Snake River Birds of Prey NCA

Halverson Bar/Lake

Halverson Lake is a pond nestled along the canyonHalverson Bar wall with opportunities for camping, hiking, backpacking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, picnicking and scenic/wildlife viewing. The BLM non-motorized portion of the canyon between the USGS gauging station, downstream to the Canyon County line, encompasses the Halverson Bar area.  Throughout the area, you can follow trails that lead through scattered Bonneville Flood boulders and see remnants of mining homesteads and old placer claims. Halverson Lake, near the base of the canyon cliffs, provides a small oasis in the desert. If you hike the Halverson Bar area, plan at least several hours to allow more than ten miles of trails to lead you to interesting locations!


Southwest of Kuna, Idaho. No direct road access: from Melba, travel south on CanAda Road. CanAda will eventually turn into Victory Lane.  This lane leads into Celebration Park.  From the park, hike upstream approximately two miles.


  • No fees
  • No access via motorized vehicles

Halverson Bar