Go mid week

We spent a weekend here, and so did many families and dogs and hikers and bikers. One big group had a get together in the tent area. The park was not full when we arrived, and did fill up on Friday evening. We had full hook ups. The electric sites offer 50, 30, or 20 amp and seem recently updated. The walk to the lake was nice. The staff is great at maintaining the property. We found the spaces to be not private enough, and would avoid coming back on a weekend.

Go on the weekend

We stayed two nights but never could get on the lake. It opens Friday at 3pm (after checkout). I’m sure this is posted prior to reservation, but it’s surprising when visiting. We could reach the shore at the campground while camping WITHOUT our dog. Beautiful, grandiose views. Some sites need much leveling. I know which site to reserve next time!!

Beautiful desert spaces

We enjoyed our 3 day stay here, but had a big dusty mess to clean up afterwards. Fishing revealed catfish and bass at the waters edge. A watercraft would be ideal; no swimming allowed. We parked on the lake near the road when gravel trucks worked weekdays. They did a good job of wetting down the road with water trucks. We might stay up on the “second deck” next time.

Okay for one night

We were just passing through for one night. The spaces are level. It was good to take a hot shower and use the dump on the way out. The grounds could use some TLC. It has been a dry year everywhere. The check-in was uncomfortable as mask wearing was “not my policy” and I was accused of “slithering in” before closing even with a reservation.

A great place to plan for longer visit

We only spent one night, scouting out for a future reservation. It’s a well kept, gated community which includes cabins, cottages, pools, pickle-ball courts and organized community events like bingo, free waffle breakfast a few days per week. A taco truck showed up on this Tuesday, so we had an easy dinner option. The streets are paved, the sites are gravel with a concrete slab patio. A few end spaces have umbrella tables. Also, there are nice private shower rooms. Great monthly rates listed on website.

We had a hard time finding entrance

You must go through the main entrance to the Fort Churchill historical site to enter this campground. DO NOT drive down the gravel road that runs along the river. There is no camping at the historical site, only in Samuel Buckland Campground. It’s very nicely laid out, with some pull through and back in spots. No hook ups, vault toilets. $5 firewood at the Fort Churchill entrance, but no burning allowed at this time. We were nicely surprised to have water spigots at the sites (not hook ups). First come first served $15 per night and very quiet at night for a good sleep. Verizon cell service was not good.

Vast views in the wind

We enjoyed this easy to find space for an overnight stop, thanks to previous review. Definitely take the middle road choice when starting out at the BLM office. Stop at the crest of the hill. It goes downhill from there with no turn around for a big trailer and is softer sand. We did arrive in the heat, kept screened windows open through the night, and awoke to a sand filled living space and cooler temps. Verizon service has 4 bars. A couple of quads rode past in the evening, and another overnighter stopped in next to us for the night.

Free is good

We stopped in to review the campground for a future trip, pulling a 34 ft travel trailer with no problems. It’s located on a gravel road with a small portion washboard surface. Good for kayaking until October 1st. Then, closed to boating for the season. No swimming, no hookups. Fire rings available to use, but must bring your own firewood. There’s a trail at the south end of the lake. There are a few spaces for small vehicles only, but we found open choices today to fit our trailer. The highway runs along the campground, so there is road noise. We’d like to come back in a different season.

4600 foot elevation climb

We drove in unexpectedly on a drive. The campground is usually open through October 15 according to signage. Today it’s closed for the season, construction and forest management. They are clearing and burning debris, so it should be nice next season. No facilities, and even the bathroom is closed today. The drive is beautiful, going out of and back into Zion National Park along the way, some gravel road. There’s a community store/restaurant nearby Kolob Mountain Community. It’s 77 degrees at the top today, while the valley floor is 95. You’ll pass by Blue Springs Reservoir with healthy looking cattle. Kolob Reservoir is also nearby. Keep driving past the restaurant to find it. We did not go far enough to see it.

Lost in the wash below a landfill

10/15/2020 Location updated Thank you, Dyrt Staff

We followed the OLD directions link from The Dyrt app. This location is no longer listed as a camping spot on the app. So, follow the correct listing on the other side of the highway……Apple Maps said to go north of pin point, then head south on Co. Highway 125 which was washed out in places. May be okay for a high clearance van, but not our travel trailer in tow. This is just below the Mohave County Landfill. We gave up with many cactus spines in our tires. We had to return to I93 where we started. Google maps directions are from the south following Co. Highway 125 north. Possibly, this can be reached better from the south where Co. Highway 125 leaves I93 and head north. Or, the GPS marking is incorrect, and should be marking the west side of I93, closer to Kingman.

Free in the Pines

We pulled in on a Saturday in Late August for a lunch break and to scope out a future camp spot. This looks like a great place for this time of year. There were a scattering of trailers and class A RVs, some tents, and free range cattle roaming through the sites. We look forward to staying another time.

A Sight to See

This place made our first camp spot with our new travel trailer a breeze. All sites are pull through, and level, with all types of sites available. Free dump and air compresser. Well stocked store (no alcohol for sale) with adjacent game/TV room with book and dvd trade or borrow and laundry for a fee. The shower rooms are great with locking private sink, toilet, shower. There is some highway and train noise. Meteor Crater is not to miss. I love the variety of trees placed at the sites. We would stay again.