As the other reviews mentioned, there are two zones at Portal. The gravel area and the new, concrete area. We had made reservations for site 17 a year ago which is in the gravel area but when we arrived they told us that if we stayed in the gravel area we'd have to move after a few days but we could stay in the concrete area and not have to move. It's quite a bit more expensive. This was within their rights of course but the "mix-up" was their fault, they admitted it. So we paid more and took the concrete site. Portal has a nice reputation in the Motorhome world but their reservation system seems to need improvement. Others we spoke with had problems as well.
We have stayed here several times, the most recent was May, 2013. This time we had a spot along the back fence, not a pull through site. It was wonderful. Large, plenty of grass and parking. The utilities worked perfectly. The WiFi was slow but then the park was full that week. It is located adjacent to a livestock facility but this week that was not an issue. Sometimes it is aromatic. We'd definitely stay again.
Each site is about 2,500 to 3,000 sq ft. many have a full carport cover and concrete pad over the whole site. Many have a shed or an AZ room. Some are Park Models. All are owned by individuals and some are available for rental by contacting the owners. It's very large, 18 hole golf course, 4 swimming pools, library, wood shop, many facilities, gated, patrolled, 55 and older only. Most rentals are for a month or more. Prices are about $600/mo depending on the location and amenities. Very friendly.
This park is about 200ft from I-40 so if you don't mind the noise from interstate truck traffic this is a great place to stay on your way across AZ for a night. It's a Passport RV park, very reasonable.
This is a nice RV park and marina plus an expensive place to eat. I give a moderate rating because it was very noisy when we were there, jack hammers, un-muffled leaf blowers, pile drivers next door, a sea weed harvester ran for two days, garbage trucks, food delivery trucks. Lot of traffic for being miles from highway 12. Wi-Fi worked two days out of four. The water, electricity, sewer hookups were at the front of the motorhome so most rigs should plan on having extension cords and sewer extensions of 25 ft or so. The view of the river is really nice and there is a fishing platform out over the water for fishing by RVers. I'd go again just for the view.
In hindsight we should have known to stay away from this facility but we came anyway hoping for a nice place to stay during visits to Sequoia and King's Canyon NP's. The man who took the reservation, when ask about the rate, said, “As much as I can get.” Then, when we arrived they “required” a signature on a form that purports to release them from any responsibility and be held blameless regardless of what might happen. Another red flag. There must have been lots of lawsuits and trouble here to merit such a form. Then we were assigned site #8, which had 30amps instead of 50 and was in the back instead of “on the river” as we were quoted. When ask, they said, “Take it or leave it. We are full and don't really care." They were really full: there was barely walking room between sites for $41/day. There were also hundreds of teenagers and another red flag: seniors are not welcome here. Then we heard a loud “bang” and found the outer pane of bedroom window shattered by rock or some other projectile. They offered no assistance except to tape the window over so that it might stay together until we got it fixed. I ask about a police report for insurance. Guess what? The sheriff was already on site because of another trouble call: a fight in another part of the site. Stay away from this facility if you value your MH and your personal safety. I don't know how it could possibly obtain a 4* rating from Woodall. Instead, there should be a warning sign, “Danger Ahead.” Even after all this, the management would not refund any of the pre-payments, even though we left two days early and they likely rented the space again.
This is an upscale place. The parking places are concrete with grass in between. The facilitites are nice and kept current. It is expensive though, like everything in Utah, it is taxed heavily if you are from out of state. WiFi is available but it is slow and depending on how many rigs are here, it is very slow.
This is a pretty nice place. My only gripe is that so many RV parks now advertise WiFi (free or "available") which usually means slow or expensive. This place has WiFi but it is so slow it is misleading to advertise it. Then there are the Utah taxes. Utah must hate tourists since they tax them so heavily. Capitol Reef is one of the best NPs though.
Tax the h*** outa tourists, good ole Utah socks it to us. Ruby's is huge and has a monopoly on Bryce. This place has gotten rich off Bryce NP and all the US Gov advertising for Bryce. The water tasted like soap to me and it was cold so we had to disconnect every night. All gravel in the RV area for parking with a few paved roads. If there were another place to stay, I'd try another place.
Jose runs/owns this place and speaks excellent English, BA from UCLA! Probably the most popular RV park in San Carlos. Our 30 amp voltage was 133 V which worried me but seemed OK. The spaces are wide enough for MH and toad and all have a concrete patio slab. All require back in, no pull throughs although if you only need to stay for one night you can park on the center aisle/road.
Everyone knows about this place. It is huge, the streets are paved; it's like a subdivision of RVs. It is not without some warts. The airport noise is noticeable as well as the railroad noise which is nearby. We were pleased with the place, and, at the same time, probably will never return because they advertise a GS discount but then, at check-in, ignore you when you ask about it. We also went to the parts department for a fuel filter and a fan belt. They didn't have a fan belt for the most common Cummins engine in the US and the fuel filter was $49. In ABQ, the same item is $24. Down the street at another truck place, it was $39. We were going to return the Beaudry part but noticed that there is a 20% "restocking" fee. $10 to walk a few feet and put it back on the shelf? Give me a break. Wi-Fi is $5 per day! A year ago they were in CH 11 bankruptcy, in July they came out but I guess they didn't learn much. The place was about 20% full in mid November.
As others have said this is a nice location in Silverton with views of the Mountains and the steam train coming by and all. The staff is friendly and competent. The WI-FI works well with a meg of bandwidth. There is so much to see in this area but you really need a competent Jeep to see most of it. If you are interested in the mining history of the US, there are literally hundreds of abandon mines to visit. There are some warts though. When they water the grass with a set of sprinklers on a hose, they get your chairs soaked and your MH gets a good soaking too, with water spots. There is no warning that this is going to happen or when. They could have turned the water pressure/flow down a little and covered the grass without watering the MH and they couldn't moved the chairs. Don't expect to get the "discount" from joining CampUSA or whatever it is until October and they have a surcharge per adult, for electricity, etc. Rather expensive IMHO but it was full and you need reservations so it is priced accordingly.
One of the most beautiful spots in Northern New Mexico at the confluence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers on BLM developed facility. Outstanding bicycle/hiking area. Very few amenities but there is water and restrooms available along with picnic tables and grills. Visitor center is well stocked with maps and experts on local animals and geology. If you like remote but accessible this is it.
If you have a boat it's great, cooler than town and much shade. Very difficult to get satellite reception if that is your thing. Very clean and safe. No WIFI, except in town at the library. About a 45 min drive to Franklin or Nashville or the GOOP.
Hidden semi-precious jewel in Kansas for the price. Very nice RV park on the edge of a larger municipal park. Large shade trees, excellent water and while most of the sites have 30 amp service a few have 50 amp service but they are not marked.