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We enjoyed a 4 day visit here. It was an excellent base for exploring the San Diego area: close enough to all attractions yet it felt like a country setting. All amenities worked well, were clean and were attended by friendly staff. Ample green areas were voted A+ by the dog. We stayed in the newer section which offered large spaces oriented to the north (mostly) so that the seating areas were in the afternoon shade of the trailer/awning. Lots of birds and lots of loudmouth coyotes too, so watch small pets carefully. Staff, especially reservations and check in, were efficient and cordial, and it sure did not feel like a 300 campsite kind of place. Highly recommended and we'll certainly be back.

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This was not our cup of tea. Whilst the campground provides the typical amenities and facilities that one would expect, and is clean and in good repair, it is a chock-a-block full, tiny space, loud and very busy place utterly without charm. It is, however, convenient and if one cannot get into one's preferred campground, this is an acceptable alternative: if taken with a grin and bear it attitude. The quiet hours are not enforced. There is no cable TV and virutally nothing available over the air in most spaces. The hookups are oddly positioned in the center of the sites requiring either long extensions or parking the trailer very far forward. On the plus side, there are trees and shade, sites are level and the place is groomed well. Our space was so small we had to back the trailer out backwards since the the road in front was blocked by protruding parts of large coaches. WiFi was spotty at best. Staff were seemingly distracted: the waiting lines were long. There is an adequate, if not charming dirt dog run wedged between the perimeter fence and a row of oleander bushes. We may be back but only if left with no other choices in the area.

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What a lovely park! We stayed in the newer Cottonwood area and echo the others who say this is a very nice campground! The grounds and rest rooms and facilities were very clean and in good repair. WiFi was adequate and the sites were quite spacious with ample green belts and common ares for dog walking. The nearby lakes and play areas are appealing and make for delightful evening and morning walks. Staff were cordial and efficient, although the in-processing to the park can take a little while and cause some traffic backups since there's but one lane available. We experienced no electrical issues as reported in earlier reviews. The sole downside was the excessive amount of street lighting in the park: it looked like an airport with decorative lighting fixtures. Bring the eye shades.

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We like this park as a convenient home base for visiting the Los Angeles area. If one is careful in choosing one's space (we like the B Loop perimeter sites, especially 163 to 169) there is ample space, good hookups, expansive grassy areas and nice views. The facilities are clean and well maintained but the rest rooms and showers are very basic and lack even paper towels or air dryers. Wi-Fi is free at the laundry and office, otherwise not accessible. Overall, a very efficient operation and a safe and secure spot in greater Los Angeles. Oh yes, one caution: there are lots and lots of skunks in the area so watch out!

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Dry, dusty and empty. That was the campsite at the end of September 2009. No doubt this lake is very popular with boaters and is likely very busy in prime season. Our visit was a disappointment: the restrooms were gag-a-maggot dirty, the dust was overwhelming and there just wasn't much to be said in favor of the campground except it's location which is half way between the Hwy 101 and I-5 freeways between Ventura and Magic Mountain. This campground's not for us - we will not stay again.

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Having arrived without reservations we were unable to secure a full hook up spot ($45) but were kindly given a site in the tent section. No hookups and the restrooms and showers were severely overloaded by the number of campers and shortage of cleaning staff. Other than that the site was pleasant and quiet and offered a nice forest view. For an overnight spot this was excellent albeit pricey dry camping. The campground is only 7 miles from Hwy 50 so it offers a convenient stopping off point with full access to all stores and services yet feels "woodsy". We'll stay again but will try for the FHU side assuming we are flush with cash.

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This county fairgrounds park is our regular stopover spot when traveling Highway 50 towards the west. It's cheap, shady, reasonably level and offers water/electric hookups with a nearby dump station. Restrooms and showers are nothing fancy but they are kept clean and as long as the rodeo or a horse show aren't in town, it doesn't smell too bad either! Did we mention it was $14? Such a great deal and we always feel safe. Fair amount of road noise so bring the earplugs or run the a/c to drown it out.

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This is a nice wooded area in the eucalyptus covered hills above Lake Chabot. The park is reasonably convenient to most Bay Area attractions by way of the BART Train which has a station about 8 miles from the campsites. Wildlife: deer, turkey and an abundance of birds was readily seen. The restrooms and showers are older and a bit primitive but clean and fully functional. Hookups worked just fine. In season, yellowjackets can be a pest. Staff was polite and friendly. There are good hiking trails and excellent biking opportunities. Sites vary significantly in size and levelness but nothing too difficult.

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This park is conveniently located. The facilities are not especially attractive; essentially, this is an asphalt parking lot. The services work although the sewer connections require one specific type of fitting which is (surprise) sold in the park store. Restrooms and showers are clean and overall security seemed adequate. There is an additional daily charge for "Resort Fee" which is simply an extra profit margin tacked on to an already expensive daily rate. Wi-Fi, a 3rd party $4.95/day provider, was non-existent in parts of the park but we were told it would be upgraded in 10/09. Staff was competent. Locations along the east side have significant traffic noise. Overall, the convenience of location is the big plus. Otherwise we would not stay here.

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Lucerne is a marina & campground outside the town of Manila, Utah. Sites are more or less level, electric only but water is available at the restrooms which have flush toilets and sinks but no showers. Most sites have a covered ramada, BBQ, fire ring and picnic table. The campground is a series of loops and the sites on the interior of the loops have electric, those on the outside have no services. There is no shade to speak of but there were several antelope wandering about and folks said the fishing there was wonderful. Busy with local campers on weekends, quite empty at mid-week.

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An expensive option but if full hook ups are the goal, this is the only option. Price quoted is with senior pass. The sites are wooded, generally unlevel, lack any communications capabilities and showers are a bit of walk and cost $3.50. Having said all that, the location near Jackson Lake is a winner and all amenities are close by. The sites are partially graveled pull-thrus of varying quality. This is basically your typical National park campground but with hook-ups. Tough to be too critical when the surroundings are so wonderful and there is so much to do so just whip out that credit card, grin and bear it and figure that's the price for the concessionaire to provide the space for a May - September season.

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This is a small, pretty state park on a lake with adjacent, excellent golf course. There are 2 sections: the older one is asphalt with small green belts for each site but few trees. The newer section is on a hill overlooking the lake but also no shade but the hookups and shade shelters are nice and each site has picnic table and bbq. Everything is very clean and the park is very much oriented to families from nearby communities. There is a very nice camp host and accommodating folk at the kiosk. The golf course is really very nice and an incredible bargain at $10 for 9 holes with an extra $5 for a cart. Adjacent to the park is the start of the superb six-mile ATV trail, rentals are available in Sterling. Place is full on weekends and even some weekdays so reservations make sense.

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With lovely lake views, clean facilities and family-friendly ambiance, Jordanelle State Park is a winner! A convenient base camp for exploring the Heber valley, Park City, Deer Valley and even day trips to Salt Lake City. This park gets very busy on weekends and reservations are a must, but on weekdays spaces are generally available without advance plans. There are extensive day-use and picnic areas in the park with excellent soft grass for walking the pooch and if a boater, the marina and personal watercraft launch areas are outstanding. Site selection is key as quite a few spaces are on sloped terrain and may be fine for a 24' TT but severely unlevel for a 36' 5er or a big motor home. The dump station is a bit hidden: look over by the tent areas on the flats near the lake.

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This National Forest Service campground is at 7,920 feet elevation on the Kaibab plateau 33 miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It offers two loops of dry camping only, no hookups, directly accessible from Route 89A. It is about one mile from Jacob lake itself. At the adjacent road junction are a gas station, shop with limited groceries and a restaurant at the Jacob Lake Inn. The rate quoted is the senior passport rate;otherwise the base fee is $17/night. The campground was remodeled two years ago and is in excellent condition with tables, fore rings and gravel pads. It is a bit dusty however. The vault toilets were as clean as any we ever saw which admittedly is not a high bar to jump. Hosts were quite visible and friendly and the practice is to simply find a site and settle in ans wait for the host to come by, sign you up and collect the fee. Not too much road noise. Some weekend informational programs and gorgeous pine forests make this a great spot for an over-nighter or longer visit. However, there is no dump station and the nearby commercial RV park no longer permits dumps by Forest service campers.

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This State park is very popular with residents in the Four Corners area and gets crowded on weekends. It is really geared to boaters and for good reason: the lake is large, beautiful and perfect for watercraft. Folks rave about the fishing too, especially down river from the dam.If one is not a boater or fisher the options for entertainment are limited and the campsites themselves are not really very good. Most are small, unlevel and short and often have awkward access. Little privacy among the sites and dusty. The restrooms/showers were in good shape and maintained satisfactorily. If you like to boat or fish you will love this campground. Otherwise, it is still a good spot to overnight but a bit boring for a longer stay. Remember to make reservations for weekends and busier times and be prepared for a narrow winding and sometimes rough access road from the Pagosa Springs side.