Palisades Reservoir

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Palisades Reservoir

Idaho

(208) 523-3278

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Overview

Palisades Reservoir is formed by Palisades Dam, which is a major feature on the Palisades Project. Recreation on this 25 square mile (16,100-acre) reservoir with 70 miles of limited access shoreline, is administered by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Located in scenic southeast Idaho and west-central Wyoming, east of Idaho Falls. Palisades' fish species include cutthroat and brown trout, kokanee and mackinaw. The fishing season is year-round, but fluctuations in the reservoir level during the summer months result in inconsistent fishing. Spring, fall and winter ice fishing are most productive. Site offers restrooms, boat ramps, and campgrounds.

Map of Palisades Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 43.232169, -111.113899

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Activities

  • Boating

    Motorized and non-motorized boating permitted.

  • Camping

    Enjoy camping at one of the five campgrounds.

  • Fishing

    Palisades' fish species include cutthroat and brown trout, kokanee and mackinaw. The fishing season is year-round, but fluctuations in the reservoir level during the summer months result in inconsistent fishing. Spring, fall and winter ice fishing are most productive.

  • Hiking

    Enjoy hiking around the reservoir.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged at the 5 picnic areas.

  • Water Sports

    Some popular water activities include boating (motorized and non-motorized), swimming, tubing, waterskiing, and windsurfing.

  • Winter Sports

    Some popular winter sports include anything from snowshoeing to ice fishing.

Seasonality/Weather

The best time to go fishing is in the spring, fall, or ice fishing during the winter seasons. During the summer water levels may be too low for productive fishing.

Directions

Driving

Site is located along U.S. Highway 26 near the Idaho and Wyoming borders.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 523-3278

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