The Snake River in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon passes through some of the Northwest's most spectacular landscapes, rich in everything from canyon rim hikes to wine and agricultural tours; from Oregon Trail history to vibrant present-day communities.  "Tributaries" are side trips connecting the Water Trail to nearby not-to-be-missed destinations.  They might lead you from the banks of the mighty Snake River to a tasting room in the heart of Idaho's Wine Country, a living-history program at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, or an up close and personal raptor encounter at the World Center for Birds of Prey.

2 states. 206 miles. 1 river.

The Idaho Oregon Snake River Water Trail Coalition is a 206 mile water trail along the Snake River in Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon for people to explore, respect and enjoy. A water trail is a water route that provides recreational and educational opportunities for motorized and non-motorized boaters and commercial opportunities for river communities. This trail begins at Three Island Crossing State Park, Idaho and ends at Farewell Bend State Park, Oregon.


Our mission:  The Idaho-Oregon Snake River Water Trail promotes river access and recreational opportunities that benefit communities, tourism and preservation of natural and cultural resources through a network of partnerships.


Laura Barbour, Water Trail Coordinator


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