Campground Review – Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey, Rock Springs, WyomingDescription

The Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey is well-maintained campground conveniently located just off Interstate I-80 on the outskirts of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The park has views of desert hills, rocky bluffs and of White Mountain to the northwest. This KOA makes for a good stop while travelling through the area.

Location

Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey
86 Foothill Blvd
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Park: (307) 362-3063
Latitude: 41.568405 N, Longitude: -109.293279 W, Elevation: ~6,759 feet (2,060 m)

Details

We stayed for two nights at the Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey in late September of 2017, using it as a short break as we traveled through the area. This is a basic, clean, and well-maintained campground with easy access from Interstate I-80. The campground staff was friendly and helpful during our stay.

Weather was unsettled during our stay and several days of heavy rain preceded our visit. The rain, together with heavy visitor traffic through the campground, churned the dirt and gravel park sites and lanes into a muddy mess, with lots of puddles and some rutting. This normally arid campground could use more gravel, especially with the coming rain and snow of winter and spring.

Cost

For two nights at a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site, we paid about $45 per night, including taxes and our KOA Value Kard Rewards Discount. There were no fees for pets or an extra vehicle.

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, game room, laundry room, playground, horseshoes, basket ball, tether ball, dog run, and swimming pool. The park has a small general store with basic groceries, household goods, camping supplies, souvenirs and tourist info for the local area. Grocery stores, restaurants, automotive and some RV services are nearby in Rock Springs. A larger choice of services and shopping are available in Salt Lake City, UT (179 miles).

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 3/5

The campground is easily accessible from Interstate I-80. Lanes in the park are gravel and dirt. 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, dog run, and swimming pool. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Site quality – 2/5

Sites have full or partial hookups with 50/30/20 amp electric, basic cable TV and a picnic table. Sites are gravel and dirt. Sites are wide enough to accommodate slide-outs and awnings, but otherwise have little separation between sites. There are few trees and little shade in the campground. Some premium sites have concrete slab patios – premium tent sites may have a grassy area.

Recent rains and heavy visitor traffic through the campground turned the dirt and gravel park sites and lanes into a muddy mess, with lots of puddles and some rutting. We were constantly cleaning up from tracking mud into the trailer, especially with dogs. This normally arid campground could use more gravel, especially with the coming rain and snow of winter and spring.

Scenic Value – 3/5

The park has some nice landscaping touches and has interesting views of desert hills, rocky bluffs and of White Mountain to the northwest, but is otherwise quite barren. Nearby petroleum storage tanks detract from the view.

Location/Isolation – 2/5

The campground has wide expanses of gravel, with little to break up the view between sites or to add privacy. (Some sites do have small privacy fences, which helps.) As such, much of the campground feels like a parking lot. The campground receives traffic noise from near busy Interstate I-80.

Paws Friendliness – 4/5

The campground is pet friendly and has a large enclosed pet run with cleanup bags. The campground is large enough for a decent walk with your pet.

Overall Rating – 3/5

Overall, the Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey campground is a convenient place to stop for a few nights when passing through the area. Except for the muddy conditions, we enjoyed our stay here.

Additional info

Internet access

We received a strong 4G Verizon signal at this campground. We did not need to deploy our cellular antenna 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 and activities:

  • Flaming Gorge Dam & Reservoir
  • Killpecker Sand Dunes
  • Historic Rock Springs
  • Historic Green River
  • Western Wyoming Community College Dinosaur Exhibit
  • Community Parks
  • Wildlife viewing – Wild Mustangs & Pronghorn Antelope

 

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