Water Sports Near Ashton, Idaho
The Henry's Fork of the Snake River is world famous for its blue ribbon trout fishing. However, the stretch from Warm River to Ashton is also very popular for kids and adults to float down with inner tubes. Put in at the confluence of the Henry's Fork and Warm River. From Stonefly Lodge it is a short 10 minute drive east on Fisherman's Drive. The road is paved in front of the cabin, but turns to gravel shortly after and will remain that way to the put in. To avoid the gravel, you can drive around through Ashton and turn east on Highway 47, the Mesa Falls Scenic byway. Travel 8 miles on the byway until you see a fork in the road leading to Fisherman's Drive. The put in is on the north side of the river. You can take out the tubes right at the cabin or continue the float another two miles down to Ashton Reservoir. If inner tubing, you can also take out just before the bridge and avoid the slow water of the reservoir, and the paddle that comes with it!
Ashton Reservoir is a well kept secret among southeast Idaho attractions. While not as large as other bodies of water in the area, its glassy waters make perfect conditions for water sports. It is also a popular place to take the kids fishing. To get there from the cabin take Fisherman's Drive (the cabin road) to Highway 20. Cross Highway 20 going west and the boat ramp is just to your left (south) about ¼ mile west of Highway 20. It is located approximately 2 miles from the cabin.
Island Park Reservoir
Island Park Reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and all types of water sports during summer months and ice fishing during the winter. It is located just 3 miles off of Highway 20 in Island Park. Follow the signs to Box Canyon/Island Park Reservoir.
Henry’s Lake State Park
Fishing isn't the only thing Henry’s Lake State Park offers. You can also enjoy boating, camping and hiking within its boundaries. To get there travel north on Highway 20 approximately 43 miles. There will be signs on the west side of the road for the park.
High Mountain Adventures
4141 Sawtelle Peak Road
Island Park, ID 83429
401 Main Street
Ashton, ID 83420