Saturday, October 13, 2012

Campground Review: Salt Lake City KOA

We chose the Salt Lake City KOA because of it's proximity to the city center and the very good reviews on RV Park Reviews. When staying in a large city we like to explore the neighborhoods so the location worked well for us.

It is a different camping experience to be in a very large RV park; they have 210 sites, 2 laundry facilities, a pool and hot tub, a barber shop (!), 2 RV/car washes, a Mexican restaurant, and more. There are a number of folks renting sites on a monthly basis and there is a separate section with about the same number of sites that house some mobile homes and permanent RV sites. At this time of year the short term sites are about 50% full. It would be quite crowded if the place was full. There is every variety and age of RV possible and we happen to be camped next to another Montana!

The sites are quite close together with a patch of lawn and a table and a tree. You share an electrical pedestal (30 & 50amp) and water spigot with your neighbor. Sewer connection is grouped with the other utilities as well.

The park is bounded on two sides with major arteries; Redwood going North/South and North Temple heading East/West and only about a mile into downtown. Interstate 80 is only a couple of blocks South and I-215 and I-15 are each less than a mile away. There is a major train corridor less than half a mile away and the airport is a mile or so West. This illustrates the potential noise level in this park. If you sleep with your windows open you may need earplugs as the road noise is not drastic but is ever present white noise. The biggest noise maker is the train whistles! Especially at 4am...

You can access the Jordan River Bike Path from the campground.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had two packages mailed here with no problems. I even got a bunch of roses from a friendly volunteer who was trimming the bushes at the time!

Verizon/Millenicom 4G cell and internet service was pretty good, but sometimes it bogged down.

We paid $175 for one week which included the KOA club 20% discount. We signed up for the club upon arrival and it did pay for itself by staying for one week. Also, this park (or perhaps all KOA's?) gave us 7 days for the price of 5.

To top it all off, we met fellow full timers George and Lulu and their Dobie Rocky here. We shared some great happy hours and got some good advice on riveting for a project Hans took care of.

All in all this campground was a pleasant place to stay with good access to all parts of SLC. My only real complaint was the train noise! If we needed to be centrally located in SLC we would stay here again.

We shared utilities with the trailer on our right. Parking area for
your truck or towed is offset to allow privacy for your seating area.

That's our grassy area and picnic table


  1. Are you getting homesick yet? :) I am sure you are not but just wanted to check in on you guys!

    1. Nope! We are now at a much calmer, more natural campground where everything is peaceful and just lovely... compared to SLC. Life is good! I hope all is well with you in SD!