Traveling to Big Bend, we stopped at Seminole Canyon hoping to do some birding and hiking. The site we had was at the top of the hill with a great view tho it was a windy evening. We took the short bird hike near the rest room and then later that evening hiked down to the Presa Overlook. The following day we took the Windmill hike near the visitor center. Each hike we found several great birds and hike over 5 miles. It is a great campground with remote, quiet, large sites, and ours only had power and water. We would stay here again. 30 amp service was not adequate in 96 degree heat for our RV. If you prefer 50 amp you might want to reconsider unless it's somewhat chilly. We used the showers which were clean (would prefer curtains on individual showers and not entrance door).
Arrived on Sunday afternoon and found it to be a very busy local hangout with cars and trucks (and LOUD music) riding up and down the roads and into the camping area. Apparently it is OK to ride through the park with enough bass to make RV sides vibrate. Signs point out there is NO picnicking on numbered sites - but it apparently is not enforced as we had groups with no indication of site fees paid move into the area with 5-6 cars per site, music blaring, people stopping in the street, etc. This went on until 8:00-9:00 p.m., then everyone cleared out and it was quiet. I was uneasy just because there were so many people driving in and out of the camping area. IMHO I think this park ($18 a night for water/electric) is a nice park but we would not come on the weekend. I think there needs to be some serious cleaning around the lake and in the sites - ours had beer tops, cigarette butts, and parts of water balloons all over it. Noticed a lot of trash around the shoreline which really makes it look messy. Potential to be a really nice park with large sites, covered picnic tables, etc.
This is an awesome campground on a beautiful lake. We were fortunate to get one of the FHU sites - #227. This is a very large pull through site. The park is well maintained and clean. There is a rather long trip through several farms (corn, corn, and more corn) to reach the campground, but it's worth it. The price reflects the 1/2 price national park pass price - so well worth it for FHU. The lake levels were dropping while we were there, and we had fun fishing from our kayak. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.
We camped here for 4 nights in our 5th wheel. Our site was recently graded, but was not level and required boards. There is only 1 real lake site - campsite #1. The lake needs to be cleaned up - very difficult to maneuver kayak for the grass and lilies. The restroom smell was so bad at one point my husband could not go into the building. This campground is used by the locals and has group sites for their use. Family one over from our site chose to ignore quiet time rules and stay up with fire, music, and talking until 1:30 a.m. Although this campground is smaller and more rustic to our liking, we would look elsewhere if we were in the area again. Very nice camp host.
Arrived without reservations soon after a lakeside site became available and we had to use 4WD to pull into site because of the sand. The next site's camper was very close to ours with a large family group. The site was in the sand so required 4WD to get set up. Because we had such a great lake view site we had all the traffic going up and down to the beach. We used this location to visit Porcupine Mountains and Bond and Agate Falls. Think we would look around for another park if we were in the area. Definitely needs to have the older section updated. Showers required 75 cents for 6 minutes.
The rate reflects Passport America - found them liberal with their number of stays which was nice. Our original site was not vacated as records reflected so we ended up on the main road with the pond/play area behind our rig. Heard several complaints how the park has gone down since last year - one major blow up slide has a hole in it and they continued to have to blow it up. This is a family playground park and doesn't really meet our needs. The grassy site was mostly level. The sewer backed up when we were getting ready to leave and they had to come and clean out the drain. We would probably look around for other options before staying here again.
This is a nice park. We chose it to be near our friends that live nearby. The sites are grassy and mostly level; it was soft the week we were there due to the recent rains. No pets are allowed which was fine for us. The park is mostly a seasonal park that gets busy on Thursday and lasts until late on Sunday. Monday-Wednesday the park is very quiet. The restroom/shower facility near our site needs updating but was adequate. The park has W/E only but there is a dump location as you leave. We found the park filled with friendly families that know each other and have been coming for years. We kayaked and fished the river - caught enough fish for lunch. We would visit again. Be prepared for little if any Verizon signal, and we could not locate our satellite signal. We did receive a few channels on our antennae. Good Sam's discount. You must pay for a county pass either a daily fee or season fee to help the county maintain the park,so this is added to your bill.
We arrived without reservations and were given first come, first served site in the T section with full hookups. I would not call the sites huge and the driveway area could be tight with all the vehicles parked at each one. Our site was gravel and level, but there are a few that are concrete. We did not use the bath house in the T section. We launched the kayak near the swimming area because of the huge boats and wake at the other boat launch. We enjoyed the area and also took the Honker Trail hike - but the mosquitos were AWFUL. Everyone said the rain had really brought out the bugs. I would recommend buying fuel and supplies before arriving as the area is remote to shopping and somewhat expensive. We would return, if in the area.
If this had sewer hookups and any signal at all, it would be a 10. Be prepared that even our Verizon wouldn't get enough of a signal to make a call. However, the location, though remote, was a great place. Each site is waterfront with a great view. Each campsite has a nice site, plus a tent area. The bath house is large and very clean and appeared new. We didn't use the beach area, but there was a swimming location. We launched our kayak and went around the lake. Get your supplies and gas before arriving IMHO. We would return if in the area and recommend it if you like to fish and don't need to use Verizon.
This is an awesome campground - very wooded and serene. The lake must be a great fishing spot, though we didn't try it out. We were in site #10 and it has a large slope, but was a nice location. The bathhouse was amazingly clean and must be fairly new. The pool was not open while we were there, so check the schedule if that is important to you. The fish cleaning station is a very nice screened in porch area. We would definitely camp here again and recommend it.
Rates reflect PA. Stopped by for 2 nights. Easy off and on the interstate. They like you to call when you get off the interstate to meet you at the entrance and escort you to your site. Sites are large and grassy with a few concrete sites. Owners personally involved and friendly and helpful. We camped in a 5th wheel. There are a few permanent FT residents but campground doesn't have that feel. Sites are clean and well maintained. Would recommend campground. Didn't use laundry but had plenty of machines. Office is friendly and campers congregate in the mornings for coffee. Great internet.
From experience this is not what we would call a resort. The people are nice enough. The roads are strangely laid out, and they are in need of gravel as if it rains at all you are walking in water trying to get to your RV. The internet is fair. There appears to be a lot of full time residents in the park and Katrina campers. We stay here for convenience as there is not a lot to offer in the area. I think the nightly rate is high for what you get and have stayed at nicer parks for a lot less. We won't stay again unless we have to - that said this is our 2nd stopover. Putting a little money in this park could make for a really nice place.
Spent one night on our way south. Nice park with narrow roads. On one side nice grassy area but the other side is very near your neighbor - it didn't present a problem. The Wi-Fi is extremely slow in the evening after everyone starts streaming or gets online. Restrooms were clean. The rate reflects 20% discount for Passport America membership. We would return for a night on our way back. Office staff helpful and friendly.
Feel bad for the park since the interstate construction has the exit all messed up. It looks better than the hotel the park is located behind. Once you're there and figure out the shortcuts, it's convenient to the Super Wal-Mart and Cracker Barrel. It's 1 1/2 miles from Old Mesilla and La Posta (a great Mexican restaurant). Wi-Fi worked and we picked up a lot of channels on the antennae. Passport rate makes it a nice stopover. Didn't look for the restrooms or checkout the cafe. We would stay here again if in the area.
Very disappointed in this park. We drove further to camp here because of the web page and reviews. We went in and said we had Passport and in my opinion were treated like 2nd class. We were also told if we stayed an additional night (and we HAD planned to) that we couldn't use ANY of our other discounts. Passport afforded us a back-in site only according to the check in person. We had FHUs but the Wi-Fi shouldn't be advertised since it apparently doesn't work (tried off and on for hours). The site was so narrow after leveling we couldn't open one slide without totally hooking back up and re-parking. The rain left the park in puddles and it obviously needs some additional gravel to extend the very short sites and repair the roads. If we had paid the full price we would really be upset. We would pay extra and stay elsewhere. The dead end roads made leaving more complicated and we drove through a vacant site to reach the exit street. Park could be laid out more efficiently and fixed up to be nice.
For an overnight stop you can't beat the passport price. The park is an easy off and on I-10. The gravel sites are fairly level and large pull-throughs. For water, sewer and electric the rate works. We hooked up the satellite easily. There is a saloon near the park but we didn't hear any noise. There is a lot of big truck traffic in and out but it didn't bother us. If we were in the area we would stop again. Don't expect a resort or any amenities - just a basic RV park.
Ok for an overnight stop. There seems to be a good many permanent campers in the park. The lady at the desk was very helpful. The washer and dryers were clean and reasonable. The sites are gravel and mostly level. We arrived during a rain storm and there were a lot of puddles in the area so park could use some more gravel. The sites are pull through and easy off and on the interstate. It is behind the gas station. We would stay here again for an overnight.
This is a great small park with level gravel sites. If you visited in the past give it another try since the utilities were upgraded this summer. The park is clean and near a super Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Walgreen's and only 9 miles from the Mesa Verde turn off and about 40 miles from the Four Corners monument. The rate reflects the Passport discount with FHU and internet. Antennae picks up some local channels. The entrance is next to the Conoco gas station, so don't miss it. We would stay here again.
Gravel sites had to back out of pull through because of the angle of the road. Nice check in office staff. Somewhat rude checkout staff. Don't tell customers there will be donuts, and serve tiny Little Debbie muffins. Stayed one night and would probably stay again since there is not much in the area. Newer park and kept clean and neat.
Remember this is not a resort at the beginning. It is about 14 miles outside of town on a beautiful lake. The sites are very dusty and difficult to find. They are tight with little space between sites and required a back out of a pull through site. It appears they just attempt to cram in as many rigs as possible on every little piece of dirt. The Wi-Fi is Tangonet: and $3.99 for 1 hour and up. If you park near the antennae the service is good, not great. We would look around for another park before returning to this one. Cafe and store in the park but we didn't visit them.
For an no frills overnight stop, this is fine. Some sites back up to a very busy road and near an area where big rigs are pulling in and out. The gravel lot is next door to the Prospector Casino hotel. You pick a site and then go check in there. The cable only works in 18-22 the desk clerk said: that after we set up in 15. The RV antennae does pick up local channels. The two free margaritas were a nice treat (to get you in the casino). Suggest arriving early in the afternoon as it does fill up. Can't beat the price for FHU. No RR (restroom) facilities or showers but have use of the hotel pool I understand but have not checked out. We stayed 2 nights to catch up on washing clothes etc. We would stop again if passing through the area.
This park is located next to Campground "A" but has internet along with cable TV. We chose this park for the location to the harbor and the wi-fi. The view from this small county park is great. It's within miles of the state park and lighthouse. This park is one of several county parks in the area. The host is nice and placed us where we had an awesome view. There is a trail across the road. I think at times this park is full of ATV families but the dunes are not next door - which is great for those of us that are not fans. The county workers keep the park clean and neat. 40 sites have FHUs. Both nice little parks with separate hosts.
A very large cramped state park - tight roads if you meet anyone going and coming on main road. Campers will stop in the road and walk in the road so it is challenging to maneuver. We had a nice wide spot in the H loop but could hear the ATVs roaring since that area has direct access to the dunes. There were 3-5 tents at some sites with multiple vehicles and tons of people since it was a holiday weekend. Since off roading is not our thing would not return especially on a holiday or weekend.
Small campground and some sites are tight for RV with slides. 30 amp service can make things a balancing act. The rangers and camp hosts were fantastic - very friendly and managed campground. We came for a couple of days and stayed almost a week. Bend area offers a lot of trails for bikes or hiking. We would return if we were in the area.
I am not a fan of Tengo internet but works OK. The park is a short 20-30 minute drive to Boise. This is a nice quiet location with a pretty pool and hot tub that we never got a chance to use. We stayed here 3 nights and really enjoyed our visit to the area. We would stay here again. The sites are nice long pull through with gravel. It's just a little close with the sides open and your neighbor's slides open.
Great park with an awesome view of the river - nice and quiet - office staff was very nice. Would be a great place if you have a boat. The restrooms and showers were nice and clean. The park was just getting freshened up for the new season. We really liked the park. Some sites are short and would be hard to set up in a bigger rig.
Expensive but it's the only thing in the area unless you boondock at the Walmart right down the road. OK for a one night pull off the road. We were early in the year and it just needs freshening up. Nothing impressive but adequate. Owner very nice.
We used our National Park discount for the 1/2 price ($18 a night regular price) - stayed 2 nights. It was a wonderful, peaceful campground near a beautiful lake. We enjoyed our 2 night stay. Visited Junction City WalMart (very nice) to stock up. No 10 since it didn't have sewer. We enjoyed the park and would visit there again if we were in the area. Park has 4 showers near the entrance of the park. The bathrooms are clean and placed around the park. The hosts are very helpful. Lots of boats and great fishing apparently in the area. Located near Junction City on one of the state's largest lakes. Campsites located right on the lake if wanted. One loop has no facilities.
Rangers went above and beyond to insure our happiness with the park. It is a little off the beaten path and is a basic nice and clean state camping park. The water is not at each site but we were escorted to a site that did have electric and water. Lots of beautiful shade trees and very peaceful - we were the only campers in the park. Restroom and shower were directly across from our RV. We would camp there again if we were passing near the area. Don't expect much but a nice grassy spot to camp - but worth it if you're in the area (about 6 miles out of town).
Worked for a night. It is right off the highway we needed the next morning so it worked for us. The hosts were very nice. The site we chose is a gravel pull through. Appeared the other campers were permanent residents so it does give a different campground feel. Internet worked great. Off the beaten path and not sure I would stay there again but no serious problems - just a small, simple park.
Park appears to be recently upgraded; Wi-fi works great. The asphalt sites are not level so bring lots of boards to level your rig. We tried one site, and the back was so low we could not get the front down low enough to get it level. After hiking around we prefer the sites with numbers above 48 rather than 1-48 numbered sites. The lake is pretty, and the view from our site was really pretty. The park is well maintained and quiet at night. I think the cost is high to not have sewer hookups and no senior discount. The antennae picked up a few stations since the foliage makes setting up satellite impossible, but I did see a couple of sites with long wires to their dish.
We stayed there during the 2 nights get one free special. The park is remote but in a nicer area. The little store seemed to serve a community need. Our site had not been cleaned since the side area was littered in cigarette butts which is a pet peeve of ours. The internet worked well and the cable TV was fine. The office people were really nice. Would have no problem staying here again. Didn't use the laundry or restroom to be able to evaluate.
Sandpiper RV Park replaces the hotel that was here for over 40 years. We have enjoyed the week we stayed here. The weather has been awesome. The pool should be finished within weeks and includes a hot tub. The internet works great. The office staff is wonderful. If you haven't been to see this new RV park you are missing out. Rate indicated is for back-in during the winter season. Location, location, location...
Great park but remote. Great place to fish, shell, and walk the beach. Bathrooms are spotless. Bring water since it has a funny taste. Light breeze keeps the mosquitoes away - so without a breeze you need your spray. Enjoyed our whole campground experience - very quiet and relaxing. Internet should be working soon. Rate is for preferred site. $25 for general camping and $35 for waterfront (river).
Nothing fancy - RV park around a local motel. The gravel parking lot is relatively level. The flies and smell from the area cattle yards are a challenge going in and out of your camper. There are not many campgrounds within 100 miles of Lamar. We were able to pull through and stay hooked up. Were told 30 amp service was our choice when we arrived.
The park is busy with contract workers. We had no problems with our visit except the water pressure was up and down so much. The gravel parking is level and we were able to stay hooked up. We would probably stay here again.
It's off a noisy road where there is currently construction going on - could hear trucks all the time and made the area dusty. Only reasonable park in the entire Jackson area - so for one or two nights just to have a place to sleep it works. Owners were very nice. NO TV - with antenna. A little far away from the Tetons park but made the drive. Can't say we'd stay there again.
Not a fancy park but nice. Level gravel sites. Camped on the lake with a beautiful view. Had a buy one night get one free special while we visited. Park is 13 miles from West Yellowstone but a nice easy drive. Friendly staff checked us in. There is a boat launch on site for Lake Hebgen. We were here to see Yellowstone.
We stayed 2 nights while we visited the awesome caverns and Sitting Bull Falls. The campground is remote, but has a quiet and serene atmosphere. The only complaint I have is there is no internet access. We had one of the few sites with sewer hookups and made reservations which cost extra. Each site has their own covered table and BBQ grill. We would stay here again and recommend it. Take the truck bypass to go around part of the Carlsbad downtown area on way to the caverns. Nice Wal-Mart on side of town nearest to the caverns.
Friendly staff upon arrival with complimentary cookies. We just stayed one night. Only suggestion is make sure to write down directions or call before closing. Convenient to the interstate. Seems to have a lot of people that live here full-time, but a very clean and well kept park. Would stay here again and recommend to anyone passing through the area.