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As of October 24, 2023, potable water is off in the RV loop for the winter.

Lake Walcott Closes to Prevent Spread of Invasive Mussels (The park itself remains open)

Lake Walcott will be closed Sept. 29 to prevent the spread of invasive quagga mussels. The refuge is still open to visitors, including hunters and fishers who will be able to access activities from the bank. Read the full press release to learn more about how to prevent the spread of the invasive quagga mussel. Please note, the park remains open to the public. The closure only impacts the lake.

Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

Location: 11 NE of Rupert, ID | 86 miles W of Pocatello, ID | 133 miles W of Idaho Falls, ID | 178 miles E of Boise, ID | 191 miles N of Salt Lake City, UT


  • Boat Ramp/Launch
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Dump station
  • Electricity
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Sales
  • Flush toilets
  • Indoor Restrooms
  • Indoor Showers
  • Life Jacket Loaner Station
  • Picnic Areas


  • Cabins
  • Group Camp
  • RV Campsites
  • Tent Campsites

Boating: Ramps and docks for day-use

Trail Types: Hike, bike, cross country ski, paved paths

ADA Accessibility features:

  • ADA Boat Ramp
  • ADA Cabin
  • ADA Campsite
  • ADA Restroom
  • ADA Trail

Acreage: 65

Elevation: 4,200

Coordinates: 42.6747, -113.4836

Groups: Shelters and campsites for large groups

Overnight: 22 serviced, 18 standard, 1 group, 2 cabins

Nearby: Miles of ATV trails, Minidoka Falls, Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, Rupert Country Club golf course, Rupert Historic District, Minidoka County Historical Museum, Shoshone Falls

Rent or Buy: Nature Store with disc golf supplies for sale

Learn: Interpretive areas, nature programs, First Time Adventure Program

Pets: Yes

Visitor Center: Yes

Museum Available: No

Junior Ranger Program: Yes

Loaner Fishing Rods: No

Loaner Backpacks: Yes

Current Conditions

Contact the Park

Address: 959 E Minidoka Dam
Rupert, ID 83350
Phone: (208) 436-1258
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

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