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My evaluation is for an overnight stay enroute home. This place is a great value. We did laundry in their very clean machines and checked out their very nice bathroom/shower facilities but didn't use them. There are some decrepit permanent trailers in the front section but the area is well policed and hidden by shrubs. All the transient sites are pull through. The utility posts are clean, well maintained and embedded in small concrete pads. All the sites appear to be very level gravel and the sight out the front of the rig is beautiful. There's no WiFi but that's not a biggie for us. There weren't many others in the CG but it could get a bit tight when it's full. Access into and out of the CG is easy. It's only a 9 because it's not the best overnight CG we've stayed at but it's pretty close.

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We stayed 5 days with a group. The only things this place has going for it are views and a decent restaurant. Otherwise, showers and bathrooms are gross, sites are tight & uneven, staff was invisible, power was sketchy (<110v), water bibs were caked in mineral deposits, making it nearly impossible to get a tight connection, advertised WiFi was MIA and gas was >$1.50 more than Stovepipe Wells. In the future, we'll dry camp at Stovepipe Wells and drive over Towne Pass to eat at the Panamint Springs Restaurant. I'd say here again if I had to be near some event on the west side of DV but not as a first choice.

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Great park with outstanding staff. We stop here to dump and do laundry. The manager and the work camper are very helpful and friendly. For less than 3 nights, electricity is $3 extra per night. Otherwise, they read a meter on the site.

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No services but it's great for those of us who like quiet and solitude. Lots of room between sites. Petroglyphs are interesting but limited to just one outcropping of rocks.

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Nice NPS CG if you're seeking quiet and solitude. Generators are limited to 8AM to 10AM and 4PM to 6PM. There is also a No-Generator area. Hosts and rangers regularly patrol the grounds so security is very good. Solar heated showers are a bit anemic when there's cloud cover. No services except dump station, potable water, toilets and aforementioned solar heated showers. Most sites appeared to have a concrete pad which helps hold down dirt & dust in the RV.

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Outstanding little free AZ Game & Fish Department refuge with small parking lot for ~6 small rigs or ~4 big rigs. No services except a vault toilet but thousands of sandhill cranes and other water fowl during the winter.

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This is a nice county campground. Each shower and bathroom set is in its own room so there's none of the institutional, locker-room feel. The showers take quarters and have no controls. The water is a set temp. We got there about 4:40 PM and couldn't find a host, ranger, or security so we found a space and hooked up, expecting someone to come around. No one ever showed up by the time we pulled out the next morning. My wife is trying to contact them to see if they can accept a credit card for our stay but, at this time, we're probably on the FBI's Most Wanted List for campground scoundrels.

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This is about as basic as you can get and still call it an RV park. It's a grass lot with utility pedestals along the periphery. The host was a nice guy and let me park perpendicular to several sites so I wouldn't have to unhook. There was just one other rig there. The grounds appeared reasonably level. There are no bathrooms, showers, Wi-Fi, or any other amenities. The train track along one side was a bit noisy but not enough to keep me awake after a long day of driving. They love to water the grass, sprinklers were going the whole time we there, about 12 hours.

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Rate reflects PA for 1st night plus 3 nights at full $30/night rate. This CG could be a 9+ except for some minor nits plus 1 big issue. First, the positives. The sites are double width for large events where they cram them in. I would not want to be here then. During our stay, each rig had a double wide for itself. The utility pedestals are in good shape and set in concrete so everything is neat and tidy. The shade trees are neatly trimmed to avoid eating RV roofs and solar panels. The surface is large (~1/2 to 1 inch) gravel that doesn't track into the RV. The sites are canted, making it difficult to level without deploying blocks. They won't let you park facing the opposite direction. There's no grass anywhere. The bathrooms and showers are worn but clean except the moldy shower curtains. The laundry has good, clean washers and dryers. The primary host is a nice guy who seems to always be hustling around and getting things done. His underling is a major negative who needs a class on customer service. His first words to me, before I said a word, were, "That's the way it is. If you have to wait 10 minutes, so be it. I don't care."

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This is a charming trailer park with a few sites set aside for transients. The best spot, across the street and directly on the water, was already occupied so we got the next best, at the end of the front row, facing the lake. The remaining sites are further back, nestled among full-time trailers and 5th wheels. The owner is a nice guy. Our 25' Class C and towed fit fine but anything larger would be a tight fit. The space was level and covered with patchy grass/dirt and a mature tree. A picnic table was on site. The utility fixtures were serviceable but covered with cobwebs, a personal "ick" factor for me. The bathrooms and showers were too dimly lit to fully assess their condition. We chose to use the facilities in our rig. The laundry room and machines were serviceable. The permanent residents were friendly, unique characters who keep their dogs on-leash, picked up after them and avoided loud, noisy activities. The local Sheriff's office seemed acquainted with some of the residents. Their regular visits to the park, at least, kept troublemakers away. Our Passport America rate was $22/night including tax.

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Our $9 half-price rate was based on our Senior Pass (which I think is overly generous) but, at the same time, this was strictly dry camping so that's about all I'd be willing to pay anyway. This is a typical NPS CG with LOTS of people crammed in. The sites are reasonably level asphalt. The one thing I dislike about NPS is the Reserve America (RA) system. At this CG, RA essentially owns Loop A. Even if there's an empty space in Loop A, park employees can't edit the RA system to show I'm in it. Bottom line, an RA customer can boot me from a site at any time. Otherwise, the CG is acceptable for a few days while exploring the area. The restrooms and showers ($1.50/3 minutes) are clean and the dump ($5 regular/$2.50 Senior Pass) is well maintained. We had zero signal on either Verizon or T-Mobile devices.

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ADMIN NOTE: As of April 9, 2015 we have a report that this park is open again, but to date we have no newer reviews. CLOSED. Property is overrun with weeds and has a "For Sale" sign on it. RVPR might want to consider an option for reporting closed or defunct CGs.

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The rate cited is the Passport America rate was $16.50 per night plus $3 service fee. I wish they would just raise the rate instead of playing games. This campground is fine for 1-2 days while exploring the area but, for longer stays, I'd move to one of the numerous USFS campgrounds nearby. This place has all wide, reasonably level pull-throughs. Their Wi-Fi is strong and consistent at our site in D Row. The showers and restrooms are old but acceptably clean. The campground is within 100 yards of Rte 97 so it's a bit noisy but that tends to drop off at night. The trains run along Rte 97 but, again, the noise is tolerable. They're obsessive about watering the grass to the point a maintenance man connected a sprinkler to our spigot via a "Y" adapter. It didn't have an anti-siphon device and made me a bit uneasy. I don't like anyone messing with my water. We were told during check-in the campground is going to a membership model and will not accept "transients" in the future. I predict that will be a bad move for this campground. Now that we know about the USFS campgrounds, I doubt we will stay here again when we return next year.

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This is a pretty campground that meets our needs for an overnight stay. Two issues drop the rating from an 8 to 7. Also, as I write more reviews, I find that I'm more discriminating between overnight campgrounds vs destination campgrounds. I tend to be more forgiving of 1-night stands. The grass sites are reasonably level and easy to access. There are about 24 full hookup sites and dozens more can be accommodated in various electric/water/dry combinations during major events. We were the only ones there during our one-night stay. The electric/water/sewer connections are new and in good condition. I liked that they are all set into concrete foundations and not just sprouting out of the grass like some weeds. The bathrooms were very clean but had no hot water. The regular rate is listed on Passport America as $30-$36 but the price posted on the "Iron Ranger" was $18 for both PA and the regular rate. We didn't bother to ask about it since we were only staying 1 night. Customer service is lacking and indifferent. They weren't rude, just didn't care. When asked about the hot water, the man replied he had used it last week and it was fine. I'm a stickler for customer service so that dropped their rating by a full point. The ranger and the intern at the Tule Lake WWII Japanese Internment Camp Memorial were both very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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This is an OK park for overnight when you want to dump and take on water. There is an electric and water area ($15/night) which we didn't see and the full hookup area ($20/night) where we stayed 2 nights while waiting for our toad to be repaired. My wife reports the women's restroom and showers are institutional but serviceable. The men's side was a mess with trash on the floor, broken fixtures, hole in the ceiling, and a commode that appeared to have been the site of a gastrointestinal event of Mount St. Helens proportion. In short, it was disgusting. The fairground is in town, off a major road, so there are people cutting through the area. Some are strange although none appeared dangerous. On a positive note, the young lady who checked us in was very personable.