Barstow is a hard-scrabble town with little luxury or sophistication. Shady Lane also fit this description, but the facilities were fine and easily accessed, the restrooms/showers were spotless, and the staff was friendly and helpful (recommended the excellent Idle Spurs steakhouse nearby). If you've got to stop in the middle of the desert, this RV park is just fine. But, we've still no plans to move to Barstow!
We quickly got past the snotty, rather indifferent office staff and spent two nights in a comfortable, well-equipped site surrounded by the spectacular cliffs of Zion NP. The park was crowded (Columbus Day Weekend) but not too loud, although kids were allowed to run around until about 10:00 (one night only). This is one of the few parks in which dogs are permitted to remain in your rig, as long as you have functioning air conditioning. Location is right in town: very convenient to restaurants and food and/or gift shopping. Shuttle takes you to the National Park. Even if you're walking into the NP, be prepared to pay a $15 entry fee. All travel through Zion NP is by park shuttle only. But these double busses are new, clean, quiet and run every 8 minutes in the NP. It hot (90) in town but quickly cooled in the NP as we gained altitude, making it comfortable for hiking.
Spacious woodsy sites bordering on forest. Friendly long-term neighbors. Easy-access pull-throughs. Clean restrooms/showers. Older office staff seemed crotchety at first, but warmed up. Exception was the unpleasant young man who kicked me out of the laundry room exactly at the 9:00 PM closing time, when I needed only ten more minutes with the dryer; I knocked a point off my rating because of that encounter.
This was one of the best sites on our four-week trip! We had an extremely spacious "corner location" with spectacular views from southwest to north east, affording wonderful sunset and sunrise. The park was nearly empty, so we were able to enjoy the solitude and quiet. Staff was friendly, with a good sense of humor. All facilities were A-1 (although the pool was closed for the season. Was not a problem, as it was cool). We will definitely come back here.
Tight, close-together sites, but we did have just enough room for trailer, truck and picnic table. Otherwise a fine park. Right off the main street in the center of Moab. Crowded but not noisy. Convenient to Arches and Canyonlands NPs. Neat and well-kept. Very clean restrooms/showers. (Try Buck's BBQ while in Moab!) We would stay here again.
Large 'parking lot' with little shade, but sites were very easy access and quite spacious. Borders on a beautiful endless expanse of high desert. Northern Harrier patrolled the area morning and evening. Clean facilities, professionally run. Nice (large) gift shop. Quiet despite being right off the two-lane highway.
Spent one night here after a long trip across the Mojave Desert. Lovely shaded spot on the Colorado River. Friendly staff. Very clean and spacious showers and bathrooms. River traffic was continuous and noisy (jet-skis and muscle boats) until after 9:00 PM; that was the only draw-back. Easy back-up into site with our 1880 Lance, and easy hook-ups.
Spider Rock is a pristine, isolated, glorious spot for DRY camping, 9.7 miles inside the Park entrance, on a good paved road. Potable water and dump site are available; primitive toilets are clean. Campground host is accommodating and helpful. A mellow guy. He also gave us a private jeep tour of the Canyon. This is a peaceful, perfect spot: one which we hated to leave.