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The park is old, reasonably well kept, and offers a lot of amenities (See the park's website). However, in our opinion it is not especially well suited for big rigs. We found the sites to be difficult, that is to say, not level with bizarrely placed utilities (although stable once you're able to hook up), and some are not particularly well located for backing in. We've stayed at Cherry Hill several times and have yet to be assigned a level site. Site 502 is decidedly not level. You need to park somewhat forward on site 502 in order to connect to shore power. Road noise can be a problem depending on where in the park you are located. The wifi is sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Cable channels are a mix of analog and digital. Not much available in the analog column, but a fairly extensive list in the digital column. This park is probably the nicest park in the area - very convenient to D.C. and surrounding MD sites of interest. When we're visiting the D.C. area, we typically stay at Cherry Hill and, unless something better comes along, we'll undoubtedly continue to use Cherry Hill as our base.

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Rate reflects Passport America discount. The park is OK for a couple nights stay. Sites are level, utilities are stable, general appearance has become somewhat seedy. Convenient to Albuquerque and Sandia Peak. Wi-Fi is advertised. Wi-Fi access can be difficult; however,once connected to the Internet the service is stable but slow.

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Good park for overnight stay. Sites are level, utilities are stable, landscaping is lovely. Close to Meteor Crater tourist attraction and Winslow, AZ (standin' on the corner). Road noise and train noise do intrude. Wi-Fi availability is advertised; however, the system is inadequate to service the park. Difficult to access and the service is painfully slow.

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Stopped for one night at Whispering Oaks Campground, pull-thru site 15. Cost reflects Good Sam discount. They accept cash, checks and cc; however, there is a surcharge for using cc. Site was level. Wi-Fi worked at the site, though not high speed. Electric ok. Quiet despite proximity to I-35. Unable to use our satellite. Young man at the front desk was professionally friendly and helpful. We had no trouble maneuvering our 40’ rig with tow from the office to site 15. The one truly distressing aspect of our stay was our line of sight view of the garbage receptacle which was overflowing with garbage. There was at least another receptacle’s worth of garbage stacked outside the dumpster. Definitely an attraction for rats and other vermin. The rating reflects this most distasteful garbage situation.

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Owner/operators are a husband and wife team. We were greeted by the wife. She is wonderfully welcoming and accommodating. Unpaved interior roads and sites are large and easily negotiated. Picnic and walking area around shaded fishing lake is available to residents. Swimming pool is available to residents. Television is UHF reception only. Wi-Fi is fast. We experienced uneven electricity. Phone and cable TV are available at each site, but require service hook-up, and are not included in nightly rate. Park rules are not onerous, but are enforced. The park itself is not beautiful, but ok. It appears there are several permanent residents, which seems natural since the Yermo Marine Logistics Base is next door. There are a number of attractions nearby: Calico Ghost Town, Calico Early Man Archeological Site & Museum, Rainbow Basin, Mojave River Valley Museum, Inscription Canyon Petroglyph Site, Opal Mountain Rock Hounding Area, Mule Canyon Scenic Drive, Daggett Museum, Barstow Way Station, Goldstone Deep Space Tracking Center and Peggy Sue's 1950's Diner.

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This is a nice little park that lives up to its name. The owner managers are friendly and very accommodating. Interior roads are easy to maneuver, sites are spacious and level. The following items keep this park from being rated a 10. (1) Even though PA is accepted at this park except on holidays and the 3rd week in July, it appears the discount is also not accepted if the management thinks they are going to be busy. We stayed at this park the 2nd weekend of August, not a holiday, not the 3rd week of July and were not allowed the PA discount or any discount. (2) No lighting at the entrance. You may never find the entrance to this park at night. Flags are visible during daylight hours, but the entrance is nearly invisible during nighttime hours. (3) Road noise is especially intrusive at the sites along the route 12 perimeter. (4) 30 amp service and no sewer at the site. There are a couple sites with 50 amp service, but the majority has only 30 amp and no sites have sewer hook-up.

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Sand Castle RV Park is conveniently located to the beach and to downtown Long Beach. The west side of the park is bounded by the very busy and very noisy Pacific Highway. The east side of the park is much quieter as it is bounded by a residential street without much traffic. The park is small with extremely narrow grassy sites. You will be able to open your slides, but not necessarily your awing. You will intrude on your neighbor’s site each time you enter and exit your rig. The interior road is maneuverable, but can be dicey with all the tow vehicles parked in front of the rigs. The exterior road, which is the residential street on the east side of the park, is used to back into perimeter sites. It is narrow and made narrower by street parking. We found the owner/manager to be marginally cordial and overtly hostile whenever anything happens to compromise his grass. As we backed into our assigned site, a hydraulic hose gave way, which, of course, caused hydraulic fluid to spill onto the road in front of the site and on the grass. Don was incensed that the hydraulic fluid would ruin his grass as if we planned to have the hose give way just then. Absolutely no repair work is allowed in Sand Castle RV Park. Even though the tech who inspected the problem assured us he could contain the hydraulic fluid and avoid an EPA/HazMat issue, it is more important for Don to maintain his grass than it is for his customers to fix a problem and move on safely. Also, at Sand Castle RV Park, if you want to use the showers, bring quarters - 25 cents for ten minutes of water. In addition, do not allow your sewer hose to lie on the grass. You must have it resting on a sewer hose stand. Although, that seems to be an arbitrary rule since our neighbor was told to stow his hose until he got a stand, but others in the park did have their hoses lying on the grass. Pets are allowed; however, not with enthusiasm. Children are allowed; however, also not with enthusiasm. In retrospect, we should have realized that despite the "big rigs welcome" advertising, Don does not like big rigs in his park. He was openly fretting about allowing our 40', diesel-pusher, motorhome into his park even at the time we made the reservation. He much prefers lighter weight rigs so they won't ruin the grass he works so hard to maintain. We paid $47.36. One night at the Passport America rate of $14.25 and one night regular price of $28.50 + tax

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Crooked River Ranch RV Park is surrounded by spectacular scenery. It is situated at the rim of the Crooked River Gorge and offers hiking trails and overlooks for viewing. The gravel interior roads are easily maneuvered and the gravel sites are spacious. The park is organized into 4 areas: A, B, C, D. We were assigned to Area D right on the rim of the canyon. While we were here, the electrical service was unstable. There were several power surges park wide. The WiFi signal barely reaches into section D. The connection was slow and disappeared altogether the last two days of our stay. Cable TV connection was ok. The management is efficient and friendly and they do courteously enforce park rules.

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The rate reflects the PA discount plus $1.00 a night for 50 amp power. Trail In RV Campground has everything you need: full hook-ups (30/50 amp power), free Wi-Fi, cable, reasonably clean showers, pool and grocery store. They accept all discounts: GS, AAA, Escapee, PA, Happy Camper, etc. Interior roads are passable but not in great shape and pull-through sites are large enough to accommodate big rigs with tow vehicle. Location is convenient to Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park, Shasta Nat'l Forest, Shasta Lake, and Redding. The current owner and the manager are wonderfully nice, attentive, helpful, cheerful, friendly people. Issues with this park are its appearance, road noise, and whining dogs. The park buildings and grounds haven't seen any maintenance in years. Most of the sites are occupied by permanent and/or seasonal residents who have no interest in keeping their areas free of trash. But then, the park buildings are surrounded by junk and trash. There are a number of cats roaming the park and they, presumably, keep the rodent population in check.

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Interior roads are wide enough to maneuver a 40' rig, our site was wide enough and long enough to accommodate our 40' rig and Jeep, Wi-Fi is not free, cable was unavailable while we were there, spa was out of commission, but swimming pool was being used. Road noise was intrusive. The park is old and in need of attention. The casino and cafe look and smell old and deteriorating. The per day cost is most definitely too high for this park. We're not likely to return to this park.

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Californian RV Resort is situated on a hill overlooking the 14 freeway between Palmdale and Santa Clarita. The office personnel have always been professionally friendly and helpful. The park is well-maintained. The bathhouses have recently been upgraded. The pool, hot tub, laundry, exercise room, & clubhouse are clean. Presumably as a cost cutting measure, shower water is just about lukewarm. (Which is annoying considering the site rate.) Interior roads are somewhat narrow, but manageable. Sites are very narrow and really too short for rigs 40' or more. Our rig is 40' so, even parked catty-corner, our Jeep hangs out in the road somewhat. They have a lot of rules, but nothing onerous if you have a rig less than 10 years old and insurance papers up-to-date. We stay here every year around the Christmas / New Year holidays and it's usually quite windy and cold. In our experience at this park, the guests tend to be without children, and do adhere to the rules.

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Town and Country Campground is conveniently located close to Minneapolis-St. Paul. However, this is one of those places that nickel and dime you to death. The $38 rate reflects GS discount, 30 amp service and pull-thru site. There is a surcharge for nearly everything -- pull-thru site, 50 amp electrical service, Wi-Fi, cable, fire pit. Our site was not level requiring a bit of jockeying around and several leveling attempts. The pull-thru sites are not long enough to accommodate a 40' RV and tow vehicle, so you do have to disconnect. Even though they are protective of the grassy areas, you do have to park your tow vehicle (at least partially) on the grass. The pool is clean; the hot tub accommodates 4-5 people. Apparently the owners rent out the pool and playground area to local residents for events. While we were there, a large birthday party for one of the local children was in full swing one afternoon and evening effectively cutting off use of the pool to RVers. The game room is definitely aimed at youngsters. Video games and toddler toys take up all the space. Within the park, the interior roads are very narrow; the sites are spaced far enough apart to allow for some privacy, but, as previously mentioned, not long enough to accommodate a 40' RV with tow vehicle. The following is from the Town & Country Campground website: BASIC SITE - NO HOOKUPS: Daily rate for 2 people...$24.00 ELECTRIC (20/30) & WATER SITE: Daily rate for 2 people...$34.00 ELECTRIC (20/30), WATER & SEWER SITE: Daily rate for 2 people...$38.00 50 AMP ELECTRIC SERVICE: Daily rate...$2.00 PULL-THRU SITES: Daily rate...$2.00 ADDITIONAL PEOPLE: Daily rate...$2.00 DOGS: Daily rate...$1.00 WIRELESS INTERNET: Daily rate...$1.00 PORTABLE FIRE PIT RENTAL: Daily rate...$5.00 HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: 3 night minimum. MONTHLY SITES: Limited number of monthly sites available. All rates are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Reservations are recommended and may be made by sending a check for $25.00 or Visa, Master Card or Discover Credit Cards. We require a 48 hour notice of cancellation.

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Camping Alouette is a very large park with many seasonal sites. In general the park is well kept. It appears you can rent tents for camping in the woods, although I expect you can also bring your own. The interior roads tend to be narrow, not very big-rig friendly; however, they are manageable. The site we occupied (126) was a large pull-thru with full hook-ups on the perimeter of the park overlooking the driving range, the frontage road and highway 20. Road noise was intrusive at our site, but is certainly less so the farther into the park you are situated. There are only 4 laundry rooms servicing 400 sites. Three of the laundry rooms have 2 washers and 2 dryers, one laundry room has 4 washers and 4 dryers. Proximity to Montreal is a huge plus for us. We were there to explore the city not to take advantage of park amenities; however, there are tennis courts, a swimming pool, a basketball hoop, a golf driving range. Also, the park sits adjacent to a large RV service center. Although not affiliated, it is very convenient for folks who are there to have work done on their rigs. Now to the last observation. As they say, saving the best for last. The staff was SUPERB. Every staff person we dealt with was friendly, helpful, and professional. All were young men and women (probably college students) obviously schooled in courtesy and public relations and willing to "take the extra step" to help out their customers.

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Twin Lakes Camping in Moonbeam is a family-friendly campground. The park consists of two man-made lakes featuring beaches, waterslides, playgrounds, shuffleboards, laundry facilities, a chip stand, and a "train camper" available for rental. Entry to the park is controlled and the park personnel are friendly and informative. Of the 146 sites, approximately 100 are seasonal. Interior roads and sites are easy to negotiate. We occupied a pull-thru site with full hook-ups. Pull-thrus are very long (100 ft.). The first rig to arrive pulls thru, the next rig backs into the same site. The park is generally well-kept. The idea of staying in a place called "Moonbeam" tickled our fancy, so we pulled into Twin Lakes and explored Moonbeam. Had we stayed longer we would have hiked a trail or two; however, we simply went into Moonbeam, visited the information center and snapped a few photos. Moonbeam's claim to fame is the UFO sighting responsible for the town's name. But, the lakes, creeks, and trails surrounding the town are worth exploring.

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Happy Land Campground is an ok park. We occupied a large pull-thru (site 36) with full-hook-ups (30 amp). Because it's quite wooded, we were not able to lock onto a satellite connection for the internet, but were able to lock onto the satellite for TV reception. However, they do have reliable free Wi-Fi that reaches at least as far as site 36. It looks like mostly full-time and/or seasonal residents. However, the residential area is segregated from the "over-nighters". The park is just off highway 11/17 and there is some road noise, but not terribly intrusive. We chose this place for its proximity to Thunder Bay and we would camp here again.