Full-Time RVers – Campground / RV Park Review: Red Desert Rose – Rawlins, Wyoming

Have you ever driven through Wyoming? We’ve been to some great places so far, but I don’t recommend trying to make the drive from the west of Wyoming to the east. There is NOTHING and I mean nothing. Limited gas stations. Limited food. We were supposed to stop halfway through, but we were so bored with the drive, we decided to power through and show up to Red Desert Rose a couple of days early. Luckily, they were able to take us in no problem and even moved our already paid for reservation of 2 days to when we arrived. We left from Jackson, Wyoming (actually Victor, Idaho at this RV Park) where we went whitewater rafting, paddleboarding on the lakes, and whitewater paddleboarding on the Snake River. Our destination in mind was Golden, Colorado (with a few days to spare in between before our next reservation).

Don’t you love this vintage style campground sign? So awesome!

One of the best parts about campgrounds is the after hours check-in option. For those who don’t know, a lot of campgrounds leave their available sites listed somewhere for those who are driving and need a place to stop and stay. Red Desert Rose does after hours check in better than any other campground I’ve ever seen. They have 4 separate compartments for the various types of sites (full hookups, full hookups no cable, water/electric only, and dry camping). Each compartment has an envelope for each of those with reservations who haven’t arrived yet and envelopes with site numbers that are available. It is so well done and we were very impressed with the packet they put together for each site.

Bonus points always awarded for laundry facilities with change machines – our jar of quarters always seems to be running low!

A very unique perk of this RV park is the “Courtesy Vehicle” as seen below. This vehicle is available for use to run quick errands like grocery shopping. I’ve never seen this at an RV park before so it was really awesome to see. Our neighbor went grocery shopping in it – so it is definitely being used!

They also have a putt-putt course (see above-right) and a book exchange (see below). I love when RV parks have book exchanges!

Doesn’t the lounge area in the store (above) remind you of Elvis Presley’s Jungle Room at Graceland? Ok, so maybe that’s a stretch, but the wood walls, dark furniture, and greenery give off that Jungle Room vibe to me.

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