pyrthkr

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

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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.

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Return visit and what impressed me the most this time was the cleanliness of the rest rooms; even hand sanitizer and a plastic garbage bag for those folks who can't resist throwing something into a pit toilet - regardless of signage. Friendly camp hosts who even come around near evening time to see if you want to purchase any firewood - perhaps a cottage industry for them; they do seem burdened by paperwork, especially for only a $9 overnight fee and if you write a check . Gravel roads and sites, fairly close to level, lots of space between sites. Verizon service was good. There are water spigots near the rest rooms. Still a bonus to have the Jacob Lake Lodge/restaurant right across the street.

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What a little gem right next to the Snake River! Operated by Parks and Rec so that may explain the low rate compared to other campgrounds in the immediate area. Camp hosts are in the first site and greet you at your RV as you enter the facility. They work to give you what you want with whats available (length, shade, back in/pull thru, remote, etc.). Gravel once you get into the park but entrance and exit (alongside neighboring park) are paved. Nice, grassy areas, most with trees between sites. Our site (#9) was spot on level and even though a back in, plenty of room to park our toad right next to us. Code to get into the rest room and a key to get further into the rest room bldg where the showers are. Power steady for our 30a unit at 120v; probably did not need to regulate the pressure or filter the water but we're in habit and hooked it up anyway. I never thought I'd say this about an RV campground but EXCELLENT wifi. We didn't make reservations but you can phone to get them if you'd like. Middle of the week so only a few other units and a couple tent sites occupied. Immaculately maintained grass, trees and shrubbery; Parks and Rec was mowing while we were there. Nice bike path through a neighboring Arboretum and also across the river through a park/golf course area - we rode our bikes but only 5-6mi. Bought some sweet corn, a cucumber, 1lb of green beans and a squash at a farm stand a block away for $2.53!!! Man, that corn was good! Nice cheese outlet store across the street which also has yummy ice cream and an upstairs restaurant. We would definitely return, and we come this way all the time!!!!

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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.