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We have stayed here several times traveling to/from Oregon. It is a good overnight stop or good for a couple days sightseeing in the Redding area. The park is clean and the landscaping well kept. Several spaces are terraced on a side hill and others are relatively flat. All have a narrow grassy area between sites with small trees enough to give some shade. Also a picnic table. Coffee and pastries are offered in the office each morning. Yes, there is noise from nearby I-5 but we have never find it to be a problem even sleeping with our windows open. On our most recent stay we wanted to use the pool on a very hot afternoon but decided not to due to one of the permanent residents playing his loud boombox in that area. Can we hope for a sign stating no loud music allowed in RV parks with swimming facilities? Probably not.

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We loved this park for its’ peace, quiet and rural atmosphere yet it is close to town and I-5. It felt like we were camping in an orchard. It is an older former KOA with huge, mature shade trees and lots of grass. Some of the sites have hedges between them and all are on level gravel. The pool was a perfect temperature for swimming. We did not use the restrooms or laundry. The only negatives is the landscaping could use a little better maintenance and the Wi-Fi did not work very well in the space we had (A-9). There appeared to be some permanent residents, but not enough to be a problem. The staff seems to go out of their way to park guests in every other space so as to give you lots of room to relax without being on top of your neighbor like so many other parks do. For good home-cooked food and BBQ be sure to eat at the Berry Patch Restaurant on the east side (park is on the west side) of I-5 exit #619. Very friendly staff, reasonably priced and lots of RV parking. We look forward to staying here again.

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We had never stopped in Yreka before and were surprised that we enjoyed this park. It is new, clean and well maintained with many nice flowers. Sites are level on gravel with grass and a picnic table and a small tree. If you park toward the front near the office the noise from I-5 is not a problem. A nice afternoon breeze blew across the park allowing us to sit outside and enjoy the surrounding hills. Restrooms are large and clean with a bench and hooks in each shower areas. It would be nice if the park had a pool for their hot, weary guests. The office is open limited hours so pick your own site and pay later. The many permanent residents are parked away from the overnight sites. The old town section of Yreka is quaint and historic and the newer part of town has several nationally known stores. We enjoyed taking a drive out in the country east of town past many small ranches and surprisingly green fields.

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This is a clean, well kept park with back-in or pull forward sites with “a view” of the Sacto River and a shaded, green expanse of grass for a premium price. The interior pull-thru sites have some small trees most of which are not large enough to provide much relief from the very hot summers in Redding. If you get an interior space facing north your own RV and awning will provide you with afternoon shade. The pool was too cold to do much swimming and got lots of noise from the I-5 freeway close-by. Our site was near the back of the park so the freeway noise did not otherwise bother us. Many permanent residents - weren’t a problem. Because of the price we will probably not stay here again.

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We have stayed here several time when traveling on Hwy 50 between Colorado and California. This time the manager was very surly at check-in and didn’t want to give us the space that we asked for, but finally gave in. The employee in charge of the RV park was much more pleasant. Space and interior roads are cement in poor condition in several places with a table and struggling grass/weeds in most spaces. There are several large shade trees but not in every space. There is traffic noise from Hwy 50 that is 100 yards away. You must leave a $5 deposit for a key to the restrooms that don’t appear to be cleaned on a daily basis. There is a gas station and convenience store on site. Cable TV is free and free WiFi is available in the store.

     

Ely KOA

Ely, Nevada

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New owners don’t seem to know what’s going on, but they've definitely raised their rates. Everyone was accommodating at check-in but even after driving my husband around to show him available spaces, they didn’t know that the space he chose was 30amp instead of 50amp which we asked for. After setting up and then pointing out this error to them we had to move to another space. During check-in the owner’s 4 children were fighting and playing all around and behind the desk and later the owner was playing his loud radio in one site where he was working. At 9:30pm the owner escorted an RV into the space next to us. He parked in our space with his headlights shining into our bedroom window while shouting directions to the driver. 50% of the park appears to be permanent residents. Sites are nicely spaced dirt and gravel with huge shade trees. There is grass in many areas including the tent area but not in the overnight RV area. Traffic on dirt interior roads stirred up lots of dust. With no pool in this hot, windy area, no grass in the RV sites, and extra $ for cable TV, this park is way overpriced but it is a long way between towns. Their website says our space with cable is $43. I can only assume that because we didn’t have reservations we were charged $45 without cable. This park is a gold mine at the expense of the traveler but your other options are much less desirable.

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Lots of grass, huge shade trees, free WiFi, big pool and clean restrooms all extremely well maintained. Sites in Section "B" are the shadiest but fills up first. Sites in Sections "E" & "F" are so close together that RV slides almost touch each other and each site shares grass with their neighbor. These spaces are also next to the playground, basketball court and cabins which tend to be noisy. This park is popular with ATV riders because the 260 mile Pauite Trail is just out the back of the park. We stayed in this park once before in June and really enjoyed it but not so much this time. The park itself if very nice. It just depends on which space you stay in, so pick carefully.

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Great location for touring Colorado National Monument and Dinosaur Discovery Center. Easy access off I-70. This is a nice clean park close to restaurants and gas stations. It was over 100 degrees during our stay so we especially appreciated the small pool and spa. Spaces are gravel with a table in the usual close, side by side layout of many parks with only a few trees scattered around the park for shade. A little bit of grass between spaces would have been nice. Free wireless was for only 24hrs after which you must sign up and pay for service ($5) and was very sporadic. Management was very friendly. Even though the amenities were very basic we enjoyed our stay.

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The best thing about this campground is it’s proximity to Glenwood Hot Springs, and at $35 it is the cheapest park in the area. The owner was friendly and very helpful volunteering good directions to the park when I called for reservations, and escorted us to our site. This park is on a hillside with close, narrow, terraced, mostly level dirt spaces. Trees shade most of the sites. There are many full time residents whose sites are very trashy and the park itself is full of weeds and has not been very well maintained. The restrooms are inconveniently located a long hike up the hill at the top of the terraces. This park overlooks noisy I-70 and is across from the train tracks. This is not a destination park but is OK for overnight.

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Great location on the relaxing Elk Creek, in a gorge with many surrounding trees and interesting red cliffs. Poorly laid out campsites are close together and crammed with as many tents and RV’s in each site as possible. The day use area is in the middle of the overnight sites. No rules were enforced. Even the manager’s husband never had his dog on a leash as required. Off and on all day were unsupervised, screaming, rock throwing, cliff climbing children walking through and playing directly in front of our creekside site. We could not sit outside and enjoy the creek ourselves. The manager is very friendly but keeps erratic office hours so we had difficulty making a reservation, and upon our arrival we found that she had neglected to write down our reservation information. Luckily we arrived early enough that there was still space available. We planned to stay 4 days but left after 2. This park is a zoo. Perhaps it might be a better place on weekdays with fewer out of control campers. If you want a peaceful, relaxing visit as previous reviews refer to, don't stay in a site on the creek. But then why stay at Elk Creek without the creek?

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We spent 4 days here while exploring Flaming Gorge and Dinosaur Nat’l Monument. This is a large park with grassy sites that unfortunately are very close together. Some sites are shaded by huge cottonwood trees and one row has cable TV although we got 21 channels with only our aerial. We camped in space #36 and our son was in premium (+$) space #37, which is the only one allowed to have both RV and tent. It is across from the pool, playground and mini golf that our grandkids loved, but near the noisy highway. The owners of the park went out of their way to successfully resolve several problems we encountered while staying here. The hosts were mostly friendly and helpful. Vernal is a nice, clean, small all-American town. You can find anything you may need within a few miles of the park.

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Pick your own site and walk back to the office to pay an excessive rate according to the length of your RV. There are only 2 good things to say about this park, the ladies restroom was clean and the interior roads and parking pads are blacktop. Everything else is a negative. Dirt, weeds, lots of highway and train noise, trashy permanent residents in the overnight area, barking dogs tied outside to RV’s all day, and a dirty men’s restroom but it’s the only park in town. YUCK! I’d rather drive further than stay here again.

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I would have given this CG a lower rating if it weren’t for the $10 price for Golden Age Pass holders. The volunteers who work at check-in were great. Sites are side-ways pull-thrus in loops off main entrance near trees with fire pit and table. Separate camping loops for tents, RV with generators and RV without generators. Some campers ran their generators for hours so they could watch TV. Each loop has it’s own restroom. We camped in loop “K” where the restroom was old, dirty, & full of bugs with a constantly wet floor from a leaking toilet that was marked “out of order”. Showers are available at the nearby RV park for $. Ask for a family group discount.

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This is your basic forest campground. Dirt sites and roads in the pine trees with fire pit and table at each site. Loop “C” has electric hook-ups. Water and dump station is available at the check-in board at entrance to CG. Easy walk to Lake Hebgen. The 2 mile dirt road into campground is very rough and dusty. Close location for exploring Yellowstone National Park and Earthquake Lake. Very friendly host from Loop “B” while host from Loop "C" who was camped next to us never spoke to us and let his dog run loose and bark at fellow campers.

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Very open area with only a few shade trees. Easy pull-throughs on gravel with grass between sites. A few sites had a table. Free wireless. Mike the manager was very friendly but somewhat confusing on phone and at check-in. Good location to visit the Old Prison Museum Complex in Deer Lodge only a couple miles away. Lots of noise from freeway and trucks with engines running all night in nearby truck stop. Received coupon for $.02 off per gal at Conoco station next door.