Plan Ahead for that Day Trip or Overnight Camping Adventure

Spring is here, and Idaho Power parks and campgrounds are ready!

Water has been turned on at Idaho Power’s popular campgrounds in Hells Canyon and at C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home. Now is the time to make a campsite reservation at Many popular dates are already filling up. Campsites at Swan Falls south of Boise are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Even if you aren’t spending the night, Idaho Power parks make great day-trip destinations for fishing or boating, geocaching, rafting, picnicking, sightseeing, birding, or just getting some fresh air. The company operates and maintains dozens of recreation sites, from American Falls Reservoir in eastern Idaho to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area along the Idaho-Oregon border. Learn more at

Before you go, check for updated info on road closures, fire restrictions, or other news that might impact your visit.

Idaho Power asks visitors to recreate safely and wear Coast Guard-approved safety vests when on or around the water. Many locations have safety vests available to borrow.

Providing these facilities is part of Idaho Power’s commitment to creating recreational access as required by their federal licenses to operate hydroelectric projects on the Snake River.

Brad Bowlin
Communications Specialist