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Recreation Facilities at Black Canyon Dam Parks Open for Reservations

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, 01/27/2015 13:14
Doug Goff, dgoff@usbr.gov

For Release: January 27, 2015

EMMETT, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation will begin accepting reservations for the gazebos and shelter facilities at its five parks near Black Canyon Dam starting Feb. 2 in advance of the summer season from May 18 to Sept. 25.

"With warmer days on the horizon, we are preparing for another safe and successful recreation season at Black Canyon Parks," said Supervisory Park Ranger Doug Goff. "The gazebos are available for reservation, and the public may contact park staff for information."

Instructions for reserving a gazebo may also be accessed online by visiting the parks' website at http://www.usbr.gov/pn/snakeriver/landuse/blackcanyon/index.html . The website has a calendar that displays dates when each gazebo is available.

The parks are located near the Payette River, off State Highway 52, approximately 5 miles northeast of Emmett. These parks include:

  • Black Canyon Park with two gazebos which can be reserved for $125 each. The day-use fee is $5 per vehicle to enter the park. The park features two boat ramps, accessible to people with disabilities, and open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Wild Rose Park offers two gazebos for large events, and can be reserved together for $125 a day.
  • Cobblestone Park has one shelter that can be reserved for $125 a day.
  • Triangle Park offers both day-use and overnight camping; however, water and electricity are not available at this site. The group overnight camping fee is $125 a night.

Regulations prohibit renting out the entire park at any of these sites and a Gem County ordinance prohibits alcohol and pets at Black Canyon Park. Special event alcohol permits may be obtained for Wild Rose, Cobblestone and Triangle parks.

Montour Park, located in the Montour Wildlife Management Area, has overnight camping for $8 a campsite and tent camping on the lawn is available for $3 a night. Dogs are allowed only on a leash in this park. The 18 campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Potable water, a dump station and bathrooms are available.

For additional information, please call (208) 365-2682.

Black Canyon Dam is part of the Boise Project and was constructed between 1922 and 1924. It provides irrigation water to roughly 1,760 farms in Gem and Payette counties. The power plant at the dam generates about 62 million kilowatt hours annually.

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Relevant Link:

http://www.usbr.gov/pn/snakeriver/landuse/blackcanyon/index.html