Press Release

Campground Openers/Closures at Horsethief Reservoir

After a month-long search, a new camp host is now in residence on Horsethief Reservoir’s east side. For campers, this means the three east side campgrounds – Horsethief Creek, Trout Landing and Beaver Tail – are open for business just in time for the July 4th holiday.

There is no reservation system at Horsethief; all campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Across the reservoir, the popular Kings Point Campground will be closing on Wednesday, July 17 and will remain closed for the remainder of the camping season. Major renovation efforts will be ongoing throughout the summer and fall. Next spring, Horsethief campers will be able to enjoy these improvements including a paved campground loop and vehicle pads, paved parking areas at the Kings Point boat ramp, four ADA-compliant campsites, and paved walking paths throughout the entire campground.

The Kings Point closure includes the boat ramp, but boaters can launch via the ramp at Trout Landing Campground.

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Horsethief Reservoir is managed cooperatively by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the YMCA. Fish and Game oversees Horsethief’s popular trout fishery, while the YMCA is responsible for campground management.

For Horsethief Reservoir campground questions, please contact YMCA representative Randy Spiwak at 386-212-7123.

- IDFG -