Neat well-maintained and clean park with a lot of shade. Interior roads paved, sites are a mix of gravel and concrete and ours was very close to level side to side. All sites are back in or pull in back out. Staff was very pleasant and gave us an escort to our site and helped me back in. Some sites are very close on the utility side but all have a nice well-maintained grass area with picnic table on the other side. The river is just below the campground and from our site was nice to listen to. Other than noise from the river very quiet at night. Wi-Fi connectivity a bit intermittent of an evening but had a good strong signal. Did not rate this as a 10 due to closeness of the sites. We will stay here again.
A very busy state park in an urban area with several areas for camping. We stayed in the Bowl and Pitcher area. Sites 1-15, the lower area on the banks of the Spokane River, look fairly new, have electricity and water, and are gravel surfaced back in with paved access roads. Sites 16-33, the upper area, are older sites, gravel pads and access roads. This is the only area with a few full hook-ups and not extremely big rig friendly. A very friendly crew of volunteers and staff is keeping the area very neat and clean. The last couple of miles of road coming into the park (A L White Parkway) are fairly narrow. If you are coming in from I-90 get and use the directions from the State Park web site. My GPS directed us down through several neighborhoods with very narrow streets. Park is probably not one to go to without reservations. Directional signs within the park leave a bit to be desired. Additional $11.50 in fees for on line booking. We would stay here again.
As several reviewers have stated, if you are looking for a park with all the bells and whistles, this is probably not the one for you. However if you are looking for something nice and simple, this park may well fill the bill. The Trail of the Coeur D’Alenes bike trail is immediately adjacent on one side and the Coeur D’Alene River is on the other side. The interior roads are gravel and the parking areas are all grass. Our site was very close to level. There are a limited number of sites with sewer but electricity and water are available at most sites. There is a very nice area for tents and a number of fire pits scattered along the banks of the Coeur D’Alene River. The river could pose a threat to unsupervised small children as it is deep and swift. There is some freeway noise. We would stay here again.
Very well maintained park with a very friendly person in the office. Our site was very close to level. Interior roads and pads are gravel. Trees are still small with very little shade, as the trees get larger this will change. Part of the park still being developed and that part has back-in sites the others are all nice wide pull throughs. Had very good WiFi at our site. Nice laundry facility and meeting area. Fairly close to US 95 but little night noise. Small grass areas between each site. We would stay here again.
There are only two locations with hookups in Stanley. This is not a large area with only 4 RV slots. There is a small grassy area adjacent to three of those spots. There is not a lot of shade available but given the evening and night temps in Stanley this is not as critical as it might be elsewhere. Slots are all back in but the gravel apron is very large and we had no problems backing in. Our site was very close to level. The gravel parking area was very welcome as there was hard rain/hail on several afternoons and nights. It is fairly close to the highway, but Idaho 21 is not a heavily traveled road and very quiet at night. BBQ grills are available at the side of the motel. Hookups worked well, and the area was very neat and clean. There is an outstanding view of the Sawtooth mountains to the south. Sign up in office about Wi-Fi but we did not use it so can’t comment on it. We would recommend purchasing supplies before getting to Stanley, as local availability is somewhat limited. Had a good dinner at the Casino Club, and the Stanley Bakery serves good breakfasts. We would stay here again.
Lots of trees and grass. Sites are a bit close together; ours was very close to level. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. High speed internet in the office and there is supposed to be WiFi in the park but I was unable to get any connection. Close to Provo airport but very little noise.
No Hook-ups, but if you can work around that, a very nice park with a lot of grass and trees. Interior roads and pads all paved, and the site we had was very close to level. Nice concrete pads around the picnic tables. Some pull throughs and most of the back-ins seemed to have enough room to maneuver. Could be a bit hard to find your site if you arrive after dark. Fairly good separation between sites. Several live-in hosts. We would stay here again. Reserve America charges $8.00 for on line reservation.
This park is basically a large gravel lot with small grassy areas with picnic tables between sites. Sites very close to level with a number of nice long wide pull throughs with back ins around the outer edge. Mature trees on three sides of the park. Have seen deer in the park. Area is newer and is well maintained and clean. They have put in a small chip and putt area. Well off US 50 with very little noise but not real well signed. Nice laundry and shower area. Good basic shopping in Gunnison. Manager lives on-site. No separate dump site. Manager. We would stay here again.
Sites are closer together than I prefer, but area was still quiet at night. Upper sites are very close to US 160, but lower sites were shielded from a lot of traffic noise. Had good WiFi when we arrived but experienced some problems later on in our stay. Manager is very pleasant. It is a short walk to Rio Grande and fishing. Park says they plant the river, but a Colorado license is required. There is a table at each site but only a community fire ring. Only very basic supplies are available in South Fork. We would stay here again.
Sites are a bit close together and separated by small strips of native vegetation. The small areas of vegetation are not green grass and if you need to have nice green grass you probably need to find someplace besides Santa Fe. There are no large expanses of grass in Santa Fe anywhere, except in some of the cemeteries. Some, but not all, of the sites have small concrete or brick patios with tables. All roads and sites are of gravel and the sites are close to level. Traffic flow is well laid out with numerous pull through sites. There is a nice small store in the campground and they sell propane. I had good WiFi at my site. Dump station is easy to get to. Park is on a rise south of Santa Fe with good views of the mountains and Santa Fe. There are often strong winds and it is not a good idea to leave your awnings open when you are gone. Office staff is friendly. Got good off the air DTV signals. Park nice and quiet at night. DO NOT try and take large RVs or trailers into the downtown area. We would stay here again.
A nice older Utah State Park with full hook-ups on one loop and another with water and electricity only. A lot of trees and vegetation. The access road on the RV loops is a bit narrow and some of the sites are hard to back into with large rocks to prevent your driving off the pavement and or sharp angles off the road. A number of the sites are quite a ways out of level. No 30 amp plugs in the box and the site paving is starting to break-up. Fairly good screening between sites and quieted down nicely even though it was very full. Nice fire rings and picnic areas in the sites but many of the tables need a lot of TLC. The creek through the middle of one RV loop really added to the experience but could be of concern to folks with children. Adjacent to a State Park golf course. Lady on the gate when we came in not the most helpful in the world. Gate into the area marked as being locked 10PM to 6 AM. One central location for trash. We would stay here again.
A nice newer Idaho State Park. It is close to the Utah line but is in Idaho. As previously said if you need all your toys you probably will not like it here, but if you want to be out in the country where you are not cheek to jowl with your neighbor, you might really like it here. At night the stars really standout as there are very few lights to detract from them. Castle Rocks SP is made up of several distinct areas with the Smoky Mountains Campground being adjacent to the City of Rocks National Reserve. $10.00 on line reservation fee. All campground interior roads are paved and sufficiently wide for large rigs. All sites are paved with water and electricity but no sewer. Our site was close to level side-to-side. The sites have nice gravel picnic pads with tables and fire rings. The campground was clean and very quiet at night. During the time the weather permits they have flush toilets and showers available within the campground. When it is cold the showers are closed and there are vault toilets available. The trees in the area are not real tall but offer good screening. The dump station is along side the access road and about ¼ mile from the campground. It is arranged so two rigs can dump at the same time. I would strongly suggest that you have everything you need, as the ability to purchase things in the area is severely limited. The main access road from the north was under construction in September 2009 with about 5 miles of gravel. Once this is completed the road from I-84 south through Delco, Idaho to the park will be in excellent condition. Access through Malad, Idaho is not quite as good but still very acceptable. We would definitely stay here again even if it is a bit out of the way. City of Rocks has some real neat rock formations and during the spring and fall it is a major technical rock-climbing destination, also has some interesting history. All the roads in City of Rocks are gravel and not real big rig friendly, narrow, small pullouts, and steep grades.
Small park in a nice setting. Right off a Forest Service paved road but real quiet. Short walk to the Metolius River with a lot of fly-fishing. Gravel bike and walking paths across the road from the park. Sites are closer together than I prefer and the roads are extremely tight. The road layout leaves a lot to be desired. When you stop at the dump site you completely close the road. Gravel pad was very close to level. Pad was a bit narrow so you were on the grass when you stepped out of the rig. Also a number of long term occupants but things were neat and clean. Restrooms neat and clean but men’s shower stalls were cramped. I could never get the Wi-Fi to work even though it said I had a good signal. Office staff seemed very pleasant. Overall enjoyed the stay here biggest negative was narrow main road.
Very nice County Park. Sites well screened from each other by high brush and you don’t feel like you are camping with the folks in the next site. Sites would be a bit narrow if you have a full size RV with multiple slide-outs. No full hook-ups but water and electricity available. Sites paved and very close to level. Very friendly on site host. $10.00 on-line reservation fee. Area appeared neat and clean. Nice small playground for kids. Real nice view out to the Pacific from a shelter. A couple of the sites also had an ocean view. Will stay here again.
Very large and busy Oregon State Park. Do not try to go without reservations in the busy season! It was very busy with lots of families, kids and bicycles all over. If kids bother you I would suggest you find somewhere else. There are around 7 miles of paved bike trails mostly fairly flat. Sites are paved, close to level and very shaded. Noted a lot of folks appeared to be having problems locating their satellite dishes. Most of the sewer hook-ups are the older style where the 90 angle is on the pipe and the hose needs to be put straight in to the pipe. Not a lot of screening between sites. Very gray and damp weather while we were there but very few problems with bugs. Real quiet at night but traffic noise started fairly early in the morning due to the proximity of sites to the loop road. Oregon State Parks have moved all their refuse containers to a central location: in our case, it was too far to walk to the location. Everything seemed neat and clean. $6.00 reservation fee for online reservations. Would stay here again. The Maritime museum in Astoria is worthwhile: figure a couple of hours to do it all.
A large very busy Oregon State Park. No full hook-ups, but water and electricity sites available. Oregon State Parks have moved all their refuse containers to a central location. A short walk to the beach. As often happens the fog was in and visibility was very restricted. Not a lot of screening between sites. Weather was nice and cool after the heat in the interior. The pads were paved and very close to level. What staff we contacted were very nice. The bugs were a bit bad when you walked down towards the beach. Would stay here again. Found a nice seafood restaurant in Newport called Life Oceans. Do not take a large RV into old town Newport! $6.00 reservation fee for online reservations.
Stayed in the newer RV section of this state park. Had full hook-ups, the site was paved and very close to level. Paid a bit more for a companion site. The park was very clean and quite. This was before the busy season and for two nights we were the only unit in the loop. Access was very good with good clearance around the large Ponderosa trees. Most sites have some shade. Idaho parks have been given a significant budget cut for 2009, about 50%, and their ability to maintain their standards may be impacted but it sure did not show at Ponderosa. Staff very friendly and helpful but visitor center hours were limited. If you have a boat, including canoes, Idaho now requires an “Invasive Species Sticker” which can be obtained from the park office.
Nice older park. Check in was fast. It appears that there are a number of long-term residents but still looked good. A lot of large trees and grass. Sites really close together. Park is along a long bike path up Provo Canyon and close to Utah Lake. Could not get the Wi-Fi to work even when computer recognized their system. We would stay here again.
A real out-of-the-way Utah state park. Extremely quiet area with outstanding views. Roads and pads paved but may require some effort to get level. Most sites fairly well separated. New electrical service to sites, no water or sewer at sites, dump station available but no water there. Lack of water a major detraction but if you can work your way around that a wonderful place. I would strongly suggest that you have a reservation. If you get there and they are full it is a long way to anywhere else. Take some time and explore the park. Numerous deer in the Campground. If you want to see some real stars get there on a moonless night. We would stay here again.
Nice Idaho state park. A lot of trees and grass. Most of the sites well separated. No WI-FI at this time but Idaho is installing systems in some of their parks. A bit hard to find the first time, just follow the signs but be careful, as the signs are not large in “town”. Water and 30 amp electric in each site. Paved main road with gravel pads. Most sites close to level. Check the park reservation web site for details on each site. Mix of pull-through and back in. Would accommodate large rigs in some sites. Very quiet while we were there. Got one TV channel and tree cover could cause dish problems in some sites. Nice small museum about the Oregon Trail pioneers crossing the Snake River. Park is near a small winery with a restaurant. Not a lot else in Glenn’s Ferry. We will stay here again.
As others have said it is basically a large packed gravel lot. A number of the sites have small grass areas and there are a lot of young trees in the park. Large mature trees on two sides of the park. It is well away from any major traffic noise and very quiet. It is a fairly new area and it shows. Access is excellent and sites are real close to level. All hook-ups functioned well. No cable tv but I got all the major networks off the air. No in park store but access to town is good. Good strong Wi-Fi. Staff lives on site and is very friendly. Nice small clubhouse with covered picnic area. Sites a bit closer together than I prefer. We would stay here again.
A very nice location along the South Fork of the Rio Grande. You can’t see the river from a number of the sites but it is an easy walk. Sites are close to level. Small grass areas by most sites and fairly exposed location without much shade. Wi-Fi is a secured type. The office staff very friendly. It is close to the highway but it is quiet at night. The sites are closer together than I prefer, but we would stay here again.
This is an older park but is fairly well maintained. All roads and pads are gravel. The only grass is in the area around the office and the doggy park. Some sites are shaded but not all. Traffic flow is good and the site I had was very close to level. The office staff was friendly. Wi-Fi was good. Quiet park, pool closed while we were there. Sites closer together than I prefer.
Highline RV Park in Boulder WY is a nice park. The sites are well spaced, wide and long would be no problem for big rigs. The one we had was very close to level. Grass between pads, with tables and fire rings at each site. There are a number of long-term residents and it shows with plywood skirting and temporary sheds. The Pinedale/Boulder area is experiencing a very high demand for places to park trailers and every RV park has long term residents. Check in was efficient and friendly. Pads are gravel and the roads dirt. Traffic flow excellent. There are very few trees and the park fairly exposed to the wind. Turn off into the park not extremely well marked for a 65 mph road. Restrooms and Laundry new. Would stay here again.
Santa Fe Skies is a large well-maintained park. Main road is paved with gravel side roads and pads. Had a hard rain while we were there and the roads stayed very good. Many of the pads have small cement patios. Had to do some leveling on the site I had. Nice office and friendly staff. Sites closer together than I prefer. Traffic flow was good. It was quiet at night. Park is located on a hill overlooking Santa Fe leading to it being windy. Nice for ventilation but can lead to blowing dust. Not a lot of green areas but that can be said for all of Santa Fe. Office looks to be fairly new and has a nice small store. Park very clean
Conejos River RV Park outside of Antonito CO is a very nice area. Roads and pads are all gravel. The one I had was very close to level. Traffic flow was good. Some of the sites have shade. The staff was very friendly. You can walk from the park to the river. The Wi-Fi does not cover the entire park and you may have to go to the office to have a good connection. There are several tables in the office that you can use as desks. They said that in 2009 they were going to improve the Wi-Fi. Office also had a small game room and nice sitting area with magazines and books for swapping. The park was very clean and well maintained. Very quiet while we were there, we would stay here again.
Eagle Soaring RV Park outside of Steamboat, CO is a fairly new area. The sites are fairly close but well laid out. The sites and roads are gravel, wide and long. This area would accommodate big rigs very easily. Traffic flow is well though out and all sites are pull through. No on site laundry or dump station. Good hook-ups. Sites are fairly exposed but there are numerous young trees that will offer shade as they mature. Some long term residents but their sites are clean and neat. You need to pay attention to find the turnoff, look for the tepee, the sign on road is fairly small after the first time it is very easy to find again. Good site distance at the turnoff. Staff very friendly and on site 24 hours. No individual fire rings but two large campfire sites. Wi-Fi not always reliable, depends on where you are in the park. Close to the railroad but very little traffic on the RxR. Overall a quite park. Would stay here again. Steamboat Springs has a good selection of supplies but they are pricey.
The Virginian RV Park in Jackson, WY is a nice park. Check in was very efficient and the staff very helpful. The sites were close to level but closer together than I prefer. The pads are all gravel and the roads dirt; each site has a small grass area and a table. Not a lot of trees in the park Roads had been treated to keep the dust down. Traffic flow is well thought out. Part of the park has Wi-Fi using a secure network for an additional $2.00/day. Restrooms and laundry facilities were clean as was the park. Prices were high but there is not much in Jackson that is not. Would stay here again.
Palisades RV Park is a small park several miles downstream from Palisades Reservoir on the Snake River. It was well kept and clean. The showers and laundry rooms were very clean. The pads were gravel and close to level. There are numerous trees and nice areas of green grass. I would not recommend this park for folks in very large rigs. The majority of the sites are back in. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful. A walking path exists from the park to the river. It was very quiet at night with little or no traffic noise. The location shown on their web site is somewhat in error. It is located on the west side of the road at mile marker 385. Will stay here again.
This state park was very busy and from looking at the reservation site it appears it stays that way. The sites are a bit close together but not uncomfortably so. There were a lot of kids running around and you needed to be careful driving because of kids on bikes. Once it started getting dark things quieted down nicely and stayed that way all night. They are in the process of replacing their sewer hookups. The new ones work well but there could be some problems with the older style especially if you have an elbow on the end of your hose. Their reservation web site references dumping the black water tank at the dump station and only using the ones in the sites for gray water. Pay close attention to the maximum trailer length shown on each site not just the overall site length as there could be some turning radius problems when you are backing in. Bottom line we would stay here again. (800) 452-5687
Our experiences with Idaho state parks have been very favorable and Ponderosa was no exception. It is always busy it the summer but does not feel overly crowded. The park has recently under gone quite a few up-grades including new visitor center and group sites. The group sites have sewer hook-ups the rest of the park does not. Staff is very friendly and given the level of use the park was very quiet at night. Our location was a large site and priced higher than their normal sites.