Blackfoot River

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho.

Along the Blackfoot River, there are 5 campgrounds managed by the BLM. From north to south: Trail Creek Bridge, Morgan's Bridge, Graves Creek, Cutthroat Trout and Sagehen Flats are developed and semi-developed campgrounds along the Blackfoot River. Opportunities abound for fishing, camping and non-motorized boating. Waterfowl hunting is permitted outside of the campgrounds in accordance with Idaho laws.

Fishing the Blackfoot River:

The section of the Blackfoot River from Government Dam to Trail Creek Bridge is a distance of 23 river miles. This section of river is floatable in a canoe, kayak, small raft or small drift boat. Put-ins and take-outs are undeveloped. Floating is not recommended below Trail Creek Bridge due to Class IV and above rapids.

The Blackfoot River below Government Dam flows through breath-taking scenery of rolling hills and canyons. Typical summer water flows range from 200 to 800 cubic feet per second (CFS). The river is full of rock gardens and boulders and generally cannot be floated when flows drop below 100 CFS. There are several Class II and a few Class III rapids that require some skill in order to navigate when floating.

Nearby Activities


From Soda Springs, Idaho, travel approximately 11 miles north on ID 34, and drive all the way to the north side of Blackfoot Reservoir. Turn left on Blackfoot River Road.