Date of Stay: November, 2016
Reservation process was easy/efficient Crew stayed after closing for many arriving after closing hours and escorted to site - nice touch. Because it was off season, there were many campers so CG effectively shut down with respect to this. It is on the interstate, and we knew that. Interstate noise was expected. It is dusty here, but they haven't had a lot of rain. There's no need to pave this place up, but keep it as natural as poss. There are a lot of trees here for shade. For a KOA, this one had the most room between sites we've ever experienced. This was nice too. The site had three places to hook up the sewer too which was nice. It appears the three set up is the same on all pull-through sites. Be careful walking around at night though. There are a lot of flies here, and I believe I saw mosquitos although they didn't bother me at night...so jury still out on that. Easy to level and good site length. We did not find the turns to be tight.
Date of Stay: October, 2016
Follow the CG's directions to get here! We didn't. We arrived, but wish we had remembered the CG website caution. There is a long drive for entry where you pass an asphalt/road biz. If it was operating, it may have changed our whole view of the park, which was peaceful. We arrived late and staff was still onsite to assist with check-in. Nice touch. They did not provide an escort to the site as a result. This was not an issue, but if not off season, this place would be hopping. It's a large CG with a lot to offer, and I feel a lot of children would be present. For a KOA, the sites had good room between them w/ a picnic table and concrete pull thru pads. The utility pole was in good working order w/a light on top. Sewer placement was good. Site was level and good length. It was easy to navigate in the CG. There are a lot of trees and a lake.
Date of Stay: September, 2016
WY CGs are like the state-rugged to an extent. The elements are hard on things here. We were in row A, which has good room between sites. A creek runs by the CG and sometimes has a smell, but other WY rivers/streams do the same. The grounds were clean/acceptable. There's no cable. FHU was suitable/easy to access/reliable. KOA WIFI was not. Verizon cell/data was good. Interstate does run close by but not a bother. I am noise sensitive. Could not enjoy sleeping w/ windows open at night though. There are permanent residents here but not an issue. Nice dog park. Large flocks of turkeys moved through the CG. Flies can be an issue at times, and you need to bring a mat to keep the dust from getting into the rig if you have an issue w/ this. I'd return. Not the best & not the worst but good for this part of the country. I prefer to spread out a bit and open my awning.
Date of Stay: June, 2016
Peter runs a very tight ship, aware of anything taking place, and if you step out of line in terms of the rules, he's normally right there reminding you of it - right there. Nothing wrong with that either - just know. The check in process was easy. The spaces are extremely close to the other rig, but they are all pull-through with room if you don't want to disconnect. The utilities are in excellent order. The restrooms are spotless, as is the laundry room. There's a nice dog run. There are no trees on the property - none. You cannot place a mat on the grass, which is so hard to grow in this area. You can have your mail shipped here. The interstate runs along the back of the property, but it's not a bother.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
The staff here is second to none! I've never seen a more organized office and informed staff. This is by far the best place to stay in a 75 mile radius in terms of non-state parks. The owners have done a fabulous job keeping the grounds as close to natural as possible. There are a lot of return campers who get their first pick on return site visit, but it works out well. They also have tent camping. The playground equipment is "old school" and in terrific condition. There is a fire ring and picnic tables at all RV spots. You will have to level, so be prepared. All hookups were in excellent shape.
Date of Stay: April, 2016
We were only going to stay for one week, but once we got there, we stayed several months especially after finding all the hot springs. We were on the top tier which was great for the view and to get out of the NM wind during the Winter. It was very peaceful here. We found everything to be in good working order. This is by far the best place in TorC. You can walk into town, but note you are on a hill. The water hook ups are a little cumbersome but doable. They read the meter when you stay monthly - $0.17/KW. The owner keeps a good watch on the park. There are long term residents here (like the other parks), but they keep to themselves. The owner tries to keep the rigs separated unless she is really busy, so you don't feel like you're right on top of each other. The spacing is above average between the rigs too. No picnic table at our site. The sites "up top" were all pull-through.
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.