There are varied opinions about Ruby's determined by whether you are a "camper" or a "traveller." Yes, some of the camper sites are unlevel and the walk to the bathrooms can be excessive but you are in the trees. The section that appealed to me as a traveller was the back section which is devoid of trees except for an immature pine tree at each site. The pluses of this section is great satellite reception, cable TV, Wi-Fi and huge sites (they must be 80 feet wide) with wide streets between each row. Yes, this section appeals to ATV owners but during the 3 days that we were there I never saw one kid or adult speeding through the park. The whole Bryce Canyon area is dusty but the park wetted the roads and in 20 to 30 mph winds dust was not a problem. This is the semi-desert west so you are not going to have a green grassy patio area in any park. We found that the Wi-Fi posted an excellent signal strength on our computer but performance was poor and intermittent.
If you are a traveler, not a camper, this is the way all campgrounds should be. Easy in/out with wide roads. We are 70' with a toad, and we had plenty of room to make turns. You pay for what you need. We paid $16 for a site with 50 amp and nothing else. No patio, grass, water, trees, or picnic table. They had those amenities if you wanted them. Easy walk to many places to eat, and Wal Mart. With the windows closed and the a/c on there was no noise to bother ones sleep.
Read the previous reviews. They have it right. Mostly permanent rigs with narrow sites and cracked or missing concrete. We tried to fit in with a 45' motorhome, and felt lucky to get out unscathed. They had one pull thru which one had to access by pulling thru the empty site behind it and down a little hill avoiding mud holes. Exiting is another challenge. Everybody parks their toad or truck on the road in front of their site to and to leave you must ask others to move their vehicles. We left and went to Wal-Mart.
We are not "campers" and we loved this park. It has everything a "traveller" wants. If you need entertainment for your kids you will not find it here. No trees, so satellite works. It has Wi-Fi, many pull-throughs, good gravel roads, near the interstate but no road noise, cable TV, there's good distance between sites, and friendly helpful owners. We used it as a base to visit the Huntsville Space Center, the unclaimed baggage store in Scottsboro, and Desoto State Park with its many waterfalls.
Beautiful campground. Nice sites. Good Wifi. Extremely friendly and helpful family owners. We left our rig there for a week while we had a family reunion in Santa Fe. Felt comfortable leaving it unattended in this lovely campground.
Location, location, location. This is the only campground other than Forest Service, in the area. The sites are long enough for a 45' motor home but it takes some maneuvering to get in. The sites are extremely narrow and you share grass with your neighbor. That said, you can't beat the area for hiking, biking, fishing and scenery. It is a short walk to the river and fishing access. The park borders a beautiful, well maintained bike path. The managers are extremely friendly and helpful. Wifi is excellent.
Excellent campground that I would highly recommend to anyone. We had a luxury site which was easy to get into with a 45' motorhome without un-hooking our tow car. The owners are charming. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. There was free popcorn made all day which was a treat for our grand children. The WiFi is excellent The campground is immaculate and it is in a perfect location to visit Mesa Verde.
Big Rig Owners Beware! When we made reservations for 2 nights we indicated that we wanted a site, without trees (Sat dish) for a 45' motorhome. The site that was assigned to us was treeless but because of the rocks and site angle we were unable to swing into the site. After further inspection of all of the sites without trees we realized that the only way for a large motorhome to get into these sites was to back in, if possible. Because there was a road opposite our site we were able to back into the site. Afterwards I tried to explain to the owner that we should have been told that our assigned site was not a pull through for a motorhome of our size. After a long, hot day of travel it would be nice to be told exactly how to approach your site to make entry easy and without mishap. We spent the rest of the afternoon watching other large rigs encounter similar problems. Big Rig sites is not true for this campground. The advertised Wifi was unavailable and the owners not the least bit friendly or helpful. I definitely would not return to this park and I would not recommend it to anyone especially big rig owners.