Date of Stay: April, 2016
We've camped here many times. It previously was a beautiful, well maintained park, but with new owners taking over out of bankruptcy, from a previous group they have not brought it back to its former class. The grass was dying (they claim that they are working to repair a broken sprinkler system, we'll see), the lake water level was down. Check-in was Slooooooooow. The clerks claimed it was a new reservation system, but I think it was more that the clerks weren't trained correctly, if at all. The associated Lakeside restaurant has been refurbished and modernized. The food was edible, but the chef won't win a James Beard award. Succinctly this park was not up to previous standards.... but, the presence of lake in the middle of the desert still makes it a good place to stop. In all fairness, the new owners need to spend significant funds to elevate it back to its original shape and this will take some time.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Our RV club spent 10 days at Distant Drums RV Park. This park exceeded my expectations in all areas. Site Cleanliness, Excellent WiFi, trash bag pickup at the site throughout the day, pleasant clerks in the office, free morning coffee, a prepared breakfast on Saturday (donation accepted) and beautiful views. Our Club had access to their club room for group dining which had a well equipped kitchen and 3 BBQ's on the patio adjacent to the club room. This RV Park/Resort is owned and operated by the local Native American tribe. They do an excellent job. We will return in the future as their are many places to visit within 30 miles of this resort, the city of Sedona being one of them.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
We stayed as an overnight waypoint both going and returning. The pull thrus were long enough not to have to unhook. The restrooms and showers were very clean. The WiFi was spotty, but that's why I bought a Verizon "Hot Spot" The staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again and tel our traveling friends about the Desert Rose RV Park.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
We stayed two nights and have found the campground and campground staff has exceeded our expectations. This is a rating method that my wife and I use. Using RV Park Reviews, I always select RV parks that will meet our expectations. When those RV Parks exceed our expectations it adds to a positive experience. While it is near the I-40 freeway, the noise wasn't overbearing. Don't use this as a disqualifier. The Wi-Fi was strong. It is very close to shopping, Sam's Club, WalMart, Albertson's, Home Depot, and many RV dealers with repair facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will stay at this KOA again when in the Albuquerque area.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We stopped here for two nights while visiting the Butte MT area. The campground is a 14 mile drive to Butte, but we liked the idea of the remoteness. The sites were very large and the utilities worked. The little store offered a wide variety of food and RV maintenance items. The grass areas in the park were browning out, but we were told that the area is suffering drought conditions, hence the browning grass. The Park check-in was very easy as the staff was professional. The Wi-Fi signal was strong, but as we've found in many RV parks lately campers are downloading internet gobbling up bandwidth. I wish there was a way to prevent this, as many of us simply want to check email. The roadways are compacted dirt and most RVers complied with the posted speed limit so dust was not a problem. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
The seven rating is based on the fact that we were in the "overflow" sites with Water and Power only. This is due to the fact that I forgot to call early enough to get a larger site. These Power and Water only spaces are very narrow in this portion of the park. We couldn't put out our awning because of the pine tree 5 feet away from our trailer. The other sites were very generous in size as some very large motor homes were parked. We were a little hesitant to book here due to it being an attractive park for kids with the Yogi Bear theme and all, but we only saw about 20 kids in the park and they were mostly with their grandparents. Grandparents demand more order from kids than parents do. The Wi-Fi system allows you 2 days of use for free, then you need to pay for additional days. The Wi-Fi signal was very strong, but the internet connection was hard to stay connected to, since I think some campers were downloading internet movies tying up the bandwidth. I'm finding this more and more in RV parks. We would stay here again, but I would call earlier for reservations.
Date of Stay: December, 2012
Camping among the Red Rocks is a breathtaking experience. For a desert campground it is a 10 even though there are no sewer connections in individual campsites. Another drawback and the reason for my 8 rating is that the sites are level side to side, but not front to back. Cell service is non existent except in certain areas of the Park (That can be a good thing). You're 15 miles from a grocery store in Overton, NV. The park has many easy hiking trails. Each site has a shade shelter covering the provided table, a fire ring and charcoal grill. 50 amp service is available.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
The rate shown is the advertised rate. They give discounts for AAA and Good Sam. The park seems to be about 60% park models; however they have quite a few short term sites. The sites are level and utilities are good. They do restrict the park to 55+ and no unit older than 1990, but that's a good thing, in our opinion. The office staff was very friendly, with the check-in easy. The showers were extremely clean and modern. We'll stay there again.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
Our Henderson, NV RV Club held a 3 day rally here. While the destination is remote this RV Park is a Jewel in the desert. The campground is compacted desert sand and gravel but the community amenities are meticulously keep clean. The hot spring rooms and the clubhouse likewise is are a modern and clean respite from the harsh realities of the Mohave Desert. The owners are not just caretakers, but actively promote a community environment while you are there. Each night there is a happy hour, campfire, and other functions in the clubhouse such as Bingo or cards. There is morning coffee and a small continental breakfast. The clubhouse also has Satellite TV. Wi-Fi is very good and inexpensively priced at $1 per day. This is the best place to stay in Tecopa
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Willow Beach Marina, located 13 miles south of Hoover Dam on Us Highway 93 and within the boundaries of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a new campground that opened in May of 2011. The campground has 29 RV sites and 8 dedicated tent spaces. Most of the sites are pull through and can handle the largest motor homes. The restroom building is very modern with 5 shower rooms outside of the men or women restrooms. Full hooks up are available up to 50-amp service at each site. All of the RV sites are concrete pads that looked to be level from side to side, with a slight slope from front to back for drainage. There is a table and fire ring at all sites. This new campground is on an elevated location, replacing the old campground situated in a desert wash that was destroyed over 20 years ago when a flash flood wiped it out. There is a convenience store at the Marina with a good selection of items. A small grill serves a simple fare for Breakfast and Lunch. 87 and 91 Octane Gasoline is available at a 50 cent per gallon premium over Las Vegas prices (Aug 2011). Boat, PWC and Patio Boat rentals are available for cruising the Colorado River. The Marina and Campground are operated under contract to the NPS. Reservations can be made by calling the listed telephone number. I did not stay at this campground, but plan to in the future. As new campground I gave it a 10. In giving this rating you need to remember that the scenery is barren, but the red sandstone cliffs, surrounding mountains and the Colorado River are breathtaking in their own right. With the campground so new, the Park Service is waiting for temperatures to drop in Sept of 2011 before they put the landscaping in.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This is an Elks Members only campground. The 13 FHU sites are level with the utilities in a location near the rear of the sites. Wi-Fi was spotty depending on other units blocking the signal. The club is large with a full bar. We plan to return next year. We were here for 8 days. Our neighbors were all very nice people since they all were Elks.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
I gave this campground a 8 due to the close proximity to Las Vegas. It has tall Ponderosa Pines at the 7,000 ft level that represents a marked changed from the desert. Each site has power. This campground can be reserved by going to Recreation.Gov. The only water comes from community campground spigots. I suggest that you buy a rubber hose connection called a "water robber" at your local RV parts store as it allows you to temporarily attach your hoses to the non-threaded faucets found in most Forest Service campgrounds. You will be able to fill your fresh water tank. There is no Holding tank drop at the campground. I would not suggest that you reserve spaces 6 or 8 if you have a unit longer than 25 feet. Also note that the 2 million residents of the Las Vegas valley scramble to get into this campground with electric hookups, so you should book space way in advance. Overall a great experience
Date of Stay: April, 2011
Camped here with 5 RV's from our RV Club. This is a good RV Park with a friendly staff. We camped in the "K" ring which is reserved for short term campers. Many spaces were semi-permanent campers who have lost their homes in the recent economic downturn. They did not pose any threat to our safety. They were just trying to survive. We will return here both as a club and as individuals.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
We camped here with 5 RV's from our Club. The staff was very friendly and this park exceeded all of our expectations. Yes there is freeway noise from the 91 freeway to contend with but a rural setting is hard to find in the southern California area. Short driving distance to all attractions. If you think about it how many times do you camp near a major roadway. We all agreed that we would return in the future.
Date of Stay: January, 2011
It is a dry camp but placed in the environment of Death Valley it is nice place to be while viewing the valley. Fresh water and a dump station is available. At the nearby Furnace Creek Ranch there is a restaurant, gift shop and well stocked mini-mart plus a bar. All very pricey, but as they say, "If everyone owns a candle and you have the only match, you can command a steep price for that match". One caution. Top off your propane and vehicle fuel tanks before entering the park. We did so at Amargosa, NV for $2.99 per gallon. The Chevron station at Furnace Creek was asking $4.52 for the same gallon of gas. Diesel was $4.74 a gallon.