This is a pretty park and convenient to Crater Lake and many Oregon Scenic Tours. The staff is friendly. They have only one shower for each sex but they are kept clean. The showers run out of hot water if there are tent campers. The sites are close. They advertise canoes but the creek has many downed trees in it and difficult to maneuver around sometimes. Some of the canoes seem to be a bit "tipsy". The park is very well kept up, and as I said, very pretty. You can tell the owners take pride in the park.
We would not stay here again because the office staff was not upfront with us when we made our reservations. We asked questions regarding accessibility to trains to Boston and receiving mail at the park (we are full-timers). We were told one thing over the phone and found out something totally different once our reservations were made (for a week) and we arrived at the park. We were trying to decide between this park and another and we would have gone with the other park if the staff had been honest with us.
We were in a travel trailer and only staying one night here. The campground is very far off the interstate (about eleven miles). Very expensive for what you get. Bathrooms and showers are old. We would not stay here again.
Pine Valley is a lovely park. The roads are very rough getting into and out of the park. We parked on the grass around the lake. We did not have sewer, just electric and water. But if we wanted to use AC it would have been extra. If we wanted to use an electric heater, it would have been extra and if we wanted to use our electric water heater, it would have cost us extra ($3.50/day). The sites are close together. The bathrooms are very old and the showers flood the floor when you use them. To use the shower, you have to pull on a chain to get the water to come on. If you let go of the chain, your water stops. We would not stay here again.
The only reason I didn't give American Heritage a 10 is that the cable is limited (my husband disappointed that they didn't have ESPN), the sites are close together, and there wasn't much shade for most of the spots, and laundry was expensive. The office staff was friendly and helpful. The park is convenient to Colonial Williamsburg.
Convenient campground to Cherokee Indian Museum and Cherokee Indian Sites. Office personnel was very friendly and helpful. They had our paperwork and site picked out for us when we arrived. Ice cream was not kept stocked in store. Bathrooms were old. Laundry room was small for size of park but machines were kept in good condition. It was tight getting into and out of our site and not the most level.
Lake Aire's office is very efficient. Our paperwork was all ready when we arrived. Office staff was friendly and helpful when asked questions. It was convenient to visit Charleston. You parked on the grass without trees and when it rained the area got pretty saturated. The sites with trees/shade are all taken by full-time people. We would stay here again if we are through the area.
There is not anyone to greet you at the park. You just pull into a spot. We didn't see anyone to pay rent to for three days. The park is not well taken care of. The road to your pad is rough and rutted. Your pad is sandy and uneven. The electrical hook-ups look like they are ready to fall apart. In fact, our neighbor had trouble with his electricity and couldn't get help from the office at all. The washing machines don't work properly. Would not stay here again or recommend this park to anyone.