Idaho Power introduces online campground reservation system
BOISE – Idaho Power campgrounds are now available for reservation online, according to an Idaho Power press release.
Until now, campers had to drive to Hells Canyon or C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home to see what sites were available. Now outdoors enthusiasts can reserve a spot by going to idahopower.com and clicking the campground reservations link.
“We think this will be a real benefit to our campground visitors who have been telling us they want an online reservation option,” Idaho Power Biologist Bill Dyke stated in a press release.
Seven campgrounds — four in Hells Canyon and three at C.J. Strike — owned and operated by Idaho Power are open for reservations. Some spots will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, overnight camping sites at Swan Falls Dam, Carter’s Landing in Hells Canyon, Locust Park near C.J. Strike and the Moonshine Mine boat launch near Richland, Oregon, are not included in the reservation system.
Reservations can only be made for visits scheduled between the first Friday in April through the last Sunday in October. You can make reservations up to nine months in advance. Off-season camping will remain first-come, first-served.
It costs $10 to reserve online. A phone-reservation option is also available, for $15. Camping rates have not changed, however, campers will be responsible for state and local taxes that previously were paid by Idaho Power. Prices range from $8-$16 per night depending on campsite location and whether it is an RV or tent space. Full camping rates, FAQs and a link to the online reservation system are available at idahopower.com/recreation.