Very quiet and some shade. Trash not picked up, portable toilet was tipped over close to the space we took. When we told them, they did come to upright it, but did not clean it up inside where it had spilled out. The laundry was filthy. Over priced park that has not been maintained for many years. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was difficult to choose an "overall rating" because the natural beauty was great; however, the campground had litter (bottles, bags, plastic utensils, paper, expelled shotgun shells, etc.) strewn about the bushes and trees. We even found a hypodermic syringe in our fire pit. Additionally, all of the campground trashcans were full and overflowing. There did not appear to be a camp host, or anyone who oversees or maintains the campground at the time we were here. We checked in and learned that they do not have maps of the campground, you just find your space and park. The layout is haphazard and it's difficult to figure out what's a site, and what's not (think BLM land with electrical boxes). Also, it should be noted that we were charged the tent rate, due to their water being out, which we were not informed of until we arrived. We loved the rustic area, and the people we did encounter here were incredibly nice, it's just lacking in the upkeep. We camp often, and love the rural feel, but this is easily the dirtiest campground we've encountered, it just ruined the overall feel of this beautiful area. Campfires are allowed, there is no sewer at sites. The electricity worked well, but we had no water except for what was in our tank. We did not use the campground bathrooms, which looked poorly maintained, and dirty; nor did we use the many port-a-potties set up throughout the campground. The cavern is beautiful, and is the only attraction in the area. Our biggest complaint was the excessive litter and lack of maintenance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is perfect for Route 66 devotees, horse lovers, cave explorers, and those who like serious solitude. It’s old, kitchy, fun, a little run-down, and even has several concrete dinosaurs. The 800-acre property includes a motel, a gas station (no diesel), and a gift shop out by the old highway. Less than a mile off the road, they have a restaurant, a truly unique horseback riding experience, and an authentic Historic Route 66 roadside attraction – the Grand Canyon Caverns. This place is located on the longest uninterrupted stretch of Historic 66, about a hundred miles between Ash Fork and Kingman. The RV park is, frankly, a little pricey for the amenities, but we came here to support a bit of nostalgia that was virtually abandoned when I-40 bypassed it in the 70s. Although paved to the entrance of the RV park, the park itself is dirt. The bathhouse was out of order while we were there, but they gave us passes to shower in one of the motel rooms if we needed to. We declined and showered in our rig. Water and power were good. Sites do not have sewer, but there is a dump station. Our Verizon Mifi worked fine, but Verizon phone service was iffy. Our friends had no cell service at all from their provider. We arrived after a heavy rain and the jacks on our 28,400-pound MH sank deep into the dirt. Our friends had arrived during the storm and their Dodge 3500 and 5th wheel got completely stuck. The roads and sites were rutted and un-level, presumably from all the rain. With all of that, we would normally give this park a much lower score, but because of it, we met some of the nicest and most interesting folks we’ve ever known. One, the cowboy poet (ask him about his books), and his assistant worked tirelessly to help us get level, having earlier pulled our friends out of the mud and helped them set up. If you go, spend some time with the poet and his horses and take a ride through this gorgeous countryside. This is by far, the quietest campground we’ve ever been to, nearly a mile off the road and many miles from trains, airports, and interstates. We were there around the full moon, but I can only imagine how many stars you could see on a dark night. If you want spiffy amenities, go elsewhere, but if you want great memories and a perfect base for cruising the heart of Route 66, this is the place. Bring groceries. The closest civilization is 12 miles west at the Reservation in Peach Springs (one restaurant) or 26 miles east in the small town of Seligman (a few restaurants, convenience stores, diesel, and limited groceries). We camped here in a Motorhome.