We camped here for 3 nights on our way to Utah. We stayed in the Elk Flat Campground as we heard the one nearest the lake was tight and hard to maneuver. The site we had took some time to get level, but we were fine. We had one with a great view. The sites were spotless. Someone had raked everything and it looked great. We were here in Sept so we almost had the place to ourselves. We looked at the Cave Lake Campground later, but we were very glad that we stayed where we did. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park that was very peaceful. Sites are far from level front to back, but was fine for us in our 33' TT. We were at the Lakeview CG closer to the lake at had great swimming and fishing. This park is very well maintained. We will probably come back for a longer stay. It does take a little skill to drive around in a rig our size, but was quite doable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We maneuvered our 35' Coach into a site at the Lakeview campground. It was tight and we suffered some damage to our Coach getting into the site. It was also narrow in the front of the site so we could only get our living room slide open about 90%. But the site was beautiful. It was also not totally level front to back and so we had to put blocks under our front levelers raising the front tires about 9" off the ground. The sites are more for Tent Campers, Trailers or 5th Wheels. There was no view of the lake, but we were surrounded by a lot of trees. The site had a picnic table and a fire pit and a lot of room for our camp chairs and portable BBQ. There is one pull-through site, but it was occupied. The restrooms were a little walk away but were very clean. The lake has a number of picnic areas and is in a scenic setting with mountains in the background. The other campground, Elk Flats, is the first campground and is about 3 miles or so from the lake. The sites there are a little more open, not as much shade, and may be a little roomier, but not much. Great Basin National Park (about 60 miles away), Bristlecone Pine hike where you see trees that are over 4000 years old and the Lehman Cave tour are a great experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As noted, there are actually two campgrounds, Elk Flat & Lake View. Elk Flat is the CG that you come to first just as you enter the park. The dump station and fresh water fill are located at the entrance to this CG. (There are also fresh water taps throughout the CG, but to fill a tank, the dump station is easy to get to.) Elk Flat CG appears to be newer and more easily maneuvered in a larger RV. Most of the spaces are nice sized but leveling will be an issue in some of the sites. The sites are well spaced and many have great views. Lake View CG is about a mile further into the park and right next to the lake. Many of the sites in this CG are small and leveling can be very difficult. we are only 27 feet long(motorhome) and thought that we would fit into this CG. We did find a site long enough, but we were not able to level the RV. We ended up staying in Elk Flat and were glad that we did. It has a much more open and calm feel than Lake View. This park appears to be very well maintained. The gravel in the sites was recently raked and the fire pits were very clean. Good short trips are up to Success Summit, a steep gravel road with nice views and over to Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park.If you are a birder you will love the park, lots of bird watching to do. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was just checking comments from my last visit (June 2009) and I wouldn't change a thing. Great, scenic park. Very relaxing after driving across the state on US 50. One thing I wish for: better marked trails. We have a dickens of a time finding trailheads ;-) Otherwise, worth the 7-mile drive off of 50 for the beauty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in this great park for 8 days. We got our 36-footer into one of the tight, unlevel sites but were able to move up to the one pull-through the next day. Able to level and had a wonderful view. No cell but we got MiFi reception at the pull through. Satellite (roof mount) wouldn't work but who needs it! The rangers and their helpers, as seems to be the case in all Nevada parks, we're friendly and courteous. If you have a big rig, swing wide at the entry as it's more than a 90 degree turn and be very careful of the overhanging trees and narrow cattle guard. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a beautiful place. We parked here for 2 nights. There is one pull-through, we had to back in to another site and it was tight. I think this park stays fairly full, although the camping sites are fairly private. The lake is stunning. There is water available and biking and hiking. Everyone we saw fishing were catching their limits. We would definitely come here again. It is wild looking. We heard elk the first night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Nevada State Park with two campgrounds, Lakeside and Elk Flats. Lakeside is tighter and not suitable for anything much over 30' due to the tight turns. Elk Flats has a couple of sites that could fit larger RVs. Sites are generally level with excellent separation from your neighbors via distance and the pinion/juniper forest. Each site has a picnic table, lantern post, tent pad and fire ring Cave Lake is pretty lake that is suitable for fishing (NV state record rainbow was caught there), picnicking, hiking and swimming. A drive up Success Loop Road (not in your RV) is definitely worth while. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful park for smaller campers. Our camper is 25' long, and it fit lengthwise into the gorgeous, private sites. We barely fit with our slide room and steps out, though, but the squeeze was worth it. Cool nights in Nevada (and beautiful stars), very pretty lake, private sites with table, and fire ring. We are now convinced that US 50 is THE way to cross Nevada (rather than dull old 80 to the north) and we will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Did not find evidence of any pull through sites as previously mentioned. We have a 37' motorhome and pull a Jeep. If you have anything larger DONT COME HERE! There is only one place to turn around and we made the mistake of going up to the lake "campground" which is really small and there is absolutely no place to turn a big rig if you have a towed vehicle. TAll this being said it is our type of campground, no pool, no clubhouse, just nature and a great setting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice State park that we have camped in for many years. While not having all of the amenities that some expect, it does offer a nice quiet lake camping experience. The showers and restrooms are clean, and the state park people have always been most friendly. It is also very near Ely, NV and the amenities that it offers, including the Northern Nevada railroad. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend, arriving on Wednesay. We travel/live in a 38 foot motorhome and there were only 2 sites that could accommodate us and our tow vehicle. Both of these site were at the newer Elk Flat campground which is a little over a mile away from the lake. The campground does offer flush toilets and pay showers as well as fresh water and a dump station. The campground is well maintained and peaceful, even after it filled up for the long weekend. It is close enough to Ely to make a visit into town easy. Also close by is Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park which is definitely worth visiting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is 15 miles south of Ely off US 93. Sites are compacted gravel and are generally level, some as deep as 45', and wide with good separation. Two campgrounds in the complex; Lakeview and Elk Flats. Elk Flats is newer and could accommodate larger rigs while access to
Lakeview is prohibitive to rigs much over 30'. Great hiking areas throughout the park as well as fishing in Cave Lake and an intriguing scenic drive. Water is available as well as a dump station. We camped here in a camper.
OK place if you need to stop in this area. Wi-Fi was strong. The sites are pretty short but most are wide enough. The sites all look to have a slope that is visible to the naked eye. Ours was impossible to get level. No grass at any of the sites and what grass is there you can't walk your dogs on. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our preferred stop in the Ely area. Friendly hosts, clean sites although can be dusty at times. Television now is by air instead of cable but we did not attempt this. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park worked OK for us for an overnight stay. Did not use the restrooms. Sites were fairly level and seemed to OK for big rigs. The pet area had some grass and was convenient. There wasn't much road noise overnight. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ditto to June 2014 review. Not sure where May 2014 review was coming from. Nice clean park with large sites - easy in/out. Nice views of mountains. I wonder about their obsession with dogs on "their" grass. There are signs everywhere. Why even have grass? Regardless, it's a nice place we would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OK campground. Most sites level with gravel and a few with small areas of grass between sites. Lots of trees with variable amounts of shade. Water pressure was low. WiFi was adequate but if a lot of people are using it, it could bog down. About 3 mile drive into town. Should note that they don't have a swimming pool, so don't plan on taking a cool dip on a hot summer day. There is nearby Cave Lake State Park which is beautiful and a nice place to visit and swim. Campground was quiet while we were there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed six nights in our motor home. We had our three small dogs with us. Park was clean and staff was friendly. Check in was easy. Cable TV as advertised on website does not exist. Wi-fi was one of the worst we've ever encountered. We kept getting kicked off and it was extremely slow. One of the campground employees let his dog run loose throughout the park daily for long periods of time. His dog accosted our dogs while we were walking them, not once, but twice. The second time it occurred right in front of our coach on our site. Our dogs were always on leash as stated in campground rules. We saw at least two other dogs allowed to roam free throughout the park during our stay. For what is offered this place is way over-priced. Will not stay here again. Wish we hadn't purchased the VKR. Probably will not get much use out of it since we purchased it mainly to use here. Not a big fan of KOA due to pricing but it is the nicest of three in the Ely area. Will try one of the others from now on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here overnight. It was actually a pleasant surprise, as we aren't big fans of KOA. The staff was very friendly, the gravel sites were level and well spaced, the restrooms were clean and modern, and it was very quiet. The views of the white capped mountain was beautiful. As others have commented, the park gets scored lower due to no cable and very poor Wi-Fi. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park, with very friendly staff. Would have given a higher rating except there is no cable as advertised and Wi-Fi was very slow and kept getting kicked off. Local Salt Lake channels are available on antenna. Under the impression the lack of cable is an Ely problem and not the park. Sites are level and well spaced. Two nice fenced dog walks. The park is 3 miles from the town, so not too convenient to shopping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a KOA it is great - just don't care for KOA's. The showers were clean. Did not use laundry facilities. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Dog walk/run area was mostly dirt and other pet parents had not cleaned up after their fur-babies. Nice store with good variety of snacks and gifts. Would stay again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We almost passed this RV park by based on previous ratings about sites, however, they have done a lot of work to bring them up to standard recently. Sites were level, wide and long enough so we did not need to unhook. We had no problem at all leveling. Staff is very friendly and there are two dog parks and a nice little store. Great place to stop if you are traveling on hwy 50 or 93 or 6. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very enjoyable stop for the night. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We asked for a satellite friendly site and they gave that to us. The sites had been updated and were level now. The WiFi was not working. My Verizon 4G was working well. Wished I could of stayed longer as the views were beautiful. My only complaint is it is KOA and their pricing is high. They would have more customers if they brought the price down. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spacious KOA. Sites are not all very level. Our back-in site #20 was not level at all. Campground has big grass areas to relax. Check-in was very friendly. Washrooms were clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For the price, we were disappointed. Only spot in town since other park was chock full of longterm campers. Our site was not level...wheels came off ground when trying to level our 36' MH. Even though office said site was a 65' pull-thru, we didn't feel safe leaving toad attached because of all the traffic. Couldn't get DTV for the trees. Cable TV picture was fuzzy and very hard to watch. Decided to move on down the road even though we could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wide spots. Not level. We had to use boards. We had a "premium" spot which included a paved patio with a table and chairs. The park is very well maintained. Constant upkeep. We don't usually use the bbq's but these were really clean. There are hairdryers in the bathrooms! Everything is tidy. As soon as a rig pulls out, there is the maintenance person raking and smoothing the site. The view is gorgeous, mountains all around. Lots to do in Ely and good food in the restaurants. Eat in the Jailhouse! It's fun! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite being on the highway it is pretty quiet for a KOA. Very friendly, helpful staff/camp manager. Free ice cream, dog treats, and movie night. Park is gravel and occasional bits of grass, all with signs to keep pets off them. Two pet walk areas at each end of park but quite small. Lots of trees but many not large enough to give shade. Our spot was barely large enough to put 21 ft. RV and tow vehicle side- by-side, so picnic table was almost in the road. One of four rows of sites seemed to be full of long-termers. We would only stay here again as an overnight en route to somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We don't stay in KOA camps very often. It was very clean, although we didn't use any of the facilities. Seemed a little pricey, especially since our "pull-through" site was so short we had to disconnect our car and squeeze it in beside the RV. Our son and family stayed in one of their cabins a week earlier and recommended them. I wouldn't personally recommend it for a one-night RV stay in Ely, and I'm not sure how many people want to spend more than one night in Ely anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For $40 a nite, I expect things to be perfect. NOT! Cable TV receptive is lousy. Sites are neither level side to side or front to back. My site slopes 3 inches side to side and more front to rear. Leveling nightmare. But, it is a KOA and it is clean and secure. My last stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good park and great location for an overnight stay while traveling through Nevada. Good WiFi and cable. Management is very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with very friendly and helpful owner and staff. They went out of their way to be sure we had the right site to use our satellite. There are long term rigs, but they are nice, well kept, and in one section. It is a clean park, and the staff keeps the grass mowed and the park looking nice. The store is well stocked with RV supplies and convenient style grocery items. The services all worked well; the sites are wide and long enough for big rigs with out having to feel cramped. We will be coming back to stay here and see more of the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Graveled park with lots of large trees (spotty satellite reception). Sites are long and fairly level with a slight forward slope. Restrooms were clean, shower stalls typical KOA, small and fiberglass. The laundry room was very clean. There are 2 small enclosed dog runs with pick up bags provided. The camp store is quite well stocked. Campers seem divided between over nights and permanent residents. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you're passing through Ely and need a place to stay for the night, this place is acceptable. It's not a destination campground, but neither is Ely a destination sort of place. We were given one of a small number of very large pull throughs which easily accommodated our 40' RV and tow. The sites are gravel and ours wasn't particularly level, but we were able to get to level using our jack system. A lot of the residents of the campground appear to be long term, mostly workers maybe from the nearby copper mine, but their sites appear to be well maintained. The WiFi was a bit erratic and slow at times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are coming or going from Reno, that stretch of HWY-50 is a long ride. Ely is the perfect place to stop for the night and this KOA is a great place to stay. Gravel, not windy when we were there, easy pull-thrus, easy hook-ups, and right on the highway, just down from the major fuel stations. Good WiFi and Cable TV. Friendly, helpful staff and just outside of old Ely town. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Best in Ely. Dirt driveways with wind which makes for lots of dust. Our site was large with easy access. Not much road noise. It is over priced but most KOA's are. This one has no pool. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff friendly and helpful! The Wi-Fi was marginal at our site. Sites are all gravel and dusty, very dusty. Sites are downhill. As another has said, utility connection look new. Just not much choice in Ely, we will stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The site are OK easy pull thur for big rigs that is the good news and the staff are very nice. The "Bad" don't use the WiFi first it won't work but it will also load a new front page on your computer lots of fun with that one. The cable was very bad on all channels We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has been undergoing upgrades since a change in ownership a few years ago. Power and water facilities are all new. It is a clean and well maintained park with very helpful and friendly management. The sites are somewhat narrow but adequate in length for most rigs. It is a good park to use for a few days while in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a good stop over park. The utilities all worked well. The only site issue is ours wasn't real level. The dog run was very good. A previous reviewer complained about the number of full timers in the park. There were quite a few in our row but they were quiet and their sites were well kept. The staff was very friendly and offered lots of tips on local dining and such. The store was very neat, clean and well stocked. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed overnight here as we made our way south. We were very displeased with the park. All the interior roads and spaces are gravel and very very dirty. The spaces are very out of level; ours required 4 inches of lift to the side and over 6 inches in the front. The staff was friendly and the park was quiet. If we end up paying the high rate we did at this KOA, we expect it to have level spots and not so dirty under foot. We won't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow. Did not expect this KOA to be so amazing. The managers go way beyond your needs with info on local dining, shopping, etc., even letting us know a limo would pick us up for dinner! Talkative and charming, the couple even help a woman calm a frightened puppy of a Kamper who came by, by petting and talking to him. Super clean park: quiet, without the usual trains, or highway traffic. Owner and managers have tight control, without being hard-nosed. VERY much the opposite. The President's Award the got in 2010, couldn't be more deserved. Book and stay here with complete confidence. We loved it, and we're kind of picky. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK overnight. (if your tired (we were), not much else around) This has turned into Work Campers Park. The 1st. row facing Hwy, has old RV's/ trailers/pickups/ the usual crap that humans surround their permanent home sites with. At the end is a overflow tractor trailer/RV parking area. The entry has metal poles that serve no purpose, except to hinder your way in. Truly Scruffy. W/P/S OK. Sites not very wide. It gave it a 5 for the quiet night, we were gone on Sunday. Work days would be bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office staff went out of their way to be helpful. Gravel site was level and roomy. Showers were clean and had good water pressure. There are 2 fairly small dog enclosures and waste bags are provided. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stay, clean level pull through spots, many with trees and shade. Quite park, with friendly staff, ice cream social ($). Lots to see and do around town and if you ride OHV you can leave right from park for many trails. Have nothing but positive feelings and would go back next time through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Ely KOA is a great base camp for the east central area of Nevada. The park hosts are friendly and know the area. The park roads and sites are gravel which helps keep the dust down as this is high desert and very dry. Some of the sites have a small grassy area but we opted for the all gravel sites. Our site was large enough to park the truck next to the rig with room to walk around without bumping into slides. There was also room for the picnic table and chairs. Most sites had mature shade trees and at night it was a very quite park. We will be staying again when we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Super friendly staff. Great campground kept very neat by staff. Everything you need is there. Camp Store is well staffed with RV parts you may want/need. Staff knows town very well and offers great advice for places to see and eat. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This KOA was a great place to stay for one night on our way to Great Basin National Park. The sites are gravel with dirt roads. Each site has a picnic table. We had a 60 foot pull-thru which was great because we didn’t want to unhook. Staff is very friendly. Extended Cable and Wi-Fi was good. Showers and bathrooms were immaculate. Verizon cell phone reception was great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First view from highway is not inviting. Many apparent long term trailers face the highway and are packed in tight. Yet, when you get past this, the park is quite pleasant with view of the neighboring mountains. Our back in site was in gravel and a bit rough graded. People were nice and put us in a rather private spot with a nice view overlooking a grass mini park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is easy access from highway 50 and not far from the intersection of highways 50/93/6 93. It is clean and tidy. The facilities are very clean. There is a grassy dog area and fenced dirt dog area. The adjacent property is vacant with some trails for a longer dog stroll. The sites and roads are gravel which we suspect may become dusty during dry times. Each site has shade trees and picnic table. The tent area looks nice. It is an excellent and quiet overnight stay. We would stay here again when traveling through. The WiFi worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park, spacious country setting, well-run, family operated. Seemed expensive for the area (and for KOAs in general) but didn't shop around -- not a lot of choices on US-50, "The Loneliest Road In America." Had two minor problems: At our site and adjacent site, cable TV signal was too weak for useful picture. Site manager tried to fix it, and vowed to continue to work on the problem. Good news is, cable provides many channels -- including what seems to be continuous episodes of sitcom "The Real McCoys" series from 50 years ago. After overnight rain much of my site and access road became muddy -- and so did my cables and hoses and pants and shoes while unhooking for departure. The park needs more gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was for full service including cable TV and WiFi which we did not try. The campground is built on the side of a hill with the sites running back to front down the hill. As a result they were not very level (back to front sloped down the hill). I've been in worse, but as a result it took extra time to level up. The sites are also very narrow so you feel like your right on top of your neighbor. All of the utilities are at the back of each site so I had to run extra hose and sewer line to reach my connections on the middle of my trailer. The office staff was friendly and helpful, but as with most KOA's the price was more than other comparable campgrounds with similar facilities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room between the sites and all of them had trees as well as picnic tables which were in good repair. The bathrooms and showers were immaculate. There was a small fenced in grassy area for pets, but this led out onto a trail into the desert where you could walk your pets more freely if you wanted. The people in the office were very friendly and helpful. We paid $29 for electric and water hookups only. The rates went up to around $45 for 50v with full hookups and wifi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have stayed at the Ely KOA several times as it's about the only game in town. The staff is friendly, sites are generally level with picnic tables. I rate it only a five due to voltage problems that management doesn't seem able to correct. As the park fills, voltage drops to as low as 106. Thank gosh Ely's at 6500' so it cools down in the evening. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, off the road, quiet, partially shaded sites, good hookups except no breaker for the electrical service. The park is all gravel, so there's a little dust. Easy in and out, friendly staff that grilled a picnic dinner the night I stayed. I've stayed before and will again. A nicer facility than the other park I stayed in previously. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although this is the only commercial park in the area, it is quite nice. Good sized spaces, gravel surface. Small fenced dog area. Our only complaint was that the Wi-Fi was VERY slow. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New owners don’t seem to know what’s going on, but they've definitely raised their rates. Everyone was accommodating at check-in but even after driving my husband around to show him available spaces, they didn’t know that the space he chose was 30amp instead of 50amp which we asked for. After setting up and then pointing out this error to them we had to move to another space. During check-in the owner’s 4 children were fighting and playing all around and behind the desk and later the owner was playing his loud radio in one site where he was working. At 9:30pm the owner escorted an RV into the space next to us. He parked in our space with his headlights shining into our bedroom window while shouting directions to the driver. 50% of the park appears to be permanent residents. Sites are nicely spaced dirt and gravel with huge shade trees. There is grass in many areas including the tent area but not in the overnight RV area. Traffic on dirt interior roads stirred up lots of dust. With no pool in this hot, windy area, no grass in the RV sites, and extra $ for cable TV, this park is way overpriced but it is a long way between towns. Their website says our space with cable is $43. I can only assume that because we didn’t have reservations we were charged $45 without cable. This park is a gold mine at the expense of the traveler but your other options are much less desirable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has the basics. All hookups work and the site is level. Wi-Fi is $2.00 per day extra, but we have our own Verizon card so we did not take the park Wi-Fi so cannot comment on how it works. Our Verizon card works very well here. Cable TV has plenty of channels and good reception. Only complaint with the park is that it is totally gravel, both roads and sites and it is pretty windy here, so there is blowing dust. Staff is helpful and friendly. Suits our needs for a two night stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is with KOA card. Verizon cell and aircard signal strength is very good. Visited the charcoal kilns located about 10 miles east of the campground: worth the visit, mostly dirt roads. Drove part of the Success Drive, which was worth the drive, but better suited for a 4-wheel drive, not the family car. Also, it does get windy here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quite full for a chilly day in mid November. While not Presidential Award material it's a nice park, helpful staff, gravel roads, propane, typical KOA. It's a little difficult to find as their address is a Box number so if your coming in on Hwy 6 turn south on 93, away from town. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is fine for an overnight stop. There is plenty of room to maneuver and facilities were adequate. Office staff was very friendly. There is not a whole lot to do in Ely but this campground offers a nice break from a long day driving in the desert. If you don't want to prepare a meal there are plenty of fast food establishments nearby. There seemed to be quite a few permanent residents but they did not detract from the rest of the park. This is the best place to stop in the Ely area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Typical KOA, overpriced and rude staff. I have a 40 foot 5er, they acted like they were put out by the length of my rig. The park is layed out very poorly, I could not get one slide out extended due to the "landscaping" rocks piled up next to my site. They charged extra for cable TV, internet, and 50 amp site. I paid $36 for a 30 amp, cable TV site that I could not get my slide extended open and could not hook up to the sewer due to the hook up being 2 feet above (higher) than my outlet. The sites are not even close to level and the staff are very rude. I'd go down the road anywhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was very, very windy, 20 to 50 mph the day we arrived. The sites are all gravel and so very dusty. The Verizon cell and aircard signal is very good. Some areas of the campground will get noise from the highway. There is not much grass, but lot's of trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here a total of seven nights on two separate occasions. I would definitely return. The Park is located about three miles outside of town and has nice views of the mountains. The Park is right on the highway, but there is very little traffic at night, so noise was not a problem. Everything in the Park was very clean and well-maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly. Behind the Park is open pinon-juniper woodland for several miles all the way to the mountains, and crisscrossed with trails, perfect for hiking or jogging. I think the Park's rates are somewhat high considering the area, but I could find nothing to complain about the Park itself. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of the best stocked parts departments I have ever seen in a KOA Kampground. A fairly well-stocked mini-grocery/liquor store, too. Mostly gravel with a few grassy spots where dogs are not allowed to even be on, except for their dog. Quite unfair, if you ask me. They do have a five by 25 foot dog run...all gravel, though. Lots of old units parked around, must be monthly rentals, which detracts from the beauty of the park. Messy sites around those monthly rentals. Owner lives behind the park and his old, beat up equipment detracts from the park, too. Too high-priced for the looks of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We regretted making a reservation for here as it was bad. Unfriendly owners, he was drinking whiskey while showing us to site. Site was very unlevel, with holes in the rocky pad. Site was rocks the size of your fist, not gravel! He said we did not have to unhook but we stuck out about 5 feet into driveway because pull thru was so short. Not a blade of grass anywhere! Site was VERY narrow, and the neighbor on our driver side sat 5 feet from our trailer smoking until 11:00. We couldn't open our windows or roof vents without gagging on his smoke, plus he had a mean dog (boxer) that growled and barked at us and everyone else he saw. Lots of permanents there, too and they left for work early a.m. in their loud diesels. A very crummy night and we WONT be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were pleasantly surprised by this park. The staff was AMAZING! They went out of the way to be accommodating and made our visit a very pleasant one. Like the other reviews state, it is dusty. However, you are in the middle of the desert and you should expect this. We had no trouble with rough roads as some had complained about, so perhaps these have been fixed. Overall, this is a great park that included spotless facilities and a great staff. We highly recommend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fine RV park for a stopover or even a bit longer. Well organized operation, adequate amenities and very clean despite a windy and sometimes dusty location. Gravel sites are mostly level but not in all cases. Grass pet area and chain link pet run are provided along with stern instructions about policing after your dog. Other remarks about a pitted driveway are accurate so take it slow and easy getting in and out. We'll stay again when on this route. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall, a nice park but the roads [entry and interior] are very rough and sites are not level. They have a lot of customers, so it would seem they could afford to fix the roads. Also, typical for KOA, everything is extra $: Cable TV, sewer, Wi-Fi. We would probably stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gravel roads and sites. A large number of long-term trailers, but all were tidy and clean. Grass only at the edges of the park and between the long term resident sites. Fairly wide sites (30 ft +), mature trees. Extra charges for cable and internet. The 30 amp fuse popped upon hook up but was attended to promptly by staff. Friendly hosts, store well stocked. The laundry and bathrooms were clean. Ooodles and oodles of flies, though, from the adjacent corrals, spoiled an otherwise pleasant visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a pretty nice park. Our site, number 53, was level, shaded and plenty wide. The hookups worked great, and the cable was outstanding. The park staff was friendly and helpful. They will lend you sports equipment to use on their courts. What really stood out for me was how reasonably priced the camp store was. The $38 nightly rate felt high, but we had four relatives with us that we don't normally travel with. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not knowing what to expect from the mixed reviews here, we were actually pleasantly surprise. While the park had shaded sites, I asked for an open site because of our satellite and was given one that was just fine, fairly level and gravel. I didn’t like having to pay for the wi-fi, especially since the other recent stays at KOAs did not charge for it. What’s worse, the code can only be used on one computer!!!! Our power and water pressure were good, as was the AT&T signal. All in all, we were pleased with the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What the heck is going on with KOA ? I have been actively r.v.'ing for 25 years now. KOA's have become either completely worn out, or like this one, so independent and lacking in customer service, that they run long timers off. I called to make a reservation for the last weekend in May, and was told I had to pay for three days or not at all. Apparently they now have a rule that during holiday weekends, you either stay three days or get your behind down the road. I guess that's fine, there are other fine RV parks in Ely. I really think its time those of us that are paying the bill have some say so in the campgrounds. With the economy what it is now days, parks that treat folks like this will slowly go out of business. Without us, they have no business. I will certainly be taking my dollars to some other Nevada town. Hear that Ely Chamber of Commerce ? We camped here in a Tent.
I disagree. I thought this was a very nice KOA. I came on a motorcycle after being scared of the Border Inn. Park is very clean. Restrooms and showers were spotless. Yes, there is a little dust, but hey, you're in the desert. The people that run it were very nice to deal with and gave me a disabled veteran discount. Don't see that very often. If I was to find one thing wrong here it would be the awful prices of the food and snacks in the campground store. I would say 200% over store prices. But then the town's fast food places are just a mile down the road. I "will" stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Typical KOA--overpriced to start with and nickel and dime charges in addition. Wi-Fi was average and was an extra $2.00 per day. Park is extremely dusty and sites are very, very unlevel. People who work at the park were nice, however. We would not stay here again if we had a choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice staff, well stocked store, clean restrooms, narrow spots, everything worked. Not too many choices in Ely, but this one was fine and met our needs, though not cheap. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owner admits that the electrical system is antiquated. We had no power in our site, used a cord to the next site and that power was weak. Sites are good size, office is pleasant and helpful. Nice views and burros to watch. If only they had good power! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Check in was easy and fast and the campsite was muddy (we came in during a spring snowstorm). You have to pay for wi-fi and cable TV--$2 each and the service of both was good. We were going home from Cedar City so we just stayed overnight. The store was well stocked with supplies and food. The clerk was nice and gave us a list of places to eat and had a good knowledge of the area We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This KOA was better than most, except in terms of price. As with most KOAs, it was over-priced. There were extra charges for Cable TV, WiFi and 50 amp. The WiFi worked well. The sites were spacious but, as usual with KOAs, the noise caused by the gravel driveways was annoying. Because the park was set back quite a distance from highway, it was very quiet. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This could have been a much higher rated rv park. When checking in I politely asked for a site away from most of the other campers and was told I didn't need one. I was put right next to two hunters who barbequed, built a wood fire, got drunk, talked loud, slammed doors, and parked their running truck right behind my back door. Everyone that came in after me was put in the back of the park away from others. Because of this I have nothing good to say about this place or the people running it. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed here this past weekend. We were allowed to off-load the camper and use the truck for site seeing. Nevada Northern Railroad a must do and see. We also visited Lehman Caves National Park about 60 miles east near Baker, NV. We have stayed here in the past and always enjoyed our visit. This time was no exception. Friendly helpful folks in the office. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
There aren't many choices in Ely. In the off seasons this place seems to attract a lot of permanent trailer park types along with their associated junk. Great fun watching a drunk couple have a verbal fight and then start a bon-fire that almost torched their beat up camper. Couple that with 4wheelers rcing all over the place and this isn't a fun place to be. Too bad since the facilities are not bad. Incidentally, Ely has some of the highest gas prices in Nevada. Be prepared to pay for the privilege of passing through here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park to stay in. There is a nice pet area and the staff was very friendly. The wi-fi worked great for us and was only $2. We have stayed here 3 times now and have enjoyed every stay. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nicer KOA however, the staff has a horrible attitude. Their wi-fi was down hard and inoperative yet they claimed I was at fault. (I am network engineer by profession and a former cellular telephone system operations manager). When I tried to explain my level of expertise to the staff person they said "good for you", completely discounting the issue at hand and never offering a refund. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time we've been to the KOA in Ely, and its the nicest RV park we've ever stayed at. KOAs tend to be nicer than most RV parks, at least consistent, standardized, but for amenities for a family, KOA #35 in ELy can't be beat. The picnic tables at each camp spot aren't for show, you can use them, as well as the barbeque. There's a nice dog run, the playground is new and bright, and they've got this thing going, on the grass that doubles as a volleyball court. At night, they open up this little cabin that houses a big-screen TV. The kids get the biggest kick out of sitting on the grass with a blanket over their shoulders and watching some family movie. They make friends with the other kids, and its just generally a good experience. We were there to ride the Ghost Train, the Northern Nevada Railroad Museum train, so we stayed for two days. Besides the train (we took both the Ruth steam train and the Highline train) we hunted garnets at Garnet Mountain, and checked out the Ward Charcola kilns, and even found the Ward cemetery. Like the wife told me, we could have spent a week in Ely, but we said that about Pahranagat NWA as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Given the nearby alternatives the KOA in Ely is a great stop over. park is nit paved and
the gravel roads create a dust problem when the park is busy. One annoying rule of the park is that they require a minimum 3 night stay on holiday weekends in order to get a reservation. Good news is they never seem to turn anyone away no matter how crowded they are. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Portable campfire grills were added recently and are a nice touch. Just wheel one to your site when you want a campfire. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Campers across the drive stayed up ALL NIGHT, with multiple different cars stopping by
for a minute or 2, then leaving. No action by management. While in the store, one of the staff mentiioned, loudly enough to be heard by my wife and I, that "he wished people from Southern California would only stop long enough to leave their money, then get the HELL out of his campground". We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
This is a poor park to stop at. The staff was nice, but the place is not much to look at. Good view of the mountains to the East. All sites are gravel and we had a lot of dust due to high wind. We camped here in a camper.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Seem to stay here at least twice a year -- it's a long way to Ely from anywhere! Sites and access roads are gravel, pads are long, wide and as level as can be expected for gravel over clay/dirt. A few sites do have some grass and all have trees that offer shade during the summer. Owner/operators are friendly and helpful. Great dog area (open sage brush field) just outside the park. We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We were attending a class reunion and stayed for several days. This is a small town and you have to appreciate that a lot is not happening. Lots of beautiful scenery and fresh air. Make plans to see the old mining sites and the Northern Nevada Railroad. The campground hosts went out of their way to make all the guests feel like family. Highly recommended for a slower pace. We camped here in a camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We thought this was above average for a KOA. Ely is in eastern Nevada, so is not very busy, so it is nothing like Las Vegas or Reno. If you go here then Lehman Caves is a must see and is nearby. We camped here in a camper.
It is what it is. There are no permanents in the park. It does get busy but it is not full at 8:30 pm probably because they gave up on having permanents. We are pleased we stayed for a one nite stopover on our way thru Nevada. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great price for a night with water, sewer, elect. No showers, but restrooms in casino are nice. Food and service were great! Dirt sites with room. Grass in front of casino good for pets. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Decent, inexpensive place for an overnight or two. Roads and sites are gravel. Pool and hot tub available at the hotel. Free margarita coupon upon check in. Full 4G Verizon signal. Convenient to downtown Ely. The road was fairly noisy during the day but quieted down at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is part of a casino. It is dirt/gravel with some grass between some of the sites. They have only a few pull thru's that can accommodate a big rig and no reservations. It is a OK overnight especially if you want to go to the casino. The food at the casino is good and reasonable. All the services worked fine. If we were in early enough to get a spot, we would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were close together and trashy but room for our slides. Lots of weeds and trees were not trimmed. First come, first serve. Price was good for overnight. Had to go into the hotel/casino for the restrooms which were not that clean and no showers. There was a grassy area behind the hotel that you could walk your dog, and they provided bags and waste container. The restaurant was average, a bit old looking and the service was slow. Since the park sits by Hwy 93, it really was not that noisy. For the price, not that bad and we were glad to be on our way the next morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nothing fancy. Next to the highway. The price is nothing fancy either. Hotel restaurant is good. Portions are HUGE! WIFi worked well, even far from the building. Staff was friendly. It is what it is, and the price reflects what it is. For a night or 2 stop over, we would do it again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You couldn't beat the price and it wasn't a bad experience. We stayed here two days. As the other reviewers say, it isn't fancy, but we stayed in the row back from the road and it was quiet at night. The 2 free margaritas were nice. If I were in Ely, I'd stay again. The train museum is worth the price and close. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small, basic campground owned by the Prospector hotel. There are 22 sites of which 6 are pull-thrus. The interior road and sites are on packed dirt with some gravel. There is a small patch of grass (mostly weeds and dirt) separating each site. All sites have FHU with 20/30/50 amp electrical service. The electrical voltage was good. There is neither cable nor Wi-Fi within the campground. There was reception for both Verizon’s air card and cell phone. The hotel allows you to use the indoor pool and spa along with their exercise room. Laundry room was also available but we did not check it out. This is a very basic campground but it is priced right. Diesel at the Texaco station (across the street) was $0.12 higher then other fueling stations. The Sinclair (now Chevron) station on the Indian Reservation was also higher then those within town. There were a number of long term residents using this park. There was little road noise at night but some of the long term residents did leave the park very early in the morning. This campground does fill up early. We would stay at this campground again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For an no frills overnight stop, this is fine. Some sites back up to a very busy road and near an area where big rigs are pulling in and out. The gravel lot is next door to the Prospector Casino hotel. You pick a site and then go check in there. The cable only works in 18-22 the desk clerk said: that after we set up in 15. The RV antennae does pick up local channels. The two free margaritas were a nice treat (to get you in the casino). Suggest arriving early in the afternoon as it does fill up. Can't beat the price for FHU. No RR (restroom) facilities or showers but have use of the hotel pool I understand but have not checked out. We stayed 2 nights to catch up on washing clothes etc. We would stop again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only 5 sites have cable and they are back-ins. Sites are gravel and not totally level. There are no showers or bath rooms. You are able to use the hotel swimming pool. We had to park our tow in the hotel lot. They gave tickets for 2 free Margarita's at the Casino. Very friendly front desk staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Definitely a place you are staying just for a night while on your way somewhere else. It was a reasonably decent location. Pretty quiet and close to the Inn where there was a pool, casino, restaurant, etc. The staff was very nice; free margaritas to RV'ers (one each adult). Price was cheap enough. One of the sites did not have its own water source and had to share with the one next to it, but the rest had full hookups. It was pretty level and clean. There were not a lot of spaces; it is a very small RV park. You can also boondock in their parking lot for free. They do not mind at all. We did not see showers, but the restrooms in the Inn were clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't expect much then you won't be disappointed. Basically a gravel and dirt parking area with hookups, but if you are only stopping overnight the rate makes it worth considering. The sites fill up very quickly so aim to be here by early afternoon, especially if you have a big rig as many of the sites are short and/or not level or potholed. We probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing good about this park is the price of 15.00 plus tax. The cable doesn't work. The Wi-Fi does not work in site 10. The parking lot is gravel with huge pot holes and rocks. Check in was easy and you get two free drinks if you want them. The casino is full of smoke smell and people hanging around the front door smoking. It makes it very unpleasant for us nonsmokers. I doubt I would stay in Ely again as all the campgrounds are about the same. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A relatively inexpensive place to stay that has full hookups. There are a few permanents. No showers are available. There are washers and driers available near the back door to the hotel. You can also use the pool and jacuzzi in the hotel. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a good place for an overnight stay. First come, first served. We were there by noon and by two it was full. There are only about eight pull throughs. They were the first to go. It is basically a gravel parking lot next to the casino. The wi-fi signal was erratic, so we used our hotspot. Right on the highway, but the noise was not bothersome. Did not see any restrooms/showers attached or available to the park. Would return if passing through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only a few pull through sites, so arrive early. Sites are a good size, but not very level. Wi-Fi is excellent. 2 free margaritas at check in. Can use the hotel facilities, pool, exercise room, etc. A good deal for the money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What many others have said -- a great value at $15.00 a night. Very convenient, right off the highway. 2 free margaritas. Restaurant was good enough. We camped here in late March and it was not full, i.e. did not have to get here by 11am to secure a space as others have mentioned. Also, as of March 2012 there seemed to be only 2 sites out of the daily rotation not the 8-10 mentioned in a couple of other reviews from prior years. Would definitely stay here again for the value and convenience to highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to park for a night, only 15 bucks. 50 amp service at all sites. Water is shut off at this time. They also say that cable is not available, but we tuned in many digital stations on our antenna. The "RV Park" is just a gravel parking lot right next to the highway; it's pretty noisy, and the whole place has a run down appearance. No attention is given to upkeep in the RV parking area including picking up litter and dog waste left by inconsiderate RV'ers. For a memorable dining experience don't miss the Jail House Steak House and casino in town. Awesome! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great bargain for $15/night. We got in at 9:30 AM and got the last site with cable TV. The sites are gravel and we had to work at getting our motorhome level. The Wi-Fi was GREAT. There are no restroom or shower facilities available to the RV guests. There was a large grassy area behind the hotel that was perfect for our dog. It was used by the hotel guests with dogs as well as the RV guests. We had a great time in the Casino and enjoyed our stay here. We'd definitely use this park again if we could check in early enough to get one of the cable TV sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a steal for $15. Full hook ups, Wi-Fi and our spot had cable TV. We were told not all spaces had TV, but ours did. Several channels all on Utah time zone, but basic TV only, no premium channels. Its a small park right next to the main street, but road noise was not bad. They only have 8 or 9 spaces that are open daily so be sure to get here early: I was told by staff before 11 AM. For a nice place to park the RV in the middle of nowhere it is great! A neat feature about Ely is the operating steam train and railroad museum, by all means check that out if you like old railroad stuff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What do you want for $15 per night?? What you get is a friendly check in at the hotel, a spot to park your RV, Water, sewer, electric and Wi-Fi. Although the interior is dirt and gravel and some of the spots are rutty, it is a place to park while en-route. There is a laundry room at the hotel that is available for guests and you are more than welcome to use the pool and spa. The on site restaurant is handy and the food was above average. Upon arrival, you find a spot and pull your RV in and then go the front desk of the hotel and pay your nightly fee. I would stay here again if my travel plans took me here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a bare bones campground with many long term residents and only 21 spots. Only about 8-10 sites seem available daily. We were warned to get here by 11AM (they do not take reservations) and they were right. Sites are gravel and dirt with a few small trees around, have full hookups but some sewer pipes are VERY high, super WiFi, no cable TV and NO bath house. That being said, it is mostly quiet with a little road noise and for $15 the elec (30/50 amp) is very strong and stable. Is basically a glorified dirt parking lot with hookups. There are few options around Ely and for an overnight or two, is a safe place to stay. Small casino is fun and we did receive two free Margarita coupons. Staff was very helpful in the hotel where you register. Would maybe stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We parked here in 2004 and remembered it as a nice place. Over the years it has changed from a "Holiday Inn" to "Prospector Casino RV Park & Hotel". The place is still a STEAL at $15. We were surprised it wasn't completely full, but glad for the extra space. The folks in the hotel are very pleasant and helpful. They continue to give the free Margarita coupons - other "free bees" have gone since last we were here, but we give the place high marks for convenience, cost and the appearance of the place in general. Animal statues, loads of old prospecting equipment, especially the old log cabin and the ancient "chuck" wagon! We'll come again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably not the place for an extended stay, but we enjoyed our overnight and felt it was a bargain - dinner in the hotel restaurant was actually quite good and staff was friendly. Relaxing evening after a day's travel. We would definitely overnight here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is a dump located right on the main road so it was very noisy. We were glad that we only stayed here one night. I wouldn't recommend this place. We will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an overnight stay only. It's basically a gravel lot with a few trees and full hookups. It's right on the highway so there is some noise. This is first come, first served. Find a site and then go to the front desk to pay. We got here mid-afternoon. Not many pull thru spaced left at 6pm. Now for the good side. The front desk is very nice and friendly. We got two coupons for free margaritas. You can eat in the bar. We would stay again as a stopover. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent one night stopover for the price. The sites are not cleaned up or maintained at all. One sight had huge sunken mud hole. At our site, there was a large pile of dog waste right outside the door, and a whole pile of dry dog food just thrown on the ground. Although the fault of very inconsiderate campers, it would be nice if maintenance would keep the RV grounds as nice as the hotel grounds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was an acceptable place to stay overnight. The price was right and the space was level. Nothing fancy but did have full hookups and clean restrooms. There is a small casino on the property and the staff was nice. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good location and easy check in. No grass or shaded areas. Cable did not work. Close to old downtown. Skip the train ride/dinner. It goes along the road where you can drive yourself. Great Chinese restaurant downtown. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fantastic campground on the way to Las Vegas. The staff at the hotel are lovely and it is a breeze to check into the campground which is right beside the hotel. On check in we were given 2 free drink cards and an access card to the hotels pool and fitness center. There is easy access to both of these from the campground through the rear door to the hotel. Pool and spa were both very clean and well maintained. The campsite was fine for an overnight stop: full hookups a few trees scattered around. It was relatively full when we were here. I would definitely stop again. They have a cafe in the hotel serving good meals and a bar in the gaming area where we collected our free drinks. Overall a very nice stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for four nights in April. We took all five of our grand kids. It was very quiet at night, and during the day. There is a pool on the inside of the motel. So the water is heated, and very clean. Kept the kids busy. There is a nice small casino right down the hall from the pool. Grandpa watched the kids while Grandma played the machines. The restaurant was just OK. When we go back to Ely this is for sure the place where we will stay. Will take the grand kids back this summer!!! First come first served for spaces. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little park to spend a day or two at a great price. No reservations taken, just park in a free spot and check in at the hotel front desk. Level gravel FHU sites, and very little noise from US Hwy 93. Wi-Fi available inside the hotel, but very weak signal in the RV park. Verizon cell and aircard on full signal. Two miles to the heart of Ely, historic Hotel Nevada and public park. Make sure to see the Nevada Railroad Museum. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great place to spend a night or two. It does fill up fast and they do not take reservations. Small Casino and restauant, but clean and friendly. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has VERY reasonable rates for full hook-ups. Gravel/dirt and confusing to get into. Is first come first served. It was full by 4 pm on the Monday following Easter. The $17 is a "winter" rate. Not sure when it goes up. About half the price of the local KOA. Would definitely stay here again, especially as and overnight park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just stayed overnight. There were only a couple of spots left at 5 pm when we arrived. Ours was a back-in. Our satellites worked - only a few sites have trees. Not good grading on the interior road & the sites aren't too level, but the price is great. The entrance driveway is at the main casino front, then turn sharp right, go to the 2nd driveway into the RV area on the right. We had to do the "around the block" routine to get back, thinking there would be an RV entrance. The free margaritas at the casino were marginal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnight stop. Pick your site and then go in and register. Gravel sites. 6 are pull thru the rest back in. Some trees could use a trim. Truck noise from road behind you is pretty loud until about 10pm then it dropped off to nearly perfect overnight but picked up very early in the a.m. This hotel is no longer a Holiday Inn. Coupon for meal discount was nice. They want you to check out in the morning to get your receipt. We would use it for an inexpensive overnight again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here as a base to explore the local area. The Steam Train trip in town is worth the price. White Pine county Museum is a treasure. The campground is only a place to park, but it's very inexpensive. It filled up every night [early]. Close to town/restuatants/casino. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were assigned to an area that was pull through with 50 amp service. Sites were long and fairly level. They sell propane on site which was handy. There is grass between spots and room. The free Wifi worked very well. The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful. The traffic noise was not that bad and we were on the edge near the highway. We suggest visiting Ward's Charcoal Ovens which is a great historic spot. I understand there are caverns here that are a fun visit also. We would have enjoyed another day to visit the museums but were out of time. We would stop here again and will recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best thing about this place was the restroom and showers, which were together in 4 individual spaces. They were new and clean. The park itself is pretty run down, with lots of permanents (with their old and rusting trailers, surrounded by junk/trash). The over night guests are crammed together in two of the tightest rows I've ever seen. Sitting outside here is impossible, unless you relish sitting on your neighbor's sewer connection. There is cable, but it was fuzzy and unclear. The Wi-Fi was unusable...terrible. Then there is the traffic noise, which does die down late at night. Not a great place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I wouldn't make it a destination, but it's nice enough for overnight. Out back is for long term and a bit sketch. Tight together. Could win prize for tightest we've ever seen, but OK. Laundry was OK, but old. Staying overnight? Great spot. Long term tourist? Maybe not. Canadians are going south so make a reservation. It was full on the weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place gets an extra point for being the best place to stay in Ely, which has few choices. That said, it is an older park with narrow tight spaces that could use some updating. There are small plots of grass and picnic tables at each site; however, they are mostly unusable due to the bad weather and proximity to neighbor's sewer hoses. The 30 amp did not work at our site and the cable seemed to be effected by any wind, which blew a lot when we were there. In addition, we found the Wi-Fi to be almost unusable. Since it is on a thoroughfare south, would recommend reservations as we watched it fill to capacity each night we were there. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a great place to stay in Ely. If you are there to see the Nevada Northern Railroad, it is close by. This rate was with a Good Sam discount. The bathrooms are individual rooms with shower/toilet and sink, which is a great arrangement. They were very clean. Nice clean laundry room as well. We would definitely go back. There are lots of permanent residents here but we had no trouble getting a site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second stay here. We stayed here back in April for a week but this time we stayed one night. You should be aware that there are quite a few full time tenants here but most are down the hill behind where your site will be and they are quiet. The Wi-Fi and cable both work great. The pull throughs will be a bit tight for anything over 40 feet. If you can't get there early, call ahead. The park fills up every day by mid to late afternoon. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week waiting for our mail. We had the best spot in the park. Most of the rigs were permanent or construction workers. It is an older park and mostly gravel, which meant a lot of dust. Staff was helpful and friendly. We'd stay here again, but only when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is an example of what happens when a park just gets used to death with very little of the profit put back into the park. The showers are very old, but clean, and that is as good as it gets. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We had requested a pull through site, but didn't realize that the row was closest to the highway. Lots of traffic noise. We stayed in site #63. Would suggest getting a back in so you aren't right near the highway. Cable and WI-FI were good. We stayed here 3 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just outside of Ely with easy access. It's a basic, aging park with many long termers. They have a laundry but we used the very nice one located just a couple of minutes from the park (Soap & Suds). Water pressure is pretty low at the park. Lots of long termers coming and going and lots of traffic noise. Fair MiFi with Verizon but the park's Wi-Fi was pretty good. We stayed in a 36' with toad. Swing wide coming into the pull throughs. It's an OK place to spend a night and get recharged. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a nice site with grass beside and behind it. Nothing special here, but the bathrooms were roomy and clean, and the owner was a delight! We would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park isn't as bad as a *3 per other reviewer and I'm not sure where another got $40/night. It is gravel and no frills; but EZ.. Cable TV is available if wanted. I'm using their WIFI to write this and it beats the 'sardine pack' down the street. Per 'free magazine' There seems lots to do in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located just on the north edge of Ely on Highway 93, the park is easy to find. However, it is basically a dumpy park with lots of permanent residents. The sites are small and unimproved, other than the addition of utilities. Our site was basically dirt, but level. If you do stay and your power goes out, it is probably because someone at another site turned off a circuit breaker that controls power to all the pull-throughs; this happened to us and probably was not the first time. The park took a lightning strike 4 days prior to our arrival and their credit card machine and WiFi were still not restored. Although no cable TV, there were more OTA stations than expected. The only bright spot for this RV park is the acre-sized area of green lawn in the center of the park that was quite nice and a great place to walk the puppy. If we pass through this area again, we will probably try the over-priced KOA on the east side of town (about 2.5 miles east on Highway 50). We will definitely not return to Valley View. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice overnight park in the middle of Nevada. Actually perfect, IMO. No frills, just water, sewer, free WiFi, 30 amp service, maybe 50, didn't look. Fuel and groceries close by. What else is needed in the middle of Nevada? Dust? If it ain't here now, just wait an hour or two! Nice stay, good folks in the office, propane is available: we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in a 40' motorhome with quad slides. The back in site, we were unable to get TV due to the trees. Moved to a pull through. Had full hookups with 50 amp, TV, and good Verizon phone signal. Their Wi-Fi worked well. Noisy as it is along Hwy 93. Personnel were friendly and helpful. Site was a good size. Could do without the snow though! Ha. Good place to tour Grand Basin National Park and tour the Lehman Cave. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at Valley View 3 times so far going north and south (2008-10). It is a bit noisy with the highway traffic, but pleasant, clean and convenient. The laundry room is small but clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park provides the basics, however it is located on a very busy highway and its very noisy, at all hours of the day and night. The restroom/shower combination rooms were clean but it was easy to drip water on the floor due to short shower curtains. Office staff was very helpful upon check-in and again when we extended. The cable TV and WiFi service worked well for us. Note to all: to receive Cable TV service you must park in a back-in site. We paid the Winter rate due to time of year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
While recently traveling through this area, I made the mistake of choosing this RV Park to spend a couple of days in After reserving a Big Rig Site, I arrived to find they didn't have the site available. The only one available was a very short back in site so close to the adjacent site that virtually no room was available. The person that checked me in was very rude and informed me to take it or go to another park. Reservations apparently mean nothing to this business. My 2 nights was, very fortunately, reduced to one night. The best thing that I can say for this park is He was correct in stating I should select another Park. About a week later, I followed his advice on the return trip through Ely. I chose the KOA located in the same City. It proved to be an enjoyable stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is decent for a day or 2. It's mostly filled with residents in Rvs. Be prepared for highway noise and dust as NV is a dusty place, top to bottom. Park staff is ok. Sites are dirt. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this park. Shade trees and grass are nice. It is close to the highway, but traffic at night is light and not a problem. Staff is helpful. it is a great location to see Great Basin Park or ride the Northern Nevada Railroad. Back-in spaces have cable TV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed one night on our way home. Most sites have permanent tenants, so it feels more like a mobile home park. We stayed in short term parking, so wasn't an issue. Park is next to the highway, but quiet at night. No cable in the short term sites, but antenna works well. Sites were level and average in length and width. Gravel throughout the park, including parking aprons. There are shade trees at most sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We overnighted here about 8-9 years ago and nothing seems to have changed since that time. Did not use toilet/shower facility as our preferred site was quite a distance away. Man who checked us in was aminable and went out of his way to see we were satisfied with the spot assigned us, which had a large concrete patio. Sewer connection difficult to locate, as it was under a piece of a 2 X 6 board wieghted down with a cinder block. Cable television was clear in reception. Nightly fee was certainly acceptable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An older park with not alot going for it. The basics are there, but not always looking well maintained. Only back-ins have cable, pull thrus are next to the main highway, some of the hookup fixtures are in need of repair. The office staff was friendly, although for such a small town knew surprisingly little about things in town when asked. Having said all this, this place is OK for a night or two to check out the area. As much as we avoid KOA's this may be one place where the KOA may be the better choice although we only viewed it from the highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great spot for overnight between Las Vegas and I-80. Beautiful mountain views. Lots of full time trailers make the place look a little junky. Two miles north of Ely. Staff was very polite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived here well after dark, which made finding the available spaces somewhat difficult, but managed to find a suitable pull-thru. Restrooms were not fancy, but clean enough and were heated. Each shower is actually its own mini-bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Plenty of space for dressing and clothes. The front desk staff arrives early and the gentleman was very helpful and knew just about everything about the area. Although the park is located on highway 93, it was not noisy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Level gravel sites with grassy areas between, full hookups. The stretch of highway through
Nevada from the west to Ely (about 60 miles from the Utah border) isn't called "The Loneliest Road in America" for nothing. Ely is a nice little small town that's obviously growing, and this small RV park was a most welcome sight. People here were also terrific, most helpful and friendly. We stopped for just one night after a long day of traveling, but stayed two nights when we disccovered we'd been just ahead of a big winter storm all the way east. Several other campers did the same. This would not necessarily be a terrific vacation spot, but it's a great little park for a stopover. We camped here in a Motorhome.