Looks like it's not just the environmentalists:https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/environmental/article_1e759896-6936-5703-a8c8-b282602aafaa.html Apparently someone doesn’t want a white water park being built because of some fish?
The fish were there long before we were. There are already too many dams that impede fish passage and have wiped out the upstream fish populations all over the country. This park is being opposed by one of the whitewater industry folks in the area, maybe it's not really needed. It sounds like there's the added argument against the park that it could actually pose a hazard to an existing group of river users that aren't set up to run whitewater.“It’s like putting a climbing wall or an elevator on the Grand Teton,” said Charlie Sands, longtime owner of Sands Whitewater. “I told the county, ‘If you’re going to allow that, I want a Ferris wheel up there.’”
Sands called the river park “ridiculous,” and he worried it would be a burden for scenic floaters and fishing boats to pass through. The county, he said, ought not to allow private businesses to “screw around” with a public good like the Snake.
Alpine Canyon stretch has a bunch of play spots depending on flow. For Victor/Driggs folks, 1-2 hrs, for Jackson folks, 20-45 minutes depending on where they live.Doesn't the Snake have a bunch of excellent natural playspots somewhere pretty close to there anyway?...must be a little out of town