Victory Lane, which leads into the park.

Facilities/Fees:

  • Primitive camping
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic area
  • Visitor center
  • Car and boat parking
  • Boat ramp
  • Interpretive programs/displays
  • Year-round use
  • Annual Pass-$15; Senior Annual Pass-$5; Day use fee-$2, Camping fee-$5 (3-day limit)

petroglyphs at Celebration Park