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West Wendover, NEVADA

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Typical KOA but next to Other Worldly Salt Flats and Casinos!

Is pretty typical for a KOA except for the location!  This KOA has all the usual amenities: playground, showers, flush toilets, RV hookups, a pool, and wifi.  Some convenievces can also be bought at the main registration cabin.  In addition to the usual RV sites there are also camping cabins and "tent" sites (which I do not recommend).  There are a couple of unique things about this KOA in that it has shuttles to the nearby casinos and is also a 5 minutes drive from the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats where numerous world speed records have been set.

Surreal Desert Landscapes Close to Wendover

We happened upon this pretty little desert campground while we were out looking for agate one day around Volcano Peak.  It is a completely primitive site with absolutely no amenities except for rock fire rings.  It sits on the east side of Volcano Peak but there are also sites on the west side as well.  Both sides of the peak have the same quality of campgrounds but it just depends on if you like sunrises or sunsets more!  We personally loved the never-ending sunsets and shadows that grew to tens of miles long!  If you want to rock hound there are better pieces of multicolored agate high up near the ridges of the range.  There are still some lower on the slopes but are mostly clear to white from being thoroughly picked over.

Great stay.

Park was nicely taken care of. Nice pool. Shuttle was nice to the casinos.

Wendover KOA - Bonneville Salt Flats

We stayed at the Bonneville KOA on a road trip from Southern California out to Colorado. Our original goal had been to drive from the SF Bay Area to SLC, UT (US Highway 80 is a very easy, straight shot drive from CA to UT, even for a 650 mile drive), but got a really late start and changed our target to the NV/UT boarder.

The Wendover KOA is definitely a KOA designed for motorhomes and trailers - it’s BARREN - so not a place I would usually want to tent camp. All of the spaces are dirt lots, including the tent sites - no grass, no bushes, no (well, very few) trees, no privacy, no nothing. Again, this is not the environment I would normally want to camp in, but it worked just fine for a short stop between long stretches of driving when covering miles on a road trip.er

This KOA campground would be great for RV users who want to visit the Casinos on the Nevada side of the NV/UT boarder, and for those spending time at the Bonneville Salt Flats for races or recreational fun.

The facilities were clean - clean bathrooms, clean showers. There were fire pits and picnic benches in the camp sites, and WiFi was available on the campus.

KOAs can be really great and convenient (if not full), considering we did not have a reservation ahead of time, and arrived fairly late, but were able to register through an iron ranger near the front office. If you need to find a place to camp in this area, and do NOT have a 4WD vehicle, I️ would suggest camping at the Wendover KOA instead of the nearby dispersed BLM sites located ON the salt flats. When researching where to stop for the night, we considered staying at the BLM campsites as they were FREE and camping out on the salt flats seemed like a cool idea. We decided against it because we didn’t know how my 2WD Honda CRV would fair on the salt, and because KOAs always have nice clean facilities to use.

We got into a conversation with our neighbors about the salt flats (we had never seen them before). They seemed to think we made the correct choice by camping at the KOA rather than the on salt flats… they regularly take off-roading vehicles out to the salt flats, and have seen a dozen or so 2WD vehicles get stuck out on the flats. Apparently the long, vast salt flats are deceptive, and not always as flat as they appear. Also, they said that it can be very difficult to see pooled water while driving out on the salt, so a lot of people get stuck in deep puddles after rain.

CAMPSITE SPECS

Fees: $26/night

Plumbed Toilets: Yes

Water: Yes

Showers: Yes (no coins needed)

Picnic Table: Yes

Firepit: Yes

Cooking Grate: Yes

Shade: NO

Cell Service: Yes + WiFi

Trash: Yes

Animal Bins/Food Lockers: NO

It is a nice stop in a desert area.

Management at this KOA was excellent. Very nice and welcoming. The facilities were clean. The campground area is clean and well attended.

Remote, Beautiful views of salt flats, Dispersed camping

This was a great stop for us on our way across I-80. Pulled over right at sunset and had the place to ourselves in the middle of July. Pit toilets only and no water. Not much shade but didn't matter to us since we got there at sunset and left early to continue our trip. Tent on the sand!

Pretty but unless your offloading with something not really much here.

We got here late and only stayed 1 night, We saw a bunch of other people camping and driving around in their crazy offload rigs. If you have a rig than its definitely worth the time getting out here and staying for a few days. If your just living in a van bumming around its very dry, salty, and not probably worth the time. We enjoyed the fews and got out of there right in the morning because it was so windy. No amenities here bring plenty of water because its going to be salty, dry and windy.

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Private and clean

We stayed for one night. The campground is close to the casinos, but still feels private and far away from the bustle of downtown. The facilities are nice and very clean. It is a nice option if you want to be close to the action, but not feel like you are in a casino.

Clean, easy to get to, great after hours instructions!

Wonderful!!!

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Nice KOA, close to casinos

This is a nice KOA in a convenient location. I stayed there while attending the races at Bonneville Salt Flats. Unfortunately they got rained out but it was still a nice trip. The campground is tucked away behind all of the big Casinos, probably walking distance. The sites are large and spaced out so it felt pretty private. There is a pool, and showers so it's not exactly roughing it. I'd say it's a nice compromise if you don't feel like spending money on a hotel in that area.