Southern Idaho National Parks Newspaper

A panoramic view of the Craters of the Moon landscape at sunrise.
Sunrise over Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

NPS/David Hunter

Welcome to the national parks of southern Idaho: City of Rocks National Reserve, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, and Minidoka National Historic Site!

Whether you’re visiting for a few hours, a few days, or perhaps even longer, we’re glad you’re here and we are committed to ensuring you have the best visit possible. We encourage you to stop by one of our visitor centers before starting your exploration. There you’ll find key information and insight on how to make the most of your stay.

These four parks represent a wonderful cross-section of the more than 400 units that make up the National Park System. Here in Idaho we partner with a variety of organizations and other agencies — the Bureau of Land Management, Shoshone Bannock Tribes, park partners such as the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association and Friends of Minidoka, and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation — to help provide you a wide variety of opportunities and experiences.

We thank you in advance for actively helping to take care of these special places by staying on roads and trails, putting litter in its place, and taking only photos. Have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Wallace Keck, Superintendent
City of Rocks

Wade Vagias, Superintendent
Craters of the Moon, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Minidoka
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    Last updated: November 1, 2023

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    Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
    1266 Craters Loop Road
    P.O. Box 29

    Arco, ID 83213


    208 527-1300

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