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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Olde Stone Village RV Park, McMinnville, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Very pretty park comprised of manufactured/park model homes on one side with a 70 space rv park on the other. Sites are concrete, double wide and level, and are a mix of back-in or pull through with FHU. We stayed in site 230, a back-in site with a nice picnic table that converts to two benches. Sites are close together, but are roomy enough to not make it feel cramped. Interior roads are paved and easy to navigate, and sites are easy to get in/out of. The park is nicely landscaped and extremely well maintained. Amenities include a heated pool (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), sports court, playground and dog walk area. Office area is nice, but there is no store or propane available. They have newspapers and vending machines on site. Bathroom and laundry area is centrally located in the park, which has a seating area and place to hookup your laptop. There are four private toilet/shower combinations (two per gender), but oddly, they are accessed from the laundry area. Toilets take several attempts to flush and twice we had to use the plungers as they didn't flush at all. Bathrooms were cleaned daily, but when someone takes a shower it leaves standing water on the floor so take care. Laundry area had 3 washers and 3 dryers (one out of order). Utilities worked well but are placed toward the rear (it took us 3 sewer hoses to reach) and Verizon service was excellent. They allow you to wash your rv here, which we did, but water pressure was on the low side at 35 psi. 60 channels of cable included in the price. The park is adjacent to the Evergreen Aviation Museum and there is a concrete walkway from the park to it. The museum also offers a shuttle service for campers staying at the park. The pool was nice, but sure wish they had a set time for just the adults to enjoy it! During our stay, there was a strong smell of manure from one of the nearby farms. Regardless, we enjoyed our time here and would return. We camped at Olde Stone Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
230
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart is about 15 minutes away, as well as a Safeway grocery store. Lots of wineries in the area. We spent an afternoon at the Spirit Mountain Casino which was 30 minutes away.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Sea Perch RV Resort, Yachats, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

Small, but very well maintained RV park located directly on Sea Rose Beach. All sites are concrete, level, double wide, with the option to back-in or pull-in depending on your type of rig. There are 29 sites here, and 2 are camp host sites. Sites 1-9 are oceanfront with unobstructed views and farthest from the highway. Sites 15-29 are in the middle with a limited view of the ocean (RV sites are parallel to each other). Sites 11-14 have a good ocean view but are VERY close to the highway and are tight to get in/out of so keep that in mind when booking.

We stayed in site 14, which we backed into (we have a 5th wheel), but our utility connections were on the wrong side, so we had to run connections underneath the rig. Most sites have a shared pedestal that works for either back-in or pull-in. The view and easy beach access is what makes this park special (and you pay a premium for it!). Utilities worked well but we had no usable cell service. The park does provide secured wifi which worked great! If you need to make a call, they have a private "phone room" where you can make calls (even long distance!) for free.

The park has a very nice clubhouse with sitting areas, pool table, foosball and kitchen, along with two private bathroom/showers (one per gender) and one unisex bathroom. Bathrooms were clean, well-appointed and nicely decorated, but could use better lighting. Staff and campground hosts were nice and helpful. On Saturdays, the owners have a community dinner for their guests in the clubhouse, which was a great way to meet other campers in the park! A dozen cable channels were included in the price, but we found most to be fuzzy/grainy. Office area is nice, and they have a small selection of beer/wine and apparel for sale. We enjoyed our stay and would return if we could get one of the beachfront sites. We camped at Sea Perch RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Devil's Churn and Thor's Well are very close to the park and best seen at high tide. Thor's Well is not clearly marked from the road but is part of Cook's Chasm so park there and take the hike down. Go up to Cape Perpetua, which is the highest point in the area for great views of the ocean.

Yachats is about 6 miles north with a few restaurants, but they have no gas/diesel available there. We drove south to Florence (about 18 miles) to get diesel and bought groceries at Fred Meyer.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

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

This is a large, lovely state park with good access to the beach and the town of Bandon. There are 3 camping loops, which are all rv sites and some with yurts. This is the first park we've seen where you can tent in any site and with zero limitations (i.e. number of tents, in conjunction with rv, etc.). There are 175 sites (2 of which are camp host sites), all of which are back ins with water/electric and about half are FHU. Site pads and interior roads are asphalt. The loops are narrow one-way streets which can be tight to navigate if you are in a big rig. We stayed in C loop, site 36, which was a spacious water/electric site, but very difficult to back into. Trees are at the front of most of the sites making backing in a challenge. The majority of sites have a front to back slope (ours did), so you may need leveling blocks. All vehicles must be parked on your site pad, which is strictly enforced. This is a dog friendly park with no restrictions on the number or breed of dogs allowed at each site (they really need to enforce their own rule about dogs being on a leash). Each loop has its own set of showers and bathrooms (which are separated) and consisted of 4 showers and 4 toilets per gender and were cleaned daily. Utilities worked well and Verizon signal was good. Zero OTA channels. Park rangers drove through regularly and staff cleaned sites quickly after campers left. Dump station easy to get in/out of. Trash and recycling located at dump station, so a bit of a walk to get there. We would return but choose a different site. Look at the campground map before booking as the site angles vary and can be tricky. We camped at Bullards Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C36
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bandon is a quaint town and is worth a visit. Tony's Crab Shack is a must (we had the fish tacos and crab sandwich), then head to Cranberry Sweets for delicious samples of candies and popcorn. Afterwards, go to Face Rock Creamery and sample their local cheese and ice cream. We also spent an afternoon at The Mill Casino in Coos Bay.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA, Crescent City, California

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

Nice, but rustic KOA nestled in the redwoods just off Highway 101. There are many more tent sites and camping cabins than there are rv sites here. The rv sites are out in the open with a little shade while the cabins/tent areas are directly in the forest (with little to no sun). There are about 30 rv sites (mostly pull throughs) which are a mix of FHU and water/electric sites. All sites are comprised of gravel/dirt with a fire ring and picnic table but are fairly close together. We stayed in site A1, a mostly level (but roomy) pull through FHU site. Interior roads are also gravel (i.e. dusty) and a bit on the narrow side, but we managed with our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually. Two sets of bathrooms were cleaned daily and consisted of 3 toilets, 3 showers and 4 sinks per gender. Large laundry on site with 5 washers and 6 dryers. Utilities worked well and Verizon service was very good. Free wifi but we didn't use it. 24 cable channels included in price. The KOA also has a large, open field for soccer, volleyball, tetherball, horseshoes and playground for the kids. Dog park on site and an animal pen with chickens (didn't see other animals). Office is nice with gifts, snacks, rv supplies, beer, juice and other necessities. They also have pedal bike rentals and a rec room with arcade games, foosball and ping pong table. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They have an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for $3.95 per person. Dump station and propane available on site. There were a lot of campers in the park during our stay, but we had no issues with noise during quiet hours. Lots of dust from the gravel roads kicked up from wind, vehicles and the staff golf carts. Sadly, not all dog owners pick up after their dogs, and we had several "presents" left at our site. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would return. Rate is with KOA value card and additional $10 in KOA points used. We camped at Crescent City / Redwoods KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart is 5 miles away in town. There is also a Safeway grocery store. We drove to the B Street pier and lighthouse, but you can only access the lighthouse during low tide (the office has the exact hours of low/high tides posted). We drove Pebble Beach Drive up to Port St. George for jaw-dropping views of the ocean!

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Ancient Redwoods RV Park, Redcrest, California

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

Small, quiet park located on the Avenue of the Giants. Park has a mix of FHU pull through and back in sites (49 in total). We stayed in site 19, a pull through site which was mostly level. Interior roads and sites are paved and easy to navigate. Ample grassy areas (although mostly dead) between sites and some small trees that provide much needed shade. There are trees all around the perimeter of the park, but the sites are in an open area. Each site has a fire pit and some have plastic tables, but no chairs. Zero OTA channels and Verizon signal is non-existent except at the office/gift shop or at the large covered pavilion where there is a cell booster. Staff here are friendly and top notch. We really liked being greeted with a smile rather than handed a bunch of rules to follow. When I asked when checkout time was, they said "noon-ish" or just let them know if we needed extra time. How great is that! The park had some water issues when we arrived but fixed it quickly and the owner came by to make sure all was well with us and the other campers which was much appreciated! The office also gave us extra internet vouchers to compensate for the issue. Internet worked well but slowed down when the park was full, which is to be expected. The park has two private showers and two toilets (one for each gender) in the park itself, and another set of bathrooms by the gift shop. All were cleaned daily. There is also laundry onsite which consisted of two washers and two dryers (although one dryer was out of order). The gift shop is large with an assortment of wood collectibles and trinkets. They also have a small selection of chips, snacks, ice cream and even beer and wine. Although the park has no amenities, it's location is perfect for exploring the Avenue of the Giants. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The nearest grocery store is Hoby's Market in Scotia, about 10 miles away. It's only slightly better than a convenience store with a limited selection of groceries, so probably best (and cheaper) to stock up before you come here. The trees on the Avenue of the Giants were awe inspiring!

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Willits KOA, Willits, California

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

This KOA is NOT big rig friendly, so navigating the interior roads with our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually was a challenge! We stayed in site 23, a mostly level pull through site which we were told was 50' long (it wasn't). The site was too short for our rig, so our back end stuck out in the road a bit. We parked our dually next to our rig, but it was so tight that we had the bumper nearly touching the stand-up grill and picnic table. Trees at our site desperately needed to be trimmed due to low hanging branches. The rv sites are very close together, with most having a "buddy" site configuration so that your awning is facing your neighbor's awning which was awkward and intrusive. This KOA is designed for children and families with no shortage of kid friendly amenities (too many to list!). The KOA has day use passes available to the public, so the weekend was packed with those not paying to camp but using the facilities/amenities. They walked through camper's sites constantly. Bathrooms were cleaned daily but are heavily used so they get dirty quickly. Narrow entrance/exit gate so take care. Dump station is located just outside the exit gate, which resulted in a long wait in line of RVs before we were finally able to leave. Stocked store on site with snacks/gifts/RV supplies. Interior roads and sites are gravel with varying degrees of levelness and are a mix of pull throughs, back-ins, cabin rentals, tent sites and rv rentals. Utilities worked well and Verizon signal was good. Free WiFi available but we didn't use it. 10 channels of cable included in price. Rate is with KOA Value card and additional $25 off with KOA points. Overall, this place is great for smaller rigs and families, but not for big rigs and those traveling without kids. We won't be back. We camped at Willits KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Safeway grocery is located less than two miles from the park.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Jackson Rancheria RV Park, Jackson, California

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful, quiet, well maintained park with 30 pull through and 70 back in sites. Sites are FHU, spacious, double wide, level and concrete with 24 cable channels included in price. We stayed in site 19, a back in site on the far end of the park. Nice grassy areas in between sites. Interior roads are paved and easy to navigate. The park has a shuttle that runs every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (after hours service also provided on request) which will take you anywhere on the property including the casino and general store. Amenities include pool, two hot tubs, clubhouse, ping pong table, community outdoor BBQ pit, dog park, putting green, bocce ball and horseshoe pit. Free wifi provided, but we didn't use it. Verizon signal very good and utilities worked well. Very friendly and helpful staff. Bathrooms were very nice and cleaned every day, although the one located nearest to us (and furthest from the office) is small (2 toilets per gender) and not climate controlled. There are more bathrooms located in the clubhouse and another set of bathrooms just outside of the pool area, which is also where the showers are located. Several dumpsters are conveniently located throughout the park. The office gives you a bag for recycling plastics and cans. Laundry area had 2 washers and 3 dryers that were $1.00 per use. Dump station available and propane sold on site. The park gives a Good Sam discount and another $7.00 off the daily rate with the casino club card. You can also use points earned on the club card towards your stay. Normal rate is $55 during the week, but there are no additional fees or taxes which is great! The park also has a deal if you stay 10 nights you get one free (they don't have to be consecutive!). You cannot reserve a specific site, but all the sites are great in my opinion except sites 97-100, which are much closer together. We camped at Jackson Rancheria RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart is about 6 miles away. There is a rv wash on the property, but the max clearance is 12' 8" to use it. We ran our dually through it for $15, but it didn't get our vehicle clean. The casino was great, but they don't serve alcohol. Thursday night steak lover's buffet was very good. They have a seafood buffet Friday through Sunday that includes lobster for $34.95.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Kit Fox RV Park, Patterson, California

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

Large, basic no frills park with easy on/off access to I-5. There are 138 back-in sites (4 of which are trailer rentals) and 13 pull through sites (all sites are FHU). Most of the back-in sites appear to be full of long term/permanents. We stayed in site 101, closest to the office and the only pull through site with green space. All sites are large gravel over deteriorating concrete, so you may need a leveling block or two. Sites are VERY close together, especially the back-in sites. NO picnic table, grill or fire rings on any of the sites. There are some common use grassy areas which are well maintained that have picnic tables. Interior roads are nicely paved and easy to navigate. The park has laundry on site (4 washers/4 dryers), but it's inside the office so you can only wash when it's open (I believe from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The office does not provide change and there is no change machine, so be prepared to bring your own quarters. There are 3 toilets and 4 showers per gender located in the office which were clean but are only available when the office is open. They also have private unisex showers/bathrooms (available 24/7) on either side of the park (I believe it's two per side), but they are well used and not as nice/clean as the ones in the office. The park also has a small playground, BBQ area, clubhouse, dog run and lots for rv storage. They sell propane on site. 12 cable channels included in price, however we were able to get 60+ channels with our antenna. Very good Verizon signal and utilities worked well. The park offers wifi but we didn't use it. There is an access gate from the park that leads to several restaurants and fast food places. While the park is far enough away from the noise from I-5, it is located on a road which leads to the Amazon fulfillment center, so you will hear noise from the semis going by. We would stay here again as it's convenient for an overnight stop. We camped at Kit Fox RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart Supercenter is less than two miles away. Patterson is a pretty town with lots of eateries and necessities. It's not a destination, but certainly a good place to grab a bite and buy groceries. We ate at Apricot Wood BBQ just across the street from the park and recommend it. The park accepts Passport America (with no restrictions!), so the daily rate came to $24 including taxes and fees.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Marina Dunes RV Park, Marina, California

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $81.00
Overall Rating:

Clean park in a good location just off Highway 101 with 60+ FHU RV sites, a few nice park model rentals and 5 tent camping sites. All sites are mostly level back-ins comprised of gravel with paver patio, picnic table, stand up grill and fire pit. They are all double wide but quite short, so we had just enough space for our 40' rig on one side and our tow dually on the other. It was very tight! Sites are all 90 degree angles and can be difficult to get in/out of, especially when other campers park in front of their rig (and partially in the road) instead of on the side. Oddly shaped turn into the park, so swing wide to avoid scraping your back tires. We stayed in site 58 on the north side of the park, which is the best side if you are in a large rig. The south side sites are smaller and are the closest to Highway 101, but you will hear traffic regardless of where your site is located. Sites 55 through 62 back up to the tenting area, so tent campers are VERY close to the back of your rig. Sites 50 through 54 are nice, as you have some green space behind you. You can request a specific site but there is no guarantee you will get it. Bathrooms were new and clean, consisting of 3 toilets and 3 showers. The park also has a nice clubhouse, small fitness room, pool table, volleyball court, playground and outside seating area. Nice laundry area with 5 washers and 6 dryers. Office area was clean and had snacks, gifts and rv supplies. Very good Verizon signal. Staff were very friendly and allowed us to check into our site at 12:15. Site was clean upon arrival. Marina Beach is 1/3 mile from the park, but the sandy access trail is very soft making it quite a hike. Rate includes Good Sam discount, taxes and fees. We enjoyed our stay but would most likely not return due to the tight sites and expensive daily rate. We camped at Marina Dunes RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel, Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

Walmart Supercenter is less than a mile from the park. We ate at Salt Wood (ΒΌ mile from the park), which is beautiful, but way overpriced. Park is close to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row in Monterey. We drove to San Jose to see the Winchester Mystery House (an hour's drive), which was very interesting. Big Sur and the 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach are a must, but traffic is terrible so go early in the morning.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Yanks RV Resort, Greenfield, California

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park that is only a few years old, conveniently located off Highway 101. Beautifully landscaped with great amenities, this park really has a resort feel. There are 80 FHU sites, consisting of 12 premium pull through, 62 deluxe pull through and 6 standard back-ins. We stayed in site B24, a deluxe pull through with 30+ cable channels included in the price. All sites are concrete, with patio, picnic table and stand up grill. Interior roads are paved and easy to navigate. Utilities worked well and were thoughtfully placed (there are two sewer hookups depending on how your rig is set up). Good Verizon signal. The park has a small pool, hot tub, clubhouse, horseshoe pit, and dog park with dog wash station. Laundry area was nicely appointed and included a change machine and vending machine for soap/fabric softener. The fitness area was small, but the machines were top notch and appeared to be brand new. Bathrooms were clean and the showers had doors, which was a nice touch but they could really use better lighting. The women's bathroom had 3 toilets and two showers, and the men's had 1 toilet, 1 urinal and two showers. They are currently building another bathroom, shower and laundry area which should be completed in the next few weeks. The pool area was very nice although small for a park this size. There are seating areas all around the pool, including some under pretty pergolas and another by an outdoor fireplace. The landscaping is just wonderful, with lots of flowers everywhere. Very nice office area with RV supplies, gifts and snacks. The winds can be quite gusty here and we never put out our awning. Very friendly staff here, and they clean sites as soon as someone leaves. We enjoyed this park and would return in a heartbeat! We camped at Yanks RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B24
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are small grocery stores in Greenfield, but we drove 12 miles to King City and bought groceries at Safeway. We filled up our tow dually with diesel in Greenfield which was much cheaper than anywhere else (but they are not rig friendly).

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Orange Grove RV Park, Bakersfield, California

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

This is a large well-designed park with easy on/off access to I-58. Most sites are long pull throughs, although they do have about a dozen back-in and pull-in sites. There are two 30 amp sites and 8 W/E sites. All sites are gravel with a picnic table, and the interior roads are paved and easy to navigate. We stayed in site 149, a 90 foot pull through site that was very level. All utilities worked well and were nicely placed. 60+ cable channels included in price, and Verizon signal was very good. They offer Wifi but we didn't use it. Orange trees (Washington Navels) are all around and you can pick as many as you want while they're in season. The trees can interfere with your slides and/or awning, so you'll need to strategically park your rig so they don't (but is easy to do). Not much separation between sites, but the trees provide a small amount of privacy and much needed shade. The park has a small, clean swimming pool and large clubhouse with all the amenities. There are also two activity buildings (one on each side of the park) with laundry room, restrooms/showers and exercise room. They even have a designated RV/car wash area. There is no longer a playground, as they has converted it to a dog park. They have a nice office/check-in area and general store, which sells water, ice and a small selection of rv supplies. They offer free coffee in the mornings, and during the winter season they also serve free donuts. You will hear noise from the freeway, county road and a nearby train, but we didn't find it bothersome. Staff were friendly and helpful. We really liked this park and have already booked it again for our return trip. Daily rate includes discount and taxes. We camped at Orange Grove RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
149
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart grocery store is 5 miles away and Walmart Supercenter is 9 miles away. We ordered Rusty's pizza, which delivers to your site, but were disappointed. The pizza was okay but expensive in our opinion (nearly $50 for one large and one medium pizza).

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Newberry Mountain RV and Motel Park, Newberry Springs, California

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

This is an older park with easy on/off access to I-40. You can see and hear the freeway, but the noise wasn't too bad inside the rig. There are 18 FHU spaces, 9 of which were back-in (but were full with long-term/permanents) and 9 pull through sites. There are also 4 dry camping spaces, tent spaces and 4 small motel rooms. We stayed in site 18, a pull through site with a picnic table. Interior roads and sites are comprised of gravel/rock, but the sites are quite short so your rig will stick out into the exit road of the park. This wasn't an issue for anyone that we saw leaving the park though. Hookups are all at the rear of the sites and we had to use 3 sewer hoses to reach. Water pressure was on the low side at 30 psi. They have two ponds on site that you can fish in, and a small but clean swimming pool. There are 2 individual bathroom/showers (one for men and one for women), which were dated but clean. The office gave us codes to the bathrooms, but I guess the code locks aren't functioning as we never had to punch them in. There were no paper towels in either bathroom to dry your hands for the 3 days we were there. The park also has laundry, propane refills on site and a rec room. 13 cable channels were included in the price as well as free Wifi (we didn't use it). Verizon signal was very good. The area around the park is fairly desolate if somewhat depressing. The park is slightly above average and is certainly not a destination but rather, a convenient one night stop when passing through. We would stay here again. Rate is with Escapees discount. We camped at Newberry Mountain RV and Motel Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There's not much around the area to do. There is a Mobil station close by with gas, food and other conveniences. There is also a Subway not far away. We drove 23 miles into Barstow to buy groceries at Walmart and fill up with diesel (the gas stations closest to the park are very expensive).

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Lake Mead Recreational Area - Willow Beach, Lake Mead Recreational Area, Arizona

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful campground with stunning views all around! There are 28 full hookup sites (a mix of pull through and back-in) with 30/50 amp hookup and 9 tent camping sites. All sites are concrete and spacious with a picnic table and fire ring. We stayed in A7, a pull through site with a small view of Lake Mead. The campground is situated at the top of a steep hill to take advantage of the views but is quite far from the lake itself (and would be difficult to walk/bike there). All utilities worked well, but there were zero over-the-air channels and absolutely no Verizon signal. We used the free Wifi and it worked great. Bathrooms had 4 toilets and 3 sinks and were reasonably clean. There are 4 private showers, but we didn't use them. They also have a small laundry area with 2 washers and dryers. The campground has a nice store with necessities and the prices were reasonable. They also have a small café onsite which serves breakfast, hamburgers/hot dogs, etc. but they are only open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day (not sure what days they are open after that). Marina has slip rentals, boat rentals and kayak/paddle board rentals. You can also take a raft trip to Hoover Dam which departs directly from the campground. There is a nice fishing dock and small beach area for swimming, but be aware that the water is a constant 54 degrees so it is very cold! The biggest drawback to this campground is the 4 mile road to get there. It's steep, narrow and winding, with blind curves and parts of the road missing so take care and go slow. It's surprising as nice as this campground is that the park has not addressed the poor condition of this road. Once you get into the park, the roads are great and easy to navigate. We enjoyed our stay, but most likely will not return due to the road, lack of cell service and distance from town. We camped at Lake Mead Recreational Area - Willow Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The nearest town is Boulder City about 25 minutes away for groceries, gas, etc. Hoover Dam is just outside Boulder City and was definitely worth the trip. They are not giving tours at this time because they are doing elevator repairs (check their website to see when repairs are completed). They are doing roadwork around the dam also, so expect delays when driving there. The park has a fish hatchery on site which you can tour for free.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, Arizona

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This park is in a good location just off of I-40 in downtown Williams and easy walking distance to just about anything you need. You are right next to the train depot so you hear the train whistles that run throughout the day and night (some are VERY loud!). There are 124 FHU 50 amp rv spaces which are a mix of pull-through, back-in and buddy sites. We stayed in site 514, a back-in site. Sites are paved but very close together with a strip of gravel in between and a picnic table. Interior roads are also paved and easy to navigate, but the park is really a giant parking lot with almost zero landscaping. Park was at or near capacity every day we were there, so I highly recommend making reservations. 20 cable channels and 4 movie channels (Stars & Encore) included in the daily rate. There is a shuttle that you can take to go anywhere on their property including the train depot, hotel and restaurant. The restaurant charges $26 per person for the buffet, but they did allow us to look at it beforehand (and we chose to eat elsewhere). Bathrooms consisted of 5 toilets and 5 showers and were very clean and well appointed. Laundry area was somewhat on the small side for a park this size with 5 washers and 5 dryers. The heated swimming pool and hot tub are located within the hotel, and both were very clean and refreshing. Also located in the hotel is Spenser's Pub (small bar and light fare), fitness area (with newer, clean machines) and even a small gameroom for the kids complete with an air hockey table and arcade games. The park has a small store with necessities and even a dog kennel. Free Wifi was the fastest I have ever used! Staff were friendly and accommodating. It does get windy here and we had several days of 30-40 mph wind gusts during our stay. We used a combination of our PA and AARP discounts. Use Google Maps to find the check-in building, as it's poorly marked and can be confusing to find (it's across the street from the park). We liked this park and would return. We camped at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
514
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Safeway grocery store and restaurants are all within walking distance. We opted not to take the train to the Grand Canyon, as you only have 4 hours from when the train arrives and departs back to Williams. We drove there instead and it took us an hour to get there.

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Homolovi Ruins State Park, Winslow, Arizona

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

Nice state park conveniently located just over a mile from I-40. You can see the freeway but you cannot hear it. There are 53 sites within 2 campground loops and are a mix of back-in and pull throughs. All sites are level and spacious, with water/electric only, except for site 39 which is the only site with sewer. This is the site we stayed in. Sites have picnic tables, stand up grills and fire rings, but no shade. Interior roads are paved and easy to navigate. However, they have many large horizontal cracks (maybe for water runoff?) that make the roads rough to drive over, sort of like inverted speed bumps. The area around the park is mostly open desert with very few trees. We were only able to get 7 OTA channels (4 spanish and 3 english). Verizon service was excellent. Good signage to the park. Main bathrooms were clean with three toilets per gender and had hand soap, hand dryer and even toilet seat covers. There was also a single private handicapped bathroom. There were four private showers (2 were out of order), but they were very dated and are in desperate need of a facelift (we didn't use them). No laundry facilities. Winds were ever present during our stay with gusts up to 50 mph (and blew the smoke from the nearby Tinder Fire into the park), making being outside uncomfortable. Park rangers drove through the campground regularly. There is a nice visitor's center within the park and the staff were friendly and helpful. The park also has a dump station, but we didn't use it. We liked this park and would return. We camped at Homolovi Ruins State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are two Hopi Indian ruin sites within the campground and are easily accessed with paved trails. Walmart is 3-4 miles away in Winslow. We visited the "standing on the corner" area of Winslow which was pretty cool. High winds kept us from seeing other sights in the area.

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