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Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir

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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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 1 week ago
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
Great views

The view of Arrowrock Dam is great. The road passed the dam is not for the faint of heart. Camping... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
garlo25
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Boise, Idaho
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Was Once The Tallest Dam In The World
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good60%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“lucky peak” (5 reviews)
“trout” (3 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 9 September 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.

Thank garlo25
Reviewed 7 September 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

Thank kayakergrl2017
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 17 July 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?

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 15 June 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!

Thank B0bbyW
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We went for a drive on a gorgeous Saturday and ended up in the area. The dam itself is nothing special, but the surrounding nearby countryside is one of the prettiest areas we have ever seen.

Thank David T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's NOT Lucky Peak. That means little parking, one-lane gravel/dirt roads frequently driven by half-drunk lunatics with boat trailers, and primitive areas. It also means the fishing, scenery and quiet is (not counting the aforementioned trailers) unspoiled and not flooded with people. So this isn't...More

1  Thank WhereDoIGoNow
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is great for a Sunday drive or just a quite, peaceful afternoon outing. It's great for fishing, camping, and exploring. The roads are rugged and one lane gravel for part of the trip - also curvy roads, so not for the squimish or faint...More

Thank Rlboise
Reviewed 4 February 2017

What can you actually say about a dam? It is bigger than some and smaller than some. If you are new to Boise you need to go see it so when people mention it you will know what they are talking about. If I were...More

Thank drtom100
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