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07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground is in transition. The new manager is great to work with! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Sites are being slowly improved. Weekend breakfast are cheap and good. The pool was warm which we appreciated because most of the Thousand Trails pools are too cold. We will definitely return.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects RPI with extra for electricity charge. The pull throughs are reserved for KM members which I can appreciate. We were given a back-in site that had no chance for satellite reception so I asked to relocate. We were reassigned a site on the hill that backed up to a great view of the park with just grass behind us and although without 4x4 it may have been a problem in the rain, it was perfect for us! Very nice site. Park was clean and staff was very friendly. Would stay again when staying near Spokane.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We paid the weekly rate. It was a bargain for a good park. It is terraced and we were concerned about getting into the pull through site, but it turned out to be no problem. Electricity and water was good as was the Wi-Fi. It turned out to be a good location for the 10 days we were in Amarillo. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. In fact, the GPS was getting us there a weird way and host stayed on the phone with me and talked me in! Once the host saw me on the highway we were good to go! :) We will return!
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Based upon other reviews of this park I was expecting the worse so maybe my review might be generous because of it. We were pleasantly surprised that although we would Never stay at the motel the RV park was actually very nice. FHU all worked well. We will stay here again when visiting Las Cruces!
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Level gravel sites with grass between sites. Many of the the tenants are long term oil field workers but have decent rigs. We had a problem at check-in that we had changed our dates and they had made a mistake on when we were coming in. They were totally booked, but realizing the mistake called someone on the road and had to ask them to find another campground. They were nice enough to oblige and were not upset. The Wi-Fi was good as was the electricity and water. We enjoyed City Market BBQ and also went into Lockhart from here and had Kreutz and Smitty's as well! We will return to River Bend if we are in the area.
02/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very basic dirt sites. The sites are very long so we were able to keep hooked up to the 5th wheel overnight. I was able to connect to the Wi-Fi, but never able to actually get online, but I was able to tether on my AT&T phone. This is a good overnight stay for a reasonable price on the very long Interstate 10 through Texas! Just look for the big arrows stuck in the ground.
02/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
There should be more campsites like this along the interstates! This is a very basic overnighter that with the Passport-America rate was only $12.00. It was not attractive and if it was a destination place I would give it a 1 or 1.5 but since we just wanted a safe place to stay overnight along this very long interstate 10 stretch with good hookups for cheap this place fits the bill with a strong 5 rating, it is good for what is is! We didn't even need to unhook the truck from the 5th wheel. As a side note, the truck stop which you can walk to had a GREAT chicken fried steak at a very good price.
04/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed at the weekly PA rate. We were put in the back of the park which was good because not so much road noise. Even though there were a lot of open sites, they kept grouping everyone together. Not sure why, seems like you could go every other site to give room. People don't know how not to infringe on others space! Other than that the water and electric was good. Sewer was too high off the ground. It is a good value with PA and I will return.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
From prior reviews I was expecting a bad park. It turned out much better than I had expected! We opted for a 50 amp site and I can say that it is good 50 amp. The site next to us is on a corner. In the not so busy (hot) months they try not to use it in order to make it easier for the big rigs to negotiate the corner. This essentially gives me 2 site width out my door to the corner. The staff has been very friendly and helpful. I will definitely return to this park.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
The price is based upon the 4 week rate. This is a very nice park in Santa Paula. Cable TV and Wi-Fi is included in price. The two managers are the nicest and most accommodating I have met! They maintain the park everyday, so the park is immaculate. No pool, but there is a large hot tub available only to the RV park. There is a mobile home park behind the RV park. Best deal in Ventura County. I will return whenever I visit family here.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
After reading others reviews about this campground I was concerned about staying a week here. To my surprise it is a lovely park. I came in on RPI and it does list the $4.00 electric charge. Now although I do think that is too much I came in knowing it, so it was not a surprise. WiFi was spotty but I was given a free trial for 24 hours and it did allow me to communicate including writing my blog. I chose to re-up for the whole week and he was nice enough to give me a deal because the WiFi needed work. Power was good, but water pressure did go down in the mornings during "shower" time. This is a good park and considering the looks of other parks near by, a real gem!
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the first Thousand Trails I would truly call a resort destination campground. The manager understands hospitality. All other TT managers should go through an internship here! The inside pool is always warm and the staff actually enforces the adult hours. This manager is a trained chef and prepares all breakfast meals. Do yourself a favor and have at least one meal here. I NEVER eat at TT because usually they are not so good, but this is better then the local restaurants at a better price. The sites are groomed and speeds are enforced. Staff is also very friendly and helpful. WiFi is also very fast. We stayed on the North side. We will absolutely return!
10/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
OK, I don't get it. Since I live in Ventura I have passed the Parkway a gazillion times and have always wondered why people "camp" here. Now I sit in my 5th typing this review. Yes, it has an awesome view, and this weekend it has been sunny and clear! But: you are still PARKED next to a highway, freeway, and train tracks. You are packed in like sardines, and if you are not careful, could be trapped by others. I had people walk in my site and hang around for awhile instead of walking on the road side, or on the beach. And of course, if it's not bolted down, kiss it goodbye! OK, I'll be generous because of the view and award it a 5!
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The price reflects the PA discount. The hosts were very accommodating, escorting us to our pull through site. Long and wide enough for both slide outs. Power was good. Nice indoor pool. Free donuts were real donut shop big ones, not cheap Costco stuff. Not much to say, other then for PA price this is a bargain! Will stay again when coming through Amarillo!
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
It is on the edge of the parking lot of the casino, but in our 5th wheel that means you are looking out at a field, so that is OK. FREE 50 amp, free hookups. The water and sewer are down in a "manhole", so I just filled up and used my pump. I emptied my gray only when I left, but I could have left it hooked up. The 50 amp was spot on! Oh, did I mention it was FREE, as are the soda's and coffee and tea (including sweet tea) that are self serve in the casino. We are small gamblers, but the wife and I won $106.00, got free soft drinks, and did I mention the camp site was FREE!
06/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Wi-Fi was good at my site. Park was clean, but I agree that the entry road needs to be fixed. Go slow and the rest of the roads fine. Hookups are good, but double sites are weird. Very windy, but not the park's fault. I am Passport America, and the manager treated me great. Any other complaints are probably not because of PA.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We just stayed for one night but would not have minded staying longer. Despite what others have said, Wi-Fi at my site was 2.2 mb. Wind did create dust as people drove by. Pool is cool, but felt good as it was hot out. Cute park with with old trailers and old cars. Electricity seemed good. FYI: Diesel at casino 8 miles away was cheapest around!
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed on our RPI membership so the price reflects that. The park was clean. Not many sites were in use. Because we were only staying overnight they offered us either a pull through or a back-in right on the river. We chose the river. Although bushes do somewhat block the view, we were able to sit out on the grass and enjoy the river view. The friendly host recommended a great pizza place just down the street. As we were leaving they met us at the gate to collect the registration card and thanked us for the visit and asked us to come back.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have been to eight TT and this is our favorite to date. The scenery is magnificent which couldn't have hurt the review, and the upkeep of the park is very good. The manager I'm sure get's credit for this, as well as his staff. The only complaint is the Superhost program that allows non-members to reserve sites. Members can not do this. The manager worked with us so we could keep our awesome site though. Thank you! All in all a GREAT park. TT should emulate this park!
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We really enjoyed our stay here! Of the Seven Thousand Trails we have been to this is our second favorite. The all you can eat Spaghetti diner was a bargain and was pretty darn good! We got a site under a HUGE oak tree. We called it our Sequioa Oak. It was magnificent. When we arrived four or five deer greeted us. That was pretty cool. Satellite worked great, AT&T not so good, but Sprint was fine. It seemed that everyday, everywhere we looked there were workers busy improving the place. More then I have seen at other TT's! I will be back!
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
I've been a Thousand Trails member for about 1 1/2 years now. When I first went to Soledad TT it was quite a disappointment; however, it is growing on me! First off, it is being improved--fences, signs, grass, trees, paint, rest rooms, and even the electrical problems. I really am enjoying camping there now. Cell service is great in the "N" section, but I like being near the adult lodge and pool under the trees. The "rangers" are always friendly to me, but maybe that's because I'm usually always friendly to everyone. It can be contagious (hint, hint). Soledad is not my favorite TT, but it is worth staying at. Just be sure to pick where you stay. If you have no children, stay where the adults do!
09/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I had stayed at Lodgepole before, and somehow never heard of Dorst Creek. Several months before Labor day we decided to try a go to Sequoia. Lodgepole was booked, but Dorst had plenty of room. I reserved site 15. Backed up to Dorst Creek and a meadow. Probably 50' between sites on each side of us and they were parallel pull-throughs. This was SO much better then Lodgepole which seems like you are on top of each other! Down side is there is no showers, however there is a dump station and water spigots. With the blue tote and water cans, in an RV it was no problem! Beautiful campground and probably the best site there!
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I liked this park. It has two swimming pools and a hot tub. You need to be in sites 1-30 to have a campfire (we were and did). There is a real feel of community here. The flies were bad. I guess it is to be expected because this is a working horse ranch. WiFi in the adult lodge. Mini-golf was fun, and the wives had fun with the crossword puzzle. We will go back.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is the fourth Thousand Trails park we have stayed in. We rate it number one of the four! Not all the sites have sewer (most do, so I asked the ranger at the gate which would be a good site with sewer. He said, hop in the electric cart and I'll show you. He took me to one that was across from the pool, and close enough to the lodge to get WiFi. By far the best service so far in TT. I like the cleanliness of everything here. The employees are proud of the park, you can tell. they have been very friendly and helpful. The mini-golf, the horseshoe pits that include rakes and brooms, the RC car track, all clean and in good shape. The only negative for some would be that it has tight corners, coming in, and also within the park. No problem for my 28' travel trailer. We will be back..
05/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
Don't let the 5/10 keep you away. I will be back. Apparently this park was at one time a membership park. It was severely run down, and was full of Jerry Springer wanna bee's. 6 months ago a new owner took over. Most tenants were kicked out the new owner is attempting to make this a family park. The pool was very clean and nice. The restroom and showers were improving. Flowers and grass have been planted. Decks and buildings repaired and painted. Sites are weird in that some do not have water, but do have sewer. It looks like they are putting splitters on the hose bibs. The managers are strict but fair. This is probably necessary right now. They were very helpful, and shared truthful information of the conditions before I got there. If they keep up the work, in 6 more months it will probably be up to a 7-8. And as I said, especially for the price with Passport America, I will be back.. Hopefully they will keep up the good work. This could be a real nice park again..
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really enjoyed our stray at Henry Cowell. The campgrounds are just above the redwood tree line. You are situated in oak, and pine. It is a short hike to the redwood groves. We did a 2 mile round trip that took you into an amazing redwood forest and to a beautiful stream. You can also drive 5 minutes to the visitor center and the old growth redwood grove. Roaring Camp Big Trees Railroad is a must. It takes you on a narrow gauge into the redwoods! If you are staying at the campground you can park for free at the visitor center and walk 100' to the railroad.
09/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is predominately a park model resort. There are a limited amount of RV spaces. When we arrived on Sunday the office was closed. No problem, they have a dozen of so envelopes with different sites around the park marked on them. They tell you to find the spot you like and settle up on Monday. With Passport America I paid $118.00 total tax included for 6 nights. Park has mainly seniors in it, but children are welcome. They have two sides, the West and East. East is about 10 years newer. I like that side better. Sites vary in size, pick the one you like. There are trees and a pad, but no tables. Remember this is mainly a park model resort. I was able to get satellite reception. Between the two sides they have 4 pools, 2 of them are family pools, 2 of them are adult only. The family pools are separated from the adult pools. They also have a total of 6 hot tubs with different heat levels. All are naturally hot spring water heated. The family pools are kept at about 85-87 degrees and the adult pools are 90-93 degrees. The hot tubs are varied from 95 degrees to the "lobster pot" which is 105 degrees. Not much chlorine is added due to the natural minerals. The pools are sparkling clear. You do not feel like you have chemicals (chlorine) all over you like normal pools. Why did I give it an 8 rating? The park is nice but I probably would only give it a 6 to 6 1/2. The pools I would give an 9. Since the pools are important to me I weighted the pools score more.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good location on the Sacramento River. Was a good reasonable central home base for exploring the area. The have docks for your boat. They have their own restaurant on-site. Saw people eating there, we did not. Was able to have a campfire in our washtub.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
I like country style parks. This is one of those. It is not fancy, but I enjoyed it. Easy trail to Columbia State park. The marble quarry was fascinating. We were allowed to have a campfire in our washtub. Although there are lots of trees, I got lucky and was able to get Satellite with my roof mounted dish. They do not claim WiFi, but I was able to get it sometimes at my campsite 46. Used Passport America for a GREAT price.
10/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Between Julian and Anza Borrego. 150 Lazy Daze motorhomes were having a caravan here. Camped us by ourselves on other side of park. Very quiet. Great night sky! Owners were very pleasant and helpful.
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