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09/2012
rating [ 3/10 ]
Gouge, gouge, gouge. Camped in the dry can dead grass field because the regular campground was full. Told I couldn't use the dump station, that our fee only covered the dead grass field. In many years of RV'ing, I've never been denied use of the dump station after paying to use the RV park -- even in an overflow area. Then they had the gall to ask if I wanted a regular site the following day in the regular RV park. What a money grab. What did my $20 get me? Well, at least they didn't get me for a second night. Felt like they were trying to grab all the money they could during the busy summer season. No business that treats customers this opportunistically every really survives in the end. Usually they make a lot of money for a while, but their reputation usually catches up with them eventually and they end up on everyone's NO list. I'd never stay here again with all the other nicer campgrounds and RV parks up and down this beautiful Oregon Coast.
08/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
Take it or leave it: that's their attitude here. Not many RV parks in the vicinity, so they pretty much do whatever they want. They don't care a thing about your feedback. TRUCK CAMPERS beware: you are not wanted here. You are NOT allowed to remove your camper from the truck (if you stay for a week or more) as they assume you are going to foul their precious park with your belongings. Apparently the same logic does not apply to people who drop a trailer or fifth wheel, just to truck campers. Tight and tiny spaces. Boy are they raking in the money here! Unfortunately the next closest place does not allow pets, so if you want to be close to Vancouver, BC, you're stuck with this place.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pulled in here on a short visit to the area. Nice little RV park: clean restrooms and laundry rooms, well maintained sites: there are electric and water, electric only, and dry sites. No sewer; you have to use the dump station. Staff were warm and welcoming. Nice views of the Columbia River; the dry camp sites have the best views as they are right on the river. Also nice ambiance with the proximity to the marina. Easy walk into town for shopping (groceries, etc.). Small town environment. Camped here in a truck camper this time, but I could easily have brought in my 45' Country Coach motor home as the pull through electric and water sites were deep and easily accessible. Electric / water sites are modern, newish with easy connections. The Wi-Fi worked GREAT! Nice little spot. I'd return.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an OK place, very close to inner harbor and downtown Victoria. We didn't use them, but we did notice that the park actually CHARGES for showers. At $35/night, we think that charging for showers seems a bit much. The best and better RV parks do not generally stoop to this money-grubbing practice. The park was clean, but not "sparkling clean" as advertised. The sites are gravel with paved driveway. The presence of permanent-type rigs detracted from the experience. Only thing to justify the $35 price is the very close proximity to town. If you like dry camping and don't need hook-ups, there are actually two downtown 24-hour lots that charge $12 and $5 for overnight parking, and there is no "no camping" prohibition.
02/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pristine national parks campground. Fully paved road and sites. Lush grass between wide sites, small pond (with gators). Volunteer-maintained campground, and very nicely maintained by the friendly volunteer hosts. Electricity-only at sites. Water and dump are located at park entrance/exit. Would return if ever on Tamiani Trail (I75 / US 85) going from Miami to Naples again.
03/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Maybe this place was "well maintained" and "a little gem" in 2006, but now its just another run down, has-been snowbird campground. The restrooms/showers were pathetic. The place is in the middle of absolutely nowhere, so unless you like sitting at your weed/dirt/sand site and doing absolutely nothing, you are out of luck here. An AOR affiliate; we were told that we had to pay more than our AOR contract stipulated (we'll be complaining to them), and then they tacked on an electrical surcharge equal to 50% of the nightly rate! Amenities were negligible, maybe a pool, but only open from 8AM to 6PM; pot luck dinners (who cares); and a bunch of other nonsense not worth mentioning. Laundry facilities OK, but restrooms / showers were ridiculous 3rd World-style facilities.
01/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
WARNING -- This is the same resort as TROPICAL PALMS FUN RESORT below. The difference in the names is due to the fact that ENCORE owns Tropical Palms Fun Resort. Someone should (but this is impossible) contact the web site and ask them to merge the reviews on these "two" facilities as they are one in the same.
01/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
Pure crap. STAY AWAY. And, don't bother with a membership in this ridiculous Western Horizons rip off. Filthy, falling-apart restrooms, potholes in the roads so bad that they are almost impassable (filled in with crushed oyster shells), take-it-or-leave-it staff, and the list goes on.
01/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Lots of nature walks, which were nice. Very shallow RV spaces if you have a larger (longer) rig. A bit overpriced for the actual spaces offered. Stayed for a day, but wouldn't have stayed longer. Why have 50 amp hookups if the site can't accommodate the kind of motorhome that needs 50 amps? Even in our rig, we had to move back and forth to use electricity, water, dump. Very strange. Even in a smaller rig, you would have to figure out your priorities: hook up electricity and water or dump hose, because you can't do all three.
01/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
I guess you could describe this place as "take-it-or-leave-it". Staff didn't seem particularly interested in our business. The park has resort amenities, but the actual sites were not well maintained; at least not well enough to justify the price. Cable TV was a joke; our antenna brought in more stations, and clearer stations than the park's alleged cable. Pool (and kiddie pool) was clean and well-maintained, but then kids took it over most of the time so that adults were sidelined; and at night teens were engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior in the pool, so that killed it for us. The park is close to Disney World and does has full hook-ups (not all sites). Noticed that there were a variety of hokum activities for the snowbirds; lots of out of control children running wild (bicycles mostly) throughout the property, crossing campsites (no one teaches RV park etiquette apparently), riding over grass; and plenty of idiot adults parking vehicles on the grass between sites (privileged folks apparently). I guess we'd return if we had to, but it wouldn't be my first choice, still it was better than some parks promoting themselves as resorts.
01/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautiful, well maintained campground run by National Park Service. All paved and semi-level sites. Bathrooms, but no hook-ups, showers, or amenities -- just nice dry camping. On the Natchez Trace Parkway about 25 miles south of Jackson and 30 miles north of Natchez, MS. Best of all -- it is pristine and FREE! I only entered $1 above because the website won't let you enter zero. We probably would not have brought our 43' motorcoach here (although there were some nice long pull-throughs), just because of the twists and turns, and because we couldn't explore the trace as well in a larger coach; but in our truck camper, it was just perfect.
01/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great little city park with a very nice RV set up. Sites were clean (each had cabana along the water). Waterfowl viewing along the water and a boardwalk-style walking path along the marshes. Nice volunteers; friendly. Great find for an overnight while passing through. Better maintained than some so-called RV resorts.
12/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice clean, well maintained park. Paved sites. Immaculate grounds. Management takes obvious pride in the place. No frills (no laundry, restrooms, showers), but there is a small pool. Everything worked and was spotless. Perfect place to stay when visiting the Bush Presidential Library. Wish there were one of these in every city we visit.
01/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Park is OK and they have made some cosmetic improvements, (although the sewer connections are still broken and leaking) but the real issue here is the casino's utter lack of regard for the safety of the park's visitors. The casino shuttles speed through the park at excessive speed and then cut across the empty rv spaces rather than using the driveways. I brought these practices to the attention of Ameristar management last February when we visited here, and again today. They could not care less. All they seem intersted in is casino revenue, no matter how they get it. WE WILL DEFINITELY NOT RETURN.
11/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great RV park close to Vancouver. Sparkling facilities; pleasant, welcoming staff. Breakfast bar in the AM. Paved sites. Great for an overnight or two. A little hard to find, more signage would be helpful. Close enough to visit Vancouver AND Portland -- about 40 minutes away. Modern facilities, nice place to stay.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Exceptionally hospitable staff -- welcomed immediately on arrival -- escorted to our gravel site. Staff polite and welcoming. Site clean, thin grass surround, level, water and power worked fine (high water pressure noted). Clean, well-maintained restrooms, laundry and showers. Lots of trees, although trimmed well enough to access sites. Good place to overnight for a day or two when visiting Austin area. Propane available on site. Pool too close to highway to use or enjoy. Reasonable value for the area. RV PARK might be a better descriptor than RV RESORT. [PASSPORT AMERICA rate $19/nite]
09/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
JUST A DUMP! What an utter waste. Nothing about this place worth recommending.
08/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
OBVIOUSLY THE OWNERS OF THE PARK ARE SELF--REVIEWING. Read the first FEBRUARY 2007 review below, then read the REBUTTAL review directly above it, probably posted by the park itself! These people are utterly petty. In the time it took them to post their own review, they could have cleaned the laundry room!!
05/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of the best rv resorts we have visited. A true RESORT facility. All the amenities. We stayed on lot #364, a great corner lot, equidistant between two pools. Spotless laundry facilities. Neighbors were great, friendly. Lots to do in the area. We absolutely loved it. Beautifully maintained lot, grounds, and entire facility. Would definitely return.
04/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
Dismal, dismal, dismal! Transient circus workers speed in their vehicles and made a mess of the park. Management couldn't care less. "They've been coming here for years...", was their excuse. Poorly maintained sites (gravel and grass with pot holes and muck!). Just a run-down, over-priced cruddy campground. Competition needed here to force these people to clean up their act. We stayed here in a half a million dollar coach and what a disappointment. Very much a take it or leave it staff. Again -- too bad there isn't any competition in the area.
06/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
We think the management is somehow accessing and then REVIEWING ITS OWN PARK with the reviews below. Look at the comments and sentence structure. The park is still rather dismal when we recently visited.
05/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
Thank God it was only $1 to stay here. The place is an overblown joke. Gravel sites completely ill-maintained. Just an old, rundown, junky has-been campground. Certainly not worthy of the half a million dollar coach that we brought in. What a waste of time. And, they don't tell you that you have to drive off a road and into a ditch to avoid a too-low underpass to get here. This was the first time we had used a Thousand Trails affiliate membership (Western Horizons) and it is definitely the last. To add insult to injury; we had a knock on our door one afternoon while here, from a man soliciting Thousand Trails memberships. When we stay at a park or resort we NEVER expect to be solicited by sales people. This was a complete invasion of our privacy. We'd never return or buy a membership in such a place.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We own a lot at another Outdoor Resorts and tended to compare it to this one. Firstly, the drive up the mountain in a 43' coach is without a doubt, one of the most difficult drives I have made. Very tight and twisty turns with big rig trucks meeting you at many turns -- and these guys do not give way. The resort itself is OK -- nice lots, but lots of soil erosion. If this resort was located almost anywhere else, we might even have bought one of the lots. But, unfortunately, they are located out in the middle of absolutely nowhere, and it is an hour or so drive to Ashville. Stayed for a week and left, frankly, not all that impressed. Wouldn't return, as there just isn't that much going on. But the facilities that they DO have were clean and the grounds are spotless (pool not working, and no other amenities). Visit, don't visit -- either way, you're not out much -- but that's if you can stomach the drive to the place!
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great RV park (not really a resort considering only one small pool whose water was murky throughout our 2-week visit). Excellent staff; very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Read other reviews for detailed info -- most of it accurate and similar to our own impressions. The so-called "continental breakfast" is, however, nothing more than coffee, commercially packaged pastry and bagels, and some apples and bananas in a basket. Why bother, since we keep gourmet coffees, fresh breakfast pastries, and fresh fruit juices onboard our coach. But, it was more important to me that the basics were covered: facilities were clean & well maintained, and pads were paved, clean, and surrounded by beautiful, well maintained lawns. A good place to stay if you are visiting Eugene, having service at one of the nearby factories, or just passing through. Final note. Avoid, at all costs, "Fly By Might" -- the only coach washing service that services the park. They do poor quality work (wash but do not dry -- and they do not disclose this when you call for an appointment); damaged our coach's wind gauge (brings in the awnings) with their equipment ($160 to replace); and are completely un-apologetic. They use high-pressure hoses, work very quickly, and seem to have little appreciation for the high-line coaches they are working on. Let the coach owner beware. But, even this unfortunate incident, did not mar our visit nor our enjoyment of Premier and appreciation for their staff.
05/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is a Western Horizons park. Same waste of time as 4 months ago. Rules unevenly enforced (especially speed limit). There is a stop sign at the entrance that you almost cannot avoid running over in order to get into the security gate (which, by the way, has an access code box located so that there is no way to reach it from a motorhome toll window). Typical, low-grade Western Horizons park -- low quality, squalid location, and just plain company-centered, customer-can-take-it-or-leave-it mentality. We used it for an overnighter, and it is still a disappointment. Management has obviously not responded to any feedback left last visit on the way through -- for example; four months later and the change machine in the laundry room is still OUT OF ORDER, forcing one to walk up a very long, and steep hill to get change from the office.
04/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
SHANTYTOWN is the best description of this place. I don't know how "resorts" like this get away with the kind of advertising that makes you think you are getting one thing, and then get here and find quite another. Vaunted as "Virginia's best waterfront camping..." this couldn't be farther from the truth. There are "seasonals", who apparently rent their sites for the entire year, complete with run-down trailers everywhere who take up all of the waterfront sites with their seasonal rentals. They are all in travel trailers and the like, many of which are in a state of disrepair, and their lots are loaded with junk (propane tanks strewn around, unsightly site modifications (no architectural committee here apparently), trash cans, barbecues, etc. This represents most of the park. The rest is grass sites, and then there are a few sites which they mistakenly refer to as "supersites." A so-called "supersite" is paved and there is a very small paved patio, but the sites are extremely narrow, crammed one next to the other, and are available only in certain areas within the park. We stayed on one of the "supersites". When the adjacent sites were not in use, the "seasonals" used those sites as short cuts to drive their golf carts back and forth and back and forth -- fast! Two carts packed with families actually parked on those empty spaces and sat and gawked at our rig, pointing and studying us for quite some time. The speed limit is posted as 10 mph. No one drives 10 mph. In fact, the staff are some of the worst offenders in their golf carts. And 10 mph is very important because the place was inundated with mindless kids riding their bikes and running out into the streets with absolutely careless abandon. If I hadn't been driving slowly and watching for them, several might have been hit -- and of course, no parents anywhere to care or be concerned. The "seasonals" want to make one thing clear: "This is our park, not yours -- you are an outsider to be gawked at and studied..." The staff were always polite (especially the GM) when we expressed concerns first about the dirty site (which we cleaned ourselves), later about the filthy laundry room (which was never clean during the week we stayed), and again when the trash was not picked up and scattered all over two sites because of animals that got into it. Beware -- this is not for nice rigs, high-end rigs, or anyone wanting a quality resort experience -- it is a shantytown campground with lots of seasonal folks who flaut the rules and run the place for their benefit. 45 minutes from Williamsburg; an hour from Jamestown and Yorktown. Unfortunately there is nothing else worth considering anywhere closer. An absolute shame. Would not return.
04/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
On arrival, you may be put off by the entrance (a bit ratty and dated looking), but driving in further, you'll find that all 68 sites are paved in concrete with blacktop roads (except for two tent sites at the beach end of the park). We did not use the restrooms, but did use the laundry, which was passable. We did not use the cable tv but noted that it was available. Staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was not ready for use (in early April) and management said it was normally opened in May. Why charge full price if all amenities are not fully functional? Rules are enforced unevenly. Our door mat was tossed off the lawn in a heap by our door, by management, while we were away on a day trip, yet trucks and cars were allowed to park on the lawn sites with impunity. Lawns between the sites are ratty, and mostly weeds. Our site (#66) was long enough for our 43' motorcoach and our tow car to park entirely on the concrete. Access for our rig was easy in, easy out. Trees are trimmed up high enough, and the streets are just wide enough to maneuver. The beach is via an access path at the end of the campground, easy walking distance. The staff do not pick up litter and lots of it (plastic bottles, beer cans, and other trash) can be found around the perimeter of the park as well as at the back of sites against the tree/shrub buffer. Water pressure was good, electricity of good quality, and the sewer hook up was clean and easy to use. Overall, a nice park, reasonably priced, and well-maintained (with the exception of litter pick-up). The location is about 40 minutes drive to Nags Head (the main city in the area for shopping, etc.). We don't fish, but lots at the park did and had easy access to fishing areas, or beach fishing all along the sound and the ocean beaches.
03/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Finally a public "resort" with actual resort amenities (so many misrepresent). Squeaky clean facilities including a very nice laundry room. Beautiful, well-maintained layout. Thoughtfully conceived sites with head-ins for motorhomes and back-ins for 5th wheels. Trees trimmed up nice and high, and roads designed for easy big-rig access in and out. Sites are paved in blacktop as are all roads and each site has a generous concrete patio. Friendly, helpful staff. Grounds manager even went out of his way to help us fix a propane BBQ problem. Our "signature site" had its own private hot tub -- a very nice feature (of course we paid $65/night for this extra). The tub was cleaned on our arrival and inspected every day for chemical levels. Reasonable drive to golf courses in N. Carolina and Myrtle Beach, SC. The only negative here for us was the ground fire pits. When the wind blew; all the smoke came to us. When the air was still, all the smoke hung heavy in the air all around us. This made enjoying the hot tub a little difficult. Hot tubs and fire pits just don't seem to conceptually belong together. We are in a 43' motorcoach and we never use outdoor fires, and we understand that many in travel trailers like to be outside because space inside may be limited (especially when traveling with large families, kids, etc.). Plus, we're not really "campers" rather "travelers" not really looking for the campground experience. For "campers" the place is great though. And, we felt that since the grounds were so big-rig friendly, we were surprised to find the fire rings since most motorcoach resorts do not allow them. When we suggested to management that they create a "no smoking (no fire rings)" section, they were surprisingly receptive to the concept -- especially since they are planning to enlarge the resort with additional spaces. Overall a very nice visit, marred only slightly by the persistent evening fire ring smoke.
02/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
Pretty pathetic. Bare bones campground. Ok for an overnight, but not more. They had a pool that we did not use, and the facilities seemed clean, but the campground itself was just cruddy. Many broken sewer connections. Grass and weeds. Certainly overpriced for a casino campground. We were here in a 43' coach and it was easy to get in and out, but not if you were planning to keep your tow car connected. And we could not attach our sewer hose because the sewer connection was way in the back of the site and we had to pull all the way forward in order to fit (with tow car attached). The day of departure, we pulled forward into another site and dumped. Would probably not return.
02/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Unless you're here for a rally -- don't bother. We came for a rally and thought we'd come early and spend a few days before the rally. What a mistake. Restrooms and laundry facilities were filthy (toilets, floors, machines). Sites are just plain too small for the size of rigs they are trying to put in here. We're a 43' coach and had to hang out over the grass and sprinklers and had virtually no room for our tow vehicle. We were constantly concerned about the possibility of others hitting our rig or tow car as they tried to maneuver into sites across from us. The meals they serve for breakfast and lunch are abysmal. Tiny little portions of nothingness, bland cafeteria food, and you got no choices. The single item they serve is what you get. We gave up after a couple of days and just ate in our rig or at local restaurants. People drive around the park way too fast -- including all the sales people in their little golf carts; and security isn't on the job at all. This is our first time here and we wouldn't return for any reason.
02/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
Mostly monthly permanents here. No ameneties. Few big-rig sites but somewhat difficult to actually drive to them (trees, shrubs, rocks, and other obstructions). Lots of trees. Sat. connection impossible. To their credit, they did go out and cut down some of the shrubs and branches, but it did us no good (nice for the next people coming in). One resident was dumping gray water on the ground. The office staff said that was ALLOWED and that they had permission, even though they are on a water well. Lots of rules, little enforcement. OK for a "get off the freeway" overnight, but not much more. Return? Not.
02/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
EXCELLENT, well-maintained RV park. Friendly & helpful staff and work-campers; clean sites, good power and H20 pressure. Everyone made us feel welcome. Paved (concrete parking and blacktop approaches) pads with lawn surrounds. Small laundry, but wasn't busy during our stay (Feb). Spotless facilities (bathrooms, showers, exercise room, etc.). There were pot-luck dinners, breakfasts, movie nights, etc. You can participate or not -- your choice. The place has a very friendly atmosphere & activities akin to a private, membership park. Nice walking areas around the point with natural granite formations and local flora. No pool or jacuzzi (would have been so nice on some of the warmer evenings -- but we understand the expense of such improvements, especially considering the lake is practically at your doorstep -- if you like lake swimming). A bit off the beaten path, but actually not so bad -- 10 minutes to Marble Falls with plenty of conveniences and stores; 1.5 hours to Austin; 2 hours to San Antonio; 45 mins. to LBJ Ranch. We'd definitely return mostly because of the sparkling facilities and the nice people, even though it was a little out of the way for our travel and visiting friends and relatives.
01/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
A well maintained Western Horizons park and the best of the group we have visited. Level sites, nice quality of gravel (smooth pebbles). Plenty of space for tow car. Nice distance from neighbors. VERY courteous staff vs. "take it or leave it" attitude of previous WH parks. Lots of well-organized activities. Pool facilities clean (although we did not use them). Good laundry facilities. Close to Casa Grande and a 45 minute drive to Phoenix area. Other than this, nothing special; just a nice clean park.
12/2006
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is a Western Horizon membership park. Poorly maintained. Large patches of dead lawns. Our big rig wouldn't fit onto their lawn pads (sprinklers) so we had to move to to a gravel pad. Gravel and poorly paved roads (paved but gravelly). Facilities clean but dated. Mediocre experience at best. Pads did have cement patio area and plenty of parking for tow car. Staff were unapologetic when told of deficiencies and exhibited take it or leave it attitude. If considering a Western Horizons membership, just be certain this is the level of "quality" you are expecting. If not -- move on. Also, park is located in a marginal area of Indio and not a comfortable area if you wanted to leave the resort of a bike ride or walk.
01/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is a Western Horizons park and it is just a complete waste of time. Nothing to do here unless you consider nearby Blythe and Quartsite, otherwise not close to anything. Out in the middle of nowhere. A gravel pit. Facilities reasonably maintained. Pool was located WAY UP A HILL far away from any of the sites, and the only ammenity worth mentioning. Looked more like an abandoned KOA than any kind of "resort". The smell of sewage eminating from the centally-located sewage holding area was present every night. Even the manager admited that the stench was "normal" and "a fact of life for this resort, given the proximity to the facility's sweage treatment area." WESTERN HORIZONS is a membership organization so be circumspect before you invest.
01/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
In a word -- the park is very nice. Almost resort quality (missing a pool; had hot tub only). Great little club house, complimentary breakfast was perfunctory, polite staff, clean facilities, paved streets, and even some dog runs. BUT -- the wierd gravel sites are dusty when dry and muddy when wet -- almost just dirt really. We think they could have done better to have graveled the sites with smooth, pebble, river gravel that is much kinder, cleaner, and drains very well. Otherwise, we liked the park ("Resort" is stretching it a bit) and would return for overnights of a day or two at most.
11/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
An absolute DUMP. Surcharged us for 50amp service. The pool/spa IS NEVER AVAILABLE even though they try to say it is temporarily out of service (see other reviews of this park). Dusty, dirty park. Feral rabbits everywhere (dog owners beware). The place just needs to be bulldozed over and returned to the desert! Stay away. We overnighted because we needed to get off the road. But, what a production when checking in. They honored our Passport America but the guy checking us in was either on drugs or someting else because he could not communicate clearly about anything at all and really creeped us out. STAY AWAY. Keep driving south and you'll find a Wal-Mart that is more accommodating.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Fantastic park -- spotlessly clean -- friendly staff -- well maintained grounds. Spaces wide, some deeper than others, and definitely big-rig friendly. Reservations were easy and we got a great site, probably by accident. Great views of marina and harbor mouth/ocean. Lots of rules and regs to protect everyone's interests. Free WiFi barely worked. They actually sanitize the sites between visitors. Lots of places to walk the dog. Not much to do in the small town, but a nice enough place to visit for a few days, and Reedsport is just minutes north for Safeway, etc. Would definitely return.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Agree with all positive reviews below. Fantastic resort (and I mean RESORT). All facilities spotless, great trails to hike all around and down to the ocean. Beautifully manicured grounds with rambling lawns, towering pines at the perimeter, blacktop driveways, and concrete pads. Very friendly staff. Nice to be parked with other high-line coach neighbors in an upscale location. Sites are owned (condo-style) and rented out when owners are away. Newport nearby with lots of shopping. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves -- enough to seriously consider purchasing one of the available pads.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Staff very friendly and helpful. Escorted us into our site and assisted w/parking. Responsive to heads-up on maintenance issues. The park is a mixture of permanents and travelers; the emphasis is on serving anglers (fishermen). There are two small docks where fishing boats tie up; an overflow trailer storage area; and a boat launch. Unfortunately, they do not seem to enforce their dogs-off-leash policy, and dog waste was found here and there. Water pressure at our site was low (25psi). I can see where this may have been quite a nice park at one time, but as with all parks built in the 60's this one shows some signs of its age. Driveways and sites are gravel. There is little grass other than a couple of day-use park areas. Our rig is a 42' coach and honestly, we got in and out, but the steep driveway in and out of the park did give us pause. And, some trees need to be trimmed in order to access the sites. We made it in and out, but just barely. They are making the effort here, and we'd recommend it to most, but probably not a rig any larger than ours. Close to Lincoln City, Newport, and beaches. Beautiful area nearby with wetlands and views.
09/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Kids kids everywhere! Kids and parents did not respect boundary of campsites. They rode their bikes, and walked to the restrooms and showers unapologetically, all over our site. Oregon has some great state parks -- this was definitely one of the most beautiful. But if you are in a high-line motorhome and want your space -- this is not for you. Ours is a $.5million rig and there were lots of gawkers who walked right up to the rig -- even some kids camped out right outside watching our movies through the windows, and many kids riding their bikes too close onto our site for comfort -- reminded us of a cheap KOA. Reminds us of why we usually choose private RV parks and resorts! Moved after one day. WOULD DEFINITELY NOT RETURN.
10/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is definitely a fisherman campground. Lots of permanent residents with lots of junk stacked around their rigs including refrigerators, propane tanks, and crab pots. Mgmt. does not enforce any of the rules. Dogs are allowed off leash, and no waste is picked up (manager's son is chief offender). Speed is a joke. Trucks and other vehicles driven 20mph + around the complex. Fish cleaning facilities are available if you are a fisherman, but the smell is offensive if you are not. Clean laundry, restrooms and showers. Would we return? NO. Original owner has sold the property and it is definitely going down hill! We think in a year or so it will be a full-blown hillbilly haven for permanent or semi-permanent travel trailers and 5th wheels. Close to Fred Meyer, Costco, Ft. Stevens State Park, and Astoria. Easy in and out for a larger rig.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice location, but rundown in general. Low water pressure (<40psi) & 30 amp only. Views are fantastic and the proximity to downtown Pt. Townsend is great: walk to restaurants, shops, marinas, etc. The staff says the city of Pt. Townsend is restraining them from upgrading or improving the facility. And these facilities really need improving: gravel sites, debris everywhere. They plan to increase their rates next year, but offer no evidence of any plan to improve the facilities to warrant the increase, nor any plan to improve water pressure or increase to 50 amp. Restrooms and laundry facility clean and convenient, but adjacent restaurant restrooms and facilities were filthy. In need of a visit from health department. You come here for the experience and proximity to Pt. Townsend once maybe, but the large, convenient RV spaces at Fort Warden and other RV parks in the area (Sequim even) are close enough to make this a second or third choice the next time around. Staff were friendly enough, but had a kind of take-it-or-leave-it attitude. Views of the strait were fantastic: especially sunrisees. Lots of marine traffic to watch: ships, boats, etc.). Tourists and walking visitors (non RV owners) walk through the RV sites with abandon to see the views, and seem to have no clue that they are "trespassing" on the paid RV sites. Evidence of poor planning, signage, and layout. Stayed in a 43' coach and access was easy in and out. Overall: would return but would choose a site subject to less foot traffic, and then only for a brief visit.
09/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Clean, well run park. We were greeted by work camper staff on arrival, assisted into our site, and given an overview of the park's amenities -- very friendly folks. The park reminded us more of a bread and breakfast than an RV park owing to the many personal touches throughout. Spaces were nicely maintained, lawns well watered, laundry facilities and restrooms immaculate, and all sites and driveways are paved. The park, located in downtown Sequim, is centrally located in Sequim, with easy drives to Pt. Angeles, Pt. Townsend, the northern Olympic Peninsula (Hurricane Ridge, Hoa Rainforest, etc). Many local shops plus WalMart, Costco, Safeway, a nearby RV repair facility, bicycle shop and more. We'd return without a doubt. Visited in a 43' coach. Easy in and out.
09/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Overall great campground -- large, deep, wide sites. Plenty of room to spread out. Mostly 30 amps with only a few 50 amp sites (lower campground along the beach) -- and the staff don't seem to know which are where. Very convenient to Port Townsend with lots to do there. Great, fantastic hiking trails around the Fort with beautiful vistas of the water and interesting decomissioned artillery sites. Laundry facilities dirty, poorly maintained. They not enforce dogs off leash or speed limit rules AT ALL -- people drove around the campground way too fast. We liked our site but were glad to leave when families started to show up for the weekend with lots of kids none of whom (including the parents) seemed to understand that you don't walk across other people's camp sites. Would return (mid week).
06/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Fantastic state park. Clean, well manicured and maintained. Helpful staff. Most sites large, lots of space between you and your neighbors. Great park hosts. WE LOVE THIS PLACE and have stayed here many, many times. Plenty of large, deep spaces for large rigs (ours is 42').
07/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
The staff are very nice, helpful, courteous BUT the upper campground is basically a gravel parking lot. Very little privacy, poor quality sites, and not all are level. The campground is much nicer -- larger sites, more privacy, and more of a resort setting. BUT -- we would not consider the upper campground to be a resort at all. Many permanent residents, refinery workers, etc. there, and not much of a vacation setting. Great access to Anacortes by bike or walk (paved trail runs through the "resort". Again, friendly, helpful office and maint. staff. Would we return? Only if we could hand-pick our site. And, too bad they only offer monthly rates for the upper campground, which is the least desirable of the two. Finally -- the much vaunted wi-fi connections (one for the upper and one for the lower campgrounds) does not work consistently.
07/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
Gravel pit -- parking lot. Office staff -- manager -- very unfriendly, could not care less about overall maint. Sewer plugged/backed up and staff wanted to put off plumber call until next business day. Would not trim trees despite their overhang into driveways. Lots of excuses offered for poor grounds keeping despite the fact that they are MAKING MONEY on the RVers. Hosts very nice, but office staff marginal. Overnight might be OK, but wouldn't recommend this for anything more. Too bad there is not more competition in the area as this might leverage better accommodations here.
06/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
Definitey NOT big rig (42') friendly as advertised. New management defensive, not open to feedback, argumentative. Pool and view nice, good golf course nearby, but sites themselves are gravel/dirt and some grass. WiFi nonfunctional or not free as advertised. No dump at sites; dump station inconvenient, especially for larger rig; management offers honey wagon service for $7 per visit. Lots of monthly or long-term residents detracted from ambiance and some drove through the park using excessive speed. Reservation person overpromising by telepone, then undelivering once we were there. Kind of an underwhelming experience. Glad we had reserved for only two nights.
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