Camp Terms & Conditions

Idaho Power’s public use, safety standards and camping regulations are intended to promote public safety on Idaho Power lands. Respect the rules, the property and privacy of other visitors and Idaho Power employees. All applicable county, federal and state laws are in effect.

Any person violating applicable laws or Idaho Power’s terms of use, including but not limited to, engaging in disruptive or destructive behavior (as determined by the sole discretion of Idaho Power staff) shall be considered in trespass and shall immediately vacate the area with no refund.

Idaho Power’s intent is to allow reasonable access to designated public use areas. Public access includes, but is not limited to, activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting and camping.

Hunting, trapping, and fishing are permitted on Idaho Power lands, unless the area is posted otherwise. Hunting and trapping are not allowed in developed recreation sites or parks. Hunters and anglers must comply with all federal, state and local regulations. Nothing in this section shall revoke the rights of Native Americans to hunt, fish, and gather.

Idaho Power complies with the American Disabilities Act and provides barrier-free access to appropriate public use areas.

Responsible stewardship of natural resources is a fundamental Idaho Power value. In return for the privilege of using Idaho Power lands, Idaho Power asks that the public also respect the special resource values associated with these lands by demonstrating good stewardship. Trespassing on Idaho Power lands not open for public use is prohibited.

Camping Stay Limits

Idaho Power’s 14-day stay limit begins at 2 p.m. MT the day of your arrival and applies to developed campground facilities and undeveloped/dispersed sites. Campers are required to remove all camping equipment from the camping area. Camping equipment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Tents
  • Vehicles
  • Boats, watercraft
  • Recreation vehicles
  • All personal possessions, including pets

Developed Campgrounds: After reaching the stay limit campers must relocate from the campground to any other campground or dispersed area for five (5) nights before returning to the original campground. This restriction is for anyone staying in the campsite, whether or not they are formally listed on the reservation.

Dispersed Camping Areas: After reaching the stay limit campers must relocate at least five miles from your original camping area for at least five days if you are camped in a dispersed site. After the five days, you may return to your original area, if space is available.

During your stay, you must use the appropriate sanitation facilities. Please remove your waste and trash when you leave. Help us maintain the incredible beauty of the area by leaving the site in better condition than when you found it.

Camping Definitions

  1. “Camping” means the use of a camping unit for temporary residence or sleeping purposes.
  2. “Camping party” means any individual, family group, or non-family group occupying a campsite.
  3. “Camping unit” means one sleeping device or shelter, including but not limited to a motor home, camping bus, truck-mounted camping shell, pull-type camper, or other device designed and commonly used for sleeping.
  4. “Campsite” means an area within a park specifically designated or marked for camping.
  5. “Dispersed camping” means camping that occurs in areas that are not highly developed and/or individually signed or numbered.
  6. “Occupancy” means the pre-determined maximum number of camping units and/or individuals that may occupy a campsite or camping facility based on size, location, and other site attributes.
  7. “Occupy” means the use of a campsite for the purposes of camping, by a person or party who has paid the camping fee within the applicable time limits or when it has been reserved through the appropriate procedures of the reservation system.
  8. “Primary occupant” means the person that a campsite or camping facility is registered to and who must be an occupant.
  9. “Motorized vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle except for motorized wheelchairs.

General Camping Regulations

  1. All overnight camping, with or without hookups, is subject to the posted fees when applicable. Campers that occupy a campsite without a prepaid reservation must pay all fees upon occupying a campsite.
  2. Check-in time is 2 p.m. MT
  3. Check-out time is 1 p.m. MT
  4. All parks have a noise curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. MT. This includes generator use. Regardless of circumstances, Idaho Power requires all guests observe this curfew.
  5. Only one camping unit per designated campsite is permitted. Tents are allowed but must fit inside the campsite with the camping unit (see rule #7).
  6. No more than eight (8) persons may occupy a campsite.
  7. Keep all equipment, personal belongings and vehicles within the designated campsite.
  8. With the exception of Woodhead Park, campsites cannot be reserved or used for equipment only; they must be occupied.
  9. Visitors cannot move from one campsite to another without permission from park staff. No exceptions.
  10. If a person’s equipment, personal belongings, camping unit and/or vehicle are in a reserved site after the check-out time or left unattended; or considered a hazard, Idaho Power reserves the right to relocate these items within its own discretion. As a term of use and access, visitors release Idaho Power of any potential liability for damage to such items that may occur during said relocation.
  11. With the exception of Woodhead Park, boats and trailers must be parked in designated areas only, unless using it as the primary camping unit.
  12. All motorized vehicles must stay on established roads or parking areas and operators must possess a valid operator’s license.
  13. At all C.J. Strike campgrounds visitors must have a state-issued disability sticker or ADA placard to operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, ORVs and UTVs) or any off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in campgrounds. No exceptions.
  14. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs, ORVs and UTVs) are permitted at all Hells Canyon campgrounds. All traffic laws must be obeyed. All-terrain vehicles must stay on established roadways, if deemed a nuisance use of ATVs will be restricted.
  15. Pets may not be left unattended and must be restrained and/or kept on a six-foot leash at all times. It is the pet owner’s responsibility to ensure pets do not disturb other visitors. Pet owners must clean up and properly dispose of animal waste in the appropriate receptacles.
  16. Dump all wastewater and gray water in designated dump stations. Place all trash in the waste receptacles, never in the fire rings.
  17. Keep all fires in either the grills or the fire rings provided by Idaho Power. Any exceptions must be approved by staff.
  18. Idaho Power prohibits fireworks or the discharge of any firearm or device that propels a projectile within or near any park.
  19. Companies, organizations or individuals wishing to use Idaho Power facilities for large gatherings, picnics, vending merchandise or providing other services such as catering, etc., must obtain permission in writing in advance from Idaho Power personnel.
  20. Any commercial activity, vending merchandise or providing other services such as catering, etc., requires permission in writing in advance from Idaho Power.
  21. With the exception of Hells Canyon Park, a person may reserve no more than five (5) sites. on the same dates. At Hells Canyon Park, the limit is two sites reserved per person/household for the same date.
  22. You must work with and receive permission from park management staff for any circumstances not listed above.
  23. Idaho Power campgrounds are open to all with an emphasis on maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere. Flags, banners, materials or behaviors with vulgarity or profanity (as determined by staff) are not allowed to be displayed on Idaho Power property.
  24. Digging and or removing items from Idaho Power property is prohibited.

Park Information

Hells Canyon Area: questions@idahopower.com
C.J. Strike Area: questions@idahopower.com
Idaho Power’s toll-free Recreation Information Line: 1-800-422-3143

Reservation Policies

Reservations, Payment, Cancellations, No-Shows and Refund Policies

The intent of the online reservation system is to allow fair and reasonable access to all at Idaho Power’s campgrounds.

Making a Reservation

Reservations can be made online by using the CampLife reservation system (camplife.com) or by phone at 1-844-472-7275. The call center is open 7:30 a.m.—6:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, except holidays. An additional fee applies to phone reservations (see below).

It is recommended (but not required) that guests log into CampLife to make a reservation at most campgrounds. Logging into CampLife will allow you to cancel reservations without calling the call center as well as enabling you to look at your prior reservations.

In order to make an online reservation at Hells Canyon Park you must create a profile and log into CampLife in order to see which sites are available. If you are not logged in, all sites will appear as unavailable and you will be unable to make a reservation.

The following rules apply to all Idaho Power Campgrounds except where noted. Several rules apply specifically to Hells Canyon Park .

  1. Only one CampLife account per household. A “household” is defined as all individuals who live at the same physical residence.
  2. Idaho Power reserves the right to merge multiple CampLife accounts from the same household into one account without prior notification.
  3. Idaho Power reserves the right to cancel any reservation(s) for any legal reason, including an apparent violation of any Idaho Power campground rules. Examples of violations of rules causing cancellation include overstaying the limit by using multiple names/accounts to block a site for more than the stay limit, using bots to secure a reservation, or any other reservation made that by passes the rolling window.
  4. Reservations made on CampLife or via the call center are for personal use only. Any resale, transfer, use, or for-profit activity that are not approved in writing in advance by Idaho Power are strictly prohibited and will be subject to immediate cancellation without notice, refund, or reimbursement.
  5. Idaho Power reserves the right to block, terminate, or cancel CampLife accounts without notice for violations of campground rules or participation in unlawful activities. Households with blocked, terminated, or canceled accounts may be restricted from making new reservations or opening new accounts.
  6. With the exception of Hells Canyon Park, campsites and day-use picnic shelters can be reserved nine (9) months in advance year-round. Reservations become available at 8 a.m. MT nine (9) months in advance of arrival date.
  7. Campsites at Hells Canyon Park can be reserved up to five (5) months in advance. Reservations become available at 8 a.m. MT five months in advance of arrival date.
  8. Campground reservations are available online, or by phone at 1-844-472-7275.
  9. No same-day reservations are allowed at Hells Canyon Campgrounds.
  10. C.J. Strike campgrounds must be reserved by 10 a.m. the day prior to arrival.
  11. Online reservations are available 24/7/365.
  12. With the exception of Hells Canyon Park, a person may reserve no more than five (5) sites at one campground on the same dates.
  13. Only two sites per person/household may be reserved for the same dates at Hells Canyon Park.
  14. A nonrefundable reservation service fee of $7 will be assessed for online reservations.
  15. A nonrefundable reservation service fee of $15 will be assessed for phone reservations.
  16. All times are Mountain Time (MT).

Group Reservations

  • Group reservations (up to five sites) can be made under one name online for the standard reservation fee of $7 per site.
  • A person may reserve no more than five (5) sites at one campground on the same dates. If more sites are needed, additional reservations must be made by a different person.


  • Full payment is required upon completion of your reservation.
  • Reservation, cancellation and change fees are nonrefundable.

Reservation Cancellations

  • Reservation fees are nonrefundable.
  • If a reservation is canceled 14 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date, the camping fee will be refunded minus a $10 cancellation charge.
  • If a reservation is canceled 13 days or less prior to the arrival date, the camping fee will be refunded minus a $10 cancellation charge and the first night’s camping fee.
  • Idaho Power does not issue refunds for acts of nature or reservoir operations, including, but not limited to: changing water levels, weather, insects, algae blooms, or smoke due to wildfire.
  • To receive a refund for early departures, campers must cancel online or with the camp host. Idaho Power will issue a refund for the remaining days left on their reservation minus a $10 cancellation fee. Idaho Power will not issue refunds for campers who leave and do not contact the camp host. Early departures before 1 p.m. Mountain Time are entitled to a refund of that night’s camping fee. Early departures after 1 p.m. Mountain Time will not receive a refund for that night’s camping fee.

Reservation Changes

  • Changes can be made through a CampLife account or by phone at: 1-844-472-7275
  • A fee of $10 will be assessed to make a change to a reservation.


  • A reserved campsite will be held until 1 p.m. MT on the second day of the reservation.
  • If a customer does not arrive at the park or call 1-844-472-7275 to cancel by 1 p.m. MT the day after the initial reservation arrival date, they will not be eligible for any refund.