I almost hate reviewing this park and letting a great secret out of the bag. We were going to spend 2 nights and loved it so much we stayed 4. Right on the beach, listen to the surf and occasional fog horn at night. Our site was level, easy to pull in and out of, and private with plenty of space around us. Crushed rock surface throughout except for the main drive, table and bench with a fire ring at our site. A real treat to watch the waves rolling in from outside our windows. Like having our own private beach house. But I think we got one of the best sites in the park. The staff was friendly and helpful, the cable picked up plenty of TV stations and the Wi-Fi was perfect. Even the beach was great, half the time we had it pretty much to ourselves. I think the biggest crowd we ever saw on the beach was 10 other people, not much when you consider 7 miles of beach. This is the perfect place to unwind, have peace and quiet away from all the crowds. We will be going back to Shorewood.
We paid for two nights in advance but only stayed one. Our site was very small and unlevel for our 24 foot rig. Spaces are too close together for our comfort and the walk to the beach isn't exactly short unless you get a site closer to the beach trail. The showers looked okay I guess. I opted to not use them since there was no door, either into the restrooms or on the showers. We haven't been to enough RV parks to compare honestly, maybe this was more the norm and just not what we expected. We wouldn't stay here again.
Located 1/2 mi. W. of Hwy. 21-75 junction on Hwy 21. This was okay if you just need a place with hook ups but hardly a camping experience. Situated between the office and the motel there are 4 RV spots. Actually it's more like a parking lot with hook ups. Each space had about a 4 by 6 foot piece of grass. The rest of the property is mainly crushed rock. No pull through option. No shade at all and right on highway 21. I didn't see any bathrooms or showers so I assume none are provided. If you just want a place to sleep and not looking to drag out the deck chairs and enjoy nature this is okay. The electric hook ups looked fairly new, the area was clean and well maintained. No dirt to make it dusty. The town of Stanley only has two RV parks that have any hook ups, so not a lot of choices.
This park has two levels, we stayed in the upper level. The lower area has more shade and trees, but the upper level more of a view. The RV spaces are dirt with some weeds, most of the dirt is very powdery. I would think it could be a real muddy mess after a rain or snow melt. The owners were very helpful and exceptionally nice, the restaurant was pretty good and had reasonable prices. Known in the area for their barbecue although we didn't try it. Looked like the locals eat there a lot, always a good sign. I didn't find the showers too inviting so passed on that experience, but then I'm kind of picky. I see one reviewer thought the bathrooms were dirty I didn't think they were any worse than most public restrooms. We leave our computers at home so can't comment on the Wi-Fi. We had a ruptured fuel line and there was a great mechanic who fixed it for us who lives in the RV park during the summer months. We did discover Stanley, at least at this time, has no automotive repair shops or mechanics at all. If you need a mechanic while visiting Stanley ask in the office for Neal, I highly recommend him. Between the only two RV parks in Stanley that have hook ups, Valley Creek Motel And RV Park and Elk Mountain RV Resort, my vote would be the later when hook ups are a priority. Not perfect as RV parks go but keeping in mind for a pretty rustic, undeveloped area, it's not bad. I would stay there again.
Stayed one night in September 2005. I wouldn't have wanted to stay longer. Lots of freeway noise, very dusty and felt more like a parking lot or rest area. The water slide had been disconnected and I didn't think the pools looked as clean as I would have liked. Ad had listed a mini golf feature but it was pretty sad looking and we passed on it. Staff was friendly and helpful. A stop over but not a destination.
We were there September 7,8 and 9, 2005. Loved it. The campground is small but shaded, pretty level and grassy with a small stream running through it. It is near the road so there was some noise, but the road isn't too busy and it wasn't a problem. The hot springs were top notch. Lots of flowers around the large pool that runs around 92 degrees, made for a really relaxing soak. The smaller pool runs around 102 and there are also private enclosed pools that are open to the stars. Geodesic domes are available for rent to camp in or for special occasions. Nice well groomed gardens and grounds, a enclosure that had three resident alligators and several fruit trees that seemed to be free for the picking. Water and electricity are in place but no cable, showers or laundry. Our basic TV antenna did pick up one channel nice and clear. Some fire rings and there are picnic tables at each site. We had the park to ourselves most of the time and it felt like we were actually out camping instead of that parking lot feel a lot of RV parks have. Open all year. Right across the road is Banbury Hot Springs and we have stayed there also. The RV spaces weren't as level, the private hot tubs were not open to the sky. They do have a nice pool and same as Sliger's the water is all naturally heated from the geothermal springs. No chemicals are used in either campgrounds pools because the water is constantly running through. Banbury is not open all year, closes down after Labor Day. They do have a laundry and shower facilities. Banbury is a little more muddy if there has been rain, lack of grass. Plenty of trees and right on the Snake river with a boat launch. Both campgrounds are nice but I would have to say Sliger's is my favorite. Both are only a short 10 minute drive into the town of Buhl.