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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA, Newport, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Thousand Trails part of this campground, and the rate ($0) reflects that we are family Courtesy Card holders. There are very few 50A hookups and no sewer sites in this campground. It is not clear which sites are 50A and which are 30A until you go to each site - it appears that only a very few of the first sites you come to along the meadow are 50A sites. A lot of the sites have the utilities on the "wrong" side - ok in a motorhome because you can pull into the site, but difficult for trailers or 5th wheels. There is definitely a lot of variance from site-to-site in terms of both length and width of site. We camped at Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Thousand Trails - Crescent Bar, Quincy, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We had stayed at Crescent Bar in September, 2017 and enjoyed it and the surrounding area. We had thought that we would like it even better if it wasn't so smokey - in Sept 2017, we could tell that there was a far bank to the river, but we really could not see it. When we arrived in August 2018, it was again smokey, but the ranger told us that the smoke had just come in and it might clear out again. We were dubious, but after a huge wind our first night, we awoke to a beautiful view of the river. There are 4 50A sites that are facing the tents-only sites that are overlooking the river - a great picture-window view out the front of a motorhome! The laundry had only 4 washers and 4 dryers but it was not heavily used and seemed to be brand new. We camped at Thousand Trails - Crescent Bar in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails, Bow, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We had previously stayed at this campground in Sept 2017 - it was quite rainy then, so we did not spend much time outside our rig. This time, we stayed only 2 days, but we had friends come to visit so we spend a good time outside the rig. Even though the traffic noise on I-5 was definitely noticeable, it wasn't so loud as to make conversation difficult outside the rig. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E27
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Pioneer Trails RV Resort , Anacortes, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for a private park where we could hook up and then leave our rig for a couple of days while we took the Jeep to Vancouver Island for a couple of days. For our needs, the rate of $55.25/night seemed steep, but it was convenient to the Anacortes ferry terminal and we could find cat care for our cats via Rover.com. The site was plenty large for our 43' rig with room for our toad next to the rig. It was quite shady with big trees and, although neighbors were close, the trees between gave more of a private feel. Since we were gone for much of our stay, we didn't see much of the campground, but our cat sitter told us that she had cared for dogs for other folks staying at this campground and that it was very nice to walk around and that the off-leash dog park was nice. We had cellular service but I neglected to write down how many bars so cannot report on that. It was definitely acceptable on Verizon. We camped at Pioneer Trails RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The ferry from Anacortes goes through the San Juan islands and the scenery is beautiful. Friends of ours took the ferry to Friday Harbor (walk-on passengers) just for the day - I think that would be a great trip. Visit Snow Goose Produce for "immodest" ice cream cones!

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Bend-Sunriver RV Campground - Thousand Trails, Bend, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We are Thousand Trails Family Courtesy Card holders, so actual rate of $0 is due to that. Not many 50A sites, and it was warm so we wanted 50A if we could get it. We were able to find a 50A site, and left a chair in the site along with our site tag, to reserve it while we went to dump... before we could get back (we drove by on the way to the dump), the chair had used its legs to walk away! Not a pleasant welcome! We went initially to the dump at the bottom of the campground - it had a sign indicating that you should only open your tank valve 1/2 way due to the septic being full... since we have automatic valves (no way to open half way) and since we could easily see that the pipe had liquid right near the top, we decided to try the other dump station. The one at the top of the hill has ability for two rigs to dump at the same time, and had no issue taking on our nearly full tanks. We were in a site that backed up to the meadow - evidently prized by those who want good view with satellite dishes. It appeared that nearly all the sites in this campground could easily accommodate very large rigs. Laundry was relatively clean and easy to use. No sewer sites in this campground, though one of the seasonal guests in the campground told me that they are in the process of putting sewer into all of the sites, and that it may be available by 2019. We camped at Bend-Sunriver RV Campground - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D5
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed visiting the Newberry Volcanic National Monument Paulina Lake area, particularly the hike on the Big Obsidian Flow. Wear closed shoes and take water.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We were planning to boondock in this area, but since the temperatures were approaching 100F, we decided we had better find a place with electric hookups. As a result, we made reservations via the online system just before we arrived, and were happy to find sites available, even though we needed them on the weekend. The sites were good - there are many pull thrus and most of them have long enough straight areas to allow big motorhomes like ours to actually pull thru. The electric and water services were reliable. Verizon service was good; AT&T was marginal; both were good with cellular booster. The park is used by a lot of folks who are relatively local - it appeared to be a good park for those with children - there were activities for kids to do. The only reason I did not give the park 10* was due to the reservation system. As mentioned above, we had to book 2 different sites for our 2 night planned stay. The online reservation system (Reserve America) requires an $8 fee per reservation, and since we could not book 2 nights in the same site, we had to not only move during our stay (understandable because we were late booking), but we also had to pay a total of $16 to book the two one-night stays. Other public campground booking services (e.g. national parks in Canada) will allow users to book a stay "night-by-night" and combine multiple nights in the same park into a single booking fee. On a positive note, we decided to stay an additional night, and the folks at the gatehouse were able to "extend" our stay (even though we again had to change sites) and avoid the additional reservation fee. I think if you are willing to risk a site being unavailable, and just show up, you will not need to pay the additional $8. The site fees were $31 for FHU, $28 for electric+water. The rate that I listed ($36) was the average for our 3 night stay (2 FHU, 1 E+W, reservation fees). We camped at Valley of the Rogue State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D03
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We did not know this when we came, but if it is *hot* in the central valley (where I-5 runs through Oregon), it is probably cool/cold on the coast. We may have tried heading to the coast for boondocking weather if we had known this! We had come to this area to get some suspension work done at Henderson's Line-Up in Grants Pass. If you have any issues with handling or suspension, brakes, etc., we *highly* recommend Henderson's!

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Manzanita Lake (NPS Campground), Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

We had checked information before going to this campground and saw that it indicated sites that were 45' - we figured we'd find something for our 43' motorhome. While there are pull through sites that may be as long as 45' (maybe even longer), they are tightly curved crescent shapes which are not amenable to large motorhomes with long wheelbases. We found one that was available on a night-to-night basis (it is supposed to be a group site, I guess) and backed into half of it, with our tires all on the asphalt but hanging over on the side and back. Since we couldn't know for sure that we would be able to stay more than one night, we did all the things we had planned to do on the one day we were there. As it turned out, we could have stayed another night, but we didn't know until late evening and by then we were ready to head out the next day anyway. We camped at Manzanita Lake (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B20
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Welcome Station RV Park, Wells, Nevada

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Full disclosure: The owners of this park are friends of ours. They bought the park just last year, and we wanted to visit. They had stayed at the park previous to purchasing it and told us what a beautiful green oasis in the desert it was... but until you see it, you just can't believe it! There are creeks running on both sides of the property, and beautiful green grass and huge shade trees all around. The owners host a campfire on many nights (unless the weather is too windy) - a great time to get together with fellow campers. The rate we paid reflects the weekly rate which is super reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Welcome Station RV Park. We camped at Welcome Station RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Wells has a small grocery store; best to stock up before coming or the drive to Elko is pretty but 40 miles away.

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Century Mobile Home and RV Park, West Haven, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

We wanted a campground in the Ogden area as we were visiting friends in the area. I had called one park and they indicated that they didn't have anything available for a week stay, so I took the site at this park when they could accommodate us. The park was nice - the owners definitely show a pride of ownership. Since we'd been boondocking in some amazingly beautiful locations coming up to this, the price of $300 for a week seemed high, even for full hookups. But, there are a lot of amenities - a group pavilion, basketball and shuffleboard courts, swimming pool and hot tub. The laundry room was clean and easy to use. The campground was right off I-15, so convenient to get around. The sites were a bit close together; we were in the pull-thrus on concrete, and they were mostly used by overnighters, so we frequently would have no one next to us during the day with folks leaving early in the morning and the next ones coming later in the day. We camped at Century Mobile Home and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Green River Campground, Jensen, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

We got a pull-thru site that had our door facing the river. It was beautiful, but getting warm by late June. We found this boondocking campground to be crowded and hot. There was no respect for campsite - if someone wanted to go to the river, they walked through our site, between our motorhome and toad, to get there. The pull-thru sites were wide places in the road so the side of your rig was right beside the road. For some of the pull-thru sites, that meant that your door was into the roadway - so some rigs entered the loop going the wrong way so their door could face their picnic table and away from the roadway. Most folks stay just a night or two.

We could walk from our site directly to the river and it was pretty. There is no dump station and no water fill available, though there are water spigots for rinsing items near the restrooms, and the restrooms had running water at the time we were there (June). We camped at Green River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
77
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed seeing the dinosaur bones, taking the Desert Voices hike (go early in the morning before it gets too hot), taking the auto drive (get the brochure from the visitor's center - $1), seeing the pictographs on the drive (the ones of lizards are really neat!), and attending the ranger talks in the campground (we particularly enjoyed the one on bats).

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Meadows Campground - Routt National Forest, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $5.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived at the campground mid week in mid June. The gate was open, but it didn't seem quite ready for guests - there were no pay envelopes, and when we checked at the camp host site, it turned out they had just selected that site to park in - they weren't camp hosts. We detached our toad and drove around to find a site. Even though we're 43' and a previous reviewer indicated that the campground wasn't amenable to large rigs, we were able to navigate it successfully. We found a site at the top of the hill where we got good internet signal on our MiFi device (with cellular booster) and good sun for solar panels. For the first several days there were only 2-3 sites occupied; over the weekend, as many as 10-15 were occupied. No water, no dump, but great boondocking location. We camped at Meadows Campground - Routt National Forest in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Steamboat Springs is not far away (shopping, things to do) and we enjoyed visiting Fish Creek Falls (National Park Service fee area - free with Golden Age Passport).

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Maybell Park, Maybell, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

US 40 is not a very busy highway once you get west of Steamboat Springs. This was a nice stop to dump and get water and stay for the night. There are quite a number of 30A sites along the outside of the park - but if anyone has a long rig (like ours at 43'), they will block a number of sites unless they park at one of the ends. The dump station is along the back of the park, $5 to dump; no cost to fill with fresh water. As mentioned by another reviewers, payment is by honor system based on what you make use of. We camped at Maybell Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Enders State Recreation Area, Enders, Nebraska

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area on a Saturday in June, and there were LOTS of folks there taking advantage of the pretty reservoir and inexpensive boondocking. The campground has about 30 electric-only sites (all back-in as far as I could tell). Electric-only fee is $20 plus park entry fee of $8/day. Boondocking pays only $8/day. The area on the south side of the reservoir appeared to be more primitive and probably better for tents and/or small rigs, but north side of the reservoir had good roads and easy access - big rig friendly. Dump station, water, electric sites are on the north side of the reservoir. We camped at Enders State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We wanted to see the musical "Texas" so booked to stay here during the first week that it was open (it opens 6/1). We knew it was possible that it would be getting hot, and it has been uncomfortably warm in the afternoons. When we originally did the booking, we could only get one night, but I kept on watching the booking site online and eventually the next night also came available. Although the park shows full, there are sites available in the campground - I don't know whether people aren't showing up to use their reservations or whether the park keeps some sites "just in case". As it turns out, we probably would have been ok with just having the night that we had booked to see the musical, as it was too hot for us to do much in the afternoon anyway (100F +). We were assigned site 139 in Sagebrush Campground; site 139 is just across the campground road from the trail to the amphitheater where "Texas" is performed, so we were able to walk to/from the show. We were able to get internet on our AT&T MiFi device with our cellular booster. No signal at all on T-Mobile. Verizon would sometimes show signal but couldn't really use it except up at the top of the canyon (at the overlook or ranger station). A person I talked with at the musical said that her AT&T phone got service all over the canyon - they were staying at Mesquite Campground. We have a 43' bus and tow a Jeep behind; we took it very slow down the canyon road - using the engine brake and first gear on the transmission. Around the curves, we had to use all of our lane and a small part of the lane coming up the hill, but traffic was light so no problems. We camped at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Sagebrush 139
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

On the morning after the musical, we got up and out and did the first 1.25 miles of the Lighthouse hike - to the viewpoint of the rock formation. We are not big hikers, but it was a do-able hike for us. We got to the trailhead just before 7am and were back to the parking lot by 840am - temperatures were heading to the high 80s by 9am, so it was good to have gotten there early.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon, Texas

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped here to spend the night before our reservation in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. There was one other site occupied (with a tent), so we had our choice of almost all the sites. It was pretty warm in the afternoon when we arrived (100F) but the breeze made it bearable outside in the shade. Beautiful dark skies at night. Birds singing in the trees. Wonderful coolness at night (down to low 60s). Gravel road in campground - towed vehicle got pretty dusty pulled behind motorhome. Free for federal access pass holders. Can stay up to 7 nights. Gate was posted as closed from 8pm to 8am. We trimmed a few dead tree branches that would have hit the top of our motorhome. Boondocking. There are vault toilets. Enjoy the beauty! We camped at Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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