About Kalama Traveler

I retired in 2010 and we started enjoying retirement three weeks later with a trip to the Utah and Arizona National parks. We enjoy escaping to the sun in the Palm Springs area during the winter.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Cannon Beach RV Resort, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We just finished a four night stay. It started out as three, because that is was all that was available when we called for a reservation in February. On the day before we were to leave, I asked if they happened to have a cancellation, and they did, so we moved to another space to spend another day at Cannon Beach. Now, to the park. It is been there since 1982. It looks like it. Narrow paved spots, but quite a bit of room between spots. It is in the middle of a forest, so I think satellite reception could be hard, but the cable is good. They have an indoor pool with hot tub, with 8-10 pm adults only swimming. Nice. Very kid friendly with a small playground, including basketball set-up and lots of roads for kids to ride whatever on. People in the office are super nice especially the General Manager. The facilities are near the front of the space, had to use extensions on water and sewer. Wifi was good, except they were having some problems, and sometimes it went off for a few minutes. It was not the parks fault, it was area wide with Spectrum. Walking distance to the beach (just less than a mile). I know that location is everything, but $52 per night seems a little steep, but still, they are packed every night in the summer, so.... Also, if you sign up for a month, you get a whole $2.50 discount per day off of the daily rate. However, with all that being said, we will be back. It is by far the best place in Cannon Beach to camp. We camped at Cannon Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49 and 68 See review
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Do not miss downtown Cannon Beach (of course, why else would you be here). The Cannon Beach Bakery (closed on Tuesday) has some of the greatest stuff around, don't miss "Haystack Bread".

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Redding RV Park, Redding, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is the first time we have stayed here since 2013. Again, just for a spot to spend the night heading north. Just the same park as before. The spots are very tight (we have a 39 ft. MH with toad), but manageable. We got the last spot, and you could tell. Very close to units on each side. We got in late, and the night check-in procedure was good. It was somewhat wet, and it tended to be a little muddy. The lower rating was because of the $11 raise in the price for the night (that works out to a 39% increase). It is really not worth 39 dollars, but I made the reservations without asking the price since I didn't expect that much of a raise in the price with NO improvements in the park at all. Restrooms are very nice, but there aren't many of them, but we were parked very close to one of them, so that worked out. We may or may not stay here again, only because of the cost and what you get for it. We will see. We camped at Redding RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Bear Mountain RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

A great spot for an overnight stay. Easy in and out, near Hwy 99, which produces some noise, but not bad at all. Price is right. Office only open for about three hours each day, in the afternoon, but the guy running it is very nice and helpful. Didn't use WiFi, water pressure was good, electric was good. Only a few overnighter spots, but the park is far enough out that they seem to always have room. I called, and didn't need a reservation, and there was plenty of room. We will come back. Great spot for heading North out of the desert. We camped at Bear Mountain RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Desert Shadows RV Resort, Cathedral City, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I am surprised there are so few who have reviewed this park. this a "10" by any scale. Sun, trees, paved roads, paved spots, large spaces, most back in, great people in the office, great, friendly people who stay here, 460 spots, 6 pools (one indoors), 5 hot tubs, two 'club houses', etc. Also more activities that you can believe: Pickleball, tennis, putting green, horse shoes, shuffle board, pool tables, ping pong, exercise room, bocce ball, line dancing, wood shop, ceramic shop, dance studio, library, bingo, pot lucks, special shows, dinners, dances, organized (and unorganized) card playing, quilting, sewing, trips off site, etc., etc. They average about 20-23 special activities per month. An OUTSTANDING Resort, and this IS a resort. Price is based on monthly rate. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
251
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The hiking around here is amazing. Good food, two Walmarts and one Costco with in 3.5 miles.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Sierra Trails RV Park, Mojave, California

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The price is the PA price. To begin with, make sure you talk to the owners as to how to get to the park. Do not follow GPS. Also, when talking to the park, make sure they know what size rig you have and your hook-up needs. If you have a smaller rig and/or need FHU, you will be able to get into the 'front' part of the park as it is a very tight fit. If you are large, and/or do not need FHU, you will have plenty of room in the 'rear' part of the park. There is a 'country mile' out back to maneuver your rig. Also, if your are using the water-elec. only spaces in the 'rear', be sure and ask how to get to them. You enter on a road (dirt for the first few feet, then poor blacktop to the entrance) BEFORE you get to the 'main' entrance to the park. With that said, it is a nice little park for a nights stay. Restrooms are better inside than they look on the outside, the people are great, and the price is right. Give it a try. We camped at Sierra Trails RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
5
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If you don't like driving through the LA area on the way south to the desert, try going east out of Bakersfield on 58, through Mojave, then down to the desert. No longer, but much, much less traffic.

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Flag City RV Resort, Lodi, California

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice RV park. The spaces are large, lots of room for big rigs. Grass nice, road all paved, as were the spots. The seemed to have a lot of nice facilities, but we didn't use any of them as we were just passing though. Pull-through spots were great. If we had more time, I am sure we would have enjoyed our stay here. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Flag City RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Lakewood RV Park, White City, Oregon

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Again we stopped here on our way south. Same as before, just a place to park and not have to unhook. Spaces nice enough. Just an average place for a night. Would stay here gain, but Costco moved, so we may find another place. We camped at Lakewood RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Meadowlark RV Park, Creswell, Oregon

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

As many of you may have heard, there has been a lot of rain the the Pacific Northwest this past winter. This is very apparent at this park. This is a very old KOA that has been recently reopened as a private park. At this time (March 30, 2017) there is much standing water (and mud) all around the park. I know this is not the parks fault, but it still distracts from the experience. The roads are asphalt and the spaces are gravel. There is grass between the sites. As mentioned above, there is also a lot of mud. There is reasonable space between the sites with grass there. The spaces are fairly level. The one thing is that they charge the same for FHU or WE only. So 34 dollars for a WE site is kind of steep, especially since they don't have cable. The do have some OTA channels, however. But this seems to be about the best price of a reasonable place in the area. I am sure this would be nicer in after the storms stop, but the no sewer thing still doesn't seem right. On the good side, the manager is very nice and helpful, and I was completely amazed when I went into the restrooms. The are outstanding. You can tell that they have been redone. They are clean and spacious. Not at all what you would expect looking at the outside portions of the park. Overall, I don't know if I would stay here again. I would have to think about it, considering the price sans sewer, and no cable. We camped at Meadowlark RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Mountain Gate RV Park, Redding, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park in the trees. This is our second time here and have enjoyed both times. The folks here are very friendly and helpful. The spaces are a little narrow and we had to use all of the space available in our spot for our 35 foot motor home plus toad. This was just an overnight stay on our way somewhere else, but it is great for that, and I suppose it could be good base for exploring the area. We will probably stay here again. We camped at Mountain Gate RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Sommerville Almond Tree RV Park, Coalinga, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We needed a place to stop in this area, and found this place. It is OK for an overnight, but this time of the year, it is quite drab. The Restrooms are great. Large and clean and look newly redone. Seems a little over priced, but most places in California are. We would stay here again if needing a place in the Colinga area. We camped at Sommerville Almond Tree RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
56
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Desert Shadows RV Resort, Cathedral City, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is a "10" by anyone's standards. Six pools (one indoors), five hot tubs, activities beyond your wildest imagination, from ceramics, to dancing, to pickleball, to shows. Immaculately kept. Concrete pads, wide asphalt roads, VERY big rig friendly, and so are the people. This is our sixth year here, and we are coming back. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
251
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Desert Shadows is in the center of everything. Eating places, movies, shopping (both food and other things). Be sure and ride the Palm Springs Tram. Hiking trails all over the mountains, fabulous tennis tournament in March.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Sierra Trails RV Park, Mojave, California

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here five or six times and will do so again. It is just what we need traveling from Washington the the California Desert. We have a Motorhome and toad, so the area in the back is just what we need for a night. Price is PA. Back lot consists of eight pull throughs in a gravel/dirt lot. No sewer, but passing through, no big deal. When we were there, they were adding 50 amp service to the back area. We will stay here again. We camped at Sierra Trails RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Space 7
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Flag City RV Resort, Lodi, California

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice place. Not a "Resort" in my opinion, but a very, very nice RV park. Very nice people in the office, easy to navigate in the park, plenty long for our 35 foot coach and toad. Would stay here again. We camped at Flag City RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Tri City RV Park, Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little park for an overnight stay on the way north or south. It is quiet (a couple of miles off the freeway, but easy on and off) and very nice people in the office. It would be a nice place for a longer stay if you had something to do in the area. We will be back. We camped at Tri City RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 18

Dazzo's Desert Oasis (formerly Dazzo's Restaurant & RV Park), Wikieup, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects two days PA and one at full rate plus tax. This is a barren gravel lot with RV spots. They have both pull-through (which we used) and back ins. Nice little place with restaraunt on site that has good food. Very nice people. You 'register' in the restraunt. Very clean restroom/shower (only one). Very affordable laundry. Good power and strong WiFi. They have some trailers that they rent out, $300 per month. Space rent $175/month. Good bird watching right in the park. We had a Gila woodpecker nest in the Sugaro catus right out our front window. We would definately stay here again. We camped at Dazzo's Desert Oasis (formerly Dazzo's Restaurant & RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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