Much of the work done to transform Lake Walcott State Park and the Minidoka conservation project was performed by 200 young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps beginning in the fall of 1935.
“From 1935-1941 the CCC transformed ‘Walcott Park’ by removing rock outcroppings, leveling and filling the land, planting hundreds of trees, constructing rock retaining walls, creating picnic areas and building roads and parking areas.”
Today the park has “awesome fishing opportunities, a canopied park perfect for group activities and a variety of campsites. Campers can set up primitive sites along the water’s edge. Several group camp sites for tent camping are also available as are fully serviced campsites and cabins.”
Until further notice, no power is available at the serviced sites within Lake Walcott State Park.
Check the Website or call (208) 436-1258
Amenities still available: Showers, flush toilets, dump station.
Boating, ramps and docks for day-use.
Rainbow trout, carp, smallmouth bass, bullhead catfish; Great Horned owls, red tail and Swenson hawks, bald eagles, songbirds, waterfowl.
Lake Walcott State Park
959 E Minidoka Dam
Rupert, ID 83350
11 NE of Rupert, ID
86 miles W of Pocatello, ID
133 miles W of Idaho Falls, ID
178 miles E of Boise, ID
191 miles N of Salt Lake City, UT
42.675 | 113.48306
Photos: (Top) Jimmy Smith standing on dock with rainbow over Lake Walcott after a spring lightning storm. (Bottom) Camp site. (Julianne G. Crane)