With the first warm spring weekend in the forecast, it might be time to dust off the fishing gear. Idaho Power recently stocked C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home, with 50,000 rainbow trout. The company adds the fish to the reservoir twice a year for the benefit of anglers who visit one of the many parks and campgrounds around the reservoir.
Drinking water has been turned on at Idaho Power’s campgrounds at C.J. Strike and in Hells Canyon. Park managers are waiting to turn on the fish cleaning stations at both locations until the danger of freezing temperatures has passed. RV dumps near both locations have been turned on; however, the RV station adjacent to the C.J. Strike power plant remains closed for water supply repairs.
For water flow information and updates on Brownlee Reservoir elevation and boat ramp access, visit idahopower.com/water.
Folks planning an overnight stay should make reservations online before making the drive; cash payments are no longer accepted at Cottonwood, North and Scout parks.
Updates on campground facilities and rules, as well as links to all Idaho Power campgrounds and reservation options are available at idahopower.com/whatsopen.