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08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Echoing previous comments; friendly, family-run, level gravel; steady power, good water/pressure, sewer easy-use at ground-level, 42 channels on cable (for a dollar extra), veteran's discount, level gravel sites with plenty of room, paved central street and entrance. Trees, some grass, and a dog-walk. Not a lot to Dalhart, but if there were, this place would be good for an extended stay. Think we stayed here in '02 - the grandson has done a good job with the place - we'll stay here again on next trip to points northwest.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Can't elaborate much more on the previous reviews. These folks and campground are GREAT! We were in a pull-through site with what appeared to be a second site as our TOAD parking and fire-ring area. Had 50-A of 113V power (with AC load on it - good), plenty of water pressure, on/off again digital broadcast TV (no factor for us), Wi-Fi is good at office, and we were able to get "excellent" using our booster which was about 75 yards away from the office. It was $5 for a wheelbarrow load of split firewood , delivered! Washrooms/showers are outstanding, but laundry is limited in quantity, but it's new equipment, and only $1.50/load. We like the "rustic" places with trees, bushes, pine-needles, etc. This is the place for overnight, or for a month; it ain't a "parking lot," by any means. Tents accommodated too. Gift shop is nice and small and they even packaged fragile items for us, suitable even for USPS. We'll definitely stay here again. Owner/operators are really friendly and accommodating.
07/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Everything said in previous posts! Clean, neat, manicured grass areas, perfect washrooms - just like home. Water good, electric stable, three broadcast TV channels (analog), sewer at ground level, Wi-Fi strong at sites (but typical of remote locations - not "fast"). This is one of those places you should "plan" to overnight at. If you "hammer" in from Jasper (400+ miles), it's a good place to spend a couple days recuperating - and Houston is a nice town in which to relax. If we get back to BC, this is a definite stop-over again.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Ok folks - they've done well in making a go of putting an RV park in the middle of nowhere. Yes, the upper lot is 20 amp electric-only (diesel genset, by the way), there is no black water dump, and all water is hauled in from a well a ways down the road. Showers are pay-per-use. Spaces are OK level - and gravel - and there are seemed to be either long-term amateur miners or caravan-ers in the park. We stayed only one night, but it was pleasant - beer at the saloon, supper at the RV Park kitchen, and a nice tour of "Tish's" school/home the next day (read the book). Considering what it must cost in O&M for the park, we're not griping about the cost for plugging in - it would have cost that much in gas for our genset had we dry-camped. A tour of the dredge just outside the office is kind of spendy - if you're coming through Dawson City, find "Dredge 4" instead - it's WAY bigger. If we come back to chicken, we'll stay here again.
07/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
About 15 miles west of Watson Lake - AT the junction to Rt 37 South - Cassiar Highway. Plenty of signs advertising this place - including a restaurant. Only thing open is gas station ("office" for RV park) along with one burned-down building. Restaurant closed; saloon closed. RV park is barely maintained. Had water, 30Amp, and sewer in an adequate pull-through. Washrooms were barely useable; didn't even look at showers. Were it not for the fact that it would a be a 30 mile round-trip out of our way (headed south on the Cassiar), we'd have gone into Watson Lake. Dry-camping would be preferable (and plentiful in the area), were it not for our traveling companions who couldn't dry-camp. We won't be staying here again.
07/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Depends upon your tastes. This place is exquisite, from our point of view. LEVEL gravel sites - pull-throughs are long enough for tandem tractor-trailers. Water is good, 30A is stable, WiFi is via satellite, so don't abuse it with video/music/movies/pictures (ISP "Fair-Use" policies). Plenty of grass - and space between sites, washrooms clean and neat. Mountain views are perfect for a gin-tonic in the evening - as is a ten minute walk to the lake shore, where one can contemplate, from a nice bench, why one shouldn't live in the lower 48. No, there are no playgrounds for the kids, no entertainment events, no "activities," no "trinket" stores, no big-box grocery-runs, and no bothersome noise (road, people, trains, boats, airplanes, or otherwise). Just peace and quiet, and opportunity to remember what's important... This is absolutely the best place we've stayed in two and a half months on the road (from Florida to Alaska - and now on the way back). If you could "bottle it," you'd make a fortune in a week. Cash gets roughly 10% discount - no Good Sams/AAA, but who cares? It's outstanding!
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Managers were great - personable and helpful. Water good, electric stable, cable OK, WiFi great (a little slow on the up-link but this is common in AK), gravel sites reasonably level (and not the usual "messy" gravel), sewer a little bit "uphill." Restrooms/Showers clean, neat, and 'supplied." Laundry has four new high-efficiency front-load washers - four dryers. "Pay" showers might put some campers off, but we've seen this business model quite often up here - no problem with it. Owner apparently still "investing" in this property, else it would not be in the good shape it's in now. It's about six miles to the Denali Park entrance - five and a half to the commercial stuff near the park (South). Mile and a half North to Healy - 49th State Brewery - try the "Smoked Marzen." Nice tourist area near the Park - but it's nice to camp away from the hubbub and touristy stuff. Based on what we saw elsewhere, we'd DEFINITELY stay at this place again (others were veritable parking lots and trash-bins). Bring mosquito netting - unless there's a breeze, they'll be a bother, even as dry as it is here (as is the case all over AK). Rate reflects the Good Sam discount.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The positives: the management staff was outstanding! Friendly and helpful - they ordered a ride to the flight-seeing company for us, recommended eateries in Talkeetna, and were most pleasant to talk with (UK Nationals). Shower and restroom facilities were new, clean, neat, and well supplied; WiFi was fully functional; water pressure good, power stable (30A only); gravel sites reasonably level. The not-so-positives: yes, the rearmost row is <200' from the Alaska RR - half a dozen trains a day, and it wasn't at all noticeable to us (we were closest to the rail). We didn't experience the noise issues noted in a previous review. Don't know if any sites had sewer, but dump station was clean and properly equipped, even if it was just a little tight. And yes, you're nearly in your neighbor's lap, with regard to the slot-size, but our stay was quiet and relaxing (with the exception of the slaps and snaps of our mosquito zapper). We look at these short-term stays in cramped quarters as a welcome test of our abilities to stuff a 35x12' motor home into a 30x13' space. From our perspective, the only better place in town would be on the ramp at the airport, parked amongst the myriad glacier-landing airplanes.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Gravel sites fairly level; water good; power stable; wifi is so-so out in the park, but our "booster" brings it in just fine. Nice outfit - Good Sam usual, or $2 veterans discounts. Dump on the way out is ok for our 1-3 day stays. Showers and restrooms are clean and neat - showers have the full-size residential glass-enclosed corner units; water/electric hook-ups gets you two "tokens" per day (per camper) for 7-minute showers. Out here, the fuel/power is expensive; this technique is entirely fair and reasonable. We'd considered Kenney Lake and Copper Center, but those roads would have clobbered our camper (nearly as bad as Beaver Creek to the AK border). Seems to be Native / 1st-Nation owned and operated, and they're doing a good job. We'd definitely stay here again. Grocery store is 1-minute down the road, and hardware is 2-minutes the other way.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Don't know their story, but likely similar to the other "non-resort" outfits in Tok; trying hard in a bad economy. This place would be a gem, if some investment could be made in sprucing up; sites are pretty level, plenty of spruce trees and spacing give everyone some privacy. Price is more than competitive for Tok. Fire rings / stones provide "ambiance" of camping. Water good - electric stable - sewer at ground level. All gravel - and all quiet. Restrooms / showers clean and neat, although some of that "sprucing-up" could be applied here. High-pressure RV wash is out front, as is ample laundry building - and prices are in-line with the area. Lady in office was most helpful and friendly. Was great for an over-nite, and we'd stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
Westmark RV Park, Beaver Creek, Yukon. All gravel - likely mud when wet. Fairly level. Water hard. Electric stable. Grills - tables. Aspens. Dump station only. First look at showers/restrooms "looked" clean; actual use finds urine smell in shower (like using old unclean mop), haphazard repairs, ceiling buckling. Sign out front says CAA/AAA "approved." No AAA discount when asked - even though it's in Woodalls. Advertised WiFi - none broadcast with the claimed SSID (and we use a "booster" that works well even 500'+ from the access-point - we were only 75' this time), don't think it even made it out of the office. As far as "big-rig" access - didn't see any sites that would accommodate a 40-footer with a toad; we had no problem since the place had only 12-15 sites in-use. Clerk on-duty was not rude, but seemed bothered we wanted to check in and/or use WiFi. Store up the road seemed like hangout for the unsavory. This is first campground in Canada where we felt uncomfortable and unwelcome, but ALCAN from Haines beat us to death and we just didn't want to drive any more. Will NOT stay here again. We'll try White River on the way back - it's not too far south of Westmark.
05/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Plenty of trees. Clean and neat. Gravel sites pretty level. Water good. Electric stable. 65 channels cable TV. A little tight and dusty, but everyone friendly and laid-back. Nice store on-site. Short drive to visitors center; make it a point to go there. Plenty of museums. Restrooms and showers were outstanding. Staff friendly. We plan on staying here upon return from AK. Good Sam discount is shown in rate.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great for a night or two. Tight quarters; room enough for slide-outs but little else. Gravel lot is fairly level; hookups were consistent and all in a line. Restrooms-showers clean and up to date. WiFi running two hotspots at least one has good signal. Walking distance to visitor center and sign forest (make one up before you get there), grocery store ($$$$$), and Northern Lights Center. Restaurant across from grocery. Staff friendly. Water good. Electric stable. Stop at airport while in town. It has a good review of WWII aircraft ferry during Russian Lend-Lease, Watson Lake pretty busy then. Would stay here again; easy in/out/convenient.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
About five miles south of Rt 43 in Grand Prairie. If you're heading to AK, the downtown traffic to contend with, but not bad. Owner provided great info on trip north: he's been about everywhere. Many long-termers, but it was quiet, friendly, and clean. Gravel sites fairly level, but a lot of sewer hookups "uphill." Water was good. TV and WiFi was good. Restrooms and showers outstanding. Good place to stay if you're in the area for a few days. We'd stay here again. Rate does NOT reflect Good Sam.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Seems like a low-margin enterprise just getting by. Staff was nice enough - even with a couple of wise-cracking Americans. Level sites, paved with gravel / trees / privacy panels between. Sewer at ground level. Water good. Got 5 TV channels (Public TV / Regina / Local). WiFi signal is strong, and they used good equipment for repeaters. Road noise not really noticeable. Nice town. Flying-J just north and west. This is a good place for an over-night or two. Plenty of working folks in the park, but it's pretty tidy. Only real gripe was the showers. If you have one in your camper, there's likely more room in yours than in theirs. Re-purposed toilet-stall partitions make for four separate barely 2'x2' showers with 2'x3' dressing area. Partitions are broken/fallen / broken latches, etc. Take your flip-flops. If you're there in a tent, you're grateful, if you're there in a camper, it's "why don't I just dump tanks in the morning?" If we're through here in the future, we'd stay again, since it's not 200 yards off the highway and in town (behind Oasis truck stop).
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Ok - we rated this as high as we did because of the condition of the bathrooms / showers, and the friendly staff in the office. Otherwise, it is what it is - a city park. A water hydrant in the middle of the circle, and 30A electric on the posts. Heavy-duty picnic tables. Adjacent to the worlds largest (Ukranian) Easter-Egg. Lush grass covers the dirt sites, and if you don't have jacks or dunnage, you're likely to be off-kilter. The grass also hides 23 bazillion mosquitoes - fortunately the wind blows a lot. They don't have waterfront sites, but they do have railroad-front sites - 15' off the rear of our coach. It's a good overnight stop - right off Route 16 on the east side of Vegreville. $19 was the age 55 discount. We'd stay here again.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place for weekend getaways - adults and kids; plenty of things for kids to do, and pool is open for Memorial Day. Tables / fire pits at each site. Gravel roads and sites - some leveling required on some sites. Take water filter with you - they're working on improving it; "softened" water in showers/laundry. Dog owners kept dogs quiet - ground clean, and no noise or rowdiness; this was a very pleasant stay for us. 10 miles to "the mall," 4-5 to Amana Colonies. Owners were great - did their best not to move us or our traveling companions when husband's ER/hospital stay delayed our departure by four days. We'll definitely be back to Sleepy Hollow. (Good-Sam)
05/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Almost didn't stop due to previous review claiming $3 showers; fee applies to additional guests, not campers. Glad we called to verify. "Neat-as-a-pin" only comes close to describing this convenient little place right off of I-94. Water is good, electric is stable, and sewer is at ground-level. Gravel sites are very level side-to-side, and need only a little front-to-back tweaking. Fully half are pull-through - all would be except for a few trees. Hook-ups are laid out such that pairs of travelers can be face-to-face and share a picnic table between them - if one wants. Latrines were exceptionally clean, and well configured for privacy in the showers. Playground for kids. Really nice hilltop view of a pair of large ponds - good place for chairs / fire / gin-tonic in the evening. Some noise from highway - but we enjoyed outside dinner with family - conversation no problem - slept great. This one is a planning point for travel up this way in the future. Owners great - friendly - helpful. We got 10% off w/AAA.
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