Massacre Rocks State Park

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Massacre Rocks State Park has recreational opportunities for all ages; 42-unit campground, 8-miles of hiking and biking trails, 18-hole Disc Golf course, boating access to the Snake River, Historic Oregon Trail ruts & Register Rock, Visitor Center with resale items and much more. We are open year-round with the Upper Loop campground with two camper cabins available during the winter months.

As we head into the weekend, please remember that camping is still closed.The Visitor's Center and the restrooms there a...
04/03/2020

As we head into the weekend, please remember that camping is still closed.

The Visitor's Center and the restrooms there are closed. The restrooms at Register Rock, boat launch, and the fishing access/disc golf area are available.

While trash cans are still available, at this time we ask you if pack it in, please pack it out with you.

Thank you.

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park and Historic Area
04/01/2020

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park and Historic Area

Here is yesterday's earthquake.....notice all the aftershocks( small black spots below) following the next several hours. The ones above were cause by staff walking in the center.

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
03/26/2020

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

All reservations made on or before May 15 will be refunded.
If you have cancelled online and were charged a fee call 1-855-514-2429 or email [email protected]

The online reservation system is programmed to charge a fee but they will be refunded completely, we just ask you call or email the contacts listed above so that we can address everyone.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
03/26/2020

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

Idaho State Park Campgrounds to Close Friday in Fight against COVID-19

Idaho State Parks remain open for day use recreation but camping will end on Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m., which is in keeping with Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order.

The camping closure will last through May 15 and no new reservations for campsites will be taken. The shutdown could be extended, depending on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read full press release: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/news/idaho-state-park-campgrounds-close-friday-fight-against-covid-19

Beginning today, Monday March 23, all camper cabins, yurts, deluxe cabins, backcountry yurts, and other rental buildings...
03/23/2020

Beginning today, Monday March 23, all camper cabins, yurts, deluxe cabins, backcountry yurts, and other rental buildings will be closed. We have made this decision to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our staff and visitors safe.

We anticipate these closures to last until April 30, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and want to assure that all cancellations will receive a full refund.

To read the full press release:
https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/news/idaho-state-parks-closing-camper-cabins-and-yurts-covid-19-prevention

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
03/23/2020

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

Beginning today, Monday March 23, all camper cabins, yurts, deluxe cabins, backcountry yurts, and other rental buildings will be closed. We have made this decision to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our staff and visitors safe.

We anticipate these closures to last until April 30, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and want to assure that all cancellations will receive a full refund.

To read the full press release: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/news/idaho-state-parks-closing-camper-cabins-and-yurts-covid-19-prevention

03/22/2020
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
03/19/2020

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

**COVID-19 UPDATE**
We will be adding an additional measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Idaho state parks:
- As of Thursday 3/19, all park visitor centers will be closed.
- A staff member will be available by phone at each park.
- Campgrounds will remain open, but we advise everyone to adhere to safe social distancing recommendations.

Read more: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/news/idaho-state-park-visitor-centers-close-curb-covid-19-spread-parks-remain-open

If you have park specific question, the easiest way to reach me is through the Park email:  mas@idpr.idaho.govOr call th...
03/18/2020

If you have park specific question, the easiest way to reach me is through the Park email: [email protected]
Or call the Visitor's Center @ (208) 548-2672, but keep in mind I can't return your call until I get the message.

Currently, the upper loop campground is open on a first come, first served basis with a maximum stay of 14 days in a 30 day period. the boat ramp and trails are still open.

I will update this page with any future changes. Thank you.

In response to COVID-19:
- Idaho state parks will remain open but some lodging options will be suspended
- All upcoming events and interpretive programs have been canceled through April
- Park Visitor Centers may reduce hours
- IDPR HQ office lobby in Boise will be closed (registrations may be purchased over the phone at 208-334-4199)
- Read press release below for a complete list of park and program related changes

Click to read: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/news/idaho-parks-open-some-programs-and-lodging-now-closed-covid-19-prevention

02/13/2020
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

Updated and finalized IDPR community impact statistics.

Since 2016, we have seen an increase of 500,000 annual park visitors, resulting in an $18 million dollar per year increase to Idaho's economic activity, bring the total to $145 million dollars a year!

01/19/2020

A huge thanks to all of you who came out last night. 👍

Due to the forecasted severity of the incoming storm system we are postponing the bon fire.  With significant snowfall e...
01/10/2020

Due to the forecasted severity of the incoming storm system we are postponing the bon fire. With significant snowfall expected and now 30+mph winds in the forecast, it's just to dangerous to ask people to venture out. Tentatively, we are rescheduling for next Saturday, January 18th. Please pass the word.

Details for this Saturday.  Falls Brands once again hooked us up with hot dogs and Ken's Market took care of the buns.  ...
01/06/2020

Details for this Saturday. Falls Brands once again hooked us up with hot dogs and Ken's Market took care of the buns. We'll also have chili and hot cocoa.

Admission is 2 cans of food for local banks.

Our dump truck is located at the old Ken's Market for your Christmas Tree disposal needs.Only real trees please.
12/26/2019
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Our dump truck is located at the old Ken's Market for your Christmas Tree disposal needs.

Only real trees please.

12/07/2019
11/11/2019
With the recent retirement of long time Ranger, Dan Brown, we have a fantastic opening at Massacre Rocks State Park.
11/06/2019
Massacre Rocks State Park

With the recent retirement of long time Ranger, Dan Brown, we have a fantastic opening at Massacre Rocks State Park.

Massacre Rocks State Park includes a visitor center with exhibits, displays and publications depicting the history of south central Idaho along the Oregon Trail. Park staff and volunteers provide interpretative programs in keeping with the history and natural resources of the area. Birding, rock cli...

A few changes as fall sets in. Starting Oct 1, the lower campground loop will be closed. And all campsites in the upper ...
09/28/2019

A few changes as fall sets in.

Starting Oct 1, the lower campground loop will be closed. And all campsites in the upper loop will be first come first serve.

The Visitor's Center will be closed next week as any remaining staff will be out of town for meetings.

If you have any questions, the quickest way to reach us is either message the park here or email us at [email protected]

Anyone lose a dog? Found near the entrance kiosk.
09/15/2019

Anyone lose a dog? Found near the entrance kiosk.

New hats just hit the shelf! Get 'em while they're hot!
08/18/2019

New hats just hit the shelf! Get 'em while they're hot!

Photo taken by John Arnold
08/13/2019

Photo taken by John Arnold

Read up on some of the Massacre Rocks history: http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/pathwaysofpioneers/MassacreRocks.cfm
08/13/2019
Massacre Rocks -- Pathways of Pioneers: Idaho's Oregon Trail Legacy -- Outdoor Idaho (Idaho Public Television)

Read up on some of the Massacre Rocks history: http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/pathwaysofpioneers/MassacreRocks.cfm

By the time the wagon trains reached what is now Massacre Rocks State Park, the emigrants had travelled over twelve-hundred miles from Missouri. Many considered their trek through the Idaho desert as one of the most difficult parts of the journey. Today, cars and trucks speed down today’s Intersta...

Huge order of Dynamic Discs just showed up with a little bit of Latitude64 and Westside thrown in for good measure. Most...
08/01/2019

Huge order of Dynamic Discs just showed up with a little bit of Latitude64 and Westside thrown in for good measure. Most are custom bottom stamped and some are stock stamped. 👍

Come watch the skies with us at Massacre Rocks!Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/2GjpvIOPhotos: John Arnold, IDPR Buyer
07/21/2019

Come watch the skies with us at Massacre Rocks!

Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/2GjpvIO

Photos: John Arnold, IDPR Buyer

07/04/2019
Remember. No fireworks of any type are allowed on Idaho public lands.
07/03/2019

Remember. No fireworks of any type are allowed on Idaho public lands.

Disc golf course will be closed today for the first annual Make it Rain at Massacre tournament!
06/29/2019

Disc golf course will be closed today for the first annual Make it Rain at Massacre tournament!

06/29/2019

WATER LINE IS FIXED AND WATER IS BACK ON!

Due to a broken water line, the upper loop water will be off.

The restrooms and showers will still be open.

06/26/2019

ATTENTION...On Saturday, June 29th, the 18 hole disc golf course will be closed to the public for a disc golf tournament. It will reopen on Sunday the 30th. Thank you.

Idaho Lottery
06/19/2019

Idaho Lottery

SCRATCH & SHOUT Trivia is BACK for the summer! Join the Wooh Crew on Facebook in one hour at 5 p.m. MT from Massacre Rocks State Park for a chance to win a $30 30th Anniversary Scratch ticket!

FEMA will be doing some training on the river. There's no emergency, it's just training. 👍
06/11/2019
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FEMA will be doing some training on the river. There's no emergency, it's just training. 👍

The late rains have been great for spring blooms.
06/11/2019

The late rains have been great for spring blooms.

06/07/2019
Invasive Species of Idaho

Invasive Species of Idaho

Three more mussel fouled boats were intercepted this week thanks to our inspectors at Highway 93, Malad and Highway 20 inspection stations!
These vessels were coming from Lake Mead, Lake Havasu and Lake Michigan. All mussels were determined to be dead, boats were hotwashed and released.
As the boating season picks up, remember to always #CleanDrainDry your watercraft to #StopInvasiveSpecies!

Getting Register Rock cleaned up.
05/03/2019

Getting Register Rock cleaned up.

Huge new order of Discraft just hit the shelves! Visitors Center is now open Monday through Saturday. 8:00-4:00.
05/02/2019

Huge new order of Discraft just hit the shelves! Visitors Center is now open Monday through Saturday. 8:00-4:00.

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American Falls, ID
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We are planning to come visit on Friday, November 15. What are the hours for your visitor center? Can we drive right to register rock or do we need to hike to it?
Hello! I am having trouble locating hikes within the park on the Internet. Could you please tell me if there are any family friendly hikes that are under 2 miles or so? And if so, where to find the trailhead and hike information? I did see someone post a photo with a trail rut sign? Is there accessible trail ruts to be seen in the park? If so, how do we access them? Thanks.
Is the park currently open or is it closed because of the fire?
Has the fire been contained? Or put out? Haven't seen any updates :/
Paula Hall
Mouse The Saint Bernard Puppy loved visiting at Massacre Rocks State Park. The employees there were the most dog-friendly of all the parks he's visited so far. 🐶❤️
Check this out Kevin Lynott!