Date of Stay: January, 2016
We have enjoyed our stay here. When you check in, you get the impression they are quite strict here, and they are. But, as you get to know the folks working here, it changes. ABQ is great, but it has some sketchy characters. The employees here let you know they enforce the rules, and they do thankfully. You are given a pass that you show to the guard each time you leave/enter the grounds. It's manned 24x7. There is a convenience store on site, two stocked lakes and well kept grounds. The electricity is reliable, as is the WIFI, water pressure and cable TV. There are no electric meters. Bison are raised as livestock in a fenced field adjoining the RV Park. The casino provides a shuttle service to/from the casino which has all the amenities you'd want to enjoy. There's a golf course here too. They also pick you up from the Rail Runner light rail that runs from just south of the Pueblo t0 Santa Fe and back. The cost is nominal and quite enjoyable. The railroad tracks are close, but I am noise sensitive, and it didn't bother me. It's kind of nostalgic to see them run knowing the history of the railroad in the West.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
We were glad to get a last minute space for the Balloon Fiesta, but the rate reflected was the monthly rate after the fiesta. This feels like an old time Florida campground in the front section - eclectic. All the parks are on the interstate in ABQ, so road noise is an issue no matter where you stay. It can be loud at times especially in the front section, which is the best section to stay. It doesn't appear that the sites are inspected once a camper leaves the spot. We found some cigarette butts at our first site in the back and small pieces of trash. There are some permanents in the park, but they are good people. If you have a pet, there's no real place to walk them and some tender footed pampered pets struggle with the rocks, but this is the desert. I would purchase booties for my pet if they weren't used to this terrain. The WiFi is a struggle even when there aren't a lot of folks in the park. Forget about it during peak season unless they make improvements. There are very few 50 amp spots and trees are found mostly in the front section. There are some picnic tables at some sites. We grabbed one for our site. It was wooden with paint peeling but served the purpose for the grill. Like I said, this reminds me of a sleepy old Florida campground - that kind of vibe. The staff is really great, though, working with us to move to a bigger site after the fiesta. We thought we had a fridge problem on arrival, and they said to pack everything up in their freezer while it was investigated. They also called us when a package arrived because the markings indicated it needed to be stored in the fridge on arrival. We would not hesitate to stay here again because of their hospitality. There is propane service onsite, and I understand he does RV repair as well.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Our truck decided it needed a new water pump, so we stayed here. Lucky for us! The owner is a wonderful person. I understand his wife is the same. These are hard working people who take pride in their RV park. The park was clean & quiet, but we were in between the rodeo and music festival when we stayed. I understand the owner uses a bobcat to fit RVs in during this time. No joke, so he can pivot them 90 degrees to get them in/out. It is a nose/tail parking situation, so it's one long row you pull into as you park. Your vehicle is parked around the perimeter of the park. There are shade trees, and it is super quiet at night. You are on a road. I'm noise sensitive. It didn't bother me. You may/may not get satellite if you park here, but his WIFI set up supported us. We work jobs still and could run off his connection no prob. No cable. Sewer is left and power/elec on the right. You may/may not need extension(s). Water is an artesian well. Yummy. Easy to level. We actually cut our time short in Cody to return to this area/RV park. Oh, and there's cabins along with a horse hotel. Glad life threw us a curveball, and we got the opp to stay here.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
The owners were very helpful when I made the reservation. We stayed one month. You are responsible for the elec @.115/KW paid in arrears. Laundry facilities on site. The grounds are nice with mature trees. The roads are gravel. Go slow so you don't kick up dust. Wild West rule of the roads. My 39' fit just fine. There is a place to park your vehicle right next to the rig. There are various sized spots. There is an open field in the back for Class As who would want to use satellite. CG provides cable. If parked in the "field," look @ your spot first. I saw one person towing a truck not make the turn they have to make in order to pull through. It doesn't look like smaller cars had any issue. There is a pool. This truly is a campground. There are tent sites along their creek. Mother Nature provides the mosquitoes. Interstate runs adjacent to the park. I am noise sensitive, and it wasn't too bad. They do have a dog park. I did have to level using boards after parking, but there's been so much rain lately thankfully. They have WiFi. The 30mg switch supports the entire CG. You will experience slow speed on up and downloads. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Great base camp. You could stay around these parts for two weeks and just scratch the surface.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
First, heed the words of wisdom regarding not coming in over Hood River bridge. While it is passable, it would be hard on the nerves after a day of pulling. The entrance to the park, as well as some of the turns within the park are tight, but again possible. We travel in a 39' fifth wheel and were able to maneuver successfully. The park itself is quite nice. All the spaces are paved with greater than average spacing between sites with trees. There is a picnic table at each site. Everything is well maintained with attention to detail. The bathrooms require a code and are clean. While we didn't use the showers, they do take quarters to use them. There are laundry facilities on site too. The owner and his son are quite pleasant as are others who work here. Yes, there are trains, but it's not that bad, and I'm noise sensitive. You are on a river and most rivers I've seen do have train tracks on them. Given the fact you are in a gorge, a lot of people and transportation share the same space. You are right off the main highway, so there is some highway noise for all the reasons I stated earlier. There's a wall between the road and the campground. This is the nicest campground in this area. They provide cable in their pricing as well. There's a very nice dog park too. The Wi-Fi is usable with hardly any loss in bandwidth when the park is full. We liked it so much we extended our stay.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
The nightly rate quoted was based upon the premium location weekly rate. We've given out 10 ratings to very few locations, but this park deserves it. The spots had a ton of room, were paved with large bricks and had a storage facility on the location. Instead of a picnic table, you have a dining settee with two chairs. There are back-in sites and pull-throughs. The grounds are well cared for with the groundskeepers picking up pine cones that fall. A newspaper is delivered to your door daily. There is movie night every other week with a movie for the children showing first then one for adults with free popcorn for all. There's coffee/pastries every morning too. They have an exercise room, hot tub, and sauna but we coudn't find its location. They have a certified yoga instructor there each Saturday. This gives you an idea of what to expect. Their customer service and hospitality was second to none. We would definitely return here when in the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
First, this park is not in Bend. It is about 37 miles SW of Bend. Do not trust your GPS. Use their directions. This is not an RV resort, but it is a very nice campground. Our site backed up to the lake where we saw bald eagles and osprey. You can see snow covered mountains too. We couldn't stay the entire month we booked unfortunately because their power was not reliable. We did have LTE Verizon coverage in our spot which really surprised us for the location. I don't think all spots were this fortunate. We work from our rig, so this is important to us along with power. The owner told us the power was installed 35 years ago and couldn't confirm its reliability, so we had to leave after two nights unfortunately. On check-in, we weren't charged the $1 fee, and the balance was refunded when we had to leave early. The store and surrounding grounds were in tip top shape. If you do stay at this campground, you would be wise to have a power monitoring system on your rig. We would consider returning. It's a great location. You are remote, so just be prepared for it. It reminded me of places we'd tent and popup camped in the past. It had that vibe.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is an older homey campground, designed when RVs didn't have slideouts. The spacing is adequate, but the picnic table can be closer to the sewer hose than you are used to when parked. All sites are perpendicular to the horseshoe parking lot. We had no problem parking even when the truck next to our site did not move. The owner came out as we drove in and advised us of our site number. She said her husband would come out to help park us if needed. As we checked cell coverage, he came over to the site with our mail and literature about the park. When we checked the cell signal, it was marginal. While I checked with the owners before booking about cell coverage, we noticed there were disclaimers on their literature. We work from our rig. When we logged in the next day, there were issues. We found out the cell service is supported by the local phone company for the coastal region, and others who depended on reliable signal were frequently challenged at this park. We had to leave the park the next day after planning to stay for one month. Their monthly rate is $360 with a $60/deposit for electricity. You are responsible for your electricity costs. The power was clean with 50 amp service. If cell coverage is important to you, be aware this area of the state is coming up to speed, and you will very likely experience speed/connectivity issues. Overall, the park was in good shape and acceptable. They have a lovely walk down to the river with a two acre dog run where your dogs can run off leash. It's a very nice location, and when we retire and leave all this technology behind, we hope to stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is pretty much a one night campground for folks traveling the interstate which butts up against this campground. The interstate noise is not bad, and I'm noise sensitive. The campground is for sale, but don't let that worry you. The rates posted are substantially higher, but give the phone number a ring and it will be reduced especially if you are a member of camping "clubs" like Good Sam. All sites are pull through and fairly level. The back row of 12 are all FHU, the middle row of ~14 are water/power and front row is all tent camping. Dump station on site in the back row. There is shade here too. All sites are pull through. Only 30 amp though. Plenty of room between sites. No owner/work campers on site so you are on the honor system for payment. They do allow you to wash/wax your rig on site. There is no wifi/cable. We were able to get satellite reception. Verizon data/cell service were terrific. The Riverside Restaurant just a little drive down the road will provide a good meal with ample portions and acceptable pricing. If you get a chance to make it to Buhl, we found an amazingly good Mexican restaurant called La Plaza. Pick up some of her tamales for the freezer. We did when we were here earlier in the year. She wraps them individually, and if she doesn't have them ready, she'll make them for you if you provide her enough time. Her food is really not to be missed. Hagerman is a beautiful area with good Harley rides, hot springs down the road, fossil beds and the Oregon trail ran through here. We would return to this campground.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is our second time at this park in a year. Long pull throughs, lots of shade, very good wifi, probably difficult to get satellite because of trees, no cable provided, 50 amp service and good Verizon cell service. You will probably have to level your rig but not that much. There are a few permanent residents, but they are good folks who keep things neat/tidy. There is an aggressive dog towards the back of the park if you walk the campground roads, but he is behind a fence. Nothing to worry about but be prepared. He seems to enjoy waiting for you to be right up in the area before barking his head off at you. If you make fun of him, he goes and lays down, but it'll startle you if you're not ready for it. The rate quoted is weekly rate with tax. I enjoy this campground, but this time we had to move early. They don't allow you to wash your rigs here. We'd asked before we arrived and were told we could use a mobile service. We lined that up and were told we couldn't do that either - disappointing. We get this is the man's business to run as he wants, but to pull out two days early in order to get this work done on the rig was a bit of a hassle. He is concerned water will get on the neighboring rigs. Wish his campworkers were clear on their understanding on this. They are pretty much the best thing going in this area, so I'm sure we'll return. We'll just make sure we wash/wax before we get there. The wind does pick up at random times here so watch your awning. We saw someone completely lose their's. This area is beautiful in it's own way. Quite a lot of agriculture going on, so it can be dusty at times. There weren't the flies we encountered here last time either. Check out The Riverboat Restaurant; we had a nice meal there. Portions were ample, and the pricing was good. Urbanspoon has them rated low, but we are foodies and found the meal very acceptable. Make sure you find your way to Buhl and eat at La Plaza. Some of the best homemade Mexican food ever; we always purchase some of her tamales to stock the freezer before leaving. Call ahead and if she's out of product, she'll make them for you. Harley rides are good in this area too. Check out the fossil beds and Oregon trail as you work up an appetite for these two restaurants.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This RV Resort is under construction and about 2/3 complete. The facility was extremely nice and so was the staff. The facility requires a gate code to enter the premises that is unique to each site, as well as use the pool/hot tub area. There's an outside fire pit, basketball court, shuffleboard, ping pong, activities center with kitchen, very nice playground with swing set, horseshoes, pet walk area. Sprinklers do run 2X/day.There are plenty of restrooms for the number of spaces. Everything here is top notch. I do believe we received a discounted rate because of construction during our month's stay. We did not have a meter on site yet either. From what I gather 500 kWh are included in the pricing and after this you are charged, but I am unsure of the rate. In discussion with the management here, they do expect to raise monthly rates when construction is complete. The pricing may vary depending on how much cement you want to pay for where you park. The laundry facilities are also quite nice. $1.50 to wash and same for drying. The spacing between sites is better than most parks in this area. We found two nice places to eat while here: Kneader's and Tamahura in Midway. Wal-Mart is quite close, as is Day's Market and Smith's for groceries. The only reason why we rated this facility a '9' is because of Wi-Fi. It's good but when greater than half full, there's not enough bandwidth. I'm sure they'll correct this in time though as they learn about demand needs. You should be relaxing anyway, right? But for those of us that still work, it's a nice perk when in a facility. We would definitely return.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This RV park is hard to rate. It's the best one in the area, and we would stay here again. It's just a "tired" RV park. The rates are high for an "RV Park" and not resort-like facility. $40/night with the Good Sam discount. The facilities are in very good shape. The spacing is adequate, but a little too chummy for my taste if I were to stay long term. There are BBQ grills at a lot of sites. Some of the sites are concrete pads, but most are gravel. The hookups worked fine, and they have cable. The WIFI was sketchy when we first arrived, and the park was about 25% full. We telecommute and while we don't rely on parks to provide our access, it's nice to use if available. We couldn't work on it until early morning hours or when the place emptied out. There are some long term worker tenants, but they are kept away from the overnight area for the most part. It feels a little odd when you drive into the park, but it's safe. There are picnic tables at every site too. The tent area had electric and water. Other than agriculture, the town seems to rely on it's 'spot in the road' in the middle of practically nowhere to survive. Do frequent their local stores/restaurants, and you'll receive some great service. Don't forget to tip. The scenery here is quite beautiful, and we even saw a bald eagle.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
This is an amazing place to stay/camp, so it fills up quickly. The rate is $24/night with a $7/day park access fee bringing the total to $31/night. The view of the Colorado National Monument from our site was spectacular. We were in site 6. There are nice hiking paths along the Colorado river. You can also fist in the stocked lakes. Tenters also use the RV spots so this is why you have to book early if you want to get into the park; they take up RV spots. It is what it is - not complaining. Every spot has a fire pit, and they sell wood for $5/bundle. Every spot has a metal shelter with a picnic table under it, also metal. You can't extend your awning as a result, but this was not an issue for us. The hookups were all in excellent working order. There is no WIFI provided. You are just about 1/2 mile off the interstate, but this was not issue. I'm noise sensitive, and it didn't bother me. The campground was immaculately clean, and the grounds were in beautiful natural shape. They do run sprinklers daily but there are signs advising you of same. We would definitely stay here again planning way in advance because we had to leave sooner than we wanted because it is such a popular place - and for good reason. You are close to many amenities if you decide you don't want to stay in your rig all the time too. But why leave such a beautiful spot?
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Rate reflected is monthly Winter rate, and the campground charges $0.14/kWh. This is a great park overall with lots to do for the children or young at heart. All the outbuildings are in top notch shape, as well as the facilities. They have ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, a pool, gaga ball pit, playground, and lots of room to have fun. The interior roads are gravel (thick in some spots) so the children will have to be pretty good riders to push through at times. There's a good, not heavily traveled, road that is just outside the park for asphalt riding. The WiFi was consistent/included in the price, and the owners/camphosts were really nice people. This is a very hospitable campground. There's a large "bark park" for people with furry children. The spacing between sites is fairly good for this part of the country. Some are closer than others, so look around before selecting your site. I tend to like more room and had no problem on the spacing. We would not hesitate to stay with these folks again. The nightly rate varies based upon day of the week. Weekends can be pricey at $45/night, but they offer good discounts so just ask. Happy trails!
Date of Stay: December, 2013
This is our second time at Justin's, and it is just like we remember. The camp hostess continues to be a wonderful person. You have to be self-contained to stay here, and there are many folks who return annually who are quite friendly. This park was built with becoming a park model facility in mind, so the spaces are sizeable. Some of the sewer placements are a bit squirrelly, so be prepared to use two hoses in some places. The cost is all inclusive, and they ask that you do not use electric heaters/dryer. The Wi-Fi could use some work. It's not strong although there are several towers within the park, and sometimes there is no connection to the internet, but you can hit their router. Be prepared to run off a data card if you need reliable signal. This campground butts up against the Sonoran Desert, and you can access it from the campground. Don't miss it! Also, Tiny's Saloon is up the road, and they have the best wings. We talked about them for two years and were glad to see nothing changed with the recipe in this local hangout. You are a little remote at this campground, but I like to still feel like I'm camping even though we live in a 40' toy hauler, so it's worth a little driving for me to get to the grocery store, etc. Our friends stayed at other places locally, and they are packed in like sardines. No, thanks. Casino del Sol is just around the corner too if you're inclinced. As is, Wal-Mart and grocery stores - all within a 15 min drive. There's also a clay shooting range, as well as, pistol shooting ranges close by for your convenience. There's a great church, Holy Cross Church, in town too (Presbyterian PCA). If the weather chases us south again, this park will be at the top of our list!