The park has a wonderful setting, and enjoys close proximity to Yosemite. It is well maintained, and seems to have all the amenities one would look for. We stayed for 4 nights, and enjoyed the other guests (mostly European) and the beautiful setting. Not surprisingly, there is little phone signal (actually none for Sprint). The Wi-Fi hooks up and works beautifully at 5 AM when there are few other users. At other hours of the day, we found the Wi-Fiunableto be of any assistance. The office people explained that the service was being provided by Tengo and, after all, we were up in the mountains. The lovely and clean bathrooms had 3 showers, and are likely capable of keeping up with the customer demand. Problem is, the showers sometimes don't work. The office people explained they were well aware of the problem and you just need to move a lever up at the shower head (they had no idea why customers insisted on turning them off up there). As I am still employed, I won't be able to stay at the Midpines KOA in the foreseeable future. I must have a decent phone signal OR functional Wi-Fi so that i can field and reply to customers. Lovely physical setting, though.
The KOA up the road was closed for the season, so we crashed here at the last minute. Perfectly adequate in most respects. We stayed in the most desirable area on the grass in the front of the fairgrounds. Very nice setting other than the road noise, which is constant except in the middle of the night. Wi-Fi and Sprint phone were great. Restrooms clean and nice, but we had to go to the other side of the fairgrounds for hot water. We dumped upon departure, and were surprised by the lack of water at dump site (probably a temporary condition), as the grounds are generally well kept. Wouldn't hesitate to crash here again while in transit.
Lake views, and all downhill after that. Our second and last time staying here. With lower lake levels, the water is a long way off. Little landscaping or vegetation and no grass. A lot of permanent double wides, and us and several neighbors were woken up before dawn this AM by the slightly deaf gentleman across the street, and this is in the high price front row section! The cable TV has mostly poor reception. The football on CBS and Fox was barely watchable. No ESPN, so had to schlep up to Boulder City for Mon Night Football. The Wi-Fi (farmed out to TengoInternt) is nearly worthless. You get a daily coupon, but there are a number of limits imposed, including that only one device can be used with the coupon. Yesterday, it took over ten minutes to get through to Tengo only to speak with a completely apathetic and dense employee. When my wife appeared at the office to secure additional coupons for our multiple devices, she was treated like an unwanted panhandler (this was our third day at $45 a pop, with Good Sam discount). And, by the way, the woman who seems to run the office won't smile but probably won't mistreat you. Her two young assistants, however, will likely treat you like a trespassing solicitor if you attempt to interrupt their daytime TV. They almost seem disgusted having to interact with needy travelers passing through. Do yourself a favor, the state park next door has lots of availability, and is $10/ night. We are moving there now. The camp host is delightful. Also, excellent dry camping on BLM land with equally nice lake views nearby, and it's FREE.
Park was perfectly adequate for us in all respects. It is older, and looks like a fair number of permanent/seasonal units, many of which were unoccupied over the holidays. Little contact w- staff, but seemed nice. Water, power, cable, WI-FI, Sprint phone signal all worked nicely. We backed in in the back as far away from the street as possible, and road noise not an issue. Grassy area around office worked for the pooch's dog walks. Rating suffers from minimal landscaping, not much to look at in park (snow capped mountains nearby are awesome), and sites pretty close together.
Nice older park on the San Juan River. Don't let the old sign on road mislead you. Quiet, beautiful and well run. 3 bars of Sprint signal, and very good Wi-Fi coverage. Lots of pull through sites, somewhat close together. 8 of 87 sites on river, so book ahead. Also, place is known, and fills up in July. We had a great stay for 5 nights (3 diff spots).
Nice place just at the end of the Durango shuttle. Free service into town, and a decent restaurant within walking distance. Staff has no computer in the office, which might explain why I couldn't pre-pay a day before to hold,...insisted I call if not going to arrive before 4:00. Sprint phone signal weak and, more importantly, Wi-Fi is horrid. Lady in office explained that system easily overloaded by too many users, and we should just keep trying. Too bad, because it's an otherwise nice facility with much to offer.
Creek runs through and right past many sites. Sprint phone service good and Wi-Fi excellent. Place fills up in the summer. The staff, although very polite and accommodating, aren't always on the same page. Lots are wide and easy to put 6 X 10 trailer next door to coach. We thought place was great and will return.
Right on Oak Creek Canyon. VERY well run park. Noisy dogs NOT allowed - I love that. May be the best run place we've been to, but the weather and setting WAS perfect, which can color things. Wi-Fi got overwhelmed at high traffic times, but Sprint data worked pretty well. Reservations are very important, unless you're going in the heat of the Summer. Request site that backs up to the creek!!
For climbers, may be best place to stay to access Maple Canyon. Friendly staff and pretty well park. Restrooms could use some freshening, but very adequate and clean enough. A LOT of ATV's coming and going, particularly on Fri-Sun. Yappy dogs are, unfortunately, tolerated. Sites close together, but adequate grass and some GREAT trees. Internet usually works well, and Sprint signal fine for phone, sketchy for data. Rate Wi-Fi at 8 for out here somewhat isolated.