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

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.

Red Rock Pass just 5 miles south of DowneyVisit 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.

South Bannock County Fair postcardThe 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
208-897-5342
Downey’s Website

Downey Area Recreation