Lake Walcott

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Lake Walcott
Aerial view of the dam and lake
Location Blaine / Cassia / Minidoka / Power counties, Idaho, US
Coordinates 42°40′N 113°24′W / 42.667°N 113.400°W / 42.667; -113.400Coordinates: 42°40′N 113°24′W / 42.667°N 113.400°W / 42.667; -113.400
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Snake River
Primary outflows Snake River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 25 mi (40 km)
Surface area 11,000 acres (4,500 ha)
Water volume 210,000 acre·ft (0.26 km3)
Shore length1 80 mi (130 km)
Surface elevation 4,199 ft (1,280 m)
Islands Bird Island
Settlements Minidoka, Idaho
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Walcott is a reservoir in south central Idaho in the northwestern United States, impounded by Minidoka Dam. The damming of the Snake River by the Minidoka Project formed the 11,000 acre (45 km²)[1] lake beginning in 1909. Bird Island is an island in the lake. The Idaho parks and recreation website lists many activities including fishing, boating, camping and swimming. The Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge and Lake Walcott State Park adjoin the lake and are major attractions in the region.


  1. ^ "Habitat". Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 

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