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Absolutely the most creative (less than factual) website I've ever seen. Cable TV was turned off long ago. Pool with a tarp over and green water; 'hasn't been open for a long time' I was told. Playgrounds, tether ball is one rundown swing set. Mini-golf, Café is the shack behind the padlock. Advertised rates are not accurate either. As senior I paid $37 cr card, then $32 second night 'if I wrote a check.' Yes there are pull-through sites but not 60'. We are 38' with jeep toad. We pushed to the front and had to park the toad diagonally. Grass is 3'6" wide, so that is space between sites. About 90% are long-term residents or stored units. No sound barrier between interstate -- a very busy interstate. We watched as more than 3 big rigs pulled in and pulled right back out again after they managed to get turned around in the property next door which is an abandoned gravel lot.

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CLOSED!! No mention on their webpage. Further, us big rigs are committed to a narrow road..about 2 mikes up we found a place to turn in, unhook the dinghy, and turn around..CALL THIS PLACE before u plan a stay.

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Luckily we picked the best in the area sight unseen. We enjoy State or Fed parks vs. private 'pack' parks. It is without sewer but there is a dump station. I can only give it an 8. Very little light pollution so the stars are magnificent, as is the beach, doggy beach, and boat launch. We will definitely return for a longer stay

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We did not stay here after looking at the park. The road in/out is narrow, steep, and crumbling. Although there are big rigs in there I wonder how they got there and more- how they'll get out. The café is now closed. Maybe an RV park (not resort) in 50's on Route 66 and that's where they left it; mostly unkempt permanent trailers with trash.

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Our first Colorado SP, probably our last. The park is newer; level gravel pads, spotless showers ($1 for a few minutes) but not central to campsites, dispersed pit toilets. Electric at sites, dispersed water spigots [HINT: turn on spigot, pull down on larger tap --water pressure holds it down-- and water will then come through threaded tap. I was not familiar with THAT type of transitional spigot], some sites have shaded tables. $20 is value, but Colorado State Parks tack on an ADDITIONAL PER VEHICLE fee of $7 (so $27/night to camp, maybe even $7 for motorhome +$7 for dinghy=$14), so we'll probably not use their park system again. Most States (Western at least) have no vehicle fee added to a camp fee. We prefer SP, BLM, FS, COE, etc., to the 'pack' RV parks, so my ratings reflect the amenities we value: space, privacy, serenity, views, $value, vs playgrounds, golf, pool-spa, etc.

     

Ken's Lake - BLM

Moab, Utah

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Wonderful!! BUT no dump station anywhere near. Primitive (no HUs), mostly huge sites; mostly level; mostly private, quiet; oh, the views! $7.50 w/Sr. pass. Hwy 191 ~3 miles, ~1/2 mile of gravel makes it great for overnight or whole week. Restrictive quiet hrs 8pm-8am (but more peaceful) plan accordingly. CG was full by 4pm Friday (weekend bike race in Moab). As camp got full, two big rigs even fit themselves into 1 site, side-by-side, [nose to tail, like horses swatting flies] they both paid. Faux Falls is worth a look as is 'Steel Bender' jeep trail. Kayakers/fishermen having fun on lake, we had a peek of lakeview from our site. We prefer SP, BLM, FS, COE, etc., to the 'pack' RV parks, so my ratings reflect the amenities we value: space, privacy, serenity, views, $value, vs playgrounds, golf, pool-spa, etc.

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Like any Oregon SP, it is nice, this one is very quiet; but also a quieter part of Oregon. It is located just West of Hwy 395 right at the border with California (Little community calls itself New Pine). It is Big rig friendly with 20 amp service, water, and a dump station. There are 'resident' mulies [deer] who love the apple trees, as well as California Quail. We went in search of Sunstones [Oregon State Gemstone] -- note, use directions from the BLM website as if you were coming from South if you go there..that route is well-marked; we tried from the North and got lost and about ruined our jeep tires! Not to be missed is the rockshop across 395 from the CG. It has glorious obisidian (rainbow, blue, pink lady); staff's knowledgeable, fun and helpful ... oh, did I mention reasonable prices for obsidian specimans. We so enjoyed our visit there that we did NOT go to the public Modoc rockhound area in California like we had intended! Also just to the South a mile or so is a quaint 'Wild Plum Winery' ... with wine tasting in a cute barn-like building, again reasonably priced and tastings are free. The Rock Shop isn't big rig friendly, just go in your dinghy; but you can pull an RV (ours is 40') right into the Plum Winery. We certainly enjoyed our 3-day stay and will be back should we ever happen to this area again. Restrooms are as clean as can be given the poor condition of the tiling in showers.

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Sam Buckland Nevada SP is just West off Alt 50 South of Fernley & Silver Springs. Big Rigs (we are 40' + jeep dinghy) can access more than 6 pull throughs and it is shady under the cottonwood trees. They, however, do NOT accept Sr Passes so rate is $17; no electric, no water at sites, but water isn't far from any site. There are very few campers here, it seems to be a well-kept secret with pit toilets. We will stay here again should we be in the area; midsummer may be less comfortable if its hot. My Verizon internet and cell phone (surprisingly) work just fine. One word of caution if traveling Southbound; the sign is a short way from the entrance road and at the peak of a hill...we missed it because of an 18-wheeler on our tail we didn't dare brake too hard. There is a 'turn around' at the bottom of the hill so we know others have had the same problem.

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Park is OK for overnight; convenient to I-90 yet out of the Spokane-Coeur D'Alene hub-bub. The price is right. Yes, it's gravel sites & trains, but when do RV'rs NOT have a train echo? It's not a 'pack' park although sites are small. I couldn't get their Wi-Fi but my VZ card worked. Several sites are well kept, long-term units. Maybe harvest crews: 'tis the season. Staff is nice. Pets are allowed, not encouraged as evidenced by the restrictive rules: pets allowed on gravel drive only or the 'potty area; dog walk' which is dry sticker-weeds. However, there is abundant grass that is not in a tent area.

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Can't do a '10' because of gravel drives and no TV and a bit (not much) of highway-train noise. Otherwise reviews are accurate.

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Prune Creek is one of 4 campgrounds easily accessed for us bigger rigs on Highway 14, East side of the Bighorn Mountains. Sites are level; vault toilets with water pumps between sites, no electric, no cell service, intermittent satellite service ... True 'camp' experience with good fishing & hiking. Senior passes (1/2 price) are honored on Bighorn Natl Forest camping. Supplies & eats are available from 3 lodges nearby. Other CG are Sibley just 1 mile East of Prune Creek and only one that has some electric sites; approx 2 miles West (just after Burgess Jct) and on 14A is North Tongue .. 1 mile on gravel but big rig accessible; and approx 4 miles westward past 14-14A junction on Highway 14 is Owen Creek - a smaller CG but just off highway and a couple of larger sites. Enjoy a primitive campsite in a bigger rig in these 4 campgrounds.

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A GEM and a new favor for us! The bike/hike trails are awesome. A 9 rating only because we'd appreciate more full hook-up sites. We stayed here end of season so we missed the 'living history interpretations' and kayak rentals. Somehow touring the back roads, we had to 'ferry' the Willamette -- fun! Quiet, warm, restful. $ is estimate, I can't remember exact $. Cabins & Yurts here too. Internet is sketchy with my Verizon air card, but useable from the 'right spot'.

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Price is right for park, new owners are very accommodating. One thing, I found no written directions on the park's website --DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE map; take business loop through town from East exit (you'll go UNDER I-90 at the bottom of the ramp and be on S side of I-90), go one street past flashing yellow light, turn R, downhill past historic RR museum, back under I-90; park is just past it on the R. They do need more advertising --they served food one night while we were there, but they didn't advertise it so we'd already eaten downtown before we headed the brewery. We stayed 4 nights (biked the trails--Hiawatha, and part of Coeur'D Alene; saw the 'Center of the Universe' you'll know it when you're there, NOT THE SIGN!) Micro-brewery at RV has weekly brew special--good, inexpensive. RR/Showers are brand new and immaculate. Yes, spaces are tight but not as tight as the 3-letter word we all know in the RV world. Our 40' backed up to the stream and lulled us to sleep. We loved walking all through this historic town in Idaho.

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A favorite for us! Their advertised 1/2 off M-THR + 1/2 off that as seniors, WHAT A DEAL! Our site (41 has *FHU) has water view to watch boaters and even a barge & tug the last morning. A gem and worth the nine mile drive from Pasco.

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Park isn't as bad as a *3 per other reviewer and I'm not sure where another got $40/night. It is gravel and no frills; but EZ.. Cable TV is available if wanted. I'm using their WIFI to write this and it beats the 'sardine pack' down the street. Per 'free magazine' There seems lots to do in area.