Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA

Arco, Idaho



Arco, Idaho
Phone: (208) 527-8513

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $38 7/2015

Latitude: 43.6273468182514
Longitude: -113.295907974243

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • 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) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • 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 no

Review Details

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59 Reviews

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sjones

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a nice spacious space with easy access, gravel roads, and grass site. The owners are hard working and take pride in their campground. Small pool with 15 or so kids in it at 7 PM, but they were well behaved. They have a free waffle breakfast and ice cream at night for a buck. Not a fan of KOAs but this one was nice and would return. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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Craters of the Moon was worth the drive (about 18 miles). Not much to see in Arco itself, small market and a few gas stations. Diesel was cheaper there than in Mt Home at the Pilot.

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norootsnow

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
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Nice little CG in Arco. Nice owners, level site, and good utilities. Only 18 miles from Creators of the moon. The owners are new and doing a lot of work in the park. would return if in the area. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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Finally Time

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Level gravel parking pad with grass between sites, picnic table and fire pit. Full hook-ups worked well, good selection of many cable tv channels. Dog area under renovation. Quiet location off the highway in a residential area. A little hard to find from the west. Convenient location for Craters of the Moon and the "Atomic City." We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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fivertug

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
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Relatively new owners. Doing what they can to improve the park. Road into the park ought to be resigned to recommend travel through town as current signage routes you down a horrible dirt, pot holed road. We discovered a better route after arrival. Showers and restrooms are dated and, it seems, only occasionally maintained. When we were there the men's room ran out of tp. Sites are pretty level and ours was good sized. Although advertised as the Craters of the Moon KOA, they are 18 miles away from that attraction. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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henny38

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
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Price shown is the daily rate with a 15% Escapees discount. We enjoyed our stay here. The owners are friendly and helpful, and are working hard to keep the campground nice. Arco is a very small town, so it is very quiet and peaceful here. The utilities all worked well, and we had a clear view of the sky for satellite. About 18 miles to Craters of the Moon NM and Preserve. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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SeaTeacher

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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I asked for a shady spot because it was hot and my popup doesn't have AC. We got a perfect spot. The WiFi is slow and works only when close to the main building. The sites are mostly level and the spacing is moderate. The staff is very friendly. This KOA has a small pool, of which we took full advantage. The town of Arco isn't much. A couple diners, a couple gas stations and a small grocery. The main attraction is Craters of the Moon National Monument - which is about 20 minutes away. It's beautiful - in a volcanic sort of way. I'm not a big fan of KOA, but I liked this place. We had no problems with noisy neighbors. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Doug67

Review Count: 146
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
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We were lucky to get a site with satellite access. Some sites are not satellite friendly. We were unlucky in that we reserved a 50 amp site and got a 30 amp. I was not going to move the rig and risk loosing our satellite service. The sites and roads are all gravel and the manager made a strong point about not parking on the grass with the RV or car. The problem with this is that the sites are only about 8 feet wide so you have to line up very carefully and your slides will go over the grass. They need to scrape the grass back to make the parking sites wider. Many of the guests are "camping" and cook over a fire and sit out late at night talking. The bottom line is that this is a fairly decent campground and could have been a lot worse. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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arpijay

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $29.00
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Our gravel pull-through site was just long enough for our 40 foot motor home and tow dolly but more than wide enough to park our car. Our site was mildly unlevel, mostly front to back. An older campground but clean and reasonably well maintained. Friendly office staff. There were a number of trees that could block satellite at many sites but none in the way at our site. Adequate Wi-Fi. Good Verizon signal. Good cable, mostly local channels. Some light traffic noise during the day but quiet at night. We would stay here again. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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DrLewie

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $45.00
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This an older but decent KOA close to town and not too far from the national monument. Gravel sites are level, good grassy space between sites. Arco is a town of about 900 people with an interesting history but not a lot of services. There are a couple of gas stations, a couple of restaurants and not much else. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Webe4ppl

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
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We drove all day with this campground as our destination on or way to Oregon. We did NOT actually stay is this campground for the following reason: Upon our arrival (after calling to make sure they had open spots and looking over their website thoroughly) we were rudely told that they do not accept German Shepherds or Rottweilers. We have two very well trained Shepherds. You would think they could at least list this information on their website. This was the first time we have run into breed restrictions on German Shepherds, and we were very surprised. As far as the campground itself, it looked ok. It's sort of in the middle of a residential area in a dumpy little town, but it seemed clean and well kept from what I saw. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Jack 1939

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $43.00
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Nice quiet KOA with large sites. Our corner Site #D0 was a full hook-up with WI-FI and tons of cable channels. Level, long and very wide on both sides. The entire campground is very clean and well taken care of. All sites are spread out with shade trees and plenty of grassy areas. No traffic noises, thus very pleasant for relaxing. The manager was very helpful and he and his family seem to work very hard to keep everything in tip-top shape. Arco is a small town, kind of off the beaten path, but only about 20 miles from Craters of the Moon National Monument. Also, if you have time, there is the Atomic Museum which is a national historic landmark. We stayed here for 2 days in our motorhome, and if ever back this way, would stay here again. Suggest you get a big rig site with all of the hook-ups. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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red_duck

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
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Very quiet and campground with shady lots under trees. Showers and toilets absolutely spanking clean (new shower curtains) and very well maintained. Amongst the best places we have been to. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 557
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $36.00
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We have been here a few times in the past, but decided give them another chance. We stayed here one weeknight in mid-August. We had a fairly level, full hook up, pull-through with 50+ channel cable TV and at site WI-FI that worked ok. This time, unlike last, we got a satellite friendly site as requested. Many of the 20 or so full hook up sites are not satellite friendly. The rest of the RV sites are water and electricity. There are also about a dozen tent sites and some cabins. Most RV sites are pull-throughs. Roads and sites are gravel. There are some trees between the full hook up sites, but the water and electricity sites are mostly in the open. My biggest issue on this visit was that, even though we had a reservation, the site we were assigned was being watered when we arrived. The office person who checked us in ran over and turned off the sprinkler as we approached the site. The entire rear, driver's side of the pad and site were soaked leaving mud and puddles where one does most of the setup connecting of the utilities. My shoes got wet and muddy while setting up because of this situation. A slightly lesser offense by the staff was letting people have campfires at this specific time. The nation's worst wildfire is raging just 50 miles to the west and the air is full of the smell and smoke. The sensible thing to do would have been to ban fires temporarily. The folks here just keep making dumb mistakes in the way they run the park. This is a decent park that needs to be run smarter We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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Greyt-Parent

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Arco is in the middle of nowhere and the RV park is on the edge of town, away from the busy highway traffic. It is a good stopover when going between Boise and Twin Falls/Yellowstone. The water pressure is very good, although the water is hard. Electricity and cable are also good (lots of channels). The sites and roads are level gravel, with easy entry/exit. Some of the trees need trimming as they have started to intrude into the roadways. Arco is equidistant between two major sightseeing opportunities: The ‘Craters of the Moon National Preserve’ and the ‘EBR I Atomic Museum and National Historic site’ at INL. Just down the road from the park (within walking distance if you want to work up an appetite) is Pickle’s Place that serves excellent ‘home made’ food. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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SET1953

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
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This park is located in a the small town of Arco, ID and it was simply charming. It is a smallish park but was big in service and friendly staff. It was well tended and the infrastructure all worked perfectly. It was the type of place that drew you outside of your rig and made you want to talk with others at the park. The ice cream social was really nice, great place to meet campers from other places. We would stay there again should our travels ever take us that way. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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