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Access to Blacks Creek Reservoir

Blacks Creek Reservoir appears to be fenced off or gated and "no trespassing" signs are posted. Is this a long-term situation?

Answer

Blacks Creek Reservoir has been an access management nightmare for IDFG, BLM, Ada County Sheriff's office, a private irrigation company, and others.  Unfortunately, vandalism, trash dumping, illegal road pioneering, and a myriad of other misuses had become commonplace.  The final straw occurred during fall 2011 when someone hooked a chain to the outlet gate of the reservoir and ripped the outlet plumbing out with a truck. Needless to say, this drained the reservoir and killed all the fish.  Sometime after this a group of several mgt entities decided to fence the perimeter of this area and make it walk in only. There is no road access at this point and unfortunately for anglers, I doubt there will be anytime in the near future.