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09/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the nicest County Fairground park we have stayed out. Large wide concrete pads; pull-throughs have rocks, back-ins have grass. Also right behind the park is a large grass area for playing in. No cable but antenna gets lots of stations including repeats of the majors. Utilities work well. There is a also a very nice brewery (Juniper Brewing) within walking distance from the park that cannot be missed. We plan on making this park a regular from now on.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice little campground, city owned but run by the Lions. It was destroyed in 2013 floods, so it is nicely re-done. Pull throughs are large with plenty of width for slides and awnings. Utilities work well. When it rains it gets very soupy and muddy (they need more gravel). Also, no laundry here and the only place in town is a ripoff. So plan on doing laundry before or after.
08/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
What the reservation site does not tell you is that most of these are 2 units per site. Many sites would not be wide enough if 2 large RVs wheels with slides showed up. So hope for a class C to stay with you or try for one of the few single sites. Electric only. Long lines at dump station in mornings (6 lanes). No fire pits in most of the sites.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
The reservations site is very confusing. Stayed in the trailer camp portion (50) all these are pull through sites with no fire pits and full hookups. Plenty of room between sites though roads could use some TLC to deal with pot holes.
08/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nicest KOA I have stayed at! Most KOAs stack you on top of each other. This one had plenty of space for each site and between sites. In addition lots and lots of open space around the park to make you not feel cramped. All utilities worked well. Also, got DirecTv to work here.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with decent sized sides in a woody area. Only complaints are the dust (which they can solve with more gravel) and the highway noise (which is out of their hands as there are lots of oil/gas trucks going up/down the road). Seems to be mostly perms but park is kept quiet, just means lots of people wanting to do laundry on weekends.
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nothing but a gravel lot. Pull-throughs are very tight and they are still crowded in mid-August. Infrastructure works well. The owner is nice and will get you to the cheapest gas.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very very nice park. It is set in the woods, very long and wide slots. Roads are adequate but watch for trees (or look at the scars from those who did not). Single water station at front of park and dump station off the Hot Springs road. Wish they had full hookups so we could stay longer without having to pull out and dump/fill. Whitehorse is about 20 minutes away and they are a mile away from the wildlife preserve. Hot Springs is a single concrete pool, lots of locals tend to visit in the late afternoon and evenings but still nice. Locker rooms are clean, but shower requires a lot of arm strength!
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Electric only park (diesel generator) pit toilets and coin showers. Single hose for water near office. Grey dump station and black dump station. 4 pull-through 30 amp sites with some tree separation. A bit narrow with awnings and slides but not bad. Other sites are 15 amp in a dirt parking lot. Bac-kin sites have trees in rear. Park is basically a dirt lot. Nice office/café. Chicken is out there in nowhere, so having reliable electric power was nice.
08/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
You come here for the hot springs. Park is not much and this rainy year had lots of potholes and mud. But, you are here for the hot springs. The dump station is a bit tough for larger rigs (I ended up blocking the road).
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park on the breakwater of the small boat channel and about 2 blocks away from the main park. All slots are back in but plenty of room to maneuver (it is basically a big peninsula). All utilities worked well (cable is digital so make sure you ask for a converter box). Wi-Fi worked well. All sites have a table and fire pit. Some noise at night from fish packing plants, but it is more of a low range hum. Great place to watch the boat traffic and very quiet.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Probably the nicest park we have found in Alaska. Sites are wide enough for slides and awnings with grass or bushes in between. Access roads are a bit narrow but not a problem if you have kind neighbors (which many in the park were not and left their cars/trucks blocking parts of the road). Nice walking trail along river, easy access to the town and bike trails. Wi-Fi worked well (and it is a Tengo site which is surprising). Big laundry, lots of machines ($6) that were all working.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Probably the nicest park in Seward, it is all gravel though some back in face the creek. We had reservations, but when we got there we were told that all they had was an overflow that did not have sewer (we were staying 5 days). So double check and confirm if you need full hookups that you are indeed getting them. Lots of caravans in and out of here. They filled up every night that we were there.
07/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
I have to give this place lower marks for deceptive advertising. They claim they are a full service park, but not sure what they mean by that. They are really no sewer sites(they have 4 sites) and they are the worst spots and usually taken don't expect to get one. They have no cable TV not a big deal but again what is "full service". Some slots are laid out a bit strange and make for some interesting maneuvering. The good points is the setting is nice, there are some trees, and you are really close to town for walking or biking (we never took our car the 5 days we stayed). Also, if you take the Alaska Hurricane Turn train (a must do!) you just walk out of your RV and on to the train platform.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stayed both here and at the Golden Nugget (GN). The park has older infrastructure and is located on Alaska RR land, so not much incentive to improve. Compared to GN the roads are much wider and the site slots are angled so easy to get into, but they are narrower. Setting is nicer than GN, but neighborhood is industrial and lots of homeless running around (though the park will call the RR police if one enters). Easy walk to downtown. At least one freight train a night goes by and tracks are right behind the park. For class Cs a good park, for anyone with large units and slides it is just like GN not much room to move around. But in Anchorage you really only have two choices and this could be the lesser of 2 evils.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park, well laid out so that you don't have your rear window facing into your neighbors. Good grass areas between sites. Everything works well (high water pressure) and laundry room is small but gets the job done. No cable (antenna works good). Noisy at times from the airport (you can be in flight path) and Funny River Road (dies down at night).
06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
I have to disagree with the glowing reviews of this park. Everyone that works here is grumpy and does not care. They have guaranteed business. Roads are narrow and steep tough to back in a big rig. The ocean view is not from your inside your rig but rather the roads as the park is laid out for maximum revenue and not to provide views. The cable TV is scrambled digital, this means you need a converter box (they required a $172 security deposit). It also means that if you have 2 TVs you need 2 boxes (and they don't have many boxes). Advertised Internet is spotty and frustrating to try and get something done as it stops working regularly (probably too little bandwidth and too much traffic). The site trash service is actually ugly trash cans at each site, gives the place a "trashy" look. Only 4 washers/dryers for a large park. Some sites have shared water, which means you need a long hose to get to the next site.
06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is supposedly the best park in Anchorage, which is not saying much. This is a 1960s park, so sites are short and narrow, and all the larger RVs don't fit well and hang out into the driveways. The park backs up to a mobile home park (noisy) or a busy street. Water pressure is a bit light. So what redeeming value does this park have? A decent laundry, good power, and it is close to the downtown action. This town needs a new RV park that caters to larger vehicles, until then polish your parking skills and plan to spend most of your time enjoying the city.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an open gravel/grass lot (which means not pretty but fewer mosquitoes). Mountain view from the entrance only, sites face the permanents or the woods. Owner lets you pick your spot. Most go to the pull-throughs in the center, but we think the back-in spots right across from the office are nicer.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Most sites are forested, which makes the roads and site widths a bit tight, but still doable. The owners clearly have fun with their pancake toss each night. Nice RV wash station (high pressure nozzle - bring your own soap).
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice little park for an overnight stay. The diesel generator (they call it music) runs all night, but you get used to it. Most popular place was the circuit breaker boxes as people kept blowing their 15 amp circuits. Sites have water but no sewer (dump site on the way out). If you don't need any utilities they have some really nice sites away from everyone (and the noise).
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nicely kept park and good utilities. Only thing that keeps it from being a 10 is that it is in town with Haines Highway on one side and Main street on the other. Not a lot of traffic (day or night), so it's not a big deal. We looked at the other parks in town and while you don't get an ocean view, this is the nicest park. They have a well kept laundry as well.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Best way to describe this place is to picture the most perfect Caribbean beach, crystal blue water that you can see all the way to the bottom. Now put that in the mountains and you have Boya Lake. Bugs seemed much less than at Mezdian Lake. No utilities here. They do rent canoes for $20 through the park operator (the operator's house is at the top of the hill off the service road). Plenty of sites for big rigs including a few pull throughs.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Slots are a bit narrow, but park is well maintained and close to city. Wi-Fi is an extra charge $6 per day. Also, there is a repair shop nearby (Fireweed RV Services) that has a large selection of parts and does terrific repairs. Coming off Alaska highway you can wash your rig in the park and get repairs done nearby.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Yes there is a view of the glacier. For 5ers you need to go in backwards to have the view out your back window. Sites are a bit uneven and sewer can be an uphill climb depending on how you park. Nice little family run park with a $1M view.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park. Pull through sites don't take advantage of the view, but very long and easy to maneuver. Road down is a bit steep but easily doable. Wi-Fi is consistent. No sewer connections at site, have to use a dump station on the way out.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Slots would be tight if they were full, but plenty of space to spread out as it was only 1/4 full. Wi-Fi is spotty (drops a lot). Just outside of town it is a good bike area and you can peddle over to Hyder easily. Only concern is the sewer tend to be very high at some sites and it is right next to water supply.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park. With the new power brought in they now have electric sites (water front) and a real water faucet (near store). Mosquitoes are plentiful and hungry. No dump station in park and pit vault toilets.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Just stayed one night. Park was pretty empty (mid week). For larger rigs you want to study the park map at entrance as they don't do a good job of marking the streets and you need to get properly lined up to back in (there are 2 -sort of - pull through). Some road noise from highway unless you stay in the lower numbers (east side). Nice layout though, and trees are well maintained around site pads and roads.
05/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Basic park with few amenities other than laundry. Utilities work fine, extra charge for 50Amp or cable. Not many people here. They say it does not get busy until July/August. Town is just down the street and has all the basics. Owner is very grumpy (wife says they want to sell). Best to just park, sleep, wake, and then quietly leave.
05/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
For a Wilderness campground this is very nice. All the utilities work great. Sewer is at back of site, so it was a stretch for the way we wanted to set up camp. Satellite works great (Direct) and the view is amazing. Still a shuttle into town. You are 500 feet above the highway so you can barely hear it or the trains. When you arrive, don't be scared of the road, it is steep but paved and you will go about 1/2 mile to get to the campground (remember you are climbing up to it). But you won't regret it. Sad that even though it is early season this place is pretty empty. Get in your Rig and get up here, you will love it.
05/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Reviews of how narrow the sites are not lying. Our awning can only go half way out and we had to have employee move neighbors awning on other side so we can get our slide out (he grumbled about why they let wide rigs in the park). When I called for reservations, I was told the 50 amp had more space...NOT TRUE. There are mostly permanents in the 50 amp area so you will be packed in. 30 amp rows, while still a lot of perms, had more open spaces, so you might not have someone next to you. If you have a 5th wheel with slides, best bet is to get next to a Class C (which again means getting 30 amps). We cut down our stay here as we will be getting claustrophobic soon.
05/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Typical fair grounds RV park. Good working utilities, but that is all. Much of the park had soft mud, so rigs were all packed together on a single (more dry) row. Not much in way of security, but park seemed safe. Lots of Trains nearby and the frontage road is heavily used to avoid the traffic on the main drag.
05/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park, well maintained. Sites a bit narrow for a high end park. Pool is indoors and heated. A shuttle will take you to casino if you call them. Very crowded on Weekends, seems to be a destination for Oregon residents.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
For RVs with multiple slides this park can be challenging, as the slots are narrow. We had a pull-through that was long enough so we could avoid the picnic table of the spot next to us, otherwise we would have blocked part of the table. Also, slots are sloped front to back (park is on a hill) so we had to unhitch, even though we were only staying the night. Otherwise typical KOA. The tent area appears to be very nice and in the trees, the RV area not so much. The night we stayed it was an unusual 98 degrees, so the park's old infrastructure strained, voltage dropped to 115 as more rigs showed up.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Short timers are put in the newer area. The sites are pretty wide and all new infrastructure. Not a lot of trees. We were on the last row which faced the storage area (really junk cars and RV area). Basic park with decent slots, but really nothing else. You sit at the end of the runway which is up on a hill, if you like planes, this is good to watch (the F-15s were fun to watch). Also, read the directions on their website, our GPS was a little freaky as you enter uncharted territory for the last 2 blocks.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very basic park, owners are putting all their efforts into the bar/grill (and it is packed!). If the park was full we would have a tough time fitting as our awning extends into the next site, not enough room for tow vehicle either. They only have 30 amp and your satellite will not see anything but trees. Restrooms can be far away if you don't like a nice stroll. Seems most people here have ATVs, but they are quiet and just ride them in and out. Quiet park at night cannot hear I-90 and our back window looks over the creek. WiFi works great, but you have to sit at the café. If you want a basic park, close to the Hiawatha, this works. If you have slides and are over 35' ask a lot of questions before committing.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Staying at this park reminds me of the 60s song "Signs, Signs, everywhere there are signs". If you have kids, yappy dogs, or large dogs this is not the park for you. If you want a park that has very quiet RVers, then this is your park. I would see kids out playing and then the owner in his gator would drive by and magically no more kids. They also kicked out someone with a large dog (aggressive breed). Overall park is nice, well maintained, but a bit tight on length and width. The biggest slots are also closest to the highway. No pool or spa, just very quiet campers (it was pretty surreal how quiet everyone was).
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Probably the best park around Yellowstone. It is always crowded in the summer. We came back around noon on a Sunday and the park was half empty, but by 5 pm it was almost full again. Some of the sites are tight in length, they seem to put the below 36' in slots that are not quite as deep, making getting a tow vehicle in the slot difficult. Park is quiet during the day as most are in Yellowstone, but it comes alive around 5 pm.
06/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park could be something, but the owners must have lost their passion. As mentioned the sites are pretty narrow, MHs may not have issues but 5ers with multiple slides are limited. We ended up with slides right next to a couple of trees, and had to do some trimming. No chance of getting an awning out, but at least the trees make the awning less needed. Sites have not been graded in years, but are somewhat level. The grounds are kept nice, but the sites could use some TLC with their landscaping. Seems to be a lot of perms. As stated before, during the day their is a large neighborhood pool party, though they reserve mornings and evenings for campers and the pool is heated. With a new dedicated owner this could be a stellar park, which Bozeman appears to lack. If you stay here with slides, insist on a corner site, and inspect it before accepting it. Saw a 36+ 5er just barely make it out of their slot after much back-n-forth.
12/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Basic park, but compared to pricing in the area, it is a great value. Since it was muddy and rainy when we stayed they had the RVs use the parking lot and bump up against the back end of the sites. Since it was lightly populated they allowed the rigs to spread out. Otherwise, for those with slides the sites are only 15' wide, so check to make sure they can space you apart. Two rigs ended up next to each other, and it is very tight with multiple slides. Not much amenity wise, during the day the lake it popular with families (they have an algae problem that you can google about). At night the gates get locked (you get a key), and you have the park to yourselves. Bathrooms are not much to look at (after all it is a county park).
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice location off the freeway (no noise). Park seems to be in 3 sections, we stayed across the creek. Roads are narrow with trees nearby, so be careful. But it is a pretty setting. Slots are a bit narrow. Seems to be a lot of perms and long termers. We walked the other sections of the park. The back section is new, not a lot of trees but nicely laid out and wider/longer spots. The main section is heavily treed spots seem to be close together. Pool was freezing! but it was 98 degrees outside so we did not complain, but you could not fathom using it early morning or late evening. On the expensive side for what you get.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location. Slots are a bit narrow. With our 3 slides and the flora/fauna between sites, we were pretty much stuck with where we could put the rig. This meant our truck had to go to the parking lot. Not a big deal unless you are the camp host (host is a loose term for this person, who old and cranky). Park is still really crowded. Lots of crabbing and fishing going on, so the park smells like a fish restaurant, and all those remnants end up in the trash cans (stay at least 30' away). Rented a dune buggy from Dune rentals near the grocery store in town. Good firm and lots of fun.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an RV park on National Forest land. So it is part RV park (utilities) and part NF campground (old infrastructure). The W loop has nice slots with space between. Some of the other loops are nothing but parking lots. It was warm and we found folks using their AC units which dropped the voltage down to unacceptable levels. Again, the infrastructure is old. But they were putting brand new picnic tables out. Lots of barking dogs (we have a dog but she does not bark) and though they complain about dogs in the rules, we did not see anyone doing anything about it. The real plus of this park is the ability to shoot into Crater lake. Just keep telling yourself that and you will be happy. Diamond Lake has nice paved bike trails so bring your bikes.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very pretty park right on the river, lots of flowers planted give the looks a pop and really adds to the charm of the place. When you enter the park you get a scare as you see a semi-ugly mobile home park, but a sign directs you over to the RV park. River was flowing very fast, which also added to the charm of the park. Spaces are wide and long, with a nice grass area. There is an open air kitchen area that has $1 self-serve soft serve ice cream. The area is nice for bike riding, and we saw a few rafts going down the river. Westfir also has an interesting history.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Got hear after labor day and they are still crowded, met some retired couples that were out for their 3 days (SP rules) and now back for another 14. We ended up in the C loop at a site without sewer, but it was a large corner site, so it was worth it. Mosquitoes are still a problem, even with the strong winds. Advice if you don't have reservations is to get to park before 1pm to get the best selection. Pretty park, windy and some fog this time of year. Stay away from any site near the trash compactor (near dump station) it reeks and is probably holding a summer's worth of trash.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
The last night of Labor Day weekend and this place was packed (they said good fishing). We got one of the last pull-throughs. When it is this crowded you are really packed together, but it was only for one night. Lots of families here and boats everywhere. Park is a nice setting with river access and lots of grass areas.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
The infrastructure is older and because it is county run, a lot of deferred maintenance. Roads are narrow, and you must be careful with trees as you drive. There are only a couple of sites with sewer and the dump stations are in the middle of the park (which for us meant driving around the park again to get to them). But it is a pretty setting, lake is nice. We rented a canoe and had a good time. Winters is also a nice dining town (supposedly 1/3 of UC Davis employees make up residents).
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Unfortunately, I find myself comparing this park to another nearby casino RV park, but here it goes. Park is right next to casino and on weekends expect a lot of late night loud traffic. It is a nice, clean park with a spa and small pool, and small playground. The sites are close together, and the cement pad is very small as well as sloped to the side (you will need side leveling). The first back in row seems to be all perms. If you have kids or dogs, be prepared that they don't allow dogs or bikes to exit the RV park and go on the rest of the property. Compared to Jackson Rancheria, it is a poor step child, but for a KOA it is nice.
06/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stay at this park because our nieces like the pool, playground, and dog park. But each time we have to question why we stay here. The problems are always consistent. The GM does not enforce site occupancy or cars entering the park. As an example 2 groups near us were having parties. They had about 6 sites, and then on Saturday about 30 cars show up with families that don't pay and use all the facilities. By the end of the day the park is trashed, and cars are everywhere. Parties go on into the night and nobody enforces the rules at all. If you like to party on the cheap and destroy a park, this is the place for you. Rent one site, invite 100 friends and have a blast.
06/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park suffers from the same ailment of many metropolitan parks: they have become cheap housing for residents. I commend parks that try and keep the RV vacation traffic separate from residents, but alas this park is not one of them. The other issue is the employees. Here is an example of one of my conversations. ME: We would like to get a spot for a couple of days. EMP: Do you have a reservation? ME: No. EMP: We are pretty full. ME: (seeing all the empty slots nearby) That's OK then we will go elsewhere. EMP: Let me see if I can find something. Then she crams 55 feet of trailer and truck into a 50' space in the middle of KOA city (6:30am starts the commuter exodus) with lots of empty large slots available all throughout our stay. The perms also allow their dogs to defecate all over our grass area. Finally the wireless is terrible, choppy response, and it drops connections all the time. I think this park would rather be KOA city, than a RV park. Pass on this one if you get the chance.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park was a victim of the 2005/07 excessive investment and it went into bankruptcy. Last fall the G7 RV Resort Corporation picked it up. The infrastructure is top notch, with the main building being absolutely gorgeous. The pool is the nicest RV park pool I have seen. The bathrooms are spectacular and clean. The park has multiple levels (top are park models, middle is the clubhouse level, and lower is the river level). We had a riverfront spot on the lower level. We had some heavy rain, and they do have some drainage problems to fix. Right now they are busy revamping and fixing the landscaping. McCall is a great little town and bike friendly. The park is across the street from the bike trail. Hate to see parks go under, but glad to see that someone was able to pick it up and take advantage of the over-investment in capital as this will be a landmark park for the area.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
First time here, looked for help from the registration volunteers for a site and campground recommendation, and did not get much help here. Ended up at the Snowberry loop, which seems to be the more wooded campground. The roads are very tight and curvy which makes navigating tough and you must go slow. We had a back in spot, which was challenging for a 30’ 5th wheel. But the biggest issue were the untrimmed trees, which were looking to rip a hole in my roof: but lost out to my clippers. Had issues with the GFCI on the post, as soon as my progressive unit would complete testing, the GFCI at the post would trip. Ran a cord to another site with the same issue. Ended up going to 20amp and using a 2-3 prong adaptor that the camp host lent me (to remove the ground) which allowed us to have electricity. Have never had an issue like this, the Ranger said it is a common one here.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Cute little park in Osborn, 2 blocks from the bike trail. The spots are pretty wide, but each slot holds 2 RVs, so for 5th wheels with windows, you may end up looking at someone’s engine rather than the surrounding grass and trees. The owner tends to not space the RVs out well, so they tend to cluster up. Nice, well maintained grass around the sites and the park. The owner also separates the permanent residents in a separate loop, which is nicer. Bathrooms and laundry room are nicely maintained. As with most parks along this stretch of I-90, it is close to the freeway, but the noise is not terrible.
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here based on the Trailer life ratings and review, but honestly had park envy with the park across the street. The sites are wide, but the grass in between looks like someone abandoned the park years ago: lots of weeds that have overtaken the grass and are in need of mowing. The sites are not fully leveled, but are graveled. Trees are still trying to get tall enough to provide shade. Pool was still closed (first of June). The 93 noise seems to be much louder than the I-90 noise but it quiets down at night. Not really a park feature, but the sewer utility has a nice graveled path that follows its sewer line at the back of the park, it is great for a walk (for some reason they choose to have the sewer line meander across the fields rather than a straight line which makes for a nicer trail).
05/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park is on the river and next to the bike trail which are the main attractants of this park. The park was sparsely populated when we stayed here, but when fuller, you would be close together. There are only 4 sewer connections (probably a small septic). We only went into the bathrooms once, and that was enough. They are not very appealing, an old trailer. The grounds are very nice, lots of grass and the river (which was very high this year). Our goal was to have a place for at least 2 bike trips, and this is where this park shines, it is on the bike trail at Cataldo. What boggles my mind is why they don’t choose to improve and update this park: the old bathrooms, electrical, lack of sewer connections, and poor roads inside the park. This is a nice location in need of a major makeover.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
As other reviewers have stated, this park is getting a lot of attention in the landscaping side. They are trying to update the park. The park does suffer from being old (probably 60's) so the sites tend to be close together and roads a bit narrow. The pool is large with nice new patio furniture around it, found it to be a bit cold (weird since they have solar heating) but refreshing. Lots of permanents here with kids, so it tends to be used quite a bit. They have a playground and small basketball area. The park is walking distance from shopping (Target, Safeway, Ross and more) but you don't feel like you are in a city. We stayed in the low 20s which have paved sites, but they are shorter and narrow, but we squeezed in. Be careful of the trees as they hang over the sites (good for shade, bad for roofs). The on-line map does not show the different site grades so here it is: 1-19 (except 16): Premium pull-through with 50amp, wide paved spaces. 20-23: Standard pull through, 30amp, paved, shorter, not as wide 16,24-29: Standard back in, same as above 30-47: deluxe back in, wider than standard 48-66: Premium back in, nice wide spaces on a lower level. From what we could tell, past 23 was mostly either full timers or perms. All in all a nice park, but limited for transient RV'ers.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice, well maintained park near I-5 in a rural area up against a small hill. They have about 1/2 full timers or permanent people, but the permanents are kept nice and tidy, many keep an nice garden. The spots are a mix of back-ins (at an angle) and pull throughs. We chose a back-in on the outer ring. Backing in was a bit tricky since you have a small rise before the concrete pad, but it works and gave me new practice at reversing. Since the park is built around a hill, the pads are slanted a bit downhill (I assume for runoff) so plan on propping up one side of your rig. But each spot has plenty of flat land cut out for grass and a picnic table. The staff is very friendly and are happy to take you to your spot, which is helpful as there are a number of ways to get to a particular spot. The pool is well kept and heated with Solar to a perfect temperature. The park is located north of Redding and one exit north of the city of Shasta Lake. There is some great bike riding around Redding, and this is a perfect launching point for Redding or Shasta Lake/Dam. One last tip when you look at their map, you will see blue and gold sites. The gold sites are those that are available for monthly/full-timers.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a park that could be so much more, but they choose to use their location as main reason for visiting. They use the word "resort" but it is a campground. The park has 3 levels: River frontage with water/elec, the main level with full hookups, and the upper level with full hookups. The upper level looks like a quick after thought. Has basic sites, limited trees and not much to look at, though they do have a newer bathroom facility. The main level has sites up front with some bark and trees, sites in the middle with dirt, and sites along the back with grass (spring) or dried weeds (summer/fall) and trees. The riverfront is dirt, some are tricky to back into with the trees. Sites vary widely in capabilities, so make sure you ask as to how well your rig will fit. The pool is basic and seasonal, there is a small grass area and playground. The campground caters to campers, has stand alone cabins, tent cabins, rental trailers, and a small motel. They not only target campers but also large groups/organizations. It seems like they will try anything to see if it sticks, but never remove or update anything. The facilities are basic, but they do work, bathrooms seem over used and are only cleaned once a day. Road is paved to the grass area only, after that is dirt (and a dust bowl). Ignore the "resort" word, and come for the American River and camping.
04/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice and well maintained park on the north end of Chico. The park is pretty quiet, with most of the noise coming from Esplanade street. The pool is a summer pool, and is typical hotel sized (i.e. small). The restrooms are very clean and maintained. The sites are gravel, with a picnic table. They have a mix of pull throughs and back ins (back ins are angled for easier access). There is grass and trees inbetween each site and a large grass area near the front of the park. The only negative is the limited width between sites which is around 5 feet. A bit tight, but common in many private parks.
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed over Thanksgiving (the second time for us) and the park was about 2/3 full. The park is fairly basic, but they are the only game in town, and what they have is well maintained. You are walking distance from Downtown Calistoga and the fair grounds are not really used this time of year. The park is quiet, never have seen an employee at the park, but then again, never found a need for one. Our spot backed up to the golf course. The slots are fairly narrow and don't have much space once the slides are opened. But they are deep, we found that the motorhomes used the front of the spots, so we slid all the way back and the spot suddenly felt much wider. For those looking for TV access, since there is no cable, you have a choice of Channel 50, or Channel 50, or Channel 50. We chose channel 50 to watch.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nicely maintained, pretty park, and nice staff. We camped here in the fall, and the park was about 2/3 full, I think during summer it would feel very crowded if you had one of the back-to-back sites. This park had only two issues for us: 1. The men's bathrooms use waterless urinals to be "eco-friendly". A noble cause, but bring a air-mask if you have to enter the bathrooms. They reak! 2. The park has a large number of permanent residents, who seem to smoke wherever they go, including the common areas, and events the park holds. Otherwise it is a nice park, in a nice location.
12/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
As many have reported here, this park suffers from Hwy 101 noise, we were in the back third of the park and it was still very noisy at night. The park is also very expensive given their issues. Since it was days before Christmas, the park was about 1/3 full, I think it would feel very crowded during the height of the summer season. The park is well maintained, the grass is over watered (very mushy), and the staff is very friendly. We found the sites narrow for modern units like ours with multiple large slides. The slot we were in was very long, but to get the slides out, we had to be about 30' away from the utility access. The benefit this park has for us, is that it is right next to the main bike trail and close to downtown Ventura.
12/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice park, we were hear before Christmas so the park was only about 1/2 full. Got a nice spot near the lagoon area. Some of the roads are a bit narrow, but we did not have any problems, just needed to be careful. The park is blocks away from Downtown Pismo, and easy access to the beach areas. It is well maintained and pretty quiet. The only issue we had was with a group next to us that were part of the timeshare program (they keep and park your trailer for you), these folks figured that they did not need to be courteous and thought they had more rights to the park than everyone else (including packing and leaving at 4am).
12/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Warning: This park can have Low Voltage problems! Be aware and bring an Autoformer if you expect the park to be full. The maximum voltage we saw was 117v and when the park filled up, we had low voltage issues during the evening and morning hours (ended up dry camping during those times). The campground is older, but well kept and the camp host is very friendly. The setting is very nice with lots of trees on a small hillside, a golf course is at the top of the hill and a large county park at the bottom of the hill. The park's main amenities are nature,golfing access, and you are between Morro Bay and SLO. There are limited number number of sites that can handle rigs over 30', it took us some time to wiggle into one of the last remaining sites that could handle our trailer, but the camp host let us park our truck along the main access road. There are a couple of pull through sites. My recommendation for bigger rigs is to call the park office to reserve a site (don't believe the web page, they do take reservations for many of the larger sites). All in all a value for the money, I would have rated it higher if I had an autoformer, or the park had less power hungry rigs in it.
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