About CarrieBearie

My husband and I have been part to full-timing since 2010. We travel with our two dogs and two cats. I like to tell people that it works great for us because I love to travel, but my husband hates it, so...I get to go everywhere, and he never leaves "home!" I love photography so enjoy exploring and taking pictures of all the beautiful places we get to see. We also meet some great people! Living in just one place all year round seems so boring in comparison!!

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When we got there the office door was locked, but a very nice gal showed up almost immediately and got us checked in (she was busy cleaning bathrooms or something). We have a 40'MH and had no problem getting into the park, our site, or out of the park again. Plenty of room for our toad behind our RV. We have roof-mounted sat., and I asked for a site that would give us signal, and we got it. Cg is well-kept and there was a pretty green strip/island with grass and trees right in front of us that was great for walking the pooches. Did hear some traffic noise and a train horn at 2:30am, but I am a light sleeper - probably wouldn't bother most folks. We spent two nights and would stay again if in the area.

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Small park, kind of pretty with grass and trees. However, sites are pretty close together, site was unlevel, wifi not very good (and our Verizon slow too), some smell outdoors at times (not sure if it was barnyard-type or sewer - didn't see any feedlot or anything nearby, but there were livestock haulers parked close by, so...?), and cg way too expensive for what you get. Cg is a fair distance from town and Shoshone Falls. Guy answering phone and doing reception pretty hard of hearing. Entrance parking sign pretty confusing and not really any extra space anyways, so just park as soon as you feel you are enough off the road. All that said, it was fine for a couple nights, and we really enjoyed the scenic aspect of Twin Falls.

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I will share my new secret: site 75 (and the other sites along the little bluff above the river - 76...?) is THE BEST site I have ever been in!!!! After 6 years of nearly full-timing, we have been in some awesome campgrounds and great sites, but 75 was the best!!!! Why? Because of the view. Beautiful winding river, lush greenery, and small snow-capped mountains in the background. Not bad!!!!!!! And it's a pull-in, so perfect for a MH - can see the view right out the front windshield! Very rare. The site is also spacious and very close to two river access points (for dog play, in our case). Of course, with all that good stuff, it was not too surprising to find that the mosquitoes are a problem, esp. late day. Didn't utilize the pool or hot tub, but I'm sure they're nice. Laundry facilities good - lots of washers and dryers. $1.50/wash and $0.25/10 min. for drying (30-40 min. for most loads). Full hook-ups, wifi strong (didn't need to use our Verizon but good signal for that too). Even with GS discount, this was at the high end of our pricing. Pretty disgusting that they levy a 15% tax on top of that high rate in this town... If this cg didn't have those terrific sites, I probably wouldn't go back to McCall (area is beautiful, but the town itself is too crowded with traffic and tourists, and prices are too high, for our tastes - so would probably stay in some nearby area instead). Kudos and special thanks to the gal who helped with our reservations on the phone - she went the extra mile to put us into her favorite site. Sweet lady, it's now mine too!!! Thank you!!!

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This is a tiny cg run by the city hall (10 sites, I think? 5 pull-throughs and 5 back-ins). We called to make reservations, although it probably wasn't necessary. The road from Colfax was a little slower/windier but OK - just take your time. We left on the road to Potlatch, ID, and it was also fine. We LOVED our stay here! It's a sweet little town, and there's a beautiful park across the street from the cg, incl. a creek we let our dogs run and play in. We went there for photography of The Palouse, and I wasn't disappointed one little bit!! The only downside for us was low water pressure, but it was doable for a few days. There's a little market in Palouse. Otherwise, Colfax has a regular grocery store. They hold events in Palouse every now and then (was a rat rod get-together while we were there), so you might want to call ahead and be sure of a space...

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A little nervous booking this place after reading some of the reviews (power issues, too tight with toad, train noise, unpleasant interactions with staff, etc.). We experienced none of that! I called to change our reservations from a 3-nt stay to 2-nt, making sure that that last night would fall in their 72-hr cancellation time frame. No problem. We came in on Memorial Day and were invited to a potluck, where we met some nice folks who live there and ate some good food! The park is nicely landscaped with grass and flowers everywhere. We were in the upper section, which I'd probably recommend to get away from potential train noise (we only saw one train go by and really couldn't even hear it), since some of the lower sites do look to be VERY close to the train tracks. We had just enough room for our toad next to our rig on the paved pad. It's a little tight but should be doable, as long as you park your rig with that in mind. Price a bit high but that's because of location! We would stay here again if in the area - great jumping off spot for the gorgeous Gorge (and they didn't tell us that we're unacceptable because of our G shep mix, like the Sandy Riverfront unapologetically did!!).

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We loved our stay here! Beautiful trees and lawns, very relaxing. Just stayed put for a couple nights and enjoyed the scene. Also, our two dogs enjoyed getting to run on the river "beach." Umatilla isn't much, but this park is great, and a good value with full hook-ups, incl. 50amp! Sites 1-6 are along a sort of bluff overlooking the river - great!

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We really enjoyed our stay here and would return in a heartbeat - I was sorry to leave! Salem is a nice town, and there's so much to see and do, and this RV park was so nice, and the people so friendly (mostly),... The site layout does make it a little cramped, but we managed to fit our 40' MH and truck into our site (#160) and still leave plenty of room for other vehicles to get by. And we didn't run into any problems because of other vehicles parked in the way. The cg is pretty, with green all around, it has two little dog parks and a nice little greenbelt walking path around the perimeter - the place is very pet-friendly. The pool looked nice, and the hot tub was huge and wonderful! The only negative there was a couple in the hot tub seemed to think they owned it and were pretty unfriendly (and were smoking, and then became loud and obnoxious/rude when another one of their friends showed up). On the weekend they provided cheap all you can eat breakfasts, and on Sunday before Memorial Day, they provided free hot dogs poolside. We don't have kids but understand they have all sorts of game rooms. They had a big free DVD library. Their laundry was spotless with 4 washers and 4 dryers, each $1.50 (10 extra min. per quarter with dryer). Some road noise from Highway 22 but wasn't an issue for us. A lot of workcampers living and working there, but the only way that was obvious was the clean/pretty/friendly environment!

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Staying at this place was a treat! If you are here in early season, as we were (mid-May), you will have your pick of the sites it's so empty! I understand that changes drastically in June, when the fishing regulars come to stay all season and take up the whole park. There are pull-thrus and pull-ins. Very rare for a park to be set up for MHs in this fashion, where you can actually be oriented to see the great view (the Klamath River, in this case) out your front windshield!!!! And to get it all - incl. full hook-ups with 50amp - for such a cheap rate (not sure what actual rate was, total for 4 nights incl. tax was $70), absolutely amazing!!! Rigs park on asphalt, toads on the grass, next to rig. Road noise not bad at all, even though right next to 101 (not much traffic in that area, at least in May!). Nothing fancy about this cg. In fact, kind of bare bones, and probably hard to navigate larger rigs when cg is more full, but we'd stay there again in off-season in a heartbeat!!

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This was a nice place to stay. Very pretty park with nice spacing between rigs. Getting into a site can be a little challenging for the longer rigs, given some trees and poles in spots (although not too much problem for our 40' MH). Most of the rigs on the outer perimeter look to be permanent residents, but they are not junky. We were in a space close to the entrance/road, so there was road noise, but not too bad and better at night. One problem we did have was getting level. The sites are paved but not necessarily level! And while they have wifi, it kept dropping out on me. I opted not to use their laundry room, as it smelled sort of mildewy, and their prices were a bit high ($2.25/wash, $0.25 for ??minutes/dry). But we would certainly go back there if in the area.

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This is a pretty park in a gorgeous area! It's up on a hill with relatively little level space, which means tight maneuvering for big rigs (and I think there's only one or two spaces available for those...) and not always a lot of extra space for parking a toad (like when someone's having a little gathering at the pool and they take up all the spaces...). The site we were in (15) had enough trees around it that it was very hard to get any satellite signal with our roof-mount (after a long time, our sat. finally found one to lock onto), and there is no cable TV. There were three washers @ $1.75 and several dryers @ $1.50. The pool area looked very nice, and the grounds were nice and well-maintained EXCEPT for some dog piles I found - primarily next to a site where I know the guy lets his little dog walk around loose a lot. The dog wasn't really a problem, but the owner needs to look around more to pick up after his dog!!! I also found other piles elsewhere. Will never understand why people aren't more courteous and diligent about this. Gives us other good dog owners a bad name, and makes for all sorts of pet restrictions, and it's not fair to the good ones!! They only give rate discounts to veterans.

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This is primarily a residential RV park, with just a few spaces for transients. The space we were in didn't have sewer. They provided a free honey wagon service, but that still meant the day we left we either had to stop by the dump station or carry one day's worth of grey water with us (what we chose to do to conserve time instead). Same price, I think, as a space with sewer...?? It's a pretty park, more out in the country, and with a nice creek walk adjoining the campground (beware of little patches of poison oak in some spots on the sides of the path, often blending in with the wild berry bushes...!). However, we probably wouldn't stay there again. Mostly because, as it is right now, this is NOT a pet-friendly place. No pets are allowed on any of the various grass patches or fields. They are allowed on the creek path, but it is far enough away to be inconvenient for quick potty outings (like at bedtime). From talking to a resident, I understand the reason for this is past bad pet owners, leaving dog piles that kids ended up playing in! That is awful and incomprehensible to us responsible, common sense/decency pet owners! And of course we end up paying the price for their bad behaviors!! The wifi was not so great, kept getting dropped. So it's a pretty nice place with nice people so I don't want to rate it badly, but we won't be back as our animals are a fundamental part of our family life, and this place does not currently accommodate them.

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Way over-priced, as most everything in southwestern CA!! A nice enough spot, pretty and peaceful. We liked our stay, and it was very close to Ojai for a day visit. However...our visit got off to a rough start, simply because we are transporting kayaks to some friends in San Fran. area. Unbeknownst to us, this lake quarantines ALL boats for 35 days before they're allowed to even ENTER the park!!!! Looking back, the only place in my on-line research where it noted this was on the receipt I printed out! My bad - I didn't read all the fine lines on that print-out, but even if I did, I'm not sure I would've understood that meant we would have to take our kayaks off our truck - after a tough 4-hr slog through heavy traffic on the 101, store them in the park's locked storage, and then spend another 1/2 hr putting them back on the truck on our way out!!! We were pretty mad about all that. But I understand them trying to avoid the invasive mussels, and sadly, I understand that they apparently can no longer believe what people tell them - so that it didn't matter if we said we had no intention of getting our kayaks anywhere near the water... So, this was an otherwise nice stay, but had I known about the kayaks, we would not have stayed there! We liked our site but, as expected with the shady trees at that site=no satellite signal, and their cable selection is pretty pitiful. And keep in mind all sites that have electricity are 30amp only.

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Wow, where to start. Maybe with, after six years of virtually full-time RVing, this RV park now ranks in at least our top five!!! The only issue I could see is the wind (expect sustained of probably 30-40mph from about 2pm to 8pm), and that is just the way it is in that area. As long as you know in advance, prepare, and aren't planning on hanging outside your RV mid-day, it's not that bad. But the place is super easy to get to, off the 101 highway. It is VERY nicely set-up and maintained. It has one of the best dog parks we've ever seen - our dogs took full advantage of it (although our doggies didn't require the great DIY dog wash station). And the people who run the place are some of the nicest, most helpful and accommodating people we've ever run into at a campground!! They make you feel like you're at home the moment you land. There's actually a nice view of pretty hills and mountains from the campground. A little highway noise but not too bad. Laundry has three washers and three dryers that all worked great and you can't beat the price of $1 per each!! Trash and recycling neatly and handily located for each aisle. The rate for one of the few back-in sites (most are pull-thrus) was $44 but $40 with Good Sam. We had an end site (which offer nice almost mini-parks) and got that great view too! We also filled up on propane while there - yet another service they offer. We stopped there because it was convenient and sounded good and so we could visit Pinnacles National Park (great place with some fun trails - just research beforehand which entrance you need for which trail!!). Hope they're able to get their air museum up and running soon! But we highly recommend this park and will certainly stay there again if ever in the area again!

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I'm glad we picked one of their regular sites (vs. a satellite site or a super site) - their cable lineup pretty much covers whatever you might want, and the regular sites have lovely shade trees and grass between sites. The other sites have smaller trees that don't provide shade yet - and they are more expensive. We really liked this cg - very nice sites, nicely maintained, well-organized. Half hour to Zion, about 20 min. to St. George. Highly recommend side trip to Snow Canyon SP. And just fyi regarding Zion - it's $30 to drive your vehicle in, but there's not too much you can drive to! Unless you're planning on doing the drive to/towards the east entrance, I'd recommend you either get there early (6:30am or earlier) when there's no one manning the entrance station yet and go in for free, or park wherever you can outside the entrance or in Springdale (there are shuttles in Springdale to take you to the park) and walk in. There's a pedestrian bridge into the park that crosses the river, and that fee is $15. Once in the park, the shuttles are pretty much THE way to get around, and they run so frequently, it's not a problem. The last recommendation is for the Hurricane dog park! Since this cg doesn't really have a dog park (there is a enclosed space behind the office which is not bad for a quick stop but not really good for serious dog play...), I want to let folks know that the city has a really good dog park! It's near intersection of N 200 W and W 600 N. Continuing on N 200 W, turn left on first small street past intersection and continue to end. There are two giant fenced-in parks, one with grass and the other with more wild vegetation that's fun for the dogs to explore. Just watch your step - we discovered that not everyone who goes is good about picking up when their dog goes! And bring water (and a bowl), as there is none provided. Just part of a larger city park complex there. (would've put this in "tip" section but not enough room allowed)

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Rate was for a week's stay and also includes the $3/day extra for 50amp. We stayed here late season, so the park was emptying out. The fall colors there were gorgeous, and there's a sweet little stream that runs alongside. The owner put us in one of the best sites, after I asked for a satellite-friendly one (the cg is in a cottonwood forest). We had no problem getting signal with our roof-mounted dish and so enjoyed the beautiful location!! The sites near/next to the pond are lovely! Also found the owner to be very friendly and helpful when we needed extra hands for loading equipment. He obviously works hard to keep the cg in good shape and to help people into and out of their sites. I don't understand the other recent, rather poor, reviews of this place! We have done part-full time RVing for almost 6 years now and found this to be a very nice cg! And the so-called "trashy trailer park" another reviewer referred to wasn't visible/noticeable to us from the cg (in fact, I couldn't see it well enough to know if it was trashy or not!). We have a 40' motorhome and would definitely stay here again, esp. late season.