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I'm a 50+ gal who is a freelance writer by day, bass player in a cover band by night. Pretty cool, huh? My husband (the other half of the band) and I travel in a 1985 Blue Bird short bus that we acquired mid-way through a conversion into a food truck, and is now enjoying a second life as a camper. Life is a highway - we'll see ya on the road!
Date of Stay:
September, 2017 -
My husband and I stayed here over the weekend when we visited Jackpot, NV to see our friend's band play at Cactus Pete's Hotel & Casino. This RV park is attached to the afore-mentioned hotel property and divided into two sections. The attendant on duty at the office explained that the Lower section cost $2 more than Upper because it had showers. Sold. This small park is very well-maintained with lush grass (we later found out why) and ample shade trees, and is conveniently located to Cactus Pete's (across the street from the rear of the building, you get into the casino via a side entrance).
Since we were in a relatively short rig, we were allowed to park in Spot #1, one of the only single RV spaces in the park. The rest of them have two rigs sharing a space nose-to-tail. The wi-fi signal was strong enough to stream Netflix and the restrooms were kept nice and toasty, which was appreciated because it suddenly got cold the night we were there. My husband used the shower and said the hot water was plentiful and the water pressure was strong.
Since we were only there for a quick overnight, we figured that wasn't enough time to encounter any glaring inconveniences, but we were wrong: when we were walking back to the park after watching our friends play, which wasn't inordinately late, we discovered that the sprinklers had been running for several hours, forming rather deep pools of water right next to our rig. My husband stepped in one as he was making a midnight dash to the bathroom... not fun.
Other than that, we were fine with this property and would have no problem staying there again. Just please: figure out a better time to water the lawn! We camped at Saguaro RV Park in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay:
May, 2017 -
My husband and I visited Rock Springs for 2 days recently (musicians playing at a local bar) and stayed at the Sweetwater Events Complex since it was near where we were working. The complex is located in an industrial park area of Rock Springs, and the RV park section is huge: 1200+ sites, all back-in variety. Though a sports expo was going on that weekend, we needn't have worried about there being available spaces at all. Kay, the caretaker, was very kind about allowing us to park right next to the bath house, and gave us a discount because all we needed was electrical. As other posters have alluded to, the sites (gravel) were all level and the place was kept very clean. We particularly liked that the bath house featured individual toilet/shower facilities instead of one big room where you can see/hear/smell what the person 3 stalls down is doing. We were not aware that the park had wi-fi, but we were pretty busy the entire time, so we didn't need it. The biggest drawbacks to this facility is the lack of shade. I mean there's none whatsoever. No picnic tables or grills, either, but again, we weren't there to barbecue burgers and drink beer, so we didn't miss these amenities. From the looks of things, the majority of campers there were shift workers or expo participants who were gone during the day. Only one looked as though they were there to recreate and they had all the shade, grilling, etc. needs covered. If/when our travels bring us back to Rock Springs, WY, we would happily stay at this RV park again. We camped at Sweetwater Events Complex - RV Park (formerly Sweetwater Fairgrounds) in a Truck Camper.
Bring your own canopy if you need/want shade. Spaces are given out on a first-come/first-serve basis by an on-site caretaker, except for during major events, phone the administrative office if your visit coincides with one. Gas stations located next to the complex; restaurants, cocktail lounges a little further away.
Date of Stay:
April, 2016 -
We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds for 3 nights in April, at the same time the Gem & Mineral Show was going on. We'd had a long and occasionally scary drive down SR 49, plus we had a few questions about the facility, so we preferred to talk to a person upon arrival instead of using the self-registration kiosk. The staff acted like they were a bit put out by that.
Since Lots #1 & #2 were quite crowded, we chose to stay in Lot #3. We chose a spot next to the 4-H building, under a big shade tree adjacent to a nice grassy area. Level sites were hard to come by in this area, as was reliable wi-fi, but we dealt with both OK. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
The biggest drawback to this place IMO, is the proximity of the restrooms to the RV lots. Requires a bit of a walk, so if you need to make a midnight dash to the ladies, carry a flashlight! The toilets looked like they could have used a good scrub, but otherwise, the showers were nice and clean and - thank you, God - no waiting for hot water.
Since Lot #3 was somewhat removed from the road, we did not have any issues whatsoever with road noise. The fairgrounds are located about 4 miles from town, and we didn't see a ton of traffic out there, but if you are a light sleeper, you may want to pass on Lots #1 and #2. Note to previous poster and whom it may concern: the swallows' nests in the gazebo have been cleared out, so no "target practice" on your vehicles. If we ever pass this way again, we would definitely consider camping here. We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds in a Truck Camper.
Having the State Mining & Mineral Museum on-site was cool, too.
Date of Stay:
April, 2016 -
We camped at Winnemucca RV Park for a quick overnight on our way to California last week and were pleased with our stay. Due to it being off-season, our nightly rate was just $22+tax. Upon arrival, we were greeted personally by the property owner couple, and given a hand-out with a map of the town and recommendations for restaurants and other services. Since we travel in a converted short bus with no built-in restroom, they took care to assign us a site close to the bath house. Their sites were level and the grounds were very well-kept. Wi-fi was nice and fast, too. The only problems we had, which were minor, is that when we first arrived at our assigned site, we found its electrical outlets in use. When we pointed this out to the owners, they cheerfully assigned us another site with outlets available. Also, in the bathroom, there is a sign asking that people not wash dishes in the sinks, but to use the one provided at the end of the building. Unfortunately, that sink is out of commission and looks to have been that way for quite some time. Still, if our travels ever bring us back to Winnemucca, we would happily stay at this park. We camped at Winnemucca RV Park in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay:
March, 2016 -
My husband and I are musicians who live in Wyoming and play several times a year in Idaho Falls. We recently acquired a short bus to travel to gigs in. Snake River was our first experience with an RV park, and it was a good one. The registration desk doubles as a really cute gift shop. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and efficient. We only needed electricity, so we were placed in a spot right next to the bath house. I particularly liked that the bath house was open 24/7, which we appreciated since we would be coming and going late at night. Both of us used the showers and found them to be extremely clean, as with the rest of the grounds. We saw maintenance staff buzzing around the complex fairly frequently. The park does have a pool and hot tub, but these were not open due to the time of year and nighttime temperatures remaining fairly cold. Inconveniences endured were relatively minor, as other posters have noted, the wi-fi can be somewhat persnickety. After talking with the office lady, we solved this problem by launching a troubleshooter (right clicking on the wi-fi icon should do the trick). After that, it was smooth sailing, which is good because in the future I may rely on it to work from the road. Another issue was the hot water in the shower took a really LONG time to fire up. My husband actually girded himself up to take a cold shower, but once the it came online, it got nice and hot and lasted as long as I needed it to. Good thing, because I enjoy long showers! We stayed a total of 3 days and our experience at Snake River RV Park was a pleasant one. We would definitely consider staying here again. We camped at Snake River RV Park & Campground in a Truck Camper.