Recreation Updates

Please note the following updates for Idaho Power campgrounds, parks and recreational sites.

Our parks and campgrounds stay open all year, but some services may not be available, and access to some areas may be restricted.

Hells Canyon:

  • Drinking water is on at all of our Hells Canyon parks.
  • RV dump stations are open.
  • The fish-cleaning station is closed.
  • The Hells Canyon Creek visitors center is closed.

C.J. Strike:

  • Drinking water is scheduled to be turned on by April 1. (See FAQs for more info.)
  • RV dump stations are closed.
  • The fish-cleaning station is closed.

Campfires in approved areas are allowed at Idaho Power campgrounds. Always use caution and follow all posted fire regulations.

Cash payments are not accepted for overnight camping at Cottonwood Park, North Park and Scout Park at C.J. Strike. Campers must make a reservation in advance or pay with a credit card at the kiosk. Sites at Locust Park remain first-come, first-served and payment can be made using a fee envelope at the pay station.

Reservations must by made before 10 a.m. MT the day before your arrival date.

Remember you can reserve campsites up to nine months in advance. Campgrounds fill quickly, so reservations are encouraged. Visit our reservations page to secure your spot.

Camping fees are higher when paying with cash or check at the campground, so reserve online and save money. See our updated campground fees.

We encourage all visitors to help prevent the spread of disease by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please enjoy the outdoors safely, and remember to wear a safety vest when recreating in, on or around the water!