The best camping near Massacre Rocks State Park

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Country Camping close to town

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Twin Falls, ID
We have 3 acres perfect for tent camping
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Country Flare

4 sites · RVs65 acres · Rupert, ID
Minidoka County Fairgrounds: The fairgrounds are located East of Rupert encompassing an area of approximately sixty-five acres. The grounds includes a rodeo arena, display buildings (antique building, a commercial building, 4-H building), and open air pavilion for livestock shows, family reunions, and other community events. Hidden behind the main grounds is our small and quaint campground in a groomed grassy field. with a spectacular view of Mount Harrison. The Minidoka County Fair held the first week in August and includes a full week of events including entertainment, open class exhibits, food, rodeo, 4-H and FFA livestock shows. Numerous events are held at the fairgrounds throughout the year including Moto-X races, rodeos, auctions, 4-H events. weddings, horseshows, family reunions, and more. Note-Dates have been blocked for these events. We are fortunate to have this multi-purpose facility for use in our community.
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City of Rocks Camp & Climb

65 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Almo, ID
City of Rocks RV offers wide open mountain views at the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve. We provide partial hookups (water and electric 20/30/50), "Big Rig" pull-thru sites, two self contained restrooms , and the beauty and seclusion of the Silent City of Rocks and the Almo Valley. We also have tent sites available.. We are conveniently located right off the main highway. Public RV dump station is only 1 mile away. Whether you are here to climb, camp, hike, snowshoe, bird, fish, hunt, stargaze, relax, or all the above, we offer the ideal base-camp. We are continuously working on landscaping improvements to make your future stays even better. We are building shower and a pickleball court for added essentials. *We are privately owned and not affiliated with the City of Rocks National Reserve.
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City of Rocks RV

29 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Almo, ID
City of Rocks RV offers wide open mountain views at the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve. We provide partial hookups (water and electric 20/30/50), "Big Rig" pull-thru sites, Pioneer Bathrooms (rustic outhouse), and the beauty and seclusion of the Silent City of Rocks and the Almo Valley. We also have tent sites available. Enjoy our new enclosed, leash free, dog play area. We are conveniently located just outside the entrance to the Park on the City of Rocks Road. Big Rig access has always been limited in the City of Rocks so we made every site large with pull thru access. Public RV dump station is only 1 mile away. Whether you are here to climb, camp, hike, snowshoe, bird, fish, hunt, stargaze, relax, or all the above, we offer the ideal base-camp. We newly opened April of 2020 and as a result we don't yet have mature shade trees and the landscaping is scattered native grasses. We are continuously working on landscaping improvements to make your future stays even better. New for 2024, expanded wind fences and plug in electric at each tent site! We hope to see you soon!
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City of Rocks Retreat sites 8,9,10

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Almo, ID
The Retreat Juniper Tent/Van sites sit at the base of Green's Mountain nestled among the Junipers and Pinion pines. You will stay just outside the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve off the road that connects it to Castle Rocks State Park. Enjoy all the fun of camping under the stars with an amazing secluded location at the entrance to the City of Rocks. Enjoy Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, and Hot Springs, all within a 5 minute drive! The Park is full all summer but you will have your own quiet base camp 2 minutes away.  Sit around the fire pit at night and gaze at the amazing star filled sky. Sites 8, 9, and 10 are all in the same private forested area and great for groups but still separated for plenty of privacy. Each site has a level tent pad, parking area for a car or van (car/van camping ok), and access to potable water, bathrooms, and garbage. We have now added a 15amp plug to each site to provide power for things like phone and laptop charging, air pump, medical devices, or other basics at no charge. Camper vans, or other vehicles that want to plug in to the power will need to pay an additional $5/day electric fee. No EV charging. Parking is allowed right at camp but no vehicles bigger than a van (20ft), and no trailers. No mosquitos here! PET FRIENDLY! This land has been in our family over 100 years. The Retreat has the closest campsites to the City of Rocks.
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Pasture Oasis, Tent & RV Camping 🏔

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Shoshone, ID
Learn more about this land:Welcome to our pasture oasis!  Our property is 4 miles down the road from BLM, where you are able to do any outdoor activities you desire. Personally, I love to ride horses and hike there. You may be greeted by horses or dogs on our property, and it's quite possible that you will hear coyotes at night (light sleepers take this into account).  If you are a horse or dog lover, you are able to interact with our animals on the property! I am on the property, as well, for any questions/issues/concerns. There is a runoff river that runs through the property but rarely has water. We like to use it for campfires instead! Please reach out with questions and we look forward to your visit!
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The best camping near Massacre Rocks State Park guide

Overview

About

Massacre Rocks derives its name from a wagon party skirmish with Native Americans, but don't let its grim name deter you. With the bloodshed long gone, all that's left is the stoic land that exudes a calm ambiance. An extinct volcano and gigantic boulders give hints of the area's storied past, and it'll be hard not to study the land as you hike along with your friends. Keep an eye out for eagles and coyotes, or search out a beaver dam for some photo opps. Frolfers will love the disc golfing holes catered to them, and both motorized and non-motorized boating means you can explore the waters in whichever way you see fit. Whether you're playing a game of basketball or just checking out the unique plant life, Massacre Rocks quickly comes to life with the right people around.

Notable campgrounds

  • Scenic Overlook Campground: Wake up to breathtaking views of the Snake River at this picturesque site.
  • Oregon Trail Campground: Nestle amid history where emigrants once traveled, offering a serene camping experience.
  • River View Campground: Enjoy the tranquil sounds of flowing water and wildlife from your tent or cabin.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as spots fill up quickly, especially during peak season.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations if the park is full.

When to go

The best time to visit Massacre Rocks State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm days perfect for water activities, though it can be quite hot. Winters are cold, and while the park remains open, some activities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's official website for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Day-use locations are open from 7am to 10pm, with hours subject to change at the park manager's discretion.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and leave no trace to preserve the park's natural beauty.
  • Accessibility varies throughout the park, so inquire ahead if you have specific needs.
  • Loaner fishing rods are available, adding to the list of amenities for a fun-filled visit.

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