Lava Flow Campground

Craters of the Moon National Monument

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Loop Rd.
Arco, ID 83213
208-527-3257
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GPS: 43.4611, -113.5578

Last Price Paid: $15
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: May-Nov.
Elevation: 5801 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

11 people have reviewed this location.

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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
132 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 2

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“A unique experience among a fascinating landscape”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2017

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We arrive on hot Friday evening to find only 2 sites left available. Fortunately, one of them was site #2 which might just be the best in the whole campground. Located off to the side near the entrance station, this massive pull thru site has a tree for shade (you're going to need it in the summer) and more privacy than any other site.... more

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Chris Erickson

25 Airstream Safari SS
2008 Ford F-150
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 40

Chris Erickson would stay here again

“Way more fun than expected”

Reviewed Sep 08, 2017

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We didn't have high expectations.... but this place is really pretty cool. And they have the cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen. Regarding cell signal, we had 0/1 bars of both AT&T and Verizon, but with the booster and Yagi antenna I was able to get a decent AT&T 4g signal, suitable for streaming and video conferencing. (5-7mbit d... more

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Cuffs N Yak
CA
13 Little Guy Rough Rider
2016 Toyota Tacoma
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 25

Cuffs N Yak would stay here again

“Most Unique!”

Reviewed Sep 07, 2017

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Recently renovated, no hookups. Most sites are somewhat private. A few are tent only (be sure not to put anything with wheels on a tent site, you will be firmly told by the camp host to relocate. -even if the campground is already full...) This camp and National Monument is a hidden gem. Take the time to visit the sights within the ... more

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Luc

24 Winnebago View
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 12

Luc would stay here again

“Bizarre. Unique. Awesome!”

Reviewed Aug 19, 2017

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What a strange campoground. You are un the middle of a field of lava. Everything is black, even the sidewalks, There are a few trees and we were lucky enough to get the last site and it had a tree on it, providing shade during the afternoon. All this blackness could raise the temperature during summer days but there is usually a fa... more

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Yankee & Rebel
Venice, FL
28 HiLo 2806C
2013 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
19 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 2

Yankee & Rebel would stay here again

“Unique place to camp”

Reviewed Jul 22, 2017

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This is such a unique place to camp and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Even without electricity, the heat was not overwhelming because it was windy while we were here. The price reflects our senior pass discount. If you are traveling west out of here, there is a free dump station behind the Exxon station in Carey.

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
199 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Practically new”

Reviewed Sep 21, 2016

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We lucked out as we arrived 2 days after they reopened the campground after reconstruction. It is a top-notch campground in all areas, but the hookups were not yet functional. No worries, we came prepared. The campground is pretty close to the highway, so you can hear that noise if you pay attention.

No cell to get some sleep.

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Wen607
MD
25 Sunline T2499
2006 Ford Truck F-250 Diesel Crewcab, Longbed
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 26

Wen607 would stay here again

“First Time Camping in a Lava Field”

Reviewed Aug 18, 2015

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The Lava Flow campground is first-come, first serve so if you have a bigger rig you should try to get there earlier in the day. We arrived around noon and were able to find a few sites that would accommodate us (26 ft. travel trailer and 20 ft. truck). Site 26 is a great site as it sits above some of the other sites and it has a dece... more

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Airstream On Safari
CA
27 Airstream FB Safari
2013 Ford F350 SD
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 43

Airstream On Safari would stay here again

“Unique campground and no Mosquitos!”

Reviewed Jun 28, 2015

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We enjoyed Father's Day weekend here. The campground does have limited spots for large RV's and they are designated on the campground map. The back loop is also well labeled not for larger vehicles. We came in around dinner time on a Saturday evening and was able to get a larger pull through spot across from the bathrooms. Our spot... more

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David Kingham
SD
22 Northwood Nash 17k
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 4

David Kingham would stay here again

“Cool location but the camping is tight”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2015

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Craters of the moon is quite the site to see, and you will be camped right in the midst of it here. The sites are very close together, some so close you can smell your neighbors dinner. Overall the campground is clean, although you will get dirty from the lava covered ground! I had no cell signal here, although I could pick up a little... more

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Marshall
Livingston, TX
24 Lance 1995
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
75 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 40

Marshall would stay here again

“Great find at an awesome location”

Reviewed Jun 21, 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015 Craters of the Moon National Monument has been on my radar for a very long time and I finally got the opportunity to visit it. Almost went another direction and would have missed it, which would have been a shame as it is a wonderful place! Lava Flow campground is a decent sized campground that filled up b... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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