Date of Stay: September, 2011
This is one place where what we expected and what we got were two totally different things! Based on the other reviews posted, I expected just a parking lot with hook-ups. Rather it was a very nice park that exceeded expectations. Yes, the sites are rather tightly packed, but it seemed to be a bigger issue at the rear of the unit where one backed up very close to the unit on the other side of the loop. Not a big deal in our book, as the rear of the unit is not used for "living space". The area on the "door" side of our trailer had a nice grassy area with a tree that gave us privacy from the next unit over. Yes, there are no picnic tables and no fire pits, but honestly, in Sept, it got too cold to spend much time outside once the sun went down. We had our chairs and enjoyed the outdoors while it was still warm, and did not for a minute feel like we were on top of the next party one site over. On the other side, our truck and another set of trees blocked the next site over on that side as well. The only challenge was that the sites are back-in and double wide, which means for those with a trailer, your tow vehicle is parked along side. The "loop" road around each loop is only one lane wide with no shoulder. This meant that with any larger units (our trailer is 28'), your tow vehicle sticks out into the loop road while backing it into place. Traffic is effectively blocked until you get your trailer leveled, wheels chocked and unhooked from the hitch, which can take a bit of time. The road should at least have a shoulder allowing vehicles to pass while parking your trailer. Also, I don't know who designed the sewer outlet, but it is raised about 12 inches off the ground. It was hard to have gravity do its thing when the hose has to run uphill to access the opening! Our site was fairly level, I think we just needed one of those yellow "lego" style blocks under one side's wheels. The roads and pads are paved, and it is required that you keep all wheels on the pavement, which was not a problem. The restrooms where clean, but we did not use the showers. The advantages of full hook-ups! The showers were about $4 each, which is a bit pricey. Don't expect to get a cell signal in the campground regardless of the carrier! We picked up signals during our touring and just accepted that any calls or texts would have to be made when we picked the signal up while out and about. It was very close to all the Fishing Bridge amenities, which include a great General Store, Visitor's Center, gas station ($3.99/gal for the mid-grade stuff), auto and RV mechanic, ice, etc. You could walk to it all, or make a short drive. The location was great for touring. Yellowstone is very large and travel on many of the roads is slow. I could not imagine not staying in the Park. Trying to drive in every day from an outside location would be crazy! We drove enough as it was! So, if you want hook-ups and a good, central location to tour Yellowstone, Fishing Bridge is it! The only reason I gave it an 8 was the parking issue I mentioned and the crazy sewer outlet. Otherwise, it was GREAT! Note that when we were there in early Sept, many of the upper loops where closed due to an extensive renovation of their electrical system. The upper loops that were open did not have functioning electricity. We were in Loop A, and all the lower loops have had their electric work completed, so the power worked great! Oh yeah, one early morning I was out walking with my morning coffee and rounded a corner and there was a bison, right in the campground. I backed up and he strolled right on by our site..., very cool!
Date of Stay: September, 2011
This place was great! Set nestled in the trees, it felt more like a conventional campground rather than an RV park. All the spaces are long pull-throughs, and even with a 28' trailer hitched up to a Ford Expedition, it was easy to get into our spot. There was some leveling needed, a couple of those plastic "lego" leveling blocks under one side's wheels for the side to side leveling, and a good size stack of them under the jack for the front-to-back leveling, but once that was done, everything was great. Easy to walk to the store, lake and Visitor's Center, and central to the touring we did in the Park. It is true that there is no Wi-Fi, but we knew that going in. The Verizon signal was pretty good, so I was able to connect using my Verizon data card and get Internet access. Having full hook-ups negated the need to use the showers there, which I understand are fairly pricey. The store had a good selection of gifts and assorted items, and the grocery portion was well stocked and the prices fairly reasonable, considering the location (and what they could have charged). Gas was high at $4.10/gallon for the mid-grade stuff! The hosts were very nice when we checked in. They gave us the rundown as to where the latest bear sightings were! We were there around noon and there was no issue with us being there before 2:00. The "Campground Full" sign was up, and it did appear to be so every night. All in all it was a great place to spend the 3 nights we did there. If you are lucky enough to be at the far end of the campground (we were not, we were closer to the front), there are several trails that go out to a beautiful "beach" (actually small diameter river rock instead of sand). We walked down with our chairs, a cold drink and our books and sat on the beach with the gorgeous view of the Tetons... life could not get much better. Just to be fair, the only reason I gave this place a 9 instead of a 10 was the leveling required.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We stayed here as an over nighter on the way from Denver to Yellowstone. This is a very nice park. The staff at check-in was very friendly and helpful. Even though it was Friday of Labor Day weekend, they were not full at all. They offered a larger site to us (no extra charge) so we could leave the trailer hooked up, which was nice and saved a bunch of time. Paved interior roads w/ level, dirt/gravel sites. Looks to be almost all pull throughs, except for sites on the ends of the park. Bathrooms/showers were clean and functional, but a bit dated (what is it with RV Parks and bathrooms, they always seem old). Grassy areas for each site w/ a picnic table. The park is located as you come into Cody from Casper. It is about 2 miles to "downtown", which is very nice, with lots of shops and restaurants. The hosts provided us with the number for the local cab company, who picked us up and took us to the Cody Cattle Company, which features a "chuck wagon" buffet dinner and a country-western show. We highly recommend that, it was a lot of fun.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We stayed in a Premium Site for 3 nights. The staff was great, and the facilities were very nice. We're used to camping in public campgrounds, but in Moab, those are limited, and having the full hook-ups (can you say Air Conditioning!) and pool is great to have. We had an end site which had plenty of room. The spaces are a bit tight, and many of the sites are set up so they face each other, something we consider "less than ideal" (ours did not, hence the "premium" designation and pricing). Having a trailer, we had to squeeze the tow vehicle into the spot with some creative parking. We noticed others did not do that, and had their vehicles in the roadways, which made it even more challenging to maneuver. There were a lot of rental motorhomes, and I felt bad for them having to squeeze into their spots. I felt the staff should have enforced the parking rules, which stated that there was no parking in the roadways. They did have overflow parking which people could have used. The "per person" charges were typical of an RV park, and pushed the price up to about $60 per night, pretty pricey for camping! There were 5 of us. The cable TV was good, some channels were a bit snowy, but we weren't there to watch TV. A TV channel listing on the map/rules page they gave us at check-in would have been nice. The Wi-Fi worked pretty darn well! Good security, clean restrooms, all in all a great place to stay and a good home base for exploring the Moab area. We would stay again.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
We were very pleased with our stay here. We normally try to camp in State Park, National Park or Forest Service campgrounds, and avoid RV parks when possible. Given the nature of our trip to Moab, i.e., to tour Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, as well as explore the town of Moab itself, this campground provided an ideal location. The public campgrounds were all full, and would not have been as convenient as this park. The spaces had enough room to easily maneuver (we had a large pull through), and while not luxuriously spacious between rigs, it was adequate. Nice, level spots with a grass "lawn" in between. It is a typical RV Park where you look at the back of your neighbor's rig, but not bad. Lot's of shade trees throughout. The restrooms were clean, the WiFi worked well, the folks working there were friendly, and they had cable TV! We got to watch some of the weekend football games! The management was a bit touchy about their grass, they had a strict rule of no mats on the grass, but we could live with that. All in all, a very nice park that we would recommend to anyone looking for a central spot to stay in touring the Moab area.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
The one thing that jumps out about this RV Park is how on top of each other the campsites are. There is a an upper campground, which has full hook-ups, but is nothing but an open, gravel parking lot. It looked awful. We stayed in the lower campground, which has trees and grassy areas, and several of the sites are right on Chalk Creek, which is very pretty. The lower campground is a mix of electric only and tent only sites. But, as mentioned in the beginning of this comment, the sites are packed in together. Our particular site was side by side with another site, and we figured we'd be looking at the back of their RV. But, the sites actually faced each other, and the combined room of both sites was smaller than many other single sites at other campgrounds! We felt we were sharing a small site, and practically were in each other laps when we ate our respective dinners or sat by our respective fires! That was typical throughout the campground. The tent area looked like Tent City! Never seen anything quite like it! On the positive side, the folks running the place were extremely nice, and the facilities were clean and in good working order. We were escorted to our site and the gentleman helped guide us into our tight little spot! We were with our grandkids, who really enjoyed playing in the creek, although creek access is somewhat limited as they crammed so many creekfront sites into the place that there is very little access unless you are fortunate enough to get one of those sites (we were not). I don't think we'll be staying here again. Had it not been for the tight fit and closeness of the sites, this campground would have scored much higher!
Date of Stay: September, 2009
We used this campground as an overnight stay as part of a longer trip, but wow, if it wasn't so far for us to go (we are in Colorado), this would be a fantastic destination campground. It is very pretty with lots of easy to access, level, gravel sites, with full hook-ups for a good portion of them. Very pretty grounds. The lake is right nearby, and the sites are nicely spread out. The facilities are on par with a private RV park. The campground hostess who checked us in was extremely nice and helpful. We wanted to try some Kansas City Bar-B-Que, and she recommended Fiorelli's Jack Stack restaurant, and looked it up so we could have the address for our GPS Navigation system. And it was the BEST BBQ we've ever had! So if you try this campground, leave one night's dinner open for a short 12 mile drive to Jack Stack!
Date of Stay: September, 2009
We stopped here as an overnight spot en route home to Colorado. The hostess was very nice and informative, and our spot was easy to access, a nice, level pull-through spot. We didn't even have to unhook! The spots are all grass, which made it very nice. There is a big Travel Plaza for gas across the street, and the Colonial Steakhouse is a short walk from the campground, and the food was pretty good for a restaurant in the middle of Kansas! The free garden was pretty picked over, as it was late Summer when we stopped there (almost Fall), but my wife found a nice pumpkin which she took with her. I'd definitely recommend this place as a stopover place en route to somewhere else. As there is not much in the area, it really isn't a destination campground, but then it does not try to be.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Very nice RV Park between the town of Custer and the western entrance to Custer State Park. It has well packed dirt interior roads, and nice, big level sites on gravel, with a grass lawn area in front of each site. Surrounding pine trees give it that "woodsy" feel, but there could be more trees actually in the campground. It was sort of open. We have a small (23') travel trailer, and felt somewhat overwhelmed with the number of big rigs that were here, but we have found that is typical of an RV park versus a public campground. Still, we weren't the only smaller unit, and everyone was very friendly, regardless how big or small their rigs were. The hosts were very nice and helpful. I'd highly recommend this park, especially if you prefer the full facilities of an RV park over a public campground, as a great base camp for exploring the Black Hills. If you like public campgrounds with at least electrical hook-ups, check out our review of Custer State Park, Stockade Lake North campground, which is just down the road and actually in Custer State Park.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
It is a beautiful campground full of big pine trees, very close to the town of Custer and easy access to all of Custer State Park. It is not lakefront, but Stockade Lake is a short walk away. The fishing in the lake was pretty good. While the road through the campground is paved, the driveways and pads are dirt, and our site required considerable leveling. Also, accessing the site via backing up our trailer was a bit of a tight fit, but we made it. Once set up though, it is extremely beautiful and quiet. There is lots of room between sites, and the shower building was kept very clean. There is only electricity at the sites, but there is abundant water through the campground, including a faucet on the shower building that you can pull up to and refill your fresh tank, if you so choose (note that you can pull or drive your rig with an empty fresh tank and fill it when you get there using this faucet). There is a dump station behind the Cenex station in Custer, maybe a 5 minute drive away. Dumping is free if you fill up with gas, otherwise it would be $3.00. This is a perfect place to use as your base camp for exploring the Black Hills!