4 Parks near American Falls, Idaho
Jul 2014 - $30.00
I give this park a low rating for two reasons: 1) they have a completely unenforced quiet time policy. We were kept awake until 1 AM by a loud reunion crowd next to us. 2) There only two showers for the whole camp, and they are very primitive and crude. The camping is unique-- a very large grassy field with full hookups around the edges. Some spots have shade. - Bruce Wray
Jun 2014 - $30.00
We were greeted by the owner who escorted us to a large, grassy, 50 amp site with satellite access - exactly what I requested. It could be a tight fit if the park was full, but we had no one next to us. There is a 90 degree spring fed pool which we did not visit. Lots of families here on the weekends for family reunions. Not a noisy drinking crowd, just family people. Large grassy areas make for a nice atmosphere. There is also food available for purchase at the pool; however, we did not try it. Definitely need a reservation for a big rig wanting 50 amps. Good electrical service; new boxes. They even came by to make sure we were happy and did not need anything! - Freedom Bus
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Had a wonderful month at this park. Water is 90 in the pool. Lots of grass and trees. Well kept park. The new owner is working really hard to up-grade everything including new toilets (flush) all over the park and 50 amp service. Very family friendly. - Dick Noble
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Gravel sites are fairly spacious generally level and, in most cases deep enough for larger RVs. Power (30 amp) held up well however, the CG was lightly used while I was there. Nice visitors center detailing the history of the area. Of note, Idaho State Parks now offers WiFi for a fee -- $3.00 for 24 hours, $10.00 for a week. - Bruce and Sue
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Stopped here in mid-October. Even though it was a mild weather weekend there were only a half-dozen campers. The lower loop was closed so stayed in site #13 in the upper loop. Sites 13 & 14 have a great view of the Snake River. All sites have 30 amp, water (except 11), table and fire ring, no sewer but there is a dump station. This campground is an arid, rocky terrain with sagebrush and scrub pines thus very little shade. Has $$ wifi/great ATT cell signal/great satellite. Pricing is $33/night, there is a $19 senior rate for M-Th ( these are out of state prices). Most sites will fit a 40' rig. This CG is open year-round. - HoliRambler1
Jun 2015 - $42.00
My ratings are for comparable state/national park campgrounds. I'm not comparing to RV Parks or Resorts.
This is a Idaho State park with a magnificent views. We staying in the upper section which offers views over the Snake River that excellent. Our spot did not have the view but a short walk took us there. Some spots along the ridge would be excellent except we have small kids and I'm sure one would find a way to tumble down. The lower loop is down in the river bottom. We might choose one of those spots on our return.
Bathrooms/showers are dated but kept clean and stocked.
Staff was friendly and helpful. They offered programs for the kids regarding Oregon Trail, crafting etc. The kids enjoyed this part. Hiking trails are present....I can't rate this one as we only took one quick trek. Rattlesnakes are in the area. One was found that day near campsites. However it was removed by park personnel quickly upon being notified. They ask to report such matter. Firewood avail for $6 from concessions.
We will return again if traveling through. - QFamCA
May 2006 - $12.00
This is a typical fairground/rodeo grounds park. Grass covered level sites. Water and 30 amp electricity at the sites. Dump available. You should be self contained as there are no showers and the only restrooms are over at the arena. The park is far enough off the freeway and far enough from the railroad tracks to be quite quiet at night. There is a private airport next door, but not lighted so there is no nighttime traffic. Definitely not a destination, but quite adequate for an overnighter. - JohnJ
May 2016 - $27.00
We arrived to find the park mostly full, due to a fishing tournament, but were assigned to one of the very long pull throughs in the outer loop on the lake front. That afternoon, 90% of the folks left, and the remaining RVs pulled out in the morning. We found ourselves in the campground with only two other RVs. The sites are mostly level, gravel surface, and have about 50 feet of grass between them. Picnic tables, fire pits, easily accessible hookups, and some shade trees make for a wonderful place to spend some time. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, as were the other campers in the park. There are a few stores in the nearby town where you can shop for necessities, but if you need more, Pocatello is a 20 minute drive to the east. We ended up extending our stay a week because the quiet and relaxed atmosphere agreed with us so much. Some other reviewers complained about the train noise but the only time we heard whistles they were off in the distance. The trains did pass with some regularity, but we didn't find them objectionable. - WhiskeyMan
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This campground is within the city of American Falls run Willow Bay Recreation Area. The campground has had some improvements (it appears) since some of the older reviews. There are two loops. First loop looks like it has been modernized with all paved sites, hookups and newer bath. Not much shade here. The loop has combo of back-ins and pull throughs. Second loop which has great views of the reservoir is more shaded with full hookups with level gravel pads. There were only about 5 campers in the whole campground. Very nicely maintained and clean. The fee you pay is based on services you want. Electric and water is $25 and full hookups are $30. There is a dumpstation. Boat launch is right in front of second loop and there is a small cafe at the boat launch where you check in. We arrived mid Sunday afternoon and cafe was closed so we just picked a site. Fortunately it was not reserved so we did so we did not have to move the next day. Only downside of the campground is the train tracks that run about 300 yards behind the campground. It is a a busy line and trains run regularly day and night. Was not too much of a bother but it was noisy when they came through with whistles and engines. - travlinphoolz
Sep 2014 - $30.00
This is an OK park; we stayed there overnight. In the part we stayed in, the sites were all pull-through, paved, pretty level and surrounded by grass. They also have a picnic table and a fire pit. On some the sewer hookup is not well located. The bathrooms are spartan but clean. The owner of the RV park runs a restaurant and, while we didn't eat there, it looked OK. The park is near the Snake River and there is a hiking/bike path adjacent to the RV park that I think goes along the river. One thing other reviewers may not have mentioned: the park is not too far from a railroad line and trains do run on it at various hours, including at night. If you're a light sleeper, this could be a problem. - neuronz