Date of Stay: July, 2011
We chose the Pocatello KOA because of it's proximity to our planned activities and because of our past experience with other KOA parks. Unfortunately, the Pocatello KOA did not live up to the standards set by those others we had visited. The park offers pull-through sites for large RVs, electricity, water, an RV dump (some sites have sewer hook-ups), grassy areas for each site, picnic tables, a convenience store, gas (not diesel), propane, showers, laundry, weekend breakfast, ice-cream, and a pet area. Unfortunately, our excitement waned upon arrival as we found every RV site was lacking grass and was full of thorns/stickers. We could not allow our two dogs to walk outside the RV due to the volume of thorns. We literally had to carry our dogs to the road before we could allow them to get down and walk but we still had to watch every step they took to keep them out of thorns. The pet area was a great idea but it too had thorns and was full of dog waste. Although the sites were long enough to accommodate our 62 ft RV (5th wheel and truck), the sites were extremely narrow (barely wide enough for our slides)and our neighbors were a breath away. Very few sites had fire pits and most were quite unlevel. Our site was very unlevel and did not have a fire pit (which we could not have used due to our pets inability to relax outdoors with us). We could not utilize any electric appliances, fans, microwave, hair dryer, etc., while the air conditioner was running as our breaker would trip. The KOA staff offered for us to move to site 45 on the 2nd of July but we found that site did not offer any benefits from the one we were in. The RV dump is almost impossible for a large RV to utilize. While the store offered the bare necessities, we found it quite lacking compared to other KOA stores we have visited. We do want to make sure we mention that the staff was very friendly and the showers were clean. The outdoor breakfast area was also nice. Unfortunately, the issues we had with the thorns and outside site accommodations ruined our stay and would prevent us from staying at this KOA in the future. We believe with some TLC and site modifications, this KOA could be brought up to the standards of the other KOAs we have visited. Happy travel!!!
Date of Stay: June, 2011
We stay at Deer Creek often. We prefer to stay there in the late fall (usually late September through October). The bathrooms are always clean, the showers are clean for the type of showers they are, and the sites are great. The sites are quite private and are always clean.They are large enough for big RVs (ours is a 40 ft 5th wheel and 4 door powerstroke) and some accommodate an additional vehicle. We have never had an issue with the electricity but the water is turned off by late September and the reservation website does not inform you of that. The dump is extremely easy to access and always clean. The only reason we would not give this campground a 10 is due to the reservation issues we have had. It is difficult to reserve a site (the campground is always full and the booking range is limited) and you are charged the full rate if you book on-line even when the water is shut-off (but, again, the website does not inform you of that). Additional shade would also be nice but we really love Deer Creek! Save travels!