Date of Stay: September 28 through October 6, 2010.
Weather During Stay: “Unseasonably warm” (mid-80’s) for several days, cooling into the 60’s later in our stay, with a couple days of rain (flash flooding in Capitol Reef). Lows in the 50’s and 40’s.
Site Description: This small RV park (30+ sites) has both back-ins and large pull throughs, with a separate grassy area for tents. All RV sites have FHU, but I’m not sure whether both 30 and 50 amps are available in all sites.
Sites are reasonably level, though the pull throughs slant a bit from back to front (seems to be the norm in all the RV parks in Torrey). Roads and sites are gravel. Sites are surrounded by well manicured, green grass and each has one or more trees - including apple trees, with ripe fruit during our stay. Each site has a picnic table.
Rate: This park participates in CampClubUSA, good for one night only. For our first night, we paid $20.95 (cash only), the CCUSA rate (½ price, plus extra fees for 50 amp and??). For the remaining nights, we got the 10% Good Sam discount, paying $29.77 per night (including taxes) for our 50 amp FHU site. Might have been a weekly rate if we had been more organized about our stay.
Phone/radio/TV: We are on the edge of the Verizon signal here, but our phones and aircard did work. We often used the park-provided WiFi (no extra charge) instead of our aircard; sometimes it was blazing fast, sometimes it crawled. With just a little back-and-forth, we found a shot past a tree so our roof-mounted satellite TV dish worked. Cable TV is provided, but we preferred using the air antenna, which brought in 20 stations far more clearly than the cable TV signal. Local NPR on 94.5.
Elevation/landscape/terrain: Located at 6,800 ft. in a beautiful setting, this park is quite appealing. Local views are of the green grass and trees of the park and adjacent green pasture. Distant views are of red rock cliffs and big skies.
Lighting/noise: Most sites are reasonably dark at night; an unlucky few are near tall night lights. Even though the park is on the corner of the two main highways in the area (US 24 and US 12), traffic noise at night was not obtrusive for us.
Favorite Sites: We were in what appeared to us to be the best site in the park, site #13 - which had just been vacated by its seasonal resident when we arrived. It is a roomy back-in adjacent to the grassy common area with shade trees and beautiful views, facing east. NICE, except that some of the trees bleed onto things below them. We’ll see how difficult that is to clean up. The sites backing up to Hwy 24 would be our last choice.
Comments: This is one of several RV parks in Torrey. We like some things about the park (location, trees, small size), but had some minor annoyances (intermittent WiFi problems, poor reception on the cable TV, somewhat brusque owners). We had no real complaints, but might give one of the other campgrounds in Torrey at try next time we come to the area. Bring groceries, the nearest “large” grocery store is about 20 miles away.