Laura K.

Livingston, TX

Joined August 2019

Full-Time RVer

Full Service RV Park on Spokane River

Spent one night in site #51, a premium riverfront site.  The site was reasonably level , not very private (most if not all spaces are out in the open). Lots of green grass all around and full hookups in our location.  We could see the Spokane River from most of the windows in our rig and would have spent time in the nice adirondack chairs along the river if it hadn’t rained the bulk of the tie we were there.  We did take a walk on the nature trail and found some nice flowers and wild mint growing on the shores,  Cute little hobbit houses and bird houses along the way.  We got decent Verizon coverage.  We use a couple of jet packs and rarely use park provided wifi as it usually slow.  This place was no exception.  

We met one work camper there cleaning our site and she was friendly.  The office staff was ok, not overly friendly and I can see why they might not get high scores as some of the ladies in the office were very standoffish.

I would have given this place five stars because our site was very nice.  Great view.  HOWEVER, unless you splurge for a riverfront site, the rest of the sites are a big gravel parking lot.  So, if you stay here go for the riverfront sites.

Nice place for families

This is your typical KOA Holiday which is their way of branding a location as one to stay and have fun. They have a pool, hot tub, nice miniature golf course and access to the Yellowstone River. Sites are typical, full hookups with different grades of amenities and prices to go with them. We did not use the bathrooms but they looked nice. Nicely stocked store, friendly staff. Surprisingly our pull through was out of level side to side by three inches. Shouldn’t have to get our boosters out in such a place and for the price. Dinged them a star for that. Sites are tight at pull through a, do not expect privacy. But this is a nice place to hang out and relax, and if you have kids they can have some fun. Laundry room was nice and clean but half of the dryers were out of service.

OK for one night stay

Came here traveling north on I-25.  Beware of the height limitations at the exit just south of this site.  It is a one way 13’3” bridge.  If you are taller go north to the next exit which has a similar one lane bridge at 13’9” or go through Pueblo and go north on Purcell.  Camp is fine, all of the basics.  Typical slow wifi and ok Verizon cell.  Full hookups.

RR and HWY noise is ever present.  But this is a KOA Journey which is rated for this kind of stay, but prices were kind of high for what you get.  Staff is good and helpful.

Not much more to say than I would look at other options next time in the area.  And especially if I was traveling north.  It is a pain to get in and out of this location if doing so.

Clean, beautiful and fun place to stay

Came here for two days and loved it.  Nice staff, clean campground and facilities and a nice set of scenery to match.  Fort Collins is a nice college town and has restaurants, shopping and a nice downtown.  The campground has a ton of activities for families to do on site.  A nice store and everything you need right there.  A great place to hang out.

Cheap Basic RV Park with Full Hookups

Came here in May 2020, making a mad dash to WA to hunker down for the summer.  We booked a night here because of it being a Passport America Park and at the right location for our route.  For $20 we got a pull through that was level enough, gravel and full hookups.  We did not use their bathrooms, but they have them.  Mostly occupied by local workers, clean enough but some junk hanging around.  Owner on site and nice enough and for the price it was just fine.  There are about 5 or so pull through sites that are super easy to get into and out of for an easy one night stay.  It is on the Powder River, but not much of a scenic spot.  Has good free wifi, we got a decent Verizon signal here, too.  I wouldn’t make an effort to come here again, but if it works in our route and a one night stay I would do it again.

Great Small Town RV Park

For those traveling on I-10 through Texas, it is a LONG road.  Van Horn RV Park was a place to go for a one nighter.  In this and other similar small towns, often these are ratty dirty spots filled with oil rig or solar array construction folks, so call ahead for a reservation for a specific date.  We were not disappointed, staff was friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to help us.  Our spot was level, clean, electricity worked, Verizon cell signal was adequate and we had just what we needed for our night.  And, this place wasn’t overly full with seasonals so it was clean and tidy.  When we travel on I-10 through Texas we will come here again.  Due to COVID-19, the cafe was closed, but that would have been a nice addition.

Friendly RV Park

Came here for plans to visit family and ended up staying almost 2 months during the COVID-19 virus stay at home order. Simple RV park off the side of Hwy 281. Some roads paved other gravel. Spots on the north side in an oak grove and are laid out to meet the terrain. The south side is not as treed. The bathrooms are nice and very clean. Laundry room is clean but small. Cute recreation areas and a huge dog park area. Good Verizon signal, slow in park WiFi. Hwy noise there but not overwhelming. The owners are fantastic and we were welcomed and given a home during a difficult time. When we come back, and we will, no question we will definitely come back here.

Easy camping, parking lot feel, great location

Came here for four days without reservations for Furnace Creek.  This campground is a no frills flat parking lot with bathrooms and dish washing stations, trash dumpsters, and a decent dump and water filling station.  If you are self contained or even in a tent, it is doable.  However, no trees, lots of neighbors with generators.  I give it three stars for:  with the Senior Access Pass, $7.  The dump station/water filling was clean and easy, and the location cannot be beat (except by the Furnace Creek CG which I would always prefer to stay in, if we make reservations way in advance).  Texas Springs up the road is a good more traditional camping facility, no reservations, but smaller rigs and tents are the norm there.  You could fit our 35 foot fifth wheel up there in some of the sites if you are lucky.  Cell service, as in most National Parks is iffy at best, for a fee you can get Wifi across the road at the Ranch/Oasis.  There is golfing and restaurants and a small grocery store.  Location of this campground is right across from the Furnace Creek Visitors Center.  Easy walking, biking and hanging out.

Great place to hang, great location, great water features

Camped here a long time ago, so this is my recollection.  First get your reservations as they are a must.  This place is close to Austin, so it gets crowded.  The water here is fun and pretty, great flat hikes over pitted and scoured rocks.  Snapping turtles in the water. Camp sites are nice, flat dirt with plenty of big oaks all around, fire pits, tables, and lantern holders provided.  Nice spacing and all kinds of rigs can fit in here.  I don’t recall that they have hookups.   Bird watching is great here.  All around a great state park.  Reason for four stars:  the park is being surrounded, literally, by urban development, and when hiking on the trails you often can come right up to it.  So the tranquility of the area is impacted.  Come here for a bit of nature, with easy access to services.  Don’t expect to be out in the middle of nowhere.  We came with a 35 foot fifth wheel and loved our site.  Would definitely come again if in the area.

Noisy, but pretty

We stayed one night in early September, it was very hot, and this location has no hookups, so plan to be hot. Nice big sites, lots of wildlife all around. Nice swimming beach, fresh water. Pretty sunsets, and a nice view of mountains to the east. Sites in this campground are large. Lots of room to spread out, play games and have fun. Wild life is abundant here, birds, raccoons, deer. I loved the crickets chirping. Front gate staff was helpful, but agree with other comments, you have to pick a space before you come in.

Bad part was the freeway noise. Even with ear plugs I could not sleep. Worst: trash was everywhere. Showers in bath houses were unusually small and cryptic.

For the price, the lack of access to pick a spot, strictly enforced entry time, the trash and noise, I will look elsewhere for a place to stay.

Pretty but noisy and full of trash

Do not normally comment about trash, but this time, it was everywhere. This place appears to get a lot of visitors from locals, so it is busy on the weekend. We came on a Thursday and other than mostly a lot of RV’s overnighting like us, it was pretty empty. Standard sites in northern most loop are largest and mostly pull through sites. Big and roomy and some on the water. FHU sites are also large, mostly back ins and some pull through sites. Avoid sites on the eastern side which is near I-15. The freeway noise was so loud it prevented sleep, even with ear plugs. Pros: nature trail with lots of birds and deer, fresh water swimming beach, pretty sunsets, and a nice view of the mountains to the east. For $40 a night and the loud traffic, I will look for another location to try.

Lots of Birds, Crickets and Pretty Sunsets, but trash and noise, too

Came here in early September, post Labor Day, enroute to other places. It was over 100 so we took a FHU site in Cottonwood. Pros: big sites, mostly back ins, but some pull through with a covered picnic table. Hookups were in good shape, note the sewer is toward the back, not the middle so bring lots of sewer hose. Bathhouses with showers provided. Lots of birds, a nice nature trail, and this facility is on a fresh water lake and it was nice to take a swim. Walking around at dusk we saw deer and a large barn owl. Sounds of the crickets made for a very magical feel just after sunset. Nice sunset over the lake and to the east were some beautiful mountains- wonderful views.

Now for the bad: I-15 noise was horrible, no sleep even with a fan going and earplugs. Bath houses are small and cryptic. But clean. If it is hot, get a shady site many are in full sun. Worst for me was the trash. It was everywhere. Obviously the folks who are in charge don’t mind candy wrappers, bottle caps, zip ties, and other small trash, bottles and cans in the bushes along the nature trail. It needs some serious trash clean up. The views of the mountains were nice, but the sound of the freeway kind of ruined it.

For $40 a night and no ability to even take a look to pick a site as a walk up, I would look for another place to stay further off the freeway. Staff was helpful at the front gate, do not try to get in before 3:00 on your day of check in. They strictly enforce it. Too bad the sites were so full of trash….maybe it was the heat.

Best RV Park in Kanab area

Came here in late September and stayed for about 5 days.  Sites are not fancy but workable.  Staff there was friendly.  After driving around and looking at other RV parks in the area, in my opinion, this is the best of the offerings in Kanab.  Small, but clean laundry room, but it was super busy so I had to go to a Laundromat.  This park is busy, so you must call ahead for reservations.  Our hookups were fine, all worked well and we had plenty of room, but the spaces seemed a bit informal.  Park is small, and is in the middle of town, our site backed up directly to a residential street, with no fence on the other side.  We were happy here, and Kanab is a great place to come and visit.

Beautiful, Camping for all types, great hiking and visitors center

We had always heard how wonderful this place was and we made a point of staying here after a trip to Utah and Arizona.  We stayed in late October, weather was very nice.  Both of the campgrounds are in the red rocks and most sites you get to park your rig or put of your tent right in them.  Some sites have electric service.  This was (in October 2018) all first come first served, and it is VERY POPULAR.  So, you have to wing it and show up and hope for a site, and this is after you pay to get into the park.  It was so worth the visit, the environment is picture perfect everywhere.  There are a ton of great hikes and if you take the road up past the visitors center you can hike “the wave” see photo below, and potentially see lots of big horn sheep, including males with the large head racks.  This was such a great visit, I hope to go again, and spend more time.

Great Urban RV Park, best in Reno Area

The Reno area is our home base, we are full time RVers in a 35 foot long fifth wheel.  We come to Sparks Marina RV Park whenever we are in town visiting family, and we typically stay for at least a month or sometimes two months.  We have visited ALL of the RV parks in the vicinity, and in Carson City to the south.  By far this is the best place in the area.  The sites are not at all outdoorsy, it is more of an urban feel, with a concrete pad and fake grass, but each site has a tree which is nice for shade in the hot summers.  The circulation works well and if you have a pull through you have two parking options for your tower/toad vehicle.  The spaces are long enough for the larger rigs, and are wide enough for all of the slides, even on both sides, and for awnings to go out.  Staff here is EXCELLENT.  We are always treated well, and we like how they are always there to help.  The office has some supplies for sale, and the laundry room and bathrooms are the CLEANEST we have ever seen.  Facilities are modern.  Rec room has ping pong, and pool, a large screen tv as well.  There is a small pool and hot tub, which gets a lot of use when open.  They do not allow tents.  They have a pretty robust WiFi system, and all cellular options are available in the area, so internet is not a problem.  Prices are higher than other options but the location is excellent, staff is excellent and they do a good job of security as well.  We feel safe here, and it is always clean.