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09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very reasonable park with excellent wi-fi. Showers were a bit older but clean. Quiet and well monitored. Not in the heart of downtown but a 10 minute drive. We stayed for 4 days and left for two weeks and stayed another 3 days. I do not hesitate recommending it among the choices in Moab and would certainly stay again.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Showers were older but well maintained. Regular staff was gone and the sub could not figure out what to do with us as we did not want sewer. There were plenty of spots that were pull through, as I requested, but ended up in a convoluted tent site that took extensive backing. I thought it was expensive for what one got. It was OK for an overnight stop. At least it had a shower.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
I wish the prior reviewer had posted before my visit. It was a surprise to find no showers and pit toilets. Just never expected to encounter a campground without showers. What ever, we made do and enjoyed our stay for two nights. It is a very nice facility and area. There are several potable water spigots located around the campground. You need to fill before parking your rig. Dumping is available upon exit. Signs state garbage is pack in and pack out but we were informed by a resident (he had three more days on us) that there is a dumpster that he has been using, next to the camp host. We were in the upper campground and I believe that the only pit toilet was at this upper level, a good hike for someone not in shape. We used the local bike trail network for an interesting ride. The paved bike trail is connected but not well marked. Once we found the Papio Trail we enjoyed the paved surface at levee top. The local lake trail in an easy one hour circle walk or bike-able. The local prairie grasses were abundant and interesting.
10/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a bit of a tongue in cheek review because I did not actually stay at the campground. After spending 2+ hours circling the lake because of the bridge out we finally found the campground. It took three locals giving directions to find it. It is poorly signed. Unfortunately when we finally did find it, it was closed for the season. I had spent time on the Corp of Engineer site, including their blog. No mention of a closing for the season. There has been flood damage, the boat landing was nearly repaired and very serviceable. It was deserted for the entire time we were there. It made for a very comfortable overnight, thus the "special price".
10/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We arrived on a Sunday and were told they were filled the two nights before. I think the place could be pretty wild when filled. Fortunately cyclists usually have a full day coming and going so may be they quiet down. There were 5-6 other campers present, the RV's are separated from the tents who are usually on bicycle. The bathroom is a cinder block building with painted walls are bare concrete floors. The showers were hot and seemingly unlimited, the dressing area was adequate. For a cyclist at the end of a long day this is antiquate. For a family camping this is poor. The biggest thing to be aware of is there are virtually no services available nearby. The town of New Franklin has a Casey's Gas Station for supplies. Finding even the most basic supplies maybe a treasure hunt. I do not believe there is an eating establishment (aside from the depot - open on weekends) nearby. The RV sites are pull through and in rows with close neighborly contact. Full hookups and very level gravel drives. If you are looking to cycle the Katy Trail this is a great location. The section 20 miles east of the campground is very nice.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground has three loops, each with a separate name. The warm weather meant the Corp of Engineers had to open the third loop. It was nearly filled. Other nearby COE sites had already closed for the season thus the reason for the crowds. When I say crowds I do not mean crowded. The sites are nicely spaced and quite private. Lots of mature oak trees so the acorn fall was in full swing. Fortunately they tend to fall during the day. We had planned an overnight stay but liked the location so much we ended up staying three days. A fair number of fishermen interspersed with other campers. The new visitor center at Canon Dam had opened days earlier and is worth the visit. We took a two mile hiking trail right off our campground loop. Sites are not perfectly level. These campgrounds are all on ridges, thereby there is a variety of sizes and slopes. It appears most are level side to side but not always front to back. There were sites accommodating motorhomes but not all sites would work. I did not see pull through sites. Water is only available at one or two locations in each loop and the only sewer is at the dumping station near the campground entrance. The dumping station does not have potable water and you will need a hose to fill at the water spigots.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
In late season the camp host will contact you and you return to his/her site and register. Full of mature oak trees and the acorns were falling, made of interesting sounds when the wind picked up. Quite open area but comfortable as a stop when seeing the Historic Site. I would recommend both the campground and the historic site.
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