Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA

Our park is a quiet and peaceful resting place. You can relax and enjoy the views from all directions. Do plan to see some fabulous sunrises and be prepared for beautiful sunsets!

This award-winning campground sits at the edge of the Lost River Range and Mount Borah (Idaho's tallest mountain). The campground is only 19 miles from Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, where you can explore vast lava flows, cinder cones and lava tube caves created by ancient volcanoes. Discover mountain lakes and hot springs or watch for deer, antelope, elk and moose. Ride your ATV up a volcanic dome or on the many trails in the valley - some city roads even allow you to ride to the trails. Then quietly relax at your spacious site shaded by mature trees, enjoy the heated pool or frolic with your dog in the pet playground. Stay in an easy Pull-Thru RV Site with cable TV or a cozy Camping Cabin - or pitch a tent. This KOA has free Wi-Fi and a great gift shop. Join in the fun at nightly ice cream socials (seasonal). Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 75 feet. Your hosts: Alan and Barbara Zimmer

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (4/1 - 10/31)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

VKR Appreciation Weekend

VKR Appreciation Weekend Photo WHEN: September 13-14, 2019

WHAT: Value Kard Rewards members stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 13 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 14 for FREE.

WHY: VKR Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for Value Kard Rewards members to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

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Local Area

Hiking

Arco also offers hiking not only at the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Through the USDA Forest Service there are several trails to be considered. A few include Upper Iron Bog Lake and Fish Creek Summit, which are located just outside of Arco up Antelope Creek. Upper Iron Bog lake trail is partly through rough terrain. This lake is lovely to look at but doesn't have fish. Elk, deer, and grouse are noted to be a site to see here. The best time to take the trail is early July through mid-October. It is about 1.5 miles and is an easy to moderate trail. Fish Creek Summit is not only in one canyon. As you follow the trail you will come across Deer Creek Canyon as well as Horse Thief Canyon and across a rocky ridge with patches of alpine fir and lodge pole timber. Visitors will enjoy the rich bouquet of wildflowers as well as spot a few domestic sheep. This trail is about 4 miles and is an easy to moderate trail to take during the best time of the seasons beginning in July through mid-October.  We also have a natural arch just behind Number Hill.

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King Mountain

Gliding championships
Hang Gliding
Paragliding

King Mountain offers Hang Gliding as well as Paragliding. Each of which have their own challenges. The launch site is located in nearby Moore, ID. There are three launches, two upper and one lower. The lower launch is 7,400 ft and is used more when there are strong winds because it is a wide open flat slope launch. The upper launches are at 8,100 ft and have a more restricted setup, one north and one south. The northern launch has a steep slope launch and the southern launch is more of a wide open flat slope launch that overlooks the lower launch. King Mountain hosts Hang Gliding and Paragliding championships in June each year. In 1997 King Mountain was chosen for both the World Point Finals Championships and the National Paragliding Championships.

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Snake River Plain

A vast area of sagebrush and lava, this high desert is a stark contrast to the mountain ranges that border it. Most of it is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the area offers a whole new set of recreational possibilities. Visitors can camp, look at wildflowers, ride all-terrain vehicles, hunt, and explore areas such as Kings Bowl, a huge blow out in the lava caused by hot magma exploding as it contacted water just below the earth's surface.

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Atomic Days

Parade
Rodeo
Shows/Exhibits

Each year around the middle of July many events take place that just can't be missed. Many of which include; parades, picnics, rodeos, quilt shows, nuclear exhibits, sidewalk sales, dancing, and much more. This weekend long eventful occasion can be enjoyed by children as well as adults and is fun for the whole family.

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Campground Awards and Programs