Standard (Tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Balanced Rock County Park
Operator
County
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
Location
Balanced Rock County Park is located in Idaho
Latitude
42.5433 N
Longitude
-114.9498 W
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11 Reviews of Balanced Rock County Park
Free and Pretty

The place is beautiful and you have a hiking trail through the canyon and the balance rock is 5 min by car. Thegood: It’s free, has water, trash cans, and bathroom pits, roofed picnic tables, fire grills, fire rings. Can stay 7 days, tent on grass only Thursday through Sunday (sprinkles during the week), camp near the river, kayak, fishing… The bad: limited space, flies are something out of this world (seriously, they won’t let you do anything outside), very windy because of the canyon walls, no service not even with boosters, fish tiny and bony.

What a find!

This was the best find of our trip from San Francisco to Yellowstone. It’s a little off the beaten path and seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

Room for about 12-15 camping sites, many having fire pits, a few with tables. All are along a grassy area and river front.

We showed up at 4pm on a Saturday and found a spot for our 30’ RV. It seems like it’s heavily used during the days but most clear out around sunset.

We were able to fish, kayak, hike, have a killer campfire, and check out the stars. Great, free river front camping.

Small and secluded

It is a long drive from Twin Falls to get to this park, so you’d better hope there is space when you get here! It was full when we arrived, but we would definitely come back at a less busy time. Primitive camping right on the water (bugs could be a problem) and most of the camping was in tents (although it was posted that tents are not allowed Monday through Thursday), however, you could park your van/RV alongside the water. I only saw pit toilets and they were reasonably clean (others mention bathrooms which to me mean flush toilets but maybe I missed them). Note that THE Balanced Rock is about a mile down the road from the campground.

Balance Rock

I love getting away with the family here. No phone service.. I plan a trip here 2-3 times a year just for that reason. Nothing better than to put the distractions away for a couple days. One of the most beautiful and quiet places I have ever stayed. Little stream for kayaking or fishing. No power sites but the sites all have a grill and fire pit. Bathrooms but no showers.

Close to BOI and Twin!

Vry cool camping area along the creek. Short drive or walk to the actual balanced rock. Picnic tables, awning, restrooms and even a horseshoe pit available. Swingset for kiddos. For day use or night use as firepits available. Great place for a weekend getaway!

Spacious sites with great views

The park itself has roughly 10 sites (correct me if I'm wrong). A pavillion for day use, swing sets for kids, horshoepits, fire pits, and plenty of space within the canyon. The sites are along a creek with amazing rock formations all around. Very close to balanced rock itself which is an easy hike! Simple getaway from Boise or Twin!

High basalt cliffs near balanced rock

Ccamping here was a nice change of pace as we spent most of our time near and in the Snake River Gorge near the Perrine Bridge. There are fire rings and vault toilets. Balanced rock is a short car drive or medium walk away and is definitely worth a visit

Balanced rock

Awesome night at balanced rock. We had the camp ground to ourselves. Very peaceful and beautiful right on a creek. Lots of sounds of animals and surrounding critters at night. Perfect view of the night sky! The only downfall was that it was very windy at night. Especially since the camp ground is settled between a canyon.

Well hello idaho

This place is pretty awesome for a county park. We were having an excellent time until we met this older gentlemen named philip. He's just been living out of his rig the past several years cruising from hot spring to hot spring living the dream.. Anyways we had been here a few days and out of our phone service range and he informed us that donald trump was elected president, things quickly went down hill.

Regardless the campground is small beautiful. We tried our luck trout fishing and the hiking up river into the gorge is really splendid.

Beautiful Canyon

An absolutely beautiful canyon creek side campground. Water and bathroom available. Campsites have covered picnic table and fire rings. Unfortunately we left before the night was over due to the insane amount of flies. Worth a visit even if you aren't staying the night. The canyons walls are incredible.