This small, privately owned campground is just off the Trans-Canada Highway in the town of Dryden, but far enough from the road that noise is not an issue. We had a hard time getting a phone call back from the park confirming its availability, but did shortly before we got there. The manager was very welcoming and assured us that we could drive our 45’ motorhome to our site without disconnecting the toad. He walked the route ahead of us, directing me to pull out in the grass in order to swing wide and got us into our site without damage -a very helpful start to our stay. Our site was reasonably level, 30 amp connection was fine (50 not available) with acceptable voltage and the sewer was close, but a bit up hill. The park was very clean, with close dumpsters, and with some grass in appropriate places. Wi-Fi was included and worked reasonably well. We would return to the park because we liked it, but there is no way it deserves the 10 rating that was given earlier. It is a better-than-average park made better by a caring manager.
We picked Arrowhead because the ratings showed it as the best rated park near Winnipeg with full hook-ups and 50 amps. We were happy we stayed there and recommend it to others, especially if they are driving a big-rig. But don’t expect a lot of ambiance if you are in the new expansion section that is the most convenient for large motorhomes. It is just a big, flat expanse of crushed white rock with utilities at proper intervals; not a bit of grass or shrub in that area. But the site was easily accessible coming and going, the utilities were perfect and the sites were all completely level. Wi-Fi is available, but at extra cost. (We also had to pay separately for each device that we wanted access for, which added an extra $7/day for us.) As others have said, management was both friendly as well as extremely helpful. The manager gave us a better introduction to the sights and attractions of Winnipeg than any visitor’s center. So even though your site there might be a bit boring, I recommend it and we would stay here again.
Campsites are off a large loop road which is on the USA (South) side of the overall Peace Garden. Most sites are “scalloped” drive-through, with the rest back-in. Sites were quite private, with lots of shrubs and trees. The trees were a bit of a problem getting to our site (19), but that was because we drive a 45’ RV and didn’t unhook our toad. It had been raining a lot and there was a fair amount of mud around our site, but it also had a small concrete slab base that we managed to get all six or our rear tires on. Water and 30 AMP electric were fine, but no sewers were available at the sites. The dump site at the exit from the campsite area was user friendly and allowed you to dump from either side of your rig, or from either direction. There was no cell or Wi-Fi reception at the site, but Wi-Fi is available at the building with the café. Cell reception is a problem in the entire area. The park is lovely and worth a visit. If you are staying in a big-rig, I advise unhooking and scoping out your site before pulling in. We enjoyed the park and would stay again.
While I wouldn’t think of this park for a longer stay, it is just fine for an overnight. There are flat, concrete pad sites with reliable utilities. We have a 45’ motorhome and tow a Jeep and we had room to spare. There is only gravel between sites and they are fairly close together, but there is a nice grassy area with tables close by. We had a bit of trouble finding someone in one of the two motels that manage this park, but when we did, he was quite helpful. We would stay again if we wanted an overnight stop in the area.
We have stayed at this park before, but it has been over two years, so I am doing an update. This year the park is pretty dry and a bit dusty, but access is good for big-rigs, and space between sites is comfortable. While my sewer had no firm connection, the sewer cover held it down securely. All spaces are level. Electricity was at full voltage, and water was fine and easily accessed. Our picnic table needed repairing or replacing. There is a nice pool that we didn’t use. Our site was toward the rear of the park, which made freeway noise almost unnoticeable (which I remember we did notice at our last stay.) There are restaurants within easy walking distance. We were happy with our stay and will stay here again.
I can’t be nearly as generous with my rating as others have been for Garden of the Gods. After being very clear during our reservation that we were a 45’ motorhome and towing, and we would rather go elsewhere if they didn’t have an appropriate site, we were assured their “executive pull-through” sites would be fine. When we arrived we asked if we should unhook our jeep, but were told it would be no problem to tow it to the site. The site turned out to be between two trees which the guide waived us into only to find that a motorhome does not bend in the middle. We stopped before doing any damage to the coach, but the hitch was solidly crimped and could not be released. The attendant tried to help by stamping on the release lever and bent it flat. After sending him away and much subsequent effort to unhook, back out, and re-enter from a different direction, we found that the site was far too sloped to be able to level (it was off by feet, not inches). The space between rigs was so narrow that our picnic table had to be partly underneath our neighbors slide. And after being hooked up for about 30 minutes, one line of our 50 amp service failed and turned all of our electricity off. With the August heat our pets would have been in real trouble if we had been away. All this I might have expected for a $25 park, but our charge was $57 per night. Water and sewer were fine and the in-house barbeque was good. But we won’t stay again.
As much as we liked this little park, it just doesn’t have the amenities to deserve a “9” rating. It is a Plain Jane park with no pool, game room, water slide or Bocce Court. That made it just fine for us since we just don’t use things like that. Management was as friendly and helpful as you could hope for. Our 45’ motorhome + toad fit just fine. The Yellowstone River was just a few yards from our coach and we had a nice grass spot and table to keep us quite content. We would defiantly stay here again and I would recommend it to anyone without kids who can’t live without a waterslide.
This park has a lot going for it. It was easy for us to get our 45’ motorhome into our site without unhooking our toad. There was a nice grassy area for our table and chairs outside for a glass of wine to watch the turkeys wander about. They had a nice looking pool and a helpful guide to our site, plus an ice cream social that let us meet some fellow travelers. Sewer and water/electric were good quality and well placed. The one thing that they also had was lots of dust. It was enough to mark them down to an “8”. But we would stay here again.
Key point: This is a park for kids. If you have them, you will probably like the park. If not, maybe you won’t. Since our motorhome is 45’, we reserved a premium end site. They are in the reverse direction from the other sites in the area we were in, but the check-in person sent us in the wrong way and we had to struggle to get turned around. The entry gate to the park uses a key pad that is set for car height. In a coach, you must find someone to push the code for you, because by the time you get out of your rig, punch in and get back in to drive through, the gate will close. At one time the sites had grass areas, but now they have dried out and died, leaving dirt and stickers. Water and electric were fine. The sewer was a stretch. There is a nice, large pool that we didn’t use, largely because it was filled with kids. The office store was very complete and the staff there was as helpful as they could be with a constant stream of people looking for assistance. You must be VERY careful driving in this park, because many very young children walk around completely oblivious to traffic and with no parental supervision and the rental bikes and scooters are likely to show up in front of you unexpectedly. This is not a bad park. You should just know what you are getting unto.
I was a bit concerned about stopping at this park after the last review, but it still looked like the best in the area. We had stayed at the park a few years ago and we remembered it as being OK. This time we found it quite acceptable. Some of the turns in the park (and around the traffic circles coming in from the highway) were pretty tight for our 45’ motorhome towing a large jeep, but they all worked. The first site suggested had shrubs that would have been a problem with our slides, but they quickly moved us to a very clear and open one with a 70’ pull-through. I didn’t check the restrooms, but the rest of the park was clean, quiet and had very helpful management. The sites have 30 amp service, but since air conditioning is seldom required, this is not a negative. My only complaint was that the sewer drain was at the far back of the space, and since we didn’t want to disconnect our Jeep, required an extension to connect, but worked fine. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here for the first time for an overnighter when the J&H RV Park across the highway had no pull-throughs available. The prior reviews describe the park fairly well: Lots of trees, family oriented, OK spacing between sites and a nice feel to the park. However, we drive a 45’ motorhome and we tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We realize we won’t fit in many parks, so we are very careful communicating our size and length when we reserve a spot. This KOA has only a few sites that actually accommodate us, and we didn’t get one of them. A slightly distracted lady led us to our site in her cart, but left us to fend for ourselves when we didn’t fit between the trees there. We tore off branches or bent them back to get in but in the meantime we were scratching our sides and blocking the main road for others. If you drive a rig like ours, make sure you can use one of the premium end sites close to the entrance and even then you might not get out unscathed.
I was a bit pessimistic when we arrived at this park. It was mostly gravel that looked like it might be dusty and very little grass. Dust turned out to be not an issue and the park was very quiet and pleasant. Big-rig access was very good. The back-in spaces at the end of the park had a bit more space. The pull-through spaces in the interior were pretty tight. They had a patch of grass each, but shared as a result of the alternating pull in directions. Management was pleasant and helpful and the park was very well kept. Mosquitos were an issue at sunset but not at other times. We would return to this park if we were in the area.
I agree with the previous reviewers, but will not rate them quite as high. The park has easy access, about a half mile from the entrance to Mesa Verde Nat. Park. Water quality was perfect (you may want to refill your fresh water tank here), sewers ran downhill, attentive management led us to our site which was almost level and the entire park was kept completely clean. In my scoring that earns them an 8. That is very good. My only complaints during our stay were that we were close enough to the highway to have quite a bit of road noise and our Wi-Fi reception was poor. You may wish to pass on the roomy “premium sites” and take a bit smaller spot further from the road. This is the best park in the area by far and we recommend it and will stay here again the next time we are near.
We were lucky enough to snag a coveted waterfront site when we stayed here, but unfortunately for only two nights. The alternatives available after we had to move, were weak enough that we decided to change campgrounds instead of taking a poor site. Seafront sites have no sewer, but a “honey wagon” is available for a reasonable cost ($7 for one tank and $12 for both). Our oceanfront site was truly delightful, with the sea, tides, birds and shrubs making us feel quite disconnected from the rest of the large campground. There is something about this park that seems to encourage a friendly interaction among campers that we enjoyed a lot. Dog owners (which we aren’t) will really like the enclosed run that allows friendly dogs to frolic without leashes. The middle of the park lobster pound was another feature that we thought added to the Maine ambiance. We would stay here again if we could get the right site.
While this nice park may be a bit out-of-the-way for some, we enjoyed our three days here and burned a lot of gas in our toad looking at this part of Maine. The park has easy access for big-rigs, good utilities and pretty level sites. We didn’t try the next-door park restaurant, but heard it was good. Management was helpful and everything was well maintained. We would stay here again.
First a disclaimer: We were two adults traveling without children on a holiday weekend. If you come here with a bus load of kids your opinion may be quite different than ours. That said, we were HUGELY disappointed with our stay at this park, made even worse by the fact that we paid more than we have ever paid for a campsite ($101/night! RVParkReviews.com doesn't even allow you to enter a three digit daily price, so I put in $99). To start with, check-in isn’t until 3:00 PM, with no exceptions. So around noon, rigs start arriving and line up 5 abreast and 5-7 deep and wait for the flag. At precisely 3:00 PM someone gives the signal and the Oklahoma Land Rush charges to the one lane gate entry. Needless to say, if you are going to the back of the park, it is a very slow process waiting for back-ins and disconnects on the way. We were reassured that we would easily fit our 45’ rig in our site and in truth it was wide enough. However the 16-18 inch height difference between front and rear wheels made leveling impossible. The site was dirt; no grass, no gravel, no pavement, no concrete. Depending on the rain, the site was either dust or mud. The roads close in front and back of us were also dirt and were constantly active. The park rents out motorized (not quiet electric) golf carts and these were perpetually in motion at full speed, driven by anyone old enough to reach the pedals. It took a rain storm to clear the air of dust. The park was never quiet. However, the utilities did work. If you come with kids, you may love this place for a holiday weekend. If you are without them and are looking for a stopping place during your travels, I recommend avoiding Point Sebago Resort if at all possible.
Traveling in a 45’ rig and towing in Northern Maine means lots of compromises. But at this park we had it all: wide pull-throughs, 50 amps, water and sewer (that you could reach), reasonably level pads, LOTS of grass and no bare dirt, and for the first time in our swing through Maine, we could use our satellite TV system. After our previous park, this was heaven. Our only nits were that the access to the park was a bit tight and the site wasn’t quite level. We were, however, so happy with the lovely, grassy and well maintained park that we stayed an extra day just to sit here and enjoy it. We did not inspect any of the bath/shower/laundry facilities so I cannot comment on them. The manager was very friendly and helpful; leading us to our site and making sure all was well afterwards. He also noticed the tight spots I faced getting to the site (#11) and later told me that he would be trimming back a few limbs as a result. This has been a family owned and operated park for something like 40 years, now in the next generation, that I recommend and will return to if we come by again.
A few more stays in campgrounds like this and I will have to change my poor impression of KOA. We only stayed here overnight and picked it because they could accommodate our 45’ size. We were pleasantly surprised with the helpful and friendly welcome and the wide, level and open site we were assigned. Everything was clean and well maintained. Trash pickup was at curbside and the store and restaurant seemed well equipped. And (my personal nit-pick) the sewer opening was actually lower than the outlet on our coach. Pricing seemed fair, propane was available and all access issues for big-rigs were good. We would definitely stay here again.
I have few complaints about this little campground. I think the owner is relatively new and trying hard. If you are driving a big-rig and staying here, however, don’t take the pull through sites (very narrow between tall trees), but a back-in in the back open area instead. Also, be cautious driving through the trees getting to your site. There is a hidden low stump on the left hand side of the narrow road that can cause you problems. The best spots are basically in a field in the back of the park that could REALLY use several truck loads of gravel. All that said, we were pretty happy for what we paid for our site. The utilities worked fine, although distant trees precluded using our rooftop satellite dish during our three day stay. If we were coming back to the area we would probably stay here again.
This is a BIG place and devoted to kids. We selected it because we were a big-rig (45’) and places that could take us were limited in that part of upstate NY when we were here. First was the oft-heard promise, “No problem! We have sites that can accommodate you easily.” Actually, after we got into it and trimmed a few branches, we fit quite easily. The problem was getting here and turning into it without scratching the sides too much. I do wish that park owners would just once try parking a big coach before telling customers “no problem.” I know that if we were traveling with a coach full of kids we would have felt differently about this campground, but without them this was just an oversized, mediocre park in need of a lot of gravel and tree trimming. We will try to avoid it next time we are in the neighborhood.
First the complaints: Everybody is packed together pretty tightly and only a few of the sites can connect with satellite dishes. OK, that’s it. The good news is that this is a very well maintained park with good utilities, level, clean pads with a nice pool and limited, but good, amenities. Garbage is picked up at curbside with easily recycling available too. We were in a 45’ big-rig and the owners saved pull-through space #43 for us. The park was quiet (except for one occasionally barking dog) and was in a location that was convenient for us. This is not a Grand Lux park, but if you want to be near the Northern Beaches and towns of Massachusetts, it will be a good choice. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a fine park that is being meticulously maintained. The on-site owners clearly care a lot about this campground. The clean gravel roads are set off with flower and bush islands that give a great ambiance to the park. While there were few kids around during our stay, the big grassy field at the center of the facility seems to call out for a game of catch or Frisbee. The park uses both long back-in spaces as well as parallel parking pull-through spaces. If you can fit in one of the back-ins at the top of the park, you will undoubtedly be happy. My only nit (besides a slightly elevated sewer outlet) was that the abundant landscaping made maneuvering a big-rig a little tricky if you weren’t in the right location. To be fair to the park, I made the mistake of driving through the lane designed for parking spaces instead of the smaller outside road which would have made my maneuvering easier. We had no problem with water pressure during our stay, so perhaps the prior reviewer who did got a weak site. We would definitely stay here again when we are in the area.
This campground is hidden in the trees and really caters to children and families. They plan lots of activities to keep the kids happy and occupied, which means that parents are happy too. The trees block most satellite reception unless you are really lucky but why come to the woods to watch TV anyway. 50 amp sites are available but limited. We had no trouble maneuvering our 45’ motorhome to and from our site. Everything is pretty much dirt here but we had little dust. Mid-week there are a lot of empty RVs waiting for weekender families, so it seems strangely quiet for so many units parked there. We would return again.
No question, this resort is a 10. While it is too new to have all the extras privately added to the sites like in its sister park in Indio, CA: this facility is wonderful and will probably continue to improve as more sites are sold. Unless you have a Prevost allergy, you will love this park. (Insiders hint: save some money and ask for a back-in site close to the highway that looks straight out over one of the lakes. They are the best $49 deal around.)
This is a very nice little park with long pull-throughs and good utilities including 50 amp power, which is hard to find in the area. We had no trouble leaving our Jeep hooked up behind our 45’ motorhome both entering and leaving the park. The owner is very hands-on and has kept the park up well. There is a nearby train that can be quite loud, but it only comes by four times daily and not at night. Highway 2 also turned out to be quite quiet at night. While we seldom use them, we scouted out the recreation room and bathrooms and found them as well tended at the outside. We would certainly stay here again.
First let me say that after we got parked and leveled, this park was fine. There is a big field of grass on a rolling hill around which the sites are spaced. The field, along with the playground in it, got a lot of attention from the kids. Our site (#2) was just level enough for our jacks to compensate for. Utilities were fine and the park’s location was very convenient. My mistake was taking the word of the manager that we would have no problem putting our 45” motorhome on the site and not walking to it first. I seriously scratched the side of our rig trying to thread our way between two trees on a sharp turn that was on a steep hill. A unit our size and height simply would not fit without rubbing both sides. I wish that the people who are so blasé about saying “You’ll have no problem” would actually try driving a big-rig in their parks sometime. In short, if you have a smaller RV, you will probably like the park. If you have a big one, don't drive to your site without walking the road (preferably with a tree-trimmer) first! Credit cards are not accepted.
We picked this campground because it was closest to a Freightliner shop that we needed to visit in Superior. Basically it is a mobile home park with a few extra sites available for nightly rentals. It was well kept and met all our needs for an overnight. Sites were level with decent gravel and nice grass between them. Big-rig access was good. No recreation or special facilities here, but we weren’t looking for them. Credit cards are not accepted. We would stay here again.
This is more of a park for campers, not big motorhomes. It is surrounded on three sides by Vermilion Lake which makes it both quiet and attractive. Our lakeside site needed severe tree trimming before we could back our 45-footer into it. Most sites are deeply wooded with all the pros and cons that go with that. The park was OK, but had seen little maintenance in recent times. The dirt site made it an extra challenge to keep your rig clean, both inside and out. Bugs were an issue, but not as bad as it looked like they would be. There was a nice beach area that was popular with the kids.
Our campsite here faced the lake and made for a lovely view out the front window. I had to trim some branches to get all four slides out and it was very tight maneuvering our 45’ motorhome into our site (#312). We stayed here on a cold, blustery day…in August! The beach and facilities looked great, but it was too cold to enjoy them much. We will try to come back at a warmer time.
This park was created after the devastating floods of 1997 as part of a major flood control effort along the Red River and it is now a prime place to stay along this area of Highway 2. Fortunately for us, the park seems underused for its quality and price. There are many pull-through sites with full hookups that are nicely spaced and private with acres of grass around them. There are miles of hiking and biking paths along the river that are away from motor traffic and very pleasant. The only real negative for the park is that the pads are dirt and can be a real mess. A few loads of gravel and this park could be a 10. We would happily stay here again.
If you can live without a sewer hook-up you have to love it here. Sites are spaced very far apart in a lovely setting next to Devil’s Lake. We were here mid-week and found several pull-through campsites that worked well for our 45’ motorhome. Others weren’t as level or had tree issues, so try to pick your site if you can. Campsites are $15 per night, plus a $5 park entrance fee if you don’t have an annual pass. We would go out of our way to stay here again.
This park is just fine for self-contained rigs passing through. Yes it is a field, but a field with full 50 amp, water and sewer hookups and with very wide and long spaces that will easily accommodate the largest of the big-rigs and their towed vehicles for only $25. We were happy enough there to unhook our jeep, sign up for an unplanned extra night and visit some of the local historical attractions. We would stop here again without question.
We moved to this park after giving up trying to make any site at Great Northern Campground in Havre work for us. Havre RV Park sits snug between a major railway and rail yard on one side and Highway 2 on the other. We decided to try Great Northern first because we were worried about the noise at this park. Actually, while noticeable, noise at Havre RV was not a major problem in the two days we were there. The park, however, is set up for short campers or vans and not large motorhomes like we drive. Havre RV Park advertises big-rig drive-through sites but they are actually parallel parking spaces clockwise around the center area of their park. We had to use two sites to get close to the curb so others could get by. The problem is that the hookups are then on the wrong side for coaches and 5th wheels and steps jam into the curb. In our case, a 40’ electrical cable and 40’ water hose were both to short. It wasn’t awful, but we will try for another park next time we are in the area.
While we didn’t spend a full night here, it was enough time to justify a review of this campground. From its description we didn’t expect much, but got less. First was the issue that no one would return our phone calls that we started making to the park the day before we arrived. We finally decided to chance it and arrived in the early afternoon to find the park almost empty: and without any staff! The park butts-up against highway 2 and is part of the county fairground. The pull-through spaces are parallel parking along some short trees that made it impossible to park a big-rig without trimming them: which we did. Each space also had a large (15’-20’ long) mud puddle conveniently located where the coach entry had to be. We could live with all of this, but after all the efforts of preparing the site we plugged into the 30 amp electrical (the highest available) to find our coach’s alarm going off with a brownout condition. The outlet tested as varying from 120 volts down to 8. Amperage, interestingly, moved from 30 to 50 at random. We moved to one of the back-in sites only to find the same condition. We can live with power that goes off and on, but brownouts are a potential killer for current sophisticated electronics. The only other rig in the park was a camper that only noticed their lights dimmed occasionally. After almost three hours of effort, we finally gave up in frustration and moved on down the road. We will not stay here again and cannot recommend it to others.
Staying in this park has made me reassess my feelings about KOA campgrounds a bit. It is certainly one of the best KOA we have found and it made a convenient spot to stay while we visited eastern Glacier National Park and Lake Waterton in Canada. The new pool, spa and sport area is a magnet for the kids. RV sites are mostly pull-thru, but big-rigs would be wise to unhook towed vehicles before driving down to the sites. Our gravel site was reasonably level and firm, but I noticed a few holes from jacks that were at least a foot down into the ground at other sites. Don’t expect your fellow campers to respect your site’s privacy here. For some reason we had a constant stream of folks walking through ours at all times of day. (Maybe a KOA thing?) Despite this, we has a lot of fun here and would come again. If you are coming from the West on Highway 2, the “shortcut” to St. Mary on Highway 49 should be avoided by any rig over 21 feet. I also strongly recommend taking highway 464 from Browning instead of 89. It is much easier and faster.
I think this park has been accurately reviewed. It is an older, but well maintained and managed park that has nice sites for all sorts of rigs. Big rigs however, should be very careful around the check-in area, on the way to the large and level pull-through sites in the “newer” part of the park. (Especially watch for a tree that leans over the road just past the office.) There are some nice play activities for kids, but we didn’t see many in the park. This was our second stay here, and we will come again when we are in the area. Rate included Good Sam discount. The correct name of the park, by the way, is: Rocky Mountain “Hi” RV Park and Campground.
This park is a gem! The raves from previous reviewers are true and well earned by this immaculate facility. Sites are well separated, with lots of manicured grass between the long, wide and level concrete pads. A great feature is their mix of back-in and pull-in sites so that you will have the best view of the golf course based on your type of rig. It’s a ways north of Spokane if you need to commute, but even then it is worth the extra drive. The nice, anxious-to-please management and park hosts are the icing on the wonderful cake.
If you are out camping with kids, Pine Village should probably be on your list. There are lots of activities for youngsters and young friendships are quickly made at the pool or pool table (or the more than a dozen other activities designed to keep kids occupied. If, however, you are passing through in a large RV and want to stop for a day or two in the touristy but fun town of Leavenworth, this KOA may not be your best choice. Most of their regular sites seem designed for “campers,” not coaches. The only place they could fit our 45 footer was in the “Meadow,” an open field where they had no sewer and no marked spaces (water and electric are available). Luckily we arrived early and had time to move our coach after our parking guide placed us too close to a tree to be able to open a necessary slide. By the time evening came, we had rigs surrounding us so closely that no one could fully extend most awnings. We have stayed in fields before, but not to pay $46/night (with discount) for a site without full hookups. Perhaps they thought we should pay a premium since we could pass the salt and pepper back and forth with our neighbors without having to leave our coaches. Thank goodness that all of our newly found neighbors/friends were wonderful. As a positive, the campground is just at the edge of town and a shuttle will carry guests back and forth to the center of Leavenworth without need of private transportation.
We stayed here twice during August, 2009 and I am more positive about this park than the previous reviewer. She/he is certainly right about some key issues: the park was built several years ago and the roads and sites are very tight. Fitting our 45’ big-rig into the pull-throughs at the back of the park was a challenge and Wi-Fi does not work in that part of the park. And after you get to a position to be able to extend the slides you realize that there is no way to truly level your rig without constructing some ramp more suited to ancient Egyptian history. The sites are also so close together that the yapping dog next door sounds like he is in your bathroom. That said, we both thought the park was quite pretty, as well as nicely isolated from the hubbub of the surrounding Seattle/Eastside metroplex. I would have loved to have had one of the wider back-ins that surround the lake, which would have been even more perfect for a fifth-wheel with a big back window. The water at our site was just fine, which makes me think they must have more than one water source. Don’t expect to just drop in here; the park is very popular and is often unavailable. I would stay here again, but would try to schedule it far enough ahead to get one of the back-in sites that are wider.
OK, I’m going to be nit-picky here, but this looks like such a nice park that they should fix some minor (except when they apply to you) problems. Since we are a 45’ motorhome with four slides and a towed jeep that we didn’t want to unhook, we asked for their largest available pull-through (space 7). The concrete pads here aren’t full pads, but two separate strips for the tires. However, the electrical box is at the FRONT of the site and is more than 4 feet high AND is right next to the left pad. In order to both plug in and have the front street-side slide out, you must park half off both concrete strips. I failed to notice how much the concrete was raised over the gravel in the back of the site and seriously bent the jack leveler. My other nit is not unique to this park, but other parks with the problem aren’t usually this nice. Why, on perfectly level and unchallenging terrain, must the input for the park’s sewer be perched upon a pipe more than a foot above ground and higher than the output from the RV’s sewer drain? If I would have had the right saw, I might have cut it off myself. All together, I was an unhappy camper in an otherwise nice campground that I otherwise would have rated at least an 8.
Wow! These folks must have spent as much on gravel as most parks spend on their whole facility. This park is a dream for big-rigs, with wide roads, loooong sites and lots of room plus a concrete pad with a little patch of grass between them. We stopped on a very hot day and the electrical was perfect (even with every AC in the park running full blast). The pool was very nice and the rec-room had a free pool table, air hockey, a library and free coffee and a roll in the morning. There was no dust with the high-grade gravel cover, but the young trees did little to provide more comfortable shade. In a few years, though, they will be helpful without causing problems. Since almost all the sites are very long pull-throughs, this park is especially nice for those not wanting to disconnect their towed vehicle (or those who are gravel connoisseurs). We would definitely stay here again.
Clearly management cares a lot about this park and works hard to keep it in top condition. Grass and trees are park-like. It has a well stocked store with most needed RV supplies. We didn’t find the long term tenants to be a negative at all. We got the last space when we called, and it turned out to be a bit tight for our 45’ motorhome to turn into while towing. The space itself was fine, but the road to it was a bit narrow for current big-rigs. On-site management couldn’t have been more helpful. When he saw me worrying about a tree limb constraining our exit, he pulled out a tree trimmer and removed a couple of potentially troublesome limbs. Also, a big plus for us, the park allows you to wash your coach. We will return here, and next time we will be ready for the very quick left turn after the Flying J when you turn off highway 91.
This park turned out just fine for us with our 45’ motorhome. The entrance, while a bit hard to spot, was easy to turn into and had no real grade to deal with. The in-town location was quite convenient and the city noise level was OK. Far from manicured, the park was still neat and clean. Access to the site was good and the wide spaced, mature trees were no problem with our four slides. Shade from the trees was welcome on the hot days we were there, but they didn’t block satellite reception. We will stay here again.
This is a limited services park that opened in the summer of 2009. Its base was a rather rundown mobile home park about 5 miles north of Durango. The new owner has replaced all the utilities and added gravel. At this point there are no restrooms or showers at this small park, however guests are offered a discount at Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs which is directly across the road. I understand that the park owner, who is also one of the owners of Trimble Spa, plans to add restrooms in the future. But until then this park probably only makes sense for self-contained rigs. Sites at the park are nicely spaced, with well kept grassy areas with picnic tables between the solid packed gravel pads. The on-site camp host was very helpful and diligent keeping the park tidy. Several mature apple trees add nice ambiance, but some need to be trimmed to make it easier to maneuver a 45 foot big rig like ours. It rained hard during our stay and at least one site developed quite a little pond. It’s not a great park, but one to consider if your preferred Durango location is full and you don’t need showers.
This quiet campground has a lot going for it. It is just outside the “cute” town of Grand Lake Village and only a very short drive to the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Campsites are wide and well separated both in distance and visually, and most sites look reasonably level. We spent three days in site RV-50 where we were unable to fully level our 45’ motorhome, but it was the last large site available. Our Verizon wireless card worked very well, but we had occasional variation in the electrical power at the site. As others have mentioned, this park is very popular in the summer, so try to plan ahead as far as possible.
The owners make this little park a special place. The park doesn’t look fancy and the owner is trying to keep a natural feel to the landscaping, using grass and gravel instead of concrete and asphalt. They have planted several trees, but intentionally not enough to obstruct the sweeping views from the sites. The gravel is good with little dust and quick drainage after summer thunderstorms. Sites have good space between them and are reasonably level. Big-rig access is excellent. Hook-ups were good (wonderful Taos water), but the significant spacing between water, sewer and electric constrained our coach’s positioning at the site a bit. While we didn’t use the restrooms or showers, I did inspect them and found them immaculate, likely because of the retired military owner who was constantly working to make sure his guests were happy. He and his wife made sure that no one had unmet needs. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in the Taos area.
This park is now operating as Pixley RV Resort. The old reviews still are reasonably accurate, but we were a little more positive about them for our recent stay. I agree that this is not the spot for an extended stay, but with lots of pull-throughs, for our overnight it was fine. The sewer connections are still weird, but they work and the access and cleanliness of the park turned out to be more than acceptable. It is just far enough off Highway 99 to keep the noise reasonable. Another side benefit to stopping here is that on the way off the freeway there is a high volume diesel island at a fuel stop at the exit that has trucker style access and decent prices.
This place was one (pleasant) surprise after another. We booked this park for an overnight in a town where we had never stayed. Arriving at office closing, the clerk asked if we would stop when we left the next morning to pay and sent us to a pull-though. We weren’t overly happy since the site length meant that our towed vehicle blocked the road behind us and we had to unhook. Other than that, the layout of the park was fine and we settled in for an uneventful overnighter. But when we wandered about the park we found a very complete “resort” which reminded us that most parks seldom live up to the name. We were on a schedule, but next time we will go out of our way to return and try out the 1) Large indoor pool, 2) Good tennis court, 3) Very well equipped multi-machine gym, 4) Sauna/steam room, 5) Indoor game & rec-room, 6) Outdoor recreation area with things like horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, and 7) a real golf course. The place wasn’t perfect, but we will definitely return.
There is nothing fancy about this place. It is all gravel with a small tree per site. We have stayed here before, and we will again because it is the best spot we have found in the area, and it is well priced. Make sure there isn’t an event going on at the Fairgrounds if you don’t have a reservation because the park can fill completely then. And yes, watch out for the bump coming in.
I guess we can’t complain too much since this is now the only big-rig friendly park for many miles on the Mendocino coast. The Rollerville park a few miles south near Point Arena has recently gone to all park models, so this KOA now has the market. We spent 5 nights here in October and really only groused about the price. The park could use a bunch of gravel and a bit more TLC, but it was an OK spot under the trees and close to the coast. It was almost empty when we checked in, and we thought “How can they charge this much with this few guests?” Two nights later 80 employees from a Santa Rosa electrical firm joined us for the next three days for an outing, filling the park entirely. The place worked pretty well for them with a nice outdoor meeting/eating/party area that was well used. If you aren’t familiar with the Mendocino Coast, don’t forget to bring your sweater (and parka, jacket, mittens, hat and red flannel snuggies), for it can be unseasonably cool on this part of the coast. We will probably stay here again, since it’s our only choice, but it is still too expensive for what you get.
A nice park; close enough to the freeway to be convenient but far enough to be quiet. Easy access to long pull-throughs, full hook-ups, nice pool and club room. The grass patches were small but well maintained. If you are towing, it’s only a five minute drive to Chico’s interesting downtown. The office has a reasonable small store, but if you want something unusual, you better bring it along if you aren’t towing. We will happily return to the Almond Tree.
Well, this place hasn’t gotten any better since the last reviews. At $10 with Passport America, it’s still overpriced. We were told they were saving a big-rig accessible, 50 AMP pull-through for us, but when we got there a camper would have had trouble fitting into their only remaining pull-through. We unhooked and took a spot that was supposed to be a 50 AMP full hookup, but the electricity didn’t work and the site was trashed. We didn’t meet Mom, but the prior reviewer’s description of Son is accurate. Try to avoid this spot if you can. There aren’t many alternatives in the area, but after this experience, a casino parking lot looked quite attractive.
This is a dandy little park with wide spaces, good access, caring and helpful management and a pretty, wooded setting. The sites are nicely staggered among tall timber and grass that gives a “camp out” feel to the place. The trees also mean that you may be restricted for satellite TV, but free cable is available at each site. The free Wi-Fi worked fine and so did their laundry. The location was quite quiet, with only an occasional car passing and a train somewhere off in the distance. To us, the park’s only weakness was lack of 50 amp service. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others without reservation unless 50 amps is an absolute requirement.
This park is acceptable if you are just passing through. here is no grass and little gravel. The dirt turns to mud quickly with a bit of rain or spilled water. The railroad is VERY close and VERY active, but it bothered us less than we feared. Access for a big rig was pretty good and the pull-throughs were long enough. I can't imagine spending any time outside in this park, there is just too much dirt and dust. It also seems quite overpriced for its location and condition, but of course it’s a KOA.
This is a huge facility that has earned its 5/5 diamond Woodall’s rating. The park was up to 279 sites when we were there (including some cabins), but it is spread over so much land it in no way feels crowded. Talk to management when you reserve about which of their 6 camping areas will be best for you. They are all separated by broad open meadows or trees and the sites are mostly nicely spaced and not at all cramped. It is a big family location that is in the center of the Black Hills attractions and the kids pretty well took over the pool while we were there. If you have a big-rig like we do, make sure you make it clear that you need a level site. We saw several rigs with one or more tires dangling quite a ways from ground. Your dumpster may also be a bit of a walk in some locations. If you get the site that is right for you and your unit, however, I’m sure you will be happy with this park. Good Sam discount available.
This very pleasant park feels much smaller than its official 83 sites, probably because so many of them are tent sites that get heavy use during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. But the big-rig pull-through sites are just dandy, with lots of nice grass for your front yard and a very agreeable view over the town and valley below. Management is very attentive and clearly has great pride in their park. If you take the 30 minute drive to Devil’s Tower, you might like to check out the park’s free DVD of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” which, of course, was partially filmed there. We didn’t use the pool, but saw that it was clean and inviting. Don’t expect much excitement from the town, but the small grocery there provides the essentials. Good Sam and FMCA discount available.
There are now two parts to this campground; the original section, which is attractive with many mature trees but quite cramped for big-rigs, and the new development, which has few trees and is mostly gravel but with good access and many pull-throughs – take your pick. As others have said, management is very helpful and the park’s location close to downtown adds extra flexibility for those without a supplemental vehicle.
This nondescript park actually has a lot going for it. While with few recreational amenities and certainly not exciting, it has wide spaces with nice grass in between, good gravel, easy access and well placed connections. The first row of sites closest to the highway get a fair amount of truck noise, but even there it is quiet livable. Since we were there over 4th of July weekend, we didn’t get the Passport America rate, but the full rate of only $25 was still a bargain. We will definitely stay here again.
Since we are New Mexicans, we knew about the slightly funky, but popular, Ojo Caliente Resort & Spa. This hot springs has been a local fixture for many years, but their affiliated RV park was an unknown. We tried them in our 42 footer because they said “big rigs welcome.” We should have been more cautious after we pressed the staff on this and they said that “Someone had been back there a few days ago and it looked OK.” In reality, we scratched both sides of our coach on the untrimmed trees and had to maneuver very carefully to reach our site at all. Once there, it was level with nice privacy and good hook-ups. Unfortunately, if you went outside you were attacked by mosquitoes so voraciously that even doing a quick hook up was an experience that took several recovery days. This may be a better spot in the mosquito free winter in a camper, but we won’t try it again in our rig.
First the good news – the site was fairly level and reasonably accessible in a big rig (42”). The bad news is that this park is hugely overpriced for its quality. It should never have received its Woodall’s rating. It is very dusty with thin gravel and not a speck of grass around the campsites we saw. Sewer drains are at the other end of the normal site location, requiring sub-optimal parking or a hose extension. Park staff sent us the wrong way for a back in. There was a fair amount of trash, and the high weeds in back of our site provided the only green around. Our site’s outdoor area was a flattened rock pile with a table. We were in a “Big Rig Upper” site that might have had a view from the back of a 5th wheel. The train passes just across the river, but is not too objectionable. The park seems to have a big business in white water rafting, and if that is what you are here for you might appreciate it more. There were also some camper/tent sites down by the river that looked pretty nice. At $12-15 nightly it would have seemed OK, but at $106 (with tax) for a two night stay it was WAY too expensive.
This campground could indeed use a bit of TLC. While the staff was very helpful at check-in and showed me two potential sites for our 42” coach, they then informed me that half the campsites’ water supply had tested positive for E. coli. One of the remaining sites was adequate, but rough and narrow. The setting for the park is great, with wide views of the mountains and occasional wildlife, which also includes mosquitoes much more than occasionally. It is about 15 minutes from downtown Leadville, which was VERY busy when we were there. Overall, the park seems overpriced for the quality, and I found their policy of a $3.50 surcharge per person per night annoying for self-contained units, but it is nonetheless nicer than the park downtown.
I can believe that staying in the upper campground would be a noisy experience and I also agree that the exits off the highway into the campground have too sharp a drop. That said, our stay was just fine. We were in a non-premium site a ways back from the river, but well below the highway in the lower part of the campground. Each of these locations had dirt drives but a nice patch of grass outside the door. Campground staff were quite visible watering, weeding or otherwise tending to the park. Utilities were well placed and electrical strength and water quality were good. Free coffee and donuts are available Sunday mornings. The fact that the park is only five minutes from delightful Salida was also a real plus. We would definitely stay here again, but would reserve a premium site along the river. These locations are delightful, with the Arkansas River briskly flowing right outside your door. But like the prior reviewer, I would probably pass on this park if the only available sites were in the upper campground.
We found this to be a peculiar park. They have reserved several sites for RVs in an area otherwise surrounded by park models. They advertise a large lake and recreation center, but they are a drive from the RV sites. More importantly, so are the dumpsters! Sites are long and narrow, with rigs alternating directions. The crushed lava surface is clean enough, but it is so soft in some locations that our leveling jacks sunk quite deeply and we had to find stuff to fill up the hole and support the jacks. I think the RV business is an afterthought at this resort, which is trying to sell its permanent lots instead.
This is one of Cal-Am’s smaller resorts in Mesa and is strongly marketed to long term tenants. You must be 55 or older to stay here. The parks look pretty boring, with park models and RVs stacked in by the hundreds and with little grass to break up the miles of gravel and concrete. But that said, everything in the park was clean and well cared for. There is an escort to your site, a large pool and whirlpool, 8 shuffleboard courts and an active center with a lot going on. Each site gets a garbage can that is picked up twice a week and everything works. We stayed for 5 nights with a Camp Club USA discount that only cost us $17.50 per night. We would definitely stay here again.
The park sits up a hill above the road and is very quiet. The setting is quite pleasant, set among the huge boulders that give the park its name. There is a great walking trail at the back of the park that leads you through some gorgeous rock formations in adjacent open space. What the park lacks is gravel and 50 amp service. As a result of the missing gravel, plan on a dust cloud from every passing car or rig coming through the park. This would be a great little park with proper surface materials.
Watch carefully for the small sign or you will miss this park. It is well kept, but could use better gravel, the current mix means you will be tracking dust into your RV unless you are really careful. There is a hot tub, but not in an attractive location. Unlike most parks (and motels) in Flagstaff, it is not near a train track or crossing. It does, however, get quite a bit of road noise from Highway 89. Our biggest problem in our recent stay there was the wind. If it is windy anywhere in Flagstaff it will be very windy at this park. We will probably stay here again, but only in a calm season.
Sites are a bit tight if you are over 40’, but the location and setting make it worthwhile. The park runs along a fast rushing stream that is quite popular with inner-tubing locals. It is also close enough to downtown to walk, an extra plus for those without available transportation. Well kept and clean, it is a park we will return to.
High in the mountains with lots of wildlife around, this park is a great stop for overnight or a short stay. Fifth-wheels with a view out the back will especially appreciate the sweeping views from many of the back-in sites. Management clearly cares about their park and their guests and guides each to their location. Cedar Rail RV Park is about 8 miles from town, so don’t plan to walk in for groceries. We will stay here again.
Very clean and well managed park. Fun activities for children with pee-wee golf, basketball, a pool and peddle-carts of several varieties. More gravel than grass, but that helped make it more big-rig friendly. We were also very happy to find a Cat repair/service facility at the same exit that made needed work quite convenient. We would return, especially for a short stay.
It is a bleak looking park with just a couple of scrawny trees and not a blade of grass to be seen – just gravel everywhere. Then again, it is gravel and not dirt, and the hookups are good and while the spaces are tight, the interior roads are well sized for big-rigs. The free wireless works well and check-in is efficient. In short, not a place for a week’s family vacation, but quite acceptable for a quick stopover.
Don’t expect a country setting here. The park is in an industrial area with little in the way of grass and no views. Sites are clean and well maintained, but quite narrow. Our 42 foot coach needed to stick out several feet from the normal location in order to open our slides around the small trees planted between the sites. Smaller RVs will be happier. Our biggest complaint, however, were the trains, which ran next to the park and were very loud during the night due to a nearby crossing. It was OK, but the next time we are in the Sandpoint area we will look around a bit before going back to Hi Dee Ho.
This is a fine park with well kept grass and mature trees for shade if you wish to park under them. Sites are available for the largest big-rig. Bernie, the manager/owner lives on location and is constantly around to make sure everyone is happy. A nice river runs next to several sites, but is behind a small rise and is not visible from your RV. We were worried to see a nearby railroad track, but it was infrequently used and little noticed. My only complaint about this well run location was the evening mosquitoes. We extended our stay here because we enjoyed the park and will return again when we are anywhere in the vicinity.
The reviewers of this campground have been too kind. It is actually worse than they say. I think I have been in a worse spot, but was only charged $6.00. Interior roads are very rough. A little gravel would go a long way, since the sites are mostly dirt. I can only guess how bad it gets after a rainstorm. Our sewer was connected by above-ground PVC pipes that were not cemented together and did not slope downhill. Management said our site was suitable for a 40+ motorcoach and this was simply not true. (To be fair, we saw some sites that we could have at least fit into.) This park is the reason I sought out and joined RVparkreviews in hopes of avoiding another like it in the future.
At any other location, I would have rated this park much lower. But it is in the center of one of America’s greatest National Parks, so the lack of space, unreliable electricity, and the expectation that sewer lines will flow up hill, didn’t seem quite so important. I’d go back because it is the only alternative for a full hookup.