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Sites are generally quite level, deep and moderately roomy. "River Front" and "Creek Side" sites are back-in while center sites are pull-through. Wi-Fi is through TengoInternet and is surprisingly good. Mostly longer term folks but sites are kept clean and tidy and the residents are quite friendly.

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Great Forest Service CG located about 7 miles out of Trout Lake via SR 141 and FR 24 (paved all the way). Sites are generally well separated with dirt/gravel pads. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Water spigots are located throughout the campground. A dump station can be found at the city park in Trout Lake. Campground is generally open from mid May through mid September. CG is close to Goose Lake (about 6 miles) and Forlorn Lakes for those who like fishing. Note that Goose Lake allows electric boat motors and has a boat launch while Forlorn Lakes is muscle power only and no launch site. The campground doesn't experience heavy usage except during the huckleberry season and during the early part of the fishing season. It can, however, be busy during any weekend so reservations for a weekend might be advisable. Peterson Prairie is near the Ice Caves and Natural Bridges. Both were formed when Mount Adams last erupted and are worth checking out. If you decide to explore the Ice Cave, wear warm clothing and adequate foot gear -- it's cold and slippery down there!

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Rate reflects the senior discount (1/2 price) available at certain Idaho State Parks Monday through Thursday. Regular rate is $23.32/night. Sites are large, well separated, with gravel pads, picnic tables and fire rings. Wi-Fi is available for a fee ranging from $3 for a day, $10 for a week or $29 for a "season" and is quite strong and fast. Note that the fee carries over to any Idaho State Park that has the Wi-Fi service. Near by is an Oregon Trail interpretive center/museum which is neat to visit. Several walking trails along the Snake River that are enjoyable and the Carmela Winery is adjacent to the park with Wine Tasting and a nice golf course. Have stayed before and will again!

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Great Idaho State Park about 10 miles north of American Falls off I-86. Sites are generally level gravel pads with picnic tables and fire rings. The, sort of small, visitors center is worth a visit to learn a bit about the area. Also, a short drive to Register Rock affords you a sense of the trials of the early emigrants. Wi-Fi is available for charges ranging from $3 for one day, $10 for a week or $29 for a "season" and is usable at all Idaho Parks. We paid the $10 fee and found the Wi-Fi to be quite strong. Have stayed before and will again!

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Great, small state park that is definitely off the beaten track (you gotta wanna get there). The upper section has 30 amp electric hookups while the lower section has no hook ups. Water spigots are interspersed throughout the park; in fact if the CG is empty and you have enough hose could hook up to one of the spigots. Sites are level and well separated, with; picnic tables, fire rings, and gravel pads. Several are ample in size to handle 40' rigs. There is a dump station. The view over Bear Lake is wonderful and the night skies are filled with stars.

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Beautiful Forest Service CG above (about 7,000') Wells. Sites are gravel, sort of level, private with fire pits and picnic tables. There are a couple of sites that larger rigs can get into. The drive up from Wells is a good haul, some 8 to 10% grades, but well worth it. Be sure to drive up to Angel Lake (not in your RV) for some spectacular views and, if you enjoy fishing, the lake is home to both Rainbow and Cutthroat. The CG is a popular spot for locals and can get busy on weekends but is still quiet.

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Have stayed here in the past and probably will again -- not by choice but by necessity, it's about the only game in town where you can get caught up on internet stuff. Sites are not particularly level, skinny and could be difficult for larger rigs to get into/out of. Managers/hosts are friendly and accommodating. Good spot to stay as a base for visiting Dinosaur Nat'l Monument or Flaming Gorge.

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Stayed at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk section of the park. Main reason for the stay was to drive up Red Mountain Pass in the car. The CG is great, always clean, and tidy. Has a camper service building with a laundry area which has large washer and dryers. Sites are level and spacious and depending on the loop you're in can have quite scenic views. Rest rooms were spotless as were the showers. The above rate reflects the additional $4.00/day use fee on top of the $26/night camping fee.

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Nice Park centered around Highline Reservoir with plenty of shade throughout. Several walking trails along the reservoir and, if you fish the it's a great spot to be. Sites are mostly level gravel pads, quite roomy with picnic tables and fire grills. When we were there the CG was mostly empty but was booked for the weekends during October.

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Great Nevada State Park with two campgrounds, Lakeside and Elk Flats. Lakeside is tighter and not suitable for anything much over 30' due to the tight turns. Elk Flats has a couple of sites that could fit larger RVs. Sites are generally level with excellent separation from your neighbors via distance and the pinion/juniper forest. Each site has a picnic table, lantern post, tent pad and fire ring Cave Lake is pretty lake that is suitable for fishing (NV state record rainbow was caught there), picnicking, hiking and swimming. A drive up Success Loop Road (not in your RV) is definitely worth while.

     

Ely KOA

Ely, Nevada

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Have stayed at the Ely KOA several times as it's about the only game in town. The staff is friendly, sites are generally level with picnic tables. I rate it only a five due to voltage problems that management doesn't seem able to correct. As the park fills, voltage drops to as low as 106. Thank gosh Ely's at 6500' so it cools down in the evening.

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While the park generally is not "Big Rig" accessible there are two sites that would handle 40 foot RVs. Sites are level, wide and have picnic tables, fire rings, lantern posts and cabanas also, water spigots are located throughout the park. Main attraction is the spires and buff colored cliffs with "caves" to explore. Restrooms are always clean. There is a dump station with potable water available.

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Beautiful CG, approximately two miles out of Caliente off of SR 317, with exceptionally deep and level gravel sites. The State Park is the home of the former Kershaw Gardens which includes; wild grape, roses, and a number of other flowering plants -- neat to see that foliage in the middle of the Nevada desert. Generators are allowed between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Water spigots are interspersed through the CG and a dump Station. The day use area, about a mile from the CG, includes; the gardens, start of the trails, picnic area and a wading pond. This Park is a MUST SEE!

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Update from earlier visit(s). Park is getting old, but is still quite nice. Pool is clean and refreshing, grassy areas are nice on the bare feet and many sites are long enough to handle the biggest rigs. Traffic noise from I-90 may be a concern for some but we've found it not all that bad. At night we simply turn on one A/C and that eliminates the problem. Note that even being quite crowded during our visit, the voltage held up quite well. Oh, love the owners: really friendly, helpful people and they offer discounts for just about anything (I'm a Vet so got a discount, can't beat that).

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Update from an earlier review: Trees have grown well, offering some shade, grounds are immaculate and restrooms are kept clean and tidy (showers are pay showers). Wi-Fi works well, but a bit slow (which didn't bother us: we have satellite at home).