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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Oasis RV Park, Van Horn, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Thanksgiving day, most of town closed up. Park was open and cordial, informal atmosphere, quiet. Laundry was jujst 2 machines, but unused, pay $3 cash per load includes dry. Sand lots, all utilitiy hookups in very good condition. You check in in back of motel building, with the informal family hosts. Town is half restaurants and half auto/truck services. All closed on Thanksgiving. Chamber of Commerce Visitor center offeres area information a few blocks to east of Oasis RV. We camped at Oasis RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bicycle lanes beside road most of through town were wide as the driving lanes, all level and easy to bike the whole town. Old hotel is a museum, on north side of road center of town. Grocery store at west end across from Dollar store. Many auto parts and repair shops, many restaurants mostly Mexican food.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Santa Vida RV Park, Santa Cruz, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is different, up a very rural road and on the side of a mountain. It used to be a church camp before it was an RV park, aand they still have a chapel and do weddings, the sign says. It is mostly about 30 extended-say sites but also has just a few overnight openings, so call first. Some spaces have no sewer, ask first... but there is a dump station. It has extensive hiking trails (poorly maintained) that connect with a large public park adjacent. Very quiet, natural forested setting, nice interesting full timers and staff. Maintenance is a bit behind, the pool is disabled restrooms partially disabled, But this is so informal and friendly, a lovely setting, with easy 2 mile Santa Cruz town access. We stayed a week (7th day free) to rest and read and enjoy the great camp atmosphere. We camped at Santa Vida RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 8 - no sewer
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Easy access to Santa Cruz town compared to others in the area.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Alexander Valley RV Park & Campground, Healdsburg, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed overnight on way home from winter in the desert. Other parks in the area had bad reviews, so I chose this newer one, and I had the 50% Passport discount. It had just opened for the season, so was being cleaned. Some spaces have 20 amp with 30 amp, some 20 with just 50 amp, you have to go looking at each to find out. But many of the new looking power pedestals were defective, one wired just a single breaker for the 30 amp which blows loudly with a pop and spark even when nothing is plugged into the pedestal, space 48.

But None with sewer connection other than the one dump station, No cable; no WiFi. Most sites nicely mowed grass but far from level. There are restrooms and they do have one shower in a small utility trailer separate from the restrooms. Overall, OK overnight with half price Passport, but would be terrible for full $50 price they first quoted! This is a couple miles off Hwy 101, so its rural and pleasant environment with a river on the site. We camped at Alexander Valley RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Skyline Wilderness Park, Napa, California

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park by accident while taking a detour. It was unusually well located a mile out of Napa with many hiking and bike trails, a large botanical garden exhibit with everything labeled, clean sites and easy access. But 2/3 of the sites have no sewer, use dump on way out. Entering they offered a pill through or back in choice, never mentioning the 30% of sites with sewer, maybe because they were full. Showers and restrooms are minimal, unheated, but clean and in perfect order. Also they offer a club house, dog area, about 8 different trails some climb, some level. Entire grounds were maintained as a green park. We camped at Skyline Wilderness Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 14
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Napa town offers restaurant and lots of wine oriented businesses representingthe local wine producing agriculture.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Turtle Rock RV Resort, Gold Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site has its own HOT TUB on a raised deck. We stay here every year, this year it was the only reservation we made for winter travel down the coast. We anted to be sure to have a site with then individual hot tub and deck. Its a Passport discount park but you don't get to use that with the hot tub sites, however you do get 3 nights for the price of two. Excellent walk to beach. A quiet park, offers cabins too, laundry and all not new but fully functional. A few good restaurants in town, Bistro, pizza, Italian in old school building. This is a beach camp, so it can be damp in winter, but they are on top of maintenance pretty well. We camped at Turtle Rock RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

At north end of town is a Bistro restaurant. Across is an old school building with art shops and fine Italian restaurant. Just north is one of the best Pizza places, spacious, quality, fireplace.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Belknap Resort & Hot Springs, Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We were amazed to dind this hotel/RV park with two hot pools, and immense garden trails, fantastic art and gardening. Historic resort from 1920, now fully modern. Has many cabins and RV spaces, only some spaces have sewer. Very helpful registration person gave us choice of any RV space. Large river with foot bridge to trails and huge hidden gardens. We camped at Belknap Resort & Hot Springs in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Wonderful wooded facilities and huge gardens spaced throughout wooded trails adjacent to national forest. But bring your own food, no services nearby and no restaurant on site. Two large steaming hot swimming pools are excellent and clan, no chemical odors. RV sites overlook river.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Rincon Parkway Campground, Ventura, California

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow. We never realized this area was available, boondock right at beach side parallel parked end to end alongside the beach (with highway/railroad other side) so it is more private, spacious, and quiet than side by side campsites. So easy to get into and the ranger is friendliest I ever met. No hassles, just park and pay envelope in slot. Frequent trash bins provided along the camping strip, dogs OK leashed on beach ($1/day per dog). 14 day winter limit, 7 day in summer. Just great experience compared to nearby state beach camps. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria, California

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We came in 32 foot motorhome for a 2-night stay. Reservations on-line not available the day or two before arrival, so we arrived early to register. Beach and terrain are excellent, but tough policies. Beach sites limited to 24 foot units, across the lot are 35 foot sites, but that depends upon being able to overhang the curb in back. Sewer entrance is horizontal, tough making good connection. They will only give one night at a time to non-reserved. You return at 8:30 am to renew. But then they wanted us to move to another space for the second night. Quite crowded, like a city. So we moved out, will not use again. We camped at Carpinteria State Beach in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Pillar Point Harbor RV Park, Half Moon Bay, California

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a unique park, well located at edge of the ocean beach. Facilities are basic, and spaces are tight. Hookups were fine, but apparently restrooms and showers were closed long ago. But the value here is in great quiet location and friendly staff and repeat campers, being close to the surf, and a paved bike/hike trail both north and south to top quality restaurants and parks. Very friendly co-op staff, gave us space we wanted and checked that we were happy. A resident runs a radio show about the park and interviews many campers. We were there off-season, and it was pretty full. No reservations, fist come first serve. We camped at Pillar Point Harbor RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Trade Winds RV Park of Vallejo, Vallejo, California

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived here right at 5 pm because our planned night's stop at 2pm had no one on duty. Trade Winds office and residents were very friendly and helpful, and we were in a space immediately. Though a bit narrow, all hookups were in top shape and each space has a picnic table. This park is large and attached to mobile home and long term RV areas, but the overnight is easy in and out, and has laundry and showers centrally located next to the office. Not a place to vacation, but excellent value for overnight or local business stays. We camped at Trade Winds RV Park of Vallejo in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Anchor Bay Campground, Gualala, California

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Anchor Bay is a small private camp with about nine overnight spaces right on the edge of a quiet beach. It is down in a small canyon below the switchback of the coast highway. The bulk of the other sites are permanent, owned units, but in winter almost all are vacant. So you enter past all these and park right at the beach end. In winter, lower rates and even the overnights are mostly vacant, so its a great atmosphere and usually good weather. Walk up to a restaurant or two and great natural-food oriented grocery, or 4 miles to town with much more. This is our favorite stop on the winter loop down the coast. We camped at Anchor Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Avila Hot Springs Resort, San Luis Obispo, California

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has a few RV hook-ups, but access is limited to shorter rigs. We had a small cycle trailer that made us 32 feet total, so only the dry camp area was available. Most of the acreage has been converted to park cabins. They charged extra for pool use (not included in overnight fees) and for each dog per day though there were no services like walk areas for dogs. The restaurant would have been a great attraction, but was not operating at all this year. There are no other restaurants in the vicinity. We will skip this hot spring camp next year. We camped at Avila Hot Springs Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Desert Springs Spa RV Park, Desert Hot Springs, California

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gated park, not new but relaxed, quiet atmosphere. It is a bit hard to find as the gate is a block or two down a small side road. We loved the warm swimming pool and hot Jacuzzi open all hours. In winter there are no crowds though the park is often nearly full with long-term residents. It's very quiet and friendly. A large fenced area is provided for pet exercise. A good stop on the way south to Palm Springs or the deserts in winter. We camped at Desert Springs Spa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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