For the diehard camper: Idaho Power campgrounds still open
Idaho Power’s campgrounds remain open, and winter rates are now in effect for campers looking for a late-season getaway, according to a news release from Idaho Power.
Winter camping rates are typically half of the summer rates for Idaho Power’s campgrounds in Hells Canyon and at C.J. Strike Reservoir. Camping at Swan Falls and Moonshine Mine (near Richland, Ore.) are free year-round.
Water has been shut off at the Hells Canyon and C.J. Strike campgrounds, so campers should bring their own. Campsites are subject to closure due to winter weather.
Idaho Power offers reduced camping fees to service-disabled veterans and campers over the age of 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. Discounts cannot be combined.
Guests can reserve campsites up to nine months in advance either online, at idahopower.com/recreation, or by calling our toll-free number at 1-844-472-7275. The call center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST Monday through Friday, except holidays.