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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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Far Horizons RV Resort(formerly Far Horizons Tucson Village) (55+park), Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This cg is NOT big rig friendly, unless you pick one of their premium sites. It is NOT a "pretty" park but just gravel and concrete/asphalt. There is no off-leash area for the dogs. We had a bad experience here (damage to our rig due to tiny site and the placement of electric pedestal). Would not return and not recommend! We camped at Far Horizons RV Resort(formerly Far Horizons Tucson Village) (55+park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
323
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Texan RV Resort , Athens, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is almost 40 acres of mowed grass with some trees and two big ponds for fishing. Very pretty cg. Owner and staff very friendly. We ended up spending a week so got a very good rate. The other cgs we had planned on trying to stay at were full, so we ended up here - so glad!!! Super long, easy access pull-through site (#3). We camped at Texan RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Golden Spike RV Park, Brigham City, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Golden Spike RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Twin Falls 93 RV Park, Filer, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Twin Falls 93 RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shoshone Falls is amazing, as advertised! Too bad for the houses built there, but the falls are still gorgeous, even at lower flows (due to diversion for ag). The Snake River canyon (overlooks on 93, Centennial Park, etc.) are incredible. Surprised by all the great scenery, given the basic flatland topography!

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

McCall RV Resort, McCall, Idaho

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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!!! We camped at McCall RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Palouse RV Park, Palouse, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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... We camped at Palouse RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Pretty easy hike with nice views at Kamiak Butte. And a drive up Steptoe Butte is a must!! Incredible views, esp. if you're into photography! Palouse Falls SP is pretty but a long drive! SP pass needed. If going to/coming from Lewiston/Clarkston, long 7% grade between Snake River and Palouse area. It's fine, just know it's yours to do! Downhill going S, uphill N.

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Portland Fairview RV Park, Fairview, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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!!). We camped at Portland Fairview RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Umatilla Marina and RV Park, Umatilla, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Umatilla Marina and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Premier RV Resort of Salem Oregon, Salem, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Premier RV Resort of Salem Oregon in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
160
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See the capitol building and Willamette U. and the pretty landscaping. Silver Falls SP not too far and very beautiful!

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Golden Bear RV Resort, Klamath, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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!! We camped at Golden Bear RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
a pull-in
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Riverwalk RV Park, Fortuna, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Riverwalk RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

A huge plus for us dog owners - just about one mile away (100 Dinsmore Dr) is a great dog park!!! It is right next to a garden supply/feed store. Also, great walking path on the other side of Kenmar/Riverwalk (access on the far side of the River Lodge, which is sort of across from the Shell station). We also ate at the Eel River Brewery and both enjoyed our meals.

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Dutcher Creek RV Park and Campground, Cloverdale, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Dutcher Creek RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Uvas Pines RV Park, Morgan Hill, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Uvas Pines RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Ventura, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Fox 3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 8

Yanks RV Resort, Greenfield, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Yanks RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H-12
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Pinnacles NP has really neat rock formations and is worth a visit, but it is mostly a hiking destination - not a drive-through park.
Also, the nearby Burger King is great! :)