Lower Twin Falls Park, Boat Ramp Will Close for Road Upgrade

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — The lower portion of Twin Falls Park, including the boat ramp, will close the week of Sept. 11 and remain closed through the end of the year while Idaho Power upgrades the road and makes other improvements.

The road leading to the boat ramp will be repaved and widened to two lanes. Additionally, an Idaho Power contactor will install a new access stairway from the park to the boat ramp area and improve drainage along the road.

“This project will improve the experience for visitors to the park, making it safer for folks driving to and from the boat ramp as well as for people walking down to the ramp from the park area,” said Idaho Power Environmental Manager Fred Noland. The company scheduled the project at a time when park use is low but the weather allows for the work to be done safely.

“We hope to finish in December, but a lot of that depends on the weather,” he said.

Idaho Power owns and maintains Twin Falls Park as part of its federal license to operate the adjacent Twin Falls hydroelectric power plant.

It is located two miles upstream of Shoshone Falls Park, off Falls Avenue. This is a day-use, 10-acre park that is open daily from 8 a.m. to dark. Day use in the park is free. The picnic shelter can be reserved online for a fee, at idahopower.com/camping. Other amenities include:

  • Barbecue stands
  • Boat ramp/docks (closed during construction)
  • Day-use picnic shelter (reservable)
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms (closed during construction; portable restrooms will be available)
  • Viewpoint with interpretive panels

Construction timeline updates are available at idahopower.com/twinfalls.

Idaho Power built the original Twin Falls Power Plant in 1935 and updated it in 1995 with a diversion structure and two powerhouses with a total nameplate generating capacity of 52,898 kilowatts – enough to power about 40,000 average homes.

About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 620,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.
IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.

Brad Bowlin
Communications Specialist