Extremely nice and friendly owner. Red gravel sites with non-existent grass. Nice wide sites with fire rings at each site along with full hookups. Voltage was adequate. Website states "clearly marked trail." No trail to be found as there was many big piles of dirt all over the place where the "trail" was supposed to be. The hot tub was VERY nice, but they drained it and cleaned it on Friday night, so it wasn't available all day/night for Friday, but we used it a lot on the weekend, and it was nice and clean. They were appologetic about the unannounced draining, and we appreciate that. The location is 18 miles from town, so bring what you need! Yes, they truck in water, so be considerate and not use too much in this arid part of Colorado. One of the better campgrounds in the Colorado Springs area, and we will be back!
The management company is really horrible. In the 25 years of us visiting this park, none of the bad attitudes and bad management has changed. The check in person is curt (the same rude attitude for 25 years). The reservation person is curt. There is virtually no maintenance in the park except what the owners of the individual sites do to their own sites. The soap containers in the Men's bathroom have been empty for 25 years. (Seriously: they are always empty.) The hot tub was "broken." The site 205, we paid $75 for, was the worst site in the Park: pathetic for $75/night. Now the positives. All roads are paved, the sites are concrete and level, cable and internet worked good and the 50 amp service had good voltage levels. The pool was warm, and the bathroom was fairly clean. This park is the only park for 50 miles, and while it used to be a good 10 rated park 20 years ago, the management company doesn't take any pride in renting out owner's RV sites when they are available, or updating any of the facilities. We'll continue to visit because there is nothing else available, but GOSH it's waaaaay overpriced!!!
Very nice State Park with the best paved biking trails anywhere around. Mosquitos about ate us alive, so make sure you bring lots of repellent! Beach area is "ok" with a small parking lot. Cool retired Fort with some old gun turrets and buildings with a nice museum. Can't obviously give it a 10 because there is no pool or other amentities
Nice place for a stopover, good pull through sites with good utilities. The sites are very narrow and you open your door to your neighbor's sewer line. No emenities, so that means no pool or hot tub or views or anything.
This park was just a stopover on the way through, but ended up being one of the nicest parks we stayed at in several years. Some of the sites look like they are State Park type sites next to the beautiful creek. A very nice maintained Nature trail is in the park, and we loved the nice clean pool area too. The landscaping was over the top with nice bark chips spread around the trees/garden areas. The sites are nice and level, and the hookups were clean and central to the pull through sites
This is a straight up 10 campground with a few issues to knock it down to an 8 rating on this visit. We have stayed here before, and normally stay in a "spa" site, and since our last visit, these spa sites have been been nicely updated to include a lattice fence around the hot tub for somewhat of a privacy feel. Nice wood burning fire pits have been added to the spa sites too. The pad is concrete and we were able to fit our 35' RV in the back in spa site. The electrical/cable TV hookup is at the front of the site, requiring us to use our satellite as our cable wasn't long enough. The sewer is at the rear of the site. The patios on the spa sites are pavers and a nice wrought iron table and chairs were there. Upon arrival, we requested an hour or so late checkout on our last day, and the older lady rudely told us, "No, we don't allow that anymore." I asked if we could if we paid extra, NO she said. I asked if we could speak to the manager, she said NO. I asked when is the manager going to be here, she said I don't know. We left and went to our site, but came back later to find the manager to report her rude behavior. He said they charge $3/hour for late checkouts on the RV sites. Well what do you know, they DO have late check outs! It amazes me with so many people wanting jobs, that KOA employs some of the people they do, and then they turn down revenue for the franchise owner just because they are lazy and have a bad attitude. Oh: the pool was empty, strange!
3 overnight pull through sites. No pool, no hot tub, no coffee, no store, no amenities. Sewer hookup at the very back of the pull through sites. Lots of park models. All gravel/dirt sites. Quiet, as the Show Low police drove through occasionally.
Had a nice premium paved site, but it was unlevel. We asked why the pool wasn't open, and was told that it might be open "in May." Really? 90 degree temperatures were common. The hot tub was fairly nice, although the water temperature was not very hot. We look for these amenities when we travel, these mean a lot to us.
Nice pools and hot tubs. We want amenities, and will only stay at parks that have these (pools). This is truly a resort as they have paved roads, an on-site restaurant and RV service. Camping World on site also.
The pool area along with the VERY NICE hot tub was excellent! The roads are all paved, and the park is quiet. The only drawback is there is no store there, but the amenities are what we want and look for when we travel.
We stay here occasionally when visiting family in Carlsbad. This visit was fine, but the pool wasn't open yet (air temps near 90), and we were disappointed. The hot tub was nice, but it was only open from 3 pm to 6 pm. How odd is that? The site was OK, voltage OK, and internet was OK, the gravel roads dusty.
Nice place for a dip in the very clean pool and built in hot tub! We appreciate these two amenities and the work that the management does to keep them clean. The rest of the park is pretty nice, except that the roads are dirt/gravel, and the nicer premium sites aren't offered on-line. Nice miniature golf area, along with a very nice breakfast eating area with pancakes in the morning, and full dinners served at night.
This is an excellent park with a VERY nice pool area along the creek. All roads are concrete, along with the complete RV pads. They have the new style hookup stations at the middle of the sites, and have a nice security gate with a code to get in. For the price, it can't be beat in the area!
This park is excellent, with clean bathrooms, INDIVIDUAL showers with locking doors, a nice pool (odd splashing shallow pool), and access to the pool area at the hotel across the street. All hookups were the new type in a central location along your site. We had a site along the river, which seemed nice to us.
Yes, it's fairly over-rated and pricy, but in general, it's a nice park. The check in is great with a nice parking area. Some of the sites are VERY narrow and the sewer is waaaaaay at the rear of the sites which hampered our attempts to dump while our motorhome was towing our car. The pool area is nice with a small splash pool for the kiddos. We DO wish they would have a hot tub, at least for what they charge!!
This is an excellent park, and with it being completely full during our visit, we are not surprised. First the positives: The pool was SPOTLESS and clean as was the hot tub, and we enjoyed that the hot tub had exclusions for the "under 14" crowd. They have a very nice indoor kitchen area with full fireplace with TV and nice leather couches and chairs with gaming/food tables. In this same area, are a book exchange, games, nice pool table, and a very nice workout room. The check in was busy, but there were several very friendly helpers in golf carts to escort you to your spot. All sites are concrete and very level which we appreciate. They also have a really cool little nature trail that goes up their "mountain" (really a rocky outcropping), and it's lit up at night The negatives are that the PULL THROUGH sites are set up so that you park door to door, but there is two picnic tables are set up so you don't have to share. There seems plenty of room between the units. Another negative is that there is no cable TV, but we were able to receive 37 local channels from Denver. There is also a "biker bar" across the street, and it didn't seem too annoying, but they did play the outdoor speakers loud during the daytime.
We have been staying at this RV Resort for over 20 years now, and with this visit, we noticed some improvements, so some of the previous reviews might have prompted the new management to action. This park remains a rating of 10 because the sites and amenities are top notch, and not over-rated like Grizzly Campground is in West Yellowstone (nice sites, but no amenities). Tiger Run rates a true 10 because of the amenities and RV sites, although the employees at the front desk could use some friendliness training, and the “store” is almost non-existent. 1. The pool and BOTH hot tubs were spotless and the water temperatures were almost perfect. The surrounding pool area had been spiffed up with Christmas decorations, and the old plastic white chairs have been replaced with very nice pool furniture. Kudos to Tiger Run for keeping this area very clean! 2. The bathrooms were very clean and the floors mopped. The men restroom’s soap dispensers were empty all 7 nights we stayed there. 3. Gone is the HORRIBLE numbered key pad entry to the park, and a card key is the replacement. This is a great improvement. 4. Our site was plowed before our arrival, and while they were able to move most of the deep snow, only approximately 40 feet was plowed leaving big mounds of snow on the rear 10 feet of the back in site. After backing in our 36’ motorhome, we had trouble parking our daughter’s car in our site, and when the lady at the front desk was questioned about the access, she wasn’t helpful and we were told that the “owner parks his 40’ Prevost there”. She obviously was talking about summer parking, because the mounds of Snow limited the back in site length to about 2/3rds of its usable length. We just made do after getting no help from the front desk. 5. The nice young man continually patrolled the park to make sure that everyone’s “light” was on. This is a heat strip light for the water hookups. He also did a daily morning plow run…..much improved since we were there last in the winter. 6. The sites have a “dog house” that houses the water hookups with heat strips. The Electric box at our site was new and had two 50 amp hookups along with a 30 amp and a 20 amp hookup, and cable TV which had 70 channels of TV. 7. The FREE internet was good the 7 nights we were there and they have 3 wireless antennas so every guest can receive a signal. This is an excellent campground, and we can only hope that Tiger Run doesn’t continue to replace the RV sites with small cabins as they have been doing for the last 10 years or so.
This park rates high due to the location and nice privacy compared to the other Yellowstone campgrounds. No amenities of course, but being on the lake makes up for it! Sites are fairly narrow with trees and it makes for some tricky parking. Decent dump but the check in is a mad house during the Summer.
Nice campground right next to the lake. A great place to stay while exploring the Grand Tetons. No pool, no amenities, but the Tetons make up for it! You had to put up your grill for the night due to the bear visitations, and the mosquitos were very common. This is right next to the "no hookup" campground, and was sold out. We will visit again!
For the Western part of Wyoming, this is a very nice campground and a welcoming place to stay after a long day on the road. The pool was very clean and nice along with the loungers. The playground looked kid friendly, and they had plants and flowers in pots here and there. Our site had a neat fenced picnic table as this part of the country has some fierce winds. We loved this KOA, and will stay again when passing through.
This is a really nice KOA in a run down part of Salt Lake City. The pool is one of the nicest/biggest/cleanest pools we have ever used, and along with the excellent hot tub, we were happy after a long day of driving. Our site was in a row of very nice sites with lots of shade, and the grass had been recently mowed. Check-in was stress free, and they had a nice packet with local activities and a free shuttle to the Mormon Temple Square. We did see some long term residents but the sites were well maintained with no skirting allowed. Nice fence surrounded the park, and in no way did we feel unsafe as there were very few empty sites in this very large park.
This campground is fairly nice, although there is no pool, no hot tub, no firepits, narrow sites, and really no other amenities. The best thing this campground has is location where you can walk to the local shops. Otherwise, the KOA down the road is a much better choice if you want nicer sites with amenities. This seems overpriced considering you get not much for $58/night.
This is a VERY NICE campground only 5 miles out of town in a beautiful setting. The sites are much bigger/nicer than Grizzly RV Park in town, and since you get get a wider site with a paved patio, a double swing, nice fire pit on a paved base, and cable/internet included, it was an easy choice for us. Having said that, we do feel that $71/night is high, but the surroundings might be the reason why. We also had some problems with some inconsiderate motorcyclists who roared in and out of the campground many times, had a beer party one evening, and during the party, we were forced to listen to three solid hours of Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, blaring from one of their bike stereos from their site near us. When we notified the Manager, he told us if they continued past the "quiet hours", he would have security take over then. I was forced to ask them to tone down the rock concert myself, and was dissapointed that the manager didn't take control of the situation, or even come over to investigate. Other than that, it is one of the nicest KOA's we have ever visted as the indoor pool/spa was clean and if you went during the day, it was fairly quiet as the kids were with their parents visiting Yellowstone. They have a very nice evening dinner menu along with an extensive coffee/expresso breakfast menu.
This is a very nice campground for exploring the area or an for an overnight stay, which was our case. Has an excellent, clean LARGE pool with nice loungers and shady areas. Has recently graveled roadways, level sites and very new cabins. There is a very unique theater outside "room" with surround sound. Has a nice dog run, and we noticed the owner has installed some premium sites with paver patios along with fire rings with grass. Park has friendly owners and employees, spottless showers/restrooms, and last but not least, a VERY NICE game room for the kiddos!
Great place to pull off the freeway, and this place is close to a 10. The reason it's not, is that it's close to the freeway/noise, and the pull through sites are all gravel. Other than the two above negatives, there are MANY positives: cable TV, Wi-Fi, pool, hot tub, pancake breakfasts EVERY morning. Ice cream social EVERY evening, nice store, clean grounds, spotless bathrooms, nice mowed lawns, excellent doggy area, easy in and easy out.
Nice level sites, 50 amp service, no trees, HOT in the Summer, great free shuttle to the casino/buffet, nice smaller pool, all pull thru sites. They also give you two free breakfast buffet coupons for the buffet at the casino across the street. Overall, not bad for $27!
We arrived during a storm, and the primary electrical service line was torn down by a large branch, causing electric to be out for a day. We left and went to Tom Sawyer Campground near the Mississippi river. We were promply given a refund Nice pool, nice trees, level sites, breakfasts, nice store. The only downgrades are the gravel roads and NO cable TV available. The freeway noise is fairly loud, but livable.
We called late to see if they had an overnight site, and they had 3 left. The girl that answered was very nice, and put our site number and info in an envelope on the bulletin board for us as we were arriving late. Watch out for the Summer mosquitos during the rainy season. The sites are RIGHT next to the Mississippi river, and it's really nice to watch the tugboats push the barges down the river. Make sure you use a EMS system, as the voltage fluxuates constantly, as our Progressive Portable EMS system shut our electric off several times during the night due to extremely high voltage. The roads are gravel, there is no pool, hobos living near the entrance, and there is very muddy and water filled holes along the roads.
One thing that is really nice about this campground is the covered picnic tables/breakfast areas at each campsite. These are very handy during the frequent rain storms. Our site was very private and quiet. The park was not full when we stayed here, and the pool was huge and not crowded at all. The roads are paved, but very hilly and some of the sites wouldn't be condusive to big DP's. The wifi was excellent, and the voltage at the 50 amp power pole was very steady at 120 volts. They have new management, and have added breakfast and dinner with different menus each night. They also have pizza delivered to your site, and provide free shuttle to Silver Dollar City which is only 1.3 miles away. If you enjoy a "State Park" type atmosphere with trees and privacy, this is your place.
This used to be a "10" park, but has gone downhill the last several years. There are A LOT of "cabins" for sale here, the pool is in disrepair, as are the hot tubs. The water in the hot tub and pools are dirty. Always the case when we stay here. They need to remove all the "training cables" from all the trees that were installed when they planted the trees 10 years ago. They are choking the tree trunks with these wires, as a lot of them are dying because of the wires wrapped around the trunks. The "store" is nonexistent. The good things about this park: they are open year 'round, and are the only park within 50 miles, the pads are really nice concrete and level, and there are no gravel roads internally.
The first day we used the pool, there was MOSS growing on the steps, and little swimming organisms. We quickly exited and only used the loungers. The next day, the pool was "closed" due to the water being completely green and filthy. We saw and heard nobody trying to fix the problem. Honestly, this was the nastiest pool we have ever seen, and it wasn't just a one time thing. We have been here before and it was just as filthy. None of the workkampers know much about pool maintenance. Cons of the park: 1. gravel/dirt roads, and dusty. 2. The sewer connection is VERY far from the electrical and water hookups. 3. They advertise and own TWO hot tubs, but then neither one works. 4. The entrance looks like a junkyard. 5. unfriendly workkampers who don't tell you about any activities (including the breakfasts). Pros of the park: 1. It's close to Fort Collins and CSU. 2. They have breakfasts and some dinners served on-site. 3. Clean restrooms. 4. Level cement pads.
Only reason this park isn't a "10" is because there is no pool. Beautiful landscaping, huge cement pads and covered awnings with table and chairs, storage sheds at each site that you can lock up your bikes in. Nice clean hot tub, huge indoor and outdoor kitchens for groups. They also have a really nice large activity room with various games set up, two large big screen tvs. Very friendly owners on-site, and call you by name when they see you.