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Retired husband and wife, camping whenever we can get free.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Trout Creek Motel and RV Park, Trout Creek, Montana

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small park, but a very nice one. We were quite happy with it, until the evening when we began hearing trains very nearby. There must have been a road crossing close by because they had to keep blowing their horns. This continued throughout the evening and night, and we didn't sleep well at all. We had a great site, the management was delightful and was able to fit us in for an overnight stay. We had our own area that felt secluded, and were wishing we could stay for more days. However, after the "night of the trains" we were glad we were moving on. We camped at Trout Creek Motel and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Blackwell Island RV Park, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $57.00
Overall Rating:

The park charges two tiers of rates, $57 for sites away from the river and $68 for river sites. We camped away from the beach. The beach along the Spokane River is nice, and well-used. They have water toys for rent, and the water sites are pretty nice, as long as you don't mind a lot of company along the beaches. We had stayed at the park, along the river, many years ago and loved it. Of course, they have made substantial upgrades/changes since then. The park was full, and well attended. The people in the office were busy and curt, but the check-in went smoothly. The park was quiet overall. Freeway was far enough away so as not to be heard, and there were no trains nearby. If you're a boater, this is a good place for you. There is a very nice restaurant at the end of the road, and the tourist area in Coeur d'Alene near the resort is very nice, with lots of restaurants, stores, parks and accommodations. It's a good place to stay, but on the expensive side. The sites in the center are pull-through, but with few trees, gravel pads and a good amount of dust. We camped at Blackwell Island RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
123
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bring the kids, and plan to spend time along the river on the beaches. Boat launch is nearby. Take time to explore the city, it's a gem.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Ponderosa Falls RV Resort , Cheney, Washington

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

Favorite place near Spokane, WA. We've stayed here each time we come to Cheney and the Spokane area. It's a great "rest stop" after leaving Seattle, when heading east. The park has lots of well-trimmed trees, allowing for clearance for high motor-homes and 5th-wheel trailers. The trees are trimmed high also to accommodate satellite receivers. The park has many pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Park is well-maintained, with a pool, recreation areas, miniature golf, playgrounds, etc. and the staff plans many weekend activities to keep campers busy. All that aside, it is also a very quiet place to just hang out. Many sites have nice lawns, shady trees and picnic tables. The roads are gravel, as are the sites, and driving through with any size rig rates from easy to manageable, depending on the length of your RV. It has good access to shopping in Cheney, and nearby Eastern Washington University, and to Spokane, or even Coeur d'Alene in nearby Idaho. WiFi is average for most parks, but doesn't reach all the sites. They charge for WiFi and for cable (Dish Network satellite) TV. T-Mobile service was marginal at the campground. As you head up Thomas Mallen Road, the entrance is the SECOND DRIVEWAY you come to (with the big rock). The first with a gate, is the exit. We camped at Ponderosa Falls RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G9
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to Eastern Washington University, Cheney and Spokane.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Blue Mesa Ranch, Gunnison, Colorado

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

Our rate was $0.00 due to the way ROD works. We paid nothing at the time - our membership pays the park. We were sent up on the hill in the back and my first impression was disappointment that we couldn't select a site down lower in the trees. As it turned out, we were delighted with our site. We had a great view of the mountains and stars at night and the park was very peaceful. Water, sewer, electrical were in the rear of the site. Bring an extra hose, sewer pipe and power cord. The park is about 15 miles outside of the town of Gunnison. We don't use the facilities much, but they looked nice. There is a guard shack at the entry, and everyone I met there was delightful. Be careful, when coming from the west, I didn't notice much signage. We missed the park and had to turn back. The signage coming from the east is great. We saw chipmunks and hummingbirds at the site also. Cell phone coverage was non-existant. We use T-Mobile. There is a "cell phone" booth near the street. They offer WiFi on a pay to use basis. We weren't given an access code at check in so we didn't use it. Our cell signal returned when driving 1/2 way to town. We camped at Blue Mesa Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
332
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 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:

Pioneer museum, Gunnison Observatory, quite a few good restaurants and shops on North Main Street. Very nice park on the east end of town. The park has a kid's fishing "lake" with two swinging chairs at the west end to allow people to watch or just look at the water.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Monument RV Resort, Fruita, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We took Exit 19 off of I-70 and stopped at the Visitor Center and Vietnam Memorial wall. Leaving this rest stop/visitor center takes you through two traffic roundabouts and not more than a few blocks to the campground. The staff was very accommodating. We were given the longest space we've ever had. Our 36' trailer with a 3' hitch and a 20' long truck fit with space left over. Watch out for wasps in June (and probably other months). I noticed a park employee watering the plants and asked him to address the wasp nests in our power pole and he immediately grabbed the wasp-kill spray that was handy on his golf-cart and took care of them. Good park. We stayed two days. We camped at Monument RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

ACT Campground & Environmental Learning Center, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Quite nice park on the south side of Moab. On a hill with dirt roads, and very tight. While climbing the hill after signing in, to get to our campsite we came very close to catching the awning of a large MH in B14, because we were crowded by a vehicle at the end of B7. We slowly crawled past the MH and cleared the awning by mere inches. Fortunately we had no roof equipment on that size. I urge caution when climbing that hill. We needed 4-wheel drive to get into our site at P-3. Staff at the park was nice and helpful and told us about some sites nearby that were pretty nice to see. We extended our stay by a day. This location is perfect for exploring Canyonland National Park and Arches National Park along with many other sites around town. The restaurants were excellent and Moab is a nice, clean and interesting tourist town. We really enjoyed the town and the RV park. We camped at ACT Campground & Environmental Learning Center in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Pony Express RV Resort, North Salt Lake, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very close packed, but they put me in a spot that fit us. Grass between spaces, with concrete pad for RV and vehicle. Some spots have shade trees. Centrally located without being in downtown. Easy freeway on and off, quiet to us. Major road construction as you enter from the north, but no real issue. Enjoyed our stay. Good launching site for touring SLC and surrounding areas. Staff was excellent and very accommodating. Did laundry there and was quite crowded on Sunday afternoon, but the pool is adjacent, along with the Air Conditioned clubhouse, office and small shop that it was no problem. Other campers were very cooperative, and we all got our washing done. $2.00/washer (32 mins) or dryer load (.60 mins) We camped at Pony Express RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
c-20
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots to do, many trails, This is the Place Heritage Park is nice, many parks and picnic areas around SLC, many nice mountain drives, days and days of things to do.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Mountain View RV Park, Wellington, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

If you're looking for a spot half-way between SLC and Arches National Park, you'll have to decide between Helper, Price or Wellington. Wellington is the closest to the Arches. There are 5 sites closest to the Motel, the rest appear to be occupied by "permanent" residents. This isn't a "resort" it's just a place to stay, in your RV, overnight, or use as a base of operation for local tourism. There is a pool in the motel, and a roughly 50' x 50' grass area with a picnic table adjacent to the RV Sites. When we came in, we were given the site closest to the grassy area. There was one motorhome immediately adjacent to us. The remainder of the spaces were marked with an X on the motel lobby spot assignment sheet. I don't know the meaning of that. We were given #1 and other camper who had arrived before us had Space #2. Others were empty. we were sandwiched between the playground fence and the other RV and couldn't extend our awning completely without hitting the adjacent motorhome. Our slides extended to within 20" of the fence on the other side. We camped at Mountain View RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Fort Running Bear, Mountain Home, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This park is "off the beaten path" if you plan to visit Mountain Home. It's a 30 to 45 minute drive on a 65 MPH well paved 2-lane road up the mountain to the roughly 5,000 foot elevation. The last two miles are on solid dirt and gravel roads with a few minor pot-holes. I felt confident driving along the road to the big arrow at the entrance. This is a family owned park, with a membership that supports the park. I was told that RPI is one of the few remaining associations they recognize. The family is warm and rightly proud of their park. You feel like you're at home, and welcome in their back-yard. The family is always available, and busy around the park. It is quiet, and you MUST make time late at night to gaze at the stars. We were blessed with warm days, cool nights and clear skies. Just a perfect place for what we wanted to do. Remote, but close enough for a run to town for church and/or shopping and exploring. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Come and relax! Go fishing, take a stroll through their fields, read, star-gaze, or unhitch and head to town. The family is friendly and wants you to feel welcome.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Ambassador RV Resort, Caldwell, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Delightful solid gravel pads for the trailer. Concrete pad and picnic table adjacent, with shade tree. New electrical, water and sewer. Golf-cart escorted us to our site and verified electrical breakers were shut off before we connected. He would have helped us get situated if we needed it. Friendly helpful staff at office. We would have stayed longer if they had had any openings. Will come again next time we're through. We camped at Ambassador RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-111
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Wildhorse Resort and Casino RV Park, Pendleton, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Nice and spacious park near the casino. Spaces were flat and each one had two sewer connections, one at the back and one at the center. I haven't seen this before, and it is a great idea. We're not casino people, but went in to check out the restaurants. After looking around, we decided to drive into Pendleton for dinner. We camped at Wildhorse Resort and Casino RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
61
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Casino adjacent with regular busses, and vans for transportation. Go to Pendleton! Lot of great shops, the Pendleton Mill, great restaurants, too.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Bridge RV Park & Campground, White Salmon, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park! Asphalt pads, with grass in between, close, but no problems. Good connections, full hookup, free cable TV and WiFi with a good signal. Park is tightly laid out, but quite manageable. Nice trees in between spaces. The manager was quite informative and helpful.

We came from the Oregon side of the Columbia River across a long and narrow 25 MPH Toll Bridge. Our pick-up truck and 36' travel trailer only cost $3.00 for the toll. As of this writing, I don't know whether we will be charged a toll on the return trip. The lanes must be only 10' wide. With an 8' trailer, you need to pay attention and hope the on-coming drivers do too.

One interesting thing is that we found this park through RVTripWizard.com, and when we sent the address to our phones from Google Maps, it came up as being in Prosser, WA. Don't believe it if your GPS attempt to lead you there. Correct for White Salmon, WA. We camped at Bridge RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Restaurants are close by.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Seaside RV Resort, Thousand Trails , Seaside, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Gravel roads are well maintained. The power pole was tired, but functional. Sewer connection is 8" above the ground so connections must be raised, or effluent taught to run uphill. Quiet and pretty good spacing. We camped at Seaside RV Resort, Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54 South
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Sea Ranch RV Park & Stables, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Private park just across the street from Ecola State Park. Near the town of Cannon Beach. Small campground, not all have sewer connections. VERY tight for our 36' travel trailer. No way possible to access the RV Dump station, don't even try if you have a trailer more than 16 feet. Must circle around a "cul-de-sac" to access the dump. This park accommodates smaller RV's or tents very well. We camped at Sea Ranch RV Park & Stables in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town is nearby, Ecola State Park is very nice. Management was helpful and accommodating. We'd stay again if we had a smaller trailer.

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Paradise Cove Resort & Marina, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This is the second time we've camped here. There are three levels, two on the water side and one on the wooded side, across Hwy 101. Our first visit, last year was with a 26' Travel Trailer, we made reservations with Resorts of Distinction (ROD), and we camped in the center, gravel section. It was very crowded, no sewer connections, and frightening backing into our spot. I pledged never to camp in that section again. Later that same trip, we switched over to the high/forest side and liked it a lot.

We made reservations this year through Resort Parks International (RPI) and requested the upper level. Upon arriving, after a LONG wait for someone to come to the "office" we were told that RPI campers could only be placed in the center (gravel) lot where we were last year. I said "no way" but was told that as long as our reservations were through RPI, he had no choice. He asked if I had ROD membership, which I do, and suggested contacting them immediately to ask for reservations at that same location. I made reservations, and ROD gave immediate confirmation, which was accepted, and we were "allowed" to go to the upper campground where full connections were available. We got our preferred spot, and all was well.

The power connections were very tired, and the outlet faces were broken. The connections worked. They had 50/30/20 amp outlets. These are at the very rear of the sites, along with the sewer connections. The water connections are in the middle. We had to purchase additional sewer hose in town, to complete our connection. The sites in the upper area are the best of the park. Pretty level, with room for slide outs and a picnic table, with bushes and a 2' wide "green space" in between. WiFi is only available in the clubhouse, AT&T Cell reception adequate. The upper clubhouse is nice, but sparse. There were two pools (closed for the season) and a pretty nice spa area. The lower club house is a tin shack/warehouse with run-down chairs, pool table on sawhorses. We camped at Paradise Cove Resort & Marina in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Popular fishing and crabbing spot. Beach access in towns north and south of you. Camp on the high/forest side. Thirty minutes to Tillamook and the cheese factory and shopping.

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