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The office people were helpful and polite. Our site, as most if not all, was gravel and fairly level. We had a bit of grass with a picnic table, but no firepit/grill. No fires are allowed. Hookups were easy; the sewer is slightly above ground level. WiFi was a bit slow but not bad, and mostly stayed up. Verizon signal was strong. Bathroom/showers and laundry were clean. When we didn't have a neighbor, the view from inside our RV was fantastic. When walking around, you can get all kinds of great views, including one from an observation platform they set up at the edge of Osborne Canyon. This is a super nice RV park and we would love to stay here again.

     

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Diamond Lake RV Park

Diamond Lake, Oregon

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Diamond Lake RV Park -- like the owner says -- is not at the address indicated on your GPS. It's also NOT at the spot as indicated on Google Maps. Bing maps is at least in the neighborhood. We had to stop at the Resort to ask directions. To make it simple: it's at the far south end of the lake. (The lat/long shown on the website is accurate.) Besides the issue of finding it, the park is fairly nice in most ways that they have control over. It's large, roads can be navigated easily, the sites are gravel and fairly level, hookups are good, has a picnic table and dumpsters are nearby. If there is a sore spot, it is the TOTAL ABSENCE of WiFi, and cell phone coverage is poor-to-none. If being connected is important to you, this is not the place for you. Contrary to other reviews, the two office people we interfaced with were polite and helpful. They even warned us that there are no refunds for any reason. So, that got us to thinking: did we want to stay "un-plugged" for 4 days? Hmm, maybe not. But the other aspect only briefly touched on in other reviews: when we were there (June 7), there were swarms, clouds, invasions of mosquitoes... everywhere, no matter the temperature, no matter if it was raining or not. It was a major fight to keep them off you when hooking up, or doing anything outside. And when they get inside, you spend a lot of time hunting them down. So, that made what was going to be a borderline decision into an absolute choice: we would not stay here. We did stay one night (our deposit -- one night's stay -- would not be refunded) and just imprisoned ourselves until we had to go out and unhook in the morning. Unless it's October-March, I doubt we would ever stay here. Again, it's decent park in most respects, but lack of Internet connectivity and the mosquitoes made it non-viable for us.

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As others have stated, this RV park is NOT in California, but is just south of Coos Bay, Oregon. It's a shame the RVParkReviews.com people won't fix this issue as this is a great RV park! By making it hard to find in RVParkReviews.com, I think this park is losing business, which is unfair. The park is medium sized, wide gravel roads, with both back-in and pull-through sites. We were nestled into an end site with another site only on one side, and were protected from the contant beach wind but could still hear the soothing waves. The site was gravel and fairly level, and the hookups were good. We did not try the cable. The site had both picnic table and a nice fire-pit/grill, which we used. The parks' WiFi was very good, only dropping a coiuple of time throughout our 4-day stay. Verizon was about 2 bars. The bathroom/showers were handy and clean, and the laundry room, though small, was adequate and clean. The park had maintenance people running around constantly, so the place was in good shape. One neighbor came in and backed on to a water pipe, creating a nice, high fountain. The maintenance people had it fixed within 30 minutes, and we never lost our water pressure. Very competent crew! We were quite happy with everything about this RV park and can highly recommend it! We would definitely stay here again.

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Getting to Azalea Glen was easy, just off Hwy 101, and it sits across the street from a beautiful state park. The RV park is small-to-medium size, very quiet and is landscaped beautifully. The sites by the pond (where we were) are all grass, level and with good hookups. The WiFi was good most of the time, and there were two bars of Verizon 4G. The laundry room and bathrooms were clean and adequate. We had a deck including Adirondack chairs, picnic table, fire pit/grill and a small table between the two chairs. Management and staff were very friendly and helpful. This was an excellent choice for us and we'd happily stay here again.

     

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Mountain Gate RV Park

Redding, California

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This is a deceptively large RV park although many spots seem to be long-termers. Office management was effective. The concrete pads are level and the hookups are good. Many sites (though not all) have a wide grass strip with (to me) very soft grass... I loved walking on it in my bare feet! We were close to the next site but not crowded. There were young trees that provided a great deal of shade so sitting outside, even in the hot part of the day, was quite pleasant. The WiFi worked okay most of the time, Verizon signal was decent. Laundry room was good. We didn't avail ourselves of the pool or hot tub, but they were being used by quite a few people. We would definitely stay here again!

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We stopped at American River Resort for just 3 days. Access to park was fairly easy, navigating within the park is a bit tight. Our road was extremely steep, so I had to take time to back in, but it was pretty level after that. Hookups were IMO in the wrong place, closer to the front of the motorhome than the rear, and the sewer pipe was higher than ground level. 30amp seemed okay as we occasionally used the a/c (but we have a tiny motorhome). Office management was okay but beyond basic paperwork, they weren't much help. Showers/bathrooms were clean and fairly nice. WiFi was worthless as we could not get a signal. Verizon showed 2 bars but it was obvious that the cell tower is oversubscribed, so, not a lot of Internet connection capability here. There were a LOT of tent campers, a lot of whitewater excursion activities, which was to be expected. We would likely look for an alternative place if we were to come to the Sacramento area again.

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Wanting a spot as a base camp for going to Yosemite, we selected Sierra Meadow. When we called, they were super-busy dealing with a wedding but managed to reserve us a spot. While the road leading to the campsite is twisty, it's really not bad at all. The RV sites are asphalt with grassy areas between them, all fairly level. Ours didn't have a picnic table, but we asked for one and it was delivered quickly. No firepit/grill. Hookups worked well, and there was good WiFi and good Verizon signal. Men's restrooms/showers were under repair, with spotty availability; women's was nice. The laundry room was open and nice. The management people we encountered were nice and helpful. The park was very quiet. We would likely stay at Sierra Meadows again, but not as a base camp to explore Yosemite... it's too far away.

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We looked for a good RV spot close to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and Sequoia Resorts looked like the place to be! Having read the RVParkReviews.com notes, we knew we would fit under the 12-foot limit they have for RVs (we are 11-feet high), so we reserved six nights there. Office manager was very nice, very helpful. They only have six spots for RVs, but they are all full-hookup, grassy and fairly level. There is a single bathroom/shower; a laundry room with free washer/dryer; and nearby trash cans. They have a lake on the property -- which we walked to, to look at -- but I'm not sure what the rules are about using it. Next to site #6 is a trampoline that kids seemed to love. WiFi was fair. There is no picnic table or fire-pit/grill, but there is a community area with tables/chairs and grill that is right next to the RV sites. They had a DVD library, free to use. We could get 2-3 bars of Verizon. Closest services (i.e. stores) are in Fresno, about an hour away. The roads getting to Sequoia Resort are very, very narrow, are very twisty, and many have blind curves so you can't see what's coming and they can't see you. I down-rated it a bit because of the height limit and difficult roads to get there, but the Resort itself is very nice. Overall, we really liked Sequoia Resort and would stay there again.

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We used Yanks RV as our base camp for exploring Pinnacles National Park. It is an outstanding RV park, with all sites of concrete, beautifully landscaped, lots of room and excellent hookups. The office staff was very helpful and friendly. They even called us an hour before they closed to make sure we understood the late arrival procedures. They have a small selection of items in the office, including sewer hoses. The office, gym, laundry and bathrooms are all clean and modern, well designed and well maintained. While each site has a nice picnic table, there is no grill or fire-pit. The WiFi was adequate for email and Facebook. We got 4 bars of Verizon. We did not try the cable. This is not a family resort but they do have some facilities to make it interesting (e.g., pool, hot tub, meeting room). In terms of layout, hookups, cleanliness and modern facilities, it doesn't get any better than this (well, except for the lack of a fire-pit/grill).

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Balboa RV Park is a medium-sized RV park with tight spacing. However, the office people helped you back-in and they are the best I've ever seen at directing. Once in place, the site felt larger than it was, as there was a lot of landscaping. The surface was asphalt with AstroTurf-like grass surrounding it. We had a picnic table and the full hookups worked fine. We had a dedicated parking spot for our tow car, right across from our site. Also right across from us was the large, clean laundry room and fairly nice restrooms/showers. The entire park was quite clean and (for a tightly spaced park) uncluttered, and not as noisy as I had expected; it was actually fairly quiet, everything considered. Everyone we met was very nice. WiFi was quite good, and I could get a strong Verizon signal. If we need to be in this area again, we would definitely stay there.

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This is a large RV park situated just a little ways off I-40 and was pretty quiet except for the occasional train in the distance. Office staff was nice, and they served muffins each morning. All sites are gravel; there's no grass anywhere, but it is the high desert! We had a cemented area that a picnic table was on, and we put our chairs on it and it was fairly nice. There is no firepite or grill. Spacing between sites was good and there were a number of sewage pipes all along the site to help out with any kind of RV (a nice feature I'd not seen anywhere else). The laundry room was clean. Our site (yellow 11) had cable TV (and, looking around, many sites appeared to have it as well), including the wire, and it worked fairly well. WiFi signal was quite good and the speed was pretty good. Verizon signal was 3-4 bars. Hookups were good, but in the afternoon of the last full day we spent there, the power went out multiple times, once for 45 minutes. (The air temps were very nice, though, so we didn't suffer.) Dumpster was close by. We would stay here again.

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In our desire to be near Saguaro National Park we selected Desert Trails and were very happy we did. Very helpful office personnel, easy to pick a spot, friendly neighbors, all gravel sites (pull through), good hookups, very close laundry and showers. There were a lot of other amenities we did not take advantage of, but we did scale "the mountain" (very easy walkway to the top) to view a sunset. We had a picnic table but no grill. The park isn't very convenient to the main part of Tucson -- it seems like everywhere was a long way from wherever we were -- but great for access to Saguaro N.P. West. We would stay here again.

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Sitting just a short distance south of Interstate 10, this very nice RV park is well run and nicely laid out. The few 30-amp only RVs are put in the front, the larger 50-amp RV sites fill out the remainder. All sites face north, so the afternoon sun casts a nice shadow on the door-side. There is lots of room to manuever but the 30-amp-only site we were at could not accomodate both our small RV and tow car without the car sticking into the pathway. After unhitching the car, it did fit beside the RV without any issues. Lighted pedestals contain water, electricity and cable TV connections. Sewer was at ground level, and had a big enough opening for our tube. The office people were very accommodating and well organized and had our info handy so it was quick to get going to the site. There is a small store inside the office. There is a on-site cafe but we did not use it. We were in site C-3 and it was fairly level, consisting of dirt and small gravel/rock. Next to us was a tree which provided some shade on the picnic table. There was no fire pit or grill. Laundry and bathrooms were typically laid out and clean. We did not try the cable TV. Verizon signal was 4-5 bars.

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As described by other reviewers, this is one of three parks the town of Iraan has set up for RVs. I called ahead (the number is the town government office) and they do keep track of whether these parks are full or not, and they informed me that each of the three parks had space. We stayed in 'The Landing', which is the one south of the main drag. There was a space open near the first entrance, so we pulled into site #2. There are lighted pedestals at each site, with full hook-ups. We used the 30-amp plug and it worked well; did not try the 50-amp plug, but at least they have one. The water connection didn't have a standard handle so I had to use a pair of pliers to turn it on/off. Everything else was great. This is self-service; fill in some of the blanks and put $15 in the envelope and put it in a slotted box. There was a grill at most of the sites that we looked at, but no picnic table. Verizon signal was 3 bars. At one time they apparently offered some kind of cable TV (and there is a connection), but a notice on the boad said it could no longer be offered. Surface was a bit uneven but since we were staying just one night, we didn't level the RV. Surface was dirt/gravel, with a grass strip where the pedestal was. There were several trailers that looked like they were there long-term. Given the price, it was a great value, and no real issues.

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This is a really nice RV park just east of Austin on Hwy 71. There is highway noise during the day (if your site is up front) but it's not bad. Nice bathrooms and showers, each separate and lockable. Owners were very responsive when there were some noisy people during quiet hours, and the owners even gave us a written apology! Top notch! Sites angled so afternoon sun is on the port side of the RV, so nice shade where you want it. Grading down a bit due to very weak, very very slow WiFi. Nice laundry facility. No picnic table or firepit, but there is a central pavilion with a gas grill that we can use, with several chairs and tables. Verizon signal varies from 1 to 3 bars. Sewage connections are about 10-12 inches above ground. Our site (57) has a bit of shade, but many sites do not. We would definitely stay here again.