Thank you to other reviewers who sang the praises of this campground; we join in the chorus. Like you, we were very pleased with the improvements the new owners are making in the 6 months since they bought the park in March. We look forward to visiting again. Being a city park, the sites are smaller but we still could comfortably pull our 34 foot Bounder and tow vehicle into the pull through and sit outside our rig with the friendly neighbors. The best part is we could walk to town for delicious ice cream. Panquitch is a great home base for touring the Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Red Canyon area. We highly recommend this campground. Good Sam Discount.
Lovely, well manicured, quiet park with large sites and lots of trees and grass, right on the Green River. No swimming, but boat launch available. Electric only sites. Easy access to I-70 so is a good stopover for 1 night or R&R only. Town is dying; many buildings closed and abandoned. Sad.
Not really a destination park but perfect for a stopover. Friendly owner, manager, & staff. Cute gift shop. Sites are close and mostly weeds, but we chose an electric/water only site for just one night so we didn't have neighbors. New & very clean laundry facilities. This will be our stop of choice the next time we pass through Rawlins.
We came in under RPI and bought a membership to get access to ROD and AOR networks. This is a nice park in high desert vegetation across the street from Blue Mesa Reservoir. Resort has lots of activities, 2 pools, billiards, mini golf etc. They serve meals 4 days a week which is a nice break from cooking. People are EXTREMELY friendly. Public allowed and you may get a break on camping costs by attending a presentation. We love membership camping; you may too.
Another one of the beautiful CO State Parks. Additional $10 for reservation plus daily park pass or annual pass required. Camping in the forests is one of our favorite things. But be forewarned. Altitude is 9200 feet (according to the ranger) and bike riding was not possible for this lowlander. I could barely walk without huffing. Only a 45 min beautiful canyon drive to west Denver. Love this place.
This is our campground of choice when in the Denver area. The park is beautiful with lots to do: lake activities, model airplanes, bike trails, beach. Be sure to reserve a site with mountain views and trees otherwise you will just have prairie grass. You need to have have a daily park pass ($8/day) or annual pass ($70) in addition to camping fees. This makes camping a bit pricey.
This is our park of choice in the Loveland / Ft. Collins area. The sites are large, paved, with cement pads, picnic tables, & fire rings. The ranger was a little too gung ho (for example, he made our 80 year old guest move his car from one of MANY empty sites next to ours to the overflow parking about a block away; this was ridiculous). The bad parts of camping in the CO State Park system are four-fold: 1.) The timed/pay showers make it difficult for me to assist my disabled sister with a shower. 2.) You have to pick a site unseen when making your reservation online. If you don't like it, too bad. I am very particular about my sites. 3.) You need a daily park pass ($8/day) in addition to the camping fee to camp there. We bought a $70 annual pass because it made more economic sense for us based on the number of days we were staying in the park system this year. 4.) Each park's reservation system is independent so you can't cancel one park to choose another park in the system without losing your fee. All parks use the same reservation system so this should be allowed.
This park should be used as a model for RV campgrounds. Nice wide grassy spaces, trees, onsite cafe, small but nicely stocked gift shop, fabulous showers, and friendly onsite owners. A pool would have been nice because daytime temps were in 80's & 90's (hence a 9 rating instead of 10). Rate includes GS discount AND FREE breakfast (more than you can eat). Be sure to visit the Craters of the Moon NM and the EBR-1 nuclear plant museum; both were very interesting.
This was a disappointing camping experience. Our site (#4) was so close to our neighbor that our awning nearly touched the side of their slide. Also in that tiny space was a shared electrical box, shared water spigots, and our neighbor's sewer plus a picnic table which we pushed under our neighbor's slide so we could walk to the back of our rig. Perhaps the rigs should be nose to tail so that the 2 slides would be together. Anyway, there were some "premium" sites in the park for $10/night more and that is the only way we will ever stay here again. The manager tried very hard to find us another site but due to its proximity to the Tetons, she didn't have anything nicer available for 3 consecutive nights. The pool was smaller than the one in my sister's backyard and it was as cold as the Snake River but it was clean and refreshing. Showers were all tiled and about 30 inches square which made it difficult to assist my disabled sister. Make your reservations early and ask to NOT be put in sites 1-12. Manager and staff were EXTREMELY friendly.
Beautiful Idaho State Park with large lots and huge trees on the Snake River with a swimming beach. Next time would stay in a back in site for more shade and privacy. Only 4 miles from Lewiston and Clarkston, with full shopping opportunities including Costco and Wal-Mart Superstore. Would stay here again and again.
Family owned, small, friendly, quiet, clean, campground with full hookups and large trees, for 1 or 2 night stay to do (the pricey) Jet Boat rides through Hells Canyon. An awesome day on the river. Highly recommended if you can afford it. Camping price reflects 2 nights (1 as Passport America and 1 as Good Sam). Park wide FREE Wi-Fi but no Verizon cell service.
TTN Platinum Plus member. Park divided into TTN and KOA sections. KOA sites are wider & cleaner and (as usual) TTN sites need maintenance (widening & weed control). Found a nice site (113) up on hill and could even get DISH TV through an opening in the trees. Amenities are good but far from camping. Played bingo, billiards, and used the pool/jacuzzi. Need an extra mid day "adult only" hour at pools. Lake and beach is disgusting and nothing more than a fishing hole. Yuk! Next time, we would try to check into public swimming at Diamond Lake just a few miles up the road. Took a day trip (about 45 miles) to San Point and enjoyed Lake Pend Orielle very much.
Clean park but too pricey for our tastes even with Good Sam discount. Grassy sites but neighbors sat right outside our window and I could talk to the folks 2 sites away without raising my voice. Nice private restrooms & showers were good for helping my handicapped sister. Enjoyed floating restaurant & close (about 5 minutes by car) to downtown but I would try another park in area before returning here.
Upper level is full hookups; mostly long term residents but about 5-6 NICE long manicured pull throughs with trees and grass and curbs and picnic tables for the travelers passing through. Lower level sites have no sewers and are more "forest-like" with long pull throughs and trees (more our style of camping). Restrooms are dated but very clean. Showers are small; no handicap facilities. Hot during the day and mosquitos at night so we stayed inside to clean house. No activities or pool so OK for a quick stopover unless you plan to visit the area.
Another lovely Idaho state park on the Snake River. The upper campground is closer to the water (which surprised us) and had even MORE shade than the lower one. Wonderful historical information about the pioneer's Glenns Ferry crossing but center was closed Mon & Tues when we were here. Not much to do except relax; town is small, old, and run down. Weather EXTREMELY hot (mid 100's) so we left a day early. Mornings are beautiful. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of gnats came through our screens at night when we had the lights on in the RV; had to spray with outdoor fogger to kill them. On second night, we didn't open windows until we turned the lights out. Probably would not stay here again.
Good Sam Park. Nice, long, pull through sites with grass & trees. Small pool & jacuzzi. Friendly staff, small but nice clubhouse & store with free Continental breakfast (bagels, muffins, coffee). Great base for mountain and Lake Shasta recreation areas or a quick easy I-5 access for one-night stopover.
Probably the best maintained TTN park we have been in. Most sites in the woods but still could find a site with satellite TV access. Large sites with significant space between neighbors. Nice amenities including Sunday night entertainment in the Family Center. Flat roads for bike riding. We plan to stay here for 3 weeks next summer but will need honey wagon.
Nice, clean convenient park right on Columbia River. Friendly staff. Long pull thru facing water. Nicely landscaped with grass & trees. Beautiful sunset views. Great bathrooms & showers. Significant traffic noise from the bridge over the river.
Getting back to nature... What more could one ask for! Dry camping in the woods near one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country. Loved the fire pit. Loved the color coded system for site size selection. We were RED with a 34 RV + Jeep liberty + bike racks and had NO PROBLEMS getting in or out of our site in Section C. Lots to do, even without internet and cell phone access. Extended our stay an extra night. Flat for great bike rides. Highly recommend!
Our first time here. Nice big park. Lots of trees and grassy areas. Facilities nice but scattered; need auto or bikes. Electrical breaker kept tripping and shutting off our power. Many lease and extended stay sites in the best locations and now open to the public for a mere $45/night. Not the membership camping we purchased, but it's free camping for us so we will stay here again.
We stay here annually and love it's proximity to our friends in Eastlake. When we arrived, we were forced to the North side without sewers for one night until a full hook-up site was available. As a Platinum member with reservations, we were a little perturbed. Turns out we liked the North side better (more trees, more quiet, less congestion) so we stayed for our duration. Encore still has a lot of maintenance to do to bring the park up to its previous standard. Really miss cell & MiFi service when at Pio Pico.
Well maintained RV park and gift shop. Missing one key ingredient for a pleasant camping experience: Location, location, location. Constant traffic noise from I-40 and from a major railroad line across the street with trains blowing horn every 15 minutes or so. Oh, and I can't forget the buzzing of private planes overhead that sounded like they were landing on our roof. Sites are so close we had to pull in twice so we could get our slide out. Good thing it was just an overnight stay for us. We won't make that mistake again.
Camped here under ROD; I understand that this park is no longer selling ROD and may no longer accept ROD members. Time will tell. Very large park on top of Monument Hill (over 7000 feet) right on I-25 with constant drone of traffic. Was surprised that all activities were already shut down for the season as well as all restrooms except the one at the entrance. Sites were assigned but they were very accommodating when I asked for a different site so we could get satellite TV. Dirt sites with trees and picnic tables. Would camp here again.
Small but clean park about 6 miles east of Taos in a beautiful canyon. Obvious improvements are underway. Nice trees; stream was dry. Road was very close to campground but not too annoying and very quiet at night. Very friendly Camp Hosts and campers. Restrooms are individual bathrooms (2 for women). Did take a shower; clean with hot water but outdated and needs a space heater. Site 10 could get DISH TV (despite the adjacent mountain). Wi-Fi was strong without any adapter. No cell phone service available. Would stay here again.
We were very disappointed. We heard great things about this park so went out of our way to stay there. Our "pull-through" ocean view reservation was nothing more than a parking lot with about 8 sites marked on the asphalt. Yes, we had a beautiful ocean view until a rig pulled in the site in front of us. And $35 for No Hookups is ridiculous, not to mention a reservation fee too. Now to be fair, there are camping circles with wooded back-in sites, but still no hookups. Yet they were full. People we talked to said they love it there and make their reservations a year in advance. We wouldn't go back. The only advantage was it's relative proximity to Santa Barbara.
Large sites, tall pines, clean restrooms, beautiful location on the edge of town, but close to groceries, and other services. Had to drive to the lake (about 2 miles). Came in after Labor Day so many sites were empty. Perfect peaceful visit. Price included a 20% TTN discount.
Well-maintained, yet small campground in a fun tourist area with lots of museums and saloons and a 19th cemetery. Check their website for the town activity schedule; we stayed an extra day to participate in the camel/ostrich rodeo. Very clean,individual bathrooms for private showers, etc. (just like at home). Sites were small but views were spectacular. Everyone in the park was very friendly. Went up the mountain on steep, windy Truck Route and down on 6-mile canyon road and I recommend the latter.
It is very convenient, right off I-70 and on the outskirts of Glenwood Springs. Many of the sites are tiered, long, narrow pull throughs so for a one night stopover, we didn't even have to unhook. The office manager is extremely friendly. Could even get Dish Satellite and Verizon MiFi (despite the mountains). We have stayed here before and we will stay here again for a 1-nighter or a home to enjoy the surrounding area.