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This place is a real find. It's five miles north of Bishop in the beautiful Eastern Sierras and far enough off the highway that you do not hear traffic. Every one of the decent-sized sites back-up to a creek and has a good-sized lawn. There is a tree line south of the sites with hook-ups but I somehow still managed to get a good satellite signal. Verizon service was fine. The nighttime skies are wonderfully dark for stargazing. The $25/day is fair, but remember, no credit cards. Besides the beautiful surroundings, this campground has the most pleasant, helpful and personable host I've ever come across. There is nothing that she will not do to make her guests happy. For all these reasons I am rating this campground a "ten," even though it lacks sewers (which are only an issue on longer stays). We look forward to returning here.

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Price reflects Good Sam discount. This is a nice looking park six miles east of the Vegas Strip. The staff is friendly and helpful and the gate has security 24/7. WiFi is excellent. Unfortunately, we were here when the temperature was 110, which is not helped by the all asphalt and gravel, grass-free grounds and lack of shade. There are only a couple designated areas to walk the dog. We would stay here again but only in the cooler months, and we would first check-out a similar looking park around the corner that advertises for $16/day.

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BE AWARE: There are some discrepancies on the prices as far as what the website says, what ReserveAmerica says, and what you find out when you get here. There are only 4 sites with full hook-ups and you have to pay $25/night for these. There are also about 16 electric only sites. When you make a reservation through ReserveAmerica, they only collect the basic fee; be prepared to pay for other services when you get here. This is a very nice, quiet park in beautiful SW Colorado. Even on a summer weekend the park was almost empty. The host was very helpful and sells firewood and ice. A short drive down the hill is the reservoir. About 6 miles away is a convenience store where you can pick up bait and a fishing license (It's the Phillips gas station). Dolores is small and Cortez is about 12 miles away, do try to come with all you need.

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First of all, AN IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are driving a motor home with a toad, you will only have to pay one $6 vehicle fee, not $12 for "Two motorized vehicles," as some thought. The policy at Colorado state parks has been changed and they will give you a free pass for your toad. So, the $30 rate reflects $24 for a full-hook-up site and one $6 vehicle charge per day. This is a beautiful park. If you want full hook-ups you need to stay at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground which is north of the Reservoir next to the rushing Uncompagre River and two ponds stocked with trout. Sites are very spacious and private with lots of pull-throughs. No WiFi but Verizon works. Montrose is 14 miles up the road with anything you might need, including a Super Wal-Mart, Target, etc., but Ridgway is only 5 miles south and has a decent market and other stores. We would definitely stay here again.

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This is a decent enough park for a couple of days, but make sure you get the right site if you have a big rig. We have a 31 ft. MH and had to jockey back and forth to be sure we weren't sticking out of either side of our pull-through. The Glen Canyon dam is only minutes away and very impressive. The camp store has a nice selection. You can rent boats near by but I suggest advance reservations.

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Price reflects use of access pass. I second everything the previous poster said, it's a great place to camp if you can live without hook-ups. This is an especially good choice if you have a toad, rather than drive the extra 44 miles each way in the RV to stay in a campgrounds that are more expensive and hard to maneuver in at the North Rim park, stay here and drive the car in. The road's a lot more fun and way cheaper driving a car instead of your whole rig. And the North Rim campground only allows generators 4 hours a day; this park let's you run it all day except from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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In the words of Betty Davis, this place is a dump. I have never rated a park less than a 7 before, mostly because I do my research and always choose a park that has proven itself to those that have gone before me. But this time, I was fooled. I cannot prove anything, but does anyone else find it a little fishy the way this park has been rated? Prior ratings are 3 tens, a nine, a three, and a two. And while the reviewers who gave the park a three and a two have 15 and 11 other reviews respectively, the reviewers who gave the park the tens and the nine have three reviews between all four of them! And one of those reviews was for a park that was given a five, and just happened to be right up the road from this one!! And some of the comments in one review are taken verbatim from the website. Very strange indeed. This park is, without a doubt, the worst RV park I have ever seen. Junk is strewn everywhere. When I got there, the place was devoid of other guests, except for two- some personal friends of the owners who seemed to be far more important than us, and a nice fellow who said to us, "The place sure doesn't look like the pictures on the website, does it?" None of the sites are level and some have deep ditches to avoid. Even after placing three boards under the downhill hydraulic levelers, I still couldn't get my rig level. Then, I saw the electric was only 20A after being told it would be 30A, and when I told the owner, he said, "Oh, it's really 30 amps!" All over the park is junk- rusty fuel tanks, rusty and beat up porta-potties, RVs that look like they are from the sixties, boats, etc. We were close to the office, and the WiFi was still very slow, and I couldn't get a Verizon signal, so that meant no air card or cell phone. There were two large dogs that wandered all over the property; I don't know who they belonged to. There is no way I can describe the office except to say calling it a pigsty is an insult- to pigs. It doesn't look anything like an office- no counter, broken furniture you practically have to climb over, empty liquor bottles, dirt everywhere, etc. As you enter this "office" you see an old washer and drier, and a sign on the bathroom that says, "$5.00/shower"! It is highly ironic that the first park I came across that charges for a shower has a shower so filthy I wouldn't use it if you paid me $50.00! I thought about giving the park a 2 or a 3 based on the gorgeous surroundings, but it doesn't deserve even that. The place is a blight on the beautiful landscape and should be cleaned up or condemned. We planned on staying a week but left after one day. I don't even have to say it- we wouldn't stay here again if it was free.

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Price is average for 8 days (3 days Passport, 5 days regular). There are at least a couple of shady sites; we had one. Like the other reviewers, I liked this park for it's long pull-throughs, spacious, level sites, and friendly staff. Clean laundry room with 3 and 3. Wi-Fi was generally decent, Verizon was fine, so was satellite reception. Nice dark night skies. Nearby highway is a little annoying but not terrible. Montrose, with good shopping, is 8 miles up the highway. We would definitely stay here again.

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This is a difficult campground to rate. There are no hook-ups and very few sites that can accommodate an RV. But this is Colorado, so that means gorgeous mountains and the sand dunes are magnificent. A place not to miss. It's worth the discomfort for a couple of days to see them. The campground is really made for tents, though.

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Rate is based on staying for seven days and paying for six. This is an excellent park. The only thing that would make it better would be if it wasn't just gravel. But the views are beautiful, the sites are spacious and all pull-throughs, and the convenience store is not only convenient but it has low prices! The owners are very nice and helpful. The park is 5 miles from the center of Taos, which was fine for us- dark skies and quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again.

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A nice park about 20 minutes from the center of Santa Fe, and true to its name has beautiful skies and views of the mountains. The front and back of the park are quite different. The front is like a regular RV park with the sites all in rows, but the back is a little more camp-like. We had excellent Wi-Fi in site #25. In the back is a display of antique farm implements; kind of cool but keep an eye on your kids back here.

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We only overnighted here, and it served our purpose fine. All the sites are pull-throughs, it's right off I-40, and next door to a Camping World. Not the kind of place I'd stay at if I planned on hanging out around the RV, though. The traffic noise is constant, and it's far from nature, but if we had a reason to be in Albuquerque for a couple of days or needed to overnight again, we would stay here again.

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Price is based on a night of boondocking on the beach. We have done little dry camping and thought we'd give it a try here. Once you pay your $8 you can plop your rig down just about anywhere you like. Most choose the beach, and some park quite close. The main reason I'm writing this review is to warn my fellow RVers if you opt for the beach, be very careful where you go, especially in a heavy motor home. You'll still have a great view of the lake 50 yards from the water where the sand is hard-packed. We tried to get closer and needed to be towed out. This is a great park if you're into boating, jet skis, and other water activities, but not much else. We would stay here again, but probably in a site with hook-ups.

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Rate is based on monthly stay, including metered electric. This is a nice park run by nice people. As noted by others, the streets are very wide. Excellent for a one-night stay because of the abundant pull-throughs around the perimeter. But they are all gravel, so unless you really don't want to unhook the toad, choose one of the back-in sites, which are mostly roomy, with shade and grass. The park is convenient to everything. Walmart is less than two miles, and nothing is more than 12 minutes away. If you come in the summer, be prepared to run the A/C all day; it was 100+ almost every day in June. The humidity is very low, so it's almost tolerable. My only complaints are the gravel roads are very dusty, and a car washing is good for about a day, and the WiFi is better in some sites than others. Three days after we arrived, we were asked to move because we were accidentally put in a site that couldn't be properly metered. It was an honest mistake, and they were very nice about it. I mention it because they made a very fair price adjustment as a result. While we were there, the clubhouse was being expanded and rebuilt. We would definitely stay here again.

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First of all, DO NOT plan on gassing up in Fort Stockton; the prices at all 5 or 6 stations in town are 30 cents higher than anywhere else we were in Texas. This new park is a flat square of clean white gravel with hook-ups on a hill. All pull-throughs, close to the Interstate and a fair price makes it a perfect overnight stop when crossing Texas. Owners are very nice too. We would stay here again.