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

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Burro Creek (BLM), Wikieup, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

Very good for a dry camp BLM campground. 1.24mi on a paved road from the highway then gravel to and including your spacious site. Modern picnic table with small ramada overhead at each site. Some sites also have fire rings. One concrete ADA site. One main common fresh water spigot and two others scattered throughout including one at the camp host site (vacant when we were there). Double sided dump station with flush water available. Bear proof trash cans throughout. Lots of trails down to the creek and near to under the magnificent bridge. Will definitely return whenever I can dry camp. We camped at Burro Creek (BLM) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If traveling north to south, Wikieup is your last chance to replenish stock; if traveling south to north: Wickenberg.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Nevada Treasure RV Resort & Spa, Pahrump, Nevada

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Came here to have a solar unit installed by a private dealer who was going to be at a Motor Home rally the following week. Have stayed in a couple other spots more in town but I have to say this has just about everything. Friendly and personable check in, escort to and guidance on site. All paved/concrete sites with great vegetation at the end caps (lanes?); some even with waterfalls and ponds with koi swimming around. 2 tier outdoor pool and jacuzzi as well as a full fitness center including sauna, steam room, indoor pool and jacuzzi. Massages available by appointment. Small store (mostly clothing but a few edibles) and a book exchange and massive DVD check out library. Multiple dog walks and doggie bag dispensers. As usual though, a few are always flaunting the leash rule. Specials at the bar/grill each day and the service there, although friendly, seemed a bit haphazard as if the employees were constantly getting used to what to do. Food ok, nothing special. Hooked to electric until my solar was installed and then departed. Did not hook to water or sewer. Lots of nice seasonal neighbors. Only thing missing from most sites was a table of some sort (although some sites had table with ramada, built in grill, frig, etc.). If I needed a day or two to relax and refresh during a trip, I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Nevada Treasure RV Resort & Spa in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2-1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Its a good distance back to the actual town of Pahrump but there is a bar and Bar-B-Q spot close by.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Chloride Western RV Park, Chloride, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Just under 4 miles east from highway 93 and on our left hand side. Easy entrance sign to guide us in then just parked in front of what turned out to be the laundry and followed the signage to the "office" buttons that hailed the manager or assistant manager. Pressed them both so not sure which one responded but he was personable enough and let us know that there was only dry camping available. He led us to the area set aside for that (next to the RV storage area) and stayed until we were settled. He pointed out the amenities which we were not going to use (maiden voyage, first day). Very well maintained (obviously raked and graded well) gravel roads and site once off the main road. Chickens and ducks in a large pen near the entrance. Right on the edge of the Mt Tipton Wilderness area. Lots of long timers or permanents and the ones on the southeast corner of the property blatantly disregard any instructions regarding how to enjoy and clean up after your animals. Would stay again if I had to; seems like the crew are trying to do a good job. We camped at Chloride Western RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Dry camp area
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

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

Tiny community of Chloride has a small grocery and dry goods store. The two restaurants are both closed on Mondays.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Devil's Canyon - USFS, Monticello, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $5.00
Overall Rating:

Maybe the best dry campground we've ever been to. Easy, paved roads to get into and out of; sites very in shape and size as well as placement of picnic table, fire ring and available tent area. Loop B was better for us (tent camping this time) as there appeared to be more spacious sites as well as room between sites. Immaculate vault rest rooms and a water spigot just across from our site (B29). Appeared to be a single camp host for both loops and he was right on top of things. Will definitely stay here again, whether motorhoming or tent camping. We camped at Devil's Canyon - USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice nature trail at the end of loop B with a decent set of ruins at the end.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Another return visit to this convenient and beautiful campground. Same spacious sites with plenty of room between your neighbors. Immaculate rest rooms and showers. Water and power functioned normally, although we are now int he habit of always leaving the water filter as well as the power meter connected. Camp Hosts frequently about in their carts cleaning common as well as individual areas. Plenty of great trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding (we were there this time for the AZ High School MTB races on the Competitive Track). Community dump at the entrance/exit to the campground with 2 stations. Stunning views of 4 Peaks and the Superstitions Mountains to the east and the McDowell mountains are your back door to the west. We camped at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The popular Thoms Thumb trail head in the McDowell Mt Preserve is just a short hike to the west. If you get a site on the far south area of the camp ground, you'll get to see the fountain at Fountain Hills at the top of every hour during the day.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Queen Mine RV Park, Bisbee, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

A return visit for us and other reviewers have pointed out the nuances; short, steep, hairpin turn up from the Queen Mine parking lot; cash or check only - no other discounts (except for long term); in-town location; all back-ins; pea gravel throughout. Sewer connection almost hidden at the front of the site under a bush. Appears that the water piping was replaced/modified in the recent past and there is a depression near the back of most sites that will upset your level if you bump into it. The owners should close the office or use it for other purposes; the on-site manager was not in it throughout the four days we were there. She was pleasant enough and came out to our RV when we arrived but was "...going to run some errands..." and we agreed to take care of charges, etc. later. We did not see her again until a couple days later when she stopped by to ask why we hadn't used the envelopes outside the office door to make our payment. Also, there was no site cleaning/maintenance evident as rigs left. Can't beat the location as you can walk to everything in town but this place is just average. We would probably return since nothing else is as close. We camped at Queen Mine RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is a small grocery store up Brewery Gulch. Wonderful dining at Roca for an exquisite dinner, or Cafe' Cornucopia for a wonderful, healthy lunch or just some delicious baked goods.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort, Cornville, Arizona

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here with another couple who brought along their Casita. Very busy office (it was a weekend) and location is extremely popular with families however, they strictly enforce quiet times so no worries there. Lots of shade and we were on a dead end past the spring and pond so did not get a lot of traffic. If you are in the sites near the office (probably best for class A rigs) you will constantly get traffic as that is the turn around for everyone arriving or departing. Hook ups at our site were in the back but there appeared to be variety throughout the sites so ask if you want a specific side to attach utilities. Water, electric and sewer at site all functional. Pool and spa clean and maintained daily. Playground and outdoor sports (horseshoes, basketball) areas as well as a variety of equipment and games available for rent. Very small store with bare necessity supplies is cash only. We spent a day visiting two of the wineries and a fish hatchery in the area. Would definitely return! We camped at Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Javalina Ridge winery has some delicious Sauvignon Blanc and they offer a laid back tasting as well as very yummy food.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages, Pahrump, Nevada

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
903
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We were nearing the end of our trip and treated ourselves to a 5 star meal at Symphony, right on site. Not to be missed.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Desert Rose RV Park, Fernley, Nevada

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Desert Rose RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Bring ear plugs and deadeners.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Collier Memorial State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Collier Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The logging museum accessible by a cute trail from the park with a pedestrian bridge across the Williamson River is a Don't Miss! It's like all of the equipment was just abandoned but somewhat maintained. Definitely not an indoor museum.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Lewis & Clark Golf & RV Park, Astoria, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Lewis & Clark Golf & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit the Column in Astoria for great views; then head to the boardwalk and have a fantastic, tasty, casual dinner at Clementines.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Cape Kiwanda RV Resort, Pacific City, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Cape Kiwanda RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The taco place across the street as well as the Pelican right next to it are way better than the pizza restaurant on site; although the park deli makes a tasty breakfast sandwich and will make it fresh for you if you ask.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort, Coos Bay, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The small community of Charleston is a very short drive away and has a few tasty restaurants. Small, secluded beach immediately to the south of Bastendorf is accessible at low tide if you don't want to get wet or anytime if you don't mind.

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Rancheria RV Park, Hat Creek, California

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Rancheria RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Take advantage of the ice cream parlor and cool off with a tasty root beer float!

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 19

Esmeralda RV Park and Campground, Dyer, Nevada

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

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! We camped at Esmeralda RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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