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Full time couple living in a 2018 Bay Star, driving a Jeep Wrangler and livin' the dream.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Casey's Riverside RV Park, Westfir, Oregon

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

We were going to spend the week boondocking around the area but decided we wanted hookups so we could just relax a bit. Casey's got great review so we gave the place a shot. Glad we did. The new owner is super friendly and helpful. He's always wandering about and accessible. The sites are level and many are absolutely huge. There's grass and trees, new picnic tables and all the utilities work well. They've even got soft serve in the picnic pavilion for a buck! But its the location that we loved the most. Plenty to do, including fishing or swimming the river (or the small pool), hiking, scenic drives, more fishing and swimming in the surrounding mountains, hot springs, etc. The laundry is small but everything worked well. We got decent Verizon and usable AT&T with our booster. The park also offers cable. Only real downsides are the train that blows its whistle as it passes nearby (but you get used to it) and the rates. The prices are a little steep in our opinion but we paid them. We'd probably stay here again if we're in the area. We camped at Casey's Riverside RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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:

Take the drive up Highway 19. It's beautiful and all but deserted. Lot's of hikes, places to picnic, fish and even hot springs. Oakridge, a few miles down the road, has shopping, dining, etc.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails), Florence, Oregon

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

We stayed here as Thousand Trails members. This wasn't the nicest Thousand Trails we've been at. As always, arrive early to snag a good spot. It's very tight with small sites, some of which are closed due to electrical problems. Only about a third of the sites have sewer but we we're lucky enough to snag one of them. It's a beautiful place and the location, about a mile from the ocean and sand dunes, can't be beat. But the park was a bit run down, even by Thousand Trails standards. The closed sites has notices stating they would be fixed by May 18 but it was mid June. There is some evidence of upgrades like machinery, water pipes and new electrical pedestals. The club houses and pool were nice enough. The sites are very small, especially the sewer sites in Loop A. On the upside the staff was very helpful when we arrived, letting us know what sewer site were open and showing us where the were. But if you're got a Thousand Trails membership, this place is a gem. So many lovely places to visit within a half hour you can forgive the shortcoming of the park. We camped at South Jetty RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-19
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Novelli's and the Krab Kettle have amazing chowder and fresh seafood. Finally, wander up and explore Cape Perpetua. A short drive and you're in Florence where there's shopping, dining, etc. This area of the coast is spectacular as well.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake of the Springs, Oregon House, California

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

We stayed here as Thousand Trails members. I have to admit, at first I thought this place was a bit sketchy. The park is older and in some ways run down. Many perfectly good spots are tents only and I suspect it's due to the fact the power isn't working at those sites. Some sites are pretty ugly, dug out of the hillside and rather unlevel. But there are many gems tucked away in the trees. Our spot was level, secluded and we had a great view of a grassy hillside that deer visited every evening. Good shade too in a lot of spots. The lake is beautiful and full of fish. The lodge is very nice with an adult room with free pool tables (you have to pay to play in the rest of the lodge) and a huge lending library. We ended up really loving the resort and if the new pavement on the road in and our very new power pole are any indication, they are making improvements. We'd certainly stay again. We camped at Lake of the Springs in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Verizon never seemed to work, even with our WeBoost or up on the top of the hill. But our WeBoost did give us AT&T, just enough for a little surfing and slowly downloading YouTube videos to watch at night.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Pioneer RV Park, Quincy, California

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

Not much to say that hasn't been said. Nice park in a nice area. It's well kept and the owner's live on property. Two observations: First, we were delayed arriving by a day. We called ahead and explained, assuming we'd just eat the cost of the first day and stay the remaining six nights. Nope! The owner moved our reservation back a day for us with out us asking. As far as we're concerned, he didn't have to do that since it was our fault. Second, within minutes of a site being vacated, workers were there sweeping, cleaning and tidying things up even if no one took the spot later on that day. On both counts we were impressed. The weekly rate is kind of steep but in this case, the service is worth it. We camped at Pioneer RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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:

Water pressure is very high. They recommend using a pressure reducer. Make sure you've got one.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Tahoe Valley Campground, South Lake Tahoe, California

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

We stayed here as Thousand Trails members with the Trails Collection. Again, Thousand Trails and Encore love the word "resort." This is a nice campground but not really a resort and it's huge. Only two of the four loops were open and very little of the amenities were in operation (May at Lake Tahoe is called winter in most places). The lodge had a decent store but the lounge areas were severely lacking for such a large campground. The laundry was good to go but again, kind of small for the size of the park. The sites are hit and miss but that's due to the hundreds of pines on property. We barely wedged our 32 foot motorhome in ours but friends next door had plenty of room for their 40 foot rig and a large sitting area. The sites are level-ish with good power and water. The best part about Tahoe Valley is it's in South Lake Tahoe. There's diners and pizza joints within walking distance, a Raley's half a mile away, a Big 5 and more just down the street, not to mention Lake Tahoe! We'd stay here again if we're in the area. We camped at Tahoe Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
217
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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:

Since this is an Encore Park, they assign spaces. But we asked and got moved closer to our friends. The worst they can do is say no...

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Ponderosa RV Resort, Lotus, California

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

We stayed at Ponderosa as Thousand Trails members and the review reflects the fact we stayed for free. The river sites are quite spectacular but have no sewer. In fact, about 90% of the sites don't offer sewer and those that do are so close and compact, it looked more like RV storage. There are two levels and the lower level near the river is by far the best. But this park seems to up charge for lots of little things. 50 amp sites are $5 a night. Want to rent a fire ring (mostly just old washer tubs), it's extra. Want the honey wagon, 25 bucks. Want a table tennis ball? Those were a quarter. However, the bathrooms and showers were very clean. We'd stay here again as TT members but I wouldn't pay to stay. We camped at Ponderosa RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
H16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you can, snag a river site and pay the $5. The view is amazing and most other sites are mediocre to down right bad.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort - Thousand Trails, Groveland, California

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

We camped as Thousand Trails members. More like a campground than and resort, Yosemite Lakes is beautiful with a few negatives. When we were there, the river sites were still under construction from spring floods but they opened during our stay. Good power and water pressure and most, if not all, the sites had sewer. The sites aren't all level but not bad. Friendly staff and a really nice lodge with the upper floor being 18+ only. The river is beautiful but "it's Yosemite" is the real draw. You can't get much closer without staying in the park which can be a real nightmare. The only real downsides are the lack of any cell signal and the "campers." Even at the end of April there were families here and some were in vacation mode, staying up well past quiet hours and letting their kids run rampant. Probably not the case all the time but being so close to the National Park, it's probably not unusual. Definitely not a park that caters only to full timers and snow birds. But for the proximity to Yosemite, it's a minor annoyance. We camped at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort - Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
154
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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:

The river sites looked amazing. Check there first.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort, Santa Barbara, California

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

We stayed here as Thousand Trails members. Nice park in a beautiful setting. Like many TT parks, its more campground that RV resort. Our site, on the uppermost terrace was level with good power and water pressure. The view was outstanding with wild turkeys roaming about. Some full time residents but few, if any, kept messy sites. The staff were all friendly and helpful. There is a small store on site for essentials. The only real downsides were the lack of cell signal, no usable wifi and the 20 mile drive to Santa Barbara for...well, for just about everything. But other than that, nothing to complain about and you couldn't ask for a prettier setting. We camped at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

While it's all 20 miles or more away, Santa Barbara and Solvang are both fun to visit.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Tapo Canyon Park, Simi Valley, California

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

Stayed here to visit our dealer in Moorpark for some minor warranty work. Great little park. Shared the campground with just a few other RVs, though the reservation board looks to be pretty full on weekends. Quiet, peaceful, croaking frogs, song birds, in short beautiful. Big spots with almost level concrete pads. Great power, high water pressure (use your regulator) and tables and a fire pit at every site. Hosts are friendly and actively cleaning up the park every day. Only downside, the AT&T signal is sketchy...here one minute, gone the next. On the upside, just a few minutes from shopping, dining, etc. but feels miles away. We camped at Tapo Canyon Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Check out the Reagan Presidential Library (about 5 miles away). Amazing museum plus Air Force One and Marine One. Don't miss!

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

29 Palms Golf Resort, Twentynine Palms, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for a month while visiting our son before he deploys. We paid $450 plus electricty (about $50 for the month). The park is older and it does show. But the current owners are making an effort to maintain and repair things. The resort is adjacent to a 9 hole golf course. Definitely not Augusta National but they're trying to green up the fairways and lots of guests play daily. There's also plenty of activities like ice cream socials, golf tournies and pot lucks. The pool and spa are older but they work just fine. There is a nice fitness room and the laundry has a fair amount of machines and when they break, they are fixed. The sites have everything you'd expect. Power is good to go but the water pressure is only about 30-35 psi. Sites are gravel and generally level with an asphalt toad parking pad and picnic table. Not huge but definitely not cramped. Staff is friendly and helpful. They pick up trash at your site each morning, will pickup, fill and return loose propane tanks and there is 24-hour security. Road noise can be heard but not much traffic at night. No wifi at the sites and no cable. Not much shade either. But you can't get much closer to Joshua Tree NP. Out favorite park so far. We camped at 29 Palms Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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 is shopping and good food in 29 Palms, but better shopping in Yucca Valley 20 miles away and great dining an hour away in Palm Springs. And don't forget to check out Amboy and the Amboy Crater.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Sam's Family Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California

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

We stayed at Sam's for three nights. The park is nice enough. Pretty clean, the staff was generally friendly, lot's of palm trees. The sites are fairly cramped and about half have a severe slope, back to front. Our front jacks were at their limits and we still required two 2x12 pieces of lumber under each pad. Water pressure is low, about 20 psi at our site. Our ability to park our toad was hampered by a palm tree and light pole. But that is partly our fault. We choose poorly but we did discover that the "Overnighters and Travel Clubs" area is lightly used and generally level. We confirmed with the office this area is open to anyone. The highlights are the hot tubs and the pool. The park was close to full, save the overnighter area, yet the tubs and pool aren't really crowded. Those are really the attraction and what make this park a good place to stay. The lake and water falls are nice too. Keep in mind, this is a "find your own site" place so choose wisely. We camped at Sam's Family Spa in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
209
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Crossroads RV Park (formerly Blackstone RV Park), Mohave Valley, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Crossroads for a week and the rate reflects the weekly discount. Generally a nice park, clean, well taken care of and quiet. Lot's of full time and seasonal residents. The park is away from the city and highway but close enough for convenience. It's probably the ideal park for visiting Oatman since the small town is 12 miles up the road. The sites are mostly back in and close to level but we had to use blocks on one side. The entire area slopes gently towards the Colorado River. Plenty of room between sites but longer rigs might have difficultly squeezing in length-wise. Sewer is in the normal location but water and electric are at the back of the site. Water pressure is adequate and power is good. There is a small concrete patio at each site but there is a shortage of picnic tables and the full time residents have most of them. We had excellent AT&T signal but surprisingly, the park wifi was strong and actually usable. We got about 10 Mbps download speeds. Didn't use the bathhouse but the laundry is adequate, clean with small washers though a couple were broken. No change machine but they will make change in the office. Overall, a nice park. The full time residents often have nice landscaping which add to the appeal. Other than that, rows of gravel sites and paved access roads. Staff was friendly but they do keep a keen eye on the park. We enjoyed our stay and the rates are great. We camped at Crossroads RV Park (formerly Blackstone RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Oatman is just up the road 12 miles and worth a drive. Google might tell you to use the Oatman Rd. from Kingman (not RV worthy east of Oatman) or direct you to an 8 foot, single lane underpass in Topock. Beware.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Tradewinds RV Park, Golden Valley, Arizona

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

We stayed here for a week. The weekly rate is $165 +tax but we opted for the 50 amp service upcharge since it was forecast to be cold and we wanted to possibly run both heat pumps. That's $3 a day. Nothing fancy here but the spots are wide and long enough for most rigs with 15-20 feet between slides. The park is all gravel and the sections separated by areas with vintage tractors on display. Plenty of small trees but no shade. Hookups all worked well. Some traffic noise in the evening and morning but overnight not much at all. Very windy here. Laundry room was clean and mostly uncrowded. Showers and bathroom looked clean. Wifi was slow, as expected, but decent signal. Lot's of long term folks but the park is clean and well kept. Considering the location, $200 a week for 50 amp is a bit high but not outrageous. If you can get by on 30 amp, you'll save some money. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped at Tradewinds RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4c
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Short terms sights are right next to the office with the laundry and bathrooms. Many long term guests had to drive, we could easily walk. Escapees is 50% off up to three days.

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