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Bungalow #9

Bungalow #9 was built in 1928 as one of nine cottages to house Bureau of Reclamation employees who were building the Owyhee Dam.  During the Owyhee Project, this site was its own little community with housing provided for workers, a store, a school, a post office, a restaurant, a movie theater, and just about anything a small town would have for its residents.

In 2001 the cottage was renovated to what is now known as Bungalow #9.  Since that time there have been some upgrades and maintenance done to keep Bungalow #9 a place where our guests can enjoy the beautiful Owyhee River canyon.

Bungalow #9 is a nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin with a lot to offer with a fully furnished kitchen, dining table for six, living room with TV & DVD player, master bedroom with a queen size bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 bunk-beds, bathroom with shower, enclosed back porch, propane BBQ, picnic tables, covered picnic area, and a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the Owyhee River Canyon.

Items that you'll need to bring with you, that we do not supply.

  • Food & Beverages
  • Blankets (We do provide sheets)
  • Body wash, Shampoo, Conditioner

Items Provided

  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Paper towels & toilet paper - plush
  • Propane for BBQ
  • Pillow & Sheets for each bed
  • Bath & Hand Towels
  • Kitchen Towels

Rental Details

  • Check-in time after 3 PM
  • Check-in at the Dam office (Dam Tenders may not be available at check-in)
  • Check-out time before noon (12 PM)
  • There will be "NO SMOKING" in the cottage
  • There will be "NO PETS ALLOWED" in the cottage unless they are a service pet with documentation
  • "NO WADING BOOTS ALLOWED" in the cottage
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Bungalow #9 is located in a restricted area; notice the gate that says "STOP" and the two signs that say "NOTICE - RESTRICTED AREA AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY" beyond this point.

There is a walk-through access gate to the side of the drive-through gate that guests may use to enter the compound & access Bungalow #9.

Guests can use the gate during their check-in and check-out times for loading and unloading, pending the Dam Personnel's availability to open the gate.  Parking will be outside of the compound gate for security purposes.

 You are permitted to occupy the grounds that surround Bungalow #9 only; the rest of the facility is restricted, except for the Visitors Center, to speak to Dam personnel and/or during an emergency.

Restricted area for Dam Compound

All campers, day users, fishermen, and guests are encouraged to use the river trail for access to the river above the facility and to stay near the high water mark throughout the facility. Use of facility road is for authorized personnel and/or an emergency.

There is no cell phone service in the canyon. If you need to make a phone call, WiFi service can be used at the Visitor Center with your smartphone. If it is an emergency the Dam office phone may be used for an "Emergency Only".

We hope you enjoy your stay at Bungalow #9.


Owyhee Irrigation District has the right to remove scheduled reservations from the calendar when necessary. There may be times when the district will need the cabins due to unforeseen maintenance or an emergency on the compound or at the Dam.  The District will notify the guest as soon as feasibly possible, but we can not guarantee a length of time of notice.

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