BankShot

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Retired and enjoying life to the fullest. Main interests are RV'ing, audio and music, astronomy and a firearms collector of sorts.

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We stayed at and reviewed this park the last time we passed thru this area and said we'd stay again and we have. Not a lot of changes since our last stay that we noticed but we don't normally use many of the facilities available at the various parks so all I can do is base this review on what we saw this last stay and that was all very good. As before the hosts were friendly and helpful, our site was easy to back into and hookups were pretty much standard and in the right area to get to, etc. This is a park located about a half mile off of Interstate 8 about 40 or so miles east of Yuma and there is nothing out there but desert and cactus. But if you like a good night's sleep in a peaceful surrounding with the sky above ablaze with thousands of stars, then you will love this park. And at the rate they charge you cannot go wrong for a night's stay such at that. Clean, well maintained and with a nice clubhouse and facilities (we did check all this out of course even tho we didn't use them) we will most certainly continue to make this one of our overnight stops along the I-8 corridor when we travel that route. Oh, and it is easy access on and off the interstate and there are signs to follow, etc. It ain't fancy but it sure is nice..................

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We have used this Casino/RV Park several times in past years and have never had a bad experience. Pretty much a bare bones park adjacent to a Casino complex but it is clean, well kept and for $28 a night a good deal in our opinion. The Casino shuttle will pick you up at your site and take you back, the food in the Casino is good and reasonably priced and the sites themselves are kept clean and have good hookups. Easy access from I-5 and even tho it is adjacent to the interstate and there is a large truck stop up front, the noise level is not bothersome and you will get a good night's rest while there. We've stayed at other parks that charge much more and offer much less so basically we will continue to return and use this park whenever we are in the area and our plans call for an overnight stay.

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We have stayed at this park many times over the past years and do so simply because it is ideally located and close to family we visit in the area. It is an older and pretty much run down park that is mostly permanent residents and with few spaces available for overnight use. It is a "quaint" little park with a small but well stocked grocery store on the premises which is used by outsiders as well as those inside the park. It is situated in between I-15 and old Hwy 395 so there is traffic all day and night but surprisingly is not that noisy or bothersome. The owner is great and very accommodating as by now we are on a first name basis with her. She always tries to get us into a space that is easy to back into and away from some of the older and more run down units in the park and that is why we continue to come back each time we are in the area visiting family. The rate is a tad on the high side for what you get but it is after all very well located and in the San Diego/Escondido area. Prices of other parks in the area, but not much better, are even higher. We have checked them out and even stayed at one only to be very disappointed. So once again is really is the only game in town that serves our needs. Funny thing, a few months ago we were watching a program on the Home & Garden channel and it featured a "tiny house" that was recently constructed in the very space we were in on our last trip to this park. As we drove by it we both said, "Hey, there's that tiny house we saw on TV". And it is sitting right next to the old beat up, run down, ugly, and totally trashed out old Airstream travel trailer we sat next to and mentioned in our last review of this park.

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We stayed twice at this park on a recent trip, one time going, the other returning. This has become our park of choice in the Bakersfield, CA area. Great staff, clean grounds, fresh oranges to pick at will and hot coffee and fresh donuts in the morning are provided. Have reviewed this park in the past and it continues to be right up on top as one of our favorite parks to stay at. Conveniently located right off Hwy 58 about 9 miles east of Bakersfield with easy access to and from. A really nice relaxing place to toss out the old anchor for a night.

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Normally when we are in the Redding, CA area we stay at one of two other RV parks but this trip decided to try Premier Resorts instead. Once again the word "Resort" rears it's head and in our opinion is not deserved. The price paid for a pull thru space in this park is approx. $10 higher than in the other two parks and in no way offers anything more in terms of amenities or space setup, etc. We were very disappointed in staying here as we did expect more than what we got for the extra money spent. Easy to find and drive into and far enough off I-5 so as not to hear traffic noises. Check in went smoothly and the small gift shop did have a few nice "trinkets", etc. for sale. The space itself was clean and level with a picnic table and the normal hookups which were conveniently positioned to make the hookup process easy and quick. Once again our major disappointment was with the price charged compared to the other two extremely nice parks in the immediate area. We feel that we were ripped off and overcharged and will not be staying at this park again. In our opinion when a park calls itself a resort and charges resort prices such as this one does, it should offer amenities over and above other parks close by that charge way less and offer more..............

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We have stayed several times over the years at this park and each time enjoy the time we are there immensely. We have always felt this to be a really nice park to just kick back by the river and unwind for a few days so that's why we keep coming back. Nothing has changed much since our last review and we still highly recommend this park to any and all passing through the Redding area either for an overnighter or for several days of lazing by the river. It just don't get much mo betta than this one. The reason for the mediocre "service rating" this time was due to a reservation clerk screwing up our reservation which put us into a spot where we were unable to get satellite reception and the afternoon sun was right into our patio area with no way of shading it. Hey, it could have been handled differently by management and wasn't and it did leave a bit of a bad taste in our mouths as we are regular customers to this park. Other than that, it's definitely worth checking out.

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This was our fifth stay at this great park. Each time we find it nicer than the time before with landscaping and general cleanliness to be exemplary. I had never used the men's "facilities" on our prior stays but did this time and was pretty surprised to see three doors, one being part way open, the other two locked as someone was using them. Each room has it's own toilet, sink and shower plus adequate space to put things on and hang clothing up, etc. And clean as a whistle. Total and complete privacy which was really nice. A first class RV park that really knows how to treat their guests and give them a real nice place to park the RV and spend night or how ever many you care to. Granted it is a tad higher priced than other parks in the area but certainly to us is well worth it. There was another park that up until now was our favorite park. That is no more, Seven Feathers has taken over number one spot and probably will hold onto it for some time to come.

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We decided to try this park instead of using one of the several others we normally stay at on our trips to Washington from No. Calif. We found it very easy to find and had a pleasant check in experience as well. This is a basic RV park that is kept clean, well maintained and with some nice views of the surrounding hills. A short ways off I-5 and somewhat behind a Holiday Inn Express there is not all that much traffic noise and we got a good night's sleep. In the morning they have coffee and packaged pastries. We normally don't partake of stuff like this but in this case we wanted to get on the road early and avoid making breakfast or stopping along the way so we did have a blueberry muffin and one very tiny sweet roll. The coffee was good but the muffins and rolls were, shall we say "marginal" at best. Still we thought it was nice of the park to offer both. We would definitely recommend this park for a one-nighter or if you had relatives in the area and needed a nice clean and comfortable park to stay. One thing I will add is that normally in just about every single park we have ever stayed at it took several times and at least a minute or more going back and forth to get level but in the space we had, G-9, it took three adjustments as we were spot on level. I was impressed....!!!

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This was our third stay at this park. This is one of the "good ones" in our opinion. Very well kept grounds, good check-in and friendly folks that make it so. Spaces are level, good utility hookup posts. A little traffic noise as it is adjacent to I-5 but not enough to be bothersome or to keep you from resting well at night. We normally get a pull-thru space near to but not on the river which is further away from the traffic. Nice park to walk around in the evening. Not a destination park for us but certainly one that we like to use when traveling the I-5 corridor between Sacramento and Vancouver, WA to visit family. Will definitely be staying here again on future trips...............

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Have stayed at this park before prior to joining this forum and were every bit as pleased with this stay as we were our first. Located in the middle of a producing orange grove with all the oranges you can pick made available to you including a picking pole and bags, this park is a really nice stay for an overnight stop when heading east or west on Hwy 58. Clean wide spaces with good hook-ups and a friendly, helpful staff. Some train noise at night but tolerable. Free donuts and coffee are offered each morning, a nice plus and a treat. This is a good sized park with north and south sections. We've stayed in both and both are equal in layout and amenities, etc. This is one of the two best parks in the Bakersfield area in our opinion and certainly worth checking out if you are traveling in this area and need a place to toss out the anchor for a night or two.

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We stayed at this park in June of 2014 when it was 109 degrees and with everything dry or dead, including the palm trees, there were only a few coaches in the park making it look like a barren wasteland. Still we felt it had "good bones" so we decided to return and see what it was like in Feb. when the temp was a tad lower. What a difference! And viva la difference! The park was almost full to capacity. Everything was green and lush and the three small ponds were also full and looking very good. This is a great park for either a one night stand or for several days or more. Only negative we have is that trying to reach them by phone is near on impossible as it was our first time here. Nine times out of ten you are going to get a recording telling you to either call back or leave a message so be prepared for that. Other than that one small negative, we will definitely be using this park as a stopover on our Arizona desert trip each Feb. Nice wide spaces, lots of grass with concrete pads and good h0okups, etc. We didn't use the clubhouse or any of the other amenities this park advertises but we did walk around a bit and it really is a very nice park overall. Also very quiet at night even tho it is located in busy trafficked area..........................

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I'll make this one short. A wonderful park tied in with a really nice casino and golf course/restaurant facility. Spotless grounds, restrooms, and spaces. Manicured and in a very nice setting. We would have given this park a 10 but for the fact that for $55 there was no table, bench or chairs at the spaces and one would think that for this amount, they would be provided, especially when you are just there for the one night and don't feel like dragging out all your own stuff, etc. This park also charges a $5 per day pet fee on top of the somewhat high nightly charges already being paid. I asked the clerk why this was and was told it was because they had to go around and police the RV area for pet droppings. I thought this was a pretty lame excuse. Other than that one thing, we would definitely stay there again and stay a bit longer to enjoy some the casino offerings.

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We decided to try this park for one night based upon past reviews but quickly found out that this is by no stretch of the imagination, a "resort". We made a reservation and were told it depended on the day we arrived as to what the rate would be. And when we did arrive we found that the space that was assigned to our Class A full slide Motorhome was not near wide enough and backing in would have been a not so good experience. So I went back and got another space on the "upper level". A tad bit longer and wider that the first one we were able to back in and get hooked up. Then we noticed the neighbors next to us who had their laundry out to dry on racks scattered around their RV. Kids bikes and various toys scattered everywhere and one bike I had to move before attempting to back in. No table or bench available and just the basic hookups were there to use. Whatever this park was supposed to have been in the past is no longer what it has become today. A major rip off for what you get IMNO. Will never stay there again and if you are in the area and thinking about staying there my advice to you is to "drive on" and find something else.

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We decided to stay one night at this state park on our way to another destination. We wanted to check it out for a possible return visit next year. The RV park area itself? It's wonderful. The spaces are widely separated and getting in and out is a breeze for even the biggest rigs. We will definitely stay here again for a few days next year on our desert trip.

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We decided to try this park on our way home and were pleasantly surprised at what we found. Situated out in back of the casino itself the park is far enough away from the interstate so that traffic noise is not a concern. All hookups worked fine and we had end space #26 which had plenty of room on the neighbor's side and a wide open area on the other. The security patrol comes to your space and gives you a ride to the casino and back and were there withing just a few minutes of calling them. Excellent buffet breakfast and at a reasonable price also. When we arrived the park was probably half full but by dark it was full to capacity and this was on a Sunday night. Will definitely stay here again if it works out time-wise on a future trip.................