Barking Dog Ranch

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The park is open once again, now with new owners who are really working to make the park the nicest in La Pine. They are painting the buildings and making sure everything works. Cable TV is limited but thats because its La Pine and not their fault. Restrooms are older but very clean and well stocked and the showers work as they should. Sites seem to be pretty level (ours was) clean and easy to get into. They owners seem to be really trying to make this a nice park and we will definitely stay here again when we return.

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We really like this park. Although it's a KOA, the cost is not unreasonable. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the store seems well stocked. I would have given it more stars except for 2 things. The bathrooms, although clean, could do with an update and combinations put on the bathroom doors. Second, the dog area is a joke. It's only about 10x20 feet, fenced with chain link. It could easily be doubled or even tripled in size and it wouldn't take up any camp site area. Since we travel with our dogs, a good fenced dog area is always a plus. Will we stay here again when come thru the area, and we hope we find the dog area is increased in size.

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RV Park done right! Sites are paved with GREEN GRASS between them and PLENTY of room! Pool is very popular. The office staff was terrific and showed us to the site and made sure we were OK. Although it was close to 5 we did not hear any road noise per say. Showers were CLEAN and worked and closed off for individual privacy. There are 2 off leash dog areas and a dog walk area ta-boot! Loved it and will stay here again. (They also have 4 other parks we will try too.) Only thing as a minus is they have Tengo internet and it is SLOW.

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There was grass, but it could have been watered and green instead of brownish. The sites were ok, but dusty and could use some TLC, too. The water pressure was low and while we were there someone backed over the spigot and they had to repair it in the late night, but it was still low pressure. The bathrooms were old and could use updating and the Wi-Fi was slow. Saying all that we would stay here again. It was quiet, the office folks were nice and it was very close to a big beach. Wish there was an off leash dog area in the park, but instead just walk where you can and pick up after them.

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First off, if you are travelling with pets and they like to run, the K-9 camp here is excellent. Restrooms were clean. Trains came by at night, but most RV parks pop up next to train tracks, so we are used to them by now. Gravel in the sites when you stop so it keeps mud and dust away and trailers cleaner! A PLUS Wi-Fi was 0.35MBPS or to put it another way, Pony Express beats waiting for email. Never turned on TV so no idea about cable.

     

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Butte, Montana

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It's an older campground. As stated, part is work camp but there seem to be 30-50 sites for nightly stays. Showers are old but clean with individual changing stalls with locks in front of actual shower. Shade trees. It has a nice K-9 Camp for the dogs. Fence is tight enough for most, except the smallest dogs. Also a nice dog walk for on leash. If you get in before 9 PM, Give the Chicken Shack a try. They had great chicken dinners reasonably priced (8 pieces - potatoes- side for about $14.00). Very good moist chicken.

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A GEM! Trees, grass, high speed internet that rivaled any I have ever used on the road. Two small grass dog areas. The KOA staff were terrific! I hate to drive pulling my RV and yet I would drive another 100 miles to stay here. We will be staying here when we are throuogh the area again.

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Friendly staff. Used Passport America for $17.00 rate. Small fenced off-leash dog area 30' x 30' maybe, Wi-Fi good, and pressure for water was fine. There is a train near that you can hear sometimes in the night but I am pretty sure trains are a requirement for RV park location. Good for an overnight or for longer stay.

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Small Campground, looks like Bar S and Blue Spruce are owned by same people as they share same brochure. Gravel sites, fairly level. There was train noise but not constant, but I imagine where ever you stayed in town you would get train/road noise. Our site had no sewer hook up but some may have on other side. Power and water were fine. To pull in and stay overnight it was fine although if we planned to stay longer I might have to look around for something with a fenced pet area. For 17.00 it was fine and lots cheaper than the 50.00 quoted for the KOA which was about 500 yards down the road.

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Would I stay here again? Absolutely! Although the front of the park is taken up by long term residents, the owners have added about 30 large brand new sites behind the original sites. Some are pull-through and the ones at the back of the park are back-ins. There is a brand new shower room (5 separate showers, 1 handicapped, 2 walk in in showers and two with showers and full tubs). Also in the building are 3 new washers and 2 dryers that all work perfectly and are a reasonable $1.25 was and $1.00 dry. There are also showers and laundry rooms else where in the park and they are clean and cared for. Long term (month or longer) gets a break on the cost. There are 3 different plans so check with the office, but it is about 1/2 the daily rate if you were to stay for a month. For dog owners there is a large area of grass to walk your dog by the front of the park, there is also a very small dirt area behind the rear laundry room. If you take a 20 minute car trip with your pups, there is a very nice off leash dog park right behind the Google campus at Shoreline Park in Mountainview. Also there is a nice off leash park at Seal Point, and for a little bit further drive you can take your dogs to the off leash park at Ft Funston and let them run on the beach. The people in the office and the maintenance people all take pride in their park and it shows. They could not be nicer or more helpful. The Wi-Fi could be improved, it is Tengonet. But I have recently bought a Virgin mobile 3G Wi-Fi hot spot that gives unlimited Wi-Fi for 50.00 a month and its reception was perfect. Kids are welcome but there is no pool or playground in the park.

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Clean and nice. Right off the highway but not loud. We heard the horses next to us more than the highway! Will stay again.

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This is a park DONE RIGHT! Although it is cement, it has astro turf between sites, plenty of room for slide outs and tow vehicles, the staff is excellent. I can find nothing I don't like here. I will definitely stay here again!!

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We really liked the park, and the hosts were great when we called ahead for a space. Be advised though that the turn into the actual park from the office is tight so keep an eye on your mirrors. Also going through the park (gravel but with trees, some hanging low that could do with a trim and tables and grills at each site), it seems tight. We have a 33' class A towing a dolly with a Honda Element, and we filled the entire pull through from end to end and a little sticking out. Had we dropped the car it would have been a better fit, but we were only staying for 1 night. This seems like just about the right distance to drive coming from Amarillo to say Moab. Restrooms and showers were clean and water was hot in the AM. Would we stay again? Yes.

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Only an 8 because the one set of showers that you must drive to, don't lock and only have a shower curtain to separate the two showers from the dressing area. For water, there are spigots around the sites you can get a container and fill and tote back, or some are close enough you can run a hose, fill and disconnect. There are no sewers so if you stay more than a few days you will have to move and dump at a site about 1/2 mile from campgrounds. Getting in was a little challenge, some roads are narrow, and was washed out at one point so it was single lane. Roads are paved in campground and should be no problem for most motor homes /5th wheels. Now the great. For pete's sake it's right on Beaver Lake. Staff is friendly and you can rent boats at the marina, which is about 200 feet from campground. Quiet and patrolled by the sheriff, we felt very safe here.

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Great place. Granted sites are dirt but this is Albuquerque. Wi-Fi was the best for our entire 4 week drive around the country. They had 2 dog parks (I only saw one with my dogs, but it was clean with tires set in the ground a table and a bench and plenty of room for my two dogs to run off the energy built up from a day of travel). I was not bothered at all by any noise. Would I stay here again, absolutely.