About CarrieBearie

My husband and I have been part to full-timing for the past five years. 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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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.

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This cg has just as good a view as everyone says! Beautiful!!! We didn't stay in one of the view sites (too expensive for a multiple night stay...), but we ended up in the farthest away site so ended up with a bit more space, privacy, and forest feel. We made use of the communal view area - everyone's there for sunsets. No satellite reception for most (all?) sites - too many trees! And couldn't get PBS on their cable or on air channels! So missed the finale to my series... Oh well, it was worth it! And as for the driveway - don't be freaked out by some of the other reviewers! It's really not that bad! Just follow their rule of not showing up before 2:30pm to check in (I also called right before we drove up, and we unhooked in a little pull-out area just before cg entrance on other side of road). Nice trails to hike around cg. Would be awesome to stay there in the fall!!

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Just wanted to review this park since it seems to have gotten some recent bad reviews, which wasn't our experience. I wouldn't say it's a destination park, but for an overnight or two, it's just fine. It's right next to the freeway so yes, there's noise, but it didn't bother us while we were out walking our pets, and wasn't a problem overnight since we had our windows closed and AC on. The only downsides were that we didn't have success connecting to their (Tengo) wifi, and I think the water pressure was low (but true about A LOT of cgs!!). The price did seem high for what you get... I know it's a KOA, but still...too high.

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We had stayed at one other RV park while in Dallas another time, and we didn't care for the CG or the location. Unfortunately, there are hardly any to choose from inside Dallas! This one was OK, better than the other one for us. Less traffic, a little more removed from the chaos of the city while still being close enough to access whatever you need. Pretty surroundings - grass fields, pretty plantation home in front, nice neighborhoods. But for the most part, the CG itself is nothing special. Esp. considering the price. Based on our travels, I would expect those sorts of accommodations to warrant maybe $25 - 30/nt. But I guess it's because it's the only real game in town...! The owner was very nice about letting me have mail send and she then delivered it to our site when I called. And they have a nice (air-conditioned!!!) laundry room. I have to warn about a few things though - I got more mosquito bites there in 2 days than I've had in the last 4 months of traveling!! It did help when I started walking our dogs along the dirt exit road instead of in the grassy field (where we were supposed to) - less mosquitoes, at least in the AMs. Also, advanced reservations are apparently required so don't just show up and hope - call ahead! Most campers seem to be living here, so they probably don't have many sites available for transients. And there's no one really on site, in an office. You need to call. You also need to be self-contained, as I don't think they have bathrooms/showers. And lastly...I will reiterate what one other reviewer mentioned: do NOT approach the CG from the west on Barnes Bridge Rd!!!!! On this side, there's a 15,000 lb-limit bridge, bad road, and low tree branches!! From the east, it's mostly fine (except some branches on exit). We would stay here again if we had to be in Dallas, but we would prefer to just not be in Dallas!

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We stayed here a few years ago and found it a decent place for a short stay, so we decided to use it again as an overnight on our way west. One change since we were here last is they have 50amp power now! There are five sites, and it looks like four of them are fully functional. Electric and water only - no sewer hook-up, and I don't think there's a dump station here. But they have a 3-day maximum so other than having to haul it all with you to the next place, it's not a problem. No shade at sites but nice with grass and picnic tables on concrete platforms. It is part of a city park, which is very nice with small lake and paved path around it. Evidently good for fishing! We would definitely stay here again if on the route. Easy entry from the 287, turning north onto Commerce, and straight into Fair Park (watch the dip in intersection). Turn right before you get to the building in front of you - the sites are all the way over on the right (look for the picnic tables, between ball park and the lake). The sites are fairly close together, but you are likely to be the only camper here, so no problem!

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We stayed here once before and were not planning to come back. We had ended up doing exactly what a recent reviewer warned about. Their address and "directions" will take you past their place, and you'll end up needing to unhook your toad and do a U-turn. Off to a bad start, as you might say. But there's really nowhere else to stay in this area! So we came back, at least forewarned about turning right onto Cataba this time! Once you get past the wrong directions, it's an OK place. Some traffic noise we will use our fan to cancel out. But I have to say that their claim to have cable is false! They only "have cable" if you have a cable box, etc. We were able to get satellite fine, but I wanted to get PBS for some special programs, and wouldn't you know it - no PBS on air channels!!! Overall, not a big deal. But they advertised cable - and essentially don't have it!

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This was a very nice CG, and we would definitely stay here again. The office folks were very friendly and welcoming. And although they are in the desert (dirt and gravel; no grass or trees), they have done a good job of laying out and maintaining their park. They have a fenced-in dog park. And the only time I could smell the horses at all was when I was standing right next to them! I enjoyed their presence. I found it to be pretty quiet at night and certainly had no worries about safety/security while there. If ever in the area again, I feel sure we'd stay there! Rate is my average of the two nights we were there (one night was $15 with Passport America discount, the other $24 with Good Sam).

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Pros: Park is nicely kept and decorated, with cute casitas sprinkled around. The price was right (even without discounts). And the facilities look to be nice (including laundry room - esp. impressed by the dedicated washer/dryer for pet items!). And a nice dog park area. However, we probably would not choose to stay here again for the following reasons. At least in the short-term sites, the spaces are not well-designed. You back your rig up on gravel, in between a concrete patio pad and the hook-ups. Well, there's not enough room to maneuver and just barely enough room to have your slides out and not hit the electric hook-up pedestal!!!! It was a real pain to get situated! And overall, the place is more set-up for long-term, seasonal folks than those just passing through. There is also a slightly snooty feel to the place, which is not our style at all!