Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park)

Rexburg, Idaho



Rexburg, Idaho
Phone: (208) 356-3681

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $34 5/2016

Latitude: 43.7973284799787
Longitude: -111.817152500153

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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42 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not much more than a large gravel lot. It has nice large trees and the owners were very helpful. It is next to a large man made lake. Not much more than a gravel pit with water. But it was really fun watching the wake boarders being towed around the lake on a pulley system. We would stay here again. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The price shown reflects a monthly rate. We called weeks ahead to reserve a large, 50 amp site. We arrived to find that there are only three 50 amp sites (despite their website showing many more), and the camp host has one of those sites. We were lucky to get one of the remaining sites, as there were no reservations, and no one around to even check us in. In fact, after trying multiple times a day to find someone at the small office, we finally caught the camp host on the third day so we could pay. The road and site are dirt with some pressed in gravel. About as dusty as you'll find. It doesn't help that the permanent residents use the access road as a NASCAR race track. Sites and surrounding trees are poorly kept. Upon arriving our sewer connection had it's cap off and was clogged with dried leaves. At one point the water didn't work because the campground pump went out and had to be replaced. Wifi was virtually useless; it had decent bandwidth when working, but it would go down multiple times a day for hours at a time. The location is actually nice, with very little road noise and very quiet at night. With some TLC and fresh gravel this place might be decent, but right now we would avoid it. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

No one was in the office upon check in which seems to be the norm here. They do have self check in. The board showing vacant spaces is not maintained. No way to tell which sites have 30 or 50 amp power or sewer. The park is all gravel, mostly clean, fairly level sites. Appears to be mostly long term residents. (My neighbor leaves for work at 4:45a.m.) Noise at night was unbelievable. There was a party either on the park property or next to it that lasted until 12:30a.m. The party came with a gigantic bonfire on a very windy night, klieg light, and really loud music. Traffic noise from the highway was also loud. Someone was smoking in the restroom in the stall beside the "no smoking" sign. I will never stay here again. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The lake looks like it would be fun, but being right next to a busy highway was a negative.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for 8 days in a motor home.

They have fishing,swimming,wake boarding, camp fires and wood available to purchase. A great place to stay and drive into Yellowstone. The camp is quiet and not too far into Rexburg for shopping. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has yet another owner. They've converted the lake for wakeboarding hence the new name Wakeside RV Park. When we arrived there was no one in the office, had to find a guy out spraying weeds so we'd know what spaces were 30 amp and what were 50 amp. Someone finally showed up about 2 PM to take our money. Wi-Fi was supposedly available but it was nonexistent. We stayed there because of family in the area. On our last night there two families came in about 10:30 PM and proceeded to put up a huge tent, unload and reload some of their supplies, trying to keep their kids, who were whiny and way tired occupied and must have pounded about 50 stakes into the hard as concrete dirt....note above it says this is a no tent campground. All this about 5' from our bedroom window. It took them over 2 hours to get quieted down and since there's no owner on site we really couldn't do anything about it. I don't know where we'll stay next time we're in the area, but it will not be there and we'll not be recommending it to anyone. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Ok, where to begin...I will start by saying that their website is very misleading. Prices were different upon arrival. Parking spots were tight, semi level and not well maintained, and the supposed walking trail around the lake was almost non-existent. At least when we checked in, the girl at the front desk was "nice" enough to give us the website's monthly rate of $450, even though it is now $500. She just said, oh well, it's the owners fault for not changing the website. All she did was take our money and name, no phone number, no site number or check out day was recorded (this info is only recorded if you self register/pay after hours). Apparently, the park (and its website) recently changed ownership at the beginning of the year. Rainbow looks like it used to be a great park, but now the restrooms are not kept clean or stocked (hair, dirt, and paper constantly on the floor), weeds have overrun a lot of the RV sites. The sites are very tight and most people took up two sites. The trail around the lake is overrun with weeds (can't even walk 1/2 way around), and if you need help with anything - good luck finding genuine customer service here. We had a package delivered here and it was opened by management (even though it was also clearly marked with my name and site #). Then on top of that, since we were not at the park (gone for 3 days), they just left it under our RV and didn't even have the courtesy to tape it back up or leave us a note. When we asked about it, the girl at the office just said that the owner did it, you'll have to talk to him. We didn't even bother since we were leaving in a few days. Also, their laundry is the most expensive we've come across so far ($2 to wash and $2 more to dry). Oh, and Wi-Fi was only available within a 20 yard radius from the office (which covered about 3-5 of the sites). Overall, we would not stay here again. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

WOW!! nice location on pond. This is a work in progress. No hand towels or toilet paper in the only restroom. Barking dogs at the monthlies. The truck camper on the ground looks bad. Sites were missing the covers on the elect plug in. A nice young lady checked us in and after the office closed we never saw any management on-site. Fairly level gravel sites and roads. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Interior roads were large stones and dirt, not gravel. WiFi signal was not available. While the staff was friendly, they too were unavailable. While we made reservations back in January, the park is set up on a 'first come, first serve' self-registration basis. We were informed that this campground changed ownership the beginning of 2013. We will not stay here again. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very inexpensive and worked perfectly for what we needed. We just stayed for one night on our way to Yellowstone. The lake is not for use in any way (other than viewing) by park guests. No fishing, swimming, etc., but the view is nice. Plenty of room at the sites and it appears that it is set up for hook ups on both sides of each site. They could squeeze in 2 units in each space but I can't imagine this area ever being this busy. Facility is very clean and quiet. For the money: great park. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, reasonably priced park at $20/night. Wi-Fi worked good close to laundry and Verizon cell and MiFi worked great. The laundry was in a new building and only $1 to wash or dry. The park is all gravel with some picnic tables and trees. You can face a small lake in pull throughs. Only 30 amp which was ok in moderate temperatures. We stayed 4 days waiting to get into an RV park at West Yellowstone. The park never seems busy and there is some road noise, but it did not bother us. Definitely I would stay here again. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

What a bargain! Full hookups, nice and private bathrooms, beautiful view of the lake, and the cheapest laundry we have ever done ($1 to wash, $1 to dry) on the road. The wi-fi was not very good (reason I didn't give a 10), but we use mifi in those cases. We got great DISH reception. We were in site 22, and it was level. We definitely will try to stay longer the next time we are this way! We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Our 2nd stay here. Priced very fairly at $20. The owner is a super nice lady, who is working very hard to make this a nice place. It is super clean, the laundry great and she said the honor system works very well. (Put your money into a secure box to pay for washer, dryer, snacks and souvenirs.) Some of the utilities, especially sewer are placed awkwardly. Wi-Fi was spotty while we were here, but worked well at the laundry. Nice views of the lake, but quite a bit of road noise from US 20 during the day. We certainly hope to stay here again next summer. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The RV Park is not fancy, but more than adequate for a one night or extended stay..we were here 6 nights and would definitely stay here again. It is an easy drive to Saint Anthony Dunes for atv riding, Yellowstone Park, Tetons National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The laundry and restrooms/showers are clean, the internet was great, tv several channels with our antennae. Christine, the owner, is very nice and more than willing to help in any way possible. Shade trees, large sized spaces, lake, nice area for walking. It is close to a highway, I'm a fairly light sleeper but never noticed the noise. Give it a try I think you will like it. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
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We stayed here for a night in a 40’ class MH with a toad. The park is easy to get to & from Interstate 84. The park was quiet but there weren’t a lot of campers since it was the off season. The interior road and sites are gravel. Most of the park is fairly level. Not much privacy between the sites. Pretty close to being an open parking lot with just a few trees in the park. We were able to leave our toad hooked up in the site. They have full hook ups – water, electricity (50 AMP), & sewer. The sites had a campfire ring and outside table. Opening slides was easy as there isn’t much to interfere. Park’s WiFi was adequate for the night. Most, if not all sites offer a view of the southern sky to get satellite reception. No designated/fenced pet area. There were sufficient area (roads & paths) to walk the dogs. There were no bag dispensers in the park. We didn’t use the restrooms/showers or laundry room. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

So here's the deal. You make a phone reservation and get an e-mail letter back thanking you. You get there to check in and no humans -- pick any site and put your fee in an envelope. It's a rough gravel parking lot with a couple dozen trees and two rows of narrow side by side sites defined only by the utility posts. The view is a beautiful lake next door. In the middle is a great new bathhouse/laundry/rec room. For overnight, maybe two, a great bargain. Otherwise, move on. We camped at Wakeside Lake RV Park (formerly Rainbow Lake RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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