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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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  • Just the ride to the Dam is worth it. Along beautiful roads you come eventually to the dam, then via gravel roads up to the reservoir. Highly recommended if you're in the area.
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  • This is a good place to go for the day if you're looking to just get outside. The reservoir offers fishing and boating but don't expect much in the way of beautiful scenery. There are little to no tre...  more »
  • Bumpy, narrow dirt road but worth the travel if you are patient. Fishing is great and the scenery around the reservoir is relaxing. Be careful of rattle snakes if you walk around though. I'm not a sna...  more »
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  • The fishing has been slow recently but there are fish to catch. Figuring the bait is the challenge. Rainbow, Bull Trout, Cutthroat, Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass. The lake is about 23 miles from Boise Idaho and worth the drive. This is a great access point to the Boise National Forest and the rivers that feed the reservoir.
  • Great place for boating, fishing, swimming. Road is rough and single lane through sections, but much quieter and a lot less people than Lucky Peak. Bring water and sun screen!
  • 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.
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