Cyndi H

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We left Las Cruces at about 8 am, and 15 miles down the highway had to pull off due to extremely high winds. We found this place - only 1/2 mile from the truck stop where we had stopped. The owner allowed us to check in at 9 in the morning. This campground is very, very old and run-down, and it's apparent that the owner is attempting to manage and maintain it by herself. The restrooms, while clean, are ancient, and the doors/screens are dilapidated. Our site was a long, level pull-through. There are lots of full-timers, but they're all to the rear of the park. This was a fine place for an overnight while waiting for the winds to die down. It's across the freeway from a Family Dollar store, where we were able to pick up a few needed supplies.

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Rate was Passport America rate, and if you plan to use your PA discount then it's cash only. Check-in was easy. We had a pull-through site that was barely long enough so that we didn't have to unhook. We had a picnic table. The site next to us was on the end of the row, and the people in it said they felt like they were out in the road. No table, either. The restrooms are attached to the hotel. The campground is off to the side of the hotel, and I was told by the woman next to us that the women's restroom was closed. She used the men's, with her husband standing guard. But we were fine with our site, as we only needed it for one night. This is a great overnight stop as it's convenient to the interstate.

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The first time we tried to stay here (back in December), it was full. This time we had no problem getting a site. We paid the Passport America rate. Check-in is at the Shell station. The place is clean, sites are roomy pull-throughs. Great place for an overnight, though we did meet a couple that had been there since November!

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This place was a pleasant surprise. It's about 4 miles east of town next to I-10. The woman in the office was friendly and efficient. Our rate was the Good Sam rate. This place appears to be a former KOA, with the A-shaped office building. There are long, roomy pull-through sites, with plenty of trees (but lots of clear air space for our satellite dish). The restrooms are a little different than most. You enter into a little hallway, with 3 little rooms, each with its own toilet, shower-in-a-bathtub, and sink. So you have total privacy for whatever you're doing. The restrooms were old, but spotless. The WiFi signal was strong. If we hadn't been in a hurry to keep going, we would have stayed longer. It's a lovely place.

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Not sure what campground the previous poster is talking about since he posted an identical review about a different place here in Elko. (I do not think he was talking about this one.) This place is a very nice "resort," in the sense that it's got large spaces, wide roads, landscaping, a pool and hot tub, a club house/game room, and a small store. Elko is experiencing a housing shortage due to the opening of a couple gold mines in the area. Some folks drive from here to near Wells every day to work. So the campgrounds all around this area have many permanent residents. We were able to get an overnight site, however, and it was one of the last ones. The interior roads as well as the sites are paved, and the sites are level. The WiFi is good, though it's the kind that you have to log onto again each time you return to your computer. We have a wide open view of the southern sky for our satellite dish, though they have an extensive cable TV selection if you want. You get access to the pool and business facilities at the Hilton Garden hotel next door, as well as a 20% off coupon at their restaurant. We ate there tonight, and it was very tasty. If we had to come back this way we would definitely stay here again.

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We stayed here for a week, so the rate reflects the weekly discount. We were given our choice of sites, and selected one on the lower level, close to the lake. The owner offered to guide us in if we needed help. We had been here about 5 years ago, and it has changed owners. The young couple now running the place are working their tails off to make the campground even better than it used to be. Our site is gravel and level, and not too close to the ones on either side, in my opinion. The restrooms are immaculate, and in the ladies room, there are free disposable razors, Q-tips, and tampons. The laundry room is also immaculate-$1.25 for a wash and $1 for a 45-minute dry cycle that got our clothes completely dry. The WiFi signal is strong--no problems the whole week we were here. Yes, we have no cell coverage (we use AT&T), but with great WiFi I really didn't need it. You can go into Bridgeport for that, anyway. The office sells RV supplies, and promises that if you need anything they don't have, they can have it delivered here the next day. They also have some shirts, souvenirs, ice cream treats, and snacks. We will definitely return.

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What keeps me from rating this campground a 10 is the restrooms/showers, at least the ones closest to us near the front of the park. The restroom has two toilets, neither of which have doors. The door to ladies restroom doesn't latch, doesn't even have a doorknob, and thus blows wide open with the slightest breeze. The showers room has a toilet, with a shower curtain for privacy. The two shower stalls have a curtain, but you must disrobe and dress without privacy. We had a nice long pull-through site with two large shade trees. We had excellent WiFi, and had no problem finding the southern sky for our DirecTV dish. The roads and sites are gravel, and there are grass areas between pairs of sites. While the campground is "on the river," all the sites that used to be on the river are now cabins. But you can still walk to the river for fishing (which we did). We were here for a busy weekend and then for the next 5 days which were pleasantly quiet. If we come back to this area we will stay here again.

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We pulled in on a Friday afternoon and were able to get a nice long pull-through site. The shade trees are lovely; if we'd had our satellite dish out, though, it might have been difficult to get a signal. The woman who checked us in was friendly and helpful. The WiFi is fast. There are some worker rigs over on the side, but they are clean and well-kept. This is a great overnight stop on our way north; we would definitely stay here again.

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We were in the riverside (as opposed to highway-side) loop in Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground; site #254. We had full hookups. Our site was fabulous: next to the fishermen's access parking, so no neighbor on that side, just a field that was visited every morning by several deer. We could walk down to the river and fish the prime trout water (artificial flies/lures only). Each loop has only one bathroom building, and each bathroom building has two stalls. There's a central "camper services" building that has a laundry room (3 washers, 3 dryers, $1.50 a load each), and a restroom with hot showers: $.25 a minute with 4 minute minimum. Spacious showers; good water flow. We have AT&T cell phone, which is "off network" here in case you need to be using your data plan. Service was intermittent.

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I'll echo all the wonderful things people say about this park - it's indeed a lovely, well-kept campground. That being said, there are a few caveats, some already mentioned. No cell service. OK, I can live with that. The Wi-Fi is fine, though I really resent paying $20 for a week on top of $37 a night for a site. We're on a site across the river and up against the mountain, and we think we're the only ones who were able to get satellite reception since we're using a Carryout. Those with rooftop dishes are blocked by the trees. The laundry room and bathrooms are spotless. There's only one bathroom building, and it's not close at all to the tent sites, so if you plan on going in a tent, be forewarned about your long walk to the bathroom. You can fish, and even catch fish, from the river, as long as there aren't kids playing in it with their inner tubes as there have been for several days. But there's plenty of wonderful fishing upstream.

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We stayed in site # 66 in the loop that has electricity. Our view of the lake and Taylor Park was breathtaking. We've noticed that since the last time we were here (2 years ago) the tent pads have become very weedy. (They used to be weed-free). We were close enough to a community water-spigot that we could fill our tanks from our site, but others need to know to fill the tanks before setting up. There are no sewer hookups, but the dump station is 5 miles away on a nice gravel road. The restroom is a cement block building with a vault toilet, and is very clean and odor-free. We saw the camp hosts cleaning it daily. We will definitely return as this is our favorite campground in Colorado.

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I personally feel it's unfair to give a campground a 4 just because it's to small for big rigs. This is a beautiful little park, well-maintained, with spotless restrooms and showers. The grounds are lovely, has lots of plants and flowers. We are in a 28' travel trailer, and had no problem maneuvering to our site. I agree that the sites are close together; but everything else about this park is deserving of a high rating. The owners are friendly and helpful, and welcomed us enthusiastically when we checked in. The laundry room has 3 brand spanking new washing machines and 3 new dryers: and, again, the room was spotless.

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This is similar to a "parking lot" type campground: meaning it's all paved with dirt between the sites. The sites are mostly pull-throughs, though there are a few along the west wall that are back-ins. There are a lot of full-timers along the east and north walls. The sites are pretty level; the paved portions happen to be a bit narrow for my taste. Having come here two springs in a row, we've noticed that the campground fills up nightly: mostly with people heading north or south along the 395. It's not really a destination campground: no amenities such as a playground, store, pool, etc. But it's a clean, well-kept place, with a very friendly manager who lives on site. I agree with the previous reviewer's concern about the price - $40 is high, compared to the $28 you pay at Brown's Town.

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This was a one-night stopover on a trip back home and was a nice stop. We had a long pull-through site tucked in the trees behind another site. When we first arrived the office had a power outage and couldn't process our prepaid reservation, but they showed us to our site and even loaned us a longer coax cable for our portable satellite since we needed to get it out from under the trees. Once their power came back on and we went in to register, I was told that I still owed them money. I'd made my reservation, and paid for it, when my KOA Value Card was still valid. It had expired a week before we got to this campground, and KOA chose not to honor the prepaid reservation. I know it's just a buck or two, but it still irks me. Our overall experience was fine, though; this is a nice campground with VERY friendly management who work hard to maintain it and make it look good.

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This was a stopover on our way home to southern California. Check-in is in the convenience store; the clerk was friendly and helpful, though his directions to get us into site #25 were the opposite of what we really needed to do. Our site was a nice pull-through; it was pretty close to level. We spent an hour or so in the small casino; ate dinner in the restaurant that overlooks the lake. This is a nice place for a stopover, and we would come again for the same purpose.