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This is one of many "snow-bird" parks in Apache Junction. The park is small with paved streets and nice size level sites. This is a long term park with mostly park models. Our friends are staying here for 3 months and we visited for 4 days. The residents were friendly - the man in the office was brisk and short but accommodating. There is a charge for the wi-fi but the Verizon LTE was very strong and OTA TV was good. This park is very clean and the park models are well kept and not at all junky. This is not an overnight park but would be good for a longer stay. The rate quoted is the Passport America rate which has no restrictions.

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To start with boondocking is not our choice in camping. We were with a group of 5 other rigs and got a very secluded spot about 3 miles off the highway over a rough dirt path. There were plenty of available camping sites for multiple rigs closer to the road but you would have to eat the dust from those of us that camped further away. BLM charges $40 for 1 to 14 days. We stayed 3 (which was more than enough). They only accept check or exact change in cash (my $100 bill was not acceptable). A credit card machine would make the whole check-in process much faster and more secure. The people working the desk were not friendly or helpful. A generator is a necessity. Between the dust and our campfire smoke a shower is necessary every day which leads to packing up your rig and go waiting in a long line to dump and fill up with water every few days. We can now cross "going to the Quartzsite RV Show" off our bucket list. We will not be back.

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Arizona has really upgraded the state parks in the last few years. This park is a great example. Small park with only 37 sites (8 for tents or small rigs, 10 large back-ins and 19 large pull-thrus). Large grassy dog park. Paved roads. Level sites. Grills and picnic table at each site. Secluded. Surrounded on 3 sides by tall rugged rock walls, north side open access to the river including a boat ramp. Easy access to dump station on the way out. The only nice addition would be wifi - Verizon cell service is limited with no data access. The rate is $28 per nite and a $5 reservation fee. Reservations are highly suggested.

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We have stayed here multiple times and it only gets better. The staff are very friendly and helpful especially the crew that escorts you to your site. The roads are paved and the sites are concrete with a concrete patio area and gravel between sites. There are small trees and ground cover vegetation and areas of grass around park. The gravel is raked after checkout. The casino shuttle is very convenient. Good Sam has rated this park as one of the 12 most scenic in the country.

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We were surprised by this park after some of the other negative reviews. It appears to have been recently spruced up and cleaned up and very well maintained. We stayed in a pull thru which was a little tight but we have stayed in much more expensive park with even tighter sites. We stayed here for 3 nights with a rate of $38 and a stay Friday and get Saturday night free. So the average rate for 3 nights was $26. There is a nice dog park and there are a number of well maintained grassy areas around the rv park. There is free wifi near the office and the pool. My verizon 4g also functioned well. Staff was helpful and friendly. This may not the best neighborhood in Vegas but security was very tight and visible both in the park and the parking garage on the way to the casino. The only real downside is the distance to the strip. The casino does provide a shuttle which we did not use.

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We stayed here on our way home from an Alaskan Caravan trip. We were lucky to find a campground on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. This campground was heavily treed with dirt roads and dirt sites. Wifi only available at office or restrooms (we went to a pub in the town of Kimberley and got great free wifi). The office staff were very nice and informative about the area. Kimberley is a nice little town with a great produce stand and a couple of restaurants and bars. There are deer walking throughout the town and the campground. We would have liked to stay a few more days and explore the area but there were no sites available for the rest of the weekend. We would stay here again if ever in the area.

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The roads are gravel and the sites are gravel and grass. The pull thru sites are very long with easy access. The park is heavily treed but not a problem with access. The cable TV had 4 channels and 1 did not work (OTA had 2 channels). There were back-in sites around the outer edge and super long pull-thrus down the center of the park. There is a pavilion for meetings and nice clean laundry and showers. Every site was 30amp service. We stayed at this park in June of 2015 on our way to meet up with our Alaskan Caravan and it was really nice and we would have given it a 8 or 9 at that time. During that stay the park was almost empty. We again stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our Alaskan caravan in Sept 2015 and the experience was not good. There was another large caravan in the park along with our 20 rig caravan and it was standing room only. The electrical system was overloaded and kept going out. The sewer system was overloaded and backed up into our site. The owner refused to deal with the problems - one 5th wheel owner pulled out an ancient generator with no noise suppressor. Again the owner refused to deal with problem and referred complaints to the wagon masters (who also refused to deal with problem). We do understand that the season is very short in northern British Columbia but this park was way overbooked and overloaded. This is an older park and would be really nice with a few upgrades and a attitude adjustment for the manager. We would probably not stay here again.

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This is a great campground in a Canadian National Park. The US National Park Service could learn a lot about campgrounds from this park. Most sites are pull thrus that any size rig can be comfortable in. Roads are paved, sites are gravel and level, plentiful grass and heavily treed. This campground has the perfect mix of the wilderness experience with all of the comforts of home. The sites are large with lots of privacy. Staff was young and friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs (another lesson for the US NPS). There was regular bus service to the town of Banff (free to town and $2 to return or $1 for seniors). The bus drivers were the most friendly we have ever seen. The town of Banff was very enjoyable with many restaurants and shops (another lesson for the US NPS). The rate of $38 is just for the campground - there is an online booking fee of $10 and another $16.60 (2 seniors) charge per day for the National Park. Again, another lesson for the US NPS - people are willing to pay for a good experience.

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This is a wonderful quiet park near the Salmon River (short walk). This is a very scenic drive down 93 and the park is even nicer. All grass with good 30 amp service, water and sewer and good wifi. There are only 16 sites and there was only one other site occupied the night we were there. The owner is an widow who built this park with her husband in 1969. She sells a gallon milk jug of ice for $1. There is no cable or OTA TV but the park is so nice and peaceful who cares about the TV. There are deer and cows wandering thru the park (did not see or step in any cow pies). Wish we had time to stay multiple nights - we will be back.

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This is a great facility on the Snake river. Paved roads, concrete slabs with manicured lawns between spaces and picnic table. Hookups available on either side of space - your choice on direction in pull-thru sites. Next to boat dock. Staff very nice and helpful. Good cable tv. Wifi was a little slow in the evenings when everyone accessing the internet. The only negative is road noise in the early weekday mornings. Would definitely come back.

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Do not know the rates as we were part of a prepaid caravan. This is one of our favorite campgrounds on our Alaskan trip. It is a small park behind a small motel. Total of 18 water/electric (15 amp) sites. Each site has lush grassy area with border boards and picnic tables. There were no long term guests (actually there was no one elese besides our caravan). All sites level - most of us did not disconnect since we were only staying one nite and everything to see in Carmacks was within walking distance. Park in on the edge of the Yukon river with a boardwalk to the visitors center. Hotel has a cocktail lounge and small restaurant which was very good. This is one of the parks we wished we had stayed longer. Would definitely come back.

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This is a great National Park experience (the US National Park Service could learn from this). This is the only full service RV park in the Jasper but it is a jewel. The forested campground is quite large. All roads and campsites are dirt. Our pull thru site was a little tight with trees for our 3 slides. But with a little patience we were able to position our rig between the trees. Don't get me wrong - the trees are what make this campground wonderful. There is no wifi in the campground but all of the restaurants in the town of Jasper had fast free wifi. The town of Jasper was quaint and enjoyable - the US NPS could also learn form this. The only problem with the campground is all of the potholes in the access road. If the roads had been graded we would have given this campground a 10. The rate quoted includes an $11 online reservation fee spread across the the 2 nites we stayed but did not include the Canadian National Park fee of $9 per senior per day. This campground sells out fast - make your reservation early.

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Rate unknown as we were traveling as part of a prepaid caravan. This is the kind of park that were expecting in Alaska. Heavily treed in a wilderness setting with 30 amp and water service. Most sites are creekside - a few were pullthru. Most parks in Alaska are cramped gravel parking lots with few trees and little grass. Given the creek and trees there are mosquitoes - spray with deet before going out. We would definitely come back and stay more nights.

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Not exactly sure of price since we were part of a prepaid caravan. Gravel lot and packed in like sardines - side by side and back to back. Walking distance to most everything in town and excellent wi-fi and cheap ice. CONS: very cramped, gravel, park packed with weekenders and fishing derby people - noisy, laundry $3 wash and $3 dry. We would look for something nicer if we were coming back.

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We do not know the rate as we were part of a prepaid caravan. To be fair to this park there are two sections - the caravan section and the nice wooded section on a hillside. This review is about the caravan section. The caravan section is a very large dirt parking lot. Access is through the fuel pumps which can create a backup. The utilities all seemed to function properly (30amp service) with 300 mb of wifi per day which was not usable when the park was full. The restrooms were very clean. The sites are EXTREMELY TIGHT and perpendicular to the road. This makes even the pullthrus very difficult to maneuver. This also created a backup as three caravans were attempting to enter at the same time. Our slides were within inches of the next unit. There was not room to walk between rigs. These were very very tight. We had a backin site that was not long enough to park our tow vehicle. We had to park a couple hundred yards away in the tent section. We also stayed here a second time as part of the caravan. This stay we were the only caravan in the park but we were still bunched together even though we there was only 20 of us in an area for 60.