Camping

Bread Loaves Group Site and scenic view
Bread Loaves Group Campsite

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City of Rocks Campground

Camping is highly popular between April and November, and reservations are recommended on most weekends, holidays, and even weekdays in June. City of Rocks offers 64 campsites, many tucked in among the granite fins and boulders. Several sites are shaded by aspen, juniper, mountain mahogany and pine.

All sites have a ground grill/fire-ring and picnic table, and many have defined tent pads. Clean vault toilets are located in central areas, and drinking water (April-October) is available at Bath Rock and Emery Pass Picnic Area.

City of Rocks also offers a designated, by permit only, backcountry camping area at Indian Grove. A permit can be obtained from the Visitor Center.

Nearby Castle Rocks State Park's Smoky Mountain Campground provides 38 campsites with water and 30 amp electric hook-ups; long, pave parking pads of which 9 are pull-through. Six sites on a separate loop accommodate equestrian campers. This facility also has flush toilets and showers.


Rules:

  • Pay fees at Bath Rock
  • Walk-in campers pay for 1 night at a time only
  • Length of stay is limited to 14 days in any 30-day period
  • Pets must be on a leash when outside of a camping unit
  • Gathering of firewood is prohibited
  • Use established campsites and fire rings only
  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Maximum of 8 people, 2 vehicles, and 2 tents per site
  • Check-in 2:00 p.m. and check-out 1:00 p.m.

Group Sites:
Twin Sisters, 12-35 people/night
Bread Loaves,12-25 people/night
Juniper 12-25 people/night

Equestrian Camping:
City of Rocks offers the Juniper Group Site for equestrian campers. This area is remote and primitive. The campsite features a corral, standard campsite amenities, and a vault toilet. Smoky Mountain Campground, near the east entrance to the Reserve, offers six sites, with water and electricity, paved camping spurs, coral, and showers.

Fees:
Single Site: Campsite Fee - $12.72 Reservation Fee - $10.60
Group Site: (12 people/night minimum) Reservation Fee - $26.50 Per Person Overnight Fee - $3.18

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Last updated: October 4, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

City of Rocks National Reserve
P.O. Box 169

Almo, ID 83312

Phone:

(208) 824-5901

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