Lava Point Access is a fisherman's paradise, or at least it is if that fisherman wants to fish for bass and other warm water fish. The Point is surrounded by water with great access. One can fish from the bank, float tube, raft, or boat. Magic Reservoir has many miles of shoreline offering great bass habitat. However, bring the RV with air-conditioning for your nonfishing party members because it is hot and dry sitting there in the sun.
Campsites: There are no defined campsites, however, there are a few fire rings and 3 barbecue stands.
Host on Site: No.
Water: There is no potable water available; make sure you have plenty of drinking water.
Garbage Services: No.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: 2 vault style outhouses.
Handicap Accessible: Outhouses only.
Firewood: None available.
Pets: Many people brought their pets. Some were on a leash while others were not.
Picnic Area: One could picnic anywhere around the lake as there are no camping fees.
Recreation: Fishing, fishing and more fishing, Oh, there is also birding for the avid bird watcher.
Fishing: Bass, crappie, perch, and blue gill.
Boating: We didn't see anyone water skiing, but there are many fishing boats.
Swimming: It is hot and dry here during the summer with very few trees. I would swim in any water available!
Wildlife: We saw several owls and coyote and deer tracks along the lake. There were many other birds.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby camping sites; Stanton Crossing, Moonstone Campground, Myrtle Point Campground and Lava Creek Campground. There are many primitive sites one could camp at scattered around Magic Reservoir.
Fee Schedule: Free.
Campground Reservations: No.
Phone service: There is a pay phone at West Magic, but cell reception is spotty.
Nearby Services: West Magic is just across one arm of the reservoir and has supplies including a restaurant.
RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dumping station off Hwy 93 on West E Street in a small park on the south end of Shoshone, Idaho, which is south of Magic Reservoir about 20 miles.
Location/Driving instructions: From Twin Falls, Idaho, travel north on Hwy 93 to Shoshone, Idaho, where Hwy 93 turns to the NE. You will continue north on Hwy 75 for another 18.3 miles to Cottonwood Road. From there, follow the map.
Elevation: 4807 Feet
Reviewed: July 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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