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 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
Aug 2014 - $28.00
Fee includes daily park access fee. Smoky Mountain CG is remote from actual Castle Rocks Idaho State Park and is at the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve. The park is jointly operated by NPS and Idaho Parks. This CG is paved and mostly level with gravel 24X16 patios and fire pits with metal picnic tables, all in good shape. The water comes from park wells, the power stanchions and water are near the middle of the site. Site 15 was equipped with 50 & 30 amp. I didn't check the others in this CG. There is plenty of privacy and other comments about sites 14-15-16 are petty. These sites are better separated than those in many CG we have visited, and nicer overall. The showers/restrooms are spotless and cleaned frequently. The dump station is down the road from the CG but well located. This is one of the most used rock climbing destinations in the USA and there are primitive campsites throughout the Reserve, all with picnic tables, and there is a deep water well/hand pump at Emery Pass picnic area. This CG is on the old California Trail portion of the Oregon Trail, dating back to 1830. CG is well maintained and clean, rangers are always around if needed, throughout the park, and we would return if in the area. - SilverBear
Jul 2014 - $22.00
Very attractive CG on the lower slopes of Smokey Mountain, just past the visitors center for City of Rocks/Castle Rocks. (Interesting arrangement - a federal area & state park administered jointly.) All sites in the state park campground have electric & water hookups, and the campground has a bathhouse/showerhouse with flush toilets, soap at the sinks, and individual shower rooms; they are older & rather spartan, but were very clean. There's a campground host there fulltime; otherwise registration is done at the visitor center or at a self-reg kiosk. The main draw of the area is for rock climbers and bicyclists, and the makeup of the campers reflects this. Previous comments about sites 15 & 16 apply to several other sites as well. Beautiful place, both the campground and the state park & national reserve - and just the local scenery! We will return, but not likely in midsummer. (Just too hot to enjoy the outdoors.) - PokyRVer