Pocatello Field Office 4530 Cliffs Drive Pocatello, ID 83204
Fishing the Blackfoot River:
The section of the Blackfoot River from Government Dam to Trail Creek Bridge is a distance of 23 river miles. This section of river is floatable in a canoe, kayak, small raft or small drift boat. Put-ins and take-outs are undeveloped. Floating is not recommended below Trail Creek Bridge due to Class IV and above rapids.
The Blackfoot River below Government Dam flows through breath-taking scenery of rolling hills and canyons. Typical summer water flows range from 200 to 800 cubic feet per second (CFS). The river is full of rock gardens and boulders and generally cannot be floated when flows drop below 100 CFS. There are several Class II and a few Class III rapids that require some skill in order to navigate when floating.