The South Fork of the Snake River supports the largest native cutthroat fishery outside of Yellowstone National Park. Among recreationists throughout the country, the South Fork is known as a premier blue-ribbon trout fishery and was selected as the host site for the 1997 World Fly-Fishing Championship. More than 300,000 anglers, campers, hikers, boaters and other recreationists use the South Fork each year. A facility use fee is required at the interagency boat access sites(Palisades Dam, Palisades Creek, Spring Creek, Conant, Fullmer, Byington, Twin Bridges, Lorenzo, Menan, Mike Walker) located along the South Fork and Main Snake from May 24- September 30. All vehicles at the sites must display either a day or season pass.
The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District and the Caribou- Targhee National Forest entered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions as of Thursday, July 15 2021. Recreationalists camping at a designated campsite between Conant and Byington will still be permitted to utilize metal fire pans* (see definition).
Any stove fueled solely by liquid petroleum (i.e. gas, white gas fuel etc.) or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) (i.e. propane, etc.) fuel is OK under both Stage I and Stage II Fire Restrictions.
*A metal fire pan with sides at least three inches high with a metal grate on top. Pack-out of ashes is required.
A $3.00 Expanded Amenity Fee applies to all boat access sites (Palisades Dam, Palisades Creek, Spring Creek, Conant, Fullmer, Byington, Twin Bridges, Lorenzo, Menan, Mike Walker) and the money collected helps improve and maintain facilities along the South Fork of the Snake River and the Main Snake.
If purchasing your pass on-site, no printed copy of the pass will be available. Instead, write in your pass number into box 11 on a yellow self-issue day pass.
This pass does not guarantee parking availability. For your safety, please remember that parking outside of designated areas is discouraged and visitors who park illegally may be fined and towed. This pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass.
Senior and Access America the Beautiful Interagency Pass discounts are applicable. Previous versions (e.g. Golden Age and Golden Access) are also applicable.
Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.