Shoshone and Twin Falls

Shoshone Falls Park

Park Facilities

The City of Twin Falls owns and operates the Shoshone Falls/Dierkes Lake Complex. The complex offers the following:

  • Picnic areas
  • Hiking trails
  • A boat ramp
  • Playgrounds
  • Scenic overlooks
  • A swimming area
  • Visitor information
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible restrooms

For a small per-car entry fee, visitors can picnic and relax in shaded, grassy areas while enjoying the splendor of Shoshone Falls.

Background Information

Shoshone Falls is one of the most stunning natural beauties along the Snake River. At 212 feet, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls. The best time to view the falls is in the spring when water flows are high. During dry years, irrigation changes of Snake River flows can greatly reduce water over the falls in the summer and fall.

Twin Falls Park

Twin Falls Park is 10 acres of trees and lawns. It is a few miles upstream of Shoshone Falls Park. The park provides:

  • Picnic tables
  • A boat ramp
  • A viewpoint with interpretive panels

This area is also the take-out point for the Murtaugh Reach, the popular Class IV whitewater reach of the Snake River.

Find more details about the area on the City of Twin Falls website.