Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

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Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

Idaho

(208) 677-6641

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Overview

The Salmon Falls Dam, built in 1910 to provide water for irrigation to farms, has formed this lake, which has become an important recreation area. Anglers will find their prayers answered here, with an abundance of fish including brown trout, chinook and kokanee salmon, yellow perch, black crappie, channel catfish, small mouth bass, and walleye. Ice fishing in January and February. This is the premier walleye fishery in Idaho, and trophy catches are common. Hunting for antelope and upland game birds.

Boating, fishing, hunting and hiking are favorite activities in the Burley area. Recreation sites, developed and primitive, can be found along more than four miles of Snake River shoreline managed by the BLM.

Basalt cliffs surrounded by a sage grassland equate to outstanding hunting for upland game birds and antelope.

Anglers' prayers are answered here, with an abundance of brown trout, chinook and kokanee salmon, yellow perch, black crappie, channel catfish, small mouth bass, and walleye. Ice fishing is popular during January and February.

Exploration of the Cotterel Mountains provides scenic vistas and peaceful hikes.

Map of Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 42.207289, -114.890944

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp provides boaters access to the reservoir.

  • Camping

    There is both a primitive campground and a developed campground equipped with drinking water, restrooms, and a dump station.

  • Climbing

    There are many great climbing areas near the reservoir.

  • Fishing

    Anglers will find their prayers answered here, with an abundance of fish including brown trout, chinook and kokanee salmon, yellow perch, black crappie, channel catfish, small mouth bass, and walleye. Ice fishing in January and February. This is the premier walleye fishery in Idaho, and trophy catches are common.

  • Hiking

    There are many scenic hikes in the area.

  • Hunting

    Hunting for antelope and upland game birds. Call field office for more information.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Contact the field office for more information on OHV use.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables available.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, boating, and fishing available.

Directions

Driving

8 miles from Rogerson, Idaho. From Twin Falls take Highway 30 west 6 miles to the junction with Highway 93. Travel 30 miles south to Rogerson, then turn west on Three Creek Road. Salmon Falls Dam is about 8 miles down the road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 677-6641

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