Unit 53

Region 4
Magic Valley Region
Snake River Elk Zone
Units 53, 63, 63A, 68A

Game Management Unit Boundary

Those portions of BLAINE, CASSIA, GOODING, JEROME, LINCOLN, MINIDOKA, POWER, and TWIN FALLS COUNTIES within the following boundary: beginning at Twin Falls, then west and north on U.S. 30 to the Snake River, then down the Snake River to the Malad River, then up the Malad River to U.S. 30, then northwest on U.S. 30 to Bliss, then east on U.S. 26 to Shoshone, then southeast on State Highway 24 to Minidoka, then east on the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the Minidoka-Blaine County line, then south along the Minidoka-Blaine County line to the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, then southeast along the refuge boundary to the Cassia-Power County line, then south along the Cassia-Power County line to Interstate 86 near Raft River, then west on Interstate 86 to Yale Road, then southwest on Yale Road over Interstate 84 to State Highway 81, then west on State Highway 81 to Burley, then west on U.S. 30 to Twin Falls, the point of beginning. MINIDOKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE-CLOSED.

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Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Private Graph illustrating 64.12 percent 64.12 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 28.65 percent 28.65 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.96 percent 2.96 %
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Graph illustrating 2.7 percent 2.7 %
Other Graph illustrating 1 percent 1 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.22 percent 0.22 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Graph illustrating 0.21 percent 0.21 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 0.12 percent 0.12 %
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Graph illustrating 0.02 percent 0.02 %

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Ownership data source: Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

No properties are currently available in Unit 53.
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National Forests

No National Forest lands fall within Unit 53.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.

There are no wilderness areas in Unit 53.

Land Use/Cover

Rangeland Graph illustrating 37.86 percent 37.86 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 34.08 percent 34.08 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 23.36 percent 23.36 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.79 percent 1.79 %
Urban Graph illustrating 1.26 percent 1.26 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.85 percent 0.85 %
Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 0.7 percent 0.7 %
Forest Graph illustrating 0.1 percent 0.1 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR