This is the most difficult to review RV Park I have run across in over six years of travel. It is by no means a "resort" but staying here has some unique benefits. First the good...yes their are elk present either actually in the park itself or very nearby. There is a pasture full of trail horses adjacent to the park. This provided great entertainment for the grandkids. Roads within the park are mostly gravel and easy to navigate with any size rig. Sites are large and the amount of space between them provides a degree of privacy. Now the not so good...on the one day I visited them, the bathrooms were filthy. Sites are old gravel that needs to be renewed. This made leveling more of a challenge than it needed to be. Many long term residents who seemed to be friendly but some of the rigs were dilapidated at best. Price was high compared to similar parks but this may be the norm for this high cost area. I believe the park has a new owner. With a lot of hard work this park can become a destination but right now it has a way to go. Unless improvements are made I would probably look for a different park in the area.
Park access was a bit difficult due to road construction but if you pay attention to the signage you will find your way. Park is very good for an overnight stop or for visiting the outlet mall. Pool was nice and clean, office staff was friendly and professional. Beyond that there is not much to say. I would stay here again if I need something on the south side of Portland
After five years of RVing this is our very favorite campground. Sites are large and shady and the scenery is great. Utilities all function properly. Campground is divided into an upper and a lower section. All sites appear large enough. The ones in the lower section may be a bit larger, but do not offer the long range view. Plenty of campground staff to look out after things and keep the grounds tidy. Campground host sells wood and ice. Very nice Oregon Trail interpretive center is on the park grounds and you can still see the wagon wheel ruts that define the trail. It often gets windy in the afternoons even after a calm start to the day, so be careful to take in your awnings. We will definitely stay here again.
This was an okay stop for a couple nights, but it seems like budget cuts may have taken their toll on this park. Trash dumpster was left to overflow for two days. Ranger presence was very limited. Mosquitos were a problem which is to be expected this close to a shallow lake. Not everything was negative. All sites were well spaced with plenty of privacy and all utilities worked well. No cable or Wi-Fi was available but we had plenty of on air TV channels. We may or may not stay here again on future visits. It depends on the season and what other options are available.
Stayed here at the start to a holiday weekend, and the campground was very crowded but everyone enjoyed themselves in a quiet and responsible manner. Many trees were recently removed which cuts down on the shade available at some sites. Utilities worked fine although it seemed the dump at my particular site was nearly full and needed to be pumped. All sites are level, and access from the interstate is easy. You can hear some road noise from big rigs crossing the Columbia River bridge but after a few minutes it is not a problem. Will continue to stop here whenever I am in the area.
Although it can be difficult to get a site everyone should try to get a spot at Fruita if visiting the Capitol Reef park. Sites are all non-reservation so one must arrive early in the morning to get a recently vacated site. We stayed in loop C and got our site at 9:30 AM. All sites in all loops were filled before 11:00 AM. We spent a couple nights in town and then came out to Fruita early in the morning to lock up a site. Completely dry camping but we only stayed two nights so not a problem. Many tents were present and because of this the rather short generator hours (two hours morning and evening) are strictly enforced. Fruita is the most centrally located campground if you want to see the sites of Capitol Reef park. We will definitely try to stay here on future visits.
Definitely the best commercial RV park in the Torrey area. Sites are gravel and most are well shaded and some have awesome views of the surrounding red stone cliffs. Park is a bit farther from Capitol Reef park than I had thought (about 13 miles to Fruita) but it is a scenic drive. Office staff is helpful and small store is well stocked. Would stay here again when in the area.
Third time staying at Zion River and once again they met all expectations. Had a premium site on the river and was surprised to see that they now have set up a number of beach chairs and fire pits so we could go out and enjoy the river in the evening. Pool was large, clean, and had adequate shade to avoid the direct sun if desired. Gift shop is very well stocked. Many activities are scheduled throughout each week. We will stay here again on future visits rather than fight the hassle and crowds trying to stay inside of Zion Park.
Rate reflects Passport America. This RV park recently changed hands and the new management has made many improvements. Lots of workers out making the place look neat and seeing to it that everyone is happy. Desk help was very friendly although the two times I visited the office the lone worker seemed overworked being the only one on duty at a very busy time. One past complaint was the near lack of Wi-Fi. This has been corrected and the signal is now strong and fast. They still do not have cable but we could get plenty of channels off of our antenna. The pool is a big draw and it seems that not everyone using the pool were staying at the park. On the weekend the pool was very crowded to the point we got out because it appeared the water may have been getting "stressed" with the large number of people especially young children. The lake seemed cleaner than in years past and we saw plenty of fairly large fish close to shore. All sites are large with adequate space to accommodate large rigs. Shade trees are abundant which is a big plus in this part of Nevada. I had been considering a different RV park in Pahrump for this trip but I am very happy I decided to stay at the "new" Lakeside.
Washoe Lake is our favorite campground in the Reno-Carson City area. Strictly dry camping but there is a dump/fill station at the entrance. Smell of sage is everywhere (nice). Each site has a ramada to provide shelter from the afternoon sun. Most sites are plenty long enough to accommodate large rigs. About half hour drive into Reno if you are into the casino scene. Went to Virginia City and spent a full day visiting the various shops and exploring the wild west grave yard (very interesting epitaphs). Will always stay at Washoe Lake when visiting this area.
Collier is a very nice state park that can provide access to Crater Lake as well as the really neat pioneer museum adjacent to the campground. Only downside is that the interior roads, although neatly paved, are somewhat narrow which makes backing into some sites difficult if vehicles are parked directly across. All sites provide full hookups and are plenty large enough to accommodate large rigs. When we were there this time the park had just opened for the season so it was still quiet with few spaces occupied. We always enjoy staying at Collier and will continue to stay here in the future.
Stayed here two nights at the beginning of a three week trip. Campground is situated about 7 miles from I-5. Some low hanging trees (about 12.5 foot) in the area but nothing that we could not go around. Stayed in loop B where there is minimal shade. If you are after a shady spot loop A is the place to go. Very few spots have sewer hookups so plan to use RV dump at the entrance to the campground. Very nice bicycle path close by. Beyond that, not a lot of things to do in the immediate vicinity but plenty to do within 30 mile radius.
Stayed here two nights on a weekend. Seems like the management has made a number of upgrades including repairing worn asphalt and trimming trees and shrubs. Informal pancake breakfast was provided one morning. Sites are just wide enough to open slides and awning but not much more. Desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely the best option in the Seattle area. Will stay here on future visits to Seattle.
This is my third time staying here and I have never been disappointed. Very quiet especially at night. Starry skies are awesome. Sites were available even on holiday weekend though not all can handle longer rigs. Lots of wildlife nearby. Two bull moose came through campground on second morning. True dry camping with dump and fresh water fill at campground entrance. Generators are allowed during the day on A-C loops. If your visit calls for trips to Jackson this is much more convenient than other park campgrounds. Excellent hiking and bike trails are also nearby. New bike path is currently under construction from town of Jackson to Moose Jct so bicycles will never have to be on the main road. Will definitely stay here on future visits.
Very nice park for a sunny get away. Previous reviews are all accurate. This is a top quality destination type RV resort. If you do not play golf then the large pool facility can provide your recreation needs. Only down side it that it is a 45 minute drive north of Spokane. Directions on their website can get you in trouble if you have a high profile rig. Mine is 13+ feet so I called ahead and was given alternate driving directions that took me around Spokane to the east thus avoiding the low clearance RR tunnel in the city.
Nice enough for an overnight stop. First impression when pulling in is that this park needs to be updated but that comes from the fact that there are many mature shade trees that could use some trimming to provide a more open feel. Pull through sites were a bit short to stay hooked up to my 30 ft fifth wheel. Very close to interstate on ramp but highway noise was not a problem inside the RV. Very comprehensive cable TV selection. Pool and kiddie pool were large and very clean. Will plan to stay here again on future visits.
This RV park is okay for an overnight stop. Sites are gravel but reasonably level. Nice mix of shaded and sunny spots. Hot Springs resort is 300 yards away so that is the main draw and since we arrived early in the afternoon we made use of these facilities. Admission to the hot springs pools was $19 for two persons (a bit higher than what was posted at the RV park but worth the money. Very quiet at night and surrounded by ranch land made for a peaceful visit. Will definitely stop here on future trips through the area.
I am not quite as enthusiastic about this park as some of the previous posters. Park is indeed very nicely landscaped and the staff is very friendly. Main drawback in my evaluation is the fact that some though not all sites have trees with low hanging limbs that can potentially cause damage if you are not careful. A good pruning of the park trees during the off season should take care of this problem. Also some of the interior roads are a bit narrow. I had no problem getting in/out of my pull through site but I did watch a larger fifth wheel struggle to get into a back-in site. He eventually ended up driving over one of the flower beds in order to get into position. Park has no pool so if that is one of your "must haves" you should look elsewhere. Overall this is a nice park for an overnight stop that is convenient to the interstate but I would not plan on staying any more than one night at a time.
Park is very nice place for a family getaway. Plenty for kids to do including swimming, playfields and bike trails. Pull thru sites can be a bit of a challenge for longer/taller rigs as many have inconveniently placed trees. Park staff is very protective of all trees and limbs. When I discovered that there was a dead limb that threatened to gouge my roof on departure from my site the park ranger came out and after a very careful evaluation cut it away to help me out. Also one place on the loop road on the "upper loop" has a tree limb that hangs down to about 10 feet. Park should consider cutting this limb away to avoid roof damage. Very busy park especially during summer weekends. Park has a reputation as being something of a "party destination" but quiet hours were enforced and this made for a very pleasant stay. We will definitely stay here in the future.
Nice RV park on the east side of town. As others have said, the park is in middle of a marshy wildlife refuge however the park management did an outstanding job of keeping the accompanying mosquitos under control. Really, they turned out to be a non-problem in spite of the recent wet weather. The management team is very friendly and did everything in their power to make our stay a pleasant one. The historic Oregon Trail goes right through the park. It is fun to take a short walk and look for evidence of the trail and imagine life back then. Not too much shade available however the trees appear to be larger and better positioned on the west side of the park. Pool and spa was not operational during our stay due to a repainting project that requires a 10 day period of dry weather. No individual fire pits, but there are large communal fire pits on the perimeter of the park. If you are looking for a quiet stay in the LaGrande area this is the place. Will stay here on future visits to LaGrande.
This is really a very nice RV Park located about 50 miles west of Portland. We enjoyed our overnight stay but getting to the park can be an adventure. The directions in our guide said to cross the Hood River Bridge across the Columbia River. The Hood River Bridge is a very narrow, steel grated bridge that is nearly a mile long. It is so narrow that the speed limit is 25 mph and when approaching an oncoming truck also pulling a fifth wheel we both nearly came to a stop to insure mirror clearance (made it with a foot to spare). Other recommendations when coming in on I-84 would be to take the "Dalles" bridge which is 23 miles to the west or the "Cascade" bridge which is 23 miles to the west. Both of these routes involve going through some tunnels on WA Route 14. I came through five tunnels towing a 13'1" fifth wheel and made it by going down the middle. Shortest tunnel was marked 12'9" at the curb. A train track runs along the back of the park and the trains do run frequently but after the first couple passed we ceased to notice them. It was cool enough that we had our windows closed at night. Had that not been the case we may have been bothered by the noise. The rest rooms were the cleanest we have ever seen and the sites are very well kept and landscaped. Now that I know how to get to the park I will plan to use this as my overnight stop when heading east from the Portland area.
This is a very isolated state park in the high desert of eastern Oregon. When the literature says reservations are never needed it means just that. We were there during a holiday weekend and the park was about one quarter full. Weather was bad with wind and light snow but talking to the locals this is not unusual for this area in May. Sites are long and wide but do require some leveling. 20 amp service and water at each site. There is little to do in the area but bird watch and relax. One note of caution regarding the access road. The park is about 1 mile from hwy 395 right on the OR/CA state line. About half a mile in from the main highway there is a sloping power line crossing the road. My rig is slightly over 13 ft high and going inbound to the park I did not notice it but when riding my bike out the road I saw that it sloped enough that it might have been a problem if I stuck to the south side of the road going out. When I headed outbound I just slid over to the opposite side of the road when I approached the line and encountered no problem.
Our fourth time staying at this outstanding state park. It is dry camping so come prepared for that and then settle back and enjoy the star night skies and the smell of sage. There are a number of short to moderate hiking trails within the park area and the sites of Reno are a fairly short drive (about 15 miles) away. This park fills up fast on the weekends and does not take reservations so plan to arrive early in the day. We will always plan to stay here when passing through the Carson City area.
I really want to give this RV Park a 10 but unfortunately I cannot. Two and only two detractors are lack of cable TV and pay for use Wi-Fi. I really didn't need either one as limited broadcast TV was available and the kind lady in the office checked the weather updates for me with her computer. Beyond those two issues this RV park is great. There are no bad sites. Even the ones not located on the lake shore are good. Plenty long/wide, and easy to get into. I would caution those selecting a site near the access road that the sign for the casino can be very bright when lit up at night so you may need extra curtains to keep out the light. Although it is a relatively compact park there is absolutely no feeling of being in a parking lot. It is more like being in a state park with a great pool and restaurant. The pool area is very nice and large, unfortunately the pool heater was broken so the water was cold but that will not be an issue in a couple weeks when the temps warm up. Not a whole lot to do in Pahrump but this park had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. We will definitely stay here whenever passing through the area.
This is a nice well run RV resort close to the Las Vegas strip. Given the location one of the most important features of this park is the excellent security throughout the park. Access is strictly controlled and roving patrols are frequent. Access to and from the interstate is somewhat complicated due to highway construction so be sure to call ahead for an update to the status of the project and recommended exit. Although we were coming from the north we ended up passing the RV park and turning around south of town and then approaching from the south. The registration process was very professional and the lobby area was very impressive. The biggest drawback to our entire four night stay were the rather aggressive persons who would approach us each time we entered the lobby trying to sell campground memberships. There are two separate pools; one for adults only and one with a sand beach for family swimming. Needless to say the family pool can get crowded but that's okay. We paid extra for a premium site and it was worth the money to be close to the pool area and have a little bit of grass around the parking pad. I would caution anyone about selecting a site on what I believe is the west side of the park which is close to a nearby casino. While using the putting greens we noticed that the music coming from that casino on a Saturday night was loud and would have been a problem for us. Our site was closer to the center of the park so we did not notice the music from there. Overall I would highly recommend this park to anyone visiting the Las Vegas area.
This is a very popular RV resort located about 18 miles from the entrance to Zion NP. This park appears to be in its prime, not brand new but not showing signs of age. Registration area is located in the camp store area that offers most needed food items as well as a wide selection of souvenirs. Registration desk provided several items of up to date literature on Zion NP. There are a number of back in sites adjacent to the river that allow you to hear the rushing water during the quiet times, very relaxing. Although it was too cool to use the pool when we were there, the pool area and meeting hall are very clean and inviting. If you cannot get into a campground within Zion NP this is the best option in the area even with the 18 mile drive.
As mentioned before this is a fairly new RV Park that is convenient to all of the tourist areas in Salt Lake City. Access from the interstate is easy and although the highway is close by, road noise is not a problem. occasionally when the wind is calm you can smell the nearby refinery but again this is not a significant problem. Security is very good and the front desk personnel are very professional. There is a 16 mile long bicycle/walking trail that runs just outside the park boundary. We even saw a large beaver right next to the trail about 100 yards from the gate. This is the second time we have stayed at this park and this time there seemed to be a significant number of seasonal residents. Everyone was friendly but some of the rigs are accumulating clutter that tends to detract from the "resort" type feel. Overall this seems to be the best option in the SLC area and we plan to continue to make this our base when visiting on future trips.
This is a very nice overnight stop along a busy interstate highway. Right by the Columbia River Bridge so road noise can be a problem although after about an hour in the site I no longer noticed it. We had a pull through site paralleling the river, but the back-in sites are long and level and may even be easier to get into. Office staff was very friendly and phone-in reservation process was easy and accurate. A paved bike/hiking trail runs just outside of the campground and there appears to be a swimming beach on the river nearby. Main attraction in the area seems to be recreational boating that is accommodated by the marina that is adjacent to the campground. Pay careful attention to the directions to the campground as it would be easy to make a wrong turn and the signage is not very good. We pass this area several times a year and this will definitely become our preferred overnight stop.
This is the absolute best place to stay when visiting Arches NP. Many sites can handle trailers and fifth wheels up to about 30 feet with no problem. As said before this is dry camping, but there are plenty of places in Moab to "dump and fill". Days were clear and warm, and at night we could pull up our chairs behind our site and actually see lights on vehicles that were nearly 100 miles away. One thing to be aware of in hot weather is that this campground is 17 miles inside of the park. To get to it you begin by climbing about 2 miles of 6% plus grade with a couple 15 mph switchbacks. The road continues to climb at a lesser grade until reaching the campground. With lower national park speed limits, overheating could be a problem. We will definitely stay here again when visiting Arches.
Overall this park was a disappointment. We stayed in the premium southern section which put us closer to the road noise and although the site was plenty long there was a "crowded" feel to it. The pool was clean and inviting although along the path leading to the pool there were a couple lighting fixtures that were coming off their base indicating deferred maintenance. The fitness center was marginal with worn equipment and a TV that did not work. The park is pet friendly to the extreme. On the final day of our stay a rig pulled in with at least seven dogs including five puppies that were kept in a pen outside for much of the time. We probably would not stay here again as we found that there are fully adequate sites that are much more scenic at the nearby state park.
This is a very nice RV park that offers plenty of room for any size rig. Lack of shade could be a problem in the summer heat but this will get better as the smaller trees mature. Wonderful walking trail around the park and the country road running in front of the entrance provides safe walking plus an interesting look at local agricultural methods. All common spaces are clean and well maintained and the staff was friendly and took time to make you feel welcome. We will definitely stay here again.
This is a unique campground in many ways. If you are looking for a lot of high end amenities don't come here; but if you want beautiful scenery and a quiet, laid back experience, this is the place. The bike trail that runs through the park is the main attraction. Moose tracks are everywhere and we actually saw two moose about a mile from the campground entrance. Sites were large with ample space in between. Looked like there were several long time residents but everyone was very friendly and the grounds were generally well kept. We will probably stay here again in the future.
This park is by far the best place to camp on the North Olympic Peninsula although your enjoyment of the park will depend a lot on the weather (it can get foggy and windy). When the skies are clear, there is no better view in the area. Watching the vessel traffic on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and seeing the lights of Victoria in the distance is really spectacular. Sites in the more open eastern portion of the park are large, mostly 40 ft plus. In addition to about 35 back-in sites, there are about 10 pull throughs that are around 50-60 ft but their view is somewhat restricted by trees. There is access to a number of tide pools to view the sea life and there are some short trails to the old WWII bunkers and surrounding areas. For children there is a wonderful new playground and softball field. All of the guests were friendly and there were no problems with noise whatsoever. The one drawback is a rather cumbersome reservation system that requires you to mail in your request or visit the county courthouse two weeks in advance. Without a reservation you should probably plan to arrive mid-week to get one of the first come, first serve spaces. You should also be aware that this park is about 15 miles west of Port Angeles so if you need to stock up on supplies plan to do so before you come out to the park. We will definitely stay here on future visits.
A bit over priced for what you get in the off season, but still it is a nice park with a unique benefit of being able to watch the ocean going vessels as they transit the river. The park is a bit off the beaten path, but that adds to the quiet solitude of the area. Sites are gravel but they give you plenty of room. Utilities are well sited. The pool is probably nice in the summer and would make for a more resort like experience. We will plan to stay at this park in the future.
The only thing that keeps this resort from rating a 10, is it's proximity to the interstate and resulting road noise. Also, some may find the resort a bit difficult to locate once leaving the interstate. Be sure to follow the directions in your directory or on the website, or you may find yourself in a dead end situation. Once in the park you will have a very pleasant site with all the expected resort amenities. I would pay the extra $ for a site by the river, as they are the best of the best and offer a bit more privacy. We will definitely stay here in the future.
This is a first class operation all the way. Personnel at the registration desk were very helpful and did everything possible to put you in your preferred location (close to the pool, close to the laundry, etc). Sites are large and well appointed with flowers, small well placed trees and a picnic table. Indoor pool and spa were first rate. Resort even provides a 24/7 shuttle bus to the nearby casino, where there are two very good restaurants. Be sure to get a free "players club card" when visiting the casino. That will get you an extra 15% off the cost of your site. We will definitely stay here in the future.
This is a great resort conveniently located about two miles from Hwy 99. Reservations are probably well advised during the peak travel seasons as the resort appeared to fill up by late afternoon, even mid-week. The sites are large and generally well appointed with a privacy hedge separating each site. The one thing that keeps me from rating this a 10 is that the sewer hookup was located at the very rear of my site and would have required at least 25 feet of hose to reach it. Pool was rather small but the spa was great. Free golf is a nice perk and is included in the price of your stay. We will definitely stay here whenever in the area.
This campground provided a very nice, dry camping experience. Stayed in the A loop which is much more open and friendly to larger rigs, although the C loop did have several very nice sites in among the trees that would accommodate larger rigs. This campground is about 30 miles from the main tourist area in Yosemite Valley, but is much quieter and the overall appearance is cleaner and better maintained. Be sure to do your homework in picking a site, as most sites will definitely not accommodate anything but a tent. We stayed in site 17 with a 30 ft fifth wheel and were pleased with the choice. This will be our choice of campgrounds whenever we visit Yosemite.
This older park was okay for an overnight stay, but far from being a resort. Again as others have mentioned, the interior roads were very narrow and navigating these roads with a fifth wheel was difficult. Wi-fi signal was weak at the assigned site although it may have been better closer to the office. Free breakfast consisted of orange juice and a rather stale, pre-packaged bagel. We will probably not stay here again as there are other options in the Redding area.
Despite the fact that this is strictly dry camping it is still a great place to use as a base for exploring Bryce Canyon NP. About a 5 minute walk to the Rim Trail and real close to the park visitor's center. We camped for five days in A loop which is open only to RVs 20 ft and longer. The dump station and fresh water fill were about a half mile drive from the campground. Interior roads were paved but had some potholes. There were quite a few larger sites suitable for big rigs. If you are pulling a fifth wheel be careful about choosing a site as a few of the longer sites have large trees that can hamper opening a slide. While in the park we checked out the Sunrise campground and found it to be much more restricted in terms of maneuvering room and site size than North Campground so if you are pulling a fiver of any size, North is the way to go. We will definitely stay here whenever we visit Bryce Canyon.
This campground is fine for an overnight stop. There is plenty of room to maneuver and facilities were adequate. Office staff was very friendly. There is not a whole lot to do in Ely but this campground offers a nice break from a long day driving in the desert. If you don't want to prepare a meal there are plenty of fast food establishments nearby. There seemed to be quite a few permanent residents but they did not detract from the rest of the park. This is the best place to stop in the Ely area.
This is the second time we have stayed in this park and again it did not disappoint. It is dry camping with no hookups so be sure to fill your fresh water as you enter the park. The sites are well separated with plenty of room for tow vehicles and toads. Very quiet at night except for an occasional coyote in the distance. Each site has a armada to provide shelter from the heat of the day. It is an easy drive to both Reno and Carson City to partake of shopping, dining or the casinos. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.
This is one of our very favorite campgrounds. We arrived just after noon on a Saturday and the park was mostly full but the site we had to settle for was still very nice. Campground hosts were great and were constantly on patrol to make sure everything was clean and working properly. There are a number of very nice hiking trails nearby along with a top notch pioneer museum so there is plenty to keep kids entertained. Also, Crater Lake NP is only 35 miles away so this makes a great base camp to explore that beautiful park. The only possible drawback was the fact that the pine needles were falling and after one night of light wind the entire campsite and fifth wheel had to be brooded off.
Overall this was a "high average" RV park. It is only about five miles from the city center and access was good despite some road paving going on just outside of the park entrance. Pull through site was plenty long enough although if we had put out awning out it would have been very close to the adjacent site. The park had a rather cramped feeling in the area where the actual parking pads were but you could escape that feeling by taking a short walk to the very nice nature trail that surrounds the park. There was some noise from nearby sites but they quieted down after an hour or so. Pool was nice and well maintained but getting ready to close for the season. The workout/game room seemed rather sparce and was located in a rather isolated part of the park. Free continental breakfast was included in the site fee. This seems to be a very busy park at least on weekends (only two or three sites available) so be sure to make reservations a couple days in advance.
Overall this is a nice COE campground with attractive sites and clean facilities. Unlike some other similar campgrounds the trees that line the sites and interior roads are trimmed so that they do not interfere with tall fifth wheels. Most sites do not have water so plan accordingly. One caution is worth noting. The campground access road that begins with a sharp right hand turn immediately after crossing a bridge starts off with a 10-12 percent grade on a surface that can be slippery with loose sand. You may want to be in 4WD if you are pulling a heavy trailer. We will camp here again when in the area.
This state park campground was not on par with others we visited on the same trip. Park is located a considerable distance from Abilene and although no damage was done to the rig the web site directions had us go through a small town with many low hanging trees. Sites were rather small but trees and brush provided privacy. Interior roads seemed narrow due to the trees on both sides. We had no real problems with this campground beside a cramped feeling due to the vegetation. It just does not seem like the kind of place you would go to spend more than a night or two at most. That being said it is probably the best campground in the area so we would stay here again if passing through.
This campground provided a very pleasant base for exploring the Carlsbad area. The desk personnel were helpful and friendly. This is a very professionally run campground as evidenced by the little things such as sanitizing the water faucet as you enter the site. Sites were adequate size and level. On site restaurant specializing in barbecue was very welcome after a day of exploring the area. As others have said, this campground is not in Carlsbad and is some distance from the caverns but it is workable if you plan to spend a couple nights to provide a full day to go to the national park. One minor drawback is a somewhat objectionable odor coming from the nearby oil wells. This can't be helped and the same would be true of any place you stay in the area.
This campground is a "work in progress". When we were there they were still developing new sites and although the pool complex had not yet been completed it will be very nice when it is finished. By the time all the work is done it will probably earn a 9 rating. All sites are large and level although it was a bit muddy due to the ongoing construction and some unseasonably wet weather. The managers and desk personnel went out of their way to be helpful and make our stay enjoyable including giving our grand kids rides in the golf cart. Nearly three months on the road and this was the friendliest campground we visited. The caverns are a nice attraction and are worth the extra cost to take the tour. The setting is exceptional for being in the country yet providing easy access to the interstate highway. We will stay here whenever we are visiting the Shenandoah Valley.
This is a wonderful RV resort hidden within an urban area. Despite it's location the setting was surprisingly quiet with only minimal road noise. The pool was a big attraction, large clean and well equipped with chairs etc. Landscaping was very attractive and constantly being maintained by resort personnel. Laundry was near the pool so we were able to enjoy a swim while our laundry was drying. Staff comes by each morning to collect trash and although we did not use the service there seems to be an agreement with a local contractor to provide RV washing for a fee. This resort does not seem to advertise or even list in the common publications but still they seem to fill every evening. We consider this a destination RV resort and will definitely stay here again.
This campground was fine for one or two nights but probably not for an extended stay. Sites were a bit small but workable. Campground has a very nice camp store and the desk personnel were very helpful. There is a very nice museum on the north side of town that covers the history of Western movies made in the area. We spent two hours there and could have spent more. We would stay here again when passing through the area.
This campground is a hidden treasure. Sites were all recently paved and well maintained. There is plenty of room between sites for privacy and the camp was very quiet during our weeknight stay. Several shorter walking trails within the park. There is an outdoor logging/pioneer museum a short walk from the campground that provides a welcome bit of exercise at the end of a day on the road. We will definitely stay here again whenever we are in the area.