Monday, February 1, 2016

Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town

After our stay at Riverside RV Park in Laughlin (see "Riverside RV Park"), it was great to arrive at Las Vegas KOA, formerly Sam's Town RV Park. We spent a week here in October 2012 (see "Sam's Town RV Park"). Since then, KOA has taken over the park, and that's probably a good thing.

The park appears pretty much as it did 3 years ago. One physical change is how the sewer is set up. Previously, you placed your hose in the utility box, then slid a panel down to hold it in place. Now traps are available next to the utility boxes, and this is much better. Another change for the better is WiFi is now provided free, and it is pretty reliable. It's not the fastest connection around, but we never lost a signal. Cable TV is pretty good, offering 4 HBO stations, but it does not offer some stations we really enjoy, such as PBS and the Food Network.

Other than that, things are pretty much as they were 3 years ago. The place is well maintained, and all the facilities (restrooms, showers, pool, laundry, etc.) are well cared for. I only saw 1 washing machine out of order in the laundry room. For dog owners, there are 2 grassy dog runs. The pool also has a hot tub. Employees are visible throughout the day in all areas of the park. Office staff are efficient and courteous. Overall, this is a good place to stay, and rates are reasonable, unlike many KOA parks.

Boulder Highway runs right next to the park, and you can hear traffic. However, it did not keep us awake at night, and we really didn't notice it very much. There are sirens at all hours of the day and night along the highway. A Walmart is located right across the Boulder Highway, and various other businesses are located nearby.

The only real negative for me is there is no propane available in the park. Office staff said a vendor made rounds through the park twice a week, but a Costco card was required. I've never been to a Costco, so that was not an option for us. We found a U-Haul outlet a few blocks south on Boulder Boulevard and filled our tanks there.

Below are some pictures of the park. I did not include any in my post 3 years ago.

This is the backside of the office. Our site was located directly across from it, and I took this picture from our site.

Restrooms/showers near our site. There is another restrooms/shower on the south side of the property, and the pool area also has restrooms/showers.

One of the two dog runs in the park. That is the Eastside Cannery Hotel in the background.

There are quite a few trees throughout the park.

Most spots are back-in sites, but there are quite a number of pull-thrus that will accommodate larger rigs.
This building is in the center of the park. The fenced in area is the pool area, complete with hot tub. Restrooms/showers are in the center. On the backside -- not visible in this picture -- is the laundry.

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