Nestled in the heart of Idaho Falls, Sportsman Park provides a serene spot to enjoy a picnic, a leisurely walk, or a refreshing paddle on the Snake River. Use this guide to plan a great day out.


Sportsman Park is well-known for its boat dock, originally built in the early 20th century. Over the years, it has been rebuilt and refurbished several times, and it currently offers a fantastic spot for boat launching and fishing.

How to Get There

Located on the western side of Idaho Falls, the park is easily accessible by car, bike, or foot. It’s not far from the city center and offers plenty of free parking spaces.

List of Attractions

  • The boat launching area – ideal for rafting or kayaking on the Snake River.
  • The fishing pond, regularly stocked and popular among local anglers.
  • Beautiful walking paths offering scenic views of the river.
  • Picnic spots with grills, perfect for a summer cookout.

Ticket Information

There is no entrance fee for Sportsman Park. All amenities provided by the park, including the boat launch and picnic areas, are free to use.

Tips for Visiting

  • Arrive early in the day for the best spots, especially if you plan a picnic or a day of fishing.
  • If launching a watercraft, make sure to follow all local safety regulations.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty at the park, so exercise caution near the river.
  • Keep the park clean by picking up any trash and using provided trash cans.
  • Remember, feeding waterfowl is discouraged to maintain their health and well-being.

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