This is the closest campground to Bryce, and without a tow we had little choice but to camp here. Next time, we will rent a car and camp elsewhere. New to the park, so we had no clue. This was the worst tourist trap we found in 48 days on the road. We arrived around 6 p.m. and the park was 1/3 full, but office staff said all sold out, so we dry camped for $25. We checked all night until 2:00 a.m. and next morning at 5:30 a.m. and for the next 3 days and the park was still 1/3 full. Needless to say, we believe they scam to avoid refunding reservations, even though there are rv campers like us asking for a site. The laundry was just plain sorry; dirty, filthy, and not nearly enough for the hotel overflow who used the facilities. Pool was closer to the hotel than the park. Roads in park were tight and bumpy. The tent area was not suitable for rvs, never got level and kept slides in. Total disaster. Next time we will stay inside the park.
The park is packed tight for class A motorhomes. Better suited for trailers under 25 feet. The staff is hurried and not helpful. We checked in at the office which was a 8 by 10 foot gift shop, rv store, ticket counter, and campground check-in all rolled into one. It was crazy. The laundry was small and ridiculously expensive, and the dryers were a rip off. The sites were so tight that we chose not to let out the slides the first night. There is a space for a car next to the site, but unless it is a compact car you will have to pull in on an angle or not let out the slide. The roads were narrow and the sites were back-in only. The General Store and Gas Station were a good 1/4 mile hike uphill, very inconvenient. The roads were horrible, it snowed while we were there and there were puddles and sleet sheets everywhere as we pulled out, quite dangerous. Next time we will park in Jackson Hole and rent a car into the park and stay at the lodge. You have to drive 26 miles to the next section of the park anyway, so there was little benefit to staying at this park. This park was overpriced and overrated. We stayed here in a 37 foot class A with a rental car.
This campground is at the seedy end of the tourist strip of Old Colorado City and Garden of the Gods area. Somewhat difficult to find because the road forks off to the right at an odd spot in the high traffic road, then comes to an abrupt stop sign that is the length of a big rig, and then you cross a side street to enter the park's driveway. To boot, the check in lanes are at a 45 degree angle, which is navigable but bizarre. The sites are nicely landscaped with gravel and modestly shaded. We saw many big rigs and felt relatively safe until we started to set up. Even though they appear to be, the sites are not level. The park had many children under 12. The rig next to our site had 5-6 kids playing on our site as we pulled up. As we set up, 2 unattended children were playing stick-ball with large red rocks that landed on other rigs. We pulled up our jacks and left. The staff refused a refund and did nothing about the children. After a very unpleasant argument ensued with management, they conceded and refunded the fees. It was a very testy situation and I would only recommend this park for families with children who run loose, parents that refuse to attend to their children, and campers who enjoy heated and lengthy arguments with management over refunds. Overall, this park has all the curb appeal without the service or security.