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Massacre Rocks State Park, ID

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri May 01 2015   Later Dates

Description

Massacre Rocks State Park was established and classified as a Historical Park in 1968 and opened to the public in 1970.

During the Oregon Trail period beginning in 1841, "Gate of Death" and "Devil's Gate" were names given to this area which referred to a narrow gap in a rock formation that was wide enough for only one wagon to pass through at a time.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Activities
  • Disc Golf
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Fee Tube
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Group Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance
  • Manager's Residence
  • Museum
  • Nature Study
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River
  • Showers
  • Skiing - Water
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • handicap access
  • pets on leash
  • trash collection
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Rock Climbing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Town
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):
42.67028, -112.99444
42°40'13"N, 112°59'40"W

Massacre Rocks State Park is located off of I-86 at exit #28, 10 miles west of the city of American Falls, Idaho.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Massacre Rocks State Park
3592 North Park Lane
American Falls   ID  83211

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)548-2672