I rated this a "7" because I expect a perfect campground for a "10". This has no pads, patios, it's dusty. That said, it is in the perfect location, and, well-priced. We come here every time we are near. Don't be put off if online they say there are no sites available. We called the www.recreation.gov site and got a site for a day later due to their requirement for a one-day advance notice. We came anyway and found a note on the entrance gate that there was a site open in Watchman, and we got it.
There are many campgrounds in Moab; all expensive. This is a Passport America, making it an easy choice. Besides, it is nice and well kept. The only downside is highway 191 that runs past *everything* in Moab. Lotsa trucks, too. It is a ways out of downtown...quieter than many, but a little remote. BTW, I forgot my PPA card when we checked in, but they honored it the next day....nice. We have been here twice before and always return.
Even though there are no pads,patios, or shade, we couldn't find anything else wrong. This is a nice, comfortable, quiet even for a Friday nite campground. Big sites and many small amenities. I must say, though, we were there at the start of school and it was unseasonably cool. There is a tornado shelter, too.
We just stayed overnight and the campground was really nice. For one-nighters, it was a little far from I-40. Great for families. Sites were large and attractive. The roads and site pads were paved. The only drawback was that the roads were rather tight for a 38' RV towing a car.
The June 2008 review is what I would say; we also have been coming here for many years and seen it progress. It now has 50-amp power, a picnic shelter, new picnic tables, and added a small bath house (two rooms, each with a toilet, lavatory, and a shower.)
We have nothing bad to say about this campground. It would be a 10 if it had water and sewer. It is a very attractive campground with level cement pads on the 50 amp sites. I thought of a small problem: Verizon has "Extended Network" service here. We loved it and would definitely come again.
Trees are low-hanging, but negotiable. Nice campground, but overpriced for an overnite... but...it is the only campground around. The office doesn't often answer their phone; left two messages but never got a return call. The office also was reluctant to offer any assistance to problems I was having after we got there. Also, closed the office before closing time. We probably would try to avoid coming here again.
Nice campground with lots to do. Quiet and peaceful during the week. Lots of activity on the weekend. Fairly good access. The problem we ran into is that the non-grassy sites are really messy with pine straw. It was wet when we were there and tracking into the RV was a mess. We had some confusion about our reservations, but they rectified the problem easily. We would come here again. Our dog knows campgrounds...she liked this one.
A really lovely place, but not very accessible for a big rig. Once you get in the campground, the sites are large and randomly placed it seemed. Lots of city park-like things to do, but it never seems crowded. WiFi is iffy. We would stay here again.
This is a small, very peaceful park; one of those parks you are comfortable in from the start. The tenants, owners, and park employees were nice and helpful. Many of the tenants are workers at the local nuclear plant, and generally stay a month-or-more. The $12 rate reflects the monthly rate. We were charged $25 extra for water usage because we had/used our own board washer and dryer. There are no pads or patios; something for which I lower my rating. Many of the lots are not completely level; I had my front wheels almost off the ground, but a park employee had a wooden step there almost before I shut my engine off. US-1 highway is close, but not a factor. I would recommend this park.
(These are comments for a one-night stay) The campground was an 8 or 9 for us, but the getting-there was a little more difficult. Although the roads into the campground were newly paved, it took us 18 minutes to get the 6.5 curvy miles from the Interstate to the campground. That was a little more than the map-shown 4 miles, and for a one-night stay, a little far. The host was very pleasant and helpful. We wouldn't probably do an over nighter again, but would for an extended stay.
This park could have a bunch of ratings (other than the 8 out of 10 we gave it): Access - 6 because it is out of the way. Unless you are a local, it is in the middle of nothing. Nothing? you say? How about the Natchez Trace? Well, we were underwhelmed by the sights to see. Also, the park is old and roads are a little tight, but our 38' motorhome did fine. The sites are huge. They advertise that there are back ins only and 15X30 site sizes. Not so...there are plenty of pull-thrus for large rigs. Cost - 10; It is FREE! Yes, FREE! Ambiance 12 (out of 10); It is a lovely park...large oaks, quiet...there were never more than 6 occupants during our 4 day stay. Facilities - There aren't any; just water fountains spaced throughout the park, and a bathhouse. To sum, I would definitely come here again If I were going to be in the area.
I echo the sentiments of the July 2010 ($99) reviews, including that I will not be back. (Except that it is the only decent beach campground on the island; and my grandchildren wanted to go to the beach.) The campground is phenomenal except for the steep price.
I couldn't give this park more than a 6 because there were no pads or patios, it was close to I-70, the long pull-through sites were narrow; really narrow (others were a little wider), and it was dusty. On the plus side, the park had some amenities for families. Since it is the only game in Salina, I will stay again to visit my family.
Can't rate this more than a 6 because, other than a place to park, water and 30-amp power, there is nothing. In addition, the highway and 20th street is very noisy. We have been visiting here for many years because it is practically the only game in town.
I hardly ever give a "10" rating, but there was no "9.5" so here is one. The place is beautiful; fully landscaped with pools, waterfalls, dry and wet saunas. On the 202 sites, there were only 15 RVs...total. We almost had one 40 site street to ourselves. The park is 6 or so miles away from the downtown Pahrump area. It was quiet and peaceful. Detractions: The receptionist is flakey, and the design of the campground leaves you wondering sometimes. The sites barely held my 38' motorhome, but were wide. For the money, it is hard to beat (it is a Passport America campground). Definitely would stay again.
Much of what the previous reviewer is true; way too costly and they have the nerve to charge for WiFi and cable. Streets narrow and the sites are all rock except for two concrete paths to park the RV on. It was clean, though. There is a big shopping center nearby. Traffic getting in and out is bad.
A set of ear plugs is all this park needs to be a nice park. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was; large, attractive, grass sites, easy in and out. The only drawback was the interstate nearby.
At first glance, we said, "Oh, boy; what are we in for?" A lot of permanent older RVs, loud music, etc. No place to go so we stayed. It turned out to be better than first thought. It was quiet, the folks were nice and not rowdy; seemed to be hardworking people. The loud music ceased and didn't return. The dirt roads were not a problem because everyone drove slow. We stayed across the street in the "trashy" (I believe the previous reviewer said) part, but didn't feel uncomfortable at all. The place across the street was on the lake but would only take shorter units. Anything longer than 32' was a tight fit. All the parks around the Nice area are old. This was the best of the bunch.
This is a hard park to rate. On the minus side, the sites are quite narrow, and the pull-throughs are generally used, making it kind of close. The back-ins were hardly used while we were there (a week), so it would not be that close. I suspect if the park gets full, it is really chaotic. There are only two sites that have any kind of space, one of which we had (#129). There is no WiFi, Verizon service and most sites can't get satellite. I would guess that those reviewers giving it an 8 or 9 didn't care about communications. On the other hand, it is very quiet, peaceful, and the wildlife is fun to watch; deer (white ones, too) turkeys, quail, and jackrabbits. We would camp there again.
On Highway 101, moderate traffic noise. No cell phone service (Verizon), no satellite (trees). Sites very narrow and dusty. It works OK for a one nighter. We had planned to stay 7. Ducks are cute, though.
After coming down two miles of barely paved roads, across a one-lane hard-to-access Bailey bridge, we arrived at the campground. One look at the brown grass, rock road, and run-down office, and we said "Oh, my." But, after 3 days into our week, we have a different perspective. The roads are not too dusty because there is not that much traffic; we don't see the office very much; and we are watering our patch of grass. It is very quiet and peaceful, but somewhat rundown. The previous comments about needing cleaning up still apply. Probably because there is only one full-time employee. The sites are wide, but not very deep. We are here on Labor Day weekend and it does not seem at all frantic; still peaceful and quiet. After checking other campgrounds in the area, we would stay here again.
A very nice campground with private sites that were a little closed in; tall bushes surrounded three sides of the sites. The campground was well maintained and very attractive. We would stay there again.
I agree with the Sept 2006 reviewer; but to add, there are two loops; one for larger RVs and the other for campers and tents. The first loop is farther away from the traffic and trains. The campground is really a nice one and would rate a 9 in our book but for the trains and traffic.
Too bad for the person giving "1". Maybe the kids required watching over, because we didn't find that to be the case. We found it to be really a nice place to stay; quiet and well maintained. Certainly worth the low price we paid. The WiFi wasn't real reliable and the office wasn't always staffed, but close by.
We noticed that previous reviews were up in the 8s,9s, and 10s. We felt as the last reviewer said that it was too tight and not a very comfortable park. Maybe it was the site we were in; at the far reaches of the park and small. Shared hookups put the next door neighbor very close. The car parking was marginal. We would probably find another park next time.
We have been motorhoming for 13 years on a half-time basis, and this is the second best park we have ever stayed in, considering "bang for the buck". The park was a Corps of Engineers park, turned over to the county, but retaining Golden Age pass privileges! The park is remote, quiet; well-kept and watered regularly, making it very attractive. The sites are huge. In addition, it is on a reservoir with boat ramps. It is one of the best kept secrets around. The only way we found the park was through the previous review here. The only downside is that during the summer it is heavily reserved by the nearby Idaho Falls population on weekends. The management style is laid back and cooperative.
We would class the park as a "tight" big rig park. The sites were narrow but comfortable enough. Our back-in site was kind of difficult to get in and out of. The park was a "comfortable" park and the hosts were very friendly but very busy. Sites and roads were gravel. We would stay there again.
The park offered full service, was fairly handy to all that the area offered, but was dusty and windy. The highway was very near and had a noisy surface. The reason we stayed there was that it was a Passport America park and we were staying for three weeks. If we had to do it again, we would probably opt to stay at a nicer park. Although the WiFi guru said the WiFi was good, I had unreliable service.