Meridian , ID

Joined June 2019

Pretty but crowded

Good location, very close to the city of McCall. Very large and busy campground. Seems like the sites are very close together and none of them are waterfront. Lots of good bike trails. It was also very expensive. Over $100 for two nights in a double occupancy site with water and electric.

Lack Luster

The north side of CJ Strike isn’t a campground. It is mostly BLM and dispersed camping is permitted. Campfires are restricted to agency provided fire rings. There are no fire rings on the north side of the reservoir. Lake access is good but very hot and buggy in the summer.

First to Review
Nice spot

Nice, fully paved campground with easy access to the lake, swimming beach and rustic lodge. The best part is that you can drive all the way to the campground (from Boise) without leaving pavement. Parking for the beach area (about a mile from the campground) is a bit of a nightmare so carpooling may be necessary.

Cool Spot.

We stopped here for a night on the way the Redfish. It’s a nice, small campground. The camp host was extremely helpful and friendly when I blew a fuse on the travel trailer. We took a hike to the hot springs the next morning which were very accessible and not over crowded.

Best Car Camping Ever!

This place is stunning! What makes this place so great is a combination of three things: 1. Accessibility (completely paved roads all the way to the campground) 2. Quality of campground facilities (extremely nice picnic tables, fire pits, pit toilets and tent pads adjacent to a fully paved parking pad) 3. Unmatched beauty (The lake shore is less than 100 yards from each campsite, boasting a majestic snowcapped mountain backdrop. Some of the clearest water I have ever seen.) If you’re looking to stay here, expect to make reservations approximately 6 months in advance.