BOISE, Idaho – Campers, anglers and boaters dreaming of outdoor adventures can now go online to reserve spots at Idaho Power’s most popular campgrounds.
Until now, campers had to drive to Hells Canyon or C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home to see what sites were available. Now they can get a great spot by going to idahopower.com and clicking the campground reservations link.
“We think this will be a real benefit to our campground visitors who have been telling us they want an online reservation option,” said Idaho Power Biologist Bill Dyke.
Seven campgrounds — four in Hells Canyon and three at C.J. Strike — owned and operated by Idaho Power are open for reservations. Some spots will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, overnight camping sites at Swan Falls Dam, Carter’s Landing in Hells Canyon, Locust Park near C.J. Strike and the Moonshine Mine boat launch near Richland, Oregon, are not included in the reservation system.
Reservations can only be made for visits scheduled between the first Friday in April through the last Sunday in October. You can make reservations up to nine months in advance. Off-season camping will remain first-come, first-served.
It costs $10 to reserve online. A phone-reservation option is also available, for $15. Camping rates have not changed; however, campers will be responsible for state and local taxes that previously were paid by Idaho Power. Prices range from $8-$16 per night depending on campsite location and whether it is an RV or tent space. Full camping rates, FAQs and a link to the online reservation system are available at idahopower.com/recreation.
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve approximately 542,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho.