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Lower Dam Recreation Area


(Boating only allowed April 15 – Sept. 30)

Built by the Bureau of Reclamation to provide irrigation water for Canyon County agriculture, Lake Lowell opened in 1909 and is one of the largest off-stream reservoirs in the American west, with the capacity to irrigate over 200,000 acres of land. It has also become a popular recreation destination for the county’s citizens and visitors. Boating, swimming and fishing are among the many activities that folks enjoy at this beautiful oasis in southwest Idaho. Bird watching, hiking and hunting are other recreation options due to the presence of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Deer Flat National Refuge, also established in 1909.

Lower Dam Recreation Area
This park is located at the Lower Dam (Caldwell side).  Although owned by Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon County Parks maintains the park for our recreating public.  Amenities include: picnic tables, BBQ grills, picnic shelter, restrooms, water, and a beach.

The Lower Dam Recreation Area is open April 15 – September 30, dawn until dusk. Address is Riverside Drive in Caldwell.

Bounce houses and inflatables are prohibited at Lower Dam Recreation Area.

Open April 15 – September 30, dawn until dusk.

No fees are at this park.

Address is Riverside Drive in Caldwell.

Mailing Address

1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605


Celebration Park and Field Trips:

Lake Lowell Park:


Celebration Park and Field Trips:

Lake Lowell Park: