Scout Park Campground is an Idaho Power recreation facility. There are 26 campsites. From looking at our pictures, you will see that CJ Strike Reservoir is in the high desert so the campground has an open feel to it. The area has sagebrush, tumbleweed, and jack rabbits; not very cozy but it is a popular campground for some good fishing. There is one group shelter and a day-use area. As of February, 2010, there are improvements and developments being made to this campground so I am guessing it will be changing some.
Campsites: Scout Park has 14 camping/fishing sites on the water's edge with 12 additional campsites close by. Each campsite includes a picnic table, camp grill over a fire pit with adequate space for tents and campers. It is covered with sand and gravel and surrounded by grass and dirt. There were some RV's in this campground when we visited, and there is additional RV parking close by, however it is a separate campground, Locust Park.
Water: Yes, there is drinking water available in the campground.
Garbage Services: There is a garbage dumpster available.
Restroom: There are flushing toilets in the campground and we found them to be clean and well maintained.
Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash.
Fishing: CJ Strike is known for its fishing so the campers in this campground are usually there for the fishing. Fishing includes sturgeon, bass and trout among others.
Boating: There are no boat docks at this campground.
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 has just gone to an on-line reservation system, check it out.
Phone service: There is limited cell phone reception in this campground.
Location/Driving instructions: CJ Strike Reservoir and the area campgrounds are located 21 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 with North Park and Locust Park campground.
Elevation: 2378 Feet
Reviewed: February 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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