Win free passes to Shoshone Falls Park and get discounts on kayak and SUP rentals at Centennial Park

Water is thundering over 212-foot Shoshone Falls – known as the Niagara of the West – in an impressive display of nature’s raw power and majesty, and is expected to continue through the months of April and May.

At Southern Idaho Tourism, we want to encourage everyone to see the falls in all of its glory while the spring runoff occurs. So, we launched a giveaway called “Thousands of Waterfalls.”

Southern Idaho Tourisim is giving away 100 free passes to Shoshone Falls Park, a few miles east of Twin Falls, where you can view Shoshone Falls from a perfect vantage point on an observation deck. Shoshone Falls and the many falls along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway haven’t seen flows of this magnitude in 20 years, and we want to share the excitement with as many people as possible.

For the more adventurous, visitors can view Shoshone Falls from below after the big water recedes. It’s a totally unique experience where you can paddle a single or double kayak from Centennial Park to Pillar Falls, and then to the bottom of Shoshone Falls.

AWOL Adventure Sports runs the rental shop and concession at Centennial Park for the City of Twin Falls. As part of the contest, SITA will give away 24 passes for a 50 percent discount on solo kayaks, tandem kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs). The normal rental fee for those crafts is $30, $45 and $35 respectively.

The contest launched on Monday, April 10 and it runs through Wednesday, April 26th.

By the way, AWOL Adventure Sports is opening at Centennial Park this Saturday, April 15, to provide kayak and SUP rentals to paddle the Snake River canyon. It’s possible to paddle up to within about 200 yards of Pillar Falls at the moment, because of high flows coming down the river. But you can still get out and paddle the canyon and enjoy the scenery.

AWOL will be open on weekends through April and May, and then after Memorial Day, they will be open 7 days a week. For more information, contact AWOL Adventure Sports or call 208-420-2065. If you have your own paddling crafts, you can visit Centennial Park and launch on your own anytime.