There is a very misleading description in KOA book, wild horses nearby ?? Try an oil storage facility at the gates of the park. It is very run down, with many old, permanent trailers. We did not feel safe camping. We would never return.
Yes, the park was close to the strip and easy access to transit but we found the restrooms very dirty, the garbage bins were overflowing and the WiFi did not work. We were disappointing for the price they charge.
It is a great camp with it's close proximity to the Canyon, Williams and Sedona. A peaceful and quiet campground, with very helpful and friendly staff. There is an excellent shower set up but it could be kept cleaner. There is a nice Kowboy Cafe and wonderful entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening. Excellent WiFi. We would stay here again.
We loved our stay here at the park. There are great ocean view spots. There was lots of room for our trailer. There is friendly, helpful staff. Yes, there are rules but that makes the park run efficiently but we did not think any of their rules were unreasonable. We extended our stay because we enjoyed the area and park so much. The Wifi was unreliable but with the ocean at your door, not such a great worry. We did find ants and advise putting out powder to avoid a problem. We would definitely visit again.
Expensive campground, but definitely worth it! Quiet and peaceful, very clean. Close to Lake Tahoe. Beautiful stone fire pits and sounds of the rushing river. Lots of quaint campsites and nice pool area. Large, spacious campsites compared to most KOA's. Wi-Fi worked well, but was not free. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely camp here again!
Front of the campground is very off-putting, but once you get inside the campground, it is well maintained with plenty of trees. There is a lot of construction on the road the campground is on. Very close to downtown Salt Lake City and is the perfect place to camp if you are planning on site seeing. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. The only complaint about this campground is the Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi does not work and the "free computer" that you can use in the office does not work either.
Please beware that it is next to impossible to tow a trailer up Tioga Pass: we only made it to 9000 ft. It was a very intimidating tow, and physically impossible for our Expedition to tow our 18 ft trailer up the Mountain Pass. We tried to phone and cancel, but there are no phone signals in the area, plus they give you a run-around on the phones. They do not return phone calls, and don't expect to get any refunds. Also, we received an email about a burn off. We tried to call, left messages, with no replies. Frustrating to try and get information, and cancel with no response. Yet, we were charged for being a no show.
This is a very noisy park, and should only be considered for overnight or access to the race track. We stayed here for the close proximity to Knoxville Speedway, but you would do yourself a favour and phone the track to see if you can get a spot by the Fairgrounds. The web site says its not always open, but it was for a regular Saturday night show. The only way you will get any sleep here is if you run your a/c for the white noise. Don't let the entrance fool you, its not actually in a wrecking yard.
We arrived late, but they had posted which sites were available. While trying to find a spot, the owner came out and helped out after hours, which was nice. Unfortunately as others have stated, this place needs some fresh money injected. The office and washrooms smell musty; a few candles would go a long way. It is not very level; it needs some care in this area as well. But it is OK for overnight if you want to check out the city.
This park is very small, with extremely small spots. If you think it is uphill to get to the park, wait till you try to get to your spot! If you are staying here for Deadwood, it is a waist of time, nothing but tiny casinos. We went to see some of the History, but there is nothing left. The Hill Top KOA looked like a better spot, wish we had of stayed there.
This park is partially surrounded by Trailer parks, It has a nice view from the east end, Horses open fields, and a mountain, but the highway cuts through and is a little noisy. Some spots do not have fire pits and the roads are muddy when it rains.
The patio spots are near the road and are noisy. The premium back in spots are narrow and are not private. The best spots appear to be the electric only spots off to the side, if you do not mind the seasonal campers, their patios, and etc. The tent sites are very nice and wooded.
Some spots here are very uneaven: it is very difficult to get your trailer level. Most spots are very large, with mature trees. Fill up on water when you enter as there is no other way to get water. The river is very natural and you may get mucky or sandy when swimming. The electric hookups are not located in good spots, be careful to get your rig close enough to plug in, (boxes are shared between sites.)
This campground has many good wooded campsites, but the ones between the pool and office are just like a gravel parking lot. The pull through spots were divided by trees, and are the nicest pull throughs I have ever seen. Spots 50, 51, 52 are extremely close together and would be good for several camping families together, but not very nice for individual families. They charge an extra five dollars per child per day which at the price of the campsites I think is disgraceful.
Very nice campground, spots at front are a bit noisy, as they are close to the road. Many mature trees, lots of shady spots, but spots are close together with out separating trees, typical of KOA campgrounds. Very helpful young people at the front desk. Very close to the outlet mall and Mercer Raceway Park.
This park is expensive, but nice, close to Watkins Glen which is a beautiful hike. Close to Dundee speedway and Watkins Glen race track, slight noise from track may bother some people. The town is small but has a lot of stores to see including a Wal-Mart, the town is right on the lake which is beautiful. They need to plant some trees and keep the pool cleaner, but the patio sites are neat.