Date of Stay: August, 2014
Stayed here for 12 days in mid August. A camper in this area needs to understand the choices. For a Big Rig and large 5th Wheel rigs there are two commercial campgrounds. For smaller rigs there are multiple campgrounds commercial and NP operated. This campground serves all types, tents, small and big rigs including cabins to rent. That said, the rate is based on 1 week + 5 days at daily rate. Taxes are high for visitors. This campground is built on a hill, with hard pan packed dirt interior roads that the wet weather is starting to create ruts in. The sites (all back-in) with fine dirt/gravel base are terraced into the hill in a long oval loop with a semi circle at the top. Because of the incline on which the park is built, there is side to side level issues that need to be considered. Almost everyone has blocks under the wheels, but no one has wheels off the ground. There is heavy vegetation, willow bushes, pine trees and tall grasses, that separate the sites so there is a real feel of privacy. Many sites are booked well in advance because of the proximity to the NP so you are not going to just "drop in" for a stay of any length. There are guests who come for the season and the 20 FHU sites are taken up quickly. The rest of the 34 sites are W/E only. They have 4 overflow electric only sites on the flat in the front of the park for short term. For every 5 days they have a very efficient free Honey Wagon service, otherwise it is $15 per dump and a signup is needed. Having said that, I called 3 weeks in advance and the owner worked very hard to get my 40 foot rig into the same site for the whole time. I asked for 14 days, and she worked out 12. The site (RV 20)is adequate, but narrow once my slides are extended. There really wasn't any room for spending time outdoors once we moved to the uphill side to obtain a level surface. Other sites (FHU) we have seen are configured a little differently and seemed to have more "patio" area so there was more room to extend and awning and put out chairs. The restrooms are very clean, the showers are a single long hall with a floor to ceiling door to close for privacy and immaculate, but there is no place to sit. There are 3 washers and 3 dryers for 50 sites plus cabins plus tent sites. They have a completely separate area for tents and the cabins, which we found satisfying. This location is has (moose) wildlife that frequent the grounds and it is well to consider that when coming. We travel as full timers completely self contained so Wi-Fi is not required from the parks we stay in, neither is TV, so I can't comment on those services. What we look for is satellite access for these services from the roof of our rig. So few/no trees to the southeast are more important to us. This park has that. I can tell you it is a magnificent outdoor natural environment which if all the sites had full hookups, probably would get a higher rating from me. The owners work hard and will accommodate any reasonable request. The town of Grand Lake is very close as is the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park. This is why we chose it.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Rate included Passport America discount. Sites are as long as they advertise. Staff friendly and helpful. Fenced in large dog area with garbage can and scooper. Very clean laundry with 2 washers and 2 dryers. Reasonably priced. Wonderfully dark skies at night. Several miles to nearest gasoline or grocery.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Really meant for people with their horses, although they did have casitas for rent. Our site was not level and it appeared all pull-throughs were like that. It met our needs because it was close to recreation we were interested in. Restaurant and bar on site which seemed to draw locals. Close to I-10 but very quiet.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
Well maintained grounds. Doggie waste bags wherever there was grass. Clean and efficient laundry rooms. Very good restaurant with a full bar and a TV for sports fans.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
As others have noted, it is a big shame on the capital of California that there is not one decent park in the entire area. All the parks are a compromise either in location, facilities or cost. This park is in an economically depressed area of West Sacramento with the potential for danger. WE have heard gun shots at night, we see gang members walking by at night and do not feel safe. We were parked in site 2 upon arrival and had our rear bedroom (escape hatch) window smashed by a rock throwing teenager. If you come here, do not allow them to place you in site 1, 2, 3 or anywhere against the west fence facing Glide Ave. Although they are larger sites and most often used for the larger motor homes and 5th Wheels you are seriously at risk for vandalism by teenagers who walk by every day to and from the high school south of here. Bicycles have been stolen at night inside the park, all personal belongings left outside are at risk of theft, and any bays left unlocked are at risk of being rifled. Teenagers wander around the area late at night looking for mischief. The owners have covered themselves for any liability in extensive legal language on the rental agreements. They refuse to take any precautionary steps like providing security or putting in taller fences to protect client vehicles. Emergency vehicles with siren noises are common in this area all hours of the day and night. There is no place to walk any dog except on busy Glide Ave which can be quite dangerous at night with traffic passing at high rates of speed. This park is not worthy of a city the size of Sacramento! The sad thing is there isn't anything any better.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Read the reviews and decided to stay in spite of the negative comments. Specifically it is 3 miles from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden where the Open Tennis Tournament is held yearly, so the commute was easy for us and none of the other factors dissuaded us. We are self contained including having satellite TV, Internet satellite mounted on the roof, our own washer and dryer onboard, and both of us have cell phones so those amenities are not required for us. I agree the park could use some updating but the proximity to our primary reason for being here made all of that not a factor in the decision. It is off the highway so there is only city noise during the day, very little at night except sirens occasionally. The site was a pull through concrete drive more then long enough for our 40 footer with the toad parked behind, with shade trees over the drivers cab and tall bushes to provide separation from the park model that sat next to us. The 42 foot quad slide rig next to us was closer then I like, but when owners lower their shades all day long every day I take it as and indication they don't want to mingle and respect that. I have more then enough to do to keep me busy with my own life without relying on park residents to need to be friendly. If they initiate I will respond, but it isn't why I was here. Yes, the price is higher then I like to pay, but for the benefit in time and travel distance I will live with it. The office staff were efficient and had our reservation ready to go when we arrived. We got our mail delivered here and they have an efficient system for distribution of our mail. We checked out the pool, but that lasted 15 minutes because it is small and very much utilized, too crowded for my taste! There is a rather constant parade of small business owners ready to wash my coach and car which I had to decline. Shopping is all around with a Super WalMart, and Costco less then a mile west and Ralph's grocery store 1.5 miles south of the park. The electricity is 50 amp and clean, the water pressure is about 60 psi so use a regulator and the sewer connection required one length of hose to reach the in-ground access port, all the amenities an full time RVer should need. We were told when we asked that their Wi-Fi was "not the best" and it is TengoInternet, which I am not fond of under the best of circumstances. To attend the BNP Paribas Indian Wells Tennis Open was our agenda and this park met that need. If I decide to attend in the future I would come here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Gravel parking lot with pedestals placed at an angle to the road. A bit close together when two Class A coaches are side by side with slides out. Entrance road is gravel, sites are gravel, interior roads are gravel. Good swing room on the interior roads. Take Exit 99 (not 102) off I-80 and backtrack on the north frontage road for the best entrance if you are coming from the east. Big yellow sign on the north frontage road, but also has sign for PLANT Entrance to some type of refining plant between the KOA and frontage road. Entire park is on a slant from the hills behind it so leveling from side to side forced me to find a different site from the one they had originally assigned. Site 45 is the best but plan on leveling extensively where ever you go in this park. No site is level, but they had no problem allowing me to find another site when I asked. That wouldn't have happened if we had come later. Come early, because this place fills up every afternoon by 4 PM. Pool has already been emptied for the season, but with temperatures only in the low 70's it wasn't an option anyway. They have Wi-Fi, and we were able to get on easily, but with not trees or barriers my Motosat worked fine with a clear line of sight to the southeast. Pet area is fenced, packed gravel and sand, with weeds growing in clumps, but the girls found lot's to smell and explore. Some people really need to pick up after their pooch has visited the dog run. Picnic tables at each site, red painted wood. Wood framed in ground barrier around each utility pedestal. Power was good, water in Wyoming just needs to be filtered, but is acceptable. Check in was efficient but not friendly. They gladly let us have our mail forwarded and again were very efficient about making a written note with our names and site location even after we changed sites. Nice store with overpriced sweatshirts and Tee Shirts. Has a permanent tenant area behind the park, separate but equal, so there is increased traffic through the park to the rear section in the morning and evening. I-80 freeway noise is audible even inside because we are only a very short distance off the highway. Lots of big trucks all day and night. We used this as a place from which to explore Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop and the entire Flaming Gorge Loop including the section over the border in Utah. Green River and Rock Springs both have more then sufficient shopping for groceries, gas and diesel. The Flying J is extremely small in Rock Springs, use the truck islands, the RV island is positioned very badly if you are over 20 feet long and the parking lot is very small. It's a place to park it, so don't expect more. I would return if in the area again because there isn't much else out here.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
My navigation software, MS Streets & Trips calls this Moose-Wilson Road Campground evidently in error. Rate is $39.20/night, for a 50 amp economy site but there is a 9% state, local and lodging tax on my 5 night stay bringing the total to $53/night. Small campground, nice looking cabins on the entrance road which is dirt access road with pot holes, dirt/gravel interior roads, dirt/gravel sites. Access road has tall trees on either side forming a canopy, but they are trimmed high enough for barrier free access as long as you stay in the center of the access road. GO REAL SLOW! No warning signs of the campgrounds entrance road location, we were upon it before we saw it going east on Moose-Wilson Road. Had to go 1.5 miles before we could turnaround this 40 footer plus tow car. Some sites are quite close together, other's seem to have better separation, depending on what type of RV is occupying the site. The sites are arranged in a semi circle so the length varies by location. Grass strips between the sites give the initial appearance of separation, but with my slide out I am almost on top of the travel trailer next to me. Mature trees in the park and all around it, but our MotoSat satellite found and locked on over the top of the perimeter trees to the southeast of us. Premium sites seem to be differentiated by length only. Economy site has FHU + CATV so I am not sure why one would pay for premium. CATV has full line up including network channels. Women's Rest rooms/shower are in older building with plywood swinging doors but clean. Appears to be a heater in the combo shower/restroom. 3 showers, 3 commodes in the woman's head. I was told that the third shower has a head that sprays in all directions, "so keep the shower curtain closed." They have accommodated my request to stay an extra day, IF I move one site over. Seems silly, but young girl at the desk say's next reservation has requested this site specifically. Site 64 is barely long enough for coach and towed vehicle with bicycles on rear hitch, but it is more then long enough for 40 foot coach alone, so we parked the car alongside the front of the coach on the grass. Moved the car and rearranged the coach to find nearly level location within the site. Small amount of leveler extension to get leveled after moving back and forth in the site. This site seems high in the center so had to move closer to the utility pedestal to get level. Interior roads are a little narrow and tight with parked RV's encroaching on the road. GO REAL SLOW in the turns, but they are doable. Power is good and within acceptable range, water tastes OK, but I have it filtered at the spigot and my internal clean water faucet as I do with all places I have stayed in Wyoming. I was going to stay at Gros Ventre, but with temperatures predicted in the low 30s the next couple of nights I decided not to boondock, while we visited Teton NP. No specific place for the dogs to be walked so we just walked them around the perimeter of the sites. There are definitely children here in some of the sites but it is almost 10 pm and everything is quiet. I might come back, but if I could find something better, I might not.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Silo's is definitely an alternative to the KOA on the same road. Heading either east or west on US-12 the two big red silos on the westbound side of the road are visible for miles. It is MM 70 where the road turns toward the lake. Also noticeable is Silo's Bar and Silo's Gift Shop on opposite sides of US-12. The first mile of the access road is paved but becomes large rock gravel and dirt at the entrance to the campground. Bear to the right at the entrance, otherwise you end up on the boat launch ramp. You are on large rock-gravel and dirt for the whole trip beyond the entrance gate, with a small amount of washboard in the road. There appears to be 6 separate loops not including the boat ramp. Because of how far apart the sites are in the 4th loop, you can definitely come into them as a pull through or they can be backed into as a preference. These are not level sites because the whole valley slopes from the highway to the lake, but we jockeyed around and were able to get our 40 footer leveled with minimal help from the front levelers. There is a center single vault toilet in our loop, I saw additional vault toilets in the other loops. Each site has a concrete table, and a fire ring/grill. Pay station is between 2nd and 3rd Loop, Cash or Personal Check only. There are camp hosts around checking tags in the windshield. This is first come first served but as with the previous years, it was nearly empty during our two day stay. We came late midweek and had no problem finding a spot. The Lake is beautiful, jumping with fish, we watched several fisherman working the banks. The wind does come up fiercely in the afternoon, so watch your awnings. There is no road noise, no industrial noise, only my own generator when we needed to cook. This is definitely a quiet, peaceful, boon docking site, so come prepared to dry camp. I rated it high based on the scale of all boon docking sites I have been to, not a comparison with FHU RV Parks.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We are full timers who came to Boise to explore this part of Idaho. We actually stayed at this park on two occasions. The first time in June for 18 days and then the whole month of July. The choice to stay here was because of it's proximity to West Vet for specialized treatment of our dog with health problems. After the first stay in June we came back here when new problems of the same nature developed and decided to stay the whole month of July to be sure the problems were resolved. We became one of those "permanents" that are identified in many reviews. I have been on both sides of this park, since the overnights are placed in specific rows to facilitate their moving in an out, while those of us with longer stays are in the back in sites around the perimeter. The staff here are hard working and very attentive to the park condition. There is constant maintenance going on, from gardening to watering, to mechanical work on utility pedestals. The park is neat, clean and none of the long term residents (some have been here 6 years or longer) leave clutter around their sites. The grass is mowed & edged 2 X each week, trees are trimmed on the spot if a rig needs extra clearance, all they have to do is ask. The overnight sites are a tad narrow, but they accommodate the largest rigs easily with wide swing room and well laid out streets. Propane service is prompt by asking in the front office and they have a fee for service ($5) dump site near the entrance for non residents. Internet is indeed Tengo Internet, but you can get a code for free connection for up to three days by asking. Cable TV is free to overnights and they have an excellent line up of channels available. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood about 6 miles from the freeway. Wal-Mart is 3 miles away and Home Depot is 1 mile away. Much more shopping is available on Eagle Road southwest of the park. Horseshoe Bend Road is a main through fare for the residential neighborhoods that surround the park during the day, but nigh time hours are pleasantly quiet. The main building contains the guest bathrooms and showers, and they are cleaned every day. They are immaculate. The rate quoted is for monthly cost divided by 30 days. The office staff are knowledgeable, helpful and will bend over backwards to assist any guest. I reserve the highest ratings for parks with greater number of amenities, but this one deserves recognition for a job well done.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
Formerly San Luis RV Resort, became KOA on October 1, 2010. This is a large park off SR 152 just west of I-5. This is an alternative to the other RV park in Santa Nella that is on the main road SR 33. This park sits back from the highway and noise is minimal. The pull through sites are all 50 feet long with utility pedestals/sewer placed at the back end of each site. The sites are level and interior roads are gravel. There are still 17-20 long term residents, some not in very good shape. The decor is classic KOA and we found the staff friendly and helpful. They provide CATV at each site and free Wi-Fi is available. The park still needs some sprucing up, the old park still shows through. Our navigation program had the old park located incorrectly on the west end of Gonzaga Road, when it is east from the Petro station, so check the directions carefully.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
We needed a place proximate to UC Davis and this seemed like a good location. We came for 4 nights and extended 2 nights so we could get some work done on the coach. It sits in a semi rural area and is very quiet, no train, no freeway noise. It's a moderately large park with large sites both pull through and backin. Each site has a small patio made of pavers or bricks and a picnic table. Some sites have grass between them and several sites have large grassy areas, but these seem to be taken up by the long termers. Long termers have kept sites clean and clutter free and most of them are in RVs less then 10 years old. There was one really old badly beaten 5th wheel next to us when we arrived but he was folding up what looked like years of stuff and moved out on our 2nd day here. Looks like the management is making a definite effort to move out the old stuff. There is a fenced off leash dog run with an adjacent fenced dog run for small dogs. The larger unit has some agility type items in the play area. There is a fenced children's play area, but for our short stay we didn't see any kids. There is a full time maintenance/grounds keeper and I see him busy all the time. Bathrooms are cleaned daily, showers are cleaned daily. Part of the interior roads are paved the rest are gravel. I found the access into the sites wide with adequate swing room for a 40 foot coach. There is definitely additional pull through sites being constructed on the east side of the existing park so it looks like they are expanding. We will definitely return here when we come back to the area.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
We came here without reading a review and should have! This park is run down and shows absence of pride of ownership. The park is run down, with weeds everywhere, rutted gravel interior roads and just looks dismal everywhere you look. There is absolutely no evidence of any attempt to clean this park up. There is significant Freeway noise from I-76 and a train that goes by several times each day and at night. Our site is long and wide enough for our 40' motorhome with 2 slides, but the tow car has to be unhooked and parked beside the site. The water pipes are wrapped for insulation, but our temperatures are much better then the other reviewers have encountered. The electrical pedestals are the old style and in several sites they have fallen over. We do have steady 50 amp service, water and sewer in C-5. There is major shopping nearby including a Wal-Mart. There is cable TV service but there are only 5 channels, we do better with our DirectTV satellite and OTA antenna. There is no evidence of a WiFi source, thankfully I have my own Internet Satellite. We didn't use the rest rooms, but an inspection of the laundry was very discouraging. This park is way overpriced for what you get. The price includes a Good Sam discount, but they charged me $5 extra for each dog so the rate ends up being far greater then I think this park is worth. I gave it better then a 1 because my coach fits in the site and the utility service is working in all aspects.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
The town of Why and the Hickiwan Trails RV Park are both in remote southern Arizona. We came here as a stop over before entering Mexico and stayed a week. One has to appreciate the Sonoran Desert environment to appreciate this location. Hiking, sun bathing, camaraderie and a friendly staff are the strengths of this park. We heard about the burros but even hiking in the desert behind the park we did not see them. On the disappointing side, we didn't see any animal life except two jackrabbits our whole stay. The sites are gravel, mostly level with pea gravel interior roads. The sites seem to alternate 30 amp and 50 amp so if you want a specific power you have to ask for it. I have to say it has been quite busy this week with frequent in and out traffic,so the turnover is high. The park stayed 3/4 full most days, with many departures in the morning and the sites filled by noon. The park sits behind the Golden Ha'San Casino and Convenience Store/Gas station. The casino is the size of a mini mart and only offers slot machines 16 hours per day. On a lark I played the slots and won $50 on a penny machine. We were told someone walked out with 1K during the week we were here. My winnings paid for half the park fee of $85 for the week stay. Cash or checks only, no plastic. All sites are back in except a few which seem to be occupied for extended period of time by people in newer 5th Wheels who see this as a destination, rather then a stop over. All sites are clean and very well kept up. The sites are wide enough for a class A with 2-4 slides and the towed car beside or in front of the coach. Power from standard power pedestals was very good during our stay, with no spikes or brownouts. Water is clean but hard as it is in most of southern AZ. I have my own Internet satellite so I did not use the parks WiFi but I saw people with their laptop siting in the breezeway outside the Laundry area using the parks service. We used the laundry several times, the 4 machines are new and clean as are the 4 dryers. All sites have complete hookups including sewer. Bathrooms could use a little attention more frequently then they attend to them, waste baskets full, toilet rolls empty, but they were not dirty. Three large garbage bins around the perimeter of the park fill rapidly and are only emptied once per week which is inadequate for the volume of trash they receive. I am one who appreciates the scenery of the desert so this was a pleasure for me. Believe me, if you look to the night sky you will see more stars then you knew existed.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
Enjoyed staying in a state park with RV access very much. Made a reservation online for one night and am pleasantly surprised at the caliber of facilities. Clean power, good hook ups except for the sewer which has no threads at the mouth so hang on to the hose when you dump. Sites are parallel to the road on either side so you pull in as you would a parking spot. Long enough for my 40 foot coach and tow car. I walked around the park and it is clean, with the bathrooms well placed and exceptionally clean for a state park in my experience. No heat so I bet showers are an interesting process if it was needed. It's the middle of winter and the weather has not been good for some time, but the fishermen are here in force. Interior roads are good. Sites are mostly level, the environment is attractive, with the organized bird feeding areas. The cabanas at each site are a plus as well as the fire rings. Plenty of space if it was better weather to sit outside. I would definitely come here again, but not without a reservation.