Date of Stay: August 20 – 24, 2016
1138 Rowland RD, Pocatello, ID
www.batisespringsrvpark.com (208) 241-0506
$30.00 – 30 or 50 amp/nightly FHUs (Rates are available, but not published for longer stays. Call for more information.)
Discounts: Good Sam
(Please keep in mind, rates may have changed since our stay.)
Batise Springs is a small park with easy access off I-86, located a couple miles west of Pocatello, ID. Driving down the long entryway into the park, you’ll be a little concerned about what you are going to find at the end of the road. But as you approach the campground office, you’ll be surprised to find a quaint campground. Newly constructed laundry, bath houses and about 15 pull-through sites. Each space is long enough for most any RV or Motorhome, including tow, with gravel driveways and grass between each. Beware the lanes between sites are narrow making it challenging to make the sharp turn into your site. The campground also slopes downhill in some areas making it somewhat difficult to level you’re rig. Once parked and set up, you’ll find it is a nice place to stay with a small creek that flows along the side of the park.
It is located far enough off the interstate to not be bothered by highway noise. However, there is a fertilizer plant off I-86 that you can faintly hear humming in the distance. A few times during the day, the plant did sound an alarm, but at night the noise didn’t disturb us.
The camp hosts are wonderful people and will do what they can to accommodate you. Case in point… As we were leaving Batise Springs RV Park, Billy noticed the RV’s passenger side rim rubbing on the tires. This had happened once before so we turned around, went back to the campground and explained the situation to the hosts. They graciously allowed us to return to our spot so we could have time to get a mobile RV repairman contacted. We called Rocky Mountain Mobile RV Repair out of Pocatello and he was able to come out that afternoon. It turned out the spring we had replaced while traveling through Arkansas in April had already “sprung” again. Needless to say, we were not happy campers! Upon further inspection, the repairman informed us that the spring on the driver’s side also needed to be replaced. He certainly seemed competent and we figured he knew better than us, so we consented. The camp hosts at Batise Springs offered to rearrange other reservations so that we could stay until our rig was repaired. We were so appreciative! Having to locate the parts, the repairman returned the next afternoon and had us good to go within a couple of hours. While replacing the driver’s side spring, he found that a brake wire had come unattached and repaired that as well at no extra charge. Actually, he replaced both springs, repaired the brake wire and gave us some advice about additional maintenance that should be looked into. All for half the amount it had cost us to get one spring replaced in Arkansas!
We were so grateful to both Rocky Mountain Mobile RV Repair and Batise Springs RV Park! If you’re in need of a place to stay or require RV repair while near Pocatello, ID, we highly recommend each of these businesses! Idaho hospitality at its best!