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01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great pull through sites that were blacktopped and level. It is easy access for US 101. We came from the south, and the drive through the redwoods was beautiful. We arrived just in time to set up, and do a quick walk through the park before dark. We didn't see the restrooms or laundry as I didn't bring the access code when we went for our walk. Check in was very easy. It was a nice quiet park with some highway noise, but nothing that kept us awake at night. Great for an overnight. Rate reflects a Good Sam Discount.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped here overnight using our RPI membership. We were given one of the sites without sewer, which was fine for our needs. We arrived just before dark and left at 8am so we did not get a chance to visit the clubhouse, or explore other parts of the park. The setting is lovely, and it felt like camping. Lots of trees and green. The road into the preserve from the main streets is about 2 miles and narrow. The space sites are very generous. We backed in our 33' fifth wheel, stayed connected to our truck, and there was still room for another vehicle next to us plus picnic table and tent - if we'd had them. Verizon cell phone and air card worked great. Lots of nearby services. Quiet. And I will ditto the comments on the park rangers - very friendly and helpful. We have family in the area, and I can see camping here again, staying a few days to enjoy the peaceful setting.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed in this campground overnight. It is nothing special, but it is right off Highway 99 and easy to get in and out. Very pleasant campground host/manager. Large, flat, pull through sites. Good Verizon cell phone and air card reception. The only reason I did not give the park a 10 is because there is nothing to do, but for a quick hook-up, and over nighter, or if you are visiting the area and not looking for a 'resort', this place was great. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount. We would stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground was disappointing. We made reservations 60 days in advance, requesting full hook up. We arrived and were put in the area across the street with water and electricity. Now granted, there had been a major storm in the area the week before, but there seemed to be more sites with black bags over the power pole than not, indicating no power, and there weren't a lot of good sites to choose from. We were told we could come to the rangers station each morning at 9am to see if there were any full hook ups available. We decided to stay because it really is a lovely setting, but the facilities are old and in need of update. The bathrooms were clean and warm for morning showers. The power at our spot would spike and then drop, setting off our UPS (uninterrupted power supply) alarms. We were told the water was not drinkable, and it was a yucky milky color. Nowhere in the website do they tell you that there is no cell reception, and our Verizon air card did not work either - we even tried our booster antenna. There is a very slow Wi-Fi at the adult clubhouse. The clubhouse was very old with hand me down furniture. We did not visit the activity center. We were scheduled to stay a week, but left after 2 nights. All those complaints aside, if you can do without phone or wifi, and don't mind dry camping - the park rangers were very very nice (and apologetic), and the setting really is what camping is all about. Any service you could want is available in Chula Vista about 10 miles away. I'd be willing to give the park another if I could plan it for a time when I could be without cell phone service, I could be guaranteed full hook ups, and potable water.
01/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at this park for a week and were very pleased. From the security guard to the registration person to the escorts to the park workers - everyone was very friendly and helpful. When one of our slides was stuck out (broken bolt), park employees came to help us push it in. This park has the best pool area that I have ever seen. Grass, chaise lounges, covered areas. They have plenty of activities. A great library. Our Verizon cell and air card reception was great. Sites were good sized and plenty of space for our 3 slides. Escorts are great at helping you back in and line up with the cement patio pad. If you have a dog, you will love the dog area - over 2 acres in size. One of the things I like about this park is that it is close to all services, but is off the beaten path, and there is no traffic noise that we noticed at other RV parks. I will definitely be back to this resort next winter, and probably stay for at least a month.
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here for 3 nights. It's a better than okay park. Sites were deep and wide enough to accommodate our 33' 5th wheel with 3 slides. Not much privacy. Restrooms and showers were clean, maybe a little dated. Nice waterfront back in spots, but they were all full. We stayed here under our RPI membership. Rumor had it that the waterfront spots were available only for CRA home park members. We didn't do a lot as it rained most of the time we were here. We picked this area because of it's proximity to the Quartzsite rock and gem shows. It's about 30 miles. Two nice pools and spas. Laundry was outside of the restrooms. It did not appear to be enough machines to accommodate the size of the park, but maybe there was a larger laundry somewhere I didn't see. The store was well stocked. Workers we met were friendly. There appears to be a lot of activities, as we read on the welcome sheet, but we did not participate. They serve breakfast every day and it looks like dinners a few times a week. Prices very reasonable. About $4 for breakfast, and $7 for dinner. Our Direct TV dish worked fine. Our Verizon air card dropped us more frequently than we are used to, but it was windy and rainy. Verizon cell phone coverage was fine. We'd probably stay here again.
01/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a 55+ park, with many full time residents. (If you are under 55, you can stay at this park for up to 2 weeks, however) We were here for 2 months, and the nightly rate reflects the monthly rate. It is a quiet, well maintained park. We had a spot on the perimeter of the park, so that our back windows gave us an unobstructed view of the desert. These spots are only available if you are staying 30 days or longer. If you are staying less than there, there are pull through spots closer to the club house. This park offers lots of activities and local trips. Indoor pool and spa were nice. Two laundry rooms with choices of large or small load machines. There are many clothes lines if you like to air dry your things. Bring your own clothes pins. This park is just north of the Phoenix City limits. Shopping is close by at Anthem and Happy Valley. Office staff was very help. We had a challenge with the sewer hookup, and they were there to fix it very quickly. We left the rig for a week at Christmas time, and no problems. Restrooms and showers were clean, but needed updating which is the only reason I did not give this park a 10. The Ben Avery Shooting Range is just over the hill, so there are days where you hear all the gun shot noise, but it was not that bad. The park is just off I-17, but we had no problem with traffic noise. We have family in the area, and would definitely stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The park is across the street from the Riverside Casino. The entrance sneaks up on you. There is a sign, but some shrubbery blocks a part of the sign so it is hard to see. You drive to the end of the first drive and around the corner to the Registration office. There are 4 or 5 pull through slots to park your rig while registering. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. We were given a back in spot on the 3rd level. There are concrete slabs alternating with gravel sites. The resort tries it keep the gravel sites open so there is plenty of room between rigs. They cannot promise it, but they try. We had plenty of room for the rig on the cement and the truck in the gravel area. I can see it would be tight during the high season. You have access to the pool and jacuzzi across the street, but you have to walk through the casino to get there. We did not use the facilities. You can walk through the parking garage over the bridge directly into the casino and avoid crossing Casino Drive, which was nice. I was surprised at how quiet it really was here, given the location. There is also a shuttle bus, with multiple pick up spots on each level, to take you over to the casino if you do not want to walk. All in all, it was a nice stay. We would stay here again for short periods. We missed having a grass spot for the lawn chairs and barbecue, and having the pool close by.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park. Cement pads with grass between sites. We stayed at site #120, a pull through site. There was a valet to lead you to the site. Very clean. On a busy road, but we did not hear much noise. Stellar things about this resort is the restaurant. Food is great, and they will deliver to your site if you do not want to go into the restaurant to eat! A local paper is delivered to your day each day, if you request it. There are cookies available each day. They also have private showers with locking doors. Our only criticism is that there were a minimum number of picnic tables. Our site did not have one. We did hear train noise during the day, but nothing in the middle of the night. We would stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park. Great reception with valet guide to our spot. We stayed in #116. Level pads with grassy areas between sites. Beautiful pool and hot tub area. We did not check the restrooms or showers outside of the lodge. The restrooms in the lodge were clean, and there was a nice big lounge with games and jig saw puzzles available. There is a nice path to walk down by the Sacramento River. It is not far off the freeway, but we did not hear much noise. There are stores and restaurants within walking distance. This was nice for us as we were just staying the night and did not want to unhook. The only reason we are not giving this resort a 10 is due to the train noise. The train went by at about 8:15pm and then again about 4:15am. We were awake at 4:15am as we were getting an early start that morning. Had we not been awake, I don't think we would have heard it. I would definitely stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We loved this park. Wonderful reception with a valet that showed us to our site. Nice indoor pool and jacuzzi. All sites are cement pads with grassy areas and picnic table. Plenty of room. Nice walking paths. Extremely quiet. Clean laundry with new machines. $1.25 to wash. $1 to dry. The restrooms were are all individual rooms and include personal showers with door locks. Shuttle bus to casino picks you up at your site, and delivers you back. We will definitely stay here again. Rate reflects a Good Sam discount and Casino Players Club discount.
11/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
The office was closed on Sunday, but there is a check-in box, and our paperwork and map to our site was right there. We had space 97, a large pull-through lot with nice level, cement pad. We didn't even extend the stabilizers for our one night stay. Each site has a grassy area with picnic table and barbeque stand. We did a walk around the place, and were very impressed. There appears to be a lot of full timers here, and I can see why. The place is immaculate. The restrooms and showers were clean with good water pressure. In the lounge, there was a fairly new pool table. Also, there was exercise equipment (treadmill, stair stepper and universal gym) along with a large TV, and a few tables with jig saw puzzles. I didn't notice any traffic noise until I woke up in the morning, and even then it wasn't really loud. There is a big Safeway store next door and strip mall with a fabric/crafts store, a clothing and shoe store, a post office, and other variety stores. If I had reason to be in Salem for any length of time, I would definitely consider staying here again. Price reflects a Good Sam discount.
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