Wow! This is a Legacy RV Resort and has excellent ratings and reviews on this site and others. And, it has certainly earned those distinctions. It's just a really really nice park. I believe someone said it has the top ratings of any RV park in New Mexico and we can see why. Oh it's not without it's issues: it's difficult to get to because of the construction near the park, some sites are tight. Biggest issue for us was maneuverability amongst a lot of people who had their tow cars part way in the access roads. This sites we saw all had concrete landing pads, gravel sides (some with grass) and nice picnic tables. Sites are nice and wide and have plenty of room to push things out and are well maintained. All access roads are paved. Good Wi-Fi and water pressure. The staff are really great. The morning waffle breakfast needs a bit more zing, but can't complain much when it's free. All-in-all, it's an incredible value. One recommendation for big rig people, there's a special big rig lot but it's just an ugly old parking lot with hook ups. If you have a choice, chose one of the other sites within the main park that can hold a big rig...you'll be much happier. Oh and one last thing, the office closes early, like 5:00, but the parks after hours check in is really great. You pick an envelope for the site you want out of the night box, fill out the information, and you're done...but take a walk first to make sure the site you pick is the one you want.
Well, it's a KOA. As expected the owners are really friendly, the staff very helpful, well stocked store, etc. However, this KOA is off the beaten path. To get to this park, you have to drive about a half mile down a very dilapidated road that will basically rattle and shake your coach to pieces. It's a very narrow road and any oncoming traffic has to pull off into the ditch to let you by. The park itself is dirt roads and from what we saw, most of the sites were dirt. This is Northern New Mexico and this park actually looks like you're camping out in the pinon covered hills. It's a very aesthetically pleasing park but a real bear maneuvering a 40' coach through pine tree lined, tight roads. In fact, without much choice, we had to drag our coach along some pines as we left our site in the morning, which did a fair amount of damage to the paint on our unit. There also seemed to be a lot of full time residents living here and several dogs running to and fro in spite of the park's dog leash rule. The upper part of the park sits fairly close to I-25 so the road noise can be bothersome. The park is clean and well maintained. We didn't use any of the facilities but the people we camped next to did and they said everything was very clean and in good order. We probably would not stay here again just because of the access issues with a 40' coach. But for smaller rigs and considering the setting, and the friendliness of the owners, I wouldn't hesitate recommending this park to others.
It's one of those bigger parks stuffed into a smaller park size. It was a bit tight for us to get our 40' coach and tow around and into the site. Our particular site was fairly out of level and required some jockeying around to get somewhat level. Also, the on-site "store" is nothing to speak about. If you need any items, even the most basic, better stock up before you arrive. They have a nice pancake breakfast but of all the breakfasts we've done at parks, this was one of the more expensive. The park is a bit tricky to find as it's a bit off the beaten path. The road construction near the park only made matters worse. Exiting the park is a bit of a trick too as the big rigs must travel through residential neighborhoods to get out. Neighborhoods with lots of low hanging tress and no clearly marked street back to the main highway. On the good side, the park is clean and seems to be well maintained. It's in a great location for a base camp to visit many of the attractions on the West side of The Springs. We'd stay here again without much hesitation. Even though it's not ideal, it's probably the best RV park in this particular area.
Funny, the review right below this one recommends that you avoid the KOA that's closer to Rushmore. We stayed at this KOA because we couldn't extend our stay at the Hill City Rushmore KOA. That KOA is huge but we really preferred it over this much smaller KOA. Oh, don't get me wrong, this KOA is fine. It's a much quieter park but seemed geared more towards the senior campers rather than 30-something people. The staff is for the most part friendly. There are a few who are edgy and don't seem to like the younger people. The guy who drives around in the golf cart and escorts you to your site is extremely nice and very accommodating. We just felt the whole time we were there that we were being scrutinized. Even scared to death our dogs might bark as they don't seem to tolerate dogs well. The roads into the site are a bit worn and the sites themselves are nothing fancy...ours was even fairly unleveled. Laundry facility was decent. We didn't try any of the other amenities so can't comment on them. This KOA is outside Custer and really on the southern end of the Black Hills area. If you are looking for a base camp to explore the Black HIlls, there are probably better choices. If you are camping with children, there are probably better choices as well. But this park is quiet and clean, and I believe well maintained. We would stay here again, but it would be because we couldn't find anything else.
We reserved for 3 nights, stayed 3 nights, and then begged them to let us stay longer but they had no spaces available. Yes, it's a huge park as others have reported. We were in a site near the lodge (not a deluxe site) and it was a bit cramped. But once we were in, we had plenty of room to push out slides and unroll the awning. It's crowded to say the least, but we are people persons and like being around others. Loads of kids running to and from but we enjoyed that as well. Everyone from the staff to the campers were friendly. The amenities were wonderful from rental cars to on site bar and restaurant, horse back rides, ATV rentals, even an ice cream "parlor". It's a short drive from here to Rushmore and Crazy Horse but it's also a nice base camp to see all the other sites in the Black Hills. We really enjoyed our stay here and we'd certainly stay again without hesitation. Our only recommendation? Book early!
It' a great place for a night stop over. We camped here a week before the Cheyenne Frontier Days and there were plenty of spaces available. Easy in and out. Our site wasn't all that level but not bad. We arrived late. We pulled in, set up , and then paid as we left in the morning...at the park owners request. Very nice people. Park was clean but had no other frills or amenities. The park is close to I-25 so it's rather noisy all night. We'd stay here again for an over nighter but would look for something else if we stayed longer than that.
First off, the staff was incredibly nice and helpful. We arrived late after the office closed but the late night "check-in" was smooth. All we had to do was pull in and setup. We got the last pull through site they had and it was right next to the river on the lower level. Nice location, site was very level with several big trees. We stayed a few hours extra after checkout time, and the staff was very accommodating. The park itself seemed well maintained and if reserved early enough, some very nice big sites can be had there. Our site was small and somewhat cramped but we managed to get in and out without any problem though it was tight all around. The neighbors left earlier than we did which opened room for us to pull out, otherwise it would have been tough going. The pool looked clean and well maintained. The arcade small. The mini golf was a joke though and needed some serious TLC or it should be condemned. If I booked here again, I would request the lower level near the river. Less highway noise and the sites are a bit more woodsy. One real plus is that the Colorado Springs Camping World is about a mile north and is well stocked for any RV need. We would stay here again but at this time it would be because nothing else around was available. It's a convenience, certainly not a destination.
Ok, yes there are train tracks very close to the campgrounds. Yes, the trains come by and make noise, but they did stop running at night and we did not experience any of the train noises others reported during the night. No earplugs for us. On the very plus side, sites were very nice, gravel, level, and well manicured. Each site has a BBQ, grass, picnic table with shade, and ample room. We saw many big rigs with toads and everyone fit fine. No maneuvering problems. Easy in and out. The lakes are nice but we didn't fish. The staff is incredibly friendly and very helpful. Security 24/7 and front gated entry was really comforting. What others may miss here is that this campground is part of the Isleta Casino and Resort. Stay here in your RV and you virtually have access to other Resort amenities: the casino, the restaurants and bars, bowling alleys (which are the best around), arcade, and even the day spa. What's more? The Isleta Resort van will pick you up (and drop you off), right at your site, and drive you to any other place on the resort and it's complimentary (though tipping the driver is nice)...the van runs 24/7 and all you have to do is call the shuttle service. Oh, and not to mention, Isleta Eagle Golf Course (seriously one of the best in New Mexico) is just a stones though from the RV park. On the bad side, the RV park does not take reservations as it's first come first serve but they have loads of room so finding an available spot wasn't an issue for us. Oh and ok, the wife would want me to mention the bugs. Bring your Off if you're gonna be playing much around the lakes and even at your site. We thought the price was excellent for what we got and we enjoyed every minute of our time at the Resort. We will stay there again and again and again.