Date of Stay: April, 2014
Price is based on the full-hookup monthly rate. If you are looking for continual activities, water park, playgrounds, and miniature golf, this may not be the campground for you. If you are into quiet laid-back mountain views with plenty of trails to stroll among Rocky Mountain junipers and pinion pines, this unique family-run campground on a working ranch might well be just what you are looking for. The local birds include several varieties of hummingbirds, scrub jays, mountain chickadees, canyon and spotted towhees, and pink sided and red backed juncos. Nearby fields are alive with prairie dogs, mountain bluebirds, and the occasional road runner. The campground is well laid out with small trees near most campsites. The bathroom/shower area is clean and inviting as is the pool that is heated by a solar array. Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs are welcome. Satellite television works well, the Verizon hotspot has no signal, but the camp Wifi is sufficient for browsing and emails. Phone signals are iffy but our Wilson signal booster gives a reasonable signal on AT&T phones. This is the high desert on a working cattle ranch so there may be some dust at times and a few cattle might wander through the campground. They are gentle beasts that add to the ambiance of the place without paying much attention to the campers. The a mile long dirt road once you turn into the ranch gate is a bit bumpy but easily managed by any size rig. We’ve camped throughout the United States and this particular campsite in this campground ranks among the top 3 campsites that we’ve occupied in our travels. We would definitely come back if we are in this area again. We are camping here in a travel trailer. Our original intent was stay here for the month of April, however, we’ve liked it so well we have extended our stay through the month of May. Still here enjoying springtime in the Rockies!
Date of Stay: March, 2014
As another reviewer remarked, the nightly fee was $24 but they tack on a $5 charge for each person per night so our nightly rate was $34. This seems a rather disingenuous way to post rates. The campground, over all, however, was spectacular. It is possible to wander through most of the park without necessarily following specific trails. The scenery definitely makes the experience unique. We camped in the Mesquite section of the park. Since there are no sewer hook-ups, we used our tag-along (portable waste tank) to empty tanks so were able to use the closest dump. However, if you have a rig of any size and do not use a tag-along, you will need to drive to a farther dump station since the one closest to Mesquite is too small for a large rig. We would definitely stay here again for a few nights but could not afford this rate for a full 2 weeks.