Name: Lud Drexler Park - BLM
Lud Drexler Park is a BLM facility on Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. It offers camping for fishermen and a boat launch to access the reservoir. This is high desert and covered with sagebrush and crested wheat grass. There are mountains with juniper forests nearby but the country at the lake is open.
Campsites: There are 20 campsites but these sites are not equal. The first few have a cement pad with a fire ring, picnic table and cabanna covering. Then the next few are being remodeled to match. The last 5 are a bit on the rough side with a picnic table and fire ring which may or may not be in good shape. There is a "News Release" posted stating sites are being remodeled but I am not sure that includes the last 5.
Host on Site: During the summer, yes, I think... We visited in October and they were gone and the water was turned off.
Water: The park has a pressurized water system with hydrants scattered about.
Garbage Services: Yes, garbage service is available.
Electricity Available: No - Well, there does appear to be power at 2 sites but I believe these are host sites.
Restroom: There are 2 vault style outhouse toilets.
Handicap Accessible: Both of the toilets are handicap accessible and the campsites with the cement pads would also be helpful.
Firewood: None available that I could tell. I did see a note that firewood could be bought a the "service center" in Rogerson. You will either pass through or close to Rogerson on your way to the campground. If you try this let us know by posting a comment below!
Pets: I found no information reguarding pets.
Picnic Area: There is no seperate picnic area but for 5 dollars one could use an empty campsite!
Recreation: Fishing, camping, fishing, Oh and fishing!
Fishing: You will find trout, kokanee salmon, yellow perch, black crappie and walleye in the reservoir. I found one referrence to Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir being the place to go in Idaho for Walleye. I'm going to have to try it out!
Boating: There is a nice boat launch facility here. Check out the pictures in the "Recreation" page.
Swimming: One could swim and I am sure many do but there is no "beach" at this location.
Hiking: I didn't find any hiking trails here.
Wildlife: We saw several deer grazing across the reservoir and heard coyotes howling in the night.
Additional Camping Opportunities: There are other primitive sites around the reservoir but we did not have the time to check them out.
Nearby Services: It is 21 miles to Jackpot, NV to the south where many services could be found. However for repair type services one would need to go north to Twin Falls area which is 36 mile away.
RV Dumping Site: Amazingly there is a RV dump station here and there is no additional charge to use it.
Nearest Shower: No
Location/Driving instructions: I have included a link to a GoogleMap from Twin Falls, ID to help you find your way.
Elevation: 5060 Feet
Reviewed Date: October 2020
Fees And Reservations: This is a first come first served facility. I checked with recreation.gov and there was a reference to the park but no campsite info.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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