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McArthur Lake Dam Fish Ladder - McArthur, ID
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 31.244 W 116° 26.510
11U E 541215 N 5374330
Quick Description: McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area was established in 1942 to protect and enhance waterfowl habitat. It is between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry on Highway 95 in Bonner and Boundary Counties.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2014 12:13:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMM4NB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
Views: 1

Long Description:
The 1,207 acre Wildlife Management Area includes McArthur Lake, which is impounded by this dam, a long earthen berm with a concrete spillway section roughly in the middle. The dam includes a fish ladder as the lake is an important recreational fishing spot. The total length of the dam is about 500 feet while the concrete spillway section is about 50 feet in length, including the fish ladder.

The fish ladder consists of a reversing, sloping channel beside the spillway, above which is a series of low steps which make it relatively easy for fish to enter the lake from Deep Creek.

McArthur Wildlife Management Area

McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife, fishing, and hunting.

McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area was established in 1942 to protect and enhance Idaho's waterfowl habitat. This site is located at the confluence of Deep and Dodge Creeks. It consists of a rich fen wetlands enhanced by a dam. Operated by Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the waterfowl habitat encompasses more than 1,200 acres which provides refuge to more than 200 species of birds, including American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, and others. Also, Canada Geese during migration in the spring and fall. Significant populations of waterfowl, secretive marsh birds, and shorebirds nest here, as well as Bald Eagles, Veery, Swainson’s Thrush, and Vaux’s Swifts.
From Bonners Ferry Info


McArthur Lake Dam

River/Waterway: Deep Creek - McArthur Lake

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