Snake River Birds of Prey NCA

Motorized Boating 

Fishing, viewing raptors and exploring the Snake River Canyon from a boat are fun, but variable winds, fluctuating water levels, and shifting sand and gravel bars can create hazardous boating conditions. Motorized craft can navigate with caution above Swan Falls Dam and below Celebration Park, but the river is rocky and treacherous for motorboats between these two points. 

Developed launch sites

  • C.J. Strike Reservoir
    • Black Sands Resort
    • North Park (Idaho Power)
    • Cottonwood Campground (Idaho Power)
  • Grand View
  • Swan Falls (below dam)
  • Celebration Park
  • Walter's Ferry

Undeveloped Launch Sites

  • Swan Falls (above the dam)
  • Black Butte

River flows for the Snake River from Idaho Power:

  • Station 13172500 - Snake River near Murphy, ID covers the Snake River below Swan Falls Dam
  • Station 13171620 - Snake River below CJ Strike Dam, Grandview, ID