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 Nr Irwin Id
USGS 13032500
9,620 cfs 8.1 ft
Fish Creek At Wilson
USGS 13016450
155 cfs 2.4 ft
Snake River Nr Heise Id
USGS 13037500
11,400 cfs 5.4 ft
South Fork Teton River Nr Rexburg Id
USGS 13055340
341 cfs 5.8 ft
Gros Ventre River At Kelly Wy
USGS 13014500
1,070 cfs 5.4 ft
Henrys Fork Nr Ashton Id
USGS 13046000
1,340 cfs 3.2 ft
Willow Creek Nr Ririe Id
USGS 13058000
51 cfs 2.0 ft
Snake River Bl Flat Creek Nr Jackson Wy
USGS 13018750
5,840 cfs 3.9 ft
Flat Creek Bel Cache Creek
USGS 13018350
42 cfs 1.4 ft
Snake River At Moose
USGS 13013650
4,940 cfs 10.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Tincup 5 5,847 ft
Big Elk 15 5,661 ft
Palisades Creek 8 5,549 ft
Mike Harris 12 6,564 ft
Pine Bar 6 6,308 ft
McCoy Creek 17 5,692 ft
Calamity 41 5,659 ft
Riverside Park 22 5,400 ft
Blowout 15 5,691 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Grand Targhee Ski Resort 90" 52° 1.61"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Narrows 890.0cfs 3.6 Mi III- to III+
Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) 3090.0cfs 53.0 Mi II
Lower Greys (Squaw Creek to Bridge Campground) 350.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+ to V-