Box Canyon construction is completed. Due to eagles wintering in the area, the back parking lot will remain closed until Spring 2021. The front parking lot will remain open. It is less than a mile walk to the overlook and the trail head. But just a reminder, it is $7 to park in that parking lot, unless you have your Idaho state park passport.
Tumbling down the canyon side at 250 cubic feet per second, Niagara Springs is a sight you won’t soon forget. The churning water is the icy blue of glaciers. The springs are a National Natural Landmark and part of the world-famous Thousand Springs Complex along the Snake River.
The park provides your best opportunity to drive into the 350-foot-deep canyon, but be cautious: The road is narrow and steep. We advise you not to risk it in a motorhome or while pulling a large trailer. Take a quick video tour.
Crystal Springs Lake
Once inside the canyon, you’ll find year-round fishing in Crystal Springs Lake, including a handicap-accessible site. Wildlife—especially waterfowl—is abundant. The park also features modern restrooms, picnic tables and a group picnic shelter.