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Located a few miles west of Wenatchee on US-97, the setting is a beautiful grass and tree filled park. Upon arrival, the staff was helpful and got us checked in with little effort. The site was asphalt paved and level. Trees provided some shade (depends on the site). As requested, we were located just a short distance from the showers/restroom. Road noise is a problem at the park, as it "fronts" on US 97, which is a 4 lane divided road with heavy traffic, though we weren't too bothered by road noise, since the weather required use of our AC that drowned out the road noise. This was a lovely park and I'll likely use it again. Showers did require feeding in some quarters, but that's common in WA State parks, so it came as no surprise in a County park.

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The campsites are spread across a hillside, so there are retaining walls, etc. Each site is paved (pavers) or gravel with a patch of grass and some little trees that separate each site. (The online photos are a few years old -- the separator trees are all 8 to 10 feet tall now.) The park is attractive, well maintained, with a pleasant staff. It is located well off the main road. My one real complaint is that the person who checked me in did not warn me that the showers required putting (Canadian!!) quarters into a meter to get water. This lack of warning is particularly annoying as we discussed locating our campsite near the showers and I even commented that the shower in our tiny van-camper was not very satisfactory. Folks, this is a border town and we were spending our last night in Canada. I had gotten rid of almost all the Canadian coins I'd had. (Only 2 dimes left.) It was a shock to discover that an additional payment was required - downgrade from "good" to "average" for this. (Such fees/meters are common in areas with tight water supplies and otherwise don't bother me.)

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This is a quirky little RV park. The owners have spent 20 years working on it ... and there is much left to accomplish. But it still was a pleasant night after our visits to Jasper and Banff. The restrooms were clean and the showers were the best we encountered on our trip (7 campgrounds visited). There was just a bit of road noise, but the highway traffic really drops off after dark. The RV park is actually about 18 miles west of the Town of Revelstoke. Site was grass-covered and reasonably level. We were well satisfied with our stay here.

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Additional "daily use" fee required (pricing depends on several circumstances). The fee ran about $10 per day (US$) for two seniors. This awkwardly named campground is actually a very efficient set up for RV campers. Sites are level, with gravel. All sites are connected with nicely paved roads. Rigs of all sizes should be able to use this campground without difficulty. The layout does make for a less 'country' more 'city' type ambiance. We chose a site that was relatively close to a rest room/shower facility that was near spotless. Our site was sunny, but some much needed shade would have been available had we selected a "odd numbered" site, due to the general direction of the sun -- a factor I hadn't considered when making reservations online. The campground is on a ridge above the city (Banff) but trees tend to block views of the surrounding scenery.

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Camping price excludes the daily park fees and online reservations (if used). Similar to U.S. National Parks, advance reservations are usually a wise precaution to get the type of accommodations you may desire. Note that the daily entry fees (on top of the nightly camping fee) (annual passes also available) came to $10 per day for the two of us. Various regular, senior, group, and family rates may apply. The park facilities were good, though the paved roads near the camp sites were rather poor. The other park roads (between camp circles) were just fine. On the basis of "value" the provided facilities were fully acceptable, but were expensive in comparison to privately owned facilities we visited elsewhere. The campgrounds, are actually in a park with considerable natural beauty. The shower building was actually at the opposite end of the park, closer to the tent-camping area. We drove to the showers after fixing breakfast before departing on our day's activities. The power-post appeared to have been recently replaced (or upgraded) but only offered 20 and 30 amp power (No 50 amp). Fire Ring can be rented from the campground with additional fee and permit.

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Campground was most attractive (adjacent to a golf course) and we had a W&E only site right next to a rapidly flowing (and rather full) small river. Our spot was in full sun, but many of the other campsites where among large trees that provided nice shade. Our mid-June visit also coincided with arrival of a substantial mosquito population! (Be forewarned.) This park is about 21 miles north of Clearwater from the junction Clearwater Valley Road with the main highway. Both Google Maps and My GPS gave seriously wrong locations based on the street address (but the Lat. and Long. coordinates are correct). Note that this RV Park is just outside the gateway/border("Boundary Road") of Wells Gray Provincial Park. While this location added some travel time off our main route, it was well worth the side trip. The staff was pleasant and gave suggestions about local attractions.

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This RV park is a few miles across the border from the Sumas, WA border crossing. This park was relatively easy to find and was a decent park. Facilities were older, but well maintained. The staff was friendly and gave us directions to a desirable restaurant (for breakfast the next morning). Our Sprinter-based van conversion RV had no difficulties getting in or out of the back-in space we were assigned. But there were also pull-through sites where big rigs should have little difficulties. I'd stay here again. After dark there was little road noise. Frequent trains could be heard, but the town appeared to be in a "bowl-shaped" valley, and the trains were in idle as they passed through town (in both directions). So, the trains were not particularly annoying.

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This park has a thoughtful layout, with all pull-through sites. There is a reasonable (though not generous) space between sites. While it is adjacent to a US route highway, linking Twin Falls to Wells, NV, the traffic was fairly light after dark and the few trucks passing by weren’t too bothersome. The property is surrounded by farms, and there were odors of the recent harvest that were not overwhelming, but had an “off” note. The “new mowed hay” odor wasn’t so new anymore. Obviously, this will vary by season and type of crops/chemicals used. There were some trees and we welcomed the shade on our RV. But most sites were treeless. Restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. Forgot to check the WiFi signal. Verizon was strong. Between some newish highway realignments and brain-dead GPS, it was tricky to find this park (we got lost, thanks to the GPS). However, it is on the main US 93 heading south just outside the town of Filer, ID.

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This smallish park is located at the southern end of the town, some distance from the central area. It adjoins a walk/bicycle trail on an old railroad right-of-way. It is compact with not a lot of space between campsites. A few trees are on the grassy bits between sites, but most are without trees. Trees are generally close to the internal roads, and should not interfere with slide-outs. The roads and sites are all paved with asphalt. The park is organized with “Siamese” services. RVs pull in alternating directions, so a set of hook-ups are shared between each pair of RVs. Two of the spaces have no services, but rent at a discount. Noise from the nearby busy road quieted down significantly after dark. From the general “feel” of the park, the surprise was the absolutely first-rate bathrooms and showers. On my visit, they were spotless! Alsom roomy with a well-thought out layout. WiFi signal was strong, but slow at times. Verizon signal was strong.

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This is a very attractive RV park with many amenities. Sites are gravel, but all roads are paved. There are a variety of sites, ranging from pull-through to back-in. Sites are spacious and wide (those with slide-outs should have plenty of room). There are a few trees that provide some (but not much) shade (no interference with satellite reception). For small groups, there are eight “quads” where four RVs can park and share a central rectangle of grass. (Some of these have more trees/shade.) The park is on, essentially two levels, with cabins as you enter, then down a sloping road to the main section where most of the RV sites are located. The “lodge” has a large meeting room (with a great view of the river) and an attached building has a pool, hot-tub, and shower facilities. The showers are actually complete private bathrooms. These are roomy, with stonework and even “foot mats” to stand on while drying off. This is an upscale RV park — though the price was not outrageous. There were no identifiable long term tenants. WiFi was available, but I wasn’t able to reliably connect my iPad — Verizon signal was strong, however. I'd be happy to return to this park in the future.

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An attractive Idaho State Park with many mature trees and shaded campsites. Loops Alder and Birch (A&B) have W&E sites, while the Cottonwood (“C”) loop has “no service” (i.e. tent) sites. There is a nice, paved, walking/bicycling path running along the Salmon River. All camp facilities were clean and well tended. (Even the gravel area where we parked had been raked smooth prior to our arrival.) Camps sites are fairly level. There are some “big rig” sites, but most sites are probably more easily entered with a rig under 30 feet. Restrooms and showers were clean — and otherwise typical of the facilities seen in Washington or Oregon parks. No tokens or quarters were required, though for continued water, a button needed pushing every 45 to 60 seconds. No WiFi. Verizon signal was 3 bars.

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We stayed at this park a couple years ago and gave a positive review. On my most recent visit to the area, we checked out this park as a possible place to stay. (Last time we had a 43' class A -- this time a 23' Class B.) Unfortunately, the new owner has allowed the place to deteriorate -- and it was quite disappointing to see how run down it has become in a couple of years. We choose to stay elsewhere. I no longer could recommend this campground.

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We've been to the Long Beach peninsula several times. We were very pleased with Andersen's RV Park ("Andersen's on the Ocean") ... it is in about the middle of the peninsula, and is convenient for access to most features one might wish to visit. The facility looks a bit off-putting -- like a large parking lot. But considering the weather and typical beach conditions, it's lack of charm is made up by its convenience. The camp sites are all back-in type along two sides of a huge gravel rectangle. This gives larger rigs plenty of room to maneuver. The spaces are defined by rail ties buried on the sides of the numbered space and the utilities are in an area covered with wood bark between each site. A wooden picnic table is present at each site. There is no shade (nor is there any interference for satellite TV from trees). On our visit, before the busy season got underway, we noticed that the sites were filled every other one -- that that our 'neighbors' were not too close. There is room for slide outs, if you have 'em. Restrooms/showers are old, but well maintained and clean. There were no long-term tenants. We would stay here again.

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After a revision of plans, we found our first choice, a WA State Park was filled to capacity, so we had to continue on. It was dusk when we arrived at this RV Park: having observed signs on the highway. It is located a couple of miles outside the town of Sprague on a small lake. A busy rail line runs along the far side of the lake (but we weren't bothered by the passing trains). The RV site itself was lovely: we parked on lush grass in a space close to the lake under lovely trees. It was a very lovely, pastoral scene. The primary reason for the relatively low score is that on the basis of value compared to cost, this park falls well short. The price (including state and local tax) was for electric and water only. If we wanted WiFi that would be $3 extra. If we wanted a sewer hook-up, that would be another $2. Showers are 75 cents "for water conservation." We thought the high charge might have been due to our late arrival (but no, reviews here showed it was the "normal rate"). The manager was somewhat brusque, but direct and to the point (ok by me). She did not say where the dump station was (I forgot to ask) and we did not find it when we left early the next morning. Finally: I marked "not clean" on the restrooms not so much that they were dirty but rather they were very old and unappealing. My wife described the facilities as "creepy" and I have to agree with her. I elected to skip my morning shower. I would not stay here again!

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This was a delightful RV Park. Situated on a mountain slope, the individual camping spots are mostly cut into the forest of trees. "Pull through" sites appeared to be 'spots' along the cross roads that connect the uphill/downhill roads. These appear to have little privacy (though the picnic table, etc., is blocked by the RV) and water and electrical hookups are on the "wrong side" requiring longer than normal hoses/cords. Some of the "regular" sites are "Siamese" so one is back in, and the other is "front in." Water and power is placed on the dividing line between these paired sites. Our assigned site was sideways to the mountain slope: and did not have any part that was comfortably level (our small Roadtrek RV does not have leveling jacks). This was a minor inconvenience and (if warned) I'd have brought some boards to raise up the low side. The dump station was located near the office and was convenient to stop by on our in-out trips (we do not have a toad). This park, located near the entrance to Glacier National Park has a "stop" for the "red bus" tours (but you must reserve a tour in advance and arrange for them to stop for you.) We stayed 4 days and were very pleased with this park for its ambience and proximity to the national park. We did not use their WiFi, but our tablet got good connections to Verizon wireless (2 or 3 bars).