Date of Stay: October, 2013
What a great find, thanks to rvparkreviews! We landed here after our plans to camp at Zion were sidetracked due to the government shutdown. At least we could drive through Zion which we'd never seen before. In high season, reservations are strongly recommended for this place. Most sites are well shaded. We found the WiFi outstanding. Quiet at night. Gravel throughout the campground, keeping the dust down. Exceptionally nice people own this business and work here. Would definitely return if in the area.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
Price reflects Golden Age card. Got here around 2 pm on a walk-in basis, and all the pull-through waterfront spots were taken, as were most of the back-in spots. All sites are uncomfortably close together, nothing like other COE campgrounds we've been in. Back-in sites don't have much of a view either. Those are the reasons for our low score. Lack of on-site sewer hookup doesn't concern us, but proximity to neighbors does. Best get there quite early for best choice of sites, or make a reservation.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
Campground runs on generator so electricity is not one of their strong points. Location is. Rate shown is for electric only site. We camped right next to the river. Lovely couple owns the campground. Would not even consider driving into the Pink Mountain Campsite, looked very rough from the road. Sikanni is only another 20 miles or so north on the Alaska Hwy. WiFi is available but only on the front porch at the office/store. Our second visit and would stay here again.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
We stayed for three nights while geocaching in the area. As previous reviewer indicated, electric hook-up is 2 15-amp plugs. There is no sewer dump; owner had to close it after very expensive repairs to her septic system. Can't imagine where the 30 sites indicated are. We parked right behind the restaurant in one of 3 or 4 pull-through sites with trees on either side, not large enough for big rigs. Dry camping is also available. The restaurant is open 8 to 8 and the food is good, home style cooking. Makes a great base for exploring the area, but it's very rustic. Presently there is no gas station in town (none between Ash Springs and Tonopah) so plan accordingly. Would stay here again if in the area.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Rate paid reflects Good Sam/FMCA discount of 10%. If you're wondering why this campground has no photos of campsites on their website, wonder no more. It's terribly hilly, with some amazing slants for tow or towing vehicles, although the actual pad for the camper is level (cement). Sites are reasonably spaced, some with more privacy and territory than others. Campsites on the north side of the campground are literally feet away from and below I-44. Highway noise is constant. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers in the laundry room for this large park, so we had to find a laundromat elsewhere in town to meet our needs. We were visiting family in the area, but might choose another park in the future. We understand the park is open year round, and apparently there are many full-time residents who work at the nearby casino. However, everything is well kept and there must be some pretty strict rules about keeping long term sites and campers neat. Very busy park so reservations are recommended.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Rate paid reflects Good Sam discount for a pull-through site. Back-ins are $2 less per night. What other reviews don't mention is that this campground is on a rather steep hill, much steeper than suggested by photos on the website. Nonetheless, each site has a level area for the camper to park on, even if the tow or towing vehicle has to park on a slant. It's not a friendly place for biking around. We stayed on weekdays in October and so have no knowledge of amusement park noise. Worlds of Fun is open on weekends in October, and reservations for the campground are essential then. Traffic noise is pretty loud and audible at all hours. Would stay here again if in the area as choices are limited in the KC area.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Since this campground hasn't been reviewed in a while, I thought we'd add our two cents. Sites are mostly level and private. A big 5th wheel might be able to maneuver, but not a big motorhome. Detected no noise from I-35 during our stay. Dust is a big issue, though. Road goes from asphalt to gravel/dirt almost immediately after leaving the office and it's a half mile in to the campground. Most sites seem to have full sun, we were fortunate to get one that is mostly shaded (34E). There is a $7 fee for online reservations plus the $5 per day vehicle fee (waived for tow car). Very nice little exhibit about agate in the office/visitor center.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Can't believe previous reviewers stayed at the same place. Campground is on a hill which usually means trouble. Site we were assigned was not level and we didn't see many/any that were. Stepped out of coach into dirt-sand, very messy. We were lucky it didn't rain. One night was plenty. Never again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Not sure what to add to previous reviews except that it's surprisingly quiet given the proximity to Hwy 101. The sites in the "new section" have 50 amps, cement pads, and asphalt parking spots for tow vehicles and cost $64 per night. The sewer hookup is a little unusual, but all hookups are together and well positioned. Perfectly adequate for our 2-day stay in the San Francisco area, and preferable to other options apparently available.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Pretty steep - price paid includes $3 pet charge. Sites are old and hookups are not positioned well in the pull-throughs for motorhome plus tow car. We had to dump in site in front of us as we left as our sewer hose was nowhere near long enough to hook up in our site. Enjoyed the walk under Hwy 101 to the Inn where we had dinner. Wine list was very reasonable although food was pricey. Pretty quiet considering the location next to the highway. Had always wanted to visit the Inn. Now it's been there, done that, and no incentive to return.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
This place is pretty rough. STEEP grade (14%) down into park, fortunately we'd already unhooked the tow car. Park on dirty sand. Grass is brown and sparse. We paid $40 plus $2 for the dog. No Verizon cell service but Wi-Fi was excellent. Needed electricity for the night so we stopped here instead of the nearby state park. Probably would avoid in the future.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We concur with all 3 previous reviews. Sadly, it seems that the nearby Beluga park gets most of the business. The rusty water seems to be a phenomenon throughout Kenai as we noticed it at the visitor center too. Very nice owner who hugged us goodbye. He is native Hawaiian and speaks with a heavy accent, a little difficult on the phone. The adjacent Burger Bus is a can't miss stop. The bluff overlooking Cook Inlet in a small park is just a block away and makes for a nice walk with the pooch. This campground has grass between all sites, and each site has a picnic table. The owner gave us a flower basket to enjoy during our stay. The restrooms and showers are fine. Would come back in heartbeat if in town again. Price paid is minus the 6% sales tax. There is a dentist located next door if needed: nice guy, retired military.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
Got a recommendation to come here and we're glad we did. The KOA is beyond the edge of town. The Ponderosa is right in town so it's very convenient to restaurants and attractions. Layout is a little odd, but we came early in the season and had our pick of sites. After mid June, we understand reservations are essential. Level gravel sites. Pet friendly. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Nice little store and gift shop. Extremely congenial and helpful owners (an older lady and her two daughters). Highly recommended. We paid $30 plus tax for a back-in site, pull-throughs are $5 more.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
Pros: beautiful scenery; many lakefront sites; large sites; full hookup sites available Cons: appalling conditions in bath house for 16-36 loop - should be bulldozed and rebuilt; unfriendly to dogs with burrs in the grass; sites in 16-36 loop are not as level as other areas. Would stay here again, but would never plan on using bath house. Price paid is for E/W site with Golden Age Passport discount.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We did not actually stay at this campground, we went by to check it out for a possible future group event. This is a very new campground - this summer is their second. The restrooms/showers are very clean although basic. There are 32 full hook-up pull-through sites, and 24 electric only sites. There is no shade at all, but sites are level. It is conveniently located in the middle of the Amish Country. $28 is the 2010 rate for a full hook-up site. Sites and roads are gravel, including the road in from Hwy 515. This would be a good bet if looking for a reasonably priced campground in the Amish area. There was quite a large motorhome in the campground, so it's definitely big-rig friendly. We did not see where the playground is, but their brochure mentions one. I rated it a "7" due to lack of shade and extensive use of gravel (dusty). There are a couple of options for group events including a building with a kitchen, and another room over the restrooms/showers with a deck. We would definitely stay here with our group.