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Marina Dunes RV Park, Marina, California

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

Noise from CA1 is constant but shouldn't keep you up at night. Tenters provided the most noise in the park, but they shut it down fairly early. Park is very clean. Trail to the beach is 1/3 mile long. Plenty of food options in nearby Marina. Nothing upscale but very good if you look hard enough. We camped at Marina Dunes RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Frutti de Mar Grill on Del Monte in Marina has excellent food. Very small but great fresh pasta.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
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Black Rock Campground (NPS Campgound), Yucca Valley, California

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $15.00
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Nice NPS campground. No hookups, but has water and dump station available for $5. Short area of road immediately in front of entrance is pretty chewed up. Campground itself is very scenic. Lots of vegetation and small critters. Many hiking trails leave right from the cg. Bathrooms in the visitor center, are very clean. We camped at Black Rock Campground (NPS Campgound) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
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Circus Circus RV Park (formerly Las Vegas / Circus Circus KOA), Las Vegas, Nevada

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $60.00
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I can't be too tough on this campground. Yes, it's a parking lot with hookups. Yes, it can be pricey. But it was clean. The store was well provisioned. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool area was clean. The surrounding area is a little suspect, but what do you expect in downtown Vegas? If you want to be in the middle of the action and are in an RV, you can't get more closer than this. There are other, nicer parks off of the strip if that's your preference. All of our hookups worked well. My only complaint is that this is 2011. They need to have cable TV. We camped at Circus Circus RV Park (formerly Las Vegas / Circus Circus KOA) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

East Shore RV Park, San Dimas, California

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $49.00
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Very nice little hidden gem in the LA RV wasteland. I can echo the sentiments of other reviews. Nicely laid out, although bigger rigs need to take your time as some of the loops are a bit twisty. You can seemingly forget that you're still in LA at times. Saw some coyotes while we were here and heard their serenade around midnight which was cool. We were in the D-loop which was down by the lake and it had some pluses and minuses. On the plus side, we were right down on the lake which was very pretty. Sites were plenty large and all the utilities worked very well. On the minus side is the fact that we were right at the end of the Pomona Airport runway and at 7am it sounded like the D-Day invasion had started. The other negative being down by the lake is that the office/store/pool are all up at the top of a rather steep hill. That being said, it's a very nice place overall. It also is nice if you live in the LA area that you can be here in under an hour. Fire rings are not at every site so you need to request one if you want it. We'll definitely come back. We camped at East Shore RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Destiny RV Resort / Phoenix West, Goodyear, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $49.00
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I really wanted to give this place a higher mark but I just couldn't. It could easily be a 9+. It is a little bit of an older park and the sites that I saw were definitely set up for Travel Trailers and not motor homes. The utilities (especially sewer) were at the very end of the sites, meaning there is no way to keep a toad hooked up while parked. The pool and other common areas were very nicely maintained but did show a little sign of age. We arrived on Labor Day weekend in the middle of the day and no one was around. The office was closed and the poor guy who was supposed to be the security guard was off buying parts to fix a plumbing leak. (If you read some of the other reviews this seems to be a common theme.) Also, this is the 21st century. No cable? It's not like this is a campground in the middle of the forest. A place that bills itself as a "resort" needs to have these types of things. I don't want to give the wrong impression though. We did like this place and since it's on the west side of Phoenix it makes it pretty convenient on trips to or from Los Angeles. With just a few tweaks this could be a very, very nice place. We camped at Destiny RV Resort / Phoenix West in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Benson KOA, Benson, Arizona

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $40.00
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This park is fine. Nothing spectacular, but certainly nothing wrong with it either. Convenient to the freeway. Pool area was a little dingy but it was OK. Train noise was not bothersome and you're not going to find anywhere in Benson where you won't hear the train. Pull throughs were plenty long and the utilities were all in working order. Don't know if it's worth an extended stay but a few days are fine and if you're just cruising I-10 and need an overnight you can't go wrong here. We'd stay again. We camped at Benson KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Carlsbad KOA, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $40.00
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Great, great great! If you're coming to Carlsbad, this is the place. The staff here is first rate. Very helpful. Escort to site. Terrific BBQ delivered to your site. Nice pool area. Quiet nights. The only down-side is its proximity to Carlsbad Caverns. It is located about 1 hour north of the caverns but not much else in the area. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
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Lordsburg KOA, Lordsburg, New Mexico

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $35.00
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This park is very freeway friendly. Noise is there but isn't a problem. Entire park is gravel which means it isn't necessarily pretty but it's probably easier to maintain. Spaces are generous and utilities were all in working order. Makes for a fine overnight stop. Nice, clean pool area and small playground. Surrounding area is a little run-down, but there's not that much else out here. We camped at Lordsburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

The Cove RV Resort (formerly Riviera RV Resort and Marina), Blythe, California

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $35.00
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The park is located right on the Colorado River on the California side. It's about a 3.5-4.5 hour ride from LA depending on the traffic. It's clean and fairly well maintained. We came in rather late and usually KOA posts your site with instructions near the office. This was not the case here. We basically wandered the park until we found a spot. The only space available were in a flat grassy area. It was a full hook-up site and everything worked properly. We were only there overnight so it was fine. A security guard came by as I was setting up and we worked out all of the niceties. One thing to note. Remember I said a "grassy area" near "the river". Well, my ankles beared the marks of several mosquito bites in the short time I was outside hooking things up. If we had been there for several nights I'm not sure that hanging out outside would have been terribly fun. Still, it's right off of the 10 Fwy and it's easy on/off. There's a little noise from the freeway but nothing to be concerned about. This is Blythe after all and your A/C should hum loud enough to drown out any noise. We camped at The Cove RV Resort (formerly Riviera RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

June Lake RV Park, June Lake, California

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $35.00
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I'm having a really tough time reviewing this one. On the one hand, I have really good feelings about the staff and the experience we had. But on the other is just the location and the accessability to and from the park are just poor. If you have anything more than a 35'er, don't bother. You're just not getting it around the local streets or getting it into one of the park's sites. There's also no real good place to hook/unhook a toad other than the town streets which, fortunately aren't very busy. That being said, it's a gorgeous area. We had fun walking into town for dinner. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Utilities all worked well but as others have noted, bring extensions for water,electrical & cable as you may be located far from these outlets. While everyone in the park was well behaved, keep in mind that the majority of the structures in the area are rental units as well. Someone had their music on fairly loud, but fortunately not very late. The other thing to remember is there isn't a lot to choose from in the area. There are two other RV parks that I saw on the "June Lake Loop" which didn't look any different. There is also Oh Ridge which is in a beautiful setting but has no hookups. So, decide what's important to you before you go. We camped at June Lake RV Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Mt Lassen / Shingletown KOA, Shingletown, California

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. It's exactly what we look for when camping. Something that has the look and feel of "camping" with all of the conveniences of full hookups. Staff was very helpful. I saw the maintenance people going over each site as soon as the previous campers had vacated. All of the utilities were in good working order. Cable channels wee a bit limited, but that's ok. WiFi worked very well. The only reason I dinged them a point was for the fact that there's not really a good placed to hook up a toad for a motorhome. If you don't have one of their limited number of pull through sites, it's nearly impossible without blocking everybody coming in or out. The good news is that there's a rest area about a mile west down CA44 from the park that has plenty of room. Very quiet park. We camped at Mt Lassen / Shingletown KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
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Highlands RV Park, Bishop, California

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

If I were to rate this park strictly by other options in the area it might get a "9". There aren't too many places to choose from and, from what I saw, they didn't look too great. This was a nice spot for a few days. Lack of a pool or other type of distractions knocks it down a few pegs. Overall cleanliness was very good. Sites were clean and well maintained. Good selection of cable channels. Utilities were all in working order albeit for a leaky water hookup. Office staff was very friendly. I've read a few other posts saying that the sites were level and generally they were in good order. The sites were paved but I found them to have a slight crown to them. I also wasn't the only one using the majority of my leveling blocks. But again, it wasn't anything worth complaining about. This is a great park for exploring the local area. We'll be back. We camped at Highlands RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Upper Pines Campground (NPS Campground), Yosemite National Park, California

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

First time camping here in our 35' Class A. If you have anything larger, forget it. We made it ok, but all of the trees along the access roads bear the battle scars of those less fortunate. Make sure that you read the site descriptions carefully. Camping in the shadow of Glacier Point and North Dome it doesn't get any better. The only reason for the point deduction is because of the bathrooms. They were convienient to use (to keep from filling our holding tanks) but if you've ever smelled a NPS restroom, you know why I deducted a point. This campground is convenient to Vernal Falls trails. The bus line makes 2 stops around this CG. Didn't bring our car this trip and didn't miss a thing. Bus line is very good. This has to be on the Top 10 list of camping experiences in America. We camped at Upper Pines Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Visalia / Sequoia National Park KOA, Visalia, California

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

If only. I've said this to my wife on several occasions. If you could pick this park up and move it someplace else. If only this park were in a different location. The neighborhood is pretty sketchy. But as far the park goes, the spaces are very spacious and are nicely shaded with very mature oak trees. The staff was very friendly. The WiFi was probably the strongest/fastest connection we've ever encountered in a campground. The cable selection left a lot to be desired. This is in a convenient spot for traveling up/down CA99 or to visit nearby Sequoia. This is just the kind of park that you feel bad giving a lower rating. We camped at Visalia / Sequoia National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Betabel RV Park, San Juan Bautista, California

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Not what you would call a destination resort, but a very nice, reasonably priced place to stay and explore the area. All of the utilities worked well. The cable TV choices were a bit limited. Got a Wi-Fi signal, but I had a connectivity issue (my fault, I believe, not theirs). Spaces were very well maintained with nicely manicured, mature landscaping. Office and park staff couldn't have been nicer. Someone escorted us to our site, even though we arrived after office hours. Pretty scenery surrounding the park. Conveniently located off of US101. Freeway noise was audible but not disruptive. I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the railroad tracks. Towards the back of the park is a railroad line. Fortunately, I don't think that it's a main line. We didn't hang out in the park all day, but we noticed one train a night come by. No horns blowing or anything and it wasn't particularly late. It was kind of like the freeway noise. It's audible, but not disruptive. If you have time, check out the little town of San Juan Bautista. Most buildings are kept to look like they did in the 1800's and the centerpiece is the Mission and State Historic park. Great food at the Mariposa Restaurant and Tea Room. We camped at Betabel RV Park in a Motorhome.

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