Dear Snake River Enthusiast, Recreationist and Outfitter:
On March 15th, the Wilson Boat ramp “officially” opened to vehicle access for the season. However, the snowpack has kept most users from accessing the river. As of today, the Upper Snake River watershed is at 112% of average Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) and ranging between 3 to 5 feet of standing snow. Currently, the public would like to access the Snake River at Wilson Boat ramp, but is stymied by the significant valley floor snowpack.
In keeping with one of Snake River Fund’s founding principles to promote and protect public access to the Snake River, we will begin clearing the Wilson Ramp on Wednesday, March 27th, with the intention of opening the official access site, protecting the resources, and reducing user group conflict. In the near future, three reaches of the Snake River will be accessible including Moose-Wilson, Wilson-South Park and South Park-Astoria.
Accomplishing this task takes Snake River Fund’s time, money and resources, and we are asking for your support to get this accomplished. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Snake River Fund. Any financial support you and/or your business may be able to provide to this public access effort is appreciated.
Secure online donations can be made here or mailed to:
Snake River Fund
PO Box 7033
Jackson, WY 83002
Please be aware that protecting the resource is important to the Snake River Fund and the land management agencies. Each agency will determine the appropriate time to fully open the access site based upon local conditions. It is the Funds desire to assist mother nature and its natural melting process with plowing. Please respect all posted closures, gates, and wintering wildlife. Plowing doesn’t equate to instant access, rather sooner access. Your support is greatly appreciated.