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Massacre Rocks State Park Campground

About

State Park

Located on the mighty Snake River, Massacre Rocks State Park is rich in history and full of year-round recreation.

Miles of hiking trails provide access to a bounty of plant and bird species, Oregon Trail history, and geologic wonders. Rock climbers enjoy numerous routes. A world-class disc golf course provides players with one of the most challenging courses in Idaho. A scenic picnic area surrounds Register Rock, where emigrant names are inscribed, creating a desert oasis for the modern traveler. Remnants of the Oregon Trail are seen easily from either end of the park.

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Location

Massacre Rocks State Park Campground is located in Idaho

Detail location of campground

Directions

3592 N. Park Ln, American Falls, ID 83211 Located off of I-86 at exit #28, 10 miles west of the city of American Falls, Idaho.

Address

3592 N Park Lane
American Falls, ID 83211

Coordinates

42.6784532 N
112.98596367 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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28 Reviews

AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2023

Great Site and Views

This is our second time to Massacre Rocks. The first time was a few years ago in site 32 which is small and not very private, but we still enjoyed it. The site across the way was prime, huge pull through with a large picnic area…site 31. Everything has been great EXCEPT the sites aren’t clearly marked and we’ve had several people walk through our site at #31. Def takes away from the privacy.

Site31
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Adam A., June 3, 2023
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Adam A., June 3, 2023
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Adam A., June 3, 2023
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Jeremy H.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2023

Great little place to stay

This beautiful state park is located right off of the freeway about 7 miles outside of American Falls, Idaho. There is a little bit of road noise at the park because of the proximity to the freeway but it wasn't a bother at all. The views of the river are beautiful and the sunset was amazing. There are a lot of trails to walk on here, and since the park is pet friendly our three big dogs walked the trails with us. There is a disc golf course, although we didn't try it out. The camp host was great. The bathrooms were clean, although only half of them are open in the off season. The only draw back we could see is that the spots aren't very spacious, so if you're new at parking your rig, or if you have a really large rig, it could be a tight fit. We were in a 33 ft TT and the pull through spot (17) was plenty long, but kind of narrow. Spot has 50 and 30 amp hook ups as well as water if you camp during the summer-no water in the off season.

Site17
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Jeremy H., April 15, 2023
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Jeremy H., April 15, 2023
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Jeremy H., April 15, 2023
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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2022

Convenient last minute stayover

Easy access from the hwy. clean, full service setup. You can here some hwy noise but not see it. Campsites are well-spaced and private-feeling.

Site38
Month of VisitOctober
l
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2022

Beautiful view and accomodating staff

Very Easy to find off the freeway. We arrived after office hours but had no problem getting a spot since you can do it online and there’s a bulletin board with all the information one would need to be able to do so. The camp hosts came by and were very kind, informative and helpful. The surroundings are beautiful!

Month of VisitSeptember
C
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2022

Easy getaway

Easy getaway as we're from Pocatello. It was hot, but we had a great time. The camp hosts were very helpful and super friendly. Bathrooms and showers were close and clean. Lots to do with the visitor center, hiking trails, the Snake River, and historical sites like Register Rock and Oregon Trail sites. We had a camp trailer. Water and electrical hookups were great and the dump station is fairly close. We'd come back again when it's not so hot.

Site28
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Christopher W., August 15, 2022
Stacey A.
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2022

Surprise views and Frisbee golf lol

This is a surprise off the 84 in Idaho so if you are looking for a campground off the main freeway this is it it's got a dump station it's got rv camping tent camping it is got a great history and it's got a section of the original organ trail that you can check out and if you're into birding definitely a place to go and you can fish the river upstairs that go down to it and it's just got Frisbee golf course as well so I definitely recommend it

Sitea
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Stacey A., July 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Stacey A., July 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Stacey A., July 13, 2022
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Tanya B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2022

Beautiful Views

We arrived at this campground just before dark without a reservation. and were lucky to get a site with a beautiful view of the snake river. Our site was complete with a picnic table, electric and water hook ups. Although we’re only here for a night, I could imagine it would be wonderful to stay several nights.

Site39
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Tanya B., June 11, 2022
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Tanya B., June 11, 2022
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Tanya B., June 11, 2022
R
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2022

Nice place to stay a couple of days

The disc golf was great and challenging. The campsite was very nice and had everything we needed.

SiteI think it was #6 but not really sure.
Month of VisitNovember
j
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2021

Quick access from highway

Beautiful views, private bathrooms with very hot showers. Downside is the steady, noisy traffic all night. Sites are decent sized and clean.

Month of VisitNovember
Nancy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2021

A pleasant surprise

We stayed 3 nights in site 24. It was late June in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. We did have shade in the afternoon which helped tremendously. Our site had views of the Snake River.. There is a really informative visitor center. A couple of easy walking trails along the original Oregon Trail. Fishing access parking is generous an not close to the campground which we liked. There are a few cabins here.. There is disc golf, too. Pro note: Jim Dandy Brewery in Pocatello has really good beer

We would definitely stop again.

Site24
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Nancy C., September 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Nancy C., September 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Nancy C., September 30, 2021
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c
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2021

Trailer camping

A pleasant surprise. Large sites. Many with views of the Snake River. You can hike and fish. The visitor center has a great historical exhibit about the Oregon Trail.

Site14 upper loop
Month of VisitOctober
H
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2021

Beautiful and helpful

I spent 2 days/nights in a 27’ camper. My original site was to small even though it was rated to fit my camper. The camp host came over and switched me without being asked and was very helpful. The landscape is beautiful and the park is large. There is no swimming in the river which was a disappointment. The experience here was good and even though some of the RV sites are small we were able to get something more suited for our needs without paying extra or even asking.

Site020/019
Month of VisitAugust
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D
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Spectacular views

Absolutely beautiful views of the Snake river. Very friendly and helpful staff member and a history rich visitor center. Miles of hiking paths. The upper loop does have some traffic noise from the nearby highway but fantastic views the lower loop is quieter and some sites have a clear view of the river. I'll be coming back!

Site33 and 19
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Dave , July 14, 2021
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Site 31

Amazing campground and beautiful views. Hardly anyone here! Great fishing in the Snake River.

Site31
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Betty G., July 13, 2021
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Nancy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

State Park on the Snake River

PROS:

  • Easy access to the interstate
  • Host and Visitor Center worker were extremely nice
  • All sites have E/W
  • Sites were private, generous and clean
  • A lot of the sites have great views of the Snake River and canyon wall
  • Great historic area on the Oregon Trail
  • Disc golf
  • Easy access to the River at the sperate boat launch area 1 mile away
  • Day use area away from campground
  • Bathhouse on both upper and lower loop. Showers. (Very dated, but clean)
  • Hubby said to mention there are ample Pokémon opportunities.
  • There are a couple of cabins with great views.

CONS:

  • Not a lot of shade
  • Closest shopping is American Falls which is very limited. Pocatello is about 40 min away but has great breweries, food, Gander RV (large retail store) and large town stores.
  • Bathhouse is dates and has heavy oxidation in the shower which makes them appear dirty, but they are not.
  • If in the upper loop, you do hear the Interstate noise. Not in the lower loop at all.

We would definitely stay again

Site24
Month of VisitJuly
j
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Great spot with close interstate access

A great camping spot if you can get closer to the river. The south end of the camp butts up with the interstate and can be quite noisy. Walking trails around the camp and along the river. Overall a fun spot.

Site11
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by jordan , June 13, 2021
Ashley M.
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2020

Massacre Rocks

This campground is near hiking and rock climbing and has a disc golf course within. We enjoyed the hike/walk out to the Oregon Trail wagon ruts. Sites have electric and water and there is a dump station. During summer of 2020 the showers were closed due to Covid but they do have them. Bathrooms were clean. There is a visitor's center but is was closed in July 2020 due to Covid restrictions.

  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Ashley M., December 5, 2020
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Ashley M., December 5, 2020
K
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2020

Great place!

Beautiful views at this campsite! Nice private sites. 4 stars as it unfortunately does not have sewer hook-ups.

L
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2020

Lovin the Pelicans @ the Snake!

This this was our first time at Massacre Rocks State Park unique and beautiful we drove around the campground to our site which was the pull through with a lower picnic area not much space where we parked but lots of trails picnic tables and the Great Snake River to keep us busy we had just stopped for the night on our way to Lake Walcott and we plan on going back the end of this month to spend more time and Adventure on!

Jeff K.
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2020

Last minute stop

Stopped here upon realizing that we wouldn't make it all the way to Castle Rocks State Park that night and it was starting to rain.  Plenty of sites available on a Thursday night in mid-March.  Bathroom facility available in the middle of the campground.  Pull-in spots are a bit small but we just had the pickup and a tent so we did fine.  Cool views in the morning of the Snake river.  Biggest drawback is that the campground sits barely off the interstate so there is a quite a bit of road noise. Not sure I'd make it my go-to camping spot but it worked for what we needed.

Month of VisitApril
Karen M.
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2019

Great Snake River views!

This is a small campground located just north of the hwy. along the Snake River. Several sites in lower loop have outstanding river views. Sites are mostly well spaced, gravel and level. Some pull through sites good for big RVs. Almost every site had water and elec. Several nature trails and geology trail. Restrooms looked standard but did not use. Small visitor center provides Oregon Trail history of the area and the rocks. About two miles away in a different park of the park is Register Rock showing names of OT settlers located in a nice picnic park. You can make reservations on line but we drove in about 2pm and had a choice of sites. Would have given 5 stars except for some uneven sites. We will definitely come back as we pass by or stay a few days just to enjoy sitting on a rock above the river.

  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Karen M., September 29, 2019
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Karen M., September 29, 2019
Shani C.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2019

2nd Time, Lower Camping

This trip we had a site in the lower camping sites. Now before we went we had gone to google earth and saw the site. However, it was larger looking than n google earth then it was the n person. We had a nice view, a little shade and we plenty of walking paths down to the river. We had water and electric hook ups. The bathrooms/showers weren’t too far. Overall had a nice trip.

  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
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Shani C.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2019

Our 1st Time Here

Our 1st camping experience here was good. The site we got was one nice and a good size. We had a view from f the river down towards the lower loop which was closed due to weather. Pros were good location, close to the bathrooms/showers which were kept clean at all times. The camp host was super polite. Overall it was a nice 1st time trip . Cons were we could hear some traffic from the freeway,other than that we will go back and try the lower tent camping..

  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
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Shani C.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2019

No Shade/Great View

We had stayed in cabin Coyote on the lower loop and even though the view was beautiful the area around was unpleasant. No trees, no shade at all. Thankfully we had our canopy! The cabin itself was nice, had a futon, bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom), had a window a/c, heater, table and 2 folding chairs. A mini frige and a stand to store items under he frige. The front porch had a cute little chair and it must of been made for kids because it was super low to the ground. We did have to bring our own bedding. The cabins had enough lighting and was clean. The bathrooms were across the way and they too were clean and well taken care of. Showers were super ok and clean. Next time we will try and get the one next to it which is Cottontail. Shade and trees on that site.

  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Shani C., June 24, 2019
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Maggie K.
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2018

Clean, easily accessible and beautiful views

Sites are intermixed with RV and tents, but I’d say your best bet is trailer or RV or even renting one of the cabins there as the sites are within earshot of the highway. The Sagebrush cabin has a gorgeous view of the river and is close to the bathrooms which were clean and had showers as well. The cabin had a futon as well as a bunk bed; it had electricity and was very clean, but you do have to walk to the bathrooms. Since it’s a state park, you will have to pay an access fee but it’s not bad. There is a great disc golf course here as well and the state park has some neat historical points nearby to include Register Rock. Must visit!

SiteSagebrush
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Maggie K., September 3, 2018
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Maggie K., September 3, 2018
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Kali  D.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2018

Loved this campground

We showed up during the week so it wasn’t too packed. Brought our fishing poles and although we didn’t catch anything, was well worth it. Be sure to go up to Register Rock up the road! So much history here. Highly recommend!

  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Kali  D., June 24, 2018
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Kali  D., June 24, 2018
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E
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

Great place to camp.

Stayed on the upper loop, lots of hiking, great campsites with fire pits. Very nice staff and we'll maintained facilities.

SiteSite 8
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Eric  B., June 25, 2017
  • Review photo of Massacre Rocks State Park Campground by Eric  B., June 25, 2017
Dana Y.
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2017

Fun on the Snake River

We camped here the beginning of June. The weather was beautiful, cool nights and gorgeous days. The camp sites were very clean and fire pits and camp tables present at each camp site. The restrooms and showers were very well maintained. We stayed in the lower loop, which I would highly recommend as it is closest to the river with beautiful views. The only downside was that it was right off the high way and you could hear traffic, but only if you were really listening for it. If you are there to fish Ineould recommend a boat. We tried fishing off shore and did not catch anything, but the people in boats were having great luck catching small mouth bass.

Site31
Month of VisitJuly
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Massacre Rocks State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Massacre Rocks State Park Campground has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Massacre Rocks State Park Campground?

Massacre Rocks State Park Campground allows vehicles up to 50 feet.

Are fires allowed at Massacre Rocks State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Massacre Rocks State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Massacre Rocks State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Massacre Rocks State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Massacre Rocks State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.