Despite the lack of reviews, this is THE BEST place to stay in Lava Hot Springs. It is SO much better than the adjacent park that you will be kicking yourself if you stay there. It's excellent and one of the prettiest campgrounds we've stayed at. The reason there are no reviews is that the place has recently changed owners -- it was part of an estate that was left to charity and now it is run by different owners as a non-profit. All of the money goes towards improvements to the campground and to charity. The campground itself is beautiful, with grassy sites and very nice trees, beautifully landscaped. The pull-through sites are very long and wide with full hook-ups. They could fit very big RV, unlike the nearby park which is extremely tight. The campground backs up to a very pretty hill and is adjacent to the river. Just gorgeous. The location is perfect for visiting the hot springs, which are walking distance away. The people running the campground are extremely friendly and helpful as well. The only reason we didn't give this campground a 10 is because it only has 30-amp power. There is also a noisy train that passes by right across the road, but this would be a problem no matter where you stayed. Finally, if you are wondering if the hot springs themselves are worth visiting, they are. They are run by the state and are immaculate. While they are certainly developed and touristy, they are nicely done. The bottoms of most of the pools are made of pebbles, which feel great on your feet. The hot springs have no sulfur, so they don't stink. Wonderfully relaxing and pretty too. Definitely worth a stop.
We had a great stay here and would definitely recommend it. The campground itself is not amazing, but it’s certainly adequate. The location is perfect for exploring Cody and for seeing the rodeo. We stayed in a back-in site that overlooked a pretty canyon. The view from these sites was great, much better than the pull-through sites, and we had no problem getting our 40’ fifth wheel parked. The one bad thing about our site was that the sewer hookup was underneath our rig, so we couldn’t reach it without our extension. We also had to weave our cable TV wire under our rig to hook in on the opposite side. There was no real grass between the sites, basically a parking lot, and there was no pool. The Wi-Fi didn’t work from our site. While not fancy, it met our needs, and we even stayed an extra day. We’d come back again if we were visiting Cody, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Don’t believe the good reviews of this place. It is only acceptable for an overnight stop. We stayed here after finding nowhere to stay in Rock Springs. The reviews of the KOA here were so bad that we couldn’t even try it. We drove an hour to this place after reading the positive reviews and have no idea what these people are talking about. The place is totally outdated, and you are basically parking in a grassy field. The sites alternate between 30 and 50 amp, and our next door neighbor was illegally plugged into our 50-amp outlet, so we had to change sites. Fortunately, the campground was mostly empty, or else the sites would have been awkward to get into. There were tons of mosquitoes and other flying bugs. We needed a place to stay, and there is almost nothing in the area, so it was fine, but we wouldn’t stay here for more than a quick stop. We didn’t even unhook our truck. On the positive side, the woman working at the front desk was very friendly and gave my son some popcorn.
We enjoyed our stay here. It has a perfect location for visiting Salt Lake City and is right on the Jordan River Parkway, a paved biking and running trail. They have big pull-through sites that can accommodate huge rigs, with full hookups. The hookups were in odd places, though, so we had to pull our rig to the middle to reach the sewer, and then our truck barely fit in the site, but it wasn't really a problem. The sites are well-kept, with green grass between each site that they keep nicely-groomed. The price, while not cheap, seemed fair for a campground in a city. They have a nice pool and laundry facility. The park is absolutely enormous, with row after after row of RVs, so you are not going here for serenity, but we didn't find it noisy at all. The one downside is that the park is connected with a VIP Permanent Resident park, so a lot of the people are living here full-time, and there are some in mobile homes, rather than RVs. This wasn't a problem, though, and everyone we met seemed friendly. We planned to stay 3 nights and wound up staying five. We would definitely stay here again.