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.