Date of Stay: August, 2016
This is an older park. Doesn't mean that it's bad, just that for the price they charge, which I think is on the high side for casino park camping, they should have a cable package. Pull through sites are on the short side but manageable, and the sewer is all the way to the back which, if you're pulling a small trailer or car, you don't want to unhook. You are probably going to have to back up in the morning to dump your sewer, or extend out 40 feet of hose. We had a 30 amp pull through. Normally if weather permits, we use the Boondock area out in the front of the casino. Very seldom do we come by in the late summer where the heat is so unbearable, you have to have electrical. But I can say this the park is completely full at night, so I must be the odd person out, on my views on price and so on and so forth, because they have no problem filling the place at night. We will use this park only if the weather is too unbearable to utilize the front (no hook-ups) parking lot.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
I personally like this type of camping and if the prices would stay at this rate this is all I need. Eight spots, four hose bibs, 30 amp power. You are parked on a gravel/dirt combination. Remember drive in slow and leave slow to respect your neighbors. Some people just don't get it, even though they are Elk members. Road noise was not an issue for us. Maybe it's because we're deaf, but we actually shut the air off and open the windows at night and I was just fine. Easy access to highway 84 but far enough away that you don't hear the freeway noise. We will stay here again if need be while traveling through.
Date of Stay: August, 2016
One of the things you have to remember is the price is based on Hot August nights. All the RV parks raise the rates to the events that come to town; this is where they make their money. This park is an old park that basically has Band-Aids holding it together. It would not surprise me to see it disappear, but during events it is fully packed. By the way, we had a back-in 30 amp so we are even more restricted during hot weather. It does get very trying. This time we only had the park's power trip three times on one particular day. Other than that it seemed to be steady. We did have the park's sewer back up at our site, which created a interesting scenario at about 10:30 in the evening, sewage everywhere. The park had to come the next morning with a commercial snake to get it unplugged. I had already bought the bleach to clean the area up even though it was no fault of mine. Convenience definitely has its price and this is just an example when you're in Reno for what you will pay to accommodate your particular interest. The laundry room is very clean. The park overall is clean but when completely full it does get tested by the amount of people that utilize the park. We will continue to use this park when they have a event. We were already forewarned that rates were going to go up next year for this event so we shall see.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This park is convenient to town Carson City, Virginia City and surrounding areas. The food is reasonably priced and not bad for casino food. But the campground is very tight if you have a big rig over 38 feet. You could have problems leaving when you want to leave. We had to zigzag through the dump station area and I don't think I would've made it out without clipping the guy next to me's pick up truck for his fifth wheel. Another thing that gripes me about these parks is their sprinklers are set so that the water sprays your motorhome and is so hard it will permanently stain your motorhome if you don't get on it real quick and get it taken care of. Overall I will probably stay here again if the weather is hot. If the weather is cool in the fall or early winter I will probably boondock somewhere in passing through.
Date of Stay: March, 2016
I like this park; I definitely like the area. The park is what I call a Howdy Doody friendly, not a parade route friendly which is good; that way your arm doesn't fall off by the time you get to your campsite. When we get here usually in the end of February it is thinning out pretty good so by the first week of March you are probably at least 50% down and very vacant looking across the RV park. Still a lot to do, enough people to keep the pickle ball going the tennis going you have plenty a room at the pool all the activities pretty much are still in operation at this time with about half of the people here so it really makes for a nice experience. We got a spot which I preferred; the front of my motorhome facing north due to the fact we didn't have sun hitting us in the front or sides all day, personal preference. The water here is very hard as it has a lot of calcium deposits; make sure you are filtered, water spots are common and you need to wipe things off when they get wet. Not too long of a drive back to town if need be; shopping is very convenient up in the foothills so we're definitely going to stay here again. The office is manned by personnel where most of them do not live in the park so sometimes particular needs have to be more explained even though they should be familiar with it. Our fees that we paid here were two weeks on a good Sam and one week was free due to the fact we stayed a month at the Good Life in Mesa. I would definitely stay here a month next year and overall I like this park better than the one in Mesa; not so much the park, but the surrounding areas. You don't feel like you're in the big city at this park and still have everything else to go with it.
Date of Stay: February, 2016
The $26 a night was for a month stay this included garbage, electric and a good time. The park is full of activities from sports to water activities to ballroom activities it's up to you to get involved if you so desire. But my take on it is that is what you come to the Cal Am park for not only for the experience of staying in the park but also to be part of the park. We have stayed at three of the Cal Am parks here in Mesa and we prefer the Good Life but let me just say this they're all great parks. You are intertwined with modular mobile home models in the park so it's not a traditional RV park Per se but I will say this you don't feel out of place it's not one against the other everybody is very friendly and we got invited to several parties from people that live here six months out of the year or longer. The dog parks are great I might say this the big dog park right now they've got the sprinkler system out of whack it seems to be getting flooded in the morning probably overwatered. I might suggest that they've got small dog parks throughout the park that can be used if you do not want to utilize the Big dog park. There is also certain sections of the park that do not allow dogs so you don't have to worry about being too far away from a dog park if you have a pet. The Wi-Fi in the park is pretty much nonexistent probably because there's so many people in the park it was not a problem for us because we have AT&T which works very well. Your close by to shopping, fuel, golf whatever you need it's at your fingertips basically. Great place to park your RV!!
Date of Stay: January, 2016
Always a bargain to camp here, don't expect anything more then a slab, power, sewer and some freeway noise. I review this park once a year and always seem to come up with some more helpful hints that my fellow campers may or may not be aware of. Something that I noticed this year or maybe I noticed in the past but it dawned on me this year, when you ask for a long pull through they automatically charge you $19 versus the 17. pretty much all the pull through's are long pull through's but if you don't mention you need a long pull thru then you only pay 17. I'm always too long to try this theory out but I figure the extra two bucks is worth having what they call a longer pull through. The laundry mat is clean very reasonable and is usually a stopover place to catch up on our laundry. I will continue to stop here as long as things stay somewhat the same it is tight parking but I'm usually only here for a day or two so it doesn't really matter. Enjoy!!
Date of Stay: November, 2015
First of all let me say I like this campground. We usually stop by here two days heading home from a trip. But I must say their check in, while it appears to be simple, can become very convoluted. First of all you check-in at the hotel basement area. The gentleman at the counter has no idea what an RV is and could possibly not know what the RV park is but does not want to let you in until 3 o'clock until it's been cleaned (kind of like a hotel room) so you proceed to explain to him that there's no cleanup and if there is we got a bigger problem than me parking there. We might have to call hazmat (A California term may not even be available in Nevada), but anyway after I explain to him how RVs leave somewhat early and that sites might be available, then he concedes that yes if your spot is available you can park there, very frustrating when you're dealing with people that are not familiar with the RV lifestyle. We did finally get in and during all the confusion we forgot to show them our Good Sam discount card and did not get the discount and actually laughed and discovered it after we got down the road, did not dare try to call back and explain the situation; just said you know what that's the way it goes. We've stayed at this park several times over the years and always been pleased with how well kept up It is, it is tight maneuvering through the park so better to unhook out in the parking lot save yourself some grief and possibly a marriage!! But overall we will continue to stay there. Just enjoy the ride and don't sweat the minor stuff; it's a good place to camp.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Always a very nice park to stay at. We have stayed in this park over the years and never been disappointed. We always get the spot down by the par three by the turn. It's like looking at a park setting with the mountains in the background. This park has maintained its excellence over the years. We usually come early in the year or late. Never crowded, never have trouble getting into our usual spot. All the facilities work excellent. The cable is excellent. The laundromat is very clean, the clubhouse is superb. There is a lot of seasonal people that leave there rigs here. They head South for the winter. A lot owner owned spots. The thing I might caution you on is if you go to Spokane late in the evening be very cautious about the deer crossing the highway. This is always one of my main concerns and I hopefully I never get to experience it. Happy camping safe travels and enjoy the park.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Nice park we have stayed here the last eight years on pretty much a monthly basis, with that being said the daily rate even with electricity comes out right around $20 a night I think that is a fair price for this park. The daily rate they charge forget it, The weekly rate they charge still too high but the monthly seems to work out just about right for me. I would like to see this park use a little more TLC I think things are getting a little rundown, really need some upkeep but everything still looks presentable. As far as the rocks that surround the grassy areas on turns be careful, every day I see them realigned from somebody taking the corner too sharp or not paying attention and going too fast, remember this is not a first come first serve park; you check in and your site's assigned so you really can relax from that point on you just got off I-90 no more obstacles so it's easy if you keep that in mind. The park is very convenient to a lot of things going on, on the Idaho Washington northern border. We stay more on the northern side of the park so therefore freeway traffic is not really a noise issue, I don't anticipate the Greensferry I-90 overpass as being a real issue either that should be done spring of 2016. The management and office people are very helpful friendly and nice. Enjoy the park and the surrounding areas we camp here in the motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
This campground is basically here to use Silverwood(theme park). It is a weekend warrior get away to utilize the theme park. The amenities here is basically the theme park we did have full hookups 30 amp, water, sewer. The rules that they give you to abide by or basically nonexistent for the people that camp inside the park. I seen fire rings with wood being burned that's a no-no. I seen up to four vehicles parked in a space with at least 15 to 20 people that's a no-no. I'm not sure what the campground host responsibility is, but from what I could tell they were nonexistent. Look if your young family you want to go to the theme park you will love this place kids running everywhere you can throw rocks, football baseball whatever you want and not have to worry about hitting or not hitting something, now if you're used to rules and people abiding by rules and some type of orderly conduct and parking don't come here, you will be disappointed. We were here for a two day event at the theme park so we made the best of it but I will probably not come back.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
This is basically a trailer park with a proximally six spots throughout the park that are open for overnighters, three of them are right when you drive-in, one pull thru is by the office and there is a couple of backends somewhere. The park was quiet even though we were right by Highway 12. The price reflects a one-week stay +2 extra nights at Good Sam discount. There is a certain smell that comes through the park in fact the whole area either from the pulp plant or something that has almost a propane smell. We've stayed in the Lewiston Clarkston area and I've always stayed at the state park this time because of our size we had to get a RV park that accommodated our length. In all fairness to this park I would probably stay here again but I really did not feel like a part of this park because of our short-term stay and this happens sometimes when you pull into a more permanent full timers park. The laundry mat was clean and the office was accommodating.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
This park offers a one night Sunday through Thursday Passport America discount, since we arrived on Friday we used our Good Sam discount for Friday and Saturday we said we would like to use our passport discount for Sunday and they refused it. I'm not sure if the management here understands what it means to except these club cards but that is the sole reason we pick this campground, when they refused to except the PA card for one night even though it says they except it then we refused to stay here on Sunday night. Keep in mind these cards were not combined it was either one or the other for the nights that we stayed here so out of principle I chose to move on on Sunday and not patronize this park. This park has a lot to offer very clean, management is nice has great views of the river but refuses to except the cards that brings the people to this park they were only half full it wasn't a issue of we don't have room. Next time we're in the area I will call ahead instead of pulling in to see if their policy remains the same if it does then we will continue on our journey and not stop.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Old campground, inner part is nice enough, but they gave us a spot on the outer edge where two fifth wheels and one motorhome about took our mirrors off, so I insisted that they move us and they did right in the middle of the old rundown trailer park. Look I can drive 5 miles across town where I live and sleep in an old rundown trailer park it doesn't make sense to drive 1150 miles to sleep in one. At least we weren't getting almost ran into so I said this will do for couple of days. The laundry mat was very clean. Overall the entrance to this park if you can stay there with your RV or trailer that would be first choice, if not you definitely would not like where we had to stay especially if you had young kids just my honest opinion. I will more than likely opt not to stay here next time.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Don't expect much, but it's dry, semi dusty, because people don't slow down place to park. The park is on the backside of the fairgrounds and has hookups but no sewer. Does have a dump station. The price is right and they gave us the fourth night free(they have our vote).