You have to travel pretty far back along Kaw Lake to find these COE campgrounds, but they are well worth the trip. Very large sites. Most are not level, but some are. Good Verizon service. Tables, grill, fire pit. This park was built in the 60's so the roads can be a little narrow but easy to manage. The restrooms were old but clean. Only one restrooms with flush toilets per loop, the rest are pit toilets. Water is available but not at the sites. 30amp electric was reliable. Not busy in April, but I can imagine in the summer with the beautiful lake it can get busy. The gate closes at 10pm, but arrangements can be made with the hosts to have it opened. We paid 1/2 price for old age so $9 was well worth it. We would definitely come back and stay longer.
What a great view on the lake! but this is a typical old state park with sites that are not level and very difficult to get into with anything over 25'. Because it was the off season we had our choice of sites and were able to get our 40' MH into a site. The turns were very tight and lots of tree branches. I suggested to the park employee that they trim some of the trees on the sharp turns but it went in one ear and out the other. Good Verizon service and large accommodating dump station.
We stopped here because it looked nice for the price advertised of $8/$10. Indeed it is a nice little park but they only have 30amp and no sewer, although they do have a dump station. We checked the website just 30 minutes before arriving and the price was $8/$10 but at the gate it was $15/$20 (that is week days and weekend days, price change in effect on March 1st, 2013 and this is April 20. Easy in and out and large pull-thrus. Good Verizon service.
We have traveled extensively in the past 16 years and this has got to be one of the worst ever. For $50 a night I expect more. The site is so unlevel that our from wheels would have to come off the dirt to make us level. And talk about dirt; the dust is so bad that you can hardly see across the lane. Although we do not use the restrooms we did look in them and say that, even though we paid $50 for a night of 30 amp, you would have to pay 25 cents per minute to take a shower. The sites are very close. We checked in at 10 am, and even though the sight was empty, we were not allowed to move on to it until 11 am. The WiFi is good. The clerk was pleasant but hemmed and hawed about finding us a site.
I would have given this place a 10 if it were not for the wind, although it was not constant. Wonderful hiking, lovely information center, big sites. Water was good and close to sites. Dump station was very easily accessible. Spectacular views and clear skies. Some light pollution from Vegas. We stayed there 4 nights and it never filled, yet the host said that was their busy Easter weekend. Cost was $12 but they honor Senior pass for 50% off. The nearly 20 mile road from I-40 was in very good condition. Beyond the campground it was dirt and washboard. Too rough for our rig.
We were looking for a site as close to I90 as possible and saw this place on RVReview. Because it was the day before the 4th of July there was no one in the office to pay, so I called their emergency number and was told welcome and just put a check under the door. Just a gravel parking lot with level pull throughs and good 50amp electric. Would say there again for a stop over.
We had seen this park on previous trips and after trying to go the nearby state park where we found it too difficult for our 40' MH, we returned to the Kellogg RV for the night. Nice people, easy, long and level pull throughs, and good 50amp electricity for the 102* temps. Would definitely stay here again
Very large sites. Weak phone signal, but usable. Quiet except for the bridge noise on Hwy 191. Had no problem getting our 40' MH in. Water available at the sign-in kiosk. Take off spot for rafters near the main building. Loop A is for tents, loop B for bigger rigs. All dirt roads so the dusty got to be a problem when the wind picked up. We paid the senior price of $5 per night.
This is primitive camping. No designated campsites. You can drive your rig down to the beach if you like, and a lot of people do but it is sand and there is always a chance you can get stuck. There is a parking area for large rigs up on the hill near the dump station with a spectacular view of the lake. Although there is a dog leash rule no one obeys it and dogs run loose everywhere. This is also an ATV area so the noise can be annoying at times but they are not allowed after dark. Kayaking is great from here with slot canyons you can paddle into. We paid $5 per night with our senior pass.
This is one of three OH state parks that I have stayed in, and all are about the same. The sites are big and spaced far apart. The landscaping is well done. The electric box is in need of updating but power is reliable. As has happened in other OH state parks they close the restrooms around November 2nd with no notice or warning. All water in the loops is turned off in October. The only fresh water is at the dump station 1/2 mile away, but you have to drive around checking the water faucets to find that out because there is no one here to ask. The restrooms when they were open, were dirty and in need of repair. The only time I saw any employee go in with a broom, they came back out in less than 2 minutes. I know that the states are hard pressed to fund the parks, but if you are going to keep them open you should take care of them.
This is a typical NP CG because the restrooms need a lot of tender loving care but location is the key. The miles and miles of beaches are beautiful the Ft. Pickes is very interesting, both very easy access from the campground by trail or bike the road. Sites were roomy w/table and fire ring. They have a reservation system and I would recommend using it because it can get busy on weekends.
The first night we pulled in the water had not been turned on so we were not charged. Good 50 amp power. Easy long pull throughs. Clean restrooms with one very private shower. Tables but no fire rings. Very easy access to the dump station. Nice bike trail about 1/4 mile down the road that leads into Shelly. Close to Idaho Falls for shopping. We were the only people there for the week but were told that it gets VERY busy in the summer. There are tennis courts and playground nearby and a small horse arena in the back. The park is right along the Snake River but the CG sets back a little.
We almost didn't stay here because the address on the website sent us out into the farm countryside and a farmer had to let us turn around in his field. I guess the new owners (2 months) knew about the bogus address and hadn't gotten around to fixing it yet. Nice place though. Clean, friendly, lower prices than a typical KOA and very easy in and out for large rigs. The sites are dirt and soft enough to make our front level sink. We definitely would stay there again (now that we know where it is).
What a great BLM campground! Easy access from the hwy, large sites and beautiful views. There are no hookups and no dump station, but if you are prepared for that or you just want to stay the night it is wonderful. It can get windy in the canyon. They allow you to stay as long as you like and because the cost is low there are some people that look like they have been around for a while. It is nice to find small quiet places like this that are easy to get our 40' MH into.
This is part of the NP system and has been around for quite a while. With our 40' MH it was a tight squeeze but there are a few sites that fit but you have to get there at the right time. It is first come first serve so get there early or during the middle of the week to find a suitable site. Being so close to Vegas it can get very busy on weekends. The dump station is easy to access along with the fresh water. Because of the large trees the view of the lake is minimal unless you are luck to get a site up front. Great bike trails and lots to do. Tours of the dam are very expensive and parking is limited so be prepared to walk long distances.
Although there are no hookups it is a very interesting place. The sites are mostly very large pull-throughs with covered table, fire pit with a great view of the lake. There are no trees to cause trouble driving around, but that means no shade either. Access to the island is by a long causeway and there is a $3 fee to cross it. Reservations are by computer and easy to make with an $8 fee, but there are also some walk in sites available. Weekends are busy but it is quiet during the week, at least they are in April/May. There is a dump station and fresh water at the beach area along with pay showers. Watch out for the bison that roam free around the CG. We stayed there a week and enjoyed it a lot.
Al thought the sites were sandy they were level and packed well for our 40' MH. Large sites with privacy from your neighbors. The restrooms were large, easily accessed and VERY clean thanks to the great hosts. We would definitely stay there again.
This park was open because of the Amazon employees who were staying there. Beautiful views of the lake. The were W/D available and plenty of restrooms that were kept clean with lots of hot water. We would definitely stay there again.
This is a lovely park with sites that can accommodate large rigs and each site is secluded from the next. We stayed in the off season and chose a site that no one told us would be closed a day later. We chose the site because it was close to the restroom because of the lack of water at the sites. They allowed us to stay at the site but closed the all but one restroom at the front of the CG. It has been a long time since I have seen restrooms a poor as these. Paint peeling off the walls and VERY dirty. Ohio could do a much better job. If they want to keep the parks open they have to keep the staff to manage them.