Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
The park changed hands 6 months ago and they are working on repairing years of deferred maintenance. I was told that there were problems with the water, power, or sewer in over 80% of the sites but most have been corrected. The restroom is available with a keypad 24 hours when the office is closed. The staff was much friendlier than in the past and was concerned that we had a good experience. Boom Town security does patrol the park regularly and is available on call 24 hours. The looks of this bare bones park has changed little over the 8 years when we stay in September but we do not use it as a destination park. The easy access and distance from the noise of I-80 works for our needs. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
Sites pretty ancient, with old hookups. One toilet and shower (one room with a stall and shower) and same for women (one room with stall and shower) for 203 camper slots? Yup. Both are outside the office. If you are lucky enough to have to go while the office is open, there is another restroom stall inside, but you have to ask the staff for the key. Otherwise if they are both occupied, you're out of luck. Nonexistent Wi-Fi unless you are right nearby the office. Didn't use pool or jacuzzi. Upside: not a lot of trees if you want to use your satellite receiver. It's about 11 highway miles from downtown Reno, if you are interested in taking in the sights. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
Very convenient, clean, level sites. Lots of shade trees and a small plot of grass and wood picnic table at each site. I did not use the restrooms or showers. The pool was closed for remodel but looked beautiful and ready. Lots of area to walk and only a short walk to the casino or The Cabella store. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Travel Trailer.
We decided to just get away for a couple of days and chose this park due to being within 100 miles of our home. We were impressed by how clean it was and how friendly and helpful the staff all were. We arrived without reservations and were able to get into an end space with a very nice view of the surrounding hills and scenery, etc. There are train tracks down below about a half mile away and trains do go thru the area during the daytime but they use their horns sparingly. At night there may have been one or two but we sure didn't hear them. Boomtown Casino is a short walk from the park where we did go for breakfast one morning. Also a Cabela's store is adjacent and within walking distance, along with a large and well stocked Chevron Minimart. A very nice well kept grassy area for pets and a park-like play area with swings, etc. for the children is located at one end. This park is quiet during the day and at night. There is a very small amount of noise from I-80 but nothing that kept us awake as it's far enough away to mute the truck noise a lot. Nice sunrises and sunsets. We ended up staying a extra day and will be going back again for sure when we want a few days away without a long drive. Check it out the next time you need a place to drop anchor for the evening or for a few days relaxation......... We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
The location was convenient just off the Highway. The shuttle, was not running, their WiFi was out of contract, and the spas were broken. Was OK for the night but will not return if in the area as the issues about things not being were not explained to us until after we paid. They did not even offer us a 10% discount when asked. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $25.00
A fine, convenient and good-value location for the Reno area. We are not casino-interested folks, but this campground worked out very well for us. In mid-November, you have your pick of sites. There were maybe 20 units in the 203 sites. Wi-Fi in Site K13 was 2-3 bars of 5. Verizon service was 3 of 5. Bathrooms were 6 of 10. We would return if in the area. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $51.00
This is a campground clearly built to service the Boomtown Casino, both of which appear to be having some hard times. Fewer than 15% of the sites appeared to be occupied. It's convenient to get to from I-80 and the CG roads are wide and accessing sites is easy. It's a good place to stop at while traveling through but the place itself has no ambiance and is basically a parking lot with hookups and little patches of grass. Note the location of the power pedestal before you open any slides, they are tall and close to the edge of the driveway and could easily be hit by some slides. Similarly, they can make create challenges with respect to opening basement doors for sewer and water hookups. Contrary to a previous post, I wouldn't say that the roads are particularly bad, but sinking of the pavement has created some dips both on roads and sites. The manager was pleasant and the Wi-Fi worked reasonably well, although not nearly as fast as the Verizon 4G service. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
I am rating 7 because the view from my site was one of the most beautiful I have had from a site. We were at the back, overlooking a small river, with beautiful mountains in the distance, and a train track flanking the mountain. When the train went by, it was pure magic. However, there are some deficiencies. Bring groceries, because there is not much at KOA, nor at the Chevron mini mart (I got the only loaf of bread). There is no longer a shuttle to the casino, but it is not far (albeit uphill). The pool was small, and the water was cloudy (algae). The worst was that the office closed at 7 p.m., and along with it, most washroom and shower facilities. From 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. there is one toilet for ladies and one for men. And this was very far from our site. They need a second building. You also cannot start laundry after 5 p.m. Site was not level, sprinkler drenched the chairs I left on my site, and I could not get on Wi-Fi until 10:30 p.m. By 7:30 a.m., it was once again inaccessible. Cable was excellent, though. But that view. I think I would go back just for that, but I hope they solve some of the other issues. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Truck Camper.
Interior roads are in extremely poor condition. Sites not very level. Can walk to Casino but it is all up hill, no shuttle service is provided. Park seems to have a neglected air about it. Cable available but mine was not working, not worth calling to deal with for the one night we stayed. Will not stay here again. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
Large parking lot with some trees and spots of grass here and there. Not all sites are level. Lots of cracks in asphalt. Reno Sparks is about 10 miles away. Good for overnight only. Cabelas and Boomtown Casino are within walking distance. Trains run near park in canyon below. WiFi was non-existent. The parks that we have stayed at that use Matrix WiFi are getting ripped off. Signal is always very weak and knocks you off when you do get on. The positive is that you great views of the mountains and since the park was fairly empty it was quiet. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Fifth Wheel.
Check in was quick and easy. The casino shuttle no longer is in use. However, it is only a short walk up the hill to Boomtown. Laundry facilities are clean and there were plenty of machines. The 2 Jacuzzi are great and are open until dusk. It can get windy in the park so we did not use the awning when we left the park to tour. Reno is nearby and Virginia City is worth the drive to tour the old shops. If you geocache there are some within walking distance of the park, and plenty in Virginia City. I would stay again. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here during a maintenance issue on my truck, and was pleasantly surprised at how nice the place was. Nice pool, clean, etc. They had just done some asphalt work in the park, so the sand and sticky asphalt issues were somewhat of an issue, but not to the point of a major complaint. Friendly helpful staff. Near Boomtown Casino, and Cabella's Sporting Goods, and only minutes from Downtown Reno. Would stay again if I need a place in Reno, maybe for the Rib Cook Off. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $30.00
Great place to stay before going over Hwy 80. Was there in the winter so not too busy. Great internet, TV, etc. Will stay here again. Also, good place to stay if you have business in Reno as there are not many good parks. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $65.00
Pulled into this park at 4:10 in the afternoon and the office was already closed. Many rigs pulled in after us, therefore longer office hours should be in order. Because the office was closed we were not able to get a Wi-Fi code. The paved, level sites resemble a large, dirty parking lot. Sites are separated by a 10 x 10 grass area and a tree. Sites are short but the wide roadways make entering and exiting easy. There is one each for men and women combo restroom/shower. I walked in and turned right around because the facility was filthy. There is an enclosed dog run, approximately 25 x 50, but no waste bags are provided. Our 50 amp pull through site was $65 for one night: that figure included our 10% Kamp Klub discount. In our mind the park might be worth half that fee. On a positive note, Cabela's is nearby and, if one is a gambler, the Boomtown casino is within walking distance. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $35.00
As others have stated, This is a big parking lot. We stayed one night and then left. The price was right and the office people were friendly but that is all that I can comment on. We did not use any of the amenities. We camped at Reno KOA at Boomtown in a Motorhome.