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09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great laundry facilities. Yes, you can hear the highway a little if you sit outside, but not from inside your rig. Wifi works great in the laundry room. Be sure to call ahead and get instructions -- easy to miss the turnoff from 101. We will return when we are in the area. To me, this is not a destination resort, but it is a good overnight stop.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very remote -- this is really like boondocking. No facilities at all. Six miles from Ft. Bragg, but it takes a really long time to get there, due to the bumpy narrow dirt access roads. Not a convenient place to stay if you want to be close to the tourist attractions of the Mendocino coast. Campsites are very large and spread out, sited under large second growth redwoods. Some sites have outhouses and trash barrels, but the best bet is to be self-contained. There are some picnic tables and firepits. Gathering downed wood is permitted. If you like silence and isolation, this is your place. Also, good mountain biking on the fire roads running through the forest.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place -- agree with prior reviews. Quiet, green, lush trees and bushes. But do not bring a big rig here -- very narrow roads, low branches, small campsites. Also, campsites can be very muddy -- bring something to wipe your feet on, like an astroturf mat.
09/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Agree with prior reviews -- great place, shady, quiet, off the beaten path. Do not bring a big rig here -- narrow roads, low branches, tight corners and campsites. Small trailers or motorhomes will do just fine.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
It’s great for what it is – very rustic, off the beaten path. We used it as an overnight stop on our way from Southern California to the coastal redwoods. No traffic noise at all – it’s about a mile off Highway 20. The back-in sites next to the creek were quite large. The sites were level with a dirt surface – probably gets muddy in wet weather, but we had no problem. The management was very accommodating and pleasant.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very remote -- located on a long dirt road off of 395, south of 108. Shady, quiet, and cool. Nothing to do except fishing and hiking. Aspen and pine trees. A creek runs nearby. There is no water available, but the pit toilets are clean. If you want peace and quiet, this is a great place.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Right by the river. Very shady and quiet. Terrific place to relax. Well located for hiking in the canyon. Now for the minor downsides: there is a meadow in the middle -- probably buggy in summer, but not in early spring or autumn. Long drive on a twisty highway to get down to campground from San Joaquin Valley, but road is not too steep or too narrow. Campground is not big-rig friendly. Interior roads are very bumpy and narrow. Pads are not level. A few low-hanging branches here and there. Bathrooms are clean but very basic -- no showers.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not a destination resort, but fine for an overnight. The pool was large and clean; the restrooms were adequate. We had a pull-through, which was very handy. There is no highway or train noise. The management was competent and friendly. There was some shade at some sites (but not at ours). Depending on the season, you can harvest ripe grapes from the arbor surrounding the clubhouse unless you are tall, you'll need a stepladder. (The grapes were delicious!)
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Lots of shade in a pleasant and convenient setting. The campsites are generally situated around circular cul-de-sacs; there's not a lot of privacy. On a weekend, the campground was very busy and noisy. During the week, it got much quieter. The bathrooms were as well-maintained as they could be, given the very heavy usage during the weekend. There were few (if any) full hookup sites, but the dump station was easy to use.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds we've ever stayed in, and we've done a lot of camping. There's only one big problem, road noise from the highway which runs along the cliff above the campground. Although you can't see the cars or trucks, you can hear them, all day and all night. Our campsite was right on the creek running through the campground, and we could still hear the trucks' engine brakes, despite the splashing water in the creek. Other than that, it's great, the sites are widely spaced, the trees are large, there's lots of shade and the whole thing is well-managed by a representative of Thousand Trails. The bathrooms are "vaults," but they are clean. Unfortunately, almost all of the forest service campgrounds near Mt. Hood are right near the highway, next time, we would probably stay in a more out-of-the-way place and "commute" to Mt. Hood.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We booked at the last minute and got a site very near the highway with lots of road noise. But the facilities were OK and the location is good. If you have time be sure to check out the Wildwood walking and jogging trails just south and east of the campground. They meander in and out of the woods, near the Salmon River. There are lots of fantastic hikes in this area, be sure to go talk to the Forest Service Rangers in Zigzag just up the road. They are tremendously helpful. We have stayed at this RV park once before. If you want full hookups near Mount Hood, this is virtually your only choice.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The campground is very pretty, lots of mature trees and a nice river running through it. But it is kind of busy although the sites are well-spaced, there's not much privacy between sites. We could see and hear our neighbors at all times. Because this campground is accessible to fairly big trailers (up to 27 feet), there were a few folks using generators, which was annoying. There are several nice hikes right nearby. Since the campground is below 2000 feet, it was warmer than other campgrounds in the area.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very lovely setting right on the river. The river is very wild milky glacial melt cascading over boulders, not for swimming or fishing. But the sound of rushing water is great. There are a few campsites right on the riverbank, but they go quickly. There are also a couple of pull-through sites, which are in high demand. The campground was very quiet, no generators were in use when we were there (although they are permitted). The campground also serves as the trail head for the Glacier Basin trail, so you get some backpacker and day-use traffic. The bathrooms were pretty good real flush toilets! But there are no lights at night, so bring your flashlight. We would certainly stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The setting is absolutely beautiful, the sites are scattered amongst mature conifers. There's lots of shade. The on-site managers (a married couple) are terrific, very attentive, cheerful and helpful. There's only one washing machine, one dryer, one shower and one bathroom. But since this is a fairly small park, those limitations are not really a problem. All of the facilities are in very good condition. We originally planned to stay for just a couple of days but extended our stay to almost a week. The location is excellent, very near the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. If you want full hookups in this area, this is really the only choice in Ashford. The sites are fairly close together, but better than most RV parks. The sites near the highway get somewhat more road noise. We had a 20 amp hookup, which powered our small trailer (including the microwave and air conditioner) with no problem. There are also several nice housekeeping cabins, which would be very handy when you are coordinating an RV trip with some non-camping friends. The Wi-Fi (which works best near the office) was very good. We would certainly stay here again, given the opportunity.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nothing fancy just a nice, clean, easy to access overnight stop. We had a pull through, which worked well for us. The bathrooms were perfectly acceptable. No highway or train noise. This is not a resort it's just a great place to stop for the night. I gave it an "8" because it delivered exactly what it promised.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We've stayed here before, but we were a little disappointed this time. The bathrooms have continued to deteriorate, they're OK, but just barely. The sewer connections on the shady lower meadow area are hard to get to and are raised up a little too high. The management told us that the Coastal Commission is making it hard for the RV park to upgrade the sewage system. The on-site manager is a great guy, really trying his best. We ended up camping on the sunny "parking lot" just to the east of the office, near some "work campers" who were a little noisy. But as always, the location can't be beat, it is off the highway, near the beach and near the redwoods. We will probably stay here again, the other alternatives in the area, while more well-maintained, are not as rustic or as well-located.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very quiet, even during spring break. Sites were fairly close together. (If you can do without hookups, there's much more privacy in the non-hook up areas.) Some of the pads were gravel, which tends to reduce the mud and dust. The grounds are very nice, lots of oak trees. The campground is hilly. There are steep staircases up and down to the bathhouses. Not suitable for handicapped people. There are little cabins near the RV sites, which would be handy if you wanted to include non-RVers in your group. This area probably gets hot during the summer. There's nothing to do here except hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating and stargazing. It's far from town and shopping. We saw a bear raiding the dumpster so practice bear-safe food storage. The sewer connections were raised above ground a little bit so be sure to bring your folding sewer hose support slinky device. WiFi works well but only at the clubhouse. Cell service is poor. It's better up at the top of the campground than down low. The management folks were very knowledgeable and helpful. We will be back.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great location -- right near the bluffs overlooking the craggy coastline. We saw sea otters and sea lions in the surf. The campground is quiet, with some shade. The pads are asphalt and fairly level. During the summer, it's sometimes tough to get a reservation.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Dirt access road is very bumpy. Sites are not very level. There's no shade, and campground can get very hot in the summer. It's at 5000 feet in the Owens Valley. But it's very quiet, and the views of the nearby Sierra are wonderful. And the price is right.
09/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Location is great (at 8000 feet near South Lake above Bishop). Management is friendly and competent. Trout fishing is excellent. The creek runs right by the RV park, and they have their own pond. However, sites are very close together. There is almost no privacy. The park is basically a large dirt clearing surrounded by aspens, but most sites have little or no shade. Bathrooms are old and small.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very friendly and cheerful staff -- campground is well maintained. Lots of shade (big trees), but not a lot of privacy because there isn't much shrubbery between sites. Sites are pretty well separated -- there's much more room between them then at a typical private RV park. The Discovery Center, about a half-mile away, has good free WiFi 24/7.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
The good: Sites are surrounded by shady, cool redwoods. The area is quiet -- even though the highway is nearby, the river drowns out any noise. (Plus the highway gets little use at night.) Great location for nearby recreational activities -- hiking, mountain biking, etc. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The not so good: electric and water hookups are kind of far from your rig, but the office has extension cords and hoses if you need them. Some sites are not level, so bring your blocks. The bathrooms are OK but the door is locked open, which makes it cold and drafty. There are no paper towel dispensers in the bathrooms. Some sites can get muddy. Roadways are tight. Lots of kids at playground -- they can be noisy at times. (If you have kids, the playground is a big plus). Make sure you know exactly where this place is -- the turn into the campground comes up suddenly if you are traveling north on Highway 1, and the sign is not easy to see. But overall, a beautiful setting. We will be back.
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very quiet and scenic -- located in Giant Sequoia National Monument at 7000 feet, east of Porterville. Campground is not big rig friendly but is ok for smaller rigs and trailers. Roads to and from the San Joaquin Valley are twisty, steep, and narrow, but not impossible at all. There are a few water spigots available, but not at each campsite. There is a small store and restaurant nearby in Ponderosa, 2 miles away. Lots of hiking nearby. We will be back.
09/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great setting -- right up against the Sierras, near a good trout lake. Managers were friendly and helpful. Lots of hiking nearby. Well maintained and very clean park. But sites were very tight, as were interior roads. Tough to get in and out of spots. Very little shade or privacy -- basically a parking lot. A few spots have a little shade. Very quiet at night. Terrific stars [except for the darn ten thousand foot mountains -- they got in the way].
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Amazing location in the high country, with flush toilets! Interior roads are very narrow and bumpy -- most sites are not suitable for big rigs. It was tight for our little 14 foot trailer. No water at the campsites -- you have to carry it to your rig. Fairly good privacy between campsites. Not very level, so bring your jacks and blocks. It gets cold at night in the Fall, but that's a good thing. Staff is generally friendly but not too knowledgeable about which sites are best suited for trailers and RVs. Lots of space available midweek off-season, but the rest of the season they are booked up. Online reservations are a must. The campground generally closes in late September. We will be back, if at all possible.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Fairly quiet -- okay for overnight. The campground itself is quiet, but some of the neighbors seemed a little rowdy. This park is very well-managed. The bathrooms are sparkling clean and modern. There is absolutely nothing to do in this area in the evening -- how about laundry? (The laundry facilities are very nice.) There are quite a few permanent and semi-permanent residents in this park, but they keep their sites very neat. Wifi is very weak and spotty.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are several full hookup sites, but most sites do not have sewer hookups. This park is on the river, but I don't think there are any "view" sites. The area is sort of semi-rural -- fairly quiet, except that the nearby golf course gets mowed almost every morning. The sites are generally grassy and sandy. Management was very helpful. Lots of hiking not too far away, in the Snoqualmie Pass area.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Some of the sites are right on the river, but you can hear the river throughout the park. The sites on the river are back-in, not pull-through, and they tend to be narrower than the sites set back slightly from the river. There is not a whole lot of privacy. Some of the riverside sites were dusty; others were gravel. Wifi was weak and spotty, and the same is true of the cell coverage. Great location -- lots of hiking nearby, throughout the Icicle Creek area.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Located in a beautiful forest by a river. Very quiet and peaceful. Sites are large, with excellent privacy. It gets a little muddy when it rains. Newly-constructed showers and bathrooms are very nice. Lots of hiking nearby.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites are shady, with fairly good privacy. Some long-term residents. Bathrooms are sort of funky -- no soap is provided near sinks. Management is very helpful. Sites are rocky and a little muddy. Sites away from Highway 20 are quieter than those near the road. Excellent location -- near the wilderness areas of the Cascades. Great ice cream nearby at Cascadian Farms.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
If you like peace, quiet, and isolation, this is your place. Right on the Nooksack River -- shady and cool. Muddy when it rains -- what were you expecting, concrete? Primitive facilities -- a couple of very clean pit toilets. Water is pumped out of a well by hand -- it's a little rusty, but tastes okay. Sites are large, with excellent privacy. Great location -- very near lots of wilderness hikes throughout North Mount Baker area.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very well-located park -- near enough to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park, but not right in town. Fairly quiet. Bathrooms were decent -- bring quarters for the showers. Wifi was temperamental. Management was fairly helpful. The sites were kind of close together, with not much privacy.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Not the loveliest park in the world (basically a big parking lot scattered with small trees), but adequate for over nighting. Plus, it is one of the quieter parks in the area, since most of the others tend to be near the train tracks (and this one is about a mile away from the tracks and the freeway). If possible, try to get a site in the middle of the park. Ours was on the edge near the entrance, and we heard folks leaving for work in the early morning hours.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great little place, right next to the Hoh Rain Forest -- wonderful location. Very quiet. Lots of wildlife -- deer and elk. The bathrooms are kind of funky (otherwise this would be a 9 or a 10). There is absolutely nothing to do out here at night (which is why we like it). The people who run the cafe and RV park are very helpful, and the food at the restaurant is excellent.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great destination park -- also good for overnight -- just 10 min from freeway but very quiet -- right by the river. Shady, well landscaped, clean, well managed. Only complaint is that Wifi was weak and spotty. No big deal. We liked it so much that we stayed here in June on the way to Washington and stayed here again in July on the way back to California.
04/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Preceding comments are generally accurate. This is a very nice parking lot behind a large shopping center. It was surprisingly quiet -- Highway 101 is just about a quarter-mile west, but the noise of the freeway is blocked by a large building. There's not much shade. If I had to stop in Gilroy again, I would definitely choose this park.
04/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
First, the good news: this park is very quiet (about a mile west of 101). Terrific views; it's up on a ridge overlooking the wine country. And the onsite manager was very helpful. Bad news: there's a very steep hill on the access road (10% grade?). The sites were not level. The sewer hookup was not conveniently located. The electric power did not work at our site(we had to use a very long extension cord). The bathroom wasn't very clean. The hot water was not hot enough. There aren't many pull through sites. There are quite a few permanent residents, but their rigs were very neat and clean. The Park only takes cash. [Phone: (707) 894-4829.] The next time I'm in Cloverdale, I might check out the KOA; but Dutcher might be quieter.
04/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Preceding comments are generally accurate, so I will keep this brief: very nice park. Well-managed and nicely landscaped. Adequate privacy. Surprisingly quiet -- it's more than a quarter-mile from the highway, unlike most other parks in this area. A few minor downsides: WiFi is spotty, but you can find some good reception. Cell reception is poor. Bring lots of quarters for the showers(75 cents for 7 1/2 minutes). Hot water sometimes runs out at peak periods. I would definitely come back here, given the opportunity.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We arrived on a weekend, and it was very jammed and noisy. But during the week, it was very quiet and pleasant. The sights are fairly level, but they're not paved. There is plenty of shade. The bathrooms are in decent condition, but they are sometimes located quite a long way from the campsite, depending on where you are situated. There is limited WiFi available near the headquarters building, but it is sketchy and unreliable. I think that if you pay a fee to the café near the headquarters, you can get reliable WiFi. There is a tremendous amount of hiking and biking near this park, throughout the Mount Hood area. I would definitely return to this park, if and when we return to Mount Hood.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were pleasantly surprised by this park. Some of the sites (the ones away from the roadway) were shady and quiet. About half of the park was occupied by permanent residents, and their RVs were generally well-maintained. Unlike virtually all of the other parks in the the Columbia Gorge area, Crown Point is not near the railroad tracks and is situated about a mile from Interstate 84, so it is very quiet. Also, this is the closest RV park to the waterfalls along the western portion of the Historic Colombia Gorge Highway. There is a little bit of airplane noise from planes coming into Portland International, but it's not too bad, and the planes stop during the night. The area around the park is fairly rural and peaceful. There is no WiFi, but the other facilities are reasonably good. The laundromat was very convenient, and the bathrooms were acceptable. (The shower requires quarters in order to operate, and the drainage is not great.) We were told by some of the permanent residents that it sometimes gets very windy, but I think that this is true of any place near the Gorge. I would definitely return to this park, the next time I come to the Gorge area.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a well-run campground, with easy access to excellent and level pull through sites. The facilities are top-notch -- the bathrooms are nicer than any others we have ever seen at an RV resort. But there is no shade, which is a pity, since this campground sits out in the middle of nowhere, 4 miles west of Salem, baking in the summer sun. Also, they charge $5 for WiFi, which seems like a ripoff, given the already-high price for a campsite. This place would be fine for an overnight stay or a couple of days, but I don't see it as a "destination" resort.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the prettiest private campgrounds we have ever seen. The campsites down by the river are on pavement without much privacy or shade, but the campsites up on the upper meadow (where we stayed) are very shaded and private. Although we were about 50 yards away from the river, we could hear it clearly because it was so turbulent. This is a "destination" type resort, so people tend to stay for several days. There are hot-spring fed pools. The entire facility was very well maintained, and the gardens were lovely. We are mountain-bikers, and there is an excellent trail system along the river that extends for many miles. It is also fine for hiking. The only reason that I didn't give this park a "10" is that WiFi was very poor, even inside the main lodge area. I would definitely return to Belknap, given the opportunity.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This camp suffered a devastating flood in late 2005 and is still recovering from the damage. They lost 23 campsites when the river tore away part of their park. Also, the bathrooms apparently took quite a hit during the flood and are not yet in great shape. However, we still really enjoyed a four-day stay at this park and would certainly return. The campsites in the portion of the park to the west of the headquarters were very shady and pleasant. (The area to the east is not shaded.) The sites were fairly level, but the mixed dirt/grass surface became a little muddy at times. The location of the park is fantastic, right near state and national parks featuring old-growth redwoods. Also, the coast is right nearby, and we saw whales every day at the mouth of the river. This park is about a mile from the highway, unlike most of the other parks in the area, so it is very quiet. The staff is very friendly and cooperative, and they host a really delicious barbecue on Saturday nights. They have live music -- some of the staffers and their friends play stringed instruments (guitar and dobro), and they are very talented. The park has no laundromat, so we had to drive into the nearby town of Klamath. Also, the WiFi signal was very weak; it worked only in the headquarters building.
07/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Although the bathrooms were old, decrepit, and not very clean, this was actually a pretty nice park because it was so shady and quiet. It is right next to Avenue of the Giants, and not far from Highway 101, yet we could not hear the road at all. The campsites are shaded by redwood trees. The sites were not level, and the mixed dirt/gravel surface might get muddy in the rain. There were no markets or gas stations in the area. However, if you want to visit the Humboldt redwoods, this may be the most convenient private campground in the area, especially since it is at the north (i.e. cooler) end of the Humboldt State Park.
07/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is okay for an overnight stay, but not much more. There is no shade, and it is right next to a very noisy freeway (Interstate 5). On the other hand, the free WiFi worked fine, the pool and the restrooms were clean, and the site access was easy. The site was fairly level, and it was paved. [In my opinion, the Premier Park (which is nearby) is much nicer, although it is more expensive and they charge $5 for WiFi.]
06/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very pretty campground -- lots of redwood trees, right by a river. Shady spots are available -- some are shadier than others. Gravel surface in each spot, which is a plus when it rains. Quiet, well-maintained, well-managed. The staff are friendly and competent. About half of the park is occupied by full-timers in well-maintained trailers -- they are very friendly to campers. Access roads were fairly wide and easy to navigate. The entrance to the park off of Highway 9 is a little steep -- take it slow and put it into lowest gear. If possible, request a spot near the river -- those are the quietest sites. The highway is not too heavily travelled, but once in a while a pack of motorcycles will rumble past. We stayed at this park for four nights -- each day we drove our SUV to a different state park for hiking and mountain biking, coming back each evening to the trailer. Be sure to bring a sweater to the Santa Cruz area -- evenings are often chilly, even in the summer. The park provides fire pits [like large perforated wash tubs] for each site -- it is very pleasant to sit outside in the evenings under the redwoods by a fire.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This RV park is basically the only one in town. There are a few other spaces at other places, but not much. There wasn't much shade; that didn't matter in April, but it might matter in the summer. The spaces toward the front of the park might pick up a little bit of highway noise. The spaces toward the back (where we stayed) were quiet, although there is a public trash dump area immediately behind the RV park. But relatively few people used that dump site after dark, so it was still pretty quiet.
04/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was very quiet. Our campsite was toward the back of the property, abutting the National Forest. I would guess that the campsites toward the front of the property might get a little more highway noise, although the highway does not get much nighttime traffic. The office staff (one person) was very helpful and knowledgeable. The laundry facilities were also excellent.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
The location is great -- just a mile from the entrance to the national park. We rode our bikes along a bike trail into the national park and up the canyon into Zion -- there was no traffic because of the shuttle buses. Very enjoyable. The park itself is nothing special -- lots of folks jammed close together. It's right by the river, which is nice. When it rains, the park gets a little muddy. Because there are so many people in the park, the bathrooms get heavily used and get dirty fairly quickly. The staff does its best to keep things clean, but there is only so much that can be done. The office staff is friendly but not terribly efficient.
04/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
It's not pretty, but it gets the job done when you have to stay in Barstow. Shady Lane is fairly quiet, about a mile from the freeway and the trains. It's near a junkyard, but that's not a problem. The manager was very pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable.
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