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07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
The park is very nice, with wide, level sites with plenty of grass. There were two problems with this park. (1) The WIFI is slow and drops out a lot, and (2) the power has a problem. The second problem is most worrisome. I have a Kili-a-Watt unit that I plug in to monitor voltage, and the voltage would drop to less than 100 volts during the dinner hours. Anything less than 112 can damage devices that have electronics in them, e.g. air conditioners, microwaves, TV's etc. I would like to recommend this park, but until this problem is fixed, I just cannot.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is in a nice, quiet location on a lake. The owners do a great job of keeping everything clean and tidy. This is a great place for kids, as evidenced by the many families that camp here. Most of the sites have shade, but the ones we were in (for those who stay just one night) did not. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed for one night on our way through the area, and enjoyed our stay. The campground is mostly in a large grassy area, so there is no shade to speak of. The hookups worked without any problems. I did change the WIFI setting to YES, because it was available, although it seemed to be via a satellite dish next to the host's trailer so might go away at some time. The WIFI was good for normal use. There is a very nice playground for children. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 nights late in July hoping that the salmon were running in Hyder, so that we could see the bears. The campground was not overly crowded, so we had no one next to us. The park was not crowded, so we did not experience the crowding and parking problem that would exist when the campground is packed. All of the services worked well, and the WIFI was adequate. This is easily the best campground in the area, and the Salmon Glacier is a must-see.
07/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
As others have said, this is basically a gravel/dirt parking lot. We had no problems with the water/sewer/electricity, but the Wi-Fi might as well been non-existent. One of the workers at the campground came around one morning and told us to make sure we told the managers about the Wi-Fi, and when I went to the office, the manager jumped all over me as if it were my fault. I would stay somewhere else if I ever visit Dawson City again.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This RV park is under new ownership (according to the sign outside). It has electric-only sites, but it does have a dump station. You have to pay $5 extra if you want to fill your fresh water tanks or use the dump station. (Our $25 rate includes one of these extra fees.) The sites are all back-in, but since all sites are along the edge of a large parking lot, we had no problem here. The on-site restaurant has gone out of business. Like others, we stayed here in order to have as short a drive as possible to/from McCarthy. This is the only diesel gas between here and McCarthy (and there is none in McCarthy), so the diesel price is quite a bit higher than Glennallen or Valdez. It served the purpose, but nothing more.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are two sections to the RV park. The part in front is a large grass field with two rows of back-in sites where the RV's are back-to-back. The hook-ups in this area are all along the line between the rows, meaning that for us, we needed an extra sewer hose section since the sewer connection was at the very rear. The second section in the rear of the park also has grass between the sites, but there are gravel roads between rows. We liked the open field because it meant fewer mosquitoes. The WiFi was good for us. The laundry facilities were very clean and they had 5 washing machines and 8 dryers. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This RV park is small and is not the best for big rigs; although, they are able to squeeze a couple of larger RV's in. There are a couple of permanent units in the middle of the small lot, and vehicles parked at odd angles, making navigation a bit of a problem. The hook-ups all worked great, and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is a good restaurant just across the street, and a nice coffee shop/bakery just a couple of blocks away. There is a beach access path just across the road. We found this RV park to be much quieter and less windy than the ones we drove by on the spit. We would stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. I basically agree with previous reviewers. Hook-ups work fine. The only thing I would add is that the sewer hookup is at the very rear of the site (all sites are back-in) so make sure you have extra sewer hose. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a small RV park that is a gravel lot which is located just a few hundred yards from the harbor for the Ninilchik fishing boats. As a result, there are lots of eagles in the area. All spaces are back-in, in a single row, and you just have to walk across the road to be on the beach. On a clear day, the view across the water is gorgeous. All of the hook-ups run along the back of your RV site, so in my case, I needed 20 ft (3 sections) of sewer hose. You can pick up a few channels of TV via your antenna, but there is no Wi-Fi (other than via a smart phone). We enjoyed our relaxed time here and would stay again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Per the previous reviewers, this campground is about the view. Note however, that the views are not available from the campground itself. You will need to walk a short distance for the view (and also to the beach). The camping spaces are along a narrow road in a thickly wooded area, and very few of them (if any) seem level. Also, there are no pull-throughs that we saw. Only a few of the back-in sites could tolerate a 40' RV, and then it would be tight. And keep in mind that the thick woods will mean lots of mosquitoes. So, be aware of the trade-offs. Also, if you stay here and do go down to the beach area, be aware of the tide patterns for that day and don't assume that you can just watch the tide coming in and beat it to shore.
06/2013
rating [ 1/10 ]
This campground is no longer in business. We drove by the lot where it used to be, but the buildings are barely standing, and the area that used to be the RV sites is overgrown.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
As others have stated, be aware that this RV park is about 1.5 miles down the road toward Portage Glacier and Whittier, which makes it about 45 miles from Anchorage. The campground is a big gravel parking lot and all but a few are 30 amp, electricity only. The "dump station" is a tank & hose that the campground host hooks up to your RV to pump out your tanks. It works fine, but not your typical dump station. The views here are spectacular, and you are close to the Portage Glacier Visitors center (5 mi) and Alaska Wildlife Refuge Center (2 mi). However, we felt the price was high for what you got. They were in the process of getting Internet service, but it wasn't working yet. There were quite a few old rusting/abandoned trucks and cars around the campground, and the pond was surrounded with lots of debris. The camping spots themselves were on gravel that seemed to be fairly deep. All in all, it was a good place to stay a night or two for visiting Portage Glacier or Whittier.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
I agree with previous reviews. It is a nice park, but I almost missed one of the signs driving in. It is a roundabout drive and one of the signs is up high on a post and back in the bushes. The only minus I would point out is the fact that there are only two washers and two dryers. We would stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent one night here because we were taking a flight seeing trip over McKinley the next day. We did not have a reservation and got the last site available that would hold our 33' RV. The campground host was very friendly and worked with us to get us a place to stay. He even offered to let us park on the side of the campground the next day while we were flying, but it turned out to be easier to park over at the airport. The campground was clean, our site was level, and the hookups were all fine. There was a little noise from the airport and train station, but it didn't bother us. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. This park is your basic park -- there is little shade and the sites are close together. When we were there it was not crowded, so we had plenty of room, but when the park gets full it will feel cramped. However, it is very convenient to Denali NP and that is why we stayed. All of the services worked very well, including WIFI. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, and they even offer a dog walking service where they will come to your RV and walk your dog twice for $10. This is especially useful when you are taking the bus ride into Denali NP and will be gone all day. All in all we enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our rate reflects a Good Sam discount. This is the best place to say in Fairbanks. The sites are somewhat close together, but not terrible. There is shade and grass between most sites. Our site was level, and the hookups were fine. The only minor drawback was the noise from the highway and the airport (you are directly in the flight path of one of the runways). But that was a minor inconvenience in order to be in town.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were headed to Beaver Creek but saw this campground and pulled in. We were very pleased with our decision. The owners were very friendly, and the hookups worked well. The WIFI worked well for us, but we were near the office, and the park was not crowded at all. This place is very remote, and it is amazing that they have WIFI at all. As others have stated, power is provided by two generators, and they have to switch them over each day, resulting in a short interrupt in power. I would recommend that you find out the time that they will be making the switch and have your sensitive electrical equipment (microwave, etc) unplugged at that time (or get a good surge protector). The background noise of the generators was not a problem for us. All in all this was a great place to stay.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the cream of the crop for campgrounds in the immediate Whitehorse area. As stated in the previous post -- everything works well, everything is clean, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will be passing through here again in a couple of months and we will definitely stay here again. They also have a very nice gift shop.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground has a couple of sections. One is in some trees and has pull-throughs. The other is a large open parking lot with the hookups on poles spaced about 15' apart. Both areas are on roads/area that are mostly dirt, meaning that there would be a problem during rainy weather. Fortunately for us, we did not have rain during our one night stay. The water and electricity worked fine, but the water spigot at the dump station was not working. The owners were very friendly. The nearby restaurant was VERY expensive, and we decided not to eat there. All-in-all, it was very satisfactory for a one night stay, and appeared to be far better than anything else in the area.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this park to very enjoyable, especially if you can get one of the waterfront sites (#s 11, 12, 13 are the best). The small lake is teeming with waterfowl, and you will also probably see moose and/or bear. There are several beaver lodges where the lake drains into the stream (as well as across the road), and the beavers are very active, especially at night. The park is very clean, the full hookups work well, and the WIFI was strong, even far away from the office. We did need one board to level our 5th wheel, but no real problems. We would definitely stay here again. Our rate is the Good Sam rate.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
I agree with the previous post regarding this campground. We had a site near the office, and the site was level and the hookups were very accessible. The WI-FI was strong and worked well, although at check-in the woman made a comment about having to reset it often. The restrooms/showers were somewhat old, but they were kept very clean. The laundry facilities were very nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was very well maintained and the staff was very friendly. We only stayed here one night, but everything worked well and our site was level so we didn't even need to unhitch. We were near the office, so the Wi-Fi was strong. The hookups were a little strange, because the site we stayed in -- #6 -- had the water and electric on the passenger side of the trailer, so we needed extra water hose and power cord (which luckily we do carry). I did not notice if all sites in this area of the park had this situation. The sewer hookup was fine. All in all, we enjoyed our one night stay and would definitely stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here on our way to Alaska and were pleased with the park. The hookups are shared with your neighbor on one side, but you pull through in opposite directions so your door opens to a wider grassy area with about 20' to your neighbor on that side -- very nice. The sites and interior roads are a little bumpy but this is to be expected this time of year (spring). We still had no problems getting level. As others stated, Wi-Fi is weak at your site but stronger nearer the office. There is also some occasional train and airplane noise, but not excessive. All in all we enjoyed our stay here.
01/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This KOA was sold several years ago and is now the privately owned Elk Creek Campground (2011).
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here for a week over the Labor Day weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The park is for RV's only (no tents allowed, pop-ups are ok). The staff were very friendly and helpful. Most of the sites are back-in and are well separated from your neighbors. All sites have shade from the numerous tall (80'-100') lodgepole pines that are in the park. As others have stated, this does make TV reception a challenge. There is no cable TV and even a portable tripod/satellite dish is no guarantee you will be able to find a gap in the trees. But the Wi-Fi is strong and we were able to get Verizon cell phone coverage, so you won't be completely cut off from technology. The upper part of the park contains lots for sale, and there are currently about 140 occupied sites (some with park models), but they are very nicely maintained and the people are mostly retired and use the site as their summer home. The people are extremely friendly and hold frequent events in the resort clubhouse. People like us who stay in the "visitor" part of the resort are invited. So we went to a craft session, a yard sale, a happy hour, and a chili supper. The roads are gravel, and do develop some ruts because of the weather, but we had no problems with our 32' 5th wheel. The water is fresh and cold, although a good pressure regulator is a MUST, as is a sewer hose extension since many of the sites have the sewer connection at the rear of the site. Although the resort office has a few basic necessities, the nearest grocery store is 30 miles away in Las Vegas and the nearest gas station is 10 miles away. But there is a golf course and restaurant across the road (about 1 mile) which is extremely fun to play and the golf rates and food prices are reasonable. All in all we had a terrific week here and would recommend this park to our friends.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The RV sites are divided into 9 categories, ranging in price from $26 (basic water & elec) to $55 (for the single "premium" site). Our rate of $34 reflects a "standard" pull-through with CATV. The sites are side-by-side, and each of the sites in this category has a small section of grass and shade on the door side of the RV. On the other side, you and your neighbor's hookups are all in a row, so your slideouts can get pretty close (although the staff does stagger where you park). The staff is very friendly and helpful, and are always busy around the park keeping it clean and organized. We looked at other parks in the Buena Vista area and chose this one. We were concerned that the RV park is right next to a set of railroad tracks, but in our week-long stay, we never heard a single train. The only caution we would pass along concerning this park would be for the sites that are close to the highway. These can be quite noisy. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return. Buena Vista is a great location for recreational activities.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
As others have commented, this is a new campground with paved sites. Electrical is 50 amp and the sewer connection is in a recessed concrete area. The CG is very well designed and maintained. There are over 20 miles of well maintained trails that are suitable for hiking or mountain bikes. The bathrooms and showers (pay) are immaculate. The design of the back-in sites is like the spokes of a wheel, so you have good separation from your neighbors. A couple of the back-in sites have a fairly steep ramp section, so be sure to check this on the web site if this will be a problem for you. The trees are mostly small scrub oak and don't provide shade, so this CG could be hot in the core summer months. The only TV reception is over-the-air, but the Colorado Springs TV stations all have their antennas on Cheyenne Mountain, which is right next to the CG. There is no WiFi, even at the visitor's center, so you have to drive a few miles into Colorado Springs to a coffee shop. We will definitely stay here again when we are in this area.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed in this park before and it is our preferred park in the Estes Park area. Our rate ($43) reflects the Good Sam rate during peak season -- and it would be more for 50amp service or cable TV (check the web site). On the positive side -- The sites are further apart than the other RV parks, and that is the main reason we stay here. We have a 33' 5th Wheel and this is the easiest RV park to navigate, and there is plenty of room for larger rigs. The pool and hot tub are clean and well kept. The staff is friendly and helpful, and lead you to your site. The showers/bathrooms next to the pool are clean (there is another set up the hill that we didn't check out). This is the closest RV park to the Rocky Mtn National Park entrance. On the negative side -- Some of the sites are getting uneven and some have erosion which require more than "normal" leveling. Except for one row of sites, all sites are out in the open and therefore subject to the wind and dust. The wireless was very spotty -- ok at times but with numerous dropouts so as to make it very frustrating to use.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Overall we enjoyed our stay here (last week of April 2008) in our 30' 5th Wheel. The campground is centrally located for many of the activities in northern New Mexico, and we chose it because of this fact (our other choices were in Santa Fe which were generally at the southern end of the city). The showers and bathrooms were very clean, and so was the overall campground. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The campground is one single row of sites, which are arranged side-by-side, and slope down from the highway so the noise level is acceptable. Shade is limited. They will take large rigs, although it is just a little tight for some. As noted, there is no TV service, so you will need your own dish. The wireless service is through a 3rd party company, which charges your credit card once you connect via your web browser -- $3 per day. It is weak and drops out frequently. Our Verizon cell phone service was good. All things considered, we would stay here again.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground is located in a part of Colorado that is not heavily traveled, and is the only one around that has full hookups. Nonetheless, it is well maintained and the owners were friendly and helpful. Most of the pull-thru sites will be tight for longer RV's, but there is a section of back-in sites that are more out in the open and allow more maneuverability. The major outside activity for this campground is fishing, and the lakes/reservoirs in the area are part of the Colorado State Park system and are regularly stocked. We stayed here in a 33' 5th Wheel and enjoyed the peace and quiet. We will definitely go back.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here in early June. The RV sites are all out in the open with no shade, and are all back-in. They are somewhat close together (look at the picture on their web site). On our row of sites, and it appeared similar on the other rows, the sewer connection was at the rear of our trailer, and was somewhat uphill. This made it very difficult to drain our tanks. The WiFi is through some 3rd party company and expensive -- so we didn't even try to use it. The staff was friendly, and they hosted an ice cream social one evening. The campsites for pop-ups and tents are much more inviting, since many of them are tucked back in the trees and boulders. Overall, this is just an "OK" campground since there are better in the Estes Park area.
07/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
We didn't actually camp here, but were considering it and rode through on our bicycles and talked to some of the campers and also the staff in the office. The campground is very nicely maintained and the cabins look new and quite nice. The RV sites are divided into two sections -- the upper section away from the river has full hookups. The lower section next to the river has approx 30 sites in a large, flat gravel area. This section seems to be new, and it looks like only half have sewer hookups. The other half just have water/electricity. According to one of the campers, they didn't get much of a break in the rate because of this. We checked in the office, and the rate was $44 per night, plus 5$ per pet per night, plus extra for WiFi, etc. etc. We politely handed back their information sheets and said -- "No thanks." They simply shrugged their shoulders and then proceeded to ignore us. I'm sure glad we check this place out first. I wonder if the owners are aware of this web site?
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
The campsites are terraced on the side of a hill, and the turns are a little tight -- but we managed ok with our 33ft 5th Wheel. There is not a lot of shade, and the campground faces south, so the afternoons got warm. The water at this campground is very high in mineral content and therefore tastes awful, so we had to buy bottled water at the nearby stores. The WiFi setup was new and no one in the office really knew how to operate it very well -- for example they were running WEP encryption but only 64 bit and the key you needed to enter for your setup was 10 hex digits. (If you understand what this means you are one of the few who would be able to use the wireless). The campground doesn't offer much in the way of children's activities such as playgrounds, etc. Also, it is right next to the Interstate Highway and railroad tracks, so there is a fair amount of noise at night. On the positive side, the staff are very friendly, pets are welcome, and the campground is clean and well maintained. The view across the valley is great. And, of course, it is in Glenwood Springs which has activities to make anyone's vacation a success.
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