We came here in the off season. This campground is right across from a nice beach on the lake. Good interior roads and level sites. Part of the campground, area A has cable, but channels are not extensive. You can purchase WiFi on a per day or weekly basis and this WiFi is not Tengointernet and has a very good connection. The facilities are old but clean. The children's park needs some work. This park is probably similar in the summer to all the RV parks in Penticton: crowded, noisy and people packed in like sardines but I can highly recommend it during the off season. Their off season is short, so call for dates that it is open. The park is located right on a busy street so try to get a site near the interior of the park. We will return.
Agree with previous reviews. We wanted to advise people that there are no refunds less than 2 weeks prior to your visit...that seems kind of hard nosed. The resort does not take credit cards unless they take an extra $1.00 from you for the service and they do not take checks. There is a good Wi-Fi hot spot at the store. This is essentially a forest service type of spot with hookups. It has many trees, is a short walk to the lake and has boats to rent. The owners are very nice. I believe they can fit any size rig into most spaces.
This park has too many sites for the land available and we are all on top of each other. The sites are difficult to get into for just about everyone. Difficult to open the slides, had to put the wheels on the cement pad. Located right on the bay and those campers in front get a bay view. The campers in the back lots have no water feature, however, they are out of the wind and it is warmer. Restrooms in back are newer and very clean.
Although others have commented on the dust it is a fine campground. All different kinds of accommodations, things to do, nice facilities, and pool. The National Park is still a ways away, but I don't know if you can camp closer. This is a good place to stay if you don't have reservations inside the park. Would return.
We stayed up top this time at Crooked River campground. Deschutes campground is down in the canyon. The hosts were very nice, campground full of children having fun on their trikes, very enjoyable. Only problem was one female ranger who wanted to hold us to the 4:00 pm check in time even though campsite was empty. I guess they wanted to vacuum (!) Highly recommend this campground, but you need reservations in advance.
I rated this campground mediocre because they told me there was internet and WiFi at the sites. We had to lug our computer to the golf clubhouse for connection. There is nothing to do except golf and one nature hike. Nothing for children to do. I would not return, however golfers would love it.
We have stayed here many times and written reviews before. The place is getting run down. We had to pay the shoulder season price but the services were as bad as in winter, Wi-Fi non existent, roads have not been kept up, and nobody in the office regularly. This is really frustrating for us as we have family in Penticton and yet most campgrounds will not allow large dogs. If we could we would change RV campgrounds. I know they are making money in the summer as they have people wedged in like sardines but in the winter/shoulder seasons there are but a few campers in the park. The other reason I have rated it so low is that the premium sites are already taken by empty trailers that are sitting there prepared for the summer influx. We are going to try something different next time we travel to Penticton.
This cute little campground is a good alternative to Maryhill State Park which is right next door and always full. New amenity is WiFi - which is excellent. Luckily, you can walk into State Park and enjoy the grounds. Both parks are green and have lovely trees and grounds. Fruit stand has many flowers for sale (especially beautiful roses). Bathrooms are very old and need updating, however in an RV we can use our own facilities. Showers cost money, as in most Washington campgrounds.
Very pretty little park located way at the end of the town, follow the signs, Nice gentleman who is the host did not bother us and was helpful with the payment box. Quiet at night, local families in the park using play equipment and BBQ during daylight hours and a few boaters on the river. There are few stores in town so recommend to plan ahead for groceries. Wish they had WiFi of course but good place for an overnight stop.
We have stayed here many times to watch the birds and visit Steens Mountain. It is a perfect spot because their internet is very good and they have a few channels on cable. The staff is friendly, they allow a well behaved dog to be off leash with their German Shepherd. There is one yurt to rent, cafe and little store on site. This is an excellent jump off spot for this entire area.
This state park has two campgrounds, one down by the lake (Lake Billy Chinook) and one up high with views of the mountains. We prefer the one down in the canyon by the lake. (Although it is not on the lake and most will need to drive.) This campground is dry, dusty and in a desert canyon. It is beautiful desert, lots of deer, quiet: just a beautiful site. Beware, it is a 'zoo' in the summer and requires reservations between Memorial Day and Labor Day. there are pull throughs, sewer at every site, and sites for long rigs.
This place is very nice with very short spaces. It is difficult to get RV and truck into the same space and not much parking. Our biggest complaint is the Tengointernet. Was very spotty. Doubt we will ever return. Otherwise, nice clean facilities.
Very nice park, easy to get into, close to Silverton. Good WiFi, wide open spaces. Could use some shade trees. Nice people. Beautiful central lodge area, only complaint is that showers are separate from toilets and sinks. Laundry is very reasonably priced.
This is an RV park that looks like a National Forest Site. It has bathrooms with flush toilets and pay showers that are very, very old. We did not use them. There are only a few toilets for the entire campground. If you go, be prepared to use your own RV instead. The campground is very beautiful, quiet and very close to the lake. Many hikes, biking, fishing, etc. Beautiful area. The campground charges too much for what you get...but it is not as crowded as other RV parks in the area: Lava Lake, Twin Lakes, etc.
This campground is beautiful, with lots of river sounds. The only draw back would be the 3 miles from the cute town of Leavenworth. The bathrooms are old but clean, they could use an update. We will return.
It is a busy place with people packed together side by side. It is a beautiful spot on the lake with beautiful green lawns and a lake view. The facilities are old but clean. We have stayed in most of the RV parks in Penticton and this one is the quietest with a very nice staff. Rowdy people are encouraged to camp elsewhere, which we are thankful about. The drive in is tricky down a steep slope. I am not certain we will return because we enjoy the TV and Internet which were lacking. But there is a Wi-Fi hot spot at the office.
We enjoy this campground, lots of activities for children. The sites are difficult to get into and the campground is old, everything is clean but old. Busy place, you will need a reservation on the weekends. The trail along the canal above the park may be fenced off now. Looks like they did some work up there and made it less accessible.
Excellent example of the beautiful state parks in Oregon. Well off the road so no road noise, along the Williamson River, but not able to see it from the campsite. Hiking trails, wood available, spaces are far apart. We will return.
Beautiful park with palm trees, etc. There can be a little bit of noise from the road. The only drawback is the bathrooms. They are clean and large but the water is not hot enough, and the water pressure is poor. I also found their set up odd, no hooks for towels. The WiFi is pretty good and not Tengointernet, but on a crowded weekend it can be a little bit slow. The people in the office are very friendly. The fee is for back in and cash payment. Credit card is $3.00 extra per nite.
I agree with previous reviewers, the place is beautiful. The sites are easy to get into, especially up above. The hot pools are fabulous (two of them). The only problem we had is that we felt like second class citizens. I think the people running both a motel and RV park should be just as friendly and accommodating to the RV people as they are to the motel users.
We came into this park and registered to stay over night. We have been to this park twice before and enjoyed it. Come to find out, the park no longer has cable TV and it is using Tengointernet for its Wi-Fi. What a disappointment. Due to the high cost and not having the amenities we liked we stopped our registration and left for another RV park up the road. We will not return to this park again.
Very nice park for a quick stopover on our way to Arizona. Nice manager. The only problem I had...I was too short for the lights in the bathroom shower which stay on due to movement. I had to flip my towel up so the "eye" could see me!
Nice, clean park with good cable connection. The internet was spotty. The sites on the concrete pads are a little narrow and it is difficult to get around in the rain. We will return to this campground again.
We stayed over the Thanksgiving weekend. I found this park difficult to get into and positioned, very close to neighbors and also the Wi-Fi was very spotty. The manager said it was because of the redwoods but I believe they need another tower. Beautiful area but I would not recommend this park.
Very nice park, well laid out. My only complaint is that park office and restrooms are not open unless the receptionist is there, so can't get the Wi-Fi log on info, use the restrooms or showers. Might be a good idea to call during office hours to obtain log on info. The amenities are not available in the winter:pool, hot tub, etc. so price is cheaper.
This is a little city park right on the Deschutes River in the small town of Maupin. This town is known for fishing and river rafting. The bathrooms are old but appeared clean. There is no TV but the Wi-Fi was excellent. Lovely area.
This sized park is overpriced without any amenities. Site 92 is not a big rig site as mentioned by previous writer. Manager is frustrated by this also but she is very nice. Obviously owner wants to milk RV'ers for their money. The TV cable is inadequate, the Wi-Fi is pay for each day. The park feels very cramped. I checked that Wi-Fi was NOT available as you have to sign up and pay the daily rate.
We enjoyed our stay at La Pine State Park. It has excellent mountain biking trails and hiking trails. The river is right on site but does not look like many people swim in it except at the day use area. Agree with previous reviews:quiet, nice host, beautiful park.
We come out here from Bend every year. We like the park, very quiet, beautiful distant views. Quiet area with all the amenities that work well. We use this park as a base camp to tour the Steens Mountain, Alvord desert area, and see the birds.
This little gem is located on the west side of the Cascade Mountains near the town of McKenzie Bridge. The owner used pavers in each site and some have little storage units. Very cute place with nice restrooms and small community room. The entire RV park is nestled in amongst several ponds.
I have to add my two cents worth to everyone else. I do agree this is a fabulous park but I cannot give it a 10 because the Wi-Fi was very poor. Probably due to the holiday crowd but an RV park worth a 10 needs excellent Wi-Fi and many more TV channels. Seven Feathers RV park has given me a discount because the Wi-Fi was so poor over 4th of July weekend. They also said they are working to make their Wi-Fi better.
Have stayed here several times. It is old but offers many amenities: WiFi, cable TV, 9 hole golf course adjacent and I just discovered a long walking/biking trail along the canal just West of the park. This canal path goes into town. Has a friendly staff. Will return.
Called ahead from I-84 and was told that sites were available, only to drive 10 miles out of the way to find the place full. grrrr. This place looks kind of dumpy with many permanents and one rather unsavory character observed. Will not return and hope to warn others of this miscommunication from the owner. It was full so we moved on.
Love this RV park but they are using Tengo Internet (grrrr) and we will by pass this park because of this internet service...we find it very poor. I gave a message to the manager about getting another Internet service. nice people in the office.
Basic national monument campground. a little tight would not take a big rig into this campground...only one pull thru site (#43). Fascinating monument but next time I will try to use it as a day use only.
This campground is undergoing renovations which will make it very nice with spiffy RV sites and cabins, laundry, etc. it used to be an old KOA as it has that tell tale A Frame. Due to renovations price should be cheaper...a plus is bike path across street. not in the town of Jackson, closer to Wilson and Teton Village. We would go back.
Location and weather a plus in an older park that needs updating. Things not exactly dirty but very worn and old, and the bathrooms appear dirty. I did not have trouble with my dog, no dog park, but plenty of places to walk them around the park and the mobile home park which is adjacent.
Can't add too much more. Did wash the dog in the $5.00 dog wash: that includes everything but the dog. It's worth the drive to Durango just to experience this wonderful RV park, (and to wash the dog, heh heh).
Good WiFi, but lots of dog waste in park from the owner's dogs being let out to roam free in park. We have stayed here many times and it has not been like this before. The owners need to clean up their own act.
Adult summer camp with tons of things to do. We loved it. The only reason I would give it a 9 is the lack of birds and wildlife in the park. The park is confusing in the lay out as stated above, but after a day or two it can be figured out. Some of the staff are not as warm and patient as we would have liked but we didn't have to deal with them during the bulk of the trip. The classroom teachers were wonderful and the residents were wonderful and friendly. We will return next year.
This park is very old, has gravel and dirt (mud) roads and charges an enormous price for not much. The night before we stayed in a Durango park for $36, which gave us cement pads, grass at each site, nice community room with fireplace. Beautiful grounds with fountains, fire pits, many TV channels and good Wi-Fi etc. We would not go back to Visalia / KOA.
We have stayed in this park on a regular basis traveling between Oregon and Canada. it is very nice. In winter the restrooms will be closed but the water will still be on at the RV sites. Wi-Fi is excellent as is the TV. Good stopping place and in the warmer months they have golf. Ironically, the bathrooms are icy cold but they have good rock and roll piped in!
Made the mistake of taking the 5th wheel up to Canada in November, just about everything is closed. This campground was very nice, Wi-Fi only available near office. The dog could be here as it wasn't summer. Very quiet this time of year. Ranger says it is really busy in summer.
Very nice resort. Has all the amenities with a continental breakfast in the mornings. Has cement sites with plenty of room and some back in sites on a small stream. The only reason it is not a 10 is that it is located on a busy hwy (no noise) and it is impossible to walk anywhere. However, there are nice trails in the campground.
This is a woodsy spot near the lake. There are cabins down by the water and a regular campground nearby without power and water. The site is beautiful with tall trees, not busy, beautiful lake. The cabins/restaurant area has Wi-Fi but we didn't try it. The showers are open to the public so the bathrooms and showers get heavy use. The area is known for its hiking and fishing. A beautiful spot.
I like this park because you walk way in the farm/forest area for dogs. KOA is the most friendly towards dogs and often offers fenced runs, etc. The staff were friendly and they had good Wi-Fi which is very important to us. Pretty sites, fun place for the children.
Would give this little park a higher rating if they had let us back into the site by the river. That is what we came for, but for only one night they wouldn't let us do that. Bad mosquitoes kept me inside for the duration, too bad. Not campground's fault.
This campground is near the city...it is very noisy but you become accustomed and it is not the campground's fault. Planes (F-15s occasionally), trains, and cars and boats/ships. Quite a lot to see...nice walking path along the river near the mobile home park. Biggest complaint is poor Internet service, goes out when people log on in eves, etc. The staff are not warm and fuzzy but you only have to deal with them once(at check in) then they don't bother you.
This is a very nice campground near a golf course. The biggest complaint that we have is poor Wi-Fi thru Tengointernet. You need to pay $5.00 per day for it and I have heard Tengointernet is really poor and unreliable. I am frustrated with being charged extra for internet, doesn't everyone use the computer but especially for Tengointernet, yuck.
This campground is a little gem in the center of Eastern Washington. Has a small golf course ($) and little pool, nice staff, nice grounds. There is not much traffic noise. Located about 1 mile from center of town.
We recently stayed in Penticton at Wright's Beach campground for 3 weeks. We had a family illness that necessitated our stay without being able to make reservations ahead of time. We also visited this campground in May/June of 2010, before school let out. This campground is a zoo. There is no other word for it. The campers, trailers, 5th wheels and big RVs are packed into the spaces like sardines. People even reserve the same spot from year to year. Partly it is fun and hilarious, with children everywhere having loads of fun on the grassy field and swimming in the swimming area of the lake (warm lake with the hot weather) however, if you are looking for any peace and quiet, don't go to Wright's Beach. Visit Banbury Green campground up the road apiece. The other issues that the campground had are old restrooms (along with two newer ones), pay for showers, no grass in campsites, just dry weeds, expenses for everything (see previous review by the fellow who was charged for each child, dog, etc.). I think the campground is trying to do its best for everyone, but I would advise that they eliminate some sites to decrease the congestion. I also advise RVers to get a site away from the highway as it is loud and goes long into the night. We have family in Penticton and will probably come back again. However, it would be lovely if the town of Penticton would develop a campground for big rigs for the senior/quiet crowd! There aren't any, they are all party places. One other note: there is security and the campground does not cater to the drinking crowd, thank goodness.
This park is perfect for one night along I-5. It has very little freeway noise. Very clean, nice club room, the only fault I could find is in the Wi-Fi, it cut out frequently so I moved my computer to the club room and had no problem.
I saw this campground while driving by in August. What a nice place: fountains, lap pool, fire pits, soft, landscape lighting around the park. Lots to do, friendly staff, etc. The only reason I gave it a nine is that the hot water in the showers takes 3-5 minutes to heat up. Went back again later in the month and will definitely make this a regular stop.
The creep factor in this facility is quite high due to deterioration and uncleanliness...bathrooms covered with cobwebs, ammonia smells, dirty faucets, etc. Lots of dust and leaves, no host or personnel around after hours. The only Wi-Fi is a "hotspot" in the laundry which is cold and dark. The reason I gave it a "3" is because the cable is good. Noise from the highway is loud due to 45 mph near this campground (30 mph in town). I overheard the owner state that this campground is the oldest in Moab. I cannot dispute that statement.
I have to say that this park was a Godsend as we had planned on camping up at Great Basin National Park and were skunked-out (no reservations up there) so relied on Whispering Elms. It was very old and basic, but did what we needed: gave us a place to stay while we explored the National Park. BTW, while driving up to the National Park be sure and notice all the clever decor against all the fence lines.
There were a very noisy group of ATV people in park, taking up the entire park. They stayed up til all hours. The WiFi is pretty much non existent so that was a problem. We will not stay here next time.
the grass has turned to weeds, and dying grass. It would be better to go total gravel in such a hot, dry place. The price is too expensive for the park, plus for the first time, I was charged for my pet. I will probably not come by here again, and will pick another park if we need to stop over in Green River.
As stated previously this is a regular KOA and is busy...we found the campground suited our one nite stay needs. There is an odor of cattle but it was not bad during our stay, and I should point out that you are camping in the middle of farming/grain growing country with lots of pastures around. The cattle are a natural part of life there. We would stay there again. We especially enjoyed the doggie park, very cute.
This RV park is a wonderful park in Mountain Home. They have very friendly people who are quite helpful. They are fixing things up and do not have all the sites up and running. There is a beautiful entrance with plenty of roses. They need more shade and then they will get a "10" from me!
Older park with many permanent modular homes but it is very clean and well run. Friendly people who were very helpful. Bathrooms are clean and have individual toilets, showers, sinks in the room which is very nice. Plenty of wonderful shade. Worth the drive off of I-84 in my opinion.
This is probably one of the worst campgrounds we have stayed at, mainly because they only had room for us on their "terrace" I use that description lightly. it is their parking lot, dump site and place to leave trucks, run down RVs ,etc. You can see the Sawtooth's from up on the "terrace" but do not under any circumstances get a spot there. the restrooms were very dirty, never cleaned while we were there. The Wi-Fi was iffy. we asked for a refund so we could move but they refused. We left anyway. I do not recommend this place. Unfortunately there are few RV parks in the area...you might try one attached to a motel in town or try Sawtooth City. It would be better to stay at any of the lakes in the forest service sites. Good luck.
Good clean park as stated above but too pricey for the amenities...(none) and no people on site in the office for much of the time. They are available by phone but it limits the secure feeling. The price should be about $20.00.
This campground has new owners and they are doing a great job in modernizing the place. They need to work on the bathrooms, the doors do not lock and they are opaque glass...the bathrooms are old and need remodeled. The freeway noise can be partly canceled out with your fan or a/c. We camped here in the 90s and there is much improvement.
Our family really enjoyed this campground. There are permanents here but it is a clean park, not trashy like some. The office staff are very warm and friendly, however they were training a new woman at the desk and she was a bit brittle to the customers. The WiFi works best in the rec center. We enjoyed our stay and would return.
We made a big mistake camping here, it is the only one available but not worth the time or the money. The owners are ill and unable to manage this big place any longer. Way over priced. They need to sell it and get a make over. The city of Leadville is a nice stop over and they have a wonderful 11 mile bike/run loop through the old mining area.
This is a brand new state park near the City of Rocks climbing area. it is shiny new and clean. it is a bit of a drive to the City of Rocks National Park but well worth it. the town has a small store and the Information Center for the National Park. The only draw back was the drive in, 5 miles of road repair.
As stated previously, wonderful community RV park, great walking/bike trail. Nearby bird refuge, beautiful waterfront site. Do agree that office is not covered frequently and signs not changed. We pulled in and found the park "full" sign up but it was really 1/2 empty after Mem. Day. We will make a reservation and return to this beautiful park.
This campground has a high review rating. it is expensive but includes the cost of the huge swimming area (thermal) which is nice. The cable, although stated as existing is really non existent as the reception is very poor to no picture at all. I understand they bring the cable from the Lodge to the campground. They need better cable. There is also very poor service/poor communication between the campground and the lodge where a camper must register.
This is a wonderful Oregon State Park that has many many activities for families especially on and in the lake. it is a huge lake, with lots of waterskiing, boarding, etc. It can get very crowded at the boat ramps so bring you patience. summer reservations are a must. Shoulder season is more flexible and quieter.
Beautiful sites on/near Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake. Sites are close together. there is a small store and boats for rent. Lots to do: hiking, mountain biking, fishing. The view is beautiful, and numerous wildlife.
Forest service campground with beautiful Mckenzie River rushing by. Lots of bicycles, kids, pets. very fun. river rafters going by. Need to reserve 9-12 months in advance to obtain a river site. Highly recommended.
This campground is old and rundown however the view and beach walking is outstanding and more than makes up for it. We know the campground is being sold, and possibly made into a campground for people who want to purchase a site permanently. The hosts are wonderful and may or may not stay.