We were here for the Escapade, and stayed in the Boxelder campground. We had FHU with 30 amp electric. All utilities worked well, and we had a clear shot of the sky for satellite. We had good weather while we were here, so we had no issues with mud or getting stuck (the poor folks at the FMCA rally a week or so prior to our arrival had a tough time with the mud after many days of heavy rain.) This is a very nice venue, and Gillette has all the conveniences you might need. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure if this park is open to the public as we were here for an FMCA rally. Very nice complex with clean and abundant bathrooms and showers. The only unfortunate part was heavy rains caused unbelievable mud in all of the dry camping areas of the complex. We watched at lease 50 coaches around us muddle their way through the mud. Many of us ended up staying an extra day until things dried out. Will not stay here again if rain is forecasted. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent power and water pressure here. Camping is on grassy hard-packed dirt. No issue getting in and out of the site unless there are very heavy rains right at the time that you are arriving or departing. We were here for two RV rallies and have found this convenient to the stores and restaurants in town. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with previous posts, the only reason you would be staying here, would be for a rally/convention, this is just a very basic place. There are 5 different camping areas, either sandy/grassy fields or a rough clay service. The 50 amp service we have is working well in the 95 degree heat we are in. Our Sprint Phone/Hot Spot is working OK. They tell you that you can get 2 hours free on their Wi-Fi, after that you have to pay for it. Can't verify that. Very good convention facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was perfect for a Rally which is why we were here. Would not be my choice for a stay other than an overnighter. Facilities were good, but showers had coolish, non-adjustable water. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Like other reviewers, we were here as part of a rally. Site size depends on how many rigs and how they're parked; in our case ample room was left between rigs because of the relatively small size (690 units) of the rally. Not very level, the sites are simply fields covered with dead grass and dirt, with gravel entry roads. We were in "E" section, which had both 30 and 50 Amp power, which worked well. Verizon cell service was good, but data service was slow. No trees, so good view for TV satellites. About a two-mile drive to restaurants and shopping in Gillette, which has little to offer except the basics. We'll think twice about attending a rally here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a multi-event complex; it is not a general purpose campground. We were here as part of an RV rally. Essentially, it is a large field with RV hookups. Most sites are FHU but the majority are 30A even though the complex is advertised as having both 50A and 30A. If you are with a large group you should be aware that most sites will be 30A. The sites are really nothing but dirt; when the winds blow it is like a sandstorm. The sites are also quite narrow; there's enough room for slides but not always for awnings. The good news is that the Wyoming winds are so constant and strong that you probably won't be able to open your awning anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here for a rally, and the price reflects activities and food. The sites were very close together - could not put down the awning, but did get the slides out. The complex is huge - being new this was the first time someone utilized the entire building. Very easy to get to, a couple of blocks off the interstate. The rally was a great time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge complex designed for large rallies and all kinds of sporting events including races and rodeos. Modern events center large enough for a thousand RVers but quite a distance from the campground area. There is no shuttle and many people had to rent cars who had not brought one. The walk is not too bad for those who can; however, it crosses through a dusty race track. It would be fitting for such a high-tech center to have a real walking trail or sidewalk. Pleasant grassy sites that are very close together especially for slide outs but they do have sewer hook-ups. Shopping close by for those with vehicles. Only real noise was one evening with stock car racing nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is used for RV club rallies & other events. I verified with management & It is not open for overnight camping. Therefore, it probably should not be listed here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice rally facility. Though the parking was a little tight it wasn't as bad as some campgrounds. We spent the week from 25 Jun through 4 Jul and would do so again for another rally. Do not know if overnight camping is available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We attended the Escapees RV Escapade event and agree with the previous post from July 2008. We stayed in the "campground" called Reata with Water and Electric only. This was one of the closer campgrounds and was within walking distance of all the seminar rooms and theater. A good place for a rally. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campgrounds on the Cam-Plex are only for rallies and events held at this facility. It is not a place to live nor is it a vacation destination. The rating we gave it is based on that premise. The fact that one can attend a rally with well over a thousand rigs and everyone can have FHUs is commendable. The campgrounds are basically open grassy fields "planted" with power boxes and bisected with dirt roads. The sites are long and narrow — but yet wide enough for rigs with opposing slides and awnings. We are full-time RVers and lived here for a week during the Escapees' Escapade. We would recommend the Cam-Plex for big rallies. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park during conventions and events. There is room for several thousand RV's. The parking is a bit close; but still doable. We were here during an RV rally. We would love to stay here again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good water, electric and sewer. Dusty but they watered the roads to help keep down the dust. We were here for a rally so were packed pretty tight. Lucky enough to have an end site so had some extra space. Otherwise it would be VERY tight between rigs. Could not put out the awning due to wind and tight site. They needed to mow the grass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I totally agree with the last poster. We were at the same Escapees Escapade and it was great. We were in the largest park which is Boxelder. Every site had full hookups and all worked great. This is a perfect place for anyone's rally. It is about 3 miles to town and they have a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Home Depot, numerous fast food places, and restaurants. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have stayed at bigger RV Parks, for less money, and did not feel like I was on the subway (or a dirty, dusty sardine can). The fact that the sites are 50' long, and I drive a 45' motor home is one thing, but the width is another. They should just tell everyone with a big rig, and multiple slides, should stay home. I would say they only have to run a rally once a year to pay for this! Next time I'll either stay home or elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are no discounted rates. Price is for a 50 amp full hook-up in the lower level front section and payable in cash or check only. Streets were asphalt and we were parked on gravel. Site was very narrow, so we could not extend our awning without touching the rig next to us. At the entrance to the park are a number of truck camper shells with cars parked in front of them. I am uncertain if they are part of this park or just an adjacent one. The map we were given was quite confusing and a number of the sites in our area were unmarked. The office personnel also seemed confused about this. Lots of permanents living in older rigs. We would avoid this one if possible, but would stay again in a pinch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I like this place: it's a bit old school cool and showing some wear but worthy of a stay. The pool needs TLC (a new liner), septic didn't work for my rig, the dump was behind the backin site rather than on the side. Lilacs were in bloom and smelled great, quiet for being right in town, not very many guests for a Memorial Day weekend. Too bad about the bad wrap some folks gave the place. The manager was very nice, helpful and had suggestions about the camp and area. Thanks for the nice stay! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park seems full of permanent residents, and it's a “pass the mustard” park in that you can yell out your window to ask your neighbor to pass the mustard. I had a “shady” site in the F section. I put “shady” in quotes because. Yes, there were trees, but the trees barely allowed room for my slide-outs, and no room at all for awning. Not that I needed the awning in October. But on the good side, my slot was very long, in case you are towing a car. However, the road through the park is a little dicey if you are a big rig. I got decent reception via antenna for the few digital channels available in the area. A prior reviewer said “cash only.” It's true they don't take credit cards, but I was allowed to write an out of state check. This was a good place to overnight for the minor emergency I had to deal with. I couldn't use the Wi-Fi as I had stopped in Gillette to get my computer repaired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were surprised to find a site available, due to the big Escapees rally starting at the Camplex. We'd planned to stay at Wal-Mart, but 99 degrees prompted us to seek electricity for air conditioning. The first site assigned us was very unlevel and had a low-hanging tree. The site we stayed in was in the clear - no shade but adequate for overnight. Gillette doesn't offer many choices for RVers, so this would be where we'd stay again. But I'd prefer to just drive through town and stay elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have to give this campground a 2 because it did provide us with a place to stay and full hook-ups; but other than that, there is not much good to say about this place. We were coming from the west and did not want to stop in Buffalo for the night as planned, figuring we could go another hour. We should have stopped in Buffalo. Cramped, dirty, dusty and loud. We did not even unhook in case we had to make a hasty exit in the night. Find a Wal-Mart if you can or stay in Buffalo. P.S. Cash only - which should tell you something. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Exceeded my expectations! I was worried about staying here after reading some bad reviews, but things were pretty nice. I think some camper had a grudge and forged a bunch of bad reviews. If you're staying in Gillette, this is the place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In the 27 years that we have been camping, we have never been in such a terrible campground. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. We would never have used them. For some reason the spot we were in and the ones around us did not have water, even though the connections were there. We went to bed, got up and left at 8:15 am in the morning. Just wanted out of there. We noticed that there were mostly workmen in the campground, but that is no excuse for the dirty conditions. We could not find another campground and that is the only reason that we ended up staying there. My husband was not well and we needed to stop and rest. Even the office was in a horrible condition. And to charge $29 just to park with no facilities and being so disgusting is terrible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My husband and I were staying in this park for a few weeks for his work. Before we arrived I spent a week trying to reach someone in the office on the phone. When I finally got in touch with the office we were not given an answer about whether or not we would have a site until the day that we arrived. We were very surprised about the amenities that were listed on the web site that were not there. The pool and spa would have been nice if there would have been water in either of them. The site that we were in was right next to a big rig that was parked 3 feet from our slide out. It was a very well named park, due to the fact that the woman that was working was always rude and unhelpful. I would never recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There was never anyone in the office or return of phone calls. The electricity went out one night and the owner did nothing about it. WiFi only available in the office. It was not a pleasant stay in Gillette at this campground. I would NOT stay here again!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park probably had grand aspirations, but is on the downhill side now. It has been here long enough to have grown nice shade trees. There are probably 60+ sites that are effectively full of permanent people. In actuality, there are only 6 pull throughs. 40' rigs can tip toe into the pull sites. This is great for an overnight. Not to put Gillette, WY down, but this park isn't where I would go to to spend my two week vacation. There is at least one other RV park in town that we didn't get the name of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A bare minimum campground with full hookups available. Looks generally rundown and seems to have lots of seasonal or work-campers (it's a coal town). Main campground road was full of potholes, but it just got a big asphalt patch job done, which improved it. Sites are ok in width: big enough for slides. Kind of scary maneuvering around the campground roads: have to go through a really narrow spot to get to our site. Manager claimed they had Wi-Fi, but I didn't want it bad enough to go to the office to connect, so I can't comment on that. Only reason we came here was we thought it was the only one in town, but I think there's another park now. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very poorly maintained. Cash only - no credit cards. Site was a mud hole and narrow. Cigarette butts covered the ground. Difficult to locate campground. 95% permanent residents most appeared to be bikers. Way overpriced for the conditions and amenities. Poorly run. Would not stay there again. Suggest avoiding this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Appropriately named! This campground was probably once a very splendid place to stay, but it is definitely going down FAST! The woman that runs the place is very odd and rude. You have to go to her house to check into the campground because there is never anyone in the office. The office smells like kitty litter box (or meth). I would not use the laundry facilities here, they were filthy and so were the showers. Other than that the park was fairly private, the lots were big. Nice shade trees. Close to other city amenities. We stayed here for 3 months because we had to. There are not a lot of other options in the Gillette area due to the flow of oil field workers. The woman that runs the place over charges BIG TIME due to that fact. We paid 800 a month for this dump! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't touch this place. Upon arrival we were greeted by some friendly, but somewhat unkept men hanging around the office area. The woman in charge arrived, took our money, cash only, and pointed out our campsite. As we drove to it on the main campground road I struck a branch with my A/C cover, putting a hole in it. After sawing off the branch I inquired as to what she was going to do about the damage. She responded nothing and kept insisting it was my fault. She repeatedly refused to provide me with the name of her insurance company or even her own name. I finally got my money back and left. We contacted the Chamber of Commerce and were advised her name was Ginger Peet. The general appearance of the campground was dirty and unkept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As nearly everyone has said, it's hard to imagine a worse place. It started out suspicious when entrance ran thru a "hobo camp" of ramshackle trailers, etc. Second warning was when the clerk said "cash only". Third warning came when we were directed thru one site to reach the rest of the pull-thru's. The final warning was the sign in the restroom warning that the homeless would be hauled off naked by the police if they didn't pay a fee before showering. We ended up here because of awning damage on the highway while headed toward Buffalo. We needed a place to stop and seek repair help the next morning and as others have said, it's the only one around. To be completely honest, we had an OK site for our 35-ft, narrow-body coach (actually may have been the best one in the place) but nothing more than a place to park. I'll stay anywhere else next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stay away! This campground is way over-rated. It could have been a nice place if they work on it. Staff was friendly but we did not feel safe there. Site was short with trees hanging over, we had to have one person pulling up the branches so they won't scratch the roof of our RV. Many permanent residents and teenagers were gathered around the office area. You could hear screams and loud music all the time. The RV that parked next to us told us that the cops came twice within the two hours they were there. The bathrooms were clean though. We had to use their laundry facility which is right next to the office. It took a long time to dry our clothes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the worst campgrounds we've been in. Lots of signs and ads make you think you'll be pulling into a fairly decent place. We arrived too late in the day to go elsewhere (and there really IS no place else in Gillette, except the Cam-Plex place that's full of permanent residents), and were surprised to find a very dirty, run-down place filled with permanent placement trailers surrounded by junk, trash and old cars. It's hilly and difficult to get around in, the office help were unkempt, indifferent and unhelpful. The pull-thru site we were directed to was only a few feet wider than our motor home. A picnic table that was falling apart was the only amenity, apart from the dead grass and dirt at our site. If we're ever in the area again, we'll save our money and either keep driving, or find a parking lot even closer to the railroad tracks than this horrible place was. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has to be one of the worst RV Parks in the nation. I barely got my coach into the assigned space, pad 8. Dusty, dirty, office is a mess. People in the office were untidy. And for $34 - wow what a rip off. A worker there though he was a computer whiz - but could not get wi-fi working on my laptop - which I had to take away from him after he started changing my connection settings. I had stayed here some years before and was so tired that I pulled in anyway. That will never happen again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worst campground we have been at in months on the road. The sites are short and over grown with trees, they originally sent us to a back in site that would not fit a 30' and they knew we had a 40', When we walked back to the office they put us in a longer site for 2 nights and told us if we stayed the 3rd there would be no problems, since we had such a hard time getting into the pull thru, as it was so tight and so short, we decided to stay put. All of the other folks here in newer mhs were very upset, one was on his roof cutting away tree limbs 2 had tried to get their money back and go to Walmart..when we went to extend the 3rd day we were told that we could not stay in our site as it was the only way people could get in or out of 5 other sites for tents and 5th wheels, however we could move to another site. Our site was their pull thru's road. Since this place is so cramped we did not want to move but are moving to another town, we would never consider staying here again. If anyone wants to stay in Gillette, stop and look at the sites before you pay. If we had done that we would have left and not stayed. As we pulled in other folks came and told us they had tried to get their money back to go to walmart..they refused to refund.. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for one night traveling from Yellowstone. We stayed at a pull though site that was shaded. The bathrooms were clean. The staff was very friendly. The campground was fine for a one night stay on the way to another destination. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the worst campground we have ever stayed in. The office and every building was dirty and had junk lying around. The sites are difficult to get into and very narrow. We have stayed in well over a hundred different campgrounds over the past twenty years. This is definitely the worst. It is however the only one in the area. We happened to end up there and was too tired to go on. Avoid at all costs and drive further. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very few campgrounds in the Gillette, Wy area, so you get what is available. This campground is relatively easy to find. It is technically right in town but surrounded by trees and a nice walking path along the outside of the campground. The campground does not have a website. I found it in my AAA campbook. The pool is above-ground and it wasn't open yet in eary June, for obvious reasons. Still a little chilly. We enjoyed our 1 night stay on our way to Yellowstone. Do not let the decor or paint-job of the office scare you away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This campground is located across the street from Cam-Plex. The parking spaces are gravel, there are small areas of grass between the spaces. Pull-throughs are 50 amp full hook-up, but tight. There appear to be long-term renters with rather junky looking stuff sitting around. It is surrounded by fields, so it is quiet at night. To summarize, this is a campground not a destination. We would not choose to camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this campground because there were no other options, other than a truck stop. It is dirty, messy, smelly and expensive (for what you get). Most of the sites are seasonal campers, and they do not keep up their property at all. There was insulation all over and half built rotting decks on some of the seasonal sites. It felt like a very run down trailer park. We made sure all of the doors and windows were locked at all times. The sites were gravel and very close together. You need to share a water hookup, so we had to run the hose under our camper and add an additional 100 foot hose in order to reach the hookup. The sewer hole (and it was only a hole) was so small our hose wouldn't fit in, so you had to hold it down while emptying the tanks. Since the hole was so small, it bubbled up while you were emptying. Very messy and smelly. I would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of only two campgrounds around the Gillette area. Campground is way to expensive for being gravel sites. Had no choice but to stay here because according to reviews of the other campground, this was far better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Over-priced, but couldn't do any better in this area. Campground feels like a low-end trailer park. Lots of full-time residents with lots of junk around their trailers. We had to get our neighbor to unhook his extra water hose from our water hook-up, but he was nice about it. Although we arrived before 5:00 pm, office (store) was already closed, and there were no instructions on how to register or pay. We called the phone number on the door and were told to just park in a spot; the store would be open in the morning for us to register before we left. Fortunately, a little girl who seemed to live in a camper near the shower house, gave us the combination to get in the bathroom. Bathrooms were clean and large, but felt like you were in an institution with big heavy metal doors. I would prefer not to stay here again, but there's not a better choice in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First the good news: If you get a pull through, last row south, you have a nice view of Wyoming grassland. And the train tracks are about a half mile north, hardly noticeable. Our space was long enough that we did not have to unhook the toad, and easily leveled the rig. The sewer hookup was hiding under a rock that we almost drove over, and the water hookup was in the next site. It would have required laying the hose over the driveway of the next site and hoping no one drove over it. Luckily we had enough fresh water on board, and were not planning to dump. Near the hookup side, it appeared a former camper had dumped their gray water (at least I hope it was gray water) directly on the ground from the amount of grease on the gravel. Time to take the dogs for a walk: watch out for the dogie land mines in the driveway! I realize some of this reflects on the campers, but you'd think the owners would check the areas occasionally. Nope, we would not stay here again. And I read that the other park in Gillette is worse! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gillette needs another RV park. With only two choices, since the huge Cam-Plex is open only for special events, it's difficult to find a place to stay. We got one of two available 30 Amp sites left, and it was narrow and short. The park is mostly filled with local workers. It's okay for an overnight stay, but we probably won't come here again. Staff was friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is used primarily by workers on wheels folks; as the area is in a "boom" situation and housing is minimal. This is one of two parks (open to the public) in this town. The staff was friendly. It could use some "perking up"; but overall it was acceptable for our week's stay in a motorhome. The area is safe and located across the street from the Events Center. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was awful, and not at clean. Our site had no grass, although neighboring sites did. We did not have a picnic table either. We were traveling with another party and told that there weren't two adjacent sites available, only to discover otherwise, after we had set up camp. I would not plan to spend any time here, although a quick overnight stay should be fine. The one saving grace of this park was the laundry facilities, they were fantastic. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
High Plains was very convenient to the city of Gillette and our work at the Wyodak Coal Power Plant. It's also right across the street from the Camplex Multi event facility, so there are always things to do (especially in summer months). We stayed here for 2 months and found the campground quite small and cramped. The sites are hard to come by, so make reservations far in advance. There are a lot of permanent residents in this campground as well, most rigs are skirted (from winter use) and there isn't much in the way of landscaping. The campground isn't very attractive but was reasonable enough for us and very convenient. Office staff & manager was extremely helpful and very kind. We would stay here again just because of her! May be back again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.