I scale campgrounds on set values: ambiance, cleanliness and facilities with a max score of 3/3 on each. One further point if there is something special to us. We rate this location facilities 1/3, cleanliness 2/3,ambiance 3/3 and a bonus point for just being so secluded and intimate. = 7/10 This is a neat little campground tucked away on the west side of Highway 22 about half way between Sandy and Sisters right on the Klackamus River. The entrance is just before,or after, the bridge depending on which direction you are coming from. Its treed of course but sun does penetrate nicely. We camped right beside the river which is suitable for a refreshing dip, potable water or just dabbling your toes. Fires are allowed. It may not be everyone's cup of tea - pit toilets and all that- but for us, it was perfect which cant be reflected in the score we give it.
I scale campgrounds on three headings: Facilities, cleanliness and ambiance with a maximum score of 3/3 on each. One point for (or not) something special which equals a scale of 10. I rate this KOA on facilities 3/3, cleanliness 2/3, ambiance 2/3 and can find no reason for a bonus point. Therefore 7/10 to me. It is closely situated to both Port Angeles and Sequim which is handy. It is a big lot with varied terrain, ie: not a flat parking lot! Has trees and grass and reasonably level RV sites. It will hold big rigs as well as tents. The staff are KOA friendly and helpful. There is a pool and spa, and various other activities available. The Wi-Fi is basic and slow. The bathroom was flooded when we arrived and stayed like that for 2 days. But I suppose that can happen to any operator. However, at $50 per night with hookups its one of the most expensive we have stayed at. In my view for a reasonably "adequate" campground, that's too much.
I rate places for three things: cleanliness, facilities and ambiance, with a maximum of 3 /3 for each. If the place is special, I give 1 more point for a maximum of 10. This facility gets 10/10 for me. It was clean, had excellent facilities and was beautifully laid out. Its a new campground. The sites and roads are paved, trees abound although many are still less that 10' high. The whole site is clean and well maintained. There are remarkable saunas worth trying and a multitude of things for kids to do to let off steam while the adults enjoy a glass of wine perhaps, after a long drive. Its marketed as the center for exploring the area and I'd agree. My only complaint is the Wi-Fi. It is not what it should be. The connection is via Tengo and is often difficult to connect to. Once connected, the bandwidth is dismal. I think the managers could do better with a simple router for their site.
I rate on the basis of three elements each on a scale of 1-3: cleanliness, facilities and ambiance, plus (or not) one bonus point for special features. For this park we give it 3/3 for cleanliness, 3/3 facilities and 2/3 ambiance. We also give a 1 bonus point for being so close to Zion National Park and having a free shuttle to the park. So total 9/10 . The sites are gravel and close together. Its not barren but it is "bare" ie: no flowers, and such added touches. Pretty utilitarian but that's ok as we spent every day in Zion Park.
I rate on a scale of 1-3 on the basis of cleanliness, facilities, environment or ambiance and 1 point for special features. For this place: cleanliness 3/3, facilities 3/3, ambiance 3/3. There are special features but some negatives prevent the last "1" point. OK, yes some of the sites are sort of close: thats nothing new in the world of RV camps. There is sand which gets everywhere but, hey, its sand and people are looking for beaches, yes? There are 40-60' trees making it shady, lots of grass, waterfront sites and we had no issue with security or cleanliness. The staff were friendly and its close to town. All in all a 9 to us.
I rate three things each on 1-3 scale: Cleanliness, facilities, general ambiance with a bonus point or not for extraordinary reasons. This place gets 3/3, 3/3, 3/3 and the 1 for a total of 10/10. Clean, friendly, well kept, big easy entry sites all paved, flowers, grass and great staff. Its a mile from downtown and Temple Square.
We agree with the other reviewers completely. This campground is a "destination" where one can stay for a week with family and kids and keep everyone busy and entertained throughout. The town is just a short bike ride away and well worth a visit. The only reason we don't give it a "10" is because of our bias for lots of trees and more privacy. Don't drive by this one!
Older style campground with only about 15 feet between units, and only a few pull through sites. This is not a good place for big rigs but fine for us in a 23 foot trailer. The highway forms one boundary and can be noisy although the owners have shielded the site a bit with trees. The other parallel boundary is formed by the Kettle River which is clean, shallow ( 4-5 feet) and WARM! The kids we saw were having lots of fun digging in the sandy beach and playing in the water. The location is excellent: close to Grand Forks a nice historic town that has not been overrun with box stores, fast food outlets and strip malls, although there are some. The downtown is nice to stroll through and can easily be reached from the campground by bicycle. They have wireless here but we can`t access it: signal is too weak 50 feet from the antenna! The folks that run it are friendly helpful and pleasant. We would stay here again.
Very nice: Flower gardens, level sites, mini golf and horseshoes for the kids, shady and sunny sites for camping; good for tenters too with lots of grass and a big covered picnic shelter. The campground must be a labour of love for the owners given the number of gardens, flowers, bird feeders and it's general cleanliness and neatness. Special mention goes to the 6 washrooms/showers: All separate and consisting of combined shower/bathroom units. Very clean!
Yes, this is an "older" site, and yes, some of the sites are sloped in one axis (use wheel or tongue blocks?!) and yes the rest rooms and showers are not new and a bit "tired" however, it is very close to town and the ferry, the site is a nice one with open areas and trees; there is a playground for kids;tent platforms and a large picnic shelter for tents; the picnic tables are almost all new; the manager is interesting friendly and was helpful to us. We have stayed in far worse campgrounds! We rate it a 6 only because of its age.
I can only reiterate the earlier reviews and underline them. Filthy; Two toilets functioning for all 200 sites; the 2 Showers are awful; run down; the "cute" entry building shown on the web site is decrepit, smells badly, has no supplies and nothing approaching a welcome. We decided a Wal-Mart parking lot would be better. Use it if you have to but don't contemplate staying.