Jolly Out There

  • Review Count 38
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  • Helpful Reviews 3

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Full-timer RVers since June 2014

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This park sits in a nice location for visiting the area. It offers great views of the inlet and bridge at Waldport and has a walking path down to the beach. Park is a combo of sites, cabins and semi-permanent residents, but all seemed to mix well. Gravel sites required some leveling as the whole park is on a gradual downward slope to the water, but nothing we couldn't work out. Our pull-thru site was a bit narrow, but nice flowering hedges grow between the sites. Very friendly and helpful staff who kept things neat and tidy. Their WiFi service was excellent, as was our Verizon + hotspot. Individual rooms with shower/sink/toilet were clean and gave maximum privacy but were a little dated. We would definitely stay here again.

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Score a 10 for rustic and woodsy; a 10 for long, level blacktop sites; and a 10 for the nice staff who provides a lot of good information about the area and hosts a wiener roast & s'mores party (and ours featured live fiddle music) around the campfire every Saturday. Bathrooms deserve a 4 because they're small and old; better if you don't have to use them. No Verizon service at all; there's a booster next to the office, so we could get connectivity there (they don't allow streaming), but that wasn't really convenient. We were backed up to the road and did hear some road traffic; fortunately there wasn't too much of this later in the evening, and not too many sites have this issue, but you may want to ask for a site away from the road. Overall we liked this park and would definitely return.

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We liked this little park - it's a great location for visiting Redwood NP. Pull-thru sites were a bit narrow, but the green flowering plants growing on the fences between the sites made for nice barriers. Flowers blooming everywhere and a picturesque little pond made this a pretty place and helped us overlook the dated (but very clean) bathrooms. Office staff was very friendly and provided lots of helpful information about the area. The speed bumps were obnoxious; they could take half of them out and there would still be too many. Other than that, it was a nice place and we would stay again.

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Previous reviews are spot on. This park is a jewel; long-time owners clearly know how to run a good campground, right down to the way they positively word their signage. While not very large, it's very spacious and each site feels very private. Bathrooms and all grounds immaculate. Great trees, flowers, and other nice natural landscaping. Staff very friendly and helpful. We will surely come back!

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This was the closest place we could find to the west side of Yosemite without being in the park and it was a pleasant surprise. There's an older charm to the property and area, and despite the dated bathrooms (which were clean) we liked it. Owner gratefully squeezed us in for two nights so our site was small; others looked much roomier. $1 per load for w/d was great! WiFi is intermittent; don't count on it. We will surely come back here.

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The previous three reviews are spot on; this is a wonderful, older campground that is perfect for visiting Sequoia NP. It's still an hour to get into the park, but this is as close as you're going to get, and if you like to come back to your rig at night and have a true camping experience, this place is for you. Our spot (#26) was nestled in the trees, next to the river. We loved the country road the campground was on - walked into town for breakfast one day (2 miles) - really lovely morning. The only drawback is that there is only one bathhouse and it is pretty dated, but it was clean. Laundry was 2w/2d but was fit for purpose. We will definitely stay here again!

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This place is average at best, but it was the closest thing we could find to be at the south entrance of Yosemite, so beggars can't be choosers. The worst thing about the place is that two rigs share a utilities station, so one forwards in and the next backs in. Our front door was less than 20' from the neighbor's door, and when they parked their car in front of their door, we wouldn't have been able to put our awning out - it would have been over their car. Our two fire rings and picnic tables were five feet apart; not acceptable for a true camping experience. Oh, and this was all 3' from our door. A $20 deposit to use the bathroom/showers seemed a bit ridiculous - never seen that before in 50+ campground stays. No frills... vegetation wasn't nice to look at. Behind the really-low-water-because-of-the-bad-draught "river" is an industrial complex or two, so the view is bad. I hate to give a bad review that might hurt someone's business, but we really didn't care for this place and will pass it by the next time.

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Stayed two nights while visiting Lake Mead - very convenient location for that. We're just 30 feet with a toad, but we had plenty of space. Friendly office staff. Wi-Fi was fine for us. Pool looked nice, but we had no time to enjoy. We would return if in the area.

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You stay here to be close to the town of SLC, not so much for a campfire/camping experience, as the spaces are a bit close and (gratefully!) there are a lot of them. Still, they all have a strip of grass between sites and picnic tables at each site. Lots of long-term folks in the back, but there's plenty of room and lots of pull-through sites for transients like us. We stayed one week in the park, then stored the RV (kept it in the same space; nice that we didn't have to move it) for just $10/night while we flew elsewhere for a few days. Very convenient to downtown & airport. Light rail system just across the street. Very friendly staff & very clean facility. We will definitely be staying here again!

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This place was just fine for a night, but you wouldn't really want to 'camp' here. The whole place is dated, and it's in an industrial area, but we found it a perfectly acceptable place to stop for the night. Our pull-thru site was long enough that we could leave toad attached to our 30' rig; much appreciated. Bathrooms were dated but very clean. The ol' owner has been a railroad enthusiast for 30+ years, and has a full train set outside the office that's the highlight of the place. He also casts & paints his own metal figurines - very cool. Takes cash only.

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Great park just 15 minutes from downtown SF. Lots of permanent residents in the back; more transient spaces up front. Restrooms are a bit dated and shower stalls a bit small, but they were very clean and this is the only drawback to the park. Clean laundry room with 2 each w/d. Maintenance guys always working to ensure the park looks good. Office staff very friendly & helpful. WiFi okay; we used our hotspot.

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We really liked this place and plan to come back for longer next time. Big, spacious CG with several rows of roomy sites. Gravel pull-thrus for rigs with green grass, fire rings with grill, and picnic tables next to each site - very nice. As with most KOAs, some sites (a bit pricier) also have swings, a patio, and bigger fire ring, but our site was fine. Maintenance, property management, front desk... KOA staff was always working and very friendly, but never in the way. Very nice, clean, tiled large bathrooms. Excellent, clean laundry facilities. This is a large park, but it didn't feel like a big super-park to us. Even though this is the desert, they have some trees between a lot of the sites (not too good for shade, tho; they're not tall enough) and have nice desert landscaping, particularly around the front office. BBQ dinners could be delivered but we didn't try. WiFi provided, but we found our own HotSpot to be much faster, which was fine. Great Verizon signal. Air antenna gave us main network channels plus PBS - better than expected and "good enough" for the desert that this place is. Nice pool was just being opened for the season. Basketball courts, horseshoes, large space for TV/movie viewing, ping pong table, this place was really great!

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This is a decent spot for a night or two. Nice on-site guy in site #29 was helpful; he's who checked us in. Four bathrooms were self-contained with nice tiled showers, toilets, and sinks in each. Only one washer and one dryer were working (there were two of each in the laundry room) and we had lots to do, so that was a little frustrating. It was nice and quiet when we were there. Note this is cash only. All in all, this was a good spot and we would stay here again.

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RV park operated by the motel out in front. Small souvenir store as part of lobby, as well as TV room; cafe in adjacent building; laundry in another building. Nothing special, but fit for purpose of visiting the west side of Big Bend. Spacious FHU pull-thru spots were fine. Pay showers so we didn't use. We would stay here again.

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If you want to wake up in a remote location to the sound of birds chirping and the site of the sun coming up over the mountains, see roadrunners and jackrabbits on the well-maintained property as you sit outside at night under the stars in the clear desert sky, and be truly off the grid, then this place is for you. If you need amenities, cable TV, tiled bathrooms, and activities, then don't stay here. [Note they do have great WiFi; no Verizon service, though, which was actually rather nice to be that disconnected!] This property belonged to one of the original ranching families of the area, the Stillwells, who didn't sell their ranch to the Park people, and an RV park is one of the ways they sought to make a living in the harsh desert, in addition to ranching and a few other endeavors. We LOVED it here - the history and lore of the place, the very friendly people, the proximity to Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, the front porch for cold beer after our days hiking in Big Bend (Stillwell Store has plenty of cold beer), and the stillness of the ranch and desert all around us. We will come back this winter and plan to stay for a month.