Adventures Galore in Scenic Southern Idaho
So much to see and do in Wendell and nearby Twin Falls. Just hop in the car to visit natural wonders, hike the trails, and see historic sights.
Often referred to as the Niagara of the West, Shoshone Falls is a must see attraction in Twin Falls, Idaho. At 212 feet tall and 900 foot wide, Shoshone Falls is one of the largest natural waterfalls in the United States surpassing the height of the famous Niagara Falls. Shoshone Falls is located on the Snake River and tumbles through a deep basalt canyon on its way to the Columbia River.
The Perrine Bridge spans the majestic Snake River Canyon on the northern edge of Twin Falls. The bridge is 1,500 feet long and offers pedestrian walkways with views of the river, lakes, and waterfalls. BASE jumpers can enjoy the Perrine Bridge year-round as the launching point for parachuting to the canyon floor below.
Evel Knievel Snake River Canyon Jump Site
Hike the Rim Trail to the exact location where dare-devil Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River on his motorcycle in 1974. His parachute didn’t open, but he managed to live through the crash anyway. The environment is breath-taking. It’s hard to imagine anybody doing that. Wow!
Hagerman Fossil Beds
Just west of Wendell is Hagerman, home of the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, where you can see the fossilized skeleton of the first true horse. View fossils of over 200 other species too. Kids can become Junior Rangers.
Idaho’s Mammoth Cave & Shoshone Bird Museum
Quirky. Creepy. Mysterious. Fascinating. Absolutely memorable. The museum is chock-full of odd and intriguing natural & human history from around the world. They only let you explore half of the cave, but the overall experience (including free use of lanterns, the museum, and a dozen free-range peacocks) is well-worth the stop. Do it!
Thousand Springs State Park
Thousand Springs State Park shows why this rugged area of southern Idaho is called the Magic Valley. The park is divided into seven unique units that are all within a short driving distance of each other.
Oregon Trail at the Kelton Trail
Visitors can explore the Oregon Trail at the Kelton Trail; hike and picnic at magnificent Malad Gorge; fish, view wildlife or ride horses in the indoor arena at Billingsley Creek; step back in time and tour historic agricultural structures at Ritter Island; hike in Box Canyon Nature Preserve and watch bald eagles; picnic at Niagara Springs; or teach the kids to fish at Crystal Springs.
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Stayed here overnight on the way through Idaho and this is a very comfy, quiet home town family-owned park. The owners are very gracious and polite. There is a small laundry facility with a small store. They serve fresh coffee and waffles in the morning. Chickens and animals made us feel right at home. Will recommend this place for convenience and hospitality. -Judith K on Yelp
We stayed here for 2 weeks and have enjoyed every minute. Jessica and Keith are wonderful people and helpful. Morning waffles and coffee are free. Evenings is the ice cream social. The ice cream comes from a local creamery and is very delicious. You won’t be disappointed when you choose to stay here.
Highly recommend this clean, mostly-quiet and easy-going RV park for a good stay in the Twin Falls area. The peace and relative quiet of the park were noteworthy, even being right off the highway, and only a very occasional sound of a train passing through was noticeable during my 6-night stay.
This was a wonderful place to stay for a whole 2 weeks! A hard working young family owns and runs the park. They take extra care to ensure a comfortable stay for tired travelers. Eager to assist any needs and very accommodating. Will be back!