Macks Creek Park is a small day-use area and campground located on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, just 25 miles from the Boise area and 4 miles off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Visitors make the trip to enjoy quality recreational activities like boating, swimming and fishing.
This primitive, small park offers a handful of campsites on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. Clean vault restrooms, hand pumped drinking water and an emergency telephone are provided.
During the recreation season, volunteer camp hosts live on-site and can provide information and assistance to park users.
Parking availability is limited and there is no cell service at the lake. Two businesses within 10 miles offer limited food and services.
Starting Spring 2022 Macks Creek Park will be a reservation only facility. All visitors must book their reservation through Recreation.gov. Registration with the camp host upon arrival is required. Any visitors wishing to recreate at Macks Creek may make a same-day reservation depending on site availability.
All campers must register with camp host upon arrival.
All reservations must arrive within 24 hours of scheduled check-in or notify lake office of late arrival. Failure to do so may result in the cancelation of your reservation.
Although on-line reservations are not required, all sites are reservable.
Cell service is not available.
Parking is extremely limited; please see individual site notes for maximum vehicle allowances.
Lucky Peak Lake is located in the foothills of southwestern Idaho on the Boise River at an elevation of 3,055 feet. When full, the lake stretches 12 miles up-river, with 45 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 surface acres of water.
The campground is situated among shady trees along the lakeshore. The surrounding mountains are consistent with sagebrush steppe, dotted with sagebrush and bitterbrush.
A variety of wildlife lives around Lucky Peak, including bald and golden eagles, mule deer, antelope, red-tailed hawks, California quail and chukar.
Arrowrock Reservoir, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, is nearby, as is the beautiful Boise National Forest. These areas provide additional camping, boating, fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities.
The lake offers family-friendly outdoor recreation opportunities for both travelers and residents of the urban Boise area. Macks Creek Park offers scenic views and convenient access to lake recreation.
Anglers fish for rainbow trout, Kokanee and smallmouth bass. A boat ramp is located within the campground.
400 Arrowrock Road Boise ID 83716
For campground inquiries, please call: 208-343-0671
From Gowen Road (Exit 57) off I-84, head east toward South Federal Way. Continue to follow Highway 21 for 12.5 miles. Turn right on Arrow Rock Road immediately after the High Bridge crossing over the lake. Continue 4.5 miles on Arrow Rock Road to Macks Creek Park.