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.

Cash payments are no longer 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.

Hells Canyon campgrounds:

  • Drinking water will be turned on April 1, weather permitting. Water is currently available at the following locations:
    • Woodhead Campground: spigots at the RV dump station
    • McCormick Campground visitors should fill water containers at Woodhead.
    • Copperfield Campground: spigot outside the restroom building
    • Hells Canyon Campground: spigot and hose at the maintenance building
  • The fish-cleaning station at Woodhead will be turned on April 1, weather permitting.
  • The Hells Canyon Visitors Center will reopen Friday, May 26. Check this page for updated dates and times.

C.J. Strike campgrounds:

  • Drinking water will be turned on April 1, weather permitting.
  • RV dump stations will open April 1, weather permitting.
  • The fish-cleaning station will be open April 1, weather permitting.

Niagara Springs Creek access is restricted due to heavy erosion on both banks. Please obey all posted signs.

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 practice safe social-distancing and 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!