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This Colorado State park is beautiful, with a variety of campsites to choose from. Only electric (no water) is offered on some, while the others are what they call "basic", meaning primitive. It is 27 pretty miles north of Steamboat Springs on a reservoir, nestled within gorgeous mountains. Amenities available during the season include a marina with boat rentals, a store, laundromat, cabins, a good launch ramp, a visitor center, sewer dump, and I believe I read there are showers. There are TWO campgrounds: Sunrise Vista and Dutch Hill. Within each are several loops with their own names. Study the map to determine which loops suit you, noting the electric plug icon that identifies which loops offer 50 amp service. (Map found at : cpw.state.co.us). The sites are well spaced, long and wide, and mostly level gravel, each with a table, tent site and campfire ring. Trees are small due to past removal of beetle infested pines. Some sites are pull thru, all are plenty long, and roads are good asphalt. The pricing is confusing:$22 for electric camping plus $7 day-use pass, so $29 for the night, requiring two forms. (The ranger admitted this and says they're working on streamlining it.) We arrived in Mid-September with no reservation, but gather this is a very popular place and it's best to reserve ahead during summer. We chose to come here for 2 nights partly because the offerings in Steamboat Springs weren't so enticing (per other reviewers), and because we enjoy being out and away. Verizon works, AT&T doesn't, and we couldn't get TV via antenna or sat, but who cares? This is a gem of a place with trails, biking, boating and just plain beauty to behold. Glad we trusted others' reviews and drove our 36' coach out here. We would most certainly return.

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Easily found RV park off I-25 for our overnight stay. (The state park cgs are primitive and some distance down gravel roads. ) Packed gravel pull-through sites, generously wide, with a table and full hook-ups. Friendly check-in, GS discount given and site assigned. Small camp store, group shelter, horseshoes. There are lots of boats here and some ATVs, but it's quiet and very well kept. We hear a train in the distance occasionally but not a problem for us. We would stay here again.

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We were fortunate to pick this destination and simply arrive, and get a site with W&E on Labor Day weekend. It's a popular place & there are lots of families, boats, kids, ATVs. We didn't realize there are 9 campgrounds here & 4 fee gates so study the map and know where you're headed. (Office hours are 7:30 -3:30). Many of the campgrounds are dry. All have pit toilets, adequate but we are glad to be self contained. Our site was fine for our 36' coach, with room for toad in front, a table & fire ring, tall trees and view of the water. Con: roads and sites are dusty gravel & the dust blows. However, the lake is stunning and we put our kayaks in easily at a beachside launch area. There is an excellent paved trail to the marina, playground area, small store, motel, several launch areas and plenty of space to enjoy this gem. Wyoming State Park system knows how to do it.

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A diamond in the rough. New owners (February 2015, from Oregon, shucked the corporate life) have plans to expand this sweet park to accommodate big rigs, although our 36' coach with tow did fine. Convenient location when traveling Hwy 93 south of Salmon, ID. Flat, gravel and lawn, trees. Immaculate private bathrooms, each with shower and sink (and an electric heater). Small laundry room (did not use), meeting room with tables and chairs, playground. Owners live onsite in their RV. Some long term units tucked here and there. Wi-Fi was great. We will use this park again and look forward to seeing it develop into a real gem. Park closes for the winter, approx October -May.

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This is not only an RV park, it's an experience! Due to other reviews, we were cautious, so unhooked in town, and drove the 2 miles here to look it over, and decided to come in for two nights. The quirky clerk was polite, but reserved, til I asked his name, then he warmed right up. A friendly woman escorted us to our site. The sites accommodate all sizes, with a few saved for big rigs. Yes, the place is cosmetically challenged, but we had: full hookups, good Wi-Fi, a small patio with grill, and the largest mineral pool I've ever seen. It's beautiful and natural and included in the fee. (As another reviewer mentioned, no long list of rules!) Where else can you float at leisure in therapeutic warm water, while viewing gorgeous Wind River Valley terrain, plus see a train go by?! The trains do not blast their horns, by the way. The laundry room was fine ($1.25 to wash), and we met very friendly and interesting folks from all over, including locals, who come here for the water. We enjoyed Thermopolis: the state park, the dinosaur museum, a rodeo, bison in the pasture, cute shops. Kirby which is 12 miles away, has Wyoming Whiskey distillery with tours, and Butch's Burgers. We would return here.

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Wonderful place! We stayed 4 nights, using KOA discount. From cheerful flower pots on the front porch to handy and clean dump station, this place reflects the efforts of the owners to make this a first class resort. Wide spaces, grass between sites, trees, handy trash (with recycling), immaculate showers, and laundry (and fair prices.). There is a nice pool and spa, a fire ring, and a separate outdoor kitchen area for community use. There are several cabins, and tiered rates on then RV spaces according to your choice (we chose W/E only). Buffalo is a friendly town, and we were warmly greeted. This park is within bike riding distance from town. We hope to return someday. Thank you, KOA, for one of the best RVing experiences we've had.

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This can be confusing. There are TWO options here: a privately run RV park known as Buckboard Marina, and the Ashley National Forest Service Buckboard Crossing Campground. We selected the FS site, (the first one you see on your right) with electric only, for $13 per night, using Golden Age Access card. The private park appears to have more amenities for a higher price, but we only needed a level place with elec for one night. This is an older cg, but each site has a table in a wind shelter. CG host greeted us with a friendly smile and offered info about the area. Showers and bathrooms are very aged concrete structures but as clean as possible. Sites are gravel and fairly level, with plenty of space between. Beautiful views, not many trees. We would stay here again. Below is the description from the USDA website, for clarification. Buckboard Crossing Campground: Located 20 miles from Green River, Wyoming on Highway 530. 68 single units, shower building, some electrical sites, potable water, restrooms, paved road, cabanas with picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Access to lake via boat ramp. High desert terrain, few trees. Rates $18-$22/single site. Reservations taken by www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777, some 1st come 1st serve sites are available in each loop.

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This is not a charming place, but large, level, gravel, easy parking, good for big-rigs. You choose your amenities and pay accordingly. We wanted cable TV and full hook-ups, but the price is lower without. Laundry room is convenient, $2.50 to wash. Dryer was VERY hot, so don't let it go too long (I could hardly touch the clothes to remove them), but maybe I didn't set it correctly.). Staff is polite, store has some basics and a book exchange shelf. Some highway noise, and the wind kicked up, but we felt secure and were glad to have this place to park for one night.

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We spent two nights here and were very pleased. The price is with GS discount. Owner met us promptly at the office, and guided us to the pull-through site on the grassy loop area. Leveling was easy. There was a picnic table, full h/u, good Wi-Fi, and concrete parking pad for our tow. It's a nice place to relax, cool and clean, thanks to the grass. Showers and laundry appeared immaculate. The long-term residents (working at the gas plant, on the highway and at a school site) maintain tidy camps, and we did not hear them come or go. Visited the nearby historical fort and decided to stay another day to enjoy more of the area. We would stay here again

     

Casper KOA

Casper, Wyoming

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We are so glad we chose this park, which happened because the others closer to town were full (rodeo and other events going on.) The owners are friendly and helpful. The campground is gravel, sites are adequately spaced, wifi is excellent, bathrooms are spotless, store/office has good variety of tourism materials and some basic groceries. It appears every site has a table, and the tent sites have a shade structure. The pool and spa are indoors, and there is a small outdoor playground. Beautiful views of the valley and Casper Mountain, and highway noise is diminished later. We looked at the other places and in comparison, this KOA is the best location and very well kept. It is only minutes from town, and we aren't cramped as the older parks appear to be. We would stay here again.

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We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled into this tidy, well kept park. I phoned ahead the same day, and was able to pre-register with an efficient and friendly young woman. Upon arrival, we were checked in and directed to our site within 3 minutes. The pull-through was plenty long for our 32 ft plus tow, and the site wide enough for our two slides without bumping into our neighbors. The road was paved, the sites packed gravel, and there are grassy spots throughout the park. Long-term units are well kept, people friendly and we are pleased. Yes, there is train noise, and the pool is tiny (but Hilton next door offers privileges). Frankly, other reviewers painted a negative picture, and this park is well run, clean and we are glad we found it.

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We intended to just spend one night but stayed two because Paradise Shores has so much to offer. The views from our waterfront site of the Sawtooth Mountains were stunning. Asphalt roads, level gravel sites (some pull through sites), a laundry room (clothesline and clothespins available), very clean and thoughtfully stocked restrooms/showers, a small store, free Wi-fi, and a friendly dog make for a comfortable park. We don't fish, but learned this is a popular place for lake fishing as well as fly fishing. True small town ambiance: longer term residents offered advice on local hot springs, old mining towns and good eateries. Hosts/owners are delightful, warm and welcoming. When on Hwy 395, we will stay here again.

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We only found this RV park because of this review site. The facilities are fairly new and they aren't advertising yet. The bathroom building with large social room is nearly completed. This is on the edge of the fairgrounds, and sites are quite close together, but all we needed was a safe and quiet place to park. There are no tables or other amenities. Close to town (and Starbucks with free Wi-fi) is within 2 blocks. Great place to call home while exploring the endless opportunities in the area. Office staff is very friendly. Pay by cash or check. Call the office first for availability.

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The price for this county park is too high. There are no services, the bathrooms are padlocked, although porta-potties are available. Roads are rough and dusty. Sure, it's on a small lake, so a rate of $15 would be more reasonable. Alright for one night if you have your rig loaded with water, propane and good batteries.