Smiths Ferry is another one of Idaho’s hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, this charming community has something for everyone. With world-class white water rafting and fishing on the nearby Payette River, you can satisfy your thirst for outdoor thrills — or just take a lazy float to chill.
While most visitors will simply pass through Smiths Ferry while driving along Highway 55, it’s definitely worth the stop for a bite or an adventure.
An hour north of Boise, the canyon widens and the river relaxes. Sandbar islands host ducks, geese, and eagles. Cabins peak through the forest canopy, smoke curling up from their chimneys.