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On my 4th motor home and enjoying retirement. Taking longer and longer trips.

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Very happily surprised at this immaculate park; even in the off-season! We had stopped, or should I say, drove through another park in Amargosa before deciding to travel on to Pahrump. I had stayed in this city before at one of the casino lots but my spouse insisted we give this one a try. I wonder if the word "wine" in the title had anything to do with that? Office was closing as we arrived but registration gal took care of everything from her little cabin just up the way from the office. Paved approach and access to sites except that last row (ours) was gravel. Site was gravel and nearly level. Electric worked fine; we did not use water until we dumped and flushed the next morning and that went well also. Pool, spa, laundry, rest room and shower areas were all spotless. We did the free tasting at the winery and enjoyed an exquisite dinner at Symphony, the restaurant connected to the winery. I imagine this place is quite hopping during peak season. Will try to return when in the area.

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Gave this a decent rating but it could have been two points higher except for the bothersome road noise all night long. Turned the AC fan on low to give it some white noise but the semis still had their say. Helpful front desk staff helped us find a shady site. Water and electric worked fine, did not use dump at the site. Nice book, periodical and tape (yes, tape! Do you still have a player?) collection in the rec room which also gives access to the laundry, shower and rest rooms. Will look to try out one of the other parks in the area due to the noise next time.

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My third visit to this beautiful park planted in the forest next to the Williamson River. Did not make reservations and small signs at the entrance indicated RV and Tent sites full but we went in anyway. Turns out there is a procedure for determining what sites are available (RV sites were truly full) where you go to the self-serve board and check the reservation list. If a site number is not on that list, and it does not have a cone in it, you can park there. Rangers confirmed that our 26' motor home would fit into most any tent site and they were correct (although we did pick one that had an easy back in). Dry camping but our portable solar panel kept the batteries up well enough while we cooked, cleaned, charged devices and watched a movie. There is a community dump outside the park site area. Once again, neighbors smoke from their campfire was annoying; seems to be a regular thing this summer.

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Interesting place within a very short drive across a nearby bridge to Astoria. Very clean and roomy shower but only one for the entire campground!!!! One other rest room (next to the shower, which also has full rest room within it) as well as a couple of port-a-potties scattered throughout the dry camp area. Stayed two different times in an 8 day period, one night each and price reflects the first stay which was on the golf course side which was paved main roads, gravel approach and site with cement pads for patios; water, electric and dump at this site had no problems; laundry was as described in other reviews - key only and they want you to only use one washer and/or dryer at a time (?). Second night they said they were full but had space on the grass which they described as dry camping which we didn't mind but they actually came out with an extension cord they ran from a post nearby and gave us 20 amp power; no water or dump but they did let us fill the tank and dump at one of the vacant golf course RV sites before the renters showed up; $37 for this site, on grass, backed up against a creek covered in a blackberry bramble.

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Our second visit here and for whatever reason we didn't get a full hook up site; just missing dump which turns out to be only a short distance away near the shower/laundry room so it wasn't a big deal. Beach and one of the Oregon Haystack Rocks just across the street. Welcoming reception staff and great, fresh seafood as well as plenty of supplies and souvenirs in the store. Indoor pool a nice attraction but did not use and left it to the kids. Water and electric functioned properly; community dump was easy enough, as long as there wasn't someone using the adjoining area as an overflow parking lot (prohibited by signage, but ignored). Very busy park with cabins, families, carts, traffic but worth it if you know what you are in for. I'd make my usual complaint about smoke from neighbor's camp fires but we found that everywhere this summer so it must be acceptable practice these days.

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Its all about location and this park is right on Bastendorf Beach. Park of a small chain of RV parks across the country. (We've stayed at one of their Moab locations). Paved main roads then gravel approach and grass/gravel spacious sites. Some, like ours, had plenty of room to park your toad and even set up a tent if needed. Be prepared for serious moisture as the coastal mist rolls in almost every evening making everything appear as if there was a downpour overnight. The heat of the day takes the wetness away quickly. No issues with power or water; they have a community dump on the way out (as most beachfront parks do, if at all) which we did not use. Ice, refreshments (including local wine), ice cream and just a few basics available in their store. The more remote tent sites seemed to be a gathering place for dog walkers who didn't care to pick up after themselves; told the proprietors and they reacted quickly. Will definitely stay here again due to the beach access.

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Nice park nestled in the pines. Courteous hosts at check in which is also a decent little store for basic re-supply as well as a small restaurant and ice cream parlor. Paved main entry then gravel sites. We were away from the pond which turned out to be a good thing as there were swarms of bugs in that area; didn't seem to bother the families that were in the sites surrounding that area. Good electric, water and dump. Trash dumpster looked as if an animal had picked its way through and tossed what it didn't want; my spouse cleaned it up when taking out our trash but we noticed it just as messy upon our exit so perhaps the offender was still inside? (don't tell my wife!) Will return if we are in the area.

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Very welcome, totally shaded park after a prior day in the blistering sun of Lake Mead. Only place around the area and it has gas, a store (including liquor) and a cafe (although with very limited hours). The one or two attendants on duty are thoroughly over worked but somehow manage to cut the chafe from the wheat and deal with customers as they are dealt with themselves, so be patient. Gravel road into the park to an almost level gravel site and totally shaded. Power and water good (we use a meter and a filter) but did not use the dump. Huge farmland immediately behind the park with those massive irrigation machines that actually assisted in cooling off the park area. Appears to be a fairly large group activity area for BBQs or whatever, apparently for when the weather is cooler. Nice treat the night we were here, one of the regulars set up a backdrop at one of the unused sites and showed a movie; nice touch!

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Arrived near the end of July after checking out their sister site at Willow Beach. Price does not reflect entrance fee (unless you have Passport America or another federal discount). Both areas were suffering under the summer sun as the temperatures hit 118. Our only need was for good 30 amp power and we got it. Registration also helped us determine a site that was oriented so that our vehicle was not baking on the side with the refrigerator (other side has an awning). Slide remained in, front cab windows cover on, single AC cranked. Paved to the basically level, gravel site; small to medium sized trees providing little shade; recycle as well as regular trash receptacles. Did not hook up to water as our tank was full and did not use dump. Hardly anyone else around so great views of the declining Lake Mead.

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AS others have stated, crowded and very busy campground; obviously, because it is right in the middle of town and enjoys a ton of shade for the huge cottonwood trees they meticulously care for. Somewhat tricky entrance right next to the Texaco gas station & store but once you've done it once, you know what to look out for. Gravel driveways but spot on level concrete pads. Power, water, sewer, cable all functioned as they should. Office staff promptly processed a refund of our last day as we chose to depart a day early; no doubt there were folks waiting for a cancellation to pop up! Have to pick your times for pool, shower, and laundry usage carefully as there are sometimes large families represented in the park.

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Site is above the surrounding countryside at ~7200 ft elevation so temperature is about 5 degrees cooler, which is welcome in the summer heat. Canyon View area is a bit rough to get into but doable with patience. The area just outside the Visitor Center is fully paved and has a rest room building with grey water dish washing area as well as a single fresh water spigot (which was repaired while we were there). Great, and some challenging hiking trails, some to outstanding ruins, can also take a Ranger-led hike. They currently only have porta-pottys, as their 40 year-old sewage system is in sad need of repair. Very interesting native demonstrations of rug and basket weaving as well as painting in the Visitor Center during the day. Only a couple of the pull-through sites are anything near level but more of the back-ins are mostly level. Small trading post and gas station at the intersection with the highway at the bottom of the hill were closed both times we were there. Very peaceful.

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This was our second stay at the park and they now have the community dump station completed. Our site (32) was fairly flat but some looked like you would need to work the levelers. The Reservation site does have level ratings so take a peak there. Power steady & water well within pressure recommendations for RVs per our monitoring equipment. Paved roads throughout but rolling and one steep but short hill on the way in. Mountain bike and hiking heaven! One of the few places where we saw birds almost immediately after putting our feeders out. It was some sort of public appreciation day and there were all sorts of wildlife and rescue demos going on. 2 nice playgrounds (away form the motor home area) for the visiting grand-kids to play in. Public library just at the entrance gate and, if you're hungry, a swell hot dog cart guy usually hangs out in the parking lot there. Will definitely be back!

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Your basic casino parking lot with FHU. There are registration phones on the outside of the laundry/rest room building just after entering the RV area. If you don't have reservations you simply pick up one of the phones and you are automatically connected to registration. I told them what I needed and the girl at the other end gave me options which I drove around and checked out, parked in one and walked to the registration office (at the casino portion of the complex) to complete the process. FHU all worked properly; site nearly level and extremely long and wide; probably could've fit 2 RVs into it easily! Did not run my slide out to help cool the rig more easily. Showers have some sort of water saver on them so it takes a few more moments of rinsing in the greatly reduced pressure. Pool area (at the hotel) laundry and rest rooms all spotless. For $25 its a pretty good deal. Would definitely stay here again.

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Reserved well in advance since this was high season. Got a pull thru for the asking, fairly level with some shade. All folks at registration, store and cafe very pleasant and accommodating; obvious maintenance going on all the time. Right across the street from the beach (there's a beach web cam on their site) which allows vehicles (we did not risk it but many surfers, and others, did). FHU all functioned properly; I did not try the cable hook up, may have just missed it or perhaps my site didn't have it, and, I don't recall being given a list of cable channels at registration so....., maybe they don't have it? Gale force winds (no kidding!) our last night and day but staff was always out keeping driving paths open and assisting RVers with reeling in unruly awnings, chairs, etc. Pricey but I'd stay here again.

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About the only good thing I can say is that the huge, majestic cottonwood trees all through out the campground make for a pleasant late afternoon, even in August. Small, wooden bridge across a dry creek just before entering the campground made me think more that twice before crossing it. Gravel/dirt pathways throughout campground are mostly being reclaimed by bordering trees and brush. Don't even open the door on the pit toilets! They appeared not to have been cleaned in quite a while. There was only one other camper in the entire facility so I assume the 5 or 6 state park vehicles I saw at the entrance (Ft. Churchill state historical park) must concentrate on that aspect or the facility. Water spigots interspersed throughout but did not use. With a bit of effort on the part of the parks department, this could be a real gem in the middle of the blazing desert (even with pit toilets!). Would not stay here again unless I hear that they've made some efforts at clean up or if I was stuck for a night.