I concur with the 2010 reviews and would like to add that Heron Lake is comprised of ten separate campgrounds. Hook-ups are at Blanco and Willow Creek. We stayed at Blanco where all sites were electric/water and a 1/4 mile walk to the lake that you could barely see from upper sites; we were in #27. There is a dump station. To fish the lake, you really need a boat. El Vado is for motors, Heron has noise limits and was very quiet and peaceful. The volunteer rangers were helpful and kind, but the camp host at Blanco was unfriendly. We moved to Salmon Run to stay one more night without hook-ups; the pit toilets were unusable, but the campground was quiet with several sites are right on the lake. There are 24' limits in several of the campgrounds. Nearest grocery/restaurant is in Chama: 18 miles away.
I would have given this new park a 10 if it had hook-ups and/or showers with flush toilets. The pit toilet rooms were dirty and the only water spigots were outside of them. However, what it lacked in amenities, it made up for in beauty. All sites have spacious views of the lake and half are on the lake. It was quiet and most sites were level gravel. For July, it averaged 75* with nice breezes so we didn't miss the shade. We fished the lake, tripped around the quaint little town, and attended a wildlife presentation by the ranger. Bring bicycles, boat, walking shoes, and cameras for all the wildlife. What a lovely new park!
This state park was VERY expensive at $28 for an RV site with electric plus the $7 entrance fee. The park had been updated with newer restrooms that were clean and close to most sites, but only 4 sites had full hook-ups. The loops are a bit tight, and some sites are not level, we chose one that was. The rules are not enforced. Neighboring dogs were not picked up after. Another group here was loud until nearly 12 a.m. We love state parks, but we would have been better off in an RV park with some shade and management for the price.
The other reviews were right. It's shaded by well spaced trees, the price is decent, but it is populated by many permanent and semi-permanent residents--only three sites left for shorter stays. Sites are level gravel with green grass and picnic table, roads are hard packed dirt but not dusty. The pool is small and old, but clean and warm enough. Wifi worked fine. Lots of dogs and leashes are not strict. Toilets are old but clean, but the shower floors are creepy. Okay for a stop over, or to stay a month or two, but not great for a few days of recreating. We stayed only one night, then went looking for better facilities.
This campground was like an oasis in the middle of WY. The wind does blow hard all day, but dies down in the evening and early morning for a good night's sleep. The best part was the clean, new restroom and showers with real walls and doors: very nice. It's hours are limited to office hours: 7-10 a.m. and 1-9 p.m. The laundry was equally as nice, $1.50 wash and 50 cents for 30 minutes drying. It's just off I-80 and close to town. The place filled up every night. Our price was for electric only.
We were very pleased with this park. The staff was efficient and friendly with attendants that helped us park, the spots are gravel and level, and the trees provided some shade and wind-break. The restrooms are dated, but clean and freshly painted. Only negative was that the internet is weak. Well situated 2 miles off I-25 and close to town, it was very quiet and we slept great!
Not much changed since last person's review. The location in town is good, and it was quiet enough, but the many semi-permanent residents were not friendly, and spaces are very cramped. The showers are old and small, but clean. Our electric site was without electric, and the first site we were given was actually already taken. The laundry was horrible; 3 washers at $1 per load, but the dryer was $1.25 for 15 minutes. We only stayed minimal time.
We enjoyed our stay at Winnemucca RV Park which is family-run and provides a personal escort to your site. The pool was great, the bathrooms were not fancy, but were clean and had great showers. We were able to buy some RV parts on site. The new Wi-Fi service was still very weak and we were only able to get online in the early mornings. There are residences just outside and surrounding the park, but it was quiet enough and had lovely evening breezes and views.
After the long hot drive from NV across the Salt Lake beds, we had a hard time finding an affordable park with Wi-Fi, showers and a pool. Cherry Hill Camping Resort is like an oasis--green grassy spots under lots of shade trees. The office was open until 9 pm, the staff very friendly, the location easy to find. Our rate was AAA for a motor home on electric only (although there are full services). There are lots of kids around, but our spot is quiet, clean, and nestled up against the mountains. There is not a "panoramic view", but it's still a park with lots of perks.