Idaho’s Famous City of Rocks Will Soon Be More Than 260 Acres Larger
The City of Rocks National Reserve in Southern Idaho is filled with gorgeous terrain and impressive rock formations. Now, thanks to a recent acquisition deal the park will be gaining more than 260 acres from surrounding lands.
National Park Service Purchases Land Near City Of Rocks
In a press release on November 30, 2022, it was announced that the National Park Service had acquired 105 acres of land from the Graham Creek Canyon property. That land is adjacent to the City of Rocks on the northeast side. The area of Graham Creek Canyon is known for its stunning granite outcrops, groves of trees, water, and wildlife. A new public access road will be built in 2023 for visitors to use.
Additionally, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is purchasing around 260 acres of land for public use. This land is also adjacent to the land bought by the National Park Service in Graham Creek Canyon.
New Lands Purchased For City Of Rocks
Idaho's City of Rocks Will Soon Grow to More Than 14 Thousand Acres
The two land purchases will bring the total area of the City of Rocks to 14,512 acres. Visitors can access the new lands immediately from the county road or from Indian Grove until the access road is completed in the upcoming year.