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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Gateway River RV Park and Campground, Carbondale, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

While we were welcomed by very friendly camp hosts who were knowledgeable about the area, the park itself left a lot to be desired. We stayed here in 37' 5th wheel. Our site was wide and spacious with one shade tree. The entire parking and walking surface throughout the park is filled with large, sharp, fill rocks; making it very difficult to ride a bicycle out of, and painful for my dogs to walk on.

The Rio Grande bicycle trail is adjacent to the park and down the hill is the boat ramp. The dust from the parking lot coated the mountain air. There are no actual trails inside of the park or laundry facilities. The water pressure was deplorable and it got very old listening to semi trucks come down the hill using their jake brakes at all hours of the night and day. We left a week early and will not return. I can see using this park as a one night stop over but other than that, I would move down the road to something else. We camped at Gateway River RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rio Grand Bike Trial is fabulous. Old town Carbondale was a charmer and in the summer months, the farmers market is off of Main Street and seventh every Wednesday.

Alegria Pasta was very tasty as was Big Belly Burgers: organically and locally grown beef. Aspen is 30 miles away fro Gateway RV.

Hike the famed Maroon Bells if not anything else!! It's a bucket list item for hikers!!

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground), Hayden, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We appreciate that the sites at the Colorado state parks are beautifully spaced out & cared for. There are always camp hosts to check in with who work hard at maintaining each individual site right down to raking gravel and removing every speck of trash left behind. The laundry facilities are very inexpensive and worked great! We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Steamboat Springs KOA, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

While the staff what friendly, for the price I would have hoped to have a level site. We were charged $15 for early check in even though I had called the day before and inquired about the time we were planning to arrive and no mention was made that we couldn't come before 2 PM without a fee. Then I find out we are charged $5 for choosing our site even thought we made the reservation in off season and long before any reservations were on the book. In addition, our site that was quickly cleaned for us at the additional rate was full of dog poop. The traffic noise alone extends throughout the park and the sites are very close together. Each site has an old, rickety unpainted tables and a newer fire ring. There is a three dollar per day per pet fee. The laundry facilities are nice but expensive and the general store has many amenities. We were here 4 years ago and the park is definitely much more run down. Unfortunately, this will be our last visit here and will find other local options for camping. We camped at Steamboat Springs KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Park City RV Resort, Park City, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

If you stay in the top section of this park you will have very manicured sites and cleanliness all around. However, the freeway noise is atrocious. Park City RV is the only game in town so you really don't have any other options of you wish to be in town. The bottom sides are near the creek and back right up to excellent hiking trails that are also accessible via bicycle. Down below, the sites are either on dirt or gravel. The lower sides are full of sharp stickers. In the middle, sites are dirty but offer sewer. All of the bathrooms and showers are very conveniently located to all campers and very clean. The laundry facility is also quite nice. You can enjoy a nice hot tub or dip in the pool during the summer months. Be sure that no matter where you are camping, you arrive to check in at 1 PM or after because there was no one in the office until then. We appreciated being able to have our Amazon packages sent to this park. We camped at Park City RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
F
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are many state parks within 20 miles down the road and mountain biking opportunities are sensational. There is a spacious off leash dog park just below the Olympic ski jumps across the street from Park City RV that are a not to in miss case you have a dog that needs to be in a fenced area but wants 20+ acres to run in. Do not miss eating at Chubasco Mexican Grill and Vinto Pizzeria. A couple complete tour of the Olympic Training Center and The Swaner Eco Perserve is also a must do.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Pine Forest RV Park , Dutch John, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

As a full-time RV year of 7 1/2 years, I find it very difficult to not be head over heels in love with this park. The service at Pine Forest is excellent and their communication via email is outstanding. The park itself accommodates big rigs and is immaculate. There is something here for everyone - cabins to rent, a well stocked fly shop, spacious and beautiful RV pads that back right up to national Forest and open space. The nights are quiet and each RV site is surrounded by well manicured green grass. Even the restaurant up at the front is clean and offers excellent food. We were in a 37 foot RV and enjoyed every minute of our stay... And so did our two dogs! We camped at Pine Forest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You are a bit out in the country here but be sure to take a drive through the entire Flaming Gorge area. Bring your mountain bike! Take a tour of the dam and rent a fly fishing guide!

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

The Riverside Ranch (formerly Riverside Resort & RV Park), Hatch, Utah

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Under new ownership, Riverside Ranch is a very special place to camp for access to Bryce and Zion National Parks. Level and spacious rv pads with sewer up top on gravel and grass site on the river below. The tent sites are also very nice near the river. We camped here in a 37' 5th wheel with 2 dogs who enjoyed their stay as much as we did. We camped at The Riverside Ranch (formerly Riverside Resort & RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Aside from not having sewer sites and a ranger who can write tickets for agressige dogs, this park is a not to miss! Conveniently situated outside of Cottonwood and Sedona, it is an oasis in the high desert. All of the sites are spacious, on pavement with grass are well-maintained and include a fire ring and table. Many of the loops are terraced and can accommodate extremely large RVs. The hosts and staff were helpful. With abundant wildlife and trails to hike and cycle throughout the park, Dead Horse Ranch St. Park is a not-to-miss. We camped for 12 nights in a 37' 5th wheel and look forward to a return visit in the future. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The mountain biking and hiking trails pick up in the upper RV loops inside the park are are fantastic! Bring lots of water and enjoy the views! BBQ at Hog Wild on Wednesday for specials...come hungry!

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Avila / Pismo Beach KOA, San Luis Obispo, California

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $76.00
Overall Rating:      

Although older, this KOA appears to be well maintained and kept. All sites are slippery, large sized gravel rocks. The HWY 101 noise was terrible. And for the outrageous price, there is no way we would ever stay here again. There is no pet area other than grass on the side of the road outside the park. The laundry was clean and very costly and the the wifi was weak to say the least. Keep driving, Folks! We camped at Avila / Pismo Beach KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Tall Chief RV Resort - Thousand Trails, Fall City, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Tall Chief is a nice stop off for a few day stay if you're looking for a shady, fairly well spaced jump off to Snoqualmie Falls/Fall City, WA. The power was less than adequate in our dusty, in level site; and even with 30amp, the water heater and the A/C kept popping the breaker. For a busy park in the dead of summer, power can be an issue but for the price of this park and it's hidden $4 per day "campground fee," we felt very much taken for granted. In addition, $55 a night and no sewer is just too much to pay. The laundromat on site was very clean and reasonably priced. We also enjoyed the pool. We camped here in a 36' foot 5th wheel that was completely coated in fine dust within a hour of setting up camp. We enjoyed the tiny town of Fall City and the campground staff was friendly and helpful as could be. Be aware that the resort fees vary during the week vs. the weekend and there are no weekly discounts. We did find Direct TV satellite in site #25 and had decent AT&T Internet. We camped at Tall Chief RV Resort - Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The cycling on the roads heading towards Fall City offered adequate bike lanes and run along the river and right into town. Good eats and coffee as well as a few local fruit and vegetable stands. Don't miss seeing Snoqualmie Falls: and it's dog friendly! Be sure to eat at the lodge/resort near the Falls.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Fort Worden State Park (Beach campground), Port Townsend, Washington

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Ft. Worden is no longer a State Park and managed by a private company. While the gentleman on the phone was incredibly courteous and helpful, I was definitely misled when making a reservation for my 36 foot fifth wheel. The only place a larger RV should park for a campsite is down on the lower beach area. This kind camp host stressed how much they have been attempting to make this fact known to the company that took over the state park. When we arrived in the upper campsite area with our rig, the tree branches were so low that they got stuck on our solar panels! It took us three hours to rectify the situation. We had made a reservation 5 months in advance. Fortunately, the park made it good for us and found us a site for the entire length of our ten-day duration down in the beachfront area. The history alone is enough reason to visit this incredible site. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the hiking trails are diverse and widespread throughout the 450 acre park. Just miles away from downtown Port Townsend, it is a beautiful and serene location full of opportunities for campers of all ages. Campsites down on the waterfront were level, spacious and provided excellent full hook ups with an incredible view of carrier ships, cruise ships, and an occasional Coast Guard protected submarine. Ft. Worden has on site, a terrific little restaurant set up in the old jail house. Named, "Taps", it is a not to miss. We camped here with two dogs and we would return again, but only to the beach area! We camped at Fort Worden State Park (Beach campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Sequim Bay State Park, Sequim, Washington

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

The acclaimed Sequim Bay State Park was quite a let down. At $45 a night, I was not expecting high freeway noise 20 hours of the day and night. Sites are level, covered in rough gravel and very tight together. The water pressure was excellent as was 50amp power. Be cautioned that the sewer hook up coming out of the ground is at a challenging 45 degree upward angle making it difficult to keep the sewer hose in place without the use of a big rock. The handicap site was far from the restroom and was the only ADA site with full hook ups and the only site with a sloping pad. If you required a wheelchair site #20 will not be safe or sufficient for your needs. The Park Ranger allowed campers to blast their music at any volume they wanted other than the 10pm-6:30am quiet hours. Families with dogs are allowed to tie their pets out unattended. Between the barking, the music and the freeway, it was no wonder why we never heard or saw a single bird in the park. The Olympic Discovery Trail runs right through the park offering excellent access to cycle or walk along many miles of paved pathways. There are a few short and steep hiking trails in the park as well as a dock and boat launch. The large grass field on the other side of the highway provided a nice sunny spot to find some peace although it is still polluted with truck noise. We would never return here unless we camped down below where it is quieter and there are no hook ups at the sites. Water spickets and bathrooms are set up near the tent sites and all hill side campsites receive zero sun the entire day. We camped at Sequim Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Costco, Walmart and Home Depot are all 5 miles away from Sequim Bay St. Park. Do not miss dinner at the Dockside Grill in the John Wayne Marina. It's pricey but the food is top rated with a view to die for-make reservations! There is a wonderful dog park in town and Sunny Farms Market is a not to miss for fresh fish. Best Friends Nutrition is a fabulous pet store with knowledgeable staff and high quality foods.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Moon Mountain RV Resort, Grants Pass, Oregon

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed at Moon Mountain RV on numerous occasions over the years. The park was recently acquired by a new owner and who was once a wonderful manager, is leaving. The new owner is extremely unfriendly and unethical. We ended up staying for several nights and had to pay electricity. We took a picture of our meter the day we arrived and he grossly overcharged us. We thought maybe it was a mistake but after running the numbers and confronting him on the issue it became a big battle instead of something he chose to work out with the customer. I was very disappointed. The park was full of dog poop and what used to be the area where I could walk the dog, is closed. In addition, there are aggressive dogs in the park that came after my dog while in our campsite! The freeway noise make the visit more like a truck stop.We stay here for three nights and couldn't wait to leave. We are saddened that the other options in town were full. I would not recommend this place to anyone and I will not be returning again. We camped at Moon Mountain RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Schroeder Park, Grants Pass, Oregon

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

Schroeder Park is beautiful with wonderful camp hosts and a Ranger who all work hard at their positions. The RV sites are asphalt and grass and mostly separated by large privacy shrubs. The trees in this lush, green park are aged and lovely. Adjacent to Schroeder is a very nice dog park. Solid 50 amp and water pressure at our RV site. The issue: homeless defecating in the park and on the back hill behind our RV site. People living in tents with pit bulls and blaring TV's are not what I pay $30 a night for. This is not a park where you feel safe or an area where you should walk at night nor leave anything in your car. We had several items stolen and the dog and human feces really did us in. We regret that we will never return nor can we honestly suggest anyone do the same. I so wish someone would had posted these facts before we made an on line reservation for 10 days. It's really a shame as the staff is sincere and the park itself is very nice. We camped at Schroeder Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Bring an Oregon CWP and a fly rod for the upper Rouge.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Riverpark RV Resort, Grants Pass, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Although this park is clean, aesthetically pleasing and situated on the river, the sites are far too narrow for a big rig and there is nowhere to walk. If those factors are not an issue for you, Riverview RV would be a nice stop. Don't make a reservation unless you are certain you are going to attend as you will not get your money back. We camped at Riverpark RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
River
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 19

Moon Mountain RV Resort, Grants Pass, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Moon Mtn. RV is currently under new management and ownership as of December 2015. Many positive updates are now in place to make for better wifi and overall experience for guests. The trash is no longer picked up at 5:50am (yeah!) and the laundry and bathrooms are spotless. The manager couldn't be more sincere and helpful and we greatly appreciated his help when we needed to depart a week early from out 1 month stay. The park is clean and quiet despite being near the freeway. The slope of the property keeps traffic noise very low. We enjoyed walking down the road to Tom Pearce Park and playing disc golf and accessing the paved bike and birding paths along the Rouge River. Moon Mtn. RV has level sites on concrete with trees and landscape. The location is ideal to town and a super hub for Crater Lake, river rafting and fishing. We stayed here in a 37 ft 5th wheel for 3 1/2 weeks with two dogs and would return again. This park is safe and the neighbor's were very friendly. We camped at Moon Mountain RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete, Pavers
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Fish with Tony Brauner out of Ashland Fly Shop! He's a Grants Pass resident and a superb single and two hand fly fishing guide and instructor. Eat at Blue Stone Cafe and try the burgers, the keish and the Lavender Latte! Hike and bike the Cathedral Hills Trail System off Espy Rd/hwy 238. This is the home of the best high school football and the first Dutch Brothers Coffee shop so plan on taking your time here.

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