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Amazing stars at night. Great hikes in the park and nearby, especially if you have 4 wheel drive. Very peaceful. Cold nights in late fall, which we liked. Terrific staff -- the ranger was very knowledgeable and helpful. Bryce is only about 45 minutes away. The campground is right in the middle of terrific scenery -- wonderful sunrises and sunsets.

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Very well managed and maintained. Quiet - it is a little way off the highway. My wife enjoyed the pool - too cool for me. Pretty surroundings, too. Fine for an overnight, and it would be good for a longer stay if you like to fish - the river is right nearby.

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Not a resort, but great for an overnight--well-located, little or no freeway noise, well-managed. Excellent laundry facilities, good shopping right nearby (Fred Meyer). In the right season, there are blackberry bushes on the south side of the park--delicious!

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Great laundry facilities. Yes, you can hear the highway a little if you sit outside, but not from inside your rig. Wifi works great in the laundry room. Be sure to call ahead and get instructions -- easy to miss the turnoff from 101. We will return when we are in the area. To me, this is not a destination resort, but it is a good overnight stop.

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Very remote -- this is really like boondocking. No facilities at all. Six miles from Ft. Bragg, but it takes a really long time to get there, due to the bumpy narrow dirt access roads. Not a convenient place to stay if you want to be close to the tourist attractions of the Mendocino coast. Campsites are very large and spread out, sited under large second growth redwoods. Some sites have outhouses and trash barrels, but the best bet is to be self-contained. There are some picnic tables and firepits. Gathering downed wood is permitted. If you like silence and isolation, this is your place. Also, good mountain biking on the fire roads running through the forest.

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Great place -- agree with prior reviews. Quiet, green, lush trees and bushes. But do not bring a big rig here -- very narrow roads, low branches, small campsites. Also, campsites can be very muddy -- bring something to wipe your feet on, like an astroturf mat.

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Agree with prior reviews -- great place, shady, quiet, off the beaten path. Do not bring a big rig here -- narrow roads, low branches, tight corners and campsites. Small trailers or motorhomes will do just fine.

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It’s great for what it is – very rustic, off the beaten path. We used it as an overnight stop on our way from Southern California to the coastal redwoods. No traffic noise at all – it’s about a mile off Highway 20. The back-in sites next to the creek were quite large. The sites were level with a dirt surface – probably gets muddy in wet weather, but we had no problem. The management was very accommodating and pleasant.

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Very remote -- located on a long dirt road off of 395, south of 108. Shady, quiet, and cool. Nothing to do except fishing and hiking. Aspen and pine trees. A creek runs nearby. There is no water available, but the pit toilets are clean. If you want peace and quiet, this is a great place.

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Right by the river. Very shady and quiet. Terrific place to relax. Well located for hiking in the canyon. Now for the minor downsides: there is a meadow in the middle -- probably buggy in summer, but not in early spring or autumn. Long drive on a twisty highway to get down to campground from San Joaquin Valley, but road is not too steep or too narrow. Campground is not big-rig friendly. Interior roads are very bumpy and narrow. Pads are not level. A few low-hanging branches here and there. Bathrooms are clean but very basic -- no showers.

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Lots of shade in a pleasant and convenient setting. The campsites are generally situated around circular cul-de-sacs; there's not a lot of privacy. On a weekend, the campground was very busy and noisy. During the week, it got much quieter. The bathrooms were as well-maintained as they could be, given the very heavy usage during the weekend. There were few (if any) full hookup sites, but the dump station was easy to use.

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Not a destination resort, but fine for an overnight. The pool was large and clean; the restrooms were adequate. We had a pull-through, which was very handy. There is no highway or train noise. The management was competent and friendly. There was some shade at some sites (but not at ours). Depending on the season, you can harvest ripe grapes from the arbor surrounding the clubhouse unless you are tall, you'll need a stepladder. (The grapes were delicious!)

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We booked at the last minute and got a site very near the highway with lots of road noise. But the facilities were OK and the location is good. If you have time be sure to check out the Wildwood walking and jogging trails just south and east of the campground. They meander in and out of the woods, near the Salmon River. There are lots of fantastic hikes in this area, be sure to go talk to the Forest Service Rangers in Zigzag just up the road. They are tremendously helpful. We have stayed at this RV park once before. If you want full hookups near Mount Hood, this is virtually your only choice.

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The campground is very pretty, lots of mature trees and a nice river running through it. But it is kind of busy although the sites are well-spaced, there's not much privacy between sites. We could see and hear our neighbors at all times. Because this campground is accessible to fairly big trailers (up to 27 feet), there were a few folks using generators, which was annoying. There are several nice hikes right nearby. Since the campground is below 2000 feet, it was warmer than other campgrounds in the area.

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Very lovely setting right on the river. The river is very wild milky glacial melt cascading over boulders, not for swimming or fishing. But the sound of rushing water is great. There are a few campsites right on the riverbank, but they go quickly. There are also a couple of pull-through sites, which are in high demand. The campground was very quiet, no generators were in use when we were there (although they are permitted). The campground also serves as the trail head for the Glacier Basin trail, so you get some backpacker and day-use traffic. The bathrooms were pretty good real flush toilets! But there are no lights at night, so bring your flashlight. We would certainly stay here again.