Date of Stay: July, 2016
We came to this remote (about 25 miles south of Burns) location because of its proximity to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steens Mountain. The park is big-rig friendly and well laid out with ample space between sites and each site has a little shade from planted shrubs. All the roads are gravel and each site has a nice pad with picnic table and an elevated fire pit. These pads are a bit too far forward to be adjacent to doors/awnings on most RVs but that's not a big deal. You can get gas and diesel here, but expect to pay more (currently 24% more for diesel) than in Burns. The staff (which also operates an on-site restaurant and small store) was very friendly and helpful. The private restrooms/showers were very clean and well stocked and prices at the nice laundromat were very reasonable. There's a nice grassy area where dogs are apparently allowed (despite the sign) as long as their owners pick up after them. The price reflects Passport America rates for which there are no day-of-week or length-of-stay restrictions, which is unusual but much appreciated! We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This is really a nice, well-laid-out park close to the Snake River (which is locally a lake behind a dam) that is operated by the city of Heyburn. The RV parks is a mile or so off I-84 and sits across the driveway from the city visitor center, a nice public picnic area and a paved trails system beside the lake. One of these trails is lined with beautiful flowers. The parks offers long pull throughs as well as back-in sites. There's plenty of room between sites, each of which has its own lush grassy area (which our black lab loved), BBQ and concrete slab with a picnic table. The trees are all small, so there's no problem getting satellite TV. The restrooms were very clean and well supplied. The full RV rate is $23/night for full hook ups (either 30 or 50 amp) but seniors pay only $21; they also honor Good Sams memberships. We will definitely plan to stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
We stayed here because it was central to friends who summer in the mountains east of Fort Garland and the Great Sand Dunes National Park (GSDNP). Blanca is a very small town with few amenities. However, Fort Garland (around 4 miles to the east) has all the basics including diesel (which wasn't available in Blanca) and at least one good restaurant (All Gone) with a nice salad and soup bar. As others have indicated, this park is located adjacent to a fairly heavily traveled road (Hwy. 160) and not far from a railroad track, but the latter has limited use. The location is high desert with limited shade and a good bit of dust during at least July. I made reservations months in advance but these were apparently lost by a young lady who is no longer employed here. The owner wasn't particularly friendly or apologetic , but he did find me a spot at the entrance to the park with no shade or privacy. Had we not arrived late on a Friday afternoon (nor had nearby friends we planned to visit), we would have looked elsewhere (like Alamosa) for another park. The restrooms weren't particularly clean and the men's wasn't being resupplied with paper products on a regular basis. The best thing about this park was it fast, free WiFi and its proximity to GSDNP. The rate reflects a 7-day stay where the 7th day is free. We would not stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Pricing reflects PA discount available Sunday through Thursday. We had planned to stay here 4 nights but ended up staying 8 partly because of the very helpful owner, strong free WiFi, fair pricing and (finally!) the appearance of some nice fall colors. The owner really makes an effort to keep the park looking nice, the restroom clean and everything working as it should. Newport Vermont, the closest good-size town, sits about 23 miles to the north on the shores of Lake Memphremagog-the majority of which lays in Quebec, Canada. Not all RV sites have sewer but Mark is hoping to remedy this in the near future. If you don't get a sewer site they will even loan you a blue tote. We opted for a site (#3) that didn't have sewer because it was huge and backed up to a nice creek, which our black lab enjoyed. Our AT&T phones worked well and there was no problem getting DirecTV. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this beautiful park.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
Price reflects PA discount. Previous reviews amply describe this rustic park. The owner was very helpful but not very conscientious about campground upkeep. The gravel roads have deep potholes and the single washer and dryer are exposed to the weather and didn't look functional. Both bathroom doors have large screen openings, providing limited privacy. Our full hook ups worked fine, but the forest canopy was too dense for AT&T reception and the only place to get WiFi is apparently beside the office. However, there's a very nice library just a few miles away in Bethlehem with free WiFi. On the positive site, this park is reasonably priced for PA members and close to some beautiful country.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
If you like large RV sites, lots of green grass, reasonable rates, very clean restrooms/showers, and friendly/helpful managers, then you’ll enjoy staying at Countryside RV Park a couple of miles south of Dillon. There’s even a large field where dogs can exercise off leash and you are even allowed to wash you truck/RV here. The sites are level and covered in gravel and the park is definitely big-rig friendly. Their laundry is small, but the rates are reasonable. The rate shown is their weekly rate with a Good Sam’s (GS) discount. If you have proof of military service, they’ll deduct another 5%. The nightly rate is $35 and $32 for 50 and 30 amp services, respectively, less 10% for GS members. While here, be sure to visit Dillon’s Beaverhead County Museum and Bannack State Park.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
For the price, you won't find a nicer place around these parts. Cost shown reflects weekly rate of $125 plus $8.75 tax; nightly rate $25; $15 for tent sites, which are very nice. Great Wi-Fi was only $5 for the week. A little more site space and taller trees would have been nice, but the exceptionally friendly managers and park host more than made up for these minor deficiencies. There's also a wide, mowed grassy area in front of the park for walking dogs. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
This park is a Good Sam’s affiliate, so I figured it couldn’t be too bad. Unfortunately, it’s essentially a parking lot with some small grass strips between the tight spaces. It sits behind a Days Inn (where you register) and adjacent to I-90 and a Flying J parking lot, both of which seemed fairly noisy the night we spent here. The park has a nice grassy strip around the outside perimeter for walking dogs, but has little else to offer but a safe place to park overnight. It is big-rig friendly, paved and level but the water at the spot we were assigned didn’t work; so, I ran my hose to an adjacent site that had plenty of pressure. Even though the park was nearly empty the young guy at the desk wouldn’t let me select a site. Three of the rigs here look to be owned by permanent residents and are pretty old and run down. This park isn’t worth $34.65/night and isn’t nice enough to carry the Good Sam’s logo. If you do stay here, get as far away from the Flying J parking lot and interstate as possible. The price listed includes the GS discount and tax. We won’t stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This quiet park sits less than a block from the main road through town; so, all the tourist shops are within an easy stroll. Most of the sites are currently occupied by local workers, but there were at least 5 empty sites when we arrived mid day Saturday October 1st. The price shown reflects a 50% Camp Club USA discount. We paid an additional $2/night for 50 amps; 30 amps is just $1 extra. This is not a fancy park by any means, but the restrooms were clean, the neighborhood was quiet (even the nearby bar/cafe on a Saturday night), and the price is right. Most of the sites are fairly level pull throughs without too much room between sites. Local attractions include the National Mining Museum, a National Fish Hatchery, and wonderful fall foliage along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway. At a little over 10,000’ elevation, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the U.S. So, be prepared for rapidly changing weather throughout much of the year.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
For the money, you can’t beat this park, which is located approximately 10 miles west of Amarillo and about a half a mile south of the interstate. The entire park is paved and each site has a level, cement slab. All or nearly all the sites are pull throughs with complete hookups and the entire park is big-rig friendly. This park is no longer affiliated with Camp Club USA, but the price is just a dollar or two higher than what we paid last year with CCUSA. None of the sites are far from small buildings that house laundromats and individual private restrooms, which were immaculate. There are plenty of grassy areas to walk your dog around the periphery of the park. What more could you ask for? We’ve not used them, but the park has on-site RV repair and RV washing services and a restaurant. We’ve been RVing for about six months each year for the last four years, and this is by far the nicest park we’ve stayed in for under $25 per night.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
This KOA campground was a real disappointment and not worth the price. However, there virtually no local competition, as only one portion of the nearby state park has utilities and that consists of electricity. The dirt roads were dusty/poorly maintained, the sites weren't being cleaned regularly, and the playground surface was part dirt and part wood chips. Yes, they had Wi-Fi, but it seldom worked even though there were few trees to block the signal. The laundry was clean with reasonable prices and the restrooms were warm and clean. The small store was well stocked, but the prices were high. This part of Colorado is a great place to see moose and other wildlife. The nearby Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge is worth visiting, as are the State Forest State Park visitor center in Gould and the museum in Walden.