Lud Drexler Park is located on the north end of Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir near the Idaho/Nevada border, about 36 miles south of Twin Falls, Idaho. The reservoir was created in 1910 to provide irrigation water to nearly 25,000 acres of farmland. The recreation site was developed in 1974 in response to increased use of the reservoir. The recreation site is a cooperative effort by local sportsmen, Twin Falls County, Salmon River Canal Company and the BLM. In 1981, it was renamed in honor of Lud Drexler, a local sportsman who contributed significantly to developing the site.
Lud Drexler Park offers 20 developed campsites with shade cabanas, fire rings, and picnic tables, irrigated landscaping and vault toilets. The Park also offers reservoir shore access, a boat ramp, maintained road access and dispersed camping sites. Potable water and a RV dump are available on site, and two camp sites have electricity. The reservoir is popular for boating, fishing and camping. Anglers find trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and walleye throughout the year. During the fall season, the campground is a popular place to stay for hunters due to abundant game found near the reservoir.
This is a US fee site that currently has $5 per vehicle per night camping fee. Idaho State Park Passes are not accepted. No reservations are available, and all sites are first come- first serve. Two sites have electric and water hook ups, and a dump station is on site. While there are camp sites that can accommodate larger RV's, not all sites are RV friendly, enter with caution. Bring your own firewood as cutting of vegetation on site is prohibited.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, there is a planned fee increase for Lud Drexler Park in 2022. This will enable the BLM to improve services and amenities, ensuring the sites remain operational for years to come. The new fee structure will appear as follows for both Milner Historic Recreation Area and Lud Drexler Park.
Day Use: $5
Overnight Camping: $15 per site per night, to include two vehicles per site. Additional vehicles will be charged $5 per night per vehicle.
Annual Pass: $50 for unlimited day use at Milner Historic Recreation Area and Lud Drexler Park. Reduces camping rate to $5 per site per night, to include two vehicles. Available at the Burley Field Office and Twin Falls District Office in 2022. Learn more: https://on.doi.gov/3u64HKG