$36 reflects weekly rate with no cable TV. Santee Lakes is a day-use county park with RV slots. The entrance is at an administration building with no sign for the RV park. Then, a mile drive to a gate where the lane for registered RV users is too small for a 40' so we lost some tire sidewall. The park is infested with ants. Yesterday, a coyote walked right up to our RV. The man-made lakes are small, dirty, smelly and overrun by ducks and duck excrement. This park appears to be a favorite a local, large weekend groups with small travel trailers; families who ignore their many kids who play everywhere except their own site, rather than being designed for large motorhomes. We awoke each day to the sound of a noisy motorcycle being warmed up by an apparent full-timer. Signage within the park is not good contributing to people driving the wrong way on one-way streets, and there are no site escorts.
$29 reflects weekly rate. This RV park boasts natural beauty. It is nestled in the Southern CA mountains with 360 views from its walking trails. It is the most quiet RV park we've ever visited. The whole park is on level hard-packed sand with asphalt drives. The immediate area is wineries, fruit orchards and horse farms. There are a few exotic animals and a small catch and release fishing pond. Cell phones don't work here but the office provides access 24/7 to a phone. Wi-Fi was slow at our site. Our DISH reception was great and we got all the local Los Angeles TV stations from our antenna. There's an adequate camp store. Park is managed by work campers. We were not allowed to keep our dirt bikes at our site; a rule to minimize noise (although our dirt bikes are so quiet; quieter than the work carts used by park personnel). We will return to this park.
$35 per night reflects weekly rate. Easy access from I-40 and I-15. Nice tall trees and bushes in-between sites; very private; good picnic table. Pea gravel sites are very level. Close to 2 diners (less than one mile away); more services 5 miles south on I-15 in Barstow. KOA has a good-sized camp store. Staff is friendly. Free Wi-Fi was too slow to use. We enjoyed the close proximity to Rainbow Basin, a must-see of multicolor rocks, and Mule Canyon where we rode our dirt bikes. Nice pet walk area although it appears a dog peed on our newly-washed Jeep's wheel. We did not visit Ghost Town but it was close and the KOA looked like a much nicer campground than the Ghost Town campground. Highway noise not too loud. We enjoyed gorgeous views, sunrises and sunsets. We would stay here again.
This was a second visit to this park conveniently located on route 40. Check in was not good this visit. The check in person alleged the slot we had on our last visit, and its whole row that was supposed to accommodate rigs our size, was full. Our old slot, and its whole row, was actually empty as was most of the park. We were presented with reasons as to why every other slot would NOT work for us such as bad Internet, stickers in the landscaping that hurt paws, and too short. The guy on the golf cart who directed us to our slot directed improper positioning on the slot which was tight for our 40' motorhome. They insisted we unhook before parking which was complicated for us as we tow 2 dirt bikes and a Jeep (yet every person who checked in after us was allowed to unhook at their site). This park looked better in the Spring when the trees were in bloom. The location is great; near a Camping World, a couple Wal-Marts, fast food and proximity to downtown Albuquerque. The continental breakfast is lame, but better than nothing. The park brochure listed a mobile RV wash. With tip, we paid $420 for a wash and wax for our 40" motorhome which we were happy to get on short notice. We would stay in again.
This park is different; think it was a former dude ranch. Our GPS incorrectly took us in on a very dirty, dusty road off highway 84. When we got to the park entrance, we saw the paved road we should have taken in from a little further North off highway 84. This old ranch had a number of buildings for hosting events; barnyard animals, a helicopter that came and went a few times and a lot of dust. We never saw nor spoke to park management. An answering service takes the calls and encouraged us to just show up as they usually have sites available. We simply left cash in the night drop and chose our own site which was pretty level. The dirt roads inside the park had potholes that we were able to negotiate OK. Except for the helicopter, that was interesting to watch, it was very quiet. I would stay here again if my RV was already dirty. I would not stay here in a clean RV nor arrive in the dark as it would be hard to avoid the potholes and figure which site would work for a big rig with towed.
No frills, easy access from highway, level sites, convenient to Palo Duro State Park. Wal-Mart and grocery store are about 5 miles away and most other big retailers are within a 15 mile drive on the Interstate toward Amarillo. In November, the park was empty. The permanent resident living was OK. I would stay here again.
Our visit was after Labor Day and before the park's 10/15 winter closing hence the $28 rate. Level sites, lots of trees, great camp store, OK satellite access. Great walking trails in pine forest and seasonal site area with pond and lake, which were homes for duck families. Management was very professional and invited us to their annual party for seasonal customers (we stayed 9 nights). Great location for Wisconsin Dells attractions, Wal-Mart, grocery, etc. I would definitely stay here again.
$19 per night reflects weekly rate. This is a nice, small, quiet, level, gravel and grass campground right off route 90 without highway noise. The campground is surrounded by farms. Downtown Mitchell, complete with Wal-Mart, grocery store, diesel and the Corn Palace, is about 6 miles away.
This is a small, friendly, level, grassy, reasonably priced campground located right off route 90 surrounded by corn fields. There is good shade from mature trees. Welcome is a small, cute little town in walking distance of the RV park without a lot of shopping. About 8 miles east, the town of Fairmont offers a Wal-Mart, grocery store, liquor store, health club, mini-mall and pretty much any other product or service one might need. The spaces are wide and views of thecorn fields are pleasant. While we can see route 90, highway noise is not a problem. There is a train but the train whistle did not blow during the night.
This park is wooded, on a river and a great place to relax. Unlike many RV parks that utilize every inch in order to jam in the maximum number of RVs, Spruce Park allowed a good amount of grass between spaces and an undeveloped grass common area with a few picnic tables along the river. The view toward the river looks toward mountains surrounding Glacier Nat'l Park. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. They allow RV washing. I would recommend Spruce to anyone looking for peace and quiet and a place to unwind. Fortunately, neither of our neighbors smoked, had yappy dogs or noisy kids. While not too far from the highway, the highway noise was not loud or constant enough to be offensive. I would seek this park out for a return visit.
This is a well-kept park with small shade trees on some sites. You can walk to the end of the park to sit at the river's edge. Wal-Mart, Starbucks, HEB and many stores and food opportunities are within walking distance. Main Street (about a 1 mile walk) to downtown Bastrop offers numerous dining opportunities (try Maxine's for local flair and Ramos for the best frozen margarita). The only negative about this park is the constant road noise as the park is located under the Route 71 bridge.
This RV park feels like a camp with beautiful, old, 150' tall pines with a great view of Mt. Rainier and driving distance to Mt. St. Helen. The park is close to many dirt roads and trails in Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest. The park is within walking distance to restaurants and a grocery store with two gas stations that sell diesel. For a minimal fee (in the summer) you can swim and golf at the local country club a couple miles away. There are great photo opportunities here; from the elk to the river behind the park. The park manager was very helpful providing information about our interests.