Date of Stay: March, 2015
This is the second time we have stayed here and while it is a wonderfully maintained facility we probably won't be back. It doesn't seem like the rules are enforced and if you are a retiree looking for a quiet, relaxing place this isn't it. Expect loud kids tearing around on scooters and bikes going through sites. Even though the reservation form asks the number of kids and ages in your RV, that's about the extent of it. Also, expect barking dogs tied up, even though the rules say that isn't allowed. We have a small dog, however always make sure he is attended. Also, expect sites with one, two or more dogs. On one occasion while walking our dog two dogs charged him. The owner basically said, "Oops." Also, expect the swimming pool rules to be lax. We read in the rules that "laps" were only from 8 - 9 AM daily (no sign in the pool though), however when 3 of us older folks were in the pool at 9:45 some young guy came in a took over the pool doing the most aggressive laps ever (no skill at all) causing the pool to be a torrent. We had to get out. We realize this isn't an "adult only" park, however in trying to be all things to all people it seems like this facility isn't suited for retirees. No offense to the management, because they have a beautiful facility. One would expect a more robust park in the summer with the resulting noise and hubbub, however in the winter months it seems like the retirees who would return year after year would be their priority.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We had a flat tire outside of Aberdeen and were behind schedule. We stopped in Ipswich to check on a spare tire and found this campground. It is a no frills campground with full hookups (including 50 amp) on Highway 12 in town with only 3 or 4 spots. It is located across the street from the owner's body shop, so when the body shop is closed at the end of the day not sure how you would check in. It is basically on a vacant lot, but well maintained. Right across the highway is Ken's Market and fuel station. As mentioned, it is no frills, but at $20. a night it was a bargain and a relief to for us to happen upon it after a stressful day.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
This is a model of what an RV park should be like. The sites are paved and offset with plenty of room. The one thing missing that would make this a 10 is trees on the grass areas between sites, however since it is a new facility that may be in the plans. The rates need to be included on the website.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
Friendly staff, nice sized sites, and meticulously maintained. Our rate was monthly, plus electric. They are building a new rec center w/pool, which will make this an A class facility. The distance to restaurants and shopping was not a problem for us. The only ding is that we thought this was an adult only park. The majority of RV's are retirees; however on occasion, RV's with children were here. Kids being kids, they were loud and running around. I suppose that isn't a problem, since it is occasional or if you aren't in a spot next to them. However, when the new rec center is finished the last thing a retiree wants when they are using the rec center, especially the pool, is kids running around. We will definitely be back and are looking forward to the new rec center and hopefully the management will restrict it adults.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
Rate is monthly, plus $120 electric on top of that. We stayed here for a month. The positive: The sites are all pull through and reasonably sized. The streets are paved and the sites are pebble stones with a concrete patio. When someone leaves they smooth out the rock areas. The entire property is meticulously manicured and well cared for. The setting is quiet and the desert views are great. The negative: When we were booking on the phone I asked about several specific sites using the on line map and was told they were taken. One was next to the one we reserved. In the whole month we were here, no one was in that site, which means they could have assigned it to us. (Not sure why they told us it was taken.) The WiFi only worked in the clubhouse. The indoor swimming pool is kept covered, so you need to let them know in advance if you care to use it. The pool was at a nice temperature, however the room is not heated and was so cold that it made using the pool uncomfortable. In order to use the pool you have to go through the lobby and the only changing area is the restroom away from the pool. The pool area is dated and could use a cleaning. The clubhouse is also dated and needs updating or an interior decorator. It is bland, with the exception of a substantial military display of the owner, which seemed more appropriate in his home, rather than the clubhouse. His politics were clear. He even censored the channels on the cable TV he didn’t like, leaving only a small number of channels, which didn’t matter much since the cable TV was grainy most of time. We didn’t use the clubhouse because of his politics and because it wasn’t appealing or comfortable, thus can’t give a 10 rating. Aside from that, because the property was so well maintained we would return here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Older facility that has seen better days and minimal maintenance. Sand/dirt roads. Only 6 FHU's with the rest mainly electric (30 amp only) and water. We made the mistake of staying on a Saturday. Noisy and dogs running loose. Probably on a weekday it wouldn't be as bad. Sites are close together and scrub grass. We were passing through and made our reservations based on the website, which isn't reality. The restrooms were old and crusty. For one night it was just okay, but we wouldn't want to stay any longer. It's like an old clunker car that needs fixing up.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
We have stayed here several times over the past few years, but doubtful we will return. The scenery is great and the town is eclectic fun, but the campground is the tightest ever. You are literally sandwiched one foot from the RVs on both sides. Awnings and slides nearly touch. The only site with room is on the end and every time we have been here someone has glommed on it for weeks. It was clearly designed for small travel trailers with no slides, even though you can squeeze others in. It is a challenge backing in and getting out. As with most recreation areas in the area it is swamped on the weekends. Because it is the only RV park in the area they get $35/night, which is a bit much for such a tiny and cramped facility.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
.We came in early in the afternoon and barely fit in a spot. There are random 30 amp spots and random water access spots. Those are taken by construction workers who are semi-permanent. (One said they've been here for 2 months.) There are other random spots with household outlets. While we were here several other RV's like us (travelers) came through, but left after seeing no place to park. That is unfortunate because were it not for the construction workers who have set up long term, this would be a nice day or two stopover for traveling RV'ers. It appears that the city doesn't pay much attention either, since repairs were needed and we couldn't even find a form or envelope to leave payment. We'd stay here again on a one nighter, but will make sure we get here early enough in the afternoon to get the one or two spots open, and even that is a crap shoot.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Well maintained and operated facility with established trees in abundance for shade. Nice staff. The downside is the price. It is essentially the only RV park in Lincoln, which seems strange and since there is no competition, they charge what the market will bear. $30 would be more realistic, but $45 is a bit much. No offense to the owners, because they do a nice job of maintenance and operation, but they are after all in Nebraska, and charge too much.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
What a missed opportunity and overpriced facility. First, the missed opportunity: This is a nicely laid out property with older trees for shade. However it looks like it has been totally ignored for the past few years. It looks like whoever owns it now has decided to do the bare minimum as far as upkeep and the grounds. The swimming pool is closed (89 degrees while we were here) and weeds are the flower of choice. This is one of those places where you think to yourself "what if" and wonder why anyone would let it deteriorate. Now, for the overpriced: We paid $41 for full hookups (which are only 30 amp) and at best this is only a $25/night facility. But, for a one night stop it works - just not for $41. We probably won't stay here again. P.S. KOA needs to check this place over and see if it meets their criteria. Doubt it.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Everyone else gave a good description. Immaculate grounds and facility. The only drawback which kept us from rating as a 10 was the size of the sites. All sites are the same size and we booked a deluxe site thinking it might be wider or have more space between sites, which wasn't the case. Little room to park the tow vehicle. The only difference was a picnic table (which all sites should have anyway for this type of "resort") and a two panel lattice fence toward the front of the site, which seemed odd since it gave little privacy from the site next to ours. It was a good idea, but they needed spend a little bit of the enormous money they have and extend the fence the length of the sites. Seems reasonable when paying extra for a deluxe site. Otherwise, this place is as everyone else described.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Very well maintained grounds and facility. Very nice lady at check in and attention to detail. Pea gravel sites with easy access. Trees at each side for some shade, but still small. It was hot while were there, but we simply went to shady side of RV. Too windy for awning. Only stayed one night, but would easily stay longer if had the time. And the bonus was that they sell BEER in the office-store since we couldn't find any at Petro. Woo Hoo.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Easy access to I-40. Very basic with gravel sites and no shower or restrooms. Minimal upkeep, but for $15 for full hookups it works for a day or two stay over. If you need the amenities and aesthetics, better look elsewhere.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
There must have been some improvements since the past review in 2007. The signs to the park are good. This is a very large park with very long gravel and grass back in sites and large pull through sites. It would be hard to believe that they would ever fill up this park because of the number of sites. It is on the NE edge of town, thus in a relatively open range area. The restrooms, showers and laundry were very clean and there appears to be ongoing improvements. The sites are wonderfully far apart and spread out. There are a number of new tree plantings and hopefully they plan many more as shade is scarce. If you like a wide open, easy in and out for any size rig and nicely maintained RV park this would work. The price for full hookups is reasonable and if they continue to make improvements, including more trees this would be top notch.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
This is a great vista, badlands setting and the views are great. The downside is that there is no water or service of any kind, except vault toilets. The RV area is asphalt with only one spot that has any shade to speak of and if that is occupied (which it was when we were here) you will fry in the other spots. It is horribly hot in the summer on the asphalt, but would likely be super in the spring and fall when the heat wasn't so oppressive. There are water pump jack spigots, but for whatever reason they were not turned on. Also, it is unfortunate that no one has planted trees to offer shade. The view is great, but you need to decide if primitive camping is for you, especially in the extreme heat of July. The primitive camping isn't bad, however no shade in the heat of the day is a booger. Were it not for that or if we could have been in the only spot with trees we would have stayed more than one night.