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Very nice little park in a somewhat unexpected location. Our site (#14) was on the lake and well spaced from our neighbours (equally true for the vast majority of the sites in the park). The lake itself is not very large but will afford a nice, quick paddle. It is also stocked and fishermen are welcome. There is good hiking within and without the park, mostly desert floor and mesas. All utilities worked well and we had a strong Verizon signal; staff were very friendly and the ranger patrolled regularly. We would definitely stay here again.

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Wow, we loved it here. The campground itself is well laid out, with sites spaced far enough away from each other to afford good privacy. The park is beautiful, including great views of Superstition Mountain from just about anywhere. Lots of hiking trails ranging from short walks to arduous, multi-hour climbs in adjacent Tonto National Forest (which includes Superstition Mountain). Moreover, the park's staff were exceedingly helpful when I discovered it was physically impossible for me to get into the site I had reserved online because of the size of our rig (see tips). The park manager himself came over and assessed the situation; he agreed and graciously offered that we stay the night in the (dry-camping) overflow while he tried to find a solution for the remainder of our stay. The next morning at 8:00, a park staff knocked on our door and explained that they had found us a suitable, non-reservable spot and were holding it for us for the remainder of the week. We moved and had a wonderful time during the following days. They even refunded us the rate difference between our reserved site and the overflow site for the first night despite the whole thing being pretty much my mistake. Not only will we make it a point to stay here again, I also wish to highlight the park staff's outstanding level of professionalism and helpfulness.

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We stayed a couple of nights to avoid towing during a snowstorm (!); turns out we enjoyed the campground more than we expected. Very clean and well organized. No cable was a definite drawback as there wasn't much over the air. The whole campground is desert dirt, which is fine, but it does track inside a lot when snowy/wet... as expected. The sites themselves are nice and most are separated from their neighbours by tastefully arranged shrubs. They are on the short side, though, but they are wide enough that we could park both our little car and our pickup truck beside the fifth-wheel. That left no room at all. It's also good to know that the closest (complete) grocery store is almost 30 minutes away. All in all, though, we would certainly stay here again when in the area.

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Rate is based on monthly, including metered power. We were in the older section used mostly for monthlies or long-termers. Heavily wooded, making maneuvering with a big rig dicey at times (getting our 40' fifth-wheel in and out of our site with our dually was challenging to say the least). Overall a very nice park in a rural setting. Very well maintained, staff very professional and effective (for instance, we had tons of rain during our stay--the big floods--and they regularly cleaned all the drains). Lots of activities for children including a petting zoo. As with most KOAs these days, a little pricey in our opinion. We would probably not stay here again because of the cramped quarters.

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Sites are nicely separated from neighbours by oleander bushes, providing some privacy. They are wide but not very long; disconnecting is a must if you're in a bigger rig. The desert sand is covered with fine gravel throughout the park, which makes it 'cleaner' and it doesn't track into the RV as much. Hookups all worked very well. Staff very friendly and helpful, the caretaker even filled my propane bottle and had it reinstalled on my RV by the time I was done paying. OK doggy park, but even better is to just unleash in the adjacent desert that goes on for miles and miles. Some highway noise but not too bad. Good cable, strong Verizon. Nice pool and playground. We would definitely stay here again.

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The first thing that struck us was how friendly and helpful all staff were. Check-in was quick and efficient, and we were escorted to our site to ensure all was well. This is an older campground, so the roads are narrow and require careful driving with a big rig. Still, no problems and our site was large enough, even though the neighbors were a little close. Lots of long-termers/permanents but generally well kept. This being Vegas, the neighborhood certainly requires a little caution, especially at night, but the campground itself felt very safe. It is fenced with barbed wire and there is 24/7 security at the gate; feels a little weird but we slept well and without worries. A good choice for staying in Las Vegas.

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Great state park. The sites are paved, very generously sized (plenty of room for dually, 40' fifth-wheel, and small car), and quite some distance apart. Ours (WS23) was a pull-through on the outside of the loop, so our 'living' side offered endless views of the plateau below and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area in the distance. Very easy for big rigs. All hook-ups (including 50-amp) worked well; no cable, no WiFi but good Verizon coverage. I imagine satellite TV would not be a problem, either portable or roof-mounted, as there is only minimal vegetation and the campground sits on high grounds. We will definitely try to stay here again.

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Overall a pleasant campground. Lots of long-termers but generally well kept campsites with rigs in good condition. Easy to maneuver with a big rig. Also easy to reach from I-15, but beware: the entrance is right after a blind curve. Me and at least two others overshot it during the two days we were there. If your GPS says you're close, slow down and keep an eye out for a smallish sign on the right-hand side, right after a curve. FHU all worked well, cable was OK, strong cell signal. Our short-term pull-through was of the 'back-to-back' type (shared hook-ups), so there were about three feet between us and a large Class A. However, we had a nice, sizeable grassed area on the 'living' side, which was nice. The Provo airport is not very far, but neither is it very busy so noise wasn't an issue for us. We would stay here again if in the area.

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Certainly not fancy; the campground shows its age. The campsite we were assigned was very narrow (our tires were a little on the grass on both sides) but easily maneuvered. Several long-termers/permanents, some rather untidy campsites with much clutter around the RV. Significant road noise is ever-present. Still, everything worked well and we felt safe and secure for the couple of nights we were there. Not a resort or a state park by any means but we would stay here again, short term.

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This is a large campground with two sections. The older part is fairly nice, with grass between larger sites under mature trees. The newer section is more of a dirt parking lot with long pull-throughs, obviously designed for short-term and overnights. Either way, road noise is ever present as the campground is located directly besides a 5% grade on a busy road--semis are either working hard going uphill or hitting the Jake brake full-tilt going downhill. We ended up in the older part and our site was rather nice, wide enough and clean, but not private at all. Easy for big rigs. We would stay here again (short term) if in the area.

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We had a very good two-night stay at this campground. We were very late in the season but they kept the water on for us (we were the only guests present). It's a small, family-run campground with a very personal touch. The sites are quite large, all grass, fairly well spaced (but not overly private as nothing separates you from your neighbours). No cell service, no cable, but Wi-Fi is free and was solid (not sure how it would be during the summer when the campground gets very busy). Water and sewer were fine; power is limited to 30 amps. Easy for big rigs--but as noted in another review, trees at the entrance of each pull-through makes it difficult to negotiate with a larger rig. We backed into our spot instead, with no issue at all since the central 'road' is quite wide.

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Very natural setting despite the fact that the campground is obviously well used. The sites are fairly large and well spaced, but the lack of underbrush in the FHU loops doesn't offer a lot of privacy. FHU worked well (max 30 amps). Cell signal workable. Accessible to big rigs even though some roads are narrow and require caution. The town of Jasper is but a few minutes away (all services), but everything is expensive during the high season; if spending only a few days try to arrive fully stocked. Will definitely camp here again.

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This is a modern, well laid-out RV park designed for easy big-rig access. Unlike others of this type, the sites are not a series of long strips but rather nicely landscaped rectangles. In addition to our 40' fifth-wheel, we could park our dually and our little car on gravel and still have a very enjoyable grassy area. All that separated from the neighbours by nice bushes, which afforded reasonable privacy. FHU all functioned well, strong cell signal; no cable. There's a municipal multi-use trail along the river that's easily accessed from the campground (dogs allowed). Cochrane itself certainly offers all the necessities, and downtown Calgary is about 45 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again.

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The views, from anywhere in the campground, are lovely. Canmore is a great little town, only about one mile away. There are a few large off-leash areas in the municipality as well--great for dog owners. But the campground itself is, well, unpleasant. Despite a patch of grass between sites, they are very close to each other (almost the worst we've ever seen). Our picnic table was literally over our neighbour's sewer connection. Most sites aren't very long and will only fit a big rig, no vehicle. Since there's no overflow parking available, everybody's parked haphazardly on the streets (toads, pickup trucks...). Not only is it unsightly, it's also quite dangerous for young children because the permanent residents living at the back of the park tend to drive much too fast going through the RV area. FHU worked well, strong Rogers cell signal. No cable and nothing we could find over the air. We would not come back given a choice, but it's still about the best campground in the Canmore area.

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The campground is easily accessed from Hwy 16 (Trans-Canada Highway), yet removed enough that noise is not an issue. Easily accommodates big rigs. The sites are gravel with grass in between, albeit not very wide. Nice, very large off-leash grassy area for dogs (poop bags provided). Everything worked well with the FHU. Strong cell service (Rogers at least). Located about 5 minutes from Hinton (all services, including a great mountain-biking/BMX park). The town of Jasper is about an hour's drive.