Back at the Blue Ox and found it much fuller than in past years, so definitely make reservations. Some past reviews say bad things about the rest rooms and the likes of Beer Can Bob, but don't believe them. There are lots of permanents living here but park management is doing a great job of keeping the park up. My rate reflects a monthly rate for the summer. What I find strange is the monthly rate is the same as the park I stay at in AZ and that park has six tennis courts,six pickleball courts, two Olympic size pools, "good" Wi-Fi and lots of planned activities. What's wrong here? Blue Ox really is a good park though and I will always come back.
Good electric and water. We stayed here in a 42 ft RV in a pull thru. People in the office don't have a clue as to how to direct people to go proper direction to site so they can back into sites. Very close to park entrance. We suggest shuttles rather than taking cars as parking is limited in the park. Shuttle drivers are very informative.
New managers and owner and we have seen a lot of older rigs that were stored here moved out to make more room for travelers and long term rigs. Park looks much cleaner than it has for years. Good small inside pool but spa is out of commission. Very close to Lassen RV if you need repairs. Nice park, restaurants and shopping.
They charge for 50 amp service, but what you get is just an improved 30 amp with a 50 amp receptacle. Kicked off in our motor home with only two A/C's running, water heater on gas. 2nd time here and it's time Thousand Trails did some upgrading on the power system since there are so many big rigs on the road now. Left to go down the road to another park that has decent electric. Seems Thousand Trails is doing little to improve its busiest parks.
Been here before and will come back, but would like to see picnic tables and would especially like to see better WiFi. WiFi coverage is extremely limited by trees growing in front of antenna and it is on the opposite side of the park from the space I stayed in. For some reason, the Verizon service is also poor in the park. The bars are there, but the Internet is very slow.
This campground is right off hwy 287 and right next to Wal-Mart, in fact you have to pass by Wal-Mart to turn into the campground. We do overnights at many Wal-Marts, but it was in the 90's when we stayed, so A/C was mandatory and we had some washing to do. Great park and receptionist was friendly. Grass and gravel mix spots, fairly level. We would definitely stay here again if we passed this way.
We have stayed here many times over the years and found the park a very nice place to stay and still do, but are starting to see a downtrend. Some of the long term older rigs are starting to look bad and and upkeep around them are looking trashy, especially site 113 that has potted dead and alive planters all around it, even extending onto the site next to it. One site has a storage shed in front of it. The sites for overnighters are kept very nice, but young trees extend over the RV site making it difficult to park and extend slides. The restrooms are a highlight as they are immaculate. My rate reflects a monthly rate. Overall, the park is the best place to stay in this area, but some general site rules and restrictions for the long term residents would help to improve this park greatly. It would help if these residents would take more pride in the park in which they live. The people who run the park are very nice and helpful, and even with the above comments, I still feel very good staying here.
I did find the park to be clean but definitely overpriced. It is not a resort and I feel like $42 for one night way too high. I could find a motel that was clean and provided a bed for not much more. I did not use any of the services provided in that it was only a 1 night layover. They had just raised the rates from winter rates to summer rates, approximately $10 a night. Portland needs more RV parks to provide more competition. Normally I would stay at Wal-Mart for just one night, but it was not possible this time.
I guess the other two parties that rated this park must stay at expensive resorts and were comparing this park to them. I found this park to be very clean, people at the desk were very friendly, pool temp and cleanliness were great. We stayed on a Thousand Trails, Equity Lifestyles special and had a rate of $99 plus tax for a week. Sites could use some improvement as the one we stayed in had some broken concrete, but it had 50 amp service, water and sewer. No problem getting leveled in our motorhome. They have an annual get together of people with custom cars coming up and had a motorcycle get together before we got here. The largest motorcycle dealer in the nation is about a block away. Easy access of I-94. I highly recommend a stay here.
I agree with most of the comments about this park. It is probably very nice during the warm and dry weather, but it was a swamp while we were here after a rain storm passed through. My electric box was surrounded by standing water as were many others. Lots of mud all around the sites. The park definitely needs more gravel. One other item, there are far too few 50 amp sites and no cable although antenna reception was very good. I believe they are over priced, but you pay the price to be close to Nashville. I paid $40 a night including tax for 30 amps with water and sewer and lots of mud around the site. Roads were paved. We came from J PERCY PRIEST campground just east of Nashville which is a Corp of Eng. park and the commercial parks could take a good lesson about how to have a nice park from this beautiful park. It had water on all sites and some 50 amp throughout the park, but no sewer. Huge sites with huge graveled patio area with fire pits. Stayed here for $10 on the Golden Age Passport. Also, Priest campground is on a huge lake.
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have visited. Sites are huge with large graveled areas for campfire. KOA and other commercial campgrounds should take notice on how it should be done. Sites are a little tight to get into for big rigs, but it can be done. Lots of over hanging trees. It is about 20 minutes from Nashville attractions. We followed the GPS and it took us down a very bad back road. Speed limit was 40, but 10 mph was almost too fast. The best way is to call the campground for instructions. Reservations are highly recommended as it is a very popular campground with the locals. This is the first time we have stayed at a Corp of Eng. park, but will check out others in the future after this visit. Our $10 rate was due to our Golden Age Pass. Reg rate is 20 for the regular sites and 24 for the water front sites. Staff at the gate was very helpful and friendly.
Found the campground to be very clean and well kept, and the staff is very friendly. Has campfire enclosures at each spot, wood is available to purchase, and there is a small private catch and release pond where no license is required. Close in availability of small grocery store and other shops and very close to the entrance to Glacier National Park. I highly recommend this park.
Arrived and found what few satellite sites there were, they were all full. Parked near the top of the treed hillside and got 1 HD station, KOMO. Arrived on a Monday and the on site store closed until Thurs. Doesn't make since since the store does have some food supplies and fishing supplies for the two lakes. The garden golf site is very run down. The boards don't have much support when you stand on them so some the cups are higher than the grass carpet and some feel like you could fall through them. Much of the grass carpet needs replace. Did not see many workers in the park. I don't think anyone would buy in to TT based on this park.
This is a clean and inexpensive place to stay, no matter if it is for a day, week or long term. It is right next to a large park where you can let your dogs run off leash (please pick up your dog's messes as it it a soccer field for kids). Great park for riding bikes or walking also. It is too bad most other RV parks don't charge rates as fair as this park does. One change in the park has been the grassy areas around some of the spaces. They used to be nice and green and they are no longer watering them. Too bad, because the grass was more dressy for the park. As a whole though, this is one of the better and most reasonably priced parks we have stayed in. We have stayed here many times and will do so in the future when we come back to our home town.
We have stayed at this park several times due to location, price and quality of the park. The only other park in town is Crown Villa, extremely expensive for what it offers. The closest outside of town is between Sisters and Bend and is a KOA (keep on adding). KOA parks are outrageously priced. KOA seems to think they are high end resorts. I will never stay at one again and always recommend people to stay away from them. Back to Scandia. Nice spots to park with grass between the spaces. I'm here in a 40 foot MH and spots could probably handle a 43 footer, but there is a tight turn around the laundry room, so be careful. Park is very clean, older part of park seems to be cleaner every time we stay, great cable, picnic tables at the sites and friendly management. I highly recommend this park.
No cable but they say several channels available on the antenna. Only one out of 4 came through. We stayed here on Resort Parks International membership. It is a clean campground and friendly staff. The laundry room seems a little small for the number of spaces in the park.
I agree that this park is very cliquey. It is also very junky appearing because there are no rules regarding tents, junk, maintenance on boats. Some people have really done nice jobs with there space, many others look like hobo camps. Down here in the Keys and at the rates they charge, we expected a resort campground and we paid a special rate through Encore. I'd say this was no more than a fish camp with some amenities added. There is no use able beach for swimming. General maintenance is needed badly as many of the power and phone/cable post have been knocked over. The park in general looks run down. The food at the on property restaurant was reasonable and good. We would probably look elsewhere if we were to come to the Keys again although it would do in a pinch. We have stayed at private parks at 60% of this special rate we got here and the park was twice as nice.
Park is owned by a very nice couple who are working hard to clean it up from the previous owner. There are horses, llamas, sheep, ducks and chickens. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again. It is a family oriented park.
Very convenient to NYC. Difficult to get to, due to traffic. Best way in is I-78 from I-95. The lady in the office is totally unfriendly, unwelcoming and will not return calls or emails requesting information on reservations or driving instructions. The area is in a run down area and other than convenience to NYC, does not warrant $60.00 per night, with no sewer hookup. Would I stay here again? ONLY for the convenience and if I had to. Good luck getting anybody to answer the phone other than a recording.
This is campground #1 on the Fort Ripley Military training camp. It is available to military personnel, active or retired. It is located right next to the Mississippi river and has lots of shade, but at this time has no hookups. Large concrete pads at each site and antenna tv reception is ok if you have a generator. Not a lot to see in the local area, but we stayed here for a visit to Minneapolis and St. Cloud. Looks like they were going to put in water and electric but ran out of money. They hope to finish it by 2010. Great campground if you don't need all the extras and quiet except for reveille at 0600.
Park was recently purchased by some very nice people who are working to clean it up from the previous owners. It still needs some work and upgrading. Campgrounds are rare in this state and we will return to Hillcrest.