Highway 55 Construction Update
Starting May 17, road closures on ID-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge will shift to a new schedule: Monday through Thursday, 12 – 2 p.m. Please note that opening times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as equipment, weather and daily blasting results. Outside of the closure window, the road will be one-way alternating traffic with a 15-minute delay. This will continue through May 27, the end of the spring schedule.
For Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31, the road will be fully open to two-way traffic.
The summer schedule will start Tuesday, June 1. ID-55 will be reduced to one-lane alternating traffic Monday through early Friday and then will be fully open to two-way traffic through Sunday. This schedule will be in place through early September.
Visit itdprojects.org/ID55smithsferry for more information or to sign up for email and text alerts, or call (833) 913-ID55 to speak to a project representative.
The link below provides more information about registration for boats, snowmobiles, OHV’s, and motorbikes, and invasive species stickers. You can also find a full list of registration vendors, including those in Valley County. Or you may call the IDPR Registration Department: 1-800-247-6332, (M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Location: 75 miles N of Boise, ID | 293 miles S of Spokane, WA | 418 miles NW of Salt Lake City, UT
- Boat Ramp/Launch
- Charcoal Grills
- Dump station
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Sales
- Flush toilets
- Group Picnic Shelter
- Indoor Restrooms
- Indoor Showers
- Picnic Areas
- Swimming - Lake/River
- Vault Toilets
- Water - Drinking
- Group Camp
- RV Campsites
- Tent Campsites
Winter Groomed Nordic Track(s): Yes
Trail Types: Hike, bike, Nordic
ADA Accessibility features:
- ADA Boat Ramp
- ADA Campsite
- ADA Restroom
- ADA Yurt
Coordinates: 44.5077, -116.0304
Groups: Shelters at Big Sage and Poison Creek, camping at Snowbank, yurts at Osprey Point, conference room at the Visitors Center
Overnight: 164 standard, 83 serviced (7 ADA), 32 primitive, 2 group camps (1 group yurt area, with 3 yurts and group camping at Snowbank)
Nearby: Whitewater Park, public pool and fitness center, whitewater rafting, golf, alpine & Nordic ski, snowmobiling, recreational vehicle trails
Rent or Buy: Kayak and stand-up-paddleboard rental available at Van Wyck Boat Ramp. Check with office for availability. Be sure to stop by the new retail store at the Visitors Center.
Wifi Info: Yes, hotspots at the Ridgeview and Poison Creek campgrounds, and at the Visitors Center.
Learn: Junior Ranger programs, summer workshops, First Time Adventure Program, Experience Idaho Loaner Backpacks
Visitor Center: Yes
Museum Available: No