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We camp either with our fifth wheel, 35' or with our vintage Airstream, 25'. Love to travel and explore National parks, monuments and historical areas around the USA.

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We had site B24 which was a pull through. It was plenty long enough for our fifth wheel and truck with room to spare. We had full hookups. This site along with most of the others has plenty of shade. Nice asphalt roads though a bit narrow, we really did not have any issues. Close to the Logging Museum but even though they had lots of equipment it wasn't impressive, (no labeling of machinery, or explanation of use), just old equipment which would have been fine if some improvements to how it is displayed were made. They had a dutch oven demonstration, which is why we went over there. We were the only ones in attendance which is too bad because the concept is good. But, the ranger giving the demonstration was not organized or prepared. It was supposed to last a couple hours, but we didn't stay. It wasn't worth the time. This is a nice state park and we enjoyed the campground. Lots of families enjoying the area. Nice to see the kids playing and enjoying themselves.

     

Burns RV Park

Burns, Oregon

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This park was right on Route 20 and had a lot of traffic noise, but with the air conditioning running it wasn't too bad. The layout of the various sites are rather strange but we weren't really affected as we were #3 right at the front across from the office. It was a pull through with full hookups. Site was level. New owners and they were polite and helpful. Advertised digital TV but had to give a $75 deposit (which was refundable) for their satellite box. Even with that we could not get any connections, nor would our antenna pick up anything. There is green space along the front fence line for walking the dogs; no dog park. We would stay again for an overnight stop, but not a destination park. Burns was a nice little town.

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Sites are gravel and fairly level. There is a bit of grass between sites, which they are keeping green with watering. We haven't seen that much. We used the laundry room and the machines were clean, the room was clean and picked up, but quite hot (no air conditioning). There is some shade in some sites. It is convenient to Craters of the Moon NM and is worth the 18 mile drive to see. We stayed two nights to catch up on housekeeping chores and to relax after a busy 10 days in the NPs in WY. Each day we have seen people working around the campground and keeping it neat and clean. There is a little restaurant with a bar attached to the office.

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This was our second time staying here. They are very strict about not checking in before noon. Even if you arrive just 5 minutes early, they will send you to park in the general store and marina area. This gets very confusing and congested when it is crowded, which is all the time. Waiting to get checked in is also crowded as their parking space is limited. That said, they are helpful and pleasant. The roads in the campground are wide enough but there are many trees and manuevering into the sites can be tight. Sites are adequate, but could be a bit longer. Sites are gravel and adequately spaced but not spacious. Our site wasn't level but not too bad. Walking to the marina, stores, restaurant and beach area is easy and pleasant. Our friends saw a bear in the woods on their nightly walk, so be bear aware. Mosquitoes are terrible in the evening!!! The Tetons are not to be missed; they are beautiful and awe inspiring. We would definitely stay here again.

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We have stayed here multiple times. It is quite pricey, but for the cleanliness, closeness to the west entrance of Yellowstone, and the convenience to walking around the town, it rates high in my book. The laundry and restrooms are very clean and well kept. The park is kept immaculate and all personnel we have come in contact with have been friendly and nice. The sites are quite close together, but some have a bit of shade and are level. The premium sites have concrete patios. It was a tight squeeze to park both our fifth wheel and dually in the site. We had to park the dually in the parking by the office, both times we stayed here as our site was not long enough.

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This was our second time staying here. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Someone leads you to your site. The sites are very close together but since we were traveling with another couple, that made our gathering easy. Hill to get up to site from office, but not a problem. Mostly gravel, but level sites. Again, the spacing is quite close. Super convenient for walking around in Gardiner and driving into the North entrance of Yellowstone NP. We would definitely stay here again. It is pricey but all campgrounds around Yellowstone are very pricey if you want full hookups, or even partial.

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Site were satisfactory for our 55 foot truck and fifth wheel. Sites were close together. No dog park. Worked fine for our overnight stay. Has ice cream for $1.oo each evening, bring your own bowl. Lots of shade, but watch for low branches. Not exactly level, but wasn't too bad. I wouldn't say this was a destination park but works fine for overnight.

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Sites were extremely close to each other. Lots of highway noise, which is to be expected, but easy on and off. Sites were extremely close and dirt, but there was grass for walking the dogs. Fine for an overnight stop, but not longer. We would stay again for the convenience.

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We have camped here numerous times. Many sites have views of the Mississippi river or the lagoon. It was nesting season for the box turtles while we were there this time and it was very interesting as they had a team of college students observing and recording the nests. Our site was paved and easy to back into. It was quite shady, though close to woods, so in some circumstances it can be quite buggy. We enjoy this park because it is close to a bike path, you can fish and boat on the river and it is an enjoyable park to walk the dogs and observe the river. It is a popular and reasonably well maintained park, which we find most of COE parks to be.

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We camped here with our vintage Airstream for a rally with 13 other Airstreams. The roads into the park are plenty wide and directions were good. The campground had adequate spacing between sites, not generous, but sufficient. The sites were mostly gravel and grass. Leveling was good, just a little adjustment but nothing drastic. Nice paved roads for walking down to the lake that had a couple docks for boats and a fish cleaning station. The sites were shady and kept clean, in fact the whole campground was very clean and well maintained. The shower house was very clean and in some state parks keeping them clean doesn't seem to be a priority but they kept these shower/toilets clean and maintained. Water pressure was good, though you do have to push the button every couple minutes, but no big deal. We stayed here four nights and would stay again. The park is in the southwest corner of Iowa, not far from Missouri. We visited the surrounding towns which had special activites the weekend we were there. Clarinda had a 1940's festival with Big Band music; great steak house there.

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Park has lots of shades. Some sites are fairly level while others require boards or such for leveling. Also, what is not indicated anywhere and no one will tell you is, if there is much rain received, multiple sites flood. Bugs can be quite bad so bring bug spray. Bathrooms are in poor condition and not kept up at all. This is a very popular campground and the surroundings are pretty, its too bad that the facilities are not improved (though I have been told renovations are in the planning stages). I understand old, but not being cleaned properly with the amount of use the bath house receives is disgusting. There is a place to fill water and many sites have electric. The dump is near the entrance. We have camped here for many nights, due to location being close to family. Nice for walking (spray for bugs).

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For the life of me I do not understand the high ratings for this park. It is dumpy to be nice. Nothing attractive about it. Old trucks sitting around, two old mobile homes with old tires on their roofs. The pros: only 8 miles to Big Bend NP, full hook-ups and very quiet. Cons: dumpy and that is being nice. No cellular voice or data service. Sites on one side are very close together, on the other side they are spaced further apart, but again run down outbuildings, old trucks and much to be desired in landscaping (there is none). If we wanted to go to Big Bend again, this is close, but it sure does not deserve anything above a 4 or 5 in rating, if that.

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Really nice owner, very friendly and helpful. Yes, it is on top of the hill and looks over the interstate and town. Somehow the traffic noise wasn't that noticeable up there. All gravel sites but decent spacing, not great but works even for large rigs. Individual rooms for men and women, each had shower, toilet and sink. Very clean in their own little building. Owners live on site and a very nice landscaped and layout arrangement. Would definitely stay here again when passing through.

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We really enjoyed this campground even though it was in the middle of the desert and ATVing is the popular activity. It was quiet while we were there, but according to their rules it would be even when they have a lot of ATVers. ATVers must use a back gate and push the vehicle out do the park or in to avoid stirring up dust. The sites are surrounded with some kind of tree/bush which provided shade for a good portion of the day. This campground was immaculate! They sweep and rack the sites each day and also the dog park, which they also roll pack. The shower house/bathroom was spotless and I observed them multiple times each day, checking it out. The laundry room was also extremely clean. The owners and workkampers were so friendly and helpful. The owners are building a pool and hot tub which is going to be beautiful when finished later this year. I would definitely stay here when in the area. Again, ATVing is the thing to do in this area, so it could be dusty (more than normal) in the area, but not inside this campground.

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Sites were spacious and large and that is about the best that can be said. Overgrown with weeds; our site had quite a bit of broken glass. Every thing is gravel, dirt, and weeds. This place could have potential if someone would do some work. Sites on each side of us had leaking water pipes, which were reported, but numerous people said no one seemed interested if fixing them. Bath house left a lot to be desired. Husband liked location for fly fishing, but I won't stay here again.