Centennial Waterfront Park
Centennial Waterfront Park
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HillMax
Salt Lake City, UT36 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
This free park offers plenty to do. AWOL adventure sports is located inside and you can rent water equipment from them or do a zip line tour. Picnic lunch down at the lake or paddle up the snake river to the ridge and beyond. Even some light hiking trails. Great place to spend a day!
Written June 29, 2020
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Brian
Los Angeles, CA764 contributions
Mar 2020
This was such a beautiful surprising find!! We saw it on the map with my Fiance' and we decided to go early morning and WOW! It was definitely a surprise!! With breakthrough views and crisp morning air, it was wonderful to be in nature not too far from the city. There was literally no one around and we got to explore nature and be like kids again. We found a hidden waterfall along with beautiful non-harmful animals nearby. Highly recommended to come early morning as the sun is rising, I can assure you, it is a most welcoming find! Take lots of pics!!
Written June 27, 2020
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John K
Long Beach, CA521 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
This park was recommended by the hotel front desk staff to me. So once I saw Shoshone Falls, I came over to the park to check it out. If you are into water sports (SUP, Kayaking, etc), this is a great place to do it. A nice section of the Snake River, placid and easy to navigate. No white water or anything like that. I was just touring, so I did not take part in any of the offerings. But a nice area to do water sports.
Written August 4, 2021
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Lisa M
Washington DC, DC134 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Lovely local watering hole full of folks swimming, resting on docks, and jumping off the bank into the water. We were already tired from our hike earlier and not prepared for swimming, so we didn’t get as much from this stop as we might have. But it’s a well designed area.
Written July 15, 2021
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Melissa D
West Jordan, UT297 contributions
Jul 2022
Lovely place to explore and view incredible waterfall, Perrine Coulee Falls. It's great to be able to go behind the falls and view the power of this place. It was a perfect option for a really hot day. Really beautiful, nice and cool, we loved it.

GPS took up to an overlook above the falls, which wasn't so great. We had the GPS search for the golf course we could see below us and that helped us get to the falls. We parked off the road right next to the falls for quick and easy access.
Written July 29, 2022
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Alison P
Forest, VA133 contributions
Sep 2020
The Perrine Coulee Waterfall is the attraction here. It's a nearly 200 ft drop and it's incredible. We saw it from above (at the Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center) and then drove down Canyon Springs Road. We parked at the area right at the hairpin turn and then took the trail down to the falls. You can walk behind the falls and it's wonderful. Be prepared to get a little wet and make sure you have good hiking shoes on becuase it's wet and can be a bit slippery back there. Simply gorgeous but I'm a sucker for waterfalls.
Written September 23, 2020
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PhlegmMaster
Phoenix, AZ4,249 contributions
Jun 2022
My son and I checked out this park during our visit to Twin Falls.

We did not have to pay any fee to park.

There are plenty of places to have a picnic or just stretch out on the grass.

Looked as if you could bring your own kayak, or even rent one, I think.

The area is beautiful, and you get a great view of the Perrine Bridge.

Also on your way down to the park, you can park your vehicle (if there's a space available) and walk right up to the Perrine Coulee Falls. You can even stand behind the falling water!
Written August 19, 2022
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JerB4
35 contributions
If you are looking for a pleasant place to take a break from a long road trip, this Park fits the bill nicely!

As you are driving into Twin Falls from the Twin Falls/Sun Valley exit from the highway, you get to pass over Perrine Bridge. It is pretty cool to walk on, and you can even walk the canyon trail right alongside it. But, if you want to get some of the better pictures you want to head on over to Centennial Park.

To get there you simply take the first right hand turn at the first intersection after the bridge. You will then continue on that road until your first right hand turn, which will seem like it simply goes into a subdivision- don't be fooled. There should be some big trees on your right hand side as you follow the road. Word to the wise, the road can be narrow, and there are several pull-offs where people park their vehicles so that they can run the grade. Be careful, be aware of other people, but also look around because the view is astounding! You can see two of the golf-courses in town at the bottom of the canyon, and if you watch your left hand side, you can see several little waterfalls.

Your brakes should be working well before you attempt this drive, and I wouldn't recommend it in the winter unless you have chains and 4-wheel drive, even then it could be hairy!

At the hairpin turn, if you pull off into the pullout, you can cross the road, and then carefully you can make your way behind the waterfall on what used to be an old settlers road into twin falls, you can walk all the way behind it if you want, be especially careful with any spring runoff! It is slick to get down, and slick ground in general.

After the hairpin turn you should pay attention, and hang to the next right hand, instead of turning left, you should see the sign, then you can turn left. That parking area is where the majority of the BASE jumpers park to drive back up after their dives from the bridge.

The next parking area is an ideal little walk. It is suitable for most ages, as long as you have suitable footwear. I wouldn't recommend any strollers, but you can walk up to the vantage point and get some cool pictures of he bridge, check out the river, or even see Centennial Park if you look off to the western side. You can even hike down to Centennial Park if you are prepared for some steep trails.

The picnic pavilion, playsets, docks, and pullout areas are further around the corner from that last pullout. There is a restroom, the open hole in the ground type, but better than nothing, and they have been reasonably clean when I have had to take my daughter. The playground is for a little older kid, or a very involved parent and a toddler. There are two sets of swings, you just have to look for them both, and plenty of parking for anything you would need to park. In some of the summer months make sure to have some repellant, but otherwise a very nice little park. If you expect Central Park, this isn't it, but if you just want a little break from the monotony of sagebrush and lava flows then this is for you!! There are two boat docks, one for motor boats, and the other for canoes/kayaks/etc.

I hope that you enjoy this fun little spot as much as we have!! PS the pictures of the bridge are really cool throughout the whole park!
Written November 25, 2011
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Tom A
San Jose, CA72 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
This isn't really a review of Centennial Waterfront Park itself, but rather a review of kayaking on the Snake River, which is one activity you can embark on at the park.

We rented individual kayaks from Pryor Paddle Rentals at the park, and kayaked upstream first to Incline Falls, and then to Shoshone Falls. What a fantastic experience!

The whole trip took us about 4 hours, including a short portage of the kayaks past Incline Falls to reach the stretch of river leading to Shoshone Falls. At Incline Falls, we would recommend the land route farthest to the right (facing upstream), which is longer but easier for carrying the kayaks.

All along the way, there are small waterfalls coming down the sides of the canyon. The Perrine Bridge with its BASE jumpers is also interesting to behold from below. The best part of the trip is kayaking right up to the bottom of Shoshone Falls -- a huge falls sometimes called the "Niagara Falls of the West." It almost seems like you should not be allowed to do this, but it is not particularly unsafe as long as you don't do anything crazy, and it is really a once in a lifetime experience. On a hot day, the cool wind and mist from the falls feel great.

The Snake River Canyon in this area is really spectacular. One could imagine it being a national park. Since it is not, it is relatively unknown, which means it is not overrun with too many people, or restricted in what you can do. A great find! A kayaking trip is probably the best way to experience this gem.

The Snake River itself is very calm outside of the falls. Completely flat water, and the current is so gentle you will not notice the difference between paddling upstream and downstream. So have no fear if you think your kayaking skills are not up to the task. It's fine for relative beginners. Making it all the way to Shoshone Falls requires some stamina, but if you're in pretty good shape it will be fine. You don't need to be a star athlete to do this.
Written July 24, 2015
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Nicole G
Sparks, NV5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Staying a couple nights here in Twin Falls. Decided to head over to the river after dinner to check it out. There a couple spots to stop at on the way down to the park with very nice views of the bridge and river. There’s kayak and paddle board rentals available and signups for zip lining. Boat launch is available as well. Playground for young ones and picnic areas throughout. It’s a lovely park!
Written July 11, 2018
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