Monkey Rock - Swim near Saint Anthony, Idaho
E 350 N, St Anthony, ID 83445, USA,Saint Anthony,Idaho
43.93403905843112, -111.61409050226212
4.1 miles SE of Saint Anthony, Idaho
Address: E 350 N, St Anthony, ID 83445, USA
GPS: 43°56'2.5"N 111°36'50.7"W
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State: Idaho

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Monkey Rock features a beautiful waterfall you can wade right up to during the summer. Just under the waterfall is a great spot to wade around in or even some shallow swimming pretty good for small children. Maybe you just want to take advantage of the great bank to bask in the summer sun. The water temperature is fairly cool, which by no means is unwelcomed during the hot summer months. You'll get used to the water fairly quickly once you're in. The waterfall is a fun feature at Monkey Rock, not to mention a popular engagement photo backdrop. The name "Monkey Rock" is derived from the "monkeys" who jump off the rocks at the top of the falls to the pool below. Though not a great height, it's important to be careful and only jump into areas clear of rocks and other hazards and where the water is deep enough that you won't hit bottom when you jump. There really isn't a safe spot to jump from the falls as it doesn't usually get more than 5 feet deep.

The real jumping location is off the Hog Hollow Bridge up the road from the waterfall.

PLEASE NOTE: On the roads leading to Monkey Rock, the speed limit is 35 mph for the last mile. There are kids, cows, horses, and dogs along that road and many people tend to speed going to and from Monkey Rock. Please slow down and stay safe.

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Directions

From Saint Anthony, Idaho

  1. Head west on E Main St toward S Bridge St (79 ft)
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto S Bridge St (0.3 mi)
  3. Turn left to merge onto US-20 E/Hwy 20 E toward Ashton/W Yellowstone (2.2 mi)
  4. Turn right onto N 2600 E (2.5 mi)
  5. Turn left onto E 350 N
    Destination will be on the right
    (1.2 mi)
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From Rexburg get onto Hwy 20 going east.  Turn right on 300 north.  The turn is right after the St. Anthony south exit sign.  You will go over some railroad tracks.  Continue on this road through a few stops signs, the road will begin to curve left.  At the "T" in the road turn right.  A little ways down the road on the right side you will find Monkey Rock.  

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nicole97

7/6/18 3:22 pm 6/14/18
It was so neat to swim under the waterfall and see what it was like from the other side. The water was cold and it was such a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature. I loved it!
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jamiegarrard

5/4/18 9:00 am 5/12/17
The water is freezing and can be refreshing in the summer. There were a lot of mosquitoes so if you go, make sure to pack a lot of bug repellent. There are a lot of rocks too, especially by the waterfalls, so wear river shoes.
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smbrady17

5/1/18 11:49 am 5/11/17

camilledupar

10/30/17 9:12 am 10/29/17

jasminchadwick

8/11/17 8:15 am 8/9/17

endovereric

7/5/17 11:01 pm 7/4/17
I was very pleasantly surprised how much fun we had. We took 6 kids between the ages of 2 and 15 and everybody had a great time. We just played around the falls (no bridge jumping). The water never got above my chest and had harly any current. In fact, a pretty large portion of it had almost no current. There were probably about 50 people but it didn't feel crowded at all. We were glad we had a float you for the little kids. Then everybody loved it.
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Leah

4/27/17 9:19 am
This is definitely one of the prettiest places I've seen in east Idaho. I've been twice now and it's one of my favorite spots. The falls are beautiful, but it makes for a pretty strong current, and since the bottom is very rocky toward the shore, it can be difficult to wade out. Once you get more toward the middle, the bottom is fine sand and the current is calmer. The water can be chilly even in July, but its refreshing on a hot day. Each time I've gone there has been 1 to 2 other families there, so not too crowded. The beach really isn't made to hold more than that. The beach area is very small. There is also one fire pit!
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katelocke

4/24/17 10:45 am 3/12/16
I went when there was still snow on the ground. I went for a couples' photoshoot I was doing. It's a neat place to go for a walk and take some pictures. I've heard it's pretty fun to go in the warmer months though when you can go in the water.
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katiemia

9/10/16 2:18 pm
Thus place always seemed too dangerous for my lifeguard training. In my opinion there are way better places to go if you want to jump off of something into the water. But if you just want to splash around, this place can be fun, but pretty crowded.
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