We want your trip to go as smoothly as possible. Let us help you plan where you can get some quality rest and enjoy a good meal.
Eating in the Park
Everyone wants to eat well on vacation. If you plan for a picnic lunch there are many peaceful places to sit in and take in the panoramic view. However, if you find yourself wanting to take in the local cuisine while you are in the area, information on local eateries can be found on our restaurants page.
Picnic Area Locations:
Designated picnic sites are located at Emery Pass on the west side of City of Rocks and Stines Creek Road parking area in Castle Rocks State Park. There are also several picnic tables located on the lawn near the Visitor Center, lodge and bunkhouse, as well as by the fishing pond. Visitors may also use unoccupied, unreserved sites in any of the park’s campgrounds during the daytime for enjoying a picnic.
Sleeping in the Park
Adventure seekers know the importance of a good night's rest and planning is the first step. You can begin your search with our in-park lodging and camping. City of Rocks National Reserve has a variety of options to choose from, depending on the level of comfort you are seeking from a new luxurious glamping yurt or lodge at Castle Rock to a primitive backcountry campsite in City.
More detailed information and links to make reservations can be found on:
City of Rocks camping page
Castle Rocks lodging page
Eating and Sleeping outside of the Park
The local chamber and tourism bureau can provide current information on where to eat and sleep outside of the park including a list of restaurants, motels, campgrounds, and RV parks within neighboring communities.
Please visit the following links for more area resource information:
• Southern Idaho Tourism
• Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Business Directory
Last updated: February 9, 2023