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We made this Saturday night reservation during busy season on the same day, and snagged one of the very few remaining spots on a busy Grand Canyon weekend. About 1/2 of the sites are pull through, 1/2 backin, many plenty long enough for our big rig and toad. This is a great PA price for FHU, and it is very close to downtown Williams, making shopping and dining really easy. It's also located close to Bearizona. The staff are quite friendly and very efficient. At the same time there are a lot of "No" signs posted around the property. No parking, no stopping, do not drive here, etc. which always adds a bit of an edge to a stay. Because we had plans to do something on the morning of our departure that required us to leave our motorhome somewhere until noon, with a checkout time of 11:00 a.m., we asked if we could park our rig in their spacious and virtually empty car parking lot, or in their virtually empty storage lot for that one hour. We could, for $8. That irritated me. It wasn't like we were asking to leave it for a full day of sight seeing. WIFI was very strong and reliable. We would stay here again at the PA rate.

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This was a second stay at this RV park, the last being 2 years ago. If consistency counted, this park would score a perfect 100. Roads are wide and well marked (better than almost any other park we've been in.) Spaces are all pull through, alternating direction, and quite long (approx 70 feet) so, while spaces are narrow, you have the feeling of additional space because of the empty 15 feet or so of your neighbors' spaces on either side of you. Many have a concrete patio, although ours did not for some reason. Interior roads are a mix of pavement and gravel, and sites are all gravel and almost perfectly level. The park is clean, the facilities a bit dated, but clean, well stocked and functional. WIFI worked great for us. Verizon coverage was okay. Dumpsters are placed around the park, bathrooms, showers and laundry within an easy walk. At the back of the park is a trailer park/manufactured home community. Residents seemed pleasant, kept to themselves, and most properties were well maintained. This property is easy on/off I-40 E or W, with all services an easy, short drive. Well located for Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. Several chain restaurants nearby, as well as gas, repair, etc. We enjoyed this stay as much as we did our first stay and would definitely stop here again.

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This is a very well run park with 3 park hosts that rotate schedules. They are out and about the property all day every day, cleaning, raking, monitoring. Called every day to let us know we had mail or packages arriving. Very efficient, very helpful staff. Library exchange, meeting room, group gathering area and cute little dog park. Laundry area clean and neat, as were the bathrooms. Quiet at night. We would definitely return here any time in the area. Strict 5 mph speed limit enforced.

     

Ken's Lake - BLM

Moab, Utah

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We stayed nine nights in the first (lower) section while visiting national parks and Moab. It is about 8 miles south of Moab on Hwy 191, then 3 miles off the road. there are 18 sites in the lower section and maybe 20 or so sites in the upper section. To get from one section to the other, you must drive down a moderately steep slope, immediately changing to an upslope at the bottom. Long fivers and trailers may bottom out making this transition. Bigger motor homes may want to disconnect any towed vehicle before proceeding. Most sites are long and wide, and very well spaced and have iron tables and fire rings (burn ban while we were there, although it seems some people didn't think this rule applied to them. There were pit toilets in each section, and at the lake. Even this late in the year Ken's Lake still had plenty of water for boating/fishing/swimming. DH caught one small Bass one day. Decent swimming beach, although mostly gravel vs. sand. We found the location to be just fine, even though 8 miles out of town, because the drive was easy and fast. Campground was very quiet at night. We saw the ranger every day mid morning as fees were picked up, and sometimes they drove through the park. There were spaces available every night except weekends, when the place filled up on Thursday night. The group sites had 2 corrals. Trash had to be driven from the campground to the Lake because there were no dumpsters in the campground proper. No problem. The trail from the campground to the lake was a pleasant, easy walk, although not handicap accessible.

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We called ahead and left a message to get a reservation. No response. We called the day of, and prior to, our arrival and left a message. No response. We arrived to a note on the locked office saying to go ahead and hookup and leave the fee in the drop box. The fee stated on the office door was $5.00 higher than their website for a FHU. Bathrooms, showers and laundry were clean. The women's bathroom had no handsoap. Utilities for a big rig were located so that in the pull through sites, keeping the TOAD connected, the sewer was way too far away to reach, so we had to disconnect. Our site was not wide enough to put the living room slide out, given where we had to park to reach to sewer. All that being said, however, it was a peaceful, easy in-out, close to freeway FHU stay, and we would consider staying here again, but only for one night if just passing through.

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While the rate reflects a senior pass discount, it is still quite expensive. Considering the alternatives, though, we didn't complain. The location is exceptionally convenient to both Teton and Yellowstone Parks, Jackson, and other points. We saw very few sites, all pullthroughs, that were level, and we had to jockey around in our site to get close enough to level to avoid blocking up and rely only on our automatic levelers. There are convenient short trails from the campground to the lake (we were only about 1/2 block from the lake,) the visitor center, stores and laundry facilities. Trash is picked up daily from convenient dumpster sites. We were there during the Berry Fire, and were told if we were bothered by the smoke or fire, we could leave and get a refund of unused nights. We weren't bothered, and stayed for our full 10 nights.

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This was a one-night stopover, and for that it met our needs. I would not stay longer term without a pretty good reason. Most spaces were occupied by long term workers, and it was basically a very large parking area with hookups. There were plenty of amenities, no pool, with several recreational opportunities, although I didn't see anybody using them. The bathrooms and showers were dated, with inferior construction, and flimsy shower curtains instead of doors in the bathroom stalls. Interior roads were gravel, as well as the sites, with a little dust, but not bad. There were lots of parked vehicles that required careful, but not difficult, navigation. We would consider staying here again if we were just passing through.

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This was a last minute reservation for 2 nights in the busy season, and we were told if we wanted to stay longer (which we did) we could park in the "walk in" section (no hookups.) However, they had a cancellation and called us to say we could move to another FHU site for an additional 2 nights. Very nice of them to remember us and let us know. This is a beautiful campground, green grass, lots of trees, paved interior roads, gravel sites. Our first site was level, our second more of a challenge for leveling, but we managed just fine. Sites are of varying sizes. Not all will handle big rigs easily. Some single sites were arranged in a way that they would be great for 2 or 3 friends camping as a group. With beautiful Spearfish Creek running right around the campground, views and fishing are easy. A short walk to the fish hatchery for an interesting tour, and to the large adjacent public park. We really liked it here and would return in a heartbeat. Don't use your GPS for directions. Ours took us on a route which dead ended at the South end of the park. We had to go back out to main road and go into downtown on Main Street before turning to the entrance of the park.

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Rate reflects one night at PA rate of $20, 5 others at regular rate of $40. Although there are no amenities or facilities, we thoroughly enjoyed this stay. The owner greeted us as soon as we pulled in and gave us time to get settled before she came back with visitor information and to collect. The grounds were very nice, lush green grass at most sites, with an easy, short trail leading to the Mickelson trail. Well located for visiting Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Keystone, Hill City, etc. Signage on the highway is hard to spot, but easy in, easy out, with level sites and good utilities. We would stay here again, even though there are no amenities--who needs them in the Black Hills, anyway? You're gone all day every day. So this is a great value. The owner was kind enough to collect our mail from the post office and deliver it while we were there.

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Here for two nights visiting The Badlands and Wall Drug, it was quite satisfactory. Gravel and some mostly dried grass, level pull through sites with easy in-out and good utilities. They don't allow check in before 1:00 p.m. The heated pool was refreshing, but very small, dated, not perfectly clean, and mostly used by kids. We were lucky to find an hour on a hot afternoon and had it to ourselves for a cooling dip. The campground is within walking distance to Main Street, and right next to a train station which can be a little noisy, but didn't bother us, even with trains running.

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Stayed here for only one night so we could visit the Corn Palace. It was a good stop for us. Right on the lake, friendly and efficient management, level sites of varying sizes. Ours was a long pull through, with plenty of space for our 38' motor home and toad. Some sites were pretty close together, and designed for small rigs. Bathrooms were clean. Convenient location with easy in-out. Plenty of services nearby. We would stay here again for a night or two if passing through.

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Chose this campground because of its price-service value. With FHU, level sites, easy access, you can't beat the price. Campground is huge, although parts of it are blocked off for the season. Of the 200 or so sites available, only a couple dozen were occupied. As other reviewers have said, the utilities are a bit oddly arranged, but we found them to be easily accessed, and they functioned fine. When checking in with the friendly on-site caretaker, she advised us to select any empty site, and, with our 38' motor home and toad, they were quite lenient in how we parked in the (normally) back-in sites. We angled in, taking up two spaces, and parking our car in a third space. When you first see the sites, it is true its a little confusing about how to hook up to the utilities, all located behind a fence, but it takes just a few seconds to figure out. I've added pictures to show the arrangement, and how we hooked up. Sites are all very level with shared utilities located between sites at the back (if you back in.) We don't really understand the complaints of other reviewers, especially when they are so lenient about how you park. The bathrooms and showers are very private, each located in a separate locking unit with shower, toilet and sink. We didn't use them, so I can't say anything about the temperature or force of water in the showers, but they were clean and modern, and we wouldn't have hesitated to use them. Located right next to the fairgrounds and events complex, you could walk to any public events scheduled there. There were no events at the speedway while we were here so I can't comment on any noise issues.

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What a lovely park! It is as neat, clean, and attractive as anyone could ask for. The pond is clean and large enough to put a small boat on and fish (catch and release.) Sites are perfectly manicured, wide and long, perfectly level, utilities pedestal well located, perfectly groomed grass between large sites. Interior roads and parking pads are gravel. New activity center/bath/shower/laundry house. Everything is spit, spot clean. Seasonal/permanent lots are being sold, and those that are there now are beautifully landscaped and maintained. Well located immediately off I-35 just 15 minutes North of I-90. Quiet, relaxing, well laid out. When we reserved our site one day in advance, we asked for a site near the Wi-Fi. We were assigned a site right next to a repeater, on the lake. Couldn't have been better. Owners on site, but not in office all hours. Very good phone response. We would definitely return.

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Electric only. There are 10 sites: 2 with 50A, 8 with 30A, located behind the bingo hall/casino, parallel parked on a short road with grassy area alongside the sites. Just barely enough room for our 38' rig and car parked across the front of the rig. Well lit, patrolled often. Security officer friendly and helped a camp neighbor fix a flat on his trailer. Trash located near the sites. No reservations accepted, must park and pay inside the bingo hall/casino. I called ahead to make sure there were some spots open. Good cheap stay for small cost. Worked well for a couple nights. Located across from the airport, but we weren't bothered by the noise.

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We stayed here just a couple nights in order to go the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, an easy 40 mile drive. At this price, this campground is a real find. The owner recently extended the length of all the sites to 70 feet, and they are all perfectly level. Because sites have been extended, the sewer connection could require an extension, depending on how deep into the lot you park. Otherwise, utilities worked great. There is no cable, and satellite may or may not get a good signal because of the many trees. The owner is currently studying which sites need better satellite access. The onsite lodge has restaurant and bar. We had a rib dinner that was good, not great. A lot of locals eat there. The onsite store had limited RV and snack supplies. We liked it here and would definitely return. Location is near several forest service campgrounds with hiking and lakes. Also nearby are trails for ATV and ORV.