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

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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.

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Our second stay at this wonderful campground (the first was in a tent!). Extremely helpful camp hosts that do their best to match your rig with just the right available site and escort you to it. Walking trails along the Williamson River as well as a creek that feeds into it and under the highway to the logging museum. Movie programs in the amphitheater on weekends and the Logging Museum (more a collection of absolutely unique logging equipment, all outdoors) is definitely worth your time. Got a pull site, pretty close to level, water and electric; there is a dump station on the way out. Lots of shade. Like many areas, the camp hosts do not have anything to do with your fees which are taken care of at a pay station so have exact change or a check. Will definitely return here.

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Our second stay at this facility. Gate keeper, as in the past, very helpful in determining what site would fit our rig best. Water level way down from when we were here before. This time, weather permitted us to dry camp at the cottonwood area. Paved access roads but some sites in this area a bit "ripply" due to tree root encroachment. We had a pull thru that was mostly shaded and the river was just over a little hump of land beside us. Day users were in the 2 spots next to us even though the area was clearly marked NOT for day use. They departed within a couple hours and did not cause any issues while they were there. There are about 5 different camping areas with one having full hook ups and they are priced accordingly. Water spigots spaced throughout as are pit toilets which appeared clean. did not use the marina services including cafe although they are advertised at the park entry. In the past, we've used the full hook up area (Juniper?) and had similar good experiences. Would definitely stay here again.

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Paved roads and sites which were right on level. Water and electric satisfactory for our 30a unit. Dump station on the way out. Lots of trees make for a good amount of shade. Very accommodating and personable fairgrounds manager and camp hosts. Clean showers and rest rooms, no access code on doors. Free shuttle (SPOT) to Sandpoint and surrounding area stops near dump station. Yes, train noise, but this is a major RR route so you won't find anything around that is totally quiet (the campground in the town of Sandpoint is literally right next to the tracks!). A great value! Would definitely stay here again!

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Our second stay at this facility and, as others have noted, the attraction is the town of Wallace itself. Paved road into the site, just past the restaurant which owns the campground. Gravel and/or dirt and grass sites; fairly level. Power and water good; dump lines at most sites. We've had creek side both visits and the sound of the water rushing down at night just lulls you to sleep. There is also road side which literally backs up right against the road and I would not recommend parking there. The adjoining restaurant serves good food and local beers. I don't believe there is another campground in the area, maybe in Kellog, so its good this is a satisfactory value.

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As other reviewers have noted, spaces close together; some permanents even claiming adjoining sites for parking and giving you the "stink eye" if you get near it. Paved roads and gravel sites, most somewhat level. Very little to no shade. The place could use a good general cleaning and a good amount of maintenance (sites currently without electricity, busted cable connections, etc.) to get it back in attractive condition. Another thing, don't dare hook up to the water, even with a filter! It is terrible, could not even swallow my first gulp! Power ok for our 30a unit at 120v. Rest rooms and showers clean and maintained. Did not use laundry room. No picnic table, fire ring, patio, etc. Very little room to park a tow vehicle; host simply had us park in a non-functional site. Registration office a paper and junk cluttered mess. Camp host appeared to be trying to make a go of it but seemed completely overwhelmed. I guess location is everything as this is extremely close to downtown, the college, bike paths and the river. All in all, I'd pay the considerable extra bucks next time and stay at the campground across the bridge.

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Federal NRA campground with so-so camp hosts; more interested in ensuring I filled out the response card than assisting with site selection. Most sites require some leveling and some even more so. Paved roads but gravel and/or dirt sites. Although they do not list pull thrus, we were able to utilize one that was evidently designed to park a car or truck for tenters. Not many sites occupied, perhaps a combination of Sunday, school restarting and a good deal of fire smoke (so much that I left the next morning and headed south!). Rest rooms basic but clean; also a pit toilet on the opposite side of the campground. A room with a utility sink is also available, most likely for cleaning fish, cooking utensils, etc. No official showers but I found you can go down to the beach area and use the outdoor rinse off shower for a quick clean. No hook ups but water spigots spaced throughout. Interestingly, there are still pay phones in a few locations, and they work! Lots of yellow jackets flying around and other, not so lucky ones, stuck in those hanging traps. Quail and deer traipsed through the campground in the early evening and morning. Ok if you're using the marine recreational opportunities of the lake or if you are a good dry camper. The full hook up sites are closer to the Grand Coulee dam.

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Make a point to use this facility if you have the opportunity. Excellent, knowledgeable gate host(s); paved roads & level sites, nearly all pull thru's & can make either side work; lots of space between neighbors but near enough to say "Howdy"; most are full hook ups and they have a dump station as well. Lots of grass & shade and right next to Umatilla Lake but you have to go out and around to get to the beach area. Power for our 30a unit spot on at 121v and water pressure very reasonable even without a pressure restrictor. Kids playground in the midst of lush, green grass. No antenna TV and I noticed satellite folks locating their receivers a good distance away from their sites (trees?). Verizon cell and WiFi hot spot very strong. The best value for the money of any park I've been to! Will make a point to stay here again!

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Well, about the best things I can say about this park is that the folks at the other end of the phone at Parks and Recreation tried their utmost to make things work; and , there is a beautiful park with ball fields just across a small street that has a measured jogging path around it. Arrived and found someone parked in my spot but couldn't find owner so called the number on the welcome board (no attendant, self-service). Was offered another spot which proved an amenable solution, and actually spoke with my reserved site residents later who did not seem to concerned. Gravel/stone sites, nearly level; 30a power spot on at 120v; you definitely need a pressure reducer on the water spigot! Lots of antenna TV channels and Verizon worked pretty well. Property itself is in need of major tree trimming and weed/plant removal. Looks like it is an afterthought to the Parks and Rec maintenance building which forms the front of the property. Most issues would probably go away if there was a camp host on site. Would stay here again, if I had to, but would look for another option first.

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No frills campground but right on the Candy Mt Expressway bikepath. Pleasant and knowledgeable reception area which also served as a mini store, restaurant (very basic) and cashier for the single gas pump outside. Gravel drives and sites, mostly level. Power for our 30a unit was 117 - 119v; water pressure adequate but not overwhelming; possibly new site dump lines as all appeared spanking clean. Verizon service worked well. Did not use or explore laundry or rest rooms. ATV-ing is popular in this area as there are some well know trails close by and many campgrounds advertise this so be wary of the time of year you chose to stay if you don't want them buzzing through camp (no such issues here!). Would stay here again but may look for a place in Richfield just up the road for more services if returning soon.