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The rate reflects a 50% federal senior pass discount. This is a National Forest Service campground managed by Thousand Trails Management Services. It is on the northwest shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Only a very few sites have lake views. It is about six miles off of I-90 on good, paved, but curvy, roads. It is heavily wooded, but some sites are somewhat open. Most sites are reservable, but about 40 sites are first-come. There is no dump station. There is water at faucets throughout the campground, but without threads, and we were prohibited from filling our tanks as it "drained their reserves." There is a dump at Easton State Park, about 13 miles away. There was a booth at the entrance with about the most unwelcoming "host" we have encountered in our 11 years of full-timing. The sites are fairly well-spaced with vegetation for visual separation. Be aware that some pull-through sites are often severely curved so that the stated length is somewhat deceptive. Also there are many "double sites" that cost twice as much, are not any different than the single sites, but they allow two camping units. The sites have picnic tables and fire pits with grills. We had very limited to no Verizon cell or data, even with our roof-top antenna and amplifier. We could get a good signal at the boat ramp. We were not able to get satellite, even with our portable dish, because of tree cover. The campground is about an hour from Seattle and is heavily used, particularly on weekends and holidays - lots of families and kids, so not that peaceful. The lake is the main feature here with a swimming beach. We had a good stay but the holiday weekend was very crowded and somewhat noisy. We would stay here again for an overnight or two, but because of limited activities this would not be a destination campground for us.

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The rate noted is for a 50 amp hook-up site. It does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, of an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle for $43 per year. The campground is a ways from the river, so it is not really a feature. The main attraction is a pond where people, primarily kids, can get in the water. There were lots of kids around. The campground is fairly open with some trees for shade and is pleasant. Pleasant, unless it rains, which it did a lot during our visit. Then is becomes pretty mucky. We had fairly good Verizon voice and data. We were able to get satellite at our site using our portable dish. A lot of folks, as we did, use this campground as a base to visit nearby Morehead/Fargo, a 20 minute drive away. We would stay here again.

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This review is for the Bowl and Pitcher campground. The rate and review are for the non-hookup, dry camping section of the park. The rate does not include the $8 reservation fee or the $5 non-resident fee to bring the cost to over $33 per night (four nights camping) for a parking spot in a dirt field - far too expensive. The hook-up sites are much nicer, but book up early. The non-hookup sites are located next to the entry road with lots of traffic. The sites are laid out in a haphazard order and really are nothing but vaguely defined spaces in the dirt, spaces fairly close together and with nothing for visual separation. There is nothing remotely pleasant about it. As vehicles idle while waiting in line for the entry booth the campground has the feel of a freeway toll booth. To add injury to insult, there was a very, very bright light on the side of the restrooms that bathed the campground in a harsh bright light all night long. It had both train and plane sounds. We were able to get satellite with our portable dish and Verizon data and voice were strong. It is a bit of a trip through city traffic to get here from Interstate. Check the park web site or reservation e-mail for the best route as there are closed roads on the route that your GPS will take you. We will not be returning to this campground.

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The rate reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass discount. The standard rate of $20 is quite high for a campground where the only services are trash and pit toilets. There is water with a hand pump, so not suitable for filling a tank. There is no dump station. So, you will want to arrive with fresh water and empty waste tanks. Is is important to emphasize that this campground is not suitable for big rigs. The interior roads are very narrow and the sites short. Also, during our visit there were fairly large branches extended over the roadway, so it is not suitable for high-profile vehicles unless you don't mind some potential scratches. By the time we discovered this, we were fairly committed on a one-way road and decided to go with the potential scrapes. Many of the sites are tent only. About half of the sites are reservable. We arrived without reservations on a Thursday at about 11, and had about three sites to choose from. The sites are paved and many are well separated with thick vegetation for visual separation. The campground is in a valley, so you will not see sun very early in the morning and it will go down about 4 or so in the summer. It was very quiet and dark at night. The campground is about 15 minutes outside of Coeur d'Alene. It feels very isolated. There was no camp host and some campers looked like they were living here. We had some slight concern about leaving our motorhome here as we visited the town, but fortunately, we had no problems. We were able to get a good Verizon signal for voice and data. The campground is certainly much less expensive than the commercial campgrounds in the area.

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The best way to summarize this campground is "funky." The full-hookup sites are in an open field and close together. They look to be mostly long-term stays. We chose to stay in the electric/water sites that are not as closely spaced. There is a dump station. About five of these sites are in the open with 30 amp electric. Most are in a wooded area with very unlevel sites with only 20 amp service. You check in at the restaurant. The ladies there were very nice but had no clue of 20 versus 30 amp power. We made reservations, but that was not really necessary, as there were many spaces available. Since we were in the field area, we were able to get satellite with our roof-top dish. Verizon signal was amazingly strong and fast. They do have Internet that was intermediate, sometimes fast and sometimes off. It is far enough away from the Interstate that there was not a lot of traffic noise, but there are train tracks with some train noise, but not bad. Overall it was a pretty quiet, restful stay. This was an OK place to spend the night, but we might try someplace closer in to Missoula.

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The rate is for a dry-camping, no hook-up site, expensive because of out-of-state status. There is fresh water fill, but no dump station and no showers, only pit toilets. It is only a few miles from interstate, but feels worlds away. It is very quiet and is wonderfully dark at night. In the summer it fills on the weekends, but there are usually sites available during the week. A few of the sites are isolated, but most are fairly open. Some are very close and almost "buddy" sites. There is little shade, so we had no problem getting satellite. Verizon voice and data were very strong. It was very quiet at night. We would stay here again.

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The rate is for a dry-camping, no hook-up site, expensive because of out-of-state status. The campground is a bit off the interstate, but on good roads, so not that hard to get to. There is fresh water fill at the dump station.The main attraction here are the caverns, so many are one-night stands. There are few trees in the campground, so plan on sun. Your solar panels will be happy. The spaces are open but well-separated and the views of the surrounding hills are very pleasant. It was wonderfully quiet and dark at night, good sleeping. Generator hours are from 7 am to 10 pm, like it or not. During our visit, no one abused this by running a generator continuously, so not a problem. We were easily able to get satellite with our roof-top dish. Verizon data and voice were sketchy and required our Wilson amp with roof-top antenna. We would certainly stay here again.

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Rate reflects 50% Federal Senior Pass discount. This is dry camping at its best. There are no hookups; there is fresh water for filling a tank, which you will see as you enter the campground. There is no dump; dumping is available for $5 in Medora at the municipal campground. Half the sites are reservable, half (even numbered) are first-come. As you enter the campground, about five miles from the entrance of the Park over a rough paved road, you are faced with a choice of pull-through or back-in. Go for the pull-through, as the sites are bigger and nicer and offer more privacy. When we arrived mid-morning without reservations, there were about six sites that would have worked, to varying degrees, for us. By around noon everything was taken. Some sites have some shade. Like it or not, the generator policy is very liberal from 8 to 8. Fortunately, during our visit, campers did not abuse the policy by leaving generators running continuously. Many sites are very generous in size, pleasant, and most are very level. We were able to get satellite using our portable dish. We had weak, but usable, Verizon voice and data. This is a great base for visiting the Park and surrounding area. We would certainly stay here again.

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The rate reflects a 10% Good Sam discount and is for a 30 amp full-hookup site. The price for this campground would be about right if it were $10 to $15 cheaper. For some reason the campgrounds in Billings are able to command high rates; so we opted for this one, which is not as expensive as the very-expensive KOA. The campground is convenient to the Interstate in an industrial area, but is convenient to shopping. Checkin was convenient since we had reservations. Is is nice that they have handouts on the locations of Walmart and Albertsons. The layout is simple, RVs in a row, in a row and repeat. They are all back-in with a space next to the RV for an auto. Our space was very short, but it worked for our 27 foot motorhome. There is a little spacing between sites, but I would still call them close. The drive is pretty narrow making maneuvering "interesting," particularly when hooking up or unhooking a tow car. The utilities were all good. WiFi was great when it worked, but we were often not able to connect. Our Verizon had good data and voice. We were able to get satellite with our roof-top dish, but there are enough trees that some sites would not be that fortunate. It was reasonably quiet at night. There was really no charm to this campground and it is overpriced but it worked for us. Next time we might try Walmart.

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The rate is for a 30 amp FHU pull-through site. I have to confess that my review may be influenced by the trailer about 8 feet away that had a yelping dog the whole time we were here, or by the dog waste that I stepped in just outside our RV. This park, in an industrial area east of town, is primarily a long-term stay park with a very-few short-term sites. If you make reservations you will immediately be charged with one nights stay. If you decide not to stay, it will cost you. Check in was quick and we were shown our site, very close to a long-term camper with a dog (see above). We thought that the site was very close, but at least one side was fairly open, until another short-term camper was parked on the other side, very close. We had a view of them cooking dinner about three feet away. We were next to the restroom which also had an outdoor dish washing area. So, we had folks walking past our rig all evening going to the bathroom. We could also watch them washing their dishes as we ate dinner. On the plus side, we could listen to trains all night long. There was some traffic noise, but not bad. We did not use the facilities but did use the laundry. It was $2 for wash and the same for dry. It works well and was fairly clean. The park WiFi was good when it worked. We were able to get satellite with our portable dish. We had good Verizon voice and data. We certainly would not stay here again.

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The rate noted is for a 50 amp hookup site. It does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, of an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle for $43 per year.There are two campgrounds in this park, Pine Ridge with 158 sites and Bear Paw with 81 sites. They are about three miles apart; we stayed at both since we could not get a single site for the time we wanted to stay. Be aware that, although the address of the park is Park Rapids, it is about 25 miles north of the town. Both campgrounds are heavily wooded, with Bear Paw having more vegetation for visual separation and a calmer feel; Pine Ridge is very open with no visual separation. Bear Paw is along the lake and a few sites have glimpses of the lake. Both campgrounds are very busy and full during prime season as this is one of the states premiere park with lots of things to do. In Pine Ridge we had 50 amp hook-up; the power either went out or browned out once or twice per day during our visit. At Bear Paw we were dry camping. Fill water for tanks is at the single dump station at Bear Paw. It is very busy since there is only this one dump for all 231 sites! Most sites were fairly level dirt/gravel. After a heavy rain, our site became a swimming hole, almost. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. In planning, take into account the 4 p.m. check-out time.

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The rate is for a 30 amp site and a Good Sam discount. The woman at check-in was very nice, but there were a number of people checking in at the same time so it took about 30 minutes. The campground grounds were well-kept and heavily wooded. We were not able to get a satellite signal through the trees, even with our portable dish. The electrical was strong. They do have cable, but you have to use a cable box and have easy access to the back of your TV with some hook-up, plus there is a charge for the use of the box, so we declined. They have WiFi that was good at times, but slowed down to a crawl as many folks were online. The sewer hookup was strange. It was elevated without any screws, so we had a hard time getting our sewer connection to stay in place. We did not use the restrooms, but did use the laundry. It could use some help. The equipment was old and rusty and it could use a good cleaning. Our biggest complaint was the traffic noise since it is on the corner of two very-busy highways. It was quieter at night, but still definitely there. Also, it is very, very well-lit at night. We prefer dark and quiet. We would use this campground again as an overnight, but definitely not a destination.

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The rate does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle for $43 per year. There are two campgrounds in this State Park -- Lodge Campground without any hookups, really more designed for tenting, and Chase Campground with sites without hookups and several with 50 amp electrical. The non-hookup sites are larger and better separated, but not really designed for RVs. The electric sites have reasonable separation with some vegetation for visual separation. Most sites are fairly level, and there are several pull-through sites that are suitable for big rigs. Be careful when making a reservation, our site was listed as a pull-through but it was not, so check the campground map. There were some maintenance issues such as very smelly, overflowing dumpsters, and no rinse water at the dump station due to a broken faucet. Also, there was a sign on the fresh-water fill saying it had detected positive for bacteria but was still OK to drink. We used it because we had little option, but you might want to arrive with a full tank to avoid this concern. The campground is heavily wooded but we were able to get satellite with our portable dish. We had strong Verizon voice and data. All sites are reservable and you will want to make reservations well in advance. Also, be aware that the check-out time is not until 4 p.m. The area is .... well ... scenic, and we would stay here again.

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The rate does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle (for $43 per year), and is for a no-hookup site. By the time we got around to making reservations, only dry camping sites were available, so that is what we got. This is a heavily wooded campground. Our site, and most, were heavily shaded. There is a beautiful lake, but is not a feature of the campground. On our loop, the trees were very close and scraped the side of the RV. A little trimming would be nice. Because of tree cover, satellite was not possible, even with our portable dish. The sites are well-separated and had lots of vegetation for privacy. We had OK, Verizon data and voice coverage. We had mechanical problems and all of the staff was great. We would stay here again while passing through, but not as a destination park.

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A "resort" this is certainly not, by any wild stretch of the imagination. A place to spend a couple of night while passing through or visiting the area, it is OK but expensive for what it is. The rate was not noted on their web site and $37 is expensive for a basic gravel site with only basic amenities. Because of mechanical issues, we found ourselves in need of a last-minute place to stay in Ely, and found this place with one of our apps. We called the number listed, but it went to a recording; three calls over time had the same outcome. Since we were only a few blocks away, we decided to just drive over to find the place less than half full. We went into the office and the lady there said they had sites available for the night. The place looks fairly new but some of the tenants' sites were quite junked up. She gave us a very long list of park rules, very detailed, and some very silly. The sites are gravel and fairly level with good 50 amp service. There is little tree cover, so satellite was not a problem. We had good strong Verizon voice and data. They do have WiFi, but the signal was pretty weak at our site on the end. The campground is a block off of the very busy main street, so fairly quiet at night. We did use the laundry, which was clean, but expensive at $2.50 per washer load. You have to give $20 cash as deposit for the laundry and restroom key card. Check out time is 11:00 with a $20 charge for the first hour over that, then $10 an hour for each additional. We would stay here again for a night, but it is certainly not a destination park.