This park is located behind the motel, though the location is great and the rates are cheap, it really isn't a campground I would ever return to. The grass wasn't cut, I fell into what must have been an old dump hole, all the way to the knee. That I didn't break or twist something is a miracle. No one was around at the campsites. If you needed anything you had to go to the motel front office. And the restrooms, though okay, were not clean enough for me to want to take a shower in them! Was a very, very old building and facilities.
Pulled in after 10 hours on the road with no reservations and was welcomed with open arms. Wonderful people, easy pull-thru site, minimum highway noise even though not that far off the Interstate. The next morning the front desk person gave me great directions which saved me a lot of time and miles. Highly recommend this campsite.
This campsite is just one to miss. The road driving in is a washboard that will shake every thing in your RV lose. The gravel sites are 'over-graveled' and no level. Though the folks are nice, and the restroom/shower (1) is clean, no TV, extra for Wi-Fi, the smell of fresh cattle dung wafting in the air is enough to drive you away. And then there are the trains! No one tells you that at 10 p.m. the trains rolls right next to the campground, every hour, on the hour, blowing their whistles for at least 5 minutes each time. Not one minute of sleep. Got up finally and pulled out before the sun rose.
What a fabulous little campground. I came for 1 night and stayed much longer. Located just south of town, high on the rim overlooking the area, the sites are gravel, very level pull-thrus. I had a great site under a large, shady tree. I read several reviews that said there was no grass or trees here. Not true, especially if you are a tenter. But folks tend to forget this is high desert and the owners have planted lots of tree and grass and constantly water these areas - it will take time and hard work for these to mature and grow. The owners went out of their way to make sure I felt at home, answering questions, assisting with day-trips, etc. The bathrooms and showers actually 'sparkled!' I would return and stay here anytime I am in the area.
I stayed one night at this RV park between Cody & the east entrance of Yellowstone. It was late and I was desperate. The rate of $40 seemed high. I had identified myself as a Passport member but was told they didn't offer those rates during high season or when they were more than 90% filled. It was almost dark so I took the space with a Good Sam's 10% discount. Later I went in to eat at their restaurant and by chance I was standing waiting to use the ladies room, which was next to the Registration Desk, when I heard the person on duty chatting. He was 'training' another reservationist and said he had to call the owner of the neighboring park, Green Creek, to check with him to see if they were offering PA rates that evening: something they do on a regular basis. The owner at Green Creek must have asked what they were doing, as the YVI reservationist told him the owners didn't want PA in their resort. They could get 'top $$' if they waited and so were telling PA members they were 90% full and therefore didn't have to take us. I could never recommend this resort: not only for their underhanded treatment of PA members, but the restaurant's service was awful, the food was not good and the shower rooms were filthy: with several of the toilets backed up. Oh, and their advertised Wi-Fi was on the fritz! Certainly not worth $40 a night.
Had a wonderful 2 nights at the Rafter J Bar Ranch. The views are beautiful, and the location is perfect if you've come here to visit Rushmore, Custer & Crazy Horse. This park is located right in the middle of all of them. The owners were very helpful and when it froze overnight, they were there to tell all of us to turn off our water connections and early the next morning, when it was okay to turn them back on. I would highly recommend this park!
I was offered the Passport America rate for the entire length of my stay: not just the normal 2 nights. The owners went out of their way to be of assistance. I had a lovely campsite under a big shade tree, green grass outside my door and a nice, big picnic table. The showers and restrooms were spotless and the view of the towering red rocks is just beautiful.