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ATTENTION: Please note beginning with 2015 stays, Idaho State Park fees will charge different rates for resident and non- resident customers. This change requires the collection of unique primary site occupant information (name, address, and telephone number) for all sites. This includes cabins, campsites, yurts and group facilities. Customers booking multiple sites under one name should expect a follow up call from IDPR staff requesting primary occupant information.

Lake Walcott, ID

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 07 2016   Later Dates


Walcott Park is situated within the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge.

Wildlife abounds within the park and along the lake shoreline. Mule deer, small animals such as raccoon, porcupine, squirrels, and many songbirds are nearby.

A variety of ducks, geese, pelicans, shore birds and upland game birds along with owls and hawks make their home in the area.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Nature Study
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Programs, Nature
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Geological Formations
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Rental
  • Canoe Rental
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Propane
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restaurant
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information
  • A 5.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
  • All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any applicable additional per-person or MVEF charges will be collected at the park.
  • MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
  • Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
  • All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
  • RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.675, -113.48306
42°40'30"N, 113°28'59"W

Lake Walcott is located 11 miles NE of Rupert, ID. From I-84 take exit 211 to Rupert, ID.

Pass through three stop lights. As the highway begins to curve to the right, you need to take a left to cross the railroad tracks and then take an immediate right.

Take another immediate right to the NE (follow the signs) that puts you onto State Highway 24.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Lake Walcott
959 East Minidoka Dam Road
Rupert   ID  83350

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)436-1258