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Passing through Idaho Falls on our way to AK. Looking for somewhere to spend the night. Anyone stay at North Tourist Park or South Tourist Park? Any other suggestions?

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We tried the South Park on Sunday. A beautiful park with paved pads, tables and grills right on river bank. We had a wonderful day until late afternoon early evening when we were advised the park was use for activity not involving people of the opposite sex at night. I hope that meets the code of PC. We noticed the activity in the park had changed and we quickly moved to WM. North Park is right at the intersection of two main streets, small and noisy. Would not recommend either. PS South Park does have a dump station.


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Posted: 01/15/10 10:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What time of the year will you be going through Idaho Falls?

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Massacre Rocks State Park A Nice Place 10 mi. W. of American Falls, Idaho. A neat campground overlooking the Snake River in Southeastern Idaho (landscape reminds me of New Mexico):

Situated on the Snake River, just off Interstate 86, exit 28, Massacre Rocks State Park is open year round and covers approximately 1,000 acres. The park has a 40 unit campground with water and electrical hookups, 4 sleeping cabins, restroom buildings with hot showers, a visitor center, access to the Oregon Trail wagon ruts, over 12K of hiking trails with maps, a self guided nature trail, and a boat launching area. Summers are full of fun to be had fishing, boating, hiking, exploring, and bicycling.

We were there in July of 2000, lot of Pelicans on the River.

There were other Idaho State Parks in the area as well as places to go and see in Idaho. Later I helped a friend drive a moving van from Las Cruces to Vancover, WA. We drove I-84, West of Pocatello to Portland, following the Oregan Trail somewhat all the way on an Interstate. Many, many places to see and camp, a neat drive. I would like to do a slow RV trip along it someday. Oregon Trail Idaho **** Oregon Trail Wyoming ** Trail Ruts WY & Ruts Site & nearby Register Cliff

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2Scampers wrote:

We tried the South Park on Sunday. A beautiful park with paved pads, tables and grills right on river bank. We had a wonderful day until late afternoon early evening when we were advised the park was use for activity not involving people of the opposite sex at night. I hope that meets the code of PC. We noticed the activity in the park had changed and we quickly moved to WM. North Park is right at the intersection of two main streets, small and noisy. Would not recommend either. PS South Park does have a dump station.


Thanks for the info. Don't think we will be staying there.

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On the other hand, my wife and I always use South Tourist Park on our way north and south. Beautiful place on the Snake River, free, limited to one night, although I had a friend whose toad had broken down and he was having it repaired, asked a policeman who was driving thru if there was a problem because it was going to be several days before the repairs could be completed, the officer said "make your self at home". I see some of the same issues mentioned in previous posters comments in many places. I've talked to the lady that turns on the sprinkler systems in the AM. and she couldn't be any nicer. Also the local Good Sam club does some clean-up at the park Great dump station that is very busy and free. Potable water also. There is a drive-in theater next door, you can turn on your radio, pick up the sound, sit in your chairs at the park and watch a movie. This place is known to many overniters going north and south on I-15 and folks getting ready to drive to Yellowstone.

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I am unfamiliar with the Idaho Falls park but there is an option that is easy on, easy off I-15 at Fort Hall (25 miles south of IF). There is a new RV park with full hookups adjacent to the Casino. Might want to look at that if you are interested in convenience.

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We stay at the South Park every time we go through Idaho Falls, really nice park, NEVER a problem. We have seen police patrols come through there. It's always clean, quiet. We have used the bathrooms, no problems, and the dump.

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I go through IF every year heading south in January or February. Is the park accessible in winter months? It drives us nuts that they close the rest areas in Montana, and with the trend to close all of them it is getting pretty hard to make time on longer runs.

By the way, we travel with a pack of dogs so we don't worry too much about security.


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RCMAN46 wrote:

What time of the year will you be going through Idaho Falls?


We will be in Idaho Falls May 28th. Just passing through on our way to AK.

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