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This is a great location. The owner of the property, Scar, is very generous in offering his property for free to stay at to complete strangers. This is dry camping, no water or sewer. There’s a dump station with water close by off the main highway. He does have a few outlets we saw but didn’t use them. Owner is friendly and generous. We enjoyed the nightly campfire. Read his website before arriving, all he really asks for and be respectful. Craters of the Moon is not too far. We hope to stop by again one day. Idaho is beautiful.
We passed through here heading from the Tetons to Oregon. Looks a lot like several other small town KOAs we’ve stayed at. Free waffles for breakfast was a nice touch. We got a site with a large shade tree but many were totally exposed to the sun. Beautiful countryside nearby but not much going on in the town of Arco. Only 20 minutes to the Craters of the Moon visitors center. Great location to stay to check out this remote and amazing NPS site.
Staff was friendly, bathrooms were ok, no dedicated shower rooms (for the men at least). Playground for kids was minimal, but pool seemed nice. This is a good jumping off point for craters of the moon.
They had free waffles and coffee on the Saturday morning we were there. Not sure if that’s an everyday thing, but it was nice.
About 20 min drive to Craters Of The Moon, and it’s worth it to go out there and check it out.
Beware google maps doesn’t map properly to this campground and may take you down an old dirt road. You should turn in town at “pickles place”.
This place is so unique that I imagine it'd be hard to have a bad camping spot. That being said, it felt like they really tried to cram as many camp spots into one area as possible. It left me not wanting to sit outside my van as much, which maybe is my own issue, but dampened the experience for me as there were other campers very close by. And for the price it was (I actually can't recall if I paid $20 or $30) but it was expensive. Also, due to COVID, on-site bathrooms were closed, which they failed to make clear before buying a site for the night.
Title says a lot. Dude put in many power stations, wifi etc all on his own and only wants people to act decent to stay. Lots of room. Old buses for hostels. Shower, water sewer garbage a few feet away. Near town and free. Campfire gatherings most nights. Check it out.
We pulled in and were amazed how nice it was to be right by the creek with covered shelter, picnic table, fire ring, and vault toilet and no charge. Two Tent pad sites, or places to pull in with truck/trailer etc. we thought it was nice and quiet, and the fishing seemed like it would have been fantastic if we would have had some time to stay. Silver creek/Picabo anglers not far up the road and is worth the trip.