Cove Recreation Site, on C.J. Strike Reservoir, is BLM's only improved public camping facility within the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). Facilities at this fee area include potable water, picnic shelters, fire rings, picnic tables, fishing docks, an RV dump station and a small, boat ramp. No drinking water is available. Cove is a fee campground: Day Use - $2.00; Tent Camping $5.00/night; RV Camping - $12.00/night. A seasonal camp host is on site to assist users. Fishing is the main attraction at Cove either from shore or from a boat. The water level stays constant, providing good opportunities throughout the year. Trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, bullhead, and sturgeon can all be found in the waters of CJ Strike Reservoir. Campground Rules: 1.) Fees must be paid within one hour of arrival to the recreation site or campground. 2.) Fees for overnight camping will permit two vehicles per numbered campsite. Additional vehicles will be charged an extra fee per day. 3.) Camping is permitted at developed (numbered) sites only. 4.) Motorized vehicles must remain on constructed roadways, must park at designated sites only, and may not obstruct traffic flow. 5.) Cross-country vehicle travel is not allowed. 6.) Vehicles and camping gear may not be left unattended in the recreation site for longer than 24 hours. 7.) Quiet hours are established from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. No loud talking, loud music, barking dogs, operation of generators, or other disturbing activities are permitted in the campground during these hours. 8.) Campfires are permitted in developed fire grills only. 9.) No firewood may be cut or broken from standing live or dead vegetation. 10.) Maximum length of stay in the campground is 14 consecutive days. 11.) Pets must be kept on a leash within the recreation site, and camping and day use areas must be kept free of pet waste. 12.) Firearms, bows and arrows, other weapons, air rifles, paintball equipment, and pistols may not be discharged in the campground or day-use areas. 13.) The use of fireworks is prohibited within Cove Recreation Site. 14.) Drivers must obey the posted speed limits within the Cove Recreation Site.
This was a nice campground but was $10 even to dry camp in the off season and crowded. Did not have hook up either or ilI would have given a higher rating. This campground does offer awesome hiking, but there was a lot of garbage on trails.
We camped at the Idaho Power campground- the bugs were horrible-apparently they do not spray. No hookups. We were not impressed. Cost an extra $10.00 to reserve a spot on line.
The Cove Campground is similar, except it is on the west end of The Narrows, a favorite place for fishermen. There are RV camping sites as well as Tent sites. Each site has an firepit and picnic table. Pets are permitted but must be on a leash. We even put our pets in our kayaks when we went out fishing. Make sure you call the BLM for lake conditions, especially if camping during the winter months. The lake can freeze over during the winter. We went in January, but we still had water to fish on. There are outhouses there for camping use.