American Falls Area

American Falls, Idaho

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One of the largest dams in Idaho is the American Falls Dam, which decades ago actually forced the entire town of American Falls to relocate, since the dam would flood the old location. The American Falls Reservoir not only created a new city of American Falls but also led eventually to a number of recreation sites along its shores. Most of the land in this area is irrigated farm country, but there are wildlife refuges and park areas, and some attractive camping opportunities, both public and private. Drive south down Interstate 15 toward Malad, and you’ll see very different landscapes. One of the most spectacular areas is the Curlew National Grasslands west of Malad. The campgrounds in this eTrail include: Sportsman Park, Massacre Rocks State Park, Pipeline, Snake River Vista, Willow Bay Recreation Area, and Scout Mountain.
Camping Idaho

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Camping Idaho

by Randy Stapilus (Falcon Guides)

One of the largest dams in Idaho is the American Falls Dam, which decades ago actually forced the entire town of American Falls to relocate, since the dam would flood the old location. The American Falls Reservoir not only created a new city of American Falls but also led eventually to a number of recreation sites along its shores.

Most of the land in this area is irrigated farm country, but there are wildlife refuges and park areas, and some attractive camping opportunities, both public and private. Drive south down Interstate 15 toward Malad, and you’ll see very different landscapes. One of the most spectacular areas is the Curlew National Grasslands west of Malad. The campgrounds in this eTrail include: Sportsman Park, Massacre Rocks State Park, Pipeline, Snake River Vista, Willow Bay Recreation Area, and Scout Mountain.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: American Falls
Campsites: 6 separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: Some year-round, most spring thru fall
Additional Use: Swimming
Local Contacts: Caribou National Forest
Topo Map: American Falls Area Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Idaho Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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