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.
There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on our refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn’t help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities on Minidoka for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!
Location and Contact Information
The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The US Bureau of Reclamation operates the dam and power plant and controls the water levels in the reservoir. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation manages Lake Walcott State Park, a 30 acre fee area park near the dam that offers campgrounds, picnic areas, a disc golf course, cabins, and a boat ramp.