First the Good...At least two friendly employees. They sell great firewood. One mile from east gate entry to Zion NP. Office served best combo pizza I have ever eaten and sell very good breakfast sandwich. Nice gift shop reasonable prices. If you get a site with trees you will be glad you did. Now the not so good. Park appears to cater to poor planners and tent campers. Restroom/shower more like a youth hostel then what you would expect. They do not appear to mow or rake the RV park. Their email does not work. It bounces. Call to make the reservation get names and be specific. Call the week before you arrive, get names and be specific. Call the morning you are going to arrive get names and be specific. Summary, its proximity to Zion's east gate, and the food they sell in the office is great. Set low expectations for the rest and you won't be disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place was not well maintained. It was primarily gravel and dirt and during high winds it was like a dust bowl. Couldn't get Wi-Fi, no night lights. Pull through not very long so had to disconnect my car. A little pricey, especially for what you get. We disliked it so much, we moved to another campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff, entire campground is dirt with some gravel. The 80PSI water caused a few leaks and for the neighbor also. Had no cell service for any carrier, no WiFifrom the campground or from my Verizon Hotspot, and no NOAA weather radio reception. I have satellite so I don't know about antenna TV. There was good pizza at the store. The bathrooms are old and run down. There was some motorcycle noise from the main road. I came from Lake Powell area and was heading to Bryce, so I felt staying on the east side of Zion would make sense, except everything you do, including getting on the shuttle into the park, happens at the south entrance. That is where I will stay next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects some discount. No services, cell phone, TV, or internet--not even if you bring your own. It is at the opposite end from most of the stuff in Zion Nat'l Park. We chose this park because we were headed up US 89. The best part of the drive was the big horn sheep we saw on this side of the tunnels. Showers and restrooms were clean. Site had some gravel but more dust. Tree limbs in a lot of sites are a problem for big rigs. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We called in advance due to some confusion as to whether there was an RV park or if it was just a hotel. The web site did not mention the RV park and it was also called the Mountain River Resort and the Mountain River Ranch but the phone numbers were the same. When I called I was told to call a different number. The person who answered assured me there is an RV park. I asked to make a reservation and she said "ok", then she changed her mind and said I didn't need one, there would be plenty of spaces. We followed the directions on the web site. When we arrived at the address it was the hotel, we were told the RV park was located 3 miles up the road. More confusion. We arrived, checked in: simple, give me your credit card, here's your receipt. No information or directions. We asked which space number and were told any empty space was ok. We then asked what time we needed to check out the following day and was told "oh anytime is ok". We drove across the road to the RV park picked a space, leveled our RV, unloaded the bikes, and started hooking up our electric and water when we discovered there was no water. After more confusion we were told to move to a space in the back two rows as they were the only ones with water. The park is dry and dusty. The bathrooms/showers are clean. We will only be here one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived and thought it was closed, all sites were empty. They told us that we could take any site we wanted, the first had no water at all. There was weeds all over and broken hook ups, a shower/bath house that is open 24/7 right off highway 9 with cars pulling in to use. There is some tent camping east of the RV section. In 3 days we only saw 3 other RV's use the park, if you want to be right on the roadway with no neighbors and security than this is the place! Check in is across the street and closest services/supplies about 11 miles east. The campground is 1/2 mile from the east gate of Zion National Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.