Home to North America's largest concentration of nesting birds of prey, the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1993 to protect a unique environment in the cliffs along the Snake River. Falcons, eagles, hawks, and owls live here in unique profusion and variety. This unique area encompasses 485,000 acres and hosts about 800 pairs of falcons, eagles, hawks and owls that come here each spring to mate and raise their young. The best time to view raptors is from mid-March through June during morning and early evening hours. Numerous other recreation opportunities are available such as camping, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, hunting, OHV riding, and scenic/wildlife viewing. A developed campground is located at Cove Recreation Site and primitive camping is available throughout the area.


16 Miles south of Boise


I-84 exit 44 south to Kuna. South on Swan Falls Road 20 miles to Snake River Canyon

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3948 Development Ave
Boise ID, 83705


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Cove Recreation Site - $2 Day use, $5 tent camping, $12 RV camping


Boating Facilities, Campsites, Vault Toilets

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