Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About MacKs Creek Park

Macks Creek Park is a small day-use area and campground located on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, just 25 miles from the Boise area and 4 miles off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Visitors make the trip to enjoy quality recreational activities like boating, swimming and fishing.


The lake offers family-friendly outdoor recreation opportunities for both travelers and residents of the urban Boise area. Macks Creek Park offers scenic views and convenient access to lake recreation.

Anglers fish for rainbow trout, Kokanee and smallmouth bass. A boat ramp is located within the campground.


This primitive, small park offers a handful of campsites on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. Clean vault restrooms, hand pumped drinking water and an emergency telephone are provided.

During the recreation season, volunteer camp hosts live on-site and can provide information and assistance to park users.

Parking availability is limited and there is no cell service at the lake. Two businesses within 10 miles offer limited food and services.

Natural Features

Lucky Peak Lake is located in the foothills of southwestern Idaho on the Boise River at an elevation of 3,055 feet. When full, the lake stretches 12 miles up-river, with 45 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 surface acres of water.

The campground is situated among shady trees along the lakeshore. The surrounding mountains are consistent with sagebrush steppe, dotted with sagebrush and bitterbrush.

A variety of wildlife lives around Lucky Peak, including bald and golden eagles, mule deer, antelope, red-tailed hawks, California quail and chukar.

Nearby Attractions

Arrowrock Reservoir, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, is nearby, as is the beautiful Boise National Forest. These areas provide additional camping, boating, fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities.

ADA Access: N

$10.00 - $20.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Water Hookups
MacKs Creek Park is located in Idaho
43.6103 N
-115.9381 W
Get Directions
From Gowen Road (Exit 57) off I-84, head east toward South Federal Way. Continue to follow Highway 21 for 12.5 miles. Turn right on Arrow Rock Road immediately after the High Bridge crossing over the lake. Continue 4.5 miles on Arrow Rock Road to Macks Creek Park.
5 Reviews of MacKs Creek Park
Close to Boise

It is pretty neat and clean camp ground, although it has limited tent ports but each one have (sort of) personalized water access. And it is very very close to Boise within 20 miles from Airport, so you can virtually forgot all the camping equipment b/c you can buy / rent them quickly as it is so close to big city


Cheap or free. Stunning, well kept campground on the reservior.

Great for casusl RV camping

Small campsite, approx 6-7 hard pads with vault toilet at one end. Site sits directly on a busy, paved roadway that follows Lucky Peak and Arrowrock Reservoir. Also, directly acro townss the street from RV camping is a busy, tent only campsite. The view of the River is nice, but the noise and outside distractions are not my cup of tea. But it's close to town, so there's that….


Only got to stay the one night because we're on a road trip. However, what a great spot beautiful and so clean. The camphost was the nicest guy you could ask for. Definitely want to return!

First to Review
Local favorite campsite

Our weekly camping spot during the summer months when we lived in Boise. After moving away three years ago, we thought it was time to visit once more. We stayed at this spot once again and hiked around, studied for school, and swam around in lake.