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The summer rates (April through October) are now $51 for a beachfront pull-through (ouch!). The pull-through sites do not have 50 amp power. The less expensive back-ins do have 50 amp service. The sites and interior roads are gravel, and they are wide enough for any size rig. Our site was over 80' long. It had a small cement pad next to the rig and a picnic table. Fire rings are loaned out on request. This time our 30-amp power was strong enough to load up without a big sag in voltage. Water pressure was only 35-40 PSI. Park Wi-Fi was easy to connect to but slower than our Verizon service. We continue to stay here on our way north and south each season because of the great view of the surf right outside our windshield.

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Passport America is honored for one night, full rate after that. A gravel parking lot with full hookups, like most other fairgrounds RV parks. Surfaces are nice hard-packed gravel. Interior roads are large enough for the largest rigs to navigate with ease. It appears that only the last row of sites has 50 amp power. Not much road noise. There are trees between many of the sites, but the north/south orientation of the sites allowed our rooftop satellite dish to pick up all three satellites. The site was wide enough to park our toad next to the RV. Very pleasant camp hosts who actually fill out all the registration information for you. Proof of insurance is required. There is a tiny, clean laundry--two washers and two driers.

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They don't take credit cards. Extremely pleasant staff. Ample-sized sites with patios. Nice gravel interior roads and sites. New power pedestals. Small laundry (four washers, three driers), plus they have clothes lines, laundry baskets, and clothes pins for those who like line-dried laundry. Very strong 50 amp power. Good, free Wi-Fi, although it allows only one device at a time. Adjacent to a gravel wash for walking the dog; plastic bags are provided. The restrooms consist of a one-man mens' bathroom/shower and a one-woman womens' bathroom/shower. A key code is required to enter either. We would happily return.

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They don't take credit cards. Very nicely maintained park. It is largely park models, and the rest of the spaces are mostly seasonals. Both the staff and the residents are very friendly toward short-term visitors. Fast, free Wi-Fi. Spaces are red gravel that doesn't track into the RV. The guys parking us did a great job. There is plenty of space for your toad/towed next to the patio on each site. Small pool, small laundry, both well maintained. From our site is was a bit of a hike to one of the gates that go out to the desert on the park perimeter, where you can let your dog do his business. There was a small (maybe 6x12) "corral" at the inside corner closest to us in the park where you can also take your dog. Bags and trash receptacles are provided. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Verizon data service was slow, but we didn't need it, as the park Wi-Fi was so good. The park is close to I-10, but road noise was minimal. We would stay here again.

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The rate cited is based on the $180 weekly rate, which includes tax and electricity. One of the many geezer parks in Casa Grande. It is way on the north end of town, so it's a couple miles to the nearest supermarket. It is open to travelers only from October through April. It is probably 80% park models and most of the rest of the sites are taken by seasonals. That said, the staff and residents are very friendly to short-term visitors. The roads are paved and wide enough for a big rig to make the turns. Unlike most of these parks, the sites are angled from the road, so getting a big rig into a site is very easy. Sites are large enough that your awning isn't bumping your neighbor's slideout. They are deep enough to easily park your toad or tow vehicle in front of your rig. You could easily park two there, in fact. Wi-Fi was pretty slow (around 300 kbps download speed), but so was Verizon data (around 400 kbps down). Nice library. Pool. The laundry is one of those where you have to buy a card for $2 and any value left on the card when you leave is lost. Worse yet, you can add value to the card only with $5, $10, and $20 bills, so it's difficult *not* to leave wasted money on the card. Fairly poor Verizon 4G data service, but good voice service. There is an unmanned gate at the only vehicle entrance to the park. You press the poorly labeled "Call" button to raise somebody to open the gate for you. After you check in, you get the code to open the gate. Be sure to ask for the code to the pedestrian gate for the dog walk at the back of the park as well. We would return to this park.

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The rate cited is based on the monthly rate of $500US, including utilities. We spent three months there this winter. Had a great time, again. The park was never more than one third full, and that was only President's Day weekend. Most of the time it was less than 20% occupied. The desk staff speak excellent English. The roving security staff are very friendly. Sites are large, with excellent 50 amp power. Wi-Fi varied from barely usable to quite good. Water pressure varied second by second from 20 to 40 PSI. The vendors on the beach brought us fresh shrimp, burritos, and tortillas every day, and tamales some days. There is construction going on again for the proposed cruise ship port, but the owner's son said that the RV park will stay open until they have financing for the proposed marina. The Reef is three or four miles from town.

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The $21 (including tax) rate cited is their Passport America rate, although they aren't listed on the PA web site. A very nice Arizona (i.e., few big trees) RV park. Interior roads are wide and paved, easily negotiated by any size rig. Craft room, fitness center, card room, clubhouse, two pools, pickleball courts, and a large fenced off-leash dog area. The dog area, though, serves as drainage for the park and after a day of rain it was like a pond with sloped grassy banks. Still usable, but if your dog likes to swim... The water was still there when we left a week later. Free waffles, orange juice, and coffee every morning from 8-9. Sites are deep, clean gravel. They have 15 rather narrow pull-through sites that are long enough to stay hooked up, but since the electric and water hookups on those sites (as well as all others in the park) are at the very rear of the sites motorhomes need to unhook to park far enough back to reach the hookups. The back-in sites are 50' long and 30' wide and have a cement patio. Strong 50 amp power, good water pressure. Strong Wi-Fi, sometimes fast, sometimes not. We had some road noise from Pinal Ave. (AZ-387), but we were parked very close to that side of the park. At $21 (including electricity) for full 50-amp hookups, this park is a great find.

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A simple overnight park. $27, including tax, and they take cash, checks, and credit cards. Of the 90 total sites, they have 16 50-amp full-hookup pull-throughs reserved for overnight guests. The overnighters are all in one row. Given the location, I would be surprised if they ever fill up. The other 74 sites are for monthlies, and there are no trashy sites among them. Some older RVs, but no mess. The park is about two minutes from US 99- close enough to be very convenient, but there is a fair amount of freeway noise. The sites are very wide and more than long enough to stay hooked up for a quick stop. 50 amp power was strong, but water pressure was on the low side, around 25 PSI. We were about as far as you can get from their Wi-Fi access points, and the Wi-Fi was unusable (but free). We had very strong Verizon voice and data service. There are two nice, fenced dog areas with bags and excellent grass. As others have noted, the office in open only from 3-6 PM, but they have facilities for checking in when the office is closed. If you want to pay by credit card, simply stop by when they are open, otherwise put cash or a check in the envelopes. When we woke up in the morning there was a very strong feedlot smell. I wouldn't want to be there when we wanted to leave our windows open.

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Scaddan Wash hasn't changed since we stayed last. Still free, still limited to 14 days, and still with no way to dispose of trash, get water, dump, etc. Ideal for a few nights stop if you don't mind the noise from I-10.

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We have stayed here a number of times. It is right off I-5, making it an easy stopover. $24 for full hookups in a pretty state park is about as good as it get. We got lazy and took one of the first sites we came to, so it is close enough to the freeway to have quite a bit of road noise when we are outside. There are sites further in the park that are much quieter. Some parts of the campground are closed for the winter, but there are still plenty of sites available, even on Saturday afternoon. The wash house in the loop we were in (the B Loop) had a small laundry (two washers, four driers, and a change machine) and clean showers (free) and restrooms. The men's room even had paper towels. Good water pressure, but the 50 amp power drops as low as 109 VAC under a 30-35 amp load on one leg. The sewer hookups are excellent--downhill and with good threads (not all sites have sewer hookups). Both pull-through and back-in sites. The pull-throughs are big enough for any rig, as are many of the back-ins. Our rooftop dish had a clear shot at the Dish Network satellites, but that wouldn't be the case at many sites in this loop. It would be easy to put a portable dish in a good location anywhere in the park. In other seasons, this is a great place for picking blackberries. No recycling in the park. The camp host told me that the company that collects the trash doesn't do recycling. There are 32-gallon trash containers every few sites, and the camp hosts empty them daily. A great park.

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We last stayed here in 2012. The park hasn't changed, although the rates have gone from $28 to $41 for a full hookup 30-amp site, scheduled to go up to over $50 next season. The pull-through sites, which have the great view of the ocean, are all 30-amp sites. The back-ins, behind the pull-throughs, have 50 amp hookups. With the mild weather here, that is only a minor inconvenience. Our site is close to our neighbors' sites, but it is 80' long and has a cement pad under the picnic table. The 30-amp power sags down to 114-115 volts when under a heavy load. Water pressure is low enough that we run the water pump while washing dishes. Fely's Café (in the park) which has great burgers, will be closing by 1/15/15. The check-in staff told me that the grants they are getting for improving the park do not allow a sit-down restaurant within the park. Too bad; I will miss the food and the cheerful cook. Verizon 4G service is good: 8-9 Mbps. I didn't try the park Wi-Fi. The draw for this park is, of course, the fact that the waves crash on the beach right outside your windows. We will continue to come back here.

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Rate reflects a full-hookup 50 amp site. This is not a big rig friendly park. The entry to this park is the tightest I have seen in 12 years of fulltiming. There was nobody parked at the gas pumps in front, and our Bulgemobile STILL could not make the turn, coming from the south. We had to unhook the toad in front of the office to get in. Getting out was no easier. I had to do a Y-turn to get to the park exit because of trees. We had a paved pull-through site that was reasonably level. The 50 amp power was strong. Sites are reasonably large. Many of the sites are back-ins, but those seem to be mostly for tents and a few long-term customers. The park is well maintained. Very good Verizon 4G data service--4.5 Mbps. Good Verizon voice service. Excellent park Wi-Fi--3.7 Mbps. Very clean laundry with ten washers and ten driers. $1.50 to wash and $1.50 to dry. No carts in the laundry. They sell gas, propane, and diesel on site, and diesel was cheaper than nearby stations. We will not stay there again because our coach cannot make necessary turns getting in and out of the park.

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Rate cited reflects the Senior Pass discount for a full-hookup site. Sites are paved, reasonably level, and wide. Easy access for big rigs. The sites in the two loops closest to the highway have full hookups. The next set of loops have water and 50 amp power. The two loops closest to the lake have no hookups. Power pedestal and water/sewer hookups were in like-new condition. Good water pressure, strong 50 amp power. There is a dump station across the highway from the campground. Even though we were in the loop closest to the road, it was very quiet. We were in a site (#1) that permitted Dish Network reception. On a Saturday, when we arrived, only a small minority of the sites had reservations. Verizon 3G data service varied from outstanding (1.5-2.1 Mbps) to poor. No Verizon 4G service. Excellent Verizon voice service. There is Wi-Fi at the campground host's site, but it doesn't reach anywhere else in the campground.

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Rate reflects a Senior Pass 50% discount. Very large, level, paved sites, mostly back-ins. Extremely easy access for big rigs. Very strong 50 amp power. Low water pressure--around 35 PSI. The sites are well-separated, although you can see the rigs in a dozen other sites from your site. Very slow 3G/1x Verizon data signal, good Verizon voice service. The sign from Highway 89 says "Almanor Campground". This same road takes you past Almanor Legacy campground to Almanor North and Almanor South (neither of which have any hookups) and the boat launch and public beach. This campground is about a one mile walk from the lake on an excellent bike path. Nicely forested, enough so we couldn't get Dish Network on our rooftop dish (in Site #10), although it is possible from other sites. We arrived around noon on a Thursday and got the next to last site available. No reservations at this campground. There are only 14 sites in Almanor Legacy campground. The web site says that there are 104 sites, but that includes the nearby Almanor North and Almanor South campgrounds. It's a great campground, especially for big rigs who want 50 amp power. We looked at the pay dump station on the way out, and it looked clean and easy to navigate. We had an outstanding, if expensive, dinner on the deck of the nearby Plumas Lake Resort restaurant--prime rib, pecan-crusted halibut, etc. You can get to it by continuing down the Almanor Campground road toward the lake. It's less than a mile away. They have a nice bar as well.

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The rate cited reflects the weekly rate of $195. When we stay at this park, we always request a site in the rear, gravel area. The sites there are level and very large. The sites in the front, paved area are generally quite sloped, and some have the sewer connection at the very rear of the site. The 50 amp power was very strong under load. Water pressure was adequate--around 40 PSI. Wi-Fi was available, but not very fast; I was seeing about 250 Kbps download speeds. Since the park is right in town, Verizon 4G service was excellent, about 8 Mbps download. The American River Parkway passes adjacent to the park. It's a great place for running, dog-walking, biking, etc. Hint: in a motor home in hot weather request a back-in site against the west fence in the gravel area. That way the afternoon sun won't be blasting in through your windshield. All the pull-through sites in the rear area face west. There are about a dozen back-in sites on a cement slab at the east end of the back lot. They have all their connections behind the sites, so it can be a long stretch for the sewer connection (and windshields face west in those sites).