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We've stayed at Clyde Holliday several times when in this part of Oregon. It's always a pleasant stay. The town of John Day where there are full services is just 6 miles away. Tent and RV sites may not be reserved, but there are two tepees that may be reserved. Sites have just electricity and water but there is a dump station. We appreciate the cottonwoods and other shade trees here when the weather is hot.

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A pretty Oregon State Park is set at the confluence of Spring Creek and the Williamson River. In addition to the campground, there are two day use areas and a horse camp. None of the sites actually have views of the river, but A16 to A22 and B1 to B7 are just a short walk to a trail that goes along the river bank and takes you to the Logging Museum across the highway. We would definitely stay here again.

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This is a nice Forest Service campground spread out along Hat Creek. The sites are large and can accommodate small to medium size rigs. There is at least one restroom with flush toilets and there are pit toilets as well. Water is available in the campground but not at individual sites. There is no dump station. We liked this campground because it was clean, quiet and picturesque. There is a small general store at Old Station, one mile away, and I believe there is also a cafe and gas station there too. The trail head for the Spatter Cones Nature Trail is across the road from the campground. We'd stay here again.

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We stayed here several years ago and remembered it as a good experience. This time we were a little disappointed though, mostly because of the terrible (almost non-existent) Wi-Fi connection. I understand that sometimes the management has no real control over just how good the Internet connectivity will be in a park. However, when we pay $42 (by the time tax was added on), we expect to either get Wi-Fi as promised or to have something taken off our bill. We got neither. The staff seemed indifferent to the inconvenience this caused us and blamed the problem on everything from"corporate" to the weather. Billed as a "resort", this park has all the bells and whistles - gas station, propane, store, laundry, meeting room/lounge, slot machines, dump station, gym, spa, pool, fishing pond, off leash dog area, etc., etc. These are amenities we usually don't really need except for the showers and laundry. On the plus side, this is a very clean park and I really appreciated the spacious and immaculately clean restrooms and showers. We will probably look for somewhere else to stay next time we're in the area.

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We stayed here back in 2011 and nothing much has changed since then. This is a basic USFS campground. The layout is rather confusing and the roads through the campground wind around in an unpredictable way. There are plenty of sites to choose from, whether you want to be down near the creek, out in the open or tucked into a grove of little aspen trees. The beauty of this campground is its proximity to Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. There is one vault toilet facility (not being kept very clean on our latest visit). There are no hook-ups and no dump station. It now costs $10 to dump at the gas station in Lee Vining. Make sure you come with your own supply of potable water as there is no water available in the campground.

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This is a pretty USFS campground located at 7,000 ft on the eastern side of the Sierras just a short drive from Bridgeport, CA on Twin Lakes Road. Some sites can be reserved through the Recreation.gov website. There are 52 sites for RVs of just about any size. (check with the Visitor's Center in Bridgport if you have any questions on that) and one group site. The roads and parking pads are paved. There are flush toilets but no showers and no hook-ups or dump station. The campground is set in an open pine forest and many of the sites have great views of the Sawtooth Ridge. There is fishing nearby at Upper and Lower Twin Lakes and also in Robinson Creek. Plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, horseback riding, etc. in the area too.

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This is a small "mom and pop" sort of place run by a young couple who appear to be doing extensive updating to the facilities. Don't expect anything fancy - just clean, quiet, friendly and cute. There are about 38 sites arranged on two levels so most sites will have views out to Bridgeport Reservoir and the mountains on the far shore. Before you select a site consider the placement of your windows if you want to take advantage of the views. We had a back-in site (#11) on the upper level, but it put our rear window (the smallest one in our rig) facing the view. A site on the lower level (#21 to #31) would have resulted in our large front windows facing the view. Well, now we know for next time. I really liked the little personal touches in this RV park - the dog wash, the common patio area, the direct access down to the lake shore, and the little amenities in the restrooms. In addition to the RV spaces, the park also offers 4 rental trailers (the Baja looks adorable!) and an area for tent campers. Since this is an older park, the spaces are quite close together and big rigs might have a hard time getting into the park because the entrance requires a rather sharp turn off the highway. This park has a nice laid-back vibe and we would definitely stay here again when in the area.

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Our third or fourth stay here. Easy to get to and yet far enough off the freeway to be quiet. Very clean restrooms and everything is always very neat and tidy. We appreciated the shade trees as it was 90 degrees when we stayed here, even though it was only April!

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This is a convenient stop along I-5 and close to some interesting attractions like the Rogue River corridor and the quaint historic town of Jacksonville. The campground is long and narrow and squeezed in between the highway and the Rogue River. It can be a little noisy with the highway so close by. We've stayed here several times and find the F loop to be the most quiet. There is a nice trail along the river that is easily accessed from the campground.

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As usual, the Oregon Park system didn't let us down! We stayed here 3 nights while attending a molded fiberglass trailer rally. There are two loops for general camping, Dairy Creek East and Dairy Creek West. The east loop is set in a meadow and is open and sunny. The west loop is set among the evergreen trees and would have more shade in the summer but maybe be a little gloomy in the winter. The park also offers a horse camp area, rental cabins, and a group camp area. There are two reservable shelters for group potlucks and the like. Our rally group used the shelter in the Hilltop Day-use Area for a get together. This shelter is roofed but not inclosed. I believe the other shelter is enclosed and has a large fireplace, but I didn't get to see it to confirm that. About the only negative that I can think of for this park is that we had to make our way from I-5 west through Portland to get there!

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There are two campgrounds at Bannack State Park, Vigilante and Road Agent. We stayed at Vigilante campground which not only has slightly more sites but ones that are larger. At this time of year we pretty much had our pick as far as campsites went and so chose site #9, right along Grasshopper Creek. The campground is quite pretty, but primitive. You do get a picnic table and a fire ring and I think they sell firewood during the summer. I believe there is also water available in the summer but there is no dump station so come with full fresh water tanks and empty holding tanks. Our $20 camping fee included the entry fee to the historic ghost town of Bannack, which is the real draw to the park and well worth a visit.

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We have stayed at this park in the past, but it had been quite awhile since our previous visit and I was curious to see if it was still as nice as I remembered it being. For the most part, it was. This park is quite large with a lot of permanent residents but it is well kept and attractive. I especially like all the little decorative touches around the park like the flower beds and garden ornaments. Sites are gravel with grass in between them. The bathrooms and showers are very clean and spacious. WiFi was good some of the time but slowed to a crawl in the evening. Access from I-90 is very easy and being about a mile north of the freeway there is little traffic noise. However, there is some train noise ad the tracks run very close to the park and if a train is going down the grade the noise from its brakes is an extremely loud and ear piercing squeal. Fortunately the trains don't seem to run too frequently. During our one night stay we heard about half a dozen trains during the afternoon and evening but none during the night. We would stay here again.

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Can't think of anything we didn't like. The campground appears to br associated with a mobile home park next door. There are quite a few permanent residents in the RV part of the park and just a few sites seem to be set aside for those passing through. As others have said the "pull-through" sites are a little unusual in that one rig parks in front and another in back. Works OK for two motorhomes or a trailer in front and a motorhome in back, but two trailers might find it awkward. In October the park was quiet and so the first night we had our space all to ourselves and the second night a truck camper was in the space behind us so everything worked out fine. The park is fairly easy to access from the interstate and convenient for seeing what Pocatello has to offer. Don't miss the Museum of Clean!!! The bathrooms and showers were spacious and very clean. WiFi worked pretty good most of the time. The lady in the office was very nice and she gave us a free copy of the latest issue of the Pocatello newspaper and a map of the area when we arrived. We would stay here again when traveling in this area.

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First, I would like to say that if I were rating this campground just on the management I would give it a 10. All of the staff members we interacted with were invariably pleasant and accommodating. We stayed here on two different occasions on our visit to the area, first for two nights and then for one night after some more primitive camping at BLM campgrounds in between our two stays. We came in a little early on our first stay and the staff directed us to a dry camping area where we could leave our trailer and take our tow vehicle into Moab for some sightseeing until our site was ready. The lady in the office went out of her way to give us a nice end site with a view out to Arches NP (the name of the park is a little misleading as the view is a very distant one). On our second stay we had an interior site and it felt very cramped and crowded even though we only have a 17' RV. Our neighbor's picnic table was literally just a couple of feet from the side of our trailer. My main criticism of the park is that the sites are very small, not only narrow, but short as well and you really feel crammed in. If space is important to you, go for one of the premium sites or try to get an end site if you can. The park does seem to be a favorite with ATV users and there is some noise at times with their coming and going although the management does enforce its 5 mph speed limit. Unlike others, we found the bathrooms and showers to be clean, although in need of updating. Almost all of the trees in between the sites are small and offer little if any shade and yes, it can be dusty, but this is the desert after all. The campground offers cabins and tent sites as well as RV sites. The tent sits have no privacy and if I were tent camping this park would not be my first choice. For people camping in other places, the park offers a dump station ($5 fee), water for filling fresh water tanks (10 cents/gal.), and showers ($6). There is also a little store and gas station. We'd probably stay here again as it's convenient to Moab, Arches NP, and Canyonlands NP and the price is reasonable for the area.

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Of the several BLM campgrounds strung out along highway 128 this one is the first you come to if traveling from the west and the closest to Moab. Because of its proximity to town and fairly large sites it also is the first to fill up. We arrived about 11:00 AM and got the last available site. The campground is long and narrow and lies between the highway and the river. If you manage to get a river view site you're in luck. The other sites have views of the cliffs on the opposite side of the river, but no actual views of the river itself. We found this to be a noisy campground with lots of traffic noise from the busy highway and also from all the generators in use. Campground seems to be a favorite with the ATV and dirt bike crowd. We would probably not use this campground again.