Palisade Dam To Lorenzo (South Fork)


Below the Palisade dam on the border of Wyoming and Idaho, the Snake River winds northeast towards the confluence with the Henrys Fork.  This section is sometimes referred to as the South Fork of the Snake River.  This run isn't filled with a lot of whitewater.  If you are looking for good fishing, some solitude and a good multi-day float this is a great section of river to run.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of 1,500cfs and a high of 15,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13032500, the Snake River Nr Irwin Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork).

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Snake River Ab Jackson Lake At Flagg Ranch Wy
USGS 13010065
270 cfs 2.4 ft
Willow Creek Nr Ririe Id
USGS 13058000
176 cfs 3.3 ft
Falls River Nr Chester Id
USGS 13049500
382 cfs 2.2 ft
Falls River Nr Ashton Id
USGS 13047600
461 cfs 4.1 ft
Crow C Nr Fairview Wyo
USGS 13025500
46 cfs 2.2 ft
Falls River Nr Squirrel Id
USGS 13047500
212 cfs 0.7 ft
Grays Lk Div To Blackfoot R Basin Nr Wayan Id
USGS 13057300
0 cfs 2.7 ft
Gros Ventre River At Kelly Wy
USGS 13014500
160 cfs 3.9 ft
Greys River Ab Reservoir Nr Alpine Wy
USGS 13023000
371 cfs 1.6 ft
Boundary Creek Nr Bechler Ranger Station Y.N.P. Wy
USGS 13046680
83 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
1" 0"
Spring Creek Divide
SNOTEL 779
5" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Tincup 5 5,847 ft
McCoy Creek 17 5,692 ft
Blowout 15 5,691 ft
Riverside Park 22 5,400 ft
Mike Harris 12 6,564 ft
Pine Bar 6 6,308 ft
Big Elk 15 5,661 ft
Calamity 41 5,659 ft
Palisades Creek 8 5,549 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Grand Targhee Ski Resort 3" 70° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Greys (Squaw Creek to Bridge Campground) 371.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+ to V-
Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) 15700.0cfs 53.0 Mi II
Narrows 5810.0cfs 3.6 Mi III- to III+