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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Green River Campground, Jensen, Utah

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Easy big rig access and paved sites, spacious, scenic & mostly level right on the Green River and inside Dinosaur National Monument. Spend a few days on river, hiking or scenic day-loops in Flaming Gorge country where you'd not want to venture with your rig. No dump station, water, or electric but a fee dump ($10) at Outlaw RV in Jensen. We do plan to come back. We camped at Green River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Skeeters Cafe in Jensen is good. An adventurous day-loop Vernal to Dutch John, Browns Park Rd to Swinging Bridge (reopened Aug 2018) and thru Crouse Canyon (hi-clearance or 4x4) back to Vernal.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Outlaw Trail RV Park, Jensen, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

No frills gravel, level, pull-thru sites, FHU. Grassy tent area and playground. Not at all crowded while we were there. Coin laundry, restrooms-showers are clean (quarter for 5 min for guests). Park is South side of Hwy 40 across from Visitor Center and County 149 going to Dinosaur National Monument. Non-guests: Dump station is $10, showers are $3. CONs: When full, sites are very close; and with just 5 daily sites occupied of probably 80 sites -- they put a tent-trailer in next site to us (had to move a picnic table to do so) which gave neither of us any privacy! We camped at Outlaw Trail RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Skeeters Cafe is just a mile West..good!

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Alcova Reservoir, Alcova, Wyoming

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

What DSVT said - wanted to update that cost is still $10, Natrona County Park so no Sr pass discount. Black Beach is closest off Hwy 220. Loop rd thru CG OK for big rigs when dry. We camped at Alcova Reservoir in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM), Carrizozo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Pro: Ez access, 50e/w, several asphalt pull-thrus, on ridge (sky island) with views, sunsets and stars and the price is right. Take the walk thru lava fields or day-trip to Ruidoso/Almagordo.

Con: ridge is windy (all 4 days), but it keeps the knats away. Most sites take some real maneuvering to level-up. We camped at Valley of Fires Recreation Area (BLM) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Gravel roads, easy pull-thrus on concrete pads. Picnic ramada is concrete pad, covered, and sheltered w/half wall; nice touch! Signage for loops and shower houses are scarce or tiny. We got into the group but still able to turn around (40'+toad). Easy access to I25. With wind is dust, however. We camped at Leasburg Dam State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Paved, some pull-thru, spacious lots. Some sites take a bit of maneuvering to level and keep tires on ground. $$ more than most, staff confused -- or micromanaged, and slope of asphalt makes this an 8. Dump area is small if there were a crowd. Easy access to cave & discovery center..must do cave-- worth it, but choose shoulder season (Nov, Dec, May) and make reservations ahead! We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
37
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Concordia Airport Park, Concordia, Kansas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful spacious, immaculate 'free' city park for donation most of us leave $10-15. Any size rig, sites are level, some have W/E, some pull-throughs, dumpstation/water at N end, sites are concrete with asphalt roads. Easy access and nice town that loves its history and the tourists who stop. Easiest access for big rigs is E at the light just across from W*M on the S end of town. Definitely we will stay here again. We camped at Concordia Airport Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

See and learn the 'how' of the whole wall brick mural, see the convent, visit the Orphan Train Museum.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Riverside COE, Marquette, Kansas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Spacious, shaded, quiet, immaculate .. as are all COE parks we've ever visited, hence we choose them when we can! We had 30 amp/water, table, grill, firepit, VZ signal (phone and net) was OK, good signal from Tailgater TV, and warm weather. There is a dumpstation. Riverside COE is SE of Kanapolis Dam, Venango (COE that allows walk-ins) is NW of Dam. We drove through the State Park SW of dam (Langely) and it appears nice though probably more costly.

Riverside is small campground with a pit toilet and one other flush/shower restroom near the playground. We normally prefer the outside of a loop (40' w/3 slides) but the inside loops here are shady and spacious as well. If we are ever in area we'll definitely stay again. We camped at Riverside COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Use GPS satelite turn by turn so you don't miss the small, simple brown signs.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Gunsmoke RV Park, Dodge City, Kansas

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We had 50 amp, excellent WI-FI, and were parked in the N (back) part of the park; it's level with gravel roads & pads. Spots are "nose to tail" with utilities between - one facing east, the other facing west. IF they were full, the sites would be VERY tight, however, they stagger rigs every other spot, so sites are roomy with grass. Trees to the South of each site provide some shade and wind protection. Not much highway noise at the 'back', the West grew up around trains .. get used to it, 3-4 per day use horns at crossings. We didn't use any facilities and pool was dry. Gate closes at 8pm and may feel secure, but a nuisance if you 'break curfew,' --remember the 'code' given at check-in. Dodge is a 'typical' western town with tourist temptations. We'd stay here again if we travel this way. We camped at Gunsmoke RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North area facing E
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Notice the cobblestone streets of 'old town Dodge'; enjoy a steak but not here, locals eat asian or mexican cuisine --toughest steak we've ever had, and we are from 'cow country', where its raised, not where it is packed.

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Alcova Reservoir, Alcova, Wyoming

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Primitive campsites on the East side of Alcova Reservoir is accessed via Co Rd 407; paved, but narrow with 1-lane bridge over river (the Dam road is closed). Black Beach access road isn't gravel or maintained; dry now, but it had been very muddy. Several sites would accommodate our 60', but road and sites aren't switch-backed nor tiered down to lake, so most sites are very unlevel, and more clouds threatened. We are 40' plus dingy, thus used our better judgment. Simple site and road prep would make this primitive CG a premier camp for Natrona County as well as fisherman's paradise. We did not venture the couple of miles further South on 407 to Cottonwood Creek primitive CG. We camped at Alcova Reservoir in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Deer Creek State Park, MIdway, Utah

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Paved access road and sites, gorgeous views, fire-pits with covered tables. Park access road is a bit steep (we are 40' plus dinghy), but once in the sites are tiered and level. We prefer State/Fed parks because sites are usually larger as is this park. Have no fear of Hwy 189/40 it's a fine road; we've always steered clear but it just became our favorite way North I-15 to I-80. Staff was cheerful and helpful. We had full hook-up site. Campground was nearly full this weekend; my only 'con' is $8 PER reservation when reserving online. I reserved two UT State Parks at once ... still charged $8 each. Yes, we will happily return to this park. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Casper KOA, Bar Nunn, Wyoming

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

TLC would go a long way here. Gravel pull-thru was best thing about place. It'll do ... In a pinch like we were. Dog area was so full of trash and burrs we couldn't go in. Pool was closed, putt-putt golf broken down. Saturday night the next door biker bar kept us awake most of night. Come on! Just one week of clean-up could do wonders; plus they lined us up every space; they could've given us at least an empty space between. Typical 'Pack' (as in pack 'em in like sardines) park. We camped at Casper KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Circle H RV Park, Yakima, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Absolutely the most creative (less than factual) website I've ever seen. Cable TV was turned off long ago. Pool with a tarp over and green water; 'hasn't been open for a long time' I was told. Playgrounds, tether ball is one rundown swing set. Mini-golf, Café is the shack behind the padlock. Advertised rates are not accurate either. As senior I paid $37 cr card, then $32 second night 'if I wrote a check.' Yes there are pull-through sites but not 60'. We are 38' with jeep toad. We pushed to the front and had to park the toad diagonally. Grass is 3'6" wide, so that is space between sites. About 90% are long-term residents or stored units. No sound barrier between interstate -- a very busy interstate. We watched as more than 3 big rigs pulled in and pulled right back out again after they managed to get turned around in the property next door which is an abandoned gravel lot. We camped at Circle H RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Kahnderosa River Campground, Cataldo, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

CLOSED!! No mention on their webpage. Further, us big rigs are committed to a narrow road..about 2 mikes up we found a place to turn in, unhook the dinghy, and turn around..CALL THIS PLACE before u plan a stay. We camped at Kahnderosa River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Cattail Cove State Park, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Luckily we picked the best in the area sight unseen. We enjoy State or Fed parks vs. private 'pack' parks. It is without sewer but there is a dump station. I can only give it an 8. Very little light pollution so the stars are magnificent, as is the beach, doggy beach, and boat launch. We will definitely return for a longer stay We camped at Cattail Cove State Park in a Motorhome.

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