Palisades Reservoir


Palisades Reservoir is formed by Palisades Dam, which is a major feature on the Palisades Project. 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 fishing are 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. Site offers restrooms, boat ramps, and campgrounds. Information available at Idaho Falls Interagency Visitor's Center at 208.523.3278. Boat ramp elevations.


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





Caribou-Targhee National Forest Palisades Rangers District 3659 E Ririe Highway Idaho Falls, ID 83401


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