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This is a very nice and well kept park right beside the Wind River. We arrived here in early August without a reservation because we didn't have any specific destination in mind that morning but then decided to take US Hwy 26 up to Grand Teton Nat'l Park. We felt lucky to get one of the many open spaces right along the river that night - lucky until given the rate for those sites at $53. We decided to take it anyway, because we'd been staying in USFS campgrounds at $7 a night and figured we'd splurge and enjoy the river. And we did. Well, we did until around 10:30 p.m. when the local emergency siren broke the stillness of the night with a nerve shattering and very loud wail that rousted everyone in the camp from their beds. There was no one to provide information about the reason for the siren so people were a bit confused and apprehensive. We decided to check our emergency radio and discovered that due to heavy rain predicted in the area, Dubois was now under a Flash Flood Watch. We were parked less than 30 feet from the river so our anxiety level skyrocketed. No one from the park or from the town ever arrived to let people know the situation. We pulled up a radar map via the internet and to the experienced eye of my rancher husband, decided that there was no eminent danger that we could see. We set the emergency radio to Alert status and went back to bed. I have two reasons for posting this experience: #1 - a good example of why everyone should travel with an emergency radio. #2 - that maybe the RV Park management might provide an advisory note to all their visitors that there is a community emergency siren located just across the street from this RV park and in the event it should sound an alarm regarding an emergency affecting the campground, Park Management or local officials will inform campground visitors of the situation - otherwise, don't be alarmed.

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This park is in need of a little TLC but it has a good location for exploring Gillette and the surrounding areas. We had full hookups but the septic pipe didn't have a cap, just a rock sitting on top of it. Sites are gravel but ours was level both ways so a breeze to unhook and get setup. Spaces are pretty close together but with slides out on both sides there is still room for the picnic tables and to sit outside. Laundry room was clean, efficient and reasonably priced. The office has a small store with some supplies, ice and drinks. The woman in the office was friendly and very helpful. Most sites have shade to some degree - either morning or afternoon and our site had good shade until mid afternoon. There are shaded grassy areas around the perimeter of the park for tent camping. Adjacent to the park are nice lawns and walkways of the Campbell County Memorial Hospital. I was able to walk the dog in 'doggie type' areas then go for nice exercise walks around the hospital grounds and the neighborhood streets. We unwittingly arrived in the area at the beginning of the Sturgis Rally 75th Anniversary so we stayed in Gillette and drove day trips out to Devils Tower, Spearfish and the Black Hills which worked out very well.

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McDermitt is more of historical marker than it is a town. It sits right on the Nevada/Oregon border and if the speed limit didn't drop to 30mph you would hardly notice it. So the location info for this RV park doesn't come up on most searches. I finally found it on the Good Sam website when I was looking for a place to camp about half way between Reno, NV and Boise, ID. The address for the park is McDermitt, OR as it actually sits on the Oregon side of Stateline Street. They have all pull-through gravel sites and ours was level which meant we didn't have to unhook for the night. The office is a kiosk on the front porch of the owner's house so you can check-in anytime, 24/7. The owners are very nice and friendly and accommodating. We were traveling mid-week and were the only campers in the park that night. The park is off the main road about a block so traffic noise is not a problem. We didn't use any of the facilities but the whole place was neat and clean and well cared for. I particularly like that there was a dirt road just outside of the park where I could take the dog off leash and go for a nice long walk. There's not much for businesses in McDermitt, a snack shack (with a lot of good reviews), the Say When Casino which has a coffee shop and a gas station. However, the area is farming and ranching and is very pretty.

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This is a small RV and trailer park with mobile homes around the perimeter of the property and RV spaces in the center. The park was well cared for and clean and the guy who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. Our site was gravel but level so we didn't have to unhook as we were staying here on our way to the Black Hills. Our site was spacious and had plenty of room for our slides plus a small grassy area with a picnic table. We had full hookups and the water was so good we went ahead and filled our fresh water tank. The park is just off the highway on the west side of town so easy access to everything in Cody. We were amazed at how quiet the park was that evening - no road noise and other campers and residents must have gone to bed as early as we did... I was able to walk the dog outside of the park and up a hill in the back via a dirt road.

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This was our first time visiting Pahrump so we didn’t really know what to expect to find in the area. I checked most of the RV parks websites for information and was frustrated that most of them didn’t have any pictures of their sites, just pictures of their office, pool, the surrounding mountains, etc. Only Terrible’s had site pictures so we booked a reservation with them. We were not disappointed. The sites are large with grassy areas between sites, many trees, concrete pads, paved interior roads and concrete sidewalks all around the manmade lake. Out of curiosity, while in town we drove around to some of the other RV parks and now I understand why they don’t post pictures of their sites. For the most part they are nothing more than parking lots with hookups. So, in my opinion, if you are going to Pahrump and the temperatures are going to be over 70 degrees, don’t even contemplate staying anywhere else but at Terrible’s Lakeside – well unless you are really into roasting yourself and your RV in a hot parking lot. The RV park staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. If you have a Terrible’s player’s card you get a $4 a night discount (and if you don’t have a card they will let you go get one so you can get the discount). The park is clean and well maintained. We didn’t use or check out the showers but the laundry rooms are adequate but a little dark and cramped. We received excellent 3G Verizon broadband and cell service here and our RV antenna received around 20 stations (the park doesn’t have cable service). I do have one warning to possible guests – if you are not ‘dog people’ you may want to choose a site along the perimeter of the park. People walk their dogs around the lake and (right now) there are a LOT of people with dogs staying here (us included). Where possible, we prefer to take our dog outside of the parks for our walks. There is vacant land on both sides of Terribles where you can safely walk a dog off leash and not bother other people and if you like a nice long, quiet walk yourself you can safely walk along the back roads around the casino property.

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We loved our stay at Santee Lakes! We had a lakefront site for 7 nights. This park is beautiful, has a variety of sites and amenities available. The lakefront sites are the older part of the park and even though their website warns that longer RVs may have a problem getting into these sites, I think they must have resolved those issues because we had no problem parking our 31 ft 5th wheel and some sites had large motorhomes in them. We had full hookups but no TV cable (which some of the newer sites farther up in the park have) however we were able to receive all major local stations on our rooftop antenna. We received excellent 4G Verizon service here. The park is clean and well maintained. Sites are immediately cleaned and raked once a guest leaves (I envisioned the volunteers peeking through the bushes to see when a guest left and then they would zip in on their carts, rake the ground and then disappeared back into the bushes again – LOL). We did not use the bathroom/shower buildings but their laundry room was clean and well maintained and their prices reasonable. The dog walk area runs along the west side of the two upper lakes and they provide pick up bags. Dogs are not allowed in the day use area. It’s a nice park to ride your bike as roadways and sidewalks were not crowded and plentiful enough you can ride a couple of miles without riding around in circles. First day we arrived we watched a young man catch 3 huge Carp, but we never saw anyone else catching anything even though over the weekend the lakes were lined with fishermen. We thoroughly enjoyed bird watching here, with many different species of ducks, egrets, herons, cormorants, osprey, etc. We will definitely add Santee Lakes as a must stay location next time we visit San Diego.

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We weren’t sure what we were going to find when we decided to try this park. On previous trips through this area we had stayed at other parks, both private and county, and found them to be difficult to get to or way to noisy or run down. We were pleasantly surprised and very happy with our stay at the Lone Wolf Colony. We didn’t have reservations but the office staff was very friendly and anxious to make our stay comfortable. We parked in the B section, which is mostly permanent residents, and the sites are large with easy access. The park is clean and well cared for and many of the permanent residents have their sites fixed up very nicely. There is also another area for short timers which was all dirt but with nice trees and lots of space and since it was nicely graded it appears that these sites are level. Although we camped here only 3 nights, we were given a vacant spot in the B section. One thing we learned is that the Lone Wolf Colony is a nonprofit organization which is owned and operated by retired telephone company employees and volunteers. In my opinion, one of the reasons this park is so well cared for is because these folks take great pride in their organization. Showers, bathrooms, laundry room and clubhouse were all very clean and in good condition. We had good Verizon broadband and cell service in this area.

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This is the only RV park in Etna. The next closest being Yreka, but this small town and this very nice RV facility is well worth the extra 24 miles south on Hwy 3. The park has all pull-through sites with easy access. It is located right on Hwy 3 but there is so little travel on this highway that noise was not a problem. We were there three nights mid-week and it was not half full. There were a couple of long-term tenants there, but the park rules do not allow for the accumulation of stuff nor the storage of items outside the RV so all sites are nice and neat. The laundry room was handy and very clean and prices reasonable. The park staff at the Shell station were helpful, friendly and accommodating. This is a great area to explore and the Etna Brewery is worth a visit in itself. We will absolutely stay here again.

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We stopped her one night on our way through southern Nevada. The RV park is a large gravel parking lot behind the casino. Clean, level sites with full hookups. However, cable was not working while we were there. There are beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and a great place to take the dog for a long walk off leash. Bathrooms and showers must be inside the Inn and we didn't check them out. This place is a very long way from everything except Death Valley, but a good place to spend a night or two.

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We stopped here on our way home to Reno. The park is fairly new, clean and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and interesting to talk with. Sites are a bit tricky to pull into if you have a large rig. We asked for a site near the back of the park to be off the highway and it was quiet. We found it to be very pet friendly, especially since right out the back gate is the abandoned army town site where you can walk for miles without encountering vehicles or other people. We could let the dog off leash and play ball up and down the abandoned roads. WiFi was very good here and free.

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Arrived here on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and were lucky to get a site right on the Colorado River with almost full hookups (no sewer). It was such a nice spot we decided to stay a week. Staff was very friendly and helpful. County workers were working on park interior, repairing asphalt roads and grading the dirt roads. This is a large park with various sizes of sites. Paved sidewalks along the river with nice grassy areas. They charge a $20 refundable pet deposit, supposedly to enforce people to keep their dogs on leash and to clean up after them. It's obviously not enforced as some dog owners just don't care! Dog run is clean and large enough to play ball. Park is well maintained and clean. Showers and bathrooms old but clean and well maintained. I'd be happy to spend my entire winter here!

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We stayed here five nights while exploring the hill country. Our site was a back in next to the creek and although the creek was dry this time of year, the site had a nice view from our windows and a private area for us to sit out with a fire-ring had we chosen to have a campfire. Site was fairly level but sewer hookup was too far to the rear of the site for us to use without an extension. The park is very clean and well maintained and had my most favorite amenity - a dog wash. This was such a simple thing for the owners to add, outside next to the laundry room (a laundry tub with hot and cold water, spray hose and a card table next to it so you can towel the dog off). Our dog is a miniature Aussie and weighs about 35 lbs, so too big to wash in the RV. I'd give this park a 10 for that reason alone! Staff here were very friendly and helpful. New owner has been here about 18 months now and has planted trees, grass, etc. and I understand refurbished the recreation hall, laundry and showers. This is a great place to use as a base camp while exploring the nearby state parks, Fredericksburg, Austin, etc.

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We stayed here two nights over a weekend while we visited friends in the south Tucson area. Parking here was a pleasant experience for us as there were no events going on this weekend, therefore I'm giving a 3 rating. However, if there are any kinds of events going on, particularly drag racing, this has the potential of being a very annoying place to stay. The sites are just spots in a large dirt field but relatively clean and level. We had full hookups, but many sites are just water and electric. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Since there were no events going on, we had full access to the entire fairgrounds which was nice for carefree, quiet walks with the dog. If we'd had bikes we could have of ridden all around the large complex. Before considering camping here surf to "pimacountyfair" to check on events.

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We stayed here 3 nights while exploring downtown San Antonio since city buses stop right out front of the park and the trip downtown is only 20 minutes. The park is huge and provides all types of sites plus cabins. The place could use some much needed maintenance to interior roads, grassy areas, etc. Having said that, it does appear that they are trying to keep up with things. There appears to be a large population of snowbirds and permanent residents here. Staff was very friendly. The park was quiet. Laundry facilities very clean and machine prices reasonable.

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A nice park, far enough off the freeway to be quiet. Interior roads are paved and each site has a concrete patio, however our site (gravel) was so out of level we had a very frustrating time trying to get our 5th wheel level. You'd think the park would maintain their sites by keeping them level. I'd rather have a concrete pad to park on and forget the concrete patio. However, this park was very convenient and quiet for a one night stay while we were traveling across I-10. It's a huge park with lots of amenities and appears to be aiming towards becoming a resort for snowbirds and full time RVers.