Locust Campground is basically a large parking area for RV's next to Scout Park along the Snake River just below CJ Strike Dam. It has barbecue pits spaced every so often. It is close enough to Scout Park that you could easily use their facilities. The information below is for Locust Park only.
Campsites: There are no individual campsites, however, there are barbecue pits spaced along the edge near the Snake River.
Water: Honestly, I'm not sure about the drinking water in Locust Park, however, there is drinking water at Scout Park.
Garbage Services: Dumpster available.
Restroom: There is a vault style toilet across the road in a grassy area. There are also flushing toilets in Scout Park Campground nearby. We found them to be clean and well maintained.
Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash.
Fishing: This is river fishing. Sturgeon, trout and catfish are primarily what they fish for along this stretch.
Boating: There is a boat ramp for access to the river.
Swimming: There is no swimming in this campground. The water has a strong current.
Fee Schedule: As of May 2017, Camping at North Park RV sites daily fee is $10 during the summer season and $5 during the winter, while the tent sites are $8 during the summer and $4 in the winter months. Overflow is $4 year round. Seniors receive a $2 summer discount and a $1 winter discount. Disabled Veterans receive a 50% discount.
Campground Reservations: Idaho Power does not provide for campground reservations, all sites are on a first come first serve basis.
Phone service: There is cell phone reception in this campground, but limited. No pay phone at this campground, however there is one at North Park Campground
RV Dumping Site: There is a waste water dump site available.
Location/Driving instructions: CJ Strike Reservoir and the area campgrounds are located 29 miles south of Mountain Home. From I-84 take exit 95 at Mountain Home. Travel south on Hwy 51 for 21 miles to Bruneau. From Bruneau continue traveling west on Hwy 51 for about 2 miles. Take Hwy 78 right for about 6 miles, turn right on Black Sands Road to CJ Strike Dam where you will find North Park, Scout Park and Locust Park campgrounds.
Elevation: 2380 Feet
Reviewed: February 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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