Southern Idaho provides many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, rafting, skiing, rock climbing, and much more.
Jerome County is home to three golf courses.
The Jerome Recreation facility provides swimming, parks, organized sports, fitness facilities, and more.
Someone once said, “you can do anything within 1 ½ hours away from our area – except take a dip in the ocean!” If you like nature sports, you’ll find the Jerome area a great place to enjoy water sports, winter sports, hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting, and much more!
BASE Jumpers from around the world visit the famous Perrine Bridge to practice their sport. Perrine Bridge is one of the few legal places to jump in North America. The jumpers typically launch from the center of the bridge which is the dividing line between Twin Falls County and Jerome County.
The Snake River provides many opportunities for White Water Rafting from the novice to the extreme enthusiasts.
The Snake River has fantastic fishing in several categories. Fly Fishing is especially popular in both the calm and rough waters of the majestic Snake River. Fishing for trout, bass, perch, salmon or sturgeon is always popular.
Wilson Lake Reservoir
Wilson Lake Reservoir, in the heart of Jerome County, is a 600-acre fishing spot with a boat ramp, parking, fuel and 40 camp sites. Water Skiing, Boating, and Jet Skiing are just a few of activities to be enjoyed in this well-kept secret family-fun place.
Fall & Winter
From November to April of each year, snow falls across Southern Idaho. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow-sledding, snowshoeing, and anything else that can be imagined by a young or old lover of snow! World-famous Sun Valley pictured here, is one of the most popular ski resorts in the United States.
The fall hunting season is always an important time for residents and visitors to Southern Idaho. Popular game hunts are for Elk, Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion, Cougar, Antelope, and Bobcat. There are seasons for both Bow and Rifle Hunting.
Fowl hunting includes, Duck, Geese, Grouse, Pheasant, and Dove.
Other popular activities include golfing, mountain biking, tennis, swimming, mountain/rock climbing, hiking, motorcycling, four-wheeling, horseback riding. In fact, many of Jerome County’s residents own horses on their own land, making horseback riding an everyday occurrence.
Blue Lakes Country Club
Blue Lakes Country Club, a private golf course, is located on the north side Snake River Canyon – down in the canyon. Many golf enthusiasts think that the course belongs to Twin Falls – we have to set them straight from time-to-time.
You’ll want to rent a cart to play this course! It is beautiful, impeccably groomed, but challenging with its narrow fairways against the rocks, the river and the rock canyon walls!
Jerome Country Club
The Jerome Country Club, a private course, is located just off of Golf Course Road on the north canyon rim just a short distance west of the Blue Lakes Country Club below.
This classic course, offers an enjoyable outing with fellow enthusiasts, along with outstanding views of the Snake River Canyon, a first class Pro Shop and the Caddy Shack Restaurant.
Highway 93 Golf Course
The Highway 93 Golf Course is a municipal golf course, located due north of the Perrine Bridge on US Highway 93, approximately three miles on the east side. It is a relatively new course, but is enjoyed by both novice and experienced golfers.
Jerome Recreation Facility
The Jerome Recreation Facility, located in the heart of the City of Jerome boasts of:
- 32,000 sq feet
- 2 Gyms
- Walking Track
- Fitness Facility
- Outdoor Pool