Lake Walcott, Idaho Camping & Hiking

Lake Walcott, Idaho Camping & Hiking

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Directions

Directions: Located 13 miles northeast of Rupert off Interstate 86.

Phone

208-436-1258

Activities

BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Idaho Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Idaho Hiking Trails

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Minidoka Wildlife Refuge

Located in South central Idaho within the Minidoka Wildlife Refuge. Lake Walcott is administered by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Created by Minidoka Dam, which is part of the Mindoka Project. Boat fishing on Lake Walcott is permitted from April 1 through September 30 in designated areas. Approximately 5 miles of shoreline are available for year-round bank fishing. Available species include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie, and yellow perch. Reservoir acre feet and total reservoir capacity and cubic feet/second release rates for rivers below Upper Snake River Basin reservoirs and select river locations are updated daily and graphically provided. Site offers: dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hiking, pull-through camping sites, barrier-free access. Boat ramp elevations. Historic Walcott Park, located on the west end of Lake Walcott, once housed an experimental farm, housing for Bureau of Reclamation workers, a resort, and a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. Stone retaining walls built by CCC workers still stand. A kiosk on the park’s south end describes the park’s history with a series of interpretive panels.

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