Matt I.
San Leandro, CA
Joined March 2019
Good times at AVI KOA

If you’re looking for some peace and quiet you might want to skip this campground, but if you’re looking for some fun and a late night out this is a great spot. The KOA campground is nothing special, very basic, barren wasteland with full hookup sites. The cool thing here is that the AVI casino is directly across the street and is the only thing around for miles, so you’ll most likely be spending your time there like we did. We did not hang out at the river as it looked like total mayhem (fun but chaotic), crowded beach area with boats everywhere, and loud music. The pool area was also crowded but we managed to find a table and lounge chairs and let the kids loose. You can’t bring in your own drinks unlike the beach area but we were able to order a couple of rounds of over priced mediocre cocktails/ beers. After the sun went down all the parents decided drop off all kids at the kids care play center where you can leave your kid in there till 2am, yes that’s right 2am. All of us parents laughed at that but then went out gambling and eating out late and ended up picking our kids up close to 1am. The kids loved it, it was a bit of a lord of the flies situation in the kids center that late at night (just running around wild and crazy) but they were safe and had a blast. After getting back to the camper and putting our zombie kids to sleep we noticed that it’s still a party outside with fireworks going off throughout the night. It wasn’t terrible but fireworks are legal there and people set them off late into the night. Again, if you are looking for a fun night with friends and family check this place out, but if you’re looking for a peaceful place look elsewhere.

Relax and Glamp

Easy drive/ stroll this campground, large sites with full hookups and concrete pads for easy level setup. Fun times at the separate swimming pool area for adults and kids which is open late for some night swimming. 18 hole mini golf course, restaurant, and mini mart onsite. Easy taxi or uber ride to the strip. Not scenic by any means but comfortable, safe, quiet, and secure location.

Best All Around Destination

Zion national park is one of the most amazing parks and is highly recommended to spend multiple days in order to experience all the park destinations. We spent 3 nights at this campground with 17 total people (10 adults and 7 kids). The campground is not located inside Zion park but it’s so close that you can easily walk to the park entrance (10-15 walk with kids). There is also a town shuttle that picks you up directly in front of the campground office, the town shuttle is small and fills up quick so walking is a great alternative to getting to the park. There is also plenty of great shops along the way, coffee in the mornings, or a fantastic brewery for lunch and dinner. The campground offers full hook ups for RV’s and nice sites along the river for tents with nice clean large bathrooms. Campsites include a fire pit, grill, and picnic tables for every site. Sites are close together but well kept with trees. Campers have access to the hotel pool, laundry, kids playground, and WiFi (which was surprisingly fast). There’s plenty of restaurants within walking distance and a decent market located directly across the street. But the most amazing part of this campground is the spectacular views and easy accessibility to Zion park and other amenities.