Black Canyon Reservoir, near Emmett, is formed by Black Canyon Diversion Dam and managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. This 1,100-acre reservoir offers 12 miles of shoreline; boating and fishing are the major recreational activities. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie, white fish, bullhead and channel catfish. The canyon sits amid the gently rolling prairie between Emmett and Horseshoe Bend. The area is a know winter feeding ground for deer and elk. Its remote location provides ample animal and bird watching opportunities. Come and enjoy the quiet solitude this scenic location offers.


Southwestern Idaho, between Emmett and Horseshoe Bend along Hwy. 52


From Boise, take Hwy 44 west 6 miles past Eagle. Turn north on Hwy 16 through Emmett, then NE on Hwy 52 to Black Canyon Dam.

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Mailing Address

230 Collins Rd
Boise ID, 83702

Attraction Type(s)


All Year


Daylight and overnight camping


Fee area


Boating Facilities, Handicap Access, Parking, Restrooms

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