One of Oregon's more popular state parks, with hundreds of narrow, paved, not-quite-level sites -- some of which can accommodate a big rig -- crammed in to a small strip of land between the highway and the lake. Always noisy -- this is a play area for powered watercraft -- and nearly always full: reservations are strongly recommended. Electrical hookups are 15 amp only (and installed upside down!) so you won't be able to run your A/C. Rules enforcement is rather anal-retentive. Good park if you're coming to play or party. Not for quiet contemplation.
Rate reflects Golden Age discount. Prior reviewer pretty much said it all: this campground (Sunset) is a gem with friendly camp hosts, and camp hosts' boss, that are very helpful. Very pretty lake, complete with snow capped peak visible from most campsites between the gorgeous, towering old-growth trees. Paved sites many of which are long enough to take a big rig but not particularly level. I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in the area.
'Twas a surprise to find a place so lush and green in the middle of the desert. Small, friendly, beautiful place with grass sites that is basically an old man's back yard. You feel like a friend he hasn't met yet. Lots of monthlies; seems to be a place where older folks just come and stay a while. I-80 highway noise is somewhat problematic, unfortunately.
Pretty basic but the price is right. Paved sites with lots of grass and enough mature cottonwoods to provide shade but no seclusion: all the sites are within view of pretty much all the other sites. I used it as a base camp for the attractions in Moab, which is a very expensive town, and would stay here again.
Beautiful campground with lush vegetation and lots of space between sites. Campground host very friendly and helpful. Excellent central base camp from which to explore the Rogue, Crater Lake, Diamond Lake and the North Umpqua's many waterfalls. If you camp next to the river you won't hear much of the highway. I would camp here again in a heartbeat.
US Forest Service campground; one of Oregon's gems. This low-elevation campground (1,000 ft above sea level) has more Life per square foot than almost any other place on earth. Giant old-growth trees, ferns, mosses. Almost every campsite is a Place of Magic. In some spots, you can't even see your car even though it's only twenty feet away. If you're in a shorter RV less than 36 feet, or better yet less than 30, you owe yourself a visit here. There is train noise and highway noise, unfortunately.
Price is beyond ridiculous. I've seen motel rooms for less money. Also forget about using showers, Wi-Fi or laundry if you get here after hours. Seems like a halfway decent park, but it just isn't worth what it costs.
Decent park. Out of the city, so no city noise, just occasional traffic on the highway and railroad. The rate is very reasonable. Great view and you can walk to the state park across the highway if you like. Sites are gravel and nearly level, at least mine was. Pull throughs are narrow; back-ins much nicer. I would stay here again.
A very nice, somewhat overpriced park in a slightly seedy part of town. Nice, wide lanes with well-spaced concrete pads so nearly level that you don't have to fool with leveling if you don't want to. Very clean, nicely landscaped, and fenced off from the neighborhood. Park is fairly well secluded from the unusually noisy street; if you get far enough back you can probably escape all of that. Would stay here again if they would drop the price a few bucks.
This park has only one advantage: cheap. Traffic noise is intolerable. Significant leveling is required, and the pavement on the sites leaves only inches to spare for good tire placement. Sewer hookup is too far away to use; you have to dump as you're pulling into your site, then put away the slinky and pull the rest of the way in for the rest of your stay. Staff is friendly and nice though. I would not stay here again unless it was the only place in town with sites left.
This place is one of the things I like about Nevada. It's nice to have cheap, basic, no-frills spots when all you need is a place to park for the night. Two caveats: the city water in Fallon is nasty, so don't fill your fresh water tank here. And, and I never found a Wi-Fi signal identifying itself as belonging to the motel. I think I was using Wi-Fi from a neighboring residence. Site was level as-is. No leveling adjustments were needed.
A nice quiet place that makes you think about just parking your RV and living out your years there. Back-in only, 30 amp only, easy to level, water is pure. A pine forest separates you from the highway which helps cut down on noise. Owner is very nice.
Pretty good park at a very decent off-season rate. Had a site near the top of the park which was nearly impossible to level; not sure how the lower sites are, they might be better. Staff was competent and professional. WiFi was strong and Internet fast. Barely did more than park, sleep, and go but it seems like a well-run park.
The most magical and unforgettable campground you will ever stay in. Plan on at least two nights; there's a lot to see here. Sites are very spacious but far from level; you will need 8 to 12 inches' worth of blocks for most of them. If not for that I would rate this a ten. We will not only stay here again, we go out of our way to make this park part of our itinerary anytime we're going to be within a hundred miles of this place.
The price is ridiculous. Forty bucks unless you're a Good Sam member. In the off-season! However, it is a clean, well-kept facility with nice, friendly staff. A few other caveats: Sites are far from level with very narrow pavement. Chances are you'll park with at least one wheel off the pavement. I would give this park an "8" if they'd drop the price to something reasonable.
Basic, no-frills GREAT place to stay while exploring Death Valley. No shade, but you don't want to visit Death Valley during the time of year when you would need shade anyway. Staff is friendly and helpful, casino is uncrowded, beautiful sunsets, mountains right at your back door. And cheap. I like cheap. The only drawback: Internet access sometimes dies, and then mysteriously comes back. So does the cellular tower right across the road. You're out in the desert near Area 51; strange things do happen out here. Will definitely stay here again.
Pulled in on Thanksgiving Day; no one was around. Phone didn't even work; tried to call and got disconnected. The other reviewers are right, it's pretty much of a dump with long-termers that looked like oil field workers. As it's the only park in town open during the winter, I went on to the next town.
Went whizzing by here on my way to another RV park and liked this one so much I turned around. Glad I did. Staff is the absolute best. Facilities are spotless as are the grounds. Some sites have mature shade trees. Road noise is minimal. Wi-fi is strong and Internet is fast. WILL stay here again on my next trip through.
No-frills park with good service and friendly personnel, and the only one in the area that I know of that is open in winter. DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS TO GET HERE! Google maps, including the one on this site, shows the wrong location for this RV park. This park is where Google shows "Hideaway RV Park (which is next door) to be. Right next to the road, so if you're a light sleeper you might have trouble. Admon note: The map pin on our site has been placed correctly to the best of our knowledge.
Came back for a couple of nights. We lived at this park two seasons ago. It's still a great place. Owner has continued to make improvements to what was already a top-notch park. The access problem is due to City Council, who does whatever the casinos tell them to do, and the casinos think they will get more business if they force you to go through town first. Even though there is no place to park an RV in town. Yes, you have to drive it back up the hill, park on top, and take a shuttle back down. City Council definitely needs a clue stick.
Rated 8 instead of 10 because there is only one thing to do here (well, two if you're a fisherman): pan for gold. If you're not into gold panning you might not like this place! However, the tourist attractions in town would be walking distance at sea level. At nearly ten thousand feet, it may or may not be walking distance for you. The park is new, staff is friendly & knowledgeable, sites are reasonably level, bathroom seems clean (but I didn't use it), etc. but there are no shade trees, no playground/rec room, not even any picnic tables at the sites. You pan for gold. And there is plenty of gold there. I get gold in every pan full of dirt, which has never happened to me anywhere else I've prospected. They have pans, classifiers, etc. around for your use if you're a greenhorn, plus gold panning supplies (pans, sniffer bottles, vials, etc.) for sale at the office. I have lost track of the number of times I've camped here this season, but it's been quite a lot. P.S. The trout are HUGE.
One of the most beautiful Forest Service campgrounds you will ever stay in. And everyone in Colorado knows this place, so you'd better make reservations. Not sure how to answer the "pet friendly" question. Yes, the locals do love pets -- for dinner! Keep yours leashed, don't let it outside at night, and don't leave food lying about your campsite.
Stayed here last year and came back. Still the best lil' RV park anywhere -- except for the wifi. You had best bring your own cellular Internet connection device. And they have the best price anywhere. One low price for everyone, no "camping club" membership B.S.
Ditto to what the reviewer before me said. Of the three USFS campgrounds near Chalk Lake, this is our favorite. We spent one night on our way home from a trip and it was the perfect Last Night of a trip. Will stay there again if we can get in.
It is difficult to rate this park because it has some excellent virtues and a few drawbacks that apply to some folks, but not all. Our site was fine but I saw a lot of sites that looked crowded. Our motorhome is a Class C so no problems navigating the roads but I'd hate to try driving a Big Rig through there. Dumpsters were far enough away from us -- but I'd hate to be the poor people who got stuck in the sites right next to them! And so on. Plenty of small pines so there is partial shade. Bathrooms and showers are new, clean and nice. Water is good (i.e., tastes good). Wi-fi is good. Great one-night stopover if you're on your way to somewhere else.
We were a monthly here last year (see my July 2010 review) and came back for a one-night visit. Everything is the same. Best Wi-Fi/Internet of any RV park in the country, windy as all heck because the Continental Divide is right there in front of you (but the view is to die for), shade trees for tent campers only. Cougar/bobcat, bear, Old Prospectors and other wild creatures right outside your door. Hundreds of miles of 4WD/ATV roads & trails, including the famed Oh My God Road, within a 5-minute drive. When in Gold Country, pay attention to the "No Trespassing" signs. Those Old Prospectors are VERY serious about their claims.
I like this park and stayed here twice this year. My partner does not like it; something about the way the horses are treated. I don't know anything about horses. The owner is a Texan and his BBQ on summer weekends is to die for. In fact ALL of the fixings at the cook shack are (say this with a Texas drawl) "real good". Spots are wide as are the access roads to them. Most sites share a single shade tree with adjacent site. Wi-Fi and Internet are fine. Good cellular reception. This is not a high-class resort with paved roads for blue-haired ladies. It is an Old West type of place for dudes, 4-wheelers and people who like to put their hiking boots down onto Real Dirt. Excellent place to spend a week if you're an outdoor recreation enthusiast.
It is difficult to rate this campground because its value depends on who you are and where your spot is. It wasn't our cup of tea, but most people there were thoroughly enjoying themselves. There aren't really any trees to speak of, though some spots are nicer than others. Dust and wind are pretty constant. However, it looks like it might be a great place if you have children with you, but do keep them slathered with sunscreen as there's no shade anywhere. You will also be taking them to the showers frequently to wash off multiple layers of dust.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND THIS CAMPGROUND AT NIGHT! If it is your first time here, be sure to arrive well before dark, and proceed s-l-o-w-l-y down County Road 11 watching for the entrance on your right. This is one of the finest RV campgrounds I have ever been in, and highly recommend it to anyone who isn't a heavy Internet user (no Wi-Fi except around the office, though the cellular reception is quite good). Large, mature Cottonwoods (hint: don't come when they're shedding) make it a place of beauty, and shaded all day long. Part-time pond on the property. As former full-time RVers, owners are very friendly, helpful and understanding. I would give it a "10" except for the fact that I *never* give anyone a ten.
This was our second stay here. Last year I had reported that the Internet access is terribly slow on weekends. I am happy to report that they have upgraded and it now seems adequate. If you need Wi-Fi you still need to be near the front of the park. Cellular service is still marginal for both AT&T and Verizon. All around, a great park; one of my favorites in Colorado.
I can't give this park an objective review because we made the mistake of hitting town during a windstorm smack in the middle of the Easter Jeep Safari! What I do want to say here is that I was VERY impressed when the staff let us have a spot that was too small for our motorhome and didn't gripe one bit about what we had to do to make it fit. It was literally the last spot in town, and believe me we were grateful that they let us have it. Even though they were completely full, the staff was relaxed, friendly and not showing any sign of stress. Plus, they are walking distance from the horse arena so if you're there for an event (horse or Jeep) it's very convenient. Can't comment on the Wi-Fi because the wind storm had knocked it out and it was too dangerous for anyone to climb up there to fix it.
This is a decent place. Not spectacular, but decent. Clean and well-maintained. No undesirable long-term residents. A diligent owner-manager. Next to the fairgrounds; no idea what it's like during Fair week. Next to the highway with a barrier that reduced noise to an acceptable level. Staff is courteous and professional but it seems that the owner is the only one who is knowledgeable enough to solve problems. We stayed there several days waiting for the roads to clear over the Rockies and would stay there again. Wi-Fi was pretty good when it worked; the only drawback to this place was that either the Wi-Fi or the Internet connection to the outside crashed at least once a day. Good cellular signal there though so if you have a USB stick and data plan you'll be fine.
This is a pretty darned nice RV park. Were it not for the Internet issue (below) we would probably have become a monthly. With lots of big old trees and river frontage, this place is beautiful. It sits in a bottom so you hardly ever hear the highway, but there is plenty of mud in wet weather! The water is pure. The store is exceptionally well-stocked. Plenty for kids to do. Clean and well-maintained except for the monthlies, who need to be more diligent about keeping their area neat -- and quiet. Wi-Fi is well-engineered with good signal everywhere and Cellular signal is plenty adequate for voice; unfortunately the Internet connection to the outside suffers greatly all day Friday and running through the weekend. If it wasn't for the fact that my job requires high-speed Internet, I would probably just move there and live out my years.
Probably the best place to stay if you're there to see Zion since it's maybe five minutes from the Park entrance. Pluses slightly outweigh the minuses. Warning: Town has been taken over by hippies. Everything is expensive and burdened by extreme regulations. Pluses: A few nice, mature shade trees; access to river; breathtakingly beautiful location; wide roadways / easy turns; property is well-maintained; owner and staff friendly with good customer service. Minuses: Wi-Fi is weak and unreliable down in the camping areas, you have to go sit in the office to get a decent connection; cell phone reception also poor due to being in a canyon; city government imposes time restrictions in shower; smell of mold in laundry room; owner is a little strange.
Lanes are narrow and difficult to make turns -- and my motor home is only a 28-footer. The owner is surly; and says he lost a lot of money because of the recession. He won't give you a wifi access code if you've pulled in after he has shut his computer down, and charges extra if you have the audacity to have more than one wifi-using device, such as his and her laptops, or a laptop and an iPhone, etc. Anyone using the dump station will be blocking all traffic out of a certain section of the campground while dumping. Positives are: nice trees big enough to provide shade, and far enough off the highways that you don't hear any traffic noise.
We lived full-time at this campground for over four months in the summer and fall of 2010 and I must say it is one of the most, if not THE most, pleasant RV experiences I have had so far. The store is so well stocked that people from the neighboring apartment complex shop there. The owner and staff are top-notch: I have never seen staff as friendly and willing to accommodate one's needs. The water tastes pure. And the Internet / Wi-Fi access is the best I have ever seen at an RV park: fast and reliable. I would give this place six stars out of five if I could. The only drawback is the road that you must travel to get to it. The city makes you drive all the way down into town, take a very sharp corner, and then drive back up the steep hill you just descended to get there. The purpose of this is to increase gambling revenues at the casinos -- stupid because there are few (if any) places in town to park a big rig. Use low gear and exercise patience and you'll have no trouble.