Date of Stay: May, 2016
Found the park to be very clean and convenient to services. My only take away for the park is a lack of dog friendly areas. Most all spaces and walkways are sharp lava rock which is extremely hard on the dogs feet. Need an enclosed area of grass or small pea gravel at both ends of the park as it is a good sized park.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
I stay at this park every summer with this summer being the fullest I have ever seen this park. This created power problems as electrical is old with aluminum wire being used. While in 30 amp site, my PI surge protector constantly was kicking me off line due to low voltage. Moved to 50 amp and still had problems with low voltage and high amperage. I was as far away from the park breakers in both cases, but modern parks should not have this problem. Their wifi is also worthless unless you go to the office. I really liked this park for the last seven years for it's convenience but will find a new one this year because of the above problems. I do not want to damage my motor home appliances due to low voltage.
Date of Stay: May, 2015
Best Rv park in the area but it is not accepting long term reservations for snowbirds returning from the south as it is too full. At this time there are no 50 amp sites available for long term or full time, only daily or weekly and there are few of them. They are actually turning away long time customers. With all the larger rigs on the road, it is time for upgrading the 30 amp sites to 50 amp. And the wifi is one of the poorest I have seen in a park of this caliber and to get cable, you must have a cable box supplied by the office which is hard to connect if your tv's are built in to cabinets like most rv's. Park is clean and convenient but certainly needs the amenities to be upgraded.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Back at the Blue Ox and found it much fuller than in past years, so definitely make reservations. Some past reviews say bad things about the rest rooms and the likes of Beer Can Bob, but don't believe them. There are lots of permanents living here but park management is doing a great job of keeping the park up. My rate reflects a monthly rate for the summer. What I find strange is the monthly rate is the same as the park I stay at in AZ and that park has six tennis courts,six pickleball courts, two Olympic size pools, "good" Wi-Fi and lots of planned activities. What's wrong here? Blue Ox really is a good park though and I will always come back.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Good electric and water. We stayed here in a 42 ft RV in a pull thru. People in the office don't have a clue as to how to direct people to go proper direction to site so they can back into sites. Very close to park entrance. We suggest shuttles rather than taking cars as parking is limited in the park. Shuttle drivers are very informative.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
New managers and owner and we have seen a lot of older rigs that were stored here moved out to make more room for travelers and long term rigs. Park looks much cleaner than it has for years. Good small inside pool but spa is out of commission. Very close to Lassen RV if you need repairs. Nice park, restaurants and shopping.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
They charge for 50 amp service, but what you get is just an improved 30 amp with a 50 amp receptacle. Kicked off in our motor home with only two A/C's running, water heater on gas. 2nd time here and it's time Thousand Trails did some upgrading on the power system since there are so many big rigs on the road now. Left to go down the road to another park that has decent electric. Seems Thousand Trails is doing little to improve its busiest parks.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Been here before and will come back, but would like to see picnic tables and would especially like to see better WiFi. WiFi coverage is extremely limited by trees growing in front of antenna and it is on the opposite side of the park from the space I stayed in. For some reason, the Verizon service is also poor in the park. The bars are there, but the Internet is very slow.
Date of Stay: May, 2011
This campground is right off hwy 287 and right next to Wal-Mart, in fact you have to pass by Wal-Mart to turn into the campground. We do overnights at many Wal-Marts, but it was in the 90's when we stayed, so A/C was mandatory and we had some washing to do. Great park and receptionist was friendly. Grass and gravel mix spots, fairly level. We would definitely stay here again if we passed this way.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We have stayed here many times over the years and found the park a very nice place to stay and still do, but are starting to see a downtrend. Some of the long term older rigs are starting to look bad and and upkeep around them are looking trashy, especially site 113 that has potted dead and alive planters all around it, even extending onto the site next to it. One site has a storage shed in front of it. The sites for overnighters are kept very nice, but young trees extend over the RV site making it difficult to park and extend slides. The restrooms are a highlight as they are immaculate. My rate reflects a monthly rate. Overall, the park is the best place to stay in this area, but some general site rules and restrictions for the long term residents would help to improve this park greatly. It would help if these residents would take more pride in the park in which they live. The people who run the park are very nice and helpful, and even with the above comments, I still feel very good staying here.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
I did find the park to be clean but definitely overpriced. It is not a resort and I feel like $42 for one night way too high. I could find a motel that was clean and provided a bed for not much more. I did not use any of the services provided in that it was only a 1 night layover. They had just raised the rates from winter rates to summer rates, approximately $10 a night. Portland needs more RV parks to provide more competition. Normally I would stay at Wal-Mart for just one night, but it was not possible this time.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
I guess the other two parties that rated this park must stay at expensive resorts and were comparing this park to them. I found this park to be very clean, people at the desk were very friendly, pool temp and cleanliness were great. We stayed on a Thousand Trails, Equity Lifestyles special and had a rate of $99 plus tax for a week. Sites could use some improvement as the one we stayed in had some broken concrete, but it had 50 amp service, water and sewer. No problem getting leveled in our motorhome. They have an annual get together of people with custom cars coming up and had a motorcycle get together before we got here. The largest motorcycle dealer in the nation is about a block away. Easy access of I-94. I highly recommend a stay here.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
I agree with most of the comments about this park. It is probably very nice during the warm and dry weather, but it was a swamp while we were here after a rain storm passed through. My electric box was surrounded by standing water as were many others. Lots of mud all around the sites. The park definitely needs more gravel. One other item, there are far too few 50 amp sites and no cable although antenna reception was very good. I believe they are over priced, but you pay the price to be close to Nashville. I paid $40 a night including tax for 30 amps with water and sewer and lots of mud around the site. Roads were paved. We came from J PERCY PRIEST campground just east of Nashville which is a Corp of Eng. park and the commercial parks could take a good lesson about how to have a nice park from this beautiful park. It had water on all sites and some 50 amp throughout the park, but no sewer. Huge sites with huge graveled patio area with fire pits. Stayed here for $10 on the Golden Age Passport. Also, Priest campground is on a huge lake.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have visited. Sites are huge with large graveled areas for campfire. KOA and other commercial campgrounds should take notice on how it should be done. Sites are a little tight to get into for big rigs, but it can be done. Lots of over hanging trees. It is about 20 minutes from Nashville attractions. We followed the GPS and it took us down a very bad back road. Speed limit was 40, but 10 mph was almost too fast. The best way is to call the campground for instructions. Reservations are highly recommended as it is a very popular campground with the locals. This is the first time we have stayed at a Corp of Eng. park, but will check out others in the future after this visit. Our $10 rate was due to our Golden Age Pass. Reg rate is 20 for the regular sites and 24 for the water front sites. Staff at the gate was very helpful and friendly.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Found the campground to be very clean and well kept, and the staff is very friendly. Has campfire enclosures at each spot, wood is available to purchase, and there is a small private catch and release pond where no license is required. Close in availability of small grocery store and other shops and very close to the entrance to Glacier National Park. I highly recommend this park.