Hot summer days call for a good time on the Snake River. A perfect place for access is Centennial Waterfront Park! There are activities for the whole family to enjoy here, and it offers an easy access boat ramp.
Zip The Snake
Start your day with some fun by reserving a zip-line tour with Zip The Snake! The zip line is for kids, teens, and adults – anyone ready for adventure! You will fly through the canyon seeing views of a lifetime! Perrine Coulee Waterfall is in perfect site on the journey, as well as the Perrine Bridge! There are supervisors at each station when moving from line to line to assure safety for everyone.
Kayak and Paddle Board Rental
Another fun activity available at Centennial are kayak and paddle board rentals! AWOL Adventure Sports has a station to rent the kayaks and boards in the park to make your vacation easier! The workers will take your kayak right to the river for you to get in. Rental prices vary and are up to the customer as to how long you’d like to rent. These times range from 2 hours to all day long. This access point is the best way to paddle to Shoshone Falls. From Centennial Waterfront Park, you’ll go under the Perrine Bridge, over Pillar Falls, past gorgeous canyon walls, all the way to the base of the mighty Shoshone Falls.
Boating and Activities
Bring your boat down Canyon Springs Grade to access the ramp. Boats can sail east on the Snake River until they hit the beautiful area of Pillar Falls. Boating here is a must. There aren’t any other places in America where you can boat under a huge brige, and watch BASE jumpers soar just above your eyes! Near the put-in area, there is also fishing and other docks to relax on along the waterfront. Giant rock walls will provide shade from the summer sun, and great views as well! There are plenty of benches and tables perfect for a family picnic after spending the day swimming in the Snake River. Also, there is a huge jungle gym for the kids to play on!
To warm back up after being in the water head to Mogensen Trail, located on the pull out just before Centennial Waterfront Park. This trail goes for miles, all the way under the bridge and to the BASE jumpers landing zone! The river can be accessed from certain points of this trail too, and there is even a waterfall you can take a quick rinse in. Another great hiking and biking trail nearby is Auger Falls. This is about four miles west of Centennial Waterfront Park. Auger Falls is a river bed waterfall. It is two miles from the trail-head, and showcases gorgeous canyon views. For a quicker option, head to Perrine Coulee. This waterfall can be viewed from Centennial, but we suggest visiting it to walk behind a giant waterfall! The trail can be accessed just west of Centennial, or on the road leading to the park. The last and most iconic hike is right at Centennial Waterfront. There is a large rock sitting on the river with many trails. The views from up there are amazing. Hike to the east side to see the Perrine Bridge reflecting perfectly off the water.
After all the river fun is over, have dinner at Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center that overlooks the canyon. Have a drink on the patio of Elevation 486 to cheers the beauty of the Perrine Bridge just in the distance. To end the night, watch the sun set over the canyon and the water turn a gorgeous orange at the Perrine Bridge lookout just down the Canyon Rim Trail from the restaurants. Because the Snake River runs east and west here, the sun will set perfectly down the canyon in the summer. There is also a Love Lock gate hidden on the Canyon Rim Trail’s path. Add a lock to show the love!
Enjoy the warm air and have fun exploring the gorgeous Snake River this summer!