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Address: Idaho Highway 21, Boise, ID 83712
Phone Number: 208 373 4007
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Description: was once the tallest dam in the world

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Excellent Kokanee Fishing

The ramp is paved, but the docks are not always in the water. So not a great place on a windy day with a larger boat. The fishing can be excellent. Check out the Kokanee Forum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2013
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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The ramp is paved, but the docks are not always in the water. So not a great place on a windy day with a larger boat. The fishing can be excellent. Check out the Kokanee Forum for up to date tips. Locations, color, depth, etc..

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It's tricky to get here. A steep incline in to the reservoir on a one lane dirt road is a little nerve racking. Picnic areas are rocky and limited. It's supposedly good for Kokanee trolling from a boat and under the dam is one of the best fly fishing areas in the state.

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Emmett, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you want to get out of town for a day of fishing and not have to drive too far, this is a good place to go. Whether trolling from a boat or fishing from shore, the fishing is usually pretty decent. It's open year round, but make sure you have a fishing license if you're 14 or older.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great camping and fishing. Take your drift boat (strone motor) and catch your limit with a variety of fish. Hot in the summer. Fall and spring months are great.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Most people go to Lucky Peak reservoir for their summer relaxation. But, go 20 miles toward Atlanta and the area is desolate, quiet, peaceful and best of all - free from people. Be careful on the road, one wrong move and you could go off a cliff or into the water.

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Meridian, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Was the highest dam in the world prior to Hoover. Impressive structure and spillway (which rarely runs), but access is limited due to higher security since 9/11.

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pacific northwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The dam is a short drive past Spring Shores Marina...when u turn past the last bend in the road, the dam opens up to your view...roll down the car windows and feel the temperature drop as you get closer to the dam; if you have time, take the road to the top of the dam (turn left when you get... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

One of the best places to fish, and less crowded than other places too!

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Catch it at spring run off when the dam is opened up to take on water from the winter melt. Truly awesome spray and power. Take the kids, they will remember it when they get older.

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Eagle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Frank Crowe was an engineering wizard and he perfected his skills here first before trying them out on Hoover/Boulder Dam years later. Worth the trip!

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