Nearest Town: Soda Springs
Site Size: 1200 acres
Directions: N SIDE: from Soda Springs, US 30/ID 34 W; L (S) at mp 399.9 onto Soda Power Plant Rd; go 0.6 mi; return to ID 34; continue W; L (S) at mp 402.4 to picnic area and L at mp 404 to El Toro to view N side of reservoir. S SIDE: from Soda Springs, L (S) on S 3rd W St at ID 34 mp 404.6; R (W) on W 4th S St (2nd Bridge Rd) (past hospital); cross river; rd ends
in 3.5 mi.
Description: In April and May, Common Loon and a variety of duck species can be found. Common summer birds include Western Grebe, American White Pelican, and Forster’s Tern. Near the east end, look for Marbled Godwit and American Avocet. In winter, look for Trumpeter Swan, Barrow’s and Common Goldeneyes, and Common Merganser. Along the southern edge, look for the Osprey nest platform. Bald Eagle can also be seen regularly in the summer as there is a nest territory on the south side of the reservoir.
IDFG (208) 232-4703
Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce (208) 547-4964