We came through very late, and when I called to see if they had openings their office was closed but they had a very welcoming greeting advising us to come and "spots 1-5 are reserved for late night arrivals". It worked perfectly! Washed quite a few loads of laundry, used the wi-fi, slept soundly and by morning the owners were there to accept our payment and give us advise about things to see and do while in Wyoming. It's a great campground for overnighter or using as a base camp for sightseeing.
First off...Do NOT trust your GPS to get you there! We ended up on a dirt road (not a gravel road) with ruts in the middle of nowhere Montana with nothing but fields and fields for as far as the eye can see. The only reason we didn't turn back was because we couldn't! There was NO place to turn it around with out getting into a soft shoulder. Thankfully a farmer passed us and she told us that although there is an "easier" way to get there, we are okay to continue on. So we did. Once we got there it was clear that we were going to enjoy ourselves. It's right on the lake, very quiet and peaceful. The only drawback was trying to find the ONE park that has electric and water. They are not identified on their maps and their are five (state) parks around the lake. So we had to go to each of them...and as luck would have it the farthest one and the last one was the one that had electricity and water. Oh and it can get quite windy in the afternoon so leave put your awning away when the wind starts. Oh and the park host was a sweetheart. I lost my check book in Glacier Nat'l park and there is NO cell service in Cooney and she let me use her "booster" enabled cell phone to have all my lost checks cancelled.
I made reservations months ago and by the time we arrived the office was closed. Imagine my happiness when on the window our name was listed with our camp-site number. LOVED THAT!! It was a very nice looking camp ground with trees, nice bike/walking paths, clean restrooms (newly remodeled) with showers! Everything I read said there were no showers. They take tokens but it is a nice addition for those people who have no other options. The lake is gorgeous and was just a short walk from our camp-site. This isn't your swimming lake though...Brrrr!!! We had a nice bike ride to the "Village" with most of it on a bike path. The only downside: Mosquitoes. We couldn't go out in the evening to sit by the fire because they were horrible. That and no hook-ups was why I "docked" them.
We called en route to see if they had any openings for the evening and they did. Being a Friday I was a bit concerned. They didn't require a visa to "hold" the spot which was nice. It's located right on the Spokane river which is lovely and there is a beach and dock for 20 players. Since we are not pulling any vehicles we try to stay close to services. This is a bit out of the way for that. There is a nice restaurant with in walking distance on a pier but it was a bit pricey so we opted to stay in for the evening. Nice place and if I was wanting a place on the Spokane River I would come back. We didn't use any of the restrooms or showers but everything else looked in good condition so I would be surprised if they weren't also. My only down side is the extra fee for children. Kind of a downer when they are already charging what I feel to be on the high side.
Wished I had checked this site before we booked but it was a last-minute, on the road, decision and I was thrilled and surprised they had an opening during the summer in the heart of the "Redwoods." Now I know why. First when I called they asked me if I had kids or pets and I said that I did. Never did they mention why they wanted to know and it didn't dawn on me to ask why they needed to know. This was the 10th park we stayed in and when we were asked by other parks it was typically so they could put us in close proximity to the pool or dog area. Well, much to my surprise when we got here they wanted to know because they charge $5/child/night and $2/dog/night. For us that added up to $17.00 more dollars then their already higher then most park fee of $40.00. Their slogan is "A Place for Family and Friends." HA!!! But you could only afford to bring one child so leave tho others at home! To be fair though they did give us a pull through rate for a back in price. So what did we get for $57.00? Like the previous poster mentioned; dirt, very little gravel, dust, run down facilities, and the "sweet" aroma of poo. We were concerned that they might have a leak in their main septic tank or the piping of it because while we were taking a "leisurely" stroll down their 350 yard vertical trail to Eel Creek it stank to high heaven. Speaking of their septic system, we came during the dark hours and my husband noticed they had an unusually small hole to connect our septic hose to but luckily he had an extra elbow to bridge the difference. Well the next morning when we were scrambling to get out of dodge he realized that there was fecal matter and toilet tissue all around the area and we were tramping all over in it the previous evening but the "best" part, it wasn't ours, it was the previous camper's and obviously they didn't have an elbow and so theirs "spilled" out. YUCK YUCK YUCK!!! We used the bathroom in our motorhome but I did check out the restrooms and showers so I could report on them and I wasn't surprised to find them old and dirty. We never did use the pool or even check it out. Hmmm, what can I say that was good? The front office lady was nice, we didn't have to make a reservation. Eel River was beautiful, and it looked best in the rear view mirror.
We called on our way and they were able to accommodate us that evening. I was a bit concerned because of reading that it was a bit icky due to all the full-time people who live here. I must say I was pleasantly surprised! The pools (THREE of them!!) were clean and HUGE. They had an adult pool, a kiddie wading pool and a kids' pool with 8 foot depth and an adult hot tub. There was a park and a wonderful HUGE propane fire pit that they ignited in the evenings. The staff were very friendly and every person we met whether they were full-timers or vacationers were kind. The park and the facilities were fairly clean also. We came to go to Magic Mountain and since we were carless we had to call a taxi. For the five of us it cost only $26.00 round trip! It would have cost us $15.00 to park our car at Magic Mountain so I was very pleased. Now the down: ANTS! ANTS! ANTS! ANTS! We only stayed one night but that was enough to infest our motorhome with enough ants that we had to go buy ant traps the next day and I am still killing the little buggers. They really need to do something about that. I don't know how the long timers deal with that.
Typical parking lot style RV park. Spots are VERY narrow and even though they had picnic tables for each site they were useless. Pool was on the small side for as many people that use it. They had a convenient doggy "pee-patch" but I was kind of disgusted on how many dogs use it and then to let my little 6 pound Chihuahua walk on "their" pee. ICK. I wished they would've hosed it down a couple times a day. One of my biggest complaints was after staying two days we had to change our itinerary and needed to leave a day early and even with 24 hr notice they would not refund our money. They were at less then 1/3 capacity so it wasn't like they were loosing a potential camper. I had to do this with 4 other RV places and none of them had a problem with the change/refund. This being one of the most expensive RV parks I was discouraged. But the BIGGEST frustration was when I asked where I could buy Disney Tickets and they gave us a business card for a place to buy "discount ticket" from. The business card had the name of the place and then the name of the person referring us (employee of Anaheim RV Village). The "discount ticket" place wanted to know who referred us and so I gave them the card from the RV park that they gave us. Later that day I went to a local GROCERY store and found the same two-day, park hopper tickets for $50.00 less a person. That was $250.00 LESS then what we paid!! Makes me wonder if there was some "kick back" incentive they receive by referring people there.
Beautiful little park. Spots were small but private and each had a cobblestone patio, chiminea, and BBQ. Host were very accommodating also. We weren't sure if we were going to stay an additional night and they were fine with letting us be "wishy washy." They had a nice little DVD rental area that the kids enjoyed. Grocery stores were very accessible also. The down fall was pretty considerable highway noise and quite a walk to the beach. It was a beautiful beach though with a steep slope and crashing waves. We would definitely stay here again but would request a spot not backed up to the highway.
It's your typical parking lot style park. Very small though but we were able to obtain a spot late at night with no reservations. Easy to find. They also had laundry services and accepted Good Sam discount. Fine for a short stay.
The park is your typical "inner city parking lot" style park. The good things about this park are the pool, free shuttle to the strip, on site movie theater and restaurants. The restrooms and showers are clean and there are a lot of them. The sites are large, and there are so many of them that you probably wouldn't have to have a reservation. Now the negatives; you have to pay for wi-fi, there is little to no shade, and it's windy so you risk damaging your awning and lastly, the shuttles don't run late enough to enjoy the night life of Las Vegas, and isn't that why most people come to Vegas? I know with it so hot during the day and the late sunset I would have liked to go later in the evening instead of in the heat of the day.
We pulled up and were impressed to have someone meet us at our RV, it was 110 degrees!! They asked if we had reservations. Noticed we had kids and parked us with in close proximity to the pool. Also, noticed we had a dog and told us where we could "relieve" our dog. They led us to our spot and directed my husband in and stayed to make sure we didn't need anything. The spots are lovely. Each separated by a flowering hedge and even though they sites are gravel they have their own concrete patio to park next to. The pool area, laundry and restrooms are immaculate. I can account for only two negatives. One shower for each sex and the proximity to local services; over 4 miles away. Other then that a beautiful oasis in the desert.
A hidden treasure. We were met by "Host Betsy" the cow and a very nice gentleman. The grounds are lovely and well maintained as are all of the facilities. The restrooms were spotless, and the laundry area clean and comfortable with reading materials, interesting local "stuff" (arrow heads, fossils, rocks etc.) There was an honor system freezer with popsicles that my children were very happy to have. We arrived late and the host was not put out at all to meet me at the laundry facilities to "make change" for me. He then came and found my kids and us later to point out the stars in the sky (Mars, Venus etc), which my kids LOVED. Absolutely LOVELY place. Too bad we aren't going home via this route because we surely would stay here again. Oh, one last remark; the wi-fi is outstanding!
I was hesitant to stay here after reading previous comments. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. We've stayed in many campgrounds along our journey and this definitely wasn't the best nor the worse. The sites were gravel but large enough. Our first site had no shade so we asked to switch to another site and were given one with no problem whatsoever. I didn't need to use the shower facilities but did check them out. They were all clean. During the mid day none were in use. I did notice that in the morning there was a small line to use the showers: no more then two people though. This park is very handy for walking to the movies, local general store, restaurants and the Grand Canyon Shuttle services. Also very handy if you choose to drive into the park yourself. My one pet peeve: they seem to shut the Wi-Fi off around 9 PM.
To be honest we didn't end up staying. We drove up to the upper lot but it felt trashy so we went down to the lower lot but that even felt more trashy. The sites were gravel and very narrow and very difficult to maneuver our 31 foot motor home into the lot and we ended up scraping the bottom of our motorhome coming in and leaving. We were told there was a community pool "across" the street prior to coming but it was closed and actually wasn't really across the street. More like down a HUGE embankment and down across the highway. Not very accessible. We ended up driving the extra 100 miles and staying at a casino that had RV hook-ups. Nothing fancy either but it just felt cleaner and well not so trashy and we were 100 more into our trip this way.