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We stayed here specifically because the kayaking was advertised as excellent. We were not disappointed. Even though the water was quite shallow in places, we were able to explore both upstream and down (and also saw our first manatees closeup from our kayak). The boat launch was at least 1/4 mile from the campground, and parking near the launch area cost $5 per day (with no discount offered for campers). We chose to drop off our boat and park the car back at our campsite to save the additional cost. However, it would have been much more convenient to be parked closer. Campsites are nice and big with lots of tall trees. Most other campers were in smaller trailers and tents. Wood fires were quite popular. The unpaved road through the campground had some seriously deep potholes.

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We made our reservations for this park fairly late in the "season", so had to make do with a less-than-optimal 30 amp space instead of the 50 amp we prefer. After a few anxious moments maneuvering nose-in with our big rig (as required by the utility placement), we grew to enjoy the place. There are quite a few Escapee members (as are we) in residence, so the typical friendly attitude and activities that group sponsors were in evidence. Sumter Oaks features quite a few large trees and an adjacent marsh. Sandhill cranes, ibis and other water-loving birds were frequently feeding in the area. Apparently the pool has been out of commission for several years, but the clubhouse boasts a pretty large library, arts and crafts room, lots of jigsaw puzzles, and even a somewhat playable upright piano. During our week there we were invited to participate in a New Year's Eve party and a delicious potluck dinner. We understand there is also regular bingo, cards and musical jam sessions.

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This park met our needs for a quick overnight pull-thru space (packed dirt) with full hookups and 50 amp service. However, we didn't find it as "big rig friendly" as advertised. The spaces are certainly long enough for bigger RVs, but narrow access roads with tight turns and huge trees didn't feel very "friendly" to us -- although we did get in and out with our tow vehicle attached with no problems.

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We found this to be a convenient overnight stop on our way to Florida. We were given a long paved pull-thru space with full hookups and 50 amp service (which accommodated our 40 foot motorhome and tow vehicle with room to spare.) Departure in the morning was pretty easy, in spite of a truck and work trailer parked in the road across from us. The road itself was quite wide.

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We were given a very level gravel pull-thru site with full hookups and 50 amp service. Park Internet and cable TV worked fine. Our only problem with this park was a huge markup in price because we stayed through Christmas week. We didn't use any park amenities because the clubhouse had a sign saying it was closed, and the pool/hot tub also had a sign stating it was closed for the season.

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This park worked very well as an overnight stop. We were given a fully paved and fairly level pull-thru space with enough length that we did not have to unhitch our tow vehicle. Our cost reflected a Good Sam discount. The park is extremely close to the Interstate, so it took no time at all to get back there when we left in the morning. It is worth noting that the entrance to the RV park can be quite confusing. Immediately after leaving the freeway, RVs must make a hard right into a Shell gas station. The gate to the park (which is locked between the hours of 10 pm and 8 am) is located behind the gas station. Our Verizon Internet service and the park's cable TV both worked well.

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This is a pretty nice park in the middle of a very harsh desert environment. We only stayed two nights, but were assigned a level gravel pad with shade trees and an adjacent asphalt pad with a picnic table and plenty of room for our lawn chairs. Amenities at the park included an indoor pool, tennis courts, and shuffleboard (which we did not use), a nice "put and take" library in the laundry room and a hot tub (both of which we did use). The office staff were quite helpful when we had a minor equipment problem upon departure. This facility is very convenient to Joshua Tree National Park. Internet service was acceptable. We were able to pick up a good selection of broadcast TV channels. Verizon worked well at this location. We would be happy to stay here again.

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We had a great time at this unique RV park and would be happy to visit again. We were granted a Good Sam discount and our 40' RV was assigned a fairly level gravel site which backed onto a lovely creek. There was plenty of space for our tow car and outdoor chairs. A picnic table was provided. Pull-thru sites are available, but are not as nice as the creek-side spots. A short walk up the hill from the RV park is the Merry Widow health mine. Gold, silver, zinc and uranium were previously mined at this location, but now it (along with several other mines in the area) is known as a "health mine" where folks come to take a series of hour-long treatments. There seems to be a rather dedicated clientele, with many yearly repeat customers camping and taking treatments. We were allowed a free walk-through of the mine, and noted a monthly state check of the mine water quality was in progress. A highlight of our visit here was the weekly Wednesday night potluck, where we shared in a delicious feast and met some of the fascinating people drawn to this area. A nearby gravel road which passed through some national forest service land proved great for jogging. A piano and other amenities were provided in the large recreation hall (where the potluck dinner was held). Guests are also reportedly welcome to use the cooking facilities here. Internet service was included with our site rental, and worked quite well in conjunction with an external antenna.

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This park features a wonderful view of the Cut Bank River canyon, with hoodoos (interesting rock formations) and a view of a former Lewis and Clark Expedition campsite. Park owner is very friendly and helpful. Cable TV worked well, with many channels available. Internet service was better than average (however, we used an external antenna for best connection). Sewer connections are not available at individual RV sites, although there is a dump station near the park entrance. The gravel sites with grassy areas for the picnic tables are fairly narrow and not particularly level. Most seemed to be pull-through sites with plenty of room for tow vehicles. The entrance of the park is located in an industrial-looking area where municipal maintenance equipment seems to be stored. We enjoyed exploring around the park and along the riverbank. We would happily visit this park again during its mid-April to mid-October season.

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Good for an overnight. However, there were two problem black bears in the park because trash was not secured in a bear-proof dumpster. The Internet only worked in a small area next to the office, but picnic tables under a tent were provided for tech users. This park featured a duck pond.

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This is a very low-key park with mostly long-term residents in parked travel trailors. Manager was quite helpful in getting us set up with full hookups and 50 amp service, and we loved the middle of the forest feel with 100 foot pines all around. An area-wide power outage just before our arrival may have caused some problems with the park WiFi. However, this was fixed and we had a strong signal after that. Our favorite feature of this location was a nearby Rails to Trails gravel path which could be accessed directly across the road from Timberline Park and went for miles in each direction. We stayed one week and would happily return.

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We made this reservation by accident, thinking we were talking by phone with another campground with similar name. If we had seen it first, we probably wouldn't have tried to stay there, but we would have missed out on a good experience. Most of the long-term residents in quite elderly trailers seem to be working class folks. All were friendly, and camp hosts went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We were assigned a nice level grass site with full hookups, a picnic table and plenty of room for our tow vehicle. The park has limited amenities, and the trash cans were filled to overflowing several times during our week-long stay. However, there is a 9 hole golf course affiliated with the park where guests can rent a cart and golf all day for just $10. Salt Creek RV Park is a very casually run operation (cash or check only with no deposit down and an equally casual reservation system). However, it is very convenient to the Olympic National Park, and met all our needs. WiFi was included with our $105 plus electric weekly rate -- and it worked pretty well in the early morning hours.

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We really enjoyed this park! All sites are nicely landscaped with plantings and partial fencing for privacy, and common areas feature ponds with waterfalls, fish and statuary. Our site overlooked a multi-level "friendship garden." We were easily able to carry our kayak from our site to the park dock at the base of the garden, and thoroughly enjoyed paddling both directions on the lake/river. Harmony Lakeside Park offers moorings for guests with motor boats, and also rents small boats as well. The bathrooms have been recently revamped with new tile. They look fantastic! Internet is offered through Tengo, and for the first time in our experience it worked well. Plans are underway for a major park expansion across the road. In additional to 44 new sites, the expansion should feature a pool, playground, several bocce courts and a dog run. The owners and their daughter run this park in tip-top fashion. We would happily stay here again.

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This was a nice park with a lovely woodsy atmosphere. Staff kept the grounds immaculate (even to the extent of stamping "KOA" in the sand for a cigarette disposal receptacle). We were granted permission to have mail delivered during our stay, and even successfully received a needed part for our RV. We were only able to reserve a site with full hookups for part of our stay, so were forced to move to another site with no sewer partway through the week. The move was not difficult and both gravel sites were fairly level. We enjoyed the pool and can report that the bathroom and shower facilities were convenient and clean. This park does offer recycling. WiFi was pretty good, but our Verizon phones hardly worked at all from this location. We found the staff to be quite friendly and helpful. We would be happy to stay here again.

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Our favorite thing about this park was the paved hike/bike path around Diamond Lake (across the road). We were assigned a gravel pull-thru site with full hookups. There were lots of trees, but no problems with maneuvering. Mosquitoes were quite active during our June visit. Groceries were rather limited in the area, but Crater Lake was quite close.