Eating and Sleeping

Food and Lodging

Besides vending machines in the visitor center, there is no food service available in the park.

Lodging, Restaurants and other services are available in Arco, 18 miles east of the Visitor Center on highway 20/26/93.

Campgrounds

*Major rehabilitation of the Lava Flow Campground is planned for this summer. The campground will likely be closed during the months of July and August 2015.

 
car camping at Lava Flow Campground

Car camping at Lava Flow Campground

 

Lava Flow Campground

When?

*Open April through November. Opening and Closure dates vary depending upon snow conditions and maintenance

Details

Fifty-one sites are available on a first come first served basis; no reservations are accepted.

How much?

$10 per site in summer (cash or check only)

$6 per site during shoulder season (cash or check only)

Half price with Senior or Access passes

Facilities

  • water
  • restrooms
  • charcoal grills
  • picnic tables

There are no hookups, showers or waste water dump. Large RV's and trailers can be accommodated in a limited number of sites. Commercial campgrounds with hookups are available in Arco, Idaho, 18 miles east of the Monument.

From October through May, water and other services are limited or unavailable. Campground is not plowed of snow in winter and the loop drive is closed at the visitor center. Skiers and snowshoers may winter camp at the campground (1/4 mile ski or snowshoe from the visitor center) or at Devil's Orchard (2 1/4 mile ski or snowshoe from the visitor center). A shovel may be required to access waterless restrooms at these locations.

Regulations

  • No wood fires are permitted.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (no generators running, loud music, etc.).
  • To claim a campsite, please leave an item and register for your site at the registration board as soon as possible.
  • Please use service sink in the brick restroom for washing dishes and disposal of waste water.
  • Please help decrease the amount of waste that we send to our local landfill by utilizing the recycle center located in the campground near the entrance station.
  • Our water supply is inadequate for filling water tanks. You are welcome to fill jugs but please fill RV tanks elsewhere.

More info?
email us or give us a call at (208) 527-1335

Group Camp

Where?

Nestled behind Sunset Cinder Cone about .75 miles up a gravel road on the north side of U.S. Highway 20/26/93. Camping by reservation only.

When?

April - September (weather dependent)

Details

Camping area for larger groups (maximum 30 people). Available by reservation only which must be made in writing or email us or give us a call at (208) 527-1325 at least one week in advance to reserve this facility.

How Much?

$30 per group (cash or check only)

Facilities

  • picnic tables
  • drinking water
  • fire grate*
  • vault restroom

Regulations

  • *Wood fires are permitted in fire grate but you must bring in your own firewood. No wood collecting is permitted.
 
moon over group campground

Group Campground

Wallace Keck

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