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Arrowrock Dam, Boise

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Arrowrock Dam is a concrete arch dam on the Boise River, in the U.S. state of Idaho. It opened in 1915 and is located on the border between Boise County and Elmore County, upstream of the Lucky Peak Dam and reservoir. The spillway elevation for Arrowrock is 3219ft above sea level and its primary purpose is to provide irrigation water for agriculture.
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  • 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 stru...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • Not as busy as Lucky Peak. Takes a little longer to get there. Dirt road the last few miles.
  • My favorite Dam near Boise. Awesome to see the spillway flowing in the Spring
  • Second of three dams controlling the boise river water shed.
  • Very beautiful scenery
  • Dam-and water-clean, will watch them forever.
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