C H.

Pro

City of Trees, ID

Joined July 2020

Too many places to go. Too many things to see. Being from Idaho, the outdoors is a way of life. Growing up camping the Sawtooths and the Snake river valley allows you to see a very diverse earth. We thought, if Idaho is this amazing, what else could be out there? So, we liquidated our assets and started our journey.

Quiet and peaceful

Nice campground. We pulled in at around 7pm and got a very nice spot. Mostly RVs. No hookups. We got a tent spot close to bathroom, that had plenty of room. Cost is 10$, some passes give you a discount. But not the annual national parks pass!!

Basic RV park

Full hook ups. Showers, laundry. Just recently sold, so it will change. Restaurant, and little taco truck on property. Taco truck is waaaay over priced, 6$ tacos, 11$ for a burrito.🤬

Busy, full, overcrowded

Heavily used campground between Escalante and Boulder. Trail head for lower Calf Creek falls. It is a nice spot just be ready for crowds. Trail is usually heavily trafficked. Lots of families. There are some great dispersed spots in area. We usually stick to the upper falls.

Lot of people

Beautiful area. Campground was very full. Actually the entire lake area was very full. People fishing about every 5 feet down the banks. And pretty loud with all of the kids running around. You can rent a pontoon boat at the lodge just around the corner from the campground.

Most amazing sunset

Have camped here a couple of times. Usually after discovering that GV campground is full. Lot of room for whatever you have. Tent/RV/trailer. The stars are intense, milky way horizon to horizon! Very quiet. More access points down Goblin Valley Rd.

More than expected

Goblin Valley is an incredible place. Surreal. Quiet. Makes you feel like you are not on earth anymore. Lots of room to wonder and explore. 20$ day use fee seems a little high, but totally worth it. We have tried the campground, but it has always been full.

Goblin Valley

We have stopped here to camp on several occasions, but it is always full. Last night 8-13-2020 was the same. Maybe online reservation is the best way to go.

Overcrowded!

Nice campground, but more like camping at Disneyland. Too many people. Not really my Idea of camping. Standing in line to hike a trail? C'mon. That being said, it is a nice campground in a Beautiful area.

High elevation

Spots dispersed or get a spot in campgrounds. Great fishing in the area. This is a high elevation area so different climate than Grand Staircase, Bryce, Devil's Garden, etc.. Bathrooms and trash cans in campgrounds but outside of that pack in pack out. No amenities in area at all.

Red canyon is Awesome

I think red canyon is overlooked by all the other Parks in the area and it Shouldn't be. Great campground right off highway 12. Next to the river. Bike path leads from Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon. Lots of good hikes. Butch Cassidy draw. 2 "tunnels on hiway 12. All around awesome area.

Others better in Kodachrome

This is a nice spot, but since you have to pay to get into the park anyways, there are better campgrounds. There are like 3 campgrounds in Kodachrome this being the least used any time we have been there. Hot! Caliente! Be ready.

Great spots

Lots of dispersed sites on both sides of road. Road is super bumpy, washboard the whole way. Rattled the u joints out of my truck. Nice drive and sites, just take it slow. Currently this area is under a burn ban so no fires outside of campgrounds. Dispersed is not a campground

Madmax

Awesome spot. Love Pismo Beach, but if you are unaccustomed to California camp grounds, you may not like it. Loud, overcrowded, and dirty. Every body plays their music like no one else is there. (Which I don't care) Some people may not like it. Always have to reserve space. You will most likely not get one just strolling up.

Arch dispersed

Road is super bumpy! Nice boondocking spots max stay 16 days. Arch is pretty cool. Lots of trails to hike. Gets Hot! The 2 days we were here it was over 100 degrees. Bring lots of water. No amenities. Pack in pack out. Big spots with dark skies.

Quiet

Nice, well taken care of campground at Posey Lake. Water level is very low. 8-18-2020. Still good fishing. Most of campground was empty. Very quiet and private.

Hoping for more

Like all other State Parks, 10$ day use seems high. There are some cool spots to hike, but just as cool farther down the road and you don't have to pay. + Shakespeare arch collapsed last year and it was one of the highlights of the park.

Good experience.

Nice spots with plenty of space. A LOT OF PEOPLE. usually booked. If you can get in a spot it has great hikes amazing views. I prefer Emerald Forest. Just a short drive away. More amenities for the price. It is hard to give any State Park in California a 5 star as they are all too expensive! And always overcrowded.

No camping

Tried to stay here but there is like a one year waiting list for a spot. All full timers! Have to wait for one of them to kick the bucket before a spot opens. Should just be removed as it is not a camp spot.

DUDE!

Camped here for a few days in early spring. It was amazing! We had the entire place to ourselves, with the exception of the camp host, Dude. Yes, that's his name. A very generous and humble soul. It was a great time. Dude also referred us to several other spots that were just breath-taking! There are showers and toilets. Only 2 spots have power and water. We got a spot right on the lagoon with a priceless view.

Hells backbone

Great spots along hells backbone for dispersed camping. Spots are all along the road. I like going higher up to eliminate the possibility of having other campers near. These are all dispersed spots, no reservations. No amenities, pack in pack out! Road gets kind of sketchy so be aware. I would probably recommend motorhomes stay lower down the mountain. But, with that said, if I had a motorhome I would take it over the top!😬