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09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
On the north side of the property parking is back-in on a large gravel lot which slopes to the front requiring almost full length of jacks to level. The lodge is on the west side of North Stratford, across from McDonald', on a busy commercial 5 lane road with some road noise all night. Behind the parking is a car wash which is noisy until mid-evening when it closes. If coming in from Hwy 17 and heading south on North Stratford, a right turn into the entrance is nearly impossible without going over the curb if RV is of any length.(We're 53' total) We continued down to the first light at West Valley Rd., turned right, went two blocks to the Shell station on the right and turned around in the shopping center behind Shell. Back at North Stratford we turned left and then, using the center left/right turn only lane, easily made the left turn into the entrance. Wi-Fi requires a password available in the bar. OTA television was minimal. Electric and water were good.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Agree with previous reviewer. I would have rated it higher if roads/sites were paved, sites were longer and wider, WiFi was better, and cable TV was in working order. Office staff was pleasant and helpful. We would stay here again if in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy access from I-5. Entrance to park is on the north side of the lodge and around to the back. Road and sites are large gravel and level with little shade. Camp host is friendly and helpful. Service at each site varies. Some sites are full hookup, others only water and electicity, and 50/30 amp varies according to site. Dump station. Some sites have a small concrete patio. Some I-5 freeway low hum noise, as well as aiport noise in the evening. Costco, WalMart, and Lowe's are all within a mile between lodge and I-5. We would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
As stated in previous post, this is a nice, quiet, city owned park, well signed coming in from La Grande, via a residential street. Self register. Phone number answers with a recording giving status of availability, but a message can be left for a return call. Park is clean and neat, as are bathroom/showers, and laundry room. $1 each to wash and dry with two washers and dryers. Road and sites are level gravel with grass in between. Water pressure is 85 psi requiring a pressure regulator. Sewer and electricity are good. Wi-Fi requires username and password, is easy to connect to, but not secure and signal strength varies. Unfortunately watering of grass is not kept up with in some areas. Staff is helpful and friendly. In the early evening we were visited by two does, three female fawns, and a young buck. We used this as a base to drive our car on the entire Hells Canyon Scenic Byway before heading north to the Okanagan Valley in BC. We would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects Golden Age Passport and back-in site. River pull through sites are additional $1. Easy access off I-84. 2/22 RV sites are non-reservable. Campground road and sites are paved and level. At nearly every back-in site a tree is closely located on each side of the site entrance. This can make it difficult to park a long RV especially if the RV in the pull through site on the opposite side of the road is not fully in its site. We saw a very long 5th wheel struggle to get in since it alone was the entire length of the site right up to the dirt wall at the end of the site. Our 33' class A made it in fine, but we were not able to put out the awning because of the tree. There is some highway noise, especially for the tent sites which are just below the east bound on-ramp. Power and water are good. Dump station near the check-in kiosk. A very pretty spot along the river. We would stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate is Good Sam rate. Since we don't have pets we decided to stay here. The park which is located among pine trees was neat, clean, and very quiet with gravel roads and sites. The last block to the park on Wright Ave. was dirt. The owner was away and the couple running the park was very friendly and helpful. RV park rules re: pets says, "Pets: must be on a leash and cannot be left unattended outside your RV. Please clean up after your pet and deposit droppings (in a plastic baggie) in the garbage trailer. Walk pets outside the park. (See manager for suggestions) Pets must not disrupt others in the park. We would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
As described by previous posts. Didn't give it a higher score because sites are gravel, no sewer hookups, and not all sites are really level. We barely made leveling out with jacks at site #16 without having to add blocks to keep support under rear tires and jacks. Limited hours for use of showers in morning and evening at least at this time of year. Good Wi-Fi is available at the Great Northern Lakes Visitor Center on Hwy 2 at west end of town and is much better than at the Vaughn library at Main St. and Vaughn. Wal-Mart super center at east end of town on Hwy 2. We had service on our car at the Honda/Toyota dealership and were very satisfied with service and cost. We would definitely return if in the area again. A beautiful spot and a good value
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is for 30amp, no water. $22 for 50amp site, or water site. Staff was friendly and helpful. Road through the campground is paved, sites are gravel/grass/dirt. We parked in #49 down by the river which was a little out of level but easily within range of the jacks. About 2 feet to spare on either end of our 33' class A. Site is very wide and we had room to park the car on either side of the RV. Cable TV had 64 channels, but must be satellite fed because there was pixelization on and off during the evening. Our site was one of three that overlook the parking lot for boat trailers and then across the water toward beautiful fall foliage. The parking lot was empty while we were here, but could be a different situation in the summer with boats going in and out of the water, thus being rather noisy and busy. Dump station was easily accessible. Leaving the west side of Hancock the campground is on the left right after the beach area. We used this as a base to visit Copper Harbor and Keeweenau areas by car.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were in site #5 right on the water. Hookups are situated for backing into site, but we pulled in forward because of the beautiful view. This required electrical extension cord, and dogbone to convert from 50 amp plug to 30 amp plug. No sewer at this price level, but there is a dump station. Long water hose was also needed. Sites are very big compared to full hookup sites, most being quite level and within range of jacks on our motorhome. Office staff very friendly. Over the air TV reception almost non existent. Only PBS came in. A lot of the sites are grassy. Swings and slide for children. Some road noise but not a problem. Perhaps in the summer there would be more. We used this as a place to stay to take the Pictured Rocks scenic cruise which was definitely worth it. We certainly would return if in the area again.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 6 nights while visiting Boston, Cape Cod, and Salem. For us it was perfect and so much more reasonable than near by RV parks whose rates reflected services we didn't need. Our site was large, 99% shade, so level we didn't need jacks, and we only had neighbors on either side on the weekend, and they were very respectful of quiet hours. We used the red line subway station in Braintree to get to/from Boston. The campground office has information on its location, parking, etc. We also used the laundromat in Hingham and found it very nice although slightly high in cost. WiFi was available at the library in Hingham. The downside is only 20A service, but even though it was 90 in Boston, our site was so shady it never got over 85 in the RV. We used a table top fan inside and it kept us very comfortable. At night the temps dropped significantly and the fan ran all night. The staff in the office was very friendly and helpful. We were given a map with circled suggested sites for our 33' motorhome and the list was very appropriate. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 2/10 ]
I have rated this campground so low because of unfriendly customer service at check in, unpublished management policies, and a site that is so out of level for a motorhome’s jacks, that blocks need to be added. When entering the office at 1:30pm to check in, the only person in there was a man sitting and writing at a desk. It was a good 15-20 seconds before he looked up even though we were standing right in front of him. Without any kind of greeting, apology for ignoring us, or attempting a smile he asked if he could help us and we began our check in process without any warmth from him whatsoever. When we were told our night’s fee would be $41, I politely questioned it because when I made the phone reservation I was told it would be $36 which reflected the Good Sam discount. He then told us that checking in before 3pm created an additional $5 charge. I replied politely I had not been told that when I made the phone reservation and nicely suggested it should be added to their listing in the Trailer Life Directory. His reply was that they usually say it on the phone and that it was listed “practically everywhere else.” After setting up at our site I checked their web page and nowhere could I find any mention of an early check in fee! Does this fee really exist since no prior postings have mentioned it, or were we “taken” because we are from out of state? It did wipe out their loss of the Good Sam Discount and added a dollar to the regular fee! Our pull through site #104 was not level enough for our 33’ motorhome. Using the hydraulic jacks at full extension in the back was not enough and we had to block up all four rear tires and the jacks in order to level out and still keep support under the tires. I think it would have been okay for a trailer since their two axles are close together, act as a pivot point, and jacks are readily accessible for blocking. All the sites near us in our row had a grade similar to ours. Cable TV had many stations but it would have been nice to have had a listing of the channels/networks or at least a mention of the TV guide channel. It took forever to finally find the cable TV guide at channel 95. WiFi at our site was spotty. We could always make a connection with their antenna but often could not get on the internet and was often kicked off to the point of frustration with the service. Use of our shower showed that water pressure is not all that great. River Road is rather narrow as are the roads once you leave the office and enter the camping area. A pickup truck coming towards us had to move completely on to the grass in order for us to pass through. On the positive side, the campground is much like what has been described in previous positive postings. Our site had a concrete patio and picnic table, the parking site was gravel surrounded by grass, and the utilities were located midway along the correct side for hookups. Because of the negatives listed above we will not come back as we prefer campgrounds with at least an attempt at friendly service and up front and published management policies.
01/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground, formerly privately owned, is now a part of the Pinnacles National Monument and is slowly being upgraded. A newly electrified area is nearly complete and waiting to be hooked up to mainline power source. Water spigots are scattered through the new area so you might need a long hose in order to fill your tank as you cannot stay connected to the spigot. We were the only ones here mid-week along with deer, wild turkeys, quail, and a bobcat. It was very pleasant and very quiet. At this time of year the store/registration area has very limited hours during the week, but you can self register. We stayed in the older loop where there are currently only a few sites with electricity. At this time non-electric sites are $23 and electric sites are $36. Golden Age passport is honored at 50% discount, and the Pass also waves the monument entrance fee of $5. There is a dump station, but potable water is only available from the scattered spigots (for filling only) in the camping area where a a long hose might be needed to reach your RV. Reservations can be made at "Reserveamerica", but I wouldn't bother during midweek in the winter and early spring. Access to the campground is only from the east side of the monument on Hwy 146, off of Hwy 25. Hwy 25 is a nice alternative to I-5 or Hwy 101 and we often use it as a crossover between I-5 and 101. It is a country road, but very negotiable for large rigs. Because of the curves speed is 25-35mph, but it takes you through cattle and horse ranching areas, vineyards and agriculture, and is green in the winter and spring. If you have the time, it is well worth the diversion.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We agree with the previous reviews. We stayed here after getting off the ferry from Newfoundland because it is so accessible and close to the ferry. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because the Wi-Fi signal didn't reach our site even though we weren't that far away from the antenna. It still is a beautiful park and we'd definitely stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is definitely a place for families. We stayed overnight on our way from North Sydney to Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. It's close to the highway but from our site we did not notice any noise. Our site had water, electricity, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi. The site was very long, but barely wide enough for the living room slide because of a cement patio for the site. Also, for our 33' RV the location of the patio did not put it directly out the door, but that was OK. In spite of families all around us, it was very quiet after adult bedtime. We would stay here again as a stop over site.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our rate was with the Good Sam Discount on Labor Day weekend. We did not have a lake site. We were told we could drive our 33' RV forward into the site which put the utilities on the correct side. If the RV parked in front of us was gone when we got ready to leave, we could put forward to get out (it was). Or, we could back out. The Wi-Fi in the area we were in is iffy, depending on the strength of your Wi-Fi card. The Wi-Fi system was hit by lightning early this summer and sustained some damage. Although I could connect to the #4 antenna, I couldn't get to the internet, and this is a known problem by management. My husband's computer has a strong Wi-Fi card and he was able to connect to another antenna in the park and get on the internet. This is the best place to stay to visit Hopewell Rocks, but we didn't feel the rate was pricey for the spot we had.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Going westbound the directions for getting here in the Trailer Life Directory were perfect so we had no trouble finding it. Also, along the right side of the road soon after exiting the highway there are several small blue/white signs with a trailer, a directional arrow, and the word "Rockwood" that lead to the park. Our GPS system did put the campground on a road paralell and just before the road for the campground. But with the name of the road in hand I realized that we had to go one road more before we turned right on Lake Drive South. We stayed in the gravel area sites, which are not so attractive, but are generous in width. Because one utility post serves 4 sites, each with its own plug and water faucet on the post, you may need an extension cord and extra hose depending on where you locate your rig within the individual site. The laundry room has large capacity washers and dryers, and the dryer ran long enough to completely dry a load of jeans without having to put it through another drying cycle. The Wi-Fi worked fine for us as we were near the laundry room where the antenna is located.
08/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We used this park for an overnight ferry trip to Labrador by car and left the RV in the park. The office building is very clean with three new large capacity washers and dryers in the laundry room, a meeting room, and showers. While taking a shower be aware of a pressure change and move away from the stream as it will go hot or cold depending on the new demand for water elsewhere in the building. Otherwise, the pressure was great. Water was on a "boil order" so come with as much in your tank as you'll need for your stay. There is a dump station. Sites around the perimeter chain link fence are numbered but no hookups. On one side of the office building are two 30amp plugs. On the other side the same, but the office has supplied, in addition, two long extension cords out the window for 15amp service from plugs in the building. At the rear of the building is another extension cord out the window for 15 amp service. The park is right across from the ferry terminal office, and loading for the ferry is just a block away. There is also a gas station next door with easy access for all size rigs. Staff was very pleasant. The city is trying to get funding to upgrade the number of electrical sites next year. With such easy access to the ferry we could forgive the transient water pressure, and we knew ahead of time that water may not be available. We would stay here again even if not going to Labrador. Electricity $20, dry $16, tent $12. N51*,12.000, W056*,46.634, on the left hand side of the road.
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We definitely agree with the previous posts. Our rate is after taxes are added and a 10% Good Sam discount, otherwise it's $28 plus tax for either partial or full hookups. It's well located for visiting Gros Morne National Park and surrounding areas, as well as driving to the parking lot for the Western Brook Pond boat tour.
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This two-year old park is very neat, clean, and well maintained. We stayed here six nights for our visit to St. John's and the surrounding area. Since we have a tow car, we saw no need to take the RV all the way into St. John's, as this park is centrally located for sightseeing this area of the island. The owner's are very friendly and helpful. They are located at exit 36 on the south side of TCH 1.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Based on negative reviews we were not going to stay here, but were encouraged to do so by Nova Scotians who had, so we stayed here five days, and were very glad we did. We used this as a base to visit Halifax and all surrounding areas. Our space for a 33' Class A with two slides, was not big, but we were able to back in and get our tow car beside the rig with the picnic table at the back of the site, behind the car. When it rained it was not the cleanest area, but this campground is in the trees, and the roads are gravel/dirt as are most campgrounds in the Maritimes, so we just dealt with it. The Wi-Fi was not the greatest at times. The best part of staying here was taking the owner up on his offer to cook live lobster for us, free of charge. We just had to let him know the morning of the day he was to cook. He suggested we buy them at Ryer's, just north of Peggy's Cove, which we did on our way back. They were put in a refrigerator in the office and we came back about a half hour before they would be ready, and had a very pleasant visit with him, his wife, and friends of theirs while our lobster cooked. He gave them to us cracked, in a covered foil pan, and added bibs and picks. We figured we had twice the amount of lobster for half the price of going out for a lobster dinner!
01/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Dump station here, also used by those camping at Oceano campground. Rates vary depending on season. No reservations during winter season. Sites are far apart, much quieter than Oceano campground. Be aware of generator hours. Short walk to Monarch butterfly exhibit Nov-Mar. Not all sites accommodate large RVs. We stay here with 33' RV and car. 38'+ might find it a little tight and few spots to choose from.
01/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rates can be lower depending on site location and season. Usually $29-44. 62+ senior discount of $2. Dump station available. Reservations are heavy during the summer, but it is a beautiful place to be in the winter.
03/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
This campground will not open in 2009 because it cannot meet sewage standards of the province. The governmental owner will not sell the campground to the lessees for the offered price, and refuses to allocate funding to meet sewage standards.
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