Upper Snake Field Office

Kelly Island Campground


Scenic, semi-developed camping in a cottonwood gallery forest along the South Fork of the Snake River with views of the Snake River Range foothills. Excellent trout fishing along with hiking, boating, wildlife viewing and OHV riding opportunities nearby.

Location: Approximately 23 miles northeast of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Cross Heise bridge, continue towards Kelly Canyon.  After 2.3 miles, continue straight onto gravel road as the paved road veers left to head up Kelly Canyon. Drive one-half mile and turn right at the Kelly Island Campground sign.


  • 14 campsites ($10/night for single, $20/night for double) and 1 group site (accommodates around 35 people). Group site may be reserved; all others first come, first served.
  • Pull-through sites
  • Vault toilets
  • Fire pits
  • Drinking water
  • Day use area
  • Campground hosts
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) must remain on trailers while in campground
  • Approximate use season: Mid-May to mid/late September. Contact the Eastern Idaho Visitor Information Center (EIVIC) at 425 North Capital Avenue, Idaho Falls, (208) 523-1012 for more information or to make group site reservations. Maps of the area and boater’s guides are also available for purchase at the EIVIC.

Kelly Island Recreation Site on the South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho

View of the South Fork of the Snake River near Kelly Island Recreation Site