Downey is a quiet little city of 650 people nestled below majestic Oxford Peak. They cherish their small town atmosphere and welcome those who wish to visit, play, live, or set up business. Downey’s streets were built wide enough to turn a six-hitch wagon and for the twice a year cattle drives that went through town.
Downata Hot Springs offers swimming, water slides, a kids water playground and a hot tub all heated by their natural, odorless hot spring.
They have a big campground, bed & breakfast, and Indian Teepees for your stay. Enjoy picnicking, horse shoes, basketball, volleyball, It’s a great place for family reunions.
Visit Red Rock Pass just 5 miles south of Downey. Approximately 15,000 years ago Lake Bonneville suddenly flooded a huge amount of water to the north. These flood waters flowed over Red Rock Pass in southeastern Idaho and continued westward across the Snake River Plain. The release of water from Lake Bonneville was apparently caused by capture of the Bear River which greatly increased the supply of water to the Bonneville Basin and then the sudden erosion of the dam on the northern shoreline near Red Rock Pass. Red Rock Pass as it looks after the Bonneville Flood.
The first weekend in August people come from miles around for the old fashioned South Bannock County Fair. The rodeo, parade, exhibits and livestock shows offer the opportunity to experience life in the country first hand. Stay in one of the local campgrounds.
City of Downey
South Main Street
Downey, Idaho 83234
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Downey Area Recreation
Park in the small gravel pull-out on US 91 which provides a good view. View the tundra Swan during their Spring (March) and Fall (November) migration. Sora, Virginia Rail, and Marsh Wren nest in the wetland. Find species and driving directions on the website below.
Many cabins, vacation rentals and yurts to rent. The campground has water and power hook ups, group areas, basic sites, tenting areas, tepees and a Cowboy Hangout. Our picnic areas consist of seven day pavilions for picnic use.
Downata has a naturally heated Swimming Pool (open in the winter), four Water Slides, Water Playground and steamy Hot Pools. Stay in their RV Park, Yurts, Tepees, Cabins, Vacation Rentals and Covered Wagons!
This cabin, one of the first built on the Nine Mile Creek in Marsh Valley, was erected by William Jason and Cyrus Coffin before 1866. Later it was purchased by Abigail Coffin, who with her sons, Nathan, Cyrus, and William were among the first settlers. They used the cabin for the first school and store.
10 RV full hookup sites with RV dumpsite next to the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Downey Idaho. Horse facilities also available.
Downey area trailhead for snowmobiling and ATV riding. Download a printable PDF of the Downey Area Snowmobile and ATV Trail Map. View our ArcGis Interactive Map.
10 campsites. Boat ramp/docks, camp sites, shelters, picnic tables, 2 vault toilets, 2 parking lots. No fees
Red Rock Pass was cut through a sill of resistant Paleozoic shale, limestone, and dolomite, and forms a narrow gap two miles long. At one time the pass was at the shoreline of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, 300 feet higher. Lava flows in the vicinity of Pocatello diverted the Bear River through Lake Thatcher into Lake Bonneville.
12 Full hookups. Group area holds 2 RVs and several tents on lawn. Open field to run pets. Horse paddocks available. Near all services.
Motel located between Pocatello, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah on I-15. We have very reasonable rates. Rooms will have a queen or double bed. Upstairs rooms allow smoking and pets. Campground has electrical (50 & 30 amp), water & sewer hookups.