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A relatively large urban campground with asphalt access roads (mostly single lane) and mostly level concrete sites with grass and some shade picnic table. Mostly good big rig manueverability but some care is required on some turns on the access roads and to avoid the lights on inside corner turning into pullthrus. Very limited space for toad hookup when leaving (and maneuvering in the campground with a toad in tow can be tight). Mostly quiet for an urban park - some road noise, some train noise, some plane noise (we were in the middle so not next to the road, not next to the tracks). Power ok even under load (110v during a heat wave with the park mostly full), water ok 60 psi, sewer ok. Wifi is tengo with good signal and decent speed (for tengo) most of the time. Verizon was 3 bars with ok speed. Sat access ok most sites. Full recycling on site. We will stay here again.

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Nice park but for 3 issues - noise, wifi, and potentially problematic spots for big rigs. The main entrance road is a reasonable width. Most of the interior access roads are one way. The few that are two way are problematic for two rigs passing - especially with cars protruding into the lanes. The staff actually recommended we back into our pull thru due to our size (44'). Very noisy - we were not more than 100ft from I-5. It might be quieter on the east side of the park with a bunch of other rigs to block the sound. While some level of noise is inherent in the location next to an interstate highway, the park has made no attempt at blocking some of the noise with plantings along the west edge of the park. A hedge would knock down the noise quite a bit. The wifI limited time (1 hr) and overloaded - basically useless with multi-minute page loads in the evening. Verizon was moderate strength (3 bars) and slow. Power ok, did not use other utilities. We will look elsewhere next time.

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A very small park, nicely shaded with asphalt access roads and gravel sites. A great location for exploration of the southern Oregon coast. The entrance has a pretty good slope so care is needed when making the turn in to the park. This slope also makes it interesting to unhook a toad. Most spaces are extremely close together and careful maneuvering is required for big rigs. The spaces in the back are long enough for big rigs, but slope significantly towards the street for the last 15 feet or so thus limiting the actual usable space. Forget using in awnings in most of the spaces. Power ok (but no a/c load), water ok, sewer ok. Wifi was great most of the time (a speed test showed 3.5 Mbps). Verizon cell was moderate, but we did not check the data speed (no need). We will stay here in the future.

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A very nice setting amidst the redwoods (only the tent sites are under the redwoods, the rv sites are adjacent). Somewhat narrow gravel access roads with some very tight turns for bigger rigs (if in a big rig going to the B row, go around the left side of the building, down the A row then into the B row - this avoids a tight S curve; don't try to exit between the A and B rows). Campsites are mostly level mix of grass, weeds, dirt, and gravel with picnic tables and fire rings. Pull thrus in B row long enough for a 44' class A with toad. Power OK, water pressure a bit low (35 to 40 psi), sewer ok (a bit tall so may be hard to get a slope). Wifi is adequate for surfing and e-mail, but it locks down quickly if you attempt more (I accidentally said yes to a software upgrade and got locked out 10MB into the upgrade). There are frequent re-authorizations required so if your email isn't working, go to a web page to get the internet re-authorized. Verizon cell is LTE with 3 bars and good speed. We will probably stay here in the future.

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Nice setting in a clearing amongst the redwoods, but zero shade. Mostly level asphalt sites, but both ends of the pullthrus slope for the last 6' or so which puts the front end rather high when pulled forward in site. Reasonable asphalt access roads except for somewhat tight u-turn to access the pullthru sites - no problem even in a big rig, but does require a bit more care. Minimal entrance signage so you are at the entrance by the time you can see the sign. Power ok, did not use other utilities. Wifi had decent signal and speed even at the farthest site, but campground was mostly empty. We did see a Hughesnet dish, but don't know if this is the source of the internet connection - it didn't behave like one. No Verizon cell signal, but office has a booster that yields 3 bars of 3G just outside of the office. We will stay here again to see the redwoods on the area.

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Nice KOA - mostly quiet (some CA 20 traffic noise), shaded pretty setting. Gravel access roads somewhat narrow in places. Gravel sites with some slope (our front tires were not quite off the ground). Could get noisy in season as the campground has a lot to attract children. Good base camp for the Mendocino coast (especially with length restrictions on CA 20 west of Willits). Big rig access is potentially problematic depending upon how full the campground gets. There is a rather tight S curve to access the first row of pullthrus (ok if you drop your toad first) and getting out of the campground requires selecting the best of several turn around options based upon where other vehicles are parked. Power ok, did not use the other utilities. Wifi decent signal strength and speed for a campground, but this was off-season and the campground was fairly empty. We will stay here again for an overnight or for exploration of the Mendocino coast.

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As others have said this one is all about location. Take away the location and we'd probably rate this a 5 (due to cramped nature of the park). Somewhat flat, short gravel sites with relatively wide asphalt access road. Gravel can be a bit loose causing problems with leveling (we had to use jack pads to get a stable enough base). Neighbors very close (pretty much no room for awnings) unless your rig is so large that they provide a 2nd adjacent space for your toad (or tow vehicle). Our 44' motor coach pretty much fills the site from the fence to the access road, but with the width of the access road we had no problems maneuvering in the park. Constant noise from highway 101. Having the Larkspur Ferry Terminal so close (15 minute walk) makes this park. So much better than our last visit when we either drove into the city or parked at the end of a BART line. The downside is minimal ferry service on weekends and holidays and the last ferry back during the week is 9:35pm. Power OK, water OK, sewer marginal (no threaded connection for standard hoses). The problems with the wifi have apparently been corrected - they booted Tengo and installed their own system. Still not enough for streaming, but we had no problems with email and web surfing the entire week. Recycling for all but paper and cardboard. This will be where we stay for future visits to San Francisco, but we'll probably stay further north for exploring the north bay area.

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A really nice campground off to the side of a casino. Well spaced sites surrounded by grass and pine trees. Good asphalt access roads with asphalt sites. Most sites slope side to side (campground is on a slight slope) with some sites having front to back slope, but nothing that prevented leveling. Surprisingly quiet given the casino and I-80 in plain site. There was frequent train activity with horn blowing, but not very noticeable inside the coach with windows closed. Power very good (but campground was only 1/3rd full and no need for a/c at the time), water and sewer ok. Wifi was mostly pretty good for a campground - good signal strength and adequate speed with occasional crawls in the early evening (but campground was only 1/3rd full). Good Verizon cell strength. No recycling. We will definitely return when in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.

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Gravel campground with mix of gravel and concrete sites (concrete sites are the "premium sites" - concrete and cable). Sites were mostly level with adequate access although the 1st couple of gravel sites on the back row may require some backing and filling due to a near u-turn to get into them. Power ok, but you do have to be vigorous when inserting the power plug (it is loose and recessed in the pedestal). We were told to hit the plug to get it seated. Did not use the other utilities. Wifi was adequate as was Verizon signal. A good spot for an overnight between Las Vegas and Reno.

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Small dusty gravel campground with mostly "pull thrus" (each site has two sets of hookups so it is pull thru only if yours is the only rig). Sites mostly level and long enough for big rig with toad without unhooking. Entry road is a tad narrow, but no problem with a bit of care and no one going out the in. Power ok (voltage sagged to 113v under load), did not use other utilities. Wifi had good signal strength, but it is Hughes satellite, so rather slow. Moderate Verizon signal with ok data speeds. We will stay here again for an overnight. We might also consider staying here for a week to explore the northern part of Death Valley. Downside is it is a lot further away than the Stovepipe Wells campground; upside is cell phones work.

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An older park built before the days of big rigs. It is in no way big rig friendly. We had one of the longest sites (a pull-in). At 44' our nose was up against the embankment while our Jeep was parked sideways behind the rig with part of the Jeep sticking out into the access road (even with it so close you could barely get out the driver's door). Asphalt access roads (mostly narrow). Mix of pull thrus, back-ins, and pull-ins. Sites are gravel and relatively level. Back-ins and pull-ins share a utility pedestal. Our site was trashy with dozens of cigarette butts scattered over the site. Power ok, water 50psi, sewer ok. Wifi good signal and with fluctuating speed (between crawling and 5.5 Mbps). However note that password is tower dependent so if you can't get in, verify with the office you have the password that matches the tower. We will not be back.

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Decent campground for overnight stays. Convienent access from US 60, asphalt access roads with gravel sites in the new area (where transients go). Power ok, did not use other utilities. Wifi very strong signal and amazing speed (21.5 Mbps). We will stay here again for an overnight or longer.

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For a metropolitan location, it is a relatively quiet campground except for the Deer Valley Airport (western departure is almost directly overhead). Lots of general aviation activity during the day, but mostly dies out in the evening. Only noticed the occasional I-15 traffic (and only when the wind was from the west), but we were on the side furthest from the highway. Very tight for big rigs in the front section. Checkin parking requires maneuvering thru front section with 4 relatively tight turns. With big rig, park on Williams Drive outside park, drop toad, walk to office to checkin, then bring rig in. This makes for a mostly straight shot to back area where big rig sites are located. Level gravel sites with concrete patios and some vegetation. Asphalt access roads, but might not be wide enough for two rigs to pass. Getting into sites in back may be complicated by sewer connections inset from rest of utilities and sites at 90 degrees to road. Power ok, water 80psi, sewer ok (but elevated so may be difficult to get a slope), sewer supports mandatory (AZ law), wifi tengo - adequate for web browsing and email, but not much else (this with the paid 30 day premium access). Verizon LTE variable from 1 to 3 bars, but adequate data speeds.

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No major changes since our last visit, but it is not as good as past visits. Good asphalt access roads with gravel sites. Depending upon landscaping, can be difficult entry - very narrow between utility pedestals and concrete patio made worse by a tree very close on inside of turn into space. We ended up with 12" between utility pedestal and slides on one side and 12" between tires and patio curb. Major slope towards front of site - front wheels off the ground. Parking pad for car off end of patio, but not usable for us since our door and slides overlapped parking pad. Power ok, did not use other utilities. Wifi has significant connectivity issues including frequent disconnects, sluggish performance, dns (address resolution) to login servers mis-configured and erratic. Strong Verizon signal with good data rates. We've stayed here multiple times, but we'll probably investigate alternatives the next time we're in the area.

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Pretty typical koa. Entry road has some good sized potholes. Decent gravel access roads - bi-directional, but not wide enough for two rigs to pass. Good width on the pullthrus, but not long enough to avoid dropping the toad on anything longer than 38' or so. Our site was relatively level. Relatively quiet given highway proximity. Power ok, did not use other utilities. Wifi decent signal strength, but unable to get connection. Moderate Verizon signal with adequate data rate. We would stay here again for an overnight.