This is a very nice park which is very well maintained and clean. All the roads are paved. Sites are on the small size and covered in gravel (typical desert campground); there are no picnic tables, however. Utilities are fine as is the wi-fi. We did not use the cable TV. We have stayed here once before as it provides a good place to overnight near Las Vegas. We would stay here again.
This park is fairly small, but is located in a beautiful area adjacent to the Wallowa River. We didn't fish it, but another resident said it provided good fishing. The sites were small, and utilities were good. Sites and roads are gravel. The park could feel crowded when it is full (it wasn't when we were there). Be sure to check your site for satellite blockage by trees. Most of the sites will provide good satellite reception, but some don’t. Wallowa is a very small town with an equally small grocery store. Better to drive to the Safeway in Enterprise. We have friends in the area and camped here for about a week. We would stay here again.
This park is very close to I-84 with easy freeway access. It is a very large park with paved roads and a fair number of long term residents. Some of the mobile homes are pretty run down, but they are in a separate area from the transient sites. The sites were good-sized and not too noisy, even though the freeway is fairly close. Utilities were fine, but we did not use the cable TV. We would stay here again.
This park is fairly large and is located about 4 miles south of Custer, SD. The sites are all pull-throughs and fairly large with good utilities. No cable TV at this park, but the wi-fi was generally good. Roads and sites are gravel, but most of the road to the park from Custer is paved. We stayed here about a week and really enjoyed it. One interesting aspect of this park is that it caters to horse owners who bring their animals here for the extensive trail system adjacent to the park. The horses are kept in very well maintained stables and there was no odor to speak of. The staff was helpful and friendly. We would stay here again.
This is a small park and most of the sites are taken by long term residents. They probably only have about 6 or so sites available for transients, so if you plan to stay here, call ahead. The park is very conveniently located off I-84 with easy on and off. Sites are small and covered in gravel. The roads are narrow and gravel. Utilities were fine and the wi-fi was good. We did not use the showers nor the cable TV. We actually have stayed here twice about a month a part. The first time, the owners gave us a bag of vegetables from their garden which was a nice touch. There are two downsides to this park. First, many of the RVs used by long term residents are old and neglected. Second, and this only happened the second time we were there, there was a fairly strong “barn yard” odor in the late evening. This was not a big deal, but it was noticeable. The park is located in a rural, agricultural area. We might stay here again mainly because it is so convenient.
This is the third time we have stayed in this park. If you like a park-like setting, you will love this place. It is large, very well maintained, and clean. All the roads are gravel as are the sites. Utilities are excellent. We did not use the showers nor the cable TV. Wi-fi was normally good, but on busy weekends it was slow. Sites are good-sized and in some cases are separated from others by mature trees. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We had one of the few sites that could receive satellite TV. If satellite reception is important, try to get one of these sites: G12, G11, G7, G8, G9, G10, G14 or G15. The dog park is great, as is the nature trail. Leaving the park to turn onto Route 20 can take some patience. They could use a light at this intersection. We would definitely stay here again.
We actually stayed here twice over a period of about a month. This is a large and very nice park. It is very well maintained and clean. Has a “new” look to it. All roads were blacktopped and in excellent condition. There is a lot of luxurious lawn in the park… water must be cheap! There is a pool for guests, but we did not use it. Sites are gravel where the rig parks, but the area next to the rig is concrete. They have both back-in and pull-through sites. Utilities were fine. The wi-fi was fair to good depending on how many were in the park. There are a fair number of longer term residents, but with few exceptions all the rigs were in good shape. They sell propane near the entrance. The park is located on the north side of the Tri-Cities, but freeways make almost any location within 30 minutes. We would definitely stay here again.
We have stayed here in the past as a stopover on a journey down I-80. The park is located fairly close to the freeway with easy on and off. It is not much to look at ,and the park has a large number of permanent residents. However, those units are in good repair, so it is not an issue. Roads were gravel. Sites are fairly small and were covered with gravel. Utilities were good, but our site did not have a sewer connection. We did not use the showers or restrooms. We did not use the cable connection. Freeway noise was present, but not a problem for us. We would stay here again, but only for a night. Due to its proximity to I-80, the park does fill up in the evening. Best to call ahead for a reservation.
All of the comments are true regarding the narrowness of the road leading to the park and how difficult it is to maneuver inside the park. It is heavily treed and satellite reception was not possible from our spot in the back of the park. However, over the air reception was very good with multiple stations. Many of the RVs in the park appear to be semi-permanent. There were only a few other transient RVs. The Wi-Fi was a joke. Signal strength was OK, but it would come and go: worse than none at all. When told about the problem, the RV park management was clueless. Most of the sites do not have a sewer connection. The campground has seen better days. We did not use the restrooms or showers. We would probably not stay here again.
The big problem with this park is that most of the spaces are not level, with a significant slope: making it a big problem to level the motorhome. Also the paved sites were very narrow. This made it a pain to get into a site and set up. We tried several before we found one that allowed us to get level. Obviously, this place was not laid out by someone familiar with RVing. The park is convenient to the interstate (and the casino), clean, with friendly and helpful staff. It was about a half hour from the park to access the northbound Natchez Trace.
This is a nice park and we would definitely stay here again. A typical Escapee park, it is not fancy, but the facility is well maintained. Bathrooms were clean. The pool looked nice, but we did not use it. Sites are covered in coarse gravel, as are the roads. It is located just off the freeway, but far enough to be quiet. The road to the park is narrow, but no more so than other secondary roads in the area. Staff was friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here for 5 weeks on the lower level while visiting family in north Asheville (rate reflects our monthly stay). It is located just off I-40 with easy access to other Asheville freeways, too. The sites are fairly large and well maintained, and the roads are paved. This is a park that dates from the 1980s and it has a bit of ramshackle layout, with sites in every conceivable location. One of the downsides is finding your way in to your spot if you are located in one of the secondary areas. But all things considered, this is probably the best park in the Asheville area. Bathrooms were clean. The pool looked nice, but we didn’t use it. It is quiet and they do not allow open fires of any kind (Asheville ordinance). We did have a problem with our power stanchion circuit breaker while we were here, but the owner fixed it as soon as it was brought to his attention. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
This is an older, but nice park. While it is well treed, the drive-through sites on the south side have good satellite reception (e.g., site 32). The park is surrounded by corn and soybean fields. Roads are gravel, but well maintained. Sites are level and covered with gravel. It is about 1.5 miles north of I-90. In the evening there were a lot of flies. Not a big deal and we would stay here again if we are in the area.
This is an older, but very nice park. Fairly close to the freeway, it is clean and well organized. The sites are fairly large. If you want satellite reception, tell them and they will put you in an appropriate spot (16-19). The park is nicely treed, but it is also surrounded by acres (no exaggeration) of mowed grass. Great place to take a walk with the dog! The park is very quiet, too. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a primitive park with dirt/grass sites and mostly 30-amp service with no sewer. And for all this luxury, they charge about $40 per night. We were assigned a spot that did not have a 30-amp circuit breaker. There was a hole where the breaker had been. It was covered with black electrical tape. Management explained that instead of replacing the breaker, their electrician used a fuse. We moved to another spot. Then the next day, while my wife was washing the breakfast dishes, air started coming out of the hot water faucet: more air than water! We found that the water faucet for our site (and several others) was the culprit. Management was very responsive, and called their plumber. Without asking, management gave us a full refund. While the refund was a nice gesture, we would rather have flawless (and full) utilities for $40 per night. We will never stay here again. If you do, make reservations: the park fills up quickly due to its proximity to I-90.
This is an older park which is quite close to the Opryland Hotel (short drive), which is a plus. But getting here from I-40 takes one through a gauntlet of freeways which can be intimidating at rush hour. If you do go here, do not accept any of the spots in the 100 section. These are on the right side of the park as you face the office. There is a Greyline bus depot next to the park and it is very noisy with motors running and backup alarms dinging. Also, that part of the park seems to be very low. We were in one of those spots when we first arrived and after a brief but heavy rain, we were surrounded by water. But here is the real problem with the park. There are no circuit breakers where you connect to power at your site. They have an old centralized system. In order to turn off the breaker before connecting, you must walk across the park to a centralized circuit box. Not sure if they have a breaker for each spot, but regardless, I would never stay here again because of this antiquated wiring. The owner claims they are up to code and have been “grandfathered in” due to the age of their park. Small comfort if one has an electrical problem.
This park is very close to the Natchez Trace. It is a small park with about half the sites occupied by permanent residents. There were only two vacant spaces while we were here, and only one of those was level enough for our motorhome. One fifth wheel tried to use the other site, but drove off after he could not get his rig level. The driveway from the office to our spot was very muddy and the trees next to the drive needed trimming. The manager gave us a tip for a restaurant in nearby Shannon (Shannon Steak and Fish) and it was quite good. Tupelo, MS is not far away and Elvis’s birthplace is worth a visit. Not sure we would stay here again.
This is a large park with plenty of room. Most of the sites are pull-throughs, level, and covered with gravel. Some have concrete patios. Park roads are dirt/gravel. The park sits on a hill to the south of Santa Fe with good access to I-25. The downtown area of Santa Fe is about a 15-minute drive away. The park has a few trees and other landscaping, but not a lot of shade. Satellite access is excellent. Compared to the two other parks in the area, this is by far the best choice. We will stay here again. For those needing diesel/mechanical repairs, Hal Burns Truck Repair, is close by. We had our dash AC repaired there and cannot praise them enough.
We have stayed here a couple of other times and each time the place gets a little better. They only have room for about 6-8 transients, so it would be a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation. This is a good overnight spot while traveling on I-10 (we can’t think of any other reason to stay in Ft. Stockton!). They are located on the north side of the freeway, but access is easy once you know what to do (call for directions as it is not obvious). The sites are level and the utilities are laid out well. Sites are covered in finely crushed gravel - in fact, the whole park is. Management is friendly and helpful. They do have a pool, but we didn’t use it. We would stay here again.
Park is located very close to the southwest entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. When we were there (late June), the campground was not crowded, but any later in the season it would be good to have reservations. Most of the big rig sites (i.e., RV greater than 30 feet) are pull-through loops off the road. Most are paved, but narrow. Few are level and most are lined with large rocks. What were the designers thinking? We had reservations for our 36-ft motorhome for a site we thought was large enough, but the camp host thought it had too much of a slope for our rig (he was right) and found us another site. Even that was a challenge to get into and we had to back out of the pull-through site when we left. But after we got settled, it was a very nice place to dry camp for a couple of days. There are lots of Ponderous pines in the area which made satellite reception impossible. But who needs TV in such a lovely setting? In summary, a nice place to spend a few days. We would stay here again.
This is a large park located close to downtown Fredericksburg. But it is not what we would describe as within walking distance of Main Street. The sites are level, gravel-covered, large, and all are pull-throughs. Utilities were fine, with excellent Wi-Fi. The area between sites is planted with grass. Most sites have a shade tree. The streets in the park are paved. We were there in the summer and the park was largely empty of transients. There are a number of permanent residents (about 50% of sites), but all RVs are well maintained. This is a nice park and we would stay here again.
This park is located about 10 miles south of Pagosa Springs on Highway 84. It is an older and relatively small park located in a small valley along the Blanco River. The river is only about 20 feet across near the park, but it runs clear and fast. Most of the sites are level and covered with grass/gravel, but are relatively small by today’s standards. In addition, there is little in the way of space for “toad” parking. When the park is half full, this is not a problem, but before we left it filled up and it was decidedly crowded. The park is not a resort, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a nice place to stay while visiting the area. Although the park is surrounded by forest, there few trees in the park itself which makes for good satellite reception. We did not try the cable TV. There is ZERO Verizon cellular/broadband service (one of the camp hosts was able to use AT&T on her iPad, however), but their Wi-Fi service is excellent. Park management was very helpful and friendly. One of the park work campers gave us 4 fresh trout that he caught in a local reservoir. One unusual aspect of the park is that it adjoins another, even smaller park. As the story goes, two partners started the park and had a falling out which resulted in the park being split into two separate parks. We might camp here again if we can get one of the larger sites. Be sure to bring insect repellent… during our stay in early June, there were a lot of “no-see-um's” (tiny biting insects).
This is a very nice park in a beautiful setting. The rate shown reflects a rally rate. The back side of the park appears to be older and is in a well-treed area. The trees provide shade, but many of the trees shed sap which could be a problem for some. We were in this area for about a week and rinsed our coach and car each day. Fortunately, the trees we were under produced sap which easily dissolved. Of course, the trees can also block satellite reception. Cable TV is available, but only has about 10 channels. Late in our two-week stay we moved to another location near the front of the park which has fewer and smaller trees. Satellite reception was also much better. The management at the park was very friendly and helpful. One unique feature of the park is a huge dog run… several acres in size. The park is a short drive from Durango. We enjoyed the Serious Texas BBQ and the Bar-D Chuckwagon (hilarious entertainment). We would stay here again.
Trailer Village is in the National Park near the southwest entrance. It is within walking distance to the park grocery store and within easy biking distance to most of the sites, including the new visitor center. While we were there in late June, the park was full each night. However, the 2012 annular eclipse took place that week and that may have increased the demand somewhat. The park is run by Xanterra for the NPS and they do a good job of keeping it clean, but it does need some maintenance (e.g., some gravel on sites and roads to reduce dust). Most sites are relatively level, but all have only a dirt surface. Sites are also close together. But given the prime location, one can overlook these shortcomings. Utilities are good; no cable TV. There are few trees in the park, so satellite reception is not a problem with most sites. When we visited this park, sites were assigned early each morning. Get there early if you need a long site for your rig. They have many sites that would accommodate a 36-ft motorhome; however, only a few would work well for something over 40 feet. We would stay here again; however, there are few alternatives. There is a park in nearby Tusayan, but it is outside the entrance to the Park.
Only about 10 of the 175 spaces were occupied during our stay during the month of August, although this will change when the snowbirds arrive in the fall. The park is very clean and well maintained, as are the pool, spa, restrooms, laundry, well-equipped exercise room, and club house. Also available is a well-equipped wood shop (including table saw, drill press, and band saw), as well as on-site propane (not only for bottles, but also for large rigs). Staff is very courteous and helpful. Most spaces have a pine tree that provides some shade, but not much. Pull-through spaces are available, but are somewhat short (reduced even more so by the fact that they are crowned to the rear), especially if you want to keep your toad or tow vehicle connected. If you have a 40’+ rig, a back-in spot would be better, and it is wide enough for your other vehicle to park alongside. Roads and pull-through spaces are paved, while back-in spaces are covered with coarse gravel and are level. Internet service is provided by Tengonet, which is free for daily and weekly stays. Our summer daily rate shown (for the month we were here) includes the $1/day Internet fee and separate electric charge. Wi-Fi speed was OK most of the time, but not outstanding. The park is very close to the local Safeway, Ace Hardware, WalMart, and Post Office, and is a couple of blocks off I-10 (however, there is no freeway noise). Train noise is another matter, as there are numerous trains that go through Benson at all times of the day and night. The crossing is about a half-mile from the park and train whistles are loud. Unless you have the benefit of "white noise" such as air conditioning and fans, they could disturb sleep. We used both, and train noise was never a problem. Although Benson is not much, there are some interesting things to see in the area, not the least of which are Kartchner Caverns State Park and the town of Bisbee. An unusual aspect of this RV park is the on-site astronomical observatory which houses a 16” telescope. We didn’t get a chance to see it because the weather was cloudy most nights due to the monsoon. The park is in downtown Benson and there is a fair amount of light pollution in the park itself, so the skies are not that dark. From what we have seen, this is by far the nicest RV park in the area. We stayed here during August since it was about 5-10 degrees cooler than Tucson (where we had business during the month), and only an hour's drive away. However, it was still very hot with most days in the high 90s.
This continues to be our favorite park (previously reviewed in 8/08). We originally reserved one week, but extended to a month (which is reflected in the rate shown). We agree the park is a little pricey, but the amenities and overall condition of the park are definitely worth the higher rate. The park is beautiful, well groomed, and well maintained, as are their pool, hot tub, showers, and laundry. Pull-throughs are concrete and back-ins are gravel; all sites are cleaned and gravel is raked immediately after a guest departs. The mature trees all through the park provide wonderful shade, and each site has a metal picnic table and fire ring situated in the gravel, at a safe distance away from the RV. The park's Wi-Fi is excellent, as is the satellite reception (there is no cable TV service in this area). Verizon cell phone is basically non-existent, though it can be spotty in a very few areas of the park. Management is beyond nice, friendly, and helpful (including providing a wealth of information regarding local activities, hikes, restaurants, etc). Any problem or concern is immediately and cheerfully addressed (see other reviews). Amazingly, the office is open until 10pm (as is the pool). This is a very pet friendly park, a real pleasure to walk the dog. In addition, there is a pet sitting service available if you plan to be out of the park all day. Although there is no grocery store in Virgin, there is a Farmer's Market grocery store in LaVerkin (7 miles west) or a very nice Wal-Mart in Hurricane (14 miles west). There are free nightly activities (wine-and-cheese, smores, movies, etc), and ZRR also provides a fee-based shuttle service to the west entrance of Zion NP (20 minutes east). However, if you drive 12 miles west, to the edge of Springdale, you can ride the free shuttle (runs every 10 minutes) to the Zion NP visitors center where you can pick up the National Park's free shuttle (which also runs every 10 minutes). Within a days' drive of ZRR are Kolob Canyons, Cedar Breaks NM, and Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP. St. George is a little over 30 minutes away, with stores (Costco, Dillards, BestBuy, In-N-Out Burger) that would be found in larger cities. We will definitely return for another extended stay.
This is a typical KOA. A bit run down, but OK. The 50-amp sites are gravel and fairly level. There is some well worn grass next to each site. While we were here, the place was full most nights with some travelers arriving very late, midnight in one instance. Be sure to check the location of adjacent fire pits when checking in. In our case, we found that it was just a few feet away from the slide-out of our motorhome! Management was good about asking guests in that site not to use the fire pit while we were there. In order to be clear of a fire pit, we moved to an adjacent site; however, that site had a defective 50-amp circuit. One leg was less than 100 volts. We were able to return to our original site, and moved the coach to the back of the site which helped, too. And management continued to ensure the too-close-for-comfort fire pit was not used during our stay. The park is about 15 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park. Cannonville has a visitor center for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which can provide directions to many of the other recreational sites in the area, including some slot canyons. Cannonville is also a nice place to ride a bike if you are so inclined. Shopping is in the adjacent small town of Tropic, just a few miles away (on the highway to Bryce Canyon National Park). We're not sure we would stay here again because of the campfire smoke, which lingers heavily in the campground if there is no wind. But otherwise, it's OK. While the Wi-Fi is good, there is one huge negative. There is absolutely NO Verizon cellular service (neither voice nor broadband) from this campground. You will need to travel 4 miles up the road to Tropic (where a rather small grocery store is located) for VZW service.
This is a very nice and well-maintained park with lots of lawn. We would definitely stay here again. We were in site #8 and it has beautiful view of green fields and Boulder Mountain in the distance: really pretty. Power in the 50-amp site was fine, and the satellite reception was good. Verizon cellular was good (ok) in this area. There are a few tall trees, but none in the way. The park is close to Capitol Reef National Park (visitor center about 10 miles away). We would definitely return to this park.
What a gem! The park is clean and well maintained, and the sites are gravel and level. There is a nice patch of well-cared-for lawn next to each of the front sites, which are the ones with 50-amp service. There is also a paved sidewalk that runs the length of each site. The only complaint is that in some cases two 50-amp sites share a power stanchion (parked in opposite directions: back-to-back). This is not a big deal, but your neighbor is very close. Verizon cellular was very good in this area. Management is very nice and helpful. This park is reasonably close to a lot of interesting areas. Monument Valley; Bluff Fort; Hovenweep National Monument; Natural Arches National Monument; Valley of the Gods; the Goosenecks of the San Juan River State Park. Truly, this is a great base for this part of Utah. There is also a good Anasazi Museum in Blanding; however, other services are minimal in Blanding.
This is by no means a "resort," but it is a nice little RV park just past the eastern edge of town headed toward Wolf Creek Pass. The park itself is a bit run down, but OK. The pads are dirt and gravel, and are fairly level. There is some grass for each site. The 50-amp power (only a very few 50-amp sites, though, and the rate reflects the 50-amp site) and Wi-Fi are good; there is no TV, but satellite reception was good (most trees are small). Verizon broadband was marginal at best. Management is friendly and helpful. The highway is adjacent to the park, but road noise was minimal at night. Make sure your bedroom is facing away from the highway, though. They sell ice and a few other frozen items, and also have a freezer for guest items. There is one high-end RV park in Pagosa, but aside from that one, Elk Meadows seemed to be better than the others we visited. There is lots to do in and around Pagosa Springs. The hot springs are fun for an hour or two; there are several, but we tried "The Springs" and recommend it.
This is a nice park. The spaces were good sized, with a dirt base and fairly level. There is easy access from I-40, but very little road noise. The park is located in a country setting and within walking distance (trail) to Lake Eufaula. There is lots of grass, which is better than dirt, but this still resulted in a lot of tracked-in clippings and sand/dirt. It is a good place for an overnight stay.
The rate includes metered electric service. The park itself is somewhat primitive, with dirt and grass sites (reminiscent of an average KOA). That being said, the price is great (available to Escapees RV Club members only). This is not a destination park, nor a resort. We were in the Livingston area for several days on business and the park's location served us well.
This is a very nice park, especially in the newer section. The spaces are large with concrete pads, and the roads are paved. The utilities are very nice, with two sewer hook-ups (center and rear) - well thought out! The park enjoys easy access from I-40, but not much road noise. It is about a 10-minute drive to downtown Albuquerque.
To be fair, we probably saw this park at its worst. It had rained heavily for days and a number of the sites near the Mississippi had quite a bit of standing water. We always worry about hooking up to an electrical pedestal that is standing in 3 inches of water! But we had no problems. The parts of West Memphis that we passed on the way to the park looked pretty bad, but the park is actually on the river side of a large dike that protects West Memphis from the river. So it is somewhat isolated from the areas we passed. We heard some noise from the tugs on the river, but it was fun to watch them, even in the rain. We probably would not return.
As KOA's go, this was not too bad. The sites were small with a dirt base. The roads are mainly dirt and in the rain can be a bit of a mess. Most sites were fairly level. The park is located in a nice area on the top of a hill, and is very close to I-40. This is a popular stop for those traveling I-40 and it would be best to have reservations. They only have about 25 sites with full hookups. Sites located away from the clubhouse (and closer to the freeway) are subject to quite a bit of traffic noise. The park is close to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. Staff members are friendly and helpful.
This park is located in Raleigh, NC, and is easy to access from I-40. There are several sections of RV parking on the NC State Fair grounds. We stayed in the new section near the horse center. The sites are good sized, fairly level, with a gravel base. This section is new and the grass was still pretty sparse. The Safety Office (located at gate 11) manages the park and collects fees (cash or check only); however, there are no reservations. We stayed here about 3 weeks, although permission is required for stays longer than one week and may not be possible during large events (especially the State Fair in the fall). The section we were in had about 50 spaces and while we were here the occupancy ranged from 3 to 20 RVs. Security is excellent since the Safety Officers patrol the park almost hourly. The officers were very helpful and friendly.
Everything is paved; blacktop roads and concrete pads. All the pads seem to be level (like most of the land around Amarillo!), and the utilities are excellent. The park is located on the west side of Amarillo, with easy access to I-40 (not much freeway noise). The park operates a small restaurant (mainly pizza, chicken wings, etc.) and the food was OK (would rate it 5 out of 10). This is a good place to stop while traveling on I-40.
This is a fairly large park, but the night we were here, it was jammed with a Casita trailer rally with two of these little RVs per space. The spaces were rather small with a gravel/dirt base, but mostly level. It's located close to Johnson City and to major roads in the area. As parks go, it was OK, but by no means deluxe. This is not a resort, by any stretch of the imagination. We had a nice dinner at the Silver K Cafe, in nearby Johnson City. If you have time, a visit to the LBJ state park visitor center in Johnson City, and LBJ's Texas White House at the LBJ ranch (LBJ National Historical Park) are worth a visit.
This is a very nice park by our standards, and the only place to stay in Las Cruces. Other parks in the area pale by comparison. The spaces vary in size (and price), and the pull-through we had, which was not the most expensive, was plenty big enough in both width and depth, for our coach and toad. All the roads are paved and the spaces are covered with fine gravel which the staff keeps raked. There is a very nice fenced (off-lead) dog run. The main building is well kept, as are the bathrooms, showers, and laundry facility. Nice place all round; however, calling it a "resort" is definitely an overstatement. There were no activities that we saw other than a modest Friday night margarita party, and no pool (jacuzzi only: and it was closed). Our only complaint was that there was no internet access for 7 of the 9 days we were here. The staff seemed to be clueless as to the cause and as to when it would be up again. They did post a sign saying it would be up on Monday, but we naively didn't ask for the week, month, or year! It was still not up when we left on Thursday, and management was unwilling to make any price concession (discount) for this lack of advertised amenity. But even without internet service, it is still the best place to say in Las Cruces. Easy access to and from I-10. Our nightly rate reflects the weekly discount of 7th night free.
This park has gone steadily downhill since we first stayed here 4 years ago. It is a relatively new park, but the owners appear to have done little or nothing to keep up the park. When we arrived, we were greeted by a sandwich bag of dog waste on the concrete picnic table pad, with a small pile of trash also on the pad which had clearly been here awhile. There was loose garbage around the dumpster, the adjacent site had a bag of garbage sitting out, and no attempt had been made to clean up the small, fenced-in dog walk areas. When we spoke with staff, the response was, "Well, the customers made the mess." However, one staff member did walk out and pick up the garbage in our site and the adjacent one. Sites are gravel and level, and a little small in length, but acceptable. With a minimal amount of effort and expense, this could be a nice overnight spot or a place to stay for a few days while in the area. However, in its present state, we will definitely not return. We should add that after we returned home, we reported the situation to the corporate KOA office. Shortly thereafter, the owner of the park did contact us by email and said that he would make more of an effort to keep the place clean.
This is kind of a dumpy park, although the spaces are good sized and level with good utilities. However, the WiFi wasn't working when we arrived, but it was repaired within a few hours with good access to the internet. The park is located right next to the railroad facilities, but is less noisy than other RV parks (in different cities) located next to RR tracks since there was minimal train traffic. All in all, this is a better option, in our opinion, than any park we've stayed in Flagstaff (which is only 40 minutes away). When we stay in the area again, we will probably try a nicer RV park (and no doubt pay a little more), but we would stay here if there were no other reasonable options.
This is a very nice park, with well maintained, good-sized spaces and appropriately placed utilities. The WiFi and cable TV are good. The park is conveniently located just off Highway 93, and is a 15-minute drive to visit Hoover Dam (since the bypass road is not yet complete and we did not want to take our motorhome over the dam). The bypass will be open in November of 2010. This may well be a good location for visiting Las Vegas, but we did not go into the city. There are a fair number of permanent residents, but the park is well maintained and very quiet. We did not encounter any of the problems cited by previous reviewers with regard to these permanent residents and their dogs.
Located just on the north edge of Ely on Highway 93, the park is easy to find. However, it is basically a dumpy park with lots of permanent residents. The sites are small and unimproved, other than the addition of utilities. Our site was basically dirt, but level. If you do stay and your power goes out, it is probably because someone at another site turned off a circuit breaker that controls power to all the pull-throughs; this happened to us and probably was not the first time. The park took a lightning strike 4 days prior to our arrival and their credit card machine and WiFi were still not restored. Although no cable TV, there were more OTA stations than expected. The only bright spot for this RV park is the acre-sized area of green lawn in the center of the park that was quite nice and a great place to walk the puppy. If we pass through this area again, we will probably try the over-priced KOA on the east side of town (about 2.5 miles east on Highway 50). We will definitely not return to Valley View.
This is without question the way an RV park should be designed. It is a wonderful park, with spacious paved sites with adjacent space for a toad or tow vehicle. The utilities are perfectly placed. The staff is helpful and friendly, and there are very few permanent/long-term residents that we could discern. It is popular for overnight as it near the interstate (minimal noise), with a Wal-Mart and truck stop at the same exit. We usually reserve a 10 for the best destination parks. We most definitely will continue to return each time we overnight through this area.
The park has very small spaces, and it was hard to BACK out of our pull-through site (with our 36-ft coach) in order to leave. The location is convenient to freeway with minimal noise at night. The spaces are paved and level, with parking for the toad on gravel next to concrete pad. There is a high percentage of permanent residents, but the park is maintained fairly well. We definitely would stay again when visiting the area.
Very convenient to the border, this is an older park with minimal improvements. Spaces are small, but level, back-in only, and there was barely enough room for our 36-ft coach and Honda CRV toad parked in front. The park offers no cable TV. Although almost full, it was very quiet and we certainly would stay again due the convenience of border crossing into Vancouver for a day trip.
This is a very special place and certainly one of the nicest parks in which we have stayed. There are only 14 spaces, so be sure to reserve space ahead of time, especially during July and August (availability is easily view online from their website). Most of the spaces are only about 50 feet from the water of Hood Canal and adequate in size, with level concrete pads - with a spectacular view from your coach! Eagles and ospreys are a common sight. There are more oysters and butter clams on the private beach than you could eat. They have two very nice BBQs for guests and a crab boiling pot. The bathrooms are spotless and roomy; however, there are only two, which could be an issue when the park is full. Wi-Fi and cable TV were excellent. When we were there, the camp hosts were really friendly and helpful. It is about a 2-hour drive from Seattle via the Southworth ferry, and about 1.5 hours from Tacoma via the Narrows Bridge. Olympia is approximately 45 minutes. The Hama Hama Seafood Company is 13 miles north (good source of crab, oysters and clams), and there is a nice IGA grocery in Hoodsport, 3 miles north. We will be back again (and again!). The daily rate reflects our 3-week stay.
This is a nice, well maintained park with lots of trees and helpful management/staff. The spaces are pretty small, but adequate. It is adjacent to I-5 and easy to get to from the freeway, but the noise was not bad. We stayed there one night on our way north. Wireless and cable TV were good. Lake Shasta and Shasta dam are a short drive (20 minutes or so) away and well worth the trip. If you need anything done with your tires, Wingfoot Commercial Tires in Redding repaired a leak on one of ours and did a great job; nice people.
This is the second time we have stayed here. This park has increased in size since our last stay two years ago, for a total of about 150 spaces. It is very clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are a lot of trees which make it a beautiful place, but can interfere with satellite reception. The spaces range in size, but there are plenty that can accommodate a larger motorhome. We stayed in the newer, less treed section and the spaces here were very generous in size. Wi-Fi and cable TV were excellent, and Verizon wireless reception was good. The daily rate reflects our one-month stay. We definitely will return when we are in the area.
This is the third time we have stayed here, and it has not changed over the years. It is still one of the nicest, if not THE nicest, park we have stayed in. The spaces are huge with brick pavers for parking the RV, and adjacent asphalt for parking the tow/towed vehicle. There is lots of grass and pine trees for shade, but one downside is the pitch from the trees on the grass - it got into our dog’s paws and was hard to remove. This year the usual road (Murphy) from US 97 to the park was under construction and one must take another route. Be sure to call the park for directions, as the usual alternate way in (from the south) has a railroad bridge just near the park entrance which only has about 12.5 feet of clearance. However, approaching from the north is no problem, provided you have good directions. The park's Wi-Fi and cable were fine. It is hard to use a satellite dish due to all the trees. The daily reflects our stay for a little over a week during peak season, including the Memorial Day weekend.
We have stayed here twice before this trip. The park is fairly small and part of a marina. It is only about 3 miles from I-5 and an easy drive. It is next to a branch of the Sacramento River and some of the sites (all back-in) are adjacent to the river. All the sites are paved, as are the roads. It is clean and well maintained. Sites are small, but adequate. The RV park is adjacent to Buckley Basin Park which provides a nice place to walk. Also, March Drive provides one of the best places to bicycle that we have found anywhere. There are no sewer hook-up, but the dump station is convenient and easy to use. There is no cable TV and the Wi-Fi did not work well. We would stay here again. We did not use the showers here (the laundry was very clean on our previous trips, but we did not use it this time). The staff was very helpful. The whole area (marina and RV park) is gated and very secure.
This is an exceptional RV park. It is an SKP cooperative park and quite large, and you must be a member of Escapees to use this park. All the sites are owned by individuals and vacant sites are rented to transient travelers when the owner is elsewhere. The sites are large and well separated from other sites. Some are pull-through, but most are back in sites. Roads are paved and sites have gravel. The site we stayed in was quite level. Most of the park is built on the side of rolling hills with numerous mature oak and other native trees between the sites. It is a beautiful place to stay. You must arrive before 5pm since the rules of the park require that one of the managers direct you into the site. If you arrive after 5pm, you will need to stay in one of the dry camping sites near the office. This park is gated and you must have the code to enter. As with other SKP parks we have stayed in, everyone was very friendly. The only downside is the turn off onto Road 416 from Highway 41 heading north from Fresno. This is a left turn at the bottom of a long hill and curve. There is a left turn lane and there is good visibility up the hill. However, the road (416) that one turns onto is very steep and visibility is restricted as you enter the road. Just go slow and be careful.
This is the third time we have stayed at this park. It is clean, modern, and well designed. The sites are gravel and level. We stayed in a pull-through site and it was large enough to accommodate our 36 foot motorhome with the “toad” connected. The staff has always been very friendly and the food at the on-site restaurant/bar is very good (especially the "stinky fries" with Gorgonzola cheese!). We would stay here again.
This is a SKP cooperative park and one must be a member of Escapees to stay here. All the sites are owned by individuals and vacant sites are rented to transient travelers when the owner is elsewhere. The office is only open Monday through Friday. There are several boondocking sites near the front of the park. This is a fairly large park with unpaved roads, but dust was not an issue. The sites are quite large and all have a covered area that can be used to store bikes, etc. Everyone we met in the park was very friendly. It was a nice place to stay, but not exactly scenic. It is relatively close to Death Valley National Park. The only negative thing about the park was the Wi-Fi system which basically did not work, and there is no cable TV.
This is a nice park; very clean and neat. Roads are paved with gravel sites. We stayed in a back-in site, which was large and easy to enter. The utilities are at the back of the site. The park has a pool, but we did not use it. It is located fairly close to the downtown area, and stores are within easy driving range. The park has good cable TV and Wi-Fi.
We stayed here about 4 years ago and the park has changed dramatically in that time. It is essentially all park models now, with very few vacant sites for transients, all of which appear to be back-in sites. The roads are paved; it is very neat, clean, and quiet with a large number of mature trees. It was a lovely park in which to ride our bicycles. It was very close to our relatives in Payson, so we will probably return. The park was not willing to reserve a site for our 4-day stay, but our Payson relatives were able to arrange for our site in advance.
This is an older park with a fairly central location. Although the park is adjacent to a freeway, road noise was minimal due to a wall, bordered with large oleander trees. Roads are paved, with gravel sites. There are pull-through sites, but we were in a back-in site. Sites are small and close together. The park is small with tight turns. There is a pool, but we did not use it. We did not use the showers or laundry either. The biggest problem with this park is the entrance, which has a very steep transition from the street to the park and it is almost impossible not to scrape the pavement going in or out. There are numerous gouges in the pavement where other RVs have left their mark. We did not suffer any damage, but could have. We saw a 5th wheel leave and it scraped its spare tire which was mounted under the trailer. Because of this problem, we would probably not stay here again.
This is a fairly large park with numerous drive-through sites in front. The back of the park is adjacent to state park land with numerous trails. Roads are paved, but most sites are coarse gravel. The hook-ups are at the back of the site; there is no cable TV, but the Wi-Fi was good. The park is clean, well maintained, and quiet. We did not use the showers or laundry. Staff is helpful and friendly. The nearest stores (Safeway and Wal-Mart) are about 5 miles away on Valencia (near the casino). Highway 86 provides an easy way into Tucson proper. There are a number of attractions close to the park (Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountain Park, Old Tucson Studios, Desert Museum, etc). We would stay here again. The rate reflects our Passport America.
This is a fairly large park with well over 100 spaces. It was surprisingly full given the time of year that we visited. The roads in the park are paved and all the pads are also paved, with an adjacent gravel space to park your tow vehicle. Everything is very well maintained, although we did not visit any of the facilities. The park is a few miles northwest of Kerrville and about 35 miles from Fredericksburg. Our space overlooked a small creek, but we did not see any lake. There are quite a few mature trees in the park and lots of other landscaping. WiFi and cable TV were both excellent. Overall, it was a very nice place to stay.
This is a gated park a few miles outside of Marble Falls. It is built on a peninsula extending out into Lake LBJ. It is a moderate-sized park with only about 60 spaces or so. All the pads are concrete with plenty of room, and grass, between spaces. It is very well maintained. The roads are all paved. We did not visit the shower areas. It was quiet when we were here, and the staff was friendly and helpful. It is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in.
This is a fairly new park. It's very large, with over 200 spaces. None were pull-through spaces and most, if not all, were back in. The land that the RV park is built on is quite wet and all the spaces have a layer of course rock. However, in some cases even the rock was not enough: the wheels of some RVs had sunk into the underlying soil. The park has blacktop roads. Overall, the park seemed neat and tidy, although we did not visit the showers and other facilities. The park does have a pool, but it was closed during our visit in early April. The park appeared to be about 20% full and almost all the RVs in the park were permanent residents. These RVs were generally in good repair, however. If you are going to be in the area north of Dallas, this is not a bad place to stay for a night or two. It was very quiet while we were here and the management was friendly and helpful.
This is a very nice Texas state park located west Midland/Odessa. It is a convenient place to stop while traveling on I-20. There are probably about 30 RV spots with water and electricity only. There is a dump station in the park. Many of the spaces are back-in, but a few are pull-through spaces running parallel to the road. The roads are all paved as are the spaces. We arrived fairly early in the day and there were plenty of spaces to choose from, but by dark most of the spaces were taken. We stayed here the Thursday before Easter. This is a very unusual setting with sand dunes, more typical of a beach-side location rather than in the middle of Texas. It is very picturesque. Blowing sand, however, is a potential problem when the wind is blowing: a common condition in this area of Texas.
This is a very nice, very large, and quiet RV park located in the popular Rio Grande Valley. Sites are very level, with concrete pads. There is a huge pet area, complete with a dog agility park. The landscaping is very nice and well maintained. The park has bicycles on loan (no charge), which are nice for riding in the adjacent state park which is also a bird watching park. Management was helpful and friendly, as were the other park residents. There is a very nice community of snowbirds/winter Texans who included us in the Park's Christmas dinner (we arrived late afternoon Christmas Eve). It is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in, and will return if we are in the RGV again.
This park is located in a very pretty setting in a former pecan grove. Although it is a fairly long drive from Kerrville (located to the east of the park), it is an easy return to I-10 westbound. The park streets are paved, and so are the concrete pads. Although the pads are level, the concrete work is very poor and does not look professionally done, which detracts from the aesthetics of the place. The driveway coming into the park is long and narrow, especially the first couple hundred feet. The staff is friendly and helpful.
This park is conveniently located to San Antonio, and may be one of the better choices in the area. It is very large, but the lake is actually about 3 miles away, although there is a small "pond" in the center of the RV park. Road noise from the freeway isn't bad, considering its proximity. We found it to be generally pretty quiet until the mobile car wash "set up shop" next to our spot for a couple of hours. This was rather annoying, since there was a line of at least a half dozen open spaces one "street" over that would have sufficed for the car wash operation. This park is acceptable only for an overnight, and is certainly not a "destination" at least in our humble opinion. The park roads are not paved, and some areas were in disrepair. The park roads were rather narrow, and it was necessary to unhitch before proceeding into the park itself.
As the name implies, the park is located on a low hill on the northwest side of Fort Stockton. It is fairly close to I-10, but freeway noise was minimal. It is a relatively new park with immature trees and other landscaping. The park is built on what appears to be a foot or more of finely crushed rock. It is like a large parking lot. None of it is paved. Dust was not an issue when we were here, since it had rained. The crushed rock drained well and only left a small amount of residue on the soles of shoes. They did a nice job on the power pedestals and water connections. However, the sewer inlets are about 6" from the ground level the coach is sitting on. The spaces are fairly large although it was hard to tell where one ended and another begins, no lines. The spaces were close to being level. The night we stayed, we appeared to be the only transient RV in the park (transient spaces are at the back of the park), although it appeared to be almost full. The full-time coaches were generally in good repair and everything was fairly neat. We did not check the showers. The staff was friendly and helpful. WiFi was good (free), but no cable TV. This is a good park for an overnight on I-10 in west Texas.
This is a relatively nice park with level sites and lots of shade trees, adjacent to the Colorado River (but protected behind a high berm). Aside from the trees, the landscaping is minimal with gravel/dirt sites (which could certainly use more gravel to reduce the dust level – a common problem in the area). Trash cans are only located next to the office and don’t appear in convenient locations around the park. Our site (#28) was a very short pull-through (however, the office kindly allowed us to park our tow vehicle in the adjacent site). The campground is only a mile from the entrance to Arches National Park. The two parks we have stayed in Moab are not very attractive (ie, are not “destination parks”), in spite of their proximity to Arches. Staff is helpful and friendly, and we would return as other options are even less appealing.
Since our last stay (September, 2007), the park is not as well maintained. The landscaping/lawn was poorly maintained and the overall appearance has deteriorated. The bathrooms/showers were clean and the park is conveniently located to I-15 for an overnight stop. We would only return for an overnight if other options are not available.
This is a nice stopping point along I-84 (very close and easy access), with level concrete pads, and well placed utility connections. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the grounds have nice grassy areas with modest trees for shade, which helps to minimize a “parking lot” appearance. The showers/restrooms are very clean, well designed, heated, and overall are very nice. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.
This is a small and very nice park. It is a pretty setting with nice landscaping, including a beautiful central lawn area with lovely large trees. The layout is nice with large enough spaces, both back-in and pull-through; they are not overly large, but certainly sufficient. Sites are level asphalt, and blocks are required under jacks (no big deal, as another reviewer stated). The location is just south of Eugene and very convenient to I-5. The wireless works, but signal is weak. The management is friendly and helpful. We will return the next time we are in Eugene.
This is still the nicest park we have ever stayed in (after 3 summers of RVing in the western states). This year we rate it only a 9 due to maintenance problems that should be corrected in such a high-level park (for example, the water valve at our site was defective and we had to run a hose to the next site for water; and the wi-fi signal was weak and slow). These issues are easily fixed, and in such a “pricey” park, they should be attended to without delay. It is also the nicest park in the Bend area. Our price includes a discount coupon we received as returning guests.
As previously described, this is a nice park – with helpful camp host; large, clean (and very inexpensive) laundry room; and level sites – all asphalt (both back-in and pull-through). The park is convenient to the beaches, and was very crowded this time of year. The big difference this year was the weather; it was foggy most of the day (and night), with temperatures in the lower 60s. The park is still very much a large renovated parking lot, so it may not appeal to everyone.
This is a very neat and clean park, with exceptionally helpful camp hosts/managers. The sites are very narrow, and one does feel a little “tight” in the spaces. It is close to very beautiful scenery and beaches all along the coast. The park is heavily treed, and there are not many spaces in total – and just a very few for big rigs. We made reservations 3 months in advance, and undoubtedly big rigs may need even more notice. The park is a wonderful base for visiting coastal southern Oregon and, yes, the Crazy Norwegian is a great place for fish and chips; however, an EVEN BETTER place is just up the road in Bandon. Look for the Bandon Fish Market on the north end of the docks – their fish and chips were exceptional!
This was a one-night stopover on our way up to the Oregon coast. The park is a typical, “parking-lot” style RV park – no trees, but convenient in that most of the sites are pull-through and very long. The restrooms were clean, but appear to be unheated when we arrived mid-afternoon. This may be an issue, in that this area can be quite cool even in the summer. The laundry room also appeared clean and well maintained. The location is quite convenient to Highway 101.
This is a small, well maintained park with concrete pads and very helpful staff. The location is excellent and provides a good base (and good value) for visiting the Napa/Sonoma wine county. The showers, restrooms, and laundry are clean and easily accessible. The park was very quiet and pleasant. The camp hosts were particularly helpful to our daughter and her family, who were RVing for the first time and arrived a day ahead of us. The only downside is the lack of trees for shade, as it was quite hot here during our mid-July visit. The park is clearly popular, based on the lack of availability during our stay (we made reservations 3 months in advance).
This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in. We ended up in a premium site, but were given a discount since our site wasn’t ready upon our arrival. Our site was paved, level, and in the shade of a modest tree. The landscaping is very well maintained, as is the entire park. Staff is helpful and friendly. The showers were clean and spacious and the pool looked inviting, although we didn’t use it. Firestone winery is immediately adjacent and offers a 10% discount on tasting and wine. Another winery, Eberle, is located one mile to the east and offers complimentary tasting; their selections are excellent – don’t miss their Vigonier!
This is an older, but well maintained park located adjacent to (and part of) a golf course. We are not golfers, but chose this location for its proximity to the Humboldt area redwoods. If we enjoyed golf, we likely would give this an “8.” As with many older parks, the sites are small; however, they are level and have a nice concrete patio pad with picnic table. There are moderately sized shade trees, which were welcome in the unusual heat we experienced. Although we did not use it, our daughter’s family enjoyed the pool and playground areas. Again, since it is an older park, the sewer connection is small and may require an adapter. We use the Sewer Solution, so this was not a problem for us. The Wi-Fi signal was fairly weak from the center of the park, but use able. The showers and laundry are clean and well maintained, and the staff is excellent – management was helpful and very responsive to a customer issue.
We chose this park due to it good reviews and proximity to relatives in Stockton. It is a beautiful location on the river, very well maintained, very clean, pet friendly, and the management is very helpful. The downsides are that the sites are quite small; it was full when we were here; there are no sewer hook ups (although they do have a dump station), no cable TV, and the Wi-Fi didn’t reach our site. We stayed two nights, and will return when visiting relatives in the area again.
This is one the nicer (and more expensive) KOAs we have stayed in – and we chose it for its proximity to Monterey, about 30 minutes south, as we could not find any better rated parks in the area. There are two beaches in walking distance, one of which is dog friendly. Relative to other beaches in the area (especially in Monterey), they are less than average. There is a very nice, and dog friendly, beach in Monterey across from the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Monterey Aquarium is not to be missed. The campground is small, but sites are concrete and level. However, they are quite close together – so hope for nice neighbors and quiet dogs as we experienced.
This was our second stay in this park, and again just an overnight. The park is exceptional, very nice, with friendly and helpful staff. There is a restaurant on site, but it closed early due to the Independence Day holiday. Showers were very nice, and very clean, and a newspaper was delivered to our site in the morning. Sites are gravel, level, and have a grassy area adjacent. Wi-Fi was very good, and we’ll be back.
This is a small RV park just off I-40, but with very little road noise. It is well maintained with nice, level sites, and very helpful staff (including a convenience store in the office). There are two fairly large, nicely maintained dog runs. The RV sites have several trees, which provide some shade in the Arizona sun. The landscaping is modest, but well maintained. It was an excellent overnight spot for us, but for others it is also a “horse hotel” – a great place for traveling with pets of all sizes.
The park is similar to what we have previously described for past visits, BUT the maintenance seems to be much less of a priority. There are a lot of weeds growing in the parking area, with some litter here and there. Overall, it was satisfactory and the staff is friendly and helpful (accommodating our request for a larger site so we could park without disconnecting our travel trailer). The bathrooms and shower areas are clean – and we will continue to stay here as an overnight stop.
This park is clearly designed for longer-term summer residents (as evidenced by rules about planting of flower gardens and installation of carports and storage units, not to mention the fact that "children are welcome to visit for one week at a time"). This is one of the tightest spaces we have occupied, and the park itself is rather claustrophobic. Our pull-through site was not quite level, and very difficult to enter due to the very odd layout of sites in the park. There are no restrooms, no showers, and we did not use the laundry. There is no cable TV and only a few OTA stations (satellite access will be tricky due to the large number of tall pine trees in the park). Wi-Fi is available for a $1/day fee, although management explained that the signal from the nearby coffee house is accessible from the laundry room. Our Verizon cell and broadband service worked well in this park. When asked if we planned to use air conditioning, we were charged an additional $2/day for the increased electricity usage. We camped 1 night with no pets.
This park is as described – very similar to a National Forest Service campground. It is located in a pine forest, about 3/4 of a mile down a dusty, dirt road off Highway 67 (the main road to the north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park). While it does have full hook-ups, water must be trucked in. Filling one's fresh water tank is not allowed, so plan to arrive with a full tank, especially if you need to use your water pump (and hence your fresh water tank) to boost the pressure for a shower. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is no Wi-Fi or cable. Our Verizon service did not work in this camp (but did at the Grand Canyon National Park lodge); however, one of the staff indicated that Verizon would be available next year. If we return, we would prefer to find an RV park closer to the National Park, as the drive is exactly one hour each way. This RV park is advertised as the closest full hook-up RV park to the North Rim; however, we would gladly sacrifice a sewer hook-up for something more convenient if staying 2-3 nights. Our first campsite was not level, and would have been difficult to enter and exit; however, management was very nice about changing to a more acceptable location. We did not check out the laundry or showers, and indeed the restrooms are porta-potties. We camped 2 nights with no pets.
This definitely deserves a 10 and lives up to its "resort" name. It is as described in other reviewers' comments and as depicted on their website, with paved streets and concrete parking pads. We do agree that it is a bit "pricey" and the $1 charge for a 5-minute shower should be included in the $50/night fee. Initially, the Wi-Fi signal at our site was very weak, but when we brought this to management's attention in the evening, it was corrected by the next morning. Also, our Verizon cell service did not work anywhere in the park. The showers and restrooms were spotless, and very nicely designed and spacious (individual/unisex combination shower/toilet/sink). The laundry room was also very clean – but, again, pricey ($2/wash and $2/dry). Management is very friendly and most helpful (including delivering ice cream to our site one evening). Our reservation was unavoidably last-minute, but we were able to reserve the last pull-through in the park. When booking (and again on arrival), we were very clearly told this site (#47) would involve a tight turn upon leaving and we might need to back out rather than completely pull through (this was acceptable to us, but very helpful to know in advance in case we wanted to change to a back-in space). There is an excellent grocery store in the town of La Verkin, 6 miles to the west. Also in that town are much lower fuel prices. The RV park's location is excellent, just 13 miles west of the entrance to Zion National Park. The NP operates a free shuttle service with two loops – one loop is inside the park, starting at the visitors center; the other loop connects the visitors center with several stops in the town of Springdale, 12 miles to the east of the RV park. The RV park has its own shuttle which connects to the Springdale loop; however, the RV park's shuttle only operates once in the morning and once in the late afternoon. We definitely will return to this park when visiting Zion National Park. We camped 4 nights with no pets.
This park is a great location for visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. It is not a deluxe, resort-style RV park, but it is a very nice park for this area. It is well maintained and clean, with friendly and very helpful staff who are knowledgeable about area activities. The showers, restrooms, and laundry are clean and convenient. The park is very close to Bryce Canyon National Park (12 miles) which allowed us to take advantage of an evening astronomy program at Bryce. The best diesel prices however are NOT to be found in either Cannonville or the adjacent town of Tropic. Surprisingly, the best diesel price is at the Sinclair station on Highway 63, which is the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. The grocery store in Tropic is a great resource, with everything you need.
This is a very nice park, and is exactly as other reviewers have described: clean, quiet, and well maintained. The staff, however, put us in a back-in space that was too small (we had requested a pull-through), and then refused to make any effort to change spaces for our reserved week. We were allowed to stay one night in a pull-through, then we chose to make other reservations. Our original plans were to use this park as a base for both Bryce and Zion National Parks. However, the drive from the RV park to Bryce Canyon National Park is a LONG 80 miles (one way) on a two-lane winding road. And the drive to Zion National Park is a little over 70 miles. Thus, both national parks are almost 2 hours each from this RV park. As it turned out, we split the remaining week between a nice KOA park in Cannonville, which is 12 miles from Bryce, and Zion River Resort in Virgin, UT, which is less than 20 miles from Zion National Park.
This location is very close to the interstate (I-80) and good place for an overnight stop, but it really can't be called a scenic area or a destination. Many residents appeared "permanent." Staff was very nice, helpful, and accommodating. They offered a good price on propane. There are several RV parks in the area, but this seemed to be most fully occupied. Laundry and showers were clean and convenient. Sites were very close together, gravel (no grass), but were level. We were able to stay hitched for our overnight stop. Clearly, the main asset was the owners and staff. Cable TV and wi-fi were very good.
This is without doubt the least attractive of any RV park we've stayed in – but, as one reviewer pointed out, this IS Green River. It is close to the interstate (I-70) and a good place for an overnight stop in a rather remote area. Sites are level, with a scant amount of grass in between, but the park's streets are sandy soil with little gravel. The water hook-up is quite close to the ground and could be a prime target for any passing dog. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is a truck stop a few blocks west and on the opposite site of the street (over river and more into town) with diesel prices significantly lower than those near the interstate. Wi-fi and cable TV are excellent.
This is a very large park, which is full most of the summer. However, it is very quiet. The spaces are adequate size, but none seem to be level – some are almost hill-like. The RV park is very close to the Colter Bay Visitors Center in the Grand Teton National Park. The Center has a very nice Indian craft museum plus the usual ranger programs. Showers are not included, and are located near the RV park office. Restrooms are clean and convenient, with several located around the park. The park is in a heavily wooded pine forest, and sites are close but not excessively so. There is no cable TV or wi-fi, and satellite dish access is problematic due to all of the trees. A very few sites might have a clear shot at the southern sky, but not many. Our Verizon cell phone access was marginal, but the cell phone's broadband was better. The park is about an hour's drive to Jackson where fuel prices are significantly lower than the "convenience store" at the entrance to the RV park.
This is a beautiful spot next to Hebgen Lake, with a somewhat long (17 miles), but easy, drive to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It is treeless in the actual campground area, but the view of the lake and the sunset from our site (#27) was lovely. The bathrooms are quite a walk from the eastern (newer) RV section ("couple of blocks"), but are very clean, along with the shower area. The sites are good size, level, with a grassy area around them, and include a concrete pad with a picnic table. Most sites in this section are back-in, but not difficult to maneuver as there is plenty of room to do so. The streets are gravel, and there is relatively little dust. As mentioned by other reviewers, the laundry facility is connected with the office and closes at 5pm, making it difficult to enjoy Yellowstone and do laundry after a day in the Park. And, yes, there are a fair amount of mosquitoes here (not sure if it is the lakeside location, or just the area in general). The Wi-Fi worked very well at our site, but cell phone reception was minimal (Verizon). We would definitely return to this RV park. We camped here five nights.
As other reviewers noted, this park is also a mobile home park, but the two businesses are separate from one another on the property. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and the park is neat and clean. Pull-throughs are double, in a rather strange arrangement, since hook-ups are on the same side for the two sets of rigs. This would mean that one rig must pull in first and the second rig must pull in behind, leaving the tow vehicle trapped. Of course, if the forward rig had a tow vehicle and the second rig was a coach with a toad, then the arrangement works fine. Although we were on the back end, the rig in front of us had not yet arrived so we were able to pull through in reverse. This meant we could hitch and depart the next morning without the need to back out. However, it also meant we were positioned backwards and the hook-ups were on the wrong side. Fortunately, we had sufficiently long cables and hoses. The sites are close together, and because the park was full, there was a bit of a claustrophobic feeling to the place. Although wi-fi is advertised, we did not receive a signal at our site (#25). Cable TV reception is below average. We did not use the showers or restrooms, so cannot comment. This is a good stopover between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park, and it is fairly close to the interstate. Despite the odd arrangement we would definitely return again. Pocatello is quiet in the summer, and very nice college town (home to Idaho State University). We camped 1 night with no pets.
This was our second stay (we were here in September, 2007), and the park is almost as we described then – sites close together, pull-throughs barely long enough to accommodate our 25-ft trailer and crew cab tow vehicle (though likely short for others). Although the sites are paved, they are sloped slightly to promote drainage. We used one 2x10 under one set of wheels to bring the trailer to level. We arrived on Sunday afternoon, about 3:30pm only to discover the office closed at 2:00pm – fortunately, we did not need to change sites at check-in. After setting up, however, we discovered that the wi-fi access was marginal to non-existent and the cable tv did not work at all. That being said, it is convenient (near the interstate), clean, quiet, and close to services. Springville is a nice town and if we return, we would stay here again – but only for 1 or 2 nights due to the deficiencies noted above. It is a good stopover place, and only a block from I-15. We camped 1 night with no pets.
This was our second stay (we were here in September, 2007), and the park is as we described then – sites close together, often not level, and pull-throughs barely long enough to accommodate our 25-ft trailer and crew cab tow vehicle. The park still is basically dirty gravel – it certainly wouldn't take that much money for proper gravel to keep down the dust and dirt, but unfortunately that did not happen in the year since we've been here. Its location is excellent, staff is friendly, the shade trees are lovely in the heat, cable TV reception is average (but selection is good), and the wi-fi is excellent with no access problems. The water pressure is about 85 psi, so a reducer is important. We camped 2 nights with no pets.
This was our third stay (we were here in June and September, 2007), and the park is as described by other reviewers – no trees and covered with crushed rock. This is a typical landscape for the desert southwest, though. There is easy access to the sites, and they are very level. We did notice that the nearby trains didn't seem to be as loud this time, but maybe we're just used to it. The restrooms are very clean, and as mentioned in our other review, there is a common shower entry area, which is very humid (we didn't use the showers here). One change is the new wifi this year, and the reception is very good; we had no problem. The water pressure is about 100 psi, so a reducer is important.
The advertisement of “large, pull-through sites” is a bit misleading. Our 25-foot travel trailer, with the three-quarter ton crew-cab tow vehicle parked behind it, barely fit into the pull-through. The sites are dirty gravel – basically, dirt with sparse gravel and not level. Sites are also very close together with the grassy area (complete with two picnic tables) shared with your neighbor, since the pull-throughs are entered in an alternating fashion (ie, not lined up in the same direction). There are nice, mature shade trees throughout most of the park, at least for our area. Security seems a little overboard (gate card to enter, and automatic gate to leave), but we really can’t fault it. It’s not clear how visitors would be handled (for example, if one had relatives in town), so this should be clarified with management before reserving a site if this is important. The location is good, as it is close to town and the two national parks (Arches and Canyonlands). The park is close to the highway and there is some noise, but not bad. Cable TV was excellent – probably the largest selection of channels we’ve encountered. WiFi is good when you can log in (the authentication process limits the number of users). Showers and restrooms were clean, but nothing special. We camped 3 nights in a 25-foot travel trailer with no pets.
The park is close to I-15 with easy access. We noticed that our Garmin GPS did not have the correct location, so double-check your GPS directions with the park’s website. Pads are concrete, level, but small. Adjacent grassy area is well-maintained, but small. If interested in a walk for exercise, check out the Hobble Creek Canyon area (adjacent to the golf course of the same name) east of town. This public park includes a very nice paved trail in a beautiful wooded canyon. We camped 2 nights in a 25-foot travel trailer with no pets.
The park is relatively new; in fact some additional areas are under construction. Spaces are generous, concrete pads with well maintained grassy areas. Pads are level. The park would rate a 10 once construction is complete and the trees are more mature. Cable TV is good, and WiFi is the best we’ve experienced in an RV park. This is a good stopping point while traveling through Idaho, with easy access to I-84. There is a Wal-Mart Supercenter nearby.
This is an older park with mature shade trees. Unlike the other nearby park, most of the spaces are very generous, although some are fairly close together. Management is friendly, helpful, and the park is well maintained. The location is close to Anacortes and La Conner. Showers and laundry are clean, but busy (only 4 washers and 4 dryers). Sites are gravel and most are level. We were here a month in a 50-amp site, with no electrical problems. Cable TV was very good, so no need for satellite in our site. That said, most sites are not suitable for satellite TV because of the many mature trees in the park. We learned that we could drive 30 minutes to La Conner to the cable supplier (Wave Broadband) and for $24 rent a cable modem for the month to obtain secure, high-speed Internet service which complements the cable TV service included in the campground fee. Otherwise, the WiFi seemed to be overwhelmed (translation: slow) most of the time. We camped 31 nights in a 25-foot travel trailer with no pets. Our per-night price reflects our one-month stay.
This is an older park with mature shade trees, well maintained, with nice landscaping. The spaces are small and—as pointed out previously—fairly close together. In spite of the landscaping, the close proximity of the sites results in a view of your neighbor’s sewer connection through your front screen door, at least in our situation. The pull-throughs are very short. Bathrooms are clean and tidy, and laundry room equipment is new. WiFi is also new and works well. Management is friendly and helpful. The location is on the edge of metropolitan Portland and, although off of a main highway, it is very quiet. The park is conveniently located on the TriMet bus line with service into downtown Portland. It is also a convenient location for visiting the many Willamette Valley wineries. We would definitely return if in the Portland area again. We camped 5 nights with no pets.
This is a relatively new park, located in the marina run by the Port of Newport on the south side of Yaquina Bay. It is all asphalt, with some landscaping and virtually no shade trees between sites. There are a large number of pull-throughs and back-in sites – not overly generous in size, but certainly adequate. With the customary winds off the Pacific Ocean, the climate is temperate and shade trees are usually not necessary. The showers and laundry room are very clean, and up-to-date. WiFi is available (although it had problems when we were here), and the cable TV connection is great. The Rogue Nation brewery, with pub, and distillery, with bar, are within walking distance and worth a visit. The Yaquina Head lighthouse is just north of Newport, and worth a visit. All in all, this is an absolutely beautiful area with much to do while here. We camped 3 nights with no pets.
This is NOT a full-service park as advertised. Most of the sites do not have sewer connections, although management will bring portable pump-out equipment upon request. They even ask that you dump gray water on their grassy site as a form of irrigation! We were inadvertently here during Chief Joseph Days rodeo (busiest week of the year), and Rfs were jammed into every possible space (i.e, most spaces were “double parked”). The WiFi is poor, and disconnects repeatedly (most likely due to the excessive volume of campers). Dogs are allowed to run free (particularly the owner’s). It is a very primitive park in a relatively remote and beautiful area, and does have a nice view of the Wallowa Mountains. With fewer occupants, the park is probably acceptable, although there are minimal shower facilities available. We camped 4 nights.
As other reviewers have pointed out, this park is next to a fairly active train track. We too are not usually bothered by trains going by; however, many blew their whistles during the day which added to the noise! It is an older park that was very crowded with lots of children on bicycles and skateboards, many seemingly unsupervised. We requested a different site from the one we were assigned (next to the noisy pool) as there were other sites not yet taken, but the park management was unwilling to change the assigned site. Although the Wi-Fi did work, the DSL modem was down and thus there was no access to the internet. The bathrooms were clean, but nothing special. The Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River was worth the $1 toll each way, and the interpretive museum near Stevenson, WA (just east of the bridge) was worth a visit. We camped 1 night in a 25-foot travel trailer with no pets.
There is very little in the town of Boardman, but it’s a convenient stopover for one night only. Most of the sites are back-in, but the pull-throughs are short and not flat (built on a little rise). When we were there it was very windy off the Columbia River, and when the wind died down, it was “buggy.” The price was right. There is a train track nearby, with a lot of traffic during the night (which really didn't bother us). It’s a park setting with a lot of trees and grass/lawn, and is adjacent to the Columbia River. We camped 1 night.
This park must be seen to be believed. Without a doubt, it is the nicest park we have ever stayed in. The sites are huge and paved (no gravel, no dirt). There is well maintained lawn and mature trees through the resort. Sites are well separated, with asphalt parking for tow vehicles adjacent to the pad, which is covered with brick pavers. Management is helpful; buildings are like new and include a hot tub and very nice laundry facilities. There is a tennis court, but no pool (only hot tub). The park is located just off Highway 97 in the SE part of Bend, and is easy to travel to Redmond, Sisters, and Mt. Batchelor. The High Desert Museum, a few miles south, is well worth a visit. The owner has assured us that this park will be open in 2008. We camped 6 nights with no pets.
This is an older camp and is close to I-5, but there is little freeway noise. It is located in a quiet and pastoral setting, adjacent to a farm with grazing cattle in the distance. There are mature trees to provide shade throughout the park, and sites are gravel/dirt with some grass adjacent. Restrooms and laundry are adequate (clean, but nothing special). Wifi is free and works well. Staff is friendly and helpful. The location is adjacent to Ashland’s Oregon Shakespearean Festival (about a half hour drive south) and the Rogue River is not far away for rafting. Crater Lake is also an easy day trip from this location. The village of Gold Hill is just a short drive away, and there is a grocery store (Ray’s) that is reasonably well stocked. We camped 10 nights, with no pets.
This is an older park with mature trees that provide nice shady spots. It is associated with a marina on one of the Sacramento River sloughs. We were here during the 4th of July holiday week, and it was exceptionally busy. There were large numbers of young people with boats and trailers all through the campground. On our first night, management was not responsive to late night party noise, but seemed to be more responsive later in the week (i.e, the quiet time after 10:00 pm was followed for the most part). The pads were patches of broken grass, but “streets” were paved. The site we had was fairly level, but some were not. Although we did not use the facilities, the restrooms and showers appeared to be clean, but dated (as was the laundry). KOA staff was friendly and helpful. We camped 6 nights, with no pets.
This is a very new park – very clean and well maintained, with the NICEST showers and bathrooms we have ever seen (tiled showers with glass doors), attached to a workout/gym area. Hosts are very helpful. Restaurant associated with the park (off the lobby) looked very nice, although we did not use the facility. It seemed to be very busy, and very popular, the night we were there. Wifi (free) at the campsites, and PCs available for guest use in the main building. Pool area was also exceptionally nice. Gravel pads with concrete patio and a little grass, although the trees are small, since the park just opened in April. We camped 1 night (overnight stop on a long trip) with no pets.
Check-in was efficient, and the park was relatively easy to find. However, the newly configured exit 33 makes it difficult to return to southbound I-15. Pads were concrete with grassy sites, and some trees. Very well maintained and very clean, although we did not use the restrooms, showers, laundry, or pool areas. The pool did look very nice, however. Although close to the freeway and airport, it was very quiet. A drive out to Red Rock Canyon (west of town) is a nice break from the casinos. We camped 2 nights with no pets.
Small park which did not deliver the reserved pull-through (with no apologies), and did not seem to want to make good on the promised site. We reluctantly agreed to a very small back-in. We checked in early and saw many pull-through sites open; however, by nightfall, the park was completely full. Sites are covered in dusty red dirt/rock, and not as level as they appear. Internet access is not quite as advertised. Yes, there is fee-based wifi at your site, but the “free modem” in the main building turns out to be an old data phone with a phone cord (you need your own modem and ISP with toll-free dial-up numbers). The restroom and shower areas are very clean. Next visit will probably be to another park. We camped 2 nights with no pets.
Clean, relatively new, typical KOA with no surprises – and as described by other reviewers. Virtually no trees (no shade), covered with crushed rock (“like a parking lot”); typical Southwest landscaping. A good place to stop for a night or two. Nearby freeway was not that noisy, but trains were very noisy and you could actually feel them at times. Not really a problem for us – seemed to lull us to sleep. Shower arrangement not very good – common entry hall for men and women, with private/locked, windowless shower rooms. We didn’t use it, but looked around; it appeared there was one light switch for all shower rooms (perhaps one could be left in the dark, if someone turned the switch off?). Restrooms were very clean. Wifi arrangement with the adjacent La Quinta was great, but only if you took your laptop and could connect to their DSL. Otherwise, their two PCs were very, very slow. We camped 2 nights with no pets.
One of the nicest parks we have stayed in. Lots of trees, quiet, pretty setting along the river. Management was nice and efficient. Wi-Fi was good. Only a few problems. The sewer location was one. It was about 20 feet from our outlet. Also, the spaces are fairly small. Finally, there are not enough bathrooms/showers for a park of this size. Otherwise a great location (close to Durango). The Durango/Silverton narrow gauge RR comes by four times a day (twice in the morning and twice in the early evening), but this is more of an photo opportunity than a bother.
This is a relatively large park (202 sites) located about 5 miles east of Ruidoso. It is actually in the town of Ruidoso Downs. The place is clean, the roads are paved and the management is helpful and friendly. About 1/2 the sites are pull throughs. They have free cable TV (about 10 channels) and Wi-Fi. The office/store has a fairly good selection of RV parts and they provide an RV repair service. The park only has 3 bathroom/showers and these are all in one location... not enough for a park this size. No soap in the bathrooms and my wife said that two of the three locks on in the women's bathroom were broken. One location for trash too. Be sure to ask for the combination to the bathrooms. Overall, a nice place to stay.
I agree with the previous review of this park. It is quite nice, but a bit primitive. The sites are large and well maintained. A fair number of pull throughs are available. The laundry and bathroom (showers) are top notch: modern and clean. The park is easy to find. Look for the blue signs as you near the turn off from highway 180. It is only a couple of blocks off the highway, but noise was not an issue. The management was very nice. Good quiet place to stay.
We stayed there two nights while visiting the Trinity Site which is about 2 hours drive away. The campground was clean and well maintained. Management was very helpful. Very friendly place. Be sure and get detailed directions. This place is not easy to find without them.