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Old 04-10-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Shoshone Falls ID Trip Report

One thing I've found is that there can be minimal information on visiting points of interest in an RV. A few examples are our recent visits to Hoover Dam and to Shoshone Falls. These were some sites we wanted to see but didn't want to devote an entire day to, just stop by on route to our destination, but couldn't find out if there was RV parking or good access, dog friendly, or just basic information on visiting beyond the usual web page that the site has.

Since the main audience for this is RVers, I'll start posting here. I already posted on our visit to Hoover Dam.


DW wanted to see Shoshone Falls, just outside Twin Falls Idaho. There is a State Park at the site, but info on RVs was missing. Since we were heading from Mountain View to Denclo we wanted to stop on the way for an hour or two to see the falls and whatever was in the area. Our original plans were to head into town, park at WalMart and take the toad to the falls. My experience is it's much easier to get into something than to get out of it. Heading into Snake River Canyon in a 38' Class A motorhome towing a 4 door Jeep fits that to a tee.

We left I-84 on Idaho 93 heading to Twin Falls and the WalMart. Passing over the Perrine Bridge I noticed a Visitors Center on the right with some long parking spaces - it looked RV friendly. Took the first light after the bridge, there is a traffic circle to navigate, but not too much trouble. The parking lot could be pretty tight for anything over a 40'. If you're over that consider parking in the shopping center just past the Visitors center.

The host at the center was very helpful on where to go and what to see in the area. He said we could park the coach in the lot for several hours while we took the Jeep sight seeing (He actually said we could park overnight, but I would check first)

Also in the area are Twin Falls, the 1974 Evel Kneivel Snake River Canyon motorcycle jump site and BASE jumping from the Perrine Bridge - parachuting from the bridge to the canyon floor 480 feet below .

The city park at Shoshone Falls is about 3 miles south of the visitors center via 4 then 2 lane roads. Descending the canyon is 1/2 mile of grade 3-4 with a few tight turns. There are a few RV parking spots, but limited to about 30 feet. I would not recommend pulling a toad. Best bet is to park at the visitors center or shopping center and take your toad to the falls.

There was not a lot of water over the falls when we visited. We were told at the center that reservoirs are being filled. Reading some of the signs at the falls it sounds like irrigation gets its share first, then the hydro plant and what is left over goes over the falls. It must be quite impressive when full flow goes over! There is an on-line web cam (but I don't have the link) that shows the falls if you want to check before you go. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Overall a great site to see and learn a bit of history of the area. 8/10.

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Old 04-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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Shoshone Falls ID Trip Report

X2 on Shoshone Falls! We visited there in '13. On the way to the City Park area we passed another MH coming out, so we continued. Turns out you take it all the way down and there's room to turn around. That whole Snake River canyon through the Twin Falls area is great!

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