CARSON VALLEY RV PARK Conveniently located 20 min from Tahoe & 15 min from Carson City-Part Carson Valley Inn complex with all its amenities & restaurants. Access to incredible outdoor recreation-ski, golf, fishing, water sports, biking & hiking.
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Not sure what the others are seeing in the place - it looks like a pretty run-down place, we had a pull-through site, #35 - the 'residents' that look like they had been here for a while were parked in the space blocking most of the access road into the space. Site was very uneven for a pull through, I had the front hitch electric jack fully extended and couldn't quite level - still pitched a little to the front, stairway was touching the pavement. Oh well, only for an overnight. Mix of nice rigs and scary full-time residents. I wouldn't recommend it, find somewhere else- this doesn't look anything close to an 8 or 9 "appeal" rating at other Good Sams we have stayed at. Kind of reminds me of the run-down look of the strip in Reno - we normally go for a walk in the evening - definitely won't be doing that here.
This is quite a nice RV park in a good location to visit the Lake Tahoe and Reno/Sparks areas. Although the park is on a major road, it is set back far enough to be quiet (particularly at night). Sites are paved but fairly small and crumbling in places, and most have some grass. Bathrooms are acceptably clean with some niggles like a missing soapdash in men's shower, pressure-sensitive sink faucets with needle spray that result in quite a lot of messy overspray on countertops. Sprinklers were run every night we were there which resulted in dirty splash on our trailer and equipment as well as more mosquitos than one would expect in this area. Access to the South Lake Tahoe area is good, albeit the fastest way is over the steep, twisting Kingsbury Grade that won't be a favorite for some.
Small and tight RV park right next to the casino. They offer an OK shower and bathroom, decent wifi and access to the workout room in the casino. The location in Minden is great for access to everything in Minden with Lake Tahoe just a scenic 30 minutes away.
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We stayed at Carson Valley RV Resort & Casino in our 40' motorhome. The roads are paved and the sites are on the smaller side, but easy to get into and clearly marked. The CV steakhouse is a must for dinner during your stay. Also, this is a great spot to explore lake tahoe from. It's only about a 20 minute drive up the hill and you are in the heart of lake tahoe.
Nice facility if you are traveling through 395. Park is well maintained but sites are small. Adjacent to Casino which you are allowed to use pool, etc. The casino will shuttle you back and forth if you need a ride. Small convenience store and service station in front of the park, plus located in the town of Minden. Restrooms are very clean! Highly recommend on your travels.
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