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Castle Rocks State Park

Visitors enjoy a geology program at Smoky Mountain Campground.

Close to Almo, Idaho

3035 S. Elba-Almo Road

Castle Rocks State Park is a place where solitude, natural beauty, and ranching heritage combine to enrich the visitor's experience. Most of the 1,440-acre park was a privately owned ranch until 1999, when the property was purchased for public ownership. A $540,972 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund allowed the park to create Smoky Mountain Campground, a fully equipped campground with an access road and horse trail. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of activities including hiking, rock climbing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. The park protects historic ranching structures, striking scenery, and pristine archeological sites.

Photo: Visitors enjoy a geology program at Smoky Mountain Campground.
– Courtesy Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

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