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I was concerned about the mixed reviews on this park, specifically the mention of loud groups and ATV's. We arrived late in the evening and the staff was friendly and professional. The RV park is part of a huge complex of hotel, restaurant, and retail shops. Our site was near the RV office and was level gravel. The site was both long and wide with plenty of room. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. This was the only place on a two week trip that allowed us to have a camp fire! Despite all the reviews mentioning noise, at 11 pm this was the quietest park I've ever been in. We felt bad sitting by the fire even whispering because it was so absolutely quiet! The park is right next to Bryce Canyon National Park. Afterwards, we spent some time in Ruby's at the Rock Shop which had very reasonable prices. My daughter bought a $10 geode and for $1 they cut it open and for $8 they polished both halves. We had some great ice cream also. We ate lunch in the diner which was also reasonably priced.

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I didn't follow my own rule - never book an RV Park without a decent review on this website and pictures of the sites on the camp website. I was drawn in by a professional looking website and the "Seven Crown Resorts" name. This place was AWFUL!! The "resort" is 14 road miles (over an hour drive) from Hwy 167. It isn't their fault, but they should have mentioned (in 2 different phone conversations) that the road is being resurfaced. We drove over a mile in the dark on a gravel construction road. This place is in the middle of nowhere! When we finally arrived, we found the "resort" had nothing but a bathroom/shower/laundry building. There were no other facilities. We had to call from a phone on the wall to check-in at the nearby hotel. There were no site maps, etc. I drove down to the hotel and realized that Lake Mead is over a mile away. The staff at the hotel office told me that the lake had retreated because of the drought, but clearly the lake has never been anywhere near the RV park. Their website says "Our lakeside hotel and RV Park ..." but this is obviously misleading. The hotel staff gave me a poorly photocopied map of the site and showed me our site was right next to the bathrooms. I asked to be moved somewhere else and they had no idea which sites were available. At this point it was late at night and I just wanted to hookup, turn on the AC, and sleep. We parked in a different site for the night. Apparently the RV park is also where local employees live. There were some big Class A rigs in the park, I assume they had boats and were spending their time on the lake. The next morning I called the office and told them we were leaving rather than staying two nights. They agreed not to charge us for anything.

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We have stayed here three times on the way through Las Vegas. This time we stayed on the first and last night of our two week trip. We came in without reservations on Tuesday afternoon and they took care of us. The pool, restaurant, and store are all top notch. The staff is friendly and professional including 24 hour security. The sites are typical of modern RV parks with a wide, level concrete parking pad and a small patch of grass with a picnic table. The hookups are great. Las Vegas in July/Aug is too hot for anything except running from the RV air conditioning to the pool. The staff will call you a cab to "The Strip" which costs about $25 one way.

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It is a nice, new park right next to the Colorado River. However, you can't see the river from the park.The site is nicely shaded by mature trees.The sites are nice and so are the restrooms and showers. You can't get any closer to Arches National Park which is less than a mile up the highway. The park owners are family members with the folks who run "Canyonlands by Night" dinner and river light show, which is right next door. We were sort of disappointed with the show which is a night river boat trip with music & narration but the lights are from a truck mounted spotlight that lights up the canyon walls.

     

Lyman KOA

Lyman, Wyoming

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We arrived just before closing time and the girls really wanted to swim in the pool. The staff turned the lights back on for them which was very nice. The staff escorted us to the site. This KOA is unique in that the sites are a large grass field and they just stagger the RV's in the field. When we arrived the place was full but the next morning at 10am the park was empty. This is obviously a place to stop and sleep while on the way to somewhere else. The location is beautiful. We visited the nearby Fort Bridger state park which was fantastically preserved and a pleasant surprise.

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There are only two Thermopolis parks reviewed here, but there are numerous RV parks in the city. The lady at the office was very nice and helpful and they escorted us to the site. The spaces are short so our 31' barely fit. The sites were gravel and narrow but adequate. The park is in a good location for Thermpolis. We highly recommend visiting the free Hot Springs State Park for a nice 20 minute soak.

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I was concerned about the reviews saying the sites were too narrow and the website photos don't really give a good view of the sites. I made the reservations and hoped for the best. When you talk to these folks on the phone, they seem pretty tough regarding the rules, etc. When we arrived very late in the evening, they were friendly and helpful. The owners are folksy but good hearted. The sites turned out to be fine. They are level gravel with a small concrete pad for the picnic table. The sites aren't generously wide but were adequate for our 31' Class C with an 8' slide out. Each site is bordered by several large Pine trees on both sides. There is space behind your site for a dinghy. We rented a car from the local Avis at the airport (who picked us up at the park). This was a nice base camp for visiting Yellowstone. Camp fires are not allowed.

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We spent two nights at this typical KOA camp. This site is good for a base camp for Salt Lake City sight seeing. There isn't much to do at the park except the pool and playground. The sites are OK and average width. Hookups are old but OK. There is some decent shade trees. Camp fires were not allowed.

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This was a halfway stop on our way home, but we plan on returning for Las Vegas trip. This park is very well organized which you will experience as soon as you drive in. They have thought of everything. There seems to be a lot of rules but nothing unreasonable. We knew we were in Vegas when a woman jogged by with a dog wearing sunglasses and running shoes on it's paws! They have a nice store and restaurant on site. The pool was great except not enough lounge chairs. Las Vegas traffic and parking isn't RV friendly, so the office staff has an arrangement with local taxis to pick you up at your site. They used to offer a shuttle service but this had been discontinued. The sites are new, level concrete with nice hookups. The site size is adequate and there is a small patch of grass. There are no picnic tables or other amenities at the site.

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The park is actually inside the national park, so you pay a weekly usage fee to get in. We followed the advise on RV Park Reviews and asked for a site in Loop C. This was a good choice because the location was beautiful. Try to get an outside space. We had the desert canyon behind us and a great view of the lake. The sites are large, level concrete with picnic table, fire ring, and BBQ. From Loop C you have a long walk down (and back up) the hill to the office/restrooms. The restroom/shower is new and very nice. You have to pay $2 for the showers but you don' t have to rush because they keep going for a very long time. The lake is just a short walk further down (and up) from the office/restroom area. There is a great beach. They offer a shuttle into town and to the dam. We didn't visit the marina or the hotel, but you can use the pool at the hotel. We plan on coming back for a longer visit.

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Site is free, no reservations taken, but there were plenty of sites available. There are limited sites for long RV's, but plenty were available during our stay in August. There was generous space between sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring/BBQ. There is plenty of shade from tall trees. The national park visitor center is within walking distance up the hill. Bathrooms were adequate, typical national park facilities. Generator usage was 6:00 am - 8:30 pm. Our "6" rating is only because of the lack of hookups. This is a very nice public campground and perfect for a visit to Canyon de Chelly.

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Rate is for 4 people with KOA card. When we arrived we were disappointed and almost decided to leave and try the Bernalillo KOA. The surrounding area is low income urban and industrial. The park is a big, wind swept parking lot that didn't seem well maintained. We decided to give it a shot anyway. The park didn't seem to have the usual KOA amenities and we were shocked to see they had received the 2006 President's Award? The bathrooms were clean but outdated basic facilities. There were a few banana bikes locked up in a fenced cage. On the second day, we found the dog park which was actually very nice with a dog obstacle course. We chose this KOA since it was closer to Old Town Albuquerque but Old Town turned out to be very touristy. The Sandia Peak Tramway was great.

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Rate includes KOA member discount. We stayed for one night on the way to Carlsbad Caverns. There was very little shade, but the sites were gravel and level. After a few days in the desert heat, we really enjoyed the nice pool. The restrooms/showers were new and very nice. They offer breakfast and BBQ dinner (for extra fee) delivered to your site. Planting some trees for shade would really improve the place. Overall, a typical, nice KOA experience.

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We stayed in the older section of the park which had trees and was near the small pond. Being Summer, the new section was empty. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Our site was a little off level but easily solved. Picnic table and fire ring are not supplied. The owner did allow us to use some concrete blocks to make a fire ring. There is a metal, home style charcoal BBQ at each site. The restroom is a wood shed which also houses the washer/dryer & water heater. You have to pay $2 for the shower which is a little disappointing. They monitor your electrical usage and you pay for usage over 20 khw per day, however they tell you this up front, it seemed reasonable, and we didn't exceed the limit in our 2 night visit. The road noise was noticeable but didn't bother us. We were disappointed in the town of Alamogordo because there wasn't much to see or do. The space museum is worth a visit.

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This park is one of our best experiences yet! First, I was very impressed by the New Mexico state online reservation system which gives you detailed, specific information on each site including the site dimensions and photos. Why can't "for profit" parks give this kind of service? We stayed in site #17 which was huge! Each site has a BBQ, fire pit, picnic table, concrete patio, and shade cover. The site was level and gravel. Hookups were new and worked fine. The restrooms were clean, modern, and basic state park facilities. Only comment would be the ADA compliant seat in the shower made it necessary to stand very close to the shower head. The views from the camp site were incredibly beautiful both day and night. The far away city lights and unbelievable stars were fantastic. We spent hours "rock hounding" around the park. Although it was very warm in August, we started early in the morning and collected some nice rocks. This is a special place which we would highly recommend.