We stayed two nights and have found the campground and campground staff has exceeded our expectations. This is a rating method that my wife and I use. Using RV Park Reviews, I always select RV parks that will meet our expectations. When those RV Parks exceed our expectations it adds to a positive experience. While it is near the I-40 freeway, the noise wasn't overbearing. Don't use this as a disqualifier. The Wi-Fi was strong. It is very close to shopping, Sam's Club, WalMart, Albertson's, Home Depot, and many RV dealers with repair facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will stay at this KOA again when in the Albuquerque area.
We stopped here for two nights while visiting the Butte MT area. The campground is a 14 mile drive to Butte, but we liked the idea of the remoteness. The sites were very large and the utilities worked. The little store offered a wide variety of food and RV maintenance items. The grass areas in the park were browning out, but we were told that the area is suffering drought conditions, hence the browning grass. The Park check-in was very easy as the staff was professional. The Wi-Fi signal was strong, but as we've found in many RV parks lately campers are downloading internet gobbling up bandwidth. I wish there was a way to prevent this, as many of us simply want to check email. The roadways are compacted dirt and most RVers complied with the posted speed limit so dust was not a problem. We would stay here again.
The seven rating is based on the fact that we were in the "overflow" sites with Water and Power only. This is due to the fact that I forgot to call early enough to get a larger site. These Power and Water only spaces are very narrow in this portion of the park. We couldn't put out our awning because of the pine tree 5 feet away from our trailer. The other sites were very generous in size as some very large motor homes were parked. We were a little hesitant to book here due to it being an attractive park for kids with the Yogi Bear theme and all, but we only saw about 20 kids in the park and they were mostly with their grandparents. Grandparents demand more order from kids than parents do. The Wi-Fi system allows you 2 days of use for free, then you need to pay for additional days. The Wi-Fi signal was very strong, but the internet connection was hard to stay connected to, since I think some campers were downloading internet movies tying up the bandwidth. I'm finding this more and more in RV parks. We would stay here again, but I would call earlier for reservations.
Camping among the Red Rocks is a breathtaking experience. For a desert campground it is a 10 even though there are no sewer connections in individual campsites. Another drawback and the reason for my 8 rating is that the sites are level side to side, but not front to back. Cell service is non existent except in certain areas of the Park (That can be a good thing). You're 15 miles from a grocery store in Overton, NV. The park has many easy hiking trails. Each site has a shade shelter covering the provided table, a fire ring and charcoal grill. 50 amp service is available.
The rate shown is the advertised rate. They give discounts for AAA and Good Sam. The park seems to be about 60% park models; however they have quite a few short term sites. The sites are level and utilities are good. They do restrict the park to 55+ and no unit older than 1990, but that's a good thing, in our opinion. The office staff was very friendly, with the check-in easy. The showers were extremely clean and modern. We'll stay there again.
Our Henderson, NV RV Club held a 3 day rally here. While the destination is remote this RV Park is a Jewel in the desert. The campground is compacted desert sand and gravel but the community amenities are meticulously keep clean. The hot spring rooms and the clubhouse likewise is are a modern and clean respite from the harsh realities of the Mohave Desert. The owners are not just caretakers, but actively promote a community environment while you are there. Each night there is a happy hour, campfire, and other functions in the clubhouse such as Bingo or cards. There is morning coffee and a small continental breakfast. The clubhouse also has Satellite TV. Wi-Fi is very good and inexpensively priced at $1 per day. This is the best place to stay in Tecopa
Willow Beach Marina, located 13 miles south of Hoover Dam on Us Highway 93 and within the boundaries of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a new campground that opened in May of 2011. The campground has 29 RV sites and 8 dedicated tent spaces. Most of the sites are pull through and can handle the largest motor homes. The restroom building is very modern with 5 shower rooms outside of the men or women restrooms. Full hooks up are available up to 50-amp service at each site. All of the RV sites are concrete pads that looked to be level from side to side, with a slight slope from front to back for drainage. There is a table and fire ring at all sites. This new campground is on an elevated location, replacing the old campground situated in a desert wash that was destroyed over 20 years ago when a flash flood wiped it out. There is a convenience store at the Marina with a good selection of items. A small grill serves a simple fare for Breakfast and Lunch. 87 and 91 Octane Gasoline is available at a 50 cent per gallon premium over Las Vegas prices (Aug 2011). Boat, PWC and Patio Boat rentals are available for cruising the Colorado River. The Marina and Campground are operated under contract to the NPS. Reservations can be made by calling the listed telephone number. I did not stay at this campground, but plan to in the future. As new campground I gave it a 10. In giving this rating you need to remember that the scenery is barren, but the red sandstone cliffs, surrounding mountains and the Colorado River are breathtaking in their own right. With the campground so new, the Park Service is waiting for temperatures to drop in Sept of 2011 before they put the landscaping in.
This is an Elks Members only campground. The 13 FHU sites are level with the utilities in a location near the rear of the sites. Wi-Fi was spotty depending on other units blocking the signal. The club is large with a full bar. We plan to return next year. We were here for 8 days. Our neighbors were all very nice people since they all were Elks.
I gave this campground a 8 due to the close proximity to Las Vegas. It has tall Ponderosa Pines at the 7,000 ft level that represents a marked changed from the desert. Each site has power. This campground can be reserved by going to Recreation.Gov. The only water comes from community campground spigots. I suggest that you buy a rubber hose connection called a "water robber" at your local RV parts store as it allows you to temporarily attach your hoses to the non-threaded faucets found in most Forest Service campgrounds. You will be able to fill your fresh water tank. There is no Holding tank drop at the campground. I would not suggest that you reserve spaces 6 or 8 if you have a unit longer than 25 feet. Also note that the 2 million residents of the Las Vegas valley scramble to get into this campground with electric hookups, so you should book space way in advance. Overall a great experience
Camped here with 5 RV's from our RV Club. This is a good RV Park with a friendly staff. We camped in the "K" ring which is reserved for short term campers. Many spaces were semi-permanent campers who have lost their homes in the recent economic downturn. They did not pose any threat to our safety. They were just trying to survive. We will return here both as a club and as individuals.
We camped here with 5 RV's from our Club. The staff was very friendly and this park exceeded all of our expectations. Yes there is freeway noise from the 91 freeway to contend with but a rural setting is hard to find in the southern California area. Short driving distance to all attractions. If you think about it how many times do you camp near a major roadway. We all agreed that we would return in the future.
It is a dry camp but placed in the environment of Death Valley it is nice place to be while viewing the valley. Fresh water and a dump station is available. At the nearby Furnace Creek Ranch there is a restaurant, gift shop and well stocked mini-mart plus a bar. All very pricey, but as they say, "If everyone owns a candle and you have the only match, you can command a steep price for that match". One caution. Top off your propane and vehicle fuel tanks before entering the park. We did so at Amargosa, NV for $2.99 per gallon. The Chevron station at Furnace Creek was asking $4.52 for the same gallon of gas. Diesel was $4.74 a gallon.
We camped here with our RV Club of 12 rigs. This is the 2nd time we've been in Rocky Point, but the first at this park. I rate this a Mexican grade of "8". In the US it would be a "5". The park is maintain better than most. The trash is picked up daily and the security is good. The beachfront sites can be a little hard to enter and exit if the park is full. It is near downtown Puerto Penasco and the nearby restaurant of the same name as the RV park serves good Mexican food. Puerto Penasco continues to be an island of calm in the Mexican drug lord crime spree. We plan to take our grand kids in April of 2011and stay at this park.
We camped here with our RV Club of 8 units. The rate reflects a group pricing. We had an Ocean Site. The utilities are shared. The spaces are large allowing for me to park next to my trailer. The restrooms and shower room were in deplorable condition. We normally use a campground showers even though we have a shower in our trailer. We used the trailer shower during the entire stay. The restaurant adjacent to this campground was closed due to the worldwide economic decline. Our experience was positive. The campground was patrolled by security. The beach vendors were polite and left when you told them "No gracias". The Mexican Marines patrolled the beach on quads enhancing the overall security. Our club is coming back to Puerto Penasco in October 2010; however we are staying at another RV Park. Finally, don't let the news of Mexican violence scare you away from visiting Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco). Their economy is very dependent on the US tourist dollar and they protect that income source. My wife and I felt safe and welcome in the community. Most of the violence is occurring in other areas i.e Nogales and Juarez. Those border towns were dangerous 40 years ago before the drug violence started. Just use normal caution as you would in any American city and be aware of your surroundings.
I have camped here 4 times and still find it a great RV Park. The price reflects a special multiday rate. This trip was a new travel trailer shakedown trip. I gave it an 8 rating due to the reduced grass maintenance, which is caused by the summer heat and the fact that Terrible's Corp is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings brought on by the deep recession. It's still is a great value. The restaurant serves large portions at a reasonable price including a daily buffet. The food quality is palatable, but they will never win a James Beard award for excellence. For those RVers that only dine in 4 and 5 star restaurants, you'll need to drive the 70 miles to Las Vegas or cook in your RV.
Camped here with other members of our RV club. The campground is ideal for RV club rallies. The staff was very helpful. You are escorted to your campsite. Numerous group facilities. It is a great base camp to tour the California Gold Country. Be careful to book away from the new campsites that were being developed until the trees mature. We will return to this campground.
We camped here as a part of our RV club's "stopover" on the way to Rocky Point, MX. The operators were very friendly. The bathrooms/showers were clean and functional. It is not a destination campground, but does offer the services needed for a short stay. Our club returns to MX in Oct and we'll again stop here for one night.
This is the second time we've stay here. It's a very nice State park campground. It has hot Showers, Laundry facilities and fire wood for sale along with a good number of campsites. It is sufficiently away from highway 97 that you won't hear any noise. Sites for tents are separate from RV's. They set in a good supply of mosquitoes during our visit, but repellent kept them at bay. Make sure you take some. It is close to Crater Lake.
I was the Rally Master for 10 members of our RV club that stayed 4 nights at the Pleasant Harbor RV Resort. Our group included 6 Class A’s, 1 Class C’s, 2 travel trailers and 1 Pop-up. We opted to stay in the temporary spaces overlooking Lake Pleasant (beautiful view) instead of the formal campground. These temporary campsites are firm sand providing 8 spaces around a 60-foot square grassy area but only provided electric and water hookup. 8 of our members travel with dogs and they really were pleased to have a place to walk their dogs. While not in the formal campground we still had access to all of the services of the RV Resort. A few of our members whose units with small gray water holding tanks opted to shower in the Clubhouse showers which were very clean and modern. The formal campground was filled with mostly Snow Birds, leaving few vacant sites that I could see. There was an informal security team that drove around the campground at regular intervals. Previous warnings about driving through the entry portal are valid. Use caution it is narrow. The campground had a vendor with a truck mounted propane tank that vended right at each site and there was a tire company that visited the campground with a truck to service tire problems including the larger motor home variety. There was also a small convenience store for last minutes items and the onsite gas station sold regular gas and diesel at just a few cents more than a city location. We have camped as a club in a wide variety of campgrounds and they all gave Pleasant Harbor RV Resort “Two Thumbs Up”. We were eligible for a group rate of $25 per day.
We traveled to this campground as part of our RV travel club. While in the desert, the older campsite loops have maturing trees that gave us afternoon shade. The spaces are very large and the distance between spaces gives you a very private feel. We had dinner in the nearby restaurant (operated by the same people) and found the food very good. There is a convenience store onsite. The showers are a coin operated ($2 for 15 min) and located at the RV Park Office. The campsites are divided into loops. Loop D in the newest with the least mature trees. We camped in Loop C space 9 and found it very nice. WiFi is only available in the Motel lobby. We will return to this campground again.
This is the second time we've stayed at this park. It is an anomaly in the middle of the desert. The park was designed with a berm to screen the harshness of the desert. You often times forget where you are camped. The WiFi didn't work, the ducks are sometimes noisy. The onsite restaurant food is palatable (except the buffet). There is a gas station and convenience store associated with the park. Propane is available too. While not a perfect location, this is close to it. The park offers good value and nice amenities.
This is a nice State park that we have camped in for many years. While not having all of the amenities that some expect, it does offer a nice quiet lake camping experience. The showers and restrooms are clean, and the state park people have always been most friendly. It is also very near Ely, NV and the amenities that it offers, including the Northern Nevada railroad.
We camped here as part of an RV club rally during the annual Bluegrass Festival. We were placed in some tight spaces with the tent trailers, but had a wonderful experience. The bathrooms and showers were clean. As with all desert campgrounds, it has sand parking spaces but some nice shaded areas too. The park hosts were very accommodating and we will return, both with our club and individually. It is well maintained.