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Wow, what a beautiful place! The campground is adjacent to a lake and is surrounded by mountains. The sites in the Westside Campground have full hookups (water, 50 amp electric, and sewer). The park is big rig friendly and easy in/easy out. Entry road and campground roads are paved. Sites are asphalt and nicely spaced, with most looking to be relatively level, but one site in particular (site 39) has a slope at the front of the site that would make it a difficult site for motor homes. There are back in and pull through sites. There isn't any privacy between sites and there is no shade, but all sites offer great views. There is a covered picnic table, fire ring and grill at each site. Services were conveniently located and all functioned properly. Verizon voice/data worked well. There were approximately 15 OTA channels. The campground is located just outside of Hurricane, with St. George being about 10 miles away. There is a place on site that rents ATVs and pontoon boats.

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Easy in/easy out and big rig friendly. The roads are gravel, as are the sites, and there's a decent amount of space between sites, but there isn't any privacy. There are both back-in and pull-thru sites available. Our site (22) was relatively level. There are no hook ups and no dump station. Water is available, but I don't believe there's a threaded hose. Bathrooms are pit toilets, but we didn't use them so can't attest to the cleanliness. The campground is located across the street from the Jacob Lake Inn, which has a restaurant and bakery, a gift shop, and limited groceries. There's also a gas station. Camp hosts were friendly and welcoming. Although the reservation site for the campground showed that the campground wouldn't open until May 15, we called to check and were told that the campground was already open. When we arrived on the afternoon of May 14, the camp host said that the weather had been so nice they opened the campground a few days early. Verizon service worked well.

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Dry camping in the Coconino National Forest. There isn't much around, so plan to stock up before you visit. The campground is big rig friendly, easy in/easy out. Interior roads and sites are paved. There are two loops (A&B) in this campground. Loop B is reservable online and Loop A is not, at least at the time of our visit. Loop A is first come, first served, and there are 15 spaces in Loop A. Had we known there were first come, first served spaces, we would not have reserved online since we were planning to arrive on a Monday. Although we reserved online, we decided to give up the reserved spaces and stay in a site in Loop A for the four days we were there. Our site (site 11 in Loop A) was level, but not all sites were level. Some sites have more space between them and the next site, but all sites are nicely spaced. Some sites offer more shade than others. There isn't much privacy between sites, though. There are flush toilets at various locations throughout the campground, shower facilities in one building only, a dump station, and a water fill station. The water fill hose is located on the side of the shower building. The one restroom we visited was clean. We didn't use the showers, but we were told by the camp host that the cost is $3 for 5 minutes. Each campsite has a fire ring, a grill, a picnic table, and a designated tent space. There is plenty of open space for walking pets. Although we did have a couple of unwanted guests (mice) join us while at this campground, we enjoyed our stay and will return when passing through the area. It's a beautiful campground that's kept clean by the camp hosts and the park service workers.

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We have reviewed this park before and here is that review. Our opinions remain the same, but were disappointed with the poor customer relations during our May 2016 visit. Previous stay: We had first stopped at a neighboring campground that was full, so decided to stop at Distant Drums to see if they had availability. We're glad we did. This is a beautifully manicured park with concrete sites and full hook-ups. The sites are arranged such that not all of them are side by side. Access to the park is easy. The only downside to the park is that the park wifi is practically non-existent, but we were told that at the time we registered. The ladies working in the office were pleasant, but it appeared they were new at working there. There was an escort to the site. There was a nice laundry room, although several of the machines were out of order. The showers/bathrooms appeared clean. There is a fenced dog run. This park offers both Passport America and Good Sam discounts; however, there are many restrictions with the Passport America discount (no discounts in April). If you want to receive the Passport America discount, it's best to check the Passport America site to see when it can be used at this park, as it's very limited. May 2016 stay: This particular visit, the pool was not in service. Check-in time is 1:00 p.m. We arrived at 10:15 a.m. and were charged a $10.00 early check-in fee. We feel this is poor customer relations.

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This is a park with a lot of potential, but we felt it could use a bit of upgrading. There are two different sections to this park. The section where the office is located, along with a couple of cabins and several RV spaces, has a rutted asphalt road. The other section, which is across the street, has dirt roads. The park is big rig friendly, as long as you're willing to park on grass, or a combination of grass and dirt (which makes it really messy when it rains). Access is easy. Check-in was friendly and efficient. Park internet was so-so, maybe oversubscribed during early August when we were there. Verizon service was intermittent. There are some sites with 50 amp service and some with 30. There's a mix of pull-thrus and back-ins. There was a nice grassy area with a volleyball net, and the campers made good use of that. While we didn't use the restrooms/showers they appeared to be in okay condition. The showers looked a bit dated, but appeared to be functional, and there was a blow dryer in the women's shower (or maybe someone had left theirs there by mistake?). We would stay here again if passing through the area.

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Park is big rig friendly with easy access. Most sites are pull throughs. Our site was level and we didn't see many others using blocks. Verizon data coverage was good. Park internet typical, we couldn't connect at all to the nearest router. Once connected to router furthest away, it was slow and dropping. There were a lot of trains overnight, but we weren't bothered by them. Of the many trains, we only heard the horn blow once. Not all sites have cable. We were told the site next to us had a splitter, but it was too far away for our cable to reach. Could hear some highway noise from I-80. If you're noise sensitive, this might not be the place for you, but there aren't a lot of other options. Laundry room was clean, with 5 washers and three dryers. We didn't check out the restrooms or showers. Evanston is a rather small town, but there are a few restaurants, several fast food joints, and a Walmart. The park offers a 10% Good Sam discount.

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This is a county park that's located approximately one mile from Hwy 15. There are two entrances to the park, both are big rig friendly - one is directly from the main highway passing the park, and the other is from a side road just after passing the park. Our GPS directed us to the side road past the park. We turned around, as we didn't see the entrance from the side road, but the entrance is near the dump station. There is a clipboard on the office door (office is located near the main highway) where you can check for available sites. Put money in envelope and drop through slot in the door. Reservations can be made as well. All sites (I believe there are 12) appear to be the same length and are long enough for any size rig. The sites are hard packed gravel, relatively level, but a little narrow. There are trees, many of which needed to be trimmed, at the front and back of each site. The sites offer water and electric, with a dump station on premises. There is one shower with four toilet rooms. Verizon data and cell service worked well. There is no park wifi. Lots of places to walk pets. There is a small outdoor museum as well as a model airplane strip behind the park. The museum is worth a visit. There's also a disc golf course at the park. If parking in site #4 be careful as there is a narrow channel running the entire length of it, which makes it very easy to twist an ankle if you don't watch where you're stepping.

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The owner of this RV park is friendly and he keeps the park well maintained. It's a small park with six back-in sites with full hookups. At least three of the sites are large enough for any size rig. RV sites are hard packed gravel and relatively level (we used blocks under the front passenger tires). There's a large grassy area between each site and the grass is beautiful. There are tent camping spots on a large grassy area. Verizon service for both data and cell worked well. There is park wifi too and it worked well. Bathroom/shower combinations were large and clean. There was a laundry room but we didn't use it. Lots of space to walk pets. There is a small store in the town that has the basics, but it's probably best to stock up before you arrive if you're planning to stay a few days. We will definitely stay again if passing through the area.

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The cost includes $28.50 per night, plus $2.75 per day for 50 amp, and $1.00 per day for a dog. This park is approximately 20 miles from Crater Lake National Park. The park is big rig friendly, with interior paved roads and asphalt sites. We had a pull-through site, but I believe there are back-in sites available as well. Sites are nicely spaced in a wooded setting, but the trees aren't a problem for maneuvering. You can choose 30 or 50 amp service, but there is an additional charge of $2.75 per day for 50 amp, which wasn't mentioned until it appeared on our receipt and we inquired. There is also an additional fee ($1 per day) for pets, which wasn't mentioned upfront. Check-in was friendly and there was a guide to the site. Verizon service, both data and cell, was practically nil at this park. There was park wi-fi, but it didn't work very well. The park does sell or rent wi-fi boosters. The park does not have a laundry room. There are trails for walking pets. There's a nice picnic area a short walk through the woods, adjacent to a reservoir. We would stay again if passing through on a weekend, but not during the week since we need internet service.

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The park is big rig friendly. Interior roads are paved, with asphalt sites. Sites have water and electric. There is a dump station. While we loved the park, we work, so needed internet service. We rode through the park and found a site where we could connect to Verizon, but the service was slow and spotty. Cell service was spotty as well. The park is wooded and the sites are nicely spaced. There are both pull-throughs and back-ins, with some being more level than others. Restrooms/showers appeared clean, but we did not use them. There's plenty of space to walk pets. The camp hosts were helpful and friendly upon arrival. We would return if passing through the area on a weekend, but not during the week, unless the Verizon service improves or we select another carrier.

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OMG, once we arrived we loved this park, but getting there was a bit scary. Depending upon the direction you're traveling, you have to travel on a narrow road (CA-245) with very tight curves for the last 10 or 20 miles before reaching the park. We were heading north from Visalia, so had the 20 mile trek up the mountain to the park. When we left the park, we continued north for the 10 mile trek, but the car was driven separately as a lead car to alert the driver of the motor home if another vehicle was approaching. It was a mistake not to unhook the car going up the mountain, but once we had started up we didn't find a spot where we felt safe stopping to unhook the car. Fortunately, there wasn't much traffic on the road the day we went to the park or the day we left the park. Having the lead car was much less stressful and safer than towing. The main entrance gate to the park is 12' tall, but there is another entrance for taller vehicles, which I believe was 20'. The manager of the park was super friendly and offered information about the area at check-in. The park, with an interesting history, is located on 377 acres of Sierra mountain foothill property. There are hiking/biking trails and bicycles are offered for the use of guests. It was a great property for letting our dog run off leash, and we loved the quietness of the park. There are 6 back-in RV sites with 30 amp power, water and sewer, as well as several cottages for rent. There is a shower/restroom facility, but we didn't use it. There is a laundry room, free of charge. Next to the RV sites is a group picnic area with a barbeque and horseshoes. There is a small store that has snacks, drinks and Sequoia Resort t-shirts. For smaller rigs, we would definitely recommend this park, but due to the road leading there, we would NOT recommend this park for what we consider a "big rig."

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Park is big rig friendly. There are six FHU sites, four were occupied by permanent residents. We had a FHU site for two nights and all of the services worked as expected. Our site (B) was level, and shaded on one side. There isn't any privacy barrier between sites, but the sites are well spaced. There are additional water and electric sites in another part of the campground. We didn't check out the restrooms/showers. The park was clean, with trash cans placed throughout the park. There were camp hosts on site when we were there, but payment is made by placing money/check in an envelope and dropping it in a slot at the entrance booth. There are good paths for walking pets along the lake. Verizon service worked well in the park (don't know if there was park wi-fi). We enjoyed our two days and would return if passing through the area. The town of Tehachapi appears to be a thriving town.

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We called on a Saturday to make a reservation at the park for the following Sunday night. We were told there were plenty of spaces available, so it wasn't necessary to make a reservation. Upon arrival, the gate attendant told us sections A and B had full hookups, and if we didn't find something we liked to pick any site and wait as there would be people checking out soon. Check-in is 4:00. We found section A with ease. Section B is located to the right after passing through section A, but it's not easily visible (you have to drive through a portion of section A and make a right turn to find section B). We decided on a site in section C, which was electric only. There was a water spigot nearby, but the water didn't taste great. Money wasn't collected at the gate, but a ranger came around later to collect. Site was gravel and relatively level. Our Verizon signal was intermittent. The restrooms/showers were clean, but the showers are pay, so take at least 4 quarters for 5 or 6 minutes of water. Water temperature and pressure were great. There was a security patrol throughout the park during the night. The cost of the ghost town tour is included in the camping fee, so I guess $35 for an electric hook up only wasn't too bad.

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The road leading to the park has some tight turns, but we had no problem with our 40' motor home, towing our Saturn Vue. We arrived on a Thursday without a reservation and stayed 3 nights in the upper camping area, where there is more space between the sites than in the lower camping area. Site was paved, with picnic table and fire ring. Hookups are water and 30 amp electric, with a dump station. Restrooms/showers were clean. Verizon signal was strong once we got settled into our site (56), but it was non-existent by the ranger station. There is a nice beach area for pets to play, and several hiking trails, although one trail was closed when we were there.

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Rate is nightly for electric (50/30/20 amp) and water. The restrooms/showers closest to where we were parked were locked during the two days we were there. Directions listed on the website are reversed for traveling east and west on I-40. Use exit 33 if traveling west on I-40. Easy access and big rig friendly. Signs at the park indicate pick a spot and then go to the office/museum to pay. We arrived on a Saturday and the office/museum was closed, but a Gallup City employee came around in the early evening to collect the fee. This is a large park with sites of varying sizes and views. The entire park is dirt, so it gets dusty when the wind blows, but the park looked well maintained. Each site has a picic table and fire ring. The site we chose was nearly level. There were no over the air TV channels. Verizon data service worked well. There are hiking trails nearby. We did see a couple of stray dogs run through the campground while we were there. And, we had a visit from a panhandler on Sunday afternoon. He was a bit startled by our growling dog and didn't linger. Being that we were the only RV in the campground at the time, it was a bit unsettling. There were two other RVs in the park with us the first night, but they left the following morning. We were the only ones in the park the second day until late afternoon when another RV showed up for the night. We felt better having another RV in the campground. If we were passing through the area at a time when we thought there would be other RVs in the campground, we'd stay here again. However, we won't plan a stay during the off season, which November appears to be.