Visitor Center Operating Hours Notification
The City of Rocks Visitor Center will be closed May 21 & 22 for an All-Employee Orientation. The visitor center will reopen May 23 and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week (including holidays) through October.
Smoky Mountain Campground
The Smoky Mountain Campground, part of Castle Rocks State Park, is located near the east entrance of City of Rocks. The same rules and regulations apply, for camping, in both Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Reserve. Please pay fees at the entrance station. There are also yurts, lodge and bunkhouse available to rent.
General Camping Information
There are 38 campsites. Sites 1-31 are general campsites. Sites 11 and 24 are designated ADA accessible. Sites 33-38 are designated for equestrian campers. The camp host is located at site 32. Each campsite is equipped with 30 amp electrical service, water service, partial shade, picnic tables, vehicle pads, and is pet friendly. Smoky Mountain also features an RV dump station. Recycling stations are located near the shower house and site 31. Sites 36 and 37 are designated to accomodate a small group and share a picnic table and fire ring.
Please help us maintain the scenic quality and natural resources by adhering to the following:
Restrooms and Showers:
Three restrooms are available at Smoky Mountain. Flush toilets are available May 1 to Sep. 30, in the shower building, and the building located behind the camp host site. A vault toilet is available year round at the equestrian trail head. The shower facility is located in the center of the campground. Overnight guests to City of Rocks must pay the entrance fee to use Castle Rocks State Park facilities.
Single Site Fee Schedule (all fees include tax):
Did You Know?
City of Rocks was a major landmark for emigrants traveling along the California Trail. This unique geological area provided rest and inspiration for the many weary travelers who were heading for Granite Pass and ultimately for California.