Our first Colorado SP, probably our last. The park is newer; level gravel pads, spotless showers ($1 for a few minutes) but not central to campsites, dispersed pit toilets. Electric at sites, dispersed water spigots [HINT: turn on spigot, pull down on larger tap --water pressure holds it down-- and water will then come through threaded tap. I was not familiar with THAT type of transitional spigot], some sites have shaded tables. $20 is value, but Colorado State Parks tack on an ADDITIONAL PER VEHICLE fee of $7 (so $27/night to camp, maybe even $7 for motorhome +$7 for dinghy=$14), so we'll probably not use their park system again. Most States (Western at least) have no vehicle fee added to a camp fee. We prefer SP, BLM, FS, COE, etc., to the 'pack' RV parks, so my ratings reflect the amenities we value: space, privacy, serenity, views, $value, vs playgrounds, golf, pool-spa, etc.
Wonderful!! BUT no dump station anywhere near. Primitive (no HUs), mostly huge sites; mostly level; mostly private, quiet; oh, the views! $7.50 w/Sr. pass. Hwy 191 ~3 miles, ~1/2 mile of gravel makes it great for overnight or whole week. Restrictive quiet hrs 8pm-8am (but more peaceful) plan accordingly. CG was full by 4pm Friday (weekend bike race in Moab). As camp got full, two big rigs even fit themselves into 1 site, side-by-side, [nose to tail, like horses swatting flies] they both paid. Faux Falls is worth a look as is 'Steel Bender' jeep trail. Kayakers/fishermen having fun on lake, we had a peek of lakeview from our site. We prefer SP, BLM, FS, COE, etc., to the 'pack' RV parks, so my ratings reflect the amenities we value: space, privacy, serenity, views, $value, vs playgrounds, golf, pool-spa, etc.
Like any Oregon SP, it is nice, this one is very quiet; but also a quieter part of Oregon. It is located just West of Hwy 395 right at the border with California (Little community calls itself New Pine). It is Big rig friendly with 20 amp service, water, and a dump station. There are 'resident' mulies [deer] who love the apple trees, as well as California Quail. We went in search of Sunstones [Oregon State Gemstone] -- note, use directions from the BLM website as if you were coming from South if you go there..that route is well-marked; we tried from the North and got lost and about ruined our jeep tires! Not to be missed is the rockshop across 395 from the CG. It has glorious obisidian (rainbow, blue, pink lady); staff's knowledgeable, fun and helpful ... oh, did I mention reasonable prices for obsidian specimans. We so enjoyed our visit there that we did NOT go to the public Modoc rockhound area in California like we had intended! Also just to the South a mile or so is a quaint 'Wild Plum Winery' ... with wine tasting in a cute barn-like building, again reasonably priced and tastings are free. The Rock Shop isn't big rig friendly, just go in your dinghy; but you can pull an RV (ours is 40') right into the Plum Winery. We certainly enjoyed our 3-day stay and will be back should we ever happen to this area again. Restrooms are as clean as can be given the poor condition of the tiling in showers.
Sam Buckland Nevada SP is just West off Alt 50 South of Fernley & Silver Springs. Big Rigs (we are 40' + jeep dinghy) can access more than 6 pull throughs and it is shady under the cottonwood trees. They, however, do NOT accept Sr Passes so rate is $17; no electric, no water at sites, but water isn't far from any site. There are very few campers here, it seems to be a well-kept secret with pit toilets. We will stay here again should we be in the area; midsummer may be less comfortable if its hot. My Verizon internet and cell phone (surprisingly) work just fine. One word of caution if traveling Southbound; the sign is a short way from the entrance road and at the peak of a hill...we missed it because of an 18-wheeler on our tail we didn't dare brake too hard. There is a 'turn around' at the bottom of the hill so we know others have had the same problem.
Park is OK for overnight; convenient to I-90 yet out of the Spokane-Coeur D'Alene hub-bub. The price is right. Yes, it's gravel sites & trains, but when do RV'rs NOT have a train echo? It's not a 'pack' park although sites are small. I couldn't get their Wi-Fi but my VZ card worked. Several sites are well kept, long-term units. Maybe harvest crews: 'tis the season. Staff is nice. Pets are allowed, not encouraged as evidenced by the restrictive rules: pets allowed on gravel drive only or the 'potty area; dog walk' which is dry sticker-weeds. However, there is abundant grass that is not in a tent area.
Prune Creek is one of 4 campgrounds easily accessed for us bigger rigs on Highway 14, East side of the Bighorn Mountains. Sites are level; vault toilets with water pumps between sites, no electric, no cell service, intermittent satellite service ... True 'camp' experience with good fishing & hiking. Senior passes (1/2 price) are honored on Bighorn Natl Forest camping. Supplies & eats are available from 3 lodges nearby. Other CG are Sibley just 1 mile East of Prune Creek and only one that has some electric sites; approx 2 miles West (just after Burgess Jct) and on 14A is North Tongue .. 1 mile on gravel but big rig accessible; and approx 4 miles westward past 14-14A junction on Highway 14 is Owen Creek - a smaller CG but just off highway and a couple of larger sites. Enjoy a primitive campsite in a bigger rig in these 4 campgrounds.
A GEM and a new favor for us! The bike/hike trails are awesome. A 9 rating only because we'd appreciate more full hook-up sites. We stayed here end of season so we missed the 'living history interpretations' and kayak rentals. Somehow touring the back roads, we had to 'ferry' the Willamette -- fun! Quiet, warm, restful. $ is estimate, I can't remember exact $. Cabins & Yurts here too. Internet is sketchy with my Verizon air card, but useable from the 'right spot'.
A favorite for us! Their advertised 1/2 off M-THR + 1/2 off that as seniors, WHAT A DEAL! Our site (41 has *FHU) has water view to watch boaters and even a barge & tug the last morning. A gem and worth the nine mile drive from Pasco.
Price is right for park, new owners are very accommodating. One thing, I found no written directions on the park's website --DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE map; take business loop through town from East exit (you'll go UNDER I-90 at the bottom of the ramp and be on S side of I-90), go one street past flashing yellow light, turn R, downhill past historic RR museum, back under I-90; park is just past it on the R. They do need more advertising --they served food one night while we were there, but they didn't advertise it so we'd already eaten downtown before we headed the brewery. We stayed 4 nights (biked the trails--Hiawatha, and part of Coeur'D Alene; saw the 'Center of the Universe' you'll know it when you're there, NOT THE SIGN!) Micro-brewery at RV has weekly brew special--good, inexpensive. RR/Showers are brand new and immaculate. Yes, spaces are tight but not as tight as the 3-letter word we all know in the RV world. Our 40' backed up to the stream and lulled us to sleep. We loved walking all through this historic town in Idaho.
Park isn't as bad as a *3 per other reviewer and I'm not sure where another got $40/night. It is gravel and no frills; but EZ.. Cable TV is available if wanted. I'm using their WIFI to write this and it beats the 'sardine pack' down the street. Per 'free magazine' There seems lots to do in area.
Typical 'pack' park, but clean, level, paved and grassy. Couldn't get Wi-Fi despite being within 200' so I just used my Verizon air card. I note our rate was much higher than others, we have no camp-club and its Labor Day, maybe that's the price difference?
Little Gem of a park near Gem mountains (Garnet & Sapphire). Quiet and we had a mountain view. Gravel/grass pads with asphalt loop. Wider spaces than most 'packs'. Cash/Check, no credit cards. Good for an over-night.
We'll will come here again! One-lite town--quaint little farming community; either exit 120 or 121 into Glenn's Ferry, just go S off I-84 to the water-tower and follow the signs; East ~1 mi. This and most Idaho SP honor's Golden Age passes M-R (Thursday), $21 or $10.50 GA. W/E, level, shade, dump station; river views from lower loop. OK for big rigs. Pizzeria has the best hamburgers!
OK for overnight, $22 (+$1 cable) close to I-84, (exit 120, go L thru underpass, then L -1/2 block). Level, grass, shade (don't pull in too far, the 3-4 overnights are first spaces). One-lite town, quaint little farming community. Better, check out the State Park, 3 Island Crossing. State Park (W/E) and dump station for $21. ID State Parks honor Golden Age pass on weekdays--($10.50 M-R [Thursday]).
Lovely, (no hook-ups) otherwise a 9! Our 38' 3-slide Moho backed in fine, 2-3 other pull-through sites would have worked as well. Need to release your dinghy first as we got stuck on the end loop (just unhooked, no big deal). Vault restroom was spotless. There's moose and bald eagles, no skeeters (could have been with all the marshes). Located only 4mi NE of Three-Forks, MT. $15, 1/2$ GA. There is cell phone service, so we also had internet. At least drive in to the interpretive site and great picnic!
Our price was senior/Sams. I ditto the other reviews; WIFI is excellent, dog park is excellent and owners are excellent, sites long enough, narrow, but room for slides both way. We enjoyed our time here, would stay longer, but sites are full for weekend. You may need weekend reservations!
NICE park! Back to back sites, no issues with other residents nor pets as we were told pets must be leashed, in fact while walking our dogs in the park, at least 3 residents spoke first to us. Level, paved sites, nicely landscaped and wide. Several Executives and Prevosts in park, so it can't be too bad! Excellent rate for amenities, lack of TV reception was only drawback. When I called, Bill at first told me he had nothing available, then used caller ID to call me right back within 5 minutes when he had a cancellation; he was very friendly.
A North Dakota best kept secret: big rig pull-through sites, level, electricity, (about 10 sites) mostly sunny with view, large sites w/table and fire ring, near lake, COE (Corp of Engineers) site so Golden Age and (Am the Beautiful) pass is 1/2 price ($8). Restrooms-showers are immaculate as well as park grounds; boating, fishing, swim beach. No water or sewer at sites. Take I-94 Bus loop through Valley City, then about middle of town go north on 5th Ave NE, under the magnificent Hi-line RR Bridge (this is an all-round cool little town and area, with lots to see for a couple-three days), then fork to left on County Rd 19 (paved) for ~10 miles. Turn right into campground before Bald-hill dam. If Reimen is full, although its a gravel road, even a big rig could go through campground and East for ~3-4 miles and hit County Rd 21 to Eggerts Landing where there is about 40 camp sites.
A North Dakota best kept secret. Big rig OK, sites are back-in, level, electricity, shady, large private sites (~30x50 to 80') w/table and fire ring, near lake, COE (Corp of Engineers) site so Golden Age and (Am the Beautiful) pass is 1/2 price ($8). Restrooms-showers are immaculate as well as park grounds; boating, fishing, swim beach are within walking distance. No water or sewer at sites, but water within area (about 41 sites) and water/dump station at entrance. Take I-94 Bus loop through Valley City, then about middle of town go north on 5th Ave NE, under the magnificent Hi-line RR Bridge. This is an all-round cool little town and area, with lots to see for a couple-three days. Then stay on County Rd 21 (paved) for ~10 mile; at the crest of Hill with the brown-white sign, turn left (West), then right (North) about 1/4 mile further. Cross the bridge; Yes, big rigs can get past the swim area, and turn North and past the restrooms-showers on that one-way road--thats where you want to be! Tell the owner hello: she's a peach!
NICE, level, partial shade at all sites with 10' lilac bushes to each side (~25' x60') of sites for privacy. Also 40+' shade trees to the back of sites with table and fire rings. Sites face the lake. Golden Age (America the Beautiful) pass honored; 1/2 price is $9. Water, 30A electric, no sewer, but dump station convenient to sites. Restrooms and showers needed TLC but park grounds were immaculate. Boating, fishing, and swim beach are within walk distance. Park for kids and group picnic site. Much better than other campgrounds on river that we toured in area. My computer cell card was very slow and sketchy, but available closer to town if you need it. Accident ruined signs last year, so from the I-94 bus loop take Hwy 10 (on SW side of I-94 loop) go about 1 mile. (It's past the G&Fish sign.) Turn left just after the Diesel repair shop and in front of the N-S row of houses. You'll being going South; passing just to the West side of the CHS tall silo (easy landmark). Cross the RR track (be careful is it a busy RR!) and you are there. It is REALLY not that hard, plus big rigs can get turned around most any place in case you take the wrong left like we did!
We stayed here in a pinch during a snow. After-hour check-in, but the very friendly owner (lives on-site) came over to welcome us. Pool not open but I did check out the showers and bathrooms ...very clean. Large shaded (in season!!) sites w/picnic table, camp had been plowed nicely so we could maneuver our 40' rig. (the 'other Kamp' across the street WAS NOT plowed well and we nearly failed to maneuver out of it in the darkness.) Easy in/out; we didn't use the hook-ups (water would've frozen and too tired for cable). We'll be back to enjoy a SUMMER visit here!
Friendly staff!! (so nice after snowbird 'destination' parks attitude). Pool not open yet, we are still 'off season.' Grassy sites, large rig pull-throughs, shade. Quiet, south of town park with beautiful prairie-sage and mountain views, star-gazing. Definitely we'll be here again as we travel this route in our great land! If there is a down-side it's only that this park is small and in a small town so one wouldn't stay here for a month or more. ATV trail to the mountain just out the back door, but we didn't have an ATV so I can't attest to that.
Park for the price is OK, Pay WIFI is $3.00/day. Long 60' pull-through for overnighters (no need to unhook the dingy). Nothing special,gravel semi-level; but a place to lay your head in Mojave [Edwards Air FOrce Base(pop 3500)].There is laundry, but I didn't use it.
Average, small sites (not room for awning), gravel park. OK for the night. Cable TV is only 12 or so channels, (tricky approach into, so ask for directions when reserving) Once again I told them I needed WIFI at reservation so they accommodated us with a site directly across from office; they do have DSL and dial-up in lounge. No pool, etc. Dog friendly.
Camper review below (rated it a 1) needs more practice; they'll change their mind after 30 or so parks. BIG, grassy, level sites, pool, spa, tennis court at a VERY reasonable $25. Laundry/restrooms are immaculate. WiFi is iffy, unless you're in direct line with the office/MiniMart (54, 13, 14, etc.) Tell them when you reserve that YOU NEED WiFi. (It's not good IN the office, but I got it out front). I found the hostess very amiable, maintenance personnel were jovial and busy, (maybe a camper's attitude plays a part in the RUDENESS.) Had NO trouble with power, or night-time sprinklers, (the office tells you they water at night). Try the hottub the 1st night (not the 3rd night like we did. Was NICE and bubbly! Truly not a 'destination' park (like AZ with game-rooms, activities, etc.) but perfectly comfortable day or week while you tour the area redwoods, bay, etc. The Mexican restaurant next door (Fiesta Grill) is an 11 out of 10!!! WONDERFUL, don't miss it! Walk over to a special fresh fruit margarita and chimi: they are HUGE.
Older park, but nicely kept. Year-round residents (older rigs) could use a little clean-up but weekly-nightly sites are more to the front of park. Our site was very small, Wi-Fi was about $2.50/24-hr service and fast. Managers were friendly and helpful.
New, nice State Park. No site sewer, but dump station in park. Easy 20-minutes to Zion. Immaculate restroom/showers. No shade, we didn't fish but it must be good; other people and boats stayed out through an all-day rain. Beautiful red rocks backed by snow-capped mtns. No view of reservoir as campground is lower than reservoir. ATV site near, not right at campground. Covered tables with firepits, asphalt and fairly level sites. This park allows for larger RV's than Quail, so we chose this park instead.
Monthly rate for amenities was best in area, can't verify 'nightly' rate. Newer park, very little landscaping, lots of activities. Nice laundry (too few machines for park size though), billiards-game room, jacuzzi, exercise room and pool. Immaculate showers/restrooms. WI-FI reception at site was 'iffy' at times, Free DSL in computer room though. Sites are wide enough for awning, not much more; especially if your neighbor has slide-out. Residents were friendly, managers should take lessons. * UPDATE 10/07/07 * WIFI no longer free and new owners, new managers (more friendly).
True Wyoming experience, the lake is the 'swimming pool'. Fish, boat, dive or just watch from your site. Established sites have fire pits and tables, or you may park anywhere for $6 a night, including the South end of lake. Pit toilets, no showers but very rarely crowded.
Quiet, large sites, out-of-the-way park for those willing to take just a 6-mile detour from major routes. TV but can't remember cable or local channels. They encourage you to wash your rigs! We didn't use the pool, but it was busy. The State Park is within walking distance and is very beautiful. We'll surely stay there again if we return to the area.