Ballard RV Park

(24 Reviews)

Thompson Cyn Rd., Thompson, UT 84540

435-260-2439

423-836-5239

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GPS: 38.9697, -109.7148

Ballard RV Park is located at Thompson Cyn Rd., Thompson, Utah 84540 with a total of 15 campsites. Before your trip to Ballard RV Park, check out website at http://moabrvpark.com/ or contact them through 435-260-2439 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

38.9697, -109.7148

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 38.9697, -109.7148

Amenities

Hookups 50 Amp 30 Amp 20 Amp water sewer Full Hookups
Site Amenities big rig pull thru
Facilities restrooms
Pets pets

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Overview of Ballard RV Park


Last Price Paid: $40

Reported by Warren G Wright on 05.20.2022

Longest RV Reported: 42 feet (Fifth Wheel)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

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Number of Sites:

15

Pad Type:

gravel

Elevation:

5,118 ft / 1,559 m

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  • Area Guides Avatar Warren G Wright
    Quick overnight visit

    Reviewed 20/5/2022

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 58

    Had a board to tell you what spots were available. Nice and quiet location almost nobody out. The only bad thing I notice is the trains are very loud at night when they pass tgrough. Great for one night stay

  • Area Guides Avatar LoveinTow
    Good for what we needed.

    Reviewed 29/11/2021

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    Nightly rate: $28

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 20

    Due to the time of year that we were here we almost had the park to ourselves. The sites in our row were very long which was convenient for parking our truck. They are all gravel sites and fairly level. There are no shaded sites, the campground is very open. Arches NP and Moab are about 35-40 minutes away and Canyonlands is about 4...moreDue to the time of year that we were here we almost had the park to ourselves. The sites in our row were very long which was convenient for parking our truck. They are all gravel sites and fairly level. There are no shaded sites, the campground is very open. Arches NP and Moab are about 35-40 minutes away and Canyonlands is about 45-50 minutes away. There is 1 washer and 1 dryer. $4 for a wash and dry or $2 for each if you only need one or the other. It was quiet for the most part BUT there are 3 different trains that pass through just on the north side of the park: cargo, Amtrak and the Rocky Mountaineer and all blow their horns as they go by.

  • Area Guides Avatar Paul Allen
    Wonderful campground for visiting Arches, Canyonlands, Moab

    Reviewed 21/10/2021

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    Nightly rate: $26

    Days stayed: 9

    We really enjoyed our stay at Ballard RV park. Thompson Springs is a tiny town just off I-70, and about 30 minutes from entrances to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, and similar distance from Moab. The campground is clean and well kept up, with good shower and laundry facilities. But the differentiator was how friend...moreWe really enjoyed our stay at Ballard RV park. Thompson Springs is a tiny town just off I-70, and about 30 minutes from entrances to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, and similar distance from Moab. The campground is clean and well kept up, with good shower and laundry facilities. But the differentiator was how friendly and helpful the hosts were. Our mail delivery service arrived a couple days after we had left Ballard RV park, but the hosts offered to drive 45 minutes to meet us halfway to our next campground!! Their kindness saved us at least an hour and a half of extra driving, and they refused to take any payment for the assistance. Such great people!!

  • Area Guides Avatar Travels With Luna
    Okay For A Stop Over

    Reviewed 18/10/2021

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    Days stayed: 1

    This is a very clean and updated park. The owner is very nice and we were able to get the last spot after getting shut out of every Moab campground. It's a bit out of the way but not too far for a basecamp. The sites and roads are gravel, the road is a bit loose so you can't really bike on it that easily if you have kids. The hook ...moreThis is a very clean and updated park. The owner is very nice and we were able to get the last spot after getting shut out of every Moab campground. It's a bit out of the way but not too far for a basecamp. The sites and roads are gravel, the road is a bit loose so you can't really bike on it that easily if you have kids. The hook ups were pristine, they look brand new. All the sites are nice, mostly level, pull throughs. There aren't many views to speak of and little to no privacy. It was 3 stars for us but a nice stop over on our way through town.

  • Area Guides Avatar wschmidt
    Relaxing

    Reviewed 4/10/2021

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    Nightly rate: $33

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: 48

    Good base camp location, convenient to arches NP. The office staff where friendly and efficient. The park services are new and work well. We had a fifty amp pull through site. The site had water sewer and cable tv. There was very good WiFi in the park. The park uses portable fire pits and they sell firewood. The town is a time capsule ...moreGood base camp location, convenient to arches NP. The office staff where friendly and efficient. The park services are new and work well. We had a fifty amp pull through site. The site had water sewer and cable tv. There was very good WiFi in the park. The park uses portable fire pits and they sell firewood. The town is a time capsule of a time long gone. The only negative is there are no food stores in a convenient distance.

  • Area Guides Avatar gettingoutofnormal
    Very pleasant

    Reviewed 20/9/2021

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    Nightly rate: $39

    Days stayed: 6

    We had a great experience with this park. The location was convenient to Arches and to I70. The cell signal was strong. The hookups were good and decently located. The staff were very nice.We arrived around 9PM and has someone (unexpectedly) help us find our site which was really nice. They will bring you a picnic table and a fire ...moreWe had a great experience with this park. The location was convenient to Arches and to I70. The cell signal was strong. The hookups were good and decently located. The staff were very nice.We arrived around 9PM and has someone (unexpectedly) help us find our site which was really nice. They will bring you a picnic table and a fire pit if you ask. Our site was large, fairly level, and had really beautiful views. We were happy to arrive here after boondocking for a week.

  • Area Guides Avatar Nikkimckenna
    Nice large sites

    Reviewed 2/5/2021

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    Nightly rate: $36

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 45

    Great place to stop and explore the area. Nice big pull through sites. Friendly staff. High water pressure. Being a regulator or buy one from them. Very clean. Glad I stopped here. 37 foot class A pulling a 10 foot trailer.

  • Area Guides Avatar Road Ventures
    Great Place to Flush Tanks after Boondocking in Moab

    Reviewed 29/4/2021

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    Nightly rate: $32

    Days stayed: 1

    We stayed one night here, just long enough to flush tanks, do laundry, and clean up from two weeks of boon docking in Moab. The laundry area has 2 washers and 2 dryers and they are in the main office area. It costs $4 for the wash/dry together. You have to pay the lady in the office, as they are residential machines and don't take quar...moreWe stayed one night here, just long enough to flush tanks, do laundry, and clean up from two weeks of boon docking in Moab. The laundry area has 2 washers and 2 dryers and they are in the main office area. It costs $4 for the wash/dry together. You have to pay the lady in the office, as they are residential machines and don't take quarters. The staff was very nice and they were busy. The sights were gravel and very well maintained. This was a great place to re-group right off of the I70 before we headed over the Rockies into Colorado. Its a basic campground but the cheapest in the area and very well maintained. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Charles&Rose
    New Business, quiet stay

    Reviewed 15/4/2021

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    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 52

    This place is right off I-70, about 40 miles from Moab, Arches, Canyonlands, etc. This is their first season so the place is pretty plain, but well laid out. Far enough off the freeway for noise, but a slow train rolls through a couple times. Not bad. GRavel pads. Clean, well laid out. They just planted trees and are working on a dog...moreThis place is right off I-70, about 40 miles from Moab, Arches, Canyonlands, etc. This is their first season so the place is pretty plain, but well laid out. Far enough off the freeway for noise, but a slow train rolls through a couple times. Not bad. GRavel pads. Clean, well laid out. They just planted trees and are working on a dog area.

  • Area Guides Avatar Steve
    Best Price, Great Location

    Reviewed 8/1/2021

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    Nightly rate: $31

    Days stayed: 14

    Lee and Shelley were amazing! We stayed here for a week, left our RV for 5 days over Christmas and then came back for 3 days before moving on. Sites are huge, hookups are great! Very close to several national parks as well as Moab for offroading. Lee can point you to several local trails and historical sites that are awesome to visit (...moreLee and Shelley were amazing! We stayed here for a week, left our RV for 5 days over Christmas and then came back for 3 days before moving on. Sites are huge, hookups are great! Very close to several national parks as well as Moab for offroading. Lee can point you to several local trails and historical sites that are awesome to visit (petroglyphs and ghost town as well as the back way into Arches). Bathrooms and laundry were super clean and very nice. Water spigot was heated/insulted in winter so you don't have to unhook at night (so nice). I can't recommend these guys enough... awesome!

  • Area Guides Avatar Coddiwompler
    Basic campsite, perfect location

    Reviewed 24/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $32

    Days stayed: 6

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    We enjoyed our stay at Ballard RV Park. All sites are gravel, 100ft pull through sites. It is up the street from a gas station/7-11. No other restaurants or stores for 20+ miles. We hit 3 national parks while here: Arches, Canyonlands, & Capitol Reef. Arches & Canyonlands are both less than an hour. Capitol Reef was about an hour forty...moreWe enjoyed our stay at Ballard RV Park. All sites are gravel, 100ft pull through sites. It is up the street from a gas station/7-11. No other restaurants or stores for 20+ miles. We hit 3 national parks while here: Arches, Canyonlands, & Capitol Reef. Arches & Canyonlands are both less than an hour. Capitol Reef was about an hour forty-five minute drive. The RV Park is quiet & the folks are friendly. We went into Moab a few times & there was so much construction & traffic, I was very thankful we did not stay in town.

  • Area Guides Avatar John
    Great setting...

    Reviewed 15/9/2020

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    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: 17

    Thompson Springs is an abandoned town off the Interstate, there is a gas station and a 7/11 at the exit. Park is about 3/4 mile off interstate, is very quiet in a picturesque setting out of the way. No interstate noise, train comes by a couple times a day (we loved that). About 30 miles to Arches, 35 to Moab and 45 to Canyonlands......moreThompson Springs is an abandoned town off the Interstate, there is a gas station and a 7/11 at the exit. Park is about 3/4 mile off interstate, is very quiet in a picturesque setting out of the way. No interstate noise, train comes by a couple times a day (we loved that). About 30 miles to Arches, 35 to Moab and 45 to Canyonlands... easy drive. Gravel sites, spacious and easy to navigate. Great folks there. Adding 35 new sites under construction. Great alternative to the congestion of Moab. Ghost town, cemetery, Indian art and other points of interest within 5 mile drive up the canyon.

  • Area Guides Avatar Jen
    Clean Laumdry / Bath House

    Reviewed 21/6/2020

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    A nice stay with nearby rock art (a must see) and ghost town. Laundry: 2 sets of washers/dryers. They charge $4 to use both which is pricey but they appliances are new Maytag which got out all of the stains and dirt that prior campground laundry left behind. Tide pods are available for purchase.They offer 4 clean bathrooms each...moreA nice stay with nearby rock art (a must see) and ghost town. Laundry: 2 sets of washers/dryers. They charge $4 to use both which is pricey but they appliances are new Maytag which got out all of the stains and dirt that prior campground laundry left behind. Tide pods are available for purchase.They offer 4 clean bathrooms each with their own shower, toilet, and vanity. 1 of which has a tub. Wifi available for free. I had to work remotely while here and the wifi was sufficient for that. Access: easy to get in and out of the campground and easy to find from the I-70. The only shopping nearby is the 7/11 just up the street. Noise: a nearby railroad track. I heard 1 train each night. Camping spots: gravel

  • Area Guides Avatar tmcblane
    Awesome campground

    Reviewed 2/10/2019

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    Nightly rate: $24

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 26

    No frills just a great place to park and explore from. Awesome campground, so glad I found this one. It is about a 40 minute drive to Arches but the savings is well worth it compared to the closer campgrounds at $60-$110 a day! Very nicely laid out and the sites are about 100' long. Great water pressure and no bad taste but high pressu...moreNo frills just a great place to park and explore from. Awesome campground, so glad I found this one. It is about a 40 minute drive to Arches but the savings is well worth it compared to the closer campgrounds at $60-$110 a day! Very nicely laid out and the sites are about 100' long. Great water pressure and no bad taste but high pressure so use a regulator, power is right on que. They are working on an addition for 21 more sites. If you love to ride BLM land is only a 1/4 mile away, and 5 miles into BLM is Sego Canyon with rock art dating supposedly to 7000BC. There is art all over on both sides of the road. Respect the private property though and take your pictures from the road. Also we were here in early october and my dog sniffed out a rattle snake so be careful of plowing through grass, this one was snuggled up under a bush minding its own business. Just be careful. Oh and the view around the park is awesome with huge tall mesa's. Some trains at night and a couple a day are amtrak. I would definitely come back to this park, the folks running it are super friendly.

  • Area Guides Avatar RVing Across America
    Clean park with excellent customer service

    Reviewed 28/5/2019

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    Nightly rate: $33

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: 18

    If you need full hookups and do not mind the drive to Moab and the National Parks then this is the place for you. Easy to get to off I-70. The sites are level, the bathrooms/showers are private and very clean, good Verizon cell service, and quiet except for a train every once in a while. When we first arrived the washer and dryer wer...moreIf you need full hookups and do not mind the drive to Moab and the National Parks then this is the place for you. Easy to get to off I-70. The sites are level, the bathrooms/showers are private and very clean, good Verizon cell service, and quiet except for a train every once in a while. When we first arrived the washer and dryer were free to use but then a few days later they had put up a sign to pay $4.00 (honor system) to wash and dry a load (still a deal for laundry). The only negative I had was the sites face each other so that you and your neighbor must share a picnic table and outside area. Not a deal breaker because we would stay here again. Overall this park is a five star for me. I struggled with the location star only because it is out in the Middle of nowhere which we did not have a problem with but others may. Our visit May 21-24 2019.

  • Area Guides Avatar tacksonthedeck
    Clean, level sites, but a little far from national parks

    Reviewed 21/5/2019

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    Nightly rate: $33

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 22

    Ballard RV Park is right off I-70 and an exit away from the 191 that takes you to Arches, Moab, and Canyonlands.The park is very clean with level, gravel sites. They are FHU sites and the cool weather allowed us to just use 30 amp for $5 less per night. The water pressure is very high, so a good pressure regulator is necessary....moreBallard RV Park is right off I-70 and an exit away from the 191 that takes you to Arches, Moab, and Canyonlands.The park is very clean with level, gravel sites. They are FHU sites and the cool weather allowed us to just use 30 amp for $5 less per night. The water pressure is very high, so a good pressure regulator is necessary.There are trains that occasionally run by, but I did not hear them in the night and it was otherwise a quiet campground. The setting wasn't beautiful like so many other Utah locations, but it was fine. There wasn't much shade, so the summer could be hot.Verizon with a WeBoost was 3-4 bars and we were able to stream video with that except in the evenings when there must have been some heavy users on a limited Verizon signal.Arches is 33 miles away and Canyonlands is 45 miles away, so it isn't right around the corner, but the price reflects that.There are almost no amenities on this exit except a gas station.

  • Area Guides Avatar Teri
    Nice park close to it all

    Reviewed 26/4/2019

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    Nightly rate: $39

    Site number: 20

    We found this park on Campendium app on our way from Oregon to Louisiana. 30 minutes to Arches National park. Full hook ups and free laundry facilities. Only about 3 miles from the Sego Canyon Petroglyphs! Book Cliffs are your backdrop. Staff was friendly and restrooms very clean. No place to run dogs off leash but they were making imp...moreWe found this park on Campendium app on our way from Oregon to Louisiana. 30 minutes to Arches National park. Full hook ups and free laundry facilities. Only about 3 miles from the Sego Canyon Petroglyphs! Book Cliffs are your backdrop. Staff was friendly and restrooms very clean. No place to run dogs off leash but they were making improvements to the park and that was a possibility. They rent 4 wheelers to go out on trails where you can see dinosaur footprints and overlook Arches. A diamond in the rough.

  • Area Guides Avatar LivingtheDream
    Most excellent

    Reviewed 7/10/2018

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 16

    Sites are large, level, and well manicured. Overall the RV Park is very clean. Managers are friendly and very accommodating. Bathrooms are spotless. Not only are the laundry facilities free but they too are immaculate. There are trails, petroglyphs and a near by ghost town to explore. And the icing on the cake, it is minutes from...moreSites are large, level, and well manicured. Overall the RV Park is very clean. Managers are friendly and very accommodating. Bathrooms are spotless. Not only are the laundry facilities free but they too are immaculate. There are trails, petroglyphs and a near by ghost town to explore. And the icing on the cake, it is minutes from some of the most stunning scenery in the state. There are trains that go through several times a day but we did not find that troublesome. Interstate 70 is visible from the campground but we could not hear any road noise. From one who generally prefers boondocking, this is high praise indeed.

  • Area Guides Avatar Sloopygirl
    Convenient to Moab!

    Reviewed 8/9/2018

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: 20

    This park is about 30 miles from Moab, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Sites are pull-thru, gravel and easily accessible - and very long! We mostly dealt with Dave in the office and he couldn't have been more accommodating and knowledgeable about the area and what to do. Other staff were helpful also. The rest r...moreThis park is about 30 miles from Moab, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Sites are pull-thru, gravel and easily accessible - and very long! We mostly dealt with Dave in the office and he couldn't have been more accommodating and knowledgeable about the area and what to do. Other staff were helpful also. The rest rooms and showers were very clean and comfortable. There are laundry machines, all looking quite new - and they are complimentary! If you come here, there are roads into the desert and many don't require 4 wheel drive. There are abandoned buildings back there, left from the mining days.

  • Area Guides Avatar Terry
    Nice and easy

    Reviewed 4/7/2018

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    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 13

    About 30 miles from Moab and half the price of the parks there. We had to pull through that was fairly level the park is well kept and very easy to get to. The train is very close and you will hear it have not been able to get on the Wi-Fi and this is day 3.

  • Area Guides Avatar Rick and Jo
    Is a good place to stay near Moab and Arches

    Reviewed 4/4/2018

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 17

    The sites are very long, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Just the right distance from I-70, you can see the interstate but can’t hear it. There’s a train you can hear but not bad.

  • Area Guides Avatar Shelbi
    Excellent

    Reviewed 24/5/2017

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 13

    We actually loved being exactly where we were rather than in the heart of Moab with traffic, etc. They have complimentary laundry.... bonus! We have dogs, so we could walk them around the little ghost like town and see what used to be. I believe the closed cafe was where "Thelma and Louise" met up with Brad Pitt. There were places to ...moreWe actually loved being exactly where we were rather than in the heart of Moab with traffic, etc. They have complimentary laundry.... bonus! We have dogs, so we could walk them around the little ghost like town and see what used to be. I believe the closed cafe was where "Thelma and Louise" met up with Brad Pitt. There were places to 4 wheel up behind us where there are petroglyphs, a ghost town & cemetery. There is a train that comes by, but it didn't bother us at all. We would definitely stay there, if we were to make that trip again. I'm including a pic of a sunset one night. Thank you, Dave!

  • Area Guides Avatar Traveler Dave
    Very nice place to relax and recharge.Top notch management .Very informed about the area and it's attractions. Loved the ghost town and the old west feel.

    Reviewed 24/9/2015

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    Nightly rate: $30

    Days stayed: 2

    Excellent rv park. Great amenities. Very laid back. About 30 miles to Moab. We will be back, yes it's that good. We had the time of our lives and loved the country.

  • Area Guides Avatar Liz & Jake
    Adventure & solitude both await!

    Reviewed 13/8/2015

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    Nightly rate: $29

    Days stayed: 7

    Great little park with tons of room and lots of adventure right outside your door. We were the only rig here during our stay (they also have rentable trailers that were full the entire stay), so it was incredibly quiet and spacious. The management here is friendly, helpful and passionate about their park. Park is located in a 'ghost to...moreGreat little park with tons of room and lots of adventure right outside your door. We were the only rig here during our stay (they also have rentable trailers that were full the entire stay), so it was incredibly quiet and spacious. The management here is friendly, helpful and passionate about their park. Park is located in a 'ghost town', although I don't think Thompson (location) is ready to admit that. That being said, it is at least a 40 minute drive to civilization (we loved that). There is a gas-station/convenience store right down the road for emergencies! Great hook-ups, no issues there. There are ancient pictographs and petroglyphs as well as an 'admitted' ghost town right down the road (we rode our bikes there and back, ~10mile round trip.) There are train tracks nearby, so the occasional train whistle can be heard but it was not distracting- more charming than anything. Overall, great little RV park that'll have you star gazing at night and relaxing in a zen life quiet during the day.

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