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McCormick Park covers 12 acres on the Idaho side of Oxbow Reservoir. It is downstream of Brownlee Dam.

Built in 1958, the park is named for the late Fred McCormick. McCormick worked for Idaho Power for 25 years and was chief engineer during the construction of the Brownlee Power Plant.

We maintain three other parks in the Hells Canyon area.

Park Facilities

The park has 34 recreational vehicle (RV) sites that include:

  • Water
  • Electricity

Tent camping is partly shaded by nearby trees and offers electricity.

Other park features include:

  • Picnic areas
  • Mature trees
  • Boat ramp and dock
  • RV dump station

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) accessible restrooms with showers
  • A public pay phone
  • Wireless high speed Internet for an added fee

Parking for vehicles and boat trailers is limited.

Carters Landing

Carters Landing is a 1.7-acre site on the Oregon side of Oxbow Reservoir. The park is about four miles downstream from Brownlee Dam and three miles downstream from McCormick Park.

Features at Carters Landing:

  • Several improvised campsites
  • Composting toilet
  • Picnic tables
  • Garbage pickup
  • An unimproved boat launch

For information on park capacity call 541-785-7209.

Visit the Idaho Power Parks section to learn about our other parks and recreational areas.

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