Note that the date of the closure has been extended due to delays in completing the project.
KUNA, Idaho — The pedestrian crossing over Swan Falls Dam will be closed through Nov. 25 while Idaho Power replaces a crane on the dam. A crossing remains available at Canyon County’s Celebration Park south of Nampa, or about 10 miles downstream from Swan Falls.
The day-use park and campsites at Swan Falls Dam remain open. This popular site within the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area also includes a fishing dock, and boat ramps above and below the dam. The historic powerhouse museum and the restroom building remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Originally built in 1901 to supply electricity to nearby mines, Swan Falls was the first hydroelectric project on the Snake River. Idaho Power acquired the plant in 1916. Swan Falls can generate up to 27,170 kilowatts, enough to power more than 20,000 homes.
For updated information about Idaho Power parks and campgrounds, visit idahopower.com/whatsopen.
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 570,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.