This is a dry campground with no hookups. It is nothing more than a huge gravel parking lot, that if full, would be very close neighbors indeed. You might not be able to open slides they are that close. No tables, no fire pits, Fortunately, it was lightly occupied with perhaps 40 or so RV's. There is a general store and restaurant within easy walking distance. Also, a gas station if you want to pay $5 gallon regular. $6 camping fee is the senior rate.
This is a pretty basic site with electric (15A only), water, but no sewer. I saw only three RV sites, but there could be more in back or dry camping in the front parking area, perhaps. Restaurant has basic food items and was satisfactory except the pecan pie was excellent. No tables, no fire pits. Good place for overnight because Ratchel is so remote. Friendly staff and interesting 'alien' souvenirs. Area 51 is nearby, but you need a vehicle, staff told me not to take the RV down the dirt roads as there was no turnaround space.
All gravel sites with tables, full hookup with 15A-30A-50A. The office closes at 4:30pmso be sure to call ahead for instructions and site number. They require $5 deposit for restroom key. Casino across the street opens 24/7 but restaurant closes at 4:30pm. Owners report business is down drastically since the Colorado river bridge at Boulder opened. Call ahead to make sure still in business as the CG was not heavily populated. No Wi-Fi but T-Mobile cell service worked on 3G. Store on site was not well stocked reflecting weak business.
Water is available near restrooms. We paid senior rate of $5.00 with no admission fee because of our senior park pass. On the entrance road, Boulder Beach Rec Area is on L and commercial campground on R. Entering Rec area, on the L side is much older campsites with gravel pads and Very unlevel. Tried 3 different sites on L side before giving up and moving to R side. On the R side is newer campsites with concrete pads, new fire pits, new restrooms, etc. Pads still not level but workable. Lots of space between sites makes it very quiet. Dry camping, no hookups. Only reason for not a 10 is no hookups. This is a gem of a site.
We overnighted here. Price reflects Good Sam rate. Drive and site are all cinder. There were no tables, no patio. Site says shaded, but has only one tall tree per site positioned perfectly to block the satellite reception if you are facing NW. Cable TV has only six channels and not all of those are very good picture quality. Good Wi-Fi on site. The road into the sites is the road out of the sites and is certainly wide enough for the biggest rigs although the turn into the site cold be problematic for big rigs with the trees at the edge of the turn. There was a pick up parked on the road in half-way up that I did not want to squeeze by so I drove against the traffic to a spot past the truck then exited thru an empty site to get back to the main road in/out.
We overnighted here as we spent a day at Canyonlands and Arches NP's. The Tuscan Garden Italian restaurant, about a mile N of the park, was very good food and recommended. We had a pull thru site which was equipped with 50 amp outlet only so if you are a 30 amp, better have a dogbone available. The water outlet at this site was so close to the ground and pointed straight down that I was unable to use my water filter. Sewer pipe was below grade level, but not a problem. Quiet park, few people that night. CAUTION: If you are in a big rig, make sure you will be able to pull out and turn. The next sites to the front are very close. My 32 foot class C made it, but I would be concerned in a 40 foot A. All sites are gravel and level, access drive in is also gravel.
Nice park, no noise. Sites are gravel and level with paved interior roads. Electric pole was next to drivers door so if your rig is very long, you better have a very long power cable. Water was also next to the power pole. Sewer connection was in the middle of the site on driver side. Wi-Fi worked well at site. There is a Shell station at the campground which is convenient, but I understand from other reviews it is expensive, no price posted. Very convenient to Canyonlands (north side) and Arches NP's.
Nice park. Cable TV is available but you have to pay extra for it ($2.00) and it requires an adaptor that the park provides for free (but requires a deposit). I used my satellite instead. Wi-Fi worked well at site. Was windy so major dust storm and rain, but not a problem. My site did not have a screw in sewer hose fitting and I did not have a sand bag so had to adapt. Looked like most other sites did have screw in sewer fitting. We did not use the showers or restrooms opting instead for the RV. Sites are closer together than we prefer but neighbors were quiet so no problem. Sites are gravel and level.
Interior roads mostly gravel, all sites are gravel with a concrete patio and a table. A lot of litter around the park and maintenance needed on our lot which had the 15A outlets and CATV outlets cover plates broken, the sewer pipe did not have a screw-in fitting and we had to search for rocks to hold our hose in place. WiFi did not work at site, only very close to registration building, but it is free. The park is mostly perm residents (they have the best spots). Low water pressure in showers, otherwise all OK but you need to have a key to get in.
Nice park only seven miles from Bay area attractions. A bit pricey at $70.00 plus tax and there are no Good Sam or other discounts available - unless you are a KOA member. Showers are clean, but low level of shower heads are an annoyance (approx. 5.5 feet high). Excellent Wi-Fi connection and it's free. Lots of pull throughs as we pull a cargo trailer with our motor scooters in it. Not very populated in the campground which surprised us. Overall, nearly perfect.
Nice park for shade and we are not all lined up in a row, but scattered about - nice for a change. Major bug problem in our area - constantly nagged by mosquitos. Freeway noise was not a problem for us as we were in the northern part of the campground, spot #60. Not allowed to keep our 8' trailer by the campsite, we had to park that in a special lot for trailers. Price increased a lot since our stay in October 2012 (then $44) now $54, but no improvement in amenities. Pool was closed even though it was hot. Sinks near showers practically useless, either did not work or sprayed you in the face. Showers were satisfactory, but not well lit. Wi-Fi available only in the visitors center which is not air conditioned. Wi-Fi is not free, you have to pay extra for it. Park is owned by County which is probably why it is not well maintained.