About TheBreeze

Grew up on the east coast, went to college, did some electrical engineering, got married, became a left-coaster, raised a son, led some computer engineering until it off-shored, retired and now exploring.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park, Girdwood, Alaska

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

Level gravel site. OK Verizon, campsite wifi mostly unusable. No cable TV and no OTA but free DVDs at the office if you want. No sewer at the site but dump station. Pull thru sites are narrow... you'll meet your neighbors. Campground bathrooms are porta-pottys but there are showers (didn't use). Every evening community campfire ad the owners are very social. There are dry camping sites behind the main campground, around a pond (with a resident beaver). This is a good choice if you want electricity and to visit Whittier without dragging the RV thru the tunnel. For dry camping, Williwaw NFS campground would be a superior choice. We camped at Portage Valley Cabins & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Portage Glacier cruise is a pleasant one-hour cruise around the lake and by the glacier ($34/person). Whittier harbor is interesting and the fishing charters seemed to be bringing in a lot of fish. Not much else to do in Whittier. The 2.5 mile railroad tunnel drive ($13) was interesting, it really is narrow. Trail of Blue Ice is a 4.5 mile bike/hike trail that offers good views of several small glaciers between the RV Park and Portage Visitor Center.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Homer/Baycrest KOA (formerly Baycrest RV Park), Homer, Alaska

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

A few miles outside of Homer, so driving required to get anywhere. Unusually high priced and laundry was $4 for one of two washing machines. You pay for the view I suppose which was excellent. Site was on bluff several hundred feet above Cook Inlet with views to multiple volcanoes in the distance across the water. All back-in sites. Utility connections at rear of site. Park was clean and easy-in/out, but we'd stay at one of the multiple parks down in Homer on the Spit of we visited again. We camped at Homer/Baycrest KOA (formerly Baycrest RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Captain Pattie's is a great seafood restaurant and seafood market with good view. Take a $75 water taxi (round trip) across the bay to Kachemak State Park for easy and rewarding day hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. For local info, the Chamber of Commerce has very helpful staff and brochures.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Stoney Creek RV Park, Seward, Alaska

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Level gravel sites, most back-in. A few wooded but most sunny. Some Verizon coverage; wifi was mostly unusable... seemed like the server crashed every evening. Location is down an unlikely-looking country road with a few turns, adjacent to Glacier Creek. Foliage along the creek has been plowed under, making a nice walking lane along the gravel-lined creek. While not within walking distance of downtown, this park offers a more bucolic atmosphere than the city-operated waterfront parks in Seward itself and is just as close to Exit Glacier. We camped at Stoney Creek RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A4
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

Harding Icefield trail in Kenai Fjords NP a great hike, even if higher reaches of trail are snow-covered; Marmot Meadows is spectacular. Resurrection River Trail in the national forest (not the park, so dogs OK) is a pleasant out-and-back hike. A Safeway in town for shopping. Fuel expensive - fill up in Anchorage. Resurrection Roadhouse's patio has a spectacular afternoon view, but get there when they open at 5pm or patio tables will all be taken.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Golden Nugget RV Park, Anchorage, Alaska

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

This park has an A side and a B side separated by a low fence. The A side is a trailer park with some sleazy trailers. The B-side is for RVs, with level gravel sites and FHUs. Like other Anchorage "downtown" RV parks, this one is located in a somewhat seedy part of town... most of Anchorage seems to have a homeless population problem. Staff was functional, not attentive. There was a security vehicle with flashing lights making occasional rounds, which was a good thing. OK Verizon; wifi worked when not overloaded in evenings. I notice some sites with broken glass in the gravel sites so I don't think they were cleaning them at all. We camped at Golden Nugget RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
159
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Kincaid Park has lots of walking and biking trails in Anchorage. Flat Top Mountain has good overviews of Anchorage, if it's not too windy and cold (as it was when we visited in late May). Potter Marsh was a bust for wildlife viewing. The Bridge restaurant was OK for seafood and a walk along Ship Creek - king salmon season had just started and there were anglers galore.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Valdez KOA (formerly Bear Creek Cabins & RV Park), Valdez, Alaska

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

If you don't need walking-distance to downtown Valdez (it's 3-miles out), this is a great place to stay. An established RV park but recently became a KOA. Owner is friendly and accommodating - he moved us to a more suitable site before we asked. Level sites, some pull-thru and some back-in. A well-stocked bale channel list. Verizon good; wifi worked reasonably well. Shower combined with restroom, in two rooms. An well-stocked RV parts store in the office. No sewer connections at sites but on-call honey wagon. Good mountain views from the park. We camped at Valdez KOA (formerly Bear Creek Cabins & RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Valdez museum is worth a visit. We took a helicopter tour with VS Helicopters to Valdez Glacier (walked on glacier) and overflew Colombia Glacier. Expensive but quite an experience! Fat Mermaid restaurant on the waterfront was OK for seafood but we heard later that their pizza is best in town.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Kenny Lake Mercantile & RV Park, Copper Center, Alaska

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

Convenience store, gas station (& diesel), diner, RV spots on large gravel area with electricity only (separate water fill and dump stations). Although sites back up to highway, traffic is so limited that it's not a noise problem. Powered sites are level but tight side to side, so if they are busy you may have close neighbors. There are dry camping sites back in the woods too. We stayed in late May and were only RV there (except for one whose plates expired in 1994). Friendly staff. Verizon signal OK. WiFi worked well at the office only. There may be one RV park closer to McCarthy at the Chitina (pronounced Chit-na) airport, but this was close enough to be convenient. We camped at Kenny Lake Mercantile & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If visiting Wrangell-St. Elias NP, stop at the visitor's center a few miles south of Glenallen for info. They also offer a very informative audio CD to play while driving the 58-mile dirt road to McCarthy. That road was in relatively good condition when we drove it in late May 2018.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Discovery Yukon Lodgings, White River, Yukon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a relatively secluded RV park (and cabins) adjacent to a grass landing strip, not near any towns. Grass and gravel sites - ours was exactly level side-to-side. All facility power is provided by a generator. No cable TV, no OTA TV, no cell service; wifi was supposedly working only at office but we found it unusable. Staff were very friendly and we actually enjoyed overnighting here. Lack of communication options might be a plus or a minus for you... The landing strip makes a pleasant morning walk and for playing chuck-it with the dog. We were here in late May and the owner was still getting water and sewer lines unfrozen. We camped at Discovery Yukon Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Hi Country RV Park, Whitehorse, Yukon

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

Well-treed gravel sites, some pull-through some back-in. Our site was side-to-side off-level by a degree or two, had power and cable TV connections at front of site requiring extensions, and picnic table on utility side (not door side) of site. Most sites seemed more-appropriately configured. Verizon was OK. Wifi is free for 30 minutes per day, then you're logged off and cannot log in again without making a credit card payment, which I consider unsafe over an unsecured wifi connection. Nice gift shop. Friendly staff. We camped at Hi Country RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Yukon Berengia Interpretive Center is well worth visiting, with exhibits and video. There is a paved walking trail at the south end of downtown, with falcons and bald eagles fishing in the river. The visitor information center downtown is helpful with free wifi and a good video. These are all driving-distance, not walking-distance from the RV park.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Downtown RV Park, Watson Lake, Yukon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

A bare dirt lot with very tightly-packed sites. Adjacent RVs with slide-outs leave barely enough room to walk between them, so the picnic tables (at some sites) are unusable. Your neighbor's sewer connection is at your front door. Because sites are dirt, it is dusty when the wind blows and muddy with snow-melt. Site was level. Wifi works only at the office. Verizon good. The main attraction here is location... short walk to town park, to Northern Lights planetarium, and signpost forest. We would try another park if we came through here again, but it was acceptable for a quick overnight stay on the Alaska Highway. We camped at Downtown RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Triple G Hideaway, Fort Nelson, British Columbia

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

Gravel spaces with comfortable spacing. "Pull-throughs are actually back-to-back back-in sites but with few RVs there, we treated it as a pull-through. Well-kept facility with some treed spaces and some in open. There is a small restaurant with OK food, and a gift shop. Wifi worked but wasn't high-bandwidth. Cable TV with some Canadian and Seattle-based stations. At the back of the campground is a pressure-washer RV-wash; $5 for 10 minutes. Friendly staff. Very suitable for an overnight on the Alaska Highway. We camped at Triple G Hideaway in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Interesting well-stocked museum in walking distance down the street. The white-haired fellow working on the antique cars is well-photographed in local pamphlets.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Mile 0 Park & Campground, Dawson Creek, British Columbia

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

Gravel sites, not level side-to-side but doable with some leveling blocks. No-password wifi worked well except slow in the evening (like most parks). Pull-thru sites are very close together; some of the back-in sites looked wider. Fine for a short stay. We camped at Mile 0 Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is an historic exhibit adjacent to the property that is interesting to walk through. A paved walking trail winds through downtown... good for a picnic while sightseeing in downtown Dawson Creek. Hug A Mug's downtown makes great sandwiches.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Robert's Roost RV Park, Quesnel, British Columbia

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

This park appears to be a major fishing destination, and is on Dragon Lake, a large, shallow lake. When we over-nighted here in May, almost every site had a fishing boat pulled up on the lake bank. If you're not part of the fishing crowd you may feel left out here. Manager was friendly and site facilities were well-kept. There's a variety of site types including dry and tent camping along with FHU back-in and pull-throughs. Our site 14 was plenty large, fairly level. Wifi worked OK. We camped at Robert's Roost RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Wild Rose RV Park, Hope, British Columbia

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

This campground has a center row of pull-throughs in the front half of the park, and back-ins along the periphery extending to the rear of the park. We stayed in one of the pull-throughs, site 10, which was reasonably spacious and well-shaded. The park is a few miles west of Hope, requiring a short drive to get to any other services. Site was 2.4 degrees off-level side-to-side. Wifi was biggest negative... only one device per site may access it at a time, with an unwieldy log-on and log-off process was that sometimes didn't appear to work. We camped at Wild Rose RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

Othello Tunnels, which unfortunately didn't open until a few days after our stay, are old train tunnels linked by a pleasant hiking trail of a few km, just a few minutes outside Hope. Hell's Gate is a tram that runs down to the Fraser River, and is a 30-minute drive from Hope. Might be worthwhile if you haven't ridden a tram on a mountain before... otherwise it looked like a tourist trap and we didn't take the ride.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Pheasant Ridge RV Resort, Wilsonville, Oregon

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

Pull-through and some back-in sites, all paved with paved roadways in the park. Grassy strips between sites with mature trees and landscaping. This somewhat qualifies as a "resort" as it has an indoor pool/jacuzzi, a small exercise room and a large grassy lawn behind the office. There's also a well-stocked cnvenience store in the office (closes at 6pm though). But no picnic tables or fire-rings in sites. We were amazed at how quiet this place is... almost "dead" in the evening even though the 100+ sites are almost all occupied. This is a good base for exploring the northern end of Willamette Valley. Plenty of shopping, as this area is essentially Portland exurbs. We camped at Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106 pull-through
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you are looking for winery tasting rooms, look to the Dundee area (20 minute drive) or McMinnville (a little further) for lots of options. Wifi was good most of the time but either down or overloaded on a Saturday evening.

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Waiiaka RV Park (formerly Waiiaka Trailer Haven), Yreka, California

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

Easy access from I5. Friendly, accommodating management. Came by with popcorn. Some long-term residents buts everything clean and orderly. Our pull-through site was long enough to not require unhooking our 5th wheel, but tight side-to-side... barely room enough for a picnic table under the leafy red maple trees. No space to deploy awning. Although close to I5, no road noise was noticed. This is a good stop-over while driving up I5. We camped at Waiiaka RV Park (formerly Waiiaka Trailer Haven) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
145
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Yreka (pronounced like Eureka but with a "Y" instead of a "U") town is across I5 from the RV Park. Several fuel stations, drug store, grocery, etc.

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