Campground Review – Springville / Provo KOA Journey, Springville, Utah

Springville / Provo KOA Journey, Springville, Utah - 2017Description

The Springville / Provo KOA Journey is a nicely landscaped campground conveniently located off Interstate I-15 on the outskirts of Springville, Utah. The park has stunning views of the nearby Wasatch Range Mountains and makes for a good stop while passing through the Salt Lake City area.

Location

Springville / Provo KOA Journey
1550 N 1750 W
Springville, UT 84663
Park: (801) 491-0700
Latitude: 40.189596 N, Longitude: -111.642463 W, Elevation: ~4,577 ft (1,395 m)

Details

We stayed for two nights at the Springville / Provo 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-15. The campground staff was friendly and helpful during our stay.

Cost

For two nights at a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site, we paid about $46 per night, including tax and our KOA Value Kard Rewards Discount. There were no fees for pets or an extra vehicle.

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 4/5

The campground is easily accessible from Interstate I-15. Lanes in the park are well-maintained asphalt. The park has both pull-thru and back-in sites and can accommodate large rigs. The campground facilities have provisions for Universal access.

Lanes in the park are reasonably wide and marked for parallel parking vehicles across the ends of sites. Although sites are angled for easy entry and departure, large rigs may find maneuvering difficult, depending on how neighboring vehicles parked.

Facilities/Amenities – 4/5

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, and more, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, game room, laundry room, playground, horseshoes, dog run, clubhouse, fire pit, picnic pavilion, and swimming pool. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Site quality – 4/5

Sites have full or partial hookups with 50/30/20 amp electric, cable TV and a picnic table. Sites are paved, have a grassy median, and picnic table. Sites are wide enough to accommodate slide-outs and awnings, but otherwise have little separation between sites. Many sites have shade trees.

Scenic Value – 4/5

The campground is nicely landscaped and has lovely views of the nearby Wasatch Mountains. Power lines crossing in front of the campground and the nearby interstate detract from the view.

Location/Isolation – 3/5

The campground is on the semi-rural outskirts of Springville and has nice mountain views, but does receive road noise from busy Interstate I-15. The campground is nicely landscaped, adding to a park-like feeling, but closeness of the spaces and general busyness of the campground detract from any feeling of isolation.

Paws Friendliness – 4/5

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

Overall Rating – 4/5

Overall, the Buffalo KOA Journey campground is a convenient and peaceful stop for a few nights when passing through the area. 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 moderately hard – we added our water softener to the water filtration stack.

Nearby Amenities

Grocery stores, restaurants, automotive and some RV services are nearby in Springville (2 miles) or Provo (4 miles). A larger choice of services and shopping are available in Salt Lake City, UT (47 miles).

Nearby attractions

Here are a few local attractions and activities:

  • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • Scenic drive on US-189 & Bridal Veil Falls
  • Provo Towne Centre Mall
  • Traverse Mountain Outlets
  • Hiking, ATV riding, bird watching
  • University events and sports
  • Winter sports

 

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