Magic Reservoir Idaho Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Magic Reservoir


Magic Reservoir, located in southern Idaho midway between Ketchum and Twin Falls, offers some of the best fishing, boating, and water sports in the area.

  • Magic Reservoir is open and available year round.
  • Fishing here is great for bank anglers and boat anglers alike.
  • Boating is a popular activity, as is waterskiing and wakeboarding.
  • Wildlife enthusiasts with enjoy the many waterfowl and birds of prey in the area.

Overview

Magic Reservoir has 14,000 acres of water and shoreline that offer some of Southern Idaho's best fishing, boating and water skiing at this semi-developed recreation site managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Available year-round, it is popular for ice fishing in winter. Resorts and RV facilities are available along with docks, fuel and plenty of parking.

Location & Information

Magic Reservoir can be found approximately 36 miles south of Sun Valley. Travel south on Highway 75 past the junction of Highway 75 with Highway 20. Turn west at East Magic Reservoir Road.

Facilities include boat ramps, campsites, handicap access, and parking. 

Bureau of Land Management: Phone: (208) 732-7200

Fishing

Fishing here is great for bank anglers and boat anglers alike, with large amounts of rainbow and brown trout as well as yellow perch. Magic Reservoir is a good place for a variety of fishing access. There is plenty of bank fishing and many chose to troll in small boats as you are able to access areas that bank fishermen are not. Others use float tubes.

Boating

Boating is a popular activity, as is waterskiing and wakeboarding. Wildlife enthusiasts will be pleased with the many waterfowl and birds of prey in the area.

Camping

For those looking to stay in the area a bit longer, there is abundant space for camping and RV's. Nine semi-developed recreation sites are available with vault toilets, picnic tables and boat access. There is no drinking water and a 14-day camping limit.

Whether you come to Magic Reservoir to fish, take part in some water sports, and/or just plain relax you will no doubt enjoy yourself in this scenic atmosphere.


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