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Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA

When you search for an RV in Butte County, you could also check out Craters of the Moon/Arco KOA in Arco. This campground has been recognized with KOA’s Founder’s Award and President’s Award. Campground amenities include shade trees, a heated swimming pool in season, bike rentals, a playground, a snack bar, a gift shop, and a camp store. There are also restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi. This fun-filled KOA also offers breakfast waffles and coffee, ice cream socials every day, and wine tastings on weekends. Propane and firewood are available for sale. Craters of the Moon/Arco KOA is pet-friendly and features a Kamp K9 pet play area and a pet washing station too.RV sites are shaded with either pull-through or back-in access. They can accommodate rigs up to 75 feet. Sites feature full hookups or water and electric hookups. Service is either 20, 30, or 50 amps. Cable hookups are also available, and there is a dump station on-site.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You’ll be very close to the Craters of the Moon National Monument when you are camping at the Craters of the Moon/Arco KOA. The Craters of the Moon Lava Field was formed over thousands of years as lava erupted from the Great Rift. It has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. You can observe the diverse ecosystems of the park, explore lava tube caves, and hike the trail system. Daily activities include hikes, patio talks, cave walks, and evening strolls. Junior Ranger programs, astronomy programs, and evening activities are held throughout the year. The Robert Limbert Visitor Center offers exhibits, films, vending machines, and restrooms. It also has the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association Bookstore. Cell reception is limited.Sawtooth National Forest is a working national forest that you can visit when you are RV camping at Craters of the Moon/Arco KOA. It includes the Sawtooth Wilderness Area, the Rock Creek Complex, the Ketchum Area Trails, Mount Harrison, Redfish Lake, the White Fork and East Fork Ranges, and Stanley Basin and Sawtooth Valley. Wildlife in the park includes elk, wolves, beavers, woodpeckers, mountain goats, black bears, cougars, and moose. Enjoy outdoor recreational activities, including biking, climbing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, nature viewing, picnicking, and rock and mineral collecting. Visitors can also take in the sights on scenic drives throughout the park, and numerous water sports and winter sports are also popular activities here, depending on the season. Ranger programs and interpretive exhibits are held throughout the year. A virtual tour and visitors’ guide are available for download.Yellowstone National Park is known around the world for its geothermal geysers, and you can take some time to explore with your Arco camper rental. All kinds of birds, fish, amphibians, and mammals make their homes in this park. Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, and nature viewing and photography. Ranger programs for all ages and guided tours are available throughout the year. There are plenty of picnic areas and restaurants ranging from sit-down dinners to cafeterias and canteens, snack shops, ice cream counters, coffee counters, and bars. Yellowstone Forever operates bookstores featuring publications and educational materials as well as gifts and souvenirs.

Exploring the Area

Pocatello is the county seat and largest city in Butte County. If you’re looking for the big-city experience when you are RV camping at Craters of the Moon/Arco KOA, this is likely where you’ll be headed. See the Chief Pocatello statue and historic buildings including the Standrod Mansion and the Veterans’ Memorial Building. Museums of interest include the Bannock County Historical Museum, the Fort Hall Replica and Museum, the Museum of Clean Pocatello, and the Shoshone Bannock Tribal Museum. You can also visit the Pocatello Arts Center, participate in First Friday Art Walks, or take in a performance at the L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Special events that take place here every year include Food Fest, Atomic Days, and an End of Summer Bash. Make sure to check out Visit Pocatello and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce for updated information on area businesses, attractions, and events.Idaho is known as the Gem State, and for good reason. There are many sites on public lands where you can search for petrified wood, minerals, and rough gemstones. Nearly 300 mineral species, including smoky quartz, pyrite, topaz, barite, garnet, epidote, and zeolites, are known to occur here. You can also mine for semi-precious stones such as agate, jasper, jade, topaz, zircon, tourmaline, and fire opals at various sites. The Emerald Creek area is one of only two in the world where the star garnet can be found. The Idaho Department of Lands publishes gemstone and rock information.Craters of the Moon/Arco KOA has a snack bar that you can take advantage of when you camp in an RV near Arco. Belgian waffles and coffee are offered in the mornings. In the evening, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken can be delivered directly to your campsite. You’ll also be able to enjoy fresh food cooked to order at any of the town’s local, independent eating places. Choose from burgers, pizza, diner food, and country cooking. You will also probably need to refill your tank while you are here and there are plenty of service stations, convenience stores, and truck stops where you will be able to find either gasoline or diesel fuel easily.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.