The "No Power" is temporary, on about 1 Oct the transformer that feeds the RV-park, bathrooms and laundry failed. NAVFAC is considering this a "non-critical repair" and repairs may not be done until early 2015. This power-failure means the facility is only charging half-price until power is restored. But they are taking advantage of this and are also replacing all rusted/faulty/broken power pools in the RV section. The RV area bathrooms and laundry have been repaired. The tent area bathrooms are functioning normally. The recreation buildings have seen some work and are now in good shape (these are shared with the tent camp, rental cottages and hotel). Since my last review (2 years ago) this park has seen improvements, and I would expect power to be restored by spring.
Stayed at Ocean Breeze again. Some updates. KM continues to clean up and restore the park, including the previously mentioned dump-station, pool, sauna and club-house kitchen upgrades, they are working on brush clearing and road graveling (I'm told nearing $500,000 spent). They appear to have dropped the plans for "premium" spot upgrades that would have included sewer, I'm guessing permit issues with Gray's Harbor Co. I understand that originally the on-site lake had recreational facilities. But when Beavers raised the level of the lake these were drowned, and the then owners took no actions. The DNR considers the wet-lands to be natural (it's been nearly 20 years) and it does not appear that KM will be allowed to return the lake and area to recreational use. There are a handful of sites that are near enough to the lake to be considered "water-front". But these are certainly more "wet-lands" views then "recreational" views. Maybe good for bird watching...(or mosquito dodging). Contrary to the claim of "no satellite reception", I saw several rigs with dishes deployed. However there is probably no more then 6 sites where a roof mounted antenna would work. There are many more where portable antennas work. However there are certainly 100 sites where there is no possibility of satellite reception. Wi-Fi has been updated and now costs $1/day/device, but still only works at or near the Office/Club-House. Wi-Fi has been "bandwidth blocked" to keep people from trying to stream movies/videos. Over-night rate depends on membership type, ours is $0/day.
This is a county park, including playgrounds, play fields, ballfields, soccer, etc. There are only about 2 sites there are "big rig" friendly. In fact there is one entire loop that is tents/micro-trailers only. This is a very popular campground with the locals. While it was nearly full, only two of the guests were from out-of-town. There are many children's activities possible, between the playgrounds and ball-fields. We stayed there while attending a nearby meeting. If we were in the area, we would stay here again, and so would our friends that "camped" in a parking lot to attend the meeting.
The bath houses have been recently refurbished and are in excellent condition. Several children's activities have also been added. The (lower, older) Maple Grove campsites' roads have recently been re-graveled and some of the sites refurbished. If children's activities, golf, and an in-door pool are important to you, this could be an excellent choice. We prefer staying in the "grove" as it's more a camping experience. In the week we've been here this year there have been been more then 5 campers, with spots for over 100. The lower area offers only water or water/power(30 amp) spots only (due to winter flooding issues). Some of the upper area sites have water/power/sewer/TV. We have stayed here before and would again. Due to our membership class, our actual cost is $0.
There are basically two RV loops. Half of one side is semi shaded (#11 thru 15), the other is mostly sunny(#1-10). The other loop (#16 thru 23) are mostly sunny, but have better lawn. All of the "northern" most sites, that is 15, 16 to 18 and 8 to 10 are under the high-tension power lines and some people find the hum objectionable. We were in 22 and could not hear the hum inside the rig. No broadcast TV reception and cell-phone is spotty
Changes since our last stay. Wi-Fi now covers the entire park, rather then just the area around the club-house and costs $1/day/machine. But appears solid throughout the park. The hot-tub has been shutdown as the county wants it upgraded to a commercial type install. The clubhouse is currently undergoing a minor remodel and due to reopen by Thanksgiving. The drain-field near the clubhouse and all spots nearby is being redone.
Nice. Right on the river, a couple miles from I-5 and the railroads, reasonably quiet. Did hear ships going by and could hear then train whistles, but not too bad. The pull-through slots are all designed to allow you to park the rig in either direction, to maximizes your view (of the river) from your rig. The only down-side is they were remodeling the bathrooms and about half the facilities were torn apart. We certainly would stay here again.
Not the place we had planned to stay, but we would stay here again. The only down-side is that the showers are coin operated, well, that and no cable TV. The facility is generally clean and well maintained, the dog-park is top notch. The store and office is open about 12 hours a day. It is far enough off I-5 to be very quite, but still close for good easy access.
Overpriced is probably the best word to describe this park. It is not bad, it is actually reasonably clean and maintained. It is certainly better then many parks that are majority "long term" tenants. But for the price I would expect more. TV was by OTA only, the Wi-Fi was bad to marginal. The office (and main building) was only open from 8 to 5 (bathrooms 24/7). When I compare it to the park in Nevada where we spent the previous night it really comes off bad at 2.5-times the cost. The cheap park had an office/store that was open 24-7, on-site 24-7 security, a bar, a restaurant, cable with 50 channels (about half a dozen premium ones, HBO, etc), multiple Wi-Fi hot-spots, etc, etc. I can't see ever staying there again and could not suggest it to others.
It's not what I would call a "Resort". It's a gravel parking lot, the only offering beyond the RV connections is the Casino/Bar/etc. But it's not a bad stopping place. The $20 rate reflects no extra discounts. Plus they gave booklets with discounts at the Casino (discount of food, free drink, etc.). The Wi-Fi is great and the cable TV offers many, many channels. It's not a resort, but it's not a bad stop, we would stay here again.
A good stopping place to the west of Death Valley. Yes, it's mostly gravel, but they have excellent facilities and are great people. The gravel (that they use everywhere) is extra fine and tracks into the rig way too easy. But it's a fine facility and we would consider them again.
Possibly the finest "Gravel Lot RV Parking Lot" we have ever visited. Yup, there is not a speck of grass anywhere, well, except for some that accidentally is growing around some of their trees. Really this is a fine facility run by nice people, it's just that everything is gravel and the gravel is so fine it's almost sand, which tracks in terribly. If we were in the Owen Valley we would stay there again.
First time we've stayed here and likely the last. Previous trips we stayed at the "other" campground. First, to say it was quiet means you must be deaf. The freeway noise is very high. The park is clean, the WiFi reasonable. There are many (MANY) long term folk, but their sites are not too ugly, not all real clean, but most are free of clutter. Over all, we will spend the extra miles going to the "other" place next time, and strictly over the noise
This park has great access to Dead Horse SP, Arches, and Canyonlands NP, along with the general Moab area. It is used heavily by the off-road crowd, which the Park does not allow to "ride around" in the park. The "view" sites offer more of a peek-a-boo binocular view of Spectacles Arches and Arches NP in general. It may be the best place to stay in the area. Rate includes discounts
We have stayed here before and would so again. The campground is quiet. The bugs noted by other posters is due to the nearby, fresh water Utah Lake. It is a good campground for visiting the Provo area.
It's not a quiet as we had hoped. The Interstate has a bridge nearby and when Semi's cross that they make more noise than on pavement. The campground is not "close" to the freeway, but the bridge noise is high. It's a nice site, clean, shade (but with open areas for Sat TV), the usual mix on long-term, that appear to all keep their area's neat and un-cluttered. They also have a small fast-food restaurant that will deliver to your site. The food is acceptable and reasonably priced. Price reflects discounts. We would stay there again.
Sites are reasonable, area is acceptable. Bathrooms, store, pool are all acceptable. This park is excellent for visiting Monument Valley. They provide (at extra cost) tours through the Valley area. They also have an on-site restaurant with frankly the best fry-bread I have had in years and years. They also have a store, a gas station (with the cheapest gas I've seen in all of Utah), a museum and theater (free) and a tourist trap-shop.
Let's see what I can say that is bad about this place. Wi-Fi sucked. It was up and down (mostly down) the entire time. That's pretty much it except hat and there is no place to swim or wade. This is, without a doubt, the cleanest, best maintained military recreation campground I have ever seen or been in. They have RV camping, tent camping, cabins (from no bedrooms on up), and a lodge. There is dog walk areas, hiking trails, and recreational equipment to rent (boats, bikes, etc, etc, etc). Don't come here expecting a night-life. There is almost no cell-phone service and the only TV is off a satellite. Mid-week (when we were there) it is quiet, quiet, quiet. Weekends it can be busy: more-so, if the Sea-Scouts are there. You can check out the new national web-site for the site reservation number. http://get.dodlodging.net/.
This is a large state park and can be very crowded on long week-ends. When one considers the wear-and-tear on a frequently used facility this park is in good shape. The lawn around the campsites are beaten flat, the lawn in the open common area is in good shape. The showers get very sandy by the end of the day, due to people tracking in sand from the beach. The only sites with sewer are the "host" sites and not generally available to the public.
The only reason(s) this park is not getting a "10" is the club-house does not have A/C (nice in 100+ weather) and does not have a pool (nice in 100+ weather). The campground is quiet, well-run, clean, orderly, not given to stupid rules and a reasonable value for the money. The shower stalls are really 1/2-baths, with a private room for showering and using the sink. They are large and well maintained. The entire park is well thought out. The setup of the park is such that each unit's door faces east, thus the rig shades the door area, with the provided table and chairs. A large plus on a 100+ day.
We've been coming to this campground since the DoD opened it as an MWR facility, which is nearly 20 years. Unfortunately they have been spending their dollars on things other than maintenance. Almost all the RV power pedestals have been backed into and about a half-dozen no longer have power as a result. The bathrooms and laundry need refurbishment. The men's outside door no longer closes, nor would you need the "key" to open it as the latch is rusted through. Both the women's and laundry need TLC also. The covered causeways (between the central buildings) roofs have failed and some are closed. PNW-MWR has obviously not been spending the kind of money here they have, for example, at Cliff-Side at Whidby Island NAS. Cable TV is no longer provided from 1 Oct to 1 May (?) The $15 rate is the non-holiday, winter rate. At the current time, do NOT call the 1-800 (national) number for reservations, call the local number. The national system couldn't find any of my reservations when I need to make a change, only the local office could.
The K/M web-site calls this a "fish camp" and it really is. If you are a fisherman, great. Not so good otherwise. At the time of our visit both the TV and Internet were down due to the bankruptcy of the provider. Large sites, quiet.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds on the coast. Easy access to the beach from the dune camp sites. This campground has a hot-tub, this is only open during the "season", basically April to Oct. Wi-Fi only really works near the club house. Minimal facilities, well, other than good easy access to the beach.
First, this campground is ONLY available to Military Personal, their families, employees of the DoD and retired (Military and Civilian) The Wi-Fi is only available in the main building The tent-sites are separate from the RV sites, but tents may be allowed in the RV section. The camp-site count is for the RV section. The tent section has no power, the RV section does. Easy beach access, restaurant, game room, hot-tub, bowling alley, and first run movies in small theater.
As stated, this campground needs help. There are two complete roads blocked and the sites overgrown. One additional road was blocked and overgrown when K/M bought the campground, this has been cleaned up as over-flow camping. K/M has, to date spent over $100,000 on repairs and improvements since buying the campground in April. This includes the pool, hot-tub, dump-stations (a new 4 stop station) and interior work. The "stated" 351 sites have not been available for many years. K/M has a large (for off-season) crew working on the campground this winter. Select sites will be upgraded to include sewer (Pacific Coast Deluxe). The previous owners closed the campground in winters and just let it go. K/M is keeping it open and is going to work on maintenance and improvements all winter. Wi-Fi is available, in and around the lower clubhouse. The $1 price is wrong, my class of membership is free.