I expect the rating to go up. This campground reopened about a week ago. They're working hard to completely rework the restrooms and showers. Grass needs a lot of work. New owners seem very friendly. A few sites have shade, but most don't (good for satellite TV). Several pull-through sites are about 100 feet long. Easy access but far enough off I-15 (about 3 miles) or even the local road to have very little noise. North end of town.
This would be a great family-friendly park, with one very big exception. Getting to your campsite will require driving across at least four speed bumps that are not gradual and that are angled so that you can't go across with both wheels at once. That means very severe side-to-side rocking when you go in and when you go out. They're a nuisance for your car, but for your RV, they're a serious threat to items stored in the unit. They're in a beautiful redwood grove with views of the San Lorenzo River (no access, but you can look). Nice heated pool. Nice Laundromat.
The price reflects the PA discount, and at that price I shouldn't complain about anything. It was an OK overnight stop, and could be good for a golfer who wanted to spend time here. More and better signage would be very helpful. We don't mind gravel entrance roads, but the road to the campsite was at an angle over a drop that rocked our motorhome from side to side. Hookups were fine; we had no trouble leveling. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. At this price we would definitely stay here again.
The rate is Passport America. This campground is easily accessed and we had no problem with a 39' motorhome pulling a Honda CRV--though there was not much room left over. Very nice site, easy hookups, and pleasant stay. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
This is a Passport America rate. I rated 8 because I feel I got my money's worth and I was lucky to find a relatively level pull-through site. Many sites would present a problem leveling. I arrived after the office had closed, so I picked my own site and it was in the water and electric only area (which was no problem) saving me $2. Getting to the campground might be a real issue for some rigs. The turn onto Skyline Drive is onto an immediate serious uphill grade. A car pulling a trailer would probably drag the hitch getting onto that hill.
I rated this as a 6 for two main reasons: 1) I could not find any way to get to or from the campground in my motorhome (12.5 feet high) without branches scraping the side or the top or both; and 2) the gravel roads in the site were confusing in trying to find my campsite (or even in driving in and out in my toad). The site where we camped was just on the border of what we could handle for leveling with the hydraulic jacks. But this was the best option we could find for visiting Philly at a reasonable price. While the road to the park from the PA turnpike involves more turns and more distance on 2-lane roads, I'd recommend it over the road from Hwy 30 because of all the traffic issues on Hwy 30 and more tree problems getting from Hwy 30 to the campground.
Several long-term sites, but neat. They have cabins as well as campsites. Stream by the campground, fishing pond, swimming pond, and swimming pool. The camp store seemed very good with cooked meals available. Staff was very friendly. The down side is getting here. It's a narrow National Forest road (paved and 2-lane) most of the way, and then a side-road to the campground (also paved, but extremely narrow). You are dependent on traffic flow on this last road being out in the morning and in for the evening. Passing someone would be very challenging if not impossible most of the time. That piece of road is about 1 mile to 1.5 mile long.
The setting is absolutely beautiful! Sites are wide enough for 4 slides and large enough for big rig and toad. Wi-fi is weak but works OK most of the time. Office is generally not staffed except evenings, and cafe where we were told to find help was not open when we did need something. We stopped for one night and spent three nights. Restroom/shower area is very clean though not fancy. Sites and roads are gravel, very close to level, and in good condition. Attractive landscaping and decor. Owner was very nice and informative about things in the area. There are nearby restaurants and shops, but limited in number and all local. While here we visited Arches NP and Goosenecks SP, but there was much more we could have done. We would return.
This park is very nice and the scenery is good. Not far from Cortez. Restaurant was very good and reasonable. Road into casino and campground is some distance north of the casino complex. Roads in campground are gravel. Turns into sites are tight for a big-rig with toad. Watch for low tree branches on some roads. No vending or supplies at campground, but casino has food and vending. There is a truck stop at the casino where we filled up. (We did not see any RV supplies here, but did not go inside truck stop area.) Good location to visit Hovenweep and Canyons of the Ancients, and Mesa Verde is not out of reach. We would certainly return if revisiting Cortez area.
This is a very clean, nice place in a beautiful setting. However, we travel in a big rig, and this location is not really suited for that. There is a bridge at the entry rated for 12 tons max. We got across, but we weigh more than that (and we're only 39 feet). There are no pull through sites, though in the off season the owner let us park across multiple sites to create the effect of a pull through. BE AWARE, when you turn off Hwy 84, the gravel road forks. Go right toward the bridge. Then when you cross the bridge the road forks again. Right fork goes to Blanco River RV Park--left fork goes to Acres Green RV Park. (These run together as if one park, but not.) Some turns are tight for a long vehicle. We made it, but would not want to try with a longer unit. Wi-Fi is excellent, but there is no cable and not much to do in the locality. There is a nice laundry but no vending or supplies of any sort. The hot tub was closed when we were there. The restrooms and showers are great! Management is very nice. Blanco River is a mountain stream about 20 feet wide. The roads and sites are gravel and fairly level. There was some mud in the campground. (My tennis shoes needed scrubbing after each walk, but it was wet when we were there.)
This RV park is a joy to experience. Getting to it is a challenge, but the signage is good all the way as long as you watch closely for the little blue trailer signs. The park landscaping is well maintained, with grassy areas, lots of shade, and beautifully maintained sites. There was a trail that may go down to a river, but we did not go there. We saw no swimming pool, pond, or other water areas. Site sizes were very nice. Sites were level gravel with nicely paved roads. There were no picnic tables. The location is just out of town, so there were no noise problems from highways, railroads, or airports. Access was easy, and the staff were very friendly. Wi-Fi & cable TV worked great. We will definitely stay there again, possibly for a longer stay just to relax.
This RV park is just off I-40, so there is some traffic noise. This is best as an overnight stop, though it would be OK for a few days. (They advertise that they are the “nicest park on I-40,” but we were not the judges who would have made that choice. Nice, but not the nicest.) There are some permanent sites. Sites were level gravel with paved roads. We stopped when things were very busy in the Elk City area. (The first place we stopped was full.) No swimming or fishing spots, but there is a laundry, exercise room, club room, sauna, and areas for croquet, volley ball, and basketball. We were just there for one night, and did not use any of these facilities. Signage could be better, we came in the back way. Staff was nice, though very busy. Wi-fi & cable TV worked great. Elk City is an interesting town, but we did not spend time there this trip. We would be glad to stay there again for an overnight stay or even a couple of days while exploring Elk City.
This RV park is a couple of miles north of I-40, so road noise is limited. Some sites had grassy areas, and there some had shade. There is a nice swimming pool and a large pond with paddle boats where you can fish on a catch-and-release basis. Sites were level but narrow and very close. Picnic tables were in poor condition. Roads are paved nicely, sites are gravel. There were no noises from railroads or airports. Signage was good, and access was not difficult. Wi-Fi & cable TV worked fine. We would stay there again or even several days if we had activities in the Fort Smith area.
This is mainly a correction for my previous write-up where I accidentally put down that they had 6 sites instead of 36 sites. About a dozen are permanent, but the rest were available. One permanent site was home for a law officer, so it's probably a pretty safe park.
We got to town late, and this was right on the main drag. It was very easy to get into and hook up. Open level sites with good Wi-Fi and cable, including HBO. Honor system for payment in envelope beside park sign. We would stay here again.
Nice for an overnight stay, definitely not fancy. There is not much shade. It is right on main thoroughfare (old 66), so there is a little road noise. It is almost next door to Kiva RV Park, but Kiva caters more to permanent residents while Cactus is more for travelers. We would stay here again if passing through.
An excellent park on fishing lakes (large ponds or small lakes). The park has 24-hour security and a small convenience store. Sites have 30 or 50 amp, water, cable TV, sewer grassy area, very nice covered picnic table on concrete patio, and small trees that will some day provide shade. The playground is simple but nice. Everything is well maintained. Railroad runs next to park, so there is some noise there, but no noticeable Interstate noise and it is far from other noise sources. They are building a commuter platform by the railroad, so there is some construction noise in the mornings, and when it's done the train noise may increase some.
Nice park, beautiful location. We had one large airplane come over on take-off before dawn, but that's all. Wi-Fi was weak, and we were too far from the base to use it. (We were at the far end of the campground.) Nice areas to walk either along the Mississippi or shady roadway. Free laundry. Not much shade, but a good overnight stop. We would stay here again.
The bad side: The campground is very run down. The office is generally locked, and nobody answers the phone. The swimming pool has not been cleaned or used in a long time. A sign at the office tells rates and provides envelopes and a slot to mark your site and leave your money. There are potholes in the roads, but they are not too bad. Check the electricity before you park and hook up--some sites don't work. The good side: The sites are level and grassy, and the grass was recently mowed in most areas. There were lots of open sites with easy pull-through access. Sites closest to the adjacent motels may be able to pick up wireless Internet (I did). Interstate access, an RV store, a truck stop, various restaurants, and a Super WalMart are all nearby. This is not a family campground, but for a couple who don't need a lot of campground services, it's fine, and the price is low.