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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Park Royal RV Resort, Penticton, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park, so it's kind of tight, but there is space between sites with grass and trees, although driving through in a larger RV is difficult. The owners are friendly and helpful. Everything is neat and tidy. Our site was gravel and level. Cable and wifi worked. I was dubious about this park -- it's curiously not listed in Woodall's or the BC government camping guide, but we'd definitely come here again and highly recommend it. Rate reflects extra adult and child. We camped at Park Royal RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A canal connects Okanagan and Skaha lakes; tubing down it is a popular activity (about 2.5-4 hrs. for the full trip, depending on the speed of the current.) A seasonal concession that rents tubes and runs a shuttle service is right across the street from the RV park, as is easy access to the canal. The beach is just a couple of blocks away. We did take-out from a vegan, GF restaurant called the Wild Scallion, which was reasonable and delicious.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Swan Lake Campground & RV Park, Vernon, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in a wonderful location, just outside Vernon, right on the lake. But it's older, quite small, and funky. The spaces are very tight, too close together, not well looked after, and ours wasn't close to level. The washrooms & showers were old and minimally clean. Wifi was iffy. No cable. The new owners are friendly, pleasant, and seem energetic -- hopefully they'll get the place standing tall soon. They have some watercraft available for guest use for free and rent paddleboards. All sites had fire rings, which, when the sites only have inches between them, can present problems for people who can't tolerate smoke. The location is excellent, the park (right now) is not. We camped at Swan Lake Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Murphy's Landing Creekside & Lakefront Resort, Nakusp, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this a unique park, having the rustic look of a provincial park, but with complete hookups! Only downside is there are no restrooms or showers or other facilities, nor extra facilities like a lounge area or laundry, at least not on the lower level where we were. They've built a beautiful swimming hole with sandy beach and lots of trails through the trees and many alcoves with chairs, lounges and benches for quiet contemplation. Kuskanox Creek runs along one side and Arrow Lake is right there as well. Beautiful spot. Our rate reflects one extra adult and one child. We camped at Murphy's Landing Creekside & Lakefront Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lower level
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The road to Nakusp Hot Springs is very close, across the bridge north. Village of Nakusp has a big grocery store, hospital, and public walkway along the lake.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

City Campground, Nelson, British Columbia

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the last two reviews. The best thing about this park is its location, close to the city center, and within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, etc. It is poorly run administratively. The office is open from 3pm to 9pm--sometimes. It's a small park so you need to have a reservation. If you can get in touch with them, confirm it at least twice. Staff seems to change daily, some are helpful, some aren't. The spaces are not level. The grounds are clean and tidy but the restrooms were not. It can take a 35-foot motorhome, but I wouldn't want to bring anything bigger in here. It seems better suited to smaller RVs, camper-vans, and tents. We probably won't stay here again. We camped at City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Our Garmin RV GPS gave us incorrect directions. Check a good street map before you try to find this place. Nelson is on the side of a mountain. If you get lost on a steep, narrow street--good luck.

If you take a drive up the Slocan Valley on Highway 6, try Frog Peak Restaurant for breakfast or lunch, about a mile past the junction with Hwy 3. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Kettle River Recreation Area, Rock Creek, British Columbia

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

As previous reviewer said, this campground was spared major forest fire damage last year, although the reminders are all around. It's a beautiful spot on the Kettle River, and the staff we met were all pleasant and helpful. There is one large restroom with dishwashing area, flush toilets and showers, as well as several pit toilets, a kids' play area and the Trans Canada Trail runs right beside it. The restrooms are clean, although we had different experiences with hot water, convenience, etc. Our big complaint is that we made a reservation and were severely overcharged -- as well as the overnight fee, they charged us for our RV and for our toad, for an additional $12 per night. The only way to get a refund is through the onsite ranger (which we were able to do, but we would have been out of luck if we'd waited till we got home). Also, they charge you a $6 reservation fee PER NIGHT (maximum $18), which we haven't encountered anywhere else. And they charge for dumping even when you're paying overnight fees. If you make a reservation, look carefully at what you're paying for before you give them your credit card info. I think we'll try a commercial site next time where you get more bang for your buck and can still enjoy the great outdoors. (Rate is in Canadian dollars.) We camped at Kettle River Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

There are two gas stations, a small grocery store, and two or three restaurants at the junction of Hwy 3 and Hwy 33.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Princeton Golf Club & RV Park, Princeton, British Columbia

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small park, with easy access from Hwy 3, (highway noise is not a problem). Positives: the washrooms and $howers are spotless; all sites have fire rings and free firewood; the golf course is right there; the wifi works. Negatives: the sites are very close together; not much grass around (except on the golf course); there's nothing for kids.
There are beautiful pine trees around the campground, but they may or
may not provide shade, depending on which site you are in. We'll come back. The rate is Cdn dollars. We camped at Princeton Golf Club & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is about a 5-min. drive from town for grocery stores, restaurants, etc. The golf club has a restaurant, which seemed to be well patronized, although we didn't try it. The historic Tulameen Valley is an interesting drive, about 1/2 hour each way. Birding is also supposed to be good along the road leading to the RV park.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Moss Landing KOA Express, Moss Landing, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

The biggest plus about this park is its location: close to Monterey Aquarium, lots of beaches, and great birding. On the advice of a local we took a day trip north to Capitola, which was a neat thing to do. The park itself is very small with only one road in and out so when a caravan of 17 or so rigs came through, it tied up access. Very inconvenient. They kind of overdo the regulations as well -- with signs in the restroom telling you where to hang up your towel and things like that. But the restrooms were very clean. We camped at Moss Landing KOA Express in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Moss Landing is tiny and very picturesque with several interesting shops and a few restaurants. Phil's Fish Market is a great place to eat -- casual, with lots of atmosphere and within walking distance. Closest place for groceries is Castroville, 10 min south on Hwy 1. The Elkhorn Estuary is fantastic for birding. Moss Landing State Beach, access on Jetty Road, just north on Hwy 1, is great for viewing sea otters in the Elkhorn Slough.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Bakersfield RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We usually stay someplace else in Bakersfield, but thought we'd try this one when we were delayed by weather. It was recommended by friends as their go-to stop, but we were a little underwhelmed for the price. The restaurant is a really nice amenity and the restrooms are impeccably clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. Wifi is okay. Play area for kids is tiny, but our 4-year old loved digging in the sand. Site required some levelling, but was okay. It's a decent park, but a little overpriced. We camped at Bakersfield RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Camping World is about a block away--very handy. There's also a Trader Joe's across town. Bakersfield is underrated as a stopover. We love to visit Hart Park and Ming Lake. WARNING: Our Garmin GPS misrouted us and we could easily have ended up turning into the back locked gate of the RV park--which, with a toad, would have a hassle. The entrance is on Wible Road, NOT Pacheco.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

The Californian RV Resort, Acton, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an okay park for an overnighter. Sites are paved and terraced, reasonably level, but no room between for even a chair. Staff is friendly. Our site was a tight fit with our toad, but we managed, and there is overflow parking. Many full-timers, but not an issue. Restrooms were good, clean with hot water and good pressure. There is a pool and hot tub, but pool isn't heated. Wifi was okay. Good access from CA 14. We camped at The Californian RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve outside of Lancaster is a 40-minute drive from here through some beautiful countryside. Acton has a well-stocked grocery store, about 5 minutes away on Crown Valley Rd, with lots of natural and organic foods -- and it's a pretty area for a drive. Tipi Hendren's Shambala exotic animal refuge is also here, but public access is limited, with a strict no-kids policy (check out their website for info).

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Outdoor Resort - Palm Springs, Cathedral City, California

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed here a few times and keep coming back. Best value is for longer-stays of a month or more. The "official" rental agency (through ORPS) prefers to rent by the month; private renters may have different policies. You can rent for less time, but they won't reserve for that until the first of the month that you want to rent in. It's a bit cumbersome, but understandable. Seems like there are almost always rentals available, though, so you could just drive up to the door and would have a reasonable chance of getting a spot for short-term. The facilities are really great, as noted in other reviews, and owner-residents seem to be making a big effort to be friendly and inclusive (unlike in the past). It's a beautiful resort. We'd come back for sure. We camped at Outdoor Resort - Palm Springs in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cal Expo RV Park, Sacramento, California

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Last time we stayed here, it was for a few days, and we felt it was worth it. This time, a couple of years later, it was just an overnight stop, and we felt it wasn't worth it. The traffic getting to the park, even at 1:30 in the afternoon, was horrendous -- bumper to bumper with inadequate signage on I-80 (Bus) from the west. A nightmare. The lady at the desk was not helpful in explaining our options. The paved lot, closer to showers etc., is ridiculously sloped. The gravel lot was better, but our site still had quite a slope to it and it took us some time to get level. The wifi worked fine and it is close to the river and shopping. The showers are basic, could use some tuning up, but the water is hot and the pressure is good. We won't stay here again for a one-nighter, we'll keep on going to some place where access is better. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

The Lakes RV & Golf Resort, Chowchilla, California

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a a resort and the price reflects that. Park is gated and secure, clean, pond is nice, pool and spa look inviting although we didn't use them. The sites are owned individually -- they rent out sites when owners aren't using them. Last time we were here, you got golf included in the cost or you got a discount. This rate ($50) seems high for a full discount. We didn't golf, but golfers were abundant. This was a good overnight stop for us and we'd probably come back again, as long as they don't keep raising the prices. We camped at The Lakes RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
83
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

According to the AAA tour book, the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County is located here, which sounds very interesting (with a mock dig for kids). We had to get on down the road, but next time the grandkid is with us we'll likely make a point of stopping here, just for that. (559 665 7107)

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Aurora RV Park and Marina, Nice, California

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a hard park to rate because it is in the process of being rebuilt. Makes sense that the owners don't want to invest in infrastructure that is going to be replaced. The location is outstanding--right on Clear Lake, close to a kids park, boat launching, restaurants. The park itself is clean and tidy, but divided by the main road, so one part fronts the lake and the other is across the road. The lakeside sites are quite small, but since we were there in low season, we were able to fit our 35' motorhome in without obstructing anyone and the view was fabulous. In high season that wouldn't be possible. The manager is very enthusiastic, friendly and helpful, so that is a big plus. The washrooms were clean, but badly need improvement (see above). The showers were probably clean, but not inviting. The wifi was pretty good, but waffled a bit. There was a games room, which we didn't use, but seemed like an asset. And there was a laundry, which we did use and was fine. We planned to stay one night, but stayed two and would definitely come back. It will be interesting to see how they rebuild. We camped at Aurora RV Park and Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you're coming from the West on Highway 20, access is awkward and our Garmin GPS was no help. You can't turn right from Hwy 20 onto Lakeshore. Best to turn right onto Collier, before you get to Lakeshore, then left onto Lakeshore at the bottom of the hill. Or take Carson and turn right at the bottom of the hill. Or ask for directions if you phone for a reservation. It's not a problem if you're coming from the East.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

The Mill Casino RV Park, North Bend, Oregon

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be a really great deal because it was about half the price. It's still a good RV park -- relatively new facilities, good laundromat, restrooms and showers, shuttle to the casino for restaurants, the pool, and if you're into gambling, the casino. The staff are really accommodating and go out of their way -- you can even get the shuttle to take you off-site. The restaurants have good deals, but we were disappointed by the food. (We were there for a $7.99 buffet that really wasn't worth it. And the $4.99 breakfast deal wasn't all that good either.) If you're not into gambling and are there for other reasons (beaches, birding, history) this may not be the best place. I give it a high rating because it's reliably clean, friendly, and has good amenities, but we will probably try some place else next time. We camped at The Mill Casino RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Cape Arago drive is great--Whale watching from some of the lookouts; Sea lions, seals and elephant seals on Shell Rock; Sunset Beach; Bastendorff Beach; Charleston for seafood; South Slough Estuary for walks, birding.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Riverwalk RV Park, Fortuna, California

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice park, easy access off the freeway, walking distance to river, but not on it. Wifi and cable worked fine. There was a pool (unheated) and a spa (heated) which we didn't use, but looked clean. Our four-year-old was entertained by the basic playground area. The store had lots of stuff in it. The washrooms were basic, but seemed due for a paint job, but clean enough. Didn't use the showers.The park grounds were clean and cared for, seemed like lots of long-termers, but lots of space for short-termers. The man in the office was very helpful. We barely fit in our pull-through site -- 35' plus toad. We'd come back again and stay longer to explore the area a bit. We camped at Riverwalk RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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