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This park is on the East side of Memphis. We enjoyed being able to walk to the Farmer's Market in the center. The WiFi was excellent. There was an event on Friday night that was pretty noisy until 10 pm but it didn't bother us. We would definitely stay here again.

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Many of the previous reviews detail the pros (location) and cons of this park so I won't repeat. We found the WiFi to be very good. I also did laundry while there. You pay at the office and then just use regular machines - $2 for wash & $1.50 for dry. There are 2 washers and 2 dryers. The managers are on the ball. I sent an email at 6:30 pm one evening to see if we could check in a few days early and she called me on the phone 30 minutes later and said yes. The big negative for us was the ants. We were on spot 1 on the river front and by the morning of day 3 had ants every where inside our RV. We went to Walmart and bought $26 worth of sprays and traps but I would not stay there again on a river front spot.

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We were turned away from a park less than 2 miles away from this one because it was full. After a long & difficult drive, I searched my Allstays Camping app & we called this place to see if they had spots. Sure! This was far & away the worst RV park we have encountered. It is behind a gas station on an I-35 service road. The concrete was cracked everywhere. Our water spigot was broken but we just used our tank. The only other campers we spotted the day we were there were permanent residents with rusty trailers >25 years old mostly without wheels or even windows in some cases! We felt pretty unsafe. When leaving to go visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, we actually took our computers and left them in our car! But the worst part was that there were probably ten dogs chained to the old trailers & dog poop everywhere. At 5:30 a.m. one of the outside dogs began barking and never quit (we drove out at 8 a.m.). I'm a very positive person but I'm writing this review so others don't make the same mistake. It was very bad!

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We spent three nights here primarily to tour Hollywood and go to the Hollywood Bowl. It was a great location. The Hollywood Bowl parking can be a nightmare and we rode the Metro (at Balboa) to and from the Bowl. For $5/person for an all day pass, it was quite the bargain. As other people have noted, the owner is the nicest and hardest working person I have met in a long time. He really takes pride in the park. We have a 24' motorhome and had no problem getting into our spot although our power management system did not like that the electricity was not grounded and we had to plug into an adjoining electrical circuit for power. The Wi-Fi was as zippy as our broadband at home. We will definitely stay here again.

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We spent one night here while passing through Los Angeles. You can't be the beach or the close proximity to it and the bike path. The jets taking off was a bit annoying. You wouldn't really want to start a phone conversation as they were that often. The staff were wonderful to work with. There are great restaurants a short drive away. We will be back.

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We stayed here one night driving from Northern California to Southern California. Things were tight with a 24 foot RV. We had a pull through space and our slide was about 1 ft from our neighbor's slide. The park is on a hill and our spot had a great view of Rt 101 traffic. The check in lady was great. We couldn't join the park's WiFi the entire time we were there. It was fine for an over night spot.

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We spent two nights here. Maybe because there are no hookups, I would estimate that this park was 90% tent campers. They did not appear to be enforcing the 8 campers per site rule when we were there. The beach is rocky and the water was a murky brown color. It was not inviting for a swim or even to sit and look at. Campfires and BBQs were going most of the time. Both AT&T & Verizon connections were spotty. We will not stay here again especially at the current state park rates.

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I am usually a pretty easy grader of campsites as we are totally self contained and have no pets, so our needs are usually just a place to park at night. Our experience with this place was pretty bad. We were assigned a space and plugged into the 30 amp plug. While we were out, the space next to us was assigned, and the person plugged into our same utility pole in the 20 amp outlet. At some point our progressive electrical management system shut down our RV as the voltage fell below 104 volts Thank heaven we have that feature on our RV. When we got back the voltage was still only reading 107, so we pretty much shut everything off and went to bed. The next morning as soon as the person next to us left,, the voltage went to 120. We went to the desk clerk and asked that no one be put in that spot for our final night, but they said they couldn't guarantee that. They agreed to move us. Just want to warn people that your electrical appliances can be at risk in this park. We will not stay here again.

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We spent 5 nights here before heading for Quartzsite, AZ. It's a very nice and well maintained park. Even though there are a fair number of trees, we were able to get our Directv working but they also have cable. The free Wi-Fi at our site was quite good. It appears they have a number of log-ins depending where your campsite is located. The positives is the above and the fact that it is so centrally located in Palm Desert. The negatives is the train noise and their reservation system. We ended up calling as there were no small RV spots online. Talking to several people in the laundry room, you can get a different rate depending on who answers the phone and there is quite a bit of up-selling on spots going on. After looking around at other parks in the Coachella Valley, we feel there are better alternatives but we would go back here for a night or two (if we booked it online.)

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Driving from Northern California to Southern, we checked the weather and decided we needed to make it over the Grapevine before stopping for the night. So we chose this campsite which is almost in Valencia even though they have a Castaic address. The lady at check-in was very nice. The spots were fine. Our DirecTV connection was blocked by a tree but we are OK with that for one night. We had some battery issues and Valencia had a lot of options and was 4 miles away. Our rate reflects AAA or Good Sam discount. We would definitely stop here again.

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This is our idea of a perfect campground: level and easy to pull through spaces without large trees, quiet, nice managers, sheltered a bit from the wind at the coast, great Wi-Fi, cable TV, full hookups and a great restaurant you can walk to (Brisas del Mar). It's an easy drive a few miles north to sit on a fabulous ocean beach. Do a hike on the Bodega Head Nature Trail: a 1.9 mile loop with spectacular views of the ocean, the bay and the harbor. It definitely helps you figure out the geography of this area.

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We wanted to come to Bodega Bay for a few nights and this was the only reservation we could get on a Sunday in August. You reserve a spot with Reserve America and when you drive in the ranger asks you to drive around and pick out 3-4 sites and then come back and let them know which one you want. We arrived between noon-12:30 and they were letting all of us check in early. We found several that would work well with our 24 foot RV. Most sites have a fair amount of trees around. We tried hiking to the beach access but it was probably a mile and a half from our campsite so we just drove over. The beach is spectacular. You can walk for miles. We had no AT&T data but our Verizon data had 2 bars. No TV. Pretty protected from the wind and a nice amount of space between your neighbors.

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We absolutely loved this park. We were in the bottom row which gave us an unobstructed ocean view. The sites are on grass. There is a wonderful walking path right from the campground that goes along the ocean bluffs. It is spectacular. The owner was very nice (and flexible with us as we were awaiting the birth of a grandchild!). It is an easy walk to restaurants & shopping. This park doesn't advertise and the only way I found it was doing a web search & remembering where I had seen it the last time I was in Fort Bragg. The Wi-Fi was quite good. We felt this place for the view & amenities was a real bargain and hope to be back again soon.

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This is a bit confusing but this campsite is really called Calistoga RV Park & Campground (at the Napa County Fairgrounds). We arrived on a Sunday morning. The office was closed but there were envelopes out to fill out and slip through the office door. The manager was to return on Monday morning. There were also papers near the envelopes detailing the log-on information for the campsite's Wi-Fi which we found to be excellent. We thought that that was really great that the manager thought to put those out for the Sunday check-ins. At this time of the year we found the park to be nearly empty (only RV in our whole row). Our DirecTV worked great here. The location is terrific as it is less than a half mile walk to downtown Calistoga. With the Passport America half off rate, we felt this place was a true bargain.

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This is an Elks Lodge, so camping is only available to current Elks members. You go into the Lodge, sign in and then talk to the bartender about whether there are any spaces available. She signs you up and reviews your membership card. This lodge had their RV spaces behind the lodge with a code enabled gate. There were 12 spots. Even though the signage said cars should be parked on the north side of the building, everyone seemed to park their car in front of their RV. We have a small motorhome but I could see where some of the larger rigs could have a difficult time navigating around the vehicles. Supposedly, if all of the spots are filled, they will let you dry camp in their front lot. The lot is large and very level. There is a very nice walking trail directly behind the campsite. The lodge is about 1.7 miles from downtown Napa where there are loads of wonderful places to eat.