Winter 2023 – 2024 Update: Due to construction, the visitor center will be closed December 22 to January 5. We anticipate being able to reopen on January 6, 2024.
Castle Rock facilities to close March 2024 – June 2024 for construction. Please plan accordingly.
Closures will be in effect from March 15 through June 15, 2024
- Installation of an HVAC system for the Lodge
- New siding for the Bunkhouse
- New deck for the lodge
- concrete sidewalk between bunkhouse and lodge
Starting Monday October 16th, the visitor center will be moving to winter hours. The visitor center will only be open Wednesday-Sunday, but the park will remain open 7 days a week.-
About the Park
With hundreds of routes to explore, the challenging landscape of Castle Rocks State Park attracts rock climbers from around the world and provides superb hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the midst of a dramatic backdrop that dates back 2.5 million years. Remnants of Native American pictographs, historic trail crossings, and 20th century ranching are visible in the park today.
Evidence suggests that folks have been coming to Castle Rocks for nearly 9,000 years. Campsites are nestled among Idaho’s largest pinyon pine forest on the east slope of the 7,500-foot Smoky Mountain.
Address: 3035 S Elba-Almo Road (Hwy 77 Spur)
Almo, ID 83312
Phone: (208) 824-5901
Hours of Operation: Visitors Center open days a week, 8am-4:30pm | Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.