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Full timers since September 2015, semi-reitred. Tom works as a consultant from the road, Lori does bookkeeping and we are enjoying what this life has to offer!

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Boise / Meridian KOA, Meridian, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

KOA. Why so expensive for such tiny sites? We got a back in site that was just barely large enough to fit our 35' fifth wheel. No room for the truck, had to park next to our site! Our back end was less than 6 inches from the rv behind us. Butted right up next to each other, and side to side not much better. If both rv's had their awnings out, they would've overlapped by an inch or two! They did have a few pull-thru's that would have been much nicer for our size rig. Permanent resident rvers mainly around the perimeter of the park and most are very nice! Bathrooms and pool area nice and clean. Sites had a few cigarette butts here and there, but for the most part the park was clean. The so-called "dog-run" was not. It was a chain linked area of about 12x12. Our dog wouldn't even go into it as it was very P smelly, so we walked our dog out along the street leading into the park. We camped at Boise / Meridian KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 51
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to everything in the Boise area! Lots of eats, grocery stores and malls/shopping within a few miles. All cells good signals. Verizon 5 bars AT&T 5 bars TMobile 2-3 bars

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

A-Frame RV Park (formerly Oregon Trails West RV Park), Baker City, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

From the moment you walk into the office to check in until you leave, you get nothing but 'smiles' and 'is there anything I can do for you' from the staff! Lots of shady spots. HUGE dog run in the back of the park! Cute little office/store. More of a souvenir store, but with milk, soda, beer and water for sale. Ice for sale. Propane for sale. Like all places we have been, there are full-time permanent rv's on site, but for the most part, a very very nice park! Doggie poop bags offered throughout the park. Easy access right off I-84, and NO freeway noise! Very clean park. We camped at A-Frame RV Park (formerly Oregon Trails West RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Verizon/AT&T signal was about 2-3 bars with a booster. TMobile was a no-show again! :( Great restaurants and fuel stations within a mile in Baker City.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hood Park - COE, Pasco, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Great COE Park in the Tri-Cities, Washington area! Nice big sites, both pull through and back ins. ONLY power, no water/sewer at sites, but there is a dump station to use on your way out. Water spigots located throughout the park are non-threaded. Some of the power poles are not at 'end' of sites but in the middle, so if you connect at the back of your rv, you may have a tough time reaching the pole!

Grounds were for the most part clean, but lots of dog droppings and cigarette butts can be seen around the park! Nice and quiet area. Cell signals from Verizon and AT&T are great, no TMobile signal at all. We camped at Hood Park - COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Toll Bridge Park Campground, Parkdale, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground! All area's are cleaned each day by the camp-hosts. Nice quiet park. Big rigs over 40' can be a challenge, but will work. LOTS of trees, so not a good place for satellite tv. No wifi. Verizon & AT&T work with about 2-3 bars in this area. Full hook ups in what is called the RV LOOP only. The rest have power and water, but there is a dump station for campers to use as part of the payment. We camped at Toll Bridge Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hood River is 15-20 minutes away. Small town of Parkdale is 1 1/2 miles with a grocery store and a couple restaurants. No hiking trails in the park though. The East Fork of the HOOD RIVER runs through the park with LIMITED ACCESS.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Cypress Grove RV Park, Gold Hill, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Upon arriving, we were pleased with the cute park and we were looking forward to our stay. When my husband checked in, he was greeted by the man manager who was very helpful and nice. Since we were on end site and not sure if we were going to be able to park our truck on the site with our 35' fifth wheel, the man manager said that we could park the truck in front of the tree between the two entry lanes. As I was preparing the inside for the slides to go out and my husband was moving the truck, our dog was outside tied on her leash to our steps. The female manager came knocking on the side of the RV just as my husband was coming back from parking the truck. She proceeded to tell us that the dog could not be outside tied up and then asked if "that" was our truck. When we said, "yes", she said, "You can't park there! You have to park on your own site!" We told her that is where we were told to park, she said, "I don't know what (he) is talking about! You have to move!" We also explained that our dog was outside because we were just getting ready to put slides out. She didn't care, the dog couldn't be tied up. (No where in their rules does it say that). At 3am, the power and water were off and weren't on all the way to 9am so we went to eat. Came back quickly, check out is 11. As we are very obviously packing to leave, SHE came up and said, "You have to be out of here at 11!" We said we knew that and we were getting ready to leave. While my husband was outside putting away the hoses, SHE came back to him and told him that if we weren't out by 11, she would charge us for an extra day. We would have been out sooner if the power and water had been on. We left as soon as we could. We camped at Cypress Grove RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Our tip - don't stay here! Which is unfortunate because it's a pretty place and the MAN manager is very nice, but the FEMALE manager is so horrible that she makes your stay miserable. Go down the road to the state park and stay.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Kit Fox RV Park, Patterson, California

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to spend the night passing north or south on I-5, just southeast of Stockton. Sites are REALLY close together, but for one night it is okay. Great eats and fuel in walking distance. Freeway noise from the 5 is barely heard, but the truck noise from the main road is loud out front of the place. We camped at Kit Fox RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Verizon 5 bars AT&T 5 bars TMobile 5 bars

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sycamore Grove Campground, Red Bluff, California

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Not what you'd expect from a park of this nature. Issues with the site...area is beautiful, however... 1. 50amp not working, was told by camphost to 'flick the breaker really hard-sometimes that works' Um, no it doesn't, there is no 50 at our site. Finally got the 30amp to work, but still, not what we wanted. 2. Pay Showers??? Really? And nowhere does it say that on the site. 3. ALL sites are paved, but they are very short sites, Not enough room for a 35' 5th wheel and truck together. 4. Looks to be several "campers" that have been here quite a while even though it states "14 Day Stay MAX" Some spots look like a run down rv park! I cannot recommend this park to anyone. We camped at Sycamore Grove Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Verizon at 2-3 bars AT&T 1 bar TMobile 1 bar Yes I live fulltime and travel, so I have all 3 as I work from my rv.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Orange Grove RV Park, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Monthly stay rates are the best! Full hookups and includes your electric too! All for 550.00! We stayed the month of March. Verizon, ATT, TMobile all had 5 bars too! A little traffic noise from the 58 hwy, and lots of train noise, whistles blowing all night long. Tracks are about a mile away...still pretty loud, but after a few nights, ya just get used to it! OH, it's in the middle of an orange grove, so have at it! All the oranges are yours for the pickin'! We camped at Orange Grove RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not much to do in Bakersfield...go to the mountains or head to the coast! :)

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Sam's Family Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Incredible place! So nice and clean. Super clean mineral hot springs/tubs and large swimming pool too! Awesome location, close and convenient to Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs for shopping. Great cell coverage. Verizon, AT&T, & TMobile all work fine. Park has a few 'theme' nights with dinners for a cost of $10.00 per person, Italian, Mexican, ect...Lots of folks from the park attend. Lots of OPEN SPACE outside of park for dog walking, but park also includes a smaller dog run that is grassy for your pet. We camped at Sam's Family Spa in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
197
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in the Desert Hot Springs/Palm Springs area, but also a great place to just relax and spend the winter months out of the cold! Temps in January and February range from the 70s-80s to the 40s-50s. Can get windy though! :)

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Santa Maria Pines RV Park (Closed), Santa Maria, California

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Clean and taken care of. Had other nice campers all around. Experience was very pleasurable and fantastic weather. Decent sized spaces. Problem with a few trees not being trimmed back good enough for large rigs though. Another problem we had was with the sewage drain. The pipe was above ground about 12-18" and made it VERY difficult to drain tanks. It took both of us to empty and probably about an hour to empty all three tanks. When we arrived, the office was closed, however; there was a lighted board with our name (incorrectly spelled) and the space number. That's it. No other information. No welcome (except by Jackson, the resident park greeter kitty). The office/store did not open until the day we left on the morning of the 7th! We were not sent a confirmation e-mail. We hoped that we had a spot. We had to bother other campers for the Wi-Fi information. Otherwise, we would not have had Internet the whole time there. The "store" has SO much potential. The shelves are bare. The pool was sparkling, but the hot tub looked like it was all moldy even though there had been some people using it. Perhaps it just needs refinishing. Close to the freeway (101) and an amusement park, but it wasn't too noisy. There are some long term residents and some that must always live there by the looks of all the junk around their "home". Overall, though, our experience was very nice and we definitely want to go back. We are hoping that the lack of attention was due to a holiday weekend and not the situation normal. We camped at Santa Maria Pines RV Park (Closed) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Pyramid Lake RV Resort, Gorman, California

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here over Memorial Weekend this year. The name would imply that it was near a lake... nope... it is about six miles north of the lake and on the opposite side of the freeway. Don't expect to be camping near a lake. "Resort"... nope, more like "dump". It would be the perfect site for a horror movie. The whole place is in disrepair. Weeds everywhere. No grass. Garbage lines the hillsides. The place is in great need of an exterminator (roaches). They claim to have a "mini-mart", but it is really just a couple of wire racks with junk food. There are a few other items, but you would be better off to drive down the highway about 10 miles to the next town to get what you need. The owners barely speak clear English and so conversing is difficult. The pool seemed clean though. The playground is archaic and full of weeds. I wouldn't want my children playing there. There is an area near the rear of the park that it appears that some people live there full time. They have junk all around their RVs. The place is a mess. The rates are high for what you get and you don't receive a detailed invoice, so you aren't even really sure how the charges are broken down. They have full hook ups, however; they ask you not to drain your gray water. ?? What?? They advertise having wi-fi and cable TV. Ummm... nope! Couldn't even get internet on a phone, let alone on a laptop. We would NOT recommend this place for anyone. If you are traveling along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA and need a spot to sleep overnight, you would be better off at the Flying J at the Frazier Park exit. We camped at Pyramid Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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