Balanced Rock

(Castleford ID)
Balanced Rock was visible from a pull-out along the road. There was a picnic shelter so you could linger if you chose. But the real attraction, just a mile down the road, was a little oasis that you could easily miss.

Rock formation

Balanced Rock

A very nice campground was nestled in a narrow canyon with tall cliffs on both sides, lots of trees, and a creek. It was much cooler there than atop the mesa. Mowed grass along the creek with ducks, and a swing set gave it a park like setting.

Cliffs, tree, stream

Creek in the canyon

Cliff, rock tower

Pillar in Cliff

There were shelters, tables, grills, trash barrels, and pit toilets. A sign said it was created by an Idaho RV group; and it was free. What a find! However, there was no internet down there; otherwise, I might have stayed longer.

Motorhome, rock cliffs

Tardis below cliffs

It was  a cool spot to spend a night camping for free. Then, I moved on to the next adventure.

Camp: Balanced Rock CG – free dry camp
Scene: Rocks, cliffs, creek, trees

2 Responses to Balanced Rock

  1. Carla July 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    This goes on MY list of free places. Thanks so much.

    • Pleinguy July 13, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

      Glad the post was helpful. It was a pretty nice spot. Getting there seems improbable atop the mesa. But, the road dips down below the rim and to the camp at the bottom of a narrow canyon.

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