Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA

Arco, Idaho



Arco, Idaho
Phone: (208) 527-8513

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $39 9/2015

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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $3.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 3.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • 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
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • 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 no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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65 Reviews

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Danno

Review Count: 145
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $39.00
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I liked this KOA. RVs are spaced a little further apart than most KOAs, about 15-20' for most sites. They only have five 50A full hookup sites and ours was one of those. The 50A sites are level, gravel, about 60' long, partial shade and mostly good for satellite access too. The big chunk of 26 sites on the eastern side are very long W/E 30A sites. These look newer as the gravel isn't real packed down. Sites on the north side are 30A FHU and many of these are big rig suitable too. All have cable TV but ours was always scratchy. There's some dust from the gravel roads. Speaking of gravel roads, if you come into Arco from the west, don't follow the KOA sign or you'll have a mile of extreme washboard bumpy gravel road on 3100N. Come in to the park on 3000W from the north which is paved. Both Verizon & ATT have good signals. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Bring what you need as Arco has only a small grocery and limited supplies. Gas & diesel are available although pricey.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 158
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $36.00
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We spent a night here on our way home from a long trip. We have stayed in previous years and it is evident the new owners are putting a lot into the place. Our site was wider than we have come to expect in KOAs, and the utilities worked well. Love the location - on the edge of town and not right next to a major road, so it's quiet and peaceful. One might be awakened in the morning by a horse whinny from a neighboring farm. Pool and play area for the kids, and the waffle breakfast and ice cream social were big hits with me. Will definitely come again; this campground makes a great base for visiting Craters of the Moon, Mt. Borah, and the surrounding area. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Pickle's Place makes great burgers - just up the street. Watch for the KOA sign when arriving (nice to have a good big one) as getting here is a bit tricky.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 616
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
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Just when I thought I submitted all the reviews for our summer trip, I find another that I forgot. Since we always enjoy driving through Craters of the Moon National Monument we decided to stop at this park since we read on this site that there were new owners. The previous owners always managed to do something that marred our stay. For starters, the new owners have added sewers to the 3 rows of sites that used to be just W&E. Now all the sites are FHU sites. All sites are pull-through except for 4 back-in sites by the tent area. When I first saw the site location on the map (which still shows the sites as W&E), I had to double check that they are now FHU. So, we had a level, gravel, FHU, pull-through site with 60 channel cable TV. All the sites in these 3 rows appear to be satellite friendly. Most of the old FHU sites are in the trees and not satellite friendly. There are also 3 cabins and 5 tent sites. Now that most of the RV sites are FHU, the bathrooms and showers are not as inadequate as they used to be. The bathrooms and laundry (I think there were 6 machines) are in the main building. For recreation, there is a decent size pool, a playground, and horseshoe pits. There were actually a dozen kids using the playground equipment the night we were there. We had no problems with their 802.11 network. That may have been because the park was less than half full. The store has pizza delivery and coffee available as well as the free waffle breakfast others have mentioned. This park is being run much better and being improved by the new owners. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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Keystone Trail

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
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This KOA was one of our kids' favorite places to stay ever. Not only was there a pool and playground, but FREE WAFFLES every morning and an ice cream social in the evenings. There are only a few minutes from Craters of the Moon. The owners are some of the friendliest we've met. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Ask an Arco resident what the meaning of Number Hill is. The answer and the history might surprise you. The nation's first nuclear reactor is only a few miles away and offers a tour.

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sjones

Review Count: 136
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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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Norm Nice Guy

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
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This KOA has new owners as of May 2014 and they are fantastic. There is still work to finish to get the property finished but they are working on it daily. They serve a free pancake breakfast daily. Some nights they have an ice cream social ($1.00 per scoop) and they have a ranger give a presentation on the crater. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

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norootsnow

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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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: 3

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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NomadFamily

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
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We stayed here while we visited Craters of the Moon. It was easy to get in and out of, and our site was long enough to stay hooked up to the tow vehicle. The bathrooms were extremely clean, and the staff was very friendly. The kids loved the playground and the free waffles for breakfast. We camped here in a fifth wheel. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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henny38

Review Count: 116
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 9

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: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 149
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 70
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 135
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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