Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $21.00
I was shocked to read that someone had a bad experience at this place. Ken and his staff were very courteous and helpful. They even let us barrow a drill to repair our ATV's. How great is that!! All facilities were very clean while we were there. Heck... you don't even have pay for the showers, like you do down the road at another campsite. I highly recommend this camp location to any outdoor enthusiast. The scenery was awesome with the river running right behind us, lush beautiful grass at all sites, and the best part, the ATV trail to the Pauite Trail was just across the street. Our kids had a great time as well and what really topped it for them was while we were grilling up dinner at dusk, some deer came trotting down the ATV trail on the other side of the river. It sure can't get any better than that. Thanks Winklemans for an awesome short vacation!! We camped at Winkelman Cabins in a Motorhome.
Unreal. I wish my friends whom talked us into going to this place would’ve read the earlier review, our experience was 100% similar. This place has so much potential yet is totally and utterly mis/unmanaged making for a frustrating camping experience. You have to check in the restaurant (doesn’t open until 11a.m.) and you’re provided no info at all i.e. no camp map, no rules sheet which later made sense as it seems they have no rules, no info on where to go if you have problems after hours etc. Dogs (both management's and customer's) are allowed to roam off-leash 24/7; expect to get your property "marked" as well as you and your pets to be harassed. The management either were not there or knew and overlooked: Kids as young as 2-3 years old left unsupervised and wandering about the camp (parents went off ATVing); kids were allowed to make (and ride) a race track in the campground with their mini-ATVs (including after dark); we were kept up by an unruly family until 3a.m. one night and went to complain about that and the fact this family had also dumped (on purpose) their entire grey tank on the ground the evening prior. It took “management” 30 min to even show up to hear the complaint, and then they took no action. We later heard this same family had just been kicked out of Candy Mountain (what this place should have done). Not impressed with the construction nor cleanliness of the restrooms, only 2 portable fire pots for 6 sites, gravel/dirt pads that got semi-muddy in rain, no store for supplies at all, and since you’re near the river...tons of bugs that bite. About the only good things I can say is the spots have good room between them with nice grass (after you clean the dog waste), you have access to the ATV trails, and Candy Mountain resort is only about a mile away (clean looking, has a store with basic supplies etc). No way I’d stay here again, do yourself a favor and try other options in the immediate area. We camped at Winkelman Cabins in a Travel Trailer.
OH BOY!!! This is my first RV Park review. The reason that I went through the trouble to register for this site was to WARN ALL OF YOU. OK sure this is a beautiful area. Yes you do have direct access to the Paiute trails. I am sure you heard this coming BUT, you also get dogs that want to mark your front porch carpet as their territory, not to mention the cats that want to spray your rig as well. Another thing you get is FILTHY bathrooms. Do not hold your breath for anything promised on the web site. Management is completely unavailable and the help has no idea about anything. Like gardening??? No worries, the local residents that live no more than 20 feet away will be glad to demonstrate the wonders of a rototiller while you attempt to enjoy your quiet afternoon beer. If construction is your hobby, we got you covered there too. I think they are doing some grading on the lower part of their property and there is a tractor towing tons of dirt passed your campsite 12 hours a day, starting at 7am. There seems to be a much better RV park up the road in Big Rock Candy Mountain. We love this area and will be contacting them for our next trip up here. We camped at Winkelman Cabins in a Tent Trailer.