With such a few number of sites, you would do well to have a reservation to stay here. Only minutes off of the historic gorge highway, this tiny park is clean, friendly and helpful. While we were here, the no vacancy sigh was up every day. A much bigger park a few miles away had plenty of open spaces at much higher rates, with less to offer. From here you can visit Multnomah Falls, drive the Columbia River gorge highway, see Mt. Hood, explore Portland and Vancouver and be only minutes from your RV. The park was quiet, with clean restrooms and spacious laundry. We would definitely return.
There are only a few pull-through sites here, and not all are level. They can be tight; we nearly didn't get into ours. Gravel and dirt roads could be a mess if it rained very hard. Some sites have a view of the Pacific Ocean; to reach it necessitates crossing the very busy highway 101. However, this is one of the most reasonably priced stops along this stretch of the beautiful Oregon coast, and is central to dozens of state beaches and parks, the Newport aquarium, three lighthouses and several historic communities. The full hookups and longer sites are essential for a big rig as the state parks have limited size and hookups.
Here is a beautiful little park in a natural setting just right for a family weekend. This could become a favorite spot for folks to return to year after year. The staff is helpful, the sites are relatively widely spaced. The creek and waterfall for which the park is named are a treat to hike to, and would be a wonderful swimming place in summer. Rental cabins are available, but they are unfurnished and must be rented for a month at a time. The pull-through site was generous in size. We would definitely return.
This appears to be a work in progress. Most of the park is filled with permanent residents, although there was not the usual amount of clutter associated with long-term rentals. However, the owners have on-going projects all over the park, none of them finished. Several trips to the dump and the scrap metal yard would make a huge difference. Partially restored vehicles everywhere, unfinished sites, open trenches, downed trees, a half-filled, abandoned swimming pool made the otherwise natural setting rather poor. The owners were very friendly, just overwhelmed with things to do. The nearby freeway could be a problem if you don't care for traffic noise. With some TLC, this park could be a jewel.
During the busy summer season, this campground would be a bit more than we wanted to pay, but the winter rates were very reasonable. During the summer the park would probably seem somewhat crowded, but in the fall we practically had the place to ourselves. With a lodge, rental cabins, huge meeting rooms, pool, BBQ area, mini-golf, hiking trails and more, this would be an excellent place for group rallies or a family reunion where some might not be in RVs. The office and grounds staff were friendly and helpful. This is a great central location for exploring California's Gold Country. We will definitely return.
Until now, I've never given any park a "10." If I were looking for a place to buy in and stay for a while, this would be it. From our first greeting when we arrived at the front gate, the office, the staff, the welcome crew, the neighbors - everyone was friendly, welcoming and most helpful. There are two cable channels dedicated to park events, announcements and helpful information. Sites are widely spaced and beautifully maintained. Laundry and rest rooms were immaculate. A huge clubhouse boasts a library, craft and meeting rooms, coffee bar, "garage sale/member exchange" area, indoor and outdoor seating and plentiful things about the local area and attractions. There are acres of hiking, nearby Yosemite is a magnificent side trip, and the community of Coarsegold is unique. If a casino is to your liking, it is just a mile down the highway. We will definitely be back!
Mechanical troubles forced us to stay overnight in this town after repairs lasted well into late afternoon. Perhaps if one is a Thousand Trails member this would be a reasonable place to stay. As a non-member, it seems that more attention would be given to a potential new member. At any rate, they were happy to take our money, open the gate, and leave us to our own devices. For the price, I expected a well-maintained resort. We got dirt roads, marginally graveled sites, 30 amps only, untrimmed trees and a canal advertised as a river. Save your money and drive on.
Asphalt and hookups. That's it. Nothing fancy, zero amenities, cash only, self-pay station. This is basically a section of the fairgrounds parking lot, with hookups. If you're seeking a low-cost place to park while exploring the Bay area, this is it. If facilities, recreation, a pool or other amenities are on your must-have list, forget it. We woke up one morning to a huge flea market which had appeared overnight on the parking lot next to us. This is largely an industrial area, and not particularly close to shopping, restaurants or tourist areas, but the price is right.
Once you finally get here, you will enjoy the solitude, the beautiful lake, the hiking, the woods, the night air. The park is situated at the end of several miles of gravel roads. They are well maintained, but still rough never-the-less. Choose your site carefully, not all are the same length. There are no pull-throughs. While each site does not have water (or sewer), it is not far to fill containers or refill your rig if necessary. This is a less expensive alternative to the much higher priced campgrounds in West Yellowstone, and nearly as convenient for day trips into Yellowstone National Park.
As previous reviewers have mentioned, this is definitely NOT a destination park. A flood several years ago caused considerable damage; the current collection of permanent residents with their older rigs and accumulated "stuff" make it look really seedy. The owner has well-intentioned plans for a bigger, beautiful park, but they have not come to fruition. His master plan - available to see in the well-stocked general store - is over ten years old. If you are visiting Puyallup, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier or St. Helens, this is a good central location. If you want a place to relax outside, build a fire, enjoy the amenities, go elsewhere.
This could be a place to stay for a while! The RV spaces are wide, long, and widely separated. Many back up right against the river. The park is situated off of the highway so traffic noise is practically nonexistent. The facilities are spotlessly clean and well maintained. Cabins for rent could be an ideal add on for a family reunion or larger gathering. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
The total number of sites is misleading, as all but about five of them are full of permanent residents. The owners are friendly and helpful; their small gift shop is well stocked with authentic area souvenirs. Jackson is about eight miles north of the park and is a convenient place to shop, explore and eat. A small convenience store directly across the highway provides grocery essentials otherwise. It is frustrating to be in a park so close to the beautiful Snake River, yet not have it accessible or even visible from the park. This is definitely a destination, but rather a lower-priced alternative to the much more expensive parks in Jackson or further north toward Grand Teton National Park.
Here is the only campground in this National Park with full hook-ups. It stays completely full during the majority of the summer season, so reservations are essential. There are huge trees throughout the park, so your satellite reception will be minimal. The park is within walking distance of the visitor center for Colter Bay, restaurants, a good sized general store, laundromat with free WiFi and gift shops. A generous variety of ranger-led programs and hikes will provide plenty to do. The lake and marina are within walking distance as well. This is a great place for day trips into Yellowstone from the south, to Jackson Hole or through the Tetons.
Here is a family owned park with friendly, helpful service. It is so much better than the typical KOA. The RV spaces are wide and long. There is not much shade anywhere in the park. The heated pool is a nice touch. The small store and gift shop are well stocked. The park offers a number of extra activities and events for their guests. We would definitely stay here again.
Here is a park in the inner city, close to a mall, restaurants, auto dealers and the freeway. It isn't much to look at. If you can stand the stale cigarette smoke, the staff is friendly enough, but doesn't go out of their way to be helpful. The clubhouse/exercise room/laundry/restrooms were clean and well equipped. It seems to be filling up with more permanent residents.
Here is a friendly place to stay while visiting Walla Walla. The park is beautiful with grass and trees at many sites. Hedges separate some of the sites and give a sense of privacy. Our space was wide enough for the slide-outs, but we could not open the awning all the way because of a large shade tree on the site. The small store is well stocked. There is a creek at the back of the property and places to walk pets. A large park nearby has a huge dog run, tennis courts, skate park and ample picnic and hiking space. The permanent residents maintain their rigs well; it does not give the run-down appearance of many parks.
Here is a wide open, easily entered RV park at the fairgrounds featuring full hookups, level spaces and the beauty of the eastern Cascades to explore all around. There is no on-site registration; go to the exposition office around the corner during business hours. No amenities (other than during the county fair) but the community and surrounding area is worth a visit. This is the home of the Aplets and Cotlets factory; a tour is available. Leavenworth is just a few miles up the road; the RV spaces there are double the price. This was quiet and peaceful when we were here. In fact, there was only one other RV in the entire park!
If you're looking for a park with lots of amenities, this isn't it. If you just need a pull-through for the night on the way to somewhere else, this will do nicely. Totally paved roads and sites, with some grass and newly planted trees. Friendly staff, on site security, WiFi, propane sales, close to the outlet malls, a water park and casino. The train tracks on one side and the highway on the other may bother you if you're trying to sleep with the windows open. This is also a repair center, with lower daily rates if you're getting work done on your RV.
This is a beautiful, quiet place far from the noise of the highway. Plenty of trees and shade, and nearly deserted during the week. We did not try the disc golf course as it had rained and was muddy, but there were several using it. Some of the sites are a bit tight if you have a big rig. The staff was friendly and helpful, guiding us to our site and making sure we would fit. The pool was immaculately clean.
It was quite a hunt to get here, as we were given wrong directions. As previously posted, be careful NOT to turn on Tiger Trail or you will have a difficult time turning around with a rig of any size. The park is delightful, with plenty of lake access, well-spaced sites and rental cabins if you want to have company. We were here over a very busy weekend with every space filled, and still the park did not seem crowded. The main dump station was closed, but the secondary one is actually better: level and easily accessible.
As an overnight stop, this park will be fine. It appears that the owners have plans to expand, with possibly a club house or recreational facilities. While it seems a bit pricey for what little is currently offered, the site was reasonably level, shady and easy to enter and exit.
We asked for a pull-through since we were only going to be here one night. The site we were assigned was a very tight turn for a long rig, but we made it. Sites are widely spaced, many with wooden decks. The lake was totally drained while we were here. They are trying to control an invasive plant, but the park was clean and quiet. Hosts were friendly and helpful. We would definitely return.
After discovering the state parks were full, we arrived here to discover a hidden gem. The owner was friendly and helpful, guiding us to a great site right on the river. He has only been the owner for three years, and his list of desired improvements is long, but it is still a good place to stay. Everything was clean and orderly. Many sites have shade, the river is beautiful, and it is remote enough to be really quiet. Security gates are in place and the owner lives on site. There is much to see and do in the area. We would definitely stay here again.
If being out of the noise and traffic of Phoenix is important, then this is the park for you. There are few trees, and RVs are closely packed in. You will be escorted to your site, most likely a pull-through, by courteous staff. A sparsely stocked general store is available along with a very clean laundry and large recreation room. There are always activities in the park and many of the residents have been here long term. Shopping is just down the road.
What a wonderful park! San Dimas is reasonably close to nearly everything in the Los Angeles area. We stayed here two months and would have loved to stay longer. There are long-term residents in the park; we met some who have been there more than fifteen years! On top of a hill, sandwiched between a regional park, Puddlestone Lake and a municipal golf course, the views of the mountains are spectacular. There are hiking trails everywhere; the lake for swimming, picnics or fishing; an equestrian center, hot tubs with a view nearby, and of course, all that Southern California has to offer. The staff is friendly and helpful; security is continuous. The occasional howl of coyotes nearby makes one feel as though he is far from civilization instead of centered in a teeming metropolis. Definitely worth coming back to in the future.
Get away from Phoenix and out into the desert to see the stars. Here is a park which offers wide spaces and typical amenities. Put on your walking shoes as it is quite a hike to the restrooms, recreation hall or office. The entire park is walled in and provides a very secure feeling. Others have complained about freeway noise, but we didn't feel it was excessive. The overnight section of the park was clean. There doesn't seem to be many reasons to stay here for long, but it is a great spot for one night.
This beautiful desert setting has a friendly staff, immaculate sites and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. It is set well off the highway; no noise from traffic to endure. Most sites are leased and have improvements such as patios or storage buildings on them which are not for the over nighter's use. We were escorted to our site and had plenty of help in backing in. The laundry room, recreation hall and other common areas were sparkling clean. Escapees definitely runs a well-maintained park; you will enjoy your stay here.
New Mexico is filled with wonderful places to explore. This tiny park is central to Southern New Mexico and close to White Sands National Park, the Sacramento Mountains, Caballo Reservoir, Indian ruins, the new space port, Truth or Consequences and more. The park itself is definitely not a destination. The majority of the park is filled with long-term residents. A separate area in the front is for over nighters. The laundry room is spacious and clean. There are no restrooms or showers. Internet is strong, but local TV channels are non-existent. Each site has a covered ramada with picnic table. Don't come here for the amenities; come for the low rates and convenience to other state activities.
What a dump! This is basically a few gravel sites carved out of a hillside where most of the occupants appear to be semi-permanent. Lots of old cars, junk, and clutter around the various aging trailers. No one was at the office; a phone call to the number posted on the wall brought the owner around later to collect his fee, cash only. If there are any amenities such as restrooms, we couldn't find them. Since it is right beside the highway and in the area we wanted to visit, we stayed one night while hunting something which would feel more secure. We probably would not stay here again.
Here is a campground which attempts to provide everything. Yes, it is desert, but owners have planted trees, a rose garden and cacti throughout the park. It has an indoor pool, clean restrooms, small but clean laundry, adequate store and plenty of activities will keep your family entertained when not out exploring Carlsbad Caverns or the surrounding area.
This is a beautiful place in the Sacramento mountains. (It is up for sale as of this writing also.) Full hook-ups with plenty of room. Shady spots or full sun - choose for the appropriate time of year. This park is open year round while others nearby close for the winter. The restrooms are spotless. The family owners are friendly and helpful. The river beside the park can be fished. No cell phone service at this spot in the mountains, but good cable television. There is a covered pavilion, propane available, and plenty to explore nearby.
If you're looking for all of the amenities such as a swimming pool, clubhouse, laundry, showers and playground, this is not the place for you. If, however, you need a quiet, in town, secure place to park while you explore Augusta, golf or tour the area, choose Heritage. The office is only open afternoons, so call ahead and reserve a spot. It will be carefully marked when you arrive. Plenty of room, friendly help, quiet, with a good number of older, long-term residents. The park is neat and clean; gravel and sand roads to sites with patios, some grass and some trees. It is close enough to the interstate to be very handy, yet far enough away to be quiet and secure. We would definitely choose this place again when in the area.
Definitely a one-nighter. This place is really run down. The sites are not too level, there is trash everywhere, and the permanent residents have plenty of junk piled around their trailers. The little town of Edgewood has a Wal-Mart and fuel. Noise from Historic Route 66 on one side of the park and I-40 on the other could be a problem for some. Stay here when you're desperate, then move on.
Here is a park that tries to cater to nearly everyone. Yes, it is on the desert, and trees and shade are at a premium. Nevertheless, the park offers a rose garden, tent sites, wildlife, an indoor pool, store, game room, party room, a variety of planned activities, a great welcome package and friendly service. The sites are not any closer than others in parks with lots of vegetation, but it might feel like it. The laundry room was spotless. Definitely a good central location for visiting Carlsbad Caverns, Sitting Bull Falls, the Living Zoo or Guadalupe Peak.
Be certain to reserve ahead, as more and more people are discovering this cool mountain retreat. It is remote enough that the park provides cable television hookups. Go up to the Indian Lodge, a wonderfully maintained CCC constructed building. The restaurant is mediocre, but the ambiance is worth the experience. The night is dark, the stars are spectacular, the refreshing breezes in the middle of the West Texas desert are great. Take a side trip to the Fort Davis National Monument or the McDonald Observatory for a star party and a peek through a telescope at a distant galaxy or planet.
This is a beautiful, relatively secluded state park. The staff is friendly and helpful, the sites are spacious and the restrooms were spotless. Unfortunately, the turkeys were roosting, so most of the river access was closed at this time. The bird blind is a comfortable place to see a variety of species, with helpful lists and pictures inside.
What a beautiful park! Friendly and helpful staff in a unique setting: a combination of river and cypress swamp. It rained while we were here, but the site drained very well, and it proved to be no problem. It is quiet at night, well away from highway noise. The huge trees could pose a problem for opening slide-outs on some rigs; I would check my site carefully before reserving it. The amenities of Lake Charles are nearby. Signage makes it easy to get to from I-10.
Quiet, wildlife-filled park with well-spaced sites. The restrooms were spotless, and a washer/dryer just inside the bath house was a great addition. Convenient to Natchez and the Fall or Spring Pilgrimage, but perhaps too far (about 15 miles) for those who want to play in the casino. With water, nature trails, cabins to rent and beautiful scenery, this would be a wonderful place for a reunion or group camping event.
What a beautiful place! Built right on the shore of Lake Okitibbee, this COE park is filled with wildlife, fishing spots and peaceful, shady campsites. When we were here, our RV was invaded by swarms of ants, huge black ones and tiny brown ones. In spite of spraying and spraying, they continued to arrive and got into everything. Locals told us it was the unusually heavy rains from the preceding week. The park gates lock at night, so be certain to be in camp before closing time.
This park looks like a work in progress. Very friendly folks, including the workampers who were here to improve the place. They indicated that new owners were trying to "clean up a mess." It was relatively quiet, definitely out in the countryside, and fine for an overnight stop. With some tender loving care this could be a beautiful little place to stay.
This is a huge campground, close to all of the RV factory tours and the RV/MH Hall of Fame. The staff is friendly and accommodating. While it seems overpriced to me, it is near many tourist-oriented locations including the Amish country, Shipshewanna Market and lower Michigan. It is more typical of a convenient place in a big city. If you are looking for scenic beauty or quiet country surroundings, go elsewhere. If you want to be near the action, this is the place.
A beautiful little park run by a friendly young couple. They have worked hard to make the park sparkling clean, family friendly, and very welcoming. Several seasonal rigs were in place, and their owners even planted flower gardens around them. Shady sites both on or near the lake are generously sized. Rustic tent camping is available. A swimming lake, playground, pavilion, boat launch and boat rentals are all available. Also on site are a small store and laundry facilities. Definitely a place we would return to.
Definitely a family friendly campground. Many of the spaces were occupied by seasonal units. The weekend was busy with children swimming in the lake, fishing boats everywhere, and plenty of people on the grounds. By Monday morning, most of the rigs were vacant as the locals went back to their jobs. While the whole place had a rustic feel, the staff and owners were friendly and helpful. They had several summertime events planned and obviously knew many of their regular guests well. The evening we arrived a pot-luck supper was on the agenda. The last mile of road to the park is not paved.
What a beautiful, isolated place to camp! We were here in November, over Thanksgiving, and nearly had the place to ourselves. The new owners are really working hard to improve this already lovely park. It will be fun to stay again and see how much progress they have made. There was random cell phone coverage in this canyon, and almost no television. The owners provided a phone at the office for campers to use. An automatic gate (pay a deposit, get a gate card) provides plenty of security. Watch the very steep downhill approach to the park.
A small park in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this one is worth the visit. Plan to hike and enjoy the trails, which wind back and forth across the Sabinal River. The sites are spacious, with a covered picnic shelter for each one. Site #15 is my favorite. Climb to the top of the canyon on a hiking trail or leave the park to get cell phone coverage. Better yet, just enjoy the maples and the river!
Although the creek was bone dry due to the severe drought in the Texas Hill Country, this was still a beautiful park. Easy to get in and out, wide spaces. Friendly, helpful owners and staff, with more improvements being made as we were there. Spotless laundry area. Plenty of activities in the park, and several Texas attractions nearby. While they claimed their listing in the Escapees Directory was a "mistake," they offered a small discount anyway. We would definitely stay here again.