A new campground opens Saturday. It's called Smoky Mountain Campground, and it's in Castle Rocks State Park southeast of Burley.
It was funded in part by a grant from the state Recreational Vehicle Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The new camping area will be a welcomed addition to the City of Rocks National Reserve/Castle Rocks State Park area, which receives more than 85,000 visitors annually.
Campsite of the Week
Activities: Hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, motorcycle riding and mountain biking.
Amenities: 38 modern campsites; picnic tables, grills, water and electric hookups. Central accessible shower and restroom.
Wildlife: Deer, rabbits and a variety of birds.
Fees/Reservations: Sites are all serviced with water and electricity, making them $20 a night (plus tax). Reservations accepted at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov or (866) 634-3246.
Nearest place to get supplies: Almo or Albion.
Information: (208) 824-5519.
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