We had a flat tire outside of Aberdeen and were behind schedule. We stopped in Ipswich to check on a spare tire and found this campground. It is a no frills campground with full hookups (including 50 amp) on Highway 12 in town with only 3 or 4 spots. It is located across the street from the owner's body shop, so when the body shop is closed at the end of the day not sure how you would check in. It is basically on a vacant lot, but well maintained. Right across the highway is Ken's Market and fuel station. As mentioned, it is no frills, but at $20. a night it was a bargain and a relief to for us to happen upon it after a stressful day.
This is a model of what an RV park should be like. The sites are paved and offset with plenty of room. The one thing missing that would make this a 10 is trees on the grass areas between sites, however since it is a new facility that may be in the plans. The rates need to be included on the website.
Friendly staff, nice sized sites, and meticulously maintained. Our rate was monthly, plus electric. They are building a new rec center w/pool, which will make this an A class facility. The distance to restaurants and shopping was not a problem for us. The only ding is that we thought this was an adult only park. The majority of RV's are retirees; however on occasion, RV's with children were here. Kids being kids, they were loud and running around. I suppose that isn't a problem, since it is occasional or if you aren't in a spot next to them. However, when the new rec center is finished the last thing a retiree wants when they are using the rec center, especially the pool, is kids running around. We will definitely be back and are looking forward to the new rec center and hopefully the management will restrict it adults.
Rate is monthly, plus $120 electric on top of that. We stayed here for a month. The positive: The sites are all pull through and reasonably sized. The streets are paved and the sites are pebble stones with a concrete patio. When someone leaves they smooth out the rock areas. The entire property is meticulously manicured and well cared for. The setting is quiet and the desert views are great. The negative: When we were booking on the phone I asked about several specific sites using the on line map and was told they were taken. One was next to the one we reserved. In the whole month we were here, no one was in that site, which means they could have assigned it to us. (Not sure why they told us it was taken.) The WiFi only worked in the clubhouse. The indoor swimming pool is kept covered, so you need to let them know in advance if you care to use it. The pool was at a nice temperature, however the room is not heated and was so cold that it made using the pool uncomfortable. In order to use the pool you have to go through the lobby and the only changing area is the restroom away from the pool. The pool area is dated and could use a cleaning. The clubhouse is also dated and needs updating or an interior decorator. It is bland, with the exception of a substantial military display of the owner, which seemed more appropriate in his home, rather than the clubhouse. His politics were clear. He even censored the channels on the cable TV he didn’t like, leaving only a small number of channels, which didn’t matter much since the cable TV was grainy most of time. We didn’t use the clubhouse because of his politics and because it wasn’t appealing or comfortable, thus can’t give a 10 rating. Aside from that, because the property was so well maintained we would return here again.
Older facility that has seen better days and minimal maintenance. Sand/dirt roads. Only 6 FHU's with the rest mainly electric (30 amp only) and water. We made the mistake of staying on a Saturday. Noisy and dogs running loose. Probably on a weekday it wouldn't be as bad. Sites are close together and scrub grass. We were passing through and made our reservations based on the website, which isn't reality. The restrooms were old and crusty. For one night it was just okay, but we wouldn't want to stay any longer. It's like an old clunker car that needs fixing up.
We have stayed here several times over the past few years, but doubtful we will return. The scenery is great and the town is eclectic fun, but the campground is the tightest ever. You are literally sandwiched one foot from the RVs on both sides. Awnings and slides nearly touch. The only site with room is on the end and every time we have been here someone has glommed on it for weeks. It was clearly designed for small travel trailers with no slides, even though you can squeeze others in. It is a challenge backing in and getting out. As with most recreation areas in the area it is swamped on the weekends. Because it is the only RV park in the area they get $35/night, which is a bit much for such a tiny and cramped facility.
.We came in early in the afternoon and barely fit in a spot. There are random 30 amp spots and random water access spots. Those are taken by construction workers who are semi-permanent. (One said they've been here for 2 months.) There are other random spots with household outlets. While we were here several other RV's like us (travelers) came through, but left after seeing no place to park. That is unfortunate because were it not for the construction workers who have set up long term, this would be a nice day or two stopover for traveling RV'ers. It appears that the city doesn't pay much attention either, since repairs were needed and we couldn't even find a form or envelope to leave payment. We'd stay here again on a one nighter, but will make sure we get here early enough in the afternoon to get the one or two spots open, and even that is a crap shoot.
Well maintained and operated facility with established trees in abundance for shade. Nice staff. The downside is the price. It is essentially the only RV park in Lincoln, which seems strange and since there is no competition, they charge what the market will bear. $30 would be more realistic, but $45 is a bit much. No offense to the owners, because they do a nice job of maintenance and operation, but they are after all in Nebraska, and charge too much.
What a missed opportunity and overpriced facility. First, the missed opportunity: This is a nicely laid out property with older trees for shade. However it looks like it has been totally ignored for the past few years. It looks like whoever owns it now has decided to do the bare minimum as far as upkeep and the grounds. The swimming pool is closed (89 degrees while we were here) and weeds are the flower of choice. This is one of those places where you think to yourself "what if" and wonder why anyone would let it deteriorate. Now, for the overpriced: We paid $41 for full hookups (which are only 30 amp) and at best this is only a $25/night facility. But, for a one night stop it works - just not for $41. We probably won't stay here again. P.S. KOA needs to check this place over and see if it meets their criteria. Doubt it.
Everyone else gave a good description. Immaculate grounds and facility. The only drawback which kept us from rating as a 10 was the size of the sites. All sites are the same size and we booked a deluxe site thinking it might be wider or have more space between sites, which wasn't the case. Little room to park the tow vehicle. The only difference was a picnic table (which all sites should have anyway for this type of "resort") and a two panel lattice fence toward the front of the site, which seemed odd since it gave little privacy from the site next to ours. It was a good idea, but they needed spend a little bit of the enormous money they have and extend the fence the length of the sites. Seems reasonable when paying extra for a deluxe site. Otherwise, this place is as everyone else described.
Very well maintained grounds and facility. Very nice lady at check in and attention to detail. Pea gravel sites with easy access. Trees at each side for some shade, but still small. It was hot while were there, but we simply went to shady side of RV. Too windy for awning. Only stayed one night, but would easily stay longer if had the time. And the bonus was that they sell BEER in the office-store since we couldn't find any at Petro. Woo Hoo.
Easy access to I-40. Very basic with gravel sites and no shower or restrooms. Minimal upkeep, but for $15 for full hookups it works for a day or two stay over. If you need the amenities and aesthetics, better look elsewhere.
There must have been some improvements since the past review in 2007. The signs to the park are good. This is a very large park with very long gravel and grass back in sites and large pull through sites. It would be hard to believe that they would ever fill up this park because of the number of sites. It is on the NE edge of town, thus in a relatively open range area. The restrooms, showers and laundry were very clean and there appears to be ongoing improvements. The sites are wonderfully far apart and spread out. There are a number of new tree plantings and hopefully they plan many more as shade is scarce. If you like a wide open, easy in and out for any size rig and nicely maintained RV park this would work. The price for full hookups is reasonable and if they continue to make improvements, including more trees this would be top notch.
This is a great vista, badlands setting and the views are great. The downside is that there is no water or service of any kind, except vault toilets. The RV area is asphalt with only one spot that has any shade to speak of and if that is occupied (which it was when we were here) you will fry in the other spots. It is horribly hot in the summer on the asphalt, but would likely be super in the spring and fall when the heat wasn't so oppressive. There are water pump jack spigots, but for whatever reason they were not turned on. Also, it is unfortunate that no one has planted trees to offer shade. The view is great, but you need to decide if primitive camping is for you, especially in the extreme heat of July. The primitive camping isn't bad, however no shade in the heat of the day is a booger. Were it not for that or if we could have been in the only spot with trees we would have stayed more than one night.
Absolutely well maintained facility with very outgoing and helpful hosts. All sites are level, the Wi-Fi works, good shade in most sites, extra clean restrooms and quiet country setting. There isn't much to fault with this KOA and if they were all this nice, guess we'd have to join KOA membership. The only fault, which isn't a biggie, is that most of the sites are side by side drive thru. The owners make a point of keeping everyone apart when not busy and we were surprised it was not more crowded for July. There is plenty of history in the area with the Little Big Horn and this is a great hub to see the sites. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
This is a relatively newer KOA with mainly rock ground cover. It is very well maintained and younger trees strategically are planted at each site. The facility is on the north edge of Casper in Bar Nunn in an open area, so it is susceptible to wind, however not dusty. The management is courteous ,and it is obvious the facility is well maintained because they pay attention to details. In years to come as the trees mature this will be a nice park. The pads are measured equally with about 10' between each one. The Wi-Fi works perfect and the cable TV is a nice addition with 50+ channels. While more distance between sites and better shade would be a plus, all in all this is a very well maintained facility with the best yet to come over time. The rates are a bit high, with the only discounts being offered for KOA members, but one only needs to check reviews of other RV parks in Casper, and it is a no brainer. For a very clean, well maintained and well managed facility this is the only real choice in Casper. This is especially the case if you have spent a week or so boondocking in the adjacent mountains/prairies. We would not hesitate recommending this KOA.
The previous review is somewhat dated (2004) and a bit much. This is a very nice and quaint facility, well maintained and managed, but in a rural Wyoming setting. Wifi works only near the office and there is no cell phone service. Those who are looking for big RV park amenities won't find them here. What they will find is a very laid back, relaxing park. It is on a river, however a lot of shrubs block the view and access. It is a bit much to say wildlife come through the park daily. In fact, the dogs in the park would likely keep wildlife from coming through the park. The owners are very friendly and helpful and responsive to any needs. There are 17 full hook ups and 14 electric/water spaced nicely apart with many shade trees. The lots of lakes nearby the previous review stated are probably those up the mountain in the Medicine Bow National Park, as the Encampment River running in the back of the RV park is the only one nearby. Saratoga is 20 miles to the north and has a number of tourist type shops, as well as a hot springs. All in all this is a very nice and relaxing facility which is a welcome change from the cramped cookie cutter so-called RV parks. We would not hesitate to recommend this facility to anyone who wants to spend a few days of solitude.
As other reviews said, this is a well kept park and the managers are very cordial. There are full hookups, however because of the unique "first-come-first-served" situation they are always full. The uniqueness is that there are no reservations, and if you just show up you most likely won't get a space. You have to telephone the morning of the day you intend to show up, and there is a waiting list in most cases. You will then most likely be put in an electric only spot and you can then be on a waiting list for full hook ups when they open up. So, you need to decide if it is worth it if you aren't planning on staying a while. They raised the limit from 14 days to 30 days, so the "best" spots on the creek are always taken and you can plan on waiting to "rotate" into them if you stay long enough and are lucky enough. In all the spots you should plan on being only feet from whomever is next to you and in about half of the spots your backing skills will be tested due to the closeness and layout. Don't agree with the reviews who say big rig accessible. This would be rated an 8, 9 or even a 10 were it not for the closeness and how cramped it is. It is close to downtown, close to activities, very well maintained, convenient and the hosts are very cordial, but notwithstanding these attributes this is a very, very cramped park.
Game & Parks managed recreation area close to town. Nice spots and well maintained, however immediately next to the campground are railroad tracks where coal trains run non-stop day and night. No matter where you camp in this campground you will hear the trains and the very loud horns blasting long all night and if you camp in the spots closest to the rails you will feel the rumble as the trains go by. No kidding... these coal trains roar by about every 20 minutes day and night and are very, very loud. You would swear the engineers hold down on the horns almost non-stop as they pass the campground. Do not plan on sleeping. Unfortunately, were it not for the trains this would be a nice campground.
This campground is a Game & Parks managed recreation area on a 700 acre NRD lake with nice camping spots. Electric only in most spots and water spigots in selected areas. Dump station some distance from camping area. Not unlike other campgrounds in Nebraska on a lake (because of limited number of lakes in Nebraska) this campground gets a lot of use and pressure. This facility also gets heavy use typical of most campgrounds in Eastern Nebraska because of population. Quiet hours are not enforced, so after 10 PM it is sometimes noisy into the night. Notwithstanding this heavy usage it is well maintained. Unfortunately, it is crowded during weekends and peak times. Fishing is good, however there are times when the lake looks like a freeway with all the boats and the lake is almost too small for the large speedboats that roar around the lake. If you are in a small boat prepare to be rocked and during peak times prepare for boats being nearly side by side. The restroom/shower facilities are generally clean. A park vehicle permit is required to enter and camping site costs continue to increase annually - currently $14. All in all this is a nice area during non-peak, non-holiday times and during weekdays when it is not so crowded.
The campground is located immediately off Interstate , so there is some highway noise and is behind the Pepper Pod restaurant. It is basically "carved out" of the back lot and each campsite is white rock pads on dirt/gravel drives. There is little or no shade or privacy and the sites are close together. It appears to be an old facility that is maintained to the basic minimum. A huge drawback is the railroad the runs within feet of the back property line and coal trains go by every half hour day and night. They blow the horns upon entering the town and all the way through. Don't plan on sleeping through this. It is barely acceptable as an overnight stay because it is run down, minimally maintained and train noisy. This is too bad because there is a desperate need for a nice RV park east of Denver on I-76.
This is an older campground with potential, and is maintained to the bare minimum. As mentioned by other reviewers, there are a number of "live-ins" there, and the sites are close together, lacking privacy. As others also mentioned, it is okay as an overnight stop, but not conducive to a longer stay - certainly not as advertised as an RV "park". It is located on the I-76 136th Street off ramp and there is some traffic noise, as well as nearby railroad traffic noise. This facility needs some attention to detail and sprucing up to be a comfortable RV park, and the elimination of every other space so the RV's aren't parked within feet of each other (ours was 9' from the one next to us). There is no real alternative east of Denver when you are looking for a spot to stay over, and want to get through Denver when heading east. The biggest drawback is the ripoff price of $37.50 per night. That price would be more realistic in a nicer facility, but not this one. The best thing that could happen for all RV'ers would be a competitor across the road or to the north of this place. There is no doubt it would be successful based on how full this place is and the high price they charge for what there is. There is a desparate need for a nice RV campground east of Denver and this one isn't it.
Well maintained by state and good selection between electric, non-electric and primitive sites. A bit crowded on weekends, however more open on weekdays. Sites are a bit close together, however that is offset by how well maintained the park is. Restrooms and showers very nice. Campground is in town, so close to activities.
City owned park with on site hosts. Close to Omaha, so heavy use, especially on weekends. Located near the Missouri river so lots and lots of activity on weekends. Lots of shade trees and some sites that are not so close together as others. Restrooms and showers are older and not well maintained. Generally, an nice place to stay for a few days with weekdays being better than weekends.
City park on the lake. Well maintained and roomy sites. Fills up on weekends, so reservations are suggested. Lots of shade spots and nice bike and walking trail. Restrooms and showers cleaned daily and park kept clean. A very nice facility.
This is a city owned campground located next to the city golf course and city pool. Some shade spots and gravel pads. Water and electric hookups only, with dump on the grounds. Restrooms and showers are not well maintained, but the campground is. All in all it is a nice place to spend a few nights and the price is right at $10 per night. We would have no problem staying here again.
This facility is not at all like described on the website. It is accessible by gravel road and is essentially a farmstead (which someone was fortunate enough to have on a lake) that has been converted to a "so-called" RV park. The RVs are so close to each other that there is little privacy and the "lakeside" sites are cramped next to a steep and weedy dropoff to the lake. When it became aware there was a demand for cramped and so-so RV stalls, the owners simply went to an open grass area nearby and added more close together unimproved sites. Too bad, since there was potential for a nice RV park, but the choice to cram them in to get more money seemed to be the priority.