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06/2014
rating [ 3/10 ]
Needed to stop for the night in Tonopah and knew that there are really only 2 locations for a motor home ... Joy Land and the Casino. The Casino spaces are completely filled with permanent rigs. don't even bother to look. We got to Joy Land and managed to swing into the drive next to the building marked "Office" at what I now know to be "Lot 1". There is a bell to ring for service, but you don't hear anything because it rings at the house across the road. The manager, came out promptly and checked us in. If you have a large rig (we have a 40' coach w/ toad) DO NOT pull into this lot. Stay on the side of the street. We needed to unhitch to get back out. the place with "pull-thru" spaces is another half mile down the road! The spaces are gravel, level and there are maybe 5 of them. The power (50 or 30 amp) was good and the boxes seemed new, although we made sure to use our surge protector. We did not try the water or sewer connections. There are NO amenities of any kind. This is just a place to stop for the night. It is quiet and we had no disturbances ... that is the best I can say. For the price, I cannot complain. We used Passport America for the 50% discount.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a BRAND NEW park. And I mean BRAND new!! It has been open for exactly one week! The office staff were really friendly and there is a very nice facility at check-in. The pool is not completed, so we received a discount for that, as well as a Good Sam discount. The sites and interior roads are all paved and very nearly level. Each site has a concrete patio and a very nice table/bench arrangement. The WiFi is good, and there is plenty of room between sites. Our GPS brought us here with almost no confusion, but there appears to be a shorter approach with a brand new road. At any rate, we found the location easily. Kennewick boasts all the major "big box" stores less than 10 miles from this park location, including a Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. You can get anything you need. When this park "grows into itself" and is finally completed, it will be a fine place to stay. We can certainly see this as a great stopping place as we roam around the state and travel from the coast into Idaho or Montana and back again.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Well first of all this is LEADVILLE!! It is not Vegas or Denver or a National Park. This place is just fine for Leadville standards! We were able to get a spot for one night, pulled directly into our site from the wide street behind it and unhooked our car. The amenities are rough, it is not an RV RESORT, by any means. But the power is good, city water and a sewer connection is all we needed. Our son lives in town, so we find it convenient to walk to all the spots in town and his home. This morning we backed the 40' rig back into the wide street, just as we had come in, hooked up our car and there was no issue. The manager is very nice and will do what he can to make sure you are comfortable. Yes, there are a good many permanent residents. We found this place to be perfectly fine for our needs and would not hesitate to stay there for longer than just an overnight.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great stopping place for a visit to Boise. Friendly, efficient office staff, escort to site location, free Tengo internet, clean laundry at a very reasonable price, spacious gathering room with well stocked library and kitchen. VERY clean facility. Good Verizon service in the area. Fairly easy access from I-84 and little or no traffic noise. We had no idea that the Boise area was so loaded with things to see and do. The Boise river Greenbelt is perfect for walking or biking, great locations for river sports and many wonderful restaurants in the surrounding areas. We extended our stay an extra day to see the sights! My GPS did not want to find this park using Boise as the city ... you may want to try using the zip code or Garden City if you have a problem. I will definitely keep this place on the "list"!!
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a tough call. I don't think this park is horribly overpriced for the area, but for just water and 30 amp electric it seemed just a bit high. We were receiving the benefit of a fairly good discount as we were staying there as part of an FMCA group pre and post cruise to Alaska. The sites are mostly level, but very, very few have the ability to access satellite because of the tree cover. There is no cable available, no park wi-fi, and we were not able to access any over the air channels. Verizon wi-fi is flaky, even with a booster. Only certain of the sites have 50 amp electric, and these are mainly sites that are "owned" by folks who were members under the previous administration. Many have ropes across the entrances and name placards proclaiming them "Seasonal site of the Jones' Family", et cetera. The pool looked nice, the recreation facility and club house was well maintained, and the laundry is adequate. It could be lovely for a few days, but it is not a place I would find acceptable for a long term with no TV and no full hookups. A sewer service is available for extra cost, and there is a dump station, but ... really? Interior roads are well travelled, but so dusty that the residents keep hosing them down to keep their rigs cleaner. Fall City is a nice town, and there is fairly easy access to Seattle for sightseeing.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Well: it's a place to get off the highway. We travel with another couple, also with a 40' motor home, and like to be adjacent. In spite of the fact that there were multiple sites available, they spaced us out. The young lady in the office gave us the wrong directions for locating to our back-in site, which was angled the other way. Luckily, another attendant was nearby, directed us to a site, and changed things for us in the Office. The interior drives are nicely maintained and the sites are roomy and pretty level. The entire park itself is well maintained, with a very nice Community room and a good laundry. The staff was friendly, although they could not tell me where I could get propane in the area. The area has a few points of interest (Lost Creek State Park is very pretty), but there is not much to keep you occupied for more than a few days. We used this as a stopping place on our way between dry camps. It is a good place to fill your water, do your laundry and get your tanks empty while enjoying AC for a few days!!
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campsites in this area can be VERY pricey in the summer season. Traveling with another couple, also in a 40' motor home, we chose this campground because we do not need more than just electric hookups for a week or so, and that keeps the cost down. We wanted proximity to Glacier NP instead of costly amenities that we do not really care about. I guess it is all in how you want to spend your money. The site I am presently sitting in is very, very pleasant. We were somewhat put off by the lack of curb appeal when we pulled off the road yesterday, but the owner was immediately available and walked with us to show us the sites available for our 40' motor homes. We chose sites 10 & 11, very near the residence and the bathrooms. They are pull through with water and electric, fairly open overhead. We are easily able to level our rigs and our coach has no trouble putting out the driver's side slide. We are receiving DirecTV and Dish, respectively. I have a decent Verizon signal and the camp Wi-Fi has been good. We can hear the traffic on Rt 2, but it is not intrusive. We also heard a train whistle last night, but it was far away enough to be charming. The restrooms are very clean. The park is not glitzy at all, like some others up and down the road. I am happy to keep that additional money in my wallet and instead deal with these very helpful and friendly folks! We saw some rigs pull into the circular entrance, pause, and then leave. I think they had our initial reaction to the visual from the entrance, but they should have investigated. I would be happy to stay here again!!
07/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Our stay here after one week can be labeled as pretty darn good! The site we have (B14) is nothing short of spectacular in terms of the view out our front window. This is an older, family run campground that is not glitzy, ritzy, or fancy. The sites are scraped in and dirt or gravel. The power is 30 amp and very consistent. The sewer hookup is just fine. Water pressure is adequate, but not extra-strong. Verizon signal is good in this area. There is a picnic table and ample room to park our 40 ft rig, tow car, and our bicycles. The campground is very quiet at night. We have an outstanding view of the mountains and Lower St Mary Lake. The restaurant/cafe onsite had a reasonably good meal the one night we ate there. There are other very decent restaurants in the area. We are very close to the entrance to Glacier NP and the Going to the Sun Road. A wonderful location to explore the park. The office staff was very nice, but we have had little need to connect with them. We would certainly stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We would still be here, but our fridge decided not to run well on propane and we needed to plug into electric. This is a very nicely maintained BLM campground. Wide sites that will allow 2 units (side by side) in some and ample room for other vehicles. The camp Hosts are lovely people who make sure that campers turn off their generators at 10 PM and are visible every day keeping things neat. Boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, bike and walking trails are all here. Close to Helena for trips to Walmart, Costco, etc. This is a great place to stop on your way from Glacier to Yellowstone. We will surely return. Come on a Monday or Tuesday to get a spot. This campground begins to fill on Wednesday, and by the weekend it is full.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We are spending 3 nights here, and chose 50 amp pull through for the extra power. Need that AC! This place is VERY easy to get to, easy reservation over the phone and large, level sites. Some have trees and shade (back-ins) and there are areas for pets. Very nicely maintained, very quiet, shuttle to the Casino (if that is your thing) and VERY visible security all night long. This used to be the Empress Casino, so your GPS may find that one or not recognize Hollywood Blvd ... go to the website. Nice place to stay for access to the Chicago area.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for a month. The rate reflects our monthly rate PLUS the price of electric, which is added at the end of the stay. This campground is filled with mainly permanent campers, some of which are occupied all year. For the most part, they are very neatly kept. The interior roads are well maintained gravel, as are the sites. We were just on the edge of being too long for this campground, and were just barely able to level our 40' coach. The tree cover made it impossible to get a satellite signal, but I found about 20 OTA channels. Water pressure is OK, except on weekends when the campground was full and everyone must have been showering! Electric was steady. The place was deserted for most of our stay, as we first arrived at the end of April. There were a few more arrivals each weekend, as the seasonal campers began opening up their rigs for the summer. The laundry was dark and kind of creepy, but not actually dirty. I peeked into the bathrooms and would not have been happy showering in a bare concrete cubicle. The management is visibly working every day to maintain and upgrade this location. New hookups and outdoor maintenance are a constant job. They need to do the baths & laundry. Well maintained office and small store, pleasant office staff, very nice pool and playgrounds. The guy who appears to be the owner is not Mr Congeniality, but he finally began to nod at us as we drove by. We had some friends come for a few hours on Mother's Day (when the camp was deserted) and they checked in at the office as instructed by some signage near the entrance. The next day there was a knock at my door and he is telling me me to "come by the Office and pay the $5 per person for my friends, as they never came back to pay." Now ... I know rules are rules, and this is a business. But we were filling an otherwise deserted spot out of season, and bringing in a bit of money he would not ordinarily have had. I paid the $10, but he could have said,"Hey, normally I charge folks for visitors when the pool is open or if you use the picnic pavilion, but I just hope your friends had a good time." Then, I would have given this place an outstanding review ... not now. We were leaving early on our last day, and couldn't find anyone in the Office to pay our electric. We had taken our own meter reading on arrival (the staff never mentioned it) and were prepared to call from the road to settle that part of our bill. The guy appeared out of nowhere as we were hooking up our toad to tell us we needed to pay our electric bill. He is a hard worker, but he should stick with his heavy equipment and leave the customer relations to the office staff. Otherwise, the campground is clean, well maintained and seems to be the nicest one in the area. We will most likely go back. Now that he knows us, he may be friendlier.
04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I would consider this a resort "in the making". The gate is impressive, as is the Clubhouse. VERY nice. Great contact by phone and very helpful last at check-in. The pool area, game room, showers and laundry are first rate. The existing sites are nicely laid out (except for one left near the pool where a large rock might have been placed a tad farther out from the road) and we managed nicely in our 40' motorhome without unhitching our toad. Large, level concrete pull throughs with ample parking for car, nice table, many with fire rings. The landscaping is new, but thoughtfully done. There are back-in gravel sites that are already filled with "weekend" 5th wheels, and a few longer term residents, but everything is very tidy and clean. No tree cover, so our satellite worked very well, but they have cable access. We had decent Verizon service and OK MiFi signal, but their park Wi-Fi was very good. I would love to see this park expand and work towards completion. This was our first stay in the area. We were close to the Nat'l Park and had an easy drive to the entrances, close to the restaurants and attractions in Pigeon Forge, but that is not our main focus. We prefer the Park and fewer tourists. This location gave us a quiet place to come back to. Our price reflects a Passport America mid-week rate. It was certainly a great value. We will return to this park on our way across the US. We are full-timers who crisscross cross yearly.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground, level sites with good spacing and very good utilities. The wifi is excellent and our premium, pull-thru site is paved with concrete. Our stay has been for 4 days. Lots of families, as this is part of Spring Break, but a quiet park with fire rings at each site and tables. Next time I will ask for a less expensive, gravel site, as they would be just fine for my 40' motor home. There is a large pond (not a lake) that is stocked with small fish for catch & release fun, canoes, paddle boats, etc. . The location is handy for Asheville attractions and an easy access from I-40. GPS directions would have been easier than the camp website's, I think, but we were OK. We will certainly stay here again.
04/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We landed here on a busy week just before Easter. Staff will not tell you (or simply do not know) about any availability in the campground. Visitor Center is pretty tight, but we parked and asked to unhook to scout for a site. The Ranger told us to just follow him on his regular route, and he would lead us through the campground. His information the we would not need to unhook our vehicle was totally wrong. We entered the campground OK, but quickly got jammed in a tight turn and had to unhook on VERY un-level ground. Ah, well. That accomplished, we maneuvered very well, and finally located a rather tight back-in site that we could squeeze into. If it had been a less popular weekend, we would have had many nice sites to choose from, some with full hookups. As it was, we had a clear overhead and thus, satellite service for the TV. There are two fantastic handicapped sites that went empty, nice restrooms, fire rings and a few BBQ stands. Most sites have picnic tables. Wi-Fi and cell service for Verizon is weak and spotty. The park is lovely, with lakes for fishing and a terrific Conference Center with a buffet style restaurant. Beautifully maintained grounds, good roads, easy drive into Nashville. Lots of play equipment for kids, a stream to play in or get wet and lots of walking trails. Our 40' motor home w/ 1 slide had plenty of room. good dump station. Our rate reflects Military/Disabled rate.
04/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were looking for a place to relax, and quiet nights. The directions to the park are good, and we used that (from their website) instead of the GPS. Definitely the way to go! Calling ahead, we knew we could unhook our toad to scout for a site long enough for our motor home. Roads are narrow, but well trimmed and we had no issues. All sites are back-in, paved and with water/electric. We found several that looked good and drove into the Dogwood campground. Good electric service, fire ring, BBQ grill all in place. Most sites have room for vehicle parking and extra tents. The tree canopy is out, so the satellite TV was not an option, but we didn't care. No cell service, no Wi-Fi. The staff was very visible, driving around regularly and servicing the restrooms. There is a playground. The boat rental area was damaged in the flooding last year and may not be revived due to staff cuts and budget shortfalls. Sad. Short drive to the Mississippi and a boat ramp, easy trip to Memphis and Graceland. Very nice visitor center and helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great General Store just up the road where all the "locals" meet ... think "Mayberry" and "Friends" rolled into one. Price reflects Military/Disabled discount. Great for groups camping in together with many types of rigs.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great park!! We have been here for a week. Attentive staff, very good gravel interior, wide sites with plenty of room to park. Good electric and water. Well appointed laundry room, hot tub, in ground pool and a gas grill for use when you don't want to unearth yours during a short stay. Wonderful location close to Mesa Verde National Park. Completely tiled bathrooms that are the cleanest I have ever used outside of a hospital. Maybe cleaner! I will recommend this place to everyone. Great folks working here, and it surely shows.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We called this campground as we were coming into town. Luckily, there was a site available, and they agreed to have us. This is a small park, rather tight, but there was room for our 40' motor home w/ 1 slide in a level, graveled site. We cannot extend our large awning, but there is not much outdoor appeal to our site, anyway, just a sad little wooden picnic table. The sign in was accomplished quickly, and we had expert help getting the rig backed into our location and hooking up. Many sites seem long term, folks who have been coming for the entire summer for many years. They are all nicely maintained. It is a fair price for the area. I will agree that the entrance is a bit hard to see. We got very specific landmarks when we called. It is very convenient to downtown and there are friendly folks to tell you the local attractions. Nice place over all.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We needed to come to Santa Fe for some repairs to our motorhome and Santa Fe Skies managed to squeeze us into a site in spite of the fact that they were hosting a rally and were very full. This park has very easy access from I-25 and has a variety of sites for all types of rigs. Our 40' rig has been repaired and is now happily sitting in a larger pull through site with a very nice concrete patio. We have extended our stay for another week. This is our first visit to this park and it will not be our last. The facility is very clean and folks are outside working on maintenance every day. They have a very "hands on" approach to operating this facility. Office personal are great. Propane is available, electricity is rock steady, water pressure is fine. The views are pretty darn good, considering that we are just minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The wind can get pretty exciting, but the previous poster who complained in his review should understand what part of the country he is in!! This is a fine place to stay.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent a total of 26 days parked in this camp, from 7/9 to 8/3. It has been here a while and could use some more gravel on the interior roads and many of the sites, but even with rain each day we had no problems. the sites are rather tight, but our 40' motor home and 1 slide fit nicely. Parking for the car was manageable. Views are spectacular, plenty to do and see in Leadville. The electric was fine, water excellent and the camp personnel were always available. I think it is a great place to stay and will return.
08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
I am sitting in the park while writing this, watching Wood Storks and Herons on the lake, fishermen in small boats and the the weather changing by the minute. This place is a small gem that is relatively new, with very nice sites for dry camping and spectacular scenery. There are pit toilets that are nicely maintained, no shower facilities, gravel roads and sites that each have a picnic table and shelter on a concrete pad with a fire ring. There is a boat launch adjacent, a marina nearby and the town of Eagle Nest has fuel, restaurants and some shops. The Park personnel are vigilant, friendly and patrol regularly. The price is unbeatable. Ample room for our big rig. Super spot if you like dry camping!!
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This camp does not have "deluxe amenities", but is better than many in the area. The sites are gravel and back-in for full hookups, some pull-throughs with water & elec only. Views are best on the side facing the town of Angel Fire, but a very short stroll in the camp will have you feasting your eyes. The owners are very conscientious about protecting the rather fragile grassy common area behind each site, as well as the wild flowers that decorated the area. They greet you immediately as you arrive and help you into your site and with hook ups. We met a fine group of regular visitors to this location, some who had been coming for weeks each summer. There is detailed information available on every event scheduled in and around town. The nights are quiet, the electric very stable, the water is great quality and their wi-Fi was much better than our Verizon MiFi could provide. We will definitely return when we are in the area. Pricing is a little vague (as stated in an earlier review), but we were very satisfied with our eventual rate of $29 as very typical of the area.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We almost never choose to camp at a KOA location. They seem to be over priced with grumpy staff. This park is the complete opposite. It is clean, beautiful and staffed with very friendly, accommodating folks. We came to meet an RV repair service that operates in this locality, and often performs mobile service here. We found the reservations desk to be very amenable to our situation, the park very well maintained, with really gorgeous shower facilities and recreation areas. The park is just at the exit of I-25, with very easy in and out for our 40' motor home and tow vehicle. There seem to be lots of activities here for families, a great pet area, pretty fine scenery and not a bad selection of local eateries. The price is a bit high, typical of KOAs, but at least these folks try and give you perceived value.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park gave us a choice of full hookups with sewer or just water and electric, which was all we needed. Very friendly and helpful young people in the office check in. Clean, level gravel sites, easy to navigate and assistance with a guide to our site. We were given an extra discount because my husband is ex-military and 100% DAV! There is also a bonus of various dinner options on premises (BBQ, fried catfish, burgers, etc.) which was very nice after a long day of traveling. You could eat in their picnic area next to the very clean pool or take it back to your rig. Presently, there is a very good singer performing live at the park in the evenings! A nice treat. Quiet, secure and an easy hop back to I-40.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Last time through Amarillo we stayed at the Oasis, a very nice park, but in the excessive heat I was not looking for asphalt. This park has gravel sites, grass and trees and was on the east side of town and closer to my route the next morning. No trouble parking my 40' rig and toad in a nice level, quiet, pull-through site on the edge of the park. The office attendant was very attentive to our somewhat tired and rumpled state, suggesting we take a dip in the pool. We mentioned going to the Big Texan for dinner and she delighted us by offering to call their free limo service for a ride to the place at a time that suited our needs. What a great end to a long day of traveling! It was a perfect place to overnight. Totally suits it's name.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
After a long day of traffic and bad roads on our way east and out of California, we needed a place to stop before tackling the Mojave in high temperatures. There is a lot of nothing after you head east out of Barstow! This park is just off I-40 on old Rt 66 and a very easy in and out. There were 1 or 2 permanent residents, it appears, but all their belongings were tidy and contained. There is a small pond, a swimming pool that looked clean and some small, carefully tended trees. The sites were full hookups and are level gravel areas. Plenty of room for our 40' rig plus toad and no need to unhook. We could hear the traffic, but it was not intrusive and we slept well. Not a vacation destination, but we were happy to have a clean, secure and relatively attractive place to overnight. The manager was very friendly on the phone and was walking from his rig to the office to meet us when we pulled into the park. I didn't mind paying for the Wi-Fi as my own signal was rather weak in that area. It was a perfectly fine place and suited our needs exactly.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a lovely campground. It has been here for some time, and some of the sites are a tight fit for our 40' rig, but the location close to the coast line is wonderful. We would like to extend our stay a day or so, but they are too booked, and have no other large site to move us to. The only bad part is getting here on Rt 20 or a short stretch of Rt 1 along the coast. BUT the views are worth it!
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were able to stay here 2 nights (all they had available) and are hoping to squeeze in for a few more on our way out of California. The park is manicured and immaculate. The camp host is just the nicest guy you can imagine, with a wealth of knowledge about the area and routes well beyond. This park is small, but quiet and secure. They are expanding a bit, which is a great idea. It is close to all the great things to see in Napa Valley as well as the ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco. I am looking forward to another stay here!
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We chose this park because of it's proximity to Sequoia Nat'l Park. It is small and offers no discounts, but it really doesn't need to. The location is choice, with sites along a river and and in a choice resort area. The sites are basic, with some small patios and a picnic table and small fire pit for each. There is NO phone service in this area, but the camp Wi-Fi is just fine. The staff is very friendly and when I had trouble with my electric the service was immediate. Lots of friendly campers who are regulars at this place and have been coming for many years.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
On our way to this park from Las Vegas, we experienced a break down. I kept the owner updated, and at nearly 10 PM he met us and led us into our spot from a fuel station just around the corner. We had endured a 40 mile trip through construction in the pitch dark and were SO grateful for his consideration! The park seems small and is unpaved and we were only there overnight, but we saw several big rigs and it was a very easy in and out during daylight hours. I would certainly stay here again because of the Passport America discount and the location.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful place to spend a few days!! The sun may get hot, but there are covered picnic tables at each site and wonderful views. Easy distance from the interstate and room for our 40' motor home. The BEST part is the wonderful natural pool! Crystal clear, 20+ feet deep and a natural wonder. We used snorkel and fins to explore the pool and check out the natural bottom of the pool. The history and geology of the place is fascinating. Budget issues have left the wetland viewing station in a state needing repair, but the park is clean and a real oasis in the desert. Easy day trip to Pecos for some sight seeing at the West of the Pecos Museum. I would definitely go back.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground has wide roads and ample, gravel sites. We had no trouble getting in or out from the interstate. There are many things to do and see while using this as a base. Silver City itself was a nice surprise, with charming houses and some excellent restaurants. The staff is friendly and the facilities are very clean. There are no canopies or picnic tables. The park is quiet and located next door to a cemetery, which was a fine place for me to spend an entire morning walking, reading and photographing. No organized activities to speak of, but we were not here for a long period.
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