This is a private membership park. The rate cited is a Coast-to-Coast member rate. Our site was a fairly level cement pad, with a good-size gravel area next to it for parking the toad and placing the picnic table we snagged from another site. The pad was not long enough for our 41' rig, so we stuck out in the road a couple feet, but that didn't present a traffic problem. The interior roads are plenty wide for navigating a big rig. The trees can present a problem for a rooftop satellite dish on many sites, but there was plenty of room to set up a tripod-mounted dish and miss the trees. The site we were put in was almost on the road. Across the road were the busiest train tracks I have ever seen (or heard). It wasn't unusual for four trains an hour to go by. Fortunately, they blew their horns quite a way down the tracks from the park, but folks who are sensitive to train noise would not be happy. We were not able to get a site in an area further from the tracks, but that could be due to the fact that it was Easter weekend and park members had the park almost full. Very good Verizon 4G data service (18 Mbps) sometimes, 3G service others. Nice big laundry with newer machines. The bath/shower rooms that were in the laundry building were outstanding. Each shower was a private individual room, with a bench and dry place to dress. Park Wi-Fi was not available at our site. We will stop there again when going through the area.
The rate cited reflects a Passport America discount. With over 2,000 sites, this is probably the largest of the Mesa geezer parks. Like the others, navigating the interior roads and getting into the sites can be a challenge for big rigs, but we always manage. All of the facilities were in perfect condition; nothing looked worn or poorly maintained. I was surprised to see voltage fall to 110-112 VAC under load, but it never fell farther. The staff and seasonal/permanent residents were all very friendly. Park Wi-Fi was either invisible or extremely slow from our site. There was strong Verizon 4G data service. There are only two small off-leash dog areas, one at each end of this large park. Two laundries; one requires use of a card you have to buy for $2.00 (which you can buy ONLY with an old-style $5.00 bill) and the other takes quarters but has no change machine, nor did the office have quarters. While cable TV is not available for transients, if you park there for a while the cable company will hook you up.
If you can get in, this place is a real bargain at the $11.99 plus tax Passport America rate. They don't take reservations, so it can be tough to get a spot. Most sites appear to be taken by local workers, but their sites are clean and tidy. Full 50 amp hookups. Sites are level gravel, and the roads are smooth and wide. There is a single restroom, no showers. Surprisingly big laundry with four washers and four driers. Free TengoInternet. Fast Verizon 4G service. Beware, there is no longer a grocery store in Gila Bend, so don't count on supplies here. Excellent for an overnight stop.
The rate cited reflects a monthly rate. This is our first time back in this park since 2007. There is now free Wi-Fi. There are finally functioning (clean) bathrooms and showers. There is a small laundromat; it had two working washers and two working driers while we were there. It takes US quarters, which can be obtained at the RV park office, but only occasionally. The sites are still very large, with 50 amp service at most of them. When we arrived we were allowed to pick our own site. We prefer the $20/night ($500/month) regular sites over the $35/night ($700/month) beachfront sites. The regular sites are oriented such that you can use your rig as a windbreak when the north winds blow, and they are isolated from the roving vendors on the beach. The vendors are not allowed to enter the park uninvited. To be fair, though, they all cheerfully move on when you tell them "No thanks". There are 48 beach-front sites and 168 other sites. At the first site we had, the voltage was quite high--132+ volts at night. We had to keep a space heater going all night to keep the voltage low enough that our surge protector didn't continually shut off power to the rig. We moved to another site later, and the voltage was down in the mid-120s. The park was virtually empty December and January (10-15 rigs), although a couple dozen rigs showed up between Xmas and New Years and on a few weekends. In February there were as many as 40-50 rigs on the weekends. When Spring Break started (second week of March), the park was about a third full, with all the beach-front sites taken. Before Spring Break, this is generally a very quiet place to be, although there are occasionally folks with noisy off-road vehicles in the park. During Spring Break people were shooting off fireworks on the beach every night. One bozo was exploding quarter sticks of dynamite, scaring our dog into a quivering mass of fear. The white-linen restaurant on site has a new chef. The meals are outstanding. The bar (Wrecked At The Reef) has been remodeled and is now a modern, pleasant place to have a drink and good food, either indoors and outdoors. A far cry from the dingy hole it was six years ago. Staff at the RV park and both restaurants were very pleasant and spoke excellent English. We think it’s the best RV park in town, and we have looked at them all.
Rate cited is with Good Sam discount. Pleasant, well maintained park. Level gravel interior roads and sites, all big enough for any size rig. Fast, strong WiFi. Strong 50 amp power, good water pressure. Sites are wide enough to have slides out and still be able to walk around the rig. Cement patio. Very pleasant staff. We stayed here five years ago, and we like it as much this year as back then. Verizon now has voice and 3G data service in Ajo.
A very large gravel area, mostly $7/night dry camping, with room for hundreds of dry campers. There are 16 30-amp full hookup sites and eight 50-amp full hookup sites. The hookups are all behind the rigs (they park tail-to-tail), so bring a long sewer hose. No restrooms, showers, or Wi-Fi. Water pressure was so low that we filled our tank and used our water pump, and we were virtually the only customers in the park. They have about 10 new water-fill stations and a half dozen new dump stations. There is a fee for both. Since we had a full hookup site, we didn't use them. The only reason we stayed there was that we had been dry camping for several days and wanted a night of full hookups before moving on. It served that purpose.
$15 the first day (Passport America rate), $30 the second day, for full 50 amp hookups. A gravel parking lot that's easy for any size rig to navigate. There is a bodacious dip where the driveway meets the road. Sites are level and wide, and they are long enough for a big rig and tow/towed vehicle. The 50 amp power was very good--almost no sag in voltage under heavy loads. The camp host was very pleasant. He gives you a code to access the rest rooms and laundry. The rest rooms and showers are old but clean. The laundry is tiny--two washers and two driers, with no table for folding clothes. The host told us that their Wi-Fi wasn't working. It was not clear whether than meant that it was down permanently. Costco is less than a mile away. If we need to stop again in this area, we'll stay here. Unlike a proper RV park, there is no nearby train and no highway noise!
This park is operated by the Port of Brookings and is RIGHT on the ocean. The ocean is about 75 feet in front of the pull-through sites. The park is all paved, with wide access roads, which are open to the public since it is part of the Port. The full-hookup, pull-through sites are all 30-amp; they have 50-amp back-in sites, which would be fine if you are in an RV that doesn't have a view out the front. The park Wi-Fi was pretty good, but Verizon (3G) data service was faster, at least at our site (Space 68). There is a cafe/laundromat inside the park. The laundromat is old but clean. If you want the world's biggest hamburger, get the "quarter pounder". It is probably a pound of meat, very thick, extending a couple inches from the bun, all the way around. I'm six feet tall, 190 pounds, and that was the first time in my life I couldn't finish a hamburger. Both the reservations staff and the camp host that checked us in were pleasant and helpful. They let us move to a bigger site when we saw that the one they had reserved for us would have been too short for both the RV and the toad. There is a two-week stay limit, but they do have a weekly rate--seven nights for the price of six.
While this is the type of park we describe as "a parking lot with hookups", the location, huge sites, price, and friendly staff make it one that we look forward to visiting when we want comfort and convenience in the Coos Bay area. The pull-through sites in the center of the park have room for any size RV, a tow/towed vehicle, and a large boat. The other sites are larger than typical RV park sites. It is easy to navigate the park with a big rig, and the 50 amp power doesn't suffer a voltage sag under even heavy loads. The laundry is quite small, but the machines work well. Over the summer, there was a rash of thefts in the park (mostly bicycles and fishing equipment), so they have install combination padlocks on the pedestrian entrances to the park. That's something of a nuisance for walking the dog, especially since they have changed the signs in the park from "Pick up after your dog" to "No dogs on the grass" since the last time we were there.
Paved interior roads with very large paved, level back-in sites. Probably half the sites are easily accessible to big rigs. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Strong 50 amp power. Many of the sites are very well screened from each other with brush and trees. We were there during a bad wind/rain storm, and the trees screened us very well from the gusts that were forecast to hit 80 MPH. The dump station is permanently closed, but there are four unnumbered sites with sewer connections on the one-lane road to the beach from the campground. I asked the camp host, and he said those sites are available for the same $16 as the numbered sites. We chose not to take one because it would have meant backing out of that road to the main road when it came time to leave, not something I wanted to try with the Bulgemobile. Poor-to-fair Verizon voice and 3G data service. I think I could have hit the Dish Network satellites if I set up the tripod, but it was too stormy out to make it worthwhile. No reception from the rooftop satellite dish, and I didn't see any sites where that would be possible. This is a beautiful, heavily forested campground.
The winter rate was $22.50 with Good Sam discount. A pleasant, simple park just off US 101. Good 50 amp power. Very long, wide pull-through packed gravel sites, as well as some back-ins. It was very easy to navigate the interior roads with a big rig and toad. The water pressure at our site was low (around 30 PSI). Excellent Verizon voice and 3G data service. This was a good location for exploring the sights from Bandon to Port Orford.
This is a big parking lot behind the casino. I followed the signs to "RV Parking" and that isn't the overnight parking. The shuttle van drove up as we pulled in and cheerfully guided us to the correct lot. He told us we could stay as long as five nights. There is a dumpster available. There are train tracks in the area, but far enough away that the trains were barely noticeable. When you sign up for a player's card in the casino, each of you gets a card good for $10 in the casino restaurants. This is a very convenient stopover along I-10 just west of Palm Springs.
Large, level cement pads, almost all pull-throughs. Good 50 amp power. Streets and sites are wide and easy to navigate. There are dog waste bag dispensers placed around the border of the park. The very large fenced dog run is in the back corner of the park. Strong, fast Wi-Fi. Fair Verizon data signal, good voice signal. The bathrooms and showers were large, modern, and clean. Our furnace was out, so we were using heat pumps and space heaters; the 50 amp power was very strong--no large voltage drop. We will probably make this our regular stop when we go through Bakersfield in the future, even though there was a strong manure smell there when we left in the morning. There appears to be a horse arena next door, and the wind shifted overnight.
The $24 rate was with a Good Sam discount. A pleasant park right off I-5. The permanent residents have all the sites closest to the freeway, so overnighters are far enough away and screened enough by the permanents that there isn't much highway noise. Sites are long and wide enough that a big rig with slides on both sides does not need to unhook its tow or towed vehicle. Be sure to ask for a site with satellite access if you need it. The park has a lot of large trees, but there are plenty of sites with a shot at the southern sky. We had a 30 amp site, and a sustained 20 amp load repeatedly tripped the breaker at our site. Excellent Verizon voice and data service. We would stay here again when passing through the area.
All pull-through sites. Sites are wide and long enough for a big rig with slides on both sides to stay hooked up to tow or towed vehicle. Good 50 amp power. Good Verizon data signal; excellent Verizon voice signal. Sites have excellent gravel surface. Plenty of room on interior roads to maneuver. Wi-Fi varied in speed at our site, but never disconnected. Trees between each site make rooftop satellite dish use problematic. This park is an excellent overnight stop off I-5.
We last stayed in this park two years ago. Since then they have added excellent, fast Wi-Fi. The sites are large and paved, with lots of space between them. Verizon voice and data service are good there now, but the Wi-Fi was so much faster we stopped using our Verizon data card. There is a great trail next to the river and lots of space to walk the dog. The 50 amp power was strong even under a heavy load. Satellite reception would be a problem at few sites because of trees, but most have a clear shot at the southern sky.
We are members of this Escapees park. As full-timers, we have stayed in hundreds of parks over the last nine years, and this is the best we have seen. Huge sites scattered along winding roads, it is more like a campground than an RV park. It is true that you cannot use your RV's washing machine at your site, but there is a reason for that. As a member of the park, I know how the septic system is designed. There are actually approximately 35 separate systems, with the laundry on its own dedicated septic tank and leach field. Because bleach from the washers kills off the bacteria in the tank, that system is really nothing more than a simple leach field. Park volunteers regularly clean the filter that keeps laundry lint from the washers from clogging that leach field. Each of the other septic systems in the park is quite small and serves a handful of sites. They were engineered before RVs had washing machines in them, and they can't handle either the bleach or the water load of washing machines. The park's laundromat has excellent late-model washers and driers, and they are less expensive than I can recall seeing in any other park. We look forward to spending part of each spring and fall in the park.
We were pleasantly surprised by this park. It is very convenient to the freeway, but there was little freeway noise once you are in the park. We had a long pull through site. It was barely wide enough for us and our neighbors to have all their slides and awnings out, but it was easy to enter and exit. Our power pedestal was under our neighbor's awning. They only have 14 full hookup 50 amp sites, and a few of them were rather short. The staff was enthusiastic and cheerful. The large dog run has dog treats and waste clean-up bags in it. The 50 amp power was excellent, and there was adequate water pressure. The rate I paid was $48 for each of the first three nights, and $54 for the fourth night because it was Thursday before Memorial Day weekend; they consider that a "Special Event" night. I discovered after I arrived at our next destination that I had left our water pressure regulator and valves on the hose bib. I called them, and they sent somebody out to retrieve them for me. They held them until a friend of mine could pick them up to mail on to me. There are only four washers and driers in the laundry, but the cost of the machines was quite low. Except for the high price, this is a park I would return to.
We last stayed at this park in 2007, and it hasn't changed. Still no restrooms or showers. On Saturday morning, there was a large flea market adjacent to the park, and on Saturday night the auto races at the adjacent Antioch Speedway would wake the dead--but not us. We like the price here, and the 30 amp power is good. It is still cash only, which you insert in the Iron Ranger at the gate. On the weekend, several rigs pulled in just to dump their tanks for $5. We'll be back here next time we swing through the Antioch area.
Nothing fancy, but big, level, 50 amp full hookup sites. Very pleasant staff. We have passed Boron many times in our travels, but decided to stop there this time to visit the borax mine and the little museums in town. It was a very nice visit. The Mexican restaurant in town--Domingo's--was excellent. Lots of fresh seafood, great Mexican entrees, really wonderful staff. This park is a more than adequate stopping place for folks traveling I-10 between California and Arizona. Our $20 was the Passport America rate, but from the signage it appears that the regular rate is only $24. Apparently the Passport America rate goes down in the summer.
We stayed using our Coast to Coast membership. We paid an additional $7/night to stay in the section of the park with 50 amp sites, bringing the total to $17/night. Paved roads, with plenty of room to maneuver a big rig. Many of the sites in that section of the park were large enough for our 40' Bulgemobile with our toad parked in front and plenty of room for lawn chairs, the BBQ, etc., alongside. There are shrubs of various sizes separating the sites. The power was good, even with two air conditioners and the microwave running at once. The staff and other residents were all friendly, which is not something you always see in snowbird parks with a lot of folks who have been there together for months. The grounds are scrupulously maintained, with a lot of native vegetation planted along the paved roads. We enjoyed the lunch specials at the little café. The park is surrounded by desert where you can let your dog run free but we were there late enough in the season (mid-March) that there was a danger of rattlesnakes, so I kept our mutt on leash all the time. There is a very nice fenced pet area in the park as well. Pickleball is a popular sport here, with free lessons at 10:00 AM five days a week. One of the few residents who stays year around told us that all activities stop on April 1, until the next season.
We were last at this campground in 2007. It is still a little-used gem. The five miles of washboard gravel road to the campground was in somewhat better shape, showing signs of grading, but I could do more than about 10 MPH most of the time. Once in the campground, the roads were navigable by any size rig, although there are a couple of serious dips that could cause the tail to drag on some. There is now a campground host here, and the difference from four years ago was noticeable: empty trash cans, sparkling clean vault toilets, and not a bit of trash in the entire campground. Aside from the host, there were only one or two other campers in the campground during our stay, until the weekend when three or four other sites were in use. Verizon voice service was good, but data service was still limited to the slow 1xRTT network, about one tenth the speed of that in native Verizon areas. The scenic loop that you can drive in a passenger vehicle has some of the most spectacular scenery in the US. There was limited water available at spigots around the campground, but they often run dry. The rate cited is reflects the 50% the Senior Pass rate.
Pleasant little park across the street from the railroad tracks. Largely permanent residents. Paved interior roads and paved sites. Because I wanted 50 amps, there were only two sites available, and they were both pretty tight to enter. Once in, there was plenty of room. The manager was out when we arrived, but one of the residents helped me select a site and get into it. The rate cited is for a 50 amp full hookup site, with a 10% Good Sam discount. The park property is very well maintained. There aren't many attractive choices along this part of Highway 99.
This fairgrounds RV park is OK for an overnight. It's a parking lot with hookups, but the sites are large and level. Back-ins have 30-amp power and are $20. The pull-throughs are 50 amp and are $25. The problem with the sites is that the hookups are at the very back of the site. If you are in a motorhome with a toad, you would need very long water, sewer, and electric cables to reach the hookups in a pull-through site. Even after unhooking the toad and backing to the very rear of the pull-through site, our 15' sewer hose couldn’t reach. Rather than getting out all the sewer extension hoses for an overnight stay, we moved to back-in site where we could hang the rear of the motorhome far enough over the back of the site for a 15' sewer hose to (barely) reach. There is a motocross track adjacent to the park, so we were treated to the growl and whine of dirt bikes until the sun went down. There is also quite a bit of road noise from the freeway. Sonic booms from Edwards AFB made our dog unhappy, but there is a big field across the street from the park where he could run off-leash. Very clean restroom/showers. The price was right.
Although the location is desolate, isolated, windy, and barren, the park itself is just fine. Level gravel pull-throughs with asphalt pads next to them, and level back-in sites. The rate cited is the Passport America rate. The grounds are well maintained, or maybe they are just scoured by the wind. Pleasant check-in experience. You can sometimes hear the artillery practice from the adjacent Marine base; our dog didn't like that. We have stopped here once before because it was along our route, and we would do so again.
Price was for pull-through, with Good Sam discount. Newer park, with large back-in and pull-through sites. Wide, paved roads with hard gravel sites, each with a cement pad next to it. Grass between the sites. The park was immaculate and perfectly maintained. Good 50 amp power. Restroom/showers were clean and in new condition. There was road noise from Highway 99. I would stay there again.
Only Escapees members can stay at this co-op. In eight years of full-timing, this is the best park we have ever visited. 254 sites in a 160 acre park in the foothills, elevation around 1,800 feet. All roads are paved. Sites are large, level gravel, mostly back-ins, with old-growth oaks and manzanitas providing shade. There is a fenced dog park. Most of the sites have members' RVs parked on them permanently, but there is not a run-down unit in the park, and sites are VERY well maintained. The park is maintained by volunteers; perhaps that's why everybody is so friendly without being clique-ish. We didn't feel like outsiders here. 50-amp power was very strong. Wi-Fi only in the clubhouse, but guest Escapees can rent a DSL modem at their site for a nominal fee. Wi-Fi is very fast; I clocked it at 5 Mbps. There is a grocery store and other services five miles away in Coarsegold. There is plus a huge casino about two miles from the park. They have very inexpensive buffets. 13 miles up the road is Oakhurst, with Von's and Raley's supermarkets and other facilities. 27 miles to Costco in Fresno. It's a pretty 1.5-2.0 hour drive to the floor of the Yosemite Valley. They claim that no Escapee has ever been turned away.
The rate cited reflects a weekly rate. Good 50 amp power, large sites, and a good location for visiting Sacramento. We have stayed in this park before, and they have added an off-leash dog area since last year. We prefer the gravel area in the back because the sites are level. The adjacent American River Parkway is great for walking or biking.
This is a bare-bones stopping place. We paid $20/night with the $5 Escapees discount for full 50 amp hookups. The park consists of one straight paved road with back-in gravel sites on each side. Most of the sites were very level, and all of them were deep and wide enough for any size rig. They are all double sites, though, with two sites sharing a water and electric pedestal. If both sites are in use, one party gets the 50 amp hookup and the other gets the 30 amp connection, and they will be quite close together. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The park was kept quite clean. The restrooms and showers were large, basic concrete facilities that were very clean. Good Wi-Fi. Not a great place for dogs. There is no place to walk a dog other than the fenced pet area, about 20' x 35'. The rules prohibit walking or exercising dogs on the fairgrounds, and the park is on a busy road with no sidewalk, or even a shoulder, to walk on.
Beautiful campground on Lewiston Lake. Central dump station and potable water faucets scattered around the campground. We were there after they had shut off water, the dump station, rest rooms, and garbage service for the season (there were a couple of porta-potties), so it was on the $7/night winter rate. With our Golden Age Pass it was $3.50. When you enter the campground, you must immediately turn either right of left. While we were there, the loop to the left was closed for the season, so we had to turn right. Although many of the sites on that right-hand loop were long enough for a big rig, the road was not wide enough to drive through the loop. We had to back out of the campground when we left. The closed loop to the left had even more large sites, and any size rig could navigate the loop at that end. For a smaller RV, there were many nice sites in both loops, some with shade and some in the open. Sites are grass or gravel, and many had rocks or posts bordering them, making them too narrow for rigs with slides on both sides. Good Verizon voice signal, marginal data signal.
Excellent campground. Loop C was the only loop open when we were here, and it had plenty of sites for big rigs. Most of the sites in Loop C do not have sewer connections, and it was somewhat congested in the section that does. We stayed in the water/electric-only section. Good 50 amp power. All sites are back-ins. Paved roads, paved sites. Weak Verizon data signal (1xRTT only, no EVDO), but a good voice signal. Great trails in the park. We gorged on huckleberries as we walked.
Terrific campground. The interior roads are paved and navigable by big rigs. The pads are paved. The campground is heavily forested with large spruce, fir, pine, alder, etc. All sites are back-ins, and a big rig will fit in many. About a fourth of the sites are full hookup, and most of the others have water and 30 amp power. Some sites have cable TV; they cost an extra $1/day. There is no longer Wi-Fi in Oregon State Parks, according to a sign at the ranger station. The areas around some of the sites did not drain very well, so they can be muddy. Using an Align-A-Site with a tripod-mounted dish, I was able to get a shot at the 110 and 119 Dish Network satellites through the trees, but it wasn't easy. There was no possibility of rooftop satellite reception. There was a very good Verizon voice and data signal. Oregon State Parks no longer provide Wi-Fi. It's a nice walk down to the beach.
Large sites, both back-ins and pull-throughs. Interior roads and sites are paved. We don't like to pay $43 for a site, but the Reno area doesn't offer any great choices. It is right off I-80, and if the weather had permitted leaving the windows open, we would have had road noise. I didn't try their fee-based Wi-Fi. There is an excellent Verizon signal here. The casino is small and smoky.
We stayed at the River Campground (the lower one of the two). The dump station and water fill are adjacent to this campground. Paved interior roads and sites. Roads are wide enough and most sites are long enough for big rigs. Some sites are not level, but most are. Very weak Verizon data signal, but good voice reception. Even though we were there very early in the season (May 8), most sites were taken by Saturday afternoon. This seems to be a popular fishing destination. There are no official generator hours or quiet time. Most of the campers seemed to be families with small children. There isn't much privacy between sites.
The resort now has a new sign at the entrance to each loop in the RV park section: "No ATVs in RV Park". That should resolve the complaints that folks had last year. We last stayed here two years ago, and the Verizon data signal has improved greatly. This time we were parked near the park store, and the free park Wi-Fi worked well and was very fast (2.2 Mbps). There was probably nobody else using it, since there were only two other rigs in the park. The sites are odd, in that with few exceptions they all look back-ins, but some are "motorhome" sites, which means you drive in to them, while others are "trailer" sites, which look the same but are back-ins. The difference is which side they put the hookups on. The park is still very well maintained, with a small laundry (four washers and three dryers), exercise room, game room, and well stocked little store. We were here too early in the season for the restaurant to be open. We were here on the $10 Coast to Coast rate. We went out of our way to return to this resort as we were traveling through Utah.
The campground entrance is not well marked; enter at Gate E. Sure enough, you need to climb over a 4' fence to get to your hookups, and they are about six feet behind the back of your RV. The sewer connections are slightly uphill at some sites. Many sites are quite unlevel, and some had obviously been recently used as horse corrals. Maybe the fence is there to keep the horses from damaging the fixtures. We were the only campers there the night we stayed, but it was midweek in early May, and it was cold and windy. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful. Given the price and the local competition, we would stay there again when passing through Rock Springs, but we wouldn't look forward to it.
Sites are grass, roads are gravel. Has some 30-amp and some 50-amp sites. There were a couple of potholes as we drove the Bulgemobile in and out of the park, but nothing worse than we often see. Turns are navigable by a big rig with a little planning. We were the only customers the night we stayed (May 1). The 50-amp power was excellent. The park is right off US 18, but there was no significant road noise. Coal trains went by about a mile away, but all we heard was an occasional rumble and a distant whistle. They allow unlimited length stays at the $13.25 Passport America rate. The restrooms were locked up; I don't think they had yet opened them for the season. The park was unattended. You fill out the form and drop your money in the box. We received good value for our money and would stop here again while in Lusk.
Aside from the trains, this is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at in eight years of full-timing. Our site (#29) was the closest one to the river, and the tracks are on the other side of the river. We were about as close to the tracks as you could get, and trains went by every hour or so all day and all night. They didn't bother us much, but I can see where it would ruin the site for others. Two of the three loops are navigable by big rigs, and there are many sites where we could fit. The two loops away from the river are probably pretty well isolated from train noise. The loop near the group campground was too tight for us to drive the coach into it. 22 of the 34 sites have power, mostly 30 amp, with a few have 50 amp. We got a huge 50 amp asphalt site, shaded by pines and junipers. Two nearby 50 amp sites were cement. Most sites are gravel. Central dump and water, but the water was still off for the winter during our stay. There was no sign of any problems with water quality. The sites are mostly in tall pine trees. Great campground.
Paved interior roads and sites. Easy for any size rig. All back-ins except a few that are "pull over to the right curb and park" sites, which then have the electric pedestal on the passenger side of the RV. Most sites are 30 amp. Since the park was almost empty in early April, we got a 50 amp site with a view of the water out our windshield. Central dump and water fill. Very large mature trees and acres of grass. Very pleasant camp host. Campsites were $12 plus a $4 daily park pass. Rates apparently vary seasonally. Room for many picnickers in the area outside the campground itself. We will stay there again if we pass through that area again.
It's a one mile drive down a good gravel road to get to the park. Interior roads are wide, and the big grass/gravel sites are level. The staff drove me around in her golf cart to show me which sites were available. We wanted a 50-amp site, and there was one back-in, one drive in and back out, and one where we drove through a couple of other sites to make it a pull-through. We chose the last one, and it worked out great. During the summer there are all sorts of recreational activities--paintball, a water slide into the lake, a swimming pool, etc. Since we were there in the off-season, it simply provided a quiet, pleasant, rural environment. There are a number of permanent residents here. They were friendly and kept their sites from looking like junkyards. We used their free Wi-Fi because the Verizon data signal was weak. The Wi-Fi was excellent. At the $10 Passport America rate for full 50 amp hookups, it was a bargain besides.
Great overnight stop off US 50. We took one of the big pull-through cement pads, since we didn't need shade. Gravel interior road. Any size rig can fit. Excellent 50 amp power. Five washers and four dryers in laundry; that's plenty for a small park like this. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Very nice owner. Passport America rate was $12.50, cash or check only.
We stayed at Lake Hasty Campground. The April 2005 review described this campground perfectly. We took one of the eight lakeside sites, and we had to leave one of our slideouts in about 2" from fully extended due to the trees on one side and the ramada on the other. The view of the lake out our windshield was worth it, though. The sites are gravel and are generally very large and level, and the interior roads (some paved, some gravel) are quite wide. Any size rig can navigate this campground. There are mature trees throughout the park, so satellite reception can be an issue. Good Verizon signal. Clean restrooms and showers, and a laundry with three washers and three dryers. Note that Colorado state parks require a $6/day Daily Pass in addition to the campsite fee. That brought our total to $26. Since we were here in the off-season (early April), we had our choice of sites. We will certainly return to this park.
We stayed at the Carpios Ridge Campground. Sites 24-61 were closed for the winter. Four sites have full hookups; the rest have 50 amp electric. Mostly back-in sites, with enough roadway for big rigs to get in to most of those that are long enough. Some sites have paved parking pads, some are well-packed gravel. Their web site has a down loadable PDF for with a description of every site. Lots of trees. Elevation 6,300', so it can get chilly at night. The new building with showers and laundry was not completed yet while we were there, so those services were not yet available. There were only one or two other campers there while we were there. Weak Verizon signal. Sites are $20 for electric only and $24 for full hookups. Note that you must buy a $6 daily vehicle pass in addition to the daily campsite fee. That brought our rate up to $30. We would definitely stay there again.
Wide gravel interior roads that can be negotiated by any size rig. Side-by-side hookups mean that your entry door faces your neighbor's entry door. You share a picnic table with your neighbor. Long, level sites wide enough to park your toad or tow vehicle next to your RV. 50 amp power at our site, although most sites are 30 amps only. Under a heavy morning load, our power sagged to 108 VAC. The laundry has only four washers and four dryers, far too few for a park this size. Free Wi-Fi. The Passport America rate for a 50-amp site is $17 plus tax. We would use this park again.
This is a popular place for fishing and in the summer for kayakers, tubers, etc. For camping, it consists of two asphalt parking lots. Dumpsters are provided. Nice views, once you look past your campsite. There is a very weak Verizon voice and data signal. You need to buy a day pass for each day you visit here. They are $6, or $3 with the federal Senior Pass. You need to buy the pass in town, which is about six miles away. The Big 5 on Power Rd. sells them, but they don't honor the Senior Pass. The Shamrock gas station on the next block toward Mesa does honor the Senior Pass. Unless we happen to be driving down that road again and need an overnight stop, we won't be back because it's not particular peaceful and certainly not private. If we were interested in fishing we would consider it.
This is one of the free BLM camping areas in the Quartzsite area. You are allowed to stay up to 14 days. There are no services--no water, no dump station, no dumpsters, nothin'. Scaddan Wash is reached by following the I-10 frontage road on the south side of the freeway east about a mile past Exit 19. There are plenty of roads suitable for big rigs as well as those requiring high clearance. The further you drive away from I-10, the quieter it is, of course.
This park has very large, level gravel sites, mostly pull-throughs. Each has a ramada and cement table. It's about a 10 minute walk from the campground to the Colorado River. The bathrooms and showers ($.25 for five minutes) are each private and spotless. The sites and the interior roads are suitable for any size rig. We could easily have fit four of our Bulgemobiles, with toads, in our site. There are two handicapped-accessible sites, which are cement rather than gravel. The 50-amp power was excellent.
The rate reflects the Coast to Coast rate of $10, plus $3/day for 50 amp service. When we arrived, there was only one 50 amp site left, although the park was probably only about half full. This is a very nice park in the desert at the east end of Pahrump. The sites are white gravel, with a small cement pad. The cement pads are small, for some mid- and rear-entry RVs it is not possible have the pad at your doorstep AND make it an easy reach to power, water, and sewer. The interior roads are paved and wide. The laundry has only four washers and four dryers, with almost no place to fold clothes and no place to park near the laundry entrance. The 50 amp power was excellent--the voltage didn't drop under load. There was good Verizon voice and data signal. All sites are back-ins. Sites that face SW have a good view of the valley over the roofs of other rigs. There is a large designated dog area and a small fenced "run", but the park has unlimited desert on two sides for letting the dogs run. We didn't try the fee-based WiFi. The park is hard to find. From Hwy 160, turn north on Homestead (there is a Shell station on the corner). The road name immediately changes to Winery Rd. Follow it through the residential area almost to the end. The winery and RV park are on the left. You will see a small "RV Entrance" sign on the left just before the winery entrance. We had a great lunch with excellent wines at the winery.
We have spent from one to three months at a time here almost every year since we started fulltiming in 2002. We like camping out at the far edge of the LTVA, where our nearest neighbor is almost a quarter mile away even during the busiest time. The main gravel roads that wind through the LTVA are navigable by any size rig. During January, tens of THOUSANDS of RV show up in Quartzsite, so expect heavy traffic in town during that time. Each of the four La Posa areas has dumpsters, but fresh water and dump stations are only in La Posa South. As long as you have the LTVA permit displayed on your vehicle, you can park anywhere and still use the water and dump stations in La Posa South. I use a small blue boy for our gray water and have a honey wagon come out every couple weeks to pump the black tank. This year they raised their rates from $20 to $25, but they will come out to the remotest parts of the 11,400-acre LTVA. The closer you park to the highway, the dustier it will be. If you drive farther out in the desert, there is a lot more gravel than dust. It is often windy in Quartzsite, so keep that in mind. Tents and RVs that are not self-contained (defined as having at least a 10-gallon permanently mounted waste tank) can camp only within proximity to the few potable toilets there. There are also free BLM areas in the area. You can stay only two weeks in those areas, and there are no dumpsters, water, or sewer services in them. There are places in town to dump and fill for about $10.
This is a paved lot with large marked spaces on a bluff across the street from the casino. There is no signage whatsoever. Get to it from Thomas Edison Drive, about 50 feet from where it meets Casino Drive. It is free. Pick your spot, then drive to the casino Security office with your RV registration and proof of insurance. Probably a third of the sites are on the edge of the bluff overlooking the city, with spectacular views. Sites are mostly level, and there is room for any size rig. You can stay for as long as you want, you just need to re-register every two weeks.
Free BLM campground 20 miles north of Hawthorne, 15 miles south of Schurz, on Walker Lake. Dry camping. At the end of the gravel road off the marked entrance on US95 there is a T intersection. We turned right (south). The road in that direction is poor to fair gravel, but can be navigated with any RV. At the end there is a huge site that a big rig can pull through, but if it had been occupied we would have needed to unhook the toad and back out. If we had turned left (north) at the T, we would have had excellent graded gravel road, 25' wide. There are a couple of big turnout campsites along that road, plus plenty of room to simply pull over to the side of the road and set up. At the end of that road, there are more informal campsites and a large loop around the toilet that any rig can use to go back out. There are two spotless vault toilets and three dumpsters. Very quiet. The lake is stocked with trout. Elevation 4,000 feet. Excellent Verizon voice and data service. We could not hear the highway from where we camped, but the area on the north road is within earshot of US95. Great place to spend the night between Fallon and Pahrump. My wife wants to come back and spend a week here. Lat: 38.752368 Lon: -118.765611
We have stayed at this park many times when visiting family in the area. It's only a parking lot, but the sites in the gravel section are level, the utilities excellent, and the location convenient. Many sites in the paved section are quite sloped and quite a few there have the sewer connection at the very rear of the site, at the uphill end of the site. The laundry only has three washers and four dryers, and no place to fold clothes, so I always use a laundromat a few blocks away. Most of the sites are pull-throughs, and any size rig can easily fit. The staff are always pleasant. Be sure to call for reservations if there is a chance that there is an event going on at Cal Expo (the state fairgrounds). They will leave directions to your site on the bulletin board if you arrive after they close up at 5:00.
One of my favorite parks in the country. Large paved sites surrounded by grass and mature trees. In season, lots of wild blackberries to pick. Very good electric power--it didn't sag much under load. There is a well maintained trail along the river. Excellent Verizon EVDO signal. Note: Wi-Fi is not available in the campground, only in the adjacent rest area. We stop at this park whenever traveling down I-5 in southern Oregon.
This is much nicer than most fairground RV parks. It is more like a campground, surrounded by aromatic tall pines. The full hookup sites are in a large open area, so they have no shade in the summer. Large pull-through sites, with strong 50 amp power. We were parked about as far from the office as you can be, and their Wi-Fi signal was strong and fast, much better than the Verizon signal there. It had rained heavily for a few days before we arrived, and the sites were a bit muddy. There was no danger of sinking in, but it was messy. There is a pet rooster that roams the park. They even have a metal "Protected By Rooster" sign. That's cute until the sun comes up and it starts crowing under your bedroom window. There are really nice chainsaw sculptures scattered around the park. It's an easy walk to the Fairgrounds buildings.
This Lane County park opened in February 2009. Large, level sites, all suitable for big rigs. Some pull throughs, some back-ins. Some shaded, some in full sun. There is a large well-maintained grass area in the middle. The campground is adjacent to the off-leash dog park. In fact, the only way into the campground is through the parking lot of the dog park. Excellent 50 amp power, although the pedestal at our first site was defective--one leg would sporadically drop to 88 volts. We changed sites. The trees are large, mature beauties. It is also adjacent to a huge day use area with trails, picnic tables, large open areas, rest rooms, etc., right on the river. Verizon voice service here is excellent, but data service is poor. They say they will have Wi-Fi here eventually. Only one restroom building in the campground, and it has no showers. There are additional restrooms in the adjacent day use area.
Easy access for any size rig. We had one of the very large pull-through spots. Satellite TV (Dish Network) was marginal because of trees and mountains, but it worked most of the time. Didn't try the Wi-Fi. We were there a couple days after Easter, and the laundry, rest rooms, and showers were not available yet. (Temps fell into the teens at night.) Cable TV was in the process of being replaced. They have a nice dog walking trail out in the sagebrush. Excellent Verizon voice and EVDO data signals. The town of Lee Vining is tiny but has a grocery store, gas station, and a couple restaurants (closed while we were there). At 6,700', winter stays late. The Mono Lake Visitor Center is in town at the edge of the lake. They still have the rule that pets cannot be left unattended in your RV while you are gone. We arrived at noon to beat some weather that was coming in, and they cheerfully let us check in and occupy a site. Very nice manager.
Big campground on the lake with some trees. Easy access for any size rig. No hookups or dump station, although there are water faucets scattered around. Some noise from Highway 395, but quiet at night. Great mountain views. We were there the day after Easter, and it was almost empty. Good Verizon signal for voice and data.
Huge pull-throughs, easy access to and inside park. Two large fenced dog exercise areas. Excellent free WiFi. Nicely stocked store. Far enough from freeway that there was little road noise. Very well maintained facilities. They fill up at night, but we arrived early afternoon and didn't need a reservation. We would definitely recommend this park for anyone passing through the area.
Another huge 55+ park. Streets are wide enough to navigate a big rig and get in to sites, although we had a little trouble getting out because of some sharp turns going that direction. Excellent quality 50 amp power. At our location, the park WiFi was reliable and fast. Excellent book exchange ("library"). Two laundromats; one requires you buy a card and put money on it. No refunds for any unused balance on the card. The other laundromat is coin operated. Several pools, including a large indoor pool. All the geezer recreational facilities and activities you would expect, including a full bar adjacent to the grill. The park is mostly park models, which are well maintained, as are the grounds. Nice exercise room with plenty of equipment, although they keep it at 73 degrees, which is pretty warm. One really nice touch is that each site is provided with a large, rolling City trash container, which you roll out to the street once a week for collection. We stayed one week using our Coast to Coast membership, then a second week using Passport America, so our daily rate was about half the $40 rack rate. We will definitely use this park on our next trip through Mesa.
Excellent 55+ park. We have stayed in several of the geezer parks in Mesa, and this is our first choice, after Valle del Oro. The sites are relatively easy to get in to for a big rig. 50 amp power did sag down to around 109 VAC under heavy load, but never got lower. We used the Passport America rate, which after taxes was $165 for a week, including electricity. They have a very nice laundromat, and a large, alphabetized book exchange. For those who want activities, they have plenty during the winter, but not much after April 1. Very nice swimming pool, excellent exercise room, extremely pleasant and helpful staff. I was able to get a moderately strong WiFi signal from the perimeter of the park (the pet area), but never successfully connected to the Internet using it. Our Verizon data card had a very strong signal, so I didn't care. The park is mostly park models, and they are very well maintained, as are the grounds. There is always a maintenance worker driving around picking up anything that falls on the ground. They will let you use Passport America one week/month.
This is probably the nicest of the many 55+ megaparks in Mesa. Like the others, it is mostly park models, but it always has sites available for RVs. The roads are wider than most of the other parks, making it easier to park a big rig. There are four big laundries in the park, with inexpensive ($1.00/load) well maintained machines. It has swimming pools, tennis courts, many craft shops, the whole works. The staff and volunteers are very friendly, all seeming to enjoy their work. The pet sections tend to be around the perimeter, which means they are much more likely to get road noise. We could not connect to the park Wi-Fi from our site. Park 50-amp power was very strong, not sagging noticeably under load. We stayed for one week under the half price Passport America rate of $18/day.
23.80539N, 106.88066W This facility is really aimed at renting their villas, but they have eight RV sites. It opened in February 2009, and they were still building villas and had not yet built the swimming pool when we were there. Easy access for any size rig, but some sites are quite unlevel and two or three of the sites not big enough for a big rig. Very nicely landscaped grounds. No landscaping around the RV sits, which are decomposed granite, though. The sewer connections were uphill for any RV with a low dump valve like ours. High voltage; it was 136 VAC in the morning, falling to only around 120 under heavy loads in the afternoon. Very attractive palapa with restaurant and bar. Excellent beach--clean sand and nice surf. Shower and bathroom (one each) were spotless. They even provide a towel and robe in the shower. Internet access consisted of a cellular dongle that the owner loans to customers. Two of us that tried it (one with XP one with Vista) couldn't get it to work.
GPS coordinates: 22.61416N, 105.79285W. The park is five or six miles north of town. The single lane one mile dirt road to the park is the only challenging access problem. You need to look ahead and possibly pull over if someone is coming the opposite direction. Once in the park, there is plenty of room for any size rig. Eight sites at the back are pull-throughs; the rest are back-ins. Note that even the beach-front sites are back-ins, so if you have a motor home you will not be facing the ocean when parked in one of those sites. Each site has a cement pad large enough for both an RV and a patio area. No shade. Everything in the park is well maintained. A large swimming pool, plus a wading pool at the large palapa. Wi-Fi reaches most of the park, but the satellite connection is often overloaded, apparently. OK for downloading email but not web surfing. The laundry consists of one washer and one drier, 30 pesos each. Typical Mexican low water pressure. Excellent 15 amp power (125-136 VAC). Many sites (ours, for example) have billions of cockleburs and lots of little red ants. Empty, sandy beach with good surf. Very pleasant staff, but they speak no English. Pointing and gesturing works just fine, though. We selected this park over the only other park in town that had utilities (adjacent to Villas Coral) because 1) the sites were big enough for our 40' rig, 2) Villas Onac has Wi-Fi, and 3) it is on the ocean. The Villas Coral park, adjacent to town, is on the bay so there is no surf there.
Access and sites are very tight for big rigs. Lots of mature coconut palms and bamboo between and around sites. Clean bathroom/showers. No laundry. Beautiful beach at the end of the park, with a shaded area for those who don't want to sit in the sun. Typical Mexican RV park utilities: Some sites had low water pressure, some didn't. 30 amp power would sag under load and exceed 132 VAC occasionally when not under load. Most residents stay for months at a time, and they are all very friendly. The location makes it easy to take a bus or taxi anywhere in town. There can be quite a bit of late night noise from the federal recreational facility on the south side, and people on the north side can have a great deal of noise from the kids playing in the residential area next door. Our friends' site had a trampoline six feet from their bedroom windows. Excellent fee-based WiFi at 385 pesos/month or 200 pesos/week.
Fairly easy access on about a mile of gravel road from the KM 75 marker on the southbound toll road. Wide diagonal back-in sites, 45' deep. The rate I cited is the monthly rate, divided by 30, excluding electricity. They are the only park of the four in the Celestino area that charges for power, and they charge four pesos/KWH (around 30 cents US). We used about 11 KWH/day (over three dollars), but the park average was six KWH/day. Park Wi-Fi is available only at the covered casino at the entrance to the park. Hookups are near the rear of most sites, requiring at least 25' of sewer hose for most rigs. In the two months we were there, we saw quite a few rigs come in without enough sewer hose to reach. There are bushes and trees between sites--some mature, some not. Power was fairly reliable, but voltage was often above 132 VAC, enough for our EMS to shut of power to our rig. I never saw it drop below 113 VAC. Sites closest to beach have 30 amp connections on 15 amp breakers. Most other sites are 30 amp, with a few 50 amp. Small laundry (two washers, one drier), but the sign up sheet system means you never have to wait for a machine. Washers were only 10 pesos (about 70 cents US) and the drier 20 pesos, by far the cheapest we have ever seen in Mexico, and very inexpensive anywhere. Shower/bathrooms were large and spotless. Water pressure at the sites was typical 15 PSI low Mexican pressure, but the showers had excellent pressure. The beach was sandy when we arrived, but became quite rocky after a few weeks from a strong current washing away the sand. Still good for playing in the waves, lying on the sandy part above the high tide line, etc. A truck comes every day delivering five gallon bottles of purified water for six pesos (45 cents US), but the camp water tasted fine. A vegetable truck comes twice a week. There are several small tiendas in Celestino, two miles of gravel road to the north, where you can get a few things, but there is a large supermarket in La Cruz, another 10 miles up the main highway. The park had the friendliest residents we have ever encountered in an RV park anywhere. Mostly Canadians; maybe that's why. :>) It is about a 45 minute 70 MPH drive to Mazatlan on the toll road (98 pesos), or about a half hour longer on the free road. Mazatlan has a Sam's Club, huge supermarkets (especially the Mega, with covered parking), and a large used (English) book store.
Long pull-throughs, but tight corners. Hookups were 15-amp connectors on 30-amp breakers. Typical low Mexican water pressure and high voltage. A fine place for an overnight or to leave your rig while you take the Copper Canyon railroad tour. Easy to miss when entering town. As soon as possible, get on the "lateral" roadway on the right, paralleling the main road in to town off the highway. The entrance to the park is very soon after getting on the lateral. A pretty good park for Mexico.
Very nice for a Mexican park. I saw only back-in sites, and we had to park on the "wrong" side of the sewer connection to get our big rig in. The water and electric hookups are on the "wrong" side of each site, which means you need long water lines and electric cables as well. Excellent free WiFi. Across the street from the beach. Clean laundromat with 13 washers and seven dryers. Each machine takes six US quarters. Our site and our neighbor's site had very high voltage (138-140 VAC) until the evening, when everybody was using power. We stayed only one night because we were on our way south, but we wouldn't mind spending a month there.
A Dirt parking lot with hookups. We were there Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, and there were literally hundreds of rigs coming through to dump on their way home. They used all unused pull-through spaces for dumping, creating a muddy mess in most of the park. Staff said that happens only that one day each year. WiFi was $3/day. We stopped there only because we wanted to watch the space shuttle land that afternoon (which we did).
"Rio Viento" means "Wind River", and there is a reason that this park is a favorite for windsurfers and kitesurfers. There is a huge power-generating windmill adjacent to the park. The park is below the levee, which provides some wind shelter, but it blew continuously during our two-day stay. The park looks new, even though it is five years old. Sites are huge, level back-ins, made of brick, with wide interior roads. Excellent quality 20/30/50 amp power. I didn't find a laundry in the park, and the nearest one is almost certainly miles away on the other side of the $4 toll bridge to Antioch. The bathrooms were modern, immaculate, tasteful individual suites, with showers. The road to the park is a mile or two of fairly narrow levee road, but any size rig can negotiate it. We got the "introductory rate" of $30. I assume that's because it was our first stay here (their posted rate is $40/day). We really enjoyed watching the windsurfers right across the road from the park and the kitesurfers about a mile down the road. Although the address is Rio Vista, it's really closer to Antioch.
Good-sized pull-through sites. No freeway noise. The site was plenty long, although there was only about 10 feet separating us from our (very nice) neighbors on either side. Our site was gravel; others were asphalt. It was about 20' to the sewer connection on our rig, and I saw quite a few others with long sewer hoses. The 50 amp power never sagged under load. Pleasant staff. Excellent paved interior roads, wide enough for any size rig to navigate. Large, mature trees throughout the park. We were lucky enough to have a shady site, although that meant we had to get out the tripod-mounted satellite dish. The WiFi at our location was sporadic. Immaculate, well maintained bathroom/shower house. Clean laundromat with new machines. Quite a bargain for the Eugene area. There is an off-leash dog park at Armitage Park about two miles south on Coburg Road, and 2.5 miles farther to Costco.
Like every other marina RV park we have visited, this is essentially a parking lot with hookups. The sites, however, are very large, there are mature trees in the park, and the location is great--right on Coos Bay. Easy access for any rig. One of our neighbors had his 40' motor home, large cabin cruiser, and a pickup on his site, with plenty of room for awnings and the picnic table. There were smaller sites available for two and three dollars less. Good quality 50 amp power. No WiFi, but Verizon finally has EVDO service in Charleston. We plan to come back several times this summer.
Small park with all sites in a single loop. All but one are back-ins. Easy to negotiate with a big rig. Most sites are full hookup. Lots of pine trees; had to set up tripod-mounted dish to get satellite TV. Grounds were pleasant and well maintained. Free Wi-Fi was strong and very fast. Very nice manager. Good quality 30 amp power. Sparkling clean bathrooms and showers with well maintained modern fixtures. The requisite RV park train tracks were a couple hundred yards away. This was an excellent find, especially for the price.
Very nice park, with both back-in and pull-through sites. To accommodate our rooftop TV satellite dish, they gave us a pull-through, but there was no way a 40' rig could make the turn into that site. I made another lap and backed into it. The park is wonderfully wooded and well maintained. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip through Missoula.
Excellent interior roads, with plenty of room for wide turns. Long pull-through sites with excellent 50 amp power. Free Wi-Fi. Good laundry facilities. Very pleasant managers. Well maintained grounds, with nice grass between the gravel sites.
This is a small US Forest Service roadside campground in the Lewis and Clark National Forest on US 89 4.5 miles north of Neihart. Using a little care, we could get in with our 41' rig, and most of the six sites were long enough for the motorhome and the toad. There was virtually no traffic on Highway 89, so it was very quiet. All six spaces are back-ins. There is one sparkling clean vault toilet and a hand-pump well for water. No trash container in the campground, so you need to pack out what you bring in. No cell service in that area. A very pleasant little place.
$11 for 30 amp site, $9 if you don't use the hookup. No water, no dump, but there is a dumpster for trash. A pleasant city park with long pull-through sites. Easy access for any size rig. The first 30 amp outlet I tried had reverse polarity. The second had an open ground. (Both of these were on the pedestal at Site 5.) The third one (at Site 4) was OK. The park also serves as a rest area, a picnic area, and a playground during the day. It was very quiet there at night. A nice find.
Very attractive park with good gravel interior roads. We saved a few bucks and took a water and electric (50 amp) only back-in site. I was planning to use the dump station in the morning on the way out, but I couldn't see how we could make the turn after dumping, so we just skipped it. Down by the river there is a huge tenting and cabin area, probably five acres of well maintained grass. Excellent free Wi-Fi. Great view of Devils Tower from the park. We had planned to use the National Park campground in the at Devils Tower, but there was no way to fit a 40' rig in the curved pull-through spaces there, so we just drove on through.
Large gravel sites. Side-by-side hookups. Excellent gravel interior roads. Two fenced dog areas. Supposedly had WiFi, but I couldn't see it. We were there in mid-April, and water was not yet turned on at the overnight sites. The only source of water was the weekly sites, if you could find one vacant to use their hose bib. All the weekly sites were occupied the night we were there, so no water for us. Close to the freeway, but the tank farm between the park and the freeway apparently blocked the road noise. It was a perfectly adequate overnight stop, if only there were a source to fill our water tank.
We stayed there in early April as Coast-to-Coast members. The park is in a canyon at around 5,700 feet. We had the entire RV park to ourselves, although there were a few guests in the condos at the other end of the resort. Sites are large and level, mostly gravel but some paved. Excellent interior roads. Water wasn't turned on yet because there was still a lot of snow on the ground and temps fell into the teens a couple nights, but we selected a site about 100' from an arctic hose bib. They offered to have Maintenance string a hose for us, but we had enough with us to fill the tank every few days. It appears that only the sites in the first loop have 50 amp hookups; the others were 30 amp. Nice little campground store, complete with a large video rental collection. The nearest grocery store is 12 miles away in Morgan. Highway 65 south of the park was still closed for the winter, which means it was over 60 miles to Salt Lake City. When 65 is open, it is less than 30 miles. Nice, clean, small laundromat open 24 hours. There was an exercise room with three pieces of good equipment and a game room with a pool table and video games. Expensive Wi-Fi (from $4/hour to $30/month) that we didn’t use. We had a National Access Verizon signal for data, although it required an external antenna to get decent throughput. The staff were all accommodating and pleasant. When it snowed on our last day there, we were not at all sorry that we might have to extend our stay.
A simple park on US-50. Wide paved interior roads. Nice big sites--gravel with grass and cement apron on passenger side. Most sites are back-ins that are easy to enter; there are a few pull-throughs. All of their sites are big enough for any rig. In lieu of cable TV they have about 10 TV stations that are broadcast on a UHF repeater. Small laundry--two washers and two driers. There were a dozen or so construction workers staying in the park long term. They were quiet, and their mostly old RVs were well maintained and their sites neat. Excellent water pressure and power, although not all sites are 50 amp. We stayed as Coast to Coast members, so our rate was $10. This is a nice place to stop on the road.
Most of the 40 sites are taken by well-maintained seasonals or permanents. All transient sites are pull-throughs. Large sites with picnic table at each. Trees made maneuvering a little tight but not terribly so. Didn't hear any road noise. $5 deposit for a key to your hose bib. All hookups are at the rear of the site, so it took 20' of sewer line for our rig to reach. Good quality 50 amp power. Free WiFi but only in the motel lobby. No Verizon cell service. We were there on a Thursday and we got the last site at 4:30 PM. Better than most overnight spots at this price. Note: Although it is in Arizona, this location is on Navajo Nation Time, which does observe Daylight Saving Time.
The roads in the park are good, and the interior roads in the campground were wide enough for big rigs. We had a 50 amp site, but most sites are 30 amp. The scenery is, of course, magnificent, with plenty of hiking trails for all levels of hikers. The campsites themselves were level and large enough for any rig, but you can see dozens of other sites from wherever you park. The weather in early April was wonderful, but it gets extremely hot in the summer. The central water and dump stations were roomy and well maintained. No showers in the park; you have to go to town for showers and laundry. Shuttle buses run all day throughout the park. What a great place for $18/night. Next year I'll be 62 and can stay there for $9/night on the federal "Senior Pass", formerly the "Golden Age" pass.
All sites are back-ins. We were there at the tail end of their winter season (end of March), when they had only two of the four loops for RVs open. The park did not fill up, even on the weekend. Almost all the sites in the two open loops were 30 amp full hookups, although one full hookup site (Mallard-9) was 50 amps. The two loops that were closed had very few sewer sites, and many of those were double sites, so you would have another rig parked at either your right front or left rear corner. A few of those non-sewer sites had 50-amp power. Almost all the RV sites are very long. Interior roads are excellent, and all RV sites are large concrete pads. Our 30-amp site had low voltage whenever there was a load; our Autoformer was on much of the time. There are three tent loops that have terrific sites. There is a very nice gravel trail around most of the lake, although you cannot completely circumnavigate it. The tall pines did a great job of sheltering us from the wind on days where they were blowing 20-30 MPH. The restrooms were modern, immaculate, and large. Those with showers had their own toilet and sink. In the winter season, you can buy five nights (@$20/night) and get seven. At less than $15/night for full hookups in a pretty campground with large well-separated spaces, it doesn't get much better. They switched to their summer rate of $25 with no weekly discount on April 1.
We looked at all the parks in Quartzsite, and this was the nicest, in my opinion. Large sites, quiet neighbors, nice laundry. It's across the street from BLM land, where I could let the dog run. Excellent 50 amp power, even under a load. Pleasant office staff. Nothing fancy, just a well-maintained gravel park. It is a 55+ park with many seasonals. Every rig was well maintained, with no junk lying around. They have free WiFi in the clubhouse. The fee-based WiFi was not accessible from our site. Quartzsite has terrific Verizon EVDO data service, though. $21.94/night was the Escapees rate.
This is a fine place to stop when heading south from Nogales or Sonoyta. The owners, Ana and Edgar, speak excellent English and are eager to help. No rest rooms or showers (Ana says that Edgar is too cheap to fix them when they broke years ago). One pull-through site. The others are large, informal back-ins. A few of them have sewer connections. 15 amp power only. Very low water pressure. Their "free Wi-Fi" is from a motel down the street that hasn't secured their access point, but the signal is very good when they have it turned on. The park is right on Highway 2, .6 miles from the intersection with Highway 15. It is easy to get into and out of the park from the highway.
Beach front sites are around $30; interior sites are $20. This is a large parking lot-type park. The attraction is full 50 amp hookups right on the beach. Wi-Fi is very slow and $4/day. Sites are enormous, but the beach front sites have their hookups on the beach end of each site. That's great in a trailer, but in a motor home it's a very long reach to the connections. We always spend our time dry camping on the adjacent beach for $5/day then coming to The Reef once a week to pay $7 for a dump and fill. This park is about a 10 minute drive from town, but not nearly as congested as the parks in town.
This is the only park in old Kino. It is right on the beach. Rates are $18/night, $105/wk, and $318/month. Water pressure is very low, so we all either use our tanks or put an RV water pump between the hose bib and the RV. The place fills up during the season. Next year we are going to arrive in October and stake our claim. Staff are terrific. Shrimp is available in the park and from vendors who drive through. We didn't arrive early enough to get a pull-through, and it took some juggling to get our 40' Bulgemobile into a site. Many of the sites are taken by folks who just pay for the whole year ($1,900) and come down for the season. The old town of Kino is a real Mexican fishing village.
This is a typical Arizona geezer park, although the sites are larger than most, including those of the sister park (Desert Paradise) next door. The $19.20 rate we paid was Passport America, which is not offered Jan-Mar. The regular rate is $33 plus tax per night. The WiFi was fee-based, so we didn't use it. They have a nice book exchange. The laundry is weird. You have to buy a $2 smart card, then load it in increments of at least $5 (more if using a credit card). Any leftover credit on the card is your tough luck. They have a nice pool, spa, billiard room, etc. Nice folks both at the desk and staying in the park.
Nicely manicured desert park with easy access for any size rig. Friendly staff. Mostly seasonals, who were extremely sociable. Large back-in gravel sites. Excellent 50 amp power. Fee-based very slow WiFi. No Verizon signal in Ajo. Very small showers. Large book exchange. Laundry had only two washers and two driers. The town supermarket is across the street. We will stay there again next time through Ajo unless we are there when Desert Shadows is offering their Passport America rate.
We enjoyed the campground the evening we arrived. There were spaces available even on Thanksgiving weekend at this lakeside county park. When we woke up in the morning, though, the wind had shifted, and they were dumping dairy sludge on fields less than a mile away. The stench was unbearable, so we left immediately. Since this is the off season, sites were only $21. Plus $4 because we have a dog. Plus $5 because we have a toad. Ouch.
Since it was after October 1, the rate had dropped to $15. We stayed in the open group camping area at the top of the hill. It was great for satellite reception but there was a strong storm one night and the wind really blew up there. The bathroom/showers in the group camping area were modern, spotless, large, and private. There is now a very strong Verizon Extended Network signal in the park.
A very well maintained open, grassy, park right on the river. Large, level sites, with ample room between them. The 30 amp power was pretty weak. At a 20 amp load, it drops to around 108-110 VAC. The owner said not to use any autoformers or electric heaters. When I asked about the 50 amp sites, he also said no washing machines because they don't want the load on their waste water system. They have five 50 amp sites, but he never put anybody in them in the week we were there. We were there on the $8 Coast to Coast rate. The park is also RPI and Passport America. They charge an extra $5/night for the river view sites. We passed on that and still had a great view of the river. Spotless laundry room with three washers and three dryers. Pleasant owner. Fee-based WiFi ($5.50/day, $12.50/week) that worked well, even though we were about as far as you can get from the access point. We would happily stay there again, but not when we think we might need air conditioning, because of the power situation. I don't know that A/C is ever needed in this location, since it is only a mile or so from the beach. Stock up on groceries before you arrive. The nearest supermarket is 20 miles away in Crescent City. The nearby store in town has no produce, etc. Another reviewer said they have a marina and boat launch area, but they don't.
This park is run by a church. The full hookup pull-throughs in front are pretty close together, but they are long, with a sewer connection at both the middle and rear. Most of the park looks like a real campground with huge trees, but most of the sites back there have no hookups. According to the park map, there are 31 full hookup sites, 12 water/electric sites, and 46 dry sites, if I counted correctly. The free WiFi is fast, with a strong signal, at least at the pull-through sites in front. We heard very little road noise. I heartily recommend this park, especially at the $12.50 Passport America rate for full hookup sites.
Nicely wooded park in the hills above the Russian River. Sites have water and 30 amp power only. We stayed under the $8 RPI rate. They now have WiFi in and around the lodge, but not at the sites. One of the maps they give you on check-in shows which sites can get roof-top satellite reception and which can get it with a tripod. You select your own site. The security staff offer suggestions for sections of the park that are navigable in a big rig. Each of the bath houses has a big new front-loading washer and a dryer outside. The park is heavily forested with oak trees, but there is plenty of sunshine. Most of the sites are pretty close to one another, but the other campers are all quiet and friendly. We will return there in the future.
We have stayed there several times over the last five years. The have made a couple changes in the last year. First, they have closed the rest rooms and showers. Porta-potties are all that is available. Second, they have re-striped and numbered the sites, so there are now only 18 sites, but they are all wide enough for the largest rigs. The other tenants are mostly working class transients. I have never seen the park host. Aside from the host, they do not allow anybody to stay there longer than 14 days. The hookups are at the rear of the sites, so it takes a lot of sewer hose to reach them if your dump valve in in the middle of the rig, like ours. It's a convenient, inexpensive place to overnight if you are in the Antioch area. The WiFi is excellent. Cash only.
This is an immaculately maintained newer park, far enough from I-5 and the trains to allow a good night's sleep. Free, fast WiFi. We had a hard time getting into the spot they assigned us because it was angled in the wrong direction from the street, but the sites are very large, level, cement slabs with about 10 feet of manicured lawn between each of them. We will be going back there on our way back through Redding in a couple weeks because it's about $10 cheaper than the competition and every bit as nice, as long as you don't want a lot of amenities.
A great find. The owner keeps this park open as a courtesy to her old customers, who go back 50 years. I doubt that she takes credit cards. Sites are in an open grass area, with shrubs and trees surrounding it on three sides. On the ocean side, it's a 10 minute walk to a huge empty beach, using a home-made foot bridge to cross the creek. About a dozen sites have full 30 amp hookups. The rest are water and electric only. There is a dump station. There are four well-maintained rigs occupied by folks who help out with maintenance, all of them very pleasant. They keep the place looking quite nice, with acres of mowed grass. It is very informal. The office, pool, and bathrooms are closed. The only noise we heard was the surf. There was one other customer the weekend we spent there. Because of the peace and quiet, we prefer this park to the State Park five miles down the road. It's also cheaper.
This is a great campground. One loop has 35 or 40 full-hookup (30 amp) sites. None of the other sites have any hookups. The full-hookup loop is a five minute walk from a huge beautiful beach. Only a few sites in this loop are big enough for big rigs, and two of them are handicap sites. Sites 148, 151, and 154 are pull-throughs that will handle big rigs AND give a clear shot at satellites. The other loops would be a real challenge for big rigs to even navigate the roads. Be sure to reserve a site during the summer. We had to leave when Friday (9/7) came because all the sites we could fit in were already reserved. There is a very nice IGA supermarket in Ocean Shores, about 2.5 miles down the road. From Ocean Shores, you can drive your car on several miles of beach.
This park has a dozen long pull-throughs sites and the remainder are back-ins, about 35' long. Access is easy for any size rig. There isn't a lot of room between some of the sites, but others are roomier, with a picnic table. It is right on Highway 101, so there is road noise during the day. There is a speedway across the highway; we heard racing going on Saturday night. There is a large fenced off-leash area for dogs, as well as open fields near by and a very nice rural road for walks. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful. The laundry consists of one washer and one dryer (both new looking) in the office. The park is midway between Port Angeles and Sequim, so every kind of shopping is within 5-8 miles. They had the most reliable WiFi we have ever experienced, and it was fast and free. 9/1-6/15, they take Passport America for up to two nights, including holidays. A great little park.
This is a very well maintained, very attractive, highly developed park. Mostly back-ins around the lake, with pull-throughs for big rigs in an outside loop. 8' high shrubs between paved sites with grass on each side. The sites weren't terrifically wide, but they were wide enough for all our slides and the basement doors. Sites were more than long enough to keep the toad in front of the rigs, and there was additional parking right there. Our site was level, but I saw a few that required motor homes to raise their front wheels off the ground. Hookups are at the very back of the sites, which can mean a long reach for sewer connections. Small (30' by 30') fenced off-leash dog area. There are beautiful hiking trails around the perimeter. We could hear the coyotes howling at night. Couldn't see the fee-based WiFi from our site, but had a good Verizon EVDO signal.
This is a membership park. We were there on our RPI membership. We really enjoyed our stay. The pull-through sites in Phase I would be pretty close when this place is full because they are four-site units. In Phase II the pull-throughs are in side-by-side pairs, which is not bad. The back-ins are spacious. Their (free) WiFi is available only in the lodge. They have a well-maintained book exchange. Big redwood trees in Phase I and around the perimeter of Phase II. You select your own site after you arrive. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. If they had 50 amp power and free WiFi through the park, I would have given it a 10.
A terrific park right off the highway about five miles north of Lytton. Almost all sites are back-ins, with a few small pull-out sites. Lots of pine trees. In Site 31 we had both shade and access to the Dish Network satellite. Most of the sites are large and level enough for the largest RVs. There are trails of varying degrees of challenge in the park. The dump station fee is not included in the $17CN camping fee. It costs $2 and requires either a Toonie or two Loonies. We had no Canadian coins left, so we had to skip dumping. Postal code: V0K 1Z0
This is a membership park. We stayed as Coast to Coast members. The C2C book says that they are all full hookups, but C2C members were restricted to electric-only or water and electric sites while we were there. When I asked the "Welcome Center" about that, they told me to take it up with Coast to Coast. Sites are crammed together. This would be an OK destination if you want a place near the beach for your kids and dogs to meet other kids and dogs. If you want full hookups, big sites, quiet neighbors, and pleasant staff, look elsewhere.
Nicely treed park with ample room for our 40' MH plus toad. There was some road noise. WiFi is $2CN for your entire stay (they give you the WEP key). They wouldn't sell me the service until I was satisfied that I had a strong enough signal at our site; pretty nice. It worked well at our site. Plenty of shade, but enough clear sky that I could get satellite TV once I put up the tripod. The staff were cordial and helpful. A very nice place to spend the night.
Pleasant campground. Mostly pull-through sites. Because of the pine beetle, they have had to take out about 50 trees in the last year, so it is satellite friendly. We paid $24.80CN for a site with 30 amp power and water.There are full-hookup sites. It is close enough to Highway 97 that there is significant road noise. Very friendly, helpful staff. This was our second stay there, and we will stay there again next time we want an overnight stop in Lac La Hache.
We stop at this park on every trip through Prince George on the way to Alaska and back. The picture on the park's web site actually shows you what the sites look like, which is extremely unusual. The pull-throughs are huge, and the back-ins are large enough, with plenty of room between sites. The owners are a pleasure to talk to and extremely helpful in finding local services. The WiFi is too expensive ($5.95CN/day), but it is blazingly fast. The park is open year around. Sparkling clean laundry and bathrooms. Good soft water. The grounds are landscaped and maintained constantly. My favorite part is the off-leash trails at the back of the park where dogs can run.
91 large, mostly level gravel sites with lots of trees between them. All but two sites are back-ins. Forty of the sites have 15/30 amp power. Power was weak; a 10-amp load dropped the voltage below 100 VAC. We had a lakeside site. There were children's playgrounds in each of the three loops. Central dump and water. Coin operated showers. Big rig accessible, especially in the Big Horn Loop. Free firewood. Very quiet. Several very gentle walking trails. A beautiful park that we were extremely glad to find. Non-electric sites are $20CN, electric are $26CN.
Fair gravel roads with level gravel pads. Sites are very large. Lots of well maintained grass. No cable TV or Internet access except for the modem jack in office. Instant telephone service available at some sites. Plenty of room for any size rig. Almost all sites are back-ins. All sites are $37.10CN (including tax), whether they have 30 or 50 amp power. All 50 amp sites were taken when we arrived. Very pleasant, cheerful staff. You must prepay for your entire stay when you make a reservation, but you can get a refund if you leave early as long as you check out by 11:00 AM. We left early because we didn't think it was worth the $37.10 for a 30 amp site with no Internet access. The next time we pass through Edmunton we will probably stay at the Devon Lions Campground even though the sites are much smaller because it is $5 cheaper for a 50 amp site, and has WiFi at the office.
200+ sites, many of which are seasonals. All the seasonals are very well maintained. Roads are paved or excellent gravel. Sites are gravel, with manicured grass between them. Beautifully maintained park, but the sites are far too close together when they are full. Between family reunions and golf tournaments, it is full a lot. Very family-oriented park on the North Saskatchewan River. Big rig accessible. About 15 miles from the West Edmonton Mall (THE Mall). $32CN (including tax) for a 50 amp full-hookup pull-through. Other sites are cheaper. Free WiFi, but only at the office. Adjacent to a golf course. We would stay there again.
This regional park is about nine miles north of 16, about 11 miles from town. Almost every site seemed to be in use by a local who planted his trailer there for the season. We called the day before arriving, and the only site available was an electric-only 30 amp site in the field, across the road from the regular campground. This site cost $21CN, plus a $3CN daily park pass. There is a dump station. The regular sites have some combination of water, sewer, and 15/30/50 amp power. Most are small back-ins, accessed by narrow windy dirt interior roads. No big rig access for 90% of the sites. Aside from the 62 sits with some services, they have room for hundreds of RVs to dry camp on the grass, so you can always dry camp there in any size rig. There is a golf course and lake. Those must be the appeal. We will not return. Postal code: S0M 1M0
Very attractive park with large sites. Mostly full-hookup pull-throughs. We had a pull-through that was far larger than we needed for a 40' MH and toad. The store stocked everything including freshly made cabbage rolls, perogies, borscht, pies, etc. Free coffee all day. Free, fast WiFi that worked even at the farthest point in the park. Plenty of manicured lawn between sites and in the park open areas. It is adjacent to Highway 16, so sites near the highway probably get significant road noise. We were at the back of the park, and it was barely noticeable, depending on which way the wind was blowing. The park filled up both nights we were there. They give a 15% discount to Escapees. Flying J, Costco, Safeway, and other stores are nearby.
Very nice park with both pull-throughs and back-ins. Free WiFi, but it is accessible only at sites in the vicinity of the office. High quality 50 amp power. Both shaded and open sites are available. Clean, new laundry shares space with the location of the free toast, bagels, and coffee in the morning. Very pleasant staff and beautifully maintained grounds. It appears that they are remodeling the buildings. We will definitely make this our stopping place in Regina. $17.24 CN was the Passport America rate for a full hookup 50 amp pull-through site.
Huge open, grassy pull-through sites with a paved access road. It is right on Highway 2. There is an Albertson's 3-4 miles up the road in town and a couple places to buy diesel even closer. Excellent 50 amp power and good WiFi. We didn't have any mosquito problem but it was a dry 104 degrees during our stay, so they probably all died from the heat. No bathrooms or showers. At $20 for 50 amp full hookup sites, it is a great overnight stop.
We used an electric/water only site for $16.80. Full hookup sites were $24.08. Almost all sites are large pull-throughs. Walking distance to the Cabela's store. There is a Wal-Mart Supercenter down the street and a Safeway in town. No WiFi. A very good place to overnight on the way through the panhandle of Nebraska. If it had been cool enough to leave our windows open at night, the noise from the Interstate would have been irritating, though.
Good overnight spot. Since the garden center next door took over some of the land, there are only 32 sites, all 30 amp full hookup, but they don't use the odd-numbered sites, so there are really only 16. Since the electric pedestals are designed to support both the even- and odd-numbered sites, I was able to use my Cheater Box and use two 30-amp circuits. I saw some electric-only sites, but they appear to be stored units. The restrooms, showers, and laundry were are very clean and well-maintained. On July 3, there were only about six of us using the "park," so you can probably get a site here any time. By the way, there is very strong Verizon EVDO service here.
Well maintained, quiet, small park just three blocks off Main Street (Highway 85). Charming older couple own and manage it. We had a large pull through that did not require unhooking the toad. They take reservations, but don't accept credit cards. Many of the sites have sheltered picnic tables. The "dog walk" area has small cactus hidden in it, so be careful. There is a pretty little park across the street as well. They warn you that the water pressure is 75 PSI, so bring a regulator or buy one from them. In 100 degree heat, the voltage on one leg fell to 108, but no further. This is an excellent park.
Long site, wide enough for our slides, but not much more. There was no room or grass at the site for the dog, although there was a nice walk around the "lake". Excellent laundry and bathroom facilities. Very pleasant management. There are a lot of permanent or seasonal residents, but their sites and rigs are very well maintained. We have stayed there three times when in that area.
This county park has 56 RV sites with water and 30 amp power, plus 35 tent sites. There are a couple of pull-through sites, but they are in the group camping area. We use the group camping area (available if no groups have reserved all the sites there) most of the time we stay at Bastendorff because they are on the top of the hill with no trees, so there is good satellite reception. These sites are huge. The other RV sites are big enough for any rig and are surrounded by trees, giving excellent privacy. The central dump station is convenient to use. There is lots of area for hiking in the woods. The beach is not within walking distance. There is a big playground for kids. There is no Verizon cell service in the campground, but there is just down the road (Extended Network area). This is our favorite park in the Coos Bay area.
Excellent overnight stop. Right off I-90, but there is a small hill between the park and the freeway, so we heard no traffic noise. The $16 Passport America rate for a 50-amp full-hookup pull-through site makes it a bargain. Gravel roads and large grass sites--easy maneuvering for big rigs. The power sagged to around 110 volts when we put a 30 amp load on a single leg. The park is well maintained and the family who owns the park runs a cheerful office.
They now have 34 30-amp back-in sites and 18 50-amp pull-thru sites for $10 and $12, respectively, all full hookups. Very quiet while we were there. We were the only rig in the campground, and they hadn't yet turned on the water (this was April 12). I called the campground host before we came, and he was still in Texas, but he was very helpful. Level gravel sites with grass between them. Mature trees. Nice old town.
Access roads and sites were big enough for our 40-footer and toad. There are about five pull-through sites with full hookups; the rest are back-ins. Not all sites have all utilities. Level gravel sites. Nicely maintained grass between sites, it appeared (ground was covered with snow). Mature trees. About 2.5 miles north of I-80, so there was no highway noise. We would happily use this park again either for an overnighter or if we wanted to stay in Iowa City. There is a Super-WalMart and other major shopping between the park and I-80. The dump station could be difficult to use with a big rig.
Pleasant campground right on the Mississippi River. Our site (#36) was about 100 yards from the river bank, with a great view out our windshield. This early (April 10), water wasn't turned on yet. Easy back-in sites for big rigs. Sites were gravel, well-drained and level enough. Central dump station. Lots of trees, so satellite access might be a problem once they leaf out. Surprisingly, we had a good Verizon Broadband (EVDO) connection. Some site are reservable. A definite winner.
Sites are grass and gravel with a cement pad for the RV and picnic table. Well over half the spaces had unoccupied RVs on them. Almost all of those were well-maintained. They were big sites, although getting in to some of them with a 40-footer without driving on the grass was difficult. Park is well maintained. 214 sites; 101 have water/electric (30 amp) only. Most of those 101 sites with no sewer appeared to be seasonals. Two playgrounds for kids. Bathrooms and showers were clean and private. Clearly, March is the off-season. We were there during some heavy rains, and the grass parts of the sites were somewhat muddy. The staff appeared to be preparing the park for the busy season. It's across the road from a freeway and when the wind is right there is a lot of traffic noise, especially on the "Homestead" side of the park. We would happily stay there again, especially since the guy at the desk said we could use two 30-amp connections. With our cheater box, we could run both heat pumps as well as other appliances.
The vast majority of the sites are large, paved back-ins with 30 amp power (central water and sewer). There are a handful of 50 amp sites. Lots of mature trees, so satellite access can be a problem. We were there during a very wet time of year, so the ground was pretty soggy and muddy in places. The ranger picks up your trash from your site each day. Not all sites are suitable for big rigs, but plenty were. A very attractive park, at an excellent price. We would definitely return.
Another well-maintained COE park with big level sites. We could watch barges going through the lock from our site on the river. Many mature pine, cedar, and other trees. Water and 30-amp power at each site, central dump station. Excellent visitor center a mile up the road. The only down side is the International Paper plant adjacent to the campground, which produced a constant hrum of machinery noise. We would stay here again, though.
Well worth the 11-mile drive from I-40. $20 was for 30 amp full hookups, with a Good Sam discount. There are some 50 amp sites available for $2 more, but they were bunched together on asphalt. Most sites are back-ins, most of which were long and level enough for big rigs. Lots of trees. Many sites have a view of the lake.
At the $10 Passport America rate for 50 amp full hookup sites, this is an excellent overnight spot. It's only 400 yards from I-40, but had very little traffic noise. We were the only folks there last night. Plenty of room for a 40' MH towing a car to park without unhooking. For some reason, there were no adjacent railroad tracks.
Quiet high desert (4,800') campground. Big sites, although most of the back-in sites would be too unlevel for a big rig. Several level pull-through sites. While most of the sites are reservable, none of the unoccupied reservable sites were reserved when we were there. Great weather in March. It's about eight miles of 50 mph road off I-40, but well worth the drive. $14 was for dry camping with 30 amp power. Central water and dump. After we saw the place, we decided to spend at least one extra night there.
Twenty gravel pull-throughs, many occupied by folks who seem to have been here a while. We got the last available site at 4:20 PM. Pleasant manager. Sites are big enough for big rigs, but close together. Close to I-40, but very little road noise. Excellent 50 amp power. Full hookups for $13. What else do you want for an overnight stay?
This is a remote BLM campground that requires driving five miles of washboard gravel road to get to it, but the drive is worth it. The bright green rock mountains and other geological features are spectacular. For two of the three nights we stayed there (mid-week) there was nobody else there. Looking at the tags on the posts at each site, it appears the two or three sites are occupied each weekend. The two-mile scenic loop is as awesome as the Grand Canyon, in our opinion. There are well-maintained pit toilets, but every garbage can in the campground was full. We burned what trash we could and hauled the rest out with us. In early March, it was 70-75 during the day and 45-60 at night. Any size rig can fit. We will definitely go back there.
Good choice for Las Vegas. Reasonable rate, sites large enough for big rig and toad, electronic gate to get in. Mostly monthly rentals; the only downside to that is folks like the bozo next door who thinks he needs to warm up his diesel pickup for 15 minutes at 5:00 AM. From 8:00 AM to dusk there is a lot of noise from military aircraft flying low overhead. Terrific laundry open 24 hours. Free WiFi, but we couldn't connect to it. Seems to be mostly empty during the day. Two tiny "dog walk" enclosures. We would stay here again.
Nice long pull-throughs. Oranges free for the picking at each site. Free WiFi that worked well from our site (#177). Clean modern laundromat open 24 hours. Easy for big rigs. We will definitely stay there again.
Sites are large enough for big rigs, but they were all back-ins, on fairly narrow streets. With us parked on one side of the street, another big rig was unable to get into the site directly across the street from us. Very pleasant landscaping.
There are two sections to the Headquarters Campground. The full hookup section consists of 15 sites in a row on asphalt, with a tree between each site. There is a loop with 25 other sites. One of these is occupied by a park host. Three of the remaining 24 sites have water and 30 amp power. The other 21 sites have no hookups, although water faucets are distributed around the campground. Sites in this loop are all big enough for 40' rigs, and some get good afternoon shade from the mature trees. You park parallel with the loop road, adjacent to your ramada, mostly two or three sites in each pullout. Generator hours are very restrictive in this park: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. We like this campground as a place to spend a week watching the huge variety of birds here. If the wind is wrong, it can really stink, though, due to fish die-offs and natural organic processes in this man-made sea. There are other campgrounds in the Salton Sea State Recreation Area. Some are beachside undeveloped sites for $7/night.
The $13 Passport America rate for full 50 amp hookups, coupled with the huge pull-through sites and free WiFi, make this a real bargain. All water in the park is reverse osmosis, so no water spots or salinity as we often find in desert locations. Large sparkling clean laundry. We were able to get WiFi reception in our rig, but only by using directional high power WiFi adapters. Once connected, it was fast. There are two other Passport America parks in town that are even cheaper ($7.50), but they don't have these amenities.
This is our favorite campground in the US. Very large gravel sites in the desert, surrounded by cactus of all sizes, with a cement picnic table, water, and 50 amp power. The hosts even rake the gravel clean between visitors. There are back-in and pull-through sites that will accommodate any size rig. The dump station is well maintained and easy to access. If the campground is full, you can dry camp in the parking lot for $10/day. On one of our many visits I saw it take two days for someone to get in, but usually there are open sites. The sunsets, sunrises, and howling coyotes are wonderful. There are many well marked hiking trails in the park. I saw a review that said it's a tough drive, but that must be a route we never take. Off Highway 60, drive about five miles up Ellsworth Rd., and you're there. No grades, no sharp turns.
The $11 Passport America rate gets you a long level pull-through with 50 amp full hookups. 30 amp sites are $9. Access is very easy for big rigs. Free WiFi that worked just fine at our site makes this an even bigger bargain. The laundry was clean.
Convenient to I-10, but no freeway noise. We had a long, level pull-through. There are acres of mowed grass for walking the dog on three sides of the park. Free WiFi (that worked) at our site. Clean laundry with six washers and dryers. Very friendly and helpful staff. Reservations are strongly recommended. While in the office, I heard the clerk turn down two callers because she had no sites for their planned arrival dates. We got the only remaining 50 amp site when we arrived at 1:00 PM, and that site was reserved for the next night. Watch carefully for the road to the park. It isn't marked very conspicuously.
Great park! We had a level 72' pull-through with mature oak trees around us, but plenty of clear sky for satellite TV. Free WiFi with a very strong signal at our site. Clean laundry with four washers and four dryers. Great views from up here, but there is some freeway noise. Grounds are immaculate and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The $18.33 Passport America rate drew us here. We don't normally stay at $36 RV parks, but we decided to spend two nights rather than one after we saw the park.
The $14.50 (+ tax) Passport America rate for full 50 amp sites made this a real bargain. The park is mostly cement, with grass between the sites and around the small lake. We had a level pull-through that must be 80 feet long. The grounds and facilities look new. They are perfectly maintained. Most of the sites are taken with long-term residents, but they are almost all newer, well-maintained motor homes and 5ers. It is only about 1.5 miles from I-12. A terrific overnight stop at this price. They don't allow Pit Bulls, Dobermans, or Rottweillers.
This may be the best campground we have ever stayed in. We arrived on Thanksgiving Day and got the last RV site. It has water and 50 amp power, with the water right across the street. Free WiFI and cable TV in a campground! Plenty of room for big rigs like ours. Lots of easy trails to hike or bike. Very large level sites with trees between them for some privacy. No highway noise.
Unfortunately, there was flooding in the area when we were there, so the site selection was limited. All we could get was 30 amp electric and water. The sites, though, were large, reasonably level, and pleasantly treed. They were having a free Thanksgiving dinner the night we were there. Extremely gracious hosts. The Passport America rate made it even more attractive.
I know from personal discussions with members and comments made here that this park is highly rated (all most worshiped) but I'm less enthralled. It has a worn look; not enough monies going back into maintaining the infrastructure i.e. roads,sites,clubhouse,etc. The large number of park homes detracts from parks inherent treed campground ambiance. It's location is certainly very good. I was not impressed by the front desk person; rather solemn and certainly not one to lighten your day. Lack of wireless Internet was a negative as well. It's on my OK list if visiting area but not one to rave about and/or look forward to being there.
This NFS campground is one big loop with very large back-ins with 30 amp power. Central water and dump. Lots of trees to block satellite reception, but the branches are so high that you can see half the sites from almost any site. Close to town, but very little highway noise. Excellent trails through the marshland. There are warnings about mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, and yellow flies in the summer, but November was perfect. Room for any size rig. Very well maintained.
This is a private campground, not open to the public, but it is available to Coast to Coast members (hence the $8/night rate). There are over 2,000 deeded lots, and 10 sites for C2C members. Sites are very large back-in sites, but only six of the sites have full hookups. There are hundreds of full-time and seasonal residents. It is heavily wooded, but the C2C sites all have clear shots at satellites. We were there in November, so I don't know what it's like when all the seasonal residents are there. While we were there, it was quiet and very pleasant. There is a "general store" on site that has basic groceries, somewhat more than you generally find in campground stores. There is no garbage collection facility in the campground, so everybody has to schlepp their garbage to a couple of huge containers outside the gate.
This is a Coast To Coast membership park, not open to the public. It is one of the nicest we have stayed in. Our site faced a huge "creek" with boat slips that dumps into Rehoboth Bay. Most of the park is taken with mobile homes and seasonals, but the separate camping section is quite nice. They have a DSL connection in the office.
Nice park for big rigs. Paved roads, cement pad next to each site. Excellent 50 amp power. Lots of trees, so satellite reception is a problem. Excellent cable TV. Pretty pond with geese, ducks, and a couple black swans. Pricey, but so are other parks in this area. Supermarket, truck stop, and freeway are all about a mile away. (NJ diesel is a lot cheaper than Connecticut diesel.) There is an incredible Farm Market nearby with its own flower farm.
$14.71 is the Passport America rate for 30 amp full hookups. This is a heavily wooded park, with a very nice walking trail. It rained while we were here, and our site partially flooded. The road to the park is over a mile of gravel with very soft shoulders in places. Very pleasant owner/manager. I would stay there again, but not in wet weather.
Mostly seasonals in this very large, wooded, rambling park. Our site was a large pull-through. The park was almost deserted while we were there (late October). Great Fall colors. Pleasant owner/manager and other staff.
The big draw to this park is the adjacent Cape Cod Canal. Most of the sites are seasonals. Each site had a gray water dry well, but you could only use it with a garden hose--no 3" hoses. Central dump station. Two many trees for satellite reception in almost all sites. It was a tight squeeze for big rigs, but folks managed to get their large trailers and fifth wheels in. The park was almost empty when we were there, and they are closing for the season next weekend (October 29).
This is a large campground with pleasant grassy sites. Adjacent woods with trails for walking dogs. Our site was soft after recent rains, and
we almost couldn't get out of it. We left deep ruts. The sewer connection was about 10' behind the motor home, so we ended up using the
dump station on the way out. We would stay there again, but we would inspect the site before accepting it in wet weather.
Large sites with lots of grass between them. The only real shade is in the perimeter sites, which are mostly seasonals. Free WiFi, but accessible only in a portion of the park. Small laundromat. Close to the freeway, but far enough away to be fairly quiet. Expensive, but there aren't a lot of choices in the area.
Nice wooded park across the road from the bay. With Passport America, it was $15US for full 30 amp hookups. $5CN extra for 50 amp. Large, clean laundromat. Very low water pressure and fluctuating electric voltage (110-134 VAC) at our site. Very pleasant owner. Free WiFi that reached most of the park. Beautiful coastal area, just a few miles from Peggy's Cove.
This is a trailer park with a few overnight sites. Pleasant place, across the street from the lake. Getting to it involved driving down a long residential street, but it wasn't difficult to navigate with a big rig. Very poor power. Our 30 amp hookup dropped below 105 volts under a 12 amp load. Without an Autoformer, we could not have used anything but lights. The folks we were traveling with were in a site with the sewer connection about 25 feet from them. An OK place for an overnight stay, but call ahead. They have only three pull-through sites.
Large, developed RV park, with many permanent residents. At $38, I didn't expect to pay $7/day for WiFi. The big draw to this park is that it is only 18 miles from Montreal. Clean and very well maintained. One of the few 50 amp parks we have encountered in Canada. If you want to visit Montreal, this is a good choice.
Note that the directories list this as Camping Le Passant; they changed owners recently. Lots of trees, but room for a big rig to navigate. Very pleasant new owners. He rushed out to trim some tree limbs for me when it looked like they might scratch the rig at the dump station. Nice trail for walking the dog. Nice, quiet place.
This is a trailer park with a bunch of seasonal sites and maybe 30 grass transient sites in a different section. Site were large, with a couple of pull-throughs. It was raining hard the night we were there, but it didn't get muddy. Free WiFi but only in the vicinity of the office. An OK spot to spend the night.
Open, grassy park (satellite friendly). Right on the river. Power was not very good. My 30 amp pedestal was on a 15 amp breaker. Great mowed trail around the perimeter for running the dog. Restaurant on site. Many seasonal folks there, all friendly. A very nice place to stay.
More of a campground than an RV park. Large sites surrounded by forest. Very pretty. Some low hanging branches added new pin stripes to our 40' rig. We would stay there again, especially since they are one of the few places still open in October.
Open, grassy campground on the Acadian coast. Very well maintained. Laundry consists of two washers and two dryers outside the bath house, but they worked just fine (and only $1 per load). Free WiFi that works. There are tent sites right above the beach, but the serviced sites are further back. All are less than a minute from the beach. Excellent park, very nice owner.
Large pull-through sites with plenty of trees. 50 amp is $4 extra. WiFi in the immediate area of the office only. Very, very attractive park, with room for any size rig. Pleasant manager. Small laundry (2 washers and 2 dryers that cost $2.25 per load). Great trails through the woods, where an unleashed dog can go undetected. Would definitely stop there again.
Excellent campground (not an RV park). About half the sites are big pull-thrus in the trees. Verizon cellular access with an external antenna only. "Modem hookup" is a pay phone with a modem jack. Big open field in middle of campground is very pretty. We were there with another rig and had the place to ourselves (mid-September). The $16-22 campsite fee is in addition to the $10 day pass, so it's pricey. When you leave the campground, you must pass through either US or Canadian Customs--it straddles the border. Just about the nicest campground we have ever visited.
Even if we had paid full price instead of the $13. 13 Passport America rate, this would be a great park. The only down side is that most of the park is on a slope, so it was very difficult to level the rig. Several rigs had tires off the ground to get level. Beautiful facilities, $1/day WiFi that works all the way to the edge of the park, very friendly staff, big sites. Most are side by side, so you are close to the neighbor on one side, but you have probably 30 feet on the other. Large, well maintained, treed grounds, but no trees around 90% of the sites, so it is satellite friendly.
Adjacent to a rodeo. Dusty parking lot with almost all electric pedestals on the wrong side of the sites. Horse manure and dog droppings scattered around the sites. Uncommunicative teenager in the office. Low quality 30 amp power. I wouldn't stay here again at half the price.
Large gravel park with mostly pull-throughs. Free RV washing station. They give an Escapees (15%) discount. Easy, convenient, plenty of room for any size rig, very pleasant staff. Adjacent to a supermarket.
When in Fort Nelson, it's a toss-up between this gravel parking lot behind a gas station or the larger mud hole at the West End of town. Neither is someplace you would want to stay for a season, but both provide the basics. If I had to choose, I would stay at the West End Campground, only because they have a laundromat.
Three campgrounds in the park. Most of the sites in the Robson Meadows campground were big enough for big rigs. They are all back-ins. There is water and a central dump station available for an extra $2CN per use. Heavily treed. We would definitely go back there.
Great for a campground, but not for big rigs. There were only two sites we could fit in, and we got some new pin stripes on our sides from tree limbs getting to those. We had a 30 amp site. The voltage varied from 105 down into the 90s without our Autoformer. If your rig is smaller than 30 feet, it would be a very pleasant place to camp. It's about 20 miles from town.
Good park adjacent to freeway. 50 amp sites were back-ins. Plenty of room for big rigs. Free WiFi that worked well at our site, which was a long way from the office. Pleasant staff. I would stay there again.
Good overnighting spot, especially for big rigs. Huge full hookup sites on an open grassy field adjacent to the freeway. Free WiFi worked very well. No restrooms or showers. Next to a big field where we could let our dog run.
This is our second stay here in the last two years. The free WiFi now works to all but the most distant sites. The sites are big and well kept. We are parked under huge cottonwood trees about 100 yards from the river. Great park, especially at the Passport America rates.
This time we stayed in their free dry camping area. (I put "$1" in the Nightly Rate box because this web page would not accept "$0".) It's on the bluff above the park. It is an open area with great views, much less highway noise than down below, and clear shots for our 32" Dish Network antenna and our traveling companion's DirecWay Internet dish. They even let you use the dump station and fresh water fill for free. We had to spend a week here, due to my friend's RV breakdown. We offered to pay to camp here because this dry camping area is intended for overnighters. They refused to take our money. What great people! We have stayed in the full hookup section of the park on previous visits and would recommend it or the treed water/electric sites further up the hill.
We had a pull-through site right on the Chena River. Full 50 amp hookups with very good power, and free WiFi. Sites were largely shaded. Big laundry. We will stay there again on our next trip to Fairbanks if we want full hookups again. Plenty of big rig sites.
Great views from some sites. The free WiFi didn't reach most of the park. Excellent cable TV. We looked at all the other parks in town, and this was the best. Walk to the beach (though not on the Spit).
Pleasant park, easily navigated with a big rig. The $11 rate is the Passport America rate and is for 30 amp and water only. Central dump station. 50 amp full hookup sites are available for $24. The free WiFi is so slow as to be mostly unuseable. Most of the time, we could not load a single web page without it timing out. Good Verizon signal, though. Near the freeway, but very little road noise. Clean laundry.
This is a large 55+ geezer park, which is now a Coast-to-Coast Good Neighbor park as well as Passport America (only a 25% discount Jan-Mar, though). The pet area is only two streets (Roads 100 and 200), but there are plenty of spaces there. We are on Road 200, which is far enough from University Ave. to be quiet. There is a $3/day dog fee. We found the staff helpful. They have a large lending library, plus the usual pool, hot tub, classrooms, events, etc. that you find in these huge parks. We would stay here again, primariy because it's $16/day for Coast-to-Coast members. It was a squeeze getting our 40' MH in, which is typical for these big parks that have been around a while.
The overnight spots are 30-amp, no cable TV, against the back wall. This is a 55+ park that is immaculate and friendly. The train noise was no worse than many RV parks and campgrounds we have stayed in. The staff and residents are extremely friendly and eager to be helpful. We would definitely stay here again, but only if we could get a 50-amp site if the weather was warmer.
This is a well-maintained modest park. The laundry room was clean and the 50 amp power was good. Yes, you can hear the trains go by, but isn't that how you know you're in an RV park? The $22 rate is with the Escapees discount. The backin sites are big enough for a 40' MH, with the toad parked crosswise in front. We would stay there again.
Beautiful new park (opened 9/05). Long, wide gravel sites with grass between them. Indoor pool and spa. Quiet location just a half mile from I-84. Free WiFi. One of the best RV parks we have every stayed in.
Large sites, great views. The park was changing hands while we were here. I hope the new owners are as friendly and accommodating as the old owners were. No Verizon cellular service in that area. Modem jack in office.
We stayed at the RPI rate of $8, plus $2 for a water surcharge (they have to have water hauled in). While we were there, our neighbor had a serious accident while hooking up their tow dolly. He had to be helicoptered to the hospital. The park owners shut down the office and took the neighbor's wife to the hospital in their car. When they brought her back from the hospital, they got a friend to help them extract the toad from the dolly. What a great set of hosts! The park has big pull-through sites, excellent 50 amp power, and full hookups. The only Internet access is a phone jack in the office. They charge $2 to use it.
Beautifully maintained park on the river. The best sites are the 30 amp sites (no sewer) across the lawn from the river. Those sites are large and under the trees. Free WiFi. Passport America rate is $15. Owner allows free dry camping ($5 for use of dump station).
Very attractive park on a freeway frontage road. Large level sites with lots of mature trees. Any size rig will fit. Excellent 50 amp power. The small laundry is only open 9-5. They have RV service and parts/supplies on site. If it weren't for the freeway noise, it would be perfect, but at least it isn't next to railroad tracks.
Paid the $13 Passport America rate. Pleasant, large sites, lots of trees, apparently some 50 amp sites. Iron in water discolors it. Next to the freeway; you can hear it but not see it. We barely made the turn into the entrance with our 40' MH and toad. We would happily stay there again.