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McCormick Park covers 12 acres on the Idaho side of Oxbow Reservoir, just downstream of Brownlee Dam. Built in 1958, the park's name is in honor of the late Fred McCormick. Mr. McCormick was a 25-year Idaho Power veteran and chief engineer during the construction of the Brownlee Power Plant.

Idaho Power maintains three other parks in the Hells Canyon area. The other parks are: Hells Canyon, Copperfield and Woodhead.

Park Facilities

The park has 34 recreational vehicle sites that include:

  • Water
  • Electricity

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

Other amenities at the park include:

  • Picnic areas
  • Mature trees
  • A boat ramp and dock
  • A convenient RV dump station
  • ADA accessible restrooms with showers
  • A public pay phone located outside the restrooms
  • Wireless high speed Internet for an additional 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.

Amenities at Carters Landing include:

  • Several impromptu 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 for information about our other parks and recreational facilities.

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