Enjoy a beautiful 90 min drive from Jackson Hole to our location in Swan Valley, Idaho. South Fork Lodge is based on the magnificent Snake River with world-class trout fishing, fine cuisine and luxury accommodations.
South Fork Lodge rests on the banks of the best dry-fly trout fishery in America — the South Fork of the Snake River. The South Fork flows from the bottom of Palisades Reservoir, about 12 miles from the lodge to its confluence with the fabled Henry’s Fork, some 62 river miles away. For anglers looking for rod-bending action or trophy hunters in search of their trout of a lifetime, South Fork Lodge is the ideal home base, with guides and amenities that are second to none.
Experience Our Fishing
South Fork Lodge rests along a stretch of the South Fork of the Snake River teeming with trout. Ideally situated with exclusive access to every river section, it is the perfect place to chase Idaho’s famous native cutthroats, rocket-fueled rainbows, and muscular browns.
Our chefs and mixologists are the envy of every sportsmen’s lodge. Adam Perry Lang and Chris Bianco spearhead a family-style meal program. Our star bartender Sadie Montana works year-round at The Machete Bar which boasts a whiskey collection that requires a ladder to reach to the top shelf.
The lodge sits atop the legendary canyon section, a preferred float for anglers come stonefly season in late June and early July. No section of the river is out of reach — the lodge is perfectly situated to give anglers quality and variety.
South Fork Lodge has come a long way in the 80-plus years since it began as a fish camp on the bank of the South Fork. The existing lodge was built in 1998 by conservationist Mark Rockefeller. It is now owned and operated by legendary guide and outfitter Oliver White and fly fishing enthusiast Jimmy Kimmel.
From spacious lodge rooms featuring king-sized beds, fine linens, full bathrooms with walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Snake, to its newly renovated cabins and brand new A-frame homes, South Fork Lodge has many choices for guests looking to spend time with family, friends or alone. All lodging options are an easy walk to the main building, dining room and Machete Bar.