Swan Falls Park


Located along the Snake River about 20 miles south of Kuna, Idaho.

This day-use park with a reservable picnic shelter is within the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area and adjacent to the historic Swan Falls Dam powerhouse museum.

Day use in the park is free. Amenities include the following:

  • Fishing docks
  • Interpretive signs
  • Restrooms

Did You Know?

The dam was built in 1901 to provide electricity to nearby mines. Swan Falls is the oldest hydroelectric generating site on the Snake River. Idaho Power built a new power plant in the mid-1990s. The old plant is now a museum.

The historic powerhouse museum has been renovated with new displays. It is open Saturdays through Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for self-guided tours. Admission is free. We also encourage visitors to check out the interpretive signs in the adjacent park that outline the geologic and cultural history of the area.

Pedestrian access across the dam is open during daylight hours.

An equestrian parking area is available below the dam. Please do not clean horse trailers in the parking area, or anywhere in the Swan Falls recreation corridor. Overnight camping is not allowed in this area. Visit the Treasure Valley Back Country Horsemen’s website to learn more about equestrian opportunities for this area.


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