We choose this park because we wanted to visit the Hot Springs on site. The campground spaces are very close to each other, grassy with some trees. We were here on a Saturday afternoon and both the campground and Hot Springs were very crowded. This campground caters to families, so the noise level is a little high. It is important to note that you don't want to drive down to the office in your RV, as there is no turn around area and you will get stuck. Park at the entrance and walk down to the office, which is next to the pool area. We were excited to use the hot spring pools, but we were very surprised at the color of the water. It is very dark brown. Upon reading the literature the color seems to be from the abundance of minerals. I will admit that the combination of brown water and the huge amount of people in the pools was not as inviting as I had hoped. There are several pools of different temps and one very large one. The small pools were packed with people. Thank goodness for the larger one - it gave the appearance of not being as crowded. There are a lot of families, so again it is anything but peaceful. They even have a water slide for an extra fee. We enjoyed walking around the grassy hill area surrounding a small pond. People do not hesitate to walk through your site, so make sure you put your things away at night. We awoke to our dog fence collapsed on the ground and several beer cans in our site. Upon investigation, we learned that young adults had been walking through our sight all night and some had fallen over our dog pen. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
The hot springs were fun. But the showers and bathrooms were very dirty. The campground area was very crowded and there were loud parties throughout the night. Very few trees. Really hot and dusty. Would recommend the hot springs but would not stay in the campground again. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
This is a Family park. Lots of children, bikes, etc. Sites are very close together. Bathroom was a large open area which needs updating. No private area to dress/undress so keep your things within reach. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Showers were cold. The kids loved the waterslides and pools which is extra, but worth it. I would stay here again, affordable and quiet in the evening where we were. Verizon cell phones worked in the park. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
When we first started staying here years ago, the park was not well maintained & pretty run down. The last couple of years we have noticed a gradual improvement. The biggest improvement is that they are watering the grounds. The spaces are decent sized. It is very pet friendly. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
This is a campground connected to a water park. Everything the other reviewers say is true. Lots of kids running around. No Wi-Fi or cable. Showers aren’t really clean and are without a changing room since they expect you to be wearing a swimsuit. Registration is weird. Park near the garbage bin and then walk down to the main office. Yet, we loved it. Beautiful green grass and trees. Gorgeous mountain. Life can’t get better than this! We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Nice grounds with shade trees. To swim in the hot springs costs extra. Popular location. Very kid friendly. Restrooms and showers were dirty run down and not stocked. Noise from train several times overnight. We gave lower score because of the bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $30.00
Park was very crowded when we stayed there. They were updating some sites and the old restrooms. For an over-night stay it would be a good place to go. The spaces seemed tight to me and a little to much "on top" of each other. The attendants at the pool where you check in were very courteous and helpful. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $25.00
Was not well maintained; garbage could be seen a lot of places, also seemed to be many "long term campers". We were parked close to the road. That coupled with the people next to us who's dogs barked constantly while they partied (and sometimes when they didn't) made this a park that I would NOT go to on a weekend again. The hot springs are nice; four separate pools of them. Just too crowded on a weekend for us. LOTS OF KIDS AND DOGS! We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
You will hate or love this place depending on your feeling about hot springs. Avoid the camp restrooms use the lodge units and no the smell you may encounter is not the sewage system; it is the cows next door. I would never stay here if it were not for the hot springs. That said I always stay here on my way north or south because of the springs. Staff is friendly and a whole lot cleaner then the camp bath houses. This could be a great destination for families. I am sure it has been and will be again. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $20.00
I arrived on a busy weekend, and thought the park was full. The office said there were just a couple of sites left, and I expected the worse. I ended up with a beautiful, spacious site with lots of lawn and a great view. Many of the sites were much more crowded however, and looked like more of a challenge to back in to. So choose your site carefully. The park offers a Good Sam and AAA discount. Even though it was late in the day, the pools were clean, and made for a relaxing overnight stop. There is a second campground, more rustic, and without electric ($15), on the hill above the hot springs pools. The campground is handy to the interstate, so I plan to stay again on my next trip through. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.
This is a family campground, so expect lots of kids. The site we were in was large and well shaded. The place has been around for quite a while and signs of heavy use can readily be seen. It could use a heavy dose of repair and cleaning. There are water slides and one pool that is chlorinated but, the hot springs are not. So you have to figure that all kinds of stuff is in that water (just a word of caution). In spite of my fears of catching something, we all used the slides and pools and had a lot of fun. We will probably camp there again but I'd really like to see them fix the place up. Because we had so much fun in spite of it being a little run down, I still rated it a 7. We camped at Crystal Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.