RV Parks in Pocatello, Idaho

RV Parks in Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello, Idaho, is a midsize city on the banks of the Portneuf River. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking trails, mountain and road biking, river rafting, fly-fishing, rock climbing and mountaineering in the region. In winter, there are opportunities for telemark and alpine-touring, downhill skiing and snowshoeing. Wildlife- and bird-watchers can try spotting elk, moose, bear, coyote, fox, bald and golden eagles, and trumpeter swans.

Pocatello KOA

The Pocatello KOA offers sites for RVs up to 80 feet. Site hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome at the KOA, and there is a play area where your dog can romp off-leash. Showers, bathrooms, picnicking facilities, coin-operated laundry, a guest house and playgrounds are available for guest use. The American Falls Reservoir is within a 30-minute drive. Visitors to the reservoir can canoe, fish and kayak. Craters of the Moon National Monument is a two-hour drive to the west. There are hiking trails and opportunities to go on ranger-led interpretive walks to learn of the volcanic activity in the area.

Pocatello KOA
9815 W. Pocatello Creek Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-6851

Massacre Rocks State Park

Macabre name aside, the Massacre Rocks State Park presents a convenient location to the Pocatello/America Falls region. The park is part of the Idaho system and has been designated a historic park. Hikers can spend time walking trails that were once part of the Oregon Trail, the wagon route pioneers used to make their way west. The Snake River runs next to the campground, and there are canoes and kayaks for rent at the park. RV sites have 30-amp electric, water and sewer connections. Pets are allowed but must remain leashed in the park. Guests can use the showers at the campground. Bouldering problems can be found in the park on the many glacial erratics strewn about the land.

Massacre Rocks State Park
3592 N. Park Lane
American Falls, ID 83211
(208) 548-2672

Cowboy RV Park

The Cowboy RV Park is just outside the core of Pocatello. There are sites for large and small RVs. Hookups include water, sewer, 30- and 50-amp electric, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome. Picnic facilities, barbecue stations, showers, bathrooms, guest house and a coin-operated laundry facility are on the premises. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is within an hour's drive where visitors can find hiking trails, mountain biking single-track and backpacking. The Snake River is within 20 minutes. Anglers can fish for salmon and trout on the river.

Cowboy RV Park
845 Barton Road
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 232-4587

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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