The Snake River travels from its source near Jackson, Wyoming all the way to the
confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers close to the Tri-Cities, Washington. Related to the Inland NW, the river information here is from Lewiston, Idaho to the Columbia River. There are four dams on the Inland NW portion of the Snake River, creating a series of reservoirs that can be traversed via locks all the way from Lewiston (furthest inland port in the world) to the ocean. The dams and associated reservoirs, starting at Clarkston WA. going down river: Lower Granite Dam and Lake Wawawai reservoir, Little Goose Dam and Lake Bryan reservoir, Lower Monumental Dam and Lake Herbert G West reservoir, and Ice Harbor Dam (largest vertical-drop lock in the country) and Lake Sacajawea reservoir. The Snake River is a popular fishing and boating river. It is popular not just for power boating but for kayaking, and sailing, particularly at Ice Harbor. There are public access sites long this river with many no-fee and fee areas for camping. Fishing: King and Silver Salmon, and Steelhead.
|Sunset on the Snark while sailing|
|Snake River Sailing|
|Some areas of the river are very wide for get sailing|
Snake River Launches and Access Points
1. Clarkston WA. Greenbelt Park & Landing: Includes several docks, paved double pad launch, restrooms, running water, small beach. Includes park with bike path that is part of a river park system extending about 7 miles south along the river.