Date of Stay: April, 2010
This is a typical New Mexico State Park except that they have no dump station. They have three camping areas. The first area has water and electric hook-up, second is a dry camp and third is a dry-camp but can be reserved through the state park reservations system. This is a perfect park for our style of camping (dry camping), quiet, remote, hiking/biking trails and lots of privacy. Unlike the last review, we have found the staff friendly and helpful. I can understand having your dog attacked by another can turn the visit sour. This is NOT a park for campers who like full hookups with a recreation hall and swimming pools. If you want a restaurant, the nearest is about 25 miles. The drive to Deming or Silver City is about 35 minutes. This is a perfect park for us, but could not rate 10 since it's missing WiFi, sewer and there's no dump station, but we plan to stay here 10 days and would go out of our way to return. New Mexico State Park pass is only $225/year. We broke even weeks ago and have 10 months left on our pass. All camping is free for us from now on.
Date of Stay: December, 2005
Reading the last two reviews, I can agree with both...the sites aren't all that bad, gravel only, lots of grass for pets in the area and if every space were filled, the park could feel crowded. We chose to stay here for only ONE reason, we could back our fifth wheel to within 30 feet of the ocean. If you must stay in a space not next to the ocean, I would suggest driving on to a State Park. Understand that there are NO sewer connections for any of the ocean front sites. We plan to spend only one night so that's not a problem and because we are here in the winter, had no problem getting an ocean front spot. There is NO WAY this park deserves a rating above a "6". With unlevel gravel sites, no privacy separation between sites and no sewer connection. I also consider this a pretty high price at $32 in the winter..it will be $38+ in the summer. As I said, we are willing to pay it once for an ocean view out our back window. Fortunately, the staff was friendly on check in or I would not have rated it as high as "6". I WOULD stay here again only if I could have an ocean side site.
Date of Stay: December, 2005
This is one of our favorite parks and I'm surprised it was not listed earlier. It is virtually downtown Lincoln City but a rural-campground feeling. The winter rate was only $18 which included cable TV. We were here during a winter storm but felt well protected from the wind in this little cove by Devil's lake. Many of the sites were floods with 2-4" of water but we easily found one that wasn't and knew it would not get worse since it had been raining hard before our arrival. Unfortunately for the state park system but fortunate for us, very few other campers were parked here. We checked the other RV parks in Lincoln City but preferred this park for its privacy, grass, trail to the lake, quiet, dark (no flood lights through the skylight at night), price and feeling of safety during the storm. I can highly recommend...could not give the park a "10" because it lacked WIFI and did not have a pool or laundry.
Date of Stay: December, 2005
We came here because of the good rating but are disappointed. Very little privacy with sites, unlevel gravel, small sites, pool closed at 6pm. Staff was friendly. I sure wouldn't go out of my way to stay at this RV park...fees are reasonable for off season.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
This park is located about 20 miles east of Ashland but has an Ashland mailing address. It is well worth the drive if you are looking for a quiet, cool and friendly park next to a great fishing and boating lake. I would have given this park a "10" but reserve that for parks with Wi-Fi. You can plug your laptop into a phone connection in the restaurant but the connection is slow. There are boat rentals, a great restaurant with soft-searv ice cream. This park opens about April 15 and closes October 15 of each year. Virtually every spot is in the shade, good for the summer months, but cold during the off season and of course rain drips off the branches onto the trailer. We have camped here early, middle and late season and aways enjoy this resort. Don't count on getting a holiday weekend spot unless you arrive early.
Date of Stay: March, 2005
The Blue Heron RV Park is part of the Klamath Ranch Resort. The park is new, built in 2003 and is considered an "up-scale" park due to the very wide sites, large concrete pads, extremely well kept grounds and buildings and their high nightly price. They cater to mostly motorhomes with all waterfront sites for motorhomes and only 5 fifth wheel sites. The park is for the fisherman. It is within a few feet of the Klamath River where the fishing for Salmon, Steelhead or Trout is a year-around draw. The fishing attraction is equal to the attraction of Alaskan rivers with professional guides and boat rentals available. The resort is also within 1 mile of the Iron Gate Reservoir. The huge positive for us since we are not fishermen is the hiking, great road and mountain-bike riding and the quiet of the area. I hate RV parks next to a freeway and this one is 6 miles off Interstate Five near the Oregon-California border. I would have given this park a 10 but could not since it does not have cable TV hook-up (probably because fishermen aren't interested in TV) and no WI-FI although if you park within 2-3 spaces of the on-site manager/owner you can pickup and login to the weak signal coming from the office. There is also a good on-site restaurant/bar with great outdoor seating available during the warmer seasons. This resort is being developed as a destination resort and can easily be that now if you love outdoor activities. It is worth the short drive if you are headed north/south on Interstate 5 and want a quiet retreat.
Date of Stay: December, 2004
This is a membership RV park but a free 3 day pass is available at their Website. We camped here a week in December so the pool and other outdoor activity items were not available. We enjoy off-season camping so not having all the recreation items open was balanced with a having a quiet park. The parking area is grass or dirt and since it had been raining, muddy in spots. We would stay here again because we like a quiet park away from traffic. I used the bathroom and shower areas while visiting and found them to be only "OK". They seemed relatively clean but needed repair.