McCormick Park

Park Facilities

The park covers 12 acres on the Idaho side of Oxbow Reservoir, downstream of Brownlee Dam.

It’s 34 recreational vehicle (RV) sites include:

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Shared water spigots in the RV parking area

Tent camping includes:

  • Electricity
  • Some shade
  • Fire pits
  • Tables adjacent to a large turf area

Other park features:

  • Picnic areas
  • Mature trees
  • Boat ramp and docks
  • RV dump station
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible restrooms with showers
  • A public pay phone
  • Wireless high speed Internet for an added fee
  • Recycling

Parking for vehicles and boat trailers is limited.

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. 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
McCormick 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)
Park RVs Tent Spaces
All Parks $8  $5
Carters Landing $3 $3
Overflow at all Parks $16 $3

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More Information

Call 208-388-7209, or 208-388-2231.

Background Information

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 construction of the Brownlee Power Plant.

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.

Carters Landing includes:

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

For information on park capacity at McCormick or Carters Landing, call 541-785-7209.

We maintain three other parks in the Hells Canyon area.