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Rate is for a dry site. We stayed here during the pink salmon run when all campgrounds are booked to the last spot. Luckily we could secure a site for a few days. It feels like a Provincial Park. The sites are well shaded by trees and divided by shrubbery thus providing pretty good privacy. Highway noise is barely noticeable, we had a good nights sleep. Dump station and water taps are available. The restrooms were clean which is always a challenge when the campground is full. The biggest nuisance was the lingering smoke from all the campfires going on. No breeze up here in the woods. WiFi is available throughout the campground but slow and iffy at times. Overall we find this place to offer very good value for money compared to a Provincial Park campground. We'll be back.

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We have stayed here in recent years and will come back in the future. Very convenient stopover location when on the way to Tofino. We prefer the upper loop because it is a little further away from the highway. Not much noise anyway. The campground is typical for a BC Provincial park. Treed sites with a picnic table and a fire ring, some shrubs between the sites for privacy and well maintained outhouses and water taps throughout. Rangers come along to collect the fee and sell well sized buckets of firewood for 7$ a piece. The trails are inviting and well maintained. The falls are not the biggest (well, they are named Little Qualicum Falls for a reason), but nice and there are quite a few spots upstream where you can enjoy the river pools.

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Rate is for a full hookup site. We stayed here a couple of years ago when the RV Park was still under development. The owner put a lot of work into it. Very quiet and somewhat remote location to get away. We stayed in one of the group campsites where privacy is very limited. Lots of deer poo on the grass, so watch your step or clean up (nobody else will do it). Our main point of criticism is the WiFi that is now included in the rate. Back then is was 2$ per day extra but strong and reliable. Now you can just forget about it. Other than that it is a nice place to stay when exploring the Comox Valley.

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We stayed here before and could not find any better option so we returned despite the high rate for a gravel parking lot. Good hookups, strong WiFi and reasonably quiet but side by side parking without any privacy. We'll never understand the site assignment strategy putting us right beside another camper while the park wasn't even one third full. And of course the next camper to arrive got the free spot on our other side. Well, since there is no picnic table or fire ring you stay inside antway. What we like most is the American River bike path passing right outside the RV park. All paved and gently winding it is a great walking or cycling opportunity. It will either lead you right into Old Sac' or up to Folsom Lake.

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We stayed here in December on our way south and now on the way home. Just a few miles from the I-5 this is a quiet getaway in the off season. Summer must be a completely different story. But during our two stays there were only a handful other campers. Plenty of privacy. Staff was very friendly and gave us free choice for a site. We picked a pull thru or rather a pullout off the road through the campground. Surprisingly level and long enough for our 34' fifth wheel and the truck. Water and electric hookup were fine but the sewer had a small cap only and was out of reach for our equipment. Our Verizon Mifi worked well. We rode our bikes through the recreation area and spotted a few owls. The night was very quiet and we enjoyed our stay. We'll be back on our next trip south.

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Rate is a mix of Passport America Discount and extra charge for long weekend nights. We stayed a few days on our way home and didn't have the long weekend in mind. Big mistake. The campground was filled up to the very last spot. It was a zoo. Since the park is a gravel field with sites close together in parking lot layout there is no privacy left when the park is full. Quite some noise from partying in the neighborhood (not the parks fault). We'll be back but avoid any weekends not to mention long weekends.

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Stayed again on our way home and will do so in the future. Where else do you get a paved site with W/E hookup for 12.50$ (after discount for National Park annual pass)? Good privacy too, since the sites are well spaced. We enjoyed the hiking/cycling trails around the campground and the quiet night just a few miles off the I-5.

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On our way home we made a reservation for one of the four electric sites. However, the site was taken by someone stranded with a battery problem. We were assigned another site (luckily there was another free one with power) and received a 60$ voucher for the inconvenience to use in any restaurant inside. Excellent customer care! The site was just long enough for our 34' fifth wheel and the truck. No privacy, it's a parking lot. Security was driving around all day and all night long. Some noise from the nearby casino A/C or HVAC. However, the price is great and not too far from the I-5 it's a stopover place to keep in mind. We'll be back.

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Stayed again on the way home. Nothing to add to our rating from December. Convenient place to stay close to I-5, yet quiet. At some point the park owners should deal with the overflowing of sites when it rains. The draining system isn't really up to the task.

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Not much has changed since our stay in December. Except for the water level in the lake. It looks so much better now. As for the camping experience it's still an excellent getaway from the I-5 with paved sites and full hookups. Quiet and lots of privacy this time of the year. Only two other campers around. We'll be back later this year.

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This is hands down the park with the friendliest and best staff and the most welcoming fellow camper community we have ever seen. In our experience it even tops the well known hospitality of the Escapee parks. We arrived to stay a few nights and ended up staying two months! Monthly rate for a full hookup pull thru site on fine gravel is 325$ plus electric which was a total of 125$ in our case. If you want it any cheaper you have to boondock in the desert. But there won't be any WiFi which was included and mostly worked reasonably well. We first went from a two night stay to a week and then to a month and in both cases the office staff honored our previous payment which is not very common. The park has changed ownership a few times in the last years and no owner was willing to spend money for maintenance let alone invest in some renovation or improvements. Therefore the park has a pretty rundown appearance and we heard some stories about electrical issues. However, the management works hard to keep everything clean and resolve any issues immediately. Our site was hassle free, very level and with good and stable hookups. The management kept an eye on leaving every other site empty to help with privacy. During our stay in December and January the park was only about 20% occupied. We joined most of the dinners in the clubhouse for the excellent food and the friendly people. We got quite a few invitations to join some of the ongoing excursions or other events. Despite being about twenty years junior of the average other camper around we made a lot of new friends and felt very welcome and well integrated in all kinds of activities. Lots of the campers we met return to this park for many years and we will join them in doing so. One thing can be awful though: the smell from the Salton Sea being a mixture of dead fish and sewer can ruin your camping experience. That depends on the wind which mostly keeps the stench away but not always.

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Rate is for a full hookup pull thru site after Good Sam discount is applied. We found the back in sites too short to accommodate the fifth wheel and the truck. We were too lazy to park the truck elsewhere in the overflow and spent the 10$ extra for the pull thru. The sites are level concrete pads with excellent hookups in a resort style park with a pond and a fountain in the middle. Your neighbors will be ten yards left and right with some low shrubbery between the sites. Don't expect too much privacy here. However, it is a good place just two miles off the I-5 to get away from the highway and train noise. We didn't use any amenities but assume they will all be in the same excellent shape as everything in this park appears to be. Friendly and competent staff at the check in. Garbage pick up in the morning. Probably more goodies we didn't check out because we just stayed over night.

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All we have stated in our review from January is still true. Except for the dump that is now locked and as a registered guest you will get a code from the camphost to use it free. Otherwise it's still the not very appealing gravel parking lot. But we like Calistoga and what the area has to offer. With the Passport America Discount (Sun thru Thu) this campground is the best value for money in Napa Valley. We found it even more quiet at night than last time. Whenever we come to napa Valley this will be our choice to stay.

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Our second stay here after February 2014 and nothing has changed. Still the same (25$) rate for a W/E site and the 50% discount for National Parks Annual Passholders. Only two other campers in the park so we had free choice for sites. All paved and level. Some with hookups, most without. A quiet place just a few miles off the I-5, even without the discount it's a bargain. Gas stations and groceries at the I-5 exit. We'll stay here again on the way home.

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One of our 'must stay' parks on the way south. Just five miles from the I-5 this park offers a great getaway from the travelling routine. Paved and level sites with hookups in good order. Very quiet and nice views. Unfortunately the lake is almost nonexistent by now. We hope for some rain and snow. Verizon signal was good. Gas station right at the freeway and grocery stores in town. We'll be back on our way home (and next year ...)