Camping Fees

Day use in all parks is free. Camping is allowed using tents or RVs in developed campgrounds or undeveloped areas near the reservoirs. Most campsites can be reserved online, while a limited number remain available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stays are limited to 14 consecutive days.

Fees are charged for overnight camping, or to reserve picnic shelters where reservations are allowed. Fees are consistent with fees charged at other campgrounds with similar services in the area, and are posted and collected for each park.

Please note: Campsites and day-use picnic shelters can be reserved year round. You can make reservations up to nine months in advance. If you require assistance or accommodation to make a reservation, please call 1-844-472-7275. A convenience fee of $5 will be charged to make reservations by telephone, in addition to the standard $10 reservation fee.

Campers who stay in campgrounds located in Idaho will pay, in addition to the camping fees, a state liability tax of 6 percent and a state convention tax of 2 percent for a total of 8 percent. Campers at Copperfield Park and Carters Landing, in Oregon, will pay, in addition to the camping fees, a Baker County liability tax of 7 percent and a State of Oregon liability tax of 1.8 percent for a total of 8.8 percent. This reservation fee is not subject to taxes.

Idaho Power offers reduced camping fees to service-disabled veterans and campers over age 60. For veterans with any level of service-related disability, overnight camping fees are lowered by 50 percent. Seniors receive $2 off summer rates and $1 off winter rates. No combined discounts.

Summer Camping Fees (April-October). Taxes not included in the fees shown below.
Park RVs Tent Spaces
Hells Canyon Park $16  $10
Copperfield Park $16  $10
McCormick Park $16  $10
Woodhead Park $16  $10
Carters Landing $6  $6
Overflow at all Parks $6  $6

Tent campers occupying a designated RV space will be charged the normal $16 nightly fee for an RV space. A maximum number of three tents may be set up in an RV space at one time, if there is enough room.

Winter Camping Fees (November through March). Taxes not included in the fees shown below.
Park RVs Tent Spaces
All Parks $8  $5
Carters Landing $3 $3
Overflow at all Parks $6 $3

Headed to Hells Canyon?

Call ahead to check the status of the road between Oxbow and Hells Canyon Dam. This road is sometimes closed due to maintenance or road conditions.

Recorded updates are available at 541-785-7251.

Hells Canyon Recreation Facilities

Recreation facilities at Hells Canyon have been developed and furnished by Idaho Power as a public service. All facilities are open to the public.

Water to the camping spaces and RV dump stations are shut-off during winter months, however electricity is available at recreational vehicle (RV) sites all year. Restrooms/showers have water year-round.

There are no sewer hookups at individual camping spaces, but each of the developed parks have dump stations available.

Park facilities are provided and regulated in accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Power Act. Consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations, reasonable fees are charged for the use of the park facilities at the Brownlee, Oxbow and Hells Canyon developments. All rates apply per site, per night, per season.

See our Camping Policies.

Day use in all parks is free. Camping is allowed using tents or RVs in developed campgrounds or undeveloped areas near the reservoirs. Most campsites can be reserved online, while a limited number remain available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stays are limited to 14 consecutive days.

Fees are charged for overnight camping, or to reserve picnic shelters where reservations are allowed. Fees are consistent with fees charged at other campgrounds with similar services in the area, and are posted and collected at each park.

Please note: Campsites and day-use picnic shelters can be reserved year round. You can make reservations up to nine months in advance. If you require assistance or accommodation to make a reservation, please call 1-844-472-7275. A convenience fee of $5 will be charged to make reservations by telephone, in addition to the standard $10 reservation fee.

Campers who stay in campgrounds located in Idaho will pay, in addition to the camping fees, a state liability tax of 6 percent and a state convention tax of 2 percent for a total of 8 percent.

Idaho Power offers reduced camping fees to service-disabled veterans and campers over age 60. For veterans with any level of service-related disability, overnight camping fees are lowered by 50 percent. Seniors receive $2 off summer rates and $1 off winter rates. No combined discounts.

Summer Camping Fees (April-October). Taxes not included in the fees shown below.
Park RVs
North Park RV Area $10
North Park Tent Area $8
Scout Park $10
Locust Park $8
Scout/Locust Park Overflow $4
Cottonwood Park $8
Winter Camping Fees (November-March). Taxes not included in the fees shown below.
Park RVs
North Park RV Area $5
North Park Tent Area $4
Scout Park $5
Locust Park $4
Scout/Locust Park Overflow $4
Cottonwood Park $4

Tent campers camping in a designated RV space will be charged the normal nightly fee for an RV space as listed at each park. A maximum of three tents may be set up in an RV space at one time, if there’s room.

C.J. Strike Recreation Facilities

Recreation facilities at C.J. Strike are open to the public. Water in the camping areas is shut off during winter. Restroom buildings at North and Scout parks have water year-round.

Single camping spaces do not have sewer hookups, but two recreational vehicle (RV) dump stations are offered:

  • Near the Power Plant
  • C.J. Wildlife Management Headquarters

The RV dump stations are closed during winter.

Park facilities are provided and regulated according to section 10(a) of the Federal Power Act. Consistent with this and other laws, rules and regulations, reasonable fees are charged for the use of the facilities at the C.J. Strike parks. All rates apply per site, per night, per season.

See our Camping Policies.