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