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There are two campgrounds at Bannack State Park, Vigilante and Road Agent. We stayed at Vigilante campground which not only has slightly more sites but ones that are larger. At this time of year we pretty much had our pick as far as campsites went and so chose site #9, right along Grasshopper Creek. The campground is quite pretty, but primitive. You do get a picnic table and a fire ring and I think they sell firewood during the summer. I believe there is also water available in the summer but there is no dump station so come with full fresh water tanks and empty holding tanks. Our $20 camping fee included the entry fee to the historic ghost town of Bannack, which is the real draw to the park and well worth a visit.

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We have stayed at this park in the past, but it had been quite awhile since our previous visit and I was curious to see if it was still as nice as I remembered it being. For the most part, it was. This park is quite large with a lot of permanent residents but it is well kept and attractive. I especially like all the little decorative touches around the park like the flower beds and garden ornaments. Sites are gravel with grass in between them. The bathrooms and showers are very clean and spacious. WiFi was good some of the time but slowed to a crawl in the evening. Access from I-90 is very easy and being about a mile north of the freeway there is little traffic noise. However, there is some train noise ad the tracks run very close to the park and if a train is going down the grade the noise from its brakes is an extremely loud and ear piercing squeal. Fortunately the trains don't seem to run too frequently. During our one night stay we heard about half a dozen trains during the afternoon and evening but none during the night. We would stay here again.

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Can't think of anything we didn't like. The campground appears to br associated with a mobile home park next door. There are quite a few permanent residents in the RV part of the park and just a few sites seem to be set aside for those passing through. As others have said the "pull-through" sites are a little unusual in that one rig parks in front and another in back. Works OK for two motorhomes or a trailer in front and a motorhome in back, but two trailers might find it awkward. In October the park was quiet and so the first night we had our space all to ourselves and the second night a truck camper was in the space behind us so everything worked out fine. The park is fairly easy to access from the interstate and convenient for seeing what Pocatello has to offer. Don't miss the Museum of Clean!!! The bathrooms and showers were spacious and very clean. WiFi worked pretty good most of the time. The lady in the office was very nice and she gave us a free copy of the latest issue of the Pocatello newspaper and a map of the area when we arrived. We would stay here again when traveling in this area.

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First, I would like to say that if I were rating this campground just on the management I would give it a 10. All of the staff members we interacted with were invariably pleasant and accommodating. We stayed here on two different occasions on our visit to the area, first for two nights and then for one night after some more primitive camping at BLM campgrounds in between our two stays. We came in a little early on our first stay and the staff directed us to a dry camping area where we could leave our trailer and take our tow vehicle into Moab for some sightseeing until our site was ready. The lady in the office went out of her way to give us a nice end site with a view out to Arches NP (the name of the park is a little misleading as the view is a very distant one). On our second stay we had an interior site and it felt very cramped and crowded even though we only have a 17' RV. Our neighbor's picnic table was literally just a couple of feet from the side of our trailer. My main criticism of the park is that the sites are very small, not only narrow, but short as well and you really feel crammed in. If space is important to you, go for one of the premium sites or try to get an end site if you can. The park does seem to be a favorite with ATV users and there is some noise at times with their coming and going although the management does enforce its 5 mph speed limit. Unlike others, we found the bathrooms and showers to be clean, although in need of updating. Almost all of the trees in between the sites are small and offer little if any shade and yes, it can be dusty, but this is the desert after all. The campground offers cabins and tent sites as well as RV sites. The tent sits have no privacy and if I were tent camping this park would not be my first choice. For people camping in other places, the park offers a dump station ($5 fee), water for filling fresh water tanks (10 cents/gal.), and showers ($6). There is also a little store and gas station. We'd probably stay here again as it's convenient to Moab, Arches NP, and Canyonlands NP and the price is reasonable for the area.

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Of the several BLM campgrounds strung out along highway 128 this one is the first you come to if traveling from the west and the closest to Moab. Because of its proximity to town and fairly large sites it also is the first to fill up. We arrived about 11:00 AM and got the last available site. The campground is long and narrow and lies between the highway and the river. If you manage to get a river view site you're in luck. The other sites have views of the cliffs on the opposite side of the river, but no actual views of the river itself. We found this to be a noisy campground with lots of traffic noise from the busy highway and also from all the generators in use. Campground seems to be a favorite with the ATV and dirt bike crowd. We would probably not use this campground again.

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We'd stayed here many years ago and wanted to see the area again. This is a very popular park and you would do well to reserve a spot well in advance of your intended stay. We lucked out as there had been serious rain storms just few days before our stay and many of the tent sites had been rained out. Because they weren't taken and were first come, first served, we were able to use one of them. Each tent site has two parking spaces and the park will allow small trailers or RVs in these sites as long as your equipment will fit in the two spaces. We were able to park our 17' trailer in one spot and our tow vehicle in the other. As others have commented, the regular RV spaces all have paved parking pads. Every site has a fire pit, and a covered cabana over a picnic table. There is one central restroom/shower building for the whole park and since there was a large group in the group site during our stay I would say it was barely adequate for the needs of all the campers. The women's restroom was often in need of cleaning. I didn't use the showers but my husband reported that they were only lukewarm and at least one of them had a broken door that wouldn't lock so no one wanted to use that one of course. The "goblins" are a bizarre and fun geological feature to explore. Families will love this park as there are lots of kid size rock formations to crawl around on. In addition to the campsites there are also 2 yurts that can be rented. Without a generator to run an air conditioner, this park would be a very hot place to camp in the summer, as there is no shade.

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Great BLM campground close to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Deadhorse Point State Park, which is accessed via a 1/2 mile well-graded gravel road from the paved highway. Spacious, fairly private sites are spread out over a mesa amid junipers and pines. This is basic camping with vault toilets (kept clean the entire time we were there) and no other "amenities". Come with a full fresh water tank and an empty holding tank (you can get fresh water for 10 cents a gallon and dump your holding tank for $5 at Arch View Resort, which is just before the turn off to go up to the campground). Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. The campground had several sites available when we came in on a Wednesday, but by the weekend I think it was full. Generators are allowed at some times, but this campground will appeal mostly to those who are looking for a pretty desert campground and a quiet peaceful experience. We would definitely stay here again. Our rate reflects the use of our Senior Access Pass.

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A very pleasant, well run, clean and quiet park. There's something for everyone here - tent sites, cabins, pull throughs for big rigs, back-in sites for smaller ones. There's a heated pool (82 deg.) and a grassy children's play area. We stayed in a back-in site at the rear of the park with great views of the red cliffs. Our site had just electricity and water but there is a dump station for campers to use if they need it. The office and store are very attractive. The staff was friendly, courteous, efficient and conscientious. Wish every park was this well run. Only negative that I can think of is that the restrooms/showers are a little small and dated, but they were clean and adequate. We would definitely use this park again.

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The best thing about this park is the landscaping, which someone has obviously put a lot of work into. It's especially nice around the office and the camping cabins. As for the rest of the park, it's just so-so. The office is very dark and dilapidated and gives a very poor first impression. The restrooms/showers are behind the office and accessed by walking through a covered patio area filled with junk. The sites are easy to access and relatively level but offer no privacy what-soever from your neighbor. It's basically just a gravel parking lot. If the owners would put the same amount of money and care into the rest of the park as they've put into the landscaping, this could be a nice place. As it is, in spite of the extremely reasonable rates, we'd probably look for somewhere else if we were in the area again.

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I was a little hesitant to make reservations here after reading some of the reviews both here an on TripAdvisor, but the rate was a little less than the other campground in town so we decided to give it a try. First the bad. The park is indeed very rundown. The office has extremely worn carpeting, dim lighting, sagging couches and a musty smell. The young woman who is usually there appears to spend most of her time on her cell phone. The bathroom/shower building is in need of serious repairs and updating. For example, the plywood doors are delaminating, the paint is peeling, none of the locks on the bathroom stall doors or shower doors worked, and in many places where the pipes come into the building there is no caulking or other sealing so there are just big gaps where rodents can get in. Now for the good. The manager is a gregarious guy who made us feel very welcome. The location is great with easy access to everything in town. WiFi worked great! Although the bathrooms were decrepit, they were kept clean. Our site was level and spacious and the park was quiet. We had a fantastic view of the red cliffs out the windows of our trailer. This park could really be a stellar facility if the owners would put some money into it. We would probably stay here again but not if the physical conditions of the park got any worse.

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This is one of two campgrounds at Bryce National Park. It's a large campground with sites that are first come, first served, and which can accommodate most any rig. We stayed in Loop D, which does not allow generators or RVs over 20'. This loop is popular with tent campers and those with small trailers, camper vans or truck campers. The campground is on a hill and many of the sites will require ingenuity to level your rig. There are flush toilets but no showers in the campground although showers are available at the general store in the park. Sites are large but there is little visual privacy from your neighbors. It's a pretty, well-maintained campground and if you are reasonably fit you can walk to the lodge, store, visitor center and view points from your campsite. Our rate reflects the use of our Senior Access Pass.

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This is a US Forest Service campground that makes a nice alternative to the one campground inside the National Park at the North Rim. The campground is set in a lovely ponderosa pine and aspen forest and is about 5 miles from the park boundary. It's another 15-20 miles or so to the Visitor Center and Lodge located at the rim itself. The sites are very spacious and many are pull-throughs that can accommodate any size rig. There are no hook-ups, dump stations, showers or flush toilets, but the campground is pretty and peaceful. The vault toilets were spotless and practically odorless. The camp host was very friendly and conscientious about the upkeep of the campground. While it would have been nice to have stayed in the park, we weren't able to get reservations in time for our visit so DeMotte made a nice alternative. Our rate reflects the use of our Senior Access Pass.

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This is a small park right on the edge of town and convenient to all the amenities and attractions of Escalante and the surrounding region. The sites are gravel and rather small and close together. The park also includes 5 small but attractive looking rental cabins and an area for tent campers. The restrooms were clean and attractive. There is a laundromat but the prices are kind of high. We used it anyway because there didn't appear to be any other laundromats in town and we needed to do laundry. I would rate this park a 9 or 10 if the spaces were a little larger and offered a bit more privacy from your neighbors. Like many RV parks and campgrounds in this region don't expect to find much shade. We had site #5 and did get a little afternoon shade from one small cottonwood tree. The owners have obviously been working on improvements to the park and I appreciated the colorful desert landscaping that they've done. They are also VERY knowledgeable about all the things to see and do in the area and gave us lots of advice and recommendations for exploring the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Dixie National Forest. We would definitely stay here again!

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A beautiful campground with plenty of big cottonwood and mesquite trees to provide welcome shade. The sites in A and B loops tend to be short, but wide. C loop has some longer sites. We came in on a Tuesday morning and got one of the last two spots in B loop. We stayed three nights and the campground filled every day by noon or earlier. As others have mentioned, there are no hook-ups but there is a dump station with potable water available there. No showers, but there are flush toilets. The campground hosts were extremely conscientious and everything was well run and maintained. We paid $5/night with our Senior Access Pass. Lots to see and do at Capitol Reef - one of our favorite National Parks.

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This RV park used to be called Red Rock Steak House and Campground. I believe it is now under new ownership as the young woman who checked us in said something to the effect that they have only had it for two years. It appears that the new management is taking steps to improve things. The bathroom and showers were in good condition. Although there is little if any shade there are newly planted trees between some of the sites that will eventually provide this much needed amenity. That said, the campground is otherwise very basic, with short, narrow graveled sites that are quite close together. On one side a chain link fence separates the campground from what appears to be a junk yard. There are a few nice grassy tent sites. The restaurant serves basic but decent food and the service was good. Given that there are no other parks in the area, this will do for a one night stay.