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Clean and mostly level concrete pads and asphalt drives, so no dust. Check-in people were friendly and helpful. Good Verizon service. Free WiFi was so slow, however, as to be almost unusable, even with my booster. Had to wait long time for each page to load and it would drop occasionally. Would probably stay again mostly because not much better in area. Good for one night--convenient to interstate.

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This is indeed a jewel! All of the sites I looked at in the upper loop had both electric and water. There was a water line break while I was here, but they worked fast to fix it, and that is a small interruption. Best part are the great views of the lake and mountains in the distance. Sites are mostly level, paved, and well-spaced apart. No activities, but a lot of peace and quiet, which is just what I like. Excellent Verizon service. Price is for seniors and water and electric site.

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A nicer than average campground with most sites having cement pads. Nice landscaping and well-taken care of, but the water hookups were in a hole about 15" deep making it impossible for me to access them since kneeling on gravel and bending over that much is something I cannot do. Person who escorted me to site had to fasten water hose and turn water on for me, which makes it difficult if I want to leave for a day. I will also need to get help when I leave. Also, there is a newer and older section, but they do not allow smaller than 40' motorhomes in the newer section, which was a bit irritating. Another negative is that they rent out their clubhouse, meaning that parties can have loud music and noise on the outdoor patio. Could hear voices and thumping of base all evening. WiFi hookup required a booster to stay connected.

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I like state parks, especially when sites are spread apart and have a fantastic view, so in spite of this one's needing some tender loving care, I am rating this place highly. Sites are especially wide so that I could park in the middle and walk around on the asphalt even with both slides out. With sites so spread out, it was amazingly quiet here--just far enough from the interstate to be convenient but no noise. Wonderful view from every site! Hopi ruins were worth seeing. Good Verizon service also. Road into the campground has some very rough cracks between sections, but they have repaired the road to the visitor center, so just need to fix this one. I will definitely come back here.

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This is probably the nicest RV park in town, with beautiful landscaping, paved roads, and cement pads. If you like casinos and gambling, this is very convenient. However, this place gets a low score from me for not letting me know that the time I planned to check in was a trick or treat event for the entire town and that 700 kids plus parents, food booths, and a bouncy house would be there, basically closing the campground from 5-7 pm. They did call the day before and ask me when time I planned to arrive, and said it would be best to arrive before five because they were having "some" trick or treaters, and said they would escort me to my site, which did not happen. The security guard directed me to a dead end in a parking lot where I had to keep moving to let cars out as people left. I am an older single woman who travels alone and was stuck for over an hour standing in the parking lot, avoiding a drunk in the parking lot who followed me around! I finally got set up at 7:30 pm. The manager did call me two days later and apologized and said they would not charge me for the two nights, although this does not completely make up for my experience. I told them that next time, they needed to be more complete in their warnings to people with reservations. The park is clean and well-kept, but I will not stay in a casino again.

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This is only the second time I have driven through a campground where I had a paid reservation, looked around for other human beings, and then left because it was so creepy. The few RVs there looked abandoned because no lights were on and no one was sitting or walking around. Could not find a camp host either, and there was no office I could find. (It was late in the day, so people should have been around.) This is basically a parking lot in the fairgrounds and did not look secure or safe enough for me to stay. Yes, it might be cheap, but not worth the low cost to me, especially since I am a female solo traveler. I went to one of their competitors down the road and felt much safer. I will not go here again.

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Very nice campground, but a lot of short sites and larger sites that are tricky to get into because of trees and low-hanging branches. They are very particular that you park any vehicles on the asphalt, so make sure when you make a reservation that you choose a site that is long enough to accommodate both. I was able to get in and out of my site fairly easily, although I had to park more to one side than I like so a branch would not interfere with my slide. Very large motorhomes might have problems. Lots of excellent bike trails in the park and a gorgeous beach within a 1/4 to a 1/2 mile hike or bike ride. There is a marine science center and aquarium also within bike riding distance, which was nice.

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Love this place! Big trees and nice sites that are fairly easy to get into. What is nice is that almost half the sites are full hookups, which is really nice if you have a family and don't want to use the public showers. I reserved early and was able to get a water-electric only site where I could use my satellite, but be aware that open sites are not common here. There is a very nice beach about 3/4 of a mile away and lots of good biking trails that make it easy to get there. Also a WWII fort with tours and a museum. I also liked that it was near the Maritime Museum in Astoria, so lots of things for kids to see and do.

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Incredible view over Puget Sound here! If you are a bit athletic, you can even climb down to the tide pools, but be warned there is a lot of fog here. Paved roads and paved sites, although a bit close together compared to a lot of public campgrounds. (This is owned by the county.) Location is close to Hoh Valley and Neah Bay, and not too bad a drive into Port Angeles. BIG WARNING, however, is that your cell phone and mobile hotspot will likely roam into Canada from this campground. I logged in $50 worth in just a few minutes while first being told on the phone by Verizon that my hotspot could not roam and then being told it could! I turned off roaming on my cell phone, but that meant I could not get any service at all much of the time--just a slight signal occasionally. Luckily Verizon reversed my charges but I could easily have spent a lot more without knowing it.

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I agree about this being a basic park, but I found no trash on the beach or elsewhere. There was one very large, but very friendly, dog on the beach who was only intent on finding someone to pet him or throw him a stick. He wagged up to anyone he could find and tried following alongside people for attention, but nothing scary or intimidating. Closeness to ocean and sea stacks made this a memorable campground I would return to. The enormous log on the beach everyone was climbing on was incredible! Excellent Verizon 4G LTE service, but Internet service provided in one room in the campground was really unusable, which was disappointing because I had been told they had Internet access. Apparently even when it is working well, it only has dial-up speed, so don't come here expecting it. Also it is a long drive out here, so make sure you bring everything you need.

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I am surprised no one has reviewed this park before. There are several campgrounds around this lake, including one with double-wide, newly paved electric sites and roadways. New sites are very long, and you can easily park a 35 foot motorhome with a car in front, plus a boat and trailer alongside! Water is available from convenient faucets alongside the road. One negative is the dirt road getting in and the lack of cell phone service. I am also not sure about the availability of showers. There were only vault toilets in the new Camper's Point campground where I stayed.

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The views from this campground are exceptional! There were snow-capped mountains on three sides and the Great Sand Dunes in the distance. This is definitely desert camping and not for you if you need shade, programs, activities, and such. The quiet, however, is wonderful, and it is about 13 miles to the sand dunes for a day trip. The only restroom facility was quite a walk from some sites, and I would really recommend this place for campers with self-contained units who like peace and quiet. The lake that used to be here is dry, and there is not much in the way of hiking trails, but, again, you are very close to the sand dunes.

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I was a bit disappointed in this park, mainly because I had a reservation. But Texas does not reserve specific spots. It was very confused because they had people leaving from a weekend dirt bike race fundraiser and the staff at the entrance station did not know what sites were available and which weren't. So I had to drive down a steep road into the canyon and then 8 miles to the far campground, then back up with my potential site numbers. The whole process including a line at check-in took over an hour in temps that were in the upper-90s, so I was exhausted and hot by the time I got hooked up. It is a very pretty canyon, but sites were tight. Might have been a better experience in cooler weather and not the day after such a major event or with so much road construction.

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I also prefer state parks to commercial campgrounds and this one has all of the reasons--great view, large paved spaces, enough room between sites for privacy, and is well-cared for. The lake level is quite low, but the view of the lake from the Carpios Ridge campground was nice enough that it did not matter. I also got good Verizon cell service and data service for my mobile hotspot. One warning, however, is that even though it says water hookups are available, they are really only available at scattered hydrants in the campground. So you need to fill your tanks before you settle into your spot. (For me that is not a problem, as long as I know in advance). Rate is $20 plus $7 entrance fee per day. I bought an annual pass for $70 because I am planning to spend enough time in Colorado to pay for it. This is a place I will come to again.

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This is a very handy state park just south of Detroit, directly on Lake Erie. In fact, it is about the only campground most of the year anywhere near the city. It is also only about a mile off of I-75 at Exit 15 and so easily accessed and on the way to almost anyplace in Michigan. It is also open about 8 months of the year, which is more than most places are open around here. There is absolutely no shade, but this is a good thing because you have a good view of the lake from all sites. About 2/3 of the sites have water and electric and the other third have full hookups. However, be warned that the water is not turned on when there is a potential for a freeze. I had to fill my tanks near the dump station and am using that water. And, it is also sometimes quite windy, but the view of the lake is fantastic, so well worth it, at least to me. Lots of bike and hiking trails around here. Also a boat ramp and ponds or river areas where you can kayak. One of the trails goes underneath the freeway to a War of 1812 battlefield national monument. Also, there is a day use fee on top of the camping fee. Non-resident annual permit is $31 but good at any Michigan state park.