Lava Flow Campground - Camp near Arco, Idaho
Loop Rd, Arco, ID 83213, USA,Arco,Idaho
43.46101156312392, -113.55795074109594
17.7 miles SW of Arco, Idaho
Address: Loop Rd, Arco, ID 83213, USA
GPS: 43°27'39.6"N 113°33'28.6"W
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State: Idaho


As unique as its name, campsites are surrounded by a young lava flow. The campground is located near the visitor center and popular trails. Campground opened on May 30. Campground generally closes when the Loop Road closes in late November. (Road and campground closures are weather dependent. Check the Current Conditions page for updates.) 42 sites are available on a first come-first served basis; no reservations are accepted. $15 per site during the main season and $8 per site when water is not turned on to the campground. The cost is half-price with Senior or Access passes. Pay with a credit card at any time on the automated fee machine located near the campground entrance. No fee charged during the very late and early seasons (November & April).Courtesy of

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Arco, Idaho

  1. Head southwest on US-20 W/US-26 W/US-93 S/W Grand Ave toward N Idaho St
    Continue to follow US-20 W/US-26 W/US-93 S
    (19.0 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Loop Rd
    Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
    (0.3 mi)
  3. Turn right (233 ft)
  4. Turn left (23 ft)
  5. Turn right
    Destination will be on the left
    (49 ft)

18 mi. SW of Arco on Hwy. 20/26/93

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