Jolly Out There

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  • Helpful Reviews 12

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Full-timer RVers since June 2014

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Not the best CG out there, but fine for an overnight stay. Access just off I-40; a bit confusing to find (you can see it but can't seem to get there), but stay on access road right next to the Interstate to gain access. Sites tight, yes, but we didn't have anyone on either side so we didn't feel it. Lady in the office couldn't have been nicer. Bathroom new, large, clean and nice.

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Price reflects weekly rate of $125 plus electricity; ours was $10 for the week. Big, well-maintained desert gravel park with wide spaces and lots of room; nice that owners have put in some trees which they water daily. Terrific sunsets over the mountains each night out our front window. CG is a few miles north of town but we liked location for daily walks down the back country roads past horses, pistachio & pecan trees. Heard a bit of road noise but no issue for our sleeping. FHU was fine but no cable; our Verizon HotSpot worked better than their WiFi. Clean laundry room with 2w/2d - $2.00 for each. Two full-service bathrooms were fine. There's a small workout room with decent equipment; fit for purpose. Live music had stopped for the season. Very nice family owners + staff. We would absolutely return again.

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This was our second time staying here; clearly we liked it enough to come back and this time we stayed for two weeks. Rate reflects pay for 6 nights/7th night free. Not a resort; no pool or amenities, but a perfect location for visiting Santa Fe, Taos, several Nat'l Park Units & hiking spots, plus loved the 'city' proximity & amenities. Office staff & maintenance guy were very pleasant & extremely helpful. Sites are very level concrete pads with gravel & patches of grass throughout the CG. Fabulous fall leaf colors on the old trees throughout the park. Restrooms dated but very clean & functional. Clean laundry room 4w/4d @ $1.50 ea. We got great WiFi from our site. 22 cable channels with okay signal (no HD). Will definitely come again!

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Being tucked away in the red rocks makes for a very unique & wonderful setting and our October visit was pleasant. But as this appears to be the only place with hook-ups for miles around, it's evident that this would be very crowded in busy summer months and difficult to maneuver in. WiFi & cable service were a pleasant surprise given this place is far away from nothing. Sites very tight and took a lot of pads to level. Restrooms very nice & clean. We would stay here again but would think twice about busy season.

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There's a lot to like about this park including the fact that you're at the base of a mesa that's wonderful to climb up on top of to get some exercise and a magnificent view. The location is also terrific for visiting Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, & the Lake Powell Dam/Glen Canyon Nat'l Recreation Area. I think your site defines your experience here. We were in #16, a pull-thru, which we liked; took some blocks to level, though. It was quiet at night & we had nice neighbors around us. Cable was excellent; WiFi & Verizon good. Laundry facility fine; lots of machines. The bathrooms, while just average in decor and size/space, were often busy and not the cleanest - know that speaks more to the users and not really the management, but don't expect nice, clean bathrooms. Other than that, we liked it here and will be staying here again next year.

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Beautiful park that's very well managed and maintained. Loved the proximity to Flagstaff, but paid a premium for it here. Level sites. Pleasant office with big trade-it book cases full of books, puzzles, & other nice offerings. Very nice bathrooms & laundry facility. Water features in the park were lovely to listen to. Great trees throughout the park and sites that were gorgeous this time of year. Lots of rules, but they didn't negatively impact our stay so we were good with them. We would stay again.

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Not your typical campground in terms of layout, but plenty of room around site due to the buddy layout configuration. Bathrooms are pre-fab and old, but they work if you need them. Office staff very friendly and helpful! Easy on/off highway, yet quiet at night. We would stay again.

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Right on Route 66, this is a very nice campground convenient to lots of American Southwest and Native American culture & national park unit sites that are nearby. Campground is laid out well and has nice amenities, and much care is given to the upkeep of the park. WiFi worked very well most all the time; Verizon strong, too. Great cable offering! Bathrooms a bit old but clean with 3 toilets/showers in each; laundry room with 6 each w/d was very nice. Pool & grill closed for the season, but looks great. Staff very friendly & helpful. We will definitely come back.

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Nothing fancy - no amenities - some weeds growing around property - but the price is right at $19 and for the money, it was a great three days! Office staff was nice. Train 0.5 miles away that you can hear a couple of times in the night, but it wasn't bad - hey, goods need to be transported, right? Easy in and out with long, level pull-thru sites. Great proximity to lots of national park units/properties and other Southwestern cultural sites; regional NPS Visitor Center just one exit away. Only one toilet/shower for each men/women + one handicap-accessible, but this is a small park so there was no waiting, and the shower was one of the best I've had in a long, long time! 2 w/d in a dated all-purpose room; fit for purpose but not the best. But again, for the money.... 40+ channels via cable. Their WiFi okay, but our Verizon hot spot worked great. We would stay here again.

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This is a family-owned/operated campground with terrific views of the surrounding red rock features, and Torrey provides great access to Capitol Reef NP. Sites here are gravel pull-thrus that were easy to level. Nice cottonwoods throughout the CG give some good shade & break up the line-up of rigs. CG is appropriately landscaped and offers horseshoe pits, a pool, a playground, a big green lawn and several other recreational spots. WiFi was slow - we opted to use our hot spot instead; Verizon connectivity was good. Bathroom (only 1 toilet and shower in ladies room; two each in the mens) and laundry facility (2 w/d) were a bit of a hike to get to and were definitely in need of updates. We were only told about the facilities behind the office, but I think there are other bath/laundry places in the park - perhaps designated for the cabin users? We had a nice stay here and would definitely return. If they'd update the bathrooms and laundry room, this place would go from 'good' to 'excellent.'

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It all depends on what you want.... If you need to see large sections of grass and have big tall trees around you, don't stay here because it's mostly all gravel with just small strips of grass between the premium sites. [These sites are pull-thru and also have very nice patios, and most have planted trees at each end.] We chose the cheaper back-in sites at the back end of the park with no grass/patio, but we had plenty of room between us and our neighbors, and we looked out onto the medium-sized trees in the center/premium area of the park. Pros of staying here: strong WiFi signal, well-maintained bathrooms, nice laundry room with 4 w/d ($2 to wash; $0.50 to dry), easy walking to everything in this cute little tourist town, great proximity to northwest side of Yellowstone, and bonus: $5 to see the IMAX movies which were outstanding (see Yellowstone and also Lewis & Clark). The only drawback we found was that there was no floral landscaping so no "pretty" - but isn't that what the park is for? We found everything else to be just fine for two full-timers - it was quiet at night, the price was right, and proximity couldn't be beat. We would absolutely stay here again.

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This could be a better campground given the convenient location between Yellowstone and Grand Teton and the limited supply of places to stay in this area, but unfortunately it left a lot to be desired and seems to be a last choice for staying in the area. As people have mentioned, it's mostly all dirt and it hasn't been graded/leveled in a long, long time; okay if no rain, but terrible when rainy. We found the layout to be confusing and it took us several tries to find the best way out of the place. Bathrooms were dated but at least there were plenty of toilets/showers. Cleanliness depended on time of day, but overall not bad; I've seen much worse. Several w/d in laundry facility, again dated but functional and spacious. Guy at check-in couldn't have been nicer. Staff at Flagg Ranch (the restaurant / bar / gift shop / camp store that is across the road from the CG) was very nice and the food at the bar/restaurant was very good. The biggest negative has been stated; no WiFi / mobile service - had to drive 20 miles south to Jackson Lake Lodge to get adequate coverage which was a pain. We stayed a week which was about four days too long. One big positive was that we could have campfires since we were outside the national park boundaries; no fires inside the parks. Overall, I'd look for other, closer, better-connected CGs if I were to come here again; as full-timers, we want more that this place offered, especially for the dear price. A family looking to disconnect and have a camping experience for a few days would enjoy it more than we did.

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This is an excellent RV park just 5 minutes away from the north entrance to Yellowstone. It's well managed with owners who really care about their park. It's a clean, pretty facility that's nicely landscaped with flowers, trees and grassy areas. [The elk liked it, too; they were often sitting in the grass.] Great views from the upper area looking down onto the town. Bathrooms and laundry room (be done by 8pm) are modern and were always clean. Good WiFi. While a little incline to get to the upper area, our 30' Class A had no trouble at all. We would definitely come back!

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Great location. Wonderful views of the Sawtooth Mtns. Impeccably-clean restrooms & laundry facility. Nice to park on blacktop so leveling is easy, but as stated, the little grass strips between the sights are very small. WiFi is excellent, as is Verizon service. Campground hostess is very nice. Three miles to Ketchum; you can bike on trails into town and all around here. If the park is full you may feel a bit cramped, but we had an end spot and are only 30' so we had no complaints. Even if we were in the middle of the rows with close-by neighbors, the positives of this place far outweigh the tight spots. We have decided we will come back next year and spend at least a week for all there is to see and do and enjoy around here.

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This small campground gets a 10 for location as it is just a few miles from the west entrance of North Cascades NP. It also gets a 10 for the friendliness of the campground hostess. But beyond that, it's no 10. There are a couple of lanes with some back-in sites, tent sites, and pull-thru sites and a few trees at some of the sites provided nice shade but that's it. We had to use blocks under our jacks to get our rig level as the grass-covered ground required adjustments. The bath house was okay at best. The toilets and showers themselves were clean, but it's clear the spiders enjoy this place in the corners, on the floors, etc., and many would not find this okay. Some of the hookups were not working but ours was; would be problematic if the CG got full. For us, all we wanted was a safe, functional site close to the Park so we were satisfied. For this place to be better, the owner really needs to put some money back into it -- spray for spiders, fix broken picnic tables and hookups, upgrade bath house, etc. Good WiFi and Verizon service. And again, you can't beat the location if you're visiting the park.