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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


RV Camp and Cabins with RROur Opinion: Neutral.  A comfortable, mellow “mom and pop” stopover between Twin Falls and Boise.

Date of Stay: May 12 and 13, 2012.

Weather During Stay: Warm and sunny with pleasantly cool nights.

Sites: 14 pull-through sites, half of which are FHU (2 of these have both 30 and 50 amp, the remainder 30 amps) and half of which are W and E only (two of which have 50 amps).  Our site, number 6, had a new cable TV connection; I’m not sure how many others had cable TV.

Sites are level gravel, separated by grass lawns.  No picnic tables.  A dump station is available, as are bathrooms and showers.  The laundry room has one washer and one dryer and a small exchange library. Trees are scattered here and there in the campground, with tall trees on the perimeter.

Rate: We paid the Passport America rate, $15/night for 30 or 50 amps FHU.  Excellent price.

Site 6, RV CampPhone/radio/TV: Verizon worked for phone and aircard.  No obstacles for TV satellite in our site, but others - with trees - might have an issue.  Some channels were available on the air antenna, four of them excellent Idaho PBS.  No local NPR.  Cable TV available at site 6 and possibly others, for an extra fee of $1.50/day.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: Located at around 2,500 ft., this small park is sandwiched between the main route to the nearby Three Islands Crossing State Park and a railroad track.  Flat and green, with views of neighboring homes and passing trains. 

Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting at night.  This park is very near to a railroad track and train noise is noticeable.  During our two night stay, all horn blowing was done at a distance.  We both were surprised by how little the trains bothered us and how well we slept.  Surprisingly, we found the traffic on the nearby road more disturbing - but still not bad at night.

Favorite Sites: The biggest difference in sites is proximity to either the railroad or the road, and whether you need 50 amps or not.  If so, choose sites 5 or 6 (FHU) or 8 or 9 (W/E).

Entrance to RV C&C Office, Laundry, Restrooms at RV C&C
Hiking/Walking: You can wander off down the gravel road by the railroad, or drive to the nearby state park. 

Comments:  During our stay, Craig, the owner, was in residence and frequently working on his small, tidy campground.  Several sites were occupied by what appeared to be long-term rigs, but with none of the junk that often accumulates.  We found our stay relaxed and enjoyable.  Small Glenns Ferry, located at a strategic crossing of the Snake River, played an important role on the Oregon Trail; we enjoyed our visit to the state park‘s Oregon Trail interpretive center.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Some of the campsites at Rock Creek ParkOur Opinion: Recommend.  This small park was a comfortable, convenient base for our exploration of Twin Falls.

Date of Stay: May 9, 10, 11, 2012.

Weather During Stay: Spring weather - sunny every day, windy and cold one day, lows around freezing and highs in the 60’s.

Sites: 25 sites, of which 6 or 7 are pull-throughs.  All face west; wide gravel strips between sites.  All of the pull-throughs are long enough for a 40’ rig, and quite flat.  The back-ins were somewhat shorter, and some of them were too sloped to accommodate us.

All sites have water and electricity; back-in sites have 30 amp; most or maybe all of the pull-through have 50 amps. No picnic tables or fire rings at sites, but several covered picnic tables in the grassy area of the park.  No dump station in the park, but there is a large, free dump station one mile away.  Bathrooms are pit toilets and there are no showers.

Not much shade at the campsites, but they all look out towards beautiful green lawns, Rock Creek, and trees and park pavilions beyond.  This is a park frequented by locals, walking their dogs, joggings, pushing strollers.  Very friendly.

Site 17, a 50 amp pull-throughRate: $15/night for 30 or 50 amps and water. 

Phone/radio/TV: Verizon signal for phone and aircard was occasionally interrupted, but usually worked.  No obstacles for TV satellite.  Half a dozen or so channels on the air antenna, four of them excellent Idaho PBS.  Local NPR on 91.7.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This campground is situated in a canyon; Rock Creek runs down the middle of it, with thick green grass on both sides.  Up top, there is a gravel operation and busy Addison Road; down in the canyon, it is lovely, green and quiet. Elevation is around 3,600 ft.

Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting, and it was very quiet at night.

Favorite Sites: We picked a pull-through, as they were longer, more level, and offered 50 amps for the same price as 30 amps.

This is the driveway into the park, looking west.  Note the Westwind Homes sign and the smaller Rock Creek RV Park sign.Hiking/Walking: Very nice walking here.  Paved paths go off in different directions, one of them about a mile long (through the picnic area of the park, which is accessed by a separate road).  There also are several spectacular paved walks along the rim of the Snake River Canyon, a couple of miles away.

Comments: This was an enjoyable stop for us, a little hidden oasis in the small city of Twin Falls.  The price was reasonable for the services provided, and the hosts were very helpful and friendly.  Finding the driveway was a little tricky (look for the Westwind Homes sign), and the narrow, downhill driveway into the campground is a bit intimidating, but easily doable.  We would return here.