Date of Stay: May, 2011
Angel Canyon has two RV sites in a quiet location with spectacular unobstructed views of red rock canyons. The sites are spacious with 50 amp electricity, water, sewer, and each site has a picnic table on a stone patio. Both sites are back-in onto a level 35' concrete pad and there is no RV length limitation. There is approximately a 20' treed space between each site so privacy is not an issue. We received a good satellite signal and had strong Verizon data and phone coverage: AT&T coverage was not available. The picnic table for one site is on the opposite side of your unit's door, however it is in the shade. We had dinner with our neighbors one night and opted to use this picnic table due to the shade and fantastic view. It's possible that the Best Friends staff have read earlier reviews as both sites now have a picnic table and we didn't notice any issues with the dog waste land mines mentioned in the previous review. The website is clear that bathroom, shower and laundry facilities are not available so we did not deduct any points for no facilities. We joined the Good Friends Animal Society for $25, and therefore paid the reduced rate of $35 instead of $45. We really enjoyed volunteering at the center, taking the dogs on outings, and even had dogs stay overnight. Our neighbors did one better and adopted a beautiful puppy. We really enjoyed the location and loved that the income from the RV sites goes to the animal society. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
Nice quiet campground with spacious wooded sites that are located close to the lake. The campground is quiet during the week, busier over the weekend as it is used by local campers for fishing. The grounds are frequently patrolled by security. Sites are varied, some long, some short, some 30 amp, some 50 amp, some with sewer, some without. Leveling on some sites may be challenging, and it could be difficult to get satellite TV in most sites. Some small tree branches are growing into the road and need to be trimmed, but it is not really a big issue. We didn't use any facilities. Overall it is excellent value and we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is a nice, clean, well kept campground with friendly staff, but we thought it was really overpriced. The single washing machine was broken during our stay. We did not receive a Wi-Fi signal and we would expect a paved or concrete pad for the price we paid. The permanent sites are well kept. All of the overnight sites are waterfront, but you might find that you can't take advantage of the view since the hookups are in the extreme rear of the site. We would rate this park much higher if the rate was about $40 a night. Unfortunately, there are not many options with full hookups in this area.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Rustic, treed, family friendly campground with 195 sites divided into three separate campground loops. Campground 2 and 3 have electric and water hookups while campground 1 has full hookups. Electric and water sites are $20 and full hookup sites are $23 daily. Sites vary in width and length, some pull-through but mostly back-in. Most sites are heavily shaded. The campground is located within the Historic Ironworks State Park with country store, sweet shop, ironworks museum and Bob Sykes BBQ restaurant on location. Many family activities such as train rides, fishing and biking. The campground is relatively quiet during the week, but it is heavily used by local families over the weekend. Most of the weekend campers had a campfire which made the entire campground very smoky, and at times it smelt like there was a forest fire because there was no breeze. We did not use the laundry or restroom facilities. We would stay here again but only during the week.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Located 20 miles west of Leavenworth, this is a good campground if you want to get back to nature. Nice walking trails located near the lake. Larger RV's and fifth wheels should use the north campground as the south campground has tighter turns and smaller sites. Limited sites available for larger RV's. It is a very popular park - we arrived at 4pm on the Friday of Columbus Day weekend, and we were lucky to get a site, let alone one that would accommodate our 40' RV. The sites on the outside of the loop have electric and water, and the sites on the inside of the loop are for dry camping. The electric / water sites are semi-circular pull-throughs and the turns on many of them are too tight for long RV's. The dump station located at the entrance is well designed and accommodates two RVs. We would give the park a higher rating if some of the low branches were cut back, and the pull-through sites were designed better for larger RVs. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
A small RV Park adjacent to the motel. On-site recycling bins, excellent Wi-Fi, cable TV, clean, and convenient to downtown Whitehorse. The owner is friendly and helpful, and the property is well managed. The water comes from a well so it contains some minerals that will stain your white clothes in the laundry if you don't use a water softener. The warning signs are well posted over the washing machines. Hookups for adjacent sites are on the same pedestal so one RV will need to drive into the site, or use an extension if they decide to back in. We stayed here in July and again on our return journey in September. The owner recognized us and welcomed us back. We stayed here in a 40' motorcoach and didn't have any issues. Parking may be challenging if you have a large RV and the park is full.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
The site was level and we had sufficient room to maneuver. The owner's were very friendly, and the Wi-Fi and TV connections were the best we had in Alaska. The RV park also has a bar and provides a complimentary breakfast. The dump station is a little awkward to use since it is not a pull-through, but full hookup sites are also available. We enjoyed watching the salmon spawning and swimming upstream in the nearby creek. We would consider Bear Creek one of the better RV parks in the area and we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Access would be tight for a 45' motorhome. Beware the 50 amp designation, as it is really a 30 and 20 amp outlet with ground fault interrupters. If you have a motorhome or a trailer that can't plug into a ground fault outlet then you will not have electricity. We loved the trails and the bison herd. We camped here in a 40' Motorhome, but unfortunately we had no electricity on a hot and humid night. We would give a park a rating of 8 if we had a true 50 amp site.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Based on our 40 footer, there is easy access for Big Rigs. Free Wi-Fi, but it was spotty as it is in most campgrounds. The sites were spacious, reasonably level, and terraced into the side of the hill. Excellent view. The owners were helpful and friendly, and really take care of their property. They provided a lot of information about the locality upon arrival. And, of course, free ice cream at check-in.