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09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
3rd stay here. Entire park is reliably clean & peaceful. The Mexican restaurant (walk from your RV) was good. We'd have rated higher except that the Wi-Fi has been oftentimes problematic and unreliable. Also, we feel it is high priced for this type of area. We expect to pay higher, for example, in San Francisco area, but not in Arcata! That said, we will still stay here again when back in this area.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice new park run by the casino. Great staff, very well maintained, wonderful walking path, nice grass at each site, no highway noise to disturb the tranquil surroundings, and lots more--all in all a very nice experience. We did not rate 10 as there are no trees at all (and none planted to offer future shade), thus no shade anywhere, and this is a hot spot in the warm months. Also, while the showers were very clean, there is only one small hook in each shower cubicle. I brought a little camp stool in with me so I didn't have to put my towels, clothing or shower products on the floor. One little hook was unsatisfactory. There is nowhere to set anything down at the sinks either. I may sound picky, but wanted to explain why I didn't rate this lovely park a 10.
10/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We have reviewed this campground numerous times, so will address just one issue this go-round. Considering the number of campsites in this campground, there are very few showers available. No one on precious vacation time wants to spend time waiting in long lines for a shower. This is an expensive campground and we feel they would be wise to invest a bit of their profit back into the park with more showers. And better shower heads, as the ones installed are lousy. Also the showers could be cleaner which I think would happen if they had more showers. The volume of people using them could explain why they never feel quite clean enough. We have not seen any improvements made in the years we have been coming here. Since they have a corner on the market (the only RV park in the vicinity) they get our business when we are here to visit friends and family. Oh, one afterthought. My husband reminded me how overgrown the plants and hedges are upon entry into the park. They need trimming as they tend to brush against your RV as you drive by. No RVer appreciates that.
10/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Got off to a bad start here--The 'office' is a room in a VERY dilapidated, spider web laden mobile home. The 'office' smelled so strongly of pet odors that I could barely stay long enough to register. We were assigned a site that was occupied. Immediately returned to the office which had closed within the 2 minutes it took us to drive by the assigned site. Rang emergency bell repeatedly. Staff person rolled her eyes and said she had just driven by that sight & it was vacant!!! It was not vacant so she sent us to another site. If you have aversion to traffic noise, this park is a parking strip away from BUSY Hwy 33. Semi trucks rolled by all night long, though the park itself was peaceful-no dogs barking, etc. The 'dog walk' and 'horseshoe pits' are in this dry weed parking strip. To top this off, in the morning, just before dawn, I went to the shower room--NO LIGHTS--one woman was in there waiting for enough light to come through the windows to shower--I waited with her until dawn's early light, then showered. I have no idea if it was clean or dirty, but it was spacious with lots of hot water. Promised Wi-fi never worked. We won't stay here again!
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Friendly and cooperative front desk person allowed us to choose our spot. Chose 29, but would next time choose possibly 39 or 38, as 29 was high traffic, dog walk area, and trash bins. Yes, 'river' IS right behind you, but 'river' was stagnant and swampy, and you couldn't see it at all for the vegetation. Park is almost under the roadway, so some city sounds-sirens and traffic noise. Sites are packed closely together. We could hear conversation of the neighbor on phone in his RV in the evening. Not easy to access park from roadway. See previous review. That said, we really enjoyed our stay even picked containers of blackberries which were delicious! The grounds here are very nice and well manicured. The showers were spotless. The location is wonderful for enjoying the Portland area.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park does not encourage you to lounge beside your RV. No shade, all concrete (which makes tremendous heat and terrible glare). We used it as a stop over, so that didn't matter much to us. Also, there is non-stop freeway roar. All in all, we feel this park is a bit overpriced for what you get. Showers were clean, and there was plenty of hot water, but there is no shelf or bench on which to put shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc--and there is only one hook for your towel and clothing. It was frustrating! I looked at the bathroom cubicles, and 2 of them were not clean. The pool looked inviting and clean, and the park grounds were tidy. Wi-Fi worked great and was free. They have propane available for sale.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very clean park with spacious enough sites, grassy area and picnic table at each, great showers, etc. It is conveniently located to Solvang, and we took a day-trip to Santa Barbara. It is, however, pricey in our opinion, as we didn't need a fitness center, snack bar, or pool. It is geared towards people who want to spend lots of time at their RV, and is very kid friendly. That brings me to the part we didn't like. We were there on the weekend. There were many kids all over the park whose parents allow them to SCREAM at the top of their lungs during daylight hours. I mean during nearly all the non-quiet time hours. Once dusk hit, the kids were quiet, and the adults began to take over the noise production. LOUD voices, LOUD TV. What a noisy park! It didn't quiet down completely even at 10 PM. We won't stay again as a result of the noise factor, tho perhaps it is quieter during the week. As we prepared to leave, we heard a mournful dog howling. Most likely, it was left behind by 'parents' who thought it'd be quiet. We were relieved to get back on the road!
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the nicest parks we've stayed in, starting with the friendly lady at the front desk. I am not sure exactly what we paid, can't find my receipt, but I think it was $36 or $37. We chose a river site, and it was delightful. We enjoyed sitting in the common grassy area along the river: lovely and relaxing. Restrooms/showers are very clean and spacious. The grounds are immaculate with lots of well-manicured plants and trees. The picnic tables are much nicer than the norm, as is the entire park! We especially liked that there is not an over abundance of night lighting, allowing us to enjoy the stars and moon. They could, however, use a bit of lighting in the recycle area. During our stay, the daytime temps were in the triple digits, but the evening was perfect, with a full moon. At dusk, we walked across the Sundial Bridge and enjoyed the sunset, followed by a huge, yellow full moon. We will return and visit Turtle Bay attractions, and we will stay at JGW!!
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is truly a gem, though it is very old. There is clearly pride of ownership here as the friendly staff keeps the park very well-tended. I would rate this park a 10 but for the antiquated showers/bathrooms. They are numerous, with plenty of hot water, and very clean, but they could certainly use some renovation. There is immediate beach access, and it's a pleasant walk to town from your RV. To get to town, you walk a short distance on the beach. Once you reach the bay, you can sit on benches and watch otters frolic. Continuing towards town, there is a lovely walking path, with a bicycle path alongside, all along the water. In town, there are wonderful shops and many great restaurants. We especially liked Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley: outdoor patio and fabulous fish and chips w/garlic fries! We also enjoyed a wonderful meal at Embarcadero Grill where they have several different 'all you can eat' specials during the week. Both the RV park, and all of Morro Bay, is very dog-friendly. Many restaurants have patios and welcome your dog! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we WILL return!
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have stayed here many times, and have previously reviewed. Noted some changes, so decided to review once again. This is the only place to stay in an RV in the SF Bay area, thus it is very pricey. Showers will do cleanliness-wise--HOWEVER, their brochure says showers are cleaned between 11 & 12, but several times they were cleaning the showers around 8 AM--prime time for people preparing for their day. Very inconvenient--BUT there are 2 shower areas, so you just have to walk to a different place. Also, there were many loose dogs, some were quite large. Some owners were just running their dogs with balls on the roadways, but some just turned them loose to do their business--and that is exactly what they did on other camper's sites. It was gross. Otherwise, on the whole, this EXPENSIVE park will do just fine!
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park could be wonderful, but for a few problems. First, there is a roaring/grinding/moaning sound from about 6:30 AM until at least 10 PM as there is a logging facility at the side of the park. It ran on weekdays & Sat., but we didn't hear it on Sunday (we left early on Sunday). Also, we were never able to hook up to the wi-fi. I was told I could use the computer in the office which was not helpful, as we make travel plans in the evening for the following day, and the office is closed by then. Also, there were tent campers--not too noisy, but did carry on past 10 PM quiet time. Showers are cleaned between 9 & 11 AM--convenient for the staff, not the campers! There is tent camping, and there are several attractive cabins for rent. There are many long term folks throughout the park. They offer no discounts of any kind, and their price seems high for what you get, but there isn't anywhere else in the area, so people pay! Now for the good stuff. The park is paved, except for gravel parking strips for cars. Sites have strips of grass and a picnic table. Grounds are pleasant. It is a great place for fishermen. Good water pressure in showers and plenty of hot water (though showers could be cleaner; there was algae on the shower controls which could be easily removed with Tilex or Soft Scrub). There is a wonderful walking path that begins one block past the park on the right--just in front of the logging facility. That was the highlight of our stay as the path is great ,and there are benches so you can sit and gaze at birds and ships passing by. It is very unlikely we will stay here again. Cannon Beach and Seaside are close, and we prefer it there.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We chose this park because of the wonderful reviews, and we were not a bit disappointed! You can look out your RV window and see the amazing high dunes above you! Sites are divided by beautiful vegetation and very well maintained. Walk across Hwy 101 and you are lakeside! While there are some ATV'rs here, they are hardly noticed. Afternoons are windy, so we trecked the awesome dunes each morning, even saw three coyotes just a dune away from us, and explored their tracks! Restrooms/showers, though older, were extremely clean. The office staff was wonderful, and suggested Waterfont Depot for dinner. It was delightful, but MAKE A RESERVATION, even on weeknights. The Old Town of Florence was great fun to explore, as was the coast all the way to Yachats. If the sites themselvses were paved, as the roads are in this park, we'd have rated 10! We shall return!
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Maybe we were lucky, but this park worked well for us. We do not have an ATV, but the ATV'rs were not obnoxious at all--They did cause some noise and dust during the daytime. They honored quiet time from 10PM to 8AM. The park is very dusty, and rather than gravel roads, the roads AND the RV sites themselves, were spread with rather large rocks (very rough gravel, to say the least!) It was interesting to see all the different kinds of ATVs as we knew nothing about them. Showers were very clean and available early, as it seems the ATV folks shower after a long day on the dunes--that is when we saw the lines! We would be willing to stay here again, but saw another park during our day excursions that we would prefer! If you don't want dust and some engine noise, choose another park! This park caters to ATVrs! If you travel almost to Florence, there is a great park where we spent 2 lovely days in the dunes--Woahink Lake RV Resort, for about the same price. Check it out!!
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice RV park in a rustic setting. Let me first list the few cons. Their brochure describes “Catch & release fish pond”. Well, let me say that you would probably need a pretty heavy weight on your line to allow the hook to penetrate the thick layer of green atop this pond! It looks pretty gross, and I cannot imagine that anyone could fish in it! There are no picnic tables at any of the sites. While there is recycling, you cannot leave glass. Pros: The park is relatively quiet (just a bit of road noise at night) and the gravel roads are wide and easy to maneuver. The sites are gravel, and each site has grassy areas. The park is very near the Oregon Garden, the reason we came here in the first place. There is not much lighting at night, which is a plus to us! The free Wi-Fi and showers both worked great. Showers were clean enough. We would stay here again if we needed a place in the area.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a well manicured RV park. Let me first list the cons: There is a pool, as advertised on website, but as mentioned in other reviews, there is a sign on the pool gate saying ‘closed for the season’. I wonder when it is ever the right ‘season’ for the pool to be open? Also, they charge you $.50 per pet per night, and there are 2 showers. They are coin operated (1 quarter buys approx 5 min) and very clean. No mention of either pet fee or coin shower fees anywhere on their website that I noticed, nor that there are ‘seasons’ for the pool, nor does it indicate when those seasons are. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the park, but it is very inconsistent and frustrating. Pros: The park is immaculate: nice landscaping, lots of trees (not large shade trees yet), and the paved roads are wide and easy to maneuver. The sites are concrete and spacious (although we did need to adjust to level), and each site has green, mowed lawn areas. Each space has lightweight picnic table/benches and they can be moved around easily. Park is quiet: but at night with the windows open you can hear some traffic and small aircraft noise. The drive here was lovely, passing through pretty farmlands. Another plus is the short footpath to the aviation museum: the reason we came here in the first place. I would suggest a reservation as we came ‘unannounced’ and had to move after the first night to another spot. There is nothing rustic or country about this park: all first class! We will stay here again if visiting the Oregon coast or Portland area. Suggestion: don’t stay in sites 200-220 as it seems to be all full timers, and feels very different than our first night in site 246.
09/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
The positives: Lovely location in a redwood grove, WIFI worked, close to Trinidad and beaches, nice outbuildings that looked like they belonged in an enchanted forest. The air smelled wonderful due to the trees and dampness. The negatives: Since the sites are not paved or grassy, we found it quite messy entering & leaving our rig--very wet and full of leaves and needles to track in. Also, there was fresh damp mud here and there since they have areas 'under construction'. We were surprised to fine that we were so close to 101, and heard trucks all night long. We were in the showers at around 5AM--they were really a mess, cold, and dark. My husband said he thought Sasquatch had showered before him, due to the matts of hair on the shower walls and on the floor. Women's shower/restroom was no less dirty. That part was a big disappointment to us, so I doubt we'd stay again, given the many choices in the area.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice, older park nestled in the redwoods. Restrooms and showers were clean, but you must pass through the first shower room to get to the second shower (women's). Not much consideration for privacy in the planning of that area! Couldn't get WiFi. All in all, we did enjoy this park, as it's natural ambiance is wonderful.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Older park in a perfect location--You walk across the road and you are on a beautiful sandy beach. Great beachcombing here! The park itself is not perfect, as the sites are very, very close together, and it is rather noisy until late with kids & teens having fun! Still, we stay here every trip down the coast because of the beach access.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice older park with lots to offer. Clean showers, quiet wooded surroundings. Half mile trail in the woods skirts around the park. Kiddie playground well away from RV sites. Close to Trees of Mystery, jet boats and more. We will stay here again!
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a wonderful RV park. It is a nice quiet campground with much to offer. Convenient to all Bay Area attractions. Has one small shower building near the office (waiting line there!), but a larger shower building in the center of the park (no waiting there!) We lived near near here for many years, and will always stay in this park when visiting family and friends. City kids will love all the farm animals here--Cows, sheep, burros, chickens, and more!
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