The Snake River winds though the valley floor carrying snowmelt from the mountains westward towards the Pacific Ocean. This river is an artery of the park that offers stunning veiws of the Tetons. Many species of wildlife use the river, from the browsing moose to the industrious beaver. Whether your are fishing, viewing wildlife, or enjoying the scenery, floating on this river is an unforgettable experience.
The course this river follows is not straightforward. It travels in and out of numerous channels that change every year. This is a powerful river that requires river reading and navigation skills. Before you float, know what skills you need to float the river, where you are going, and what things you need.
River MapFloating the river is complex. A tangle of channels and constantly shifting logjams require boaters to anticipate their routes well in advance. Check the advanced river map for known Snake River features before launching.
Stretches of River
This stretch features scenic views, calmer water and few obstructions. At Pacific Creek landing the water is swift, boaters should scout this landing prior to launching.
Last updated: September 26, 2023