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Cove Recreation Site Campground

Name: Cove Recreation Site Campground

Cove Recreation Site Campground is a BLM fee-based campground located on the south shore of CJ Strike Reservoir near Bruneau, Idaho. This campground has great facilities. It seems to be very well maintained. No motorcycle or ATV play, but there are foot trails perfect for walking. Fishing, bird watching and playing in the water are the main attractions to this area. This campground would probably be our choice if we were to visit the area again. Very nice!

Campsites: Cove Recreation Site campground has 28 RV campsites. Six additional tent sites are located on the shoreline of the cove with small shelters over each picnic table. The RV sites have larger shelters at each site. Each RV campsite has a cement flooring surrounding the fire pit and shelter. (please see our pictures) There is a covered group shelter and a day use area. There is extra parking available.

Water: Yes, there is drinking water available in the campground. Note: per camper "Shannon" there is no water here. I will check it out.

Garbage Services: There is a garbage dumpster available.

Restroom: There are vault/outhouse style toilets in the campground and we found them to be clean and well maintained.

Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash.

Fishing: Great fishing which includes bass, crappie, trout and perch in CJ Strike Reservoir.

Boating: The boat ramp is in the day use area and some docks in the tent camping area.

Swimming: There is a beach near the cove on CJ Strike Reservoir for those times when you just need to cool off!

Additional Camping Opportunities: in this area is available at North Park, Cottonwood Park, Scout Park and Locust Park campgrounds.

Phone service: There is cell phone reception in Cove Recreation Site campground, but limited. There is not a pay phone at this campground, but there is one at North Park Campground.

Location/Driving instructions: Cove Recreation Site campground is located 25 miles south of Mountain Home, Idaho. From I-84 take exit 95 at Mountain Home. Travel south on Hwy 51 for 21 miles to Bruneau, Idaho. From Bruneau continue traveling west on Hwy 51 for about 2 miles. Take Hwy 78 right for about 3 or 4 miles to a gravel road on your right side. There is a sign for the campground marking the road.

Coordinates: 42.935300,-115.949243

Elevation: 2480 Feet

Reviewed Date: February 2010

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Erica :

Our favorite fishing & camping spot!!!
Jim Staley:

if you have an annual or life time Senior pass do you still have to pay the fee?