Campground Review – Green River KOA – Green River, UT

Green River KOA, Green River, UTDescription

The Green River KOA is a convenient stop just off Interstate I-70, not far from Moab, Utah, or Grand Junction, Colorado. This is an older, very basic, but well-maintained park. This campground is a good place to stop over while passing through the area or to stay a few extra nights and explore nearby sights, such as Goblin Valley State Park, Horseshoe Canyon or the San Rafael Swell.

Location

Green River KOA
235 South 1780 East
Green River, UT 84525
Park: (435) 564-8195
Latitude: 38.991875 N, Longitude: -110.141033 W, Elevation: ~4,078 ft (1,243 m)

Details

We stayed for one week at the Green River KOA in early June of 2017. We found the campground staff friendly and helpful. This is a basic, clean, quiet, and well-maintained KOA. We experienced high winds and blowing dust on several days during our stay – indeed, the campground swimming pool closed for cleaning due to the dust and debris.

Cost

We generally find that KOAs are pricey for our tastes, but we are willing to pay for the convenience for short stays or if there are not better alternatives. For seven nights at a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site, we paid about $52 per night, including tax and our KOA Value Kard Rewards Discount.

Amenities On Site or Nearby

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, laundry room, playground, horseshoes, tether-ball, volleyball, and swimming pool. The park has a small general store with a few basic groceries, household goods, camping supplies, souvenirs and tourist info for the local area. Convenience stores, restaurants, and basic automotive services are nearby in Green River. A larger choice of shopping and services are available in Price, Utah (65 miles) or Grand Junction, Colorado (101 miles).

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 3/5

The campground is easily accessible from the I-70. Lanes in the park are well-maintained gravel. The park has both pull-thru and back-in sites and can accommodate large rigs. The campground facilities have provisions for Universal access.

Facilities/Amenities – 3/5

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, game room, laundry room, playground, horseshoes, tether-ball, volleyball, and swimming pool. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. The campground has a free continental breakfast.

Site quality – 3/5

Sites are very basic, including only the full or partial hookups with 50/30/20 amp electric, cable TV and a picnic table. Sites are level, surfaced with gravel, and have a rough grassy area with picnic table. Sites are wide enough to accommodate slide-outs and awnings, and have some separation between sites. Most RV sites have shade trees.

Scenic Value – 2/5

The campground is in a residential/agricultural area of the small town of Green River next to pasture and hay fields. The park has mature cottonwood and poplar trees, but otherwise looks quite barren and arid.

Location/Isolation – 3/5

The campground is far enough from I-70 and other roads to receive little traffic noise. A railroad runs through Green River so distant rail traffic is heard at times.

Paws Friendliness – 3/5

The campground is pet friendly, but does not have an enclosed pet run or cleanup bags. The campground is large enough for a decent walk with your pet. Caution: goat head/sand burrs infest the grassy areas in the overflow/group camping area  – avoid walking your pet in that area! 

Overall Rating – 3/5

Overall, the Green River KOA campground is a convenient place to stop for a night or as a base to explore nearby state and national parks and sites along the San Rafael Swell.

Additional info

Internet access

We received a moderate 4G Verizon signal at this campground. We did not need to deploy our cellular antenna and booster to improve MiFi hot spot internet access. The campground provided free WiFi, but we did not use this during our stay.

Water Quality

The water at this campground tested hard – we added our water softener to the water filtration stack.

Nearby attractions

Here are a few local attractions:

  • Goblin Valley State Park
  • Horseshoe Canyon District of Canyonlands National Park
  • San Rafael Swell
  • Wild Horse & Little Wild Horse Canyons
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park

 

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