Utilitywrite a review Highway 71
Cambridge, ID 83610
GPS: 44.8051, -116.9207
|Last Price Paid:||$16|
|Number of Sites:||124|
24 Lance 1995
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
“Pretty fine campground with sites having great views of the Snake River.”
Reviewed Jul 11, 2015
Date of Stay: June 2015
We were looking for a good halfway point between McCall, Idaho and Joseph, OR and decided to aim for one of the Idaho Power campgrounds on the Snake River. Originally we were headed for Copperfield Park, but once we arrived there, we didn’t like the fact that the spots are very close together, giving you a commercial RV park feeling. So, instead, we backtracked 15 or so miles to Woodhead Park, which we had checked out on the way to Copperfield Park.
Why Woodhead Park? Because it gives you great views of the Snake River (none at Copperfield) and there is much better spacing between sites. More similar to a state park (assuming said state park has good spacing! ;) ) and more along the lines of what we like.
There isn’t much in the way of shade at Woodhead Park, so be thankful that there are electrical hookups. It gets toasty in these parts!
There are four main loops in the campground. Two of which have sites pretty close to the water. Of course these are the sites to stay away from during the busy season. Not only are they crowded, but people like to bring their toys and friends, so there are vehicles parked everywhere, to the point of making it difficult to drive through.
Do yourself a favor and choose one of the upper loops with a river view, which is exactly what we did. While the riverside loops were jam packed, we enjoyed peace and quiet in an upper loop. Our site (D11) backed up to the river, giving us a great view, minus the “lovely” people.
There are a couple of trails in the campground, which all converge on the interpretive overlook. Perched on the highest point with a great 360 degree view, the outlook has informative signs telling you about the region. And a bench to sit. Cause you climb up a hill. And it can be damn hot! ;)
There is absolutely zero cell service (both AT&T and Verizon), so don’t expect to stay in touch while staying here.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
June 2015 After leaving McCall we were headed to the northeast corner of Oregon and needed a place to stay. As we were traveling on a work day I didn’t want to make the entire trip in one shot, espe...
- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- Partial Hookups
- wifi: pay
- boat ramp
- picnic area
- water access
- fire ring
- picnic table
- dump station
- ADA Accessible
- restrooms: flush
- water available
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