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
Falls River Nr Chester Id
USGS 13049500
615 cfs 2.5 ft
Snake River Nr Moran Wy
USGS 13011000
297 cfs 2.6 ft
Teton River Nr St Anthony Id
USGS 13055000
640 cfs 2.5 ft
Snake River Nr Heise Id
USGS 13037500
2,730 cfs 2.0 ft
Grays Lk Div To Blackfoot R Basin Nr Wayan Id
USGS 13057300
0 cfs 2.8 ft
Boundary Creek Nr Bechler Ranger Station Y.N.P. Wy
USGS 13046680
83 cfs ft
Snake River Ab Jackson Lake At Flagg Ranch Wy
USGS 13010065
395 cfs 2.7 ft
South Fork Teton River Nr Rexburg Id
USGS 13055340
313 cfs 5.7 ft
Crow C Nr Fairview Wyo
USGS 13025500
71 cfs 2.4 ft
Snake River At Moose
USGS 13013650
1,180 cfs 9.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Whiskey Creek
SNOTEL 858
43" -1"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
38" -2"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" 0"
Island Park
SNOTEL 546
28" -2"
Lewis Lake Divide
SNOTEL 577
173" 0"
Triple Peak
SNOTEL 831
43" -2"
West Yellowstone
SNOTEL 924
24" -1"
Black Bear
SNOTEL 347
81" -2"
Grand Targhee
SNOTEL 1082
96" -1"
Hams Fork
SNOTEL 509
18" -2"
bedford - coop
SNOTEL BDFW4
13.85" -1.56"
Lakeview Ridge
SNOTEL 568
15" -1"
Thumb Divide
SNOTEL 816
32" -2"
Giveout
SNOTEL 493
9" -1"
Phillips Bench
SNOTEL 689
51" -1"
Madison Plateau
SNOTEL 609
57" -1"
Blind Bull Sum
SNOTEL 353
53" -1"
Indian Creek
SNOTEL 544
46" -1"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
68" -2"
afton - coop
SNOTEL AFOW4
6.18" -1.64"
Salt River Summit
SNOTEL 730
27" -1"
Spring Creek Divide
SNOTEL 779
66" -1"
Cottonwood Creek
SNOTEL 419
48" -2"
alta - coop
SNOTEL ALTW4
10.73" -2.61"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
26" -1"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
24" -3"
Slug Creek Divide
SNOTEL 761
21" -2"
Willow Creek
SNOTEL 868
48" -2"
Kelley R.S.
SNOTEL 554
34" -1"
Tepee Creek
SNOTEL 813
35" -1"
Sheep Mtn.
SNOTEL 749
31" -1"
White Elephant
SNOTEL 860
53" -2"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
49" -2"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
38" -2"
Somsen Ranch
SNOTEL 770
20" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Big Elk 15 5,661 ft
Pine Bar 6 6,308 ft
McCoy Creek 17 5,692 ft
Blowout 15 5,691 ft
Calamity 41 5,659 ft
Tincup 5 5,847 ft
Riverside Park 22 5,400 ft
Mike Harris 12 6,564 ft
Palisades Creek 8 5,549 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Grand Targhee Ski Resort 96" 25° 3.4"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Narrows 1180.0cfs 3.6 Mi III- to III+
Lower Greys (Squaw Creek to Bridge Campground) 513.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+ to V-
Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) 2690.0cfs 53.0 Mi II