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Idaho

The Lodge at Palisades Creek

Irwin
Accommodations
Cabins
Season
May-October
Species
Rainbow, Brown & Cutthroat Trout
Ideal For
All Anglers
Fly Fishing The South Fork of the Snake River
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The Lodge at Palisades Creek is located a few miles beneath Palisades Dam on the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho. The South Fork is hands-down one of the finest dry fly fishing rivers in North America – or anywhere on the planet. The river sees prolific hatches of caddis, mayflies, stoneflies, and midges throughout the season. And with 5,200 trout per mile, and a daily size average of Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbows, and brown trout in the 14 to 18-inch range, the South Fork of the Snake should be on every serious fly angler’s must-see list. The Lodge at Palisades Creek is Yellow Dog’s first choice for fishing on the South Fork. A beautiful facility that is perfect for groups, couples, and families, the Lodge also offers great non-angling options as well as good fishing within walking distance of the Lodge. Options include the South Fork, Palisades Creek, and also a private “spring pond” on the property that is absolutely loaded with trout and insects.
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Lodging Details
The Lodge at Palisades Creek sits on 22 acres of riverfront property on the South Fork River at the confluence of Palisades Creek. The Lodge has a variety of lodging options.

Their standard cabins offer private space and plenty of room for guests. All cabins can be set with either two twin beds or one king size bed and have an outdoor sitting deck with chairs and a table. One cabin can be defined as a "duplex" and is actually two cabins in one with a door separating the two. This is a great for families. The first unit has two twin beds, while the second has a queen-size bed. Both units have their own private bathrooms. 

The "South Fork House" is an A-frame cabin that sleeps up to four guests with two bedrooms, two full baths, and an incredible deck that sits right above the river! The master bedroom and well-appointed sitting area are right next to Palisades Creek and have private access to a full master bath. A winding wooden staircase leads to a second bedroom and full bath. Additional space for kids can be made with a roll-away bed.

The "On River Time Cabin" is a four bedroom and four bath cabin that can sleep eight guests in total. Each bedroom can be set with either two twin beds or one king size bed and has its own private bathroom, a lockable external door leading to the outside, and a lockable internal door that leads to a common lounge area in the middle of the cabin. The cabin has expansive decks in the front and back, which make it great for an evening cocktail before dinner. The back deck overlooks the lodge’s private pond. It is also the closest to the fly shop and “Liar’s Den” social room for early morning and late-night convenience.

Food and Beverages
The Lodge at Palisades Creek serves delicious “Wild West” inspired gourmet dinners created by the in-house chef. Fish and steak entrées are accompanied by organically-grown local vegetables and fruits, desserts, and hearty wines. Breakfasts are served in the “Cowboy Bar” – a refurbished antique diner. Picnic lunches are prepared and sent with guides in individual coolers for the day of fishing or hiking. Dinners are prepared by the chef nightly and served in the dining room or the Lodge’s “Liar’s Den.” The open bar offers a wide range of excellent wines, scotches, whiskeys, gins, and vodkas. 

Non-Angling Activities and Options
For most of the summer, an incredible variety of wildlife, waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors are present in the immediate vicinity of the lodge. The Snake River ecosystem is formed by deep canyons, pounding waterfalls, islands, and flood plains, all framed by carpets of wildflowers and sprawling cottonwood forests. In addition to a fish population estimated at 5,200 per mile, local wildlife includes moose, bison, elk, whitetail deer, cougar, bobcat, black bear, river otter, and mink. A variety of non-angling activities can also be found in the area – horseback riding, white water rafting, and tours in nearby Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park are just a few of the options available.

Internet / Communications
Internet access is available at the Lodge. Most cell phones work in Swan Valley, although coverage can be spotty.

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