Campground Review: Willow Wind RV Park, Hurricane Utah

043Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Willow Wind RV Park
  • Dates of stay: September 5-11, 2018
  • Location: 80 South 1150 West, Hurricane, Utah 84737
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent
  • Cost: $47.96 / night (with Good Sam discount)
  • Additional fees: none
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: NO
  • Cell reception: ATT adequate
  • Website: http://www.willowwindrvpark.com
  • Pros: nice amenities and sites, good location
  • Cons: moderately pricey

Full Review

This park is in a great location, right in the small town of Hurricane, UT and near Zion National Park. With its shady sites and beautifully kept amenities, it’s a little oasis spot. The campground is moderately large, with 185 sites plus tent camping area and three teepees for rent.

Our back-in concrete space (#172) was solid, reasonably level and easy to get into due to a large parking/staging area right in front of our spot. Other locations may be a little trickier for a large rig to get into. There is an intrusive concrete ditch in the road right in front of the office which is a bit annoying, but can be avoided after getting the rig parked by using the other entrance/exit.  The site wasn’t quite long enough to park our toad, but we used the aforementioned parking area, which was convenient enough. Our site was neatly landscaped with grass and trees, some of the other (newer) sites have mostly gravel between sites. No picnic table is provided.

50 amp electric, water and sewer connections worked fine, although we did experience a short water outage due to a broken main. It was fixed within a few hours, so no real inconvenience. The provided cable TV worked perfectly, with 40+ clear channels. That was good because, although our site was considered “satellite-friendly”, we couldn’t get a satellite lock due to trees. Considering that it was hot during our stay (highs in the upper 90’s – 100), I’ll take the shade over satellite TV! A wifi code was provided, but I primarily used our own internet connection. Jeff used the campground wifi and said it worked well.

It should be noted that this is one of the few campgrounds that do NOT accept mail. Campers are directed to forward mail to general delivery at the nearby post office and pick it up there. FedEx and UPS will deliver directly to your site, so long as the site number noted on the address.

The park landscaping and amenities are immaculately kept. The clubhouse is beautiful with lounge space downstairs and an upstairs loft with pool table. There are two bathhouses, one a traditional type, and the other (nearest the office) has individual bathroom units equipped with shower, toilet and sink. I love those, it’s like showering in a home bathroom. All were bright, tiled, modern, and climate controlled. There are two coin laundry facilities and a fitness room equipped with weight machine, recumbent bicycle, elliptical and a treadmill.  A pool would be nice, but we rarely find pools in desert environment campgrounds.

The cost was a little higher than we like, but not out of line when you consider the quality of the site and amenities. Being in town, Walmart, shopping, restaurants, and a movie theater are located conveniently nearby. Zion is only about a half hour away and Bryce Canyon National Park is within day trip distance, about 2.5 hours away. If you’re into ATV-ing, there are miles of trails within 30 minutes. Jeff tells me that several world class mountain bike trails are within 30-45 minutes drive away. This has quickly become one of his favorite biking spots, so I expect we’ll return to the area —  when it’s cooler!

Bottom Line: Great sites, beautifully-maintained grounds and amenities, at a price that’s not outrageous.

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