With a panoramic mountain view and backing two of five casinos, the Wendover KOA has it all. Located just 10 miles from the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats, where customized cars set land-speed records, you'll find excellent fishing, birdwatching, hiking and even scuba diving in the area. Whether you're attracted to the casinos or the wild mustang herds that frequent the area, or you're looking for an oasis at day's end, this is a place to kick back and relax. The Wendover KOA (Mountain time zone) is open year-round, with a seasonal heated outdoor pool, mini golf, a grocery and souvenir shop, laundry and much more. Enjoy large pull thru sites. This campground is big rig and pet friendly. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 80 ft.
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.
Park was nicely taken care of. Nice pool. Shuttle was nice to the casinos.
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.
Plumbed Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes (no coins needed)
Picnic Table: Yes
Cooking Grate: Yes
Cell Service: Yes + WiFi
Animal Bins/Food Lockers: NO
Management at this KOA was excellent. Very nice and welcoming. The facilities were clean. The campground area is clean and well attended.
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.
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.