4 Parks near Arco, Idaho
Jul 2016 - $44.00
We normally boondock camp, so my review is based on that perspective.
Clean campground, but very little shade. It was pretty hot in mid-July during the day, but cooled off at night. It was a very convenient location for visiting Craters of the Moon and the EBR-1 nuclear site. It was full most of the nights we were here.
The waffle breakfast was only from 9-10 AM, so we weren't able to make use of it, as we wanted to get our day started early to avoid the heat.
The pool is very clean but cold. Even on a 100 degree day, the pool was too cold to stay in for very long. They did have a lawn sprinkler "thing" that the kids could play with (running through it to get wet) and that was a big hit.
Showers were clean (albeit a bit musty smelling) and we did not have to wait in line to use them.
I accidentally signed up for the KOA club when making my reservation online - so just be aware when booking online. It was $30, but saved us $17, so I didn't fight the charge.
We had site F1 which was nice in that there was a grassy area next to it for the kids to play, but in retrospect, F2 would have been a better site. It had a decent shade tree right over the picnic table. - ColoPeltier
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Folks running the campground are very friendly. There is a nice little store of RV items, grocery items and souvenirs. They offered some dinner items, morning waffles, and evening ice cream. Bathrooms looked clean but showers looked old. Wanted to mention that they did not have cable, not sure if that is a permanent change or not. - gandalf42
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a great park. It is off the highway and quiet and dark. Very well maintained grounds and facilities. Ice cream social in the evening and free waffles in the morning. If you want, they offer freshly cooked meal delivery to your unit. The owners are friendly and take pride in their park. - Bob and Pat
Jul 2016 - $38.00
A very nice park, it's not a resort and doesn't claim to be.Well laid out with good space between sites.
It's called Mountain View for a reason, great views, plus the night sky is breathtaking.
WiFi is very very good, with no slow down at all.
Amazingly this delightful park has a'real' restaurant on site.
Not the usual burger and pizza, a full menu and a decent wine selection, some of the best ribs I've eaten (go early they sell out) rotisserie chicken and King Crab legs, in pretty remote Arco Idaho.
Not just a stopover but an experience.
Great value.Thoroughly recommended. - TGA2016
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Sites are gravel and fairly level. There is a bit of grass between sites, which they are keeping green with watering. We haven't seen that much. We used the laundry room and the machines were clean, the room was clean and picked up, but quite hot (no air conditioning). There is some shade in some sites. It is convenient to Craters of the Moon NM and is worth the 18 mile drive to see. We stayed two nights to catch up on housekeeping chores and to relax after a busy 10 days in the NPs in WY. Each day we have seen people working around the campground and keeping it neat and clean. There is a little restaurant with a bar attached to the office. - JonesAussies
Jul 2016 - $36.00
The park has nice wide parking spaces which evergreens and grass at each site as well as a picnic table. The proximity to the Craters of the Moon National Monument was handy. If you decide to eat in the restaurant, don't go until 5:30. Before that, all they will serve is lunch. But you may may even have to wait if their don't have the broilers turned on. The ribs are delicious but if you're super hungry, take a snack. It may take quite a while before you get your dinner. Too we're used to southern hospitality and didn't get that feel here. More like we were bothering them. - June Foster
Aug 2015 - $15.00
A diamond in the rough. New owners (February 2015, from Oregon, shucked the corporate life) have plans to expand this sweet park to accommodate big rigs, although our 36' coach with tow did fine. Convenient location when traveling Hwy 93 south of Salmon, ID. Flat, gravel and lawn, trees. Immaculate private bathrooms, each with shower and sink (and an electric heater). Small laundry room (did not use), meeting room with tables and chairs, playground. Owners live onsite in their RV. Some long term units tucked here and there. Wi-Fi was great. We will use this park again and look forward to seeing it develop into a real gem. Park closes for the winter, approx October -May. - Gma Terrie
Arco, Idaho (map) | (208) 527-1335
Sites: 51 | Latest Rate: $7.00 | 19 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $7.00
This is a National Park campground and we stayed only one night but would of loved staying as long as possible. Restrooms were very clean.
Ranger was very nice. Campgrounds fill up fast. There are a few campsites that would accommodate larger motorhomes. Some site are just big enough for a car and tent, others are larger. We were in a 24' motorhomes and parked in one of the smallest sites. - jlfinaz
Jun 2016 - $15.00
Craters of the Moon is a great campground, albeit with extremely limited services. The sites are small and volcanic rock unforgiving, especially for trailers / fifth wheels so be careful!
Central water points, many sites are un-level, no dump, no electric. Typical NPS campground. - Pugsly
May 2016 - $8.00
Nice quiet campground. Very tight spaces. A few can handle large RVs. Not very level. We spent a couple days there. Only cell service was at the top of the hill on the trail near amphitheater. - amdriven2liv