Copperfield Park

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.

Park Facilities

This park is located on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon Reservoir with 62 recreational vehicle (RV) sites that include:

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Fire pits
  • Picnic tables
  • RV dump station

The park’s 10 tent sites include:

  • Shade trees
  • Picnic tables
  • Shared water
  • Extra parking spaces
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible restrooms with showers
  • A large, grassy picnic area next to the Snake River

A public pay phone can be found near the park along Oregon Highway 86 (Oregon 86). A boat ramp is located on the Oregon side, six-tenths of a mile downstream from the park, on Homestead Road. Features at the boat ramp include:

  • Parking
  • Boat docks
  • Seasonal toilets
  • Garbage cans
  • A double-lane concrete boat ramp
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access (for an added fee)

Fees apply for overnight camping. Our campsites are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, no reservations. Fourteen-day stay limit. For information on park capacity, call 541-785-7209 or 208-388-2231. Obey posted campground rules and keep motorized vehicles within the posted speed limit.


Idaho Power offers discounted camping fees to service-disabled veterans and campers over age 60. For veterans with any level of service-related disability, overnight camping fees are reduced by 50 percent. Seniors receive $2 off summer rates and $1 off winter rates.

Summer Camping Fees (April-October)
Park RVs Tent Spaces
Copperfield Park $16  $10
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)
Park RVs Tent Spaces
All Parks $8  $5
Overflow at all Parks $16 $3

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Copperfield Boat Launch

The Copperfield Boat Launch is about a mile downstream from Copperfield Park, on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon Reservoir and includes:

  • Parking
  • Boat docks
  • Seasonal toilets
  • Garbage cans
  • A double-lane concrete boat ramp

Oxbow Boat Launch

The Oxbow Boat Launch is on the Oregon side of Oxbow Reservoir. It’s about 10 miles downstream of Brownlee Dam and two miles upstream from Copperfield Park next to Oregon 71. It’s a day-use only site and includes:

  • Docks
  • Parking
  • Garbage pickup
  • Composting toilet
  • A gravel boat ramp

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

Background Information

Copperfield Park is downstream of Oxbow Dam on the Oregon side of the Snake River. The park was built in 1965 on the old town site of Copperfield, Oregon. Copperfield was a mining town known as “the rowdiest town in Oregon” in the early 1900s. Fire destroyed the town in August 1915. The park was renovated in 1989.

Copperfield Park is one of four parks Idaho Power maintains in the Hells Canyon area. The other parks are: