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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

River Camp RV Park, Meeker, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

NOTE: Map location is wrong!! Park entrance is about 1/2 mile SW of the pin. From Kum & Go (gas station), go south on SR 13 and take a right immediately at the end of the bridge over White River. Correct GPS coords is: 40.019761, -107.964401 A nice, pleasant, reasonably-priced, no-frills spot to spend a night or a week. Mature cottonwoods give plenty of shade for some sites; others are in the open. My site was dead-level. I would stay here again. We camped at River Camp RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Green River Lakes Campground USFS, Pinedale, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

I haven't actually stayed here; this review is posted as a warning: Don't take your RV up that road. It is extremely rough and will shake your RV apart. A pity because the view is indescribably beautiful. No shade; trees were killed by beetles and had to be removed. If the Forest Service ever blades that road, I will camp there in a heartbeat. We camped at Green River Lakes Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
none
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking, fishing

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Lodgepole Campground USFS, Dutch John, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Nicest of the many campgrounds in the area and the only one with shade. Clean & well-kept; paved road, paved sites and most are level or nearly so. Good cell signal a couple of miles up the road, but weak to nonexistent in camp. Good basecamp to see the Flaming Gorge. All the area CGs are a little too expensive; this one is actually cheaper than some that aren't as nice, and the only ones that are cheaper are dirty with no water & no shade. Will stay here again on my next time through. We camped at Lodgepole Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Flaming Gorge just up the road. Sightseeing, hiking, fishing, boating, whitewater rafting

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Price Canyon Recreation Area BLM, Price, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Not for big rigs. Don't even think about it. Paved, one-lane, steep road with tight turns; turnouts not wide or long enough for a big rig and anything else to get by each other. So steep you'll be doing 5-10 mph with accelerator floored. Very quiet & uncrowded. One hiking trail. We camped at Price Canyon Recreation Area BLM in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nothing to do in camp except commune with Nature. There is a "nature trail;" not sure where it goes.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Spruce Grove Campground (USFS), Cedaredge, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Still my favorite CG on the Grand Mesa. This is one of only two CGs on the Mesa that has cellular service. No camp host here to harass you about ridiculous rules. And it's rustic, more like "real" camping the way it used to be. See my review from last year. Still unmaintained and the hole in the entrance road is getting worse. Supposedly they are going to fix the water line this year. Bring mosquito repellent. We camped at Spruce Grove Campground (USFS) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

RV Ranch at Grand Junction, Clifton, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean campground, friendly staff. Sites are a little too close together. All in all nothing special, just a decent campground that is well maintained. We camped at RV Ranch at Grand Junction in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Trappers Lake USFS, Meeker, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Originally one CG with four loops + horse camp, now split into 5 named campgrounds (but the road signs still name one campground). Be sure to bring mosquito repellent, you will need it. First the good things: smooth, oiled gravel road (except for the last mile) in. Most sites are nearly level. Now the bad things: Ridiculously expensive for a USFS campground. Dump station nearby that is closed for repairs. A 2002 forest fire has decimated the scenery; 'twill be 2050 or later before it's pretty again. We camped at Trappers Lake USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cutthroat loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

At the edge of the Flat Tops Wilderness. Lots of hiking trails into the Wilderness. Also lots of fishing.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Bear Lake Campground, Routt National Forest, Yampa, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the finest USFS CGs you'll ever stay in. The road in is rough -- you'll be doing about 10 mph most of the way. CG was rebuilt in 2001; roads are well laid out and many sites are nearly level. Camp hosts are the best. Very scenic. We camped at Bear Lake Campground, Routt National Forest in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is at the edge of the Flat Tops Wilderness. Lots of hiking trails going up into the Wilderness. Also a few 4WD trails. Abundant wildflowers in season. Lots of fishing. Bring mosquito repellent, it's a long drive back to town if you forget it.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Jumbo Campground - USFS, Mesa, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Map is showing the wrong location. CG is further up the road about a half mile or so. This is one of the worst forests in the USFS system for slavish devotion to ridiculous rules and this CG is the worst of them in this Forest. One man was cited for laughing too loud around the campfire. You have been warned. It's very nice, very fancy, very citified. Too citified; they even have electricity at some sites. And camp hosts that will harass you for the most minor of infractions. Bring mosquito repellent. We camped at Jumbo Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Primary activity here is fishing. Also lots of people bring ATVs and ride the nearby trails. There is also some hiking. Lots of wildflowers for photogs.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Singletree Campground - USFS, Torrey, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

The finest USFS campground I have ever stayed in. Timbered, clean, a view, a stream running through, and the nicest camp host ever. At 8,200 feet above sea level, this place stays cool in the hot Utah summers. Clear, clean mountain water. Few, if any, bugs. We camped at Singletree Campground - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Capitol Reef National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are both within about a half-hour's drive. There is also a hiking trail to a waterfall.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Jouflas Campground, Loma, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

A free BLM campground in the Rabbit Valley area of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Very nice view, a few small trees. The road is rough and RVs over about 30 feet should not attempt it. 3 sites will take a smaller RV and a few more will take a Class B if you don't need to be level. Cell service is strong and clear due to being only a mile or so off of the I-70 freeway. 7 day stay limit. At the campground, the road turns to 4-wheel-drive only. So use the campground loop to turn around. We camped at Jouflas Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This campground is mostly for dirt bikers, mountain bikers, Jeepers etc. who are riding the nearby trails.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Grand Junction KOA, Grand Junction, Colorado

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects winter monthly rate. Still the finest RV Park in the area if you can afford it. Internet connectivity is still problematic even after upgrades. See my previous reviews. We camped at Grand Junction KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Major's Station Bar & RV Park, Ely, Nevada

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

WAY too expensive for what you get. Service is surly and monosyllabic. Forget about getting level; it ain't happening. No wifi and no cellular service. No shade and nothing to do. You're better off getting something in town (Ely). We camped at Major's Station Bar & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is nothing to do here except drink. Drinks are expensive, and the service at the bar is just as bad as the RV park's service because it's the same person.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Rock Creek RV Park, Twin Falls, Idaho

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent little place to stay while exploring the area. It is down in a steep-walled river gorge so you are sheltered from the wind. Very clean and well-maintained. On the edge of town, so there are ample opportunities for shopping, supplies, etc. I will definitely stay here again if I ever pass through again. We camped at Rock Creek RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

Wildhorse Resort and Casino RV Park, Pendleton, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

A little expensive for a casino RV park. Spacious, wide turns, easily navigable, level sites. You check in using a phone booth at the entrance, and they are very efficient. Clean and well maintained. Will stay here again unless I find something cheaper. We camped at Wildhorse Resort and Casino RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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