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Region 4
Magic Valley Region
Snake River Elk Zone
Units 53, 63, 63A, 68A

Game Management Unit Boundary

Those portions of BLAINE, CASSIA, GOODING, JEROME, LINCOLN, MINIDOKA, POWER, and TWIN FALLS COUNTIES within the following boundary: beginning at Twin Falls, then west and north on U.S. 30 to the Snake River, then down the Snake River to the Malad River, then up the Malad River to U.S. 30, then northwest on U.S. 30 to Bliss, then east on U.S. 26 to Shoshone, then southeast on State Highway 24 to Minidoka, then east on the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the Minidoka-Blaine County line, then south along the Minidoka-Blaine County line to the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, then southeast along the refuge boundary to the Cassia-Power County line, then south along the Cassia-Power County line to Interstate 86 near Raft River, then west on Interstate 86 to Yale Road, then southwest on Yale Road over Interstate 84 to State Highway 81, then west on State Highway 81 to Burley, then west on U.S. 30 to Twin Falls, the point of beginning. MINIDOKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE-CLOSED.

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Public Access

Land Ownership

Private Graph illustrating 65.4 percent 65.4 %
U.S. National Wildlife Refuge Graph illustrating 1.61 percent 1.61 %
State of Idaho Graph illustrating 2.97 percent 2.97 %
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Graph illustrating 30.01 percent 30.01 %
Other Graph illustrating 0 percent 0 %

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Ownership data source: Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

No properties are currently available in Unit 53.
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National Forests

No National Forest lands fall within Unit 53.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

There are no wilderness areas in Unit 53.

Land Use/Cover

Dryland Agriculture Graph illustrating 0.7 percent 0.7 %
Forest Graph illustrating 0.1 percent 0.1 %
Irrigated-Gravity Flow Graph illustrating 34.08 percent 34.08 %
Irrigated-Sprinkler Graph illustrating 23.36 percent 23.36 %
Rangeland Graph illustrating 37.86 percent 37.86 %
Riparian Graph illustrating 1.79 percent 1.79 %
Urban Graph illustrating 1.26 percent 1.26 %
Water Graph illustrating 0.85 percent 0.85 %

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Land Use data source: IDWR

Services

Outfitters & Guides

Unit 53 Hunting Outfitters

No pack trip outfitters are available in Unit 53.

Lodging, Camping & Services in Unit 53

* Services pages courtesy of the Official Idaho Travel and Tourism Guide