Visitors can still easily reach campgrounds, parks and other recreation sites by driving through Grand View while the Mountain Home Highway District makes improvements to C.J. Strike Dam Cutoff Road.
GRAND VIEW, Idaho — Visitors to C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home will not be able to use the C.J. Strike Dam Cutoff Road for the next several weeks while the local highway district makes improvements to the road.
All parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities at the reservoir remain open and accessible. Visitors coming from the north or west can reach the reservoir through the town of Grand View. This will add about 10 minutes to the trip. Coming from the east, drivers can take Idaho Highway 78 through Bruneau.
Road improvements will include paving the center portion of the road, which is currently paved at the north and south ends, with gravel in the middle. Work is expected to continue into September.
Idaho Power provides four campgrounds and several day-use parks as well as boat ramps and docks at C.J. Strike Reservoir. It’s one of the area’s most popular outdoor recreation destinations. Anglers fish for trout, bass, sturgeon and crappie. The large reservoir provides plenty of room for boaters and water skiers, while birdwatchers and geocachers find plentiful opportunities on land. The power plant at C.J. Strike Dam is one of the largest on the Middle Snake, with a generating capacity of 82.8 megawatts.
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Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 560,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.