The Cochise County Fairground is a great park with level sites, water, 30A electric and an on-site dump. (This is NOT the City of Douglas RV Park by the golf course.) This CG is along Leslie Canyon Road and is protected from the road by a 6ft rock wall. It's nothing fancy but is a good staging point from which to explore the area. The staff are friendly and very helpful. If you stay 4-6 days, it's better to pay the $50 weekly rate. We stayed for 3 days after photographing sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw. It has bathrooms and showers but we didn't use either because they are about 100 yards from the RV sites.
We only stayed here because we met friends staying at Sam's Town Hotel. To be perfectly honest, I dislike Las Vegas in general (attended too many conventions, conferences and symposia here) but this RV park is like an old, tired trailer park. The laundry room is the best feature. I was afraid to hook up my dump hose because the TT next to us seems to be leaking around the common sewage connection. I tried to route my power cable around the wet mess but I'll be sure to use gloves and spray it down with Clorox before disconnecting. Pet rules seem to be regularly disregarded. The restrooms and showers appear marginally clean but old, rusty and tired. Next time, we'll go to one of the nearby Passport America parks.
Hard to beat $6 rate for us old guys. Since we have solar, water and a dump are all we really need. There are overpriced ($5) showers available at the motel across the road, but we passed. What I love about this CG is the total lack of any cell or data signals (except satellite.) The only downside is the fine layer of dust and grit that covers everything but, if that bothers you, don't camp in the desert! The host is a great guy.
Great park for the price. Best, cleanest bathrooms and showers I've seen/used in a long time. No odd, picayune rules. It would be a 10 if it had laundry facilities. No Wi-Fi or cable but we use Millenicomm for internet and have never connected or used cable TV in 7 years.
This is an outstanding BLM campground with water and a dump ($5 fee), both of which were closed as of Nov. 5th. Being older, our Senior Pass reduced the campground fee to $2.50, no discount on dump. I almost felt guilty. The scenery is spectacular! The campground is at the base of the Sierras to the west (by base, I mean within spitting distance.) Owen Lake shimmers off to the east. Our Verizon MiFi receives a strong signal and even our TMo cell phone has service. Lots of tent and car campers this week, but the spaces are dispersed enough to avoid crowding.
Used to be free but they're now charging $15 for nothing. I used to refuel at their gas station but now, with savings from my Safeway/Vons gas rewards, I'd rather park overnight for free at the Safeway in Bishop and get up to $1/gallon off my diesel purchases. The service and attitude at Paiute Palace has also declined significantly over the past few years.