Date of Stay: April, 2012
Wonderful park! We stayed here 2 months so price shown is the prorated monthly rate. This is a family owned park and it really shows pride of ownership. Everything is kept immaculate and there are zero junk rigs in the park. Spaces are HUGE. Wide enough for your rig and two additional vehicles side by side by side. Patios are a combination of concrete with a 15x12 (approx) brick sitting area. Many residents set up a small cabana is this area. Many sites have their own small storage building. Hint: Ask for a site where your living area faces north and you will have an amazing view of the Coronado bridge and the city skyline. The park is terraced so everyone has a view if their rig is oriented properly. Laundry facilities are excellent and there is a putting green and two large golf cages for tuning up your swing. Rate shown is prorated monthly rate. There is a greasy spoon called Don Panchos just outside the park that has absolutely fantastic food. Don't miss it! The San Diego Bay Bikeway is just outside of the park for walking or bicycling (we did the 28 mile loop around the bay in 5 hours.) No cable but easily 60 antenna stations. Wi-Fi is pay as you go which is my only negative. Imperial Beach pier (good fishing) and shops are about a mile away. The park is 15-20 minutes to Balboa Park and downtown, less than 10 minutes to Coronado, and about 10 minutes from the border. We'll be back next year!
Date of Stay: January, 2012
Great park! Rate shown is nightly rate with a dog, but stay 7 nights and the 7th night is free. We chose this park because of its price compared to other parks in the area, and it's proximity to Santa Cruz (20 minutes) and Monterey (30 minutes). What a pleasant surprise when we arrived! Staff is helpful and very friendly. Park is well maintained and very peaceful, even during the day on weekends. At night we felt safe and secure as they lock the gates at dusk and provide you with a key for after-hours access. Very family friendly park with playgrounds, picnic areas, a ball field and volleyball. The small lake offers fishing, boating and seasonal rentals. All sites are grass. They are pretty level and we had plenty of room as the park was less than half full, but they might be a bit close together if the park is full. There are LOTS of water fowl so be sure to remove/wash your shoes before entering your rig! Expanded cable TV and excellent Wi-Fi included in nightly rate. Any necessary shopping is just minutes away. This is an excellent base camp for exploring the region at VERY reasonable rates for this area. Just what we were looking for. With so much to see and do in the area this makes an excellent base camp at very reasonable rates.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
Rate is for a weekly rate. Great value for the amenities. This is a very nice park and it's a direct reflection on the employees. I thought the maintenance man was the owner because he was always asking how we were doing and if we needed anything. Then I saw him working on things and trimming the trees. The park is conveniently located far enough off I-15 that there is virtually no freeway noise. Some trains in the area but not right next to the park so we hardly noticed them. Shopping malls and dozens of restaurants within 5 minutes and BYU is about ten minutes away. LOTS of museums, theaters, waterfall hikes and state parks within 30-45 minutes. We loved the area so much we stayed a second week! This is where we'll stay when we come back through again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Rate shown is a Passport America rate (50%). This campground served its purpose: a clean, safe, one-night stopover while traveling through Nevada. As previous posters have stated, this is a mom and pop park that has 21 sites (some with sewer)arranged on what appears to be their converted ranch. The setting is very nice. All grass with lots of big willow trees. Unfortunately, the willows were weeping when we were there and we were covered in pitch the next morning. It washes off and only happens in the fall so no harm done. Hosts were very friendly. Some freeway noise but not too bad. I'd stop here again but only for the PA rate. If you need services and amenities, Elko is a better bet.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
Very nice Encore/ELS park. Rate shown was a $140 weekly rate through Thousand Trails. We stayed here two weeks while visiting the Seattle area. Very nice pool and pool area in addition to a nice clubhouse and very friendly staff. Sites are large, very lush, well-spaced and private. Rooftop satellite only available at about 25 sites. I was really impressed at how quiet this park is, even on the weekends. Not empty, just quiet. My only two negatives are that the bathrooms are a bit far away from some of the sites and there are only a few sites with sewer hookups. Lots of outdoor things to do and see in the area. Redmond with lots of shopping and restaurants is only about 15 minutes away.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We stayed here for a year at a monthly rate of $480 while on a job in Sparks. We did not like River's Edge because of the noise and tiny sites. Marina is very nice, but a bit pricey and we would have had to change sites every 28 days. Victorian also doesn't jack up their rates for area events like the Rib Cook-off, Hot August Nights, etc. The others do. This park is about half full of permanents/long-terms but for the most part it's clean and well maintained. Just no amenities. Location is near major shopping, a mall, the Sparks Marina and the Western Village Casino. Western Village is a "locals" casino and has two of the best restaurants in the Reno/Sparks area with ridiculously low prices. We would stay here again if we return to the area.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
This is a great place. The sites are huge: easily 100' x 75' on average with a picnic table and fire ring. All sites are paved and virtually level. Many have paved "patios" as well. This park is really nice with excellent facilities. There's a good sized lake that offers fishing ($7/day) and paddle boat rentals. There were lots of people fishing so the fees must be used to regularly stock the lake. There are ball fields, a shooting range, and a golf course nearby. We did not notice any dairy smell or flies as some have posted. However, we were completely infested with ants on the second day. Took two hours of spraying and vacuuming to get rid of them. Judging by the amount of white trailer outlines on the parking spots (DE or Ajax), this is an ongoing problem so be prepared! Great value and a really nice park.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
A very nice park. They have obviously been upgrading the park as there are new improvements everywhere. Check-in staff was very friendly and very helpful. Has a really nice swimming pool and hot tub. Excellent location close to box stores, restaurants, a golf course, and area attractions. I thought the price was a bit high (we were in a premium pull-through site) but it's the only park in Auburn and there were only three available sites that I saw on a Wednesday night. Price is obviously not driving away business. Sites were level, good-sized, and landscaped. I'll stay here again next time I'm in the area.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
A nice park in the Thousand Trails system. It is a typical Thousand Trails park...perfectly adequate but the facilities are a bit dated. This park does have nice large sites in Phase II. Phase I sites could be a bit cramped if the park were busy. There is excellent satellite reception in most of Phase II and some of Phase I. There is good cell and aircard reception. It is a real pretty "touristy" area with a water park, go-carts, and a number of waterfront restaurants withing 5 minutes. Be sure to check out Birch Bay State park about 10 minutes south of here. It is a very pretty state park with picnicking, bike riding, clamming, and etc. Again, it is a nice Thousand Trails park.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
This is simply one of the most beautiful National Forest campgrounds I've ever seen. It's located 10 miles south of Randle at the confluence of Iron Creek and the Cispus River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This is a great place to base if you want to see the Windy Ridge (east) side of Mt. St. Helens which is about 25 miles. This is a campground, not an RV park. No hookups or showers. The campground is absolutely stunning. It is in old growth forest with huge moss covered firs, 8 foot ferns, etc. Don't plan on using your satellite. Sites are HUGE, level, paved, and many can easily accommodate rigs up to 40 feet (maybe bigger.) Our Class A is 33 feet and we could easily fit into half of the sites. No problems with clearance under the trees. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. The forest is so dense that many sites are virtually private. There are also a number of "double" sites (for double the price)if you're traveling with someone else. Yo can either reserve a site through the website, or "walk in" as about a quarter of the sites are non-reservable. The campground has four loops with many sites on C and D loop backing the river. Bring your bikes as the campground is pretty big. There is also a beautiful 1.5 mile walking trail that circles the campground. There are LOTS of places to fish in the area. Every day I caught pretty much as many fish as I wanted between the river and the creeks. If you want to dry camp for a few days, I've never run across a better campground for an RV. Although there are no services, I'm still giving this place a 10.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
This is one of the better parks in the Thousand Trails system. Decent clubhouse, nice grounds, just facilities that need some updating like the rest of them. The pool however looks like it's either new or newly refurbished. It's big and has a nice patio surrounding it with lots of deck chairs and lounges. There are lots of nice sites in the park although some are a bit close together (typical of parks that were built before slideouts), but the park is usually only really busy on summer weekends. During the week it's about half full according to the ranger. Only 60 of 320 sites have sewer and only a few have 50 amp service. There are a couple of wineries in the area if you like wine tasting. Lake Wenatchee State Park is about 6-7 miles and is really pretty, although it is pretty crowded on summer weekends. Leavenworth is actually about 30-40 minutes away, so the park name is a bit deceptive. Leavenworth is a must-see, though. I'd definitely come back.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Pretty much agree with previous comments. Water quality was pretty poor when we were here. I wouldn't swim in it, but you can catch all the bass and perch you want in the canals with a worm and a bobber. I wish they wouldn't advertise "lake view" sites. It's a bit deceptive and they charge extra. Some of the sites are along or in view of the canals which ACCESS Silverlake. Silverlake is NOT in view from any site. All in all a nice RV park for visiting St. Helens and the area. Rate was with a 20% Sun-Wed discount.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
I can't add a lot to the previous poster's review. He pretty much summed up my experience as well. The staff is GREAT; very friendly and very helpful. They even came and checked to see if we needed anything after we settled in. That should tell you about how well the place is run. We stayed here while visiting family in the area, and it served our purpose perfectly. This park is VERY quiet if you just want to relax. Not sure I'd want to spend a week here, especially in the summer (it's HOT.) Sites are large and level for the most part, with good cell and satellite reception. You can go fishing in the river for bass, catfish, bluegill, etc. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and probably will next time we're visiting family in the area.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Not horrible, just disappointing for a park in the Thousand Trails system. I agree with previous posts about the overall condition of the park. It's understaffed and just looks dated. Buildings need paint and would it hurt to at least water the common areas? Maybe plant some flowers? We used the place as a base to Yosemite and that worked fine. During the week, the place was about 1/3 full. On the weekend it was about 80% full and WAY too noisy. The usual weekend stuff: people drinking and being way too loud at 12:00 at night, people letting their yappy dogs bark frantically for five minutes at anyone who walked past, etc. (Yes, my wife and I drink and travel with a dog, but this was out of line.) Proper staffing would be able to eliminate that type of stuff. There are some nice shady sights next to the river but they're packed pretty close together. I'd stay here again if it was the off season, but NEVER again during the summer, and especially not on a weekend.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Rate is for Good Sam. Can't really add a lot to all the other reviews. Not really a destination resort but a nice park for a stopover. I was working in the area for a couple days and this was a convenient location. The sites are pretty narrow; wide enough for slideouts but not much more. I had a tree blocking my satellite and used their cable (basic) instead. Only 25 channels, half of which would never or rarely be watched. No ESPN! I was put at the bottom of the park close to the road and it was pretty noisy. The upper part of the park is probably more quiet. Nice facilities overall and the staff was very friendly.