BAKER COUNTY:  Winter rates make camping a bargain

BAKER COUNTY: Winter rates make camping a bargain

Winter rates are now in effect at all Idaho Power campgrounds, which remain open year-round, weather permitting. Water has been shut off, and RV dump stations are closed until spring. Overnight camping fees are discounted by 50% until March 31.

Fall colors, crisp mornings and good fishing make for great year-end camping in Hells Canyon or at C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home. But campers who have already put away their outdoor gear for the winter can reserve campsites for their spring and summer excursions at

In addition to the four campgrounds in Hells Canyon and three at C.J. Strike that can be reserved in advance, Idaho Power provides free camping at Swan Falls south of Boise on a first-come, first-served basis.

The company also owns and maintains numerous day-use parks, boat launches, and other recreational access points along the Snake River, from American Falls to Hells Canyon.

Camping rates and regulations are available on Idaho Power’s website.