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The folks managing this park are friendly, but they don't seem particularly customer oriented. The park is big rig friendly, but you do have to cross a railroad track just before entering the park. We were at the park for 7 days and the train came through twice. The interior road of the park is asphalt. Most of the sites are back-in, but there are a few pull-through sites. The back-in sites are gravel, the pull-throughs are asphalt, with full hookups and cable, a concrete patio and picnic table. Our site was level. Most sites back up to or overlook the Clearwater River. A previous reviewer mentioned high water pressure, but that was not our experience. Water pressure was low at our site. It is an easy walk into Orofino from the park. Verizon data and cell service worked well. Although this park is listed as a Passport America participant, we were told - "they" don't want to accept it any more - when we attempted to use it for one night. If that's the case, then put a sign on the office door or alert Passport America so they can note it on their site that you no longer wish to participate.

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The campground is located about 5 miles from Moscow and has 5 RV sites. The cost is $10 per night for RVs. All sites have 30/50 amp electric service. There are no water or sewer hookups at the sites, but there is a water fill spigot available as you enter the campground. There is no dump station on the premises but there is a dump station at the fair grounds in Moscow, the cost to use is $3. There is a pit toilet in the campground, but no showers. Each site has a concrete patio and picnic table. The sites are gravel. Our site required the use of blocks for leveling. There is a nice amount of space between each site, but there's no privacy. Some sites offer shade, others don't. There's a huge field with grass which was mostly used by folks walking dogs, but there is a group picnic area and a children's play area (sliding board and swings) as well. There is a tent area that is separated from the field and the RV campground by a hedge of trees/bushes. The park was clean and quiet. Verizon data and cell service worked fine with our booster, but was a challenge without it. We would stay again if passing through the area.

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This is a first come, first serve BLM park. Costs are $18 for a full hook up site (30 amp), $10 for tent camping, and $4 per extra vehicle not towed in. We had been at a park about 7 miles away so we didn't tow the car to this park, which meant that we were instructed to pay $22 per night by the camp hostess. Campground is big rig friendly. Interior roads and sites are asphalt. The sites are nicely spaced, but there isn't any privacy, some have shade, some don't. All of the sites appeared to be relatively long, but the back-in sites of 7 and 13 and the two pull-throughs appeared to be the longest sites in the park. Some sites offer a view of the river. Our site was level. Each site had a metal picnic table. There are flush toilets in the campground, but no showers. There is a pit toilet near the boat ramp. The camp hosts were friendly and they keep things clean at this park. The trash dumpster smelled of pine sol (a first in our experience) and the bathrooms were very clean. There is beach access and plenty of space to walk pets. There is a trail around the river where pets are allowed to be off leash. Verizon service worked well for both data and cellular. We didn't have any OTA channels. One thing we thought a bit odd was that there was a lock on the circuit breaker in the electric box, but we didn't question it. We would stay again if passing through the area.

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There are several loops in this beautiful state park. Some loops have smaller campsites, the sites are wooded, and are better suited for tents and smaller RVs since the roads in these loops are tight and winding. The campsites in these loops have water and electric, but no sewer. There is a dump station available. The Dogwood and Elderberry loops are better suited for larger rigs. These two loops offer both back-in and pull-through sites, with full hookups (50 amp). If you're not familiar with the campground, the Dogwood and Elderberry loops are in the "group" campground, but the campground is not for groups only. The park is full of ponderosa and other pines, and there is a beautiful lake where one can swim or lounge on the sand. Interior roads and sites are asphalt. The sites are nicely spaced with a picnic table and fire ring. There are numerous hiking/biking trails around the park, as well as picnic tables near the lake. Verizon data and cell service worked well. This is a perfect state park and we would stay again if passing through the area.

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We arrived a few days earlier than our scheduled reservation but the office staff were very accommodating and found a site for us. The campground is located adjacent to the Payette River. The campground is big rig friendly, BUT there are lots of sites with overhanging tree branches that can make entry into sites difficult. Sites are hard packed dirt. We had two different sites and both required the use of leveling blocks. I believe all RV sites are full hookup, but some have 30 amp electric only. Some sites have concrete patios, some don't. Some sites have more space between them than others. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms/showers were cleaned daily. There are several tent camping areas in the campground. Free use of kayaks is offered and there are horseshoe pits. There are several trails around the campground and plenty of places to walk pets. Verizon data and cell service worked well, and we had numerous OTA channels. The park offers cinnamon rolls on Saturday mornings to guests Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, and they offer a Sunday morning breakfast for a fee. We would stay again if passing through the area.

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Price was per night ($33.62) for a non Idaho resident. Idaho residents pay $28.00. There are speed bumps on the entry road to the park. Easy in and out for big rigs, but don't drive into the park office parking lot (to the right of the entry fee station) since it would be difficult to turn around. I was told that the entry fee station is open only on weekends. If you visit during the week and want one night only, you can proceed to the campground, pick a site that's not reserved for that night, and self-pay near the camp host site. If you want multiple nights, you should stop at the park office. The campground is a loop, with sites on both sides of the loop, and there is a good amount of space between each site. Sites have 30 amp electric and water, with a dump station available. Sites and interior roads are asphalt, there are pull-throughs, back-ins, and double-wide sites. Some sites are partially shaded and others are full sun. Sites have a grill, fire pit and picnic table. The trees were planted such that they don't present a problem for parking. There isn't a view of the lake from the campground as there are large trees separating the two areas. There are several trails within the campground, and there is a wildlife management area adjacent to the campground. There are plenty of places to walk pets, but it did appear they have foxtail grass there. Our Verizon data and cell service worked fine. There is park internet, but skype and netflix are blocked. We had no OTA channels. Camp host was friendly.

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Price is for partial hookup with electric (50 amp) and water. Dry camping is $20. There is a dump station at the campground. We thought the entrance to this park was a bit narrow, but there is plenty of roadway to swing wide. We were in a 41' motor home, towing our Saturn Vue. Interior roads and sites are asphalt. All sites are back-in and there are a few double-wide sites. The sites that offer water and electric have the hookups near the back of the sites. Our site had some low hanging branches on the trees, but we were able to situate our RV in the site so that it wasn't an issue. Most of the sites looked to be relatively level. Sites are at an angle such that you're not parked directly beside your neighbor and there is a good amount of space between sites. Sites have a picnic table, but no fire pit or grill. There is at least one group fire pit. There are individual shower rooms with a double hook on the wall, but there's no shelving of any sort. Showers and restrooms were clean. There is a fish cleaning station. You can access the lake directly from the campground for boating, kayaking, etc. There is also access to a swim beach just up the road. Verizon data and cell service were strong. It's a beautiful park and we would return if passing through the area again. (We were told that years ago this park used to be owned by the city and was all dry camping. The state bought it and modifications have been made to the park over the years. A dump station has been added, and there are about 10 sites that now have 50 amp electric and water hookups.)

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The rate is an average of what we paid for our stay. At the time of this review, the park accepts Passport America for two nights ($13.50 per night), $27 otherwise, and we stayed six nights. This is an eclectic park (you just have to see it for yourself), the first of its type we've encountered in our four years of full-timing. The available transient sites are full hook-up, but I believe all sites are 30 amp electric only. There was no circuit breaker on the electric box. Sites are gravel as are interior roads. Our coach is heavy and our front leveler punched through the gravel, but we were able to level with a few stackable plastic pads. We are a 40' motor home and had no problem with the entry or exit, or towing to the space we were assigned. We were towing our Saturn Vue upon entry and exit to the park. Verizon data wasn't as fast as when being near the larger cities, but it was satisfactory. There are fields adjacent to the park where you can walk pets. There is a laundry room with at least four washers/dryers, an iron and ironing board. The owner was working in the park each day we were there - putting gravel in spaces, re-seeding/watering the grass, etc. We had two delicious meals as Maria's Cocina while staying at the park. We enjoyed our stay and will return if passing through the area.

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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.