Date of Stay: August 9-19, 2016
216 Spinel St, Kemmerer, WY
(307)877-3416 (I could not find a website, we came across it on TripAdvisor)
$35/nightly; $165/weekly (monthly rates available) – NO CREDIT CARDS, Cash or Check Only
(Please note, rates may have changed since our stay.)
Easily accessible from the highway, the park is very well kept with spacious, level sites. Even though there is a train switching yard not far from the park, the noise was not audible enough to disturb our stay. The campground is gravel, but 10 of the pull through spaces are paved with asphalt. There are also several back-in spaces next to the Hams Fork River that runs alongside the park. As the name indicates, the Riverside is also a mobile home park. But not like you would think… The mobile homes are on separate individual lots across the street from the RV park and are nicely kept homes and yards. Much like the grounds of the park. A few other reviews have said that reservations are required, but I spoke to the owner and reservations are not required. The only exception is during the Oyster Ridge Music Festival held the last week of July. According to the owner, the park is usually booked during that full week. Otherwise, you’ll find the park is self-check-in. Select a site, fill out the envelope provided, and deposit in the slot with cash or check. (Credit cards are not accepted.)
Although the owners do not manage the office in person, they live near and check on things periodically. They are extremely friendly and helpful offering an information sheet about things to do in the area. You will see them working around the park throughout the day. We were parked on an asphalt, pull through site with FHUs & cable (4 channels). WI-FI is only available by calling the local provider. The WI-FI rate is an additional $5/day or $20/week for 2 devices.
Worth noting is that there are no showers or public restrooms on-site. So I assume not favorable for anything other than a self-contained vehicle.
During our stay we enjoyed drives up to Fossil Butte National Monument just about 9 miles away. The area also offers fossil digs, hiking, fishing, boating, golfing and wildlife viewing. The town of Kemmerer hosts a museum and the very first J.C. Penny “Mother” store built in 1904.
We enjoyed our stay and will be back again the next time we are through this area.