The rate reflects a 30 amp site with a 10% AAA discount. This is a very convenient campground just outside of town on Highway 97 South. We had a site further back in the campground so road noise was not a big issue, although it could be heard. The WiFi signal was very strong and relatively fast. There are few trees so satellite was possible, although it is very low in the sky up this far north. Our Verizon phone had a strong signal. The woman that checked us in was very nice and helpful in pointing out where to find things to stock up in Dawson Creek. The laundry room was very clean. This is not a destination park, but a great place to stay for an overnight on your journey. We would definitely stay here again.
This BC Provincial Park is right on the highway. It is heavily treed, so no satellite is possible. The sites closest to the highway get a lot of traffic noise, but the sites back in the woods are very quiet. There are no hookups, but there is water to fill a tank at the dump station. As at all BC Provincial Parks, there is a $5.00 fee for dumping. When we were at this park, the device to pay to open the dump lock was broken, so no dumping was possible. The sites are nicely spaced apart, so fairly private. The park opens on May 15, so we were there for the first opening, and it was very empty. This campground is across the highway from the lake, so no lake feature. Our Verizon cell phone had a strong signal. This would not be a destination park for us, but it is fine for a one-night stop as you journey past.
This is different than other BC Provincial parks in that it has water and electric hook-ups at the sites. However, when we visited there, they were having electrical problems and several of the sites with hookups did not have power. We chose a site with electrical, but the system on our RV to protect it from electrical issues kept cutting of the power with the message of reversed polarity, so it seems they have some type of system-wide problem. Even with that issue this is a very nice park situated along the Thompson River. Some of the sites are directly on the river which is very nice. There is a train track on the same side of the river and one across the river, and they are very active. However, even though they are very active tracks, they did not blow their whistle while near the park. We, in fact, enjoyed the trains, but others may find it difficult to sleep. The park is far enough off of the main road, about mile, so that road noise was not an issue. Some of the sites are open enough for satellite. Our Verizon phone got a weak signal, but enough to make a call. As usual at BC parks, there is a $5.00 fee for dumping. We would definitely stay at this park again.
This is another great BC Provincial Park with very easy access from Highway 1, the Trans-Canada highway. It is set back a bit from the highway, so traffic noise is not bad, particularly if you choose a site farther back in the park. It is nice and dark at night, which we love. There are no hookups, but there are water taps at the dump station (on your left as you come into the park) and throughout the campground. The taps do have threads, so you can fill your tank. The dump station use is an extra $5.00, pretty much on the honor system. Although the campground is fairly heavily wooded, we were able to find a site with satellite access. Our Verizon phone had no signal. The campground was immaculate, the sites were all raked and the fire pits were clean. There did not seem to be any firewood for sale when we were there, but it looks like there are bins were firewood may be kept at times. There are trails, which we did not check out. There is a nice picnic area across the road with views of the Frasier River. We would definitely stay there again.
There are four campgrounds at this provincial park, located along Cultus Lake. I am reviewing them together since they are all very similar. When we were there only two of them were open, Delta Grove and Entrance Bay. Delta Grove campground is the only one with any views of the lake, and they are oblique views, not right on the water. There are no hookups at any sites. There are water taps located throughout the campground but they do not have threads so you will have to use a water “thief” to slip on the tap to fill your tank. There is a dump station with a $5.00 extra charge. Unfortunately, the dump station is located at the furthest point from the main entrance to the park. The sites are all heavily wooded so no satellite reception. We were able to pick up a cell tower with our Verizon Phones, but did not use them for data because of the cost of cell phone data in Canada, so no internet. The sites vary in size, with some quite large. A big rig could possibly fit, but there would be a lot of tight turns, so I would not really recommend it for anyone over around 35 feet and even that might be tight. There are also some low-hanging tree limbs to watch for. We were there on a Saturday night when about half of the sites were occupied and a Sunday night when the campground was almost vacant. Apparently it can get very busy on a weekend during prime summer season. Our site in the Entrance Bay campground was very private with lots of vegetation to shield us from our neighbors. The sites in the other campground were not as private. The park is managed by a park management company and they seem to do a very good job. The sites were clean and well kept, even nicely racked and the fire pit clean. You can buy firewood for $7.00 for a good-size bundle. We used this as a stop-over point from the TransCanada highway. We would probably not do that again since it was a little too far off the main highway and a little difficult to get to. Otherwise it is a very nice campground.
This is a nice state park not too far from the city. The park is really not set up for large rigs, although there are a few sites that larger RVs can get into. The park is heavily wooded, so no way to get satellite. Our Verizon phone and data card (MiFi) worked well with fast 4G service. The park does get some road noise, but it quiets down at night. There is also the train, but we love trains so that did not bother us at all. It is nicely dark at night. Because of the tree coverage, it is also pretty dark during the day. There are camp hosts that were pleasant enough. If visiting the area, we would definitely stay here again.
This is a very pleasant park fairly close (about 15 minutes) from Interstate 5, so a good stop-over park for a night or two. The hook-up sites (water and electric) are in a cleared area. There are a few sites with enough view of the sky to get satellite, but only a few. The sites are large and easy to maneuver. Even though it is not far from the Interstate, neither our Verizon phone nor MiFi worked – not a strong enough signal. We had to drive almost all of the way back to the Interstate to get service. There is a camp host who was very helpful and friendly. It is nice and dark and quiet at night, so some good sleeping. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a 55 or older campground; we qualified, so not a problem. If you do not qualify, I am not for sure if they would turn you away or not. We selected it based on the reviews on this site. We tried calling the listed number several times to see if we could get in, but no luck. There was no answer and messages were not returned. So, we took a chance and went there. There are new managers and said they had been having problems with their phone system, so the reason for the phone problems. They said they are working on a solution to the phone problem, but I am not convinced it will actually be solved. The park has no web presence; the link posted here previously was for a park in Canada? As noted, it is basically a mobile home park with a few RV sites. Most of the sites are in front and OK but not overly attractive. These have 50 amp services. There are, in theory, four sites located more into the park with only 30 amp service; however, these sites have shade and a nice view of the small pond. We elected one of these sites. Since we were the only ones there, it was great. If there were more than two RVs there, it would be crowded. The park is very nice and pleasant. It is far enough away from the interstate that there is very little noise. Most people would not notice it at all. There is some train noise at night, but in the distance, not a problem for us. It is fairly dark, which is good. Satellite is a bit of a challenge because of the trees. The park, supposedly, has Wi-Fi but we could not pick it up. Our Verizon phone and data plan worked well. We would definitely stay here again if passing through the area.
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. This is a Corp of Engineer Campground, one of two on Black Butte Lake, the other being Buckhorn Campground. Buckhorn campground is open year-round; whereas Orland Buttes is closed during the winter (currently the first part of September until around the first of April). There are no hook-ups, but there is a dump station. Fresh potable water is available from three threaded faucets in the campground loops. There is some shade and some sites out in the open. There are only a few sites where satellite is possible. Only a few sites have a view of the lake. Only about half of the sites are suitable for RV’s and of those only a few are very level. There are a very few sites where a larger rig would fit. The campground does take reservations but the times that we have been there we have not had any reservations and it has not been an issue. There is a campground host that is very nice and helpful. The terrain is rolling hills with, primarily, oak trees. There are some hiking trails around the lake and some great biking on the country roads around the campground. One great ride is from the campground to Grisly Flats. The campground is very pleasant, nicely quiet, especially during the week, and dark. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well. We have stayed here twice and will likely stay here again when in the area.
The rate reflects a $2 per day senior discount. Unfortunately, we did not have great experiences at this otherwise very nice California State Park. The park setting on Clear Lake is very pleasant and pretty. Just a note on the lake: when we were there the lake was very pretty; however, the lake can get very significant algae blooms and can be pretty ugly and smelly. The park is large with many campsites and day-use areas. When we were there only one area was open. There are no hook-ups at the park, but there is a dump station. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well in the park with 4G service. There are nice board walks and some trails in the park. There were a lot of people fishing. A warning: the lake is heavily contaminated with mercury. I would never eat any fish out of the lake. Our experience was not good because of fellow campers. We had reserved a site ahead of time. Check in was easy. When we went to our assigned site the problems started. Two sites over was a camper with a very loud “contractor” generator running and a junked up site. We knew that we could not live with that so we went back to the entrance booth and asked to change sites. They were happy to do so, so we found a site far away from our first site – much better. Unfortunately, there was a large group that set up a few sites down. They partied and made noise until well into the night. So, a very nice park experience was very significantly marred by other campers. We are not for sure if these are locals or what the problem is, but apparently this park gets a lot of party groups. We were there on a weekend. Perhaps it would be better during the week. However, we will probably not visit this park again because of the folks that seem to frequent this park.
The rate reflects a $2 senior discount. This is a California State Recreation Area now being managed by the city of Colusa. The prior review is unfair since the reviewer did not even stay at the park. There are 15 numbered sites with a rate of $28 per night. However, there is a big parking lot with many sites that are $13 per night. The only differences are grills and picnic tables for the numbered sites. If staying here again, we would probably stay at the unnumbered sites and pay half price. The campground is very nice and very well kept up in this very tidy town of Colusa. You can think of it more like a very nice city park, as that is how it is used by the locals. While staying we were treated to all types of interesting events including the local fire volunteers practicing. If feels very safe with highway patrol, sheriff, and local police coming through quite often. It is fairly quiet but with some highway noise noticeable at night, but not bad. There is a short nature trail but there are miles and miles of levees for hiking or biking. The small town has a decent grocery store. The park has a host that very enthusiastically welcomed us and offered to help. This is a great place to stay while visiting the various wonderful wildlife areas in the area. We found one of the sites with satellite access. Our Verizon cell phone and data card worked well. We would not hesitate to recommend this nice campground and will definitely stay here again.
This is a very nice Monterey County park and very convenient. It is very quiet, but with some visitation by the locals. There is some noise from the highway but not bad. There are some nice short biking/hiking trails. The utilities are solid. Our Verizon cell phone and data package worked well. It is a bit hard, but we found a site with satellite access. Many of the sites have trees and satellite would be difficult. We did not see a lot of official presence. We would definitely stay here again if passing through the area.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This is definitely our favorite Death Valley Campground. It is the quietest and farthest away from the most visited places in the park. However, it is close to Scotty’s Castle. It is a campground for tenting and smaller RV’s. We have a 27 foot motorhome, and there are probably a dozen or so sites in the campground that will accommodate us; however, many of them are very sloped and require a bit of leveling. And yes, we did get the side of our motorhome scraped by some thorns, but it was worth it. This campground is open year round and does not take reservations. It can get full for larger rigs, so plan to arrive a bit early in the day. There is a dump station and fresh water. There is also a restroom with flush toilet, but no showers. Satellite is not a problem. Neither our Verizon phone nor our data card picked up a signal. Stock up before you go, since it will be a long way to any supplies. We will definitely stay here again.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This campground is a little nicer than Stovepipe Wells or Sunset Campground (across the street) since it has more separation between sites and a few trees for a very little bit of shade in some sites. There is a dump station and fresh drinking water. There is also a restroom with flush toilets but there are no showers. Each site has a picnic table. The campground is open year around. It is the only Death Valley campground to accept reservations, and reservations are essential during high season. Satellite is not a problem in most sites since there are few trees. We were surprised that our Verizon phone worked; there is a cell tower at Furnace Creek. However, our Verizon data card did not work. Furnace creek is the main headquarters area for the park. The Visitor Center is a short walk away and there are restaurants and a small (very expensive) store. There is also a gas station with very expensive gasoline and propane. Since we love Death Valley, we would definitely stay here again.
The rate reflects a 10% Good Sam discount for a “Standard Site”. This is more than we like to pay for a campground, but it is the market in the area for anything reasonable. The park has many amenities, such as pool, which we do not use. This would be a great park for a family with kids. The park is very nice and well maintained. Utilities were all good. We did get a site with satellite, and for most sites it would not be a problem since the trees are still very short. Our Verizon phone and data plan worked well. If you ask, they will give you free tasting vouchers (four per day) for some select wineries. If visiting the area, we would likely stay here again.
This Kern County Park and campground is actually quite a ways outside of Bakersfield, on the other side of Interstate 5. This would not be a park to stay at to visit Bakersfield. The rate reflects $39 for a waterfront site with utilities, plus $7 for our towed vehicle. This is very expensive for a county park and very unfair to charge for a towed vehicle. We arrived at this park without reservations and without much knowledge of the park. The gate attendant lady seemed amazed that we would arrive without a reservation, even though there were many sites available. She asked what type of site we wanted, waterfront or not and utilities or not. Since we had no familiarity with the park, we asked to drive through so that we could get some idea of the layout and what we wanted. She refused, even though the park was not busy at all. That is the first time that we have been refused that common courtesy. We decided to go with waterfront and full hookup. She gave us a list of sites available for one night but cautioned us that we could only stay one night. (We found out later there were many sites available for more than one night.) She also cautioned us not to set up on the site until we came back and let her know which site we had chosen. We found a site and unhooked the towed. One of us drove back and the other stayed with the RV at the site. When we went back to let her know and to pay, she said that we had not done as required and that we had set up on the site. For some reason this became a big deal. Regardless, we finally got checked in with one of the worst park entrances we have ever experienced. The site and park is actually quite pretty. There are many, many rules, which everyone seems to ignore. There was trash around our site which we picked up. The park does seem in need of some TLC. The overall park is very large, and we had a great time riding our bikes around. It was quiet at night. Our utilities were good, and our Verizon phone and data plan worked well. We were able to find a site that we could use our satellite. So, overall, a nice park but way too expensive, and there is no reason to put up with a rude gate attendant, so probably will not return.
There are a lot of permanent residents in the park and some very run down trailers, so don’t expect a beautiful park. It worked for us as an overnight while passing through and was nice and quiet at night. It felt fairly safe since one of the residents was a sheriff’s deputy. The lady manager was very nice and accommodating. The service is 30 amp but seemed to be strong service. We did not have reservations, but there were lots of open spaces. We did not have a problem with satellite since there are no trees. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well. The prior reviewers have pointed out the things to do in town, so I will not go into them. There is a surprisingly good food market in town. As noted, do expect wind. We would stay here again if passing through, but only for a night on the way.
The rate reflects a $2 per night senior discount and is for a full-hookup site. We had good, strong 50 amp service. Because of earlier expressions of concern about the water, we arrived with a full fresh tank and did not use the water. We were there during the week, and the campground was not crowded at all. They do take reservations which might be advisable for a weekend or to get a favorite site. The campground is a fairly easy drive from the freeway. When you go through the gate you are directed to take a site and the “ranger” will come by to collect your fee. We did that and someone did come by. He did not get out of his truck; I had to go out to his window. Oh, well. I paid for two nights, but we decided to stay for three. No one came by to collect for the extra night; since we left early the next morning, there was no one to pay, so I had to mail in the check. The sites are not particularly attractive and are down in the arroyo, so no views. The park looks quite tired with some trashed picnic tables. One big CAUTION: There are nails all over the place, perhaps from folks burning wood with nails or perhaps from earlier construction. We got a flat in our tow car, luckily not in the motorhome. The park was fairly quiet except for one night with a lot of shouting and cars driving at high speed on gravel roads. There did not really seem to be much of an official presence after dark. You can visit the ghost town, but don’t get your hopes up for something very special. We would stay here again but only for a night while passing through.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This campground is basically a large parking lot in the desert. The only reason that it gets a high rating is because it is in beautiful Death Valley National Park. It is just across the street from Furnace Creek campground, which is a little nicer with some trees and picnic tables at each site. Sunset does not take reservations. There is a dump station and fresh drinking water. There is also a restroom with flush toilets, but there are no showers. The campground is open from October through April. Satellite is not a problem since there are no trees. We were surprised that our Verizon phone worked; there is a cell tower at Furnace Creek. However, our Verizon data card did not work. The Visitor Center is a short walk away, and there are restaurants and a small (very expensive) store. There is also a gas station with very expensive gasoline and propane. Since we love Death Valley, we would definitely stay here again.
The rate reflects a 50% discount with a Senior Pass. This campground is basically a large parking lot in the desert. The only reason that it gets a high rating is because it is in beautiful Death Valley National Park. There is a dump station and fresh drinking water. There is also a restroom with flush toilets, but there are no showers. Only the tent sites have picnic tables. The campground is open from October through April. Satellite is not a problem since there are no trees. Neither our Verizon phone nor our data card picked up a signal. There is a small store next door and a bar and restaurant. There is also a gas station that had significantly cheaper gas than at Furnace Creek. Since we love Death Valley, we would definitely stay here again.
The rate reflects a 50% senior pass discount. This is a former KOA campground in the newly minted Pinnacles National Park (from a National Monument). The new designation is increasing visitation, so reservations are recommended. This is in an isolated area, so no cell (Verizon) or Verizon data. Most sites will get satellite. The roads to the park are slow and windy, so be prepared to go slowly. Some of the sites have 30 amp and some 50 amp. We were lucky and got a nice 50 amp (good and strong) service. The campground is laid out very strangely, sort of like done by someone that has had too much to drink, but it works OK. There is not a lot of privacy, but it was quite and dark at night. The park is definitely a hiking park. If you are not a hiker, there is not a lot to see. If you are a hiker it is great. We enjoyed our visit, but probably will not return as we have “done” the park.
This park is a bit out in the country with some winding roads getting to the park. The positive side of that is that is very quiet and wonderfully dark. There are only a few RV spaces for over-nighters, so it is definitely advisable to make reservations. As noted, there are a lot of long term residents but that is not a problem; they were all quiet and respectful. There are a few sites that will get satellite. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well. The park has a very nice feel with a large green space and sites well-spaced. The manager was very efficient in getting us registered and accommodating our satellite needs. The utilities are all good, but spacing is a bit strange with sewer hookups located quite a ways away. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a Santa Clara County campground in a park. They have 15 RV sites for smaller rigs. The official policy is no RVs over 31 feet, but we have seen much longer RV’s. There is water and 30 amps at the site and a dump station. Larger RV’s (and perhaps smaller as well) will have an issue with the road into the park. The last two miles on Sanborn Road is very narrow with some overhanding limbs and a one-lane bridge. It is also very steep coming up the hill into the park. The dump station is very, very tight. The sites are all back-in and fairly short and not very level. This is a campground that I would recommend for smaller RV’s with a sense of adventure. Once you get past that, it is a wonderful, quiet campground with great access to the Bay Area. You can make reservations but we have never, ever seen it full. If you do not make reservations, you have to pay day-by-day; a bit of a pain but it works. The gates close at sundown so it feels secure. If you talk to the right person, you can get the gate code to come in after dark. The park is a bit strange in that it gets some folks camping because they have no other housing, but it has never been a problem for us. Our Verizon phone and data card did not work in the park because of the terrain. There are some sites where you can pick up satellite.
The rate reflects a Good Sam discount from $45. This campground is a couple of blocks off of the freeway and convenient to access. The roads are a little tight and there are some deep ditches but not a big issue – just go slowly. The manager is very friendly and very helpful. It is not a place that you are going to get satellite because it is heavily wooded with eucalyptus trees. Our Verizon cell service and data service worked well here. They supposedly have several cable channels, but we could not pick them up. It was likely our issue, not theirs, but we did not do a lot of trouble shooting since we were there only a couple of nights. They do have WiFi, with an interesting twist. You get a slower internet for free; if you want faster, you pay quite a bit. I guess that is fair since their slower speed is not as bad as most RV parks. There are a lot of permanent/long-term residents, but that is not a problem. It is fairly quiet, but you do hear some noise from the interstate (not bad) and some noise during the day from the paint ball facility next door (not a big problem). Unfortunately, they have put in some very bright lights that shine in at night. Too bad, otherwise it would be nice and dark. The town of Vacaville has a very nice bike path. This is an OK park to spend a couple of nights or to explore the area.
The rate reflects 50 amp service; 30 amp service is $25. This was a difficult campground to rate because there were some goods but some not-so-good points. There are four campgrounds in Tecopa, three reviewed on this site and the county park, not reviewed (yet). The managers/owners for Peterson's are very nice and helpful. The spaces are close together but when we were there, the park was only about half full, so we could get a site with empty spaces on either side. The site is hard-packed desert sand and there is no shade since this is the desert. The main draw to Tacopa are the hot springs. Peterson's has two very nice and very clean private soaking rooms. There is a 20 minute limit per visit, but you can return a often as you like. We never had to wait for a room. In the same soaking room there is also a shower. The water is cooled to a constant 104 degrees and is wonderful for soaking. If you come, try to come with full fresh water as the only water available is the hot springs water and it is very high in minerals. You can also drink bottled water and use the spring water for non-potable purposed. We did not use their WiFi but used our satellite internet. No problem with satellite since no trees. Our Verizon phone and data did not work in Tecopa. So, with all of the positives, why not a higher rating. That is because of the electric power. When we got there mid day, we hooked up to a 30 amp site. We can use either 30 amp or 50 amp but only have one AC so usually go for 30 and it is not a problem. When we connected, it was a solid 120 volts, no problem. However, later in the day other coaches arrived and everyone had their AC going. Our safety system cut off our power since the voltage had gone below a safe level. We turned off everything in the coach and the voltage was still below 109 volts. We could not use AC or microwave, etc. The next day, I talked with the manager/owner. He said that the problem was that I really should have connected to 50 amp. I tried to explain that we really did not need 50 and that without any load it still had low voltage. No luck. Finally we moved to a 50 amp site in another section of the park and that worked for us. So, we would stay there again but would make for sure we had 50 amps.
The rate reflects a $2 senior discount. This campground is on a gravel loop with gravel sites. Many of the sites are not suitable for RV's since they are either very short or very unlevel. However, there are some beautiful sites along the cliffs. If someone drives by at a high rate, dust can be an issue. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular, and there are some nice trails. There is a Visitors Center, but it was closed "for the season" with a note saying it would reopen at the end of March. The only official presence was a park ranger driving by in the morning. We did not have Verizon phone or data service. Satellite is not a a problem as there are not trees. We had only 8 or so other campers during our visit. It is close to the highway, but there was very little traffic noise. As noted it has a nice, dark night sky. The dump station is still closed with the only amenity being water and trash disposal. We would stay here again. Our only concern was that without any on-site presence of any kind, there could be a party group come in.
the rate reflects Good Sam discount. This is a good, solid RV campground. Hookups are good. Sites are clean. Good, clean laundry. It is outside of the main Bakersfield area, which is good with us as it is on the way toward Tehachapi pass going toward Death Valley. It is just off of the freeway and easy to find and access. It is a busy park but they handle it well and it is quite at night except for some freeway noise. Our Verizon phone and data worked well. They do have WiFi but it is on and off at times. It was fast at times and very, very slow at other times. We have stayed here a couple of times. The first time we stayed in the area without sewer hookups and there were fewer people. This past time we stayed in the full hookup area. It was much more crowded. The next time we will stay in the water/electric sites. We will stay here again if in the area.
This is a Corp of Engineer campground on Eastman Lake about 20 miles outside of Chowchilla. The rate reflects a dry camping site with a federal senior discount card. We chose the dry camping site since it is one of the few sites that have a view of the lake. Most sites do not. The reservoir is very low, so it is a ways away. The road in is rough, as pointed out by a prior reviewer, but not that bad. Most of the roads in California are in very bad shape now. However, do watch the railroad crossing; it gave us a good bump. As noted, there are hookup sites of varying kinds. When we were there, we had only dozen other campers, so lots of room. Many of the sites are very, very sloped where we would not be able to level. Our Verizon phone worked on and off. The data did not work at all. Most of the sites would not have a problem getting satellite. There is not a lot to do, so go if like the peace and quite and nice dark skies. We will definitely stay here again if in the ares.
The rate reflects a senior discount, with a normal rate of $30. This is a county park very close to the small town of Rio Vista. It is in a pleasant setting along the Sacramento River. There are a few sites with views of the river and most without views of the river. We had a site with river views, which was nice. We did not have any problem with the power as reported by another reviewer. The sites were power and water without any problem. It is true that it is windy there, even in February. There is a short bike/road path that will take you to the bridge across the river. Our Verizon cell and data worked well there. There are few tress so satellite was not a problem. The reason that it does not get a higher rating is because of the partying at night from the locals. We were next to the boat area. The first night there, the locals started doing "donuts" in the parking lot at about dark. The party went on until 3 in the morning. We called the local law enforcement, but it had no effect. We talked to the local "ranger" and he said that is what happens since layoffs meant there was no presence at night. He seemed not to care. The camp host was new and had no input. The next night the party went on, so we left. Too bad that a nice park could be ruined by lack of law enforcement. If we were to stay here again, we would park away from the day use area and the parties.
This campground is on the grounds of the county fair just outside of the downtown area of Dixon. Sixteen of the sites have full hook-ups with 50 amps. These sites are on gravel and well spaced with some newly-planted fruit trees in between. The other 12 sites are water and electric only and are pretty much parking lot. It is nothing fancy, but for the price in the area it can't be beat. It is a good place for visiting Davis or Sacramento. The power was very good. There are no showers or restrooms. Verizon cell and data were good there. There is some noise from the fairly-busy street but it is fairly quiet at night. There are no large street lights so it is fairly dark which we like. There was one night when there was an event at the fairgrounds, and it was noisy until about 11 p.m., but it was not bad. The staff in the office were very friendly and helpful. It is a good idea to call ahead to make for sure there is not an activity at the fairgrounds that would prevent you from staying there. We would definitely stay there again.
This is not a destination park, but it works quite well for a short stay in the area. As noted, it is a fairground, so it will not be available all of the time for folks passing through, so it is best to call. You check in at the fairground office across from the pool. I put that the campground has 39 sites, but their numbering system indicates there may be more that I am not counting. When we stayed there were only about 10 other campers, so there was lots of space. When it is almost empty like this, you can make some sites into pull-through sites. Also when occupied like this, there is lots of space. If the campground were full, it would be very crowded with close spaces. It is in a very quiet area and felt very secure. There are some big lights around, but they did not come on, so it was nice a dark at night, which we like. It is very convenient to shopping, such as there is in Gridley. It is also very convenient to the Gray Lodge Wildlife area, which is the reason we visited the area. Our Verizon cell phone and data worked well. If visiting the area, we would certainly stay here again. For the price it cannot be beat.
The rate reflects a 10% Good Sam discount. It is very seldom that I give a park a rating of "10," but I could not really find anything wrong with this park. The location is good, very close to downtown Chico, with restaurants and other activities. It is fairly quiet for an urban campground. It is fairly dark, unfortunately they do have a number of "street lights." There is a pool, but when we were there it was much too cool to use. They have WiFi that is strong and fast. Our Verizon data and phone worked well. There are only a few sites that can get satellite. We were luck to get one. We did not use the cable, so cannot comment on that. The staff/management were all very helpful, nice, and accommodating. Water pressure, electrical were all strong. Sites are reasonably spaced. Unlike many parks, there did not seem to be a lot, if any, of long-term residents there. The laundry was clean and only a dollar. So, really could not find anything wrong and will stay here again if in the area.
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. This is a Corp of Engineer Campground, one of two on Black Butte Lake. The other being Orland Butte Campground. The campgrounds are open year-round; when we were there in the winter, only 22 campsites were open, but this was not a problem as there were only a dozen or so campers. There are no hook-ups of any kind, but there is a dump station with fresh potable water. There is some shade and some sites out in the open. The campground does take reservations during the peak time. The campground can be accessed off of Interstate 5 either from Corning or Orland. The better road to the campground is from Orland. The road from Corning is very narrow in places. Some sites have a view of the lake and some are back from the lake. The terrain is rolling hills with, primarily, oak trees. There are some hiking trails around the lake. The campground is very pleasant, nicely quite and dark. We have stayed here twice and will likely stay here again when in the area.
The rate reflects a river-front site with AAA discount. Hum, this park is a bit hard to review. First the positives, it is a ways from town so a bit calmer than the parks in town. It is along the river, and, for a slight premium, you can park with great views of the river. The staff were very accommodating to our wishes. There is a nice wildlife refuge next door with hiking trails. They supposedly have Wi-Fi but we did not use it. Verizon data plans work well. Now the other. Satellite coverage is very difficult because of tree coverage. The local road is a bit noisy, but not that bad. The park is well used and a bit tired. There are a lot of permanent residents, but that was not a problem for us. There were a lot of pets running around. They were all very nice. They only have 30 amps and that was a bit weak. If you are looking for a resort this is not for you. If you are looking for a site along the river outside of town (not far) then this could work for you. Be for sure and visit the local olive oil places and winery. We would stay here again.
The rate reflects a Federal Lands Senior Card which is half price. This is a National Forest Service campground. Only some of the sites have electrical hookups, but those are a great 50 amps. A big issue is that there is no dump station, so you have to arrange that elsewhere. There are only a few sites with satellite coverage because of the trees. Verizon data plan worked well. The campground is easy to find and convenient to the Interstate. The park gets heavy use from locals as a hiking area. There are some hiking/biking trails in the park that are nice, if not that long. There are a lot of homeless folks in the area, sleeping under a close-by bridge, but that did not seem to be a problem in the park. There are park hosts but we only talked with them at check-in. The fire pits were full of ashes and not cleaned during our stay there. The park is fairly quite and fairly dark, which we love. We would stay here again.
There are a lot of positives about this RV park and a few negatives. The entrance to the campground is strange, through a used car lot. There are a few not-too-savory folks around the lot, but it was not an issue in the actual park. The park is nicely, centrally located, and Redding is a nice town with some great hiking/biking trails. The park is clean and relatively quiet for a town RV park. As noted, some train noise but not a big issue. The Wi-Fi is very fast during non-peak hours but slows down to a crawl during peak hours -- typical. Verizon data is good. Satellite is very difficult because of tree cover. There are a few sites with satellite but not many. The main negative issue that we had was with the lighting. They have huge street lights with very bright lights. We were there in the winter and could completely shut up so it was not a big issue. We would not like that during the summer when we would like to keep the windows open. The light would be very disturbing. It is too bad that park feels they have to put in big lights. We would stay at the park again.
This is a wonderful state park, essentially at National Park quality. The waterfalls are wonderful. Some require some hiking, but not a lot of difficult hiking. In December, with lots of rain, the waterfalls were flowing at a maximum, so quite nice. The campground is nice, not wonderful. The positives are that most of the sites have privacy because of the vegetation. It is in a pleasant setting and close to the main features of the park. When we were there, the only sites open were in the "B" loop and about half of these sites had the water off. The negatives are that the campground is close to the highway going through the park and the logging trucks start at four in the morning. They use their Jake Brakes, and they make a lot of noise. It was not a major problem in the winter with windows closed, but in the summer with windows open, it would be quite annoying. They have only 30 amps hookups, but the power level seemed to be quite good, even though the power outlets looked dated. As noted, the water was off on many of the sites when we were there. The dump station is very inconvenient. It is in the group campground about 5 miles away. There are gray water dumps in the campground which could be used. No Verizon service. Satellite is available in only a few sites because of tree cover. Although the park is not too far away from a town, it has the feeling of being very remote. There are very nice hiking trails. The biking trails are OK, but when we were there they were covered with vegetation. All of this is worth it to see and hike this wonderful state park. Good work Oregon. We will definitely try to visit this park again.
This is a really great campground. It is neat and well laid out. There is not a lot of privacy since there are not a lot of trees, but the sites are well spaced. It is a very quite campground. We were concerned when we first arrived since there were "street lights" all around. Thankfully, most of them did not come on at night, so it was fairly nice and dark. Since there are not a lot of trees, satellite was easy to get. Verizon phone and data card worked well. The local town is not too far away and has all of the major stores. The park is full of history with great staff and volunteers. There literature is some of the best that we have seen at state parks. Really nice and well-done exhibits in the Visitor Center. There is a great, only 4 miles but nice, hiking/biking trail. We would definitely visit this park again.
There is a lot great about this park and some not so good. The good, it is easy to get to from Interstate 5, but far enough away there the noise is not too bad (see below). It is along the river and it is fun watching the ship/barges/boats go past. It is clean and well kept. It is, in general, quite. The camp hosts were nice and accommodating. The sites are fairly far apart, so some privacy. The negatives are that even though it is fairly far away from the Interstate, there is still noise. We were there in the winter with doors and windows closed, so not a problem. In the summer, you would be able to hear the noise with windows open. Not bad, but there. The major problem for us was that the park has put up a number of very bright street lights. They are not high, so shine directly into the window. We like nice dark, quite places and, unfortunately, what the park has done distracts significantly from that for us. The other is that the park has Wi-Fi, but they have a complicated code to log on. You have to have a different code for each different computer. If you do not use it for a few minutes, you have to go through the complete log-on process again. There are limits on the amount of download. So, the Wi-Fi is fairly difficult to use. Lastly, there are lots of rules. On check-in, they give you instructions on the fittings to use for your sewer connection. This could be a great park. Unfortunately, it is not because of the management.
The city of Oak Harbor is certainly to be commended for providing this wonderful RV park near the heart of the city. We had planned on staying for two or three nights and ended up staying for nine nights. It is a great park for exploring this area, including taking the ferry over to Victoria from Anacortes. There are RV sites, some with sewer and some without and there are tent sites. The rate for full hookup is only $20 per night. It is 30 amp service. A prior reviewer complained about the power being weak but we certainly had no problem. We were there in the late fall and many of the sites had the water turned off, but they even use heating cables to have many of the sites open throughout the winter. When we were there there were only a couple of other RV's. The park is very close to the city but on a dead-end street so that it was very quite. Thankfully, they do not have a lot of bright street lights to destroy the night sky. The RV sites are right next to a great city park and the beginning of a short, but nice, hiking and biking trail. This is definitely a park that we will return to.
This is an amazingly wonderful park. I very seldom give a park a 10, but this is deserved. Be aware that there are two different campgrounds. We have stayed here twice, always at the campground along the water. The two campgrounds are very different. The campground away from the water has lots of trees. It would be pleasant, but a very different camping experience. So this review is for the water-front campground. It is quite at night and fairly nicely dark. A few of the sites have views of the water. The campground is all open, so satellite is not a problem. Our Verizon cell phone and data card worked well. There are hiking and biking trails in the park. Some of them are very interesting like the hike or bike to the Memory Vault. There is a lot of history here. Port Townsend is an fun town, with more biking trail. This is definitely a place to send some time.
It was very wet when we stayed at this campground, so many of the sites were closed. It is a very pleasant park, but it is very close to the highway. This was during the winter with our windows closed, but it would be another issue in the summer with windows open. The wildlife here is great. We saw five Bald Eagles at the same time! There are very few satellite sites because of the trees. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well. It is an interesting area, particularly if you are into birds.
The rate listed of $30 per night plus tax is the listed rate. If you are a Brazel's customer, the rate is $20 per night plus tax. Most folks that stay there are having work done on their RV and the stay is free. The park is certainly nothing fancy, but it is well done and well kept. There is not a restroom or shower associated with the park. The electrical power is excellent and the Wi-Fi is supper-fast. Verizon cell is excellent and, since there are no trees, there is no problem getting a satellite signal. It is next to a fairly busy road, but it calms down at night. It is also right next to a fairly often-used train track. We like trains, so that was not a problem. The noise was not a problem in the winter with the windows all closed. In the summer, it might be an issue. There is shopping nearby. This would not be a destination park, but as a place to stay while you are having your RV repaired/enhanced this works. Brazel's is to be commended. Most RV repair places have a really bad spot to stay while the work is being done. We had a lot of work done on our RV at this excellent repair facility so we spent a pleasant five nights here. Since we were having work done, there was no charge.
This is a great campground with lots of things to do in the area. When we were there, off-season, there were only three loops open, one for reservations, one with full hookups, and one with water and electricity. Most of the sites are in very wooded, dark areas. As it was overcast and rainy and as we wanted to get satellite, we opted for one of the few open sites that happened to be in the water and electric sites. This site worked fine for us as we were only there three nights. The park has some great bicycle trails which we really enjoyed. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well here. Astoria is only a short distance away with lots of things to do. We only started to explore the area and will certainly try to make our way back.
For a commercial RV park, this campground is great. We ended up here because of some emergency repairs on our RV. It is easy in and out. Our Verizon cell phone worked well. Our Verizon data card worked well. The have a very good and fast WiFi system. The only slight negatives are that you can hear the distant roar of Interstate 5 and they have some very big and bright street lights that we find annoying when we are trying to sleep at night. Also, we were there just after some significant rains and many sites were flooded, including part of ours. It is a nice campground and we will return if we need to stay in the area again.
The rate reflects a three night stay with the reservation fee and the out-of-state fee that Washington State Parks charge.We had a full hookup site, which was nice. We were also lucky that we got a site that was open enough for satellite. The sites are not completely private, but OK privacy. When we were there the weather was quite bad so we did not get to enjoy all of the activities that we would have liked. Our Verizon cell phone did not work there, nor did our Verizon data card. We enjoyed the park and will definitely return when in the area.
This is a very nice Oregon State Park, providing hookups for RVs. The sites are heavily covered with trees, so only a few sites get satellite, but our Verizon air card and phone worked well. The beach is great for walking and there are wonderful trails and bike paths in the area. In the winter, one loop is for reservation, but there are two very large loops for first-come. Having two large loops open is great in that you can spread out and not be right next to someone. We will definitely return to this park.
This is a great Oregon State campground with full hook-ups. During the winter one of the loops is reservable and the other is first-come. One of the loops is closed because it floods. The roads are a little tight but not bad. There are only a few sites with satellite access, but our Verizon phone and air card worked well here. The beach and trails are wonderful for walking and there are many activities in the area. We would definitely return to this park.
This campground is about your only choice around Corvallis. It is a part of the Benton County Fairgrounds. It is pretty basic but pleasant enough. We were concerned when we first arrived, thinking that it would be noisy since it is right next to the fairgrounds. However, while we were there, their were no events at the fairground, so it was nice and quite. If you arrive without reservations you check with the camp host and he will assign you a site and collect your fee.There are both back-in and pull-through sites. There are only a few sites where you can get satellite. There is Wi-Fi that is fast when it works, but it seems to fairly frequently go down. Verizon air card and cell phones work well. The campground is convenient to the university and downtown and has bike paths that originate from the fairgrounds. Corvallis is a great little city and we will stay at this campground again when we return.
This is a hard park to rate. If it were not for the noise from Interstate 5, it would get a 9 or 10 rating. However, this is significant noise from the very close I5. During the time we were there it was cold enough that we kept the windows closed most of the time so it was not as big a factor, but anytime you went outside it was a significant sound. Other than the noise it is an excellent campground. The sites are well spaced, but without much vegetation,so not a lot of privacy. It is well kept. During the time we were there the WiFi internet was not working. We could connect, but no internet. We had good Verizon cell coverage, but the signal was so weak that we did not have high speed Verizon internet. The Verizon map shows good coverage, but we could not connect to the 3G, so it was slow. We have satellite internet and TV and we were able to find sites where we could get both to work, but most sites have too much tree cover. The park web site does list sites that are able to get satellite, but we did not find that to always be accurate. The park is nicely dark except for lights on each pedestal. We like dark parks, so we wish they did not have lights on the pedestal, but it was not too bad. The camp host was not very outgoing, but he got the job done, so that was OK with us. Overall, it is a good park to stay to visit Eugene, a nice city with lots of bike paths, and the area. We would stay there again.
The rate shown reflects a current special of pay for two nights, stay the third free. This is very nice, well kept Escapees campground. It is close enough to I-5 to be convenient, but far enough away that there is no traffic noise. It is a very quite park. Also, there are no large street lights, so it is fairly dark, which we love. The only traffic issue is that the residents drive very fast on the campground roads, so be careful. The sites are very large with parking on gravel, but with a nice concrete patio to step out on. The only issue with the site was that we had to use blocks to level, but that was not a big deal. Everyone is friendly and helpful, but they do have many rules to know and follow. Perhaps that is necessary to keep it nice. There is WiFi but only at the clubhouse, not at your RV. However, our Verizon Aircard worked well. The town has all of the basics needed for an extended stay and there is a lot to do in the area. This park is good for an overnight or for an extended stay. We will definitely stay there again.
The rate reflects a "Discovery" (off season) rate. This is one of the harder campground reviews that I have done, because the rating depends so much on what you are looking for. First of all, it is very convenient to Interstate 5, so if you are traveling I-5 and want a place to stop for the night this place is for you. That, however, is its negative, the continual noise from I-5. We were there when it was cooler and wet, so we kept the windows closed, so it was not too bad when we were inside. However, once you step outside, you will know that you are interstate close. If you can tolerate the noise, the rest of the park is good. It is along the Rogue River, but the river is not really a major feature of the park since it is hidden in the bushes. In some sites you can somewhat hear it over the roar of the Interstate. There are some full hookup sites and the sites are spacious, however without a lot of privacy. There is a very nice 4 mile bike path that goes through the park. The hosts are nice and the park is well maintained. So, for a night or two, this park will work. However, for use, it is definitely not a destination park because of the proximity to the Interstate and the resulting noise.
The rate at the beginning of our stay was $20 per night. On Oct 1st, it went down to $16 for "Discovery Season". The park closes at the end of October. This is a very nice state park. It is well manicured and well maintained. It has some nice hiking and biking trail. The only reason for not giving it a 10 is that, even though it is on Lost Creek Lake, the lake is not really a feature of the CG. There is not really a view and the lake is not really accessible from the CG. The other negative is that it is so well manicured there is no shielding to provide privacy to the sites. On the positive side, it is quite and nicely dark at night. Don't expect to get satellite without a lot of work. There are many trees in the CG. After a lot of work, we did manage to get a site where we could get the satellite. Our Verizon phone worked on extended service and our Aircard got very, very slow internet. The closest shopping is in Shady Cove, which has a nice little, well stocked grocery. This park is definitely worth a visit. If we are in the area we will stay there again.
The cost reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass discount (available to any U.S. citizen over 62 years of age for $10 for a lifetime pass). This campground is actually located close to Union Creek, an unincorporated area 11 miles north of Prospect. This is one of several Forest Service campgrounds along highway 62 between Medford, OR and Crater Lake National Park. Other than this campground, the other campground that is suitable for RV’s is Farewell Bend CG. (See review elsewhere). The campground is along the Rogue River and almost all of the campsites are right next to the River with the views and the sound of the River. The campground is far enough away from highway 62 that noise is not an issue. The campground is nice and dark at night, which we like. Some of the sites are long enough for a big RV and most are fairly level. It is a bit tight getting an RV into the campground, but can be done with care. There are no hookups, no dump station and no water available. If you need a full dump station, it is available about 11 miles south in at the Crater Lake (Prospect) RV park for a fee. There are only pit toilets. This is a good campground for visiting Crater Lake National Park, about 20 miles further along Highway 62. It is a lot less expensive than the campground within the park. There are trails and other natural features of interest within the area. Becky’s restaurant, famous for their pies is less than a mile from the campground. This is a first-come, first-served campground. No reservations are accepted and it does fill during the prime summer months.
The cost reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass discount (available to any U.S. citizen over 62 years of age for $10 for a lifetime pass). The campground is actually located close to Union Creek, Oregon, an unincorporated area. This is one of several Forest Service campgrounds along highway 62 between Medford, OR and Crater Lake National Park. Other than this campground, the other campground that is suitable for RV’s is Natural Bridges CG. (See review elsewhere). The campground is along the Rogue River and about half of the campsites are right next to the River with the views and the sound of the River. The negative is that, since the campground is right next to the highway, there are also the sounds of the highway, including the logging trucks. However, the highway calms down considerably at night, so we did not find that to be a big problem. The sites right along the road are much less desirable. The campground is nice and dark, which we like, except for overly-bright lights on the restrooms. The sites are paved and several of the sites are long enough for a big RV and most are fairly level. With the exception of some “buddy” sites, the sites are nice and far apart, often with no views of your neighbor. There are no hookups and no dump station. However, there is water available with nu-threaded taps, so you have to use a “cheater” to put on the faucets to fill your tank. There are also gray water dump sites throughout the campground. If you need a full dump station, it is available about 11 miles south in at the Crater Lake (Prospect) RV park for a fee. There are restrooms with flush toilets, but no showers and no hot water. Even though the sign at registration implies otherwise, generators (contained in the RV or on pavement) can be used between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm. The campground is run by a concessionaire, Rogue Recreation. The campground host sells wood for $6 per bundle. The host was very helpful and friendly. This is a good campground for visiting Crater Lake National Park, about 20 miles further along Highway 62. It is a lot less expensive than the campground within the park. There are trails and other natural features of interest within the area. Becky’s restaurant, famous for their pies is less than a mile from the campground. This is a first-come, first-served campground. No reservations are accepted and it does fill during the prime summer months.
The rate reflects a Good Sam discount. This campground is a convenient place to stay to visit and do business in Medford, which is why we stayed there. It is only about a 10 to 15 minute drive to almost anywhere in Medford. Based on the earlier reviews we had some mistaken impressions, so I will try to clear that up. The campground is described as being quite. It is fairly quite, but it is only a block or two from two major roads (140 and 62) so don't expect a quite country setting; it is not. However there is not a lot of activity in the campground, so it is quite from that perspective. As noted, many of the occupants are long-term campers, but that was not a problem for us in any way. I would say that there are only five or so sites for short terms stay, so make reservations if you want to be sure of getting a site. The second wrong impression was that it was heavily tree covered. It is not and I don't see how anyone would have a problem in maneuvering among the few trees. We had no problem in getting a satellite signal for TV or internet. Also, our Verizon air card worked well so we were fine with internet despite the lack of park Wi-Fi. The park is clean and seems to be well kept. We do not use park restrooms, but we did go into the office next to the restrooms and did use the laundry. At times there was a major sewer smell which made us glad that we use the facilities in our RV. One strange thing is that they have very strange sewer connections with a large male filling sticking up out of the ground. That made it very hard to firmly attach our sewer line, but we got by with a little duct tape. We would probably stay there again to visit Medford. It is the best place for that.
Rate reflects a 50% senior discount. There are three campgrounds very near to each other, this campground (Sunset), Aspen Campground, and Lake of the Woods Resort CG. Lake of the Woods has hookups and is reviewed elsewhere on this site. The other two (Sunset and Aspen) have no hookups. They are Forest Service campgrounds that are managed by Lake of the Woods Resort. All of the campgrounds are on Lake of the Woods. So, if you want hookups and are willing to pay the price, stay at Lake of the Woods Resort CG. If you want cheaper and calmer sites and don't need hookups, go for either Aspen or Sunset. One hint is that Sunset and Aspen share a dump station that is between Aspen CG and the Resort. That is also the place to fill a holding tank with fresh water. There are water spigots in the CG but they do not have threaded hose bibs. Get your water at the dump before you get to the CG. Sunset Campground is located on 15300 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Klamath Falls, but is actually about 32 miles from the town, just off of Highway 140. The sites are long and very well spaced. Some have oblique views of the lake, but most are in heavily wooded areas with tall Douglas Fir trees. Don't expect to get satellite here. Our Verizon phones and air card (for internet) worked well. When we visited the park, even on a weekend, it was not very heavily used. It was very quite and the lake is nice, with some good photo opportunities. It is nice and dark with the exception of some (too) bright lights on the restrooms. The hosts were nice and the sites were raked and very well taken care of. There are fire rings and picnic tables. Some sites were unlevel but we were able to find a nice site that was flat and easy to level. Some of the sites are reservable. We loved this CG and would definitely stay here again.
This is a very nice, clean, quiet, pleasant State Park Campground. It does not seem to be used as a destination CG, but one where campers stay one night, then move on. It is easy access off of 395 and easy to get to and maneuver in. Take an evening stroll down to Goose Lake to watch the birds or stroll around on some of the easy trails in the park. The park staff and camp hosts are very pleasant and helpful. Other reviewers noted unlevel sites, but we certainly had no problem in a nice long, level site. We would defiantly stay here again when in the area.
This campground is not for everyone. I submit it here in case you want to visit Sheldon Wildlife Refuge and want an easy place to stay. First, the CG is 2.5 miles off of the paved road. The gravel road conditions will vary; when we visited the road was good but still required a speed of about 5 to 10 mph to not rattle too much. The campground is a little hard to locate. The GPS coordinates are N41 51.166; W110 00.152. There are signs from NV route 140 directing you toward the Opal Mines and a commercial campground "Royal Peacock" which is 10 miles down the gravel road. That is where we were initially heading, but did not want to do 10 miles on the gravel road. The CG is free. There are probably a dozen or more somewhat defined campsites with tables (at some) and grills (at some). There is a CG host, which we did not interact with during our 2 night visit, but it was good to know that there was someone around. There are no reservations, so you take you chance as to whether a site will be available. During our visit, there were many sites available, but on a holiday weekend it might be a different story. There is water available, which seems to be OK, but we came in with a full tank of fresh water so did not use it. There are warm water showers and a warm water small pool available. It can be dusty and the CG is not overly beautiful, but there are nice sunsets and it is quite. As noted, the main reason one would want to stay here is to visit the refuge, which is wonderful if you like wildlife, such as birds and pronghorns. If the opportunity arises, we would certainly stay here again.
Way too expensive for what you get! I agree with previous reviewers that I do not know why this park would get a high rating from anyone. For $35 you would think that you would not need to have blocks to level, but we did in a sloping site. We did not need, nor use, the cable TV or internet. We have our own Satellite for TV and internet. When we asked for a site with a clear view of the southern ski for our satellite, the woman simply laughed at us and said that there were trees and that she did not know if we would get a satellite view, nor did she seem to care. We were escorted to our site, but the escort did not stick around to see if the site was OK or if satellite would work. There is some interstate highway noise, but it did not keep us awake. They have lots of lights around the place, so it is very bright, which we do not like. As noted, there are many permanent residents, but they seemed to be nice and did not make noise. So, for a quick overnight stop, it is OK, but I might try to find a cheaper alternative.
As noted, there are 10 sites in this Forest Service campground, which is just off of Highway 50 east of Austin, NV. We are only 27 foot and a motorhome, and there were only three sites that we could have gotten into and leveled. We were fortunate in that we had a nice pull-through site and leveling was easy. The campground can be a bit hard to find, it is just east of Bob Scott summit, which is just east of Austin summit. There is a sign on 50 to note the campground. The GPS coordinates are 39.456378, -116.994735. When we were there at the last of May, the water faucets were not turned on, so take enough water with you. There is no dump, so plan on hauling out everything you haul in. There were trash cans. We did not use any of the restroom facilities, so cannot comment on them. From our site, we had wonderful views looking out across to the mountains. We had no road noise at night, Hwy 50 is not a very busy road. It is self-registration and only $10. Please do pay so that we can keep this nice campground available. I paid the full 10, even though I would have qualified for the $5 senior.
As noted, there are actually two campgrounds, Elk Flat & Lake View. Elk Flat is the CG that you come to first just as you enter the park. The dump station and fresh water fill are located at the entrance to this CG. (There are also fresh water taps throughout the CG, but to fill a tank, the dump station is easy to get to.) Elk Flat CG appears to be newer and more easily maneuvered in a larger RV. Most of the spaces are nice sized but leveling will be an issue in some of the sites. The sites are well spaced and many have great views. Lake View CG is about a mile further into the park and right next to the lake. Many of the sites in this CG are small and leveling can be very difficult. we are only 27 feet long(motorhome) and thought that we would fit into this CG. We did find a site long enough, but we were not able to level the RV. We ended up staying in Elk Flat and were glad that we did. It has a much more open and calm feel than Lake View. This park appears to be very well maintained. The gravel in the sites was recently raked and the fire pits were very clean. Good short trips are up to Success Summit, a steep gravel road with nice views and over to Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park.If you are a birder you will love the park, lots of bird watching to do. We would definitely stay at this park again.
The rate reflects off-season rate (water not on in the campground yet) and 50% senior discount. There is drinking water available at the dump station which is about 5 miles from the CG. Lower Lehman is the most medium size rig friendly CG in Great Basin National Park and it is not really for big rigs. We are 27 feet long and I don' think you would want to try for anything longer than 35 or so feet. As noted, leveling is a significant challenge that becomes even more difficult as your rig gets longer. The setting is nice, beautiful, calm, dark & quite, all of which we like. Some of the pull through sites are right next to the stream flowing through the campground. When you come into the park, there is a sign pointing to the right toward "Wheeler Peak." Even though it does not mention the campground, it will take you to Lower Lehman, Upper Lehman, and, eventually, Wheeler Peak. Lower Lehman entrance is 1.9 miles up this road. It is a fairly steep climb at supposedly an 8% grade. If you are a larger rig, do not go past this point. Some medium rigs might fit in Upper Lehman, bit it would be a tight fit and even harder to level than Lower Lehman. Definitely do not go past Upper Lehman or you will be in for about 8 miles of very steep, very winding mountain road to get to Wheeler Peak CG. There is another campground in the park -- Baker Creek, but it is up a dirt/gravel road to fairly small sites. This one would be for tenter's or the very adventurous. We would definitely stay at Lower Lehman again.
Location, location, location is what this campground has. As noted, the closest, easiest to Bryce Canyon and the place to stay if you want hookups. None of the campgrounds in the park have any hookups. The park is expensive, but that is what the market will easily bear. The campground is well laid out, with ample space between sites. It is nice and dark at night as is appropriate for a park that prides itself for its dark skies. The park is fairly quiet at night, unless you have a couple of big families camping next to you, like we did. However, even that was not too bad. When we made reservations, we were told that we could not reserve a specific site. OK. When we came in they assigned us a site that was very small and close to the next camper. We found an empty site that we liked, so went back to the front desk to change. We were told that the site would not be available for the full five nights that we would be at the CG. When questioned, they said that the site was reserved, even though we were told one could not reserve a specific site. They really need to decide what the policy is and stick to it. However, we did get a very nice site and were happy. We would normally stay in the park campgrounds but wanted hookups for this trip. If wanting hookups,we would definitively stay here again and try to make reservations for our new favorite site.
Based on the location and other reviews, we were quite pleasantly surprised at this park. It is certainly nothing spectacular, but it is the only park in the area. The sites are gravel/dirt and we had to use blocks to level, but all sites were well kept. As noted, many of the sites are taken up with long term folks, but no problem with them and no junk lying around. Overall, the park was quite at night. Even though the desk clerk had warned us about barking dog from neighbors outside of the park, it was not a problem. The park is also relatively dark without bright streetlights, which we like. There are picnic tables at each site. This is certainly not a destination park but if you are traveling through the area it makes a great stop. We would stay here again.
The rate reflects a Good Sam discount. For the price in this part of NM, this park cannot be beat. It is nothing exceptional, but it is pleasant enough and well kept. The sites are nicely spaced apart and all utilities work well. They have pay Internet but our Verizon data service worked quite well here so that we did not need their Wi-Fi. It is close to the interstate and there is definitely some noise but, even with windows open, it was not objectionable. Several of the sites seemed longer term residents, but, as noted, all was neat and clean. We had made reservations based on the reviews on this site. We pulled in on a Sunday around noon. (By the way, the office is closed between 12 and 1 for lunch, so if you get here during that time you will have to wait..) We first had a sinking feeling, the area looked pretty rough and there were signs noting the "detention facility." There were also signs noting the race track. We were worried, but should not have been, the stay was quite pleasant. The park is convenient for visiting Albuquerque. Even going into town during prime traffic time in the morning was not too bad. If visiting ABQ again, we would definitely stay here.
Rate reflects a 15% Escapees discount. We stayed at this park because of the positive reviews on this site. We arrived very optimistic. On the positive side, the lady that seems to run the park was wonderful, very friendly, very accommodating. the WiFi is very, very fast. We have never had faster. The laundry is as reviewed before, nice and clean. The overall park is very clean and well kept. However, as noted by the last reviewer, the two overnight sites are RIGHT on the highway. Most of the sites are taken up by, very nice, longer terms folks. No problem with that. However, the two overnight pull-through sites take the front of the coach to within 10 yards of the very busy highway out front. So, if you like staying at an RV rest stop, you will love it at this park. Now, to be fair, the road does "calm down" at night making it possible to sleep. However, if you plan on being around during the day, prepare for the sound of large trucks continually going by. Also, we prefer very dark at night and this park has some large, bright streetlights. So, we hate to give this park a lower rating, but, sorry, being this close to the busy highway is a bit too much. We would not stay here again.
This is a wonderful NM state park. It is dark, to enjoy the night skies, and quite with widely spaced sites. It is a great place to come just to relax or to enjoy the features in the area. In addition to the Caverns there is a great state park called "Living Desert" that is on the outskirts of Carlsbad that is great. There are site with full hookups (closer together) and sites with electricity (50 amp) and water (wider spacing). we have always made reservations, just to be sure, but the CG has never been anywhere near full. As noted by another reviewer, there can be a slight petroleum smell in the air, but not bad enough to keep us away. We had the wonderful smell of the blooming desert when we where there. We always try to stay here when we are in the area.
The rate reflects a 10% Good Sam discount. I left the question about "shade sites available" checked with a "yes" but should note that there are a few sites that have a small amount of shade. Reading reviews of campgrounds in the area, it was a toss-up between this campground and another. We picked this one because we like dark, quite campgrounds. If you arrive at this campground between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. you will not find anyone in the office. The system is to take one of the map sheets with a site marked on it and go to that site, then to check back in when the office is open. A bit of a strange system, but it seemed to work OK. As noted, there are some longer-term residents, but this was not a problem. When we arrived at about noon, the park was only about 20 to 30% full. However, around 5 p.m. they started to stream in and, although not completely full, it was getting that way by dark. We got a site quite a ways back from the freeway, so we had no issue with freeway noise. We were near the entrance road with some traffic but not a big problem. Also, when we were there it was quite warm so we ran our AC most of the time. The sites are quite large for a commercial RV park, so you did not have the feeling of being cramped. Maneuvering around the campground was easy. Overall, we were very positively surprised at how nice the campground was, particularly given the area. We would definitely stay there again.
If you like trains, you will love this campground as the train tracks are about 20 yards away from the camp sites. I would estimate that there are about 20 trains that come through per day, both day and night. I do like trains so these do not bother me. It is also right next to the road, but there is not much traffic (no big trucks) and almost no traffic at night, so not a problem for us. The campground is not much more than a gravel parking lot, but not much else is possible out here. All of the utilities work well. The campground is often almost empty so you can pick your site. The campground is adjacent to and part of the motel with a nice courtyard. One night we were here there was a wedding in the courtyard, but they were quiet, and it was not a problem. One great thing about the park is that it is dark. Thank goodness they have not put up a lot of lights, so that you can still see the great night sky out in west Texas. There is now a pretty good pizza place in town (Guzi Pizza) where you can get a take-out or eat-in pizza. We have stayed here a number of times and will definitely be back when we are in the area. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount.
This is our second time to stay at this park. The first was off season and we got a great site and we loved it. This time we were there on a busy weekend and it was a little different. First, the park has good and easy access to the interstate. That is good, but it does mean that you hear some traffic noise at night. Not a lot, but some. This time we only remembered at the last minute to get a reservation since it would be on a weekend. It is good that we did since we got almost the last spot. We got a spot in Cedar Point area, not the best of spots. It is unfortunate that because of the one-way posting and the way the sites are laid out that sites 12, 13, 14, 16 18, 19, and 20 have the hookups on the wrong side. Also, your door opens directly onto the road. Almost all of the other campers in this loop were tent campers, probably the best for this loop. All of the staff were great. We would definitely stay here again, but would either stay off season or make reservations early on so that we could get a nice site by the lake. We like dark campgrounds and think that taking a flashlight is a good idea.
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. First, a note, the noted flooding is past. It is a beautiful campground and could be a great place to camp, except there are problems. It is very crowded, even during midweek in October. The reason that it is busy is that the local folks have found a way to get around the stay limits and stay there for weeks, even months, at a time. They set up pretty much permanent sites and they use lots of lights. It is not a camping experience, but more like an old campground with lots of permanent campers. Too bad. We would stay here again for passing through, but not as a destination campground.
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. We have stayed at this park about 3 times over the last few years. It is a nice COE park on Beaver Lake. It is starting to show some signs of neglect, probably due to budget restrictions, but still nice. This visit the lake is lower so not quite as great but still nice with some waterfront sites. The sites are paved and most are OK level, but some are sloped. The park is not far off the interstate and not too difficult to get to, but lots of traffic. There are lots of businesses in the area. We were able to get satellite television at our site (number 15) and Verizon phone and air card worked well. This could well be a destination park. A nice place to spend a week or two. It is a great birding site. We will definitely stay here again.
This was a very hard campground to review. As we sit here on this nice, sunny, warm weekend, in a very busy loop, I would say that we would never come back here again. We had been here off season several years ago and it was good. It is a very, very busy campground with close sites. It is very noisy at night during the busy season. Lots of yelling, etc. with little sign of any noise enforcement. Even the stated quiet hours only go from 11 pm. to 7 pm. so don't depend on a lot of quiet. Also, lots of smoke from smoldering campfires. The lake is lovely and would be great for water sports. There are some hiking trails. Biking is OK, but the traffic is very heavy and fast, again with no speed limit enforcement. Most important, many, many of the sites are very, very sloped. I would say at least 50 percent and perhaps more would not be usable my a motorhome. They will only let you change sites once and the sign says that you cannot change sites on weekends! So, what do you do when you cannot fit into a site? I left it as big rig friendly and drive through sites, but am not for sure where those would be. I would certainly not come here in a big rig. So, if it is off season, OK. During prime season, if you want some peace and quiet, find another place.
The park is very easy to access from Interstate 70, only a short easy drive. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. It is quite and dark, which we like. The water fill was easy to get to. We did not use the toilets, which are only pit toilets. It was wall maintained. The paved areas were narrow but nice and long. They have fifty amp circuits where are nice to have. It is nice and a great place to hang out for a couple of days, but probably not a destination park. The lake is a ways away from the camping area. It will be a very easy park to forget, even though nice, since not a lot of major features. We had a problem with the RV on the way out. The park staff were extremely helpful in solving the problem and getting us on our way. We will always fondly remember the park because of those kind folks.
This is the second time that we have stayed in this state park. The first time was a number of years back when it was very busy. We liked the park then, although we had to leave early because of a state budget issue. Now off-season, we love this park. I think this may be the first, or almost the first, time a gave a park a 10 rating. The park is very easy to get to on very good roads. As noted, the staff is very friendly and efficient. Although our campground host might have been having a bit of an off day. The park is very well maintained with level sites. Although the paved part of the sites are a bit narrow. It is very quiet and wonderfully dark at night. We love that. I should point out that I am referring to the "modern" campground with electrical hook-ups and not the primitive sites on the other side of the lake. There are hiking trails and the park is great for bike riding. Of course in the summer there are all of the lake activities. If you are birders you will like the park as it is promoting its birding activities with on-site kiosks for e-bird. The park also has a nice new, small lodge that is very attractive. We were able to find a site with good satellite reception and our Verizon phone and Internet card worked well. We would definitely return to this park. It would be great to spend a week or so, or even longer, at this wonderful state park. Well done Pennsylvania!
This NY state park is fairly easy to get to off of Interstate 88. When we stayed there the only camping area open was the Hilltop unit, so I can only comment on that area. Also, there had been a lot of rain and the rain continued while we were there so we were not able to check out the area extensively. There are a very limited number of electric sites and many of them are too small or sloped to be usable for most camping units. Many of the sites have no gravel, just on the grass. We are only 27 feet long, so had no problem in getting into our site, but I would not really call the Hilltop camping area big rig friendly. The power pedestals are shared by two sites, so will be very difficult to access from some sites. It will take a very long cord. The dump station is quite a ways from the Hilltop camp unit. The campground is pleasant, with some sites in the woods and some out in the open. We were able to get satellite from out site and our Verizon phone and internet worked well. It was nice and quite at night (only about 10 other spaces occupied) and fairly dark, which we like. There is a nice warm glow from a cola machine, which does not really add to the ambiance. We did not use the restrooms or showers, but did look and they seem clean. Overall everything looked a bit tired and rundown. Like many of our state parks it could use some help. We would stay here again as an overnight or two but would not go out of our way to visit this park.
This is a very difficult campground to rate. It is right on the ocean. If you are lucky enough to get one of the 4 or 5 waterfront sights, the view is great. We were here preseason so, we got lucky. It is inexpensive for here, as $32 per night is extremely cheap. The owner/manager is very nice. She even accepts out-of-state checks. (No credit cards accepted). It is hard to rate how it would be in busy season, but I suspect it is very peaceful. This is a great area to spend time, with Rockline very near with all of the restaurants and services on top of the many beaches and lighthouses to explore. Now the somewhat negatives. The campground if very funky. It seems to have been laid-out by someone that has had one too many drinks. There are various power poles and water outlets around. The sites are marked, but pretty haphazard. We were there when it had been raining a lot, so it was pretty sloppy. There are no sewer hookups. There are 20 and 30 amp (no 50 amps.) We had 30 amp, but not really. We have a safety device to cut power if the voltage drops too much. We had to be very careful not to use too much are the voltage would go very low,so don't expect to use AC or electric heaters or water heaters. (AC's and electric heater are banned by the park rules anyway.) Oh yes, it is a very quiet and dark park, which we like. A few streetlights around, but not too bright. If you are looking for a "resort" stay far away. If you like views and quite for a few days, give it a try.
This park should have received a higher rating except for a couple of problems. The electrical sites are in loop D. We were very fortunate in that we got one of the loop D sites there that were not side-by-side, so we were fine. However, most of the loop D sites look more like a commercial CG than a state park. They were pretty much lined up in row. The other ironic issue is that the last night we were there, there were dogs barking all night. This is ironic because the park charges a big extra charge if you have a pet (we did not). The barking, which we had heard earlier in the day, was coming from housing within the park, presumably a park employee. The park has some nice trails and the lake is beautiful. It is too bad that the cabins are along the lake but the CG is set well back into the woods. You can rent boats to go out on the lake. The park is now charging a 5 dollar fee for making a reservation. This is on top of the fee charged by the reservation service. We would stay there again, but would question the dog issue.
This is a nice quite, dark campground, which we love. I left the big rig friendly checked but I don't really think I would bring a big rig into the park. We are only 27 feet and had no problem, but there are tight turns. There are trails,but we did not use them since it was raining when we were there. It was pre-season, so the beaches were still closed. It is close to Gettysburg, so lots of things to do and visit. The fresh water faucets are strange. Blue or yellow faucets are OK, red are off limits. The red is at the dump station. Don't expect to get satellite here, too much tree cover. We would stay there again, but not for long term.
This campground is sort of a jumble of sites. We did just fine and got a nice site in our 27 ft motorhome, but I certainly would not want to negotiate it in a big rig. Many of the sites are very short and not level, so you have to pick your site carefully. As noted by others, there is good 50 amp service and water at the sites. (Not for sure if they all have 50 amp but we did.) There are two dump stations. The folks at check in were nice and helpful. The park is very convenient from the interstate. There was very little freeway noise and, for the most part, the park was nice and quiet. We would stay again but only for a day or two in passing through.
This is a nice campground with full hookups. It is modern and very well kept. It is pretty sterile without any water, etc., features. It would have received a rating of 8 except for the lighting. We go camping to get away from noise and light, but the designers of this CG decided to put very bright streetlights about every third CG site. If you like Wal-Mart camping you will love this. No, really not as bad as a Wal-Mart, but it is very bright. Otherwise, nice hiking and beautiful park. We would stay again for a night or two but not for longer because of the lighting.
This is a very nice campground only a short way off of interstate, and that it the problem. It gets freeway noise. Now, this is not a problem if you go into your RV, shut it up and turn on the AC, but if you like to spend time outside you will hear the interstate. If had not been for that, it would have received an 8 or so. We had a very nice "premium" site on the small lake. The birding was good and the view was great. It was quiet and fairly dark. The ladies at the front still did not have park maps. Apparently a lack of copiers, but no problem. We were able to find our site and find our way around the park. We would definitely stay again for an overnight, which is what we did, but would not make it a longer term destination park.
This is a very nice, quite campground close to Shreveport. We were here during the week and it was almost empty. We were told it is very crowded on weekends. The sites are nice, level and large. The good news is that the lake is almost full again! As noted, some of the sites have decks that are great. Overall, the campground seems to be very well kept. It is a bit far to shopping, about 20 miles (30 minutes) to major shopping, so bring your supplies with you. The campground has usable WiFi, although not very fast. The sites are shady, good for hot days but not satellite friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a smaller Texas State Park campground on a smallish lake. It is very shady which is great on a hot day but not good if you must have satellite. As noted, the sites tend to be smaller and sloped, but we certainly had no problem in our 27-foot rig. I left "big-rig friendly" checked as yes, but I am doubtful that a really big rig would be very happy here. It would likely be very difficult to level and the roads are fairly tight. We had a nice shady site tucked away at the very end. It was nice and quiet and fairly dark, which we like, even though it filled for the night. There is lots of room for strolling and birding and a small swimming area for the kids. The staff were very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
This is the same campground that used to be known as "Fort Retire," now under new ownership and management. We have stayed here four times over the last several years. We use it as a base to visit and take care of business in San Antonio. We like it because it is quiet -- no road noise -- and fairly dark. The campground is largely long-term residents, but that is certainly not a problem. The owners live on site and manage the campground. The are extremely helpful and accommodating, remembering you from one visit to the next. The campground is fairly simple with few frills, which is not an issue for use since we do not use clubhouses, etc. It gets the job done very well. It is clean and well kept and, as already noted, quiet. The new owners have added lights which we would prefer not to have as we like the darkness, but that is not a big issue. Most of the shady sites are taken by long-term residents but the sites are nice and big and level with good services. It is a ways into San Antonio, but is easy to do and on fast freeways. We checked out several of the parks in and around San Antonio and clearly prefer this one.
This is a fine park. We stayed in Deer Ridge area. Most of the sites there do not have water views. We were there on a weekend -- lots of kids. We did not have reservations and the sign said if you do not have reservations, don't even bother. However, we had no problem getting a site. We were lucky, our site had a lot of space, but many of the sites there are close together. There are some nice walking/biking trails. We would stay there again, but would probably make reservations and would try for a weekday with fewer kids.
This is an OK park for an overnight stay. We only stayed one night but extended stay would seem to be OK too. Nothing fancy. Basic sites, but everything worked well. The woman that checked us in was very nice and helpful. We changed sites and she had no problem with that. There is some traffic noise but not bad at all for only being a short distance from the freeway. I did notice that the campground is for sale, so things may change but I would not hesitate to stay stay here again. They do have propane as well and a small grocery.
This park should really be reviewed as four separate parks since there are four, very different camping areas. We stayed at the Walnut River area since it was the only area with water available in late October. The sites at Walnut River range from water and electric only, to full hookups. There are spaces where you can stay two weeks and others where you can spend the season. Some of the spaces are level but many of them are very unlevel. There is obviously a lot of deferred maintenance with some electrical boxes taped with yellow caution tape. In many ways, it has more the feel of a county park than a state park. The campground could use some cleanup. There was quite a bit of trash around. One of the host sites was very trashed: never a good sign. As noted in earlier reviews, the payment system is very difficult to figure out. The sign at the front gate said no credit cards, debit cards, or out-of-state checks were acceptable. That turned out to be for entry only. Out-of-state checks were OK for camping. There is a self registration kiosk, but that was for entry payment only. We could not find the camp host. Another camper said she would come around later for payment, which she did. It would be nice to have a simple sign saying to take a site and someone would come around to collect. By the way, the host said they were going on a reservations system next year. There is a maximum security correctional facility about a mile from the campground, if that is an issue for you. There is also a tornado siren just across the street. This is an urban park with views of houses across the street. Having said that, the park was nice and quiet at night. We would stay here again but only for a night passing through.
This is a very nice, simple campground that is well run. Many locals camp here. Several of the sites do not have electric hookups and some sites are not level, but it is well worth the hunt to find a suitable site. In the summer, you would want reservataions, but off-season, no problem.
There are two campgrounds in Sangchris Lake State Park. Deer Run Campground is the larger of the two and is without water front or view sites. Hickory Point has both water view and water front sites. Camping here in the off-season we were able to get a great site at Hickory Point right on the water, but I suspect in prime season you would definitely need reservations. The campground is neat, clean and well kept and the lake is very pretty. The staff were very nice, friendly and helpful. If you are into birding this is the place to be. The Park is about 30 minutes outside of Springfield but feels very far away and out in the country. The park is nice and dark and quite. We would definitely stay here again.
We did not have a good experience at this campground. The first encounter was with the park attendant. She would not let us pick our own sight but assigned a site. When we later tried to change the site, he acted very put out that we would ask and basically refused to change the site. That set a very negative tone which was made further negative when our neighbor moved in and listened to the radio very loud all afternoon. Finally, there is a lot of interstate traffic noise and they have a very bright streetlight by the restroom. So, if you are looking for peace and quiet, we could not recommend this park. I suppose, it is better than a Wal-Mart parking lot to spend the night, but not a lot.
This is an OK campground for an overnight stop or a couple of days. Most campers seem to bunch up near where there is a very remote view of the lake, so we were able to get a pretty nice spot away from the crowds. The campsites are fairly level. The spots to get fresh water are in strange places so a little hard to get to for filling a tank. The electrical was OK but could sure use some upgrading. The folks we met in the park were helpful and friendly. The park is very poorly maintained. Not in the campground but it you walk a little ways down the trails there is trash all over. Down by the lake there are trash containers with trash overflowing. This park could use some TLC. We would stay again for a quick overnight or two, but certainly not a destination park.
This is a very nice state park and would have received a 10 rating except for a couple of issues. First the positives: The park is on a Corp of Engineers reservoir and several of the sites have views of the water, which is very pleasant. The park staff and volunteers are very helpful and friendly. For the most part, the sites are well spaced to provide some privacy. The grounds are very well kept. Now the negatives/issues: Many of the sites are very sloping, making leveling difficult or impossible. The other negative is the reservation system. My advice – make a reservation. We came without reservations on a Thursday and the park office was closed. We found a nice site and set up, planning on staying for two days. We registered and paid for two days. About 6 p.m. a park ranger came to the door, saying that our site was reserved for the following night, so we could either move then or move the next day. He was very nice and accommodating , and gave us a list of available sites. We elected to move the next day. When we talked to a volunteer the next morning, she explained that even though the sites had shown available, anyone could go on line a make a reservation at any time, so that they would then be taken. We would have no way of knowing. Therefore, our only option was to go to a loop that was walk-up. Most of the sites on this loop were very unlevel, but we did finally find one that works. So, if you go make a reservation and one weekends you have to reserve for two nights. Despite this, we would stay there again.
This is a nice enough park, but is a bear to get to and is not recommended for a simple overnight stay. The road into and out of the park is pretty steep and hard for a larger RV. Maneuvering in the campground is also rather tight. When we were there (off season) the lake was down quite a bit, making it not as attractive. When we went by the park office the attendant made us wait while she finished some paperwork before she would talk with us. Not the best customer service, but not a really big deal. The rate reflects off-season and senior discount. Do note that the pet sites cost more even if you do not have a pet. We would probably not stay there again.
We stayed in the Beechwood campground. It was off-season so there were not many campers. The water had been turned off in the CG for the season; although water was available at the office. The restrooms had been replaced with port-a-johns. The campground is nice with ample room between sites. There are a number of trails to hike in the area, which is quite attractive. It would probably have a very different feel in high season since there are many camping sites and cabins available. The rate stated reflects off-season and senior discount. Another reviewer had stated that it was not big rig friendly, but another couple traveling with us had a 40 foot motorhome and had no problems. We would stay here again.
As noted by other reviewers, this is a nice park that is right on the ocean and a short walk to a beautiful beach. It seems much more like a commercial park rather than a state park. The sites are pretty much lined up and are not attractive, but being on the ocean makes up for the parking lot feel. It also has a very urban feel and is close to several beach attractions such as restaurants and arcades. That was fine being there off-season, but I would not want to camp there in high season. Interesting, we had a completely different feel about the camp attendant. The campground has fire pits that are only usable from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. for some reason. We are told to make for sure that we parked far enough forward so that the attendant could see all of the fire rings from her RV. We did as told; however, as we were getting set up, the attendant drove out and said we had to move forward even more. Not a big deal, but not the most friendly. Also, as noted by others $50 is excessive, especially for a state park. I would probably not choose to stay there again.
This is a great state park in a wonderful setting in a beautiful part of Maine. There is lots to do in the area. We were here off season. Thankfully, they open early so we had a place to stay. We were greeted by the park staff and offered many options. The park is great. The only drawbacks are that it is close to the highway, so there is some highway noise. The sites are fairly sloping so leveling can be a bit of a challenge. As we are here tonight we are the only folks in the CG, so it is sweet.
This campground is very nice for what it is, a primitive non-hookup campground. They note that they cannot accommodate RVs over 35 feet and that is true. We are 27 feet long and had no problems. We stayed in site 22. If you look on their website you will see that they show sites that can handle larger RV's. It should also be noted that they do not have an RV dump, so come with empty tanks. The CG is wooded with nice spacing between sites. There is a road close by with some traffic but it calms down at night and is not a problem. There are some nice hiking trails in the park and park staff are very friendly. They also open much earlier in the season that other state or private parks. We would stay here again.
From what we saw this is the best campground in the area. The pet issue noted by other reviewers was not an issue for us since we do not have pets but the owner has put up a sign noting a new pet area in the park. The park is small and very well kept. The manager is the owner and that makes for personal attentive management. If you want to know anything about the area, just ask him. We did not find the noise to be a problem but we were here off season. Another plus for this CG is that they open earlier than anyone else. We would definitely stay here again.
The owners/managers were kind enough to accommodate us with a site even though they were not officially going to open for another week. We certainly appreciated that. Since we were the only people in the campground, it is hard to give it a valid rating. Our site was level and nice. The sites are in the trees so satellite TV was not possible. Our Verizon aircard did not work here. It should be noted that the sites are in the trees and maneuvering among the trees is a bit difficult. I am not too sure about this being big-rig friendly, but perhaps some sites would work. The sites do not have sewer, so a trip to the dump is required. As noted in earlier reviews, you can hear road noise, but not too bad. Overall, a nice place with nice folks running the park. We would stay here again.
To call this a gem is a bit too much. We stayed here because they are open year around and in April there are almost no campgrounds open, so we stayed here. The "sites" are some grass areas behind the owners house. The sites are very close to the highway and there is a lot of highway noise. I would not recommend this CG unless you really need a place to stay when everything else is closed. It is fairly easy to get to off I-90.
We were here on the first day when they were supposed to have water available at one source in the campground. They did not get it turned on on April 1 but did make it by the next day after a call to the office. The campground is fine but not very exciting. It is unfortunate that there is this nice lake out there and the campground is set very far back; although, as noted there is a nice paved trail that goes out to the beach, marina and hotel. When we were here in off season, there was not a lot to do since there is not a lot of hiking or biking trials and it was far too cold for the lake. As noted, the park police drive through very often during the day, but we never saw them at night. There are a lot of "lookers" that drive through. It would be nice if they could put up a sign "campers only." That might help a bit. There were only a few other campers in the campground, but when those few others came in after 10:00, they chose to camp right next to us. What is that all about? In summary, an OK campground with few negatives but not a lot of positives. We would stay here again but only in passing through.
I post this review since it is one of the only RV parks in the area. Is is an OK place to stay if you need to be in the area. Most are Mobile Home sites with a few RV sites, some long term. It is not too bad noise wise, but the air conditioners on the business next door do make noise. When we were there it had rained and the site was very muddy. The hook-up's are far back and not conventional. It is expensive for the area at $30. We usually stay at the local state park in Crowder, but it was completely empty at the time and we did not want to leave the motorhome there alone while we were in town.
This is a nice RV campground. It notes that there are Lake sites available. We did not see these, but some of the sites were closed because it was off season. The fee of $25 or no water sites is steep, but the sites are fairly private and nice. The Campground is fairly tree covered so it is difficult, but not impossible, to find a site where you can get satellite reception. There is not a lot more to add to the other reviews. It is a nice campground, not exciting, but nice. Oh yes, if you like trains, you will love this campground as you can hear trains in the background all night long. (We like train sounds so it was not a problem.)
This was a great overnight stop. None of the negatives noted in the earlier reviews. It was clean and nice and all of the staff were great. When we were there it was very quite since it was off season. It is a little tight and don't expect to get sat. because it is very tree covered. It was very quite. Would would certainly stay there again.
This is a really great campground. This is our second time to stay here while visiting folks in St Louis and it works perfectly for that. The sites are relatively level and large. The hosts are helpful and nice. One great added bonus is that there is a locked gate to enter the park at night so we felt secure in leaving our RV here while in St. Louis. We came on a Sunday and had no trouble finding a site. Of course this is off season, which is also reflected in the rate. Note that there is a steep down, then up on the road into the campground but not a big deal.
We stayed at this campground while visiting relatives in Rolla. The address is Rolla, but it is actually closer to a small community called Edgar Springs. It is about 15 miles south of Rolla on Highway 63, but it is an easy quick drive into Rolla. The address of the CG is 24125 County Road 6050, Rolla but it is right along Highway 63 so there is traffic noise, but it was cold and rainy when we were there so we were closed up and traffic was not a big issue. Also the highway calms down at night. The sites are packed gravel. As noted, it was very wet when we were there so it was fairly sloppy. There are 18 sites but they have several others in the works. Since the CG was not crowded there was lots of space between RV’s but if it were full some of the sites would be pretty close together. The owners are nice and helpful and everything seemed pretty clean and in good order. The washers/dryers are only a dollar and that is nice. Also, the $20 per night is very reasonable given current commercial campground rates. This is not a resort CG but an OK place to stay if you want to visit the area.
We happened on to Riverside because it was the only RV campground open in the area in mid-March. There are a couple of important issues. First, they have a very strict rule of no pets, so if you have pets this CG is not for you. Second, it is two miles down a gravel road. It was not too rough when we went in, but it sure gets your rig dirty. If it were wet, it would not be so great. If those two issues are not obstacles for you, then the CG is pretty nice. The CG is right on the Spring River. It seems to cater mostly to fisher people and those floating the river. It is a large CG complete with a small store. In mid-March there were only about 10 other campers. The sites along the river are nicely spaced, but, if it were full, the spaces in the middle would be relatively close together. The spaces are long and fairly level with packed gravel. Some of the sites have shade but most are in the open. The sites have 30 amps and water but no sewer. This is a dump station. When we were there it was quiet, except for the train. If you love trains this CG is for you as they run right past and love to blow their whistle when going past. There were about three trains during the night. The staff was friendly and the CG is well kept. The bathhouse is rustic but clean and nice enough. The grass was well manicured. We would probably not stay here again as a quick overnight.
The rate reflects a senior discount of 50%, This is a very nice, quiet park even though it is close to Little Rock. The sites are far apart, long and level. There are lots of trees and getting a satellite signal is difficult. The earlier reviewer that suggested releasing gray water is very wrong. Releasing gray water onto the ground is not legal and certainly not proper! The CG is right along the river and any waste released is going directly into the river. It is also very inconsiderate of others in the campground. They do not want to have to deal with your waste.
The rate reflects a senior discount. The main road into the campground is still closed because of flooding, as noted by an earlier reviewer. Also, part of the campground is closed because of flooding. We have stayed at this CG before and, had I reviewed it then, I would have given it a higher rating. The CG is nice but it was very, very crowded. That would have been OK had the rules been enforced, but they were not. Even though the rules say that cars must be parked on pavement, cars and boats were parked everywhere. Many of the sites had many more than the allowed number of campers. This made getting around difficult and the campground to be rather unpleasant. The crowds were probably because of spring break, and because parts of this and other nearby campgrounds were closed because of the flooding. So do come to this CG, but try to pick times when it will be less crowded.
The rate reflects a 50% Escapee RV discount. This is a great RV park. Everything you would want and more. As noted, the owners are friendly and helpful. The park is wonderfully quite and peaceful. The spaces are wide and far apart. When we were there it was almost empty so it was very peaceful. The spaces are packed gravel with lots of grass around. We will certainly stay here again.
The rate reflects a 15% Escapee discount. We stayed at this park one night as we were passing through. When I made reservations the day before, the woman was very insistent that check in time was 1:00. We got here about 11:30 and she made a big deal again about check in even though the site we occupied was empty. We have a short motorhome, but even with that, maneuvering to get into the site was difficult. It was a very narrow site and very unlevel. We had to use blocks under the front wheel to level, something we do not often experience at commercial campgrounds. There was a wooden deck that had a sharp metal object attached, not good. The park is very close to the interstate and road noise is quite loud, at least at our site. Perhaps it would not be an issue at some of the other sites. We were close to the entrance and the dumpster, so we had lots of company. We would stay here again only if we needed a place to crash for one night, certainly would not make this a destination spot.
The rate of $14 reflects a monthly rate. We stayed here a month to see San Antonio and take care of some business. We really, really wanted to like this park. We had read about the other parks in the San Antonio area and did not like the sound of those. We also looked at some and they are very, very packed parks, so this out of the way, but close park sounded wonderful and exactly what we were looking for. The bottom line: it worked for us and was OK, but not nearly as wonderful as their website makes it sound. Everyone at the park was very nice and helpful, but the park is very much under construction. There are several sites set back among the trees and more along the river that have long-term inhabitants. The available sites are more out in the open. They have grand plans to establish a number of new sites but only five of them are currently available. The grounds are pretty trashed because of the ongoing construction, which is going very slowly. So, currently there are no restrooms in the new part of the park. You have to travel quite a distance to the clubhouse if you want to use the park restrooms and showers. (This was not a problem for us, since we use the facilities in our RV.) The sites are packed gravel with small tile patios. Otherwise it is dirt. The horses are nice to see, but a very big disappointment for us was the noise. One of the reasons we were attracted to this park was since it was out of the way, we thought it would be quiet. It is not. Even though it is some distance from the interstate, through some interesting acoustic phenomena, it gets a lot of noise from the interstate. Often it is quite a roar, particularly at night. Not to mention the close-by rodeo that happened one night. We had also hoped for dark, but they have a number of lights around. The park was safe, and there were no problems, but it's in a pretty poor area. There is lots of trash around the entrance roads. It is close to San Antonio and it is very easy to get into town. However, there is no close-by shopping. It is a ways to a food store or Wal-Mart. It is hard to say if we would stay here again. We might if we had business in the area again, since the other parks are so close packed, but it would certainly not be a chosen destination park for us. Perhaps if they get all of the construction done, it will be better.
Agree with the other reviewers. It is a nice campground in a wonderful park (actually State Natural Area). There are great hiking trails and fantastic scenery. The park is clean and well tended and the staff are very helpful. The sites are large, so big rigs are not a problem. The highway (187) leading into the park is fine, but it is very narrow. This is not really a problem since there is so little traffic (at least at this time of year).
This is a good park to stay in for a few nights coming and going from Big Bend National Park. The folks here are all nice and friendly. The sites are level and relatively roomy. The wireless internet is wonderful. Very fast. The trains coming through are interesting. I would not hesitate to stay here. The town is small and friendly. The restaurants may or may not be open. If you have lots of money: eat at the Gage, but be prepared for very poor service and a very big check.
Good campground in Alpine. Folks here are all nice and helpful. They heavily use folks that work in exchange for a camp site. Clean campground with some nice views. It is a good place to stay for a night or extended. We have stayed here three times now and all have been good. If you want to stay here during cowboy festival, then you will need reservations.
What a wonderful place. Now, this park is not for everyone. If you like bright security lights right outside your RV, if you like the sound of highways, or if you like the noise of close neighbors, this park is not for you. If you like profound quiet, peace, and darkness then try this park. You must make reservations: no drive bys, but it is well worth the extra effort. It is like being at a very exclusive resort or visiting a great relative that actually likes you. We could look out our front window and see Bighorn sheep. We could see great birds all around. It is only a short drive to the Cat Walk (great). This park is not easy to find: it is closer to mile marker 56. There is a very small sign after you turn, that says Sundial road. You will drive a total of about a mile to the park. You will pass a road on the right that says 519a. You will pass two signs that say road closed ahead. You will come to a gate with notices that you should not pass if you do not have reservations. You will be thinking how do I turn around if this does not work. Finally you will come to a great site with only eight RV sites. When we were here, we had no other campers: wonderful! The hot springs: you have to let your host know that you want a bath. It is extra of course, but well worth the cost. We stayed here three nights and did the hot springs every night. We had a totally private pool under the stars: wonderful. So, if you want an interesting experience with quiet, dark, and wonderful views, do give this place a try.
From our view this is the best park in Las Cruces. We have stayed at a much more expensive park and definitely not worth the extra cost. It is a fairly quiet, fairly dark park. Everyone we have come across working at the park has been very good. We have our favorite site here and it has always been available. The park is close to everything in the city. Would recommend staying here.
Both Sunset Campground and North Campground are within Bryce Canyon National Park. The North Campground is reviewed elsewhere. In Sunset CG, Loop A is for RV's. Loops B & C are for tests only. Sunset CG has fewer RV sites than North and the sites tend to be smaller and not as level but it is still a great CG. It is a little more out of the way, so tends to be a bit quite. It is actually more convenient for the shuttle than North CG and it is quite easy to walk a short distance and be on the rim where most of the hikes start. It is a little more removed from laundry and showers, both in the General Store, than the North CG, but you would likely want to drive in either case. Sunset is not recommended for really large rigs, for that go to North.
As noted by other reviewers, this is a great campground. We have a 27 ft motorhome and found the road and sites tight but very doable. The shuttle is very convenient. Reservations are definitely a good idea, particularly during high season. We drove through the full-hookup campground and definitely would not want to stay there. Very close and trashy. To correct a prior post, generator hours are from 8 until 10 a.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. That is a bit restrictive since we wanted to be out hiking earlier and often wanted to be out to dinner during the evening hours. But, we made it work.
We stayed at Greer's for two nights on our way out of the Grand Canyon. It was convenient to a new Camping World in Bellemont where we had some repair work done. It is also very convenient to the Flagstaff Mall where we wanted to do some shopping. We did not have reservations, but were able to get in without any problem. We arrived mid-day. It would be best to make reservations since it seem to get quite busy later in the day. The gentleman at the front desk was quite polite and helpful. We wanted a site where we could get satellite television which is not easy because of all of the tall pine trees. He drove us around in his cart so that we could use our compass to find a "TV friendly site." We were successful in finding a nice level site which worked well for us. In our site there was very little road noise. It was very quiet and peaceful. Even though it looked like most of the sites were filled with long term residents, most of them were not present during October. There would probably be a lot more traffic during the summer. We used the laundry and it was fine. We never use the pool, showers, and other amenities offered by other campgrounds, so their lack was not a problem. It was perfect for our two night stay. We would stay there again.