The Palisades Dam to Launch Site East of Poplar segment on Snake River - South Fork is a nearby type II whitewater run, 43 miles in length. For those inexperienced in paddling this run of Snake River - South Fork may be an exciting location to run. There's a good 17.8-mile-long class II-III whitewater run on Pine Creek nearby, the Headwaters to South Fork Snake River confluence segment. This run of Pine Creek is proposed for paddlers of medium knowledge. Always
check restrictions in advance of a trip whitewater kayaking or rafting given that whitewater kayaking or rafting is a treacherous activity.
The four mile hike up to Lower Palisades Lake provide some of the best mountain views in the Swan Valley region. Palisades Creek Trail is well maintained and can be used only by hikers, backpackers or horses as it is in the Palisades wilderness study area. Lower Palisades Lake was formed when a giant landslide came down the canyon and dammed the creek. Palisades Canyon is thickly forested with fir, aspen and willow. It is a canon of steep magnificent cliffs. The Lower Palisades Lake is much smaller than the Upper Palisades Lake and because of its proximity receives most of the traffic. Lower Palisades Lake provides good fishing also. http://www.greater-yellowstone.com/Swan-Valley/lower-palisades-lake.html
- Daryl L. Hunter