The East End at Celebration Park is now open to the public for overnight camping, hiking, fishing, and other recreational uses. Improvements made over the past couple of months include upgrades to the existing RV pads and parking areas, as well as upgrades to the existing picnic tables and campsite amenities. In addition, a multi-use asphalt “greenbelt” now runs along the Snake River from the East End entrance to the turnaround. A new ADA-accessible vault toilet will be installed later this summer for use by East End campers and hikers.
We will be completing some minor projects the week of May 24-28. During this timeframe, visitors during daylight hours should expect delays. Overnight camping will remain open during this time, but the East End may be closed to vehicular traffic from sunrise to sundown to allow our construction crews to put the final touches on their work. Pedestrian access will still be allowed so long as it is safe to do so.
There will be one more short-term closure in summer 2021 to allow our contractors to install the new vault toilet unit. We will post this closure on our website and social media pages to alert the public when the work is slated to begin.
“We are beyond excited to showcase this new and improved area of Celebration Park that visitors of all ages can enjoy while they explore the beautiful Snake River Canyon,” said Nicki Schwend, Director of Canyon County Parks, Cultural & Natural Resources. “It is truly a recreational gem, and we hope our visitors can help us keep it that way by treating the new facilities with respect and following the simple rule of carrying out what they carried in.”
These upgrades will allow Canyon County Parks to provide a better camping experience for our East End users and to meet increasing demands for recreational RV camping areas along the Snake River in southwest Idaho. Additional campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis near Celebration Park’s visitor center (6350 Hot Spot Lane, Melba, ID 83641). For more information on Celebration Park, please visit www.canyonco.org/parks.