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04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Locals tend to give the park a rap. It was apparently once badly run and unsafe, but no more! It is all very professionally run now. We are staying here for a month (rate reflects monthly snowbird rate) for the month of April. I love it. Mountains topped with snows, rolling hills, in the heart of wine country with cherries in bloom and lovely willows down by the private lakeside beach. Osoyoos also gets lots of sun. We have had sun almost every day.This large campground is gorgeous, well maintained, with a wonderful bigger heated indoor pool and spa, well equipped game room, spacious lots ideally designed to minimize the feeling of being in a campground. Each lot has a row of trees between the campers in the "snowbird" area and lots are setback diagonally to make for lots of privacy. We have had many bird visitors from quails to flickers, a real treat. Water and cable work fine and the sewer is that blessed but rare design, sunk into ground level. Park is open year round and specifically caters to snowbirds in the winter but there are families and kids in the pool. In summer the available campsites double, prices skyrocket, monthly rate vanishes, and includes waterfront sites. It gets to be mayhem, we are told, but now it's quiet and lovely. Friendly helpful staff are eager to make your stay right. Downsides, well, TengoInternet that you have to pay extra for, $30 a month per device. (You can use more than one device by switching between them.) However no limits here and it's fast and the signal is strong. Laundry rooms were clean and midrange price. This is a desert so our dogs got stickers in their feet when we weren't careful about where we walked but its otherwise genuinely pet friendly and even has a dog beach. I wasn't impressed with how clean the bathroom floors were, though everything else was clean. They have only pay showers. We will come again. They can get busy, especially on holiday weekends, so I recommend a reservation. We came in without a reservation and the staff panicked as they only had two monthly sites left open. If you can, drive the park first as there is a lot of variability in the campsites, both view and size, with the back-ins being nicest, before you settle in.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We ended up here out of desperation when another nearby place somehow ended up with no space when some other campers decided to not try the Coquihalla due to a late season snowstorm. The owner of this place took us without reservations and he was friendly and welcoming and he liked our dogs. (Another nearby place agreed to take us until they found out about the dogs.) He helped us back in, in a professional and patient way. My initial impression of the park was not positive in spite of the nice owner. It's a small RV park next to a mobile home park with several full time residents and some rather dumpy looking RVs likely unfit for road travel. However the longer we stayed (and we were here for a week) the better I liked it. The Wifi was great. The cable good. In spite of being right off the highway, we had very little traffic noise. When the clouds lift, there is a nice view of the mountains to the north. We went walking in nearby William's Park (2.3 km away). The area around is small farms and acreages and we also walked our dogs nearby and it was a nice setting. The long time residents keep to themselves and were no trouble at all. I suspect the nice owner is very picky about who gets to live here. He was around but never intrusive. Our lot was short and wide so we had to unhitch. Our 28 foot travel trailer fit nicely unhitched and there was room to spare for the truck beside us. There was lots of nice grass and the lot was level. The washroom was not yet open but the laundry was immaculate. The yard was well kept, lawns mowed. It may not be the prettiest place to camp but its well run and everything is kept up. It's a good spot for a break. Yes, we will stay again if we're in them area.
03/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a very pretty place with lovely old tree and lots of lovely landscaping. Our site in the rear was extra long and spacious and level. The location is convenient to visit downtown Seattle because you can catch the ferry as a passenger over on Bainbridge Island and it's cheap and reliable to just walk about downtown. (Check out the free shuttle from the casino with free parking a mile down the road.) Everything in the campground worked, sort of. The internet is Tengo and it therefore had all the usual fussy log in, unexpected log outs and random slowing to a stop of service that I have come to expect from them. There is cable but you need to get the box from the office for it to work which brings me to the other issue. They keep bankers office hours 10-5 M-F and if you come in at any other time you are on your own. So if you arrive Friday evening you will not be able to hook up cable until Monday morning when the very nice smiling and professional staff are in. There are very few campgrounds in this part of WA so they can charge what they like and they do. $36.89 seemed steep to me given what we didn't get. There are a number of permanent residents in the far row but nothing disreputable. If they had one as a host that would really help, but they don't. There are a half dozen very large pull through sites right in the middle. Take those if you are not good at backing up. Rear sites are really lovely but the big trees make navigating problematic. Finally, we arrived during a record breaking rainstorm so it's perhaps not fair to judge them on this, but the main road seemed to double as a creek for the entire time we stayed (48 hours) and our site, though level, had a 6' deep 12 foot round puddle outside our door in the morning. We have friends here so we will be visit again but its definitely not one of our favorite places to stay.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Midrange quality KOA. Pluses are exceptionally well groomed and lots of mature trees. Downsides are it is set on a hillside so the turns are somewhat tighter and the roadways somewhat more narrow than I am used to seeing in a KOA. The sites have a fabulous view but are kind of narrow and the roadway is also narrow with a steep hill on one side, enough that I had a bit of trouble backing in. Excellent internet, but only a minimal 11 channels of cable TV. Their big attraction is Mount St Helen's and they know it. Wonderfully helpful friendly staff give you lots of tips with a map on the best possible experience and do regular road conditions checks and they even advised us where the cheapest gas was. We spent two nights here and left our rig in the campground and spent one full day driving up to see the volcano, stopping to view sites along the way. The road to Mt St Helens is long winding and in parts steep and would have not been fun if we had our travel trailer behind us. The drive to the top is about 1 and half hours but there are lots of things to see on the way up and most are kid friendly but not rig or pet friendly. The location of this KOA is therefore ideal, quick and easy off and on the interstate and the perfect spot to safely park your rig and go see the mountain. There were a lot of young (5-) kids here, even for a KOA.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stay at a lot of municipal campgrounds and fairground campgrounds when traveling because they are usually a lot cheaper. This place was also cheaper for the area but not as cheap as I would normally expect for a municipal campground. Imagine my delighted surprise to find this is not a typical small town campground. The cable TV has 71 channels, the WiFi is intermediate to good speed, the campsites are long and spacious. There is also a really nice fenced large dog park a short walk from the campground, a real treat for our pouches. This is a big-dog park. There were no chihuahuas, just labs, spaniels and boxers. There is a boat launch and walking trails. The place has a live in host and it felt clean and safe. Two caveats. Even though we arrived in mid March, we did not have a lot of campsite choices due to so many being reserved. So I recommend reservations. Second one couple took the campsite we picked while we were driving around and they said they were changing sites due to a really bad ant infestation in their trailer overnight the night before. If ants bother you then take an inner spot. We did and we had no ant issues. Pull through sites are $33 and only on the outer loop. The regular sites are plenty big enough for any rig we have ever encounters. We had a whole truck length to spare in our space.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a jewel of a spot! A tiny little RV campground with cement pads, wide grassy areas, full hookups including fabulous cable and the fastest and best Wi-Fi I have ever encountered in an RV park. Staff at the hotel down the street check you in and they were delightful. She sent us on our way with a bunch of discount coupons and dog treats. We can see the surf from our window and there is a short walk to a stunning beach that goes for miles and miles. Even though we can see the sun setting over the surf, we are set back a bit with trees and sheltered so it feels safe and nice. A cute little lighthouse on the grounds allows you to see the ocean far enough out to see whales that migrate by beyond the surf. We had a deer grazing nearby us as we set up. Feels out in nature but is actually in the town proper so you can walk to everything. Laundry is really cheap. We pulled in and fell in love and decided to stay a week. Only drawback is our 30ft travel trailer left us without enough to park our truck without parking sideways but that is a minor irritant. Rate reflects a 10% AAA discount, and off season weekly rate, and is not including Oregon tax.
02/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
A clean safe place to park overnight with hookups. That is not easy to find in the Santa Rosa area. I can't say much more than that. It really is nothing more than a gravel parking lot with hookups near the fairground. It is right off Highway 1, two exits over and they are very careful about security. No long-term residents (14 days maximum stay), no RVs older than ten years unless the camp host approves them, camp host on site 24/7, level sites, lots of room to maneuver the rig. We stayed here a few years ago and we came back because we have relatives in the area. It's safe. Its clean. If you want scenery go further north. if you need a stopover or have family in Santa Rosa it's perfect. $30 seems high for a gravel parking lot with no cable or Wi-Fi but for this part of California it's a bargain.
03/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Nice KOA great facilities, clean grounds, and lovely laundry. Supernice store. Friendly staff. The owner has installed net gear nanny sitting so 95% of the internet is blocked and I don't mean just porn. I mean almost everything any sane adult might wish to access is blocked including most of the newspaper articles from my home town newspaper, all deemed inappropriate for my eyes by the Netgear supernanny. We stopped here for two nights because of a forecast storm on our planned route and we didn't care to wrestle with a gale. We picked the place precisely because the internet is usually good at a KOA and we were going to be looking at a full day of rain and wanted the internet to work. Very big disappointment. And FOX news channel did not work either. Bad attitudinal thing here. We will Not come back to Nannyland-KOA any time again. Ever.
01/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This marina is on a spit of land sticking out into the sea and is full of longer term and permanent residents. Many obviously fishermen type: both anglers and workers on big boats with families and kids. The owners are nice enough and friendly. There are seafood restaurants nearby and some low sand dunes within an easy walk. There is no WiFi, no cable, no washroom facilities, no showers, the lots are small and narrow, and all back in. The place is essentially a parking lot. I liked it because it felt "real" and not tourist. Fine for an overnight stop if you are self sufficient, and cheaper than most places in the area. We would have stayed for a week but we need WIFI. We would stay again.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice place, clean set up, friendly helpful owner. Lovely mature trees on our lot. Perfect for an overnight. I would have given it an 8 but I took one off for road noise and the nearby railway which is busy. Also, one for the stench of a nearby feedlot, which, when the wind is blowing the wrong way way leaves you gasping with eyes watering. The rate reflects a cash discount.
02/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Make reservations. We always read that parks want reservations but this was the first time we rolled into a place without reservations on a weekday and almost got turned away. We literally got the very last spot they had. This is a very busy park under high demand. It does indeed often fill up. After two and a half months in the Arizona desert arriving at this beautiful setting was like finding yourself in a botanical garden. Even the hedges were in bloom! The landscaping is breathtaking. The lots are level, paved or packed sand but some are really small and tight. Our 28 ft RV barely fit the last spot we got and that was after the truck was unhitched. Another reason to make a reservation. Only a few blocks north from the RV park are some really rough parts of town but this spot is safe due to lots of hotel security nearby, upscale shore side condos, and the heavy security features in the campground itself including a rolling electronic gate. There are some nice restaurants a short walk away and we felt safe walking. The pool and sauna are very nice, laundry room clean, and unusually cheap. The dog run is a lot larger than most fenced runs but bring your own bags. We were greeted by extra super friendly helpful night staff. The owners are acceptably polite but not in a great hurry to be accommodating. When we checked in we had said we wanted to stay five days for sure and possibly two more but when we went in the next morning to register we were told absolutely no weekly rate and we would have to pay the daily weekend rate of 64 to stay the two extra days. (Weekdays are $55) Besides they would have to move us as our spot was reserved for the last day (Again make reservations). One very nice feature is this campground is off the end of 710 freeway and a clearly marked sign for the campground at the exit. Easy on, easy off. We would go back again but would decide our stay and make a reservation first.
12/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
All staff were cooperative, friendly, and knowledgeable. Be sure to check other sites before settling in. Many sites are narrow and short, but some are really nice. They charge more for wide sites. Security is tight. People in golf carts go by several times day and night. There is free RV dry camping across the road, and they monitor it carefully. They have a huge dog walk area and a smaller dual fenced dog park. If your lot backs onto the dog walk area you can also park next to your rig making up for the short lots there and great if you have a dog. The lots themselves are white, finely crushed gravel, well packed. The row backing onto the golf course has shade trees. Casino facilities are gorgeous; movie theatre, restaurants including a fabulous buffet, boat launch, beach, pool is huge, stunningly lovely and heated. However casino is always thick with smoke. Internet is great though; we had to put up our own repeater on the roof when a big rig was next door to get the signal. Laundry was great; many machines and cheap. Cable is somewhat limited. Showers and washrooms were super clean and nice. Wind is a real issue. The location is such that wind blasts through regularly. But the view! Outside the city, flat open with gorgeous mountains all around. Rate reflects daily. Monthly is $550 a month including power for narrow lots. Overall casino and campground is extremely professionally run.
11/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is a better KOA with all the amenities and four nice extras. It has a small indoor pool and a hot tub open year round, 24 hour fully equipped exercise room, and it has both a big dog and a separate small dog fenced play areas. The short term stay area was almost empty due it being fall season. We talked to a longer term resident who reported a monthly fee of $400. They seem to be strict about newer RVs and keeping the lots clean and uncluttered with longer term residents. Our lot was a nice wide, level, hard packed gravel with a grass area and picnic table. Staff were all friendly and extra helpful. It is close to an interstate, but we weren't bothered by noise. The internet works fine, a bit slow once you get in. But it was one of those flakey ones where you have to connect and then log in on a pop up browser window. It was inordinately difficult to connect our Macs. We kept getting connection errors and we had to be really persistent and try multiple times with several different repeaters before the window would finally appear. No connection worked the same way twice. They also force you to log in with your site number meaning they could potentially monitor on line usage and information by site. The internet is why I didn't give the place a 10/10. We would stay here again though.
11/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Older RV park, washrooms and coin showers clean, big laundromat on site, very friendly nice helpful owner got us backed in. I did not see any drive through but they may be further in. Town generally appears kind of sad and hard bit but the recession. Many of the trailers are older and appear to be people's residents but I sensed nothing disreputable. Lots are smallish. Two steps away from my stairs is the other guys' sewer. We didn't unhitch so our truck was sticking out into the road a bit (with our truck hitched we are 56ft) but the road is wide enough the owner said it was fine. The cable is great but we needed to dig out our 50' wire because it is set up at the front of the lot, an obvious later upgrade. WIFI was great, fast clear. Owner did ask us to not download movies or spend hours in on line games (we didn't) due to bandwidth limits affecting everyone else but we had no issues for our needs. Yes we would stay here again. It's perfectly fine for an overnight stop and the price is great.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not a full service type place but a really wonderful tiny town campground next to a gorgeous little park on a small lake made from a nearby dam on the Little Saskatchewan River. Pay at city hall where the lady is wonderfully friendly and fill up with water there. If no one is around drop an envelope in the slot. Beautiful treed back in lots but you could drive through as we had the place to ourselves. The turn about is not for long vehicles. The campground is right next to a lovely little children's park and small sand beach. Perfect for a one night stop. Washrooms were clean and neat with lots of hot water. Be sure to walk down to the dam and see the fish ladder. We canoed up river into the upper marshes and saw lots of birds and wildlife including owls and beavers.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great Wi-Fi, good cable, helpful friendly owners, and great monthly rate for winter snowbirds (electricity extra on a meter for monthly rate). Gorgeous view of the lake. Small campground, quiet and intimate, with common a lawn/beach area and dock from which we went canoeing with our canoe twice. Lots of bird life. Lake has fish. Monthly guests have to put down a $200 damage/electricity deposit in addition to your $300 rental. 10c/kwhour. You get a common sense but detailed contract when you pay. The showers are pay (We didn't use them). There is a two washer/two dryer laundry room that is cold wash only. Both were always spotless. Lots of really lovely willow trees but our solar panels didn't like them, they are so huge and thick. Adequate lot that is not the biggest nor smallest we have been in. No issues with our dogs but they have large owls in the trees so very small dogs beware. The owners are really fussy about keeping the lawn neat. Being fall, the noisy little lawn tractor went around almost everyday in the last week we were here cleaning the leaves which I found a bit irritating but the neatness is nice. I would definitely stay here again. I really liked this campground.
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