nevadabob

No Avatar
  • Review Count 40
  • States Reviewed 20
  • Helpful Reviews 0

User Map


Reviews

Date of Stay:

This is a BLM campground located on the McKay Reservoir near McKay, Idaho. The place appears recently renovated or redesigned. Quiet, away from any major towns; the nearest was tiny McKay a few miles south. Plenty of stars at night. A beautiful reservoir for swimming, fishing, boating, etc. On Highway 93 in the plateau of southern Idaho. Craters of the Moon is less than an hour away. Beautiful peaks to the east. Pit toilets and no showers, but electricity and water are available, as well as a dump station.

Date of Stay:

What a great little campground. Other than our site being next to busy US 12, this was a great place to stop for the night. We'd stay longer if we were going to explore the area. Next time, for sure. Clean, quiet, plenty of service from the hosts to the amenities. They even have scales in the bathrooms, which you might or might not appreciate. The setting is pretty, surrounded by the pines. The jays wake you in the morning; I even heard a chicken cackle. No bear activity while we were here, but in bear country we always store our food inside the rig. Easy access to Lolo (only 2 miles away) and Missoula.

Date of Stay:

This was a good place to stop for a few days to work. It doesn't appear this is an advertised place for camping, since we had the entire place to ourselves. And we had to leave by 9/3 to make room for the fair/expo attendees. We only saw the management when we paid, otherwise, we only saw caretakers. I do wish Spokane had more and better choices for RVs though.

Date of Stay:

An okay place to stay for a night or for visiting the casino, the place is clean, the help friendly, an access is easy to get in and out of the sites. The nearest bathrooms, for those without internal facilities, are a hike across the parking lot to the Hotel. No showers are available. We wouldn't stay here again unless we specifically were going to the casino.

Date of Stay:

A beautiful beach front campground near Cape Flattery on the Makah Indian Reservation. We were treated to a beautiful sunset followed by a pass over of the International Space Station from horizon to horizon. The place is a great place for beach combing, playing with the kids, and fun on a mild surf beach. You can rent cabins or stay in your rig or tent here. The ocean is a few steps away and visible from the campsite. The men's room was out of order, and the ladies' room door lock was broken, but a chair was provided to block the door. There's plenty to do around the area, and this place is not really a resort, just a nice, pretty campground with full hookups in the RV area.

Date of Stay:

I've repeatedly stayed here over the last two years. Spent the winter of 08/09 here, which was the worst Portland had seen in 40 years. This is by far the nicest park in the Portland/suburban area with easy access for big rigs. Mine is 70 feet bumper to bumper. Roads are wide and paved. Management is more than helpful and always friendly. Neighbors are friendly and fun. If you don't like noisy jets, this isn't the place for you. It's under the westerly approach and take off of the international airport. Commercial aircraft run most hours and military jets take off and land a few times each day. Occasionally you get to see one stand on its tail and shoot straight up. Easy access to the city. Great access for bicycling; Portland is a friendly biking city. It's across the street from the Columbia River and within a mile from a beach. Great restaurants nearby. Close to the commuter rail service. The place is well groomed and kept that way. There's a dedicated spot for dogs to do their business. A fenced dog park is a mile away and an arboretum is about a 1/2 mile away.

Date of Stay:

I dropped into this park at 11:30 pm planning on a quick night sleep in my tent and on to my destination. What a mistake. Admittedly, the park looked very nice as I drove around looking for the tent spots. There were no late arrival instructions or way to pay. Of course, the office was closed. The RV spaces weren't real crowded but they were pretty close. I doubt I could get my 70 ft of RV in the place. It looked very clean for a good sized park. The bathroom was clean. I pitched the tent and hit the sack. But not for long. The tent sites are backed up against I-90. Every 30 seconds I woke with a rush of adrenalin wondering if the semi barreling down the freeway was coming through my tent site. I couldn't have been more than a couple hundred feet from the freeway. On the other side of the campground is a railroad, that ran every hour or so. I barely slept for 4 hours, got up at 4:00 am, packed up, and left.

Date of Stay:

Nice, quiet park with easy access to the sites of SE Oregon. It was still pretty cool in May, and most of the migratory birds had already flown the coop. The park was clean, the food at the restaurant was good, the management friendly and helpful. It's a good place to stop for sightseeing. There's fuel here, and it's not too pricey, considering it's an hour to Burns and a couple hours to Fields. We plan on staying here again.

Date of Stay:

For an overnighter on the way to visit the slot machine store - you can't call the 'casino' anything else but that - it's a good stop. Easy in and out. Clean. Quiet. Easy access for satellite set up.

Date of Stay:

The good: close to the 9th wonder of the world, The Steens Mtn.; the managers and owner are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and all around good folk; very long spaces; clean campground; really nice bathrooms and showers; sites are pretty level and all gravel, rock and dirt; nothing luxurious about this place (resort is an overstatement); a good place to be if you're main interest is leaving and exploring the area - which you should do. The bad: be sure to check your site first. There are some really nice, long pull-thrus along the west side and some long and not so great pull-thrus on the south side. Some of the south side spaces have 'humps', level gravel spots that are followed by a significant drop to the driveway out of the site. Some of these drop a good foot on a very short grade. Some sites have trees close on both sides, possibly making your positioning difficult to easily reach both the sewer and water/power connections. The ugly: the road over the mountain usually doesn't open until early to mid-July, just in time for the mosquitoes. In this campground they are annoying, but in other campgrounds on the mountain they are down right nasty. Bring plenty of DEET. Later in the season the mosquitoes drop off and bees pick up. But, hey, you're in the wilderness. Make sure you gas up in Burns. It's 60 miles to Burns and 60 miles to Fields. As of this report, the store at French Glen down the hill has unleaded and diesel, and it's expensive. (But so is Fields.)

Date of Stay:

I suppose you can say this park has big rig access, but it's not designed for big rigs. It has very few long sites and the 8? foot site we got took some maneuvering to get through and into with our 5er and semi. The pull-thru was curved and trees were close enough that careful consideration was paid to not damage the rig or the trees. The rangers said they'd never seen our combination in the park before. Since this is a state park, to say it's BUSY is an understatement. It's a great family park, like most of Oregon's state parks. It's in a beautiful setting, like most of Oregon's parks. It offers easy access to a whole lot of what Oregon has to offer outdoors. It's affordable. Downsides are 20 Amp electricity only. Very few sites with sewer, and the sewer connections are nearly nonfunctional. They are side-feed pipes, meaning drainage goes in from the side, not the top, and at ground level. We couldn't screw the sealing ring into it, so we just set the hose into the pipe and placed something over it to hold it in place. This means you don't drain your black tank, because there's back drainage out of the pipe onto the ground. The good thing is that the rangers said they're closing the park this winter for 7 months and refitting all the sites with 50 amp and new sewer systems. It'd be great if they widened the sites a little and added some more big ones.

Date of Stay:

If you like easy access to and from the freeway (I-5) and in and out of your space, while being in the country, this is a pretty okay place. It's located right off I-5 about 20 miles north of Eugene. It's 6 miles to Harrisburg, a very small town; 15 miles to Junction City (Country Coach factory is here), a little bigger town with the nearest grocery store, and 10 miles to Coburg (where Monaco and Marathon factories are). It's located on the edge of a massive grain field that is harvested in July. So, there's a real country feel here. It's pretty quiet. The freeway noise is noticeable, but not annoying. Geese fly over constantly and swallows nest nearby. Ducks frequent the place. Country roads are all around. There's a lot of history in the area. The price is very reasonable. The park is older, but well kept. There are a lot of monthly residents, but the park is clean, orderly, and quiet. The managers are friendly and helpful. Tenting is allowed, but the rate is the same for RVs. Many of the spaces are positioned end to end, so your back window looks into someone else's front window. The managers put you into a space that will work for you whether you have a 5th or a motorhome. The downside of this place is the cottonwoods shed in June and July, so it's constantly "snowing" cottonwood seeds for a couple weeks. For those with grass allergies, this isn't the place for your. The field is harvested in mid summer, creating a lot of dust and grass debris. If that doesn't bother you, it's great, cheap entertainment watching the fields being cut and combined. I don't consider this a downside, but there is a trucking terminal next to the park, where trucks flow through mostly during the day with a few nightly arrivals. I heard them occasionally. If all you need is a place to pull off for the night and sleep, you have two nearby options: a state rest area 2 miles south of the park (on both northbound and southbound sides) and a large dirt parking lot just outside the park used by truckers. Of course, neither have RV facilities. We'd stay here again.

Date of Stay:

This is a very nice park. It's clean, the help is very friendly and always available. We've been here several times. The best things about it are (1) it's incredibly spacious. It's really designed for monster rigs. It's the only park in the Eugene area that is. 45 foot bus + a large car is easy to get in and out. You can't say that about ANY of the other local parks (Harrisburg, 10 miles north isn't local in my mind). I've been to all of them. (2) Help is incredibly friendly and service is excellent. (3) Clean with lots of nice areas around it. Individual shower rooms. Large baths. (4) Access to Eugene is very easy. Down side of this place is that it's incredibly noisy, with the constant freeway traffic just a few hundred feet away. And the price.

Date of Stay:

Like its Eugene sister park, this one is also very nice and clean and pricey. It's certainly top of quality in appearance. Unlike its sister park, however, it's way too tight for large rigs. We had to pull a slide in part way because a wood post was too close on one side and a tree on the other. We'd stay here again for a nighter. Way too expensive IMP.

Date of Stay:

Nice park for dry camping in the off season. Quiet and empty. Staff is polite and helpful. Plenty to do in the area and at the lake during the summer. This is pure dry camping. The water available from water faucets is not drinkable - a general condition around the entire valley (I lived in the valley for 5 years prior to camping here). But during our stay here, there was a boil water notice because of bacteria found in the water, which seemed to be particular to the park water system. There are two showers and two toilets/sinks for each loop of 20 to 30 sites each. While the bathroom was clean, the shower (I used once) never got beyond just warm, is in a large non-heated room without a shower curtain, and had a mature female black widow nesting in a corner above the seat and clothes hanger. A must is to very carefully check clothes before putting them on. The lake is large (about 4 x 2 miles) and when full offers cat -fishing, great kayaking, boating, wind surfing, and more. It's a very shallow lake (no more than about 12 feet). Best time to visit here is in the late spring after a wet winter. The north end of the lake has wet marshes with lots of water fowl and is usually stocked with catfish then.