Shoshone Falls Road is a plot of land on the north side of the Snake River, north of Twin Falls, ID. It rests on the eastern side of the intersection with US-93.
When entering this area, there is actually a BLM sign with the name, “Snake River Rim Recreation Area”, but I’ve not been able to cross-reference this name on any official BLM materials.
The BLM technically governs the land north of Shoshone Falls Road all the way up to I-84, while land on the south side is part of Idaho’s “endowment lands” system, effectively state public land. While the BLM areas are limited to 14-day maximum stay, it’s not clear to me what the maximum is on the state side. We never saw any state or federal officials policing this area in the three-days, two-nights we were here.
Otherwise, you are free to camp here, ride your dirt bikes, hike, fly your drones, and even target shoot.
Shoshone Falls Road is paved, but the area is criss-crossed with dirt roads. However most of these roads require 4-wheel drive. They are heavily rocky and bumpy, rutted and pitted. Only trailers and motorhomes with high ground clearance can make it across to the best camping sites.
For the rest of us, there’s a turn-out at the end of Shoshone Falls Road, as it descends into a residential area at Shoshone Falls itself. Do not drive your RV down into the residential area, because there is no turn-around there.
Sash and I camped for two nights on the turn-around spot itself. Our trailer sits too low to the ground to pass over the dirt roads here.
As the evening comes along, expect to find locals driving into this area to view Shoshone Falls. Early morning walks will reveal coyotes and badgers scurrying about.
Shoshone Falls is a very short hike from this area. Across the Snake River from this area, you can also see the ramp that Evel Knieval used in his failed attempt to jump the canyon.
Thank you so much for this tip! We were on our way to sun valley in our ‘74 VW bus and decided to take a breather around twin falls. This was a quiet, dark spot to get some sleep. In the morning we even saw a sheriff parked down the road who had to have known we were there but never bothered us all night. Thanks again!
We stayed on the turn-around last night, and had a pleasant night’s sleep with no problem. Enjoyed exploring the rocks and a gorgeous view of the canyon below before it became pitch dark.
So grateful for the info you provided. Thank you!