December 5, 2016

Scenic Float Trips

river-floatOne of the most enjoyable ways to see Island Park is via a scenic float trip on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. Macks Inn offers turn-key trips, where they will take you up by Big Springs and drop you off in one of their many flat-bottomed john boats, canoes or even rubber rafts. The trip includes everything you might need from paddles and oars to life jackets. All you to need to provide is your fishing rod and camera.

This is not a white-water trip, by any means. It is a slow, meandering trip through some of the most beautiful country in Island Park. Many people make multiple stops along the way to fish, take pictures and just generally breathe the good mountain air.

On a recent trip down the river we saw elk, moose, deer, a bald eagle and innumerable other small animals and birds. There’s something wild and majestic about floating along in the peace and solitude of the river and passing a moose feeding right there next to you. That’s one of those things you never forget.

To contact Macks Inn and reserve a boat (yes, you’re going to need a reservation) you can call them at 208-558-7272. They’ll get you fixed up with everything you need at one low price. If you’re coming to Island Park, don’t miss the opportunity to float the mighty Snake River. It will be one of the highlights of your vacation. No doubt about it.



  1. LG says:

    No Reservations!!! first come first served don’t know how long each float take so we can’t do reservations,Just the way it is!

  2. Jeff Smith says:

    How much do the float packages cost? Would something be available next week mid week? How long does the float trip take? Is it from Big Springs to Island Park reservoir?



  3. Allan says:

    Floats cost between $25 and $80 depending on the size of the boats. The float is from Big Springs to Macks Inn and takes between 1.5 – 3.5 hours depending on the boat you use, if you stop to fish along the way, if you paddle or just coast, etc. For more info call Macks Inn at 208-558-7272.

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  5. wes rolfe says:

    do offer shuttle service if we have have our own boat.

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