Palisades Reservoir


Palisades Reservoir
Palisades Reservoir (Source: Wikimedia)

Palisades Reservoir is formed by Palisades Dam, which is a significant feature on the Palisades Project.

Palisades Reservoir

  • Recreation on this 25 square mile (16,100 acre) reservoir with 70 miles of limited access shoreline is administered by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
  • Located in scenic southeast Idaho and west-central Wyoming, east of Idaho Falls. Palisades’ fish species include cutthroat and brown trout, kokanee and mackinaw.
  • The fishing season is year-round, but fluctuations in the reservoir level during the summer months result in inconsistent fishing.
  • Spring, fall, and winter ice fishingare the most productive. Reservoir acre feet and total reservoir capacity and cubic feet/second release rates for rivers below Upper Snake River Basin reservoirs and select river locations are updated daily and graphically provided.
  • The location offers restrooms, boat ramps, and campgrounds.
  • The information available at Idaho Falls Interagency Visitor’s Center at 208.523.3278.

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Directions to Palisades Reservoir

The reservoir is located along U. S.Highway 26 near the Idaho and Wyoming borders.

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Caribou-Targhee National Forest420 Bridge St. *Saint Anthony, ID83445.

Latitude: 43.211182

Longitude: -111.132889

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Other Nearby Parks

  • Fossil Butte National Monument.
  • Grand Teton National Park.
  • John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway.
  • Jackson National Fish Hatchery.
  • Eastern Idaho Visitor Information Center.
  • Gros Ventre Wilderness Area.
  • National Elk Refuge
  • Trail Creek Bridge Campground.
  • Dike Lake Campground
  • Pipeline Campground
  • McClendon Spring Campground
  • Blackfoot River
  • Redpoint Campground
  • St. Anthony Sand Dunes.
  • Hawkins Reservoir Campground
  • Goodenough Creek Campground
  • Blowout Campground
  • Cutthroat Trout Campground
  • Sage Hen Flats Campground.
  • Scab Creek Trailhead Campground.
  • Upper Green River Recreation Area.
  • Warren Bridge Campground
  • New Fork Campground
  • Pine Creek Ski Area.
  • Fontenelle Creek Recreation Area.
  • Tailrace Campground
  • Slate Creek Campsites
  • Names Hill
  • Bear Lake State Park.
  • American Falls Reservoir
  • Island Park Reservoir
  • Ririe Reservoir
  • Fontenelle Reservoir
  • Caribou National Forest and Curlew National Grassland.
  • Targhee National Forest
  • Bridger-Teton National Forests
  • Shoshone National Forest
  • Hells Half Acre Lava Flow.
  • Jackson Lake Boat Ramp.
  • Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

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Key References

  • “USDA – Forest Service”. Accessed March 13, 2020. Link.
  • “Hydromet Pacific Northwest Region | Bureau of Reclamation”. Accessed March 13, 2020. Link.