This gem of a community is surrounded by high country desert, lush farmland, and forested mountains, and the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River flows through the center of town.
St. Anthony is a recreational, historical and scenic wonderland, populated by hard-working people with strong family values and faith in the future, and a business community ready and eager to serve. We welcome you to join our celebrations and community events.
There is much to see and do in St. Anthony with swimming at the St. Anthony Sand Bar, walking or hiking on the Henry’s Fork Greenway. Visit the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, approximately five miles from downtown provides recreational opportunities for ATV and sand rail enthusiasts. This is a great place for families looking for a place to picnic and play in the sand, horseback riders, bikers, photographers and others on dunes that rise as high as 500 feet from the valley floor. Their public campground and two private resorts offer camping, picnicking and day-use areas. Egin Lakes at the BLM access are shallow ponds that provide a cool respite from the desert heat.
For the fishermen drop a line into the Henry’s Fork in downtown St. Anthony or anywhere along the river. Great fishing is also available at Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area, Chester Dam, Jim’s Boat Dock or other fishing access maintained by Fremont County.
St. Anthony has more than a dozen parks with playground equipment and covered picnic shelters. At the center of the community is the Clyde Keefer Memorial Park and Veteran Memorial Park with a bronze statue of a WWI infantryman known as a “Dough Boy”.
St. Anthony is one of the stops along the Fort Henry Historic Byway. Easy day trips include: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Spencer Opal Mines, Mesa Falls, Johnny Sack cabin, Big Springs, Mount Sawtelle, Camas Meadows Battleground, Mount Borah, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Quake Lake, the birthplace of Sacajawea, Fort Henry (the first white settlement in Idaho), Teton Dam site and much more.
If you like bird watching, this is the place for bald eagle, osprey, blue heron, pelican, cormorant, king fisher, swan, goose and duck, just to name a few. Many songbirds are native to the area and can be seen during seasonal migrations.