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11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Plenty of room on the sites. Well taken care of. Very clean restrooms. Very quite considering it is just off the Pigeon Forge tourist area. I would not hesitate to stay here again . In fact, most other places should learn from this one. Internet was very good. Site was pretty level and had barely adequate parking for my Honda Fit. There were sites for larger units, just make sure you check ahead. ONE MAJOR complaint. The two week reservation cancellation policy is absurd and we would not have stayed if there had any doubt. We made reservations two nights before arriving. Many campgrounds are taking this attitude and will, overall, lose our business. I traveled on the road for very many years and never had something like that except during special event times.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed one night in a 35' Class A with a tow. We fit in the space and we were level. All hook ups were easy and well located. We had a nice table outside though the wind was so strong we could barely stand up. The camp is plain with gravel sites and grass around sitting areas. The staff was very nice and welcoming. They obviously take pride in their business and appreciate those who stay with them. We would surely stay again. It is not a deluxe place but it is very comfortable. It is easy to get to and close to a good restaurant.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
You'll notice the owners of this facility do not promise anything they don't deliver. They are not a "Resort" and don't make like they want to be one. The spaces are gravel but level and clean. Connections are good and well placed. WiFi worked well for the nine days we spent there. Semi-private, key operated bathrooms were always clean and cared for. The laundry was large enough a seemed to be all relatively new machines. There is a nice dog park just a few feet away - even has doggie bags. A great place to stroll or exercise. Not too crowded or too empty. They are dog friendly, but, I do wish some of the owners of dogs would clean up after them better. We found no shortage of bags and disposal spots yet many chose not to use them in the park area. We had no problem in the camp area. Some spaces are fully long/full time but that was fine with us. We met nice people each day, I highly recommend you use this park if you want to be close in and convenient to the big city. If that is not what you want, go somewhere else. We had family in the area and enjoyed being close. We were close to downtown and shopping. We had a great visit. Finally, the office staff and maintenance staff were always pleasant and helpful. They don't always sit in the office; they take short walks or help residents with problems. They were always right back and willing to help. More like being at home than being in a commercial park. Thanks to them, for making our stay better.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
When we drove our RV down the tiny driveway, I have to confess I wondered if we had made a mistake. Nope! Greeted warmly as we drove in, directed capably into our site, told to check in when we got all things squared away, met four neighbors in the first 15 minutes. The cabins are very nice and well maintained. Some are right on the water, some are 20 feet off. RV sites are small, but nicely kept. We have a 35' MH and I would be worried if we were over 38'. Deducted one point for that. If you are concerned, ask in advance. They will tell you if it will work or not. They stay full and have no reason to fib. We only got in because someone cancelled right before we called. You'll see there are several annual customers here - they come back and forth all season. Those units have customized their spaces and all seemed clean and friendly. There are some rental RVs that looked to be in great shape though I did not look inside any. We would certainly stay here again if in the area. Rocky Mountain National Park is a couple miles away so access is simple. Laundry in clean and works well. Restrooms are well maintained and clean. Try it, you'll like it!
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed one night. If we had children with us it might be one notch higher. Quiet enough and site was comfortable. Told it was a 75' drive though, but that must have been to center of street. With 35' MH and Honda Fit we took up every inch and had a bit of trouble getting awing out. Tree pruning would help. Staff was courteous. My wife called on phone for reservation and it was like pulling teeth to find out what was available. Restrooms were marginally clean and there were two bath houses for a lot of sites. Men's facility had one commode and one shower. I bet it was fun to watch when that got filled up. Kids would like the activities if there parents would be willing to fork out money for each. Seemed to be fairly steep, but activities seemed ok. Food area was sketchy to me, but we were not there to eat. Cost was too high for what we received for a one night stand. I would look other places, but I think there may not be much around.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Left West Yellowstone and stayed here at recommendation of the folks at our park there. It is a different, but good, experience. This park is not as nice, or expensive, but it does a very good job of justifying its cost structure. Two minor irritants did not spoil the fun. First, no credit cards are accepted and I was not told that before we arrived (phone reservation). Second, the wast hookup is at the very back of the site and a bit of a problem hooking up. For one night we did not try. The rest of the story is good. Friendly check in and decent assistance backing into the tight site. Tight because of a nice shade tree. Plenty of room for slides and awning. We were not sure it the shade tree was a benefit or not during the nasty thunderstorm that night. No rain, just wind and lightning. Bathrooms are well used but very clean. We had no problem with road noise. Cable was fine as was Wi-Fi. It is close to everything. Very nice place to stay.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a nice place. Very friendly. Very clean and well maintained. Wifi worked very well. Level. Quiet. Close to park. Two blocks from downtown. Not cheap but appropriate for amenities.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a very nice stay here. The staff was courteous and very pleasant. They helped as best they could at all times. Our site was level gravel though we had a small amount getting level and leaving room for the tow. Connections were satisfactory though wifi was marginal most of the time. Thank goodness for Verizon. Bathrooms were heavily used and a bit short on space. The did a good job of cleaning. Do NOT stay in either of the sites next to the bath house. Tooooooooo close.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
As far as the facilities, this is a very nice park. Nicer in some areas than others. We stayed three nights in the first group of sites. Next to office, pool and laundry. Most sites are quite level. Ours was OK but the motorhome was low in front so we could get tow in comfortably. Utilities worked well. WiFi was good. You have to register each device but that turned out to be no problem. Considering we were right next to the entrance, it was still pretty quiet. Planes overhead were not a real problem unless you are a real light sleeper. Bathrooms were very clean but only adequate in size and number. To be such a nice place, I was amazed to find out how non-friendly the staff was. I made the original reservation by phone and they told me that I would hear back within 2 days. When I reminded her I would BE there in two days she said, OK, we'll let you know if there is a problem. Arrival to a full office of staff and not a spoken "Hello" to be heard. A question about how to find a local landmark almost started an argument among the staff. I "loved" the notice on the front desk something to the tune of, "Make sure your bill is correct because there will be no refunds or credits if it is not". I was asked to sign that I had read the brochure before I even had one. AND, the rig washing rules were different from online. No big deal but just makes me wary to watch out for problems. Received the parking assignment and was sent along my way with no thank you or offer of assistance. It was the coldest atmosphere I have seen. That griping out of my system, the park is clean and comfortable. The front seems more comfortable than the back. There was supposed to be an exercise room but it always was locked. We did not ask for a key. The small pond in the back smelled like sewer and that would have been miserable.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
I will have to write this before I figure out what the rating should be. Negatives first. The reservation system is from the last century. Download application from Internet, mail it in with a check and wait a week for a reply. We reserved early and it worked well enough since we started very early. No sewer at the sites but there is a convenient dump station onsite. Bathrooms were pretty heavily used and a bit dirty. BUT, most of the reason for the dirt was the wonderful access to the tide pools. More on that later. There is a no-alcohol policy. My wife flaunted her nightly wine using a clear glass and no one mentioned the flagrant violation. Final negative is more odd than negative. I screwed on the hose and turned it and nothing came out. You'll have to get down on your hands and knees, open the cover and operate the water from the main valve. Not a major issue but a bit strange. Now, the good stuff. Our campsite was level and roomy enough. Plenty of room for the four slides and parking the tow was easy enough. Almost all sites can see the water. Tents were across the road from us which allowed our unrestricted view. The access to the tide pools is great, though steep rocks might be an issue for those with problems. The tide schedule is posted and we had great fun. The camp staff is very limited but was friendly and actively taking care of the facility. The camp was full when we were there with half the sites space available only. Lots of kids riding bikes but we had no noise problems and everyone seems to have gotten along well. We stayed four or five nights and had a good time. Weather was foggy and cool but OK. I would go back if in that area. I really enjoyed the closeness to the Hoh Rain Forest. We did the Hurricane Ridge trip and the trip to the actual rain forest area. What an education. Spectacular views and access. Now that I have listed the pros and cons I guess I will choose an "8". Probably a "9" except for the reservation system. You'll need to plan ahead.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park is beautiful and the individual sites are large enough. My main problems were two: They simply pack too many people into each loop with the loops too close together. I am sure that is an economics thing. Our back-side neighbors were right next to us with no bushes in between. Two-way roads were very close. Speeders and bicycles do not mix. The bathrooms were poorly maintained - ladies' room was out of toilet paper for a good bit of the time. Otherwise, the facilities were satisfactory.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
To be accurate about this park, I would really have to give it two reviews. We stayed in one of the six riverside sites and they are beautiful. Parking is difficult, but if you relax and let their guide give instruction, you'll get in just fine. Our 35' was tight, but, we got in. Neighbor on right has a 40 and he made it also. To get out, you'll have to back out and turn around. Again, they have a guide to do it. These sites are level and very clean. A bit tight for the tow, but it works out. Staff is quite pleasant and helpful and I have seen none of the pickiness described below. They are having a bit of a problem with some power fluctuations that kicked a couple of people offline for a very short time. They are addressing that and I am sure it will be handled completely. It is a winding road that leads into the campground, but it was no problem towing. Next time, I would likely detach out on 101 before hand just to make it easier once we got here. I do not consider that a problem. The other review would be for the rest of the sites. All are adequate and differ in size capability. I would rank them as an 8 with no real objections. They are pet friendly. Our neighbors are back for about their eighth extended trip. The river is beautiful and you have good access. Water is low this year due to poor rainfall, but it is still great. Took the Rogue River jet boat tour yesterday and had a good time. Staff will arrange it for you and the boat picks you up at the lodge next door. The Oregon fires have let a little smoke into the area, but we have not found that uncomfortable at all. THANKS to the staff for a fine stay - leaving tomorrow. Gold River is a tiny town, but seems to have decent facilities and pretty good food.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
If you are not going to spend a lot of time during the day in the CG, this place is just fine. The sites are very tight, but all concrete. Oddly, with all the concrete, they are barely level. Some sites do have wooden boards to help you level yourself. Hookups were fine. They advertise as dog friendly and they are. The reason I said they were "Not" friendly is that the dog walking area is in an alley behind their property. It is weeded and overgrown. It also seems to be used for short cuts to houses from the road. I did not think it was very safe. There was a security gate at the back, but the lock worked sometimes and sometimes not. The housing area was clearly marked with "Private Road - keep Out" signs. Security codes to get into laundry, baths and back gate. A pain but worked OK. Man working the desk was pretty lazy and a bit grumpy. Everyone else was very nice. I would not go out of my way to stay here, but if it was good for your plans, it is good.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very nice, simple place. Site was level and had enough room (35' Class A with tow). Check-in was simple and very pleasant. Lady welcomed us like long lost friends and escorted us to the site. We were just there one night, but would easily use it for a several day stay. Bathrooms were just OK, but usable. I think we were nearest the less desirable one, but it was OK. Pay hot shower, Ten cents per minute. Worked fine. I do recommend it pretty highly.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
I have to be careful and say we reserved a site very early and were given a very nice place overlooking the trees and water. Site was barely large enough for rig (35) and tow BUT the grassy area was very nice and large. We were close to bath and in good spot for dog walking. As this is a large park, there are several (many) sites we would not have enjoyed very much. Too close and busy. The Wi-Fi was fine the first night, not so the second. They include this bold warning on their brochure to the effect that if you want a good Wi-Fi pay for it. You are getting it free and if it works, that is fine. If not, you are getting what you paid for it. Staff was all very courteous. They helped us out when we made a dumb mistake, but all ended well.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a fine place for an overnight or short stay. Our site was level and clean. Laundry was a little shabby, but not dirty. Baths were fine. Nothing great, but served our purpose well. Overnight and gone.
07/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very clean and well maintained. Friendly staff. Long way to walk for pet area and warning signs all over the place. Threats to tow your RV if you leave dog inside and someone complains. As nice as everybody was, I suspect they have had bad experiences and want to make it clear. Sites were all clear and power was good. Sewer connections are in a bit of a bad area for our coach, but we made it OK. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Stock your fridge and freezer at local butcher shop alongside. Wonderful choices, decent prices and great taste.
04/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
There is something for everyone at FCF. We happened to be there for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Hikes were available for all ages and physical capabilities. All the staff were quite friendly and made an effort to make the stay better. My Mother-in-law stayed in the lodge and had a fine time. We stayed in CG - B. Our particular lot was not very level, but it was large and clean and well maintained. Cut firewood was available on the ground and split wood was available at the ranger station ($3.50). Food was good at the Lodge - Sunday brunch buffet. Not fancy but quite affordable. Manager did a good job of making Gluten Free food available for our grandson. The park is beautiful. It is well kept and has lots to do.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great one or two night transition campground. Office staff was very nice and facilities were clean. To truly rate this accurately, I would have to rate twice. The larger part of the campground would be a 7 - adequate but less well kept. The sites were small concrete pads with dirt/sand and full of leaves. OK for a night if weather would co-operate. The nicer part of the park is really nice. but no one told us about it until we looked at two other sites and were dissatisfied. It costs about $4 more but was worth it. Concrete pads, pull throughs, and nice table and chairs (aluminum). Wi-Fi was strong and reliable. Hookups were very well located. Dog friendly and plenty of space for nice walks. Oak trees are beautiful, and I am sure would be shady in the Summer heat. The lady in the office when we arrived apologized for not telling us, saying she was just back from vacation herself and not thinking straight yet. I liked her and she went out of her way to help us. The other lady working at a different time was equally nice. The young man caring for the camp stopped and offered any help we needed and was very pleasant.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Though the campground does state "Adults Only" there are provisions for grandchildren if not left unattended. We did notice a cable wire at our site but did not use it. Owners are doing a lot to make the site better with new trails and more sites. I would not rate this a fancy place at all, but it was comfortable and friendly. I would gladly stay here again. Our granddaughter was having surgery nearby and they were very eager to be helpful in any way. Our site was level enough and there was a deck right outside the RV door. It would have helped if the electrical box was a little further to the side as my slide came to about 1/2" from it. That was my only complaint. I do not believe restroom and shower were available.
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