Not sure what campground the previous poster is talking about since he posted an identical review about a different place here in Elko. (I do not think he was talking about this one.) This place is a very nice "resort," in the sense that it's got large spaces, wide roads, landscaping, a pool and hot tub, a club house/game room, and a small store. Elko is experiencing a housing shortage due to the opening of a couple gold mines in the area. Some folks drive from here to near Wells every day to work. So the campgrounds all around this area have many permanent residents. We were able to get an overnight site, however, and it was one of the last ones. The interior roads as well as the sites are paved, and the sites are level. The WiFi is good, though it's the kind that you have to log onto again each time you return to your computer. We have a wide open view of the southern sky for our satellite dish, though they have an extensive cable TV selection if you want. You get access to the pool and business facilities at the Hilton Garden hotel next door, as well as a 20% off coupon at their restaurant. We ate there tonight, and it was very tasty. If we had to come back this way we would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here for a week, so the rate reflects the weekly discount. We were given our choice of sites, and selected one on the lower level, close to the lake. The owner offered to guide us in if we needed help. We had been here about 5 years ago, and it has changed owners. The young couple now running the place are working their tails off to make the campground even better than it used to be. Our site is gravel and level, and not too close to the ones on either side, in my opinion. The restrooms are immaculate, and in the ladies room, there are free disposable razors, Q-tips, and tampons. The laundry room is also immaculate-$1.25 for a wash and $1 for a 45-minute dry cycle that got our clothes completely dry. The WiFi signal is strong--no problems the whole week we were here. Yes, we have no cell coverage (we use AT&T), but with great WiFi I really didn't need it. You can go into Bridgeport for that, anyway. The office sells RV supplies, and promises that if you need anything they don't have, they can have it delivered here the next day. They also have some shirts, souvenirs, ice cream treats, and snacks. We will definitely return.
We pulled in on a Friday afternoon and were able to get a nice long pull-through site. The shade trees are lovely; if we'd had our satellite dish out, though, it might have been difficult to get a signal. The woman who checked us in was friendly and helpful. The WiFi is fast. There are some worker rigs over on the side, but they are clean and well-kept. This is a great overnight stop on our way north; we would definitely stay here again.
We stayed in site # 66 in the loop that has electricity. Our view of the lake and Taylor Park was breathtaking. We've noticed that since the last time we were here (2 years ago) the tent pads have become very weedy. (They used to be weed-free). We were close enough to a community water-spigot that we could fill our tanks from our site, but others need to know to fill the tanks before setting up. There are no sewer hookups, but the dump station is 5 miles away on a nice gravel road. The restroom is a cement block building with a vault toilet, and is very clean and odor-free. We saw the camp hosts cleaning it daily. We will definitely return as this is our favorite campground in Colorado.
We were in the riverside (as opposed to highway-side) loop in Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground; site #254. We had full hookups. Our site was fabulous: next to the fishermen's access parking, so no neighbor on that side, just a field that was visited every morning by several deer. We could walk down to the river and fish the prime trout water (artificial flies/lures only). Each loop has only one bathroom building, and each bathroom building has two stalls. There's a central "camper services" building that has a laundry room (3 washers, 3 dryers, $1.50 a load each), and a restroom with hot showers: $.25 a minute with 4 minute minimum. Spacious showers; good water flow. We have AT&T cell phone, which is "off network" here in case you need to be using your data plan. Service was intermittent.
I'll echo all the wonderful things people say about this park - it's indeed a lovely, well-kept campground. That being said, there are a few caveats, some already mentioned. No cell service. OK, I can live with that. The Wi-Fi is fine, though I really resent paying $20 for a week on top of $37 a night for a site. We're on a site across the river and up against the mountain, and we think we're the only ones who were able to get satellite reception since we're using a Carryout. Those with rooftop dishes are blocked by the trees. The laundry room and bathrooms are spotless. There's only one bathroom building, and it's not close at all to the tent sites, so if you plan on going in a tent, be forewarned about your long walk to the bathroom. You can fish, and even catch fish, from the river, as long as there aren't kids playing in it with their inner tubes as there have been for several days. But there's plenty of wonderful fishing upstream.
I personally feel it's unfair to give a campground a 4 just because it's to small for big rigs. This is a beautiful little park, well-maintained, with spotless restrooms and showers. The grounds are lovely, has lots of plants and flowers. We are in a 28' travel trailer, and had no problem maneuvering to our site. I agree that the sites are close together; but everything else about this park is deserving of a high rating. The owners are friendly and helpful, and welcomed us enthusiastically when we checked in. The laundry room has 3 brand spanking new washing machines and 3 new dryers: and, again, the room was spotless.
The ONLY downside to this park is getting here. It's a long, winding, narrow road up the Rogue River from Gold Beach. But once you're here, it's wonderful. The sites are spacious, and we were given one right on the river, though you're up on a high bank. The owners have taken an old campground and done wonders with it in the form of upgrades to the sites, the showers/bathrooms/rec room building, the WiFi and more. The cable TV only has about 8 channels, but if you have satellite there are enough gaps in the trees to use it. There are inflatable kayaks for rent in case you want to float the river; if you're here in spring or fall then you can fish for salmon and steelhead. It was a bit slow since it was in the heat of the summer. The tiny town of Agness is across the river (but about 5 miles by road) and has a post office and small store in case you need eggs, bread, milk, etc. We wish we had stayed even longer than we did.
We moved to this campground after being chased away from the nearby forest service campground by the mosquitoes. Just being a little further away from the lake did the trick: we could actually sit outside our trailer and not get swarmed. We had nice pull-through site in the center of the park, and still enjoyed the nightly peace and quiet. The staff was great: as soon as someone checked out, a guy in a little cart drove up and the site was raked and cleaned up for the next occupants. The bathrooms were clean and the showers were wonderful. This is a great base camp for Crater Lake and all the waterfalls on Highway 138.
As a previous poster stated, this is the Forest Service Campground, not the RV Park. We had reservations here for 6 days; left after one since we were driven away by the mosquitoes. When we checked in, the fire pit in our site was crammed full of garbage (food and candy wrappers, toys, plates and cups, etc.), and the garbage bins were in plain sight 25 yards away. The restroom was filthy - toilet paper and trash all over the floors and sinks. I was afraid to walk in there until the next morning after it had been cleaned by camp staff. This is an enormous campground, which is in a lovely setting, but I fear its size is its downfall. Too many people, not enough staff to maintain it. I bet it's wonderful in the fall and spring.
This was a one-night stopover on a trip back home and was a nice stop. We had a long pull-through site tucked in the trees behind another site. When we first arrived the office had a power outage and couldn't process our prepaid reservation, but they showed us to our site and even loaned us a longer coax cable for our portable satellite since we needed to get it out from under the trees. Once their power came back on and we went in to register, I was told that I still owed them money. I'd made my reservation, and paid for it, when my KOA Value Card was still valid. It had expired a week before we got to this campground, and KOA chose not to honor the prepaid reservation. I know it's just a buck or two, but it still irks me. Our overall experience was fine, though; this is a nice campground with VERY friendly management who work hard to maintain it and make it look good.
This was a stopover on our way home to southern California. Check-in is in the convenience store; the clerk was friendly and helpful, though his directions to get us into site #25 were the opposite of what we really needed to do. Our site was a nice pull-through; it was pretty close to level. We spent an hour or so in the small casino; ate dinner in the restaurant that overlooks the lake. This is a nice place for a stopover, and we would come again for the same purpose.
This is similar to a "parking lot" type campground: meaning it's all paved with dirt between the sites. The sites are mostly pull-throughs, though there are a few along the west wall that are back-ins. There are a lot of full-timers along the east and north walls. The sites are pretty level; the paved portions happen to be a bit narrow for my taste. Having come here two springs in a row, we've noticed that the campground fills up nightly: mostly with people heading north or south along the 395. It's not really a destination campground: no amenities such as a playground, store, pool, etc. But it's a clean, well-kept place, with a very friendly manager who lives on site. I agree with the previous reviewer's concern about the price - $40 is high, compared to the $28 you pay at Brown's Town.
What a pleasant surprise this place was. It's a forest service cg, but has spacious, level sites with both water and electricity (careful - the closest dump station is about 25 miles away, east of Glenwood Springs. Ask the host where it is, or dump at your next destination). There are 3 loops, and the 2 to the left as you enter are the ones with electricity/water. You can hear the Crystal River behind site 26, but that's the host's site - the only one on the river. The rest are stair stepped up the side of the hill, so each has a great view. There are several "shared" sites - meant for parties of two rigs each. The forest service does "ranger talks" each Saturday evening; we were there for one about bears and mountain lions. The small bathrooms are waterless, self-composting toilets. The larger ones have showers, and the water is heated by solar panels. It was nice to have showers here, and they were very well kept. We will definitely return.
We stayed here back in '92 when it was still a KOA, and it's a little improved since then (it wasn't bad back then, either). At check-in, we were given a Good Sam discount. Our site was in the large area of side-by-side pull-throughs sharing center pedestals - we liked the long, long site since we didn't want to unhook for our one-night-stay. The sites were perfectly level. We also liked the closeness of this campground to the I-70, though it's not so close that you can hear the traffic. There's no cable TV, but you can pick up the major stations easily with antenna if you don't have a dish. For Wi-Fi you have to pay to use tengointernet (I paid $4.95 for 24 hours.) We would definitely stay here again if we needed a stopover going to and from Colorado.
This place has seen some great improvements in the last few years with new ownership. The long-term trailers that were near the swimming pool are now gone, replaced by nice, long sites. When we first checked in, we were given a site that was too hard to angle into - would have been okay for a Class B/C - and the young man at the desk apologized and moved us to one of the long sites near the pool. The Wi-Fi worked easily, as well as the cable TV hookup. We also loved the huge trees that shaded our site (and lots of others in the park). The only not-so-good comment I have to make is that this park is right on Main Street, which is pretty noisy now that Cedar City has grown so much. But that's not something that would keep us away. We will return often, especially since it's a one-day-out stop from our home in SoCal as we go up the 15 to most of our other destinations.
We were dismayed to find half of the campground closed when we arrived - and it must have been the half where larger trailers could go. We have a 28' trailer, and literally got stuck in a pull-through between two giant rocks. Took us 45 minutes to get out. Then as we tried to go up another loop in search of a site, we were forced to choose between two equally tight turns, and ended up scratching the sides of our trailer and tearing our awning on some trees. There was no camp host anywhere to advise us. This campground is made at a 70% scale. Everything was too small - roads, turns, sites. Class B's and pop ups would be fine.
This campground, run the by the Corps of Engineers, is three miles west of Three Rivers, and depending on the time of year, is sometimes on Lake Kaweah. From about October to April, it's about half mile from the water - then the lake fills up. By June, the campground is usually underwater. Really. The best time to camp here is winter and spring. The sites are nice and range from small, for tent camping, all the way to large pull-throughs and back-ins that can accommodate big rigs. Holiday weekends are crowded with large family groups that come from Visalia, but in the middle of the week after Easter we had our loop to ourselves. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful, and allowed us to switch sites to the nearly empty loop away from the groups. The showers and toilets are cleaned daily.
We came here because the Park Service closed Overton Beach. Echo Bay is a little more isolated than Overton Beach, but there is a little grocery store and gas station if you don't want to go all the way in to Overton or Las Vegas. During the winter months, the campground is close to full, with long-timers wintering there from Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. If you're there Thanksgiving or Christmas, make sure you join in on the potluck. The restrooms were very clean; the grounds of the campground are well-maintained. We had excellent satellite TV reception, and there IS a WiFi hotspot over at the hotel office. (I don't know if there's a fee or not; I didn't use it.) The lake is extremely low, but you can still launch boats at the marina. We caught dozens of strippers really close the marina; didn't even have to go out on the lake much at all.
This was our first time to camp here, and we had chosen it because of the reviews here. We were not disappointed (well, except for the fact that we didn't catch any fish!). They stock the lower lakes, but not the ones near the campground, but even when we fished there, everyone else was catching but us! The sites on lake 6 and 7 are wonderful - our back end was right up to the water. The sites are spacious and you're not right up against your neighbor. There are several dozen different kinds of birds and waterfowl - including blue herons and white cranes. There's a couple guys who have a contract to sell barbecue on the weekends - ribs, burgers, hot links, chicken, & corn on the cob. Make sure you set aside one night to try it - it was truly wonderful. The staff here are very friendly; the only problem we encountered was that they refused to give us change for the laundry and there are no change machines in the laundry room. I had to go outside the park a few blocks to a convenience store to get change. The park is close to good shopping and restaurants; also there's a huge county park (Mission Trails) adjacent to this one for great hiking and mountain biking.
Tents ARE allowed in sites 15 and 16; this is where they put tenters, tent trailers, or truck campers. We can attest to the restrooms and showers being spotless, as is the rest of the campground. This is a place we've camped at 5 different years, and are looking forward to returning to in a travel trailer. The store has a great selection of unique gifts, as well as a few camping and RV supplies. A recently built covered pavilion with 6 large tables and two propane grills for campers to use, and there's a weekly potluck that draws almost everyone in the campground.
We stayed here for one night; would have stayed longer if we had an air conditioner on our pop-up. This park is indeed at a higher elevation, overlooking the Fall River Valley, but it was still hot. Its name is misleading, since the campground is in an oak tree grove, but it's roomy, well-cared for, and has nice amenities. The pool was clean, but the owners need to do something about the wasps.
If you want peace and quiet, come here in the winter - no seadoos on the lake, and the atv'ers are out boondocking. The only noise at night was the coyotes. This is a small park, but well kept, close to the marina, where there's a store to get food and rv supplies. Boat rentals are available, and you're only a couple of miles from Valley of Fire State Park, where you can spend several days seeing the sights and hiking. While there's no internet access or cable tv, there is cell phone reception, and you can pick up some Las Vegas tv channels via your antenna.
This is one of our favorite places to camp, since it's close to dozens of fishing lakes and has opportunities for day trips to Yosemite, Mono Lake, Mammoth, and other Eastern Sierra sights. The view to the west of Carson Peak is fabulous. The sites are spaced out in numerous loops, and each loop has its own (clean) restroom facilities. The campground is close to a private campground that has a great store and pay showers, open to visitors.
We stayed here when the Circle Pines KOA wouldn't let anyone stay for less than 3 nights, and we were pleased with it. We were in a tent trailer, and we were put in an area with other tent trailers and smaller RVs. The showers and restrooms were clean, the pool was well-kept, as were the grounds. The pool is an indoor, heated pool, so it's 'swimable' all times of the year. This campground is about 8 miles up the road headed to the GC out of Williams, so you don't have the I-40 noise.