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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.

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This is a clean, large and very well organized RV park, with a lot of amenities. It's close to the Interstate yet very quiet. Site was level, hookups were good except that the electrical box was on the opposite side from normal and my cable just barely reached (with the help of my dog-bone and surge protector). Spacing between sites was very roomy. It rained while there, and water accumulated in most of that space, but when dry it was very nice grass. The gravel site area was super-nice to have when it rains, so we appreciated that. WiFi was good, Verizon 4G signal was also good, they had a large play area with lots of playground equipment, a game room, laundry, showers, a pool (closed for the season), etc. GPS pointed to the wrong entrance location but there were a few signs that helped us get to the entrance (and very long entrance road). Our site was moderately shady. Staff and campers were all very nice.

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At the very northern tip of West Virginia, Kennedy Marina & Campground has a generally nice setting (no shade at all, though), a lot of Canada geese were hanging around, and we got a nice grass site right by the river. Most of the other campers -- workers and seasonal, probably -- didn't have it as good, with many of them close together and at least half probably couldn't see the river. We have a tiny motorhome but tow a car, so it's always nice to get a pull-through (esp. for a 1-nighter) so we didn't have to disconnect the car. Our one night stay was very nice, with a view of the river and the trees and hillside of Ohio on the other side. Hookups were good and though we had to share water with another site, it was not a problem. WiFi was too weak to be useful, but we got a good Verizon 4G signal for our MiFi. The bathroom and laundry were dated, but mostly clean; the bathroom did not have a shower. They are closed on Monday, but we called and they came fairly quick and were very plesant.

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Ashway is a fairly large, well laid-out RV park with, it seems, about 1/3rd to 1/2 semi-permanent. We lucked out with a pull-through despite our tiny motorhome. The site is very long, gravel and grass, close to each other but not too close, not very level, great hookups, a nice picnic table, a very nice grill/fire-pit but almost none of the sites have any shade. The WiFi here is impressively good. I could also get 2-bars of Verizon 4G signal. Includes cable TV with about 12 channels. The pool is very nice, and they have an adult-only hot-tub, all very clean. The playground area and game room pavilion look new and are quite impressive, including large bathrooms with showers. Laundry has 2 washers and 3 dryers, very clean and reasonable. The management seems very nice, and the store stocks a few items. Access card is $20, refundable upon return. Dirt/gravel road that connects the park to the main asphalt road has a lot of small potholes and can be dusty. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

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Wild Duck is a great campground. Settled in the back of a residential subdivision, it's very quiet with lots of tall trees and plenty of shade. Unfortunately the shade means no grass grows so our site was all dirt. Other than that, it was level, good sized, the hookups were great, and nice picnic table and good firepit, the WiFi was acceptable, and we were able to get 4G (Verizon). Their cable TV provides about 20 channels. Laundry is clean and capable with 3 washers and 4 dryers, and the bathroom/showers were clean. Controlled access to the park was via 4-digit keypad.

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Smuggler's Den is a large RV park near Acadia National Park. We had a back-in site near the front, but traffic noise was not an issue. Management people were very nice and the store was stocked with some essentials, and a few goodies. Our site was mostly shady but enough sun to keep some grass growing, a nice picnic table and fire-pit, and all hookups were good. The WiFi was good most of the time, but there was almost no cell phone signal. The restrooms/showers were a bit dated but clean, as was the laundry area (a bit pricey). The pool and playground area looked clean and were fairly busy. We would definitely stay here again.