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Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA

Arco, Idaho


2424 North 3000 West
Arco, Idaho 83213
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.62735
Longitude: -113.29591

Elevation: 5313' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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88 Reviews

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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Big rig friendly with level sites. Easy on/off to US 93. WiFi, showers, and laundry was good. Dog park provided bags and had grass. There was free waffles and coffee every morning. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small grocery store was 2 miles. Craters of the Moon National Park and Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 was 20 miles in opposite directions but both were worth the trip.

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Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is a better than average KOA Journey-class park. It is in a rural setting in a small town. The roads are gravel, the sites are gravel. Spacing between sites is slightly better than typical. There are some trees but we had no trouble getting DirecTV. The wifi was running at 2-3 Mbps download speed when I checked it. What makes this park so different is that the owners try very hard to provide "extras" that aren't commonly found at parks of this class. Every evening hand dipped ice cream is available on the back patio at $1/scoop. All proceeds go to a charity. Even more unusually, a rather full food menu is available on a special order basis. We had the fried chicken dinner; it was quite good and the price was very reasonable. The owners and work campers were friendly and helpful. One tip--if entering the town from the west DO NOT follow the KOA signs located at the Sinclair gas station. That will take you down a rough, unpaved road for half a mile. You are better following the directions on the park's website and in the KOA directory--proceed into the town and turn right at Pickles Restaurant. That keeps you on paved roads all the way. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Craters of the Moon National Monument is ~18 miles to the west and is well worth a couple of hour (or longer) visit.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Typical KOA gravel/dirt roads, nice pool and the grounds are keep clean. The park has great wifi, ice cream for a dollar, free delicious waffles and a cafe that will deliver to your site. The only complaint I have is the bus load of 50 high school kids next to us cutting through our campsite and using the restrooms. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-0
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little park. Most of the park has a lot of trees. Our site was level with gravel and grass between the sites. We had a picnic table and fire pit. The pool was closed as it was at the end of the season. Small selection of cable channel, we could not get the major stations; ABC, CBS, NBC, on cable or over air. WiFi worked good most of the time till evening and then it was very, very slow. The owners are really wonderful, nice, and engaging. They serve fresh waffles every morning between 9 am - 10 am and they are some of the best waffles I have ever had. The showers need some updating, water pressure was good and lots of hot water. There's not a whole lot to do in Arco other than drive to Craters of the Moon. If we ever need to stop in Arco, ID we would definitely stay again. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Definitely got to the Craters of the Moon. If you can't visit for long, stop at the visitor center.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

The park has lots of green space and trees for shade. Many amenities for the kids, like swimming pool, frisbee golf, and other kids to play with. There are some noises at night from nearby farming operations, but it is not like being in a city. The staff is friendly, and most of the other campers are too. The pool is quite cold, which is good for a hot summer day, but it is not like soaking in a hot springs. Overall, we found the location to be relaxing and friendly. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F1
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Craters of The Moon was a great place to visit, just 25 minutes away. At the RV park, there is an ice cream social every night, which is great for meeting people.

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Review Count: 858
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 97

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We just can't resist touring Craters of the Moon whenever we are in this area. So, we are here for the 3rd year in a row. See my 8/16 review for a more detailed description of the park. This time we had one of the FHU, pull through sites in row D for good satellite reception. The Wi-Fi worked well for our minimal (e-mail and web surfing) needs. The bath and shower facilities are older, clean, and barely adequate for this park since there are non-sewer sites. As is typical of most KOA's, there was a pool and playground equipment. Unlike last year when weather was an issue, we were able to enjoy the pool. We didn't take advantage of their dinner food service but one of us enjoyed the morning waffle. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Got two sites side by side. Gravel parking with a pretty wide swath of grass between the sites. The gravel in the sites was very good, but not super level, but was able to easily level with jacks. The gravel in the roads could use some addition as they were fairly dusty to walk on. Staff was plentiful and friendly. They had an ice cream social in the evening for a dollar a scoop. They also offered a large waffle with the fixings in the morning for free. Quiet area- could barely hear the main road a few blocks away. No trains, a relief from other stays on this trip. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6D
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pickles Place up the road had good burgers.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed on site D 2, which had some nice shade. New picnic tables. gravel pull thru with FHU. Cable and pool. Laundry room. Super friendly staff. Free hot Belgium waffles every morning, even weekends. At 6:30 pm, they will serve ice cream for $1 per scoop to raise money for KOA kids camps. The staff are so nice and friendly. The owners are currently living on the premises, but this is not permanent. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D 2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Craters of the Moon National Monument, about 18 miles away was awesome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 3 nights to see Craters of the Moon and EBR 1. Smaller, older KOA. Green space between campsites, owners work to water to ensure they stay that way. Located in high, dry desert area. They do offer ice cream nightly, as well as waffles in the morning. They also offer a limited food menu which they will deliver to your site. Good utilities, wifi and cable. Very small enclosed pet area. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Craters of the Moon is worth a look!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Owners nowhere to be found! Had to wait 1 1/2 hrs. to check in or get propane. Site was a dry weed patch, as was 90% of grounds. No place near what web site stated or we were told on phone when we made the reservation. I was promised a refund by the managers, who finally showed up..ha ha...Joke's on us! Couldn't put out awning due to dead tree. Had to get propane so left and went to a different park. In defense of managers, they were at doctor's 60 miles away. Still should not promise a refund and not give it and should always be someone on site that can conduct business and make decisions. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be careful. Park might be in better shape later in season.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on a trip to the EBR-1 and Craters of the Moon NM. The location is very convenient to both. The staff are very friendly, helpful and keep the park very clean. The sites are gravel and level. They had an Ice Cream Social in the evening and had waffles for breakfast in the morning. They have a small "Paper Plate Café" in the store that serves breakfast as well as burgers, chicken fingers, fries, etc that they will deliver to your campsite. The Campground is well maintained, clean and easy to navigate. They have a nice pool, playground and Dog Wash. WiFi was very good, surprisingly! Other stay options include 2 Teepees and several cabins.. They have a nice store and gift shop. The bathrooms were very clean and they clearly take pride in their park. There were a few restaurants nearby, including Pickles, which had an extensive menu and was pretty good. The town has an interesting park with the sail of the submarine USS Hawkbill, as well as a Mark 4 torpedo, 2 memorial stones and an interesting interpretive station. The town also has an interesting history including being the first to have been nuclear powered. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here so we could visit Craters of the Moon N.M. Very well layed out with typical size sites. Original section has trees for shade but new section doesn't and the gravel in those sites needs packing down. Utilities were good. I was able to get a satellite signal and their wifi worked great the whole time. Not much else to see as the nuclear info site was closed for the season. This campground was very quiet most of the time as the 2 highways are at least a half mile away and the county road for access doesn't have much traffic. The owner was great with everything we needed and makes great waffles every morning. We extended by a day just because of these 2 things just to take a break. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Craters to the Moon is an easy 18 miles away and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.
Pickles restaurant had great burgers.
Did get a few items at the small grocery store and prices were about what I expected for a small town in the country.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 2 nights so we could day-trip to the Craters of the Moon NP (30+ mins away). We did not have a reservation, yet got a decent site for our 30 ft 5W, pull-through, full hook-ups. Cons: windy and flies. Pros: free waffle in the am. The pool was closed for the season. The campground was relatively full, mostly of people passing through like we were - there are not a lot of other options in the area. There is really nothing of note in the town, unless you read up on the history of atomic power, etc. No restaurants of good note, and one overpriced grocery store. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Craters of the Moon park was awesome. Appreciated the waffle.

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Review Count: 169
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Typical KOA with all the services. Looked like they were getting ready to close for the season. Our site was close to the office so we had a view of the trash and restrooms. Our neighbors were close which made it difficult to sit outside in privacy. Free waffles in the morning was a nice touch. Cable and wifi worked well. Just far enough away from the town center.
We would probably stay again if in the area but might try the other campground in the area as it looked very nice. We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Craters of the Moon is the only draw we found in the area.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

This a great park! We stayed here before when visiting Craters of the Moon. This time we were just passing through the area, stopping for the night. We stayed in a pull through site that was long enough that we didn't have to unhook our tow car. We were tired after our drive so it was so nice to find out that they will deliver dinner to your site! We called the office and about 20 minutes later a fried shrimp dinner was delivered to our RV! Then we went to the ice cream social for dessert! We camped at Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Craters of the Moon

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