American Falls

Park Facilities

American Falls Reservoir offers:

  • Sailing
  • Water skiing
  • Sail-boarding
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing

We stock 8,000 pounds of rainbow trout each year. We began stocking the reservoir with trout in 1981 to improve fishing in the area.

The area is a great place to see geese and ducks, especially during their yearly migration. In the winter, you might also see white pelicans or bald eagles along the river.

The Bureau of Reclamation owns and operates the American Falls Dam and Reservoir. We own and operate the dam’s hydroelectric facilities.

American Falls is the site of Trenner Park, Idaho Power’s first public recreation area. The park was built in 1933, at the site of the old power house.

American Falls Park

We also care for American Falls Park, a day-use area near the power plant. The park includes:

  • Picnic tables
  • A playground
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible restrooms. Please note: Restroom facilities are not available during winter months, Nov. 1 – March 31
  • A boat ramp downstream of the dam and power plant

For boat ramp elevations, visit the Idaho Department of Reclamation – Pacific Northwest Region website.