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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Escondida Lake Park, Socorro, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Self-serve campground. Arrived to find most of the utility sites boxes padlocked and marked "reserved". But the morning we left someone was taking the signs down and removing the locks. Sites are dirt/gravel, relatively flat and shorter rigs could use them as pull throughs. The sites were not well kept up, a lot of trash around. Railroad tracks nearby, large play area for kids and the fishing lake. Nice overnight stop. We camped at Escondida Lake Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Not a lot of grocery store options. The Smith's chain store was abandoned.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Salton Sea SRA / Headquarters Camp, Mecca, California

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites with electric and water are on the edge of a giant parking lot. Pull-through, but short. You will need to unhitch your tow vehicle. Sites are close together with a small patch of dirt, picnic table, grill and a tree. Check the trees carefully for slide and awning clearance. Only 30amp service at the sites I checked. A bonus is very strong Wi-Fi included. That might change if it fills up. As I write this there are only two sites occupied.

Yes this backs up to Highway 111 and train tracks with lots of trains and a crossing nearby so you also get the horn blasts. If that kind of thing bothers you, go somewhere else. It IS noisy. We camped at Salton Sea SRA / Headquarters Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are coming from the east on I-10, California Route 195 (exit #168) takes you past the Orocopia Mountains and into a deep gorge. The road is easy to negotiate at slow speeds and the scenery is worth it.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hole-In-The-Wall, Nipton, California

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

A word of warning. If your map program or GPS advises you to take Nipton Road off I-15 and via Cedar Canyon and Black Mountain road, DON'T! Cedar Canyon and the north part of Black Mountain Road are 16 miles of washboarded dirt road. Coming from the south on Black Mountain Road you have pavement right up to the campground entrance.

Don't be a fool. I was!

The campground has several pull-through and back-in sites large enough for big rigs. The campground loop roads are gravelled, the sites hard pack dirt. Everything is pretty much as the other reviews describe. Windy? Yep, you are in the desert. We camped at Hole-In-The-Wall in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Water is very limited. Bring a good supply.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Pegg's Adult RV Park (55+ park), Long Beach, Washington

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

Basically a rectangular lot with gravel, grass and about 30 hook-up sites very close together. Solid surface throughout. Four long term residents but things were neat and clean. It was us and one other "weekender". Can't comment on restrooms because they were locked.

We have a 36' Class A and were rammed against the tree limbs at the back. Some spaces further back appeared to be deeper.

A two-block walk on a path to the beach, not bad compared to some other parks in the area.

We enjoyed our stay, found the owners friendly and helpful. Their rules may explain why the place was early empty on a beautiful summer weekend:

No children allowed

No credit cards, cash only

No open fires, fire pits

Only one dog allowed per site

Quiet hours begin at 8PM

I don't think the experience would have been as nice if the place were full and we were jammed in like an RV sales lot. As it was we had the last spot before the beach path with a nice view toward the ocean. We camped at Pegg's Adult RV Park (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15R
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

You are approx. five miles from two full service grocery stores, one north, one south. No conveniences/restaurants are within close walking distance.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi, Louisiana

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park as described by others. Nice laundry facility and the free Wi-Fi is a nice feature. You can tell that it can be buggy and hot here. The campground is some distance south of the lake, so no lake views from the sites. There are four huge pull-through sites, the others are back-ins and there is very generous spacing between the sites. Electric and water hook-ups are poorly placed in some sites. I am giving the park a less than stellar rating because the posted rate was $18.00 for my site. As a walk-in, without a reservation, they charged me the $6.00 Reserve America Fee despite not having a reservation. I have volunteered in several parks that use Reserve America and have never imposed a national reservation fee on a walk-up camper. We camped at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fauntleroy Park, Gatesville, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Municipal park. The site configuration is somewhat awkward with the first four sites along a narrow paved strip. If someone was in sites #1 and #3, you would have to parallel park your RV to get into site #2. When I camped there it was empty so easy to get in and out. Sites #5 - #8 are along the creek and right beside the park loop road so you will have traffic noise and they aren't very level. But it was a pleasant stop with a cow pasture for neighbors. And if you don't like this spot the 8th and Bridge RV park is right up the hill. To get there from US84 take 7th Street south which becomes the park entry road. You have to maneuver around the county courthouse at 7th and US84. No manned or self-pay station at the park. You pay at the Police Station on North 8th Avenue, a block north of US 84. Sign at park says $20.00 but they only charged me $15.00. We camped at Fauntleroy Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Riverbend RV Park, Mount Vernon, Washington

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Good Sam Discount. Stayed here one night after picking up my new motorhome at a nearby RV dealership. Lots of permanent residents but the park appears clean, neat and had no noise problems. Dealing with a new rig and tow vehicle, I got outstanding assistance from the couple that manage the park. Very friendly and helpful people. Not a resort, but a good overnight stop if you are in the area. I'd strongly suggest calling ahead as they filled up on a Wednesday night. We camped at Riverbend RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Goodyear, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

It was a bit difficult to find the campsites in this park. Follow the signs for the Arena and you'll get there. The park also offers primitive camping for $10.00 per night. I saw what appeared to be these sites near the day use park and none looked capable of handling even a pop-up camper. There are seven total sites with full hook-ups, one occupied by the campground host. These are gravel, perpendicular back-ins and a bit tough to get in. But once in you'll find a beautiful smooth concrete patio with picnic tables and a great view. Despite what is noted in earlier reviews, each of these sites has 20, 30 and 50amp electric service, water and sewer. The sites are adjacent to a rodeo arena and the host said he could hook up "one or two" units at the arena with 20amp service and water. I examined this and you would need very long utility cords and hoses and the sites would be unlevel. There are no restrooms at the campground but while I was there the arena restrooms were open and clean. No showers. The host said that the hook-up sites fill up with park volunteers for the winter season from October until around May. I arrived to find only two sites available. Also note that the park is very close to Phoenix International Raceway. We camped at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Woody Mountain Campground & RV Park, Flagstaff, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent four days here and really enjoyed our stay. Very remote feeling but you are less than 3 miles from the University and town. The shower, bath and laundry facilities are clean and functioning but old and worn. Utilities at the sites we saw were installed and working properly. Most of the sites require some leveling of your rig. Wi-Fi is free at the store/office along with very good and very cheap coffee! The staff were very friendly and helpful and escort you to your site. I would like to get in a "plug" for the Flagstaff RV Service Center near the mall north of town. We had a water line problem and these folks helped us out, not even charging for some small parts we needed. We camped at Woody Mountain Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Snow Canyon State Park, St George, Utah

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

It is tough to give a low score to such a beautiful location but, as mentioned before, the hook-up sites, #'s 1-14 are incredibly tight and the middle ones are also very uneven. Try to get sites 1-3 or 12-14 as the ones on the ends seemed to be more level. If you are willing to dry camp, there are outstanding non-hook-up sites in this park. We camped at Snow Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Crossroads RV Park, Wells, Nevada

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not much more than a gravel lot with hook-ups. Spaces are pull through but tight and would be extremely difficult to maneuver if it filled up. All that being said the couple that manage the place were wonderful, helped us get in our space after a long, tiring day. As an overnight stop this was a perfect, no-thrills place to be. The manager did tell us that they expect to be very busy with longer term residents in the future as construction workers for a pipeline will be coming into the area soon. We camped at Crossroads RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Wildhorse Resort and Casino RV Park, Pendleton, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this campground the same as described by others and have no complaints. It is a short walk to the hotel and casino. Took our computer to the hotel and used the free Wi-Fi there. Received discount coupons that got us a nice full breakfast for $5.00 each. Very friendly and helpful staff. We camped at Wildhorse Resort and Casino RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Bridgeport State Park, Bridgeport, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park as described in other reviews, well maintained, lush grass, level sites. Nice nine hole golf course nearby and a lengthy paved bike trail all the way to the Chief Joseph Dam. If you bring your bikes be sure to have tire liners and/or slime tubes as goatheads are plentiful even on the pavement and they will flatten a tire. This is a popular campground for people fishing. Many of the sites have no utilities. My lower rating is because Washington State Parks desperately needs to put in a reservation system here. I arrived on a Monday morning in May and claimed the next to last site with electric and water. The entire stay I was constantly asked by people "are you leaving?" and was dogged the morning I began to break camp with a motorhome blocking the campground road in order to claim my site. Not the park's fault, but the waiting people were almost hostile when they didn't think I was getting out fast enough. It was 10 AM and checkout is at 1 PM! If this place is full the campground at the boat ramps in Bridgeport is very nice but not much shade. We camped at Bridgeport State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park, Coulee City, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Most of the good sites in this park have no utilities at all. There is a newer loop with very modern hookups but no shade. We camped in a small row of utility sites in the older, shady section. Utility sites here were all gravel, uneven and our site (the only one left to reserve) was downhill from the sewer hook up. It was number 36, try to avoid that one. Beautiful area, great, inexpensive nine hole golf course adjacent. We will return but would opt for the resort campground next door, Sun Lakes Resort. We camped at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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