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Brownlee Reservoir

Spanning over 50 miles of the Snake River, Brownlee Reservoir is an 11,000-acre fishing paradise along the Idaho-Oregon state line. Much of the 190 miles of shoreline is not accessible due to steep mountain terrain and no roads.

Steck Park and Woodhead Park are the primary access points from the Idaho side. Camping, boat ramps and other amenities are available in both areas. The lake is situated at an elevation of just over 2,000 feet above sea level, offering a wide variety of both warm-water and cold-water fish species. Bass, crappie, catfish, trout and sunfish all reside here and flourish during different seasons. This waterway has no motor HP restrictions and is a great destination for pleasure boats, kayaks, canoes and all types of fishing boats.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch at Brownlee Reservoir in Idaho.

Primary fish species residing in Brownlee Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch

Brownlee Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Olds Ferry Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Olds Ferry Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Steck Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Olds Ferry Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Woodhead Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Highway 71, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Brownlee Campground - 208 634-0700

Steck Park Campground - 208 384-3300

Monroe Creek Campground & RV Park Campground - 208 549-2026

Lodging Nearby

Indianhead Motel & RV Park - 208 549-0331

The Colonial Motel - 208 549-0150

State Street Motel - 208 414-1390

Brownlee Reservoir ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Brownlee Reservoir
Brownlee Campground
Cambridge, ID 83610
208 634-0700


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Brownlee Reservoir in Idaho.

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Brownlee Reservoir offers both warm-water and cold-water fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, trout and sunfish along the OR-ID state borders.

Fishing on Brownlee Reservoir.