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10/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park has an RV area with about 24 sites, and then a separate area under the trees for tents. The RV area is an open field without trees. You are within 100 yards to the Rio Grande river so a great stop if you're wanting to fish (I did and caught several). The camp hosts had already left for the season, so we got to meet the owner, and he was very friendly and accommodating. Sites are level. 50 amp service on 5 sites, 30 amp on rest. Power was good, but only 2 other rigs in place, so don't know how it would be during a busy summer. Water pressure was also very good. The park is several blocks away from the highway, so no traffic noise. It is about a block away from a railroad line, but we didn't hear any train traffic in the 2 days we were here. A good overnight stop, and probably would also be a good spot for tent camping on the river in their tent sites.
10/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
This park, unfortunately, didn't live up to expectations from previous reviews and from their website. We were taken back by the appearance as we drove in. We thought we had pulled into a junkyard at first, only to find out this was indeed the park. To be fair, there are two entrances, and the north entrance is the one I'm referring to. The south entrance takes you through a "nicer" part of the park. Many permanent residents, and several were in rather old dilapidated trailers. We had to back into our site and our back window overlooked several rusted out 1940's vintage farm trucks and tractors (30 feet away) with grass overgrown around them. There are no bathrooms, showers or laundry here. There also is some kind of oil field facility across the road that runs all night and sounds like a train engine. Very noisy and didn't get much sleep because of it. On the positive side, the owner is very friendly, the sites were level, power good(50 amps). However the water pressure was pretty low. I had to remove my pressure regulator to get what little pressure they did have. Lots of trees, but the sites are pretty close together. In addition, you are almost 15 miles from Durango, so if you're looking to do anything in this part of the state, you're going to have to drive. Next time, we'll spend a little more money to get in Durango, and not having to drive back and forth will probably save money.
10/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America rate. Normal rate $28 per night. Definitely an older park. Easy access in and out. All spaces back-in, and quite a few big rigs comfortably in their spaces. It appears that some of the spaces have newer power poles, but they are placing two sites on one pole which means that the right hand site will have to run your power cord under the rig to get to the power pole. If your cord is long enough, no problem. Good power and very good water pressure. No frills park. Below average restrooms, and laundry facility was just one washer and one dryer, but worked fine. Some road noise, and the closer you are located to the road, and if your on the left side of the park, the more chance that the 24 hour gas/convenience store on the other side of the fence will have some noise. Try to get on the right side as you enter, as it backs up to an empty field, and a little quieter. It's OK for an overnight or two, and if your able to get the Passport America rate, but if you're having to pay the full $28 then there are definitely better choices in Cortez. Park is convenient to restaurants and within a mile of Wal-Mart.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America discount. If you're not into the extra amenities (pool, store, putt-putt, play area), but just a very good place to park and camp then this is the place to go. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Power is good, water is good and spaces are not overly crowded. There were trees between spaces, along with picnic tables. There is also grass between most spaces, which is kind of rare in this part of the country. You're parking on sand & rock, but it's hard pack desert floor and even when it rains, it drains fast and isn't much of a problem. Far enough off of the highway to miss all of the noise that some of the other RV parks have. Bathrooms and laundry were very clean and they also have a book exchange. Very quiet and comfortable park while visiting all of the sights around Moab.
05/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not a lot of options in this part of the state, but this one is a good stopover for overnight or two. There were several resident trailers from wind-farm workers, but they weren't too noisy. The sites are fairly level, but can be a little close together. There is no sewer hookup, but the owners do offer a pumping service. They also have a dump station that you can use on arrival or departure. They do allow washing rigs on sight for an extra fee. The bathrooms and laundry were nice and clean. They also had a hot tub that was very enjoyable. The added surprise was that the shower facilities were individual rooms that also had a bathtub, which you just don't find on the road that often. If you like to fish, you're right on the banks of Cut Bank creek and some pretty large trout are right there. Owners are great and make every effort to be sure your stay is comfortable. It's not a park with lots of amenities, but it's a great stopover as you're traveling this part of Montana. Safe, quiet, easy access, level sights, well maintained. Will stay here again as we travel through this part of Montana.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great park on the west side of Glacier. Convenient to the park and to Columbia Falls for food and groceries. Owners are extremely friendly and always visible maintaining the park. They have great expansion plans. Even though the park is in more wide open area than other parks in the vicinity, that made for easy getting in and out, plus no problems with satellite. Pull-thrus and back-ins are very large and wide. Bathrooms were extremely nice and clean with very large private showers and dressing area. Laundry facility was also very clean and modern. Not a lot of extra amenities, but you're right next to Glacier Park, so what else do you need? We will definitely make this our stopping point when we are on the west side of Glacier.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great stop on our travels through Montana. It's very obvious as soon as you drive in that the owners are very proud of "their home" as they have a beautiful, yet very comfortable feeling park. The overnight pull-throughs are very long and easy to get into. All of the utilities are properly placed and cable is included. Laundry facilities were very clean and modern as were the bathrooms. They also had a gathering room with a TV for use while doing the laundry. The Park is far enough away from the highway and interstate to not hear any road noise. However, the railroad tracks about a mile away were sometimes noticeable as the trains applied their brakes coming down the mountain into Missoula. It didn't last long, but, depending on wind direction, can be heard at night. This will be our park of choice as we travel this part of the state.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I found it very enjoyable for an overnight stay with large gravel parking areas. Pull throughs and back-ins. It was only about 25% full when we stayed, at end of September. The owners told me they had and extremely busy summer. Hookups are conveniently located along with 2 sewer hookup locations. No trees of any significance, and there was a lot of space between sites. It is far enough off of the road to limit road noise at night. We will stay again. (866) 682-5272
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
As per the previous review, restrooms were clean. Also laundry facility was well kept and modern equipment. Sites are level and gravel, and close together, but there is at least a tree and table between each site. Off of the main roads, so park is quiet at night. Just enough lighting at night and not over lit. I didn't use wi-fi, but cable had plenty of options and included in price. Owners were very accommodating and constantly visible doing maintenance. It is conveniently located in town to gas and food and is a good base camp for enjoying the park. Reasonably priced for what's available in town, especially if you're not needing a lot of amenities but a good, comfortable, convenient and safe place to camp. We will definitely stay again.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Definitely a great place for a stop-over or to spend a few days. Staff was excellent. Workampers checked us in and escorted us to our site. Then the owners came by the next day to be sure everything was OK, and spent some time chatting. The drive into the park is 1/4 mile gravel (measured) and very smooth after pavement ends, so just take your time, no problem. It's well worth it. The sites are on the side of a hill overlooking a great view. But the sites have been cut into the hillside and are all level. All of the roads in the campground and all of the sites are gravel and well maintained. There is lots of well kept grass growing between sites and around the rest of the campground. Tent sites are set on the grass and should be fun. They have 4 small cabins for rent, or you can even use the full-size tipi if you want a different experience. Bathrooms, showers and laundry were spotless and in excellent condition. The history that surrounds this area is phenomenal, and you're right in the middle of it. Little Bighorn Battlefield is about 4 miles away, but visible from the campground. You can spend a day at the battlefield, and then get away from the crowds back at this campground. If you have horses, they have a corral to keep them in. We watched some awsome sunsets, and had a chance to be laid back for a couple of days. This will be a must stop for us as we travel this part of Montana.
04/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
Rate reflected Passport America rate. Unfortunately the campground is NOT how it is represented on their website. All roads and sites are dirt/sand. If there was any gravel, it's gone. Most sites are very narrow, but just a few of the pull-thru sites are surprisingly wide, wide enough to park my truck next to the 5th wheel. There is cable that's included. WI-FI is strong, but not free. Staff was friendly, but not overly helpful. The laundry facility was nice. There are a lot of permanent residents. (Office staff told me that as many as 60 were permanent.) Some of the permanent rigs are nice and well maintained, but unfortunately, many were very old and falling apart. The website and brochure handed out at check-in represent a couple of fishing areas and a walking area around the river. All of these were in total disrepair and there was no water in the fishing ponds. We felt like we were walking through a junk yard. I agree with a previous review of total neglect. After staying an extra 2 days because of a surprise spring snowstorm, we had to leave with the sand/dirt roadways turned to mud, rutted and potholes everywhere. What a mess. If nothing else is available, this is OK for an overnight stay, but we will look elsewhere first.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rating based on comparing to other city parks. Not a full service campground. This is a city-owned campground located right on the Platte River next to the city golf course. 15 sites, but they would be very tight if all 15 were used. We were there with 6 other TT and 5th wheels, and had plenty of room. All sites are back-in, but very long for any length. Parking mostly on very well manicured grass. All sites very level. 20/30 amp service good. Water at all sites, however they were working on a couple of hydrants repairing winter freeze damage. Nice location, as it's right on the Platte River, and across the street from the Historic Oregon Trail Ruts location. A nice walking trail takes you from the campground to the Ruts about 1/2 mile off the road. Off of Highway 26 through town, turn south on Wyoming Street for one mile. Follow the Oregon Trail Ruts signage to park on left. Check-in at the golf clubhouse. Open only April through October. No sewer hookup or dump station. Nice stopover point for the night, but if they've got a lot of other takers, the sites will be very tight. We would stop here again.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great State Park. Right off of HWY 90 west of Comstock as you travel along the Rio Grande. The park staff was extremely friendly. 30 amp power was good. Both back-ins and pull-thru sites. Beautiful views and deer visited the campground every night we were there. Several great hikes, especially to see the pictographs. We will definitely return again.
12/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Overnight stay only. Big gravel parking lot, but all sites were level. Adequate spacing to put slides out and still have a little room between rigs. We didn't ever see any staff. It was self registration in the late afternoon when we arrived. Train tracks on the south side of the park did have a couple of trains run during the night, and blew their whistle at a crossing just down the road. Not many choices though in this part of the country. We would stay again, but only for overnight.
11/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not very many choices in Terlingua/Big Bend area. And remember this part of the country is a desert. With that said, the park is very convenient to both Big Bend National Park about 7 miles away, and to Terlingua Ghost Town a couple of miles away. It's located on HWY 170, but there is very little road noise. The park is sand/gravel and there is no shade, but this is typical in this part of the country. Water is scarce, so it's not used to water grass and trees. Sites are level and pull-thru. The laundry/showers/bathrooms are in a converted mobile home on sight, but were all very clean and well kept. We were here for a month, and quite a few repeat Winter Texans use this park. They have a gazebo in the middle of the park for anyone's use, and winds up being the central meeting place for 5:00 happy hour. Everyone is laid back, and willing to help you with anything. It takes a little getting used to the environment, but it really starts to grow on you after a week or two. Lots of hikes, rafting the Rio Grande, and surprisingly good food can be found in the area. Join the locals on "The Porch" in the evening and take in a phenomenal sunset. Winters are mild, but it still gets a little chilly at night, but warms up quickly during the day. We fell in love with the area, and never thought we would have. We'll definitely be back, and this park is our first choice in the area.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice state park. $18 camping fee is addition to $6 daily entrance fee. Wide variety of sites to choose from on 2 sides of the lake. Very little shade, but each site does have a picnic table with shade awning, along with a fire ring. Bathrooms very clean and plentiful. Laundry facilities at several campgrounds in park. Both pull-in and pull-thru sites. Electric only service at each site, but 30 amp service was good. Dump stations and water located at entrance to each campground. Lake levels were extremely low, so the lake front sites were still well away and above the lake. Beautiful view of the mountains. The north side is pretty close to residential development, but enough on the other side of the hill to not see it from the campsites. We were here mid-week in April and very few other campsites were occupied, so we had our choice away from everyone. Rangers patrolled frequently. We will return, but only in spring or fall. It's probably a very busy campground during the summer.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
As stated in previous reviews, the entrance is narrow, but manageable. We had no problems with a 36' 5th wheel. Roads in the campground are gravel. Some sites have gravel pads, others have concrete. The sites are very close together, and it appears that sometimes they are having to skip some sites because of slides from adjoining units. Sites are mostly pull-thru and level. 50 amp service is good, water pressure good. We were in the upper lot, and had no problems hitting the WI-FI. Cable was also provided. Limited shade. Clean facilities. New laundry equipment. Staff was great, and escorted us to our site. Very convenient to both the interstate (1 mile) and to town. Very quiet park. Appears to be quite a few well maintained trailers being used by local workers. Great place for an overnight, or if you're visiting Cheyenne. We will stay again.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice state park. Many different type of sites to choose from. Some are lake front, some are with shade. Tables and fire rings at each site. Very well maintained. Lots of hiking/biking trails. Free fishing from the banks without a license thanks to the state parks. Park is patrolled and controlled. No concerns about having a family experience here. We stayed for 4 days during late March. Over the weekend, the park was about 1/2 full, but by Monday only 10% of the sites were occupied. We'll definitely return.
03/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
$25 fee, plus an entrance fee per person makes this a pricey campground. Smaller trailers and MH won't have any problem with the narrow roads, but in a larger MH or our 36' 5th wheel, the narrow road and dense cedars make it interesting to get into a site. The sites are close together, and most are back-in. With a larger rig, the number of usable sites to back into is limited. The area is a great area to explore and have fun in, but because of the volume of people so close together, do expect to have peace and quiet. We arrived mid week without reservations, but it was March. However, we couldn't stay for the weekend because all of the sites were reserved. We will stay again, but try to miss the crowds.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
$28 rate based on weekly rate. This is the 3rd time we've stayed here, but the first time to post a review. I've read some of the previous posts, and disagree about the staff. Every time we have been here over the last 2 years, the staff has always been very courteous and helpful. Yes, the park is a large gravel lot, but well maintained. They were actually adding additional gravel during our stay. The sites are all suitable for big rigs and most are pull-thru. The staff escorts you to your site. We asked for a specific site this last time and they accommodated us. 50 amp power is good and water is city water and very good. WI-FI worked for all three weeks that we were here in April without a hitch. There are a handful of obviously permanent residents (maybe 10), but all are in modern and well maintained trailers and MH. There is an older RV storage lot next door that is not associated that may be part of the confusion. Local TV channels are transmitted from only 10 miles away so signal strength is very strong. We only heard the train (about 1 mile away) once during our stay, and that was because of unusual wind direction. Bathrooms, showers and laundry are very well maintained with newer equipment. Very conveniently located to Wichita and even though it's not to far off of the highway, this is a local loop, so night time traffic is minimal. Dogs on leash rule is enforced, and we never saw a stray animal during our stay. We have stayed in several other parks in the Wichita area, and this is now our first choice. Needless to say, we will return as we move through Wichita.
04/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
$12 rate was for Passport America. Very disappointed in park. 29 sights, but they are head to head and short, so if you're driving a big rig & toad, or towing a larger 5th wheel, you're going to take up two sites, as we had to. They are pull through, and there was only a handful of other trailers there, so it wasn't a problem. About 12 of the sites are on a hard-pack, level, grassy surface. However, the rest of the sites are on very soft dirt. If it rains, you're stuck. The park is about 2 miles off of busy Highway 50, so there is no traffic noise. Remember, you're in the heart of southwest Kansas, home of many, many cattle feed lots. So depending on wind direction and temperature, you may smell them if you don't see them. We'll drive on down the road next time
10/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very friendly park. All concrete pads, wide and long for big rigs. Owners were great. Trees are small, so there is very limited shade, but give it a few years. Lawns were very well kept and there is a small lake on the property that several of the guests were appearing to have success with fishing. Fairly convenient to the Interstate and a great stop-over if your not looking for a lot of amenities. Closest restaurants and shopping is approximately 5 miles away.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Yes, $5!! This is a city park, but a very well kept facility. 12 large RV sites, all with 30 amp and water. It's right behind the football stadium, so the weekends could be possibly loud. We camped mid-week and all of the ball fields were dark by 9:30. This is located in the Marvel City Park, on Main street just about 7 blocks east of downtown. Dump station right on sight. Good power and water. Very RV friendly. 10 night maximum stay. Restaurants and stores are very close. Very quiet area, well maintained, and we'll definitely stop-over again as we travel through southeast Kansas.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great find! About 6 miles north of Interstate 44, 2 hours east of Springfield. The last 1/2 mile into the park is gravel and narrower roads, but very passable. Modern sites with a small store and laundry at the office. Staff was excellent and very friendly at check-in. Very large sites. 3-4 pullthrus and 12-15 back-ins or even can be used as on the side. We camped 20 feet from the river under shade trees and had a very tranquil experience. The "Boiling Spring" is an actual spring that is the 14th largest spring in Missouri and causes the water to appear to "boil" as it enters the river right across from the campground. Great fishing and boat ramp on sight.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have to second the previous review of August 2007. We were here for one night, and the only area available for short stays is in a new open, shade less area. However, everything is kept very clean and the rules and quiet hours are reinforced upon arrival. The short stay area is level side to side, but on a slight front to back incline. Most sights were on grass. Only a few sights had a slight gravel base. If it rains, you may get muddy.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Great stopover east of Iowa City about 4 miles off of I-80. County park along the Cedar River. Very open with 30 amp service. Relaxing environment if you just want a campsite without any of the extras. $5 for no electric, $7.50 with electric. Can't beat those rates. Watch the river though if there is a significant amount of rain upstream. It can rise rapidly up to the campsite area.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice COE park just north of Des Moines. Very clean and well-kept. Staff was very friendly and always helpful. Bathrooms were very clean and monitored frequently. Lots of shade in the south campground. The north (group) campgrounds are pretty open, but if you have a large get together, or a lot of friends, this is a great spot for "circling the wagons".
08/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
I was very surprised to find what we did based on previous reviews. We pulled in mid-week and even though we could see many empty sights, we were told we could only put our rig (5th wheel) in-between 2 permanent mobile homes at a sight that had been "just converted" to RV use. There was no one at the office when we arrived, and had to search the entire park to find someone to help, and they definitely didn't seem to want us there. We were totally taken back by the lack of caring about our business.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Spacious sites. Everything level. Interesting sites that allow 2 units to face each other for shared common area. Great idea! Older area has great shade, the newer section more open. Great store and breakfast.
05/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Right on the interstate, so expect a lot of road noise. New campground, with trees planted, but a long away from providing shade. Sites were level, but the ground underneath was somewhat soft and jacks sunk into ground. Roads in park paved. Gate access broken, and owner told me it had been that way for a couple of months. Owners were not quite as professional as the park appears to be.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Old KOA that needs some fixing up. All of the roads and pads are ground with some gravel, but with some of the large amounts of rain the area had in July, they became very muddy. Many full-time residents along the perimeter. A few spots had some high-end coaches and 5th wheels that would come for a night or two. Very quiet area and convenient to Wichita. Owners were very nice and accommodating. No concerns with safety. I would stay here again (unless it's been raining for several days).
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Lots of shade. Small "lakes", more like ponds, but added to the experience. Nice stop over not too far off of the interstate. Sure beats a more expensive park if you just need somewhere to put down for the night. Very safe and patrolled. Great walking and biking area.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great find if you're wanting to have an experience at a state park in the Northwest quadrant of Nebraska. Only about 20% occupied, and the Rangers told me they are never full. Lots of space to spread out, and keep away from other campers. Lots of shade, and very well kept.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Right off of Interstate 90, so some road noise. Some trees and gravel road. Appeared to be mostly permanent residents occupying most of the sites. If you just need a stopping place for the night, this is campground is OK if you can find an open spot on the far south side as far away from the interstate and noise as possible.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very busy during Sturgis Bike Rally, however, campground was very quiet. Far enough off of the road to not hear any noise. Some sites along the west side have good shade, but you won't have WIFI because of the distance from the antenna. Good laundry, showers. No other amenities, but didn't want to pay for things I don't use. Hosts were great and felt very safe and comfortable. A great find if you're looking for a campground to base out of for everything in the Black Hills.
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