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Based on our driving around Ajo, this is the best RV park in town. The campground is very clean and nicely landscaped, with a cactus garden and clean colored gravel around the sites. Wifi was fast and dependable. On the negative side, sites were narrow and there's no patio area with table. We will stay here again.

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This is a big, plain, park with wide paved streets, wide gravel sites, concrete patios with no tables, and good utilities. Wifi is Tengo internet and you get one hour/day free; we just used our Verizon hotspot, so don't know how fast it was. There is no cable or broadcast antenna, but few trees to block satellite. There were plenty of empty sites in mid-February. There was a small, fenced dog run. It was a good value and we would probably return for a short stay.

     

Benson KOA

Benson, Arizona

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There is little good about this campground, but also little bad. The good points are the dog areas and being half a mile from town, out in the desert. The bad points are: narrow sites, slow wifi (good Verizon), ancient sewer connection too wide for modern hoses, and the fact that all pull-thru sites face south (which means that motorhome windshields face the sun most of the day). The price of $45 is way too high for what you get.

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This is an adequate campground for a stay in Escalante. It's another of those cases where it's the best choice in town (if you want FHUs), although the popularity of Escalante is growing and a new RV park was under construction at the west end of town. Sites are narrow, dirt, and a little unlevel, but there are trees for shade. There is no good place to walk the dog other than the parks narrow dirt roads. We saw quite a few bicyclers from Europe and the campground was full. As for communicating with the outside world, Verizon was 1x but the campground wifi was astonishingly fast.

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I agree with other positive reviews. This is a very clean campground with nice landscaping. It was full mid-September, and we just barely got reservations a week in advance. They put our 34-ft Class A in a great back-in at the far end of the park, with grass on both sides and trees for shade. Although there is no fenced pet area, there was a large grassy field next to a farm where horses would come looking for a treat. We left our small dog in the RV while exploring Capitol Reef. It never occurred to us not to (if there was such a rule, we didn't know about it). There are only two negatives, neither serious. First the wifi was OK, but the Verizon 4G was much better. Second, there is no view of the stunning red cliffs on the north side of Torrey, which light up at sunset. There was a good view of the mountains to the south.

     

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Wonderland RV Park

Torrey, Utah

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I agree with other positive reviews. This is a very clean campground with nice landscaping. It was full mid-September, and we just barely got reservations a week in advance. They put our 34-ft Class A in a great back-in at the far end of the park, with grass on both sides and trees for shade. Although there is no fenced pet area, there was a large grassy field next to a farm where horses would come looking for a treat. We left our small dog in the RV while exploring Capitol Reef. It never occurred to us not to (if there was such a rule, we didn't know about it). There are only two negatives, neither serious. First the wifi was OK, but the Verizon 4G was much better. Second, there is no view of the stunning red cliffs on the north side of Torrey, which light up at sunset. There was a good view of the mountains to the south.

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My overall rating is relative to RV parks in general, not those in Hanksville. Duke's is the only game in town, and Hanksville is a great central location for exploring Utah's red rock country. The park is a dirt parking lot with tight sites without patios or tables. 3/4 or more of the sites were occupied by workers for a project on the road to Capitol Reef. With the additional transients like us, the park was full the 3 days we were there. Wifi was OK except at busy times (like after 5 pm) so we had to switch to Verizon 3G. On the positive side, there were large lush grass area for tenters that were great for dog walking. Also, the restaurant was very good. If you want to visit Hanksville then lower your expectations and stay here.

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We were happy with our site, which one of the 50 amp pull thrus facing what appeared to be an overflow or future area at the east end of the park (it was empty). The 50 amp area is dirt and not nearly as nice as the 30 amp area with grass and trees. We had a good view and the park was quiet. The wifi was very poor so we used the good Verizon 4G service. If we were to return to Green River we'd stay here.

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We had reserved a 50 amp site. Upon arrival, they said they had only three 50 amp sites: one was occupied, one wouldn't fit our 34 foot class A, and one had a wiring problem and was only 30 amp. The wiring problem didn't sound new. The office area was a dump. We drove around the campground and were not impressed. I figure if they can't honor our reservation they deserve one star. We left to stay at another campground in Green River.

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I am downgrading my review of this campground for one reason: false advertising. They have been advertising "free wifi" on their website for years. Two months ago we stayed there and there was NO wifi. In July there was wifi, but I asked about it at the office and they admitted it was bad and blamed it on comcast. It was unusable almost all of the time. Other than that, this is a very nice campground with lots of shade in the older part. We will continue to stay there because it is very convenient to where we need to go in Albuquerque, and the Verizon signal is strong. But, they need to fix the wifi or stop advertising it.

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I am downgrading my review of this campground for one reason: false advertising. They have been advertising "free wifi" on their website for years. Two months ago we stayed there and there was NO wifi. In July there was wifi, but I asked about it at the office and they admitted it was bad and blamed it on comcast. It was unusable almost all of the time. Other than that, this is a very nice campground with lots of shade in the older part. We will continue to stay there because it is very convenient to where we need to go in Albuquerque, and the Verizon signal is strong. But, they need to fix the wifi or stop advertising it.

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Class A only allowed. At $60/night plus tax, we had one of the "cheap" sites. This was the most beautifully landscaped RV park we've seen in our 5+ years of RVing. The sites are very wide, with covered patio with table and chairs, and even a storage shed. The fountain area in the middle has to be seen to be believed. The office/club house area was first class. The great majority of coaches were newer 40 footers and many were there for the season. There is a small dog run. The only negative was that WiFi on my iPad and android phone barely worked the first two days, but was strong on the third day. WiFi worked great on our PC the whole time. I don't know what was going on, as I didn't report it. Unfortunately, Verizon was only a weak 3G and hotspot didn't work. I had to drive into town to make a phone call. If you're not on a budget, this is a great place to stay.

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This park is now owned by Silverton Lakes Campground so you have to register there. I called ahead to confirm my site so I could go to A & B, unhitch the toad, and drive it to Silverton Lakes Campground to register. There is no one manning the office at A & B but we didn't need help. The nine sites facing southeast (toward Kendall Mountain) are far superior to the eight facing southwest. In addition to the views, the campground was adequate except for the WiFi, which cannot be counted on (Verizon signal was good). Cement Creek (the site of the infamous EPA spill) flows along the edge of the campground, but didn't look any different than when we stayed there a year ago. After checking out all the RV parks in Silverton, this one was the least crowded, quietest, and very close to the restaurants.

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This is a nice little RV park with level sites and fast wifi. There's no TV unless you have your own satellite dish or buy their DirecTV connection. Our pull through site was very level with grass. Hookups were fine. There is an orchard next door with a gate and walking path to take the dog. The park was very quiet and pleasant. There was nothing to complain about. Nearby Patagonia Lake State Park was packed while this RV park was less than half full.

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This was our second stay at Rusty's and the news must be getting around because it was much more crowded with snowbirds and other semi-permanent residents than four years ago. The sites are huge and the setting is spectacular (if you like high desert and mountains). Wifi was mostly good but slowed down at busy times. This is the perfect spot to stay while visiting the nearby Chiricahua mountains. They have a new clubhouse and koi pond, and resident geese and ducks in another small pond. This park is a gem for desert lovers and night sky watchers (they have a dark skies policy).