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Sunday, June 15, 2008


Our Opinion: Neutral. A decent urban RV park for visiting Salt Lake City.

Date of Stay: June 14-16, 2008

Weather During Stay: Sunny and hot. Highs in the low 90’s, lows in the mid 50’s.

Site Description: This park is HUGE. We were escorted to site W-27, a large, 50 amp FHU pull through site landscaped with grass and trees. Each site has a picnic table. Sufficient trash receptacles. Roads and parking pads are asphalt. Sites are well-sized compared to many commercial RV parks. Tents sites are available, situated on one edge of the park. Restrooms, showers, laundry, game room.

Rate: $37.45/night, less 10% for Good Sam Discount, which almost - but not quite - paid the taxes. Total with taxes was $37.60 per night.

Phone/radio/TV: Verizon phones have 5 bars. Verizon aircard on broadband. WiFi is available (no extra charge), but we didn't try it out. The trees blocked our TV satellite, but the park’s cable TV has more stations than anyone needs. Local NPR on 88.3

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This is a flat, urban RV park at 4,200’, a short distance from downtown Salt Lake City. Views are of trees, grass, other campers and RV park buildings.

Lighting/Noise: Night lighting is slightly more subdued than many commercial parks. Noise level is typical of an urban residential area.

Favorite Sites: No favorites, they are essentially all the same.

Hiking/Walking: Walk the loops of this huge park, or go out the back gate and turn left to a walking/biking trail and park. Good for an urban environment.

Comments: This park is way bigger than we like, with many long-term residents. All the sites are nicely landscaped and decently sized, but the overall feeling is “too many RV’s in one place” with kids, dogs, and extra vehicles everywhere. Lots of workamping employees keep things running smoothly. As with KOA’s in general, this would be an excellent park for families, with a swimming pool and plenty of activities for kids (Saturday night family friendly movie, ice cream social). Feels safe and secure in a transitional neighborhood. We wouldn’t look forward to returning, but don’t consider it a park to be avoided. Free shuttle to Temple Square, grocery store nearby. Easy access from major freeways.

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