I have to start out with the fact that this was our first private RV Park stay - we usually stay in national, state or county parks. We don't need hookups, and almost every RV park that I have seen resembles a parking lot with hookups. That said, this place was recommended to us by our neighbors when we were camping in Death Valley. And having passed through this oasis on the way home, I wanted to see more. As a marine biologist, I really wanted to come here because the Shoshone pupfish is right nearby - in the nature preserve across the street and even in the drainage ditch through the campground! How often do you get to camp with rare and endemic species? The nature preserve is a really pleasant walk. There is also a pond with a birders blind so you can observe but not be easily seen - bring your bird book! In the evenings we did see coyotes pretty regularly, so keep your pets on leash and close. And it's not at all like a parking lot! Most of the sites are grass - ours was, and very pleasant. The layout can be a bit confusing, but the nice lady who checked us in walked us to the site. I was at first confused by being told that propane fire rings were not allowed, but that makes perfect sense on a grass site. Site #1 had 15 and 30 amp outlets, potable water, non potable (from the springs) and sewage hookup. There was very little to no cel reception, but the wifi was good here - and good at the Crowbar Cafe as well. We were onsite Mon-Fri in November, and we had a pleasant, quiet stay. The hot spring fed pool is a glorious luxury after a long drive or a day exploring, the bathrooms were clean, and the showers had plenty of hot water and pressure. There is also laundry available ($2 in quarters for a wash load I think), and a small library room that would be a good place to get some work done out of the wind, should one wish to. Our day trips included Tecopa (great BBQ), China Ranch, and Pahrump (get gas). Right around Shoshone is Dublin gulch, the Shoshone cemetery, museum and the awesome Shoshone Cafe & Saloon. I suppose you could also make a day trip to Vegas if you wanted to. All in all a very nice stay, would definitely return. Oh and they do Good Sam or AAA discounts, so ask.
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