Recreation Updates

Please note the following closures and advisories for Idaho Power campgrounds, parks and recreational sites:

All potable water at Hells Canyon Park is temporarily unavailable until further notice.

Drinking water at North Park has been shut off for the season. Potable water at C.J. Strike is still available at Cottonwood Park and the RV dump stations until mid-October. The fish-cleaning station remains open.

The fish-cleaning station at C.J. Strike is closed for winter.

The Hells Canyon Creek boat ramp is closed weekdays through Oct. 15 for ramp and dock repairs and improvements being done by the U.S. Forest Service. For the weekend of Oct. 3-4, a turbidity curtain will be in the river and may prevent launching boats directly from trailers. More information.

The Hells Canyon Visitors Center is closed until further notice.

Thousand Springs day-use park is closed through Dec. 17 while the Idaho Parks and Recreation Department replaces the adjacent Ritter Island bridge.

The Swan Falls Museum remains closed until further notice.

Harmful Algae Blooms are common in our region. Check the current list of recreational water quality advisories from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

Campgrounds fill up quickly. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Visit our reservations page to ensure you will have a spot when you arrive.

Restroom buildings and showers remain closed. Portable restrooms or vault toilets are available at most sites. RV dump sites are open.

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!