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Ex Navy Deep Sea Diver, Ex Archaeologist, Ex Museologist, Actively Retired.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Surfside RV Resort, Parksville, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is in Canadian dollars. This is a large privately owned, gated, RV Resort. Spaces are rented out if available. It is very nice, with a lovely Hot tub over looking the ocean. Convenient shopping if you have a bike, a bit of a hike if not. Well worth the money. We will definitely return. We camped at Surfside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
C264
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

This RV Park is on the Englishman River estuary. There is an abundance of deer, Bald headed eagles, and other wild life. There is a wonderful Park with great hiking trails about a 10 min. Bike ride away.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Seal Bay RV Park & Campground, Courtenay, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The Rate is Canadian dollars. An absolutely delightful park. We watched the trout leaping up to catch the dragonflies. There is an entrance to Seal Bay Nature Park which has wonderful trails. The sites have a bit of foliage separating each site. The entrance road is a bit of a washboard. We will definitely return to stay longer. We camped at Seal Bay RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy Seal Bay Nature Park. It is a gem.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort, Courtenay, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small, simple park. Most of the sites are overlooking the ocean. Very pleasant stay. We camped at Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

It is .75 km from Seal Bay Nature park with wonderful hiking a bike trails

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Salmon Point RV Park, Campbell River, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Very popular. They only take reservations for 3 or more days. Very friendly helpful staff. Pool closes mid September but the hot tub is open all year. We camped at Salmon Point RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Park Sands Beach Resort, Parksville, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here many times. It is very convenient right downtown and on a beautiful beach. Apparently there are new owners and now the price exceeds the amenities. I'm not sure we will be back and if we are it will be for shorter stays. We camped at Park Sands Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

My wife bought over 40 CD's for $1 at the SOS & Sally Ann.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Salmon Point RV Park, Campbell River, British Columbia

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park. This was our 4th time here. We were here for only one day to visit friends. But we did manage to get in a walk on the beautiful trail that goes up the Oyster river. We camped at Salmon Point RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Waterview 4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Park Sands Beach Resort, Parksville, British Columbia

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice Park very convenient. We have stayed here several times over the last 12 years. Always enjoyed it.

Everything we needed was with in walking distance.

The lovely boardwalk along the most fabulous beach is always a treat. We camped at Park Sands Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C20
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Thunderbird RV Park, Campbell River, British Columbia

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

The new cabins were very comfortable, and well furnished. A most delightful 2 day stay.

Only comment would be, we had to leave before the office opened at 9 and the was no place to leave the keys. We camped at Thunderbird RV Park in a Cabin.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
cabin 4

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Gilgal Oasis RV Park, Sequim, Washington

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first park we hit when getting off the Port Angeles/Victoria Ferry (Coho) and the last before catching the ferry. It has a limited number of pull thru's . It is very convenient with Quality Foods across the street with very cheap fuel. We were chastised for not telling them our length with the bikes on the back. But managed to accommodate us. We camped at Gilgal Oasis RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Sequim is a very pretty town. Dungeness spit is beautiful and for the keeners, an 11 miles hike. There is all the usual stores and Quality Foods is across the street.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cannon Beach RV Resort, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our 10th time to stay in this park. Needless to say we like it. The lots are paved but usually need a bit of leveling. They are all nestled in the the trees, which is beautiful but impossible for satellite. There is a wonderful indoor pool. The store is reasonably equipped. Gas and diesel is available, but is expensive. The channel guide that is provided bears no resemblance to what is available. We camped at Cannon Beach RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Cannon Beach is a fun little town. The beach is a postcard beach. Seaside is about 10 miles north with lots of tourist stuff, factory outlets. Over abundance of restaurants, etc.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA, Cascade Locks, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a paved, level pull through. It was in the trees so there was a lot of fir needles. No staff on the weekend. Our space was in the middle and we were only about 150ft. from the train tracks and 5-6 trains went through per night. Bring your ear plugs. Good Wifi. Good cable. We camped at Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

This is a good place to explore the Columbia River Gorge. All the Falls are spectacular. We hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls. The Crown Point Vita House is worth a visit if just for the view. Bonneville Dam and fish hatchery is very interesting. Everything is within 15 miles.

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Sherman County RV Park, Moro, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is owned and run by the County. It is a quiet little gem. Beautiful views of the rolling green hills and a lovely little town tucked in the valley. The park is sparse but more than adequate. With spacious pull- thrus. The restrooms and showers were spotless. Wifi was very good as was the cable. The camp host was extremely knowledgeable about everything within 30 miles. It was very windy when we visited. Well worth the 2 days we were there. It is $20.00 for 30 amp & $25.00 for 50 amp. We camped at Sherman County RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Mary Hill Art Museum, about 20 miles away, is really quite impressive. With beautiful Views of the Columbia River Gorge. Close by is a replica of Stone Henge built by Sam Hill as a monument to the first WW casualties.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Crown Villa RV Resort, Bend, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

I booked this park because of the very positive reviews. It seemed a bit expensive but sounded nice. I was surprised, when I phoned, to find that mid week in April they did not have a full hookup available. I booked anyway. We ended up in the Overflow lot. Gravel, not level, and 30ft. from a very busy road. No garbage, had to give it to park staff. Very weak WiFi. While the rest of the park was nice. I would not recommend the overflow. The staff were nice but probably overworked. I did not get a receipt and had to ask for it. Had to go back and ask for a Channel guide. We camped at Crown Villa RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
602
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Klamath Falls KOA, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I usually avoid KOA parks as they are too expensive for what you get. This KOA is not the usual upscale park. It is woodsy, gravel but with everything you need. The staff was very nice.

If I was passing through this area again and needed an over night spot. I would consider the KOA. We camped at Klamath Falls KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Susanville RV Park, Susanville, California

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean park easy space to get into. Concrete RV pad and patio.Very quiet. Nice staff. Walking distance to several restaurants, Walmart, Walgreen's.

Wifi slowed as the park filled up. Good list of TV channels. Open shot for Satellite TV. We camped at Susanville RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The White House restaurant which shares the corner with the RV Park, is supposed to be very good. But was closed when we were there.

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