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A very nice campground with ample spacing between sites. We have stayed in this state park numerous times and will continue to do so. Our site was hard surfaced and level. Utilities worked as they should and we had no problems. The campground was quiet and well maintained in spite of the state trying to cut every program to the bone. The Wi-Fi is a contract and if you want more than 20 minutes a day you are going to have to pay a fee for additional time. Three of the loops have water and electricity but no sewer but do offer a dump station. The other two loops offer full hookups.

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Older unit of the Utah State Parks system. It is located in a narrow valley looking down onto the area around Midway and Heber UT. Quite a bit of vegetation and nice spacing between sites. Deer came through between sites during our stay. Hills on both sides limit the amount of morning and evening sun. The roads and sites are asphalt and ours was close to level. A very nice looking golf course is a part of the park. The roads are quite narrow and both sides are lines with large rocks. Read site descriptions carefully as some of them require short turns or have very steep approaches or departures. Due to the amount of vegetation, the steepness of the canyon, and the limited access I would not be at all comfortable in this area during periods of high fire danger. Not for “Big Rigs”. Area is in need of some upgrades. Probably would not stay here again due to access issues. Note Reserve America runs the reservation system for Utah State Parks and adds $8.00 for making the reservation.

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Interior roads are gravel and there are concrete strips for parking, picnic tables and fire pits at sites. Water, sewer and electricity worked well. It is a ways away from any major highways so no traffic noise. Sites are a lot closer than I prefer and noise from neighbors could easily be a problem. No Wi-Fi or cable TV. While we were there the park was very quiet, but also a long ways from being full. Part of the park has numerous pine trees. We were given an escort to our site. All the staff we contacted were friendly and helpful. On clear moonless nights the altitude allows for a great view of the sky. Note there is a $7.50 per person charge in addition to the $34.00 fee per site

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A nice small park and the only one in the Crested Butte area. Very nice grassy area between the park and the river with a children’s play area and picnic shelter w/tables overlooking the river. Closeness of the river will require keeping close eye on children. All interior roads and parking slots are hard packed gravel. There is a good amount of room to maneuver around the sites. There are a limited number of “big rig” slots. Make sure you have reservations, if they are full you are looking at a 30 mile drive back to Gunnison for alternative parks. The area is new and still being developed. They are trying to develop plantings between the sites but given the growing conditions it may be a while before there is effective screening. Biggest drawback is the lack of sewer. Not only does this impact dumping but it also impacts the shower facilities which are very close to non-existent. Had good water and electric and the site was close to level. A nice dog area, but is unfenced so would not work for dogs that do not respond to voice commands. Real quiet while we were there. Good Verizon cell coverage, but had to go outside for reliable Wi-Fi. Awesome views except to the east where there is a light industrial area. We would stay here again and the sewer issue is the only thing that prevented me from giving a 9 rating.

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A nice park along the Rio Grande River north of Creede, CO. Interior roads were gravel and the sites were a mix of gravel and grass. Our site required a bit of side to side leveling but nothing to great. Wi-Fi, electric water and sewer worked well during our stay. Each site had a large concrete patio with a picnic table. There was a children’s play area adjoining the site. The closeness of the river would necessitate keeping a close eye on children. One reviewer commented on the park being barren and I would have to strongly disagree with that. There was grass between sites, trees along the river and on the mountains and a large grassy area along the south edge of the park. Vegetation outside the park is what I would expect at this elevation. New snow on the mountains visible from the park and a hard freeze in the park. Aspens really started to turn colors during our stay. Great mountain views. The mining museum in Creede is worth a visit. We would stay here again

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Nice RV park just south of town. I found the staff very friendly. Sites and interior roads are all gravel. There is a very nice large room on the back of the office with tables and easy chairs. They have hard wire internet connections in this room. They have a large patio outside the office where they have occasional entertainment. The restrooms and showers were very clean and handicap accessible and there is a nice clean laundry facility. Each site has a concrete patio and table. There are a few small trees. There is a hiking trail around the park that overlooks Santa Fe. I did not experience any problems getting around the park. There is no grass and a lot of native plants, including weeds that they are working to control. This part of the country has been experiencing a severe drought and it shows not only at the park but all around Santa Fe. Do not try and take big rigs into the plaza area of Santa Fe. The streets are narrow, congested and parking for big rigs is extremely limited. I had very poor to nonexistent Wi-Fi during out stay and had to go to the office for reliable service. There is very little noise and we slept with our windows open. We will stay here again

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Nice RV park in the Animas valley north of Durango. The part of the park closest to the road is big rig friendly. The part of the park to the rear has a lot of trees and shade but would present big rig problems. All of the sites have a grassy area with picnic tables. We were escorted to our site and offered assistance in backing in. Site was gravel and close to level. The area has been getting some real heavy rain storms that have impacted the park to an extent. Some real pot holes in road into park probably from rain. Wi-Fi not working well except at office. They had called for repair to come but weather had impacted the Wi-Fi company as well. Trees in the rear of the park would present real satellite reception problems, Cable TV worked well part of the time and not at all other times. The staff was very friendly. We did not use the laundry or the bathrooms. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again.

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We have thoroughly enjoyed this nice small state park several times. Evening can bring a real understanding of what quiet is and how the sky can look away from multiple light sources. The sites are nicely spaced, paved and have a shade shelter over the picnic table. If you need it there is a very open view of the sky for satellite reception. Electrical power seemed quite reliable despite numerous severe storms. Some of the views are as good as you will find anywhere in the southwest. It is a high desert environment with very little ground cover and no large trees. However, I would not say it is big rig friendly, some of the sites are small and would offer some real leveling and backing in challenges. There is limited to no cell phone service. Restrooms were clean but there are no showers. There is No water available for 30+ miles but there is a dump site w/o flushing capabilities. Do not go out without reservations because if they are full it is a long way to any optional parks and during certain times of the year they are full. Note Utah uses Reserve America for reservations and they will add a charge for making the reservation

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We have stayed here previously and would stay again. Sites are closer together than we prefer. A picnic table and a grassy area is associated with each site. Our site was close to level and gravel. Not a lot of warning or visibility of the park as you approach, so be watching. Turn in is right at end of concrete barrier. Had a lot of bugs of an evening

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This is a large busy RV park right on the Spokane River where it enters Lake Coeur D’Alene. Interior roads are a mix of pavement and gravel but in good shape. Small grassy areas near sites and some sites are very near the river. There is often a very nice breeze off the river. The swim beach was very heavily used while we were there. Very nice areas to exercise dogs including a doggy swim beach. Beaches had more small gravel than sand, but it worked well. Not a lot of shade and this part of Idaho can be hot in the summer, so make sure you’re A/C is working well. Cooled off well at night. The park staff that I encountered were all friendly and seemed well organized. The sites close to US95 could be a bit noisy. They give you a park map with quite a few do’s and don’ts on it, but they all seem to be things that one should not have to tell responsible adults but then some people just can’t behave nicely. The Cedars Restaurant was a bit pricy, but we had an excellent meal with a great lake view.

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While this park is a bit rough around the edges we have stayed there before and would do so again. The roads and sites are dirt or gravel. Our site required a minimum of leveling. The premium sites all have small grassy areas. The shade present varies widely between sites. As mentioned it is not too far from the railroad and there is some rail noise, but not enough to bother us. Some of the sites are a bit close together if you have jerks for neighbors. Most kids seemed to be having a lot of fun. The presence of a deep lake and the railroad requires that people keep a good eye on their children. Had a bit of a problem getting WiFi inside the trailer, but it worked well sitting at the picnic table. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a nice, small laundry.

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As several other reviewers have said this is an excellent state park campground. The sites are well separated and clean. Our sites were very close to level and paved. We were in one of the companion sites which accounts for the slightly higher fee. If you have an Idaho RV or Idaho State Parks Pass make your reservations online for applicable discounts as the Reserve America site does not allow you to claim the discounts available. WiFi was good at our site. It is provided by a commercial service and you only get 20 min every 12 hours free, after that you have to pay. It is very easy to get into McCall, but not extremely bike friendly. The park offers a lot of good family biking and you can walk to the lake. Most sites are at least partly shaded. We will stay here again.

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Neat well-maintained and clean park with a lot of shade. Interior roads paved, sites are a mix of gravel and concrete and ours was very close to level side to side. All sites are back in or pull in back out. Staff was very pleasant and gave us an escort to our site and helped me back in. Some sites are very close on the utility side but all have a nice well-maintained grass area with picnic table on the other side. The river is just below the campground and from our site was nice to listen to. Other than noise from the river very quiet at night. Wi-Fi connectivity a bit intermittent of an evening but had a good strong signal. Did not rate this as a 10 due to closeness of the sites. We will stay here again.

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A very busy state park in an urban area with several areas for camping. We stayed in the Bowl and Pitcher area. Sites 1-15, the lower area on the banks of the Spokane River, look fairly new, have electricity and water, and are gravel surfaced back in with paved access roads. Sites 16-33, the upper area, are older sites, gravel pads and access roads. This is the only area with a few full hook-ups and not extremely big rig friendly. A very friendly crew of volunteers and staff is keeping the area very neat and clean. The last couple of miles of road coming into the park (A L White Parkway) are fairly narrow. If you are coming in from I-90 get and use the directions from the State Park web site. My GPS directed us down through several neighborhoods with very narrow streets. Park is probably not one to go to without reservations. Directional signs within the park leave a bit to be desired. Additional $11.50 in fees for on line booking. We would stay here again.

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As several reviewers have stated, if you are looking for a park with all the bells and whistles, this is probably not the one for you. However if you are looking for something nice and simple, this park may well fill the bill. The Trail of the Coeur D’Alenes bike trail is immediately adjacent on one side and the Coeur D’Alene River is on the other side. The interior roads are gravel and the parking areas are all grass. Our site was very close to level. There are a limited number of sites with sewer but electricity and water are available at most sites. There is a very nice area for tents and a number of fire pits scattered along the banks of the Coeur D’Alene River. The river could pose a threat to unsupervised small children as it is deep and swift. There is some freeway noise. We would stay here again.