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Brundage Reservoir

Nestled in the beautiful Salmon River Mountains of Idaho is Brundage Reservoir, a picturesque place to fish, hike, and camp just a short distance from McCall. Read More

  • Just a few miles north of McCall near Brundage Mountain Ski Resort.
  • The reservoir is surrounded by spectacular scenery, perfect for hiking and camping.
  • A great place to catch a variety of trout.
  • Located in the Payette National Forest and Salmon River Mountains.


Just a few miles north of McCall near Brundage Mountain is a beautiful alpine reservoir surrounded by lush meadows and towering pines. Built on Brundage Creek to provide irrigation, Brundage Reservoir has a surface area of approximately 270 acres. Bring your family and spend a delightful afternoon of hiking, fishing, or wildlife viewing. If you want to explore some of Idaho’s most spectacular scenery just outside of McCall, then be sure to visit Brundage Reservoir.

Location & Information

Brundage Reservoir is located on Brundage Creek, about a 20 minute drive from McCall. Go north on Hwy55 for about 4 miles; then turn right on Goose Lake Road which will take you to the reservoir.

Contact information:
Payette National Forest
800 West Lakeside Ave
McCall, ID 83638-3602
(208) 634-0700


Fishing – Brundage Reservoir is a great place for anglers. Cast your line into the glassy water for a variety of fish including rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and a hybrid of the two known as cutbow trout.

Hiking & Camping – Located in picturesque Payette National Forest, Brundage Reservoir is surrounded by several hiking trails. Goose Creek Trail is extremely popular, and follows Brundage Creek from just below the reservoir to the Last Chance camping area. About halfway along the trail you’ll see Goose Creek Falls. Several campgrounds throughout the area provide plenty of scenic spots to pitch your tent.

Wildlife Viewing –An abundance of wildlife inhabits the area surrounding the reservoir. Magnificent bald eagles, osprey, moose, elk, deer, fox and bear are just a few of the splendid birds and animals you might spot while you’re there.

Fun Facts

  • The elevation of Brundage Reservoir is 6,227 feet.
  • The Salmon River Mountains is the second largest group of mountains in Idaho
  • Old growth pine, Douglas fir, grand fir, western larch, and aspen grow in the area.