Elbow Boating Site

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Near Alpine, Wyoming

Elbow Boating Site does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Elbow boat ramp is one of several boat ramps that you can use to launch your boat onto the scenic section of the Snake River. The boat ramp area hosts a walk-in area for carrying in/out your boat, or a drive-in launch boat ramp that was recently constructed in 2008 and funded by the Snake River Fund and visitor donations.

The drive-in boat ramp can become very busy once the water clears up and fishing season kicks into gear. If you are using this boat ramp for launching or taking off the river, make sure to be courteous to your fellow river users. If launching, rig your boat away from the ramp first or drop off your boat to the side of the ramp and then move your vehicle to the parking area before continuing to ready your boat. If taking out, load your boat quickly and then pull away to the parking lot to finish de-rigging your boat so that others have access to the ramp area. A little courtesy can go a long way to creating positive experiences for all visitors to the river.