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The top area attractions and events in Mackay Idaho

Mackay Idaho offers lots of outdoor activities for everyone. Here are a few of the local area attractions. Bring your ATV's, dirt bikes, mountain bikes or a pair of hiking boots and visit the best Idaho has to offer. Or, you can sit outside and admire the beautiful mountains, watching deer and elk walk past you as you drink your morning coffee!

Calendar of Events
December 14, 2019
Winter Festival
May 01, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Mackay Pride Month
May 02, 2020 to May 03, 2020
Mackay High School Rodeo
June 20, 2020 to June 21, 2020
Mackay Rodeo
July 03, 2020 to July 05, 2020
IMRA Motorcycle Rodeo
July 04, 2020
Mackay 4th of July Celebration
July 04, 2020
Fireworks at Reservoir
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Planning an ATV trip? You have come to the right place.

ATV Trails
ATV Trails
Mackay ID is an ATV, UTV and dirt bike friendly town located in the south central part of the state along Hwy 93. The town has created a very interesting tour that will take you via a great trail system to many of best mining locations. The thing that makes this so special is that each place has a detailed explanation of what type of mining took place at the stop. Many of the structures have been restored and some have been turned into museums, this is something that is very rare to see along ATV trails. Enjoy a detailed map of the Mine Hill Tour and other trails in the area.
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Monument a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this “weird and scenic landscape” where yesterday’s volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow… The visitor center is located off Highway 20/26/93 mid-way between Arco and Carey, Idaho. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Ghost Towns of Mackay
Ghost Towns of Mackay
White Knob is listed as a ghost town on the National Historical Register. It is managed by the South Custer Historical Society and the White Knob Historical Preservation Committee of Mackay, ID, and is accessible to the public by foot, ATV, horseback, and truck. Remaining features of the current site are old road beds, restored railroad trestle, restored and derelict cabins, mill and smelter site, aerial cable tramway towers and headhouse, and grave sites. A self-guided tour is accessible to the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Golfing
Golfing
Ride your golf cart from our location straight to the 9 hole golf course right in town
Idaho Hunting and Fishing
Idaho Hunting and Fishing
Hunting and Fishing in the Lost River area is some of the best you will find. For information on local rules, regulations and fees visit the Idaho Department of Fish and Game region 6.
Lost River Museum
Lost River Museum
The Museum houses a collection of historical artifacts and unique items donated by Mackay community and Lost River Valley residents. Its large display area is visitor friendly, well lighted, and handicapped accessible. Display artifacts are close at hand, easily viewed, and well interpreted. Features include a fully restored sheep wagon, a large, visitor interactive hard-rock mining exhibit, an extensive gallery of historic photos, and a large local newspaper and print shop exhibit. Museum is open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Lower Cedar Creek Spring
Lower Cedar Creek Spring
Tucked away in the snowcapped mountains of the Big Lost River Valley is display of nature that few have ever experienced. The trail head is about 5 miles east of Mackay and can be reached on a well maintained road suitable for most automobiles, mountain bikes and ATVs. The moderate hike, with an elevation gain of less than 600 feet over the mile and a half trail is a rewarding outing for adults and children.
Mackay Reservoir
Mackay Reservoir
In the high desert of the Big Lost River Valley, Mackay Reservoir supports populations of stocked rainbow trout and self-sustaining kokanee. High catch rates of kokanee are the norm in many years. Summer fishing is popular from a boat and from shore. Winter anglers can discover great ice fishing. Nestled beneath the White Knob Mountains and towering Mackay Peak, Mackay Reservoir is about 5 miles north of Mackay via US Hwy 93. Your family and friends can enjoy a wonderful day of water sports here as well.
The Big Lost River and Pioneer Mountains
The Big Lost River and Pioneer Mountains
Recreational opportunities abound in the National Forest that surrounds Mackay. Fishing in the Big Lost River and Mackay Reservoir, hunting for deer, elk, and other game animals in the foothills, and snowmobiling up Antelope Canyon or the Copper Basin are just a few of the activities available. Hang gliders launch off of mountain slopes, campers head for the forest, and hikers take off on trails into alpine lakes.
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