Woodhead Park

Park Facilities

Reserve Your Spot

Woodhead Park is located on the Idaho side of Brownlee Reservoir, encompasses 65 landscaped acres and has 118 recreational vehicle sites with:

  • Water
  • Fire pits
  • Electricity
  • Picnic tables

The park’s 15 walk-in tent sites include:

  • Water
  • Fire pits
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms

Other park features:

  • Two boat ramps
  • Public pay phone
  • RV dump station
  • Overnight truck and boat trailer parking
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant accessible restrooms with showers
  • Day-use picnic shelter (Reserve Your Spot – Fees Apply)
  • Uncovered day-use picnic area
  • Paved walking paths and dirt trails
  • Garbage and recycling


Camping is allowed using tents or RVs in developed campgrounds or undeveloped areas near the reservoir. 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.

See our Frequently Asked Questions about reserving campsites.

Obey all campground rules and keep motorized vehicles within the posted speed limit.


Day use in all parks is free. Fees are charged for overnight camping, or to reserve picnic shelters where reservations are allowed.

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.

Fees are consistent with fees charged at other campgrounds with similar services in the area. Fees are posted and collected for each park.

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
Woodhead 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). Taxes not included in the fees shown below.
Park RVs Tent Spaces
All Parks $8  $5
Overflow at all Parks $6 $3

More Information

Located adjacent to Idaho Highway 71, on the Idaho side of Brownlee Reservoir, 23 miles from Cambridge, Idaho.

Call 541-785-7209, or 208-388-2231.

Background Information

Woodhead Park, built in 1959, is named in honor of Ed Woodhead who served as Idaho Power’s chief construction engineer for the Brownlee Power Plant. John Brownlee operated a ferryboat across the Snake River during the late 1800’s to bring people, livestock and equipment into the area. Brownlee Creek, Brownlee Dam and the 58-mile-long reservoir were all named after the Brownlee family.

We maintain three other parks in the Hells Canyon area: