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Mormon Reservoir Camping

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Mormon Reservoir is a few miles south of Fairfield, Idaho, surrounded by sagebrush covered hills. I could not find the history of the reservoir but the land around it is managed by the BLM. In the past, a great deal of development was done to promote camping and fishing at Mormon Reservoir. Gravel roads were put in with large camping areas bordered by concrete posts. Two vault style outhouses were built. There is a nice boat ramp and two docks. While the boat ramp is still used, the camping areas are overgrown with sagebrush and are unrecognizable. From my observations, all camping is primitive with only a couple hand made fire rings. It's sad considering the expense involved with all of those concrete posts.

Campsites: Primitive.

Host on Site: No.

Water: No.

Garbage Services: No.

Electricity Available: No.

Restroom: There are two older vault style outhouses and one newer handicap accessible outhouse complete with it's own cement parking spot. It is even painted with the handicap emblem.

Handicap Accessible: One outhouse is.

Firewood: None for miles.

Pets: No restrictions posted.

Picnic Area: Anywhere you like, but there are no tables.

Recreation: Fishing, fishing and more fishing.

Fishing: I could not find any IFG stocking report which indicated the reservoir is stocked. Native bass, catfish, perch and crappie could be caught.

Boating: Motorized boats are allowed.

Swimming: This is a fishing lake, could you swim? Probably, but there is no designated area.

Wildlife: One might think there would only be the occasional coyote, but just a few miles from here I saw three bull elk standing on a hill.

Fee Schedule: Free

Campground Reservations: None.

Phone service: No.

Nearby Services: Gas, food, fishing tackle and more can be found at Fairfield only a few miles to the north.

RV Dumping Site: No.

Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho follow this Google Map.

Coordinates: 43.280605,-114.801988

Elevation: 5056 Feet

Reviewed: June 2011

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

7 Day forecast for Mormon Reservoir Camping

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High: 38°F High: 42°F High: 42°F High: 35°F High: 39°F High: 36°F High: 35°F
Clear throughout the day. Clear throughout the day. Partly cloudy overnight. Partly cloudy until evening. Mostly cloudy until evening. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
8% chance of snow No precipation during the day 9% chance of snow 5% chance of snow No precipation during the day 8% chance of snow 4% chance of snow
Low: 13°F Low: 17°F Low: 17°F Low: 13°F Low: 13°F Low: 13°F Low: 12°F
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Comments

Sandy Turner:

Waste of time this year (2017). Algie is growing and you must stay out of the water. Fishing is great...its the catching thats bad this year. Moss is overgrown and snags everywhere. Have fun someplace else. Come back next year and it might be better...
August 28, 2017 8:46 am

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