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05/2014
rating [ 2/10 ]
I am a very long time Thousand Trails member and know this park extremely well. Unfortunately, this park is aggressively deteriorating fast. Electrical power is terrible (specifically 50 amp). Severally times we had to run our refrigerator on gas to have enough power to run 2 a/c in the Texas heat . Roads are in terrible condition and constantly in need of repair. The most disturbing issue we have with this park is the staff (specifically the rangers). First impressions and helpfulness are always important after a long day on the road but it is "always" a chore to get the rangers to come out and help (usually camped out behind their TV). If anyone is thinking of joining the TT network please do not compare the facilities at this park to other TT parks. If you did you probably would not join.
05/2014
rating [ 3/10 ]
Stayed one night on our way down to the Rio Grande Valley. Good access to the interstate but no extras beyond point. Power was the biggest problem where we could only run 1 A/C using 50 amp and this was also with our refidge on gas. Rates reflect PPA discount. Would not stay again at this park.
10/2013
rating [ 1/10 ]
Continues to be one of the worst Thousand Trails Parks we have stayed at. Interior roads are terrible (pot holes), electrical and water service were marginal at best (numerous time water and electric went off unannounced – incoming power at 30 amp pedestals was 15-20% below 120v), and, finally, staff continues to be extremely unfriendly and non-responsive. This resort continues to be a weekend destination for most TT members with extended memberships initiatives (cash flow) directed towards annual site leases. Anyone considering an investment in outdoor camping with TT (specifically zone memberships) should inspect what they can expect at TT Texoma.
08/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is probably an acceptable on/off Interstate park in eastern Oregon (unfortunately, there are not too many other parks in the area). The 30 amp power was terrible whereas we had to move 2 times to satisfy our power needs. Park has only a small section for 50 amps which seemed unacceptable for the size of the park. Interior roads were good, but sites were not totally level. We were disappointed in the park since it didn’t stand up to other RV parks we have stayed at in the Pacific Northwest.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a great overnight location just off the Interstate and close to shopping and restaurants. Staff were really friendly given our late arrival (office was closed, but they saw us drive up and allowed us to check in). Interior roads are paved and sites were large pebbles and level. Utilities were great – something we didn’t have to worry. There is a large grassy area for walking dogs (if you have dogs like us). We would defiantly stay here again if in the area.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is one of the better Washington parks within the Thousand Trails (TT) / Encore system. After visiting other TT parks in the area (La Conner and Mt. Vernon), this park clearly differentiate itself when it comes to power efficiency and interior roads. Sites are level and spacious and you don’t have to worrying about clearance issues. Phase II is the newest section and is recommended over the older Phase I area. Staff was friendly and always visible throughout the preserve. As with all TT parks, the speed limit is typically 5 mph - most parks don’t enforce this policy but Birch Bay seemed to really take it seriously. We would stay again if in the area. Rate reflects TT membership.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Always heard good reports about the park, but never had an opportunity to stay - whereas it is way off the beaten path. Was pleasantly surprise by our stay? Interior roads, sites and utilities were in great shape. The best way to describe the park is a summer camp for kids. The small lake offers plenty of water activities for anyone. Most TT parks do not have stores anymore, but this park had one of the best we have ever seen. Even though the park reflects it’s age, within the TT system, it is one of the better best kept secrets within TT. Rate reflects TT membership.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great RV Park just off the interstate. Rates are a little higher, but you obviously get what you pay for anymore. Internal roads and sites were outstanding. Plenty of room for parking and slide outs (didn’t feel squeezed for space with your neighbor). Office staff was friendly, and park provided an escort to your site location. We would have given the park a 10 rating except for the cost.
07/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the best RV Park we have ever stayed at. Simply stated, this is an “RV Resort”. Everything from internal road, facilities (Wi-Fi, cable TV, power, etc.), and level site were outstanding. There is a shuttle to the casino and discount gas at the truck stop with player’s card. The consistency of the staff was again awesome. We always stay here when traveling through Oregon.
07/2013
rating [ 1/10 ]
We have been TT members for 30 years and this park is the absolutely the worst park we have stayed in. This is what you will find & experience at this park: Poor electrical power - we had to move twice and at best we had 111 coming in to our rig (at times we had to place our refrigerator on gas to watch TV. Complained to staff but they told us that is the best power they had (maybe other site location were not as bad) Next, the restroom and showers were extremely dirty and not kept clean. Interior roads are very tight and extremely dusty. Propane cost was not competitive – go to Indian casinos for best prices. Park did have Wi-Fi but the speed was terrible slow. In summary, this park is really run down whereas it is one of the earlier TT established parks in the Pacific Northwest. Resort is on an Indian Reservation which is leased and not owned (could explain why the park is notably depreciated with no sustaining improvements in years). We stayed 3 weeks but would have moved if not for relatives in the area. Anyone considering a campground membership should visit this park for a looksee before investing in TT.
06/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
We have been coming to this park for nearly 30 years and typically stay for 2-3 times every year. Park has always been a parking lot for RV’s whereas the sites are extremely tight. Park staff is super friendly and you can’t beat the location. Probably the best amenities are the Wi-Fi and pool (had a great county store but was closed last year). This park is another great example of what Encore is not doing to invest in their future. Simply stated, the park is run on a shoe string budget – at best. If it wasn’t for our TT membership we would probably say down the street at Sam’s Town.
06/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
Previously stayed at this park numerous times during the winter months (typically a snowbird haven) but never during June. Obviously the park’s main draw is its great location but everything else ends there. Utilities - electric, sewer, and cable and water – are marginal at best. Wi-Fi is available but at a premium price (go to Starbucks at the Aquarius). Park is really showing its age and in desperate need of some serious TLC. Unfortunately, there are not too many other RV parks in the area that are any better. The” only positive” that attracts us to return every year on our way to Vegas is the local casino comps. We will return in the future but not during the summer months.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great home base park for visiting the Grand Canyon. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Park is extremely clean and efficient. All sites are paved with great utilities (including CTV). We planned on staying only two nights but stayed four. Would absolutely stay again in the future if in the area. Simply stated, the amenities were outstanding. Rate reflects PPA.
05/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is an acceptable pit stop for anyone traveling E or W on I40 and don't want to pay those $25-$35 park rate fees. Park is exclusively sand and gravel - VERY DUSTY. The majority of the lots are unlevel but wide enough for slideouts. Would have given a lower overall rating except for the price. Would camp overnight here again but only at a discount rate. Rate shown is PPA.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed at this park several times in the past 10 years, using our Thousand Trail Membership. Park is primarily used by Winter Texans and permanent residents. Sites are spacious with a mixture of grass and dirt to park on and a concrete patio slab. Interior roads are in good conditions, but I should note that when it rains the parking sites get very muddy. On several occasions when it rained, we noticed that RVs had to be pulled out of the mud. Laundry is super small considering the size of the park. There are lots of organized activities for senior citizens, but please consider this park unfriendly to children for obvious reasons. We have enjoyed all our stays, primarily because of the price and location, but will probably consider another Encore Park in the future. Rate reflects a Thousand Trails discount.
10/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
We have 30 plus years experience staying at this park. Have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sad to say we only stay here out of necessity and not by choice. Park continues to deteriorate and has lost the majority of its open and best sites to annual storage and/or leases. Roads are consistently in need of repair and general maintenance is visually nonexistent.
01/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
Park is intended for snowbirds (Winter Texans) and permanent residents. If this is your retirement model or expectation then this park would probably be a great place to stay. Compared with other Encore Parks in the area this park is at best average or less. There are plenty of organized activities for senior adults and most of the facilities appeared to be maintained. Rate reflects Encore discount for 2 weeks. Would definitely not stay at this park again.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Excellent park for overnight stops or extended stays. Great on/off access to major highway with easy 5-minute commute to shopping and dining. Park manager and host are super friendly and always responsive and helpful. Would have rated the park higher but Wi-Fi worked only intermittently for a couple of weeks but has recently been updated and now works great. Laundry facility was also a low point since washers/dryers are constantly in use. Rate reflects a monthly stay. Would definitely stay at this park again.
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