Recreation Updates

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

The Canal Bridge on C.J. Strike Dam Cutoff Road is closed until Feb. 20 while the Elmore County Highway District makes repairs. The North Park boat ramp is still accessible. Other campgrounds and recreational access points are also open. However, it is not possible to get to C.J. Strike Dam via the Cutoff Road. Visitors will need to go through Grand View or take the River Road route for access across the dam. Travelers can also go through Bruneau if necessary.

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

Drinking water has been shut off for the season at all individual campsites. Potable water is available outside the restroom buildings at Woodhead and McCormick parks ONLY. Visitors to all other locations must bring their own water.

RV dump stations at C.J. Strike are closed for the winter. RV stations in Hells Canyon remain open, but without water.

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

The Hells Canyon Visitors Center is closed until further notice.

The Swan Falls Museum remains closed until further notice.

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

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!