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ATTENTION: Please note beginning with 2015 stays, Idaho State Park fees will charge different rates for resident and non- resident customers. This change requires the collection of unique primary site occupant information (name, address, and telephone number) for all sites. This includes cabins, campsites, yurts and group facilities. Customers booking multiple sites under one name should expect a follow up call from IDPR staff requesting primary occupant information.

Castle Rocks State Park, ID

Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 01 2016   Later Dates


Campsites are nestled among Idaho's largest pinyon pine forest on the east slope of 7,560-foot Smoky Mountain. Restrooms and showers are centrally located.

Campground roads and parking are paved. An RV dumpstation is provided near the entrance.

The campground is conveniently located less than two miles from the visitor center and services in Almo and nearby City of Rocks National Reserve.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Artifact/Petroglyph View
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Kiosk
  • Outfitter
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Programs, Nature
  • Recycling Station
  • Restrooms
  • Rock Climbing
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking Easy
  • Trails, Horse
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Auto Touring/Scenic Rtes
  • Cabins
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Emergency Services
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Laundry
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Lookout Tower
  • Propane
  • Reservoir
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
  • A 5.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
  • All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any applicable additional per-person or MVEF charges will be collected at the park.
  • MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
  • Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
  • All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
  • RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.12583, -113.65889
42°7'33"N, 113°39'32"W

From Boise take I-84 to exit 216 (Declo); go south on Idaho 77 to Conner Creek Junction, then southwest on the Elba-Almo Road.

One half mile south of the visitor center in Almo, turn right (west) onto 3075 South for 500 feet, then turn left (south) onto Smoky Mountain Drive for 1.2 miles to 729 E and campground entrance.

From Pocatello and Idaho Falls, take I-86 and I-84 to exit 216 and proceed as above.

From Salt Lake City take I-84 to exit 245 (Sublett/Malta) then head west toward Malta.

Turn left (south) onto highway 81 for .2 miles to Highway 77, then turn right (west). At Connor Creek Junction, follow directions above toward Almo.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Castle Rocks State Park
729 East Smoky Mountain Drive
Almo   ID  83312

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)824-5901