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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, chinook salmon and kokanee salmon at Lake Lowell in Idaho.

Lake Lowell, ID

Bass are the most popular species for anglers at Lake Lowell. However, this 8,800-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, also offers decent fishing for sunfish and catfish. Idaho Fish & Game regularly stocks catfish to enhance the fishing opportunities.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Idaho Fish and Game, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Lake Lowell, situated in southwestern Idaho, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. This scenic reservoir, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, offers a tranquil setting and excellent angling opportunities. Anglers are drawn to Lake Lowell for its diverse fish populations and the chance to catch some of Idaho's popular fish species.

One of the prized catches in Lake Lowell is the largemouth bass. This reservoir is renowned for its healthy bass population, providing anglers with thrilling battles and the opportunity to reel in trophy-sized fish. Largemouth bass are known for their aggression and their willingness to strike various lures and baits. Additionally, the reservoir is home to other species such as crappie, bluegill, and catfish, offering anglers a variety of fishing options.

Lake Lowell is a true gem in Idaho, captivating anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for largemouth bass, cruising the reservoir's tranquil waters, or spending nights camping under the stars, Lake Lowell promises an unforgettable experience. Its diverse fish populations, boating possibilities, and picturesque camping areas make it a must-visit destination for those seeking outdoor adventures in southwestern Idaho.

The lake, with 28 miles of shoreline, is surrounded by roadways providing access to much of the shore for fishing from the bank or launch of a canoe or kayak. Several boat launch ramps, including one at Lake Lowell Park, provide launching for pleasure and fishing boats. See Lake Lowell boat motor HP restrictions. The lake is at an elevation of 2,500 feet above sea level, and often provides ice fishing during winter when there is safe ice.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Lowell

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Kokanee salmon

Lake Lowell Amenities

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

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Beyond fishing, Lake Lowell offers ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. With its expansive waters and calm conditions, boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports, or explore the reservoir's peaceful coves and inlets. Whether you prefer motorized boats, kayaks, or canoes, Lake Lowell provides plenty of space for recreational boating activities.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Deer Flat Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Riverside Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lowell Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Iowa Avenue, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Click here for a Idaho Fishing License.

Camping is a popular activity for those looking to extend their stay at Lake Lowell. The area offers several campgrounds, both public and private, where visitors can set up their tents or park their RVs. Camping near Lake Lowell allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to wake up to stunning lake views, enjoy serene evenings under the starry sky, and have easy access to the fishing spots along the shoreline.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Decoy RV Park - 208 455-1545

Leah's Landing Senior RV Park 55+ - 208 867-7393

Caldwell Campground & RV Park - 208 454-0279

Lodging Nearby

Summerside Rentals - 208 391-3711

Nampa Downtown Inn - 208 466-3594

Holiday Inn Nampa - 208 468-0944

Shilo Inn - 208 465-3250

Rodeway Inn & Suites - 208 442-0800

Lake Lowell ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Lowell
Decoy RV Park
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
208 454-6884


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