Arrived late in the day, they would not honor Passport America rate, but would honor our Coast to Coast. PA rate also included a $4.00 "resort fee". First of all, this is probably the most noisy RV park we have ever stayed at over the last 20 years. Phone service was poor for some reason, WiFi was useless, all amenities were shut down and our cable did not work. Were planning to stay an extra day, but could not wait to leave. Left early in the morning, around 0830, got a call on the cell phone a couple of hours later while in Oregon. The manager said we did not pay the "resort fee"; without argument, we said, fine, just put it on our card...$4.00 wasn't a big deal, but it wasn't right! Got home to find out that the card was charged for $5.00, still not a big deal, but it was the principle. Having shopped at the local Walmart, I would highly recommend that location over this rip off any day of the week!
Price reflects monthly rate per night. Like most other "resort" campgrounds in AZ in January, you are stacked in like cord wood! Better than some, but would prefer some degree of breathing room. Utilities are well spaced and worked well. Good location. Paid extra for "premium" pull through site, those in back are even more like a parking lot. Would probably do more research in the future if staying in the area.
Nice level sites, cement pads, great Wi-Fi and cable TV that actually comes in well with many channels. I paid the Passport rate plus an extra dollar for my pet. I agree with most of the others; however, I did not to find the noise from US 50 to be much of an issue, they have mitigating sound walls along the perimeter. Will stay here again, nice park.
Nice enough park in the trees, well maintained. Roads are tight, especially on holidays, with loads of vehicles, bikes, etc., impeding your access. You are escorted to your site mainly due to tight access and liability, not necessarily out of courtesy. Trains were fine, highway noise is much more than I expected. Unless you are camped right outside the clubhouse, the Wi-Fi is useless. The catv has about five channels, but is better than nothing. Would consider staying here again, but never on a three day weekend. Don't have little kids, but there isn't much for them to due other than run around campsites. Not the park's fault there.
I agree with most of the other comments, both pro and con! Pluses are the view, the grounds and overall feel of the park. The minuses would be the VERY cramped feel if they were close to full, in our case, we couldn't even put out our awning. Our rate is reflective of club membership rate PLUS all imaginable add-ons. Extra charge for electric, extra charge for Wi-Fi, extra charge for cable TV. Both the Wi-Fi and cable TV left much to be desired! The grounds staff were pleasant folks, more than I can say for what must have been either the manager or the owner. Not what you would call customer friendly. Negatives aside, this park is a good "9 or 10."
Stayed here with our Good Sam group and stayed a couple of days extra. Excellent facilities, clean, well maintained, etc. We had use of clubhouse and many other amenities. The new owners (as well as the former owners) are very friendly and helpful. If I had to even try to find a downside, the only item (and it isn't worth mentioning) is that their cable provider has only 4 channels available. Plan to stay here again!
Very clean park. All pull throughs with cement pads; did not even need to disconnect tow vehicle as the sites are 60'! Friendly staff, free Wi-Fi, nice store, and clean laundry and restrooms. Have stayed at other parks on US 95 between Vegas and Reno, and this is by far the best.
Probably the 3rd time we have stayed here. Have tried the other couple of parks that have relatively high ratings, but we prefer this resort. Well laid out, gated, winery and restaurant (best in town!) on site. Staff is friendly, pet friendly. No cable TV, but several off air stations and good satellite and cell service. Possibly would have given a 10, except for the fact that they charge for WiFi. Although we have our own 4g access, we feel that all higher end parks should provide at no charge. Our rate is the Coast to Coast charge.
Came during Good Sam Jamboree. Nice park with many amenities, as you would expect for a $40+/night park (our rate was Passport America). Was surprised at how narrow the sites were and the fact that all utilities are at the rear. In our instance, it required that we use 35'+ of sewer hose to connect, as well as 30'+ of fresh water hose. No cable TV, but we got 5 or 6 off air channels. Wi-Fi and cell service was good. Would stay again, but be more selective as to what site we received!
I tend to agree with the last reviewer. Rate is far too high for the facility. OK for an overnight stay; however, we had a site at the north end of the lot: extreme amount of road noise from US 40, trains and the on-site sewer pump/lift station. Would look elsewhere in the future.
OK for a couple of nights. Easy access to and from I-40. Not as noisy as anticipated. Staff was nice enough. Could use some TLC, especially gravel. Be aware that sites are tight, if you and your neighbor have slides, you may be sharing the Grey Poupon! Also, sites are not close to level. For just a one night stay, might have considered the Route 66 casino instead.
Agree with most the other reviewers. Nice new park, security gate would be nice! Would have rated higher, but Wi-Fi was off 90% of the time; cable was down about 50% of the time. Signed up for the RV wash, however, they were no call, no show!
Rate is Passport America. No complaints. Level site next to clubhouse, good wi-fi. At the price ($12.00) it can't be beat. We were here only overnight. If passing through again, we would definitely come back. Not all that close to Hwy 40, but the quiet night was worth the drive.
This is great location, quiet, well maintained and very friendly. I agree with all other positive comments from other reviewers. We were in the second row from the River, which had gravel, not cement pad and found the site to be both virtually level and HUGE. Well spaced, perfectly located utilities. No complaints. $30. reflects Good Sam rate.
We stayed as Passport America at $24/night. That would be "all of the money" without the discount. It is your typical old KOA that someone is trying to revive. A work in progress at best. I did give extra credit for the creativity displayed in their PA page; embellishment to say the least; must have been used car salesmen in the past! Would look for other options in the future if in the area.
This is our home park with C2C, price reflects that rate. No real complaints other than the park is due for some upgrades to electrical hookups and the fact that many of the sites have utilities on the "wrong side". Since we have had this problem in the past, had all necessary extensions for sewer, water and electric. Although no fault of the park, there seem to be numerous barking dogs from adjoining neighborhood. We were there 5 nights, dogs barked most of the time during the night. Too bad, as it is located in a somewhat serene setting.
This is merely a "bone yard" for used-up RV's that the dealer probably uses for parts and for storage of units awaiting repair. We were here for only one night. We felt like we were in an RV storage yard wherein you got locked in for the night. You had the code for the padlock in case you needed to get out. There are a few long term residents. This is NOT a campground, nor is it a RV park! Besides the 24/7 highway noise, there is the constant Conway Trucking depot behind this facility. Not a chance to get a good night's sleep. On the positive side, the helpful parts department has a good supply of RV necessities at a relatively good price. Not a chance we would stay here again.
We stayed for a good night's sleep as we were heading south on I-81. As noted from previous reviewers, the noise is unbearable. We have stayed overnight at truck stops that are far quieter! Our site was impossible to get level. It backed up to river; however, it was more like an off camber boat ramp. The 18/night rate was for P/A, probably twice what the real world would charge for this place. If passing through, run like the wind. Find a Wal-Mart or truck stop. Will never return, ever.
Nice enough during the week, but the weekends are bumper to bumper. Very tight! Many tents. WiFi was free and worked well. Although it was ok for a couple of days, probably would look elsewhere if coming this way in the future.
The last couple of reviews said it all. Rate reflects PA rate with the add ons for the rig size and electricity, etc. Roads really are BAD, especially with the rain; gravel would work wonders! The "village" of full timers is interesting to say the least. Even IF you can get your rig close to level, the jacks sink in the field grass/mud landscape. OK for an overnight, would look elsewhere next time.
Rate is for Passport America. Not sure because we were PA that we got a site with reverse side hookups and two sets of the "lego blocks" to even attempt to level our motorhome, but we would not stay again. OK for a quick overnight, assuming one can stand the repeated falls out of bed from the slopes. Staff was not all that friendly or accommodating. Not sure what else was around, but would look harder next time.
A few hundred yards from I-80, in this case, not a plus. Bring earplugs. Sites are muddy, not level, interior roads full of potholes. Staff/owner not exactly friendly. Onsite bar/liquor sales, seems to cater to staff! Would not stay again.
Have stayed here before with family outings. Good news is that Lake Almanor actually has a good deal of water; bad news is that the sites are still tight, VERY non level and you have NO sewer hookups. The dump station is far from big rig friendly and you have to even disconnect your sewer fittings to get the hose into the ill-fitted dump cap. Great location, nice setting, just needs some attention to detail to warrant the price!
Would not stay here again. There is another RV park in Hawthorne that is much nicer. Actually, as we left, we noticed a rest stop in Mina that was much more level and convenient. A no brainier for next time through. We would not stay here again!
The last reviewer said it all! Great compromise for those of us that like all the amenities without the flavor of a "mega resort". Fellow park members were friendly, staff was friendly: can't wait to come back again. Price reflects the C2C rate. One of the nicer C2C affiliates!
Nightly rate is reflective of weekly rate; we opted to leave 3 days early. Not as nice as the website would lead you to believe. We had planned to relax and enjoy the desert setting while traveling through southern AZ; late January is not good for this! Flocks/caravans of snowbirds in their mega rigs landed as a rest stop for several days on their journey from Quartzsite to Rocky Point, MX. Forget the tranquility during this migration period. They cut down limbs of older mesquite trees so they could open all four slides on their beasts, what a shame. We would consider coming back prior to or after the carnival of events in Quartzsite.
I agree with most of the other comments. You definitely hear highway and train noise. The park could be improved by the use of more gravel on the roadways and sites. We were here during a bad rainstorm and the place was a nightmare. The Wi-Fi worked fine, but we were 50' from the transmitter. The friendliness of the staff was a hit or miss proposition. Like many parks, you run into the occasional cranky workers and complaining tenants. Probably would not stay here again.
Very typical 55+ snowbird park. My wife and I are 55+, but do not enjoy being stacked in tiny sites like cord wood. Staff was not all that friendly, the place appears to be rather run down. C2C rate; would have preferred boon docking in desert, at least you would have room to breathe!
I guess if you like being stacked into cement pads like cord wood with little landscaping, this is a place for you. Not at all designed for short term stays. I believe that it would have required a helicopter to get a few of the rigs in and out of their sites. We were virtually trapped with our 38' 5th wheel. I guess I now know the meaning of "typical 55+ snowbird park".
Perfect for an overnight stay. Not a resort, quiet enough to get some rest, gravel/desert terrain, as expected. Yes: the desert does have dust! And NO, there is no TV reception w/o satellite. Not much in town. Would stay here again for an overnight stay. Looked at the others, if in Gila Bend, this is probably your best bet.
Rate reflects Coast to Coast rate. It is very well maintained, friendly staff, best restaurant in the town on-site at the winery. Minor complaints would be the very spotty, on again, off again WiFi at $2.00 extra per day...not bad if it worked. It appears to have cable hookups, however, the cable company has not run the line. Good off-air reception, though. Depending upon the location of your water and waste water hookups, you will need VERY long lines. On our newer 5th wheel, when we aligned the door with the cement patio, we required 35' of sewer line, and 30' of fresh water hose. The service hookups are very far back. Luckily we carry extensions for water, sewer and electric. We have pets and were placed towards the rear of the park. Actually that is a bonus, as you get unobstructed mountain views and a great pet walk area. The entire park is well removed from any highway noise and very tranquil! Minor annoyances aside, this park would be a 9 to 10 any day of the week!
Price reflects Passport America discount. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is easy access to I-80; noise was not a major issue. They have nice, level pull-through sites (along with back-ins). There are about 60 channels available on their cable TV, which was nice. The staff recommended the Martin Hotel for good local Basque food; it was great. We will definitely stay here again.
I concur with most of the other comments. Positives are: friendly staff, clean grounds and easy access. Negatives: the freeway noise, but with the a/c on through the late evening, that wasn't so bad. Same with the Chevron refinery odor, just run the a/c. The spaces can be tight; it looks as if too many sites were installed. The staff allowed the use of 1/2 of your adjacent site to park a towed/tow vehicle. Probably the best park around if you are passing through.
Very well maintained park, owners are very courteous and friendly. Nice large sites. Will certainly stay again. The only caveat is that it is next to Plumas County Fairgrounds. It is always good to check what activities may be going on during the weekend. This Saturday was dirt track racing. Kind of loud, but the A/C took care of that.
As bad as our experience was, it makes me feel better that someone else feels the same way. This place has a good location, they should just sell it and move on...horrible owners and staff. Prior reviewer must have read my notes!
As noted, water level is quite low, so our "waterfront" site was more of a view. Rigs are packed in like cord-wood. Certainly family oriented, so if you are looking for a quiet, tranquil setting, this may not be the place for you. Staff was friendly enough. Would try someplace else next time we are in the area.
OK, out of town family wanted to camp here when they came up from CA. Under protest we stayed. Since it was not the weekend, it was only somewhat less than tolerable, therefore my 2 rating. There are other areas out there, just look around! Dirt and poor customer service will prevent me from EVER coming back again...family included!! Everyone else has stated the obvious.
We stayed here for a week at the Coast to Coast rate of $10/night + $2.50/night for cable (which worked flawlessly!). We found the staff to be quite friendly and they were always hard at work keeping the place tidy. Yeah, there were a few potholes on the dirt/gravel road, but this is the Oregon coast and it does rain on occasion! Not sure about the prior comments about dust...we had no problem, Mother Nature did a great job. I will take shade trees to "cement pad, blacktop landscape" any day. Would have given a 10 if the Wi-Fi worked at the site. (worked perfect at or near the clubhouse) We had number 57, which was as pristine and green as you could get. They had numerous weekend social events, BBQ breakfasts, ice cream socials, etc. We would come back without hesitation.
Wow, I thank the last reviewer, I could not have said it better! I think we would have been better off at the truck overflow lot, but it looks like that was sold to make room for a Cabelas. After the fact, I heard the Gold Ranch is better. But I'm not sure.
Well, we stayed here with Coast to Coast, so we guess the $10 plus the $2/day surcharge for electricity was not bad. First of all, we stayed here in March and the only electricity used was to charge the batteries, which in turn ran the furnace all night with the 30 degree temperatures. Kind of wonder what they surcharge when it gets to 110 during the summer? The park is older and the spaces are TIGHT. If you and your neighbors have 1+ slides, good luck. Folks are "supposed" to pull beyond the "red lines" to ensure privacy. Few follow the rules and if you do, you will need a 20'+ sewer hose (which we have) to hook up. That being said, the rest of the park is tolerable, albeit clustered. I believe that Pahrump has a Wal-Mart. If passing through again, I would check on their accommodations prior to paying the fees for this gravel parking lot. Did I mention the constant noise from the dirt bikes/ATV's from Crawford Lane (which we fronted)?
Obviously, my husband and I are Escapee members, so we stayed at this "rainbow park". No disrespect, but we were expecting better for the organization's "crown jewel". We will stick to Passport America parks if we are trying to stick to budget in the future.
We are Escapee members and at the price, our 5 nights were almost tolerable. We were literally crammed into our spot. Being stuffed alongside of the manager and one of the helpers, we could not put out our awnings, nor even park our truck in our spot alongside our 5th wheel (as they allowed friends/relatives that option). Perhaps if we had a spot that afforded more room (and there were many!), we may have rated this place higher. This was our first and last Escapee park experience!! Obviously, we won't be back, nor will we frequent other skp parks.
Well, we had a "free" night since we had gone through the sales presentation and were planning to put down our deposit that weekend. We totally concur with the last reviewer about the noise and pet issue. Our pets are very important to us. For $70K, the place really should have a first class dog run/park. Perhaps other parks (especially those actually close to the lake!) will go the sales route. For now, we will save our $$. We won't be back!
Concur with other reviews about staff, dirt and ac/power issues. Not much more that I could add. Even if we were not "just passing through the area", we wouldn't come back. Too bad, it has a unique location.
Stayed with friends in their motorhome; ours was being serviced in Arkadelphia. We concur with the inadequate wifi connection and lack of staff friendliness. Won't be back. Don't understand the recent "10", but on the other hand I have a guess!!!
I wasn't going to post a review until I read the last one. I agree with most of the other folks. My husband and I are dirtbike riders and don't mind the dust, but to sleep in the mess is unbearable. Even at the 5 mph limit, it reminds me of "Pigpen", the character in Peanuts. A tsunami cloud of talc dirt follows you everywhere. Get some gravel! The staff is just plain rude. There are "stray" compound dogs all over the place leaving you presents in the morning, which YOU must pick up or get yelled at...we don't even have a dog! BTW, I don't have three cell phone carriers like the last reviewer, just Cingular/ATT, which had bars, but when you attempt to call, you get "emergency calls only" on the screen. My husband is in the telecom biz, it is because the little local company does not allow access. We won't be back!