Nearest Town: Salmon
Site Size: 30 acres
Directions: From Salmon, US 93 N ~8.5 mi; L (W) at mp 313.7 into graveled parking area enclosed by a post-and-pole fence; park here and access site by dirt rd leading S; caution when pulling into and out of parking area from US 93!
Description: Hot Springs Island is one of the best locations along the Upper Salmon River to view the nesting and foraging behavior of Lewis’s Woodpecker. Side and braided river channels create excellent pools and slow-water areas for waterfowl, waterbirds, and shorebirds. Wood Duck (March-Oct), Green-winged Teal (March-Nov), Osprey (April-Sept), Sandhill Crane (April-Oct), Spotted Sandpiper (April-Oct), Lewis’s Woodpecker (May-Oct), and Pileated Woodpecker (Oct-Feb) can be found at this site. In addition, Tower Rock Recreation Site (1.3 miles north on US 93), offers excellent viewing for cliff-nesting birds such as White-throated Swift, Cliff Swallow, Canyon Wren, Say’s Phoebe, and Peregrine Falcon.
BLM (208) 756-5400
Salmon Chamber of Commerce 1-800-727-2540