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This is an exceptionally nice park. It's obvious the owners take a lot of pride in it. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The park is nicely wooded, shady, and grassy. It's on a river and backs right up to the Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge steam locomotive bridge across the river. Almost every site has some view of the train. Twice a day folks from the park gather and wave as the train goes by. We found the sites to be spacious. The Wi-Fi service is one of the better we've encountered. There are outdoor hotspots throughout the park. Given that there are 100 sites here, it functions quite well. (You'd never guess there are that many sites - the layout is attractively broken up) Verizon 4G is nearly full-strength.

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After checking in, we had to ask around to have both an ATV and car moved because it would not have been possible to maneuver in to our site. The whole park is a muddy mess when it rains, but then again so is most of Silverton. What seemed to be the owners and their friends were being rather loud outside the main building near our site until about 11 PM. Short-term sites are very close together with slideouts practically touching. Our site was sloped up at the truck end which made detaching and attaching our weight distribution bars almost impossible due to the angle. Wi-Fi crashed and disappeared during the one time I used it. I probably wouldn't stay here again. On the bright side, the staff was friendly and helpful.

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We stayed 2 nights here. It's a nice, quiet park. We lucked out and got a spot at the end of a row, so we had a fire pit and grass. Most sites did not have fire pits due to the proximity of the trailers. Lots of amenities including a pool and hot tubs. We had a good Verizon signal here. We were in the area up front that has some good trees. There is another area further back with no trees.

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We stayed for one night to break up the drive home. The campground is very quiet and serene. Host was very friendly. We were asked to limit our water usage to 5 gallons due to a water main break. We appear to have reserved the one pull-thru site with a somewhat steep front-to-back slope (I used 6 Lynx blocks to keep the tongue jack from extending too far). Great views across the endless landscape. As someone else mentioned, you can see the interstate and trains but cannot hear them at all. Despite the bright line-of-sight lights from Winslow, the night sky is very dark. Only a handful of sites have 50 amps, so do your homework if you require 50. We had good Verizon coverage and many over-the-air TV stations available.

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We loved this place and would return frequently if it weren't just a little too far from home for us. We stayed 7 nights. 50-amp service and water worked great. Verizon coverage is great. There are good views from nearly every site and the hosts did a great job of keeping the place clean. Our site was level. Some of the pull-thrus are a little close to each other, but most sites are spacious. The park is just outside of town and there is a dog park just a few minutes from the campground (next to the ballpark you pass on the way in). The hiking trails are nice and the fishing lagoons were very peaceful. The only reason I gave this a 9 rather than 10 is because the dump site is so far from the campground (approx 1.5 miles round trip). I made 4 trips total with a 15-gallon tote and it took some time!

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We've used this park several times for short stays while in transit. It's a simple, quiet, no-frills gravel park. Sites are relatively wide and some have trees. It would have been better if they had angled the sites so everyone can have a view of the bluffs rather than a view of the trailer next to them. There are metal fire pits in some but not all sites, but they are lightweight and you can just grab one from another site as the residents in those sites have always said it's fine if we take it. We always use our own shower (that's the point of having a trailer, right?), but I peeked into the bath house and the showers were clean but in desperate need of remodeling (the park is for sale). Owners/employees are always friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is very good. There is a tranquil pond with ducks and frogs along the front end of the sites that makes for a nice evening stroll.

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Beautiful, quiet, clean, well-maintained campground. Great views are everywhere. There are electric hookups at some sites (A and B loops), but no water or sewer at any sites. Dump station has potable water. Bathrooms have dishwashing sinks, so it's pretty easy to conserve your trailer's water for just showers and hand washing. We made it our whole six nights on one fill of our 35-gallon fresh water tank by using the park's dishwashing sink and jugs of water for flushing our toilet.

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Oh man, what a beautiful campground! Colorado obviously takes their state parks very seriously. Most sites were quite spacious and have great views of the mountain and/or the town. The entire park is very clean and well staffed. Maybe we got lucky, but it was also very quiet. We can't wait to come back here again someday.

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This is a bare-bones RV park. It is minimally maintained and weedy. The roads had some rutted areas, and the Wi-Fi was absolutely useless. The Wi-Fi worked for a few minutes here and there and was incredibly slow when it did work. It was quiet and sparsely populated when we arrived on a Thursday, but Friday night when the locals started coming in the place filled up with everyone's music, barking dogs, and screaming kids and continued as such for the entire weekend. Mary's Lake is just across the highway, but you can't see it from the campground. There is a somewhat periodic, somewhat random whooshing sound you'll hear all night from water gushing into the lake from a pipe. It's very quiet, but just loud enough to get into your head just as you're about to fall asleep. The one good thing is the rangers did a good job of keeping things quiet after-hours. I wouldn't stay here again.

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This is probably the best park we've stayed in. It lies in a wooded area and feels more like camping than being in an RV park. Our spot was a little tricky to back into due to some trees, but ours was the anomaly in our loop. The other spots looked easy to get into. It was clean and well-maintained, the staff is friendly, and the residents (all refugees from Texas who come here every summer) were friendly as well. The Wi-Fi was by far the best we've ever encountered. Strong signals and very fast.

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Super clean and quiet. Spacious sites with grass and trees. Owners are extremely friendly. Park seemed to be mostly occupied by seasonal/full-timers. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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We had a gorgeous end site right on the river, so close that we had to pull forward a foot after parking to be able to walk behind the trailer without falling into the water. Overall the park was beautiful but there was a lot of variation in the appeal of the various sites. We got a good one. The Wi-Fi was strong and the employees were very friendly. Our only complaint was the horrid sulfur water from the hookup. It smelled awful. We assume it was well water (there are sulfur springs in the area). The water in the bathrooms was fine, however. Would rate higher if it weren't for the stinky water.

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Overall it's a nice park with much more of a campground feel than an RV park feel. The sites are hit-or-miss in terms of ease of access. We had reserved site 19 and had a rather difficult time backing our 21' TT in due to the trees and bushes. Then, after all that work, we realize the water/electric is at the front passenger side of the site (relative to being backed in). Our hose reached from our standard rear-left hookup on the trailer, but the electrical cord couldn't make it even 1/3 of the way. Even if we moved the trailer to the front-right of the site, the cord would have barely reached, and getting in/out of the trailer would have been blocked by bushes. We called the office (non-RVers unable to comprehend our complaint) and moved ourselves to site 17 (not shown on their map, but it's a pull through at the bottom center). A blessing in disguise, we'd say 17 is the best site in the park. Later walking the park we noticed there were several sites with this stupid front-right placement of the water/electric. It's fine if you pull in forward with a motorhome, but otherwise why on Earth would anyone place the hookups in that location? We also experienced some frustration with the desk staff. Long story short, our reservation had gotten lost. Luckily the part was mostly empty when we arrived. Wifi is not present at the sites, but it is not advertised to be. It is available in the restaurant building and in the pool area. We did receive a perfect T-Mobile 2G signal at our site. Here's a quick rundown of the sites: 1 & 23 are occupied by hosts. 2 would be nearly impossible to back a trailer into due to trees. 3-10 are all wide-open in traditional RV park style, but suitable for large rigs. 11-22 are more spaced and have trees and bushes and are reasonably easy to get into (varying difficulty). 24-29 should not be attempted with a trailer as the bushes are intrusive and the road for that section is a dead end (locked gate, despite being shown as a loop on their map). The site widths, lengths, and amperage vary, so be sure to consult the map on their web site.

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Ruby's is a bit crowded and has a random hodgepodge layout of sites. Some are definitely better than others. Our site had such a slope (front to back) that we couldn't even get enough blocks under our tongue jack to level the trailer. We had to hitch back up, drive the rear truck tires up on blocks, and then put more blocks under the jack. Wi-Fi was not available at our site. With the antenna angled *just* right, we were able to get several Salt Lake City TV stations. The place could be better, but it's pretty much your only option for Bryce Canyon. Staff was friendly but also a bit incompetent with the check-in process.

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We loved this park. It's in a gorgeous location and is nicely isolated. Nice views in every direction. Everything is nicely maintained. The staff were super friendly and very accommodating of us changing our schedule. At first we thought we would stay longer because we didn't want to travel in forecasted high winds, so they blocked out a few more days for us before we committed. Then we decided to actually leave early (a day less than our original reservation) and beat the wind to our next destination. They were very flexible with us. We also enjoyed the delicious home-made muffins available every morning. We will absolutely stay here again if we're ever in the area.