NIce enough park for a KOA (which often seem to be just a bit crowded, a bit more worn, etc.) Sites somewhat close together,and not very level, but with some grass and trees. Cute wooden swings at many sites. There is both a stream at one end of the park and a small irrigation canal that runs through part of the park. Very nice having the water but watch out for the small flock of domestic ducks that call this park home, because they defecate everywhere around the campsites. Staff seemed bored or inconvenienced to open the office and check in several rigs that were waiting at 2:00 pm. Park was nearly full but relatively quiet as it was off season and there were not many kids. We stayed one night and would use this park as a stop-over again.
We found this to be a very nice, quiet RV type park (not campground). Access is thru a very nice manufactured home community and the park backs up to a golf course. We choose a back-in site along the back row, next to the golf course, for our 39' fifth wheel and crew cab. We felt these were the nicest sites. We had to disconnect and park the truck in the provided spot along the front of our site, but we had planned on using it to tour about anyway. The site was wide with grass and big trees, and an extra paved patio area with a table. The laundry was small but very clean, and I was the only one I ever saw using it. The bathrooms were clean, but seemed to have one shower stall out of order. The park is just down the road from a grocery and Wal-Mart, and very convenient to explore Flathead Lake and the cute town of Bigfork. We stayed two nites and would definitely return.
This park was a mixed bag of pluses and minuses. We stayed two nites in this park while we visited the Pendleton Rodeo as everything near Pendleton was full, and it is only about a 30 minute drive. This park is very tightly configured with spots very close to each other, and not a big entrance. (We had to wait in the middle of the street as another large rig was checking in.) With our 39' trailer and crew cab, they actually put us in two sites, making it a pull thru; but normally most rigs are parked nose to tail in the center sections, so if the other party has a later check out date you will be backing out of your spot. I felt is was a bit pricey compared to others on our trip. The staff was very friendly, the facilities were clean, and the laundry was accessible 24hrs. There is a large amount of lawn art and garden statues around the park. It actually reminded me of a mobile home park and along with the number of monthly residents with the plywood around the ends of their trailers,tons of kid's toys, auto repair work and other belongings stacked around, it detracted from this park. Since we were gone most of the day, it was ok for overnight use, but I would not stay any length of time.
We stayed at this campground based on the prior reviews and we were not disappointed. What a unique location! Having horses and a dirt road ourselves, we were not deterred by the well maintained one mile dirt/gravel access road. The campground sits in a small valley in the middle of rolling hills with a view of their drought lowered reservoir. The camp host could not have been more friendlier and the price was the lowest of our entire trip. Our long pull thru gravel site was dead level, and had a large shade tree and a decent distance between rigs. The whole campground is very open, not private or heavily treed, but very quiet and peaceful. The center pavilion is great, and being used by a friendly group while we were there. The bathrooms were very clean with nice homey decor, and the laundry was available 24 hrs. I am a fan of doing laundry at 11:00 at night and having the place to myself! The previous post about the southern sky was right on, it was incredible. It did not seem that there was a lot to do within a close range of this campground, but certainly a great spot to relax, read, hike, stargaze, etc. This would also be a wonderful location for a group of RVers traveling together!
We enjoyed this park, and wished we had planned for more than a one night stop. Although it is a few miles west of Reno,it is worlds apart from the asphalt type parks in Reno. Large sites handled our fifth wheel and crew cab dually with ease, but surprisingly required some leveling. Lots of grass, many young pine trees, and beautiful views of the mountains. Convenient to the interstate but not too much traffic noise. The staff was friendly and warned they had been having difficulty with Wi-Fi so it was free, but we never could connect. Pool was small, but clean. Handy having the little casino if you need to hit the slots. However, I would steer clear of the cafe as the food was typical truck stop tasteless, bland fare.
This was a very clean, well maintained RV park. There were full-time resident RVs, but they were all to one side of the park and were well maintained. The sites are an adequate distance apart with grass and plants between. No access problems with our 39' fifth wheel & crew cab dually. The restrooms were spotless and there is also a modest exercise room. The staff was very helpful arranging to get us in the closed gate and to our assigned site for our after hours arrival. Note that the directions in the Trailer Life directory are not quite accurate and our GPS had a difficult time with the location too, as there are multiple exits for the same road. Acton is not a very exciting location or destination, but this park was a nice spot for our one night stay.
Many people might question the 10's that this "campground" receives; after all there are no facilities, no amenities, and the freeway and the train tracks are directly behind you. But it is all about having 50' of Pacific Ocean frontage to call your own for a few days! The waves crash right outside your RV so you never even hear the freeway and even the 11:00 pm freight train only barely catches your attention with some vibration. You have the perfect view of the sunsets and can enjoy all the walks on the beach your sandy feet can handle. The RV park just south in Malibu charges 3-4 times the amount and you only get to view the ocean from high up on a bluff across the highway. Here you get salt spray on your rig! Plan ahead as there are no reservations, and this area gets crowded. We live locally and this is a favorite area to come stay a few days for complete relaxation!
This park has little to offer other than a place to park with hook-ups. The area is not scenic, it only happens to be on the way to/from Las Vegas. The RV portion of this park is one or two rows of old side by side hook-ups, with narrow gravel pads and cracked concrete "patios". The large pipes protecting the hook-ups were at a very awkward height and location, and were the source for a large dent in the slide of a neighboring RV. There is no landscaping in the RV/overnight area. The rest of the park is mobile homes and permanent RV residents. The facilities are stark and tired. We stayed one night and do not plan on returning.
I found this to be a very nice park given that it is in the high desert. Very cute western movie theme to buildings and landscaping. Based on all the old Hollywood Westerns that were filmed here locally. Friendly staff, nicely stocked gift/supply store. Large, comfy rec room with coffee and muffins in the morning. The park was easy to get around in with our 39' fifth wheel. Sites were relatively level gravel/dirt with small to medium sized trees throughout the park. Tables and fire rings at each site. I am sure it could be quite warm in mid summer, but consider the location. The pool was inviting and clean, as were the restrooms. We stayed one night and would do so again.
Camping in scenic Yellowstone from the comforts of our RV gets this park a 9. Being surrounded by the sights of Yellowstone help you ignore that you are actually surrounded, quite closely, by RV's. We were fortunate to get an end spot which gave us some breathing room and our own tiny grove of trees on one side. Appreciated the room to park our dually truck next to us also as we would not have fit otherwise. Being packed so closely reminded me of some of my pet peeves as some RVers insist on leaving their outside lights on all night, shining into their neighbor's window, while others fire up their diesels for 20 minutes early in the morning before leaving. Having a diesel ourselves, I don't understand the necessity for this. Note there are no tables or fire rings in the RV section. This campground does have a large, clean and staffed laundry. All the staff were friendly and the facilities were well maintained. Store, gift shop, and cafe close by. Make sure you have reservations as park was fairly full even in "off season" and only so many spots for big rigs.
If only rating the view, I would give this park a "10", as you could not beat the view from our ocean view site. However, due to the extreme cost of beach front property in California, this park is small, very tightly configured, and quite pricey. Large rigs should not even consider coming here without a reservation as there are only a couple sites that could handle our 39' Fifth Wheel, and we parked our crew cab truck separately. We had to wait at check-in as several other rigs were still hooking up and leaving, thus blocking the narrow one way access. The restrooms and showers were satisfactory but certainly not spotless or up to date. Sitting on a bluff above the Pacific Coast Highway was beautiful but also comes with the noise of the very busy highway. Note this park is not waterfront, so you cannot easily walk to the beach from your site.
Similar to a previous post, I am hesitant to extoll the virtues of this campground as I fear it will be full the next time we visit. I will say that if you are looking for an RV resort with all the amenities, then this park is not for you. This is a wonderful, forested campground; where you can have the experience of camping from the comfort of your RV. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They placed us and our traveling companions in the newer Gilmore Loop, in a wonderful "companion" site. These sites allow two RV's or vehicles traveling together to be in a shared site. Sites were paved, level and equipped with tables and campfire rings. Note there is no sewer connection at your site, but an easy to use dump station in the park. No Wi-Fi or cable, but this was the great camping feeling we are always looking for. Campsites were well spaced; the free showers were hot and spotlessly clean; and deer and other wildlife are nightly visitors. The park is halfway between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Arlene, and on the shore of the lake; making it a great base camp for activities. We plan on returning for a longer stay!