Little Camas Reservoir

South Fork Boise Basin

    Little Camas Reservoir in Elmore County is 965.3 acres at an elevation of 4,924 feet above sea level.

    Little Camas Reservoir has experienced several years of reduced snowpack and early runoff, resulting in low water levels. Several seasons of abundant water are needed to fully replenish this reservoir and stocking will be dependent upon spring storage levels.
    Western gateway to the mile-high Camas Prairie, Little Camas Reservoir can offer good trout fishing with solitude and snow-capped mountains. The area is known for wildlife and bird-watching. Primitive dispersed camping opportunities exist along the west and north shore; please respect private property postings.
    From Interstate 84 Mountain Home exit 95, go about 23 miles east on US Hwy 20. From Fairfield go about 33.5 miles west on US Hwy 20. Turn north around milepost 118.5 on Camas Reservoir Rd and go 2 miles to the reservoir. The end of the reservoir near the highway often provides good shorebird habitat.

    Facilities

    Motor Restriction
    No
    Boat Ramp
    Yes
    Dock
    No
    Toilet
    Yes
    Campground
    Yes
    ADA Access
    No

    Recommended Game Fish

    Fish Species Observed in Surveys since 1990

    Fish Stocking Records

    Date Species Quantity General Size
    5/4/2017 Rainbow Trout 3,321 Greater than 6 inches
    5/3/2017 Rainbow Trout 32,200 Less than 6 inches
    5/2/2017 Rainbow Trout 47,900 Less than 6 inches
    7/2/2012 Rainbow Trout 12,420 Less than 6 inches
    7/2/2012 Rainbow Trout 14,690 Less than 6 inches
    5/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 86,308 Less than 6 inches
    5/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 43,146 Less than 6 inches
    5/11/2012 Rainbow Trout 43,146 Less than 6 inches
    5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/9/2012 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/8/2012 Rainbow Trout 4,900 Greater than 6 inches
    10/4/2011 Rainbow Trout 9,808 Greater than 6 inches
    10/4/2011 Rainbow Trout 9,951 Greater than 6 inches
    10/3/2011 Rainbow Trout 9,926 Greater than 6 inches
    10/3/2011 Rainbow Trout 9,903 Greater than 6 inches
    9/7/2011 Rainbow Trout 43,200 Less than 6 inches
    6/2/2011 Rainbow Trout 42,710 Less than 6 inches
    6/1/2011 Rainbow Trout 42,516 Less than 6 inches
    4/19/2011 Rainbow Trout 16,490 Greater than 6 inches
    4/19/2011 Rainbow Trout 396 Greater than 6 inches
    10/6/2010 Rainbow Trout 4,114 Greater than 6 inches
    4/30/2010 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
    4/30/2009 Rainbow Trout 5,100 Greater than 6 inches
    4/30/2008 Rainbow Trout 3,776 Greater than 6 inches
    4/30/2008 Rainbow Trout 3,885 Greater than 6 inches
    6/2/2007 Rainbow Trout 7,840 Greater than 6 inches
    9/18/2006 Rainbow Trout 7,695 Greater than 6 inches
    9/8/2006 Rainbow Trout 30,100 Less than 6 inches
    6/16/2006 Rainbow Trout 7,800 Greater than 6 inches
    5/15/2006 Rainbow Trout 107,856 Less than 6 inches
    5/10/2006 Rainbow Trout 36,080 Less than 6 inches
    5/1/2006 Rainbow Trout 7,560 Greater than 6 inches
    4/20/2005 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
    4/1/2004 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
    4/15/2003 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/1/2002 Rainbow Trout 7,500 Greater than 6 inches
    9/25/2000 Rainbow Trout 30,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/10/2000 Rainbow Trout 66,611 Greater than 6 inches
    5/4/2000 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/4/2000 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/4/2000 Rainbow Trout 250 Greater than 6 inches
    4/26/2000 Rainbow Trout 8,410 Greater than 6 inches
    9/13/1999 Rainbow Trout 23,565 Greater than 6 inches
    6/2/1999 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/1/1999 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/1/1999 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/1/1999 Rainbow Trout 200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/19/1999 Steelhead 6,611 Greater than 6 inches
    5/19/1999 Steelhead 7,182 Greater than 6 inches
    5/19/1999 Steelhead 5,732 Greater than 6 inches
    5/19/1999 Steelhead 3,186 Greater than 6 inches
    5/18/1999 Steelhead 6,020 Greater than 6 inches
    5/18/1999 Steelhead 6,614 Greater than 6 inches
    5/17/1999 Steelhead 6,795 Greater than 6 inches
    5/14/1999 Rainbow Trout 7,540 Greater than 6 inches
    5/14/1999 Steelhead 7,803 Greater than 6 inches
    5/14/1999 Steelhead 6,060 Greater than 6 inches
    5/14/1999 Steelhead 7,003 Greater than 6 inches
    5/13/1999 Steelhead 8,237 Greater than 6 inches
    5/12/1999 Steelhead 7,363 Greater than 6 inches
    10/9/1998 Rainbow Trout 15,947 Less than 6 inches
    10/8/1998 Rainbow Trout 15,200 Less than 6 inches
    10/6/1998 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Greater than 6 inches
    10/6/1998 Rainbow Trout 7,407 Less than 6 inches
    10/6/1998 Rainbow Trout 7,540 Less than 6 inches
    7/1/1998 Rainbow Trout 30,250 Less than 6 inches
    5/22/1998 Rainbow Trout 31,028 Less than 6 inches
    5/21/1998 Rainbow Trout 33,493 Less than 6 inches
    5/11/1998 Steelhead 75,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/8/1998 Rainbow Trout 7,590 Greater than 6 inches
    10/3/1997 Rainbow Trout 6,500 Less than 6 inches
    6/2/1997 Rainbow Trout 30,600 Less than 6 inches
    5/27/1997 Rainbow Trout 88,313 Less than 6 inches
    4/24/1997 Rainbow Trout 7,605 Greater than 6 inches
    9/10/1996 Rainbow Trout 25,380 Less than 6 inches
    5/24/1996 Rainbow Trout 59,000 Less than 6 inches
    4/25/1996 Rainbow Trout 15,200 Greater than 6 inches
    9/7/1995 Rainbow Trout 40,950 Less than 6 inches
    4/17/1995 Rainbow Trout 50,250 Less than 6 inches
    4/14/1995 Rainbow Trout 14,560 Greater than 6 inches
    5/5/1994 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
    9/14/1993 Rainbow Trout 18,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/12/1993 Rainbow Trout 125,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/11/1993 Rainbow Trout 19,950 Greater than 6 inches
    6/26/1990 Rainbow Trout 20,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 15,000 Less than 6 inches
    4/28/1989 Rainbow Trout 13,200 Greater than 6 inches
    4/26/1989 Rainbow Trout 75,250 Less than 6 inches
    4/30/1987 Rainbow Trout 6,080 Greater than 6 inches
    4/30/1987 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
    6/6/1986 Rainbow Trout 10,000 Greater than 6 inches
    5/29/1986 Rainbow Trout 28,470 Less than 6 inches
    5/29/1986 Rainbow Trout 46,538 Less than 6 inches
    4/29/1986 Rainbow Trout 9,900 Greater than 6 inches
    6/12/1985 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Greater than 6 inches
    5/8/1985 Rainbow Trout 10,200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/2/1985 Rainbow Trout 31,820 Less than 6 inches
    4/30/1985 Rainbow Trout 46,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/25/1984 Rainbow Trout 8,700 Greater than 6 inches
    5/18/1984 Rainbow Trout 76,250 Less than 6 inches
    5/15/1984 Rainbow Trout 7,200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/14/1983 Rainbow Trout 31,820 Less than 6 inches
    6/13/1983 Rainbow Trout 44,100 Less than 6 inches
    6/10/1983 Rainbow Trout 10,320 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1983 Rainbow Trout 76,434 Less than 6 inches
    7/2/1982 Rainbow Trout 7,920 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/1982 Rainbow Trout 2,400 Greater than 6 inches
    6/16/1982 Rainbow Trout 74,963 Less than 6 inches
    5/12/1982 Rainbow Trout 4,628 Greater than 6 inches
    6/10/1981 Rainbow Trout 65,920 Less than 6 inches
    5/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 4,666 Greater than 6 inches
    5/5/1981 Rainbow Trout 6,960 Greater than 6 inches
    4/29/1981 Rainbow Trout 2,334 Greater than 6 inches
    6/17/1980 Rainbow Trout 2,333 Greater than 6 inches
    5/15/1980 Rainbow Trout 74,919 Less than 6 inches
    5/1/1980 Rainbow Trout 7,020 Greater than 6 inches
    4/25/1980 Rainbow Trout 4,666 Greater than 6 inches
    6/15/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,333 Greater than 6 inches
    6/15/1979 Rainbow Trout 110,550 Less than 6 inches
    5/23/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,333 Greater than 6 inches
    4/20/1979 Rainbow Trout 2,333 Greater than 6 inches
    7/17/1978 Rainbow Trout 11,760 Greater than 6 inches
    6/29/1978 Rainbow Trout 10,560 Greater than 6 inches
    5/24/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,653 Greater than 6 inches
    5/15/1978 Rainbow Trout 4,666 Greater than 6 inches
    5/11/1978 Rainbow Trout 84,700 Less than 6 inches
    5/11/1978 Rainbow Trout 60,300 Less than 6 inches
    5/10/1978 Rainbow Trout 55,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/4/1978 Rainbow Trout 10,800 Greater than 6 inches
    5/3/1978 Rainbow Trout 9,120 Greater than 6 inches
    4/24/1978 Rainbow Trout 38,387 Less than 6 inches
    7/19/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,940 Greater than 6 inches
    7/2/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,520 Greater than 6 inches
    6/1/1976 Rainbow Trout 3,444 Greater than 6 inches
    5/21/1976 Rainbow Trout 60,960 Less than 6 inches
    5/17/1976 Rainbow Trout 76,800 Less than 6 inches
    5/13/1976 Rainbow Trout 5,500 Greater than 6 inches
    5/12/1976 Rainbow Trout 4,500 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/3/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,200 Greater than 6 inches
    5/13/1975 Rainbow Trout 74,693 Less than 6 inches
    5/8/1975 Rainbow Trout 3,000 Greater than 6 inches
    11/5/1974 Rainbow Trout 9,840 Greater than 6 inches
    6/21/1974 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/10/1974 Rainbow Trout 3,300 Greater than 6 inches
    5/28/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Less than 6 inches
    4/30/1974 Rainbow Trout 81,250 Less than 6 inches
    4/26/1974 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/12/1973 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/1/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Less than 6 inches
    4/26/1973 Rainbow Trout 37,500 Less than 6 inches
    4/26/1973 Rainbow Trout 37,500 Less than 6 inches
    4/24/1973 Rainbow Trout 7,000 Greater than 6 inches
    11/21/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,720 Greater than 6 inches
    11/15/1972 Rainbow Trout 5,760 Greater than 6 inches
    6/8/1972 Rainbow Trout 12,000 Less than 6 inches
    5/30/1972 Rainbow Trout 6,000 Greater than 6 inches
    4/14/1972 Rainbow Trout 31,913 Less than 6 inches
    4/14/1972 Rainbow Trout 43,152 Less than 6 inches
    10/7/1971 Rainbow Trout 5,670 Greater than 6 inches
    6/18/1971 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
    5/11/1971 Rainbow Trout 4,998 Greater than 6 inches
    4/27/1971 Rainbow Trout 37,500 Less than 6 inches
    4/26/1971 Rainbow Trout 37,500 Less than 6 inches
    4/22/1971 Rainbow Trout 5,000 Greater than 6 inches
    6/25/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,100 Greater than 6 inches
    6/23/1970 Rainbow Trout 3,720 Greater than 6 inches
    6/15/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,200 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/1970 Rainbow Trout 4,050 Greater than 6 inches
    4/24/1970 Rainbow Trout 37,962 Less than 6 inches
    4/23/1970 Rainbow Trout 37,884 Less than 6 inches
    9/17/1969 Rainbow Trout 5,460 Greater than 6 inches
    6/18/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,312 Greater than 6 inches
    6/11/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,876 Greater than 6 inches
    5/27/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,684 Greater than 6 inches
    5/16/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,608 Greater than 6 inches
    5/13/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,100 Adults
    5/1/1969 Rainbow Trout 2,433 Adults
    4/23/1969 Rainbow Trout 75,900 Less than 6 inches
    5/20/1968 Rainbow Trout 3,486 Greater than 6 inches
    5/10/1968 Rainbow Trout 4,255 Greater than 6 inches
    Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

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    Fishing Rules

    All Waters Open All Year

    Except as modified in Special Rule Waters
    Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

    Daily Bag Limits

    Regional bag and possession limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

    Special Rules

    No Special Rules for Little Camas Reservoir.
    Magic Valley Region Bag Limits
    Bass (largemouth and smallmouth)
    • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
    • None under 12 inches
    Brook Trout
    • Brook trout limit is 25
    • Harvest allowed during any open season unless otherwise noted under Special Rules - if gear or bait restrictions are listed, they must be followed when fishing for brook trout
    Bull Trout
    • Bull trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
    • No bull trout harvest is allowed
    Kokanee
    • Kokanee limit is 6
    Sturgeon
    • Sturgeon limit is 0, catch-and-release
    • Sturgeon must not be removed from the water and must be released upon landing
    • Barbless hooks and sliding sinkers are required (see fishing regulations for details)
    Tiger Muskie
    • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
    Trout includes brown trout, lake trout, golden trout, Arctic grayling, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, trout hybrids, land-locked Chinook and coho salmon
    • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
    • In rivers and streams, only 2 of the 6 trout may be cutthroat trout
    • Does not include bull trout and brook trout which are listed separately
    Walleye
    • Walleye limit is 6
    Whitefish
    • Whitefish limit is 25
    • Harvest allowed during any open season unless otherwise noted under Special Rules - if gear or bait restrictions are listed, they must be followed when fishing for whitefish
    Protected Nongame Fish includes leatherside chub, Shoshone sculpin, bluehead sucker, and Wood River sculpin
    • May not be harvested or possessed
    All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
    • No bag, size or possession limit
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