We passed up three other parks to stay at this one. Very nice, friendly staff. The camp sites are small, but far enough apart. I say small by the size of the gravel drive. You feel like you are camping on their grass, not the gravel. It can be a tight turn for larger trailers, but I saw nobody give up and move on. All utilities are within easy reach. This park is on the Needles Highway and it is being re-paved right now, so there is construction traffic and noise, but not before 7:30 a.m. It can be slow drive to Custer State Park with the construction delays, but not bad. Who's in a hurry here anyway? Big playground for the kids. Huge lawns for the kids or dog to play on. It would be very scenic here if it were not for the beetle killed pines around this area. We would recommend this park to everybody.
We were passing through to another state and had reservations for this park. They have a deal where you can leave your trailer and boat in the space all summer and just come for the weekend, so there are very few open spots for those of you passing through. The folks next to us wanted to stay longer, but couldn't because of other reservations. So if you plan to use this park, call ahead and make reservations. Which seems weird, since it was the middle of the week. Nice pull through spots, but not level. It was easy to level up front to back and side to side. Their water system is OK but low pressure. Not a real problem. Very friendly staff.
The previous reviewers who talked about the concrete pads, were talking about the big rig pads (class A rigs), not the typical places for travel trailers or fifth wheels. There were a lot of long-term residents here (since it is open all year?). This park is right on the busiest street of Santa Fe (Cerrillos Road) so there is a traffic noise problem if you are trying to sleep before ten PM or after seven AM. The owner is very friendly and helped us get to our pull-through site (#6). The dog park leaves a lot to be desired as it is full of cactus and is really just out back in the boonies. Not much room for dogs to play, just sniff around off the leash. The front dog walk is not much to see but he does provide you with waste bags at both locations. It is an adult park (55+), so there are no kids riding bikes in and around your site, which makes up for a couple of the other things I mentioned. If it weren't for the street noise, I'd give it a ten. It is well-maintained and there are some apartment rentals on site, too so it must be a popular spot to stay. He also owns a mobile home park in back and it is very nice and well maintained, too.
We were welcomed by a very friendly staff/owner. Nice pull-through space, good Wi-Fi. Cell phone reception is spotty for Verizon but usable. Less expensive than staying in Salida and more trees. Lots of full-timers just leave their units here for the winter but there were plenty of transient spots available.
This is our second trip to this park. We have stayed at the other two parks in La Veta and find this one the best for our needs. Elk Valley is the newest and nicest cared for. However, it is for sale and you can never tell if the new owners will be as nice or keep it as nice. The golf course is right across the road and great for walking your dog off the leash. There were 13 bucks in the RV park right behind our trailer the first night and 8 does the next morning.
After having stayed at the nice RV Park in Creede, we were really disappointed in this run-down park. We stayed here two years ago and it has gone down-hill since then. I think the owner doesn't know how to use a hose to water. All the grass is dead and the only thing surviving are the weeds. We were lucky, we got a spot with concrete pads for the wheels and jacks. All the big rigs and big fifth wheels across the way had just dirt, which was really dusty. The rather young staff tends to put big rigs and big fifth wheels down this last row where it is hard for them to maneuver. The spaces are narrow, but there was enough room for our slide on one side and the awning on the other, but not much left over after that. We paid $30 a night for a beautiful RV park in Creede and $39 a night for a run-down, over-crowded RV park in Leadville. If you have anything over 35' you'll have trouble in this park. But it is better than the other place in town. We decided this was our last trip to this park.
We usually come here annually and at different times of the year but this time it was early. The park was less than half full and plenty of room. You are guided to your spot and offered back-in guiding, if needed. The only gig I can give this park is that the utilities are spread out. You will either need a longer water hose, electrical line or sewer hose. If you park near the power box and sewer hole, you will need a longer water line. We finally met the owner. Really nice. The small dog run could use a little TLC but it is OK. They finally got the Wi-Fi in good order.
Pull through sites are between the trees and some back in sites are fully in the trees. We'd give this place a ten but the highway noise is noticeable, I'll take half a star off for that. They have home-baked pies and scones, some with the local huckleberry. Yum! Each pull-through site is paved, almost level, but a little narrow; so plan your parking for your slides. We were able to put out a slide on one side and the awning on the other OK. The only other park with more trees than this is at Coulter Bay in the Tetons. Beautiful! We highly recommend this park, and it's about $12 a night cheaper than the KOA across the road. If you are headed east on US 2, watch carefully for their sign as trees hide half of it. They do have a more visible "300 feet ahead" sign on the left. If you pass the Lake Five Road turn, or the KOA sign, you've missed this park but the shoulder ahead is wide enough to wait for a U-turn. Or U-turn at the KOA entrance.
Very small park in a residential neighborhood, behind a motel. Very friendly owner. This is part of a trailer park, so there are some trashy-looking mobile homes next to the campground. Highway noise could be a problem if you're a light sleeper. Lots of grass and trees. I had read reviews of the other campground, so we decided to by-pass it and stay closer to the highway. If you are headed west on I-90, you have to turn left right after you turn right on the main town road, so watch for signs. A nice stop for overnight travel. We'll stay here again on our return trip home.
Easy in and out. Non-typical KOA as it has an indoor pool. The Loaf and Jug (convenience store) down the road is too tight for big rigs to use, so fuel up somewhere else. Casper KOA is actually about five miles north in the town of Barr Nun. Interstate noise was not too bad. Friendly staff, but they all tend to talk to you at the same time, so listen carefully to all their instructions and rules. Dog run area is very small and just gravel. It's OK for an overnight stay.
This the fourth time we have stayed at this park. The resort side is very nice, with lots of grass, statuary and amenities if you can afford to buy into it. But the RV park side is going downhill fast. I think the last time we stayed here we gave it a ten rating, but not this time. The gravel is worn down so it is dusty. The maintenance staff act like they own the place and are sometimes rude. You are supposed to drive only 5 mph, but they run around like mad men in their carts much faster. They will water what little grass is left next to your trailer with out any consideration that they are watering your trailer at the same time. So this morning my electric line, water line and sewer line were all soaked. The electric box is at the front of the space, the sewer line is at the back and the water line is at the middle, so bring all extensions you may have. There is only one dumpster for the entire park, 97 spaces on the park side and about that many more spaces on the resort side, so the dumpster fills up in one day, and the trash truck only comes twice a week. Wi-Fi is very poor and they give you all sorts of conditions on how to use it: too many limits. Download your email and get off. The grass in the dog park is all dead, but they water the two trees every day. Now they are getting a little particular about your RV. They asked me for the first time what year was my trailer. It's new! Why would they care? Unless an older model would not look good across from the million dollar Class A's. If the trash situation does not improve, and the Wi-Fi does not improve, we wouldn't stay here again.
An older park that needs some TLC. The utilities are far apart (water in the back, sewer in the middle, electricity in front). Narrow sites with not much room for slides, because the next site to your left is a pull-through from the other direction. There is a narrow concrete pad for a patio and a picnic table for each site. They have some sites back in the back that are "for the big 40' rigs", with is much newer and nicer, but I saw three Class Cs there and one class B van, we saw the night before in Utah. So there is some segregation going on. The one plus to this park is that there is an excellent BBQ business owned by the park, which is very good and reasonably priced. This is a OK stop-over after fighting the Wyoming wind all day, but I wouldn't stay here very long. A little narrow getting in but the separate exit is OK. Only one dumpster and it is on the way out.
A beautiful park, with some concrete pads and compacted rock for the rest of them. Lots of green grass and big trees. You might have some trouble with satellite reception in some spots, but I did see some dishes out. The tent areas are very grassy with electric and water for each site under big trees. The only drawback to this park is it is right next to a highway and a stop light so the trucks are accelerating from the light. Right across the highway is a super Wal-Mart. We chose this park over the KOA as it was easier on and off the interstate which is about a mile away. Lots of perennial and annual flowers throughout, with a few permanent/seasonal residents in back, but they kept their spots neat. I would have given this park a ten but for the highway noise. Owner lives right above the office/store.
Easy off the interstate, but not too noisy from it. Lots of permanent residents in back. There was a motorcycle rally going on in town but they were all well behaved and quiet at night. Only one person in the bathroom at a time, so there was a line I could see, but did not use it. The site was narrow, but shady with big trees all around. It was wet and rainy so we did not use the dog run area. It would be fine for a one-night stop over but not for any length of time. What is there to do in Baker City, Oregon anyway?
A well maintained park, with different levels, depending on how close you want to get to the beach. We were right on the beach level, with unobstructed view of the ocean. It is well worth the extra price. Very friendly staff and diligent workers. I don't know what happened to those folks who rated the staff poorly earlier this year as the staff was friendly and very nice. If you are on the lower level by the beach, your Wi-Fi is weak, but useable. The only complaint anybody could have is the free salt water taffy they give you is nothing like the taffy you get in New England. Much sweeter and less chewy. You can let your dog run free on the beach and chase the waves or the sea gulls. We watched a flight of pelicans feed right in front of our site. Lots of dumpsters and doggie stations with bags. If you are not into the ocean, stay up in the "forest" area with lots of trees and rhododendron bushes. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a KOA??? It can't be! There are trees, grass and it is not next to the interstate! It actually is in a quiet neighborhood! Very friendly staff. Ask the manager what words she uses for G.R.E.A.T. as that is what this campground is: great! The dog run even has some climbing toys for the dogs and a bench to sit on and relax while the doggie plays.
This is a typical rocky, no grass KOA. OK for an overnight stay but I wouldn't stay any longer, unless you are a glutton for wind punishment. It is close to the interstate and noisy. Do not take your dog to the dog run. Our dog got sick the last time we stayed here and I don't trust annually changing management to take care of problems like that. The permanent/seasonal residents are all back in the back, but it still looks trashy.
We were able to get in without a reservation having just had some trailer problems repaired. Its name speaks for itself, it is on the top of a hill. Grocery shopping near by, nice shaded pull-through sites and plenty of grass. It is surprising how nice it is for $22 a night. The only problem is the seasonal workers are all segregated to the rear and they must travel past your site early in the morning to go to work. Otherwise very quiet. Lots of dumpsters scattered throughout.
An old, beat up park that needs some TLC. Dead grass all around. In the site they assigned to us, you needed either a 15 foot sewer hose extension of a 15 foot electric and water hose extension. Electric, cable TV and water were at the back of the site and sewer was near the front. Lots of seasonal/permanent residents with trashy sites and units. One good point for them is the owner is also a BBQ cook and there is pit BBQ right on site, with eat-in or carry-out. That was the best feature of this campground. Big rigs are all segregated to the back field of this campground, where I'm sure it looks better than the front half.
Can you believe it? $20 a night for camping in a city park? Lots of grass, next to a trout stream and a historic old fish hatchery. The seasonal workers for the park are all in one row off to the side and very friendly. Lots of grass for your pet (clean up after it) and lots of paved bike paths/walkways. Very quiet at night. This place deserves several nights of staying to fully enjoy, sorry we couldn't.
Typical KOA, next to the interstate, so there is highway noise. Atypical of a KOA, this place had lots of grass. However, this campground had been hit with torrential rains the days before (11 inches over normal for the year) and most of the sites were flooded out, so you got to pick which site you wanted, which was the "dryest" but still had to walk through mud or water puddles. Owners were very cooperative about where you stayed.
Right on the main street of International Falls. Do not depend on Mapquest to find it, as it is wrong. Call for directions. Not all of the 24 sites have sewer hooks ups and very few have electric and water. Another trailer about 75 feet away was hooked up to our water "Y". You have some street noise, but the big thing is you are right next to the school district bus barn, so plan on waking up at 7 a.m. as they back out of the garages and sit there idling to warm up to start the day. (Of course, if you are there during the non-school time, you won't have that problem.) Tight turns so I cannot say a big rig would be able to make it into or around the campground. It is a sharp turn off the main drag and the "Arnold's Campground, turn here" sign is right at the driveway. We missed it and came in the back way by the school bus barn, which really is easier. Friendly owner, who must work part-time for the Chamber of Commerce, as we got the visitor's welcome spiel. No specific pet walk area, but there is a huge grass area behind Arnolds and the bus barn where you have room to let your dog off the leash and run for a while.
Is this a campground or a city park? Beautiful park-like area, lots of mowed grass, gravel sites, mostly pull-thorough. The owners travel around at night with a fogger to keep down the mosquitos. BUT, only ten of their 30 or so RV sites have full hook-ups, including sewer. We had reservations for full-hook-ups but the idiot in the front office (a know-it-all teenager) put the folks before us in our reserved site which had full hook-ups, so we had a site with no sewer, but we went to the dump station the next day. We would have given this a ten but the no sewer thing was an issue. No specific dog run, but lots of grass for it to play in and you just pick up after it.
Typical KOA, near the interstate, so you get lots of highway noise at night. Also, near major east-west train route and they honk their horns at every crossing in Gothenburg, about every fifteen minutes or so. Very noisy. This campground had been hit by a bad windstorm the day before so many sites had big limbs down in them and piles of branches all over the place. It had not been cleaned up yet. Maybe the seasonal KOA workers had already gone home, so the owner had to do it himself/herself. No specific pet walk area, just pick up after your dog.
We stayed here in 2004 and nothing has changed since then. It is getting beat up from no maintenance. It seems the owners are out for the profit and not the look of the place. Roads are bumpy and dusty. Part of the park is not open for rental as the water line needs repair. The sites are level, the tent sites are pretty, way back in the trees, but most of the RV sites are in the open. You are fined $100 if you cut off a branch, so we had to park way forward in our site so we could get our awning out and that made the water hose a real stretch and left no room to park our SUV. The owners don't enforce the ten o'clock noise curfew and a big group of campers sat around the fire drinking and making too much noise until midnight. Poorly stocked store, mostly tourist junk, very few supplies. The pet walk area is the field next to the campground, where the sage brush is full of ticks in June. Lots of pocket gophers running all around digging holes everywhere so watch your step so you don't twist an ankle or break it. It was very buggy (mosquitoes), too, but if the weather stays dry they will disappear. The best part of this campground is the view of Mt. Elbert, the highest in Colorado and the other mountains of the Continental Divide. You are just one mile from Tourquoise Lake for fishing and boating and three miles from Leadville, an old mining town where millions of dollars of gold and silver were taken out at one time.
While it was fun to watch the fox and the deer amble through the park, it did not make up for the fact that this is next to a busy highway, four-way stop light, the fire department/ambulance service just around the corner, and the state highway department is right behind there, and they go to work at 7 a.m. Lots of old RV's used as permanent residences, and lots of empty fifth wheel trailers with "for sale" signs on them. Lots of men who looked like they came from the movie "Deliverance" live there. The web site for Bristlecone says $32 a night for a space, and they call their larger spaces and all pull-throughs "premium" and charge $35. The owner then told me he had changed his web site in April to reflect all sites were $35 a night. Hmm! Not so. The "premium" part of it I didn't see. Our pull-through site was off level by 4 inches and our tongue jack was at its maximum. It seems that most of the premium sites were already taken up by the permanent residences or the trailers for sale. It also is confusing that the reservation confirmation still comes back as Town and Country RV Park, not Bristlecone. The "free" cable TV is not clear and needs repair or re-wiring where we were, and there is no channel guide at the office. It did not look like they were completely ready to open for the season when we stayed there.
Nice, quiet, open campground, with the largest spaces I have seen in Colorado. I would give this a complete 10, but must knock it down to a 9 because of the utilities. The sewer, electric and water are all fifteen feet apart from each other, so bring extension hoses and cords. The guy next to me had to buy a new sewer extension and electric cord extension for his fifth wheel. We had enough cord, hose and sewer line to make it. The dog walk area is now larger, as you can use the "grass" along the fence, or go over into the field next door to the north and let your dog off the leash to play. Lots of dogs there. Ask for a north facing space so you don't have to battle the afternoon sun. This is so much nicer than the RV park, up the road a few miles. Thursday is pie day as the Amish women come with a car load of home-baked pies to sell. Get in line for one of those! The owners' side is nice, but I wouldn't pay $160,000 for a slab of concrete, a gas grill and a patch of grass! Fishing in the river behind the park is great, as I caught two of the biggest Rainbow Trout ( 20" each) I ever have in Colorado (ya gotta put them back, though).
Nice park with level sites, shade trees but close-packed. Next site over was about 7 feet away. Sewer plug is right next to the concrete curb, so hard to get to sometimes. Lots of big Class As in the park, so we felt a mite small. The guy next to us left at 5:15 in the morning! So quiet hours are not necessarily observed. Highway noise from four-lane highway. Hard to see their sign because of local sign codes, I guess, so we missed it on first try. Fairly big pet area where they can be off the leash. Very pet-friendly with 3 "Dog Pots" with bag dispensers and trash bins.
Can you believe it? Full hook-up sites for $18.75 a night! However our site was more than 3 inches off level, so we had to use the ramp. Big, paved driveways to gravel sites. Must be a new park as the trees are fairly small. About a half mile from Camping World, across I-40. This park is next to I-40 so there is highway noise. There are two other fancier parks near by, with more trees, but this one was fine for a one night stay. Some old units parked in the rear (monthly rentals?)Three big pet areas where they can be off the leash and pick-up tools and trash barrels at each one. Office is open until eight p.m. so late arrivals have no problem registering. I bet this one wouldn't be as expensive to use during the balloon festival in the fall. Nice new community building. WiFi for a fee. Ten miles west of Albuquerque.
A typical KOA, right off the highway, so there is highway noise. All gravel, but with huge flowering Oleander bushes separating the sites, so you have privacy between sites. Quail in the campground, fun to watch the families scatter around. No designated pet walk area, you have to use the desert behind it or next door. Level sites and plenty of room in the site to stay hooked up or park next to your trailer. Right down the road about 200 yards is a fancier looking RV park, with lots of big Class A's in it. It looked nicer, but this one was fine for us passing through. I think we were one of only 8 units in the whole campground that night.
We had a "deluxe back-in site." There is nothing deluxe about this campground. It is part of a mobile home park, so you have to travel through "Dog Patch" to get to the camping area. They say they have 53 sites, but I don't know how they came up with that number. It looks to be only about 30, counting the tent sites. The sites are narrow and some units have to nose in for the hook ups as there is electricity, water and sewer at one spot and it serves two sites. Not enough room for big units to maneuver easily. Takes a lot of back and forth maneuvering. Sharp turn getting from the main road to get to your site. Be sure to ask for the "easier" way out. Watch for speed bumps on the way in on a very steep hill. I wouldn't camp here again.
The second prettiest campground we have stayed at, second only to the Coulter Bay RV park in the Tetons. Mostly shaded spots, with huge, flowering Oleander bushes, trees and even a palm tree in our site. Concrete patios in the sites, level sites, paved roads. Lots of grass for the dogs. No pet area, just pick up after it. Some back in and pull-through sites right on the river. I would give this place a ten rating, but you have to go to the office for wi-fi access and it has limited hours open. Wi-fi is free, no password required. No cell phone access either. The restrooms were porta-potties. So I would settle for a 9.5 rating.
Lots of shady trees and grass. The biggest problem with this over-priced campground is there are no sewer hook-ups and access to the dump station is limited by certain hours. Bring your "honeywagon." No designated pet area, just pick up after it. No internet access available at all in this campground, not even dial-up. Plenty of trash cans around for you to use, though. The sand in this campground seems to get in your unit, your shoes and everywhere. Right next to a golf course, so there is early morning mowing sounds. Next to the highway so there is traffic noise.
One of the best stocked parts departments I have ever seen in a KOA Kampground. A fairly well-stocked mini-grocery/liquor store, too. Mostly gravel with a few grassy spots where dogs are not allowed to even be on, except for their dog. Quite unfair, if you ask me. They do have a five by 25 foot dog run...all gravel, though. Lots of old units parked around, must be monthly rentals, which detracts from the beauty of the park. Messy sites around those monthly rentals. Owner lives behind the park and his old, beat up equipment detracts from the park, too. Too high-priced for the looks of the park.
Near the highway, so there is highway noise. Our assigned site wasn't level so we moved to the next site over, which was. The pet walk area is about 5 feet by 15 feet long...not very pet friendly. Staff friendly. Some old beat-up units in campground, too...must have been monthly rentals. OK for an overnight stop, but wouldn't stay there for any length of time.