Nice area of central Idaho. Lots of outdoor stuff to do. The park is clean and has great views of the area. Verizon coverage is good on extended network. No 3G, but the park's internet works fine. The only negative here is the sites are not near level, side to side, so one side of your rig is jacked up quite a bit. Overall, a nice place to spend a week. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Challis Golf Course RV Park is located off of Hwy. 93 about 1 1/2 miles up (west) Main St. It’s nothing special although you are up higher and get a nice view of the valley below. It’s very quiet here and close to markets, restaurants and areas for sightseeing. There are 17 pull throughs and a number of other sites that appear to be back-ins that are located closer to the highway. I don't know the exact number of sites since we didn't receive a park information brochure. The sites are wide enough to get all of your slides out and the awning too. We’re 38’ and towing a Jeep Cherokee and didn’t have to unhook but if you’re over 40’ you may have to unhook and park next to your coach, there’s enough room, or T-bone your toad in front of your coach. The aprons are made of crushed slate and aren’t totally level. Power was good, water pressure was great, no problems with the sewer hookup. Great (free) WiFi, very strong signal. No cell phone or Aircard signal with (Verizon). Clean bathrooms and showers although we didn’t use them. Outside of the shower/bathrooms is a soda vending machine and there is also a laundry facility. No trees for shade but you won’t have any problems getting a satellite signal for your TV. We were in a 30 amp pull through but according to our receipt they do have 50 amp sites. We didn’t need to run both of our basement air conditioners, so 30 amp was fine. It’s a perfect place to get a good night's sleep or to play a round of golf. If you spend 2 nights you get a free round of golf (9 hole course). Otherwise it’s $12.00 for the golf and $10.00 for a cart. They have a driving range too. The Park Host, Denny was very friendly and helpful. I would have given this park a higher rating if it had shade trees and we felt that this park was a little on the pricey side for having so few amenities. We would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arrived without reservation, friendly staff assigned us a large, on the river site. Quiet, relaxing. Really enjoyed the hot springs pool: the perfect temperature for me, which was hot! I didn't try the smaller, even hotter indoor pool as it was too hot for me. No AT&T cell here, Verizon air card did work. No sewer on site, dump station at entrance. DirecTV satellite no problem from my site. Other sites may have some tree issues. A nice find, I recommend a visit and would come back in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One reason I did not give this park a "10" is that is a long walk through the tent area to the showers. If you camp self-contained, no problem. The other reason to mark this park a "9" is that it is almost 5 miles off the main Highway at the end of a ranch-filled valley. However, it is worth the extra drive. The hot springs flow into a 2 swimming pools with natural rock bottoms. The hot pool was too hot for us to use comfortably, but must be great in the winter. The larger pool is outdoors and stays about 99 degrees. WONDERFUL! The water is crystal clear, uniformly 4 feet deep and Olympic sized. Use of the hot spring pools is included in the price of the RV stay. The RV spaces are nicely spread along the Salmon River bank. We would definitely stop here again next time we are in Idaho! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 5th time at Challis Hot Springs, so of course we love it here. The pools are as fabulous as ever, and they have been upgraded with new stainless steel railings for added safety and access. The WiFi is stronger and can now be used at some of the RV sites. It was not quite strong enough to use at our favorite site # 21, but we were able to sit in the office to use it. Try to get a site along the river if possible. The camp has been in the same family for four generations, and everyone here was extremely helpful and friendly. We recommend that EVERYONE spend at least one night here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great rustic RV park with the bonus of having hot springs you could soak or swim in. I met the owner in the pool, and he seemed very nice. He lives on the premises, but has a great grounds keeper/manager working there who was quite friendly and willing to help out when possible. Our campsite was RIGHT on the waterfront. Campsites had table and an in ground fire pit. The $33/night price included taxes, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I could live here! The campsites are fine, nothing special, but the scenery and the hot spring pools make it awesome! Red rocks, Salmon River, remoteness. It was to be just a stopover night for us, but changed our plans to stay an extra night to actually look at property for sale in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the second year in a row we stayed here. It was as wonderful as the last time. We were with our 13 year old daughter. It was very peaceful and quiet. We are going to try to spend a week there next year and brings friends! It would be a great place for a family reunion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 nights with our 12 year old daughter. We stayed one night on our way to MT and then again for 2 nights on our way back. We loved it. The swimming pool and hot pool were absolutely fabulous! The people were really nice and we were even given a tour of the old bed and breakfast building by the 4th generation owner of the park. It was so quiet and peaceful and our camp site was right on the Salmon River. There were a lot of bugs,but that is what you would expect near a river in July. The roof over the hot pool was falling apart, but we were told they were planning on fixing it this year. If you like old buildings, and quaint surroundings this is a great place. If you are looking for fancy bathrooms and RV sites, then it is not for you. We would definitely stay there again, and would even consider making it a destination site as there is a lot to do in the area if you like the outdoors, American history and ghost towns. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This rv park has a very pretty setting with a lot of potential, but, unfortunately, it is run down. The interior road is very very narrow and occasionaly overhung with tree branches, forcing us to drive on the grass. The spring fed hot pool was concrete, clean and had a gravel bottom, but the building had parts of the roof missing, and was badly in need of painting and upkeep. It was very dusty near a parking area, but the staff was trying to keep the grass watered on most of the sites. Unfortunately, the staff did not enforce their rules against dogs running off leash, and the barking was very annoying. It is a family type place, so there were children running, and yelling throughout the place. The hot springs themselves were clear and very enjoyable. We will not go back to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like hot water, this obscure place is for you. Down a long country road , it's an oasis of green trees & grass, flower beds and peacefulness. The old pools are cement with rock bottoms, but were clean and comfortable. The park sites are level and mostly spaced, with plenty of tent space too. The downside is that it's still an old place, with tiny, damp bathrooms, with 1 shower, 2 stalls for RVers, and a good walk away from the sites. There is no cell phone nor TV reception, no pay phone, but amazingly, a wifi hot spot in the office, but is also a long walk. Cost is $27.50 a night for W & E with a dump station on premises, and includes a hot spring soaking for 2. Singles pay the same rate. Be warned, there are plenty of mosquitoes and flies around. Worth a trip if you really like hot springs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This small campground is a hidden "gem" at the end of a four-mile country road. It is on the Salmon River, and there are mountain views all around. The sites are level, grass is mowed, and there are beautiful flower beds. There is a spring-fed pool, with a constant temperature of 94 degrees, and a hot tub as well. Staff is friendly and helpful. Wildlife is abundant. We were greeted by four big-horned sheep on our way in, and during our stay saw more of these, as well as deer and bald eagles. We had a very pleasant stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate reflects Passport America discount. The new owners are the most friendly and accommodating people we have met in our 7 years of traveling in our 40 foot coach. Our super site was great. We plan on coming back next summer for a much longer stay. The owners are working hard to bring this park back to life and we can't wait to see the improvements they've made by our next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Found this park initially through Passport America. The Passport America rate is $14.50 per night plus tax. The owner is a very friendly guy who will do whatever it takes to make your stay pleasant! We are 36' long with a 26' trailer and did not have to unhook: our site was over 100' long! Close to two grocery stores, and walking distance to the Main Street area. The park is a work in progress, but is steadily improving since the current owners took over two seasons ago. Very quiet with views of the valley and mountains. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects the internet special. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this park. Huge, level gravel pull-through sites, good hookups, and even a table and yard swing at some sites. While a work in progress, our stay was memorable due to the friendliness of the owners. They checked each day to ensure our stay was meeting our needs, and after recommending a restaurant in Stanley, called to make sure they'd be open. Convenient to shopping and the Yankee Fork visitor center, and quiet and dark at night. Verizon cell service was good, but no Aircard service. Some shade, but plenty of clear shots to the DirecTV satellite. The great price and friendly owners make this a worthwhile stop. We'll stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The above rate is the weekly rate divided out. It has huge sites, about 100' wide and 85' long. There are about 25 pull thru sites, the rest are back in. There are new Owners as of fall of 2010. The owners are very accommodating.The WiFi works well only if you are near the office. Picnic tables are available. Some sites have shade. The campground packs up during the Braun Family Reunion in August every year so make your reservations early if you are going to be here then Otherwise there are plenty of sites. Great 50 amp service, really strong.It is possible to walk to two different grocery stores. There is a nice 9 hole golf course about a mile away, and it has very reasonable greens fees. It is not very busy. No tee times are needed. Salmon River is very close and fishing/rafting trips are available in town of Challis. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners are very nice, friendly people who are trying to rejuvenate this park, and it should improve in a couple of years. (This used to be a site owned by a mining company for their workers and has some potential.) Right now, however, the grass is very dry, it is run down, and there are weeds and stickers all over the ground, so be careful with your dogs! The 62 sites is a bit misleading, as only about 25 or so are currently operational. Bathrooms are nice and well kept. We would probably not stay here except Challis was halfway on our way to Montana. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Average campground but very spacious pull-throughs. Limited cable TV and Wi-Fi good. Pleasant open aspect with mountain views. Close to Town Center, Fuel and 2 Supermarkets within walking distance. An ideal location for visiting Sawtooth NRA. Poor check in procedure as Management was rarely seen. No Verizon cell phone service at all. Excellent laundry with brand new equipment. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The management was very nice. The stay was pleasant. Very nice, spacious sites with grass and picnic tables. WiFi access and connection was good. My Verizon Wireless cellphone did not get service near Challis, but my husband's Alltel phone did. I would definitely recommend this Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This is a Plain Jane park; the managers were very nice as we checked in. The sites are graveled - long and level, some small shade trees, 50 amp power, a N/S orientation on sites, so the satellites work great. The cellphones don't if you are Cingular, but 2 yrs ago when we were here my Verizon worked on roaming - we were parked south of town then. There is a grocery store across the street & one within walking distance to the south. There are not a lot of choices on restaurants in town. Challis (pop. 900) is on the beautiful Salmon River in central Idaho; be sure the visit the Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center just south of town - a joint federal/state venture. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very large sites. Cable TV works but you have to string about 50-100 feet of provided cable from a box to your rig. I have stayed here three times over the last four years. They need WI-FI. My cell phone wouldn't work in the entire town (Cellular One). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice surrounding views and this park is convenient to the interesting visitor center across the street. There are virtually no 50 amp spots that are accessible to big rigs. OK for spending the night but park is beginning to show lack of maintenance. Restroom/shower was not inviting. If you stay, try the ice cream at the next door gas station. AT&T air card didn't work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice grassy sites and a well-kept park. Neighborhood views aren't great; but mountain views around the valley are nice. Only negative about this park is no Wi-Fi, and my air card (Verizon) did not work in the park (or anywhere else in Challis area). Facilities are older, but nice fooseball table and pool table in the recreation room and jungle gym/swing set for kids outside. We would stay again, but felt the $27 rate was high for no cable and no Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here and booked for one week and stayed another week. Great camp, nice area, great 4 wheeling at the Yankee Fork State Park across the road-miles of trail and mapped and marked. This is a wonderful park and the price is great, close to town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely little park in mountain high community in Idaho. Friendly and very helpful staff. Parking is on large grass lots with trees and beautiful mountains views. No problem with DirecTV. Close to small town services and local attractions: ghost towns, hunting, fishing. Very refreshing from the stack on top of each other parks. Pet friendly. Limited on the 50 amps, so call ahead. Would love to revisit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are pull thrus with trees on each side. Plenty of room for slides. Park on grass, no leveling problem. Owners are trying to get Wi-Fi & more 50 Amp. There are only two 50 Amp sites. One site is difficult to hook up to unless you have a long electric cord. We used 30 Amp with no problem. The owners are friendly & helpful. Got on our MH roof and taped up our 3 vents that had been damaged by hail in Yellowstone. Close to town and restaurants. Will go back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.