About Rollin Ollens

As of December 02,2017 we are now retired. We sold the stick and brick. We are now spending as much time as we can to see the country but not through glass. We will be taking our time moving from one destination to the next meeting as many people as possible and enjoying the sights to be seen.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Lake Cahuilla, La Quinta, California

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

We reserved our site by telephone. The reservation process was quick and efficient. We were told that the office closes at 5:00PM and to call if we were going to arrive later which we did. The staff stayed an extra 1/2 hour to accommodate us. Directions to the park were easy to follow and access to the park is good. Check in was quick, easy and informative. Parameter roads are paved and Big Rig accessible. The site (39) was a back in and was plenty long and wide. Services were on the left but up front. I did not need an extension for shore power but did need to add another hose for water. There is no sewer connection but a good dump station is available. The site was hard packed dirt and came with a metal picnic table and fire pit. There is a small stocked lake nearby. A small book exchange is located near the washrooms. We poked our heads into the washrooms and found them nice and clean. This park is just a nice spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. We were given a Wifi code but there is no signal available in the park. We paid an 8:00 reservation fee and $35.00 per night for a dirt pad with water and power. We did not feel that we paid a fair price. This should have been a $20.00 park. We will not be returning. There are no restaurants or services nearby. Shopping is about 15 minutes away by vehicle. We camped at Lake Cahuilla in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

A Country RV Park, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was easy to locate and access is very good from the freeway. Check in was quick, easy and informative. Parameter roads are paved and wide. Very big rig accessible. The pads are level concrete and wide enough to accommodate our opposing slides and long enough so that we did not have to disconnect the towed. Services were to the left rear and easily accessible. Cable TV available "without the box". Our only complaint was the Wifi was very spotty. We ended up using our Mifi. This is a very large park. There are a number of permanents but all sites seemed to be neat and tidy. There was some city noise but that is to be expected. It is an urban park. We paid $36.00/ night and feel we received good value. We will return. We camped at A Country RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 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:

There are no restaurants or services within walking distance. Shopping is about 10 minutes away.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Black Rock Campground (NPS Campgound), Yucca Valley, California

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Access to the park from Yucca Valley is good. Signage is easy to follow. Parameter roads are pretty rough but we didn't have any problems. We arrived on a Saturday morning without reservations. There was one site left. We took it. Check in was pleasant and informative. The clerk let us know that she was ready to start her vacation. One would have expected to have been given the bums rush but she took her time to let us know about JTNP and surrounding areas.

Our site was extremely unlevel. When we got there, we just wanted to set up camp and relax so we didn't scope out the lay of the land very well. When we tried to level our Coach, both right wheels were off the ground. That made for a big step to exit. The next day we had a good look at the site and nosing in made it do-able.

Being in the desert, the site was sand with some Yuccas and Joshua Trees. For us un-seasoned Canadians this was a treat. There is no street lighting so the skies at night were amazing. This is a weekend retreat because Sunday afternoon the park was almost empty. The Camp Host was a bit of an ass. We had our generator running while preparing dinner. At 7:03 PM he was banging on the door yelling at my wife to shut it down. We did not have any concept of the time. Yes, we should not have been running but there was a huge lack of tact. We shut it down right away but felt he was very heavy handed.

Fire pits were not cleaned out, sites were not raked, there seemed to be a lot of dog poop around but perhaps is was Coyote scat. If you have a dog beware of Sand Spurs. There are lots.

We spent a week here and enjoyed our time. It cost us $20.00 per night and we feel we recieved good value. There are no restaurants or stores withing walking distance. Most services are available in Yucca Valley about 10 minutes away. We camped at Black Rock Campground (NPS Campgound) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Make sure you visit JTNP (Joshua Tree National Park). Great Mexican food at El Guero. Great service. Good price and very tasty!!

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Yucca Valley RV Park, Yucca Valley, California

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Access to the park is not so good. The tail of our coach scraped going in (as have many others from the scars left behind). There is a rear access...it is worse. The office was open but no one around. There was not a bell or any means of attracting the attention of the management. Finally, a young man emerged. He was pleasant and informative. He apologized for the poor internet that was available. He suggested that we keep an eye out for coyotes if we were to walk our dog outside of the park. There is no other place to walk them. We did not receive a hard copy receipt. We had a choice of e-mail or text if we wanted a record.

Our site #1 was small and very unlevel but we were able to make it work. Hookups were to the left and in good condition W, P & S but no cable connection. (It is advertised). When asked about cable TV we were told we were welcome to watch the office TV. It has cable. The grounds we neat and tidy. There is only concrete and dirt though and that's okay, it is in the desert. If there was a pool we did not see one nor was one mentioned at check in. The clientele are mostly permanents but their sites were tidy. The internet was non existent. We could not log on and we were right across from the office.

Had we not been on the road all day, we would have asked for our money back and stayed at a Walmart. This is a $20.00 per night park at best. All it has going for it is the power, water and sewer.

Not located in the nicest part of town. We paid $56.74 ($49.99 + $5.75 tax) and we will never be back. We camped at Yucca Valley RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 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:

There is a Cafe across the street right next to the pawn shop and a tattoo parlor.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Flag City RV Resort, Lodi, California

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

Access from the Freeway is good. Check in was quick and easy. Parameter roads are asphalt and easy to maneuver. Sites Concrete and are spaced quite close but acceptable. The services worked as expected but were to the very rear of our pull thru. Internet was a pain to log onto and only worked fair. There was good Cable (swithout the box). We were just over nighting thus didn't want to disconnect the towed. Had we connected to the sewer we would have needed extra lengths of hose. It doesn't appear that the landscaping has been completed. There are a lot of spaces between sites that are just clay. Some have been filled with gravel and a few have plants but most have nothing. The Dog Run is multi purpose. They are making use of a rain catch basin. It is large and well fenced but when we were there it was muddy so not so nice. There is a pool and hot tub on site. We did not use them. We did use the Laundry Room (it was clean as were the machines). You do not use coins. You purchase a card from the office. The cost was reasonable. I would not class this park as a resort. There is really nothing here except the pool. It is a good over nighter. It appears there are a number of permanents here. Only a few were really noticeable (Toys, Fridge etc outside). This is not a trashy place though. There are no food services within easy walking distance but there are some chain fast food joints nearby. We paid $54.90 inc tax with a GS discount and still feel we paid too much. We most likely will not return. We camped at Flag City RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E11
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Riverpark RV Resort, Grants Pass, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at Grants Pass without a reservation. We kind of expected to be able to pick and choose any park we wanted given the time of year. We were just looking for an overnighter but discovered the parks close to I5 were full (mostly permanents). Riverpark was first one that had room for us. It was easy to find and the access roads were good. The office was not open when we arrived but the camp host met us right away. Check in was quick, pleasant and informative. He also insisted that he help us park even though we told him he was not needed. This is a small older park right beside the river. The perimeter roads are asphalt and in good condition. Maneuvering was easy, lots of large trees in the park but none that caused any issues. Very Big Rig friendly. The pads are concrete and paving stone. While the concrete was badly cracked it was still level and flat (no tripping hazards). There was a table but no fire ring. All of the services worked and were well placed. Cable TV (without the box) was included. Channel selection was great including two for movies. Wifi was fair. Not strong enough to stream but for e-mail and browsing it worked well (we were pretty much right across from the office and that may have been a factor). The park is all grass and flower beds. Because we arrived in December (rainy season) the ground was mushy. I would have preferred gravel (for drainage) next to the pad but we survived. There are a number of permanents but all of the sites were tidy and uncluttered. There is no Dog Run but lots of dogs around. We did not discover any droppings in the park. This is a quiet place. We did not hear any road noise. There is a path down to the river but it did not seen to go anywhere else. No walking trails around. There are no food or other services within walking distance. We found this park to be a pleasant overnighter. We paid $32.00 including GS discount and feel we received good value. We camped at Riverpark RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
O as in the letter
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Columbia River RV, Portland, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Access to the park is easy from I5. We did not have a reservation but arrived early in the day (1:00 PM) and discovered they had only one spot left. Check in was quick and easy. Our clerk warned us that they were having internet problems. The service was "spotty". It wasn't spotty. It was just plain sloooooow. The roads are paved and easy to maneuver. Sites are, as others mentioned, concrete and paving stones. No table or fire pit. Power, Water and Cable are center rear and the sewer was far far back. I'm glad we carry extra lengths 'cause we needed them. We attempting to connect the sewer but we discovered the previous user broke the elbow from his connector and just left it there. I had to get maintenance to remove it as it was really stuck (they were quick and attentive|). It would have been nice if they would have inspected the site before we got there. Everything else worked very well. Good cable TV (with out the damned box). No shopping or food within walking distance of the park. Points lost for: tight site, broken sewer fitting, large trash bin at our door step (site 40). We paid $40.50 inc tax (if there was any) with a Good Sam discount and felt it was a fair price. We camped at Columbia River RV in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete, Pavers
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Camping world is not too far away. Close to walking biking path along the Columbia River.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Salish Seaside RV Haven (formerly Westbay Marine Village RV Park) , Victoria, British Columbia

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Access from the Highway might seem tricky but it's not really. You do drive down some narrow streets and you might think your GPS is mixed up but it is very Big Rig doable and worth the drive. The access has changed slightly thus there is a new address for the park. It is now 445 Head Street. Phone 250 590 5995. Check in was quick and efficient. There is a small store and art gallery incorporated with the office. The on-site restaurant is no longer. The young lady that served us was pleasant and informative. When we arrived, the park had just opened. All of the construction was not complete. Washrooms, showers etc were not open yet. Cable TV was just being installed. This will be a beautiful park. The number of sites has been scaled back to just 36. There is now decent space between guests (for an urban park). The parameter roads are asphalt and easy to maneuver. The pads are Concrete with a Patio area incorporated. The services were nicely located to the left and rear (We had an inside spot 28). The outside (facing the harbor) are nose in spots (more expensive) and designed for Motor Homes. There are no fire pits, Just a table. As before, the views of the harbor and cityscape are beautiful. You will hear urban noise. The odd siren, Sea Planes, Ship Whistles etc but they are part of the ambiance. There are no shops or restaurants within easy walking. Stores etc are about a 10 minute drive away. There is a Grocery deliver service available plus the normal fast food delivery that is standard in most cities. The listed price for an inside spot was $61.00 + tax. We paid $46.95 inc tax because not all facilities were available to us. We feel we paid a fair price and will definitely be back when in the area. We camped at Salish Seaside RV Haven (formerly Westbay Marine Village RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Harbor tours and taxi almost at your doorstep (in season). Very near is the start of the Songhees Walkway. It is a handicap accessible pathway that leads all the way into downtown and on to the Cruise Ship piers. Kayak rentals are near by just past the Float Homes. A visit to Fisherman's Wharf is a must. Really good Fish & Chips.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Lamplighter Campground, Revelstoke, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has been a stop over, and on occasion we have stayed a few days. It has easy access to the city and highway. It has always been clean and well maintained. This year it has new owners. Not much has changed other than garbage containers have been made bear proof and the Wifi is soooo much better. We are here later in the season and expected an almost empty park but it was near capacity. Be sure to reserve if you can. We paid $46.15 Cdn inc tax and feel we paid a fair price. We will be back. We camped at Lamplighter Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are no restaurants or services within walking distance but there is easy vehicle access to down town Revelstoke across a single lane bridge (controlled by lights) for shopping, farmers market (in season) a great Rail Road Museum and restaurants.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Mountain View Camping, Calgary, Alberta

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I would like to rate this park higher as it meets the criteria. It is delivering most of what it advertises. It is easy to find. The access is good. Reserving was easy. Check in was quick and pleasant. Interior roads are paved and wide. It is laid out well. There is a good mix of back ins and pull through. There is a small store on site. No cable (that means no damned cable box) but a good number of Over the Air channels. Cell service was good. Landscaping blase'....a few sticks that will be trees in fifty years. Services are well placed (Left rear). This is not a new park. It has been here for years. There has been no attempt made to beautify or clean the place up. There is a private residence on site (separate from the office building) with a yard full of junk. Another compound with a very tacky fence...full of junk. Road noise is not very noticeable. There are some long term units here but none are tacky. (One wonders how you can winter here when it hits -30 and the water is shut off.) This is one of the better parks in the Calgary area (and that's a sad fact). Prairie sunrises and sunsets are very nice. You are about 15 minutes to all services including big box stores. There are no restaurants within walking distance. Calgary has plenty of restaurants and a few that stood out. We would stay again if we had no other choice. We paid $46.66 Cdn inc tax. We camped at Mountain View Camping in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48A
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping inc big box stores about 15 minutes west at Sunridge inc a Hospital. Try an amazing hamburger and milkshake at Peter's Drive-In on 16th Ave and Edmonton Trail. The fries not so much but the burger was a messy delight and the "real" shake was sooooo thick! Easy to get to from the park. Good Italian can be found at Chianti's in Willow Park Village. Nothing fancy but good service and great food.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Swan Lake Campground & RV Park, Vernon, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second stay at this park. New owners took over last year. Improvements are a constant here. They have leveled and landscaped a number of sites and are working on more. Fresh gravel at our site. The chickens and roosters are gone. A new washroom facility is almost ready to open. They still need to work on power sources at some sites. The owners are very friendly and attentive. We hope to be back again next year. We camped at Swan Lake Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are paddle boats, canoes, pfds (Life Jackets) available for guests at no charge. There is no "sand" beach but a dock to access the water. Vernon is a good sized town so all services including big box stores are available. There is no store at the park but they do sell ice. There are no restaurants within walking distance. This is a very nice park to stay at even though it is a work in progress. We would return.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Salish Seaside RV Haven (formerly Westbay Marine Village RV Park) , Victoria, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is still closed but we did a walk about to check it out. Wow. Big improvements from the earlier edition. See the pictures. All of the trees have been removed and the park totally updated. The sites are no longer higaldy pigaldy but nicley laid out. The perimiter roads are pave and the sites concrete and grass. Access to the park is new. A much wider road has been added. The restaurant has not been torn down since I suspect it will reopen. I'm betting that it should be up and running in a month. Looking forward to staying here again. We camped at Salish Seaside RV Haven (formerly Westbay Marine Village RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Tim's By the River Campsite, Falkland, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We needed a place to stop as we were one day early for our reserved site in Vernon. We saw the sign for Tim's but could not see the park so we headed on it. Access from highway 97 is good. We were met at the entrance by the owner and were told to pick a spot and he would be by later on to collect payment etc. Check in was quick and pleasant. FYI we did notice a sign that said the park was "rustic". Interior roads were packed gravel. No ruts or pot holes to worry about. Foliage could have been cut back in some spots but there were no over hanging branches or serious obstructions. We expected to see a number of sites that were "by the river" but saw only one but it was taken. No surprise. There were a number of site options. There were pull throughs that could accommodate 45 footers but they were quite narrow. There were some odd shaped back ins. Some deep and some shallow. All spaces had good privacy. Most appeared fairly level. We chose 13. It was a wide, grassy, long enough for our coach and tow, back in spot. There were no close neighbors. That's pretty much the end of the "I'm okay with the rustic part". This park has potential but the operator either doesn't have the drive or the money to invest in making this a very very nice stop over. The Salmon River does run along side. The sites that exist beside the river need to be opened up and it looks like there might be ten or so. Brush needs to be cut back and a lot of garbage and scrap metal that has just been tossed into the bush needs to be removed. Add even just Power, Water and a Dump Station would make this a viable attraction. Right now the place is a dump. The owner's large cur dog wanders freely, there is a fire ban in place but we noted two camp fires burning. There is ONE outhouse and a make shift solar shower that is just ugly and dirty. No one bothers with rules. We paid $20.00 (cash only) and will never be back. We camped at Tim's By the River Campsite in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Vernon is about 30 K south and has all amenities. Falkland is about 15 K north and has very limited amenities. There is no store, restaurant or any type of facility within walking distance of this park. Walmart is a better option than this park.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Orchard Hill RV Park, Kelowna, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $46.80 Cdn per night. Our GPS took us directly to the park. Without it we would probably have hesitated at the entrance. Another RV Park shares the access road and signage could be a little better. You must cross a cattle guard to get into the park and the road to and inside the park is mostly very dry dirt. Most park users drive very slow but not all. If you travel at a little more than a crawl a lot of dust billows. Check in is very easy. A bulletin board meets you just after entering the park with your name and site listed. You are then directed to a self check in station where you will find your Cable package (I do hate "the box"). Later you have a visit from one of the Camp Managers who will take your money and provide you with information and the Internet password. The operators are very friendly and helpful. They will sell you very fresh, onsite grown, produce (in season). There are only 9 sites (6 pull thru and 3 back in) plus one Over Flow site that has just power and water. All services are properly placed on the left side. The sites are terraced but not all are level front to back. They are long enough to accommodate a 45' with tow easily. We had a bit of a problem getting our cable installed. Owner arrived and in a few seconds he had our issue ironed out. WiFi is usually very strong. We usually had a good strong connection. We did not try to stream any video but, for what we needed, it worked well. We did have problems with our power. We were here for just over 3 weeks and during a very hot period. Our 30 AMP service breaker would pop sometimes five or six times a day with just the A/C running. We could not safely leave our dog unattended in the coach. Owner blamed in our surge protector. The problem still existed after we disconnected it. Others too had the same problem. Because of this and the dust, we will not return. We camped at Orchard Hill RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Shopping and all services are near by.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park, Merritt, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is quite far away from any urban area. It is quiet, serene and the lake views are very nice. Access from the highway is a paved road that is somewhat narrow. There were a few places that could be a problem if two large units met. Traffic is sparse though. There is no check in. Find a vacant spot and the Camp Host will visit and collect your "cash". This is NOT big rig friendly. We have a 28 foot Class A and tow a Jeep. We had to disconnect in order to maneuver. As others have mentioned there are three areas. We stayed in the "Middle" area overlooking the middle lake. We had a pull through that was a little unlevel. There are no "services" at any of the sites. Standard generator rules are enforced (9:00AM - 11:00AM and 5:00PM until 7:00PM only). Interior roads are paved and sites are coarse gravel. A table and fire pit are standard. Firewood is available from the Camp Host. A fire ban was in effect so there were NO wood fires allowed. Propane fire rings were acceptable though. There are no street lights of any kind around so the stars were amazing. There is no over the air TV, no cell service, no internet. Satellite would be available at most sites. Trails link all three sections of the park. Restricted boating is allowed and the lakes are stocked with trout. The middle lake fishing is for children only. We would like to come back in the fall when the nights are cooler and foliage will be turning color. We paid $18.00 Cdn per night inc tax and feel we paid a fair price. We will return. We camped at Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The closest services are in Merritt from the west and West Kelowna to the east. This is a place to come with family to enjoy nature or a quiet rest from the city.

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