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Castle Rocks Snapshot

Location
45 miles S of Burley, ID
205 miles SE of Boise, ID
181 miles N of Salt Lake City, UT
 
Acreage
1,692
 
Elevation
5,620-6,540
 
Open
Year-round 
 
Overnight
37 serviced; 6 equestrian; 2 yurts
 
Amenities
Flush toilets, showers, dump station, electricity
 
Activities
Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, world-class rock climbing and ice climbing, bird and wildflower watching, snowshoeing, cross country skiing 
 
Groups
Yurts
 
Winter
Cross country, snowshoe, ice-climbing 
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse
 
Wildlife
Mule Deer, Moose, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Sage Grouse, Pinyon Jay, Virginia Warbler
 
Learn
Birding, wildflower and geology walks, climbing and Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, star gazing and snowshoeing in season
 
Nearby
City of Rocks City of Rocks National Reserve, California National Historic Trail, City of Rocks Back Country Byway
 
WiFi
Yes, at the lodge and surrounding area. Also at Smokey Mountain Campground
 
GPS
42.12583, -113.65889
 
Pets
Yes in park on leash; no in yurts
 
 

Evidence suggests that folks have been coming to Castle Rocks for nearly 9,000 years. Campsites are nestled among Idaho's largest pinyon pine forest on the east slope of the 7,500-foot Smoky Mountain.

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Welcome to Castle Rocks State Park

With hundreds of routes to explore, the challenging landscape of Castle Rocks State Park attracts rock climbers from around the world and  provides superb hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the midst of a dramatic backdrop that dates back 2.5 million years.    

 

Remnants of Native American pictographs, the California National Historic Trail and 20th century ranching are visible in the park today.  


Castle Rock State Park Fees

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp sites

Shelter

$22 per night

$35 per day

Yurt

$50 per night

Cabin

Bunkhouse

$150 per night

$100 per night

Fees do not include sales tax

Shelter, Castle Rocks State Park

 

Click above to learn more about the $10 Idaho State Parks Passport!


Unique Overnight Stays at Castle Rocks

THE LODGE AT CASTLE ROCK RANCH

The Lodge at Castle Rock RanchThe Lodge” is a century-old ranch house completely remodeled to blend the quaintness of yester-year with the convenience and comforts of today. The Lodge is available year-round, and reservations are recommended.

What’s inside?

The Lodge offers a master bedroom with queen-size bed, flat screen TV/DVD and reading room/den. A TV room with flip-flop sofa converts into a sleeping room for two. A third sleeping room provides a double/twin bunk bed for up to three, and a fourth, “the quiet room” has a twin bed, desk, and private deck. 

Other rooms include the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom with tub/shower, dining area, and living room with propane fireplace. 

Other amenities include:

· Wi-Fi network: usage fee applies

· Play Station

· Books, games, DVD’s

· Outdoor deck, tables and seating for four people

Rental Fee and Reservations

Exclusive rental of The Lodge for 1-8 people is $159* 

a night. Rental includes entrance fee to all units of Castle Rocks State Park.  Beginning January, 2013 campers will be required to pay the $5 per day, per vehicle or purchase an Idaho State Parks Passport.

                 

                                                           

Castle Rocks for groups

THE BUNKHOUSE

Castle Rocks State Park now offers “The Bunkhouse” for rent, located next to The Lodge at Castle Rock Ranch. This facility is perfect for family reunions and scout groups. The Bunkhouse offers a rustic, primitive, hostel-style lodging in a communal setting. Guests are housed in an open, one room building with scenic Castle Rocks as the backdrop to the experience.

What’s inside?

A comfortable 20x26-foot living area, accommodating from 8 to 12 occupants, that consists of a kitchen/dining area and sleeping-quarters.

The Bunkhouse is equipped with electricity, a hot-water sink, and trash receptacles.  Furniture includes table, chairs, food storage hutch, and wood-burning fireplace for heating.  Three bunk-beds (twin over full), a single twin-bed, and a single full-bed (8 beds total) allows for a maximum of 12 individuals. Camp mattresses are provided on all beds. Guests must supply their own sleeping bag, cooking equipment, food, towels and other personal gear. An outside vault toilet is located near-by and showers are available at Smoky Mtn. CG.

Rental Fee and Reservations

Exclusive rental of The Bunkhouse for a group (no more than 12 people) is $106* a night. If you rent The Lodge and The Bunkhouse concurrently the Bunkhouse fee is then reduced to $79.50* a night. Individuals may walk in to rent a bed for one night at a time for $12.72*.

All “Individual Walk-ins” must check in and pay at the Visitor Center before 4:30 p.m. on the day of their arrival or at the park’s fee station. *Includes sales tax           

 


Castle Rocks State Park

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Castle Rocks State Park at Castle Rocks State Park, Almo, ID 83312

  

 Maps of Castle Rocks State Park

Location Map

Ranch Unit Trail Map 

 


See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Castle Rocks Snapshot

Location
45 miles S of Burley, ID
205 miles SE of Boise, ID
181 miles N of Salt Lake City, UT
 
Acreage
1,692
 
Elevation
5,620-6,540
 
Open
Year-round 
 
Overnight
37 serviced; 6 equestrian; 2 yurts
 
Amenities
Flush toilets, showers, dump station, electricity
 
Activities
Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, world-class rock climbing and ice climbing, bird and wildflower watching, snowshoeing, cross country skiing 
 
Groups
Yurts
 
Winter
Cross country, snowshoe, ice-climbing 
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse
 
Wildlife
Mule Deer, Moose, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Sage Grouse, Pinyon Jay, Virginia Warbler
 
Learn
Birding, wildflower and geology walks, climbing and Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, star gazing and snowshoeing in season
 
Nearby
City of Rocks City of Rocks National Reserve, California National Historic Trail, City of Rocks Back Country Byway
 
WiFi
Yes, at the lodge and surrounding area. Also at Smokey Mountain Campground
 
GPS
42.12583, -113.65889
 
Pets
Yes in park on leash; no in yurts
 
 

Evidence suggests that folks have been coming to Castle Rocks for nearly 9,000 years. Campsites are nestled among Idaho's largest pinyon pine forest on the east slope of the 7,500-foot Smoky Mountain.

Next Events

No events found.

See all Castle Rocks events

City of Rocks / Castle Rocks

See video

Welcome to Castle Rocks State Park

With hundreds of routes to explore, the challenging landscape of Castle Rocks State Park attracts rock climbers from around the world and  provides superb hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the midst of a dramatic backdrop that dates back 2.5 million years.    

 

Remnants of Native American pictographs, the California National Historic Trail and 20th century ranching are visible in the park today.  

Castle Rock State Park Fees

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp sites

Shelter

$22 per night

$35 per day

Yurt

$50 per night

Cabin

Bunkhouse

$150 per night

$100 per night

Fees do not include sales tax

Shelter, Castle Rocks State Park

 

Click above to learn more about the $10 Idaho State Parks Passport!

Unique Overnight Stays at Castle Rocks

THE LODGE AT CASTLE ROCK RANCH

The Lodge at Castle Rock RanchThe Lodge” is a century-old ranch house completely remodeled to blend the quaintness of yester-year with the convenience and comforts of today. The Lodge is available year-round, and reservations are recommended.

What’s inside?

The Lodge offers a master bedroom with queen-size bed, flat screen TV/DVD and reading room/den. A TV room with flip-flop sofa converts into a sleeping room for two. A third sleeping room provides a double/twin bunk bed for up to three, and a fourth, “the quiet room” has a twin bed, desk, and private deck. 

Other rooms include the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom with tub/shower, dining area, and living room with propane fireplace. 

Other amenities include:

· Wi-Fi network: usage fee applies

· Play Station

· Books, games, DVD’s

· Outdoor deck, tables and seating for four people

Rental Fee and Reservations

Exclusive rental of The Lodge for 1-8 people is $159* 

a night. Rental includes entrance fee to all units of Castle Rocks State Park.  Beginning January, 2013 campers will be required to pay the $5 per day, per vehicle or purchase an Idaho State Parks Passport.

                 

                                                           

Castle Rocks for groups

THE BUNKHOUSE

Castle Rocks State Park now offers “The Bunkhouse” for rent, located next to The Lodge at Castle Rock Ranch. This facility is perfect for family reunions and scout groups. The Bunkhouse offers a rustic, primitive, hostel-style lodging in a communal setting. Guests are housed in an open, one room building with scenic Castle Rocks as the backdrop to the experience.

What’s inside?

A comfortable 20x26-foot living area, accommodating from 8 to 12 occupants, that consists of a kitchen/dining area and sleeping-quarters.

The Bunkhouse is equipped with electricity, a hot-water sink, and trash receptacles.  Furniture includes table, chairs, food storage hutch, and wood-burning fireplace for heating.  Three bunk-beds (twin over full), a single twin-bed, and a single full-bed (8 beds total) allows for a maximum of 12 individuals. Camp mattresses are provided on all beds. Guests must supply their own sleeping bag, cooking equipment, food, towels and other personal gear. An outside vault toilet is located near-by and showers are available at Smoky Mtn. CG.

Rental Fee and Reservations

Exclusive rental of The Bunkhouse for a group (no more than 12 people) is $106* a night. If you rent The Lodge and The Bunkhouse concurrently the Bunkhouse fee is then reduced to $79.50* a night. Individuals may walk in to rent a bed for one night at a time for $12.72*.

All “Individual Walk-ins” must check in and pay at the Visitor Center before 4:30 p.m. on the day of their arrival or at the park’s fee station. *Includes sales tax           

 

Castle Rocks State Park

Javascript is required to view this map.
Castle Rocks State Park at Castle Rocks State Park, Almo, ID 83312

  

 Maps of Castle Rocks State Park

Location Map

Ranch Unit Trail Map 

 

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.