Idaho Power Recreation Sites are Open; Campground Reservations Recommended

All Idaho Power campgrounds, parks, boat ramps and recreation access sites are now open. The company closed its recreation sites in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and began a phased reopening in May.

Demand for campsites at the company’s campgrounds in Hells Canyon and at C.J. Strike Reservoir has been high, with many locations filling up on weekends. Visitors are advised to visit to reserve a spot before heading out.

Other things to know before you go:

  • Restroom buildings and showers at campgrounds remain closed; portable toilets are in place and are serviced regularly.
  • Fish-cleaning stations and RV dump sites are open.
  • The Swan Falls powerhouse museum, which is usually open on Saturdays for self-guided tours, remains closed. Pedestrian access across the dam is open.
  • Idaho Power asks all visitors to follow social-distancing guidelines, including when they interact with Idaho Power staff. Minimizing the potential for exposure to critical power plant employees is an important part of maintaining reliable electrical service.

Brad Bowlin
Communications Specialist