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    American Falls, Idaho RV Camping
    American Falls, Idaho, sits at the south end of American Falls Reservoir. The small city lies along the historic route of the Oregon Trail, and its location on the Snake River and the reservoir give visitors plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation. Those features combine to create an ideal setting for American Falls, Idaho, RV camping.
     

    Willow Creek Recreation Area

    American Falls Willow Bay recreation area, on Fort Hall Road, offers 13 sites with full hookups (water, electric and sewer). The park opens on April 1 and closes for the winter on November 1. Guests are welcome to use the on-site grills, campfire rings and picnic tables.

    Willow Bay Recreation Area
    2830 Marina Rd.
    American Falls, Idaho
    208-226-2688

     
     

    Indian Springs Resort and RV park

    Indian Springs Resort and RV Park, on Indian Springs Road, offers 90 sites with water and electric only and 30 sites with full hookups, including sewer and 50-amp electric service. The park welcomes big rigs and campers with pets. This is an internet-friendly facility, providing wireless connections throughout the park. Indian Springs is one of several hot springs pools in southeast Idaho.

    Indian Springs Resort and RV Park
    3249 Indian Springs Rd.
    American Falls, ID 83211
    208-266-7700
    www.indianspringsresortandrv.com

    Massacre Rock State Park

    Massacre Rock State Park features 50 sites with water and 30-amp electric service. Campers can use the dump station to empty their black water tanks. Although the park is open year-round, services are limited during the winter.

    Massacre Rock State Park
    3592 Park Lane
    American Falls, Idaho
    208-548-2672

    American Falls Dam

    The original American Falls Dam was constructed on the Snake River in 1927. It was rebuilt in 1978 to hold 1.6 million acre-feet of water. RV campers staying in town should take the time to visit this local landmark.

    Register Rock, the Original Campground

    People with an interest in the history of the American West should plan a visit to Register Rock, on Highway 30 in American Falls. This landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places, served westward travelers as a message board, leaving notice that they passed this way on their journey to the coast. And once upon a time, the land surrounding the rock served as a 19th century campground.

    Craters of the Moon National Monument

    Craters of the Moon National Monument, just over 100 miles west and north of American Falls, is a fantastic landscape unlike any other. The site is a giant lava flow that offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing. The drive is well worth the time it takes to get there.

    Craters of the Moon National Monument
    BLM Shoshone Field Office
    400 West F St.
    Shoshone, ID 83352
    208-732-7200

     

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    Article Written By Colleen Morrison

    Colleen Morrison has been writing professionally for two decades. She holds an M.A. from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University. She ghostwrites articles, blogs and Web content for her clients. Articles under her name appear at M&M, eHow, Golflink and other sites.

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