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Ely KOA

Ely, Nevada

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Spent two nights. Dusty dirt/gravel roads and parking pads. Some shade. Not a destination site but suited our purposes.

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Sites are small, unlevel, and close together. No cable TV, but the Wi-Fi was good. With all that the place was neat and well maintained. Has a hot tub but who wants to use it in 90+ temperature? Small grassy areas between sites . I didn't put out my sewer hose because the outlet was next to my neighbors from steps. Waited until they pulled out. Good overnight spot.

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I love this place. While it has been some time since we were last year, we keep coming back. Our stay was over the Easter weekend. The one loop that was open had only water and electric hookups, no sewer. There is one "dry camp" loop with great lake access, and the "trailer loop" with full hookups has great lake access too. This park is showing its age. The sewer hookups are the old style with a above ground 90 degree opening. Electric is only 30 amp. Trees have grown and what once was an easily accessible site is not anymore. Be very careful if you intend on bringing in an RV that is 30 or more feet in length. When hooked up my rig is a total of 45 feet in length. Took some work, but I managed to make it into one of only two spots that the park said would take my rig. The other site would not have let me open my bump out. Still, I'll be back. Book reservations a long time in advance during the summer.

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This is/continues to be (at least for us) a step or two up from boon docking. Roads are somewhat narrow, but that's okay. My pull through site was partially blocked by a tree so that I had to back in, but that's okay. Pads weren't quite level, but that's okay too! It's a real campground. Pleasantly surprised by the free showers. Also while crowded, the camp was very quite. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas, including hiking, and alpine lake fishing. Best of all. No cell phone reception! My total rig length while towing is 45'. I did okay, but this camp is really designed for campers with rigs up to 25 feet in length.

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I last reviewed this park in June 2011. Same great park now as it was then. Park staff at the front gate are especially friendly and helpful. I also note that they patrol the area frequently. The camp is well maintained and the lawns are immaculate. We'll be back...in Sept.

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I have to admit that I was drug here by my wife as I have not been a real fan of this place. This time we stayed in the "new loops" and I was very pleasantly surprised. Sites are nicely arranged and pretty level. Interior roads are great. Very quiet. Just a nice place. My only gripe is that we took a site that said that we had 60' for our rig, which when hooked up is 45' in length. We even looked at pictures of the site, but when we arrived, we found that the pull-through we had reserved had a pretty severe angle to it. Whoever designed this place did not take into account large rigs for the pull-throughs. But, there are some very nice back in sites that I will use in the future. Yes...this place does get very buggy in August. We had no bugs the end of May, start of June. Just remember, this is a campground, not a resort. Finally, my spot only had 30 amp service, and I didn't see any with 50 amp.

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This continues to be the place that we start our camping year with. We really enjoy staying here. One must remember that this is a golf course that also happens to have 14 full hookup sites. Each site has a gravel pad for parking and a good lawn for the rest of the area. Roadways can be a little bit tight. There is Wi-Fi but you need to go to the club house to get reception. Staff is outstanding. We'll be back.

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This is a nice little park, and the owners do a very nice job of keeping it that way. We had made a mistake on our reservation, and arrived on the wrong day. No problem, they went out of their way to accommodate us. The only problem was not the owners fault. Because of heavy rains, and high water tables, the septic system could not be used, thus the restrooms and showers were closed. This did not cause a problem for us, and I'm confident that the problem did not last long. Scenery is beautiful and we plan on staying here again on our next visit to the Livingston area.

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There is not much to choose from in Red Lodge when it comes to RV Parks, but this place is probably the better choice. There are two camping areas in the park. Up top, right next to the Hwy. with no shade, but at least there are pull throughs for big rigs. The second area is down a narrow, rutted, dirt track that requires a sharp turn at the top to get in or out of the place. Campsites are randomly placed in a grove of cottonwood trees. The place is dusty. I saw some larger rigs come in and I wondered how they would ever get out without the use of a chainsaw. Our site did back right up on the banks of Rock Creek, which was beautiful, but darned near overflowing due to heavy snow melt run off. When we checked in the owner cautioned to be careful with our dogs because a bull moose had come into camp a couple of weeks earlier and killed a dog. Next night my grand daughter and I literally walked into a cow moose while walking our dogs! With all the negatives, we still enjoyed our stay because there is so much that we liked about the Red Lodge area. If we return, we would consider staying here again.

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This continues to be one of my favorite places. There are 14 sites available. Sites have gravel pads to park on and beautifully kept lawns around the rigs. Children are welcome, but other than golf, there is not much for them to do. Wi-Fi is available with a pretty decent signal. This is a golf course that just happens to have some RV sites. The RV park is not their primary focus, but we still like it.

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We used this park as an overnight based on reviews from this site. Fair gravel roadways and site pads. Pull-throughs barely have enough room to extend the slide outs. Back in sites have more room. This park gives an impression of the fact that the former owner did not put anything into the park pending sale. The new owner appears to be working on the park itself. The main problem is that 36 sites are for "permanent" guests, while 51 sites are marked "seasonal". Most all of the permanent sites are occupied, and most of the seasonal sites have what appear to be permanent occupants. When walking towards the back of the park, I could not help be experience a "creepy" feeling. There are a lot of unaccompanied single male workers in this park. There is a constant flow of beat up looking cars driving through the park. My wife and I would not allow our 9 year old granddaughter to ride her bike out of our site even for a minute for that very reason. We won't be back, there's a better park just down the road, closer to town.

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I last reviewed this park in Aug. 2007. Gave it an 8 then and it merits the same rating today. My wife and I agree that this is the only park in the area that we would stay at. What I wrote in 2007 is still valid today. Staff is friendly and helpful. Roadways are still good gravel roads, but a bit dusty. I see big rigs in the park, but my site, which only has water and electricity only has 30 amp. electric service. I didn't have a computer with me in 2007, but I do now. I too could not get a signal inside my rig. Darn, that made me sit out at my picnic table on a beautiful mountain morning! We are noticing more road noise in our spot this time than we remembered from 2007. The volunteer fire dept. siren, going off for a minute at 6:00 AM was disconcerting! We will be back. Don't know when, but we will.

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One year after the last review nothing has changed except the place may be a bit more run down. Again, we were fleeing from a bad park near Helena, and my GPS identified this as a KOA, and the phone number still worked. We were told to take any spot we wanted, so we joined the 2 other rigs in the hook up area. Actually, for an emergency overnight, it worked, but I won't be back. The town is very nice, and the small golf course which calls itself a Country Club (public accepted) was pretty nice. The price was $34.25 if we paid cash, $39.25 if we used a credit card.

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I like this park. It's a very nice place. We used it as an overnighter, but many rigs had been in the park for several weeks. Good interior gravel roads, but just a bit narrow. My site did not have 50 amp electric service, but I did not need it. Most sites appear to be fairly level gravel pull throughs, my site (#2) was a level concrete pad. Incredibly friendly reception from the owners when we arrived to check in. Freeway noise can be a problem, so if you want quiet, request a site away from the roadway. Road noise did not penetrate into the back area of the park. Sites 1 through 5 overlook I-90 and a fairly busy train track. We did not mind the noise as we had requested a site near the pool for our 9 year old granddaughter. We sat out and watched the traffic as the sun set: nice. Others have rated this park a "10" and I have no argument with their rating. I tend to rate "tougher" so that when/if we stay at a 10 park, I can give the higher rating. We are already making plans to return in the future.

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The scenery merits a 10. Park staff scores a 10. But the park itself is a 6 or 7. The main reason is that sites only have electric hookups. No water, and no sewer. With that said, we do our best to stay here at least once a year. When we made reservations we got the last spot available and it was not a good one. When we arrived I asked the Ranger if there had been any cancellations. She took a look and we ended up with a "premium site" overlooking the ocean. Loved it. The park is undergoing some renovations. They're building a new office and I saw some signs indicating that there will be some new paving done. Roads are good inside the park and pads are fairly level, but a bit on the short side, but there were big rigs there. They just had to park their second vehicles in overflow parking. If you like a good beach access park, this one is the one to see.