McArthur Lake Sunset

McArthur Lake

sunset on McArthur Lake


"Description: 2000-foot elevation. 1207 acres includes a 600-acre shallow impoundment, surrounding marshland, and riparian zones forested with cottonwood, willow, birch, aspen and alder. Conifers cover the surrounding hills. The agency has constructed nesting sites and structures, brooding and resting areas, and a concrete dam to control water levels in the reservoir. Some crops are grown to provide food, and logged areas are being reseeded with pasture grasses. White-tailed deer inhabit the heavy forests, leaving to graze in these patures. All waterfowl species in northern Idaho pass through this area, but Canada geese are the most common. Big game includes mule and white-tail deer, elk, and moose. The reservoir is home to otters, beaver, and muscrats. Merriam turkeys were transplanted in the 1980s, and are thriving. Fishing for brook trout and yellow perch. Camping in designated area north of the dam." - Idaho Fish and Game.

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