Steck Park

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Steck Park

Idaho

(208) 384-3300

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Overview

At Steck Park, visitors can choose from two camping areas. The lower campground is in the older shaded part of the park and provides 21 sites (16 of these for RVs). The newer area has 29 RV sites, four of which are group sites.

Brownlee Reservoir offers excellent boating and fishing and is considered to be the best catfish, crappie and smallmouth bass fishery in Idaho and Oregon. Steck Park also has two boat launching facilities, improved in 2010. The first is located near the lower campground and offers access for car-top boats and small trailered boats. A new extended, low-water ramp (useable down to 2055' water level) is located at the far end of the park. The Four Rivers Field Office is the backyard of Idaho's largest city, offering easy access to out-of-town, unspoiled places.

At Bonneville Point, stand in the same spot where Captain Bonneville overlooked the valley he named Les Bois. Explore high desert flora and discover the 12,000-year-old rock-face petroglyphs made by Native Americans and early settlers at Celebration Park. Seven miles up Eighth Street from Boise's North End, the Hulls Gulch National Recreation Trail offers a quiet escape from the city below and a chance to learn about the unique natural history of the Boise Foothills. Original wagonwheel ruts are visible on two segments of the primary Oregon Trail route in southwestern Idaho, North Trail and Sinker Creek. To experience beautiful scenery and solitude, jump in your car, float a stretch of river, or explore on foot.

Falcons, eagles, hawks, and owls in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area comprise one of the world's densest concentrations of nesting raptors. The NCA is nature in the rough, but the birds and their environment reward those who meet the area on its own terms with the patience to fit into the natural rhythm of life here.

The rivers that give the field office its name and two reservoirs in the area offer kayaking, canoeing, rafting and fishing adventures, motorized boating at designated locations, and swimming, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and camping on banks and shorelines.

Map of Steck Park

Latitude, Longitude: 44.343003, -117.188072

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Activities

  • Boating

    Steck Park has two boat launching facilities, improved in 2010. The first is located near the lower campground and offers access for car-top boats and small trailered boats. A new extended, low-water ramp (useable down to 2055' water level) is located at the far end of the park.

  • Camping

    The lower campground is in the older shaded part of the park and provides 21 sites (16 of these for RVs). The newer area has 29 RV sites, four of which are group sites. Amenities include restrooms, drinking water, and dump station.

  • Fishing

    Brownlee Reservoir offers excellent boating and fishing and is considered to be the best catfish, crappie and smallmouth bass fishery in Idaho and Oregon.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    The area is open to OHV use on designated trails. All motorized vehicles should use existing routes, or use designated routes where they've been established. To protect wildlife, reduce erosion, and prevent the spread of weeds, please don't travel cross-country or create new vehicle tracks.

Directions

Driving

About 20 miles northwest of Weiser, Idaho on Brownlee Reservoir of the Snake River. Highway 30 to Weiser. Turn west on Olds Ferry Road and travel 23 miles to Steck Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 384-3300

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