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Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Swan Falls Dam
March 28, 2022

If youre looking for a day adventure to explore nature, swim, boat, fish, or even camp over night Swan Falls Dam and Park has it all. All are welcome to walk across the dam is open during daylight hours. The water also offers two class II rapids that can be used for rafters and experienced canoeists. The river slows between Celebration Park and Walters Ferry for more easy going water fun.

Location:  20 miles south of Kuna, ID along the Snake River                                                                                                                                     
Contact: (208)384-3300                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Picnic Area Location: South Swan Falls Road, Melba ID 83641                                                                                                                         
Restrooms: available                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Fee: Day use is free, fees for reservable picnic shelter

Boat usage: Motorized crafts can use the area between Swan Falls Dam and Celebration Park with caution. There is a developed launch site below the dam. Non-motorized or float boats can also launch from Swan Falls Dam. No Commercial shuttle services available.

Camping: Campsite reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure the park you desire. Fees are charged for overnight camping. No same day reservations are accepted. Camping prices and fees can be found at

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