This campground rates a 9 or a 10 based solely on amenities and upon location/area. It rates a 1 or a 2 for how we (and other RPI "guests") were/are treated. This is an ownership / membership / rental park. The standard rental for an RV site (15/30/50 amp, water, sewer) is 69/night. We, however, booked through RPI (90 days in advance; the park knew we were coming) and our rate was 13.75/night. When we checked in we were told "RPI people get dry camping but we've upgraded you to water and power". Our assigned site was in the undeveloped area among piles of sand, gravel and debris from trees. It was dusty and bumpy; in any other campground this would be the "maintenance yard". We had a post with a 15 amp duplex and a water faucet. The circuit breaker was in a locked shed. After two nights we were permitted to move to one of two 30 amp posts (still in the gravel pit.) A day later - after we (and others) phoned RPI - we were moved to a "real RV site". This park sells memberships touting "RPI access to great parks all over Canada and the USA" while treating incoming RPI guests as unwanted visitors. Our experience with RPI has been consistently good; this park left a bad taste in our mouths (and that is very unfair to RPI and to all other membership park systems in the "RPI family".) Setting up three times in one week is not our idea of "a good park". We will not stay here again.
This is an RV parking lot behind a nice looking motel. Pull through sites are relatively level and will accommodate a coach and toad. Utilities are scattered. We needed to join two sewer hoses to reach the outlet. Easy on / easy off highway but the entranced is very potholed which caused our RV to sway side to side even though going only 3 mph. One row has young poplar trees, but our row was merely narrow. Very good Wi-Fi at no extra cost. No gate, fence or security of any kind. Suitable park for one overnight stay while passing through Chetwynd. Our rate reflects Good Sam membership.
There was only us and one other RV that night. Sites are very long and quite level with lots of tress and grass. Very friendly owner/manager. Campground is adjacent to Thompson River. We walked into the village and across the local bridge; a pleasant walk but nothing of note (no heritage homes, no business area, etc.). We are fulltimers and, thus, we need Wi-Fi to keep in touch, to manage finances, etc. This park promises Wi-Fi but could not deliver. We have two new laptops (one of them a 5 month old HP Pavilion with an i7 processor) both with superb Wi-Fi components; we could not get connected long enough to even see if we had email, let alone read any messages or access any websites. Worse, however, were the trains that run day and night on the tracks: one on each side of the river. Bottom line: at 33 dollars for a water/sewer pull through, this park is overpriced when one considers the limited amenities and noisy ambiance. If we were to be in the Spences Bridge area again, we would stay in one of other parks: further from the tracks.
This park is a bit out of the way but well worth the drive to get to it. We adjusted our route (from Nevada to the Pacific coast) to come to this park because of the rvparkreviews comments/ratings; we would come here again if/when we are anywhere in this vicinity. Forty very spacious, level sites on a working ranch; large trees separate most sites; in-rig Wi-Fi. The park and buildings are meticulously cleaned and maintained with the cleanest laundry we've used in our 11 years of being 'on the road'. A number of hiking trails (we did the 6.5 mile "ranch tour road" on foot...an easy walk and most enjoyable). Our rate reflects Passport America avg/night for our 4 night stay.
Very easy access from I-80. Good interior gravel roads, lots of trees. Sites are gravel, level, narrow and relatively short. The pull-through sites are "side-by-sides"; you and your neighbor can almost reach out your windows to shake hands. Great utilities (50/30/20 amp). Lots of "don't do it" rules. Quite a number of permanent, smaller, older, trashy units scattered among the "high paying customers". I say "high paying" because this is the most expensive park we've stayed in so far this year. The next time we are passing through Winnemucca I will check prices versus amenities at nearby parks (there are a number of them in Winnemucca). If only for one night I would find out if RVers can use the WalMart or a casino parking lot. As an aside: the best diesel price (and easy in - easy out for a diesel pusher with a toad) in Winnemucca is at Sage Petroleum on Railroad Street (very near WalMart).
This park is run by a very friendly and helpful manager/owner. It is, however, merely a gravel parking lot adjacent to Highway 50. The slots (it would be unfair to other parks to call them "RV sites") are narrow and short; but they are fairly level. Easy in, easy out. The nightly rate gets you stable 30 amp power, good water and a sewer connection, but no Wi-Fi of any kind. (On the plus side AT&T provides a great cell signal). The semi-permanent trailers and fifth wheels (mostly construction workers) are kept remarkably clean and trash-free. We arrived during the noon hour and, even then, there were only two sites available; later in the day the owner parked a few late comers here and there (dry camping), others just drove through, out and down the road. There is another RV park in Eureka a quarter mile west of this one; we should have checked it out (but didn't); it didn't look any better but it would have been cheaper. Would stay here again if we needed a "place to park it" while on Highway 50.
This is an excellent "stop over" park; it is not a destination. Even though it is little more than a groomed parking lot behind a casino/motel it's a SUPER place for a short stay while visiting/touring Great Basin National Park. Additionally, if you like wide open spaces for a day or three this is the place for you. Very easy in/out from/to Highway 50. All gravel, level spaces, not overly wide. Good utilities, acceptable Wi-Fi. Very little 'landscaping'. Good value for the money for a short stay.
Older but very clean and well kept park. Friendly (new) owners/managers working hard to make it / keep it attractive. Very handy to Bryce Canyon NP and Cedar Breaks NM. Easy access off main road through town (Hwy 89). Smooth gravel interior roads. Sites are gravel, level, small, close together. Hookups (50 amp, good water, sewer) well situated. A few trees, no grass to speak of. Good cell (AT&T) signal. Surprisingly quiet at night given proximity to Hwy 89. No security, no fences or gates (but owners/managers live above office). Rating would have been 7 if Wi-Fi were better; signal is stable but DOG-SLOW (I used www.speakeasy.net to objectively measure Internet speed); as fulltime RVers we need Internet. We would stay here again if Wi-Fi is improved.
A small, older park. Interior roads gravel, not well maintained. Be careful at entrance as the road rocks motorhome from side to side. Sites reasonably level. Lots of trees. Many permanent (and not very pretty) RVs. Very friendly and helpful check-in; rate reflects Good Sam. Super Wi-Fi (stable, good speed). Needed donut for sewer; pipe mounted low in ground so drainage is quick and easy. Strong, stable power (we were on 30 amp, pull-through site). Dark and quiet at night. Easy walk into business area of town. A great place for overnight and would be OK for a few days stay. We would stay here again.
Rate reflects Passport America (I pity others. This is definitely NOT a 40 dollar a night RV park. If you are willing to pay that much then find a KOA). This is an easy on / easy off park making it (barely) OK for a one night stay. The smell of nearby dairy operations went away when the wind shifted direction: yeah! The flies, however, remained behind until the evening got cold enough to stun them for a few hours; they clung to our clothes and lined up to march through the little gaps in our sliding window screens. You could park a 40 footer in a pull-through site but you would have to unhook your toad (we parked 36+CRV and barely fit). Lots of permanent sites. Dusty interior roads. In rig Wi-Fi is important to us; it ran fine for about an hour and then died. When I went to the office to tell them it was down, the fellow went in the back for a few minutes, came out to tell me it was "running but slow" and that I should keep trying for the next 30 minutes or an hour. It was NOT running; we could connect to the access point but had no internet connection. After a couple of hours the problem suddenly cleared up (I suspect others reported the same problem and they rebooted the modem/router.) We would not likely stay here again. Las Cruces, only 15 miles away, has lots of RV parks (and a Wal-mart).
Rate reflects calculated cost of membership in Thousand Trails. This is a large, quiet campground that shows average maintenance effort on utilities, grounds, buildings, etc. It is gated and secure. The sites are spacious (except for pull-through, shared services) but "lumpy." On the positive side: you can just keep moving forward/back and side-to-side and you are pretty certain to get perfectly level. (Grin). Bad interior roads; some broken pavement, some gravel. Absolutely and without a doubt the WORST Wi-Fi I have ever seen: a strong signal but little/no internet access; with 5 bars I was able to connect maybe one time in twenty tries, then stay up for no more than a few seconds. When I asked park staff about the quality of the Wi-Fi their answer was: "Yes, it is bad. No, we are not working to make it any better."
Well maintained park. Nicely treed with manicured lawns. In our rig Wi-fi worked, but was often dog-slow and occasionally lost signal entirely. Sites are quite close together (neighbor kept talking with us through our windows). At $33 a night for 30 amp and water seems a little pricey. Laundry was a more reasonable cost than at many other parks. Lots of kids around (this is a family destination park). This is a good location for visiting Moncton and Flowerpot Rocks. We would stay here again.
An older family owned/operated RV park. Very friendly, informal and accommodating. Some smallish sites, some larger, most a bit closer together than we like. Interior roads are somewhat narrow but with quite well maintained gravel. This park makes a great "home base" for visiting/touring the area (Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, etc.). Park advertises "Passport America at manager's discretion": It was not available to us (we were given a 20% discount instead). I have the feeling that the Passport America entry is mostly a "come on" advertisement. The utilities are old. 30 amp outlets mounted on white PVC posts; I have no idea where the breakers are located. Open sewer pipes covered by a big stone; old water faucets with no back-flow prevention. It had acceptable Wi-Fi although we had to keep switching from one access point to another as signal strength kept changing. We would likely check around a little before electing to stay in this park if we were to return to this area, but would not feel too badly in the event we didn't find anything better.
A new campground, built in 2007. Owners/managers live onsite; controlled access, safe. Exceptionally easy access to/from TCH (exit 36). Entire park is spotlessly clean and meticulously maintained. Three "private room" showers, exceptionally clean restrooms and coin-op laundry. Two rows of level, serviced sites on each of four terraces. Everyone has a lake-view and those on the outer row of the bottom-most terrace are right on the lake shore. Plenty of space for driving, turning, parking, etc. Well graveled; no mud, even during/following a downpour. A 30 minute drive puts you on Harbour Street in St. John's. This is the perfect location for visiting St. John's and for touring the rest of the Avalon Peninsula. Although near TCH the highway noise was minimal during the day and non-existent during the night. Two issues: Wi-fi is available only in the office/laundry area and the electrical breakers are located in locked utility sheds (need to contact onsite manager if you happen to trip yours.) We reserved for 3 nights and within 24 hours had extended to stay a full week. We would definitely stay here again and we highly recommend this park to anyone traveling on the east side of Newfoundland.
This large park (129 sites) is immediately adjacent to #1 Highway and is located behind a motel. One can hear the highway traffic during the day; it is very quiet and dark through the night. The park is on the south side of the road, seven miles east of the junction of TCH and Hwy 233. Interior roads are gravel and a bit unkempt; we drove very slowly to prevent rearranging our cupboards too much. Many of the sites look to be recently built with a lot of unserviced sites as well as a goodly number of 15amp/water sites. The park is FULL of kids; many of them 4 years old, riding bikes with training wheels and competing with - and completely ignoring - motor homes and trailer pulling one-tons. The rest of the little ones (and ones not so little) are busy "exploring" - meaning, cutting through sites without regard to occupancy. We were assigned an "over flow" site. This is easily the nicest "overflow" RV parking we have seen in almost 10 years of living on the road. Although the overflow area is little more that a strip of gravel alongside the main entry road for the rest of the park, the sites themselves are deep, wide, level and serviced with 30amp and water. HOWEVER, speaking of water, we reserved by phone and, when we got here, registered (and paid), then parked on our assigned site only to find a "BOIL WATER FOR 1 MINUTE BEFORE USING" sign on every utility post. The person who made our reservation and the one who registered us and took our money said NOTHING about non-potable water. I have refined our list of specific questions to ask BEFORE reserving / registering in any RV park; the new one is: "does the faucet on the RV site assigned to us provide potable water?" Wi-Fi is "available" in the sense that you need to go to the motel lobby. Thirty-two bucks a night for overflow parking (with beer bottles and trash on the site when we parked, no privacy, no sewer, no Wi-Fi and non-potable water) is - in my opinion - a rip-off. We would not stay here again...there are other RV parks within an hour's drive.
This quiet and easily accessible park is about 40% nicely treed sites; the balance (including all the fully serviced sites) is little more than a gravel parking lot (more accurately, multiple gravel parking lots). The site assigned to us was reasonably level (and all the other parking lot sites looked to be equally spacious and level) and wide enough to easily park our toad beside our entry door. Speaking of sites: before paying we walked into the park to see our assigned site (mostly because of the condition of the road, wanted to see if the entire park was maintained as poorly; if it had been we would have left, and boon docked at Wal-Mart) only to find that our assigned site was already occupied. We were given the adjacent one. The interior roads are INCREDIBLY ROUGH. A tire-eating pot hole every three or four feet; we crawled at less than 2 mph and still our coach (36' pusher with 22 inch wheels) rocked violently from side to side. Lots of cupboards got rearranged during the short drive from entry to site. The park does not offer in-rig Wi-Fi. The park is, however, connected with small motel and Wi-Fi is available near/in lobby. Park is far enough from highways and arteries that nights are quiet, peaceful and dark. No locked gate or security but because of the location (and a goodly number of seasonal campers) we felt very safe. We stayed here for four nights; we would stay here again ONLY IF no other nearby full service park were available (want good roads and in rig Wi-Fi). No in-park laundromat and the single commercial laundromat in Gander (hard to find) has a per-load cost of 2.50 to wash and 2.50 to dry (do your laundry elsewhere). FYI: there is a superb Speedy Auto Glass outlet just down the highway from the park that I highly recommend if you need glass service.
Just a moderate drive from (or to) the Nova Scotia ferry. Easy to get to from highway. Good interior gravel roads. VERY generous sized sites with lots of well manicured grass. Lots of variation in trees/bushes on sites. Without a doubt the BEST Wi-Fi we have ever encountered at an RV park (fewer than 70 sites, a list of SIX Wi-Fi antennas to chose among. The weakest of which was a 3 bar signal). Owner operated; they were waiting in the office for our arrival from the ferry at 10 pm; friendly and helpful; provided lots of local interest information. They only take cash and do not honor any of the discount cards. We would definitely stay here again. And for multiple days if our plans called for it.
Efficient. Spotlessly clean and meticulously maintained. Level grassy sites with a mix of back-in and pull through; no trees to speak of. Wi-Fi was OK but is automatically throttled against high usage (while I appreciate that this discourages downloads such as movies it made software updating impossible). This is a superb place to stay before boarding ferry to Newfoundland; traffic light at corner to highway and a "straight run" to ferry terminal makes for a no-hassle drive. Bring a Visa card, traveler's checks or cash money; no other credit cards and no discount cards accepted. Would stay here again (but only for one night considering cost vs. amenities) if booked on ferry.
Family owned/operated; very helpful, friendly and concerned. We parked 'nose to water' on site 11; superb view. Lots of seasonal units (looks like only 17 overnight sites). Park (including seasonals) is very well maintained. Waterfront sites are extremely close quarters. Difficult turn around for big rigs (no U-turn area nor continuous road. Must back-and-fill). Dump station is readily accessible when entering park; has 'wrong slope' when departing. Wi-Fi (at least at our site) was very slow and frustratingly intermittent. Rating would have been 8 if transient sites were wider, reversing direction were easier and Wi-Fi had been more reliable.
I would love to have given this park a better rating. It's location alone would make it a 7 or an 8 (on the water and central to the island), but. First the positive items. The owners and the staff are among the friendliest we have every encountered; our site was level and "nose to the water" with stunning sunsets through our windshield. We were permitted to wash our vehicles (at no extra charge). The park is being expanded (this is a 'real' RV park, not one of the many being positioned to sell to a developer). Now, regrettably, the negatives: rough, narrow interior roads, some with old pavement, others red gravel; when we dumped our tanks two of our neighbors had to contend with sewage backup and not unusual to be subjected to sewage odor wafting through the park (maybe due to heavy rains?). Most sites are long enough but relatively narrow; utility posts and service outlets are "old and tired." The Wi-Fi (at least in C11) was frustratingly weak and intermittent. Nevertheless, we would stay here again.
This park comprises a wonderful mix of very generous, deep sites in a tree-surrounded meadow and spacious, private sites nestled among mature trees. An easy half mile off the highway running through Palmyra. Desk staff was friendly, RV-knowledgeable, helpful and efficient: a joy to deal with. Rate is average of Passport and regular (2 night stay.) The park is located 'behind' a golf course and is, thus, very quiet and feels very secure. Good utilities well sited for hooking up. The two dump stations for those not taking 3-service sites are clean and provide easy turns. Weak but useable AT&T cell service. My rating would have been a 9 but for Wi-Fi problems. We are fulltime RVers who depend upon the internet and Wi-Fi to keep in touch, plan ahead, manage our affairs, etc. I carefully asked about Wi-Fi when making arrangements to come here and was told it was a "good signal." We booked/paid for one night and got set up. I quickly logged on/off without a problem so we headed to the office to book/pay for a second night. That evening we found the signal to be frustratingly slow and unpredictably intermittent. In the morning I called the office and was told: "We do have a problem and our service provider is working on it." When we left the park, after staying two nights, the Wi-Fi service had NOT improved.
This is a spectacular campground and obviously a 'family destination' park. It was easy to find/access. Interior roads were a little challenging but we were able to park in a standard pull-through site, with toad attached, with no problem. Good power and water; utilities: including sewer, were very well situated. Nightly rate reflects RPI membership. The issue was language. I would have rated the park an 8 if it's employees had been able/willing to speak English. The park had Wi-fi problems (understandable as it was hit by a terrific wind/rain storm after we were parked but before we got set up). There was no language problem during check-in but when I phoned, some hours following the storm to ask about the Wi-Fi, the woman I spoke with apologized to me in perfect English for the fact that I could not speak French; she then promptly hung up. Bottom line: if a park does not want English speaking customers, their ads should inform travellers of that fact.
Easy access, easy parking. Nicely maintained park, lots of lawn. Reasonably level parking on grass. Choice of river's edge (back in) or pull-through (with view and sound of river). Passport America gets you the rate shown (and 30 amp service). Wi-Fi connectivity (using either of the two available routers) was intermittent, unpredictable and frustrating; my three questions before committing with money are: full service? rate per night? good in-rig Wi-Fi? Answer at check-in was "yes" to all three. Cell service is spotty (sometimes Rogers and sometimes AT&T), likely because park is in a bit of "bowl." Would stay here again only after carefully questioning if Wi-Fi problem has been rectified.
Made reservation, by phone, with owner, 24May11 to stay 2 nights: 17/18June. Regina area storming and flooding on June17th so phoned park (it is located along a grid road off #1 highway) at about 2pm to ask about conditions. Employee unable to assure me that we would be able to park and leave without needing towing. I cancelled (and anticipated – at most, given the weather – the $10 cancellation fee I had been informed of on 24May). In less than an hour I called back and told the same employee that we were sitting (but not set up) on a Wal-Mart lot but would prefer to stay in their park. I told her I would call again, after 3pm, when owner is in and if she (the owner) could assure me road and site will be OK for our 14 ton motor home we will come to the park. Employee told me the site that I had cancelled had already been reserved by someone else and that no other site was available. We set-up and stayed at Wal-Mart. On June 18th, while online, I noted a charge for 33.60 (the full price for a one night stay) on Master card. I phoned the park owner. Following a long and frustrating conversation, owner adamantly refused to reduce charge to agreed cancellation fee of 10 dollars. While speaking with her, she offered to let us come for the second night of our reservation and said we could use our 33.60 “credit” (her word) to pay for it. I declined. We were already set up on Wal-Mart’s lot, our time in the city (to visit family and friends) was very limited and I wanted nothing more to do with her. We have stayed in that park on two previous occasions. We will return to Regina in the future but will not consider staying at Comfort Plus because of owner's inflexible attitude.
This is an OK park for a one or two night stay. The only 'destination amenity' is a child's playground. Very easy access from highway and good access/internal roads. Sites (a mix of pull-through and back-in) are of generous length, level and well-graveled. Sites are not overly wide but each one does have lawn and most are separated by trees. The park is very clean and well manicured with nice flower beds. No security at entrance but we felt very safe nonetheless. Unfortunately, Canada's version of I-40 parallels the park less than 100 yards away. And somewhere nearby is a very busy 24-hours-a-day railroad. My rating would have been "7" (OK for stop-over) had the person who checked us in told us the water was not potable BEFORE we paid and got parked. Every faucet in the park carries a plastic tag reading "DO NOT DRINK THIS WATER." I suggest you check on water situation before committing to stay.
Easy to find, checkin person was efficient but unfriendly, easy to park, wide and treed sites, utilities at entry end of site (bring long hose and extension as not near utility bay on most RVs), advertises Wi-Fi but only can be had in/near office, cafe, etc., not in rig. (Will be more careful in how I ask the "Wi-Fi?" question in the future. Smile). Glad we only paid for one night. Will stay elsewhere while in this area because of Wi-Fi.