This reservoir is located in the Boise National Forest at an elevation of 1,626 meters above sea level. It was created by the damming of the Deadwood River in 1931.
The reservoir is a popular recreation area offering fantastic canoeing, swimming, water skiing and boating. It is also fantastic for anglers wanting to catch kokanee salmon, rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon.
Deadwood Reservoirs surroundings makes it a great place for hiking and camping. There are three campgrounds along the lakes shoreline, all of which have a boat ramp for accessing the lake.