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We filed an official complaint with Good Sam Club about this RV Park. We made a reservation at this park for 1 night. At that time we advised that we were Good Sam Members and she said we would get the Good Sam discount when we checked in. When we checked in the receptionist asked for my credit card and charged the full rate. I asked if that was the Good Sam discount rate and she said "oh - no - you have to lead with that. You have to show me your card first thing." I asked if we could start over and she said no - what's done is done. We feel they should post that requirement in the office or on their website. Or ask us up front like all the other G.S. Parks do. Other than that - It is a beautiful park and extremely well maintained. We think that the complaints about the hookups are actually a plus for us because you get a really big site. Big enough to park our trailer and our full size Tundra next to it. The hookups are arranged so that a motor home could head in or back in to take advantage of the view. The view of the Columbia river with the big ships going by and seals bobbing up and down is unbeatable. The restrooms are good but could use an update. The rest of the staff was very friendly. We do appreciate their attention to detail as far as the requirements for the sewer hoses and staying off the grass and out of the road. It makes for a nicer stay for everyone. We might stay here again - but would like them to address the Good Sam Discount issue.

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Really nice park in small town. Neat, clean, quiet. Paved sites with grass and picnic tables. Clean Bathrooms, easy pull through sites. Very nice staff. Level sites. They even have a gym (didn't check it out since only stayed one night). No shade to speak of, maybe at some of the sites on the perimeter. Open sites for satellite. WiFi was good but there were not many people there. In fact, rows A & B of sites were "closed for the winter." Like mentioned in other reviews, "you know what" rolls downhill but many RV parks haven't figured that out. Had to prop up the sewer hose to get good drainage as it was on the high side of the site. But worked OK. Price shown is Good Sam with discount and tax. We would stay here again if passing through. Not much to do for us within a day drive. Cute little quails running all around in the morning.

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This is a Small RV Park (45 sites) behind the Gold Dust Casino - near Highway 580 - but not too bad for noise. If you are sensitive to traffic noise bring ear plugs. Check-in was a little confusing as we weren't sure where to go to check in. It turns out you should pull up to the hotel check-in area and go inside. Or if they give you a site number when you make a reservation - park and walk over to check in. Wifi and TV were good. Bathrooms were clean & required a code. The sites were a good size. We chose a back in. The pull-through sites are bigger. All sites have some grass by them and a picnic table. The sites are all paved and spaced well. We chose a site as far away from the highway as possible - just because of the possibility of traffic noise. Originally we were going to stay at the RV Park that is near Costco which was recommended by a fellow camper when we were in Bishop, CA. But our gut told us to try this smaller one at this Casino (never stayed at a casino before.) We were really glad once we saw the other place because the other one is sandwiched between 2 busy highways and the sites look really small and appear to be dirt. We would stay here at the Gold Dust again.

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Very nice park - hard packed dirt sites with concrete slabs for little patios with nice picnic tables. Staff very good, efficient, clean restrooms, Some shaded sites. Very well maintained, clean. It's right on the highway but surprisingly quiet. Some sites are bigger than others - many pull throughs. The only problem we have is that the little concrete slab could be in the way of your pull through site and it would be easy to crunch your tire on it if you don't get the angle just right. Seems like they put us in a smaller site since we are a 20' RV - we had to park the truck at an angle to stay within the site. One other issue - it was 5:30pm and we wanted to fill our 2nd propane tank. The man at the desk said "well don't you have 2 tanks?" And we said yes but one was empty and we aren't always someplace where we can get propane. He said "I don't do propane after 5pm." The lady who checked us in was very friendly but he was a bit short with us. Also I told them that the WiFi wasn't working and he said - well it is "free." She said they were working on it. Probably the only reasons I don't rate this a 10.

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Dirt Sites - full hookups, good enough for a night or two. Quiet. Very friendly staff good laundry room, clean restrooms, Would stay here again if it was the area we had to be in for traveling through California.

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It's the desert but nice enough if you want to be in the area. It is way off the highway so very quiet. The sites are sand with some bushes in between and a couple of trees here and there. The little fishing lake is cute - we didn't fish. You can occasionally get a cell phone signal (Verizon) and texting worked sporadically. They have a WiFi provider that you have to pay for, but it didn't work very well - very slow and even sporadic. It was through MoJo Hotspot. They must know that it doesn't always work because they are very quick to give you a refund - no questions asked. Restrooms are good and clean. Showers good and clean and free. Only one dump so if you are leaving when everyone else is - there will be a line. There is a large tent camping area that fills up on the weekends. There didn't seem to be anyone going around to check on things but we didn't have any problems. We were able to get a good satellite signal - it is the desert after all. If you are going to be in this area - it is the best private option. We did not check out the RV sites in Joshua Tree National Park - but that would be dry camping. Some sites have fire rings and some even have a picnic table.

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Beautiful Park. Very Big with several different levels. Some areas have a lot of long term residents but they are kept very nice. Rangers make regular rounds to ensure quiet hours and other compliance. There is even a guard at the entrance to the park 24 hours to make sure that only people staying there or visiting a specific site gain entry. All the sites are paved with grass in between and picnic tables placed between sites. The staff is very nice and very helpful. There is good cell service and Cable TV. No WiFi at the sites but in the office or laundry room it is pretty good and is free. Very nice clean restrooms and showers. Well kept grounds. We paid the premium rate to get a view and it was worth it. We were overlooking a small plane airport, valley below and Mt. Baldy in the distance. It was very quiet - you wouldn't know that you were so close to the "big city." If they had WiFi at the sites we would have given it a 10.

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This is a great place for what it is - a paved parking lot in the Mojave Desert. Given that it is in Lancaster and most people don't have any reason to come to Lancaster, it is a very good place to stay for a few nights depending on your reason for being in the area. The bathrooms are extremely clean - free showers - full hookups - very cheap rate $20 a night. It is very clean and quiet - except you can hear the freeway because in the desert sound travels a long ways. The WiFi is very good and free. The manager is very nice. If you want to pay by credit card you have to wait until she is around - but that was no big deal. Very few channels for TV on the antenna. Satellite signal very good. Very large level sites - with both pull through and back in. Any size rig could stay here.

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The only reason I wouldn't give this a 10 is because the Wi-Fi is worse this year than last year when we stayed here. It really is a joke. There is a pay Wi-Fi available that is pretty good and pretty reasonable - it is called NOW. We stayed in the "Point Sites" area in #327. It is not rated as a view site but if the rig to the water side of you is small or positioned back far enough and you pull your rig up to the front you will have a very nice view. The location is great for walking into town or on the beach. It does get quite windy here and there is no protection from it. There are no trees. The sewer hook ups are at a weird angle so they require some propping to get a flow going. The showers are 25 cents for 1.5 minutes (not the 3 minutes in the previous review.) All in all it is a great place to stay to explore the area but not really to just hang out in. The staff is very nice but I think they are training some new people because we talked to a couple who's reservation got double booked and when we checked in they applied my payment to someone who was coming into the same site the following week. They figured it out and let me know. That was OK. Again - I would recommend this park if you want to see Port Townsend and the surrounding area.

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Very nice, helpful and friendly staff. It was very full for the Octoberfest time but the day after that was done (October 21) the place cleared out and we had it all to ourselves. If you stay 6 nights the 7th night is free - at least in October. We did get some snow while we were there but it ended and every other day was bright blue skies. The sites are level and power and water were fine. The rec room was marginal and Wi-Fi only good in some areas. But it was nice and quiet - even though there is a major highway near by. It is close to Leavenworth and not that far from Wenatchee. We would stay there again.

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Very nicely located right on the water (Puget Sound) near the downtown of little Port Townsend. You can't beat the views - especially if you can score a waterside site - but even if not - you will likely have a "peek-a-boo" view out of one or more of your windows - or you don't have to go far to sit out and enjoy the ferries and sailboats going by. It is a short walk to the Wooden Boat center and other points of interest and unique shops in downtown Port Townsend. There is a Safeway about 3 miles away - handy for re-stocking groceries. The showers are pay showers - only 1 1/2 min for a quarter so be quick. The staff is very friendly and informative. This is not very big so you really need a reservation. The WiFi is horrible!!! The cable TV is great!!! But you can get to a WiFi provider that is pretty reasonably priced and the connection speed is good. No trees, dried grass and gravel sites but level and easy in and out. Based on where it is located I imagine it could get really windy as it is on a point on Puget Sound. We would camp here again.

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Nice enough park - good sized spaces - especially like the back in sites because they have grass around them - the pull through sites are all on total asphalt. The first sign you see is "No alcoholic beverages!" They really want to have a "family" atmosphere and the Yakima Reservation is a "dry" reservation. We are not sure what that means because we saw beer and wine advertised at a local mini-mart. But it isn't a big deal unless you want to go there to "party." The staff is very nice and helpful and the propane is the cheapest you will find anywhere. I expected to have to wait for them to come to fill our tank but they were there quite promptly. They have a lovely walking/jogging paved track around the park - about 3/4 of a mile. I would rate this park higher but the highway is nearby and so it was noisy at night - had to use ear plugs to sleep. It was very nice to be near the local orchards and farms to get fresh produce and some wonderful apples if you are there at the right time of year for apples - fortunately - we were. We would stay here again if we were passing through - not too much to attract us to come back.

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The only reason I didn't give this a 10 was because of the mosquitos and other little bugs. If you like a desert lakes you will love this one. The roads are well paved, and it is far enough away from HWY 155 that it is nice and quiet. The hosts are wonderful, informative, and friendly. We came here to take in the unusual geological sites in the area - The Grand Coulee, Steamboat Rock itself, and Dry Falls, etc. Well worth the trip. We saw people fishing and heard the fishing can be quite good. The play area looked like it would be great for kids, although it was off season and during the week so we saw no kids. A group did come in later in the week, and at the group site there were teens and pre-teens having lots of fun, but they were quiet during quiet hours. We don't like heat, so we wouldn't stay here in the summer, and we heard the bugs are worse in the summer although they do control the mosquitos as much as they can. The sites are well laid out, and they are adding more plus some cabins. We would stay here again if passing through, but since we saw what we came to see, we would probably not come back. But we highly recommend it for those who like a desert lake environment.

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Not as advertised and over priced. It is in a lovely setting right by the lake, but the layout is funky and even though we had a pull through site, it was barely long enough for our travel trailer, and we had trouble figuring out if we were in the road or our spot. The place looks bigger than it is because there appear to be several "permanent" residents here. Lots of trees, and if you have a boat you can fish. They gave us a list of TV stations we were supposed to get with our antenna, but we could not get a single one. The Wi-Fi is barely adequate. The quiet hours are 11pm to 8am - which was observed, but 11pm is kind of late; most parks observe 10pm. Only one restroom with 2 stalls and 2 showers. For $43 a night you should be able to shower for free. There are lots of state parks nicer than this. We would not choose this park again unless we had to have a reservation as another nearby park is first come first serve this time of year. We would have preferred to stay there but were coming through on a Saturday and needed to make sure we had a spot. Not sure why people rated it so high.

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We actually stayed here in October of 2011 but I didn't know about this website to write a review and I feel so strongly that I need to warn people about this park. BEWARE! We will never stay here again unless there is no other option and then we would only stay here on Sunday - Thursday. We will park in a Walmart parking lot before we camp here again. On Friday and Saturday it turns into drunken partyville and the rangers go home at 10pm so they can't control it. Their information says that quiet hours are 10pm - 8am and that they are "strictly enforced." That is a bold-faced lie!!! They aren't here to enforce it and the park hosts just put in their ear plugs and turn on their white noise and ignore it. After several polite attempts to ask our "neighbors" to quiet down we had to pound on the door of the camp host at 1:30am. He was only 2 sites away so their is no way that he shouldn't have heard it. They did quiet down some after the host talked to them. The partiers obviously had been here before and they told us that they always come there and party until early morning and that "everyone does it." We didn't see any other lights on in the section we were in. The next day we complained to the rangers and they apologized and said that they would talk to the hosts. But like I said: they go home at 10pm so there is no enforcement of "quiet hours." The partiers left that next morning so the rangers never could have talked to them. Oh and by the way: we also got invaded by ants. If you have to stay here: talk to the rangers when you come in and tell them you are concerned about weekend parties and they probably know who they are so they could talk to them ahead of time. I would also talk with the park hosts ahead of time so they are forewarned that they will be awakened by me: if not the partiers. Beware!!!