Paid the monthly rate, electricity over $35 is extra. Park was clean, quiet and fairly scenic. If you are a monthly, you go through a background check with local police. I found this reassuring from a safety standpoint, but of course day campers do not do this. This is about the only place to stay unless you pay a much higher rate at Wahweap or dry camp in the desert. Sites are fairly large.
This reflects a monthly rate. First month was $645, second was $625. My issue with this is that their website shows $545 as monthly. When questioned about the difference, office replied that they had nothing to do with the website info, but the memoed sheet they gave me had the same rates! Aside from that, the park was very pleasant and a great camping location. I was in the long term spots and thus had a very roomy site, although not much of a view of the lake, but you get what you pay for! Lots of coyote (keep a REAL close eye on your pets! The coyote are very bold), and desert quail. Lake and surrounding area are just beautiful, and quiet. Would definitely camp there again. I found the office staff to be friendly and helpful
Park looked to be well maintained. There is still no bathhouse but not a concern for me. It was very cold which made unhooking water lines nightly a necessity. My site was level with lots of room at a row end. But there were never more than 3 campers while I was here (9 days)and the office kept assigning spots where the few campers here were right next to each other and the whole rest of the park was empty! It is nice to have a little more breathing space in the off seasons than that. WiFi worked great. Pool was shut down for season. Overall, nice park
Very nice facility with great views. I was on an end site but the interior sites would be view restricted. Easy in and out and adequate room for my 65 foot triple tow rig. But the park was almost empty so I'm sure getting around would be a lot more difficult in busier times. Staff friendly and helpful, good walk area. Everything clean and orderly. Owners in the process of leveling up some sites. I had no problems with mine. WiFi OK but somewhat slow
New bathhouse is almost elegant for a campground. Construction on another bathhouse and office is unsightly but expansion/renewal usually is! Lots and lots to do in the park and area. Park is definitely a favorite among locals. Fees are high but campsites are 2 or 3 times larger and more private than private campgrounds and surroundings are very beautiful. Saw lots of deer and birds. Would definitely stay again.
Very very clean campground. Excellent views at campground since it is at the Raton pass at nearly 8000 feet. Friendly staff with escort to site. Most of the campers were overnighters...shame since there is several days worth of activity in the area.
Negatives: close to I-40 so expect road noise. Very dusty...had 25 - 35 MPH wind for 2 days so lots of blowing grit. Lots of traffic in and out as this is a good overnighter for I-40 travel. Positives: Very friendly and helpful staff. Worked with Passport America, Good Sam's and weekly rate to get me a good price. Clean and nice laundry room, small store, pool table, etc. Pool not yet open. Nice view of Sandia Mtns. to the east. Long, wide pull thrus and good amount of trees for the area. Would definitely stay again.
Low rate reflects Passport America. Well, I travel full time (2 1/2 years) and this is one of the nicer places I have been. Most sites spacious, no problem for most big rigs to maneuver around, all surface area small gravel ('swept' daily to prevent holes), MOST excellent WIFI free service. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The grounds were landscaped (desert style of course) and very neat and clean. Evening social hour outside or in the campground lounge. Would definitely stay again. This one earns my first '10' rating.
Would have rated this campground a 9 if it weren't for the wi-fi problems the entire week I was there. Spoke with office personnel 3 times and nothing was resolved. I had even called ahead of time before making a reservation to be SURE that they had wi-fi and was positively assured that it was so. Well maybe they had it but there were problems...no access most of the time and other campers had the same problems so no user error here! Otherwise, it was a nice park with very large sites, interesting surroundings, clean and tidy. Dusty road to get in.
You definitely know which way the winds blows here! If it is blowing from anything near the south, southwest, or southeast; you get the full flavorful aroma of your future steak as they walk and live. The cattle farm on the south side of I-10 is incredibly huge. There are still a lot of full time residents in poor condition RVs but the areas are kept fairly neat and tidy. The worse problem with them is the very speedy traffic in the park, which also raises a lot of the abundant dust. This park is OK for a night or two but not much more. The WiFi worked very well and the mountain views wonderful.
Used Passport America for the great price. Park is right off I-10 so expect some noise but the surrounding mountain beauty more than made up for the traffic! Extra large sites allowed my 58 foot rig to park and get in and out with no problems. Extra wide roads, nice small gravel surface and level sites made this a nice camp. Mostly passing through type one night travelers. Would definitely stay again.
Used Passport America. As before mentioned, the access road is rough and dirty but thankfully short. I camped during a non busy time of year and had plenty of room but would have been unhappy with the campsite width if the park were full. The grounds are well kept, staff is very friendly and helpful. It is much nicer that many of the other RV parks in the area that have no trees and no view.
This campground advertises on their website that they accept Passport America but the sign on the office door and the manager say NO. The manager says that he has been trying to get Passport America to remove him from their list for 'weeks' to no avail. I asked him why the campground website shows PA and he said that it would be off tomorrow. I think that they are using PA to draw campers in without honoring their commitment. I will be checking their website to see how long it takes. I asked if the campground was not going to honor PA as long as their advertisement shows that they take it and the answer was NO. The camper next to me also came just because this campground advertises PA but was also denied. They also advertise on their website and brochure that the sites are 'paved'. Well, maybe the gravel at ALL sites is Louisiana paving but not where I come from! The roads are paved but not individual sites. They also advertise a 'quiet park'. Well, I-10 could be hit with a baseball by a major leaguer at bat and this park is definitely NOT quiet. They also advertise 'escort to site' which did not happen with me. I was even assigned an occupied site and reassigned after the error was pointed out. It is OK for an overnight stop if you don't like Walmart but I won't be back.
I have stayed here several times. This park campground has great assets and great faults. The campground is WAY overdue for some serious maintenance. It was obviously constructed many years ago and most sites are ill suited for today's bigger campers. Some campsites are very good and others horrible. The camp office staff seems full of employees who assign sites with little knowledge of what campers need to set up their rigs. If they won't make-over the roads and campsites then staff should inventory their sites and redo the reservation system to supply a more tailored assignment to the rig to be camping there. On the positive, it is one of the very few camping sites available near Atlanta and has a lot of wonderful qualities. I don't care for all the 'glitz' but enjoy the trails, woods and lake. If you camp here, it is best to know the campground and make your reservations for a year in advance to get the site you know will work for your rig
Stayed several weeks here and really enjoyed it. Park is very clean and well kept. It is older and somewhat tight to get around. Sites are close but this is an urban area and elsewhere in Asheville is the same or worse. Very convenient location and easy to get to from I-40. On site owner keeps tight rein which is very good.
Bus noise not a problem when you are running your AC most of the time! Very shady with large trees. Thought this would be a great time to clean my roof, recondition it and wash the RV. Well, you can do it here but you either pay the park $25 (!) for the courtesy or use their recommended RV wash service (believe there is some kickback to the owner going on!) Free wifi is nice but coverage is low on the camps' outer edges. One of the better parks to stay at in the Nashville area. I have stayed in Columbia and Smyrna also.
Really hot so it will be great when the trees are fully mature. Very pretty, near river, incredibly clean. All staff very nice and helpful. They have free Wi-Fi but it is currently only accessible near the office. Also, if you have Cingular cell service, it will not work at this camp! I stayed for a month and would definitely come back.
Really beautiful area, right on the river. Roads need lots of work, especially if you are in a big rig. Caters mostly to tents and small campers. Advertised as pullthrus but you are not going to want to pull thru if you have a big rig! Ground has lots of holes and uneven spots. Great river access and fairly close to Mt. Rogers area. Weekends very crowded, lots of privacy during the week.
Fairly noisy as located next to busy road. Owner advertised sites as 'concrete pad' but the pad is a small one beside your RV, not to park on! Concrete pad to me means that is where you will park your RV. Sites are large gravel that is not packed at all which means that you will have huge ruts where your tires are. Very difficult to level and very difficult to drive in. Road inside park is paved.