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Children's fishing pond to open soon
The children’s fishing pond southwest of Idaho Falls Power’s Gem State hydropower plant is set to open for the summer on June 15.
The 5-acre pond is open each year from the middle of June until the first of March, when it closes to allow nesting for waterfowl. Idaho Department of Fish and Game stocks the pond periodically throughout the season with a variety of fish.
The pond is open to anglers 14 and younger. Fish and Game officers have been known to issue citations to adults caught fishing in the area.
To get there from Idaho Falls, head south on Yellowstone Highway (US Highway 91 to Shelley) then west on Canyon Road (97th South). Watch for signs. An unpaved road turns north off of Canyon Road, and runs about 1 mile to a parking lot just south of the pond. Access to the riverbank for fishing and launching small boats is available just south of the parking lot.
The kids’ fishing pond isn’t the only recreation site in the city that’s been developed in conjunction with IFP’s hydroelectric plants. The city-owned utility owns and operates four plants along the Snake River and most offer recreation opportunities. Stop by IFP headquarters at 140 S. Capital Ave. for a brochure with directions to these sites and information about the amenities offered.
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