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Deerwood is probably the best park in Eugene. It's right off Interstate 5 and there is a little road noise but not bad. The park is really pretty in the fall. Also Wi-Fi is now included in your campground fee - no extra charge. We arrived after dry camping for a few days and when I dumped my tanks the sewer overflowed a small amount. The sewer worked fine otherwise. We plan to stay here again next year.

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When you enter this park, the road is only one lane so if a motorhome is exiting wait at the road or one of you will have to unhook your toad and back up. The park streets are extremely narrow and the sites are very small. Some motorhomes may not be able to put out their slides, depending on the site. The sites in the back corners are a little better but still very small. At times there can be a lot of cars parked along the street so it can be very difficult to get in or out of a space with a big rig. Otherwise it is a pretty nice park with big trees, good utilities and the wireless worked most of the time. There are only 2 washers and 2 dryers in the laundry. We had no problems with the office staff but there is no one to help you park or move your rig. If you cant move your rig because of a parked car and the person who owns that car is not available you will have to wait until they return. The sites are dirt with a little gravel and probably would be muddy when wet. This area has rather hectic traffic. Unless you had a real need to be here I would avoid this area.

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The rate is monthly. Daily rate is about $30. This is a very nice, well run park. The owners, managers, and staff are all doing a great job. The park is being remodeled to add 55 more rv sites with full hookups. The old covered wagons are for sale. The park is also for sale. If you park in a site in the trees, you will get a lot of pine needles on your roof and you probably wont be able to use your satellite tv but the cable is adequate. There are sites in the sun if you prefer. The park allows open campfires at each site so there can be a lot of wood smoke in the park if there are several fires. The park is usually full from Memorial day to Labor day so make a reservation.

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This is a very nice city operated park right on the lakefront of Lake Chelan. Most sites only have 30 amp electrical power, but there are some with 50 amp. There is wifi in the office but not throughout the park. If your site is close to the office you might be able to use the wireless from your rv. This is a great place to bring kids. There is a huge playground, water park, swimming in the lake,etc right next to the campground. You can rent a boat slip at the city marina which is part of this complex. No dogs are allowed in the summer but there is a boarding kennel in town. There is a great sightseeing boat ride up the lake. Blueberry Hill and Lake Chelan Winery have really good restaurants. If you come here in April you can see all the orchards in full bloom. You can take a nice day drive out to Grand Coulee dam. It is very hot here in the summer, so if you need to run multiple a/c's make sure to reserve a 50 amp site. There is a Safeway with gas and diesel on Highway 2 in Leavenworth.

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It's really a very nice place and we will be back. The location and the setting are everything. However the water pressure is only 30 psi, the Wi-Fi was very weak, almost unusable, and while the sites are large the gravel area is narrow so you might be walking in mud if it rains. It's so pretty here that I can overlook the shortcomings.

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There is considerable highway noise, and there are a lot of perms in this park. But it is convenient, and if you get one of the sites that face the creek it's a nice view. There is a Petro truck stop on the other side of I-5 at this exit. The utilities were strong, and the wifi was excellent. We did not hook up to the cable tv, as the satellite worked well. Some parts of the park only have 30 amp electrical, but we had upgraded new 50 amp at our site. This is a great base for Ashland/Medford and the Rogue River Valley.

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Excellent park. I would give it a 10 but it is all gravel and a little dusty. Nice site spacing, trees are just right, you get some shade but you can still use your satellite. Great spot for sightseeing Lassen park and the Shasta area. Go up to Redding for shopping and see the Sundial Bridge and the adjoining gardens. If you are traveling I-5 don't miss this.

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It doesn't get much worse than this. At least the electricity, water and sewer were adequate. The sites are so narrow that we could not put out the slide on the driver's side. We also got a couple of shrubbery marks on the passenger side because of the lack of space. The office was closed the whole time in spite of a sign on the door advertising normal hours. The key code operated gate was locked in the up position the whole time. No security. Greasy smoke from 3 fast food joints next to the park. Intense road noise from 101 and the truck stop right behind the park. The wireless internet never worked while we were there. Some of the other 'guests' looked pretty bad but we did not have any particular trouble with them. The rate was about 3 times what I would consider reasonable. Do not go near this place. A few miles south of town there are some other parks that are in a much nicer setting.

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The office, pool area, and cafe are spectacular. The electricity was solid and the water pressure was about 55psi. We paid extra for wireless broadband, which worked moderately well. The signal strength is not very high and occasionally the system would not respond for a short time. This is a VERY large park and the sites are barely adequate. We stayed here when the park was full, over Nascar weekend, and it was claustrophobic. There is a lot of rv traffic all day long as people are leaving and arriving. The airplane noise is deafening when the planes are taking off over the park. There is constant road noise from I-15. Because the sites are so close there is also a lot of barking dogs noise. RPI members can stay here for $10/night which is a bargain, but we paid the posted rates and felt that it was overpriced. If you want to be in Las Vegas and near the shopping and casinos this is still a good choice. It's probably the best you can do in Las Vegas. There are cheaper places but here you need to be concerned about security and this park is in a better part of town. I'd stay here again if I had to be in Las Vegas, but reserve far in advance and get one of the 'Deluxe Pullthrough' sites with more room. I'd rather have my rv someplace else, with no smog, noise, and big city-ness.

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This park is now called KOA Desert Retreat. They still advertise sites for sale but I doubt anyone is buying. The park is beautiful, the fitness center is great. There are automatic gates at the entrance and you are given a card to activate the gates and the entrance to the fitness center. The water pressure is excellent - over 100psi. The sites are all paved with a concrete pad for the RV and asphalt for your car with a concrete patio behind the car. Some sites have more amenities such as a gazebo or built in Bar-Q for a higher fee. the Wi-Fi worked fairly well. We observed fluctuating voltage on the electricity and sometimes our coach would automatically disconnect due to low voltage. There was a rally in the park while we were there so there were a lot of 50 amp motorhomes. The sites are so short that our 40 foot would barely fit, and all of the RV's over 40 were parked at an angle and still stuck out into the streets which are about only half as wide as they should be. It's very tight getting in and out. It was very comfortable staying in the park but it is about 7 miles north of Pahrump. There are not a lot of restaurants in Pahrump and the casinos are very smoky. We ate at Wulfy's in the Station casino which was nonsmoking. This is a good place to stay for a side trip to Death Valley and Mt Charleston, and Las Vegas is only about an hour drive. With dirt so cheap in the desert, it's too bad they didn't make the streets wider and the sites longer.

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This is a great park with extra large sites and a really nice staff. The utilities are strong and the wifi is excellent although the office did have to reboot the router regularly. They could use a better router. I would give it a 10 except that there is some noise. There are a lot of trains that run close to the park 24 hours a day and they do blow their horns a lot. There is also some road noise if you are parked in the upper part of the park close to I40. It's still the best park in Kingman, though..

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Pro's - It's a pretty spot, on Lake Benbow with a golf course. They seem to really be catering to golfers so if that's your thing you will probably like it. The wifi worked well, too. The staff was friendly and there is a nice store and laundry. Cons - Definitely OVERPRICED. They charged us $5 for an extra person. They also charge a daily rate for dogs, not for cats. Sites are narrow and with a 40 ft motorhome we had to jockey around to fit in the site and put out the slides. There are also some raggedy perms here too - you would not expect that at a resort park. The cable tv did not work at our site. We only stayed one night so I did not pursue it. I could not get our rooftop satellite dish to get a signal from our campsite so we had no tv here. Some of the facilities were closed due to off season. The utilities were adequate and we did get a 50 amp site but in mid November this is way off season and the park was only about 15% occupied. If I was traveling through here again I would not stay here - I would probably look for a free camp in an unoccupied parking lot in Garberville or Willits, or stay at the Redwood Empire fairgrounds in Ukiah.

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The Wifi is now reliable and fast. This is a beautiful campground in a very scenic area and the weather is terrific in August. The owner is considering adding some more full hookup sites with 50 amp service. The open areas take up about 60% of the campground so there is room for a lot of additions and improvements. For now, there is plenty of room for dry camping if you didn't make a reservation for a hookup site. The water pressure is 45 psi and the electricity is solid but the 30 amp services are old and we had to be aware of what we were running or we would trip the breaker. The owners and hosts are really nice but overworked on some days when the tent area fills up. There is a lot of grass and it grows fast here, and the grass is usually wet in the morning so you have to be aware that you might track it in. We intend to come back here again next year.

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It is a nice little park but it is in an industrial area. Looks like an autobody shop next door. When we arrived the staff was pretty well stressed out and not pleasant. A camper had brought a dog in the day before which was infected with Parvo virus. The information I found said that this virus is very persistent and the affected areas need to be sterilized with bleach, but I didn't see the staff doing anything like that. Anyone who walked their dog in the dog walk area is probably risking losing their pet. The staff seemed to be on edge and picky about enforcing their rules. You are not allowed to wash your vehicles but you are required to keep them clean. The facilities are really nice though - if it was your typical gravel campground with weak utilities it would be a 1 but since it is all paved and strong utilities I gave them a 6. If we had visited some other time and the staff had been more friendly this would have been a 10 park. If I come back here I'll probably try one of the other parks although this is probably the best one in the area. I thought the rate was too high, poor value, but the park is full up so make a reservation.

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Pro's - quiet, big trees, great staff, good value, moderate price, good water and sewer, very good ambience overall. Con's - 30 amp sites may have low voltage if it gets warm. Our motorhome disconnected automatically and we could not use more than about 15 amps without dropping out. I think the 50 amp sites are better. The park was full most of the time while we were here so we could not move sites. The cable tv signal is weak so your picture may be snowy or noisy. There are only a few sites that can use satellite dishes. The wifi worked fine when it worked but there were intermittent outages. Most of the park is gravel/dirt roads so if it is dry it will be dusty. We liked the park a lot and will return again but will get a reservation for a 50 amp site. The rate reflects the monthly rate.