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Until now, I've never given any park a "10." If I were looking for a place to buy in and stay for a while, this would be it. From our first greeting when we arrived at the front gate, the office, the staff, the welcome crew, the neighbors - everyone was friendly, welcoming and most helpful. There are two cable channels dedicated to park events, announcements and helpful information. Sites are widely spaced and beautifully maintained. Laundry and rest rooms were immaculate. A huge clubhouse boasts a library, craft and meeting rooms, coffee bar, "garage sale/member exchange" area, indoor and outdoor seating and plentiful things about the local area and attractions. There are acres of hiking, nearby Yosemite is a magnificent side trip, and the community of Coarsegold is unique. If a casino is to your liking, it is just a mile down the highway. We will definitely be back!

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Mechanical troubles forced us to stay overnight in this town after repairs lasted well into late afternoon. Perhaps if one is a Thousand Trails member this would be a reasonable place to stay. As a non-member, it seems that more attention would be given to a potential new member. At any rate, they were happy to take our money, open the gate, and leave us to our own devices. For the price, I expected a well-maintained resort. We got dirt roads, marginally graveled sites, 30 amps only, untrimmed trees and a canal advertised as a river. Save your money and drive on.

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With such a few number of sites, you would do well to have a reservation to stay here. Only minutes off of the historic gorge highway, this tiny park is clean, friendly and helpful. While we were here, the no vacancy sigh was up every day. A much bigger park a few miles away had plenty of open spaces at much higher rates, with less to offer. From here you can visit Multnomah Falls, drive the Columbia River gorge highway, see Mt. Hood, explore Portland and Vancouver and be only minutes from your RV. The park was quiet, with clean restrooms and spacious laundry. We would definitely return.

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There are only a few pull-through sites here, and not all are level. They can be tight; we nearly didn't get into ours. Gravel and dirt roads could be a mess if it rained very hard. Some sites have a view of the Pacific Ocean; to reach it necessitates crossing the very busy highway 101. However, this is one of the most reasonably priced stops along this stretch of the beautiful Oregon coast, and is central to dozens of state beaches and parks, the Newport aquarium, three lighthouses and several historic communities. The full hookups and longer sites are essential for a big rig as the state parks have limited size and hookups.

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Here is a beautiful little park in a natural setting just right for a family weekend. This could become a favorite spot for folks to return to year after year. The staff is helpful, the sites are relatively widely spaced. The creek and waterfall for which the park is named are a treat to hike to, and would be a wonderful swimming place in summer. Rental cabins are available, but they are unfurnished and must be rented for a month at a time. The pull-through site was generous in size. We would definitely return.

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This appears to be a work in progress. Most of the park is filled with permanent residents, although there was not the usual amount of clutter associated with long-term rentals. However, the owners have on-going projects all over the park, none of them finished. Several trips to the dump and the scrap metal yard would make a huge difference. Partially restored vehicles everywhere, unfinished sites, open trenches, downed trees, a half-filled, abandoned swimming pool made the otherwise natural setting rather poor. The owners were very friendly, just overwhelmed with things to do. The nearby freeway could be a problem if you don't care for traffic noise. With some TLC, this park could be a jewel.

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During the busy summer season, this campground would be a bit more than we wanted to pay, but the winter rates were very reasonable. During the summer the park would probably seem somewhat crowded, but in the fall we practically had the place to ourselves. With a lodge, rental cabins, huge meeting rooms, pool, BBQ area, mini-golf, hiking trails and more, this would be an excellent place for group rallies or a family reunion where some might not be in RVs. The office and grounds staff were friendly and helpful. This is a great central location for exploring California's Gold Country. We will definitely return.

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Asphalt and hookups. That's it. Nothing fancy, zero amenities, cash only, self-pay station. This is basically a section of the fairgrounds parking lot, with hookups. If you're seeking a low-cost place to park while exploring the Bay area, this is it. If facilities, recreation, a pool or other amenities are on your must-have list, forget it. We woke up one morning to a huge flea market which had appeared overnight on the parking lot next to us. This is largely an industrial area, and not particularly close to shopping, restaurants or tourist areas, but the price is right.

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Here is the only campground in this National Park with full hook-ups. It stays completely full during the majority of the summer season, so reservations are essential. There are huge trees throughout the park, so your satellite reception will be minimal. The park is within walking distance of the visitor center for Colter Bay, restaurants, a good sized general store, laundromat with free WiFi and gift shops. A generous variety of ranger-led programs and hikes will provide plenty to do. The lake and marina are within walking distance as well. This is a great place for day trips into Yellowstone from the south, to Jackson Hole or through the Tetons.

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Once you finally get here, you will enjoy the solitude, the beautiful lake, the hiking, the woods, the night air. The park is situated at the end of several miles of gravel roads. They are well maintained, but still rough never-the-less. Choose your site carefully, not all are the same length. There are no pull-throughs. While each site does not have water (or sewer), it is not far to fill containers or refill your rig if necessary. This is a less expensive alternative to the much higher priced campgrounds in West Yellowstone, and nearly as convenient for day trips into Yellowstone National Park.

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Here is a park in the inner city, close to a mall, restaurants, auto dealers and the freeway. It isn't much to look at. If you can stand the stale cigarette smoke, the staff is friendly enough, but doesn't go out of their way to be helpful. The clubhouse/exercise room/laundry/restrooms were clean and well equipped. It seems to be filling up with more permanent residents.

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Here is a friendly place to stay while visiting Walla Walla. The park is beautiful with grass and trees at many sites. Hedges separate some of the sites and give a sense of privacy. Our space was wide enough for the slide-outs, but we could not open the awning all the way because of a large shade tree on the site. The small store is well stocked. There is a creek at the back of the property and places to walk pets. A large park nearby has a huge dog run, tennis courts, skate park and ample picnic and hiking space. The permanent residents maintain their rigs well; it does not give the run-down appearance of many parks.

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Here is a wide open, easily entered RV park at the fairgrounds featuring full hookups, level spaces and the beauty of the eastern Cascades to explore all around. There is no on-site registration; go to the exposition office around the corner during business hours. No amenities (other than during the county fair) but the community and surrounding area is worth a visit. This is the home of the Aplets and Cotlets factory; a tour is available. Leavenworth is just a few miles up the road; the RV spaces there are double the price. This was quiet and peaceful when we were here. In fact, there was only one other RV in the entire park!

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As previous reviewers have mentioned, this is definitely NOT a destination park. A flood several years ago caused considerable damage; the current collection of permanent residents with their older rigs and accumulated "stuff" make it look really seedy. The owner has well-intentioned plans for a bigger, beautiful park, but they have not come to fruition. His master plan - available to see in the well-stocked general store - is over ten years old. If you are visiting Puyallup, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier or St. Helens, this is a good central location. If you want a place to relax outside, build a fire, enjoy the amenities, go elsewhere.

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Here is a family owned park with friendly, helpful service. It is so much better than the typical KOA. The RV spaces are wide and long. There is not much shade anywhere in the park. The heated pool is a nice touch. The small store and gift shop are well stocked. The park offers a number of extra activities and events for their guests. We would definitely stay here again.