Dates Of Stay: October 9 – 11, 2015
I must admit, the Cheyenne KOA was not my first choice. I started at T-Joe’s Steakhouse, which has a small RV park. I thought it would be really fun to have a cocktail at the steakhouse and be able to walk back to Nellie. As it was October, I did not phone ahead. Unfortunately, the RV park was full. The bartender referred me down Lincoln Highway to another joint, but they were full. I was beginning to think that Cheyenne was not that hospitable, when I spied the KOA on Campstool Road.
The campground faces I-80 and the railroad tracks running parallel to the interstate. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of road noise and train noise.
The campground was approximately one quarter full, and I cannot imagine it at full capacity. It would be a very tight squeeze. The entire place is gravel except for small patches of grass on the perimeter. Pour Olive hated walking on the sharp stones. Even the enclosed space for leash-free dogs was all gravel.
The campground’s proximity to Cheyenne is very good, but then again Cheyenne is a small town. Just about anywhere is close-in. Just up the road there is a Sierra Trading Post outlet store, and Walmart. If you jump on Lincoln Highway it takes only 10 minutes to get into downtown Cheyenne.
Like most KOA’s, there are laundry facilities, bathrooms and showers, and a pool which is closed after Labor Day. This is the first KOA I visited with a put-put golf course.
The manager was extremely friendly, and it is apparent that he takes great pride in the campground. There were lots of tourist trinkets and souvenirs in the gift shop. There are little touches here and there, such as a waterfall and a tree made of lights which is lit each evening by the golf course.
At $41 per night in the off-season, once again the KOA campground is not a bargain. However, I am finding that KOA is my default campground when the others are full.