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Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
Positives: Roads and spaces were acceptable for our 40' with tow. Price was low with PPA. There are two adjoining dog runs. Water pressure was good. Negatives: For us, there was a very big one ... the cable on our site and the two adjoining ones (83, 85, & 87) was the worst we've ever had in any park listing cable as an amenity. They claim to have 25 channels, and I suspect they do on some sites, but our end of the park was pitiful. We gave up and stopped even trying to find something to watch when we discovered the OTA channels had a bunch of very clear channels. What we really wanted to watch, CNN or Fox, wouldn't even come in fussy. We just got a blank screen. When I called the office, they said try an adjacent site. I did with the same miserable results. When I called back, I was told the maintenance man was already gone and there were no complaints from any of the other sites that had checked in. Three sites with messed up cable should have caused concern, but I got the feeling I was given the standard response to their standard complaint from our end of the park. Poor cable was mentioned a number of times in the reviews. I think their cable problem was caused by "bootlegging" cable to distance sites, like ours, with a resulting signal drop. I think they need boosters to get the needed signal to the distant sites. That would explain why some reviews said good cable and some said horrible cable, i.e. sites near the signal source gets good cable and those at the ends of the runs get horrible cable. Other negatives would be the large number of permanents and the general lack of care around those sites. There was way too much dog poop on the ground for the area to be receiving any regular maintenance. They do not allow dogs in the front half of the park, where I also suspect the good cable hides. We camped at Mission RV Park in a Motorhome.
They offer PPA discount for three days.
Date of Stay:
September, 2015 -
We RV in a 40' MH w/tow, we are always a little apprehensive when pulling into an unfamiliar park. This park was a pleasant surprise! The roads were about as wide as can be expected in an RV park, but spaces are a little narrow. Except for the grass, tent areas located around the outer edges of the park, the whole park is gravel, but that is a positive in their dry climate. The last three parks had gravel, scrub grass, and weeds for the spaces. The gravel made walking and parking easy, and there was not a weed anywhere to be found. I noticed as I walked the dogs because the last park had so many stickers and goat heads in their grass that I had to search for a clear path when walking the dogs. The wifi and cable was also as good as we've had at any park, and we full-time it. The owners were very helpful and escorted everyone to their sites, etc. We stayed a week in late September and noticed the park tended to fill up each night with one-nighters traveling I-80. I would recommend calling ahead for an appointment! The price was very reasonable at $28 a night. While not a "resort" park, I felt obligated to give the park a solid rating because I would have no problem staying here again when we come this way, which we will next year. We camped at Winnemucca RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
August, 2015 -
During our "20-minute visit" we had difficulty maneuvering through the roads congested with park vehicles, the parks appearance was degraded by many long-term residents that had the normal clutter accumulated over time, and the spaces were aged with pads in need of repair. The office reeked of smoke. The office sits down a hill below a very busy highway making arrival hazardous, plus management allowed the entrance to be blocked by an 18-wheeler loaded with small RVs, a permanently (?) parked work trailer, and a guest's car protruding several feet into the road way. Our toad was left blocking the busy road and just waiting to be road kill, and the office was more concerned about verifying our reservation than getting us off the hwy. Because of management's indifference to our being left hanging out onto the hwy, to the condition of the park, and the indifference to having after-hour reservations ready for checking, we left to find another park and was refunded our reservation money. We camped at Beacon RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
June, 2015 -
Apache Palms is a dated but well maintained park. The park roads are just a tiny bit narrow on the curves, but Large 45' motorhomes come and go without any significant problems. I had to back up to make one of the tight curves in my 40' MH, but fortunately I had disconnected while my wife went in to register, and we were able to make the turn into the park towing a 17' dingy by taking both lanes of the busy frontage road. ALL the roads are one-way, but some of big rigs HAVE to exit using the entrance, and it can make things "interesting" because motorhomes cannot backup when towing. They have all the normal things like a pool, laundry room, & showers, but all are small to tiny. There is no dog run, grass, or club house. The trees are too small to qualify as shade trees. The spaces are gravel with narrow cement pads. The WiFi was the most frustrating I've used at any park, which is one of the reasons for an "average" rating. Repeated frustration from waiting for pages to load, having the signal disappear, and restarting the computer was the daily cycle for three weeks. Have you ever read one of those reviews that starts out, "The staff was really great ...." ? Well, this isn't one of them. The problem seemed to come from one person who set the tone for some of the others, but one of the men was very nice and helpful. I want to emphasis that the one staff member NEVER said one thing that was wrong; she was just an expert at unintentionally raising your blood pressure by tone, body language, and abruptness. Examples. After making our reservation, an extreme heat wave set in (110-115). I phoned for an early check-in to beat the extreme heat. (Safety issue, people died from being caught in the heat while we were there.) She was unconcerned. Check-in was 11 AM. Period. Rules are rules. We pulled in a few minutes after 11, wanted a different space than the assigned one. No luck. We camped at Apache Palms RV Park in a Motorhome.