Just peaceful, quiet, wonderful high desert. Dry camping, wildflowers everywhere. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Recommend camping Monday through Friday, as it very quiet except on weekends. Best camping is at the end of road. Retired BLM camphost and wife from Tennessee, and they are great.
The good, this park has lots of shade. The bad, all of the shade is from cottonwood trees. It kind of reminds you of a nuclear winter with all the cotton blowing around; very dangerous if fire should start where all the cotton piles up. Also, it has a permanent section with residents always driving in and out way too fast, you'll have to wash you camper after a stay here.
This year was my 3rd season staying at the portal. The previous managers were very friendly and helpful people. The year one of the owners was very rude to us. I will not drive 2000 miles one way again to have him try to ruin my vacation. Also mosquitoes were very bad there compared to previous years, and the internet was nearly useless. We always stay in the owner's premium section. I can only imagine how he treats the people in the tent section. Dogs were allowed to run loose the 6 days we were there.