Lava Point boat ramp on Magic Reservoir to undergo repairs

Long awaited repairs will begin on the Lava Point boat ramp beginning on August 24. Located on the west side of Magic Reservoir, the much needed repairs had to wait until water levels exposed the entire boat launch. The boat launch is currently inaccessible due to extreme low water levels in Magic Reservoir.

The project includes replacement of damaged sections of the existing ramp, and the installation of two 8 foot by 20 foot adjoined floating dock sections to accommodate launching and trailering boats.


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Lava Point boat launch at low water levels prior to reconstruction.

The project is expected to be completed in late fall 2020.

Funding for the project is through the Dingell – Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Fund, matched by Fish and Game license funds through a cost share grant. The portion of the project funded by federal Dingell – Johnson funds are derived from revenues from manufacturers’ excise taxes on sport fishing equipment, import duties on fishing tackle, yachts and pleasure craft and a portion of the gasoline fuel tax attributed to small engines and motorboats, which are deposited or transferred into the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information please contact the Magic Valley Regional Office at (208) 324-4359.

Reconstruction of the Lava Point boat launch will begin in late August 2020, with completion scheduled for late fall 2020.