MichelleKry

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Rate reflects non-MA resident, electric only site. Since there was no water or sewer at any of the sites, we used their showers; they were fairly clean, hot water, and some even drained. Spotless and new? No, but adequate. We eventually got our 38' with opposing slide-outs in there and level. Some tree branches were touching the back and top. We were too close to the fire pit to have a fire. If you are big, be picky on which site you choose. Neighbors were far apart. Lots of folks gathering damp wood from the park for their campfires which resulted in lots of smoke in the air at night and sometimes during the day. GPS took us to a non-entrance to the park. Make sure you approach from the north west of the park on Union street; use the address on the web site (doh!). Hiking and biking trails were plentiful and well marked. Note, there is no swimming; the major body of water is a reservoir.

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I kept asking if our 35' fifth wheel would fit; the man avoided answering. I would have really liked it if he told us that the campground was RIGHT before the 13' 6" bridge. We were at a standstill staring at the bridge when we noticed the campground sign. We managed to fit, but it was not easy. The campground road is uneven, dirt/gravel, narrow with low branches and wires strung at a nail biting 13' 6". The three riverfront sites that we had to choose from were not delineated; it took us a while to figure out what was a spot. There were water spigots here and there. There were more wires strung across the 'sites' that were definitely lower than 13'; they were attached to boxes and outlets nailed to trees providing 15 amp electricity. We backed into the only one we could maneuver into as far back without hitting the wires. Luckily we did not stick out into road, but leveling was the most difficult we have ever had to do. Even just walking around was tricky. We ran an extension cord about 50' to get our electricity and about 30' water hose to get water. Full hookups means that you can flag a guy down to pump out your tanks. In general the place was unkempt and littered. Being on the river was nice and peaceful (except for the train that is about as close as the river). They provided a fire ring and picnic bench; it was way too buggy for us. There were lots of birds; we got a great view of a woodpecker who landed on our window.

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Other reviews are pretty accurate. GPS indicated it was further down the road; I saw the office sign, but it was too late. We managed a turn around in the neighborhood which I would not recommend. Be prepared to turn into the office at the bottom of the highway off ramp. The manager and his dog (loose) were in the office for our check in. He isn't the most friendly, but we got through it. The office is a stinky mess. I would have loved to put on my rubber gloves and give the place a deep clean, but alas I was here to see Asheville. We were on our own to figure out that you can request a box for the cable, the location of the trash bins (behind white picket fence), that wifi is password protected and that you need a code to use the bathrooms. The highway noise is very loud. We were not lucky enough to get a river front spot. Awesome to have the trail running right through the RV park. I had no problems with electricity (I did not measure), but did see the water pressure fluctuate quite a lot. I saw some trash, but the next time I looked it was gone. So someone is doing some basic maintenance. (Note to fellow campers, if you can't find the trash bins, don't leave your trash behind in the site in a plastic bag; that is plane old rude.) I would return for the proximity to Asheville and for the walking/biking trail.

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Tiny park, it would take about 5 minutes to walk the grounds with our dogs for which they charge $2/dog/day the privilege to allow to stay in my RV. Price reflects 3 dogs. Kinda reminds me of a phrase that would be inappropriate to repeat here, but in this case it is 'pay for dogs welcome.' "Not really, but if you pay me ..." Make sure you get directions, there is another Pinto Lake Park next door. The site are very tight. We were not allowed to stay in an end spot. We ended up in one that the neighboring spot was so small that most would not fit and thus we could fit. Oh, and you can't touch the water due to pollution. Staff was friendly, but I would find other options if I return to the area if at all possible.

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Price reflects dry camping and paying on site. $50 for full hookups (not sure about sewer at those sites, there is a dump station). You can reserve 48-hr in advance on-line for an extra $8 fee that does not go to the park. I looked on-line and saw that a spot is available for the next 3 days, I thought I could show up and pay for the next 3 days and save myself the $8 fee. Nope! You pay each day, if it is available. On site they get a piece of paper with what is reserved/available. They have no internet access at the booth; you with a smartphone have more information about what is available on future dates than those on site. On the fourth day, our spot was reserved; we asked if we could move to one of the other available spots. Not so fast! They will put our name on a list, and then at 2pm the park ranger assigns those on the list to spots available. You can park in the day use area for the 2 hrs between check-out and check-in time. If you are the day-of type, then you can plan on two days and then be ready to move or make the reservation for the third night when you arrive. OK now, besides the whole reservation thing, the beach was very unpleasant to walk on with all the sand flies. There isn't much for taking a long hike, the park is in the city. Supposedly you can walk the train tracks to the next town. Showers are $0.25 per 2 minutes. Having come from OR state beaches, $31 for full hookups and a nicer beach; I can't recommend.

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Adequate park for the price. Check-in was swift enough, got some suggestions on walking distance restaurants. There a $5 deposit for a key to use restrooms and laundry, too many people driving off without returning them. Pretty close to neighbors, but we still fit with our opposing slide outs. My biggest problem is their daily watering, so much so that there is water running all over the roads in the park, leading to the park and the sidewalk outside the park. Have a hard time supporting an establishment that is so oblivious to the drought.

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Huge park, very clean, and nicely landscaped. We were in the lowest level, and after 6 nights of interrupted sleep from the trains running throughout the night, I was so grateful to leave. Only place to walk the dogs was in the park or on the busy street with no sidewalks. To explain all the restrictive rules, the office staff explained that they are owned by a company in CA

     

Burns RV Park

Burns, Oregon

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We got a huge pull-through with grass, cement pad, and picnic table. Fairly level site. Price reflects Good Sams discount. Very close to the road; the noise didn't bother my sleep, but I am a heavy sleeper. They have laundry. The worked for a few minutes over the two nights we stayed.

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Best parts were the scenery and the showers (hot and powerful). Spaces were spread out well. Excellent options for walking: there is the jetty around the lake, the nature trail (short and a bit scary) along the river inside the park boundaries, and the trail along the river just outside the park with horses that goes for miles. A couple of downsides for me were that there was lots of litter and a couple of times there were people idling their vehicles in front of the bath house. Once the truck was there for at least 30 min. The second time it was the guy cleaning the ladies room. And, yes, the bugs were bad.

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We chose a back-in site in the back of the park. It had lots of space, a tree for much needed shade, and picnic table. It was good to be able to walk our dogs out the back gate through the fairgrounds and stables. The park is a bit south of town so everything is a short drive. It was very quiet, beautiful views, and dog friendly. The staff was very nice and helpful with local recommendations. WiFi was acceptable most of the time. Price reflects Escapees discount on the daily rate (pennies cheaper than the weekly rate).

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Long pull-through sites although built into the mountain were level. It was pretty tight navigating and tackling the hills. We managed with our 35' fifth wheel. We stayed for two nights. It was quiet except for the trains (no horns though). There is a short trail from the park with great views to walk the dogs. No wifi. Staff was friendly and eager to offer suggestions on what the area had to offer.

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My biggest problem with this park is the size of the spots. Between the location, price and other parks being full, we forced our 35' fifth wheel into one of their regular pull-through sites. We had a tree on the driver's sided that limited our flexibility within the spot. Our passenger slideout was over our spot's boundary. If we wanted to sit outside, we would have to put our chairs out front or back; no room out the front door. After a couple of days the RV beside us moved and we we had room to breathe. There were plenty of open spots so all of us bohemians could spill over. There is no WiFi and you can not send packages here. There is a train that makes about 3 trips during the night, and it blows its horn the whole time! Bring ear plugs. There are so many positives though. There is great walking trails out back of the fairgrounds along ponds and the river; you can walk for miles. There is a farmer's market on Saturdays. The events at the fairgrounds brings lots of horses around on the weekends. Animal Care Services is down the road and I loved to see all the volunteers walk dogs all day. I was also able to get my dogs and cat vaccinated at their wellness clinic by just walking over with no appointment needed. There was no dog poop or litter relative to any other place we've stayed! Lots of goose poop at the ponds though. Since no sewer and we were staying for 2 weeks, I showered in their facilities. They were spotless, hot water, and good pressure. I was sad to go back to showering in my RV. They had recycling and composting!

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Rate reflects weekly rate. Staff: friendly. Neighbors: friendly and, oh, my some were even long time residences. Yes, the sites are close together, but I've been at worse; we had a concrete pad with a picnic table on it which I consider quite roomy. It is on a hill and a bit tight to get into spots, but we managed with our 35' fifth wheel. Laundry facilities were clean. Location is great; not far to get to Estes Park/Rocky Mountain NP. Devil's Backbone a very short drive (1.3 miles) with great hiking and biking. Even Loveland downtown is not that far away. WiFi was relatively good.

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We stayed here to be close to Taos with maybe having the option to soak and do some fancy dining. We got our 35' fifth wheel in spot #11, not that much room to spare though. Most sites were very small, some had shrubs to separate sites, but some didn't. They have a list of sites and what will fit in them; check that out if you have a big rig and make a reservation in advance. There are porta johns in the RV lot; I did not use. I did use the rest rooms in the lobby once or twice though...I am pretty sure they were much nicer! You need a code to open a gate to get to the RV parking which seemed unnecessary; we are pretty much in the middle of nowhere. However outside the gate (twds the spa) is the lot for employees and for locals who hike the trails. Lots of great hiking right from the park. Upon checking in, I was disappointed to have to ask for a map of the grounds and a schedule for the yoga. Then had to go back the next morning to get a map of the hiking trails. I can't say that the map and trail markings were accurate, but we didn't get lost either. As far as I know, there was no map of the rv spots; we found ours all by ourselves. We ended up not taking advantage of their spa or yoga etc We did partake in the wine bar; prices were reasonable considering the location and atmosphere. The service was great. Other dining locations are a short walk to the main road: pizza, taos trail inn steakhouse, cafes. You have to go to the lobby or to the wine bar to use wi-fi. I felt a bit out of place sitting in a spa atmosphere doing my 'business' on my laptop.

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We stayed for two weeks; the rate indicated includes tax at the weekly rate. Workers were very friendly and helpful. We got a few packages delivered while there, and they called to let us know when each one came in and offered to even deliver them to us. They provided suggestions for anything and everything to do in the area. The wi-fi worked great. We are a dog family; there is a small back yard to walk them and to access the bike path. Note: to get to the bike path, you have to traverse the arroyo (sp? dry river bed) by either going down and scrambling up the rock wall or by walking to the right to the next major road that has a bridge over the arroyo. Downtown is about 4 miles to the left, but I also suggest going to the right for a nice walk/bike ride/run. There is a playground and HUGE dog park not too far when you go to the right on the path. For as cool as the dog park was to discover, it is covered in burrs. Los Suenos is convenient to downtown by car too. The spaces were a bit close, but while we were there there was lots of open spaces to spread people out. The laundry is in both the men's and women's bath/shower rooms. So if I started a load then I had to finish it. There was a sign stating that if you started both washers then there would be a flood, so I opted to do one at a time. The restroom was clean enough, I wouldn't say spotless. I did encounter once where there was no TP in the stall and another when there were no paper towels. We didn't try the pool, but it looked inviting when temps got into the 80s.