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CJ Strike Area - Cottonwood Park

ID 78 W, Bruneau
26 mi S of Mt Home via ID-78 S, ID 83604
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Description and Local Attractions

Located at the end of Cottonwood Road, near mile marker 72 on Idaho Highway 78, and approximately 26 miles south of Mountain Home. Drinking water is available.

All Idaho Power campgrounds, parks, boat ramps and other recreation sites are now open. Campgrounds fill up quickly. Reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure you will have a spot when you arrive.

Portable restrooms or vault toilets are available at most sites. RV dump sites and the fish-cleaning station at North Park are open.

We encourage all visitors to practice safe social-distancing to prevent the spread of disease https://www.cdc.gov/

Please enjoy the outdoors safely, and remember to wear a safety vest when recreating in, on or around the water!

If reserving a picnic shelter please note that only groups of 20 or less are allowed at each shelter.

Cottonwood Park is a 12-acre campground located at the Bruneau delta on the south side of the C.J. Strike reservoir. All sites are available for RVs or tents. There is a day-use picnic shelter that can be reserved. Get the latest stream flow and reservoir water level information.

Day use in the park is free.

  • 31 Universal (RV & Tent) sites with shared water, no electric hookups
  • Vault toilets
  • Fire rings
  • Boat marina
  • Waterfront walking path, interpretive signs


Year-round Rates

All sites $8/night
Picnic shelter $75/day*
* Includes $25 reservation fee

Reservation Fees

Online $10/site
Phone $15/site – call 1-844-472-7275 to make a reservation

Applicable state taxes will be added to all fees. Reservation fees are non-refundable.


Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to arrival date for a refund of campsite/picnic shelter fees. Follow these steps to cancel a reservation:

Note: The reservation fee is non-refundable; in addition, a cancellation fee of $10 will apply.

View more information on fees, changes and cancellations.


There is a 14-day stay limit for all parks.

Check-in time is 2 p.m. MDT (local park time).

Check-out time is 1 p.m. MDT (local park time).

Only one camping unit (maximum eight persons) per designated campsite is permitted.

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