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Mini Version of Hoover Dam!

The dam is an awe inspiring site, and if you are lucky enough to visit in late spring, the excess... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
gary426
Historic Landmark in a Scenic Setting

A short, scenic detour off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway (ID21) to a historic landmark. When... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
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Idaho Highway 21, Turn east off ID21 on north side of Mores Creek Bridge and follow lakeshore for 6 miles, Boise, ID 83712
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The dam is an awe inspiring site, and if you are lucky enough to visit in late spring, the excess run off may be flowing through the side diversion area making for a spectacular waterfall. The road changes from paved to unpaved about a mile...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gary426
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a good place to go for the day if you're looking to just get outside. The reservoir offers fishing and boating but don't expect much in the way of beautiful scenery. There are little to no trees and the beach is pretty steep...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank bigredk9
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Bumpy, narrow dirt road but worth the travel if you are patient. Fishing is great and the scenery around the reservoir is relaxing. Be careful of rattle snakes if you walk around though. I'm not a snake fan but rattle snake tasest just like chicken.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank RICHARDLARSEN
Reviewed February 19, 2018

This place is amazing. The dam has a long and winding road to get to the actual dam itself, but worth the drive. Its about 30 miles from downtown Boise....but its a must see attraction. The photo opportunities are amazing and the winding river in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed December 4, 2017

A short, scenic detour off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway (ID21) to a historic landmark. When Arrowrock Dam was completed in 1915 it was the world's tallest dam at 350'. It's still an impressive structure and the lake it forms is lovely. The reservoir is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed September 8, 2017

The view of Arrowrock Dam is great. The road passed the dam is not for the faint of heart. Camping is limited to just a few spots. Fishing can be good at times. Boating is great for the views and not crowded.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank garlo25
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I visit out here often. Be aware the road very VERY washboarded and traffic can get fairly "heavy" for a dirt road. Make sure to stay on your side of the road and take curves slowly hugging your side. I do not recommend camping along...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank kayakergrl2017
Reviewed August 10, 2017

As we set our day for fishing this reservoir has all the fun for the day. It has the different types of fish bass, trout, kokone. We grill out, drink a few beers or soda as we spend quality time with all our friends for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tom D
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is a short and scenic drive outside Boise. Pretty resivor with mountains all around. You will see a lot of boating activity on good summer days. Wonder what would happen if it broke?

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jeff A
Reviewed June 14, 2017

A great example of what dedicated city planners can do with a reservoir and dam. A beautiful park with lots of picnic areas, shady trees and even a sandy beach!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank B0bbyW
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