American Falls, Idaho

Massacre Rocks State Park

American Falls, Idaho



American Falls, Idaho
Phone: (208) 548-2672

Sites: 46
Recent Rate: $37 6/2015

Latitude: 42.6782709184272
Longitude: -112.9856300354

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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27 Reviews

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QFamCA

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Explore the park....if enjoy history.

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Clean Restrooms

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dbcordello

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
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We have to admit that we felt we had the BEST site in this park, number 31. It sits up high (even though it is in what they call the lower campground) overlooking the Snake River...beautiful! They do not have sewer hookups; otherwise it would rate a ten. The employees and especially the hosts and volunteers are very friendly and informative, sharing all kinds of native flora and fauna and local history. The Oregon Trail nearby locations and the geography of the place were very interesting. The park was not very crowded (on a mid June weekend) so it was very peaceful. We would definitely recommend it. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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SteelHorseRider

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
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We stayed at this National Park for a week during Memorial day. We made reservations early and were happy we did because the park was full and not many spaces for my 40 ft rig. After the holiday there were plenty of spaces available but, for the good spots I would book early. We booked space 42 which was a loop space close to the river. Check-in was easy due to early booking. There is a lot of history here and the visitor center and hiking trails have a lot of information about the area's past, during the Oregon and California wagon trails. The spots are paved and easy to pull into. The hookups are in the right location. There are no sewer hookups but there is a dump station. Our spot was level so we didn't need any blocks. The spots have a table and a fire pit and they sell firewood at the visitor center. There are lots of hiking trails and during the summer there are canoes to rent. The river is slow moving and wide with bass, rainbow and cutthroat trout. The camp is quiet but it would be perfect if it was not so close to the highway so you can really get away from it all. You do get use to the humming of the truck tires. Thankfully there isn't much traffic on the road. There are showers and they were clean. Surprisingly, our Verizon service was awesome and we have our own Wi-Fi. There were no tall trees that blocked our satellite as well but we spent most of the time outside exploring. We would come back to this park again. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the time to check out Register Rock, which is just down the road. There is a park where 20 years of people traveling by wagon stopped here and chose to separate from the wagon train from Missouri and take the California or Oregon Trails. At this park is a large rock where travelers signed it. There are also ruts in the country side from the wagons.

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westie0506

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $28.00
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Found a nice pull-through on the upper loop. We walked the nature trails up and around the river. We found several new birds to photograph. Don't think they have turned on the hot water yet so didn't use the clean showers. Could hear interstate noise at our site. I think noise is better in lower loop but sites looked a little smaller. Found the cost high for what you got - 30 amp service and water for $28 (M-T senior rate is $16.66). Wi-Fi is free for 20 minutes but not able to connect to Bluemesh (the vendor for Idaho Parks Wi-Fi). We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $17.00
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Our 2nd visit here, this time with a new rig. We had a pull-through site on the lower loop, and were a bit surprised how unlevel it was - something one needs to be prepared for! (Fortunately, we were.) Power & water hookups worked well, nice view from parts of the campground, bathroom was very clean. Showers are separate from the toilet area, individual (unisex) shower rooms. Lots of staff, both volunteer & paid, and they were always around and very friendly. Not many sites large enough to accommodate bigger rigs. Love the midweek senior rates, though - they can't be beat! Nice place; we will return. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Liv4sun

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $27.00
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Very scenic park with loads of hiking trails and fishing in the Snake river. Sites are pull thru and back ins and have water and electric. There is a dump station. The bathrooms are clean but much to my surprise no soap or paper towel dispenser/hand dryer! There are trash cans through out. A senior discount is offered but only Monday thru Thursday. There is also an added $5 entrance fee! Staff and camp host very friendly. Would stay here again. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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abbylind

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
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Beautiful park. We had a spot on top of a hill with a super view of the Snake river. The park is full of trails and lots of sightseeing. The only bad point was one of the Rangers didn't seem too keen on renting canoes to us because we didn't have any prior experience. We would camp here again. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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Casita Vagabond

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
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Very nice little spot. A few more shade trees would have helped. I would certainly stay again. Beautiful nature trails, friendly people, and clean showers. Stayed in the upper loop and had a magnificent view of the valley. Only real drawback is Interstate noise. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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JCLC

Review Count: 194
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
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We chose this park because of its unique history and easy on/off the highway for an overnight. The easy on/off always comes at a noise cost, so if you're sleeping with your windows open, definitely choose a site in the lower loop, farther away from the highway noise, which is noticeable. We had lovely views and enjoyed all the hiking trails, but felt that $28.32 was pretty steep for an older state park without many activities or Wi-Fi. There were supposedly boat rentals, but that was not open when we were visiting. Loved watching all the pelicans and other birds, though. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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jdcb

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $23.00
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The price is after our Idaho State Park pass discount, but it would have been less if we had been camping Monday-Thursday, when the senior discount is available. We were fortunate to get site 41 which was simply perfect for us. We had a great view of the Snake River and walked down to the river to photograph the pelicans and other birds. We were really blessed to have a Bullock Oriole nest in the tree right near our site. We so enjoyed watching the parents feed the babies. We would stay here again in hopes of getting the same site. The lady at the gate was great, the lady inside was great, as well as the camp host. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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RosieandThumper

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
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This park is right off the I-86 and very easy to get to. It's an older park, and the roads are pretty tight. There are large rocks along the road, and the trees are close to the road. The site we reserved turned out to be too small, but the park host helped us find one that would work for our 38' 5th wheel. It may be the only site that we could fit into. The sites have 30 amp service and water. The views are beautiful and even with its close proximity to the freeway, there is very little noise. There are a lot of hiking trails in the park. We would not stay again because of the size issues, but if you are in a smaller rig, it's great. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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mellie

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $45.00
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We stopped to check this campground out on our way north, stayed on our way south. Lovely location, only a couple of large flat sites for a big motorhome. The views were great. Visitor center personnel very nice and friendly. We played Disc golf, they have 2 courses, and easy one and a longer harder one. Great fun. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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nbi600

Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $12.00
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This campground is in a very pretty desert setting on the huge Snake River. There are hiking trails and disc golf. The campground has very curvy, narrow roads with junipers and large boulders along the edge. This and the small sites makes it difficult to use with a 40' motorhome. However, there are a handful of sites that would work. The 30A electric was low with only one air conditioner running. It gets very hot here so air is suggested. There is a dump station and informative visitor center along with a boat ramp. Other than the park itself, there is nothing to do and no stores in the immediate area. Monday through Thursday seniors get 1/2 off the camp fee which is very generous. We did see some black widow spiders in the corners of the very clean vault toilet rooms and one on a coat hook and there is a tick warning posted for the grasses, so be careful. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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granpoobah

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
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Exceptional natural beauty with beautiful sites and great service. This State park sits on the river and is part of the original Oregon/California Trails. Register Rock is within 5 miles and represents a great opportunity to learn a little history about the 'taming' of the west. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $22.00
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Amazing view from this campground! Definitely less road noise in the lower loop. For those with quite large rigs, there are not many sites here in which you will fit, so advance reservations are strongly recommended, even midweek. Bathhouse older but very clean, with individual shower rooms. Peaceful, plenty of wildlife (ranging from small lizards to pelicans and coyotes), nice trails of varying lengths and difficulty, Oregon Trail historical connection, and friendly volunteer camp hosts: all served to make our stay enjoyable. Note for those wanting shade: don't expect much. Vegetation being sagebrush and junipers, the best-shaded sites do get sun some of the day. We camped at Massacre Rocks State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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