Campground Reviews

Aug 21, 2023
Changed site as original site too small for RV. Given nice sunny site at end by river. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hot springs in walking distance. Small, quaint town with nice people.

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Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review. We're happy to hear your enjoyed your stay.
Aug 21, 2023
Prices are outrageous.

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The shoulder season rates are a cheaper option.
Aug 20, 2023
Relaxing at the camp site, and close enough to town to walk to.
Aug 19, 2023
They were so amazing, the office store had everything we needed because we forgot things, the campsite was clean, the bathrooms are stellar. Truly perfect for a camping get away. Lava itself is the perfect little get away spot. It’s the best small town vacation perfect for those who love the outdoors!
Aug 18, 2023
Super love and excellent stay we had. We keep coming back to this place.
Aug 16, 2023
Aug 15, 2023
Aug 15, 2023
traffic and train noise otherwise a nice place
Aug 15, 2023
This place is very nice and has just about every accommodation you could ask for! I’m only giving it 4/5 stars because they need to take out some of the concrete dividers they have in between the camp spots. I almost hit the concrete wall a few times with our trailer and my truck because our site was right on the corner. Looked like a few people have hit it/run into it in the past.
Aug 15, 2023
The park is beautiful but .........I was assured our site (#220) was nowhere by the road. Let me tell you, it was right next to the busy busy freeway and also the train tracks. All day and all night, semi's and trains. Also no shade at all, we paid for a patio site thinking since it cost more, it would be nice, NOPE. I would not recommend this place at all
Aug 15, 2023
Was great until a giant tree cutting company pulled up early in the am to start cutting down a tree being very noisy. :(

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This was an unfortunate situation for you to experience, but the safety factor was very concerning to us. We hired a professional tree service to take care of the tree.
Aug 14, 2023
This is our second time staying in the loft cabin we love staying at the East KOA. The staff is always friendly and so helpful. The view of the river is so pretty and the sound peaceful and relaxing. It is close enough to walk to all the attractions. We will be back.
Aug 13, 2023
wish we could have stayed longer. LOVED our spots we stayed in with our son&daughter in law even if only for 2 nights in that spot. Perfect location for an easy walk to ANYTHING in town . spots by the stream are just beautiful.
Aug 13, 2023
Aug 13, 2023
Clean with great views from the deck, all the amenities needed.
Aug 13, 2023
Beautiful spot and staff kind and helpful
Aug 12, 2023
Great place close to everything right on the river! We had a deluxe site and it was well laid out. We really enjoyed our stay. Totally weird check in, they ask you everything twice, kids, pets, extra cars etc and make you sign a separate form not KOA issued to ensure you aren’t lying?!? They could definitely update that process.
Aug 12, 2023
Campground is always clean, Staff is always friendly. It's close to the Hot Springs.
Aug 12, 2023
Staff very helpful even made a friend. Allowed multiple moves as better sites opened up. Very clean. Very close to town.
Aug 12, 2023
The price of the stay was a bit high for me, but speaking of the services, lighting and place, it is excellent.
Aug 11, 2023
Easy in/out and good parking. Nice spacing. Showers/restrooms clean and spacious. Staff is friendly. Everything you want in a stay. Super glad we picked Lava Hot Springs East KOA
Aug 11, 2023
Very noisy with train passing by frequently. Lots are not level and need more gravel. The only positive was the excellent bathroom/shower facility!
Aug 10, 2023
Park was nice, but the train that ran by the park constantly made it difficult to sleep through the night. There was also constant traffic on the road by the park
Aug 09, 2023
Aug 09, 2023
Marked improvements since we were there a few years ago. We like the improvements. Costs were a bit higher than anticipated. We did enjoy our stay. We/ll be back.

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Thank you so much.
Aug 08, 2023
We have stayed at Lava KOA for the past 9 years and it is our "glamping" trip of our season. They have great bathrooms,showers and amenities.
Aug 08, 2023
Wonderful
Aug 08, 2023
Aug 08, 2023
The cabin was great and outfitted perfectly.
Aug 07, 2023
First the constant noise from: trains, semi truck/engine brakes and the camp ground just to the south made the experience very bad. Second, our group was scattered all over the camp site. We booked 4 months in advanced. Last, and the biggest complaint... My brother has a pickup with a rooftop tent. KOA required a full site rental vs just an added vehicle charge.
Aug 07, 2023
Aug 07, 2023
Overpriced, overcrowded with big rigs looming over you and big trucks filling driveway.. too noisy highway and way too noisy train just above highway. Enjoyed park much more in the fall. Otherwise beautiful well cared for sites near stream.
Aug 07, 2023
Beautiful and convenient location!!!
Aug 06, 2023
The loft was clean and spacious. Enjoyed the fire experience and patio with view to river. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.
Aug 06, 2023
too much highway noise, sites too close together, handicap shower needs handrails and handheld sprayer - otherwise neat and clean

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have ear plugs in our camp store. The handicap shower does have handrails and the hand held sprayer is a great idea. Thank you.
Aug 05, 2023
great campground ,large spots,liked the top section best ,nice staff.
Aug 05, 2023
The trains passing through the boundary of the camp group were incredibly loud waking me up many times throughout the night. I had a horrible nights sleep.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The passing of the Union Pacific Railroad transportation runs through this quaint little valley. We do offer earplugs in our camp store.
Aug 04, 2023
The only negative part was that cabin main heater didn't work. However the one in the small room did work. Overall we enjoyed the stay at the cabin.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We will check into this. Please advise any staff member immediately so we have the opportunity to fix this type of issue promptly.
Aug 03, 2023
With a big semi trucks using their exhaust brakes, the park was too noisy. Also, the train blowing there horn. And when it rains the fire pits fill up with water and become a safety hazard. Due to the fact that the fire pits are flush with the ground. We had no problem with the camp host. They were extremely friendly and helpful.
Aug 03, 2023
Aug 03, 2023
Nice park, clean. The landscape trailer blocking half of the entrance was fun, along with 2 employees who didn't bother acknowledging I was even sitting there. There is endless road noise from every truck going up & down the adjacent (hill) road and trains going by several times a day as well. And let's not forget the unexpected $6/day fee for a small dog (plus taxes too). Look elsewhere.
Aug 03, 2023
What a lovely, clean, staff-friendly campground. Our tent site backed up to the Pontneuf River. We fell asleep and woke up to the sound of the water …perfect!
Aug 02, 2023
It was one of the best camping trips we've been on. The site was very clean and worked well for us. The Hosts were extremely friendly and kind. We'll stay there again next time we are in Lava.
Aug 01, 2023
Awesome
Aug 01, 2023
We made the mistake of arriving On a Friday and Leaving Monday. After seeing mostly Utah license plates, we got the Atlas out and quickly realized Lava Hot Springs is only a two hour drive from Salt Lake. The place was packed with kids. Town was packed with kids. The staff was nice. The sites along the River are nice. The site next to park entrance, the highway, and train tracks was not so nice.
Aug 01, 2023
The park was not full and when we left, still many vacancies, yet when we arrived they made us wait for over 2 hrs in very hot weather stating sites weren't ready.... very unnecessary and stressful....

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We apologize you had to wait for us to clean, water, and mow sites. If anyone arrives before our advertised check in times of 3pm-9pm we are usually still trying to get our work done. Check out is 11 am so we only have a small window of hours to get the yard work done. Thanks for your understanding
Jul 31, 2023
It’s become so commercialized and so many rules, we’re waiting to be charged to be able to smile and have any fun.
Jul 31, 2023
We enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean and our tent spot was nice. Some changes that I'd love to see though are putting a fence around the playground and adding restroom spots that are just toilets. We played on the playground a lot during our stay and saw a lot of kids almost get hit by cars as they were crossing the street to get back to their camp.
Jul 31, 2023
The people were not too nice seem like they don't like their jobs never smile. Threatened to kick you out if you're even awake at 10:00
Jul 31, 2023
Very nice facility
May 04, 2024
New spots are very tight... churning makes it tough to get in and out
- Rico Davis on Google
Apr 30, 2024
Always a fantastic stay !
- Ronald Pittman on Google
Apr 06, 2024
We stayed in L46 and patio is facing the river. Very nice night bbq and fire pit experience. Close by train tracks and freeway is the downside though. The cabin was very clean and cozy. Kids loved the bunk beds.
- S Tiwari on Google