2 Parks near Almo, Idaho
Jun 2016 - $6.00
The park is a mecca for rock climbers, and most sites were full on the weekend but less than half full during the week. We were in a 25 foot motorhome in site 12 (one of the largest sites) and had plenty of room. The site was fairly level with a fire pit and near the bathroom, which was exceptionally clean. My only negative was that the hiking trails were poorly marked for hiking. They were really marked for what rock climb was available on that loop. There are no generators allowed in the park! The entrance road is 5 miles of relatively well maintained dirt/gravel. The low elevation in the park is about 6000 feet. There is only one source or water in the park (hand pump) just before Bread Loaves rock but water is available at the ranger station and the Smokey Mountain campground. For the best scenic view hike the Tea Kettle train near sunset. The town of Almo is 5 miles away and has both gas and diesel but no propane. There is a small general store for necessities. - Gindy
Jun 2013 - $12.00
I gave the park a 8 because of the nice primitive campsites with good views of the rocks and country side. No facilities here except for vault toilets. The park is kid friendly in so far as there is open areas to play. No playground or other facilities. - A-S_Travels
May 2010 - $16.00
There are several campgrounds in the City of Rocks, but not all can accommodate large RVs. The sites are all dirt and some are not very level. We stayed in site #7 which was large enough for our 36' class A, but not very level. Getting there is the tough part. From Almo you need to drive about 3 miles on a rough dirt road (not maintained in winter and very messy when wet). We would say here again, but would think twice about bringing the RV. No cell reception from either AT&T or Verizon. Weak signal in town though the local market offers Internet access. Water (threaded spigot) is available at the Visitor Center so fill up there. There is a dump station just before the dirt road into the campground. Lots of hiking and biking trails with great scenery. Dogs are allowed on the trails! Castle Rocks State Park has a nearby campground that may be better suited for RVs. - DogsRule3
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Stayed at the Smoky Mountain Campground at Castle Rocks State Park, which is located right next to City of Rocks National Reserve. This is high desert so very dry. Campsites are very large, we had a very nice pull through. Campground is well maintained and has water and electric, plus a dump station on the way out of the campgrounds. Very quiet and peaceful here, with large mountains and rock formations off in the distance. Lots of privacy at each campsite. Park staff very friendly and helpful. Fun hiking nearby at interesting geological formations. Lots of rock climbing around here. We really enjoyed this park. - Stax
Aug 2016 - $34.00
This is a 32 site State Park a bit away from the City of Rocks climbing area. The park is easy to get into and has long spurs, electricity and water. However, no sewer, but they have a sewer dump on the way out of the park. There are three places to visit: City of Rocks national preserve and Castle Rock State Park (with very few services, the former visitor center has been turned into a rental lodge) along with this state park with camping. There are two bathrooms. One has 4 separate shower areas, with the toilets on the other side. One bathroom has two separate flush toilets in another loop. Not much to do unless you drive to City of Rocks which is beautiful. The skies are clear, and the park is very quiet. We drove in without a reservation and found many spots. Check the website before driving all the way out here: there is dry camping in the City of Rocks. Get all groceries and needs before making the drive. - saturn7
Aug 2015 - $28.00
Castle Rocks State Park has one campground named Smoky Mountain. It is very nice, extremely well maintained and all of the staff are very helpful. The four showers are in individual rooms with locking doors, so you have complete privacy.
Each site is large and separated by trees and brush. The night sky is very dark so stargazing is very enjoyable. We had jack rabbits, cotton tail rabbits, hummingbirds and several other species of birds on our site.
The handicap accessibility is excellent. They are equestrian friendly, too.
Their website says they have WiFi, but they do not.
We went there for the rock climbing nearby, but had a great time at the sun party and then later the star party. - GandolphJames