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Contact: Visitor Center Staff, 208-527-1335
The scenic 7-mile loop road at Craters of the Moon National Monument on Highway 20/26/93, 18 miles west of Arco, is now clear of snow and open to automobile traffic. Along the loop drive, the Caves Area and several trails remain closed and inaccessible due to snow and ice. Spring storms may temporarily close the road, so visitors are advised to check the website at: https://www.nps.gov/crmo or call for current conditions 208-527-1335.
The park’s visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The park entrance fee is $8.00 per vehicle or visitors can opt to purchase an annual pass. The $80 annual pass provides entrance into all federal recreational lands for one full year from month of purchase. Inquire about low cost senior and disability passes. The campground is open with pit toilets in the campground. At this point in the season water is only available from the Visitor Center during business hours. Camping fees during this time are $6.00 per night.
National Park Week begins this Saturday, April 18 and continues through April 26. This is a great time to celebrate and recognize your national parks. Young visitors may be interested in participating in Junior Ranger programs designed to engage children and families in the stories embodied in their national parks. Children complete activity books that lead them through the park in a kid-friendly way. When completed, they present their booklets to a ranger to earn a patch or badge and a certificate. To help celebrate National Park Week, kids are invited to earn a special button or patch by completing Junior Ranger requirements at Craters of the Moon. Other special events may be taking place at a park near you.
Your national parks are living examples of the best this nation has to offer - our magnificent natural landscapes and our varied yet interrelated heritage. We invite you to experience the national parks of Southern Idaho:
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Yellowstone National Park, City of Rocks National Reserve, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Minidoka National Historic Site