This park is very small and as the previous review stated, big rigs getting in and out is tight. We were surprised when we plugged in and had 50 amps! We did not use the water as we could not see where the water was coming from. This park is 5 - 6 miles before you get to Chitina. There is one site #12 which is by the small building that will hold a big rig, no problem. There are no bathrooms or showers on the premise. There also is no office on premise. You have to pay cash or check in an envelope like at a state park and place in a container. If there are problems, there is no one to go to and there is not any cell service at the park or telephone near by. By the way it you are going to McCarthy/Kennicott it is a very long way there on a dirt road. Took about 2 hours to get there at about 35 - 45 MPH.
Great campground. 4th time staying here. Will stay again if in the area again. Could not get the wifi to work with the access code they gave us to use. Too much trouble to go to the office and get another one. Use our cell phones instead.
Nice park, but looked like it was an older park that has been updated some. People in the office were very nice. Clean, asphalt streets, gravel lots. Some road noise since on the corner of major intersection. Has trees.
Very nice park, we were trying to get something close to our son in Sunnyvale but all the closer parks were full. Even though we had to drive about 35 minutes to his home, it was not bad. DO follow their directions for getting in and out of the park. There is a WALL that will not let you turn left into the park if you come on Monterey Rd from the north, and you cannot make the U-turn at the light. THIS PARK RECYCLES!!! We will be back here if we come in our MH next time to see our son and his wife.
On the west side of Yosemite, close in to the park, there are not very many RV parks. We don't really care for KOA's and had to stay at this one since it was the only one we could find closest to the park. It was nice, clean, but as for a KOA: over priced. The main reason we don't normally stay in KOA's. When we checked in, we were told we could only stay one night as there was a group coming in and the rest of the park would be filled after the next day. Good thing, since all we wanted was one night. Even when they have groups coming, they should save a couple of sites for overnighters just in case. It is not right for a group to fill up a whole campground.
We stayed here years ago and park was just as nice now as was then. Only problem, first space we were given could not back MH into because of tree in the way, so had to go change spots. And that original spot would have only fit the MH, no room for car. Moved to a pull through and all was well. They should know in office where trees overhang or at least cut them back or remove them. Breakfast in cafe was very good and cheap.
Nice park, not associated with Good Sam or FMCA. Only problem: sewer dump is towards front of site and you need long dump hose or will have to move the RV up to dump. East of town on I-70. Nice views. When you first go in there are lots of speed bumps; the actual RV park is behind the office. The spaces up front are for overnighters. We did not have a problem with train noise where we were. IF you were down by the river, I could see the trains could bother you, since the tracks were right across from you. Nice views in canyon. When you go into Glenwood Springs be sure to turn right, not left when you get off the freeway, or you are back on it.
For in the middle of no where, this was a welcome site. View of the dunes at a distance. Level sites, no trees but you can't expect that in Death Valley. Dark at night: can see all the stars. NPS campground right next to this one, so be sure you make the correct turn. They only have 14 sites, but at this time they were not busy.
This campground was nice with long pull through sites. Lots of space between sites. Asphalt pads with grass in between. Great place to stay along I-70 regardless which way you are going. Price was great.
This campground is not as good as it shows to be in the campground guides. The sites are gravel and dirt - more dirt than gravel. It is not worth the price and that was with our Good Sam discount. When I made the reservation, I asked for 50 amp and when we got here it was 30 amp. We were late arrivals and there was no one to talk to about changing so we set up at the assigned site. Very disappointed since rating was good in the books.
Spaces were very tight. This park IS NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY as their website states. You can get a few big rigs in here and there but not a bunch. If there are a lot then it is VERY tight especially if there are 40+ motorhomes and large 5th wheels and their trucks. If they want to be considered big rig friendly they need to take some of the spots that back up to each other and make those one spot for the big rigs. If we ever come back to Anchorage we will not be staying here.
Nice park on the spit but it was windy the whole time. Had we not been with a caravan we would have stayed on the mainland away from the wind. Spots were nice and level and wide. Good views of the bay on either side.
Park we OK, only thing was it was TIGHT for a big rig. We were in a caravan and it was hard getting us all in. Most of us had to park our cars in another place away from our RV's. Spaces were just long enough for the RV's. Nice view overlooking bay.
This park is on a bluff that has a generator for it's electricity. Your clocks will have the wrong time. Ours were about 20 minutes behind the correct time the next morning. Good thing we used our cell phone for the alarm. They do not have cable TV as they state. If you go just down the road a couple of miles you can get all services for less money. This place is a joke. If we had not been in a caravan we would not have stayed here.
Nice park. Off the road some. At first we were not sure if we were going right. We unhooked and drove the toad because we did not want to get down the gravel road and get in a tight place with the motorhome and not be able to turn around since we could not see the RV park at all. Once we got here it was a nice open place with nice spots a mixture of gravel and grass. People were friendly. Only complaint is the office is upstairs and older people may have problems getting up steps to office.
Wi-Fi was available in the campground, but we were down in a hole from the office and we could not pick it up. Sites were on grass with trees/bushes between. Fire rings were around and people were using them and it was a little smoky. Why do people have to have fires especially when no one is around them? For an overnight stop this was OK, but not that great. Good thing it was not raining. The roads were dirt and looked like they could get muddy quick.
Sites very unlevel. Luckily we have boards left over from our trip to Canada with us that we did not use and could use them to level the motorhome. The air system tried to level it, but no way even with the board, it was still out of level some. Kids all over with no supervision, I almost hit one when he pulled out in front of me on a bike with his parents right there. Sites close together and the fire rings which were used, and made it smoky. Lots of trees kept the smoke in. Why do people have to have fires, they stink and you smell like them until you bath. Also there are noisy radios even though CG rules say no. We could not believe 50AMP. Dump was hard to get to: had to drive around the CG to get to it. NO DISCOUNTS.
For a state park campground, this place was wonderful. Sites were large and well spaced. There were some trees, enough to provide shade yet allow satellite reception. Streets were paved and sites were gravel. Only reason not rated 10 is the w/e hook up is not very close to the pad. You may need an extension. Other than that, it was great.
$55.00 for W/E (30AMP) in an open grass field was very high. Has no sewer and no cable TV. We were considered in the "overflow" area. WiFi was a $4.95 per day fee. Of course we did not pay. (In Canada it was free at all the campgrounds we stayed in.) In order to get to the dump, once we were out of the EXIT gate, we had to unhook our toad and back the motorhome up to the dump. Very poor arrangement for the placement of the dump. Guess since they were one of 2 campgrounds in the area, they could charge what they wanted. This place was CROWDED.
We were very disappointed. Gravel sites barely fit the motorhome. It had rained and the ground was very wet. We had to be careful of the puddles when we stepped out of the door. Trouble getting the dish to work because of the trees. Wi-Fi was hard to get started. Had to play with it different ways before it finally worked. All they gave was user id and password. Hosts are not English speaking, that should have been my first clue when I called to make reservation. VERY PRICEY for what we got. Have stayed in better places in other vacation spots for much cheaper, that were nicer. We could have stayed at the Sleep Inn down the road for $49.00 and had cable TV. And it looked fairly new. Wish we would have stayed at other place down the road, at least it is PAVED. It was a little cheaper also. Both take Good Sam and our rate was with GS. Only stay here as a last resort (pun)!
This is a nice park with grass sites and gravel drives. There are some shaded sites. Most of the park does get shaded until in the afternoon as the sun goes down. This was a good place to stop on our way out of Canada and back to the US. The price was good and this was with a discount.
All sites are grass and large and you don't have to unhook to get into your site. There is plenty of room between each site. It was a little pricey but in checking around all of them in this area were pricey. This one is out west of town 7 miles or so. When I tried other parks, they were full.
First: I was surprised how easy it was to make reservations online. Much easier than any US National or State Park online. Second: we loved the way they kept RV's separate from tenters. Our biggest complaint: no water at the sites. It they went to the trouble to run electricity, why not water? Next: the way the sites were set up, most motorhomes could not open onto the picnic table pad unless you had and electrical cord long enough to run under your RV. If not, you had to face away from the table area. Also, it would have been nicer if they could have assigned those of us staying longer term in one area and the overnighters in another. Four of our 6-day stay, we had new neighbors. With 189 sites, we would have preferred a site in the back area out of the way. Some sites are cramped and others are nice and large. We saw larger RV's assigned to small sites and little cabovers in big spots. Finally: this park is right by the train tracks with trains and whistles blowing day and night. Canada is a beautiful place and we will be going back one day.
It was hard to maneuver our 40 ft motorhome around the oak trees. These oaks are low and wind swept. You have to be careful to not side swipe your coach on one of them. The direction they told us to go, we had to back up to make the turn on the corner. The streets are tight for turning a large coach. They are concrete along with the pads being concrete. The space between is sandy with some vegetation.
We happened upon this state park and it is a very neat place to stay for the night. There are some of the most unusual formations in the park. The siltstone and clay shale have made cracks or "caves" into the sides of the cliffs. They go back into the cliff and you feel like you are in a cave but the top is open. It is cool in them. If you ever are in this area, do stop and check them out.
There are not really any shaded sites. This is a fairly new RV park and the trees are small. Eventually there will be shade but that will take years. They are adding on to the park also. I used the laundry room and it was clean. This was the first laundry room on my trip that the dryers actually dried my clothes completely. Price above is with a discount - Good Sam. Each Saturday in summer is a potluck dinner.
Overall the park was nice. The spot we had was right by the front near the highway. Our a/c's took away any highway noise. There was a tree in the way so we could not go forward to leave, we had to back out. We have a 40 ft motorhome. The people in the office were very nice and friendly. They led us to our spot upon arriving. Each site is gravel and asphalt mix. There are very few trees throughout the park if you are looking for shade. The entrance is backwards - you go in on your left (northside) and go out on your left (southside).
Too dusty, watch out for the dust storms. We had two while we stayed here. Dust got everywhere. We are still finding dust in the weirdest places a month later. Laundry room to small especiallly if locals are using it also. Sites are dirt, no asphalt, gravel or concrete anywhere. Gets muddy when rains. Price too high for what you get.
We were very satisfied with the park, they were waiting for us when we arrived around 7PM. One of the hosts directed us right into a site and helped get us set up before I went to the office to pay. The laundry room was clean and even had an ironing board for your use, only thing they did not have a coin changer so I had to go across the street to get change. The pads are asphalt along with the roads, grass inbetween each with tables. It is a very nice park and the people hosting are very nice and helpful.
We did not actually stay at the campground. We tried to but could not. When I called while in route I was told there were many spaces available that would hold our 40 foot motorhome. We were 30 minutes out. When we got there, the lady said there was one spot we could get into, it was 40 foot and to drive the motorhome to it and park and come back. We drove in and there was no way we could even try to back it into the spot. Besides, there was another RV already in the spot. The road was too small to hold "big rig" rv's as the state ad said in the Woodall's directory. This campground was listed as one of those that was for "Big Rigs". So, from what we could tell, don't try this park if you are a large rv. In fact a guy at the window behind me said he had a hard time getting his 34 foot trailer in a 38 foot site.
This campground was very nice but as with most all government campgrounds, you can have campfires and it seemed like most everyone had to have a campfire. With there not being any wind the smoke hung in the air. You could not site outside and enjoy the nice cool evenings. I would really be nice if campfires were outlawed in government campgrounds. This was our only complaint with the campground.