Black Canyon Reservoir

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Black Canyon Reservoir

Idaho

(208) 365-2682

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Overview

There are three day-use parks located at or near Black Canyon Dam: Black Canyon Park, Wild Rose Park, and Cobblestone Park. Triangle Park offers both day-use and overnight camping.

Triangle Park, located just upstream of Black Canyon Park, is available for group overnight camping. Water and power are not available at this park.

Gazebos at Black Canyon Park and Wild Rose Park can be rented for a daily fee. Only the gazebos can be rented, not the entire park. The shelter at Cobblestone Park can be rented for a daily fee.

Montour Park, located in the Montour Wildlife Management Area, has overnight camping. There are 18 spaces which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Potable water and bathrooms are available.

Black Canyon Reservoir is formed by Black Canyon Diversion Dam, a part of the Boise Project. Managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, this 1,100-acre reservoir offers 12 miles of shoreline. Boating and fishing are the major recreational activities at the reservoir, which is located northeast of Emmett in southwest Idaho. This site offers restrooms, boat ramps, camping, parking, picnic tables, swimming, and accessible facilities for fishing.

Map of Black Canyon Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 43.924670, -116.417060

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is governed by Idaho State laws and regulations. Additional regulations may be imposed by local authority for the safety of the public and/or project facilities. Boat ramps available for use.

  • Camping

    There are three day-use parks located at or near Black Canyon Dam -- Black Canyon Park, Wild Rose Park, and Cobblestone Park. Triangle Park offers both day-use and overnight camping.

  • Fishing

    The reservoir offers accessible facilities for fishing.

  • Hunting

    Great hunting is available in designated areas.

  • Picnicking

    Beautiful picnic areas with picnic tables.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming or scuba diving shall be at the swimmer's own risk. Scuba diving is permitted when the diver plainly marks the area in which he is operating with suitable flags or floats. Swimming is allowed in the swim area at your own risk. There is not a lifeguard on duty at any time. Swimming outside the swim area is prohibited. Swimming from boat docks is prohibited.

Directions

Driving

The reservoir is located on State Route 52 between Emmett and Horseshoe Bend.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 365-2682

Campground reservations

(208) 365-2682

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