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04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
I love this place. While it has been some time since we were last year, we keep coming back. Our stay was over the Easter weekend. The one loop that was open had only water and electric hookups, no sewer. There is one "dry camp" loop with great lake access, and the "trailer loop" with full hookups has great lake access too. This park is showing its age. The sewer hookups are the old style with a above ground 90 degree opening. Electric is only 30 amp. Trees have grown and what once was an easily accessible site is not anymore. Be very careful if you intend on bringing in an RV that is 30 or more feet in length. When hooked up my rig is a total of 45 feet in length. Took some work, but I managed to make it into one of only two spots that the park said would take my rig. The other site would not have let me open my bump out. Still, I'll be back. Book reservations a long time in advance during the summer.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is/continues to be (at least for us) a step or two up from boon docking. Roads are somewhat narrow, but that's okay. My pull through site was partially blocked by a tree so that I had to back in, but that's okay. Pads weren't quite level, but that's okay too! It's a real campground. Pleasantly surprised by the free showers. Also while crowded, the camp was very quite. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas, including hiking, and alpine lake fishing. Best of all. No cell phone reception! My total rig length while towing is 45'. I did okay, but this camp is really designed for campers with rigs up to 25 feet in length.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
I last reviewed this park in June 2011. Same great park now as it was then. Park staff at the front gate are especially friendly and helpful. I also note that they patrol the area frequently. The camp is well maintained and the lawns are immaculate. We'll be back...in Sept.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
I have to admit that I was drug here by my wife as I have not been a real fan of this place. This time we stayed in the "new loops" and I was very pleasantly surprised. Sites are nicely arranged and pretty level. Interior roads are great. Very quiet. Just a nice place. My only gripe is that we took a site that said that we had 60' for our rig, which when hooked up is 45' in length. We even looked at pictures of the site, but when we arrived, we found that the pull-through we had reserved had a pretty severe angle to it. Whoever designed this place did not take into account large rigs for the pull-throughs. But, there are some very nice back in sites that I will use in the future. Yes...this place does get very buggy in August. We had no bugs the end of May, start of June. Just remember, this is a campground, not a resort. Finally, my spot only had 30 amp service, and I didn't see any with 50 amp.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This continues to be the place that we start our camping year with. We really enjoy staying here. One must remember that this is a golf course that also happens to have 14 full hookup sites. Each site has a gravel pad for parking and a good lawn for the rest of the area. Roadways can be a little bit tight. There is Wi-Fi but you need to go to the club house to get reception. Staff is outstanding. We'll be back.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice little park, and the owners do a very nice job of keeping it that way. We had made a mistake on our reservation, and arrived on the wrong day. No problem, they went out of their way to accommodate us. The only problem was not the owners fault. Because of heavy rains, and high water tables, the septic system could not be used, thus the restrooms and showers were closed. This did not cause a problem for us, and I'm confident that the problem did not last long. Scenery is beautiful and we plan on staying here again on our next visit to the Livingston area.
07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
There is not much to choose from in Red Lodge when it comes to RV Parks, but this place is probably the better choice. There are two camping areas in the park. Up top, right next to the Hwy. with no shade, but at least there are pull throughs for big rigs. The second area is down a narrow, rutted, dirt track that requires a sharp turn at the top to get in or out of the place. Campsites are randomly placed in a grove of cottonwood trees. The place is dusty. I saw some larger rigs come in and I wondered how they would ever get out without the use of a chainsaw. Our site did back right up on the banks of Rock Creek, which was beautiful, but darned near overflowing due to heavy snow melt run off. When we checked in the owner cautioned to be careful with our dogs because a bull moose had come into camp a couple of weeks earlier and killed a dog. Next night my grand daughter and I literally walked into a cow moose while walking our dogs! With all the negatives, we still enjoyed our stay because there is so much that we liked about the Red Lodge area. If we return, we would consider staying here again.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
We used this park as an overnight based on reviews from this site. Fair gravel roadways and site pads. Pull-throughs barely have enough room to extend the slide outs. Back in sites have more room. This park gives an impression of the fact that the former owner did not put anything into the park pending sale. The new owner appears to be working on the park itself. The main problem is that 36 sites are for "permanent" guests, while 51 sites are marked "seasonal". Most all of the permanent sites are occupied, and most of the seasonal sites have what appear to be permanent occupants. When walking towards the back of the park, I could not help be experience a "creepy" feeling. There are a lot of unaccompanied single male workers in this park. There is a constant flow of beat up looking cars driving through the park. My wife and I would not allow our 9 year old granddaughter to ride her bike out of our site even for a minute for that very reason. We won't be back, there's a better park just down the road, closer to town.
07/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This continues to be one of my favorite places. There are 14 sites available. Sites have gravel pads to park on and beautifully kept lawns around the rigs. Children are welcome, but other than golf, there is not much for them to do. Wi-Fi is available with a pretty decent signal. This is a golf course that just happens to have some RV sites. The RV park is not their primary focus, but we still like it.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I last reviewed this park in Aug. 2007. Gave it an 8 then and it merits the same rating today. My wife and I agree that this is the only park in the area that we would stay at. What I wrote in 2007 is still valid today. Staff is friendly and helpful. Roadways are still good gravel roads, but a bit dusty. I see big rigs in the park, but my site, which only has water and electricity only has 30 amp. electric service. I didn't have a computer with me in 2007, but I do now. I too could not get a signal inside my rig. Darn, that made me sit out at my picnic table on a beautiful mountain morning! We are noticing more road noise in our spot this time than we remembered from 2007. The volunteer fire dept. siren, going off for a minute at 6:00 AM was disconcerting! We will be back. Don't know when, but we will.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
One year after the last review nothing has changed except the place may be a bit more run down. Again, we were fleeing from a bad park near Helena, and my GPS identified this as a KOA, and the phone number still worked. We were told to take any spot we wanted, so we joined the 2 other rigs in the hook up area. Actually, for an emergency overnight, it worked, but I won't be back. The town is very nice, and the small golf course which calls itself a Country Club (public accepted) was pretty nice. The price was $34.25 if we paid cash, $39.25 if we used a credit card.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I like this park. It's a very nice place. We used it as an overnighter, but many rigs had been in the park for several weeks. Good interior gravel roads, but just a bit narrow. My site did not have 50 amp electric service, but I did not need it. Most sites appear to be fairly level gravel pull throughs, my site (#2) was a level concrete pad. Incredibly friendly reception from the owners when we arrived to check in. Freeway noise can be a problem, so if you want quiet, request a site away from the roadway. Road noise did not penetrate into the back area of the park. Sites 1 through 5 overlook I-90 and a fairly busy train track. We did not mind the noise as we had requested a site near the pool for our 9 year old granddaughter. We sat out and watched the traffic as the sun set: nice. Others have rated this park a "10" and I have no argument with their rating. I tend to rate "tougher" so that when/if we stay at a 10 park, I can give the higher rating. We are already making plans to return in the future.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The scenery merits a 10. Park staff scores a 10. But the park itself is a 6 or 7. The main reason is that sites only have electric hookups. No water, and no sewer. With that said, we do our best to stay here at least once a year. When we made reservations we got the last spot available and it was not a good one. When we arrived I asked the Ranger if there had been any cancellations. She took a look and we ended up with a "premium site" overlooking the ocean. Loved it. The park is undergoing some renovations. They're building a new office and I saw some signs indicating that there will be some new paving done. Roads are good inside the park and pads are fairly level, but a bit on the short side, but there were big rigs there. They just had to park their second vehicles in overflow parking. If you like a good beach access park, this one is the one to see.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a beautiful park. Nicely tended lawns surround the campsites. Campsite themselves have paved drives and gravel tent/table area. Driveways are not level. I had to add three inches on the left side to find level. Remember, this is a campground. A great place to come and let your kids/grandkids play. Good sight seeing in the area. If your life requires television and WiFi this is not the place for you. I just wish that they would add sewer hook ups.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I like this place and we stay here once or twice a year. Realize that this is a golf course that also has a nice little RV park attached to it. The first 5 or 6 sites are right off of the main parking lot, and exposed to the parking lot traffic. The other sites are on a curved roadway situated behind the club house. The total length of my rig (hooked up) is 45 feet. It does take a little work to get into some of the sites, but it is worth the effort. Management is very accommodating and friendly. I've pulled into the park several times after the clubhouse has closed, but I knew which site I was going into because they tell you that when you make your reservation. I just settle up with them the next morning, no problem. If you're not a golfer, this might not be the place for you, if you are, you will look for reasons to return. I do.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good paved interior roadways. Sites themselves are grass with some gravel for the pad. I needed to put three inches of blocks under my left side to level the trailer. There was plenty of room between the rigs on either side of us. Staff at this park is outstanding. This started with the phone call that I made to reserve the site, to the greeting that we received when we arrived. Just plain nice people. While I rated this a 7, I really like this park, and will return again, probably within the month. The physical plant here just does not measure up to the 9's and 10's I've given in the past. Still, it's nice place.
11/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Outstanding paved interior roadways. Gravel, mostly level parking pads. Some sites have lawn. While I see that 50 amp service is mentioned, it certainly wasn't available at my site. This is an outstanding park. Very pretty, very accessible, the view of the river with ships passing by is great. This is the 4th time that we have stayed here, and this time it was raining hard, and sometimes windy. This is a good rainy day park. It merits a 10, except for the manager who scores 0 on people skills. We came in late (pre-arranged) and it was dark. There wasn't another rig within 100 yards of the site we had selected. A nice older gentleman actually took us to our site and helped me move a picnic table. Then we made our mistake. My wife let our 12 year old dog out of the truck while she got his leash. We were within 10 feet of the trailer and the truck when out of the dark drives up the manager/owenr in his golf cart and rudely chews us out for letting our dog run loose. I am a retired police officer with 30 years of service. If I had spoken to citizens on the street the way this guy spoke to us, I would have been fired long ago. This is not the first complaint that I have read about this guy. My only advice is that if he doesn't like being in the business...get out and get someone with people skills in there. We'll come back again after he leaves.
06/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
Very poor narrow pavement/gravel/dirt interior roadways. Roadways also have very sharp interior curves and turns. Very large trees also make turning a larger rig an adventure. Several times we watched as others had to ask campers to move their vehicles so that they could make a routine turn. Most sites are lumpy uneven grass and are poorly maintained. Sites are very narrow and appear to have been poorly thought out in design and location. This park advertises that 80% of their business is return customers. That may be. Can't figure out why. It is very obvious that there are rigs there that spend the entire summer there, and some even bring their own lawnmower! This is the problem. These people also believe that they are not subject to the park rules and the park staff does nothing to enforce the park rules. For example rules state that each site is limited to one sleeping unit and one passenger vehicle per site. Other vehicles are supposed to be parked in overflow parking. Boats and trailers are not supposed to be parked in the camping area. The spot next to us had a large travel trailer, a large custom van, and an extended cab pickup truck, plus a boat and trailer. The result is that our view was totally blocked from our site as we were walled in by aluminum. When management was contacted they deferred to the "dayshift staff" and nothing was ever done. One staff member did mention that the fulltimers "seem to think that the rules do not apply to them." The marina is in poor condition and some of the finger peers are treacherous to walk out on. Security was never seen. The night before we left (Fri.) there were several large, loud drinking parties. One person decided that chopping wood at 3:15 in the morning was a reasonable thing to do. Management was unaware of the problem. We had fun during the time that we were there, in spite of the park, not because of the facility. We cannot recommend this place, and quite honestly when we explored the area we found another RV park another 3 KM down the road. Should have gone there. Next time we will.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very good paved interior roadways. Most sites have been recently "re-graveled" and are mostly level (less than an inch off side to side). Landscaping in the park is immaculate. Very friendly and helpful staff. Indoor pool and facilities are spotless. We used this park twice in an 8 day period as an over night stop prior to or after crossing the U.S. / Canada border. That would be the only negative. The south property line of this park is the national border and on the U.S. side is the truck inspection area for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. There is some minor noise from idling trucks and truck air brakes. Also, do not trust Mapquest to get you here. It tried sending me 7 miles north! There are many full timers here and it looks like they are spending the summer. We will use this park again if we head that way. We certainly would recommend it.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very good paved interior roadways. Most campsites are back-ins off of cul-de-sacs. There are also numerous sites that have Yurts erected, but still have pads and hoodups for trailers. Some sites are level, but my pull through required 4 inches of blocks on the left side to level my rig. My only complaint was that the volunteer camp host spent more time driving arount with a parrot purched on his shoulder than paying attention to restroom cleanliness. There are no "ocean front" sites, but the beach is easily accessed by numerous trails, and is only a very short walk. This is a nice quiet camp. Plenty to see and do. Bring a kite.
05/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This continues to be one of our favorite spots to go camp and golf. But, it does have it's draw backs. No wifi. That doesn't bother me. The first 6 spots are directly off of the golf course parking lot, but are nice and grassy and not bothered by traffic or golfers. The other spots are off of a narrow curved paved roadway. Spots are grass, with a gravel driveway, some are level, some are not. Exit from these spots can be dicey. Prior to leaving this morning, I had to request that management move about 8 or 9 golf carts as they had been parked in such a way as to needlessly constrict the roadway, making way too narrow to chance. Plenty of room to put the slideouts out and the awnings. The management is well meaning, but they are golf course managers who also happen to have an rv park as part of the package. With all that, they are welcoming and friendly, and very open to suggestions. The golf course is now a full 18 holes, and the rv park has a flat rate fee now. They no longer charge by the size of the rig. The Yakima River is very close by as is the John Wayne Iron Horse State Park, which is a rails to trails state park offering miles of great hiking, biking opportunities. I would recommend reservations. I will return again in June and in August.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very good paved interior roads and camp pads, although some side to side leveling was required. Not all sites have sewer hookup but there are two dump stations available at the park entrance. Some sites have a great view of the lake, and can get to the lake, after falling over a 50 foot shear cliff. Park staff is very good, and attentive. They even provide free newspapers every Saturday morning to each site. There is uniformed security patrolling the camp during evening hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. No Wifi, and we could not get a cell (Verizon). Be sure to check the level of Riffe Lake before coming. If it is up, then there will be lake access. If it is down, and it can get very low, then there's nothing to do but camp. There is a whole new area under construction which could double the size of the campground. Won't be ready until at least next year.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Park has 100 sites but only sites 1 through 40 have water, electric, or sewer. This is an outstanding park to bring kids or grandkids, and this past weekend it appeared that everyone in northwestern Washington had. As a result it was a bit noisy, but that was okay. Lots of kids, dogs and bikes, and plenty of room for all of them to be outside enjoying the park. Sites are all situated on circles at the end of driveways. This provides all of the sites with a good amount of privacy, and easy access. Interior roads are good paved, but the campsites themselves are dirt or dirt/gravel mixed. There are acres of well maintained lawns for the kids to run about on. There is both salt water and fresh water access, but we never made it there as the grandkids were having too much fun close to camp. One word of warning. Make sure that you are well stocked on groceries as there is little or nothing nearby to stock you up. Again, for senior types looking for a quite weekend. It ain't gonna happen. Looking for a great place to take kids or grandkids. This is it
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a find! Great paved interior roads and pads. Sites have nice green grass. Management obviously spends a lot of time on this place, and little touches like flower baskets everywhere shows. We used this as an overnighter, but plan to return and spend much more time in the future. Looking at past reviews, this was a great place to stay last year and the years before. There is now new management (six months) who plan keeping the good reputation. They claim that AAA has rated the place one of the 10 best in Canada and the US. I would not disagree. In some of the older posts there were complaints about the trains going past. The main UP north/south is immediately on the other side of the Williamet River, which borders the park. Okay, there is occasional train noise, but I'm a railfan anyway. Next time I'm here, I want a spot close to the tracks! I would recommend this place to friends and family.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Interior roadways are okay, but some need some work. Killer speed bumps. Gravel pads, some level, some not. We found that we had a lot of privacy in our space, despite having large rigs on either side of us. Very polite and helpful staff. That having been said, this is a nice park, and we enjoyed our stay here very much. Very peaceful, with plenty to do in the area (Crater Lake, etc.) We plan on returning to this place, and will recommend it to friends.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow! Nice place! I am not normally a KOA fan, and I do not rate 10's easily. This place earned it. Very nicely layed out park in the woods. Very clean, neat, and tidy. Very good interior roads and pads are mostly level. Management has even gone and erected small sections of 6 ft. tall fencing in most sites for added privacy. I think this is a nice touch. Nice open area at the back of the park to allow dogs to run. Staff and management in the office were very polite and helpful. If we're in the area again, we would stay here.
07/2008
rating [ 1/10 ]
What a dump! Poor narrow, pot holed interior roads. These roads are potentially hazardous to big rigs. We ended up having to go the "wrong way" on one road to avoid a tree that would have taken out the side of my trailer. Packed dirt campsites and pads. Very dusty and dirty. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the layout of this park. We ended up with a huge diesel pusher on one side of us. Of course they had guests and three extra cars plus a huge big screen tv on the side of their rig which they played all day and night long. Absolutely no privacy in any of the spots that I saw. I could go on writing chapters about what was wrong with this park, but won't. Find somewhere else to stay. Needless to say, we won't be back.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very good, but very narrow paved interior streets. Level concrete pull throughs with grass at most every site. Riverside sites are parallel to the river giving a great view. I would have rated this place much higher except that management has allowed a bunch of long termers to stay at the park, and those spaces look cluttered. They also seem to all drive very loud diesels, and they all go to work at 4:30 AM. Despite rules prohibiting parking on the interior streets, virtually everyone of the long termers were parking their full sized vehicles on the street. The street in front of my pad was so cluttered that I was afraid that I would not have manuevering room to exit the site. When I spoke with management all I got was a shoulder shrug. When I mentioned that fire trucks would have difficulty going down the street, the reply was "they have big bumpers". Also, this place is not in Grants Pass, but is in the city of Rogue River, which is 8 miles south of Grants Pass, just off I-5. There is freeway noise, but not enough to bother anyone. I would go back, despite my complaints...but this could be a 9/10 rated park instead of a 6.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice park situated in the middle of an 18 hole golf course which is situated in the middle of a working cattle ranch. Very good gravel interior roadways. Gravel pads which require some leveling. Most sites have a lawn, but very little shade. Restrooms, showers, and laundry room were very clean, but the laundry does not have soap for sale. Wifi is available, but only if you take your laptop down to a nicely shaded outdoor porch which is part of the club house. Nice restaurant there too. Good food, prices very reasonable. If you forgot your laptop, there is a publicly available computer in the proshop and guests can access the internet from there for free. Our only complaint is that there is very poor water pressure in the RV section, especially during the morning while they are watering lawns. Not enough pressure for my wife to wash her hair. We had to resort to using our internal water and water pump. The golf is good, but the bugs can be bad. If we are in the area again we will definitely stay there.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a very nice park with great walking trails and plenty to do. It is old and dated. The electric there is not even 30 amp, so air conditions will "trip" the switch on occasion. The sewer connections are the old fashion 90 degree elbow type. The roadways are narrow, and I had a very difficult time placing my fifth wheel in what was reported to be a 50 foot pull through. Nothing had been mentioned about the 45 degree bend in the driveway. I had to back in from the top. Still, we spent a very pleasant 3 nights there and will return.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice, clean, well run park. Interior roads are very good paved roadways. Pads are fairly level gravel. Some sites have grass, quite a few don't. We stay here at least once a year, and this year we have stayed twice. My only complaint is that there is the impression that management appears to be a bit over zealous in their enforcement of park rules, making one watch over ones shoulder for fear that they may be watched, and then yelled at for some infraction. As we pulled in our neighbors were having an afternoon family BBQ with about 12-13 senior citizen types, yet management was upset because they were not supposed to have more than 6 people in the site. We will continue to use this facility...but management needs to lighten up just a little.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We try and stay here at least once a year, and this was our second trip back this year. The owner is putting money into expanding the golf course, and campground improvements. The first 5 spaces were recently re-seeded and should soon be available for camping. The remaining spaces are very well separated from one another. The campsites are grass with the rig backed up on gravel driveway strips. Not the most level sites I've even encountered, but I plan on having to level the rig anyway. The one road in the camping area is paved and narrow. If golf customers don't watch where they park this can lead to difficulty in maneuvering ones way out of the park. There is no Wifi at the park, but I can live without it anyway. Management at the park is friendly and accommodating. The weekend we were there a bob-cat was spotted on the course twice. On our last trip while looking for a golf ball I found a coyote.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very good paved interior roadways. Pads are mostly level gravel. Nicely kept green grass in most every site. Management is very friendly and accommodating. We showed up without reservations after a long days drive, and the manager went out of her way to find us a spot for two nights. There are several "full timer" rigs in the park and I understand why. This place is beautiful and quiet, right on the Methow River. There is some road noise from Hwy 20, but drops off at night. We're making plans to return with the rest of our family.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This gem of an RV park is perfect for those who want the amenities of an RV park but the setting of a forested campground. Sites are large and generously spaced apart, separated by trees and foliage. Easy access to all sites. Interior roads are good dirt as are the sites. The on-site store has a nice gift shop. Good laundry facilities (really clean). No playground to speak of, but a catch and release fishing pond was well utilized. Compared to the other "parking lot" style RV parks in the area, this was a real find. Our only complaint is that management needs to find a way to keep the dust down from the roadways. 15 minutes from the West Glacier entrance makes this place well situated. This is the only place at West Glacier that we will stay in the future.
08/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
Good interior paved roadways and pads. The good news ends there. Apathetic management. Looks like the place is for sale and no effort is being put into maintaining the facilities. The grass has not been mowed in a couple of weeks, and hasn't seen water since the last rain. Should have known better when we pulled in and saw two junkers with no license plates parked in the parking lot in front of the restaurant/lounge. The person checking us in "forgot" to tell us that the sewer system for our row of spaces was plugged. Our neighbor said that the manager looked at the problem several days before, but never returned. and "forgot" about the problem. Restrooms did not have hot water nor were paper towels re-supplied during the time we were there. The only saving grace to this place is the beautiful setting and that there is plenty to do with Priest Lake near by. Oh yeah, the laundry facilities are not on site as advertised and a hefty walk from our site. If the laundry facility is actually owned by the facility then it to also reflects the owners neglect and disinterest in this property. We won't be back. There are too many good options other than this place.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a nice RV spot, about 20 miles east of Stanley, and 14 miles west of Clayton. The website claims 20 sites but we only 10 or so. Didn't see 50 amp service either. The sites are nicely separated, but fully exposed to sun, no shade. This is a big cow pasture with full hookups. Don't plan on using your cell phone, television, or radio...unless you have satellite. This is actually a very good place to stay while rafting or fly fishing on the Salmon River, and this camp has sites overlooking the river. Nice and quite and the management is very accommodating.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a really nice park. We used this as an overnighter. The park really does have almost everything that you would want, but shade. Okay, this is a new park, and in time shade will occur. The main problem here is MOSQUITOS. They are prolific, and they have West Nile Virus here. The owners are really nice people and really do their best to make you feel very welcome. This place is spotless.
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a Campground, and not an RV park. If you are looking for Wifi and 50 amp service, this is not the place. This is a very popular state park. The area is fairly remote, but do not let that stop you. The lake is beautiful. The park is a good place for water related activities. Although it is a fair hike from the campsites to the water if you have kids. More to do there for kids than adults. Avoid weekends as they tend to be crowded and noisy. The town of Joseph is 6 miles away and worth the visit.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
To start with, this is a campground and not an RV park. This used to be a Washington State Park, but was given back to the Feds... It is now run by the Crow Butte Park Association. This is an oasis in the middle of a sage brush desert. The park is actually located on an island in the Columbia River, with access only from the Washington side, west of Paterson. The lawns are nicely kept and are green. Sites are paved. There are multiple group sites which allow 2-3 families to camp together in one site with their rigs. Sites are well separated with decent privacy. Some sites have privacy fences separating them from neighboring sites. If you are into water sports, or fishing, this is a decent place to come to. Watch out for rattlesnakes. Management says that they are plentiful. We have not seen anything while here. The only reason this got a 9 and not a 10 is that it is remote, and you should bring gas and groceries with you as they are not close by. Hot weather, water sports, nice green lawns, water front access. What could be better.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a 9 hole golf course that is expanding to 18 holes. The management has recently redone the RV park. The first 6 spots are straight back in grass spots, with plenty of room. The others are back in gravel driveways with the rest of the spot in grass. Very quiet, and the golf is not bad. The cable TV was supposed to be in while we were there, but the local cable outlet hadn't shown up. This place charges by the size of the rig, with rigs < 30 ft paying less than rigs > 30 ft. (but not much more). They have stay and play packages which aren't bad. Reservations are available, but not really needed. This would be a good overnighter while on I-90 traveling west to Seattle or eastbound. I was told that soon there will be a new bath/restroom building built, but for now, most people use their own facilities. I like this place. I rated it a 5 based on the facilities that it has to offer. I'll be back again for sure.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a jewel of a park if you like camping on the beach. Some of the sites back up on the ocean beach, some back up on a tributary river, but provide views and easy access to the ocean. The "river sites" are somewhat more sheltered from the wind than the ocean sites. Be prepared for fog and cool. Bring your kites! Not much if any privacy from site to site. All sites are back in sites. Fill your water tank up at the dump station before entering the park as there is no water hookups in the park, just electricity. We're planning our next trip back there.
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground which is well shaded, and is part of a marina on the banks of the Snake River not far from Pullman, WA. We stayed two nights in the off season, and still the park was pretty much full. During the summer this place could get real hot, and windy. There is only one road in, and it can be very steep and windy. That's the bad part. The good part is that this is a really nice place to stay. Most of those staying are probably fishing the Snake River. There are "Premium sites", regular sites, and sites with partial hookups. We used this as a base while attending a football game at Washington State University. Warning...the students at WSU know about this place, and in April and May will come here to hit the beach and party. They won't bother anyone in the campground.
05/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the former Chief Timothy State Park, which is now privately managed but owned by the U.S. Government. It is located about 8 miles west of Clarkston on Hwy 12. Very good paved interior roads, and paved sites. Most all (if not all) hook up sites are pull throughs. This park is located on an island in the middle of the Snake River. Very popular with boaters and fishermen. There is some shade, and the sites are grass. We look for excuses to come this way and stay here.
03/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice place. Very good paved interior roads with gravel pull throughs or back ins. Sites are not too crowded together. Very friendly staff. The place was not full the nights we were there, so the owner let us maneuver our 5th wheel sideways in our spot so that we could watch river traffic on the Columbia River go by. We definitely will return, and will bring the grand kids with us. Good beach access to the river, and a playground for the kids.
08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Level gravel sites with lots of grass around your space. Only water and electric, but plenty of dumping stations on the way out. This place is a jewel with a great staff. It does fill up on weekends. You probably won't get in without a reservation.
04/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the most popular state parks in the state. It is virtually booked up for weekends through the rest of the summer. This is not a big rig friendly park. I managed to find one back in spot in the full hookup area for my 31ft. 5th wheel, but it was tough going. In the dry camp area you might find more luck. This was the first place we ever camped at and we love it. But it will be crowded during the summer weekends. It is an older park, built back in the days when the largest trailer out there was 30 feet long.
07/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Park management was very accommodating. We requested a site change and they moved us without question. Do remember though that the roadways and camp sites are very dusty.
07/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Campground was very full while we were here. Still, it met our needs. I was also concerned with the mobile home park that adjoins the campground, but there were no problems. Pool/hottub were good.
07/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice place. Strictly used as an overnighter enroute to Mt. Rushmore. Quiet, suited our needs just fine.
07/2005
rating [ 3/10 ]
Interior roadways were of poor quality dirt. Camp sites are narrow and very close together. They are in some areas very unlevel. We used it as an overnighter to visit Deadwood and Mt. Rushmore, but we won't be back.
07/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice place. We also stumbled on this place without a reservation, and then spent 3 nights here. We appreciated the dog walking service. For a fee one of the park ladies came to our trailer twice during the day and walked our two dogs while we took the train to Silverton. I'd stay here again.
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