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As others have said, it is a nice clean park. However, it is bug city. When the wind stops blowing, the rig is covered in green grass bugs and flies. I went for a short walk, in the evening, and was eaten alive. Also, the roads to the park are major truck routes for the oil haulers. Non stop trucks on Easter Sunday, and the roads are left muddy. I would not return for those reasons.

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This Escapee park is just OK. You must pay for internet access. It is a large, gravel, parking lot, that is missing most of the gravel. So, when it rains, it turns in to a muddy mess. Escapees need to bring in about 200 tons of gravel and spread it around.

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The newer area has very nice, paved sites. So, why the low score. 1) My pull-thru site was so overgrown with bushes that I couldn't drive my truck out the other side. It took me an hour of pruning to clear the driveway. 2) This park is an ant hill. They are in every site and in my rig. What really annoys me is the Staff knows about the problem, acknowledges it, and gives you no warning when you first arrive. Their check-in booth is loaded with bottles of insecticide to try and keep the ants out of their booth. Very inconsiderate not to notify their guests.

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Nice location and views. Not the nicest COE park. Most loops are old and the facilities were built in the 60's. Restrooms dirty and in disrepair. There are two loops with newer sites and facilities, and they are in better shape. Here's one for you: All of the entrance roads and campground roads are paved, but there is a 200 yard section, at the entrance booth to the campground, and a 50 yard section, between loops, that are dusty dirt and appear to have never been paved. Everyone who drives through creates a ball of blowing dust. I don't get it.

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Not sure what other reviewers use as a gauge to give to give this park a 9 or 10. It is a dirt and gravel parking lot. When the wind blows (and it blows here a lot), the dust blows also. The wireless Internet works, but it is only 1.5 Mbps, so it is fairly slow. The park is listed as offering 15% off for Escapees, but the park no longer honors this. The owner is helpful, as others have said, but $30 for an elec/water site in a dirt/gravel parking lot does not warrant anything higher than a 7.

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This is our second visit here. I was hoping the new owners had made some significant improvements. While they have added some signs and fences, it is still rather poor. On the good side, the internet is still fast. On the bad side, low hanging trees, dogs running loose, very tight spaces and endless blowing dust and sand. The first half of the park is full timers and is very run down. If your a family, tenting, then this may be the place for you.Its not for larger RVs.

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This is a nice, clean park as others have said. However, the internet is throttled and limited to 40kB. It also blocks some services. If you are looking for a fast internet connection, don't come here.

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This is my 2nd time here in two years. It is still fairly clean and all concrete. Not much character. The rate has gone up significantly, since last visit. The internet connection is now throttled and limited to 40kB. Too slow for any downloads. The laundry dryers do not heat up well, requiring extended drying times. Based on the internet alone, we won't be back.

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Previous review is incorrect. Most of the Oasis torn down, but the campground is still open and quite crowded. Register at the Casa Blanca.

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Like previous reviews stated, nice clean park and a little odd getting into it. Unlike previous reviews, the Internet connection is very slow and easily overwhelmed. The previous reviewers must have been accustomed to a dial up connection before this park. Come for the park, not for the Internet.

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The +'s: Nice, paved sites. Beautiful setting. Excellent 10 mbs wireless internet. The -'s: The grass is not watered, so by September it is all dead and weeds. Two days of three different mowers, mowing the dead grass. This a is a great place to stay in the Eugene area.

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This is a great park and location to visit Winthrop. Walking distance to an excellent, local museum, and to town. The park has all new utilities and a new, fast, wireless internet system. Owner is great, as were all the other guests we talked to. Great price for Escapees or Passport America folks mid-week. Highly recommended.

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While this is a nice, clean, park, it is not a 10. The road noise is very loud, day and night. Hwy 2 is the main route between Seattle and Wenatchee. If you get stuck in loop "D", like I did, you are as close to the major highway as you can get, without parking on the shoulder. My view consisted of the migrant farm worker tent camp behind me and the busy highway to my side. River? What river? You would never know it unless you walked to the other side of the park. The sites that border the river are booked a year in advance. Nice facilities, but poor location. Wireless internet is decent and appreciated.

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Very nice campground. They no longer accept Good Sam discount. Escapees discount only. Decent wireless Internet. Nice, clean grounds. Books up early for the summer. Overall, nicer than expected.

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As of 5/21, the dump station is closed for construction. There is no other hose hookup available for fresh water. Use another RV park to dump and get water. Of course, NPS doesn't post any warning about this on their website or reservation site. Typical incompetence.