About Snake River Falls

Snake River Falls is located downstream of Merritt Dam. At the falls, the river plunges into a deep canyon associated with a beautiful Ponderosa Pine woodland (P. ponderosa ssp. Scopulorum). The Ponderosa pines here represent the easternmost edge of this type forest. As part of the Niobrara valley, it is situated at the crossroads of the Northern Boreal and Eastern deciduous forests and wildlife.  Ecologically important, the property is privately owned and managed in partnership with other conservation groups.
Public Viewing
The Falls are now Open    Regular hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Admission is $1 for adults and $0.75 for children.   The Falls offers two public viewing sites and are clearly roped off. Trespassing beyond rope boundary is strictly prohibited. NO other amenities are available. There is NO potable water, bathroom,  fishing, camping, or hiking access to the falls, canyon or river. Use of DRONES is prohibited. Parking is limited; Rv’s are not advised.
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