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Not much has changed from our last stay here. The sites and roads are rough dirt, gravel and rocks. Sites have concrete patios, most are back-in with lots of room to navigate. There are no fire rings, no picnic tables, not much TV. Utilities are fairly easy to reach. Since traffic was light there wasn't a problem with having someone backed up to our lounge window. Water is definitely still and issue. Bring bottled water for cooking and drinking, tap water is nasty. When the wind blows here is does blow, don't leave awnings open during the day if you plan to be gone. This is an ok place to stay for the short term and there isn't much in the area to chose from. We probably will return when through the area.

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The only access to the CG is via the Parker Dam Road out of Earp, CA. When you see the signs "Watch for Burros" they are not kidding. Roads in the CG are paved, sites are gravel and sand. We found the sites to be mostly level and utilities are placed well. Sewer hookup may require a second length of line. Tap water is NOT drinkable. CTV hookup with about 70 channels. This is a member CG and river sites are reserved for members only. Each site has a standing grill and picnic table. There is room enough for patio furniture and awning. There are drive-thru sites and back-ins not lacking for space to navigate. Staff isn't much interested in hearing about any issues with their sites and take no corrective action. The sewer dump in site 67 was broken off and when we told the staff about it they took no action, in fact tried to assign another camper that spot after we moved into another site. There are burros in the desert and surrounding area, wander down the streets in the CG just before sunset every evening. Free Wi-Fi in the clubhouse, not much in the way of cell phone coverage. Other than attitude from staff and members this is a pleasant CG to spend a little time unwinding. We would likely return if in the area in the future.

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CG is about 1 mile from I-15 on old Hwy58. No traffic noise. Roads and sites are gravel and sand, sites have concrete patios, W/S/E 30/50AMP. 50 AMP costs $4 more per night. Sites are separated by Oleander bushes. Staff is friendly and helpful. CTV is free and Wi-Fi is not. Our Jet Pak pulled a full strength signal and our T-Mobile phones were fine. The CG shows it age but is well maintained. Restrooms and Showers were clean and freshly painted. Laundry 75 cents wash/75 cents dry. Each arrival is escorted to the appointed site and guided into place. Picnic tables and benches but no fire pits. This is a pleasant stop-over and many people do just that, spend the night and leave the following morning. We enjoy the relaxation and will return when through Barstow in the future.

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Direct access to and from US395. Interior roads are asphalt, lots of room, most of the sites in lower CG are drive-thru. Sites are gravel & sand, separated by rocks. W/S/E 30/50A, CTV 24 channels, free Wi-Fi but our Jet Pak worked great here. Some shade trees, store, and on site propane. We did not use the CG restrooms/showers, or the laundry. Staff was friendly and helpful, good information about local things to see and do. This CG has street lights and fire hydrants. Although CG is next to US395 noise was not an issue. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring/BBQ. Staff doesn't stack campers on top of each other, leave room between occupied sites for a little privacy.

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Direct access from US395 into the park and plenty of room to navigate. Roads are asphalt, sites are asphalt with concrete patio pads with picnic tables. There are trees but not an issue. The sites have W/S/E/CTV and utilities are well placed. Water pressure is a little low but steady. No issue with electric during the week we were here. If you arrive after hours there will be a packet waiting with all the stuff you need and a map to your site. Owners live on site. The park is clean and well maintained, this time of year lots of turn-over day to day campers as folks try to find warmer places to stay for the winter. Washer/Dryer $1.25 each, clean restrooms and showers, maybe a little dated. Lots of California history in this part of the valley. We enjoyed our stay here and will return when through the area.

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This time of year check-in is at the General Store, just beyond the CG. The CG closes for the winter 11-8. Be prepared for the elevation, 7200 feet at Twin Lakes, across the road from the CG. The roads and sites are gravel and dirt, some grass, with picnic tables and fire pits. The sites are back-in arranged like a wagon wheel, with sort of a common area with benches at the "hub." There are some issues with leveling but it isn't any worse than some other CG's you may find. Utilities are easy to reach and work well. During really bad weather there are frequently issues with power to the area failing. Be Prepared. Bridgeport is at the junction of US395 and Twin Lakes Road, very small town with few amenities. Owners are new, since October 2014, have made improvements and continue to take pride in the campground and facilities. The laundry is very expensive, $3.50 and $4.50 to wash. Dryers also pricey. We did not use the restrooms and showers. We enjoyed our stay here and would return if in the area.

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Access from US50 via "C" Street takes you directly to the CG entrance. Roads are asphalt, sites are hard sand and mostly level. Utilities are well placed, there are pedestal BBQ grill stands and some sites have fire bowls. There are pine trees, some satellite access, HDTV good signal. Part of the CG closes for the winter. There are a few long term residents here but their sites are tidy. Restrooms were okay, certainly not sparkling clean, didn't use the showers. "The Pit" is a group BBQ area used by the staff while we were there for a Chamber of Commerce function and campers were invited to attend, free of charge. South Lake Tahoe is gearing up for the winter ski season. There are stores, shops and restaurants to chose from, some in California, some in Nevada.

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TTN Park, rate shown for 50A. 15 full hook-up sites, all full when we arrived. Very difficult park to navigate. Very steep hill with a sharp turn to reach the sites near the South Fork of the American River. Our site, H22, was a back-in, W/E, facing the river. Restrooms & showers were closed when we arrived and we were told they would be re-opened in "a couple hours." Wi-Fi available at the lodge and some places in the CG if you are lucky. The men's restroom at the Lodge was plugged and flooded, then closed for the last three days. Where the roads were paved the surface is crumbling and very rough, the remainder are gravel. Oak trees are shedding their fruit and when the wind blows sounds like a huge hail storm. The staff was friendly and helpful when we checked in. There is no HDTV available here, some sites satellite but mostly the trees interfere. It rained the day we arrived and the sites along the river were pretty muddy. We checked in on Saturday and decided to cut our visit here short and pulled out Wednesday. The closed restroom/shower problem in H was not yet repaired when we left. The CG dump station is at the exit from the park. We probably would return if in the area in the future.

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Overall, this is an excellent RV park. Host couple is very helpful and friendly, escort to site and guide backing. There was a minor remodel to the office but not a hinderance to business, finished before we left. Last year the owners tried a new cable provider and it didn't work. This year they are back to the old school analog cable provider and everything is great. Concrete pads and patios, easy access to utilities. Laundry still spotless and inexpensive. Pool is due to close for season sometime soon. We enjoy each visit here and will return again, when in the area. The car dealership in front is closed and empty. There are many places to see and explore within an fairly short drive.

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This is a Park in decline. Josephine County doesn't provide financial support so the camping fees are all the funding available for upkeep, maintenance and repairs. Camp host is friendly and helpful, also hopeful. We usually select a pull-thru full hookup site but this time ALL the pull-thru sites were occupied by tent campers, that we didn't understand. The six sites available to RV's were back-in with full hook-ups, next to the upper part of the park and fence. The fee was raised $8 from our last stay here in 2014 and nothing has changed for the better. The website should show which sites are available on a day to day basis. The utilities all worked okay in the RV sites. Wi-Fi was iffy, HDTV brought 4 stations not worth watching. Restrooms and showers were being kept clean by the host couple. The propane source on Redwoods Highway was selling for $1.60 gallon this year. We feel the nightly fee, for what is offered here, is way too much. Next year we will find another RV park in Grants Pass.

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Staff was friendly and helpful. Roads and sites are gravel, crushed rock, grass between sites, young shade trees. Laundry clean, $1 wash-$1 dry, several machines. Playground area for children. Lots of room. CTV, good Wi-Fi, 30/50AMP, good water and sewer connections. On highway but no road noise. A restful place to anchor for a few days before moving on and we will definitely return in the future.

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Definitely a destination RV Park. Close to I-82 but not offensive traffic noise, day or night. Two or three years new park, constantly improving and always clean and sparkling. Trees were planted late 2014, some spring of 2015, none will encroach on sites when mature. Mix of paved and gravel sites, some sections are pull through and others are back-in but with lots of room to maneuver. Grass between sites, landscape timbers define the sites. Staff here is totally customer oriented. The facilities are great for large group gatherings, with BBQ's. There is a great play area for kids and a dog walk. Our group parked 40 RV's for the week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely return in the future, already reserved.

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Staff was friendly, cordial and helpful. The site was drive-thru with full hook-ups, 50AMP. Sites don't offer a lot of space but enough for a picnic table, and usually for the toad or tow vehicle. Sites are mostly separated by small trees and shrubs and maintenance works hard to maintain the park like landscape. Roads and sites are paved, not perfectly level but close. Amenities are nearby and this is a quiet park, though close to I-405 and I-5. We enjoy our stays here and will return in the future.

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Close to I-90, behind the truck stop, noise was not an issue. Combination pull-thrus and back-ins. Utilities are mid-site. Roads and sites are gravel with grass buffers between and picnic tables. Not all sites are full hook-up and the dump station is convenient, near the exit. Restrooms, showers and laundry spotless. Typical of most high plains CG, the wind does blow here and the smoke from the NW fires is ever present. Staff was friendly and helpful, there was a nightly charge for 50AMP service, $2. Most amenities are available in Deer Lodge but there is no RV outlet anywhere nearby if you need parts or service. This is a pleasant CG and we would return if in the area.

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Surprise. The CG is located just off MT-12, close to 9 hole golf. Roads and sites are gravel and there are grass buffers between sites. Utilities are well situated. Some sites are full hook-ups, others not, and the dump station is convenient. There is a hot springs spa nearby, at the Motel, open to the public. Wed. and Sat. at 7PM there is an ice cream social, informal sales pitch for the membership CG. Lots of fun. There is considerable history in the valley surrounding White Sulphur Springs, worth the trip. CG Wi-Fi is sketchy at best, our JETPAK pulled a 4 bar, 4G signal. Cell phones are haphazard. HDTV reception mostly depends on the intensity of the smoke from the wildfires in the NW. We enjoyed our stay here and would return when in the area.