Pat Eastes

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW!!! This is a beautiful SRA (state recreational area). If you camp on the side overlooking the bay you see snow covered volcanoes across Cook Inlet. It is magnificent. You can hear the tide coming in and out. It is a peaceful, quiet park. You are enclosed in cattle parsnips. Restrooms are vault toilets, there are no showers, but there's $5.00 wood and campfires. And THE VIEW! You can go down and walk along the beach and enjoy the coast line. STAY AT THIS PARK. We have recommended it to several people and all have liked it. Oh, one other thing: watch out for the black bears. One was shot getting in to a person's camper just last week!! The view is worth it!!!

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We had planned to stay for four nights at Miller's Landing and had paid in advance. At 11 p.m. of night one, I went to the office and asked that my next three nights of a prepaid visit be refunded/credited to me. One of the reasons that we left was because the shower facilities were totally inadequate. My husband had to move from one shower to another after he was soaped up because the paid shower facility was not taking his tokens. Then when he moved to the second shower there was cold water at the last part of his three minute shower. There were three showers in the women's restroom and only one worked. It was obvious that the handicapped bathroom had not been used: and had not been working for some time, because of the spider webs all over the place. You had to use a token (always an irritant to have not only timed showers, but to have to get tokens as well). And the other two showers would not "take" the tokens to run the shower. So they were inoperable. There was thus a long line to use the ONE shower stall. A young foreign, modest lady could not get her token to work after she had soap all over her and was uncomfortable in moving from one shower stall to another. You paid $1.00 for a 2-3 minute shower, not nearly enough to take even a moderately short shower. Then, to top it off, the shower facilities were dirty and the sink area was dirty. There was not a sufficient amount of showers for the number of people in the facility, even if they had all been working. There are many more than 50 sites shown here. The park stacks the tents and RVs in all over the place, even at places that are not actual sites. Additionally we had a site which was supposed to have water/electricity. All it had was electricity. There were NO dump facilities anywhere on the property. You had to go to the City of Seward campground to dump. You had to pay for Wi-Fi when most places that have it now offer it for free. To us the whole Miller's Landing area was seedy, run down, ragged, and in need of maintenance, clean up and repair. Furthermore, it was loud and rowdy, with hooping and hollering going on at night until 1 a.m. Then, the people who were camped way too close to us started banging pots and pans at 4:30 a.m. Not much sleep that night. We are used to "good camper's etiquette" and it was really missing in this campground. The only thing that was efficient is that my money for the three nights that we did not stay here and had previously paid for was credited to our account. I saw the poor reviews prior to booking at Miller's Landing but chose not to believe them. I should have listened. I will be turning in these comments to Trailer Life, Woodalls, and Good Sam Club.

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This was a nice, reasonably priced (for Homer) place to spend the night. This RV park is located in old town Homer, right across the street from the ocean and is co-joined with the Driftwood Inn, apparently a landmark historical inn in Homer. The people who manage and run it are very nice. They have free coffee for both their inn guests and for their RV guests. There are also a limited amount of breakfast goodies available for purchase. There is a small playground for young children to enjoy. The Wi-Fi is free and exceptional, such an important component for those of us who have been on the road for weeks as a way of communicating. The restroom situation is a little strange, but OK once you get used to it. There are two toilet areas and two shower areas. They are in the same room as the laundry facilities, and there is a code that people use to enter. However, both men and women are in the shower and bathroom facility area at the same time. It would be nice if that was a little different, but it is probably difficult to do in an older facility. We would stay here again on a return to Homer.

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This is a basically nice park that allows many people to camp in a clean, reasonably priced facility. It is run by the City of Seward and I'm sure was developed to control the extent of beach side camping, provide sanitary conditions for camping, and to allow many to camp in a centralized area. Dry camping without water and electricity was available for $15.00 per night. There was a small number of sites with both water and electricity that were available for $30.00 per night. There was a centralized bath house that had two shower stalls and two toilets: both for men and women. One constructive suggestion would be to have more shower and toilet facilities. People were lined up to use the TWO timed and metered showers because many truck camper and tent camper people were enjoying the area. There was one dump facility (with two holes) for all these campers as well, and you can imagine how crowded it was on the Sunday morning of the first Salmon run in July! Nonetheless, kudoos to the City of Seward for thinking about the considering basic needs of people visiting their lovely community.

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Realize that since this an Alaska State Campground there will not be any hookups. There are vault toilets. What there is, however, is the Anchor River within walking distance where there are dolly gardens and other fish. There are long sites, so class A's should not have any difficulty coming in, as well as long trailers or 5th wheels. There are a series of 5 parks located along the river as you come in to this site, ending in Halibut Campground. You can walk up to the bay from here and walk along the coast. It is interesting to watch tractors help put boats into the water and take them out. You also see bald eagles flying up and down the coast line as they look for fish. It's a nice quiet park that provides a nice place to stay.

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Nice, quiet campground. Clean restrooms, decent laundry. Place in a central lounge that you can go to catch up on news, etc. on TV. Coffee offered to guests in the morning (a nice touch). Restrooms close at 11 p.m. but there is a portal-potty on the grounds to use for emergencies. The location is wonderful, right next to a salmon stream. They offer fishing trips as well. Friendly, kind people. This park would be nice to stay at for a quiet visit.

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This is a conveniently located park in Anchorage. It has outstanding Wi-Fi service, an essential item for long term campers! The restrooms are very clean and there are non-metered showers. Although we were not there on an "entertainment" night - there is an attempt to have local and state-wide musicians to perform at the park. Probably the nicest place to stay in Anchorage.

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This was a wonderful camping site, right on the Teklanika River. Primarily it was so nice because it was the campground that was the further-est inside Denali that a person could take a vehicle and camp. Although people can camp at campsites that are further into the park, they must pack all their gear and ride on camper buses and basically use back pack camping. At Teklanika there were RVs and tent campers. Also, when you camp there you purchase ONE "TEK" pass which allows you to go further west on a shuttle bus EACH DAY that you are camped there. It is a really good financial deal within the part to use for shuttle transportation. This type of camping is like camping in U.S. Forest Service campgrounds- quiet and peaceful. There are no showers available at this campground, so use them at Riley Creek before coming to Teklanika. There is a minimum 3-day camping time at this time. We wished we had stayed longer!

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Loved this campground. For a U.S. national park, it was one of the nicest in which we have ever camped. We knew going in that there was no water or electricity, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that there was a small gift/convenience store with some limited groceries (which weren't overpriced) within walking distance of our camp area. Furthermore, we had cell phone service there and OUTSTANDING Wi-Fi service. There were also electrical ports around the covered patio where everyone was plugging in cell phones, camera batteries, and using Wi-Fi, plugged in. The showers were $4.00 - but that included a towel for the price. Bathrooms were very clean. It was surprising to find such nice amenities at a national park.

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We stayed at this park four days over the 4th of July holidays and used it during our time in Fairbanks. The facility was clean, gift shop was nice, and bathrooms were clean and neat. The laundry facility was adequate with many washers and dryers, but several were not operable. The LACK OF ADVERTISED WI-Fi SERVICES was intolerable. We were not able to connect even once over the four-day time period that we were here. When we told the office about the lack of being able to connect, they said that they would reset the system, but nothing improved. When people are traveling miles from their home, they DEPEND on internet service to connect with their families and to check out local items of interest. This was not possible at this park. Additionally, immature people were running the facility at night, and they were so busy complaining about their pay structure and gossiping about a co-worker when I was in the gift shop that they never once asked if I needed assistance or recognized that I was a customer. Unprofessional. I would NOT stay in this facility again and would NOT recommend it to others.

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What a fun place to stay! The restaurant that was located along with the campground had lunches, small breakfast items, coffee, pop, icecream and a nice gift store. The staff was very efficient and nice. There was only one shower for men and one shower for women, but it was enough for the park since many people were in large, self-contained RVs. In the restroom there was a sink with hot and cold running water and a shower, but no toilet. ALL of the toilets are vault, outside toilets, but they are very clean and do not smell. There are NO flush toilets anywhere. Apparently ALL water has to be trucked in and water is at a premium. Be sure to go to the Chicken Creek Cafe UP ON THE HILL. There is a Saloon (bar) beside it, chickens in a pen, and the Chicken Mercantile Emporium. The gift shop had "chicken" items with every chicken joke known! The owner of the cafe makes the best chicken pot pie I've ever tasted and two HUGE blueberry pancakes that were the size of platters and filled with two cups of blueberries! This is what we THOUGHT Alaska would be like, and we were not disappointed. We've encouraged many people to stay here.

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What a great Canadian provincial park! The campsites are long, clean, shaded. In this area they do not have shower, water, or electricity - but since this was not expected, it was not a problem. What the park does have is a wonderful hot springs in which to rest your tired body! Stay here - you won't be sorry. Make a reservation at holiday times or if you'll be arriving late.

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This place has potential, but still needs work. It is in a small village-like environment with a western motif and a shaded location. There is a restaurant and bar on the property that we thought was fun. There was a nice gift store. What was needed was improved internet service. The Wi-Fi was not really usable, always a problem for us as long term travelers on the way to Alaska. Also, the restrooms for both men and women needed work. They were outdated and really not very clean. There were no paper towels in the unit. This could really be a "destination" campground with some minor remodeling and cleaning. As it is, OK for an overnight on the way to Alaska.

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We gave this a somewhat higher rating because it had exceptionally clean restrooms that also had a washer and dryer inside them. The campground itself was just a parking lot - with dirt - and since it was pouring down rain - mud as well. The owners, however, were trying to make this a pleasant experience for campers with the exceptionally nice restrooms. There are metered showers, always an irritation for us. Since this campground was connected to a filling station, you also received a discount on gasoline for camping. It is an OK place for an "overnight" on the road to Alaska. It is right across the street from the Sign Forest and is located next to a small convenience/food store (that is very expensive).

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Gold Rush was a nice campground in Dawson City. It was very conveniently located in the middle of town so that campers could walk around town and back to the campground. As in most Canadian parks there were metered showers, an irritation to many people. It would seem to be better to charge an extra dollar amount on the camping fee to include the shower and NOT charge EXTRA for a shower. Many people consider a shower as a basic to be included in the cost of the camping fee. People who own/manage the park were there and involved, offering suggestions for trips, etc. The internet was "iffy" and was only able to be used for basic e-mails and even then was difficult to use when the park was full. Overall, however, this was still a very nice park.