RVParking.com User Profile: joannb
“Really shady” for Canyonlands Campground
This park is in the center of town behind a gas station; the swimming pool is out front next to the gas station. Things are quiet in Moab in October, so I don't know how noisy it could be in the summer. We chose it for its convenient location. We wanted to park it for the night and walk to wherever we wanted to go.
First we had to endure one of the surliest and anti-helpful registration people ever. The concrete pads (with sewer) were described by the clerk as 'a couple of bucks more'. Had to ask 3 additional times before she told me that they were $5 extra. We did get a level concrete pad farther from the highway and tucked neatly behind a high school bleachers with full audio but no access. They are narrow. All of the pads in our area are drive thrus, however, so that makes it a bit easier to get in and out.
Alright for a night's stay but if I was going to spend some time in Moab, this wouldn't be my choice of RV parks.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $43.82
“The prime Zion RV park” for Watchman Campground, Zion National Park2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
The sites have shrubs around them, giving them some privacy. The trees are relatively small, compared to South Campground, but they do provide shade. Sites are very level and have tables and fire rings. They are south of the visitor center and right next to the town of Springdale. When we were there, only 2 loops were open because they were refurbishing the other loops. Get in this one, if you can.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $18.00
“Spacious sites” for South Campground, Zion National Park
The sites are huge and levelable. We kept being amazed as we walked through the campground and the site configurations There are lots of trees throughout the campground. However, there isn't much privacy between the sites. The campground is easy walking distance to the Visitor Center and therefore the shuttle system which takes you through the park. Each site has a fire ring and an aluminum picnic table.
There is a height and width limit on the tunnel coming into the park from the east. If you exceed the limits, you must pay a $15 charge. For that, they stop traffic and you drive down the middle of the tunnel. It is well worth the money, however, because the scenery coming in on that side is fabulous. And the $15 gets you 2 trips through the tunnel.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $8.00
“What a view!” for Wahweap/Lake Powell RV Park
Sites in the D loop--1 through 78--look very new. Wide paved road, wide concrete pads. Each single space is about 50' wide but the pull thrus share a utility island, which puts them in close proximity to their neighbor on the utility side with nice room on the other side. All sites have an aluminum picnic table with an end for a wheel chair. Each also has a barbecue grill and a fire ring. We were in site D78, which is at the end closest to the lake and it was wonderful watching the lake and watching the sun go down.
Glen Canyon dam is only 5 miles away and we would recommend a dam tour if you are in this area.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $32.00
“Huge park” for Salt Lake City KOA
While the park is huge, the eastern section is a park for permanent residents. All the spaces are pull-thrus and there are lots of trees, all of which have been trimmed up far above where any RV might hit them. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are 2 sites that are designated as patio sites (I assume they cost more); these have a swing, a patio set with 4 chairs and a fire pit. First time we've seen that!
The sites are relatively spacious, each with a picnic table. The best bath house as designated by an employee is very clean, with tile walls, floors and ceiling. In both the men's and the women's there was one of three showers out of order. Unfortunately, in the men's the handicap shower was closed because tiles were falling from the ceiling and one of the other showers had a nice seat and 3 hooks to hang your clothes. In the other, the seat was missing. If the real estate principle of location-location-location applies to you, this park is only 2 miles from Temple Square, the center of SLC.
The Red Iguana (excellent Mexican restaurant) is only a little over a mile away. There is a shuttle from the park that takes you to Temple Square; you DO have to listen to a half hour tour of the Square in payment. There are a number of buses that go to Temple Square as well.
This is a Good Sam Park.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $40.00
“Only if you like gambling” for Model T Casino RV Park
We came rolling in late; after 9 PM. So we decided that the casino park would still be open. Guess again. We had to go through the casino to the hotel desk to check in for the RV park only to find out that the only spaces left had no electricity. We could stay there for half price ($18). After looking at the park, we decided against it.
It is everything we find unappealing in an RV park. Spaces are very snug; you might be able to slide a slide out, but I wouldn't bet on it. There are no trees. It is very bright because of all of the neon. Now, they did tell us we could park in their parking lot for free since they figured they weren't going to fill up. So that's what we did. I sure wouldn't pay $36 even if I wanted to gamble in Winnemucca.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $
“Fine for a night” for Lakewood RV Park
We needed service in Medford, OR and this was the closest park. All gravel sites. Pretty minimal, but fine for an overnight. Bathrooms and showers are okay.
Cash only. Good Sam park, although I don't understand their ratings on this one.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $30.30
“Do you love tidepools?” for Sunset Bay State Park Campground
If so, this is the park for you. Cape Arago State Park is just down the road and you can get down to some wonderful tide pools. There are also hundreds--maybe thousands--of seals just offshore and they are a delight to watch.
As for the campground, the sites are very private; most are surrounded by hedges. I gather that it is very popular with families in the summer; it is supposed to be the best place to swim on the Oregon coast. Warm enough for adults, calm enough for kids. Blacktop road and blacktop sites. Very level.
The showers in the D loop are separate unisex rooms. Great. Bathrooms are very clean and modern and bright. There is a boat launch at the north end of the beach, which is just across the road from the campground, within easy walking distance.
Maximum site is 47'. Also near Shore Acres State Park, which has a lovely garden. Don't miss this one if you are in the area.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $20.00
“Beautiful sites” for Ohanapecosh Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
We wanted to be on the river; we didn't get one on the river but we could hear it as we went to sleep. Go to A and C loop for river sounds.
These sites are huge and quite open. Easy to find a level one. Each has a fire ring and a table. You can hike to the hot springs from the small ranger station. Lots of tall evergreens (I'm from the midwest and can't keep track of all of these different evergreens out west).
Bathrooms are fine. Open 5/28 to 10/11.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $6.00
“Snug among the trees” for Cougar Rock Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
This is the campground on the west side of Rainier. Gravel roads, gravel sites, not very level. We tried 6 before we could fine one that we thought we could level. Our very small slideout (about 18") had 2" to spare when we slid it out. The pine tree wouldn't have liked the proximity, I am sure. Maximum RV is 35'; the max with a trailer is 27'.
There was a picnic table and fire ring. There are 2 lodges reasonably nearby for meals etc. Open 5/28 to 10/11.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $6.00