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Event Series Event Series: Keefer’s Island Tours

Keefer’s Island Tours

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Take a ferry to a historic island on the Snake River

July 5 – 7   |   July 12 – 14

Join us for a unique tour of Keefer’s Island, a small historic site accessible only by ferry, nestled off the Idaho Falls Snake River Walk. Enjoy a short, scenic ride on the Snake River Ferry before stepping onto the island to discover its significance in Idaho Falls’ wild-west past.

This tour requires good mobility for navigating uneven terrain and getting on and off the ferry.

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour dates
Tours are subject to availability. Space is limited. 

Dates: July 5, 6, & 7   |   July 12, 13, & 14

Times: Each tour begins on the hour & lasts approximately 45 minutes.

  • Fridays & Sundays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, & 5 pm
  • Saturdays: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm
Details & FAQs

Meeting Spot: John’s Hole Forebay Park Dock (1417 River Pkwy, Idaho Falls) | Directions

Parking: Parking is available near the dock, but may be limited. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to secure a spot.

Duration: 45 minutes

Safety: Life jackets are required for everyone and are provided in all sizes (infants-adults). Life jackets must be worn by children 14 & under on the boat & island. Participants 15 years & up must have a life jacket but don’t need to wear it. Stay with the tour group and avoid straying from designated areas.

Accessibility: The tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible and requires good mobility for uneven terrain and ferry boarding/disembarking.

What to wear: Closed-toe shoes with good traction are highly recommended for the uneven terrain. Long pants are also a good idea.

Terms & conditions


About Keefer’s Island

Keefer’s Island spans 1.85 acres and is situated about ¼ mile south (downstream) from John’s Hole, a cut in the Snake River. It was named after Fred W. Keefer, a notable member of a prominent family in the early history of Idaho Falls. In the 1930’s, Keefer filed a mining claim on the island and built a small cabin there, which still stands today.
Keefer’s Island Tours are made possible by the Snake River Ferry & Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation.


July 13
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


John’s Hole Forebay Park
1417 River Pkwy
Idaho Falls, 83402 United States
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