This campsite's principal asset is location, location, location. From your campsite, you gaze on some of the continent's greatest mountain scenery, and yet you are a five minute walk to the village. The campsites are also clean, well-maintained, level and huge. The campsite is located next to the trailheads to a couple of the Park's more popular hikes. Speaking of hikes, there are lots of grizzly bears here. (Yes, I know this is a campsite review, but it seems relevant to point out that if you come here, you will be camping in prime grizzly habitat). On the down side, the family showers are often locked (?!?!), and the shower water temperature is volatile, alternating from lukewarm to scalding hot. (We have camped here 4 times and this is a persistent problem).
Let me say at the outset that we will stay here again, but only because of the tremendous bluegrass musicians who perform here nightly during the summer months. They are absolutely folk fest quality, and if you consider how much you would pay anywhere else to see them, the campsite becomes more economical. Besides that, the price they charge for this place is outrageous. (It would have been $70 without the KOA membership discount). The place just isn't that special. On the plus side, kids will love the (free) waterpark. On the minus side, management seems to have put lots of money into certain amenities (granite washroom countertops, quality landscaping around the rear of the office), but not into any of the campsites. The roads and campsites are desperately in need of gravel (the entire campground turns into a mudbowl when it rains), and the hookups at my site were well into the bushes. For $63 a night, I expect at the very least that "the basics" have been taken care of. Beyond "the basics", WiFi was down for our entire stay.
This is a top-notch place that has obviously put a lot of money and effort into its facility. Campsites are immaculate, grounds are well-kept, and the staff are knowledgeable and unintrusive. Families will appreciate the large pool and the shallow wading pool for youngsters. They will also appreciate the family showers/washrooms. The setting is beautiful, on the rolling foothills, but depending on wind, you may get highway noise from the I-90. We'd stay here again.
Believe the other reviewers: this place is among the best private campsites we have stayed in. Lots of pine forest, generously-sized campsites, reliable WiFi, and spotless, and I mean spotless, showers and bathrooms. Our kids loved the waterslide. My only quibble is that the pool's depth (3'6") was too deep for the younger kids (say, under 5), most of whom will not be interested in the waterslide. But otherwise a terrific campground, where we would happily stay again.
This is a good little campground. It gives a pretty rough first appearance, but there are some lovely shady sites, decent connections (including excellent Wi-Fi) and some of northern NM's best surroundings. The manager is helpful without being intrusive. We only wish we could have stayed longer. The only downside is that the showers are little more than roughed-in. They are, however, clean and functional.
For a fairly so-so campground, they want an awful lot of money (and they didn't even charge us for the 2nd kid!). Wi-Fi was unreliable. On the plus side, there are large cottonwoods throughout the campground providing shade.
The best KOA we've stayed in. Diligent and friendly staff, clean facilities throughout, great pool. The only quibble is that they could use more shady sites. Would (and will) absolutely camp here again.
Lots of pluses to this place. They have obviously put a lot of money into making this a top-notch facility. For those of us with young kids, the family washrooms are terrific, giving lots of room and privacy while we bathe our kids. The pool is ultra-warm. The staff are professional. The campground has lots of greenery. The downside is overall location, in an industrial part of SLC. The owners have tried to insulate their guests from their surroundings, putting up a high fence that allows us only a view of the mountains behind SLC. Also, proximity to the Jordan River and the Great Sslt Lake means quite a few mosquitoes. But overall, a great campsite. We will definitely return.
An OK campground. The sites were very tight - I was only about 18" from the neighboring unit. The real irritant, though, was the KOA employee who would chat chat chat while I was obviously trying to level the trailer, or pack things up for the day, or talk to my kid, etc. The proximity to the Snake River is nice.
I'm not sure how this park ever rated a "friendly" KOA designation. Some of its staff are friendly, some are downright rude. i.e. the lady who kept a bunch of people waiting for service while she took a personal call. The same lady took a call instead of responding to a complaint that half the campground had lost water. When she eventually got around to it, she (1) suggested it was a problem with my regulator (even though other sites were affected), (2) tried without success to locate a staff member to deal with the problem, and (3) wandered the campground like a lost soul, complaining to us about how her colleagues were nowhere to be found. The guy who serves breakfast could use a course in basic manners, rather than rail on and on to people who just want their free pancakes about the educational system, how kids are spoiled these days, or how too many guests came in all at once and made his day more difficult. The campground itself is nothing special. Many of the serviced sites have no shade or greenery. You might as well be camping at Wal-Mart (especially when the water hookup isn't working). We found the WiiFi to be unreliable at best. On the positive site, the place seems clean and the showers were fine.