Date of Stay: August, 2009
We stayed here three nights on our way to Yellowstone in early August. I really have to agree with most of the reviews, as the park is really not maintained well especially for the price and is most certainly not what I would call a resort. The sites are close together but the management seemed to be nice and helpful, at least to us. The campground was quiet during our stay and everything worked properly. The interior roads are not maintained very well and since it rained some while we were there there were also some puddles to deal with. The best thing about this park is the location as it is within walking distance to the town center, which has many nice shops and places to eat.
Date of Stay: December, 2008
We just spent 3 nights here and I must say that the campground and surrounding area is a must see. There are two separate camping areas with a combined total of 73 units. The basic rate is $14 a night and there is a $10 surcharge for campsites with power and water, which where recently added. All of the campsites appear to be well layed out and many of them back right up to the red rocks. Most of the sites are fairly spacious especially the newer ones and will accommodate any size RV. The campground does not take reservations and is a first come, first serve basis. There are many short or longer hikes within the park and the visitor center is very informational. It is rather remote and there are no services within the park, so be sure and bring everything you need. It was rather cool while we where there and during the summer it can be extremely hot.
Date of Stay: August, 2008
This is a National Forest Service campground located outside of Las Vegas Nevada in the Toiyabe National Forest. The elevation is 6900 feet and is just inside the ponderosa pine trees. It is an older campground but fairly well maintained and has many big ponderosa trees. Since is it is pretty close to Las Vegas it is a very popular spot for the locals and reservations can be difficult to get especially on summer weekends. There are no hookups and is similar to many of the National Forest Campgrounds that I have stayed in. The sites are fairly level and a certain number of them can be reserved through the recreation.gov website. The sites range in size and there are some that will take fairly big rigs as some of the sites are considered a double. We have 30ft trailer and can fit into most of them although some of them are difficult to back into. There are some hiking trails in the area and a small visitor center just up from the campground. There are very few services available on the mountain, although there is a lounge/restaurant a few miles up the road. One drawback is that the campground is right next to the main road going up the canyon and the traffic noise can be bad at times.