City of Rocks Campground

City of Rocks National Reserve

Magic Valley + Shoshone Area, Idaho

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City of Rocks Campground


  • Car and RV camping at City of Rocks.- City of Rocks Campground
  • Camping at the foot of Elephant Rock.- City of Rocks Campground
  • Walk-in sites at City of Rocks.- City of Rocks Campground
  • A typical walk-in site at City of Rocks.- City of Rocks Campground
  • Shade is at a premium in City of Rocks.- City of Rocks Campground
  • Vault toilets, trash, and recycling are available at City of Rocks.- City of Rocks Campground
Overview + Weather
Camping sites near favorite climbing spots.
Limited shade. Dispersed potable water.
Magic Valley + Shoshone Area, ID
Managed by: 
Idaho State Parks and Recreation
Price per night (basic site): 
12.00 $ (10.08 €)
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description


If your agenda is to climb City of Rocks, nothing gets you closer to the game than City of Rocks Campground. These dry campsites are dispersed throughout the reserve with walk-in and drive-in access. Refer to the campground brochure for an overhead view of which campsites are within walking distance of favorite climbing destinations such as Elephant Rock, Bath Rock, and Bread Loaves. Shade is at a premium during the summer months in City of Rocks. Also refer to the campground brochure for coded reference of each site’s shade status.

Days can be hot and unprotected, and water is a drive away from most camping areas. Pack large water jugs to fill up at Emery Canyon Picnic area or at the Bath Rock parking lot.

Group sites are available at Twin Sisters, Bread Loaves, and Juniper.  Juniper Group Site also features a backcountry corral for equestrian campers.

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