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The greater Redding area has 3 parks that meet our standards. Premier is the closest to family, so it is our park of choice. Called ahead on a Wednesday for a week's reservation - pay for 6, stay for 7 - and got the last site available. We always stay in the newer pull-thru's simply because the landscaping is new enough to not interfere with satellite TV. These crowned sites are large, level concrete pads with gravel entrances & exits. There's grass between the sites and paver patios with a very nice picnic table that is easily repositioned. The setting afternoon sun allows for shade on the curb side. A free newspaper is provided every day except Sunday. If satellite interference is not an issue, the original portion of the park offers good shade in anticipation of the very hot Redding summers at most sites. Plenty of over the air channels are available. And the Internet has dramatically improved and is now just great!

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We called ahead to reserve one of the very few pull-thru's so we could leave the toad attached for a quick morning getaway. Upon seeing the site, I realized that the layout of the park would prohibit me from getting into the site with the car attached. Additionally, the space turned out to be too short to reattach the car to our 37' coach once in the site. This is not an acceptable overnight stop for us. It would be ok for a multi-day stop. The largest back-ins have 38' pads, with room at most to have the back of the rig over the grass median, if that's permitted. Train & 18 wheeler noise were quite pronounced during the late afternoon, but subsided at night.

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DWRV is a large facility provided primarily for extended stay guests. Around 25 of the 150+ sites are designated pull-thru's for overnight & weekly guests. Many of these are the dreaded side-by-side configuration, but the sites so long, that the design's deficiencies are minimized. The park was founded in 1988. As such, the sites, narrow gravel pads with a very nice concrete patio, reflect the days before slides. Were we staying but a single night in the pull-thru's, I would not open the slides. The wonderful ladies in the office have been very accommodating in working with us to find sites that will accommodate the coaches of today for our multi-day visits. This quiet park has a superb location just off I-15 very close to where 395 intersects it. It is a great place to wait out weather conditions, especially the wind, that RV'ers best avoid traveling either down Cajon Pass or in the local deserts.

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This continues to be our favorite RV park in California. This adults only facility does not offer cable and lacks a swimming pool. It also has no bathroom facilities, so your rig needs to be self-contained. Though very attractively landscaped, no trees interfere with satellite TV reception. Silver Strand State Beach is a 5 minute drive away for a swim or evening stroll, or bike to it using the easily accessible Bayshore bike path. The park does offer 2 putting greens and an enclosed driving range as an adult playground. The sites are huge. RV's park on gravel pads with a concrete parking area for the tow vehicle / toad adjacent. A large paver patio is provided for lounging outside. Tall hedges add privacy between sites. The one huge negative is that the facility is slated to close this fall. It will be replaced by condominiums.

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Typically when we are staying a single night in Bakersfield, as we were this trip, we use a different park whose pull-thru sites are longer. Note that BRVR has big sites, but the location of the power/water pedestal is a compromise for motor homes & towables. Add to it our full body slide. Typically we can barely fit our toad in our site. But my wife longed for a sit down dinner at the on-site Crest restaurant, so I agreed, if we could finagle a bigger site than we normally are assigned. And what a site we got! Seems some of the back-ins have been modified so they can be used as super long pull-thru's. A great site & a great meal - cordon bleu! And don't forget. Easiest access to this park is not from the Panama off ramp. Use the next one north so you turn right into the park.

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Fellow RV'ers from this general area recommended this park. I really wanted to like it. It offers a Passport America price break. Though not mentioned at the park's website or PA's, it is not honored on weekends. Because we were only staying one night and because we were going to unhook the dinghy to attend church the next morning, we opted for a back-in. Once assigned a site, my wife noticed a cluster of trees on the provided campground map next to our site. Asking about SATV clearance, she was told to use an adjacent site. (She was very pleased with the lady in the office.). Our 37' Class A with 3 slides was assigned a gravel site 36' long. (The back-ins all appear to be this size.) Power & water are on the back driver's portion of the pad, so subtract 3' from that. (Read that as probably ok for a towable, but not for most motorhomes.). A beautiful fruitless Mulberry's overhanging branches forced me to angle in a bit. Suffice it to say that to get completely off the road, not hit the power pedestal, stay on the gravel - barely - and not have tree branches smacking into the RV in the cool breeze . . . It was a tight fit. I've taken to not using the leveling jacks or extending the slides when staying only 1 night. I could not have extended the slides and still had room for the dinghy. Tow/towed vehicles are provided an asphalt parking place. Our CR-V's driver's side tires, in order to be able to open the car's passenger door, are right on the edge of the asphalt. Which is also the edge of the gravel slab for the next site. If that site is assigned to someone I will not be able to park the car at our site. After all this, I'm ready to give this park a 6. That was ready to go to a 5 when I asked an employee to trim a branch that would smack the RV if the wind increases. His first response was a begrudging willingness coupled to a warning that it would take awhile. Then he informed me that I should have parked more to the driver's side. Look again, friend! He did redeem himself by getting to the branch so quickly I never saw him do it. I'll throw an extra credit point in for that. I really wanted to like this park. It's ok at PA prices. If there's a next time, I'll try what they describe as 'long pull-thru sites room for slide outs' in their park map. They are longer. Do not appear any wider. This is a pretty park. it is a shame to award it the lowest rating I have given to date. But it is cramped & poorly designed in an area where it need not have been.

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Previous reviewers had forewarned of the drive in, so I turned off the cruise control and enjoyed it. It is a beautiful drive, lots of it along the Klamath River, but not to be done in a hurry. As our GPS was telling us we were getting close, I started getting irritated. The park I was seeing was not what was represented at the website. But what I was seeing wasn't Blue Heron. Nice enough, but not what Blue Heron is. And what Blue Heron is, is spectacular. Most sites are designed as big rig motorhome pull-ins. Perfectly level. Big, long, and wide with a huge patio area. Beautiful grass area between the concrete pads and the river. It looks more like a country club than drought stricken N Cal. This park speaks to those looking to slow down and spend a couple of days soaking up the beautiful river front and adjacent hills. It offers price breaks to facilitate multi-day stays. We easily did day trips in the dinghy to a couple of remote lakes. Nearby Yreka offers N Cal big town amenities. Ashland & Medford rounded out our multi-day stay. If this facility were within driving of So Cal, it would never be empty. And twice the price! It will always be one of our future stops heading to the Pacific Northwest. But next time I will have the fishing poles I left behind this trip. Fishing, for RV park guests only, all along the expanse of the park, as other fisherman drift by in their boats. Awesome!

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In the middle of September, fires forced us to change our planned destination. About 2 hours prior to our arrival on a Monday we called to check for site availability for the next seven days. We were told only a single site was available. Setting up at close to 6pm, our back slide awning would have been in tree branches. A quick call resulted in an immediate response. The offending branches were quickly removed. This exemplifies the awesome level of service here. Any reasonable request was immediately addressed. As I walked thru this beautiful park the next morning, my first thought was that I needed to somehow reduce all of my previous rvparkreviews by 2, if the best I can give Seven Feathers is a 10. This facility is beautiful! Many places where another RV could have been parked were instead devoted to decorative landscaping. Deer can be occasionally seen both night & day! This park is so popular, that RV'ers are happily putting up with things that other top-rated parks are criticized for. For example, people were happily moving from site to site to extend their stays. This was likely because you can reserve specific sites. The few things I found less than perfect, had a good rationale behind them. With fires changing our plans, I came here to see if all I'd been told by other RV'ers about Seven Feathers was true. So true! This facility is in a class all by itself.

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We loved this place so much last summer, we came back for a month this winter. Access to Coronado, where we spent most of our time, is superb. As a matter of fact, don't think of this park as being in IB, think of it as being on the bay in Coronado. A bit of exploring uncovered an easy, safe bike ride to the Bayshore bike path from the park. A dinghy-less couple we met from England, raved about the public transit, which has a stop just outside the park. They used it to tour San Diego. A few miles inland, you'll find the very upscale Otay Ranch Town Center. This is the very nicest outdoor mall ever! Bernardo Shores is the perfect location for the San Diego area. And the icing on the cake? It is adults only!

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There are two other very nice parks in the area that we frequent, depending upon whether we want the convenience of the city, or a peaceful, country setting. This time, what we needed was a place for a single night's stay, so quick that neither jacks nor slides were going to be deployed. A steak house we enjoy is a long walk/very short drive away. And Costco gas is right across the street. So we decided to try River Run. The pull-throughs are side by sides - a deal killer for me. The back-ins were spaced much further apart and much prettier. Plenty of room for a 37 footer and CR-V. Like the others we use in the area, the pad is dirt, but appeared to be level. Unlike the others, these sites offer a very long concrete patio, making it usable for all types of RV's. The trees in our area offered no satellite interference. Noise from 99 was constant, but actually less disruptive than the road adjacent to our local alternative. We will definitely return for a much longer stay.

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Rate reflects a number of different discounts, including Passport America. Be sure to ask about any specials that are available. In the past, our stays have been limited to one night. This time we used the park as a home-base to explore the area. There is an amazing amount to visit within an hour or so of this nice park. Sites are perfectly level. More than long enough to leave the dinghy attached if you have extra water & sewer hoses. Hook-ups are towards the back of the site. No satellite interference. This time wi-fi was a problem as we were told upfront it might be. Unfortunately, the African Daisy ground-cover between sites is not meant for foot traffic so there's lots of bare spots that really detract from a potentially gorgeous park. And, especially important during the winter months, propane is available and extremely accessible.

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Very competitive price for what it was used for by us and quite a few others that night. A safe, quiet place to stop that provided sites (you get to pick your own!) more than long enough to leave the dinghy hooked on. Placement of the hook-ups facilitated this. Our site was level, though they are dirt/gravel, so others might not be. Might check for that before you lower the jacks. No obstacles for satellite TV reception. Casino, only a shuttle away, has numerous food options. Not a destination resort unless your destination is the casino, but a very good place for a short layover.

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Prior to our arrival I had noted that every recent reviewer had awarded a 10 to this park. Is the park a perfect '10'? We adjusted our plans to find out. It is truly beautiful. We stayed in the pull-thru's, which are some of their cheaper sites. They were excellent. Next time we will upgrade to either the fountain or riverfront sites. They are worth it. I was very surprised that the very nice landscaper edged the grass but left the clippings right at our doorstep. At one point we entered the office and found no one at the desk. The very strong smell of cigarette smoke confirmed the young man had vacated his responsibilities for a smoke. Both of the young ladies who were usually on duty were great, however. Totally perplexing to me was the tightly curved road to the propane. Blackened curbs offered evidence that others risked the sidewall damage that I would not. Prime rib dinner, at a close walking. distance, breakfast style restaurant was excellent. The 10% off pizza, a short hike away, was some of the best ever. And to burn that off, they had an upgraded exercise bike & a gorgeous pool. Nightly walks were enhanced by 2 outdoor gas fire pits that were on nightly with very comfortable seating. A perfect '10'? Not perfect, but still a 10.

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Let me stress that we had a very good experience here. But there are things to be aware of. First, the back of our RV dragged a little coming in. Nothing serious, but I don't like to do it. Scars in the asphalt suggest this happens frequently. Second, the office has very limited hours, but there is a contact number on a white board by the office. We called ahead and I would encourage you to, also. We were warned to keep our bikes under lock & key, which we always do. Two of the top rated parks we use along the 99/5 corridor didn't warn us and we had neighbors lose theirs. There are a variety of types of sites for RV'ers in this older mobile home park. Our back-in cement pad was very level with nice grass on both sides. Hook-ups were fine for us, but we did need every inch of our extended length sewer hose. All the park residents we encountered were great, but if you frequent the very top rated resorts you might feel a little out of place. One very nice resident, after complimenting our coach, told me quite honestly that he wouldn't be living here if he could afford better. You probably should drive through before committing to stay here. We came because it looked like the best park in Visalia to use as a base to visit Sequoia and King's Canyon. It fit that bill perfectly. When we left, I used the park exit, just before the entrance identified by the park's sign. No dragging going that way.

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How you like this one is going to depend on what you're after. No WiFi. No cable TV. We couldn't get over-the-air TV either, but very few obstacles for satellite. It's far more dirt than gravel, but this appropriate for the Eastern Sierra. (After visiting almost 40 RV parks in the last year, this is the first where we used one of those big patio rugs to minimize the dirt we tracked in!). The RV park part of the fairgrounds was hard for us to find. (Off of 395, entrance to the RV park is off of Sierra.) Plenty of sites are available that would handle even the largest rigs. Hook-ups are where they should be for motorhomes. The park has what we look. It was, with one exception, very quiet. It is level and satellite TV friendly. All for a great price. A word of caution however. The community appears to make, appropriately, good use of the fairgrounds. While we were there, a group rented one of the halls and played very loud music from 7:30pm until midnight. Also, two different high school groups were using the area, including the back of the campground, to work on homecoming floats. The kids were all very well behaved though. We will definitely stay here again. It is a very central location for exploring from Mammoth to Lone Pine, but we will check the fairgrounds' calendar of events first.