Hells Canyon Overnight Camping Fees
Headed to Hells Canyon? Call ahead to check the status of the road between Oxbow and Hells Canyon Dam. This road is sometimes closed due to maintenance or road conditions.
Recorded updates are available at 541-785-7251.
Recreation Facilities at Hells Canyon have been developed and furnished by Idaho Power as a public service. All facilities are open to the public and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not accepted.
Water to the camping spaces and RV dump stations are shut-off during winter months, however electricity is available at recreational vehicle (RV) sites all year. Restrooms/showers have water year-round.
There are no sewer hookups at individual camping spaces, but each of the developed parks have dump stations available.
The information below provides details about fees and rules for the Hells Canyon Recreation facilities.
Idaho Power offers discounted camping fees to service-disabled veterans and campers over 60. For veterans with any level of service-related disability, overnight camping fees are reduced by 50 percent. Seniors receive $2 off summer rates and $1 off winter rates.
Information about fees at C.J. Strike Reservoir parks is available here.
Summer Camping Fees (April-October)
Tent campers occupying a designated RV space will be charged the normal $16 nightly fee for an RV space. A maximum number of three tents may be set up in an RV space at one time, if there is enough room.
Winter Camping Fees (November through March)
The park facilities are provided and regulated in accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Power Act. Consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations, reasonable fees are charged for the use of the park facilities at the Brownlee, Oxbow, and Hells Canyon developments. All rates apply per site, per night, per season.