Tom and I spent a week exploring southeastern Utah, making the Green River KOA our home base. After Death Valley, we are used to driving at least an hour to get anywhere, so it seemed easiest to leave the RV in one central location and make day trips to the state parks, national parks, and BLM land.
The Green River KOA was a pretty basic RV park. We like to stay at KOAs when we are on the road because we know what we are going to get. They are clean and well-maintained, with decent sized RV spots, pull-throughs, and full hook-ups. We stayed a week at the Green River KOA and it lived up to our KOA expectations.
The grounds were basic, although there was a nice pool with a waterslide (opening soon). The Green River KOA offered something we had never had before at a KOA – continental breakfast! They had a Keurig coffee maker with various flavors of coffee (too bad we don’t drink coffee), hard boiled eggs and various pastries. I tried a sweet bread one morning and had a muffin another morning but stuck to my Raisin Bran in the RV the rest of the time.
The Green River KOA is right off I-70, so most of the people who stayed there only came for one night on their way to someplace else. But there were several people who were there with their OHVs exploring the Swell and the miles of BLM roads.
Green River is a small town, fewer than 1,000 people, but there isn’t another town within 100 miles on I-70, so it gets a lot of overnight traffic. Green River has a nice grocery store, several restaurants, and plenty of gas stations. The Green River runs through the middle of town and has a small state part next to it. We got ice cream at “The Chow Hound” twice – one of the busier places in town.
One of the nicest things about the Green River KOA is its location across the street from the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. John Wesley Powell’s expeditions were the first to navigate and map the Green and Colorado Rivers. It was one of the nicest small museums we have been to, with an excellent film about the first expedition. It also has a very nice gift shop.
The Green River KOA was a very nice place to stay for a week. Staying in Green River allowed us to explore all around the area with a good place to return at the end of the day.