Birds of Prey Scenic Float

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Birds of Prey Scenic Float


(208) 384-3300

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You can see the birds of prey in their natural river canyon habitat on a scenic float trip. South of Boise, the Snake River has cut a canyon where more eagles, hawks, and falcons nest each spring in greater concentrations than at any other place in North America. The Snake River Birds of Prey Area is protected here. These are scenic trips only. There are no rapids on this stretch. The best time to take this float is in the spring.

Outdoor recreation opportunities on public lands in Idaho can mean relaxed activities such as lake fishing or more vigorous activities, like backpacking through remote and primitive canyons and mountains.

North Idaho is laced with lapis-blue swift-flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls and the greatest concentration of lakes in the Northwest. Southwest Idaho is a dramatic montage of desert, rivers and mountains that has lured visitors for centuries. Serene mountain lakes brim with trout, world-class whitewater waits to be kayaked and awe-inspiring canyons are home to birds of prey. And last, but certainly not least, Eastern Idaho is where the snow-capped peaks of the Tetons feed thundering waterfalls and free-flowing rivers, where wildflowers, pine and aspen create a kaleidoscope of autumn color and light.

Map of Birds of Prey Scenic Float

Latitude, Longitude: 43.299409, -116.522343



  • Bicycling

    Great trails for biking and hiking surround the area.

  • Hiking

    Great trails for biking and hiking surround the area.

  • Picnicking

    There are many great locations in the area for a picnic.



Take I-84 west from Boise to the Meridian exit and turn south on Idaho 69 to Kuna. At Kuna, take the Swan Falls Road 18 miles to the dam. To get to the take-out, drive to almost the end of the Can-Ada Road, and take a right down to Celebration Park.

Phone Numbers


(208) 384-3300