"Small Town Charm around Murtaugh Lake"
Murtaugh is a quiet farming community located just off of Highway 30 toward Burley, Idaho. Life is peaceful and serene in this community with large expanses of wheat, corn, sugar beets, beans, peas, alfalfa, and more. Cattle grazing in green pastures and a man-made irrigation lake comes into view when driving east toward this small town.
Murtaugh Lake has become a true destination for locals in Southern Idaho. The lake features fishing, camping, swimming, beautiful reunion space, and more, making it a terrific place to enjoy a summer "staycation" in Idaho. For more excitement, drive east of Murtaugh to reach famous Cauldron Linn. This location is perfect for white water enthusiasts looking for a thrill!
This town boasts a small population of less than 150 residents and was named after Mark Murtaugh who oversaw the town's irrigation project (including Murtaugh Lake). The city of Murtaugh now hosts 3 small businesses with recreation and farming being the top income producers.