pyrthkr

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

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Good dry camp close enough to the town of Prescott to enjoy all its amenities. Fully paved roads and pads; concrete picnic tables; raked crushed gravel area for tenting or canopy; metal fire ring - although covered when we were there due to fire restrictions; water spigot near each camp area; walked to the restaurant/store at the other end of the lake and it was nothing special - we had desserts which were bland and gave us second thoughts about returning for any other meals. Like all government campgrounds we've been to, plenty of space between sites. Only comment is not the campground's fault - dog droppings all along the interior roadsides. What are people thinking?

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No rating on Service because we checked in after 5:00 PM, used the office drop and were out of there early in the morning. Other reviewers have said it all; uneven sites, rutted roads; however, the power was spot on and water pressure constant. I'll add that you shouldn't take your pet or yourself outside for very long because there are bull thorns or goat heads, whatever, everywhere, and you'll spend the next hour or so pulling them all out. Most everything around is closed although there was a food truck right at the entrance and there is a gas station next door. We will probably not be back unless we're stuck for a place to stay.

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Were initially going to visit one of the pie shops just for a lunch break but were intrigued by the RV park website. No frills and no lies about it either. Owner has about 5 or 6 sites but can adjust things to add a few more if necessary. We were initially concerned about the power hookup but noticed on pulling in that the mast already had a dog bone off the 50 amp plug in which met our needs (30 amp) sufficiently. Water initially came out of their hose a bit dirty but quickly cleaned up (we use a filter all the time as well). Owner has a nice gig going and caters to the Continental Divide Trail hiking and cycling crowd by providing free shower, rest room and Wi-Fi service for them; we met and chatted with a few of these intrepid souls as they were staying with a "trail angel" just up the road. Nothing fancy here but a safe place to spend the night.

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Return visit and pretty much had the place to ourselves and selected a nice spot near the visitor center. electric steady per my surge meter and water pressure good but, like my last visit, campground piping leaks like a sieve. Park employees indicated that this is a holdover from the days when this was a State Park. Campground crew had to turn all park water off and then all park electricity off but came around and told us each time as well as let us know when everything was OK. Great, short trails to the overlook and the Nature trail through the lave flow. Good spacing between sites as with most State and National campgrounds. Nice ramada over the picnic table and a rogue fire ring nearby.

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Very good registration staff trying to deal with phones, already on-site campers, and those needing to register all at once. Pools and spa not open yet, as with most campgrounds this time of year in this section of the country. Electrical and water hookups were away from the back of my vehicle and down another level; escort to site pointed them out or I would've had a time figuring that out. Power and water good for our 30-amp unit per our hookup devices. No cable at our site (although it is available at some) but there were plenty of antenna Colorado Springs stations receivable. Good dog areas with "bags" and receptacles provided. Lots of shade. Manitou Springs is a fun little town and the Garden of the Gods city park is just up the street and well worth the price of admission (FREE!). We would definitely return.

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A quick overnight stop that allowed us to vehicle tour the south rim the next day. Fee station was closed and ranger at Visitor Center was just closing as we arrived but had us come in and gave us the info we needed. As with most state, regional and national facilities; sites well spaced apart from your neighbors. Only one wood block under one corner to get completely level - probably could've done without it (I know you folks with levelers laugh every time I write this part of the review!) Electrical steady per my surge meter. Nice and quiet in the evening. Awoke to deer grazing just across from our site.

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Registration staff busy but courteous and helpful. Our assigned Site appeared to be in a brand new section of the campground. Gravel was a little soft but wood blocks under the rear wheels helped that (they had rain the week before we arrived). Sites close but few others occupied this time of year. Power per my surge meter was spot on and water was within the parameters of RV acceptable pressure. No cable in this section yet, however, it appeared as if the connecting boxes were in place so maybe later. Rest rooms, laundry and showers were brand spanking new. Stunning views of "Ivy League" fourteeners to the west. We would stay here again.

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Very courteous and informative registration personnel. Power and water good (we use a surge protector with readouts as well as water pressure restricter anyway); cable kinda fuzzy but watchable. Used a couple small wood blocks under the rear tires to get absolutely level and could've been comfortable without them. Nice, short trail from the campground to a hidden arch. Be ready for red dust everywhere but deal with it. Lots of international travelers around. Only comment worth mentioning is that the 10 lb bag of ice we bought at the registration office was more like crushed ice than cubes - not a big deal! We would definitely return!

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We were assigned a spot one site away from the beautiful dunes with trail access to the huge beach. Park is just a bit outside of town which was fine with us. Drove into Ilwaco for fresh fish off the boats one morning. Small rest room / shower and laundry areas but clean, fairly priced and fully operational. WiFi weak, as we have found nearly everywhere we have stopped. Deer behind the RV in the tall grass one morning. Second day there, managers came by and asked what we were doing in that particular spot. Seems the site managers from the day before had escorted us to the wrong spot but they took full responsibility and got all the paperwork corrected, and all RVs situated. Would definitely stay here again.

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Although the check in folks were friendly and informative, and the pool was cool, refreshing water; I can't say much more in the way of good assets for this park. Hookups are difficult to get everything connected due to location way at the back of gravel site; everything on the property is dated and appears to be original from when Route 66 was the major thoroughfare; trash is one big dumpster near the exit. I could go on but the simple advice is for you to go on your way as well. We would not stay here again unless it was an emergency.

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Assigned a nice spot, away from the main motor home area and near the cabins. You must rent a box to use their cable but you can get all sorts of music channels without it. WiFi inoperative 4 out of 5 days unless you were right in the registration office or café (which was a nice spot). Laundry clean and fairly priced with industrial sized machines. Easy access via multi-use paths to Whistler Village and its multitude of shops, restaurants, attractions as well as the many bike paths and trails. Bear warnings the entire time we were there; tent area even evacuated once. Nothing that even resembles food can be left outside. There's only one other choice for RVs and it is a ways south of town, certainly not as convenient if you want to be in the midst of things. We would stay again.

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Rate reflects Good Sam discount. We had stayed in another park just down the road last year and were inundated with bugs. Not so at this lovely park full of mature shade trees and operated by respectful and helpful proprietors. Were assigned a pull-through site which was fairly level and not so near our neighbors that we could put our slides and awning out as well as enjoy the picnic table during happy hour without feeling cramped in the least. Wi-Fi was a bit strained, no doubt due to the nearly full park. Pool was clean and enjoyable. Very cute ice cream/gelato trailer right on property. Lots of families but everyone got along and the ruckus that sometimes goes with children running amuck was not to be seen. Our next morning was started by observing a mini cattle drive by ATV cowboys going right down the street outside the park. Didn't think much about it until stopping for gas in Ogden and noticing the "leavings" on the motor home splash guards and the front of the toad. A good bit of water did the trick. It was only an overnight for us but we would definitely return for one or multiple nights.

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We decided to try this out after being shut out of the various state parks in the Anacortes area. We were not disappointed. Although only 30 amp service, even that was not needed as the temps were mild being so close to the water. There is one section pretty much on a parking lot and another, the one we stayed in, just off the entry road where the camp host resides - these are diagonal, back in spots and have much more room than the parking lot folks. Site was very level. Wi-Fi was weak but usable. Rest room/showers were in the city park area but we did not use them. No laundry. It rained off and on the 2 days we resided there and the roads remained clear and no severe puddling was evident. Although they do not have a pool per se, the Oak Harbor city beach is right next to the park, as are kayak/SUP/wake board rentals and excursions. Safeway, Walmart, Albertsons are within one block, as is a wonderful little donut shop. The city park also has lots of play equipment for kids. Be patient driving south from Anacortes if you have a big rig, especially across the Deception Pass bridges.

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Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Concrete sites, with concrete pad for toad with very little grass, but there is tidy, low profile landscaping between sites. Both sites we stayed in (two different visits within two weeks) were somewhat less than level but we manually adjusted levelers to accommodate. This place is busy so be sure to have a reservation during the vacation season. Rest room/shower closest to us was closed for repairs 3 out of the 4 days we were on site. Other one was by the office on the other side of park so we did not use. Did not use laundry either. Great, central location in Portland; was able to easily to visit daughter in NE section as well as enjoy meals at local restaurants and do some grocery shopping as well. Wi-Fi was weak unless you woke up early and got online. Cable channels what you would expect in a big city. Interesting long termers with vegetable/flower gardens. We would stay here again, mostly because of location.

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Cute Oregon Trail theme throughout. Wonderful indoor spa took the aches of our "trail" away. Good neighbors came forward to tell us of a great, informal dog run across the street even though the one provided by the park seemed adequate. Other neighbors simply stopped by to ask how our day was going, where we were from, etc. Very friendly residents. Wi-Fi was fair. Cable channels about normal for what you'd expect. Fair priced laundry, and dryer actually dried in one loading. Huge, clean pool with basketball hoop and play equipment. Decent sized store, supply shop. Site fairly level and a good bit of room between you and neighbor. Family run operation with "mom" berating the teenage boys to get the chores done (weed trimming, flower pot watering, etc.). We would definitely stay here again.