I scored Hickory Hills at a 7 simply because of their front office staff (they get an 11 in my book!). We needed a port in a (wind) storm and we called the office late on a Friday and asked if they had a 50-amp site available for a two night stay to allow the 25-30 mph winds to die down on our way to Joliet. The lady in the office said it had been a long, hard day and she was just leaving to go home, but would be more than happy to come back over to the office to check us in if we would just call her cell number when we arrived. We arrived an hour later and she could not have been more helpful. She didn’t act “put out” by our last minute check-in or the fact that it was cold. They aren’t a Good Sam property, but she gave us the 10% discount anyway. They escorted us to our site and made sure we were all set before leaving. Here’s why I can’t give them higher than a 7, however: the fantastic front office staff just can’t make up fully for the quality of the sites. The overnight pull-throughs are not level at all and are very narrow. I’m glad that it wasn’t a busy weekend because if there had been a camper on the left and right of us, there would have been barely enough room to sit at the picnic table between the slides of each motorhome. The long-term sites are pretty large –that is certainly where their bread-and-butter is made. Some reviewers have commented on the shooting range next door. The overnight sites are on the very edge of the property immediately next to the road going to the range. We didn’t hear any gunfire while there at all, but it was the weekend of their annual community fish fry (awesome fish!) at the range, so maybe they weren’t in operation. We probably wouldn't make this a destination, but we were certainly glad it was available to us this weekend. We would stay here again under the same circumstances.
We had called 2 hours ahead per their instructions to obtain a site. While other reviewers have given this park great reviews, it must have changed ownership recently. The road into the park and through the camp sites was a red mud, washboard, dirt road with pot holes and deeply washed out areas. It was horrible. There were several low hanging branches that caught the top of our rig and almost ripped the air conditioner covers off, just trying to maneuver within the park. We have a 39 foot diesel pusher, and the road, or lack there of, made it almost impossible to navigate. The amount of weeds, tall grass, and very junky permanent residents left little to be desired. We could hear the banjo music being played by yur sister-mama, as we drove away. Needless to say... we kept on driving!
We have been at Pecan Park for 8 days. All of the sites are concrete, with a round concrete picnic table as well. There are trees around the edge of the park, and strips of grass and evergreen scrubs in between each site. Our site is level and close to the front entrance of the park. There are plenty of places on site to walk our long-haired Dachshund. As others have mention in their reviews, this park is very close to Jacksonville Airport. So yes, there are planes landing every day intermittently, but not every 5 minutes, so the noise does not bother us. The Laundry area is clean, but to use it you must either purchase a “laundry card” for $4, or you can rent one for 5 dollars, works much like a pre-paid credit card. Price for washing and or drying is $2 a load. Trash is picked up every day at your site and must be curb side by 10:00am. There is a dumpster by the Laundry. Cable TV stations came in great; I did not have a need to use their Wi-Fi, because I have my own set-up. The park is close to I-95 and within 3- 5 miles you have Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Ross’s. There is only one complaint I have, and it’s about the front office staff. Out of the ones I have dealt with in the office, only the blond-headed lady had any sense at all of customer service, and was friendly. I don’t mind waiting while other customers are helped. A question about services that are available, or directions, seemed to be a big imposition, to the other front desk people. The Flea Market was okay, it is also run by the park.
I cannot say enough good things about this park. Check-in: Attendant was warm and informative, gave me the rundown on everything (almost information overload, but better than being left in the dark). The gated park was immaculately maintained. It's more than a gravel parking lot --there are well-watered trees and desert landscaping. The sites are easy to get into and the hookups are in great condition. We visited in the low season I guess because there were only a hand full of spaces taken, however, the security truck patrolled as if it were Spring Break. We will stay here again.
Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground - We stayed here hoping to work from the park during the week and take fall color photos over the weekend. The problem: very poor AT&T 3G connectivity and no reliable Verizon or Sprint cell phone coverage. For the weekend, however, what a nice place! Loop F & G are full hookups with 30 amp service (G loops around to overlook the river, so those sites are usually full). Loop F gets some road noise, but it quiets down at night. Deer wander through the open spaces in the center of the loop. This is typical of a nice CO state-run campground --clean, well-policed, clean facilities. The park is convenient to Montrose and Ridgway. We will stay here again. Price reflects no park pass for the RV since we are annual members.
This park's name is accurate - RV CAMP. It's not a resort or even a park because it's pretty rustic. The spaces are nebulous (tough to know if you're really in one), but they give you enough freedom to get almost) level. The surface is occasional gravel with cement & rock fire pits. There were no vacationers while we were there, just workers in the local industries (although they were very friendly. We would stay here again if we wanted to visit the Grand Mesa for fall colors, but I do believe the price is too high for no cable (because you probably won't get broadcast channels). Looks like the park is for sale --I hope the new owners will put a little money into the place and make it a true destination because the Mesa is an awesome place (and there are no full hookups higher on the mountain).
This park was very well maintained. An access code is required for the showers, bathrooms, and laundry room and they were very clean. The Wi-Fi was slow, I used my 3G card mostly. Call and get directions before driving here, do not rely on GPS. The park is an oasis in a bad section of town.
We called at 9 p.m. and a very pleasant woman (turns out she's the owner), answered. We asked if they had sites available for the night and she said yes, and to call her when we get close. We said, but we won't be there until midnight. She said "No problem, I live 3 miles away and I'll come meet you." I thought that sounded crazy, but we needed somewhere to stop Memorial day weekend. We called around 11 and said we were close. I passed the park entrance the first time, and apparently she saw me pass it and took off following me to let me know. When we got into the park, she wouldn't accept our money until she was sure we had parked OK and everything was hooked up and working. They had full hookups and the site was a pull through. It was only $20. This park may not have many amenities, but the service can't be beat.
Really good for an overnight stop on the road. Great little oasis in the high desert – friendly office staff and the campground seemed to be well-maintained. If we’d been staying longer or if we’d been traveling in the summer we probably would have wanted one of their spots closer to the river with trees. Seems like the town has a melon theme going on so it’s probably a rocking’ place in the late summer. I wouldn’t plan on buying groceries when you arrive in Green River –one grocery store and it closes at 8 p.m. Pretty tight to maneuver an RV with toad in the “downtown” area where the store is anyway. I saw two other RV parks from the main street through town and they both looked okay from the road. We chose KOA because we’ve found them to be good overnight stop in most cases. We weren’t disappointed. Didn't use the Wi-Fi, but my AT&T 3G card worked well. Price reflects KOA Discount.
We had a driving emergency and these people were great –hence the good review. While the park was not what I’d seek for an extended time (sites were narrow, not very level, navigating through the park was challenging with a toad) the lady in the office was very understanding when we lost all hydraulics and needed to have some work done while sitting in our space. This campground sits on a hill on the edge of a municipal ball field. I would imagine that maybe in late spring the noise might be a problem, but we had no problems while we were there. Sites are gravel, and as stated, very narrow. I would not want to try to drive off the freeway at night and have to navigate through the park due to it being on a terraced hillside.
Okay, no reasonable person would consider this RV park to be a destination. It’s a really big parking lot. If you are like us and you need a place to park, connect, sleep and get on your way again, it’s perfect. You pull off the freeway, navigate about 3 or 4 miles through a nice industrial area following the blue RV Parking signs and find a very large parking lot with little RV islands. I assume that this lot is used frequently during football games for tailgating, but we were glad it was available for a brief stopover (in some really bad storms). You’ll find a bulletin board with rules and payment envelopes. It was $31 and some change for an overnight stay (a little high, but we were tired of driving in the storms and we weren’t complaining). The pull-throughs were not long enough for our 39 footer plus toad, so we did have to disconnect in the rain. That’s why I didn’t give it a 10. (Because I had to get wet!)
We just needed a convenient place to stay for the night on a trek from Tulsa to San Antonio. We read the reviews on rvparkreviews.com and decided to give this place a shot. We drove in after the office had closed and found the box on the door with the instructions for after-hours check-in. The overnight only spaces are directly by the office at the front of the park (no pull-throughs). We filled out the paperwork and parked with no issues (level, clean, etc.). Nice laundry facilities. This would be a very nice place to spend some time. The park was very well manicured and the spaces were large. The guy in the office said that they are even bringing in more trees (it had quite a few already). The road off 114 is ROUGH, but okay if you take it slow (not the park’s fault).
This was a stopover on a long trip for us and it met our needs perfectly. It was convenient to Hwy 54/400 and it was almost empty the night we camped here. You check in at the motel and then drive around to the pull-through gravel/dirt spaces. I wish we’d had time to eat at the little diner, but we were trying to cover some miles and we left early the next morning. Recommendation: Regardless of what you NEED, you’ll WANT to get the 50 amp space. The 30 amp is very narrow. If you have slides it will be tight. We were traveling through and we didn’t extend our slides, but if we had it would have been almost touching our neighbor (if there had been one next to us). There are feral cats living around the dumpster. Our dog went bananas every time we walked him.
If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, I could not recommend this park. If you are looking for a park that is convenient to Tulsa and is well-maintained by friendly owners, then you’re good. First, the issue of noise. We were on the north edge closest to the road, railroad tracks and river. The noise from the road and the train was at times deafening. Every night, the train would pass by several times and sound their horn 5-6 times right at the park. I’m a sound sleeper, but it made me jump every time. I will not swear that it was that loud for all campers, just that OUR site was subject to lots of noise. WiFi wasn’t stellar, but good enough. Cable TV was okay. Hook ups were well-positioned and our pad was level (although we saw a couple of the others that looked off). IMPORTANT: This RV park was packed to capacity when we were here: make reservations! It is located very close to a welding training center and evidently most of the occupants were students there. They get up early to go to school and it can be a bit noisy around 6 a.m. (Wasn’t a problem for me because I was here for work as well). We had no problems with obnoxious people or loud music, etc. Everyone seemed to be very nice.
Don't come here looking for a forest setting --it's basically on the top of a hill overlooking Central City, but views it has in spades. I'd highly recommend the upper sites facing the Central City overlook rock wall, but only if you have a motorhome (the hookups are on the wrong side for a pull-behind) to drive straight into the space. Spaces 43-45 still have a pretty good view of the Central City area (and they are back-in), but just not as good. The lower, pull-through sites have a view of some condos (not my thing). When we checked in our confirmation stated that we had Wi-Fi and cable. Wi-Fi was fine, but cable didn't exist. When I asked the front desk she said that cable wasn't included. I stated that it printed on my receipt and then she said, "Oh, well it's not working right now." No biggie for me because I picked up the networks over-the-air (to get the news); I didn't stay here for TV, but they should give you the full scoop when you check in. IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to drive all the way down into town in order to get to the campground! You can see it on the right when you come in via the Central City Parkway, but you can't get to it (unless you want to jump a guard rail!). Go down into town and take the first right (just follow the blue trailer-icon signs and you'll get there). Watch your brakes --it's very steep!!!! We followed a bumper pull in whose brakes were smokin'. Our price reflects a KOA discount. We will stay here again (next weekend, as a matter of fact).
We stayed in the Mechau loop (site 15) and we liked the campground. This loop offers no hookups and tends to be VERY dusty. If people obey the 10 mph speed limit then it's not really too bad, but all it takes is one car going over 10 mph and your RV or tent will be full of dust. There is one shower per toilet house (composting toilets) and ours had no hot water while we were here (the others did). The terrain is very wooded and the views from the campsite were of the rock walls forming the canyon, not really of the mountain peaks (which would have been more appealing). The river was very high while we were here, so we did not venture near it. It's across the paved road outside the park and down a fairly steep grade. The nearest dump station is rumored to be in Glenwood Springs (but we couldn't find it), which makes this a short-term place for most RV camping. NO cell service on any of our carriers here.
I have only good things to say about this campground. If you’re looking for rustic camping with an awesome view (one of the best I’ve seen), then Whitestar is the place! Plenty of trees, nice separation from the other campers and level parking. We were in 10 & 12 and, while the picnic table and fire ring were a slight hike to get to, it was worth the climb. If it’s windy, hang on to your paper plates! The panorama of the bottom of Independence Pass was spread out across the lake. If you’re fishing, you’ll have either a steep downhill grade to walk or you’ll need to drive around to the shore. We had some issues with too much Fluoride in water (that’s what the ranger said?), so we couldn’t drink it (It would have been nice to know that before we filled up our fresh water tank!). Be prepared for a $10 dump fee, even if you’re renting a spot in the campground.
This campground has a great highway location near Aspen, but that’s about it. It’s shoved in between a trailer park on one side and a group of condos on the other. Do not stay at this campground unless you desperately need full hook-ups in the Aspen area. They made it clear to me when I registered that they are the only game in town. That’s good because I don’t see how they would get customers if anyone else opened a decent location in the Aspen-Basalt area. You could go down valley to Redstone or Glenwood (but I haven’t heard good things about Glenwood parks either). It’s sad that in such a beautiful area that someone can’t open a good full-hookup RV park! This park is 100% gravel with a few trees and a gazillion long-term residents in dumpy-looking trailers. I guess there would be some appeal if I had kids and I needed a pool as well, but I don’t and I didn’t. I wouldn’t stay here again for a pretty penny. I only gave them a score of 3 because the staff is so nice and the laundry facility is so clean --oh, and the Wi-Fi was good.
This was our second stay at the GJ KOA in as many years and we were pleased. For a "city" campground it's not bad at all. We usually stay here as a stopover (although it's not very close to I-70) on our way to another destination. It's certainly better than just a gravel lot with no trees. Not every spot has shade, but many of them do (we were in D-6 & no shade). The showers and bath were spotless --we often saw someone cleaning. The price we paid reflects the KOA member discount.
I would highly recommend Rifle Falls, not only for the falls themselves (which were pretty), but for the campground in general. We were impressed with the shade and the greenery (after all, this is western COLORADO, not western OREGON). We stayed in the handicapped-access site because my elderly mother was staying with us; it was a completely paved site and had a high fire ring built into the slab itself. Had it not been for the unbelievable wind gusts we experienced it would have been very enjoyable by the fire. I think that when we return we'll try to stay with friends at #10 & 11 --still close to the stream, but also close to the falls. Keep in mind that school groups often come here, so if you want to avoid crowds I'd recommend the weekend. If you're looking for flush toilets, just don't bother coming. They have vault toilets and, yes, they stink. We have a bathroom in our RV and I'm really glad. It is what it is, though, and since you're reading this you can come prepared (with a clothespin for your nose).
We stayed here on a road trip from Tucson to Denver one night. Note: Tom Tom has no idea where this park is --do not follow the directions on this GPS. Friends had Garmin and were able to find the park easily. What a pleasant place to spend the night on the road. It was close to I-25 and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Grocery store is three miles away and has everything you could need. Very nice setting on a hill. We were latecomers with no reservations so we had to stay near the road --there was some road noise. I would love to return to spend a few days here. The wooded setting makes the sites more private than most in New Mexico and the cool breeze is nice. Wi-Fi came in like a flame thrower (but we were near the office, so I can’t swear it was that way throughout the park). Our friends’ kids said that the playground was nice.
We stayed here on a road trip from Tucson to Denver one night. Since we only spent one very windy night here on our mad dash, I’ll only comment on the things I observed in that short time. First, be prepared to drive off the beaten path to get here. Had we known it was so far off of the road we probably would have chosen another park –again we just needed a place to land for a night. This needs to be a destination for you if you consider it, not just a quickie stop. The layout is all pull-through and very level. It seems a bit tight considering the size of the property. No fire rings, no tables and the sewer hookup for us (Class A) in the 30-amp space was a little odd (way far back in the space). Wi-Fi is only available in the rec hall and YOU GET NO CELL COVERAGE HERE. Beautiful quail and small birds everywhere.
We stayed at Cactus Country (aka Adventure Bound) in Tucson for 2 weeks at the beginning of April. The location is way east of the main part of town and is nice if you want to get a desert feel. If you want the conveniences of home, it’s quite a drive, and I found traffic in and out of the city to be bad at times. The WiFi is only available in certain spots, and certainly not inside your RV in most places. We stayed on the Saquaro loop because friends of ours had dogs and that’s where the dog owners must stay. It would have been nice if the seasonals had picked up their doggie doo, but they’d send their kids to walk the dog and just leave the mess. They need to police this better. The garbage cans are a poor excuse for a true dumpster. They are nearly always full and it was tough to squeeze our larger trash bag into one: just put a couple of dumpsters on site rather than a dozen trash cans! I didn’t go to the pool because I don’t like soaking in other people’s juices, but our friends did. It was small but clean. You don’t really come to Tucson to be in the woods, but I found that Cactus Country had better foliage than most of the other ones in Tucson. You didn’t feel like someone just decided to use an old gravel parking lot to make some money. Kudos to the staff for making the park look nice, even with the number of seasonals on site.
If you’re looking for the gang, this RV park is for you. You won’t have to look far because the next trailer will be within a few inches of your front door. No lie, I measured from the edge of my awning to the sewer drain of the next pad and it was 30 inches. I didn’t drive to the mountains just to pack like a sardine into a park space so tight that I could pass the soap to the person in the next RV. The front desk folks were nice enough and check in was painless. They gave me no instructions as to where the dumpster was located or how to get down to the only attraction (the river), but they did tell me to keep it quiet after 10 p.m. and to check out the live band (that went well beyond 10 p.m.!) at the lounge. This place is for sale (no surprise there) and I’m not sure what they’ll do with the hordes of permanent residents. If the new owner is smart he’ll class up the place by moving all of the skirted heaps off the property and doubling the size of the spaces. Great location, trashy park.
It's difficult to give this park just one number for a review. I would give it a 4 for location, but a 10 for customer service. The park is very "open" (i.e. few trees) and the mosquitoes are absolutely horrible at night. The river is very nice; wading & fishing is nice, but VERY cold water. About 2 p.m. every day we had a couple of hours of strong wind gusts which caught us off guard and almost ripped the awning off our RV! We didn't really see any wildlife or anything else that would really draw us back to this location. With that stated, I must say that I wish these guys (Rusty was great!) owned an RV park in a more picturesque location. We've been to so many parks with great potential, but horrible ownership that we might just return to River Dance just to be treated with courtesy! Example: They screwed up our reservation (it may sound like I'm complaining, but I'm not), so they bent over backwards to make it right. We mentioned that we would like a fire ring and within minutes it was sitting beside our RV. They just couldn't have been nicer to work with. The bathrooms and showers were reputed to be very clean by members of our group who used them - always a plus. General complaints (nothing really serious): I don't think their cinnamon rolls were really worth the $5 that they charge. They tried to keep pace with a silly little single-cup coffee maker as well. They should just set up a commercial coffee tanker with 2 burners and an assortment of donuts, serve better coffee and scratch the rolls. Also, why don't they sell ice? Why do you have to travel to the local convenience store for it? They could sell bags of ice for $2.50 easily.
This location has a great deal of potential, but the owners act like they've just given up. The weeds near the stream and between sites is overgrown and the grass is spotty. If you can even get someone to come to the door of the office (ring bell and WAIT only to find out it doesn't work!), then they are very friendly and accommodating. You are given few instructions. (Where's the dump station, trash bin, etc.?) And there is nothing printed except your receipt. It would have been nice to be given some sort of instructions as to where to stroll, be careful of the stream, etc. The weeds in the front of the office would make one think that they've gone out of business. The sites themselves are okay (good water pressure, reliable power), but they need some serious TLC. (Table was filthy and overgrown with mold or lichen or something.) Long-term residents evidently aren't given instructions as to how to keep up their place: looks like a trailer park. Sad to see a place with so many possibilities just allowed to "junk up."