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We found this to be a very pleasant park for our style of motor home travel. Open grassy areas fringed with trees skirted several large ponds and a huge lake. While Bears Den appears to be an older park, we were informed it is under new ownership, and "sprucing up" work was going on all around us. We stayed for two nights before the summer season got rolling, so the park had very few campers in residence. The pool area was quite torn up for repairs, but a lot of painting and electrical work elsewhere in the park was progressing nicely. A long row of pine trees had recently been planted to provide a visual barrier to the close highway. Cable TV service was good. Marker flags indicated that new cable lines had just been laid prior to our arrival. Internet was only available at the clubhouse, but our own Verizon service worked fine. We recommend they add another entrance lane for the park so folks checking in do not block campers returning to their sites. We would love to return someday to check out future upgrades.

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This park worked very well as an overnight stop. The staff member who greeted us was quite efficient and friendly, and went out of his way to provide us with instructions on how to get to a multitude of local attractions and facilities. The park Internet worked extremely well at our site, as did the cable TV service. Roads in the park are rather windy and mostly gravel, but we didn't have any trouble maneuvering and were given an escort to our site. Two sewer connections were provided at our site. This park does not appear to recycle.

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Lake Haven worked out well as an overnight stop for us. Our only complaint is that the entrance is very small for big rigs. We would recommend more signage regarding the best place to park for registration. Cable TV worked well. Park Internet was slow, but our Verizon service was fine.

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Cedarlane is a slightly wooded, well-maintained park with spacious gravel and grass sites. Staff is friendly and provided us with a lot of information about local attractions. There is no cable TV or Internet. A security card, with a $10 deposit, is needed to get into the park. Summer ammenities, aside from a campstore, were not yet open during our stay. This park does not recycle, but we were directed to convenient community facilities just a few blocks away. We enjoyed our stay, but thought the park was priced rather high for the services we received.

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We visited this park shortly after it had opened for the season. It did not live up to our expectations at all. We sincerely hope things improve soon for future campers. Among the problems we experienced were: an unlevel site, overflowing dumpsters out of walking distance, no cable TV and poor local TV reception, and there was no Internet at sites unless paid for extra. Our own Verizon service worked, but kept dropping out. We found dirt in the water line when hooking up, and subsequently experienced intermitent changes in water pressure (including one instance while we were doing laundry when the water service was turned completely off with no warning). The entrance road is in poor condition with large potholes. The signature water park section of Clays Park had not opened by the date of our departure (although we were required to wear hot pink armbands at all times), and the children's playground remained closed and roped off for our entire stay. We found a dead racoon near the road during a walk around the park our first night in residence. On the other hand, staff at the park were quite friendly, and a nice "welcome back" dinner was provided free of charge our first night. This park appears to attract a fair amount of seasonal clients.

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We enjoyed the woodsy feel of this KOA park. Our visit took place early in the spring season, so amenities such as the pool were not yet open. Our gravel site was fairly level and featured four sewage connections (which could be quite handy for travelers with short hoses or multiple bathrooms). Staff was friendly and helpful. Internet did not work well, so we used our own Verizon service. Cable TV was excellent. This park does not recycle. We would happily return.

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We liked this spacious, grassy RV and cabin park with easy creek access and several small ponds. Swings placed at intervals along the creek were quite pleasant for reading and/or bird-watching. We camped early in the season while the weather was still cool, so the pool, mini golf and camp store did not yet appear to be open. Our pull-thru space had plenty of room and a nice picnic table. At times a manure odor from a nearby cattle lot was noticeable. We recommend arriving with adequate food supplies, as the nearest grocery stores and restaurants are at least five miles away. We would happily return to this park.

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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.