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04/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
We have traveled all over the country and visited 53 of the 59 Thousand trails properties: this used to be one of our favorites. They still have a beautiful property but all the facilities are in disrepair and just dirty. Our original site had the electrical short out underground (melting down our electrical plug) and they had to close a whole row of sites which were not reopened over the next 12 days that we were here. The whole park has been turned into more of a time share than a campground. 120 of the 250 sites have been sold on an annual basis and sat empty for most of the three weeks we were here. That left few decent sites available for campers. The manager is clearly out of his depth and totally unapologetic for the deficiencies with his park. All he wants to do is sell more sites to " meet his goal." Most of the staff seems to be very unhappy and were usually very grumpy when you could find someone. This was our third stay here, and very much enjoyed the first two stays, but we won't be back and may even get out of Thousand Trails altogether.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
I really can't believe the previous high ratings for this place. We are long time Thousand Trails members and have been full timing for a few years now and this is just another substandard TTN park. The main part of the park is full hook up and separated from the river sites by a road. The river sites have no sewer and it is difficult to get Sat. reception anywhere in the park, though Direct is a little easier to get than Dish is, at least at the river sites where we were. As mentioned before, Verizon cell is good but we had to use the booster for the air card. Families will like the pools and the clubhouse is OK as is the mini golf. Our biggest complaint is that many of the sites are very close together, especially on the river side and the strangest thing we found was that they didn't bother to put showers or restrooms on that side. You actually have to cross a Hwy. to get to a restroom or a dump station from the side with no sewer connections. When you leave, if you want to dump, you have to exit a gate, drive down the road, enter the main part of the park, drive through the park and head back to the main entrance to enter the dump station. I would really like to meet the genius that designed this place.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A very nice piece of property with a postcard waterfront on the bay but as usual with Thousand Trails parks, much work needs to be done. This is a very wooded park and many of the sites are very overgrown with bushes and tree limbs. Very well located to see the sites in this area and the staff is very friendly.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed using our ROD membership. Probably one of the best parks in the area with the State Park across the street being the best. Very boater friendly (they let them park anywhere and everywhere) but we found this to be a very strange park. They have very different triple in-line pull-through sites and some weird back-in sites as well. They are absolutely obsessive about the watering but the grass is nice. I just wish they would not water my RV. Staff is not overly friendly and enforcement of the rules is very selective at best. Very good free Wi-Fi. We probably won't be back.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice place to stay if you are visiting this area. We found phase II to be much nicer than phase I, and as with most Thousand Trails properties, the facilities are well worn and in need of much updating, but the sites were large and level and most were satellite friendly.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This would be one of the better Thousand Trails parks if it were not half KOA. As mentioned previously: Thousand Trails has decided to keep half this park as a KOA because it is a big money-maker for them, but this violates the entire concept of a membership park. Other than that, we really liked the park and found everything to be very satisfactory.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great overnight stop. Just off I-15 about 10 miles south of Idaho falls. Nice grassy sites and level gravel pads. All pull trrough sites. In a nice county park. Payment is on the honor system.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
A very nice State Park covieniently located just off I-15. It was a quick stop for us while traveling north but they have a very nice marina and other facilities for boaters. We will stay again next time through.
05/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Basically a dirt parking lot in a not very nice area. There is a camping world nearby so that is a plus but I can't think of many others. The price was with Passport America. We will look elsewhere next time.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the best overnight type parks we have ever been to. Very friendly staff and large pull through sites with great utilities. Just far enough out of town to be quiet but still close to shopping and restaurants. Unbelievable price and they throw in free laundry. We will be back.
05/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed at the RPI rate and that is the rate without sewer. They wanted an extra $5.00 a night for sewer. We found this place to be noisy, dirty, dusty and the sites were quite unlevel. They are 10 miles out of Cannon City and there is no gas or stores close by. We marked it up a notch because the free Wi-Fi worked good. We couldn't get any bars on our cell phone even on the antenna. OK for an overnight if you are traveling US 50, as we were, but we wouldn't recommend it for anything else.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park, probably the best of the Western Horizon parks we have been to. Great views of Blue Mesa Reservoir from anywhere in the park and very convenient access if you want to fish this body of water. The sites are very long but most are a little unlevel. Also bring plenty of sewer hose as I needed a full 30 feet to get to my sewer connection. Nice facilities and a lot of activities but a store would be a nice addition since this park is about 13 miles out of Gunnison if you forget something.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was an average park in a great location. The sites were kind of short for larger rigs but fairly level. The National Park was just up the road and downtown Estes Park was just a short drive. The lake is more like a small pond that they stock with trout and you can catch 3 fish a day for $7.50. The river runs right alongside the campground and you can fish in that. If you like elk they are nightly visitors to the point of being annoying. We would probably stay there again.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We used Passport America and found this to be a nice en-route type park. Very friendly and accommodating owners. We had a pull through site where we didn't need to unhook and everything worked great. Not much in the way of amenities but a good overnight stop at a reasonable price. We will stay there next time through.
04/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Surprisingly I could not find any other reviews of this campground. We have been traveling the country for over a year and this is one of the top five parks we have been to. We came in under ROD as this is a membership park and we were treated great. There are two large lakes for fishing and one of them has a couple of swim areas on it as well. To our surprise this one had the best fishing also. We caught loads of Bass and Crappie while we were there. Nice level sites and the cleanest facilities we have ever seen. They really have too many amenities to mention here but try the cafe, the food is great. Kind of far from town so bring what you need even though they do have a store for the basics.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place for an overnight or a longer stay if you are in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff. Many nice long pull-through sites. A nice lake to fish without a license and very close to lots of shopping and restaurants.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice place but we were not as high on it as some of the other reviewers I have seen. We stayed for a week and visited the sights in Music City. Our biggest complaint would be the road noise since it is right off the freeway and we also had extremely low water pressure during our stay. It was so low we just had to fill our tank and use the pump. The staff said they were working on it but it was never fixed while we were there. Great location and friendly staff though. We would probably try one of the other nearby RV parks next time.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
In our opinion this park is just OK. Nothing special. The facilities could use some work and the pool is definitely in bad shape. The main lake is more like a large pond but was nice and clean. Our biggest gripe was the unsightly (trashy) long term sites in the back of the park where they put us. Some of these may have been employees but they should be required to keep a neater site and some of these rigs looked like they would never roll again. The area is ok but there is really not a lot around. The roads going in and out are very narrow so be careful and don't make a mistake because you won't be able to turn around. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the Wi-Fi, at a dollar a day for non members, worked great.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I would have ranked this park higher except there is really no amenities. Great place for what we used it for, an overnight stay, or to see a baseball game. Very quiet and great location close to shopping and restaurants and convenient to the freeway. We would definitely stay here again while passing through this area.
02/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This could be a nice park but the sites are not well maintained and it gets very crowded on weekends. The gas powered golf carts are out of control here. They might as well allow ATV's and off road bikes to drive in the park, it sounds about the same. It seems management does very little to enforce the rules. Lots of great facilities here but many seem to be getting run down. I don't think I would try someplace else next time through.
02/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed as members of RPI. This is a fairly nice park with good facilities but be careful when it gets wet. All the sites are on grass and thay turn into mud holes when it rains hard. We needed 4 wheel drive to get in and out and we heard others needed to be towed out. Good location for visiting this area. We would stay there again.
02/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park right on a wide spot in the Colorado river. Many waterfront sites but you need to be a CRA member to get them. The other sites are nice too but they are a little close together. Wide roads make for an easy back in. Friendly staff and nice store on site. Poor cell phone service and the Verizon air card service goes in and out and is very slow when it does work.
03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good place to overnight. Mostly park models in here but they keep a couple dozen pull through sites available for overnighters. Easy in and out and everything seemed to be clean and neat. All the utilities worked good.
03/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, clean small park in good location for an overnight stay. Large interior roads made getting in and out of the back-in sites a breeze. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Good hook-ups and the cable actually worked well. Good signal on our Verizon cell phone and and we even had EV-DO on our air card. We came in under Passport America which made this a real value. I would have rated this place higher except for the lack of amenities.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice park with large pull through sites. Nice concrete patios with a patio table and chairs. Very convenient to the freeway and of course it is nice to have a Camping World and RV service facilities on site. On the down side the area is kind of run down and the airport just to the south creates a lot of noise. Also, a train came by every morning around 4:00 AM while we were there and would blast his horn. Nice facilities and very nice people. Great place to stop for a night or two if you are passing by.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great park in terms of amenities and the location is good. The only problem is the sites they give to the short term campers can be very tight to get into and out of depending on whether or not there is a park model across from you, as there was in our case. Also if you have a large slide it may encroach on the site next to you. They do have some very large pull through sites available for a higher price, but they are literally a parking lot with hook-ups. Not a bad place but I think we will look elsewhere next time we pass through.
09/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of our favorite parks. Right on the little Salmon River. Small park but spotlessly clean and very friendly staff. Great place to overnight or even a longer stay especially if you like to fish. The only negative is no sewer at your site but that is no big deal for a short stay.
10/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great place for an overnight or a short stay. Very clean and well maintained park with a friendly staff. The river is not much to look at here but there is one and the park is very close to shopping and services. No road noise even even though it is right on Hwy. 99. The only negatives are the closeness of the sites and the fact you can't make a left out of the park. It is a little bit of an ordeal if you want to go north on 99. We will stay here again if we are back in the area.
06/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
Exceptionally clean and spacious campsites. Easy access from I70. Plenty of room for larger rigs. Great location for visiting Grand Junction and surrounding areas. Access to the Colorado River for rafting etc. Small lake for fishing and swimming. Very friendly staff. I wish all state park camping facilities were like this.
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