St. Anthony Sandbar - Dive and Swim near Saint Anthony, Idaho
Saint Anthony,Idaho
43.965168, -111.6791

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//// Sand Bar Update //// ***As of 27 June 2019 *** The Sand Bar is still closed to ALL swimming, please do not cross the boundary line. We are closely monitoring the river flows (currently at 2100 CFS) we typically like to see the levels at approximately 1200 CFS before swimmers are allowed in the water. We are anticipating opening the Sand Bar to swimmers very soon, we ask that you be patient and respect the closure until then. SAPD

0.2 miles SE of Saint Anthony, Idaho
GPS: 43°57'54.6"N 111°40'44.8"W
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State: Idaho

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The Sand Bar is located on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.. It has been the local swimming hole for more than 60 years and features a shelter, picnic tables, a water slide, a playground, sand boxes, a roped area for swimming and a diving board. A popular place for families, and visitors to cool off in the heat of the summer. There is no charge to use the Sand Bar, but the park cannot be reserved. It has a shallow, bordered swimming area for novice or non-swimmers, and a diving board and floating platform area for better swimmers. 

The park has sandboxes on the sides of the steps down to the water and a small water slide which ends in the novice swimming area.

Swim at your own risk. The Sandbar is a popular place. No dogs are allowed in the park.

Take precautions when swimming in rivers with fast currents like this one.

The diving board is safe as long as you:

1. Don't use it when the river is running high, fast and cold.
2. Jump or dive off the front, not to the sides. There are huge rocks to the sides. Stick to the front to avoid getting hurt.

Don't swim in the "safe area" if the buoys aren't up. It is not safe until the City of St. Anthony puts them up.

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//// Sand Bar Update //// ***As of 27 June 2019 *** The Sand Bar is still closed to ALL swimming, please do not cross the boundary line. We are closely monitoring the river flows (currently at 2100 CFS) we typically like to see the levels at approximately 1200 CFS before swimmers are allowed in the water. We are anticipating opening the Sand Bar to swimmers very soon, we ask that you be patient and respect the closure until then. SAPD

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smbrady17

5/1/18 11:49 am 7/15/17
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Josh

7/3/17 11:22 pm
Great place to swim if you're comfortable with moving water. It's very cold but you get acclimated pretty quick once you're in the water. The diving board is a bit slippery, so no running jumps off of it, but you'll never hit the bottom if you jump straight off and not to the sides.
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katiemia

9/10/16 2:21 pm
This place always freaks me out. And the crowd seems a little too rough for my family. The water moves fast. The slide is rough and hurts. The sand is steep. Just not my favorite place.
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