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Macks Creek Park

Lucky Peak Lake

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Summary

Macks Creek Park is a small campground situated on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, 25 miles from Boise. Visitors make the trip to enjoy quality recreational activities such as boating, swimming and fishing while surrounded by scenic views and wildlife. The Boise National Forest and Arrowrock Reservoir are nearby with additional camping, boating, fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities.

Overview

Macks Creek Park is a small campground located on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, just 25 miles from the Boise area and 4 miles off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Visitors make the trip to enjoy quality recreational activities like boating, swimming and fishing.

Recreation

The lake offers family-friendly outdoor recreation opportunities for both travelers and residents of the urban Boise area. Macks Creek Park offers scenic views and convenient access to lake recreation.

Anglers fish for rainbow trout, Kokanee and smallmouth bass. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

Facilities

This primitive, small park offers a handful of campsites on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. Clean vault restrooms, hand-pumped drinking water, and an emergency telephone are provided.

During the reservation season, a volunteer Camp Host lives on-site and can provide information and assistance to park users. The Park Host does have scheduled days off and may not always be available during your stay.

Parking availability is limited and there is no cell service at the lake. Two businesses within 10 miles offer limited basic food and services.

Natural Features

Lucky Peak Lake is located in the foothills of southwestern Idaho on the Boise River at an elevation of 3,055 feet. When full, the lake stretches 12 miles up-river, with 45 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 surface acres of water.

The campground is situated among shady trees along the lakeshore. The surrounding mountains are consistent with sagebrush steppe, dotted with sagebrush and bitterbrush.

A variety of wildlife lives around Lucky Peak, including bald and golden eagles, mule deer, antelope, red-tailed hawks, California quail and chukar.

Nearby Attractions

Arrowrock Reservoir, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, is nearby, as is the beautiful Boise National Forest. These areas provide additional camping, boating, fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities. Recreation at Arrowrock Reservoir is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Check with the Boise National Forest office for rules, regulations, and temporary closures before visiting.

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This location has limited staffing. Please call (208) 343-0671 for general information.
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