The Positive: Close to the train depot. Once inside, the shower area was very nice. RV Park was very clean. Ate late night dinner at Spenser's pub, (family friendly by the way,) and that was decent food, excellent minestrone soup. Highly recommend the train to the Grand Canyon, but take First Class, not coach; the difference is Greyhound bus seating versus huge, plush seats with lots of leg room, and free fruit, coffee, water & pastries in the morning, free cheese, crackers, veggies, sodas, water in the evening return. The Negative: The location is horrible. If you like trains, and the noise which accompanies them, such as whistles & ground shaking three times a night, then this is the park for you. No fire rings, and the community fire pit was not operating. Guest service: poor. Our keys did not work on the doors for the restroom/shower/laundry, nor for entry into the fitness & pool areas, though that could've been corrected by registration I suppose. While we enjoyed the train, we'd never stay here again due to noise level. Rate of $30 is an estimate--part of a package included train tickets.
This review & very poor rating is based on the complete lack of information from the caretakers of this state park. Our group separately phoned twice to verify location and availability. Directions were very poor, second, the park caretaker advised that there were "plenty of spots." When we arrived, it was packed full. Not a single spot to be had anywhere, so we ultimately had to trek next door to the Sandpoint (privately owned park.) I was very disappointed, and wrote a letter of complaint to the Arizona parks as well. There is no excuse for that kind of incompetence. Would never stay here or even try, since they are a first come first serve place, and their own employees haven't a clue whether you'll even have the chance at a spot. Sandpoint next door was great.
Excellent location on the Colo. River, Lake Havasu. Family friendly. Remarkably clean restrooms/showers. Very, very friendly staff. Only glitch was that the staff apparently unaware that Wi-Fi is available in "the View" bar/food area. Barbecues on site serve as fire pit very nicely. Shade is available from the small trees and the patio covers. Park is old, and some parts are run down, but not that bad. Very picturesque area, small but nice beach. Water was very cold, but it's only April. Very good hiking nearby, so you get to experience the water, mountain & desert regions all from the same location. The only downside according to my 9 year old was the swings were not cemented in so you could not swing as high as the kids wanted to.
Excellent location, 5 mi to Meteor Crater itself. Also nearby is a stretch of old Route 66 for those feeling nostalgic. Showers/Restrooms were large & exceptionally clean. Customer service was outstanding; we arrived late and called the 1-800 number, and security personally came to the gate & let us in. Very nice staff, small store, good playground area for the kids. Excellent value, would definitely stay here again. Would've rated a 10 but wife took a shower late in the a.m. & the water was not as hot as desired, but then again it was late.