Joe T. Fallini BLM CG
After fishing our way through new parts of Montana, we'd be passing through the lower part of Idaho on our way back to California. Our first stop brought us a surprise visit to Mackay, Idaho. It's pronounced MACKey. It's a great stopping point for some off roading, fishing and a visit to Craters of the Moon National Park.
The city of Mackay is located on Hwy 93. The population was 517. Mackay sits between the White Knob Mountain Range and the Lost River Mountain Range which are some of the highest mountains in Idaho. We had no reservations and the Fallini Campground run by BLM was practically full.
Both loops have great views of the lake and mountains all around.
We had some colorful sunsets while we were here as well.
Very large sites with BBQ, firepit and table. Some had covered patios too. Great lake view!
There was a viewing/fishing platform my brother checked out. He did catch a couple small ones.
We drove several miles along both ends of the lake but didn't find much fishing.
Some beautiful water where Steve did catch a couple decent Rainbows.
Difficult to fish. Plus you had to bushwhack through the wild roses. Lots of thorns.
Pretty, but ouch!
I would've missed this old pioneer cemetery but thanks to geocaching, we found it on a bluff over the lake.
The fishing wasn't too exciting but the sunsets sure are!
Next we took a ride up into the mountains and came across something we didn't know was about.