Jolly Out There

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  • Helpful Reviews 4

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Full-timer RVers since June 2014

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Prior comments are spot on; this is a sweet little Alpine-themed campground conveniently located close to the fantastic Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth. Sites a bit close, but no trouble at all for us (30' + a tow vehicle) even with a full campground over July 4th weekend. Wonderfully clean bathrooms with heavenly showers. Overall a very clean, lovely park in a pretty setting. Owners & staff incredibly friendly. We spent four nights here but could easily and happily extended our stay if time had permitted. Verizon good. Our only complaint was lack of laundry facilities so we had to drive a couple of miles to a laundromat.

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We can't say enough about this wonderful RV park and the new family running it. The parents and older kids were always helpful and full of cheer, the younger kids were charming, and they all bring a really great energy to the place! We were near enough to the office to get their Internet service, so that was a bonus. Our Verizon signal was also strong. The bathrooms have been re-done within the last year so they're fresh and clean. There's a community kitchen/lounge area with TV & DVD and a puzzle table which was really great. The laundry area was nice and clean. In a common meadow area their kids and campers alike played volleyball, played their guitars, etc. - a true, great camping feel. Yes, you pay for showers and that's rare, but $1 gets you 5 minutes which is more than enough time, and paying for water usage helps reinforce conservation which is necessary due to the severe drought occurring in this area. Some spots might be tight for huge rigs, but the terracing and layout ensured enough spacing for us and those around us. Fresh new landscaping, flowers and the family's vegetable garden make this a place you enjoy returning to at the end of every day. We absolutely look forward to staying here again!

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I want to be fair with this review, but in short, we won't come back. Pros of the park: this is a very large, nicely-landscaped park with a section in the front for transients like us; longer-termers in the back. Our site was level; Internet and Verizon was very good; location to both Portland and Columbia Gorge was excellent. Sites were a bit close, especially the pull-throughs, but we can back in, so we did, and as we were away from the road in a nice little spot, we had no complaints. You do hear some road noise and airplanes, but as was pointed out, that's because this is a major metropolitan area. The two major cons were the bathrooms, and the far-from-customer-friendly staff. While clean, there's only one stall in the men's bathroom which was very problematic for the men in the morning (there are two in the ladies room]). A comment to the office was met with "well most people use their own bathrooms". We beg to differ! Then on two other occasions we were involved with rough, and we feel rude, engagements with the office women. First, one of them came around in a golf cart at 11:20 a.m. to remind our neighbor that he was supposed to be out of his site by now. (It was a Sunday and the front part of the park was half-empty; come on!) Also, after I called in advance and asked them if they'd accept our mail (we're full-timers), they told me yes, but then when we arrived, they hadn't accepted a package. Her answer: 'we don't sign for packages' but in fact, this one hadn't required a signature! So then we had to drive 20 miles into Portland to pick up the package - a book our daughter had sent her dad for Father's Day. I'm not sure what the issue was for them denying receipt [it was an innocuous package from Amazon] but they did, and for that and the other office episodes, we won't support them any more.

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This was a great little campground! Very friendly and helpful staff. Reasonably-priced little convenience store on the property with local bears and wines - very much appreciated. Clean bathrooms. We had a premium site at the back end of the campground - had plenty of room and enjoyed a perfectly quiet night. We didn't see elk, but we really enjoyed the unspoiled view out back.

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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.