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The parking lot is large, mostly level and clean. There is a sign stating customers must not stay more than 48 hours. The dump station is out of order. If/when it works it is $5 each dump. A electronic station unlocks the drain if CC or money is inserted in the machine. No potable water available. Easy access from major highways.

     

Mariner Park

Homer, Alaska

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A very nice place to stay. We spent 2 weeks here in our motorhome. Our solar panels kept our batteries full. The parking sites are marked with numbered posts. You pull in your motorhome or back in your trailer for a great view of the gravel beach, water and the mountains across the bay or on clear days the mountains across Cook Inlet. When you pull in to park, align your rig so your slides don't extend beyond the numbered post and intrude into the parking site next to you. There is room to sit outside (weather permitting) on the beach side of your RV. If you have a rig less than about 30' long, there is one site #34 on the north side where you can park almost parallel to the beach/water for great views out your side windows. If it is occupied, check to see when they are leaving and grab it the first thing in the morning. We grabbed it the 2nd day we were here and stayed in it for 13 of our 14 days here. The beach front sites are far enough from the road to the spit that road noise is not noticeable. If you are set up for dry camping this is the best place to stay. The amenities are about the same as the $70/night full hookup CG farther out on the spit. So, if you must, you get to pay $55/night more for water, elect & sewer. Lots to do in Homer. The all day boat tour to Soldovia was great. We took it on one of the sunny days we had. The tour goes by a bird rookery island and then slowly cruises along the coast line to Soldovia. We saw whales on the way back to Homer. Be sure to visit the Pratt Museum, the Alaska Ocean & Island Visitor Center, and drive the various roads near Homer for great views of the mountains, bays and water.

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We made our reservations online and there was no reservation fee. I assume the reports about the fee was for phone reservations. Great CG. Great to be able to pick up the shuttle bus at the CG and save 2.5 hours on the round trip. Also with the "Tek Pass" you get one reserved day on the shuttle and you can take as many space available trips on the shuttle bus as you have days at the CG. You must stay 3 nights minimum. You may not leave the CG in your vehicle. If you do, you may not return past the checkpoint at MM15.

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Ditto on the last 3 entries from 2015, 2013 & 2011. A nice clean campground, friendly hosts.

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We visited Savage River CG while staying at Riley Creek CG and wanted to give an update since the last review was in 2010. We didn't see anything to change from earlier reviews. This is a much nicer and quieter CG than Riley Creek. Great hiking trails within 1/4 mile of CG. The main down side is, no cell phone signal (Verizon), so no internet from our MiFi device. Many of the campsites have a view of the mountains. CG fees are $22 & $28 with 50% off for senior pass. "A" campsites are for RV's over 30' & "B" sites are for under 30'. Not all "B" sites will take a 29" RV and not all "A" sites will take a 40' RV. Arrive by noon for best selection of campsites. Fill your water tank and dump at Riley Creek CG before coming to Savage River. Signs at water spigots request that you not fill your RV water tank. You MUST get your camping pass at the Wilderness Access Center (WAC) or Riley Creek Mercantile before going to Savage Creek CG.

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The bad part first, my poor rating is for the horrible road conditions in the campground and the very, very tight RV parking pads in the campsites. We are a 30' long motorhome and a lot of the "B" campsites are much too small for us. Very few of the "A" campsites are large enough for a 40 footer and very tight for 35 foot RVs. "B" sites are for under 30' and "A" sites are for over 30'. About the reservation fee mentioned in the 2015 reviews, I made 3 separate "online" campground reservations in early June and was not charged a reservation fee. Perhaps there is a charge for phone reservations but not for online reservations. There is pretty good separation between campsites for privacy. However, when I compare this campground to staying in one of the RV parks where all I see out my windows is the RV crammed in next to me, this campground is great! I would stay here over an RV park anytime. We spent 7 nights here. The $11 rate is for the 1/2 off senior pass. Regular rates are $22 for "B" sites & $28 for "A" sites.

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A nice campground. Some rules are very strict: Don't put any part (a single tire) of your RV or other vehicle on the ground/grass outside of the designated parking area. Do not arrive before 1:30pm. NO registration or admittance before 1:30pm. It doesn't matter if your reserved site empty or not, you will not be allowed in. You will be told to park somewhere and come back at 1:30pm. If there are no sports events at the near by ball field/soccer field parking you can park there until 1:30pm. Ok. Got that gripe out! The park is nice. Some sites have great views of the lake. Easy access to the NW part of the Dallas area. Price is right for Seniors (don't remember age restrictions), 1/2 off of the $18 for 50 amp & $16 for 30amp. No sewer, but a dump is on site. Free WiFi which actually works.

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Very nice park, clean and easy access. We stayed in the bay side camping area and loved it. The campsites are arranged in a wagon spoke but angled so each RV is positioned so the view at the rear of the campsite is past the back side of your neighbors RV. We are in a motorhome so we pulled in so the view out our window was looking out over the water and all the birds feeding. It was cold and rainy for the 4 days we were here so it was great being inside watching the birds from our windows.

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The park has been restored. There are 13 nicely paved campsites, 10 of which are pull-thru with W&E, 50 & 30 amp. Very good tasting water. Dump station in the park. No showers. Vault toilet at one end of camping area. Staff is friendly and helpful. Very close to the beach and excellent beach access via boardwalk. No vehicles allowed on the beach area at the end of the boardwalk. There is about 2 miles of drive-able beach and primitive beach camping available for RV's under about 30' or tents. I don't understand the previous very negative reviews. It is no secret this SP is in the middle of nowhere. Also being 100 yards from the water, if the wind blows there is nothing to stop it. Your RV will rock or your tent will be blown around.

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A very nice park. Nicely separated campsites, good privacy. The park was clean, staff and camp hosts friendly & helpful. Free WiFi. Hiking/walking trails. Splash pad in summer. Free laundry machines, two washers dryers in each bathhouse. Yes, the park is in the swamp. This is a state park, not an RV park in the city. The swamp makes it interesting and different. The park's website does not try to hide the fact it is in a swamp. We would return if in the area.

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We didn't stay here, we drove through and stopped in at the office for a few minutes. We didn't see anything which would improve the 2012 reviews. There are ocean views (actually views of a bay), but very few of the sites have them. The best ocean views are from a nice grassy dry camping area. There seems to be lots of long term residents in the full hookup sites. Not really trashy, but not very neat either.

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The camping here is on 2 separate gravel parking areas. One has very nice view of ocean & dock the other has easy access to beach. Other than the view of the ocean, neither parking are is very pretty. No facilities in either parking area. Restroom and showers are supposed to be at the dock, but we did not check. For $20 it is way overpriced. Self registration in upper parking area. We were going to stay 2-3 nights, but not for $20/night. We only stayed on night because of the view. Directions: From US-101 turn S on Harbor Drive. Upper parking area on left as you approach the ocean.

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As stated in other reviews the good thing about this park is it is right on the ocean. The sites are very tight. The back row (back-ins) have no view of anything. We stayed in the partial hookup sites (water & elect). Note that no tents are allowed in the RV sites, even with an RV in the site. Tent sites are in a separate section with a 50-75 yard walk to restrooms. I'm not sure we would stay here again.

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This is a nice comfortable and quiet campground. I could do without the very bright street lights shining in our window at night. As mentioned other reviews, nice level well separated sites. We would definitely stay here again. Good Verizon signal for our Internet modem.

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Easy on/easy off from I-10. The RR is near by, but the trains don't blow their horns, so trains are not noticeable. All site are pull-throughs. Some of the sites farther away from the office are good for 40' with toad without unhooking. 30 amp power worked good in the 103* heat. No shade. This place is a much older gravel parking lot and the weeds are growing up in places. Good for overnight stay, but not for long term. For $18 we were satisfied with our stay.