What a beautiful little park. It was dry camping, but my tanks and batteries were in good shape, so no problem. And free is a very good price! I could see why they don't want pets since there were several tame acting wild rabbits hopping around nibbling the grass in the morning as I left. The park is well off the beaten track, down a long ill-maintained county road, but well worth looking for.
Open gravel lot with little space between sites. But for this price for full hookups, it's just fine for one night. I asked the caretaker the reason for the fences, and she said the architect came up with them. Perhaps they are meant to be decorative. She put me on the end (there were lots of choices) so I could go around the fencing and didn't have to climb over. There were a few horse apples, but not fresh and not smelly.
I called ahead since it was Memorial Day weekend and I had already been turned away at a state park near Rifle, CO. They saved me a spot and were very helpful about checking me in and showing me to my space. You have to check in at the fairgrounds office, which is nowhere near the rv sites, so follow the signs for the office, not the rv park, when you first get there. The have the water and electric at each site and the dump locked up, but they unlock at your site when they show you in, are very quick to come when you call the posted phone number for the dump.
A very nice little campground with level gravel sites. They are pretty close to each other, but when they aren't full the hosts try to park people away from each other. It is adjacent to the Riverside Zoo, which is also run by the city of Scottsbluff. No problem with noise or smells although I could hear peacocks while walking around the campground. The prices are very reasonable for what you get, although there is no pool or fancy play area for kids. They would probably enjoy a visit to the zoo. There are train tracks nearby, but I have not heard any whistles, and the chugging of the engines is not very loud. I paid $20 for full hookups, water and electric, water only and electric only also available for less.
The rate includes the sales tax, and had to be paid in cash. I might have driven on if I hadn't already been turned away from a state park campground that morning, the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend. The campground is in a narrow canyon and so neither my cell phone nor my mobile Internet router worked, but they gave me a pass code for a good strong Internet access, although slower than Verizon's 4G signal. I also asked for and got the spot next to the creek. It's amazing how much more restful a rushing creek is than traffic noise.
What a beautiful campground! Because I stayed here early in the year, I was able to pick a spot away from the freeway. Didn't hear any noise at all. Staff was very helpful. Oregon trail information was quite interesting. Since my rig is very small I was able to jockey a bit in my site to level, but I saw larger rigs with leveling blocks. With full hookups, I didn't need the restrooms or showers, but they looked very clean.
This is a very nice, little, rustic park. Lots of big trees and nicely landscaped. I saw many big RVs, but mine is small. I used electric only; they have a dump. There is English speaking staff and everyone was very pleasant and accommodating.
Stayed here one night in C loop with full hook ups and dry camped second night for $23. Gravel both nights with trees and bushes both sites, although most of dry camp sites are in the open. Since it was off season, I had my choice of sites and found none that were level. Hookup sites were nicer, more trees and bushes and slightly over the hill from Hwy 1 to shield from traffic noise.
Have to agree with other reviews. Very nice and well maintained. Although close to Hwy 1, it was quiet at night. Had no trouble getting my 19 footer in. Saw lots of RV's on leveling blocks, including mine. $34 for full hookups, clean restrooms and laundry facilities is a bargain in CA!
Good for what you pay for it. Site was level and clean, hookups were well maintained and easy to use. Host was right there as soon as I pulled in and very friendly and helpful. Nothing to go to or see within walking distance, so it's best to pull in, hook up, make dinner and read or use the Internet for entertainment unless you have a toad. If I had kids I'd want them to have games or DVDs to watch, and hope I'd tired them out doing things during the day so they fall asleep early.
I didn't realize how great Oregon State Parks were until I traveled in California! $20 for a full hookup and the same for just W&E, off season rate, is pretty amazing. Add in comfortable, clean restrooms, garbage bin at entrance, and beautiful scenery and you can have a very nice stay. Park is very well maintained, infrastructure is top notch. Stayed two nights. Would definitely come here again.
This is an older site, with mostly permanent rigs it appears, but an OK place for one night before traveling on. Full hookup for $25 in California seems really cheap from what I've seen. No discounts. The manager was really helpful and friendly, in fact hung around to register me and help me park after I called near their closing time. No restrooms, so you must be equipped with your own.
For a place to just spend the night before traveling on, this was just fine. I'm sure its popular with fisher folk during season. There were plenty of large sites with W&E. This time of year the park is mostly empty so almost all the sites were pull through, since they are back to back. Really enjoyed walking down to the beach last evening to find beach glass and photo the sunset. It is a very steep drive down to the park, but the sites are quite level and the Wi-Fi is great.