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Review: Rock Springs KOA in Rock Springs, Wyo.

The KOA in Rock Springs, Wyo., is a great place to spend a night or a week while traveling across I-80 toward your next destination.  We had the privilege of staying there for almost three months while my husband was working in the area.  As a result, we were able to really learn the pros and cons of the campground and the area.

Pros

  • Easy on and off access from I-80, with a big rig friendly gas station at the exit.
  • Each site is pull through, with the majority being full hookup.  There is plenty of room for parking at your site as well.
  • Most of the sites have cable and Wi-Fi.
  • A couple of the sites have fenced yards with picnic tables and trees.  These are available for an extra fee.
  • Tent sites are available.
  • There are also cute cabins available, with or without bathrooms.
  • The long term/monthly sites are in the upper part of the campground, while the daily sites are on the lower section.
  • The entire RV park is clean and tidy, and everyone that works there is friendly.
  • The managers live on site.
  • The office/store is very well stocked.  There is a variety of food in case you need something last minute.  The RV supply section has quite a variety.  We were able to buy a heated hose as well as fuses when we needed them.  They also have quite a few toys, much to the delight of my children.  The gift portion of the shop has adorable items. I could not resist buying some wonderful hand lotion.
  • Propane is sold on site.  It is priced competitively and access is convenient.
  • There is a coin-op laundry room with an adequate number of washer and dryers.  We rarely had to wait.  It was also very clean.
  • The showers are hot and free.  They also have handicap accessible shower houses on one end of the RV park.
  • These have individual rooms with shower, toilet, sink, and mirror and each locks individually.
  • Surprisingly, there is quite a bit to do on site.  There is a refreshing pool open during the summer months, a new playground, basketball hoop, horseshoes, and a workout room.  My kids also enjoyed riding their bikes around the campground.
  • There is a large off-leash dog park that includes a few pieces of agility equipment.   We do not have pets, but it did seem like the majority of those traveling with dogs made their way down to the dog park so that their dogs could enjoy stretching their legs, too.
  • Toward the back of the campground are horse corrals and extra parking with long term storage.
  • The office is happy to accept packages and mail for those on the road.  We received mail there regularly, and never had an issue.

Cons

  • There is no grass at the sites, and as a result can be a bit dusty.
  • Other than the two premium sites, none of the other RV sites have concrete patios or pads.
  • When it rains, it can get quite muddy in the campground.  Luckily, it does dry out quickly!
    During the off season (fall through spring), the office switches over to reduced hours.  They are not open at all on Sundays, and only a few hours a day during the week.  It is rather inconvenient.
  • They do not accept reservations for long-term/monthly sites.  However, from what I could tell, they always have some long-term sites available.
  • A few people I talked to mentioned the giant oil or gas storage tanks that you pass by on the way in to the RV park.  It seems that some people find these to be unsightly, but they did not bother us.  They are no longer in direct site once you are in the RV park.
  • Being Wyoming, one must always expect strong winds.  The KOA is at the base of a plateau, and can be very windy.  Never leave your awning out while you are gone!

Rating: Very good

Average price: $36 to $43 per night

Contact:

Rock Springs/Green River KOA
86 Foothill Blvd.
Rock Springs, WY 82901

(307) 362-3063

www.koa.com/campgrounds/rock-springs

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About Tara Wilson

Tara Wilson is a full-time RVer who travels with her husband and three young sons. They follow her husband's work around the western United States. They enjoy visiting a lot of small, out-of-the-way places and exploring hidden gems in the area. She also enjoys gardening, reading, homeschooling, and cooking.

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