Water stored in Blackfoot Reservoir is used to irrigate lands on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and other lands near Blackfoot, Idaho. Blackfoot Reservoir is managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Fort Hall.
Blackfoot Reservoir Campground and 5 campgrounds along the Blackfoot River are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
How to Get to Blackfoot Campgrounds
From Soda Springs, Idaho, travel about 11 miles north on ID 34 and follow the signs to the campground.
Phone Number: 208-478-6340
Blackfoot Reservoir has a very good population of rainbow, cutthroat trout and carp. Its islands are home to pelicans, cormorants and gulls. Its waters are used by waterfowl, water birds and shorebirds.
Blackfoot Reservoir covers 18,000 surface acres when full, the second largest reservoir in southeastern Idaho.
The main dam was built 55 feet high above the streambed. Blackfoot Reservoir has a usable storage capacity of 413,000 acre-feet at a design maximum water surface elevation of 6124’.
The campgrounds offer fishing, camping, picnicking, boating, swimming, and hunting opportunities.
Facilities at Blackfoot Reservoir
This site has a boat ramp, camp sites, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, accessible fishing trail, parking lots, drinking water, electrical hook-ups, and dump station.
There are 16 developed camp sites, 6 developed day-use sites—with one large group site, 12 semi-developed camp sites.
Campsites are on a first come first serve basis.
Campground Fees: $10 per vehicle/per night in the developed camping area. More vehicles in camp site are $5per vehicle/per night
The fees are $5 per vehicle/ per night in the semi-developed camping area.
Use of electricity is an additional charge of $5 per night.
Day Use Fees: $5 per vehicle/per day. Seasonal passes for $50.00 available.