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.

The Swan Falls powerhouse museum is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for self-guided tours, through Sept. 2, 2023. See the Swan Falls Park page for more information.

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:
Updated April 17

  • Drinking water is on.
  • The fish-cleaning station at Woodhead is open.
  • The Hells Canyon Visitors Center will reopen Friday, May 26. Check this page for updated dates and times.

C.J. Strike campgrounds:
Updated April 17

  • Drinking water is on.
  • The RV dump station at the C.J. Strike Habitat Management Area is open.
  • The RV dump station adjacent to the power plant is not open at this time.
  • The fish-cleaning station is open.

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!