Idaho Power’s online reservation system for overnight camping is now available. Reservations can be made for dates between the first Friday in April and the last Sunday in October. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance.
Why did Idaho Power implement a reservation system?
The reservation system gives customers a convenient way to book a campsite from home in advance. In addition, customers can pay with a credit card for added convenience. Many campers have requested this option.
Are all campgrounds open for reservations?
No. Reservations can be made online for Woodhead Park, McCormick Park, Copperfield Park and Hells Canyon Park in Hells Canyon and North Park, Scout Park and Cottonwood Park at C.J. Strike.
Is a reservation required?
No. Unreserved sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be available for off-season camping (November through March).
How far in advance can I reserve a spot?
Reservations can be made nine months in advance and can be made for any dates from the first Friday in April through the final Sunday in October. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before midnight Mountain Standard Time (MST) on the date of your arrival.
Can I reserve a specific campsite?
What is the cost to reserve a spot?
A $10 reservation fee will be added to the campsite rental for all reservations made online. Reservations can also be made by phone, for a $15 fee.
Are other camping rates changing, too?
Camping rates will remain the same; however, campers will be required to pay state taxes that previously were paid by Idaho Power. Campers who stay in campgrounds located in Idaho will pay a state liability tax of 6 percent and a state convention tax of 2 percent for a total of 8 percent on top of their camping fees. Campers at Copperfield Park will pay 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 on top of their camping fees. The reservation fee is not subject to these taxes.
For example, a typical reservation might look like this:
Woodhead Park (Peak Season for four nights):
RV Site Rent: $64.00 ($16 per night x 4)
ID Tax (8%): $5.12
Online Reservation: $10.00
Total Cost: $79.12
What if I reserve a spot but someone is already camped there when I show up?
Campground staff will mark your campsite as reserved, and this should not be a problem.
Will I still be able to get a last-minute campsite?
Maybe. Some sites will remain available for first-come, first-served use. In addition, all unreserved sites will be available. However, we encourage reservations to ensure you have a spot for the duration of your trip. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before midnight Mountain Standard Time on the date of your arrival.
How long can I reserve a spot for?
Reservations are subject to the 14-day stay limit in place at all Idaho Power campgrounds.
Can I reserve multiple campsites at one time?
Campers can reserve two sites at one time. For larger groups you can place sites on hold for others in your party to reserve on their own. Holds must be placed in conjunction with a reservation and will remain in place for 24 hours. After that, the spaces will become available for others to reserve.
Do I have to occupy a campsite that I reserved?
Reserved campsites must be occupied by 11 a.m. the day after the reservation begins. Multi-day reservations will be cancelled if the site is not occupied by 11 a.m. on the second day of the reservation period.
What is the refund policy?
Campsite fees can be refunded until 48 hours prior to the first day of the reservation period. The $10 reservation fee is not refundable, however. Within 48 hours of the reservation period, no fees will be refunded.
Can I make a reservation by phone?
Yes. We encourage visitors to use the online option because you can more easily choose a site and manage your reservation. There is a $5 fee, in addition to the $10 reservation fee, for using the phone option.