Las Vegas, Nevada (map) | (800) 444-2472
Sites: 170 | Latest Rate: $1.00 |
Several times in recent weeks I tried to check the site availability on this KOA's website. Each time I entered October arrival and departure dates, a note popped up say that the park would be closed from 10/1/14 to next March or April. I finally called the park and was told that they are closing permanently as of 10/1/14. I did not ask why it was closing. I've been here before it was a KOA and enjoyed it. I am sorry to see the only RV park on the strip disappear. - Jerry S
This campground is now run by Circus Circus. You can call them directly to make reservations. - Carol4948
Stayed here 10 years ago and remembered is as being bad but close to downtown. It is now much worse. I doubt that they have spent a dime on maintenance let alone improvements in ten years. Dirty, unkempt, and gross. Internet worthless. Stay at one of the local casinos and take a cab. It will be cheaper and much nicer. - alley
We spent two nights there to see the area. It was okay, however, the sites were pretty close together. The staff was very helpful in finding us a church to go to for Easter. The only thing I can at fault was the shower area, however, was tight (you had to make sure you didn't get your clothes wet.) - 1dinky
We came here on Passport America which is reflected in the price. It is a value at the Passport America rate; however, I would not pay full price to stay here. This is an older, well kept park with very wide streets which are needed to maneuver into their big rig sites. You are given 2 sites (for the price of 1) in order to fit; however, you must maneuver between the electrical boxes depending on your length. With a little patience it is no problem. Sites are wide enough to accommodate 4 slides. Good 50 amps. We did not use their facilities. - Freedom Bus
This park does have slightly shaded spots. There is no cable TV, but the Internet works well. Pads are concrete. We parked next to a motorhome and had about 4 feet between our slides. There are no picnic tables or places for fire because there isn't enough room. However, the park is clean, the staff is very helpful and friendly, there are two pet areas, a pool, hot tub, laundry, large library, and free DVD exchange and book exchange. There is a business center with PC, printer, copier, and fax. Propane can be delivered to your site on Mondays and Thursdays. There is a small general store on site. Back-in rates are much cheaper than pull-throughs. If you do get a pull-through, you will have an extra site to park your vehicle. All others park on the curbing. I would definitely stay here again. The price reflects a Passport America rate. - urlookingood
We loved this campground but compared to others there are fewer amenities so we rated it 7. It is 17 miles out of Vegas at 7000' near Mt. Charleston. We had site 7 with a view of the mountainsides, trees all around, privacy and visiting wildlife. The picnic tables are concrete as are the fire rings and both are on a concrete pad. The tent pad was very large and level. On the downside, leveling the motorhome took double boards on one side, the road into the campground is narrow with a circle at the end that you must be able to drive around (think length of your unit) to get out, pay showers, no dump station, no playground and no water at any site, although it is accessible to fill your tank. Hiking is available everywhere, you are close to Red Rock Canyon and Vegas, there are a few restaurants within 1 mile and you can completely relax. Very popular so arrive early in the week or make a reservation. We will stay there again. Rate is with Access card. - RetiredRVTravelers
I gave this campground a 8 due to the close proximity to Las Vegas. It has tall Ponderosa Pines at the 7,000 ft level that represents a marked changed from the desert. Each site has power. This campground can be reserved by going to Recreation.Gov. The only water comes from community campground spigots. I suggest that you buy a rubber hose connection called a "water robber" at your local RV parts store as it allows you to temporarily attach your hoses to the non-threaded faucets found in most Forest Service campgrounds. You will be able to fill your fresh water tank. There is no Holding tank drop at the campground. I would not suggest that you reserve spaces 6 or 8 if you have a unit longer than 25 feet. Also note that the 2 million residents of the Las Vegas valley scramble to get into this campground with electric hookups, so you should book space way in advance. Overall a great experience - Vegas Tom
A gem of a place, just 45 minutes from my home in Las Vegas, a great place to see all of the Mt. Charleston sights. Very friendly staff, firewood for sale on site. Electric, and water spigots, no sewer. Lots of space between sites. Of the 12 sites, six can be reserved. Took us two months to get a reservation. First come sites are tricky, according to host. Hard to predict, he says. Elevation is such that you might expect snow early as November. Bring everything you need. Nearest store is about 20 miles down the mountain. Rate reflects Senior Interagency Pass discount. - rclvnv
I am not sure of the neighborhood this park is in. Lovely park, check in was friendly and fine. However, person in office had to buzz us into the office and there is a high wall and gates that enclose the park. You need to get a remote from the office to open the gates. I have never encountered this before, nor have I ever been through Las Vegas before so this may be "normal" for Las Vegas. - Wandering
Nice office staff. Yes I’ll agree it is not the best of “neighborhoods” but the park is gated and everyone inside are of good character so we really did not feel threatened at all. It always seems to be a chore to find an RV park in Vegas. Most are too expensive, too uppity, too far away or blacktop city. This is a great park with plenty of spaces but it can be very tight for big rigs towing when trailer towers are parked in the narrow drive paths. Consider scouting and/or dropping before you go in. One lane was completely blocked by a truck pulling a popup trailer of all things. There is no grass at the sites so dog walking is a chore but they do have dog runs. We do not visit dog runs due to the unknown diseases and temperaments that uncaring dog owners can bring in but there is some grass out front of the motel that our girl could roll in. Sites are narrow but our 40ft with slides fit ok; however our tow seemed to be in the way no matter where we put it. This was a quick 2 night stay so we didn't get to use any of the facilities. Wifi was reasonably good with several hotspot zones to choose from. I think we dropped a couple times but nothing too annoying. Site was level and all gravel but well maintained with small to medium trees and a picnic table, still it is a desert. Odd thing our power pole did not have a circuit breaker so had to plug in hot?? Overall the best value we have found so far in Vegas and would likely stay there again. $33 a night reflects AAA discount and tax. - JayABQ
It was fine for an overnight stay for a big rig. The dog park area was small but nice. All grass. It also had a free dog wash area, which was a nice surprise, and we took advantage of it to give our German Shepherd a bath. The security in this place was a little over the top. I can only assume this must be in a bad part of town, because it was difficult to get in and out. All of the exits had the non-reversible treads that would puncture your tires if you went the wrong way. - Tiffin Wanderers
It is an older park with lots of permanent residents but not "junky". There is a concrete pad for each vehicle. The site wasn't level but not a big issue with a couple of blocks. Quiet for being in Las Vegas. Easy in and out. Employees were very nice. The sites are close but I never heard my neighbors. No picnic table or fire ring. Great for a day or two. - Susan C.
We already knew that local policies about rig age and number of pets would limit our options for a planned Las Vegas stay. But due to circumstances, we couldn't start calling ahead until early on the Friday we expected to arrive. Two parks promised callbacks that never came. One said, "No problem" so we rolled in at 5pm with confidence -- until we saw the park. Nope, nope, nope. Desperate, we called King's Row 15 minutes before the office was due to close. The gal in the office stayed waiting for us to arrive, checked us in, escorted us to our site and helped us get into a back-in that was, as promised, plenty long enough for our 39' 5er and had an adjacent parking spot for the truck. Power was solid, water was clean, Wi-Fi was free and fairly reliable. We wouldn't hesitate to come again. - peakcomm
Rate is based on a month stay plus electrical usage. Yes, its an older park and yes, there are a lot of permanents, but as far as noisy, just the morning flights out of the valley and I think you will hear that from all parks in the area.
Friendly, helpful staff and residents.
Most RV sites are pull-through (100 ft). We will come back. - magic
Las Vegas, Nevada (map) | (702) 454-8055
Sites: 287 | Latest Rate: $36.00 |
We've been using this campground about twice a year for close to 15 years. What it has going for it is location, location, location. Wasn't sure what to think when it became a KOA but so far very few changes. The office staff was very friendly and professional and very helpful. The park was in desperate need of some upgrading before and still is. The sewer remains a goofy set-up and the pull thru sites were probably fine for the rigs of 20 years ago but is just too tight for today's rigs. We will continue to use the place because it is handy but it really needs some work. - hermy
Roads are paved but all RV spots are gravel with a little space between RVs and the area is dotted with trees and a bit of grass. The first time we stayed in a pull-through, and be forewarned that the hook-ups are "buddy" with two units sharing one post. The second time we had a back-in which was long enough for our 24' trailer but had to unhitch although there was space to park our pick-up next to the trailer. The back-in spots are also "buddy" which means every other spot is a "pull in" rather than a "back in." Noise from road, especially at night so ask for spots in rear of park although sirens can still be heard.
Staff was nice and accommodating but the bathrooms are in desperate need of updating. I'm unsure if the grime was a result of not cleaning enough or just age (I didn't look that close), and water temperature would change (mine was too cold and spouse's was too hot).
Security is non-existent and we hope that changes. According to a security staff from Sam's Town, since KOA has taken over, there is no security presence at night and the first morning we were there a street guy and his wife tried to steal someone's wheelchair from their campsite by placing his wife in it and wheeling it out the park. The owner had to confront him to get it back.
Wifi works fine in the office but I couldn't get it to work in the pool area even though it was supposed to be available.
Used laundry facilities twice and they were fine. Sam's Town casino is an easy walk and the deli has great sandwiches and cake. There is also a Walmart directly across the street but it's not the nicest place to shop. - berrycat
Internal roads are paved, sites are level and and very close and are the "Buddy" type, facilities worked well, see the other reviews regarding the sewer connection, site was barely satellite friendly. Staff were friendly, the free park WiFi worked OK at the office otherwise you have to pay, T-Mobile cell service was good. The park was noisy during the day, the landscapers are out in full force by 7 a.m. and the waste truck roars through at 5:45 a.m., at night it isn't too bad. The rate was $44/night on the weekend (NASCAR) and $25/night otherwise. We will try a different park next time. - KDSpree
Las Vegas, Nevada (map) | (702) 454-8055
Sites: 207 | Latest Rate: $36.00 |
As of 10/1 this park is now part of KOA. Have stayed at this park a number of times for 1 or 2 nights on our travels north/south through Vegas. Convenience to freeway and casino/restaurants is a plus for us. OK for short stay, Negatives - narrow spaces, poor sewer connections, door to door arrangement in the pull-throughs, little shade, quite noisy (6 AM garbage truck not good). But our recent experience illustrates my general dislike for KOAs. Check in was a joke. Despite assurances that the new owners would honor my free comp nights from Sams Town I had to argue with clerk until a supervisor interceded. Later I noticed clerk had screwed up my paperwork showing we only had a 1 night booking vs 2 nights. Went back to office - was completely ignored by the same clerk and had to resolve with a different clerk. Not a good start for KOA. Based on my past experiences with KOA (not a fan) I suspect the rates on this park will never again be as low as Sams Town offered. KOAs way overpriced in my opinion. - dennis44
Couldn't get into the Boulder CG and settled for Nellis. Not bad but not very secure. The front driveway is wide open to the street with no gate. Lots of people walking/hanging around. The office is not operating. You have to go to Boulder to check in unless you call from the outside house phone and walk over after you hook up. Security does pass through once in awhile. The biggest complaint is the curbing around the campsite. Could you at least make it a 45 degree one? (Next door's RV Resort had a $29 special for any site. Should have tried that.) - scarpacci
We enjoyed the proximity to everything Las Vegas, but the sites and the park were not ADA-friendly at all. All sites are on islands bounded by rounded curbs that caused our mobility scooter to bottom out. They would only allow a temporary ramp that would be removed and put away after each use. The fee-based Wi-Fi did not work, but there was construction underway to improve it. Cable was very limited and included some HBO channels. Very noisy city location with non-residents constantly walking through the park from the bus stop. Dog runs stank badly of old urine, but there was a quiet side street and a nice dog park about a half-mile away. Some residents were feeding the pigeons and the occasional dead one was sometimes cleaned up, sometimes not. Old park, but otherwise clean. Security guards patrolled regularly, though there was no office open or host on site. One would have to go about a quarter mile to the main office at the Boulder Street park to check mail and such. We would not stay here again because of the ADA. - FabulousA
Excellent staff! So polite and helpful. This is an adult park. It's very well maintained. Has a pool and free wifi but we didn't use either. Was in site 351. It was a pull-thru. They are extremely organized. There is a place to hook and unhook your toad. There are two dog runs, one leashed and the other unleashed. There are a lot of permanent residents. Good utilities and fairly level. Asphalt sites with picnic tables. They were offering a special of $29 a night. Would definitely stay here again. - The Griffins
Best value we have come across. Pool, gym, rec room, security, professional office staff, all for $29 a night. Walking distance to Sam's Town and other places to eat. Nice shower/bathroom facilities. - WtWc112014
Fast friendly check in. Easy to maneuver in park. They offer sites for all sizes even saw a 45ft Bus with a 30ft trailer, they never had to unhook. Value is good for $29 special per night. They guide you to your site, nice touch. Felt safe with 24hr security. Laundry rooms were clean and reasonably priced. - RDRV
Rather than repeat all the past reviews, I will try to add some additional information. We used the weight room facilities often during our week stay. The room was always clean and organized, the fans were on, and the TV was functional and available. The temp in the room could have been a bit cooler, but it was tolerable. The grounds crew was always busy keeping the grounds looking sharp. We did find the gate guards inconsistent though. We had various visitors during our stay, and some guards would make the guest call us for permission to allow them entry, and others would just wave them through. The only real negative about the park is the always present jet noise from the planes taking off and landing at McCarran airport. I will stay here again. - SargeW
Best park we have ever stayed in. Wonderful landscaping, 4 pools, lots of peaceful, paved streets to walk on. The restrooms at each of the pool areas were nice - actually only went to 2 of them though. Wonderful clubhouse and exercise room. The lots were lovely and ours had wonderful outdoor furniture and tiki style umbrellas. All hook-ups worked fine. We enjoyed looking at the sites that have the built-out kitchens. We will be back. There is airplane noise but we enjoyed watching the variety of planes fly over. - Road2camping
This is the Ritz-Carlton of RV resorts. We had a premium improved site for a week, and then extended for five more days in an unimproved site. The only reason I didn't give it a "10" is because of airplane noise. The resort is about a mile or so west of the landing pattern for the Vegas airport. Depending on the winds, the noise can sometimes be loud and unrelenting. I was awakened more than once before six a.m. by jet noise. - spot
I like this park because it is clean, secure and convenient, and one of the best things I like about it is the price or value. We have stayed here many times in the past and one of the biggest things that I guess you could say I dislike is their sewer hook up; it is a combined shared hole with you and your neighbor. The area around that hook up is what I call probably unsanitary and one of the things I do is spray the area with bleach before I hook up but I do this at every park so nothing out of the usual, but I also bungee cord my water hose, water filters anything that touches the ground except the sewer hose up on the poles that they have surrounding the hook ups. Be prepared for nothing but a concrete slab and full hookups and you will not be disappointed. Will I stay here again, you bet. - monaco cruiser
Convenient to Fremont street, Very noisy at night because of freeway traffic. No wifi, no cable and basically a parking lot with water, sewer and electric hookups. Tight spaces between RV's. Good for night or two. May be too close to gambling for some people. Best to call and reserve site so you wont have to move if someone has reserved a site you pulled into. - albon
Have stayed here for several years when passing thru Vegas. You are right by the freeway's but in our bus we don't notice the noise much at night. Security patrols thru here on bicycles and are pretty frequent. The Casino is a short walk and OK during the day. Don't know if I would walk to it at night. Sites are close together and if our bus had slideouts, we would be touching the slideouts next door. OK spot for the short term to see Vegas. Will stay here again when passing thru. - Bluebird Bob
A very well kept NFS park. No services to speak of. We love staying here though. Generators allowed. Longer rigs need to watch the dip when exiting, the drive crosses a couple of low spots and we've seen some folks bottom out. - avbrendan
Stayed here 3 nights while in the area. A couple of miles from the south end of the strip, close enough to be easy drive back and forth to town. No shuttle but personal car or taxi can get you into town. Site utilities worked fine (elec, water, sewer). Sites are cement and ours required one block to be level. Wifi is free now and worked well when demand was low but slowed down significantly when more folks where using it. Very good check-in process and has security guard at gate. Some airport noise or traffic at times but generally not bad. - threehendersons
Nice park. We were on the freeway side and the noise was noticeable; also we heard the planes from the airport. On other trips it was not as noticeable. This is a nice resort, but time is beginning to pass it by as coaches and 5th wheels get bigger, older parks seem to shrink. If in Vegas it is a good choice. - sjones
This is a very nice resort but a bit over-priced. We were here 8 nights and it was $425. With discounts. They also tout an RV Wash service but they will only show up if the job is big enough for them, even if they have said they would do the job requested.
The staff at the desk and convenience store were very professional and friendly.
The pool is not monitored and children use the 'adults only' pool at will. The pools are very nice though.
There is very adequate security and the gate staff were all very friendly.
Our site should have been blown off at some point (tree leaves/blooms everywhere), and the picnic table had bird droppings all over it.
The pads are nice and level but sites are pretty close. Tow vehicle parking is adequate. - Danelon
Nice staff, good sized spots. Very close to the amazing Red Rock canyons for hiking/climbing/biking. Heads up, there is no internet coverage, but some cell. Basic camping with toilets and a water tap every 4-5 sites. We've used it many times and will return in the future. - John WD Smith
BLM site for the self-contained. Some sites are tent only and others have table, shade, and fire pit. A few are RV only. Toilets are vault type! No showers. Some water faucets but no hookups. Generator quiet hours from 10 pm to 6 am. Closed June, July and August - it is in the 100s after all. It is close to the Red Rock scenic area (1 mile) and close to Vegas; 5 miles to Costco and civilization but is is on the other side of Vegas' western mountains so it is very non-city. No reservations. Good cell reception but it can get windy. We stayed here in a 40' RV which is self-contained so we found it fun. Great base for hikers or serious climbers at the Red Rock area. - puddinhead
This was absolutely the worst place I have ever stayed. I felt like I needed to lock the doors and carry a gun at all times. 80% permanent 1960's era trailers with home made add ons and porches. Dogs barking, bad area of town, lots of sirens. Not close to any casinos. Much safer options in other parts of the city. Had to move 3 times when I had 4 day confirmed reservation. If I was offered a free week's stay I would not only turn it down, I would not want to lose a friend by giving it to someone else. Oh and about the showers and restrooms. They require a key that they issue you due to the part of town they are in. Enough said. - DavidWM
I have been an RV camper for over twenty years and I have been to a lot of RV parks all over the US and Canada. I have to say this is the worst place I have ever stayed. It smells like raw sewage is leaking into the air, and the water ruined my plumbing with the smell of sewage. There was an intoxicated woman in a golf cart cursing some of the nastiest language I have ever heard at 1am; this went on for a couple of hours. My children heard the woman and were unable to sleep. The place was a dump; the bathrooms smelled as the rest of the park like sewage. There is no shade and it was hot; the WiFi was very shaky and slow. I had some time leveling my RV as the sites are very uneven; broken glass was present and rusty rebar spikes were in the ground and it was filthy. Management was very rude and biligerent. I asked for a key to use the bathrooms and was charged a deposit and given a lecture on the importance of returning the key as though it was the only key they had. We had intended on staying for a week and left after only one evening. Why Good Sam would be a part of such a horrible place is unbelievable. - john seabreeze
Wow, this is a tired little park. Situated right next to a mobile home park, and this must be the option for semi-permanent residents in RVs as opposed to mobile homes. I would guess at least half of the site is dedicated to these semi-permanent residents. So you can parked next to oddly defined "yards", or canopied work and storage areas that serve these residents. I can't remember if the park had trees any where other than at the perimeter. BUT I must say this park was quiet. Not too far from the strip, and near public transportation. The host was very pleasant, and although the restrooms (concrete block) were old, they were very clean. Same for the shower, very clean. Just not a great part of town. - User2751
The park is right off Boulder Highway and they have a special for $16 a night for the first 3 nights, then it goes up to $20. Most of sites are pull-through and blacktop, with a little landscaping in between. About 75% of the occupants are permanent, run down trailers. Staff in office is very nice. Wi-Fi is available in the office only. You are also required to give a $10 deposit on a key which gives access to the bathrooms, laundry ($1 wash and dry) and the pool. A major safety concern is the key is needed to open the pool area and to get out of the pool area. My husband and I went in together, but he left when the sun got too hot, and I was actually locked in the pool area until I found someone walking past with a key to let me out! For the price, we would stay here again. - Liv4sun
Not in the best part of town. They were just finishing an upgrade on all their bathrooms and showers. We were here a month and enjoyed the facilities and the location. - Denn0007
We have been in this RV Park for 3 months tomorrow. When we first called this park last Sept we were quoted a monthly rate and asked the year of our RV. I must have passed muster, so we headed here. When we arrived we checked in and were charged substantially more than the quoted rate. They maintained my RV was too big for the lower rate. The quoted rate for elect. was .25 per kwh. I found out later in the next week that all the parks around us charge .13 per kwh. While the Park is clean and well maintained, homeless and druggies wander through at will. I finally met the security guard very early one morning. There was a major water main break in our row and we were without water for a few hours. One of our bikes was stolen the second night, and periodically we were visited by people with one sort of scam after another banging on our door. They were quite brazen. I would have moved after the first month if we hadn't gone through a big hassle getting our mail routed here. So we just decided to stay put. We probably should have moved. The whole experience left me with a feeling of just having had to deal with a used car dealer for 3 months. Kind of bait and switch. We are not gamblers so our overall experience in Vegas was not pleasant. Never again. - Slvrgost
First time in this Park. Sites are very close together, some hook ups are at the rear of the site so be prepared. Close to plenty of Vegas action within a short drive. My overall perception is that it's crowded. Everything is close together and some have sites that are just plain ugly with all their junk on them which also given it that crowded look. Probably won't return but since it's a no cost Park for us, you never know. We don't spend that much time in the RV when in town anyway. All utilities worked good and we had an older 50 amp site which they do charge 3-5.00 for. - acampingfan
Pretty nice park; however, just a parking lot with pea gravel. Unfortunately while we were there the pool and hot tub was down for maintenance requiring them to turn of the power to the entire campground. The first day we got there the power was off the entire night due to a blow fuse that they couldn't locate. Following that the power was off two or three days in a row ranging from 1 - 4 hours for pool repairs. Other than that, what a great location, friendly staff and park. Very close to attractions. - AdamBryner
If you're familiar with Thousand Trails, this park is typical. Friendly staff and that's where it ends. If you have a dog, it will be filthy because the parks grounds are filthy gravel. The dog park (where they insist your dog goes potty) is filthy gravel. If your dog is white, it will be black the first time out. Everywhere you look are signs that say "NO PETS" yet they claim to be pet friendly. The pool was not open, the exercise room was a joke as previously stated. Wi-Fi was typical Thousand Trails, slower than dial-up so prepare to use your Hot-Spot. Won't be back and would rather pay for a place where our Cavaliers don't need a bath daily. - Everglades Travelers
This RV park closed in 2012 - albon
High rating is for price and convenient walking access to downtown Las Vegas. Dogs are allowed with immediate access to city sidewalks for walking. The restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are clean, well maintained, and only available 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Staff is very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. One area is partially walled, but overall think of it as a parking lot with full hook-ups dotted with a few palm trees. There is lively pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks (and infrequently traversing the campground), traffic noise, sirens, etc. 24-hours a day. I enjoy city-life and will definitely stay here again. - wJaw
Right on Fremont Street 5 blocks south of casino area. This is a converted parking lot. Not a place for children. Restrooms and showers are clean, but only open from 8AM-6PM. This is a good place to sleep after spending the day (or night) doing what people come to Las Vegas to do. For the price it is a decent value. - thebarricademan