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01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've stayed here several times on the way to southern Arizona. Park is owned by the Yavapi-Apache Nation. It is one of the nicest and cleanest parks we've stayed in. Our main complaint was, as others have said, that some of the pads were very out of level. This requires the MH front wheels to be off the ground, or lots of lumber under the wheels of trailers/fivers. They have repoured or are currently fixing those pads! The biggest complaint is that they will only allow one WiFi connection per site and signal is very unreliable. ATT signal in the park is likewise unreliable, but that is not their fault. Work campers/staff were friendly and helpful. See you again next year.
03/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We picked this campground based on its central location and reviews published on this website. Most of the reviews were spot on both positive and negative. Nice campground with easy access to area attractions. Great views from west side sites. First, the negatives. Pads seem to vary from level to needing 10" inches of leveling blocks. Doesn't seem to be a pattern to location in campground. One site is dead on next is way out of level. Ours on west side required the front jacks to put the front tires on tip toes. Whoever graded the campground and poured the concrete needs to go back to school. Just be prepared. Water pressure seemed a bit low at times. Wifi was marginal especially during peak periods. Our ATT signal voice was good but Internet sucked. Desk staff seem a bit overwhelmed with more than one check in at a time. But they were nice. On the positive side the campground seems to run well. Daily trash pick up at your site. Electricity was not a problem. Nice, new dog "park." I17 noise didn't bother us even though we like in a rural area. Maybe a problem in part of park nearest Interstate. Good dog walking opportunities off lead especially on west side of park. Very clean sites. Sites not crowded. Seemed to be a lot of snowbirds spending the winter here. Didn't use any other facilities at park. Go to Montezuma's Castle and Well. Jerome is interesting as is road to Prescott from there. Sedona is beautiful but way toooooooo many people and tooooooo much traffic. Trip to Tuzigoot was interesting with nice museum. Don't think will stay here again. No reflection on the park just not enough close good hiking to hold our attention. Camp Verde is in the "ugly" zone between the red rocks of Sedona and the Sonoran desert of Apache Junction. This is a perfect place for a one or two night stay.
02/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Adequate place for an overnight. Gallup is not a destination. Easy access from I-40 on west end of town. Since it was cold and the windows were closed the trains didn't bother us. But did hear them in the night. Yes, it is at the end of the runway. Thought we needed to duck a couple of times. Didn't smell the problem mentioned by others. Clean big gravel parking lot with lots of seasonal residents. No junk allowed so it looked good. Trash cans close to sites. Wi-Fi adequate. Water and electric good. Dog walk was off in one corner of the park. Easy in and out for big rigs. Would camp here again. This isn't campground related... Just down the road there is an old Route 66 restaurant. Virgies serves some killer Mexican food. Have been eating there for years. On a busy Saturday night the place was packed and we were the only Anglos. No problem just good food.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is probably the most beautiful desert RV camping place we've stayed at. 30 minutes to Scottsdale,10 minutes to Fountain Hills with all you need. Wonderful hiking and biking trails from the campground. RV sites are level, graveled and big enough for big rig and towed. Sites have picnic tables, grill and fire ring. Great place for birding. This place would be a five star plus if it had sewer dumps at each site. Will be back.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
First time to try snowbirding; picked this site since it was on the edge of town near hiking. Seems to be a well run operation. We were in the short term area far from facilities. Might be a problem for some but not for us. Seems to be typical snowbird park with many returning guests and lots of park models. Guests and staff were very friendly. Large sites are level and graveled. Had guide to site and help backing in. Good utilities. Wi-fi was acceptable, just occassional drops. Be sure to have extension for sewer hose and connection is at back of site. 24 hour security at gate and grounds are patrolled. Workout room was very well equipped and clean. Didn't use pool or spa but it appeared nice. Activity director was new. Was nice but clueless about area hiking opportunities. Had no local telephone numbers for Lost Dutchman park or Superstition Wilderness. Lots of on site activities but we didn't participate. No real complaints. Canyon Vistas is probably a 5 star for many. Only 4 star for us because of size of resort and too many people. Will probably return because it worked for us.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice RV park. RV Parkreviews lists this park under Winslow; however, it is actually 20 miles west. Rural setting is much nicer than staying in Winslow or Flagstaff. Friendly staff, through check in procedure, security gate with code, very dog friendly with two large fenced areas, level gravel sites, easy in/out, strong Wi-Fi, free coffee, well stocked store, easy access from I-40 and no need to dump tow. Will stay here again.
01/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good park on south side of Santa Fe. Away from the traffic. Easy access from I-25 and Hwy 599. Stayed here two nights on the way to Arizona. Nobody here this time of year. Better than staying in town. Nice family run operation. Good Wi-Fi. Very dog friendly with lots of walking space. Water and electric good. Easy in and out for big rig. Will stay here again.
07/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
There are so many things wrong with this campground, I hardly know where to begin. It is very expensive. Rate reflects Good Sam discount, $5 coupon and weekly rate discount. They upcharge for 50 amp and cable. Worst of all, they charge $1 per day per dog and don’t provide clean-up bags. The sites have you packed in like sardines. We had to share a picnic table with another camper for several nights. There is a nice pool and new hot tub that we did not use. We did not use their bathrooms either, so we can’t comment. The Wi-Fi is one of the worst we’ve encountered. It works reasonably well before 7 am. Forget it in the late afternoon and evening. Just not enough bandwidth for a campground of this size. Electricity was stable and water pressure was adequate. The campground was infested with rodents. (Wyoming ground squirrels.) I counted five active holes on our campsite. These rodents are a health issue, and their holes are ankle breakers at night. The roads are rough full of potholes. The campsites are not level. Saw more than one bus with one of its wheels completely off the ground. Bring plenty of leveling blocks and wood. Campground is owned by a partnership that specializes in buying campgrounds with good cash flow in locations that offer the possibility of selling the land to developers at a later date. They just don’t seem interested in providing a quality camping experience. The only thing this campground has going for is its location at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.
01/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were staying in Terlingua and took a drive to Big Bend State Park and saw this campground. We cut our stay short in Terlingua and moved here the next day. This is the nicest RV park in the area. At 17 miles west of Terlingua, it does add drive time to Big Bend National Park. This place went broke and was purchased by another rich Texan. New management is really trying to make this a real first class RV park and destination resort. They are working on drawing specific groups with specific interest to special events. This place even has an airport that can take a 737. There is a very good restaurant at the resort along with a hotel, spa, and shops. There is a golf course and lots of activities. Priced a couple of them and they were a bit pricey. Campground has big paved sites and is well designed. We were told that it fills up at spring break. In January there were a handful of snowbirds and about that many in and out on a nightly basis. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Plenty of room to run and play with the dogs. Wi-fi and cable worked great. Boarder Patrol drives through campground several times a day. Local sheriff in and out as well. Guess they were looking for illegals, drugs, and guns. Even though this resort is right on the Rio Grand we felt safe. Be sure to take what you need with you. No gas or fuel. There was a small store and deli with basics only. Would be a great out of the way place to spend part of the winter. Will stay here again sometime.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Friendly staff let us pick our site. Dusty and dirty, but it is the desert. Terlingua is an interesting place. Locals are a strange assortment of dropouts and retirees, but everybody was very friendly and loved living the hardscrabble existence in the desert. Local stores can provide basic needs. Cable in campground didn't work, and Wi-fi was in and out. Lots of snowbirds and long term residents. Campground could be a little cleaner. We looked at other campgrounds in Terlingua, and this one was probably the best. Loved hiking in the Chisos Mountains, 4 wheeling and driving around Big Bend National Park. Probably would not stay here again.
01/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This has to be one of the most beautiful RV parks in Texas. Can't say enough about the setting. Lots of wildlife including bird feeding stations. Pet owners take note that there is a large number of javalina in the park. If your dog is aggressive and off leash, you could have some big problems. Wi-fi doesn't work except at the lodge. Beware that while the cable works great some of the hookups are at the wrong end of the site. Had to make a 40 foot cable run. Staff was friendly and helpful. Don't miss Fort Davis National Historic Site. It was beautiful and informative. MacDonald Observatory tour is also a don't miss. Take the circle drive to Alpine and Marfa. LaCasita in Alpine had wonderful Tex-Mex at cheap prices. Would stay here again if we are ever in the area.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Friendly staff. Over 55 park. Lots of long term residents and also a single wide community. Location along main road is very noisy, but it is 15 minutes from downtown. Nice mature trees and some grass.
01/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here because it was the closest RV park to Carlsbad and Guadalupe National Park with the exception of White's City which is a minimal RV park. Number of oil patch workers living in the park, but they were not a problem. Friendly staff. Campground is clean and seems to be well run. Mostly dirt and gravel. Some sites have trees and a little grass. They have a large fenced dog yard which is a plus. Wi-fi was not stable.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
First time to stay here. We were in the new section where they are selling the lots. Huge concrete pads with plenty of parking. Some of the sites have sold and are well landscaped. Ours was still for sale and was scheduled for landscaping after we left. Owner is a nice guy with big plans for this campground. New pool and hot tub were nice. Best of all for us they had a LARGE grass dog yard where we could play with the dogs. Easy in and easy out for big rigs and toads. All sites in the new area are head in and back out but roads are wide so no problems. Will stay here again. No road noise. Internet was reliable but a bit slow. There were warnings about not trying to upload/download big files due to limited bandwidth.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have spent about two weeks a year here using Blanding as a base camp for hiking. Nothing has changed except they have added a bunch of sites to accommodate the prolific rental rigs driven by Europeans doing the Great Circle. 50 amp sites down low are huge. Have beautiful sunset views. Everything is gravel, level and well graded. Very wide roads with easy turns even for the biggest rigs and toads. Owners are very accommodating and friendly to everyone. Not much going on in Blanding as it is a very traditional Mormon town. Grocery is close. Remember that Blanding has no liquor stores or restaurant bar service. BYOB.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camp here about 4 times per year as a first/last night on our trip. We've reviewed Monument several times. Many long-term residents working in the energy business. Staff was helpful. Easy in easy out. Wide level gravel sites. We had a shear bolt break on one of our slides. Called the guy that advertises on their check in sheet and he got us back on the road the next morning with only a short delay. Strong Internet signal. Don't like paying for it but oh well. No major complaints.
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed here several times over the last few years. We stayed here for two weeks this year using it as a base for hiking and ATVing. Has resident RV repair guy. Didn't use him. Owner/staff is friendly and helpful. Many seasonal residents who stay all summer or come up from Denver/Colorado Springs area on weekends. Many renters plant flower to spruce up their site. Variety of site types. Most have shade and grass. New area is mostly gravel, but they are working on it. Our daily rate reflects staying in a new one-of-a-kind site. My steps landed within one inch of a redwood deck that had a large cottonwood tree. Deck had comfortable, new plastic wicker chairs, glass top table and settee. Also had a good and hot gas grill. Extra cost was worth the comfort. Put out the hummingbird feeder and had a great place to relax after a day of hiking. Free Wi-Fi worked great. Only had a few hours of trouble early one morning when their router obviously needed rebooting.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Absolutely beautiful campground. Stayed on loop B with nice view of the lake. Concrete pad was level. If you have two rigs with slides on the utility side things are close. On the door side there is a fire pit and picnic table. One of the cleanest campgrounds we've ever stayed at. Stayed here 5 days using it as a base camp for hiking. Wi-Fi was a bit flaky one day. Plenty of space to run the dogs in the closed loops. Employees of ARAMARK, the concessionaire, were unable to answer simple questions about the area. Don't know if it was the usual Navajo attitude of easier to say, "don't know" rather than answer a question or if it was a lack of knowledge base. Suspect the former. Took an all day tour of Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge. $150 price was out of line considering lunch was a white bun with lunch meat and cheese. No veggies. Boat was tired. Captain knew his stuff. Great campground for the off season. Wouldn't come near it during high season. The place must be a zoo. Will be back.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stay here about two weeks a year using Blanding as a base camp for hiking. Son in law has taken over a lot of responsibility for owners Duke and Rose. They are expanding the campground including tent sites. Most people use it as a one night stay. Easy in and out. Level gravel sites. WIFI was a bit flakey one day during our stay. Sites near highway are noisy. Sites down low especially the huge pull throughs have awesome views. Nice folks who run a clean family business. Blanding is nothing to get excited about. If you are thirsty and in need of a libation there isn't any in town! Traditional quiet Mormon town where even Subway closes on Sunday. And whatever you do, don't speed through town. San Juan Sherrif patrols the highway closely.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Used this campground as first day out and last day out on this trip. Was surprised that there were vacancies in overnight spaces on both nights. Most of park is long term residents working in the energy boom. Helpful staff, easy in and out. Wifi worked fine. Nothing fancy but works for us. Sites are gravel and level. Don't have to disconnect toad. If I was staying for extended period of time, we would stay across the street in the state park.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of the better KOAs we have stayed at. It is clean and well managed. Big rig sites are up front and fairly level. Wide enough for biggest rigs without banging slides. But number of class A sites is limited. You may have to unhitch toad going in or out depending on you skills. There are some beautiful sites in the upper portion of the campground for fivers, TT and tents. They have lots of natural vegetation and nice views. Wifi was free and worked great. Didn't use showers/bathrooms or laundramat. Assume that they were clean as rest of campground. There is no AT&T cell service. Had to drive up the road a few miles to keep up with messages at home and work. What makes this KOA special is the owners. We are hikers and spent eight nights there using it as a base for hiking the canyons and slots in Escalante National Monument. Co-owner Marsha is a local guide and took extensive time to share where to go to see her favorite places. If you aren't a hiker she can tell you where to go to get the most bang for your buck from the car. We will stay with them again 'cause we've got several more weeks of hiking to do in the area. If you don't want to "enjoy" the crowds in Bryce NP be sure to visit Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest or Escalante National Monument. On many hikes we saw less than a handful of hikers.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We've been here dozen or more times. We use Blanding as a base camp for hiking Cedar Mesa and surrounding area several weeks a year. The huge 50 amp sites on back row are our favorites! It is also easy in and easy out for one night stays. Wi-fi works great this time after some previous issues. Be sure to bring your own food and "beverage" as Blanding is "dry" and doesn't have any good places to eat.
10/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed here many times. Use it to make a stop at the vineyards for some Colorado wine or great fruit. Monument is like an old pair of shoes feels the same every time you stop. Close quarters, friendly staff, level sites, lots of year round residents due to energy boom. VERY fast Wi-Fi, easy in and out, nothing to get excited about.
10/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Have passed by this campground scores of times. This trip is worked out to stay here first night out after a late start. Doesn't take reservations or honor any discounts. Beautiful setting if it were not for the constant roar of I-70. Large sites big rig friendly. Didn't have to drop toad. Gravel/dirt roads. Site was fairly level. Says they are pet friendly but many warnings of dire consequences for breaking rules in brochure. Small fenced area for taking care of business. Warns you not to let dogs pee on bushes around campground. One wonders if you are supposed to diaper them on the way to pen. Rules, rules rules stated in mostly negative terms. Wi-Fi was expensive and very slow. Very pricey for site without dump. I'll keep driving next time. Way over priced.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for three nights while looking at real estate for retirement relocation. Very nice family owned and family oriented campground. Many seasonal residents who maintain their plots including green grass. Some spaces are a bit tight for big rigs. They provided expert guided assistance on some tight turns. When my site wouldn't accommodate my rig, they gladly moved me so slides and awning would open. They stagger you in so that you have additional room. Nice long pull through sites, some back in sites and nice isolated tent camp sites. Free Wi-Fi that works very well. Would stay here again.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here twice a year for several years, usually October and either late March or early April. We use it as a base camp for hiking the Anasazi ruins and desert canyons. It is a mom and pop operation owned by Duke and Rose; however their daughter and son-in-law actually operate it now. It is mostly used by single nighters stopping on the way to somewhere else. The sites near the road are noisy but the big 50 amp pull through sites at the bottom have an awesome sunset views. Very open with nice level sites. Laid back friendly operation. Very clean and well run. No long term residents with kids, dogs, clutter, etc. Not much to do in Blanding since it is a very conservative Mormon town. Edge of Cedars Museum is a must see.
10/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Tiger Run is like a Las Vegas hooker. Great to look at but over priced and doesn't deliver. Fourth time to stay there. WiFi has never worked unless you take a hike to club house which is tired and need of renovation. Each time they tell me they are working on the WiFi. Staff is ambivalent at best. Couldn't give directions to bike path which is across the street. Trash is a hike. Nice setting if you like concrete and landscaping but no place else to "camp" in Breck. Only stay there when I'm too tired to make the final push home.
10/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed here numerous times usually in October or April. Owners are wonderful and accommodating. Beautiful setting. Owner bakes great muffins. Son has a repair shop adjacent to campground. Saved our vacation once when we blew a radiator. Wife loves the gift shop. Has quality resort wear, tee shirts and gifts at good prices. Located in Torrey which is a good bit higher than the National Park. Colder in spring and winter, cooler in summer.
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
First time here. Spent four days using it as a base for hiking. Owned/operated by a retired couple. He always wanted to own a KOA. Friendly folks. Free gourmet coffee and popcorn. But is is Green River. Not pretty to look at. Good place to stop overnight or for a base. Reliable WiFi which is important if still working.
09/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Stayed here for five nights using it as a base camp for hiking and mountain biking. Have stayed here several times before. For the second year in a row they made a mess of my reservations but figured out how to make things work. This is a busy campground. Lots of ATVs etc. coming and going. WiFi doesn't have enough bandwidth for user base and is not stable. Not a pretty place to camp but good location.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Have camped here several times a year for about five years. Use it as a first night out or last night out. Have noticed this year that with the growing gas drilling economy about half of campground is long-term residents. But they are at the back of the campground. Clean, level, easy in/out.
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