Macks Creek Park is a small 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 reservation season, a volunteer Camp Host lives on-site and can provide information and assistance to park users. The Park Host does have scheduled days off and may not always be available during your stay.
Parking availability is limited and there is no cell service at the lake. Two businesses within 10 miles offer limited basic food and services.
New in 2024, check-out time is 11:00 am and check-in time is Noon.
Routine drawdown of Lucky Peak Lake to supply irrigation requirements begins August 14th. This will lower the lake two to three feet daily putting all dock strings connected to the shoreline out of use in a few days. Ramps will be closed as they become unusable.
Parking is extremely limited. To ensure all reserved campers are accomodated, please see individual site notes for the maximum number of people allowed in each site. If your group is larger, reserve additional sites. Sites 1-5 park within their site or nearby unassigned areas. Site 6 has three assigned parking stalls. Sites 7,8, 11 and 12 have two assigned parking stalls each, Group Site 9 has four parking stalls, and Sites 13-15 have one parking stall each (but are located near a large unassigned shoulder parking area).
All visitors may be asked to show ID and proof of reservation upon check-in or ranger patrol. Site reservations cannot be transferred upon arrival.
Docks are shared and not assigned to sites.
Advance reservations are required for all sites. Campers must arrive within 24 hours of the check-in time of the first day of their reservation or the site will be released. Notify the Lake Office (208) 343-0671 if you expect a late arrival. If after business hours or on weekends, you may leave a message at (208) 344-4195. Life happens and schedules slip, but failure to let us know will result in the cancellation of your reservation and release of the site to someone else.
Campers should check in with the Camp Host. This volunteer position also has scheduled days off. If the Camp Host is not available to answer questions, use the emergency phone (CALL button) to reach the Lake Office at (208) 343-0671.
Cell service and wifi are not available during your stay (thank us later). The nearest cellular service is T-Mobile (three miles away at Mile Marker 1 of Arrowrock Road). The next closest communication is all carriers 14 miles away towards Boise (at the intersection of Warm Springs Avenue and Highway 21). An emergency phone is located near the Camp Host site to report emergencies and make free local calls by speakerphone.
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. Recreation at Arrowrock Reservoir is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Check with the Boise National Forest office for rules, regulations, and temporary closures before visiting.
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
400 ARROWROCK ROAD Boise ID 83709
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 Arrowrock Road immediately after the High Bridge crossing over the lake. Continue on Arrowrock Road passed Spring Shores Marina at Mile 1 for a total of 4.5 miles to Macks Creek Park.