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05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Portal is an upscale park that is partially complete. The south end of the park (ownership of lots is available) has been built to cater to those looking for a high end park. An owner can build a casita (small house) on their site with room to park their RV next to it and two were in the process of being built while we were here. The streets are paved with curbs. The sites in this section of the park are deep, wide, have good elbow room and have solid, level concrete pads with full hookups. They are exactly what you would expect from a park like this. There appeared to be some construction underway of a road or additional sites near the wetlands on the east side of the park but no activity was seen during our three day stay. The north end of the park is what I'd refer to as more traditional. The sites are gravel, somewhat narrow and close together but looked to be level and were consistently full with all manor of rigs from class A's to popups and tents. The park itself is located a few miles north of the town of Moab but was very convenient to Arches National Park. I think we'd stay here again if in the area if for nothing more than the elbow room. It was a welcome change from what we have been experiencing thus far in our two month trek!
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in the "letter sites" at the front of the park. Nice, level sites; however, you can have a closely situated neighbor on your driver's side if your neighbor decides to shift to the center of a very wide site. The park is located just north of Durango (6 miles north) in a quiet setting. One of the very few locations that we have run across that allows you to wash your rig and tow (fee applies) which was sorely needed after crossing the pass in a snow storm! Nice people. Nice place. Would stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park looks like a bit of a disappointment when you first approach it since it's located on a frontage road along I-25 however if you ask for a site in the back of the park that overlooks the river it's a nice place to stay. Road noise from the highway is constant. There are many improvements appear to have been made to recently. The park is a desert setting so don't be disappointed by the lack of grass. The site we stayed in was level, had a concrete patio with a table and four chairs, a permanent grill and a small free standing fireplace for your use. There is also a group kitchen area situated along the river. The staff was very nice and accommodated our request to move from a site in the front of the park to the river view location. A great place to stay the night before you take on the Rockies.
05/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Does the phrase "Reach out and touch someone" bring back any memories? This park epitomizes that! While the park wasn't full, we wound up so close to an Airstream that we could have stuck our hands out the window and handed them a cup of coffee. This is an older park that is going through a transition from KOA to Jellystone. Very accommodating office staff when making reservations however getting directions while lost (make sure you turn North after you exit the toll road!) was a challenge. Not a bad place to stop if just for overnight but crowded none the less. Not sure we'll stay here again.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you know northern Door County, you know that you can spend quite a bit of time on Highway 42 traveling from Carlsville to the south up to Gills Rock to the north. This campground is very nicely located about halfway up the peninsula allowing a central location from which you can explore the towns and surrounding areas. The front part of the park is pretty much dedicated to seasonal and long term rentals with the back part of the park being focused on transients. The sites were all gravel, level and nicely laid out. making it easy to get in and out of them. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. If you're going to spend any time in northern Door County, this is definitely the place to stay.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here in 2010 and noticed some nice improvements when we stayed there this time. The work done in the back part of the park to add "Premium" sites was a welcome improvement. The sites cost a bit more but provide a good amount of elbow room. Level gravel sites with young trees that still allow for satellite reception (no cable here) and a dedicated space to park your tow car. Other sites (standard sites) can be tight when the park is crowded. As last year, the owners and the office staff were very friendly and willing to provide information about the area if you need it. This is a great place to stay.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with a great location. Located right off Hwy 15, this is a large park that's about a 10 minute drive from the downtown and the national park areas. The park was busy during our stay but even with that many people there it didn't feel crowded. There's a pretty good amount of seasonal and long term campers in the park. Many of the sites appear to be a bit sloped making it a challenge to level your rig (our coach uses airbags instead of jacks), however we didn't have any problems. Good elbow room around the sites. There's a lot of gravel in this park (most of the roads and sites) making it a bit dusty, however having stayed here during a torrential downpour the park drained quickly with very little erosion. Nice place to stay.
04/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
After negotiating a ridiculously rough and potholed entry road and waiting 12 minutes for the office personnel to get off the telephone so that we could check in, we found the park to be quite nice. Reasonably close to shopping and the National Parks in the area. The park appears to cater to seasonal customers (lots of unoccupied campers on the sites when we were here) but is very large with good site size, level pads and a bit of elbow room around them. We were in the back part of the park (a positive in my mind) well away from what would have to be the turmoil and commotion of a park that offers so many activities: pool, slide, go carts, laser tag, mini golf, and more. In this part of the park we noticed that the fire rings were awkwardly placed on the sites with your fire ring positioned very close to your neighbors rig. All in all however, this is a pretty nice place and we'd stay here again. If you have pets, watch out for the ticks!
04/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
The campground is well established (it's advertised to have been here since 1954), close to area attractions and is very well maintained but, as they say, location is everything. The property is on the small side (a positive in my mind) and therefore very tight to navigate around with small sites that are very close together (not a positive as we were in a 43 foot motorhome) and is situated between a busy road and a set of frequently used train tracks. Not the best for creating a relaxing environment. There was constant noise from both the trains and the traffic. Most sites back up to the road with a handful of pull throughs in front of them. The others back up to the tracks. Hard to get comfortable here. On the positive side, this park has one of the nicest, most friendly and accommodating staff's we've run across in quite a while. They are genuinely concerned with your happiness and want to make your stay a pleasant one. Would I stay here again? I'd like to say yes but would likely opt for a quieter location.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a BIG campground. Nicely located between Kill Devil Hills to the north and Hatteras to the south it's a wonderful place to stay! The entry to the park (ocean side) is gated and staffed during business hours. It's also big rig friendly although a little tight once you pass through the gate however once you make the first turn past the guard shack, the roads are wide and paved. The sites ocean side (we didn't visit the sound/bay side) have nice, level concrete pads. No trees here however the campground is very well maintained. Beachfront there is ample room to wet a line and has 1000 feet of pet friendly beach - but don't stray too far off the groomed path as there are cactus and sand spurs that you will be picking out of your and your pets feet! The only knock we can come up with is that the fresh water is a bit salty but having done laundry and cooked with it during our four day stay, it's not a problem. We will definitely stay here again. Great place to relax!
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great park. We stayed here in a 43 foot motorhome in a back in site in the M row. The concrete pad was a little small for our rig but the site was level and reasonably wide so that we weren't on top of our neighbors. The park is pretty well treed (there was a large oak tree directly behind us that hung over the rig) and the trees appear to be well taken care of. There were severe storms with high winds during one day of our stay and we didn't notice any downed limbs. Because of the trees, satellite reception is difficult however. Local TV reception was sketchy. The staff was friendly and the checkin process was quick. The park is about 10 miles from downtown with shopping nearby. I would definitely stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here for a week in May, 2010 in a 42 foot motorhome. Very nice, clean, well maintained park with somewhat tight, open sites. Very nice people in office and maintaining park. Owners went out of their way to help arrange rental car that was dropped off at the park. Close to town but you'll need a car to get to the attractions in the area. Would recommend and would stay there again if in the area.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a great park! But if you take the wrong road to get there it's almost suicidal with low trees overhanging the road!! Check your directions carefully. Once in the park, there are lots of large, fairly heavily treed sites. Most, if not all, sites are pull throughs. We camped in a 42 footer with a tow and had to break the two to navigate through the campground to find a suitable site. Very nice people at check in and a very quiet, clean park. Would recommend and will stay here again.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here twice in April/May 2010. Very nice people and a nice, clean park that's very convenient to 77 and 81. Travel on the local roads to reach the campground are clearly marked: however, tight for a larger rig. We camped in a 42 footer with a tow and found the 50 amp sites to be very tight. Close together and difficult to get in and out of if the park is crowded. We stayed in a 30 amp site on the second stay and found the sites to be larger and more rustic; however, the slope was almost too much to level the coach. Would recommend and would stay here again but will carry some 2 inch boards to help with leveling.
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