Used the PA rate for the 2 nights they allow. This is the Only campground in the entire valley that remains - and they price it accordingly. Good location - just outside of Victor (several good eateries, pubs); near Grand Targhee Resort (ski/summer); "near" Jackson - about 30 miles; "near" Yellowstone (closer to 90 miles); free coffee daily; nice meeting room; quiet, safe The bad: Overpriced - upwards of 57/night for a pull-thru if you don't have PA. Tight Spaces - your neighbor is quite close and your site is not long enough (I travel in a 38 ft RV) to readily fit your vehicle in the same site. I kinda fit mine, my neighbors either parked on grass or parked in an unoccupied site. Even though its nearly the end of the September, the park is nearly full (mid-week). If you plan is to explore the valley on the west side of the Tetons, again, this is the only game in the region (from Victor to Driggs to Tetonia).
For what it is, Beaver Dick Park is a great value. Quiet, tranquil, and easy access for a 38 ft. 5th wheel. NO hookups! Strictly dry camping. Located about 5 miles W of Rexburg - and know that there is NO sign saying "beaver dick" or "county road" from Rt. 33. Instead it says "historical point". There is a line of trees (that associate with the stream) - and - I would not call any of the sites "waterfront". Your views are basically of trees and a playground. There is a stream (slow moving in September) and it is on the property - but no sites are along it. Camping here becomes free on Oct 1 and continues until the following Spring.
A gem of a small park - near the river (I hesitate to call it water front as there is a 100 ft or so field to cross between the hookup sites and the river.) The owner is a wonderful woman who is running the park on her own at the age of 82! Very quiet, about 12 miles south of Salmon (great town), and amazing views. Wi-Fi worked fine. Phone service is VERY limited (Verizon) - but it is a steep valley. Saw (in 1 day) bald eagle, wild goats, and ramshorn sheep.
Challis Valley RV Resort is a unique place for one reason - its owner - he is a walking "chamber of commerce". The owner was VERY helpful in showing me all that Challis and the surrounding wilderness region has to offer - 3 ghost towns, hundreds of miles of ATV trails, the Custer Motorway - a CCC era road that heads off into genuine wilderness. Additional activities in the area include bicycling, hiking, a state park run interpretive center (Yankee Fork), and much more. The campground isn't real fancy by ANY means, but you'll get water/sewer/and electric (30 amp) - and with guidance from the owner, you'll find yourself spending more nights than you planned and be glad you did!
Ridgeview is one of two "premium" campgrounds at Lake Cascade State Park. The other is "Poison Creek" on the west side of the lake (quite far actually from this location). Ridgeview is along the lake, the farthest sites in this CG will be no farther than a couple of hundred feet from the water. Some sites have full hookups, some lack sewer. The sites with the better view of the lake are situated about 15 ft above lake level and do not have sewer. The CG has somewhat of a "chinese menu" for pricing - with/without sewer, over/under 62, and I understand next season in/out of state of Idaho. The shower building is new and immaculate. Showers are free to those who stay at this CG. There are two other neighboring campgrounds (that are part of the State Park) and those staying there must pay $3 per person per shower. There is a host on-site. He is VERY efficient and helpful. They also sell wood at 5/bundle.
A park with "character"! Yep, this is an "old time" park, and the owner has been with it for many years. But, she keeps it clean and quiet. It is NOT a "cookie cutter" park by any means. There are two rows of "standard" back in sites - one row is along a stream (river), there are a few pull through sites, but the most interesting part of the park is in the back where the pond and stream are near each other. Those sites have no sewer, but she does have a dump station on the way out. About 2.5 miles east of New Meadows (best known for 3 coffee shops for about 500 residents) and 6 miles down the hill from much larger McCall. I stayed a week - and the rate I posted is a "per night" rate based upon staying a week.
Very nice campground. A bit more "breathing room" and ability to navigate a large rig through the campground than the rv parks in Riggins itself. This campground is 9 miles S of Riggins. Phone service is limited and sketchy - they have an extender near their RV Store, but it kept dropping my calls (Verizon is my carrier.) Likewise, WiFi is sketchy. The owner is apparently working on the tech side of things to shore this up. The owners are new, and keep the place immaculate. I had a river front site - great location!
Good overnight spot. On a slope, yet sites are fairly level. A bit close, but fine for an overnight. Grangeville does not have too much to offer - a grocery store, a few restaurants, and a place to gas up. Bear Den is clean. They are efficient. And the Passport America rate is very fair. They have a common room which is quite nice, a back deck to that building which is a great place to sit and do a bit of work on the laptop. The showers are all individual and very clean.
Granite Corner is a small park run by a gentleman who works for the county. The park is basic and simple and the reason to visit is to meet him, his small community, and to experience the multitude of things worth doing in the county. Ghost towns - hiking trials in nearby State Forest State Park - Fishing in lakes no more than 15 minutes away - Back country forest roads and Calamity Pass - Arapahoe Nat'l Wildlife Refuge are all nearby. Walden is the ONLY town with services in this 1600 sq. mile county with less than 1400 residents (about 1/3rd live in Walden itself)...but, there are still several restaurants in the town, two gas stations, and a local food market. Good for 1 night? Heck, I stayed 3 and probably could have made a full week out of it!
Rate based upon a weeks stay. The owner is very friendly; easy to work with; a nice small park on the west side of town. This is the place to stay in town! There are 2 other parks. Again: this is the place stay! (nuf said). Be sure to visit Josephs for meals and Bozos for the Rt 66 experience. A natural outdoor recreation site: Blue Hole and the town lake (Lake Park). Both swimmable through September (and possibly later in the season). Rate posted is for a 1 week stay.
Owner is very nice and helpful - family run business. On the east side of town. Town has a great coffee shop near Walmart; otherwise, town does not have much to offer. Campground is mostly contract workers, long term stays; very quiet, safe, easy access in and out. Wi-Fi is fairly reliable; no other amenities to speak of. Office has some very eclectic cats!
Great location! Unique, on the side of a mountain. The front desk tries her best to do a good job, but can not run the place alone. The owner breaks his own no smoking policy on the front deck. A great place to congregate otherwise. The sites are not level - really not level. Weeding still needs to be done in many areas.
7500 ft up and 15 miles into the forest from US 160, Lake Vallecito RV Resort lives up to its name. While the owner is keeping it open for October, most facilities closed 10/1 for the season. Very wide open sites; comfortable atmosphere; reminds me of New England! I will be back! Rate posted reflects the passport America rate: good for 4 nights. Hot tubs on site were closed 9/27, but outdoors and looked great! Also cabins available. This is a summer resort and many retirees live here for the whole season; but the pull throughs for travelers are fine and the location is great. The lake is just up the road 2 miles further and true wilderness about 10 miles up. Be sure to visit Pura Vida restaurant when he reopens in April. It's a great spot: lakefront.
A nice little park on the eastern edge of town nine miles from Mesa Verde National Park entrance. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Knows the area and shares what is worth visiting and doing. The town has a couple of really good (and affordable) eateries. The park itself is basic. Water pressure in the showers is great. Restrooms are spotless. Sites are plenty wide enough and WiFi was generally responsive. Had trouble with TV reception, but I know others had no problems. Overall a good, clean, safe place to stay for a few days. Pull through sites fine for 38 ft RV.
This park is about the only game in town, and it is in a good location relative to Canyon, but beware. It is increasingly run down: dog waste scattered about; some kind of weird odor in the dryers; and the manager. Well, I know he has some challenges at the moment, but he is a piece of work.
There is a GREAT Rt 66 museum. It has a few great lakes for swimming (free admission!), and several excellent restaurants (plan to spend at least 3-4 days if you can). Ramblin Rose is THE place to stay in this town! The owner of this park is very friendly and accommodating. In short: she makes you feel welcome. She is also quite knowledgeable about Santa Rosa. I stayed for a week: her rate is great! ($75. for the week.) The park is flat, easy to navigate through, you will not have to worry about leveling your rig! There is a new laundromat/bathroom facility. Showers are available, but at an extra fee. The owner also offers a pet grooming service! Ask her about it. She and her husband again are very accommodating. I need to emphasize this: Ramblin Rose is THE park to stay in while visiting Santa Rosa. Located in a quiet part of town on the west side. I want visitors to know several things about Santa Rosa. There is a GREAT Rt 66 museum; a few GREAT lakes for swimming (free admission!!), and several EXCELLENT restaurants. Plan to spend at least 3-4 days if you can. Again: Ramblin Rose is THE place to stay in this town if you're traveling by RV!
The owner is a great person. Frankly, the park is in a semi-shutdown condition and she only accepts self-contained rigs for 1 week or more. That said, her rates are VERY fair. Her park is in an excellent location: off the main road but not too far off the main road. I enjoyed my stay and getting to know Green River and all the things to do around the region. Look into the "Mini Grand Canyon" and Goblin Valley State Park, and Wild Horse Canyon. A very wild and remote region! If you visit, encourage the owner to stick with it and keep her park open!