Little privacy at each site which is to be expected in the desert. Quite a few full timers. Nice laundry, pool, dog area, pickle ball, horseshoes. There's even a pea patch for gardeners.
Huge park (over 500 sites) with the usual outdoor activities (pool, mini golf, dog area, horseshoes, etc). Snowbird rate as of 12/20 is $1,695
Lots of older trailers and permanent older RVs. This is a trailer park with seasonal RV spaces and they offer overnighters and short term stays. Shorter term sites are gravel patches with no privacy. The seasonal rate is great, $1145 as of 12/20 for Oct 1-Apr 30. Store right outside the entrance.
Per their website:
Please do not use the address in your GPS Please Use Coordinates N33.70650 W113.82019
The address is for another park, Black Rock
Wide open spaces, rock fire pits but little privacy. The further off road your willing to go the more privacy you have. Some ATV noise close to the hills & trails.
You can't beat free! Wide open, plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Rock fire pits but no other amenities.
Wide open spaces, plenty of space for everyone. The further south in the camping area you get from the frontage road the more privacy offered, however, there are little trails and ATV roads all over so nothing is truly private. Lots of fire pits or rocks to make your own. Be sure to register down the road. This is not the long term area. There is a bit of broken glass but so far we've haven't encountered areas of trash just thrown out.
Justin's Diamond J doesn't allow credit card payment and doesn't have online reservations. It's adult only and had a bunch of restrictions. No use of washers/dryers in RVs, no streaming/skyping, no electric heaters. Breed restrictions on pets. See photo for brochure. There are pickleball/tennis courts, a dog area, horse shoes and bocce ball. Sites are full hookup. Premium sites offer better views and have more privacy.
There are multiple entrances along Old Ajo and S San Joaquin. The best we found has 2 large dips. Some have quite a few more or really deep ones. If coming in with a lower ground clearance vehicle, or a longer one that may bottom out you might want to scout them out first. Once inside the camping area there are lots of spots to choose from. The smaller and more nimble the vehicle gives more choices. There is a mix of local transients, that sleep in tents and small RVs as well as travelers. These sites offer a good amount of privacy from the hwy and roads but depending on the site within there may not be much privacy. Further east on Old Ajo just east of S Camino Verde is another site that travelers with larger rigs seen to prefer. However, there isn't much privacy at all from neighbors, hwy 86 or Old Ajo. Access is flatter though. No water, electricity, or dump. For $15 you can dump and fill at right on San Joaquin at Justin's RV park or there are free options in town (20 minute drive). Signs day 14 day stay. It doesn't appear to be currently enforced but a BLM official does drive through occasionally. We didn't see him stop to speak to any campers.
We love Willow Springs BLM camping. There are scattered porta potties on the western portion of the road and further back a couple of vault toilets. No water or electricity - this is free BLM camping. We tend to stay further west to maintain cell service and to avoid wear & tear on the RV. The further back you get the more rugged the road. At times it's wide open and other times it's packed full. Check online for a list of activities happening during your stay. There are lots of rallies, races, club get togethers, etc that affect how packed the BLM area is as well as town. We come for the mountain biking, hiking and proximity to Arches & Canyonlamds.
The casino/hotel has a parking lot dedicated to RVs and big rigs and allows for overnight stops as there's not a Walmart nearby. There were quite a few other RVs in the lot with us. Great overnight stop.
Walmart in Reno doesn't allow overnight stops and the Cabela's was doing parking lot renovations and we needed a quick overnight place to sleep. I called the casino first to make sure they were ok with us staying the night and they said as long as we stayed furthest west in the parking lot. 2 other RVs stayed there and it was a quiet night. Call first to gain their permission!
Single campsite off the forest service road. No porta potty, no water, no electricity. Could accommodate a group. No picnic table. Not an actual metal fire pit but someone made a rock ring. The downside is the shooting pit right below the site. When we were there a family came to shoot but they stopped by our site to let us know beforehand.
This is a really big gravel lot with zero shade, zero privacy, and highway noise. Prices vary depending on what kind of site you choose. We stayed only 1 night so chose a site without any hookups due to a lower price. We got 2 sites and parked so that our doors opened towards each other. The bathrooms were nice and showers clean. They also have a wonderful coin laundry room, a mini golf putting course and kids playground. I personally couldn't stay here for more than a few nights but if you're in need of a night's rest, a hot shower and place to do laundry it's great.
This campground is huge! The sites are well landscaped (hard to say about so many campgrounds in the desert). There is great hiking and exploring throughout and the Junior Ranger program offered badges, patches and certificates for the kids. During Covid they only had half the bathrooms open but rotated which ones from day to day. The showers were closed, however. The dump station has 2 lanes and the potable water fill and dump areas are separate allowing 4 RVs to be dumping/filling at the same time. Keep your vehicle hood up to avoid attracting pack rats. It's suggested to make reservations Dec-Mar but in November we had our choice of sites. They have an amazing map of the sites showing size which clearly outlines rv spaces and tent. The tent sites don't allow generators. No hookups for RVs but the sites allow for good solar exposure and there are water spigots all over
Typically we avoid KOAs because
- They're expensive
- They offer no privacy and the sites are cramped However, in November 2020 we were trying to outrun freezing temperatures and snow between Moab, UT and our next destination further south in Arizona. The plan was to get over the pass and closer to Phoenix. But 20 miles north of Flagstaff the snow started falling and we felt most comfortable stopping. We chose an RV park so we could plug in to run heaters and to fill up with water (we were quite low). A couple other RV parks had pretty low reviews so I checked out the KOA website. Surprisingly they were on-par with the lower rate parks price wise and their bathrooms and showers were open even during Covid (the lower rated parks weren't allowing bathroom use). In addition to the flush toilet bathrooms and free, hot showers we used their clean and large laundry facility and the kids played on the playground even though it was freezing. We made a day trip of visiting Grand Canyon to see it blanketed in snow. The sites are close together but since we were inside the entire time and just stopped for 2 days it was fine. Stay here over the others in town… just read the reviews!
Typical State Park with wide open spots and no privacy. We got a pull through site with electricity but no water hookup. Potable water was available throughout the park, however. There are vault toilets scattered and near the entrance is a single person flush toilet stall with coin shower. The playground was fenced off due to Covid in August 2020. We enjoyed visiting the dam and the bike park in the town of Cody, WY. We were on the river portion of the campground, there is also a loop further east on the reservoir.
Nice National Park campground, though expensive. Reservations only. We had a pull through hookup site with water and electricity. The bathrooms have flush toilets and free showers. There are dishwashing stations at the bathrooms as well. Sites are close together but they did a good job of keeping the large trees as well. We felt it was a little far from hikes and other activities within Grand Teton National Park.
The RV itself wasn't great. The bathrooms were acceptable, not overly clean but not dirty either. Had a little laundry room with 2 washers and dryers. The sites are ridiculously close together and your neighbor's sewer hookup is nearly in your site. It is close the the mineral hot springs, though, and the Dinosaur museum is amazing.
Steamboat Lake State Park has something for everyone. There are hookup sites and no amenity sites. For the non hookup sites there are water spigots throughout the campground and vault toilets (they were clean but stinky). At the marina loop there is a dump station, coin laundry, flush toilets and coin showers. Various privacy depending on where which site you're in as well as views. Some sites back up to the road and some have great views of the lake. This is a reservation only campground. If you drive in and find an un-reserved site you can take it for the night but need to reserve online for subsequent nights. Hiking nearby is AMAZING and there is mountain biking and activities in Steamboat Springs.