Old Mountain Man

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About Old Mountain Man

Roaming the Western states in my RV while I still can

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Still the great little place it was five years ago. Biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking and more literally next to your campsite. Museums and city park with playground a very short walk away. America's most charming downtown a moderate walk or very short drive away. Tons of other outdoor recreation a short drive away. Spaces are narrow and close together; no one cares because no one spends much time inside their RV here. Not cheap and no one cares about that either; people come here for what Golden, Colorado has to offer and Golden offers quite a lot.

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Everything is pretty much the same as it was two years ago (see my previous review) except that they have raised the weekly and monthly rates to ridiculous extremes. Nightly rate isn't so bad, but I won't be able to be a monthly resident ever again.

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A true hidden gem. Passed by on the highway many times, saw the neighboring junkyard, and just kept going. It is NOT the junkyard; you can't see this place from the highway -- and you can't hear the highway from here. Rate is very reasonable. Lots of small/medium trees. Very nice "social room" with wood stove, free coffee, table, chairs & couch, etc. Amenities for hunters, such as a covered place to hang your freshly-killed game, and what looks like a walk-in cooler for storage. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Everything in this town is expensive, including this place. At least they work at making it worth your money. Very nice park with relaxed atmosphere with adobe wall that shields most traffic noise. Lots of variety in the choices of sites, and they're scattered around amongst mature shade trees instead of being in packed together in long rows. Rustic, adobe-type buildings (what the locals call "fauxdobe") give the place a distinct Southwest charm. Staff and owners are very polite and laid-back, with friendly cats that come right up to you. Best RV-park-Internet I've seen in years: reasonably fast with no dropouts. P.S. No fires are allowed, not even charcoal grills.

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Very basic, just a dirt lot with level sites. Certainly overpriced for what you get, but there's no other game in town during winter. Nice people. Free Internet/WiFi, but it's pretty slow. Location shown here on RVparkReviews' map is correct. The place Google has marked (down the road) is wrong, and if you use Google Maps to navigate you here at night, you'll miss your turn.

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Best. Staff. Ever. Well-gravelled, nearly-level, very long pull-through sites that were lengthened just last year, which is why the utilities seem to be strangely placed. Many mature shade trees. Constant, year-round maintenance keeps this place top-notch. Still, it's a bit overpriced which keeps it from getting a 9 (I never give out a ten). Next door to, and downwind of, a horse arena -- so there is dust, loudspeaker noise, and flies during the warm months. Also, Internet/wifi is worthless: bring your own.

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Not worth the outrageously high price. Paved, nearly-level sites, fenced and clean. Staff very nice. Sites are so narrow that you can touch your neighbor's RV from your picnic table. And you'd better hope that your neighbor's sewer fitting is tight because that's right next to your picnic table, too. I can't imagine what it would be like to be here with slide outs. I won't be back unless I'm out on the road late with nowhere else to go.

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Price reflects winter rate when there is no water. Just-the-basics dirt & gravel lot with ten FHU (30 and 50 amp) nose-ins (you'll have to back OUT) behind a motel that is between two truck stops. A nice alternative to the ridiculously expensive parks in SLC if you're just passing through. Not so much if SLC is your destination city. Saw lots of predator-type tracks in the snow outside so keep your pets safe.

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It's a truck stop. So don't expect much. Well-gravelled, nearly-level sites with a spectacular view of the electrical substation next door. By the time taxes are added in, it's overpriced. Far enough away from I-80 that you don't hear the traffic, but there are... other... noises throughout the night. OK for a night while passing through that long stretch of northern Nevada where there is nothing to see, nothing to do anyway.

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Campground is self-serve. No one on-site, you pay at the kiosk. Six W & E (30 amp only) sites with a dump station. Water is shut off in the winter. A few more dry-camping sites that are five bucks a night. All sites are level, dirt & gravel with not quite enough gravel. It's a cheap place to spend the night before making the long, desolate haul over the hill to Winnemucca, NV - a trip you do NOT want to start any later than mid-day - and not much more.

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Very friendly & nice people. Gorgeous view of Mts. Hood and Jefferson. Owners are retiring; younger generation taking over is very knowledgeable and helpful too. Within view of highway but far enough that there is no noise, even from trucks. Plenty of shade trees. You have to park with your door facing north, so the sun hits you on the wrong side. Wifi/Internet is worthless; bring your own.

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Rate reflects 30-amp weekly rate. Nearly level, well-gravelled, wide lanes, fenced-in and relatively quiet. Each site has a pedestal grill and small Juniper tree. Largest pet area I've ever seen. Excellent for overnight or base camp. Six pull-through sites, all 50 amp with maybe a dozen more 50-amp back-ins. Scores of 30-amp back-in sites that are "end to end" meaning that if the other end is vacant, you have a pull-through, at least until someone wants the other end.

     

Dufur RV Park

Dufur, Oregon

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Basic, no-frills park that caters to long-termers working on nearby construction projects. Excellent for us lower-income, retired folks as long as you have your own bathroom. Wifi worked great. Staff very friendly and helpful; I called in from 15 miles out and he was there waiting for me to guide me in the dark to my spot. I wouldn't bring children, a Big Rig or anything with slide-outs here if I were you.

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The second of the three USFS campgrounds on Blowout Road. A bit noisy esp. on weekends, mostly from speedboats on the lake. Pay showers are a bit expensive. Nice boat ramp and trails. On July 4 you can watch fireworks show across the lake in town. Camp hosts are friendly, helpful and promptly take care of business.

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The quietest of the four USFS campgrounds on Detroit Lake. Pure water, large stately trees and the campground hosts were the absolute best.