Snake River KOA- Jackson Hole, Wyoming


In 2010, we stayed at Snake River KOA as part of our trip from the Oregon Coast to Yellowstone National Park. There are not a lot of campgrounds in the area and the ones that were available were expensive. We decided on Snake River KOA because we wanted to go river rafting and this park has excursions that leave right from the campground. We could also swim in the river to cool down.  It is only a 15 min drive to Jackson Hole so its close enough for a day trip and a dinner out.

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Craters of the Moon KOA – Arco, Idaho

arcoI doubt Arco, Idaho is a big tourist destination, although it has an interesting claim to fame: in 1955 it became the first city in the world to be lit by atomic power.   Not coincidentally, it is also where the world’s first deadly nuclear reactor meltdown occurred: 3 people died in 1961. We also read it was where TV was invented, but I don’t see any reference to that on the internet anymore.  Don’t laugh but we chose this town to stay at, in part, because of its history.  Mostly though we stayed because its has a nice looking campground within 20 miles of Craters of the Moon National Monument.  We visited that monument on a 2010 family vacation that took us from the Oregon Coast to Yellowstone.  Read about our Craters visit further down in this blog.

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