Cliff Diving in Idaho
Cliff Diving in Idaho
Locations to Jump, Quarries, Safety Precautions
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Cliff diving (cliff jumping) is a very popular sport. The locations above are just a few of the locations for cliff diving in Idaho. The cliff jumping locations listed are to help guide you to a suitable place to jump. This means the areas listed throughout the site currently or at one time have contained one or more locations which match the requirements (being deep enough, etc.) for cliff jumping and diving. This may not hold true year round as water levels can recede. We cannot stress this point enough, always prepare and survey the area before cliff jumping. Serious injuries can occur; even when you are prepared.
There are most likely hundreds of locations to choose from elsewhere in Idaho and multiple locations within a specific area. We are listing cliff jumping locations that are popular. If we were to list every water hole, it would be extensive. Instead, we’d rather focus on areas that are worth your time as opposed to a small body of water which doesn’t offer the best landscape for cliff jumping.
Are you familiar with an unlisted location which is suitable for cliff diving in Idaho? Please recommend a location.
Cliff Diving on the Snake River in Idaho
Dierkes Lake is located adjacent to Shoshone Falls Park along the Snake River in Twin Falls, Idaho. Shoshone Falls is about 5 miles east of the Perrine Bridge in the Snake River Canyon. GPS coordinates to the area are latitude 42 35.754N and longitude 114 24.062W.
Hidden Lake is located in northern Idaho in the Panhandle. Access to this lake requires hiking.
Lake Coeur D’Alene is located in the Idaho Panhandle. It can be found in Kootenai and Benewah Counties in Coeur D’Alene. The lake is a popular tourist location and has great beaches along its more than 109 miles of shoreline. GPS coordinates to the lake are latitude 47°32’00.46N and longitude 116°48’32.84W.
Ririe Reservoir is located near Ririe, Idaho. The reservoir provides many recreational activities. Popular water sports at the reservoir include water skiing, cliff jumping, swimming, wakeboarding and fishing. GPS coordinates are latitude 43.58167N and longitude 111.74167W.
Snake River Canyon is located in southern Idaho in the Magic Valley region. The famous Perrine Bridge crosses the canyon north of Twin Falls.
Tubbs Hill is a peninsula that extends into Lake Coeur d’ Arlene in the Idaho Panhandle. The area offers many attractions including beaches, three story tall caves (along the trails), bird watching, recreational activities and much more.
Lucky Peak is state park located in Southwestern Idaho in Boise. This area has nice beaches and cool water but cliff jumping is illegal at this location.
Cliff jumping is a dangerous sport and all precautions must be taken. Many people have died cliff jumping; even from a low height. Others have altered the rest of their lives due to injuries obtained from cliff jumping. Use common sense. Just because your friends dare you to jump is no reason to do so. That’s normally how serious injuries occur as one tries to out-do the other. You may think jumping from a higher cliff is cool but know that the higher you go you are increasing the risk of injury. It is never recommended to jump from a height of over 40 feet.We are not responsible for any injuries, legal issues, or anything else associated with your cliff diving experience. We only provide locations we learn about from various sources. We post necessary precautions throughout the cliff diving section and it’s up to the cliff jumper to follow those rules.
Locations on the map are for the general cliff diving area and are not to be viewed as the exact location to dive from. DO NOT DIVE FROM THE EXACT MAP LOCATION! Never dive or jump at an illegal location. That area is illegal for a reason. That reason is generally due to the area being dangerous (a large occurrence of underwater rocks, high accident rate, inadequate water depth, water depth that changes frequently, etc.) or that it is private property. We ask that jumpers research the area to determine if jumping is legal before going. Many locations are now illegal due to their dangerous conditions.
Follow all safety rules as described throughout the site, be careful and have fun!
Cliff Diving at Tubbs Hill in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
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