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This is a great campground. It's well-maintained, the sites are large and reasonably level, the views are wonderful, and it has lots of things to do. The only downside (and it's not the park's fault) is that on weekends it fills up quickly (no reservations, it's strictly first-come-first-served) and can have lots of tent-camping families with kids, dogs, and campfires. If that's what you want and expect, it's great; if you're older and prefer a quieter spot, maybe this isn't for you. There are several RV loops, the lower (Quail) loop has more trees, but the upper loops have great views and probably fill up more slowly. Although there is one loop that's for tent-camping only, all sites are available for tents. We'd definitely stay here again.

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The above rate is Passport -- this is an expensive area and all the campgrounds are pricey. (Note that for the Passport rate it is cash only, no checks or credit cards.) At the full price this campground would be a huge disappointment. It's very basic, with a lot of permanent residents (who have lots of clutter around their units), lots of traffic noise and, as mentioned before, the annoying red lava rock. The "90' pull through sites" are actually double sites and, although there were none where they actually put two rigs into a site while we were there, I expect during the summer when they are busy it's a matter of routine. We were led to our site and when I expressed concern about whether our power cord would reach the pedestal, our guide rather rudely said "I'll put you where it works for ME". We had to park our truck in front and on two occasions had to move it to let rigs get out -- the outside roadways are a bit narrow. The positives are that the power and water pressure were fine, the laundry is large and, when we were there, worked fine, and the location is easy on and off from the interstate. But the potholes at the entrance are really a problem and the lava rock on the interior roads is rough -- no problem with the low speed limit! We might come back here again because the other parks are more expensive and closer to the railway line, which is even noisier, but we might just try to find another town to stay in.

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No one in their right mind would come to Needles in the summer unless they had to and this place has a lot of one-night visitors. It's an OK campground, but felt pretty sterile to us. The campsite is large gravel, with a concrete pad, but no picnic table. The site was long enough for our long rig and we could park the truck diagonally in back. The electric power was more than adequate enough for us to run both air conditioners without worrying. The camp hosts were helpful and friendly but they do not take credit cards -- only checks or cash. It's a fine place to spend a night or two and maybe there's more going on in the winter -- it looks like lots of people store their rigs here for the summer and come back for the winter. The directions for getting here are a bit confusing, but they have lots of large signs, so watch for them -- or, as others have suggested, follow the signs for the KOA, which is next door.

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This is an older camp, with not many sites for larger rigs, but a friendlier staff you won't find anywhere. Our site was barely long enough for our 36' fifth wheel and we had to park the truck sideways at the back. There is no grass, just gravel sites with some trees. There is cable TV but no Wi-Fi. The laundry room has 3 washers and 3 dryers, which is more than we've seen at much larger campgrounds. But there is a large number of permanent residents and they tended to be noisy in the evening, with barking dogs. But basically we liked this place better than others we've seen in the area and would probably come back.

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This is our second stay here; we liked it better the last time. The trees, such as they are, have grown so that they make getting into and out of some sites difficult. The tree next to our site was staked and held upright with a rope but still managed to lean more while we were there so that we probably wouldn't have been able to get in a day later. There is no grass, it's all very dusty. There are two sections and the older one (nearer the highway) is much more crowded. But the people are still friendly and the electric and water pressure are strong. It's OK but I wouldn't want to be here for a long stay. On the other hand there's not much else in the area.

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This is basically the only game in town. The layout of the park is a bit strange and we saw more than one rig get lost or come into their sites from the wrong side. FHU (including cable TV) are only available for a few sites, others are E&W only. They don't take credit cards. The strict check-in time of 1:00 means that sometimes (like when we arrived at 1:10) there are three or more rigs stacked up: the entry drive can get very crowded. On the other hand, the staff is very nice and helpful, our site was very long and allowed us to back up far enough that we could access our satellite internet, avoiding the expensive (and not terribly reliable) Wi-Fi. We would stay here again because of the proximity to several areas we like, but only if we could get our preferred site.

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This is a very large park with lots of amenities, most of which we didn't use, so we found it expensive for what we did use. But everything in this area is expensive, and it is a nice park. Our major complaint is that the sites are narrow. We had to remove a couple of branches from the tree at the side of the site because it was scratching the side of our slideout when the wind blew. The sites are gravel (actually fairly large rocks) except for two strips on which you're supposed to park. The utilities are all at the rear, so we didn't have much option of pulling up to get away from the tree and we had to use our macerator to empty the tanks, as our normal hoses wouldn't reach. They do allow you to park your tow vehicle on the gravel at the side, which is good because our truck wouldn't have fit otherwise. I was never able to access the Wi-Fi but I don't know if that was their problem or mine. We have our own internet access so it wasn't a big problem. The cable TV is good, the electric power is strong and the water pressure is good. It looked like there were lots of seasonal or permanent residents: lots of trailers without tow vehicles evident, but all the sites looked clean and tidy (they have lots of rules on that subject). On balance, we'd come back here if we were in the area.

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This is about the only thing going in Susanville and it's a huge park, with lots of seasonal or permanent residents. The best thing I can say about it is that the laundry is huge and very clean. The sites are concrete, reasonably level and have grass between them except for a concrete area for the picnic table. But the concrete is broken up and uneven, and the site was barely long enough for our truck and trailer. If the front of our fifth wheel had been lower, we wouldn't have been able to park our truck because we had to back in under the front almost to the hitch pin. There was a fire hydrant in front of our site that we cleared by inches when pulling out of the site. Check-in time is 12:00 but when we arrived at 12:45 the office was closed until 1:45. Fortunately we had a reservation and had been given a site number, so we found our site and set up. During the next hour we saw two motorhomes come in and just park in the entrance waiting for the office to open. If anyone else had come in they would have had to park in the street. When we went back to the office later to pay the woman in the office was slow, unfriendly and unhelpful. The Wi-Fi was OK but not super-fast; the water pressure was very low; we didn't use the cable TV so I don't know about it. We would come back but only if we couldn't find anything better.

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Our rating of this park is really a 9.5, it would be a ten if they had larger laundry facilities. With only two washers and dryers, when the park is close to full, it's not enough. Otherwise we loved this park. There are a handful of semi-permanent residents, but they are quiet and neat for the most part. The location is lovely, the managers are friendly and helpful, the sites are plenty big and the access is easy. Not much to do around Lakeview, but this is a great place to relax, explore around the ranch and just slow down and enjoy life. We'd definitely come back here.

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This campground is short on charm, but otherwise a nice place to spend a few days. The casino is within walking distance and they have a shuttle service to the campground if you want or need one. There are no real shade trees, although there are some trees around the perimeter to provide some visual interest. The utilities work fine (the water pressure is among the best we've ever had) but the sewer connection is at the very back of the site, requiring our longest hose to reach. There is a nice paved parking spot at the front of each site for a tow vehicle (even one as long as our long truck). The problem areas: the laundry is a bit small for the number of sites and they only have twelve 50-amp sites (out of a total of 100) which tend to fill up fairly quickly particularly on weekends. Normally I wouldn't think reservations are necessary, but they did fill up pretty completely for the Labor Day holiday and are sold out weeks ahead for the Pendleton Round-up in mid-September. The rates are higher on Friday and Saturday nights and although they give Good Sam and AARP discounts, they don't apply for Friday and Saturday. We'd stay here again.

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For an in-town campground, this place is fine. It's a bit crowded, and the sites are somewhat close together, but not nearly as bad as some places we've been. It's not a "resort" in any sense of the word, though, so don't expect much in the way of amenities. We did get a long pull-through, not one of the "back-to-back" sites, and it was plenty of room for us to park our extended bed, crew-cab truck comfortably in front of our 36' fifth-wheel trailer. The utility connections are all the way at the back of the site and we had to use our longest sewer hose to be able to reach. There are lots of long-term residents, but in general all the sites look to be neat and clean. We would stay here again but would definitely try to get one of the long pull through sites, the others would not be long enough for us.

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This is an OK park, with lots of activities, and it's centrally located. The pull through sites, though, are the worst sites in the campground. They are close together, with no grass and no cable TV. There are much nicer back-in sites and if we stay here again, we'll get one of them. Otherwise, the power is good, the water pressure is good and the satellite access for TV and internet is excellent.

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First, although a number of previous posters have complained about the office staff, we didn't have any problems and, in fact, thought the people we dealt with were friendly, helpful and responsive. So I guess it's just the luck of the draw. Yes, it's overpriced, but so is everything in the area. This is conveniently located, one of the few good campgrounds in the area for a big rig, and a lovely location, nicely maintained. If you have a big motorhome, however, the pull-through sites along the outside row may be a tight turn and you might want to back into your site from the front -- someone took out a power pole and water connection next to us because they turned too tightly. Beware. Our site wasn't level, requiring extension of our front jacks almost as far as they would go, and there's not a huge amount of space beside the concrete pad for sitting or setting up a grill, but we managed just fine and were even able to entertain guests without feeling too crowded. The laundry is one of the best -- and cheapest -- we've seen and the bathrooms were spotless. We didn't use the wi-fi so can't comment on it, but we had no trouble getting our satellite internet connection and satellite TV. The cable is fine, although of the "basic" variety, without a lot of channels. This is our second visit here and we'd definitely stay here again.

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This is a lovely, peaceful campground with friendly, helpful owners and staff. We had a pull-through, so were up the hill from most of the sites, which meant we had lots of space next to our rig and never felt crowded. The sites around the lake and around the interior grass area could be crowded if the campground is full. There were lots of families in tents, lots of children, lots of dogs -- that's either a recommendation or a warning, depending on your point of view. The major drawbacks: no laundry, a couple of pretty tight turns if you have a big rig, the Wi-Fi is erratic but usable. No Verizon phone service, but that's not the campground's fault. There are maybe two or three sites with access to satellite for TV or Internet but, despite the owner's willingness to cut branches off the tree to help us out, ours wasn't one of them. We had nothing to do but sit under that tree, read books and relax. Not bad. We'd stay here again in a minute. I'd give it an 8.5 if I could.

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There isn't an ounce of charm to this place. It's all gravel, surrounded by huge power-line tower. But everything works well, and the owners are super-friendly and helpful. Power and water pressure are outstanding, better than some nicer campgrounds we've been in. Like a previous reviewer, we had site 26, which has some extra room because it's at the end of a row, which was nice. Otherwise, I think the other sites in our row felt like they were a bit cramped. We had outstanding internet and TV satellite reception as there are no trees on the upper level, although there are one or two sites where it might be a problem. There are lots of rigs here that look like they've been left here for the summer (or longer) and are only occupied occasionally. But it's a great location to visit Grand Coulee Dam and, as I said, the owners are friendly, helpful and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We'd probably go somewhere else if we're back in the area, but this is a fine place for a night or two if you want to be close to the dam.