Press Release

Horsethief Reservoir campgrounds open May 15

All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Horsethief Reservoir campgrounds will open to visitors on Wednesday, May 15th. There is no reservation system at Horsethief; all camp sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Some parts of the popular camping area remain muddy, or even snowbound, but the warmer weather should help dry things out prior to the opener.

Fish and Game hatchery staff will be stocking 15,000 catchable rainbow trout in mid-May, giving campers another good reason to visit Horsethief.

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Evin Oneale, IDFG

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 386-212-7126.