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I am currently a full timer. I volunteer as a campground host about a quarter of the time.

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Reviews

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Riverside State Park, Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Review for Riverside State Park - 9 Mile Recreation Area. Cost includes all fees. Unusual little park off the beaten path. Small sign right at the entrance road, so watch for it! This park is popular with fishermen and locals, so a lot of day usage. They have a few FHU sites but most are W&E. The on way road in is gravel and passes thru the pine trees. Great views of the river! Very few campers mid week. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Grand Coulee RV Park, Grand Coulee, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

I was able to stay here after my plans went awry and luckily they had a cancellation. Most overnight spaces are at the top of the hill. Very quiet at night. Wifi worked great most of the time. I checked out the the other FHU campgrounds in the area and this is best of them. My only negative is the laundry room with only one washer and one working dryer that is in a dark and dirty room. We camped at Grand Coulee RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Peach Beach Campark (Sunset Orchards), Goldendale, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

One could easily rate this park higher because of the views. Very easy access to I84. The road into the park needs repair. The trains run at all hours on both sides of the Columbia. There is an at grade crossing nearby in "downtown" Maryhill and some trains blow their horn. Road noise from the interstate is minimal at night. I could not receive any OTA channels. Satellite reception is very dependent on your site. Water pressure is low. We camped at Peach Beach Campark (Sunset Orchards) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Well kept and growing RV park. They are adding a third section that is scheduled to be open in June 2018. One section is mostly long-term and the one closest to the road is mixed with most long terms in the back and along the side. WiFi worked very well. Laundry room only had 3 washers, but had five dryers - go figure. We camped at Silver Spur RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Beverly Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A nice heavily wooded campground within walking distance to the beach. Site could have used a raking due to the small limbs and pine needles laying around. No satellite service due to the trees. Verizon service was weak. We camped at Beverly Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort, Coos Bay, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Friendly check-in. Nice campground outside of town. Read the other reviews for things to do in the area. Very quiet at night. Easy access to the beach. We camped at Oceanside Beachfront RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA, Crescent City, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Friendly and efficient check-in. Roads are gravel and very dusty. Even when you are going 5MPH you kick-up dust. Brochure states a few times that Quiet hours are enforced. Well, they aren't. My neighbors, a family with 5 kids, sat outside talking, playing music and drinking after 10pm both nights I was there. Not worth the cost. We camped at Crescent City / Redwoods KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C4
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

No frills campground next to the fairgrounds. $28 for a night is a deal. Since I was there for only one night they allowed me to park on the asphalt. The campground is grass in need of cutting. Staff was friendly and helpful. It's a bit of a drive off of US 101 but worth the drive for the price. Dump is inside the fence behind the first building. We camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Expensive dry camping near the beach. I had to find a different site then the one I reserved because I was not able to back into the first site without hitting the fence along the road. The campground had flooded the week before and the ground was still saturated. Showers cost about $2 for quick shower. We camped at MacKerricher State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Doran Park, Bodega Bay, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Expensive dry camping just off the beach! Beautiful views of Bodega Bay and harbor. There is a fog horn at the end of the jetty and a Coast Guard station in the park. Both create noise. It would have been a great experience except for my neighbors. They were a group that had rented most of the sites in my loop and they all gathered next door. My neighbor had an old noisy generator that he started up 7 am. We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Moss Landing KOA Express, Moss Landing, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $83.00
Overall Rating:

Moss Landing is a little tourist area in the center of Monterey Bay. It's a short drive to Monterey and Carmel. This small compact KOA is next door to the marina. Parking your tow vehicle or toad can be an issue. This issue can make navigating the one loop thru the campground problematic. Road noise is an issue until the restaurants and the marina businesses close for the day. Exiting the campground is risky due to the curve in the road. Many restaurants within walking distance. We camped at Moss Landing KOA Express in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Morro Dunes RV Park, Morro Bay, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

Rate includes the $8 reservation fee. Very nice campground right off of the beach. Campground has full hook-ups on the back row (35 sites) and dry camping (50 sites) for the rest of the sites. Except for the high cost, I enjoyed my visit at Morro Strand SB! The cost is reason I didn't rate it a 10. We camped at Morro Dunes RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Mountain View RV Park, Santa Paula, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Let's start with the office hours, 1 to 6pm Monday thru Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Campground is in town and noise from Harvard Blvd is pretty constant. Sites are very close. Wi-fi is poor. The morning I was leaving maintenance was blowing the asphalt creating dust. Wouldn't have been bad but my just cleaned truck windows were covered in dust. When I exited the campground my hitch bottomed out. We camped at Mountain View RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
129
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

Sky Valley Resort , Desert Hot Springs, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

I spent a month here. Spent the first week in amongst the park models. After a disagreement with a neighbor I requested a move. Next site was much better in the mostly transient area of the resort. First site was very hard to back into due to cars parked on the street. I found the long term residents cordial but not overly friendly. Forget about star gazing at night even though there is nothing around the resort due to number of lights in the resort. If you want to receive mail or packages you must rent a mailbox for $10. Laundry cards are needed and you can only recharge the card in the East laundry room. Wind is pretty constant in the valley. You have to drive a bit to go shopping. We camped at Sky Valley Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
237
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 31

The Scenic Road RV Park (55+ park), Quartzsite, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small campground in town. Staff is friendly and helpful. Payment in cash saves you a 3% fee they tack on for using a credit card. Small laundry that was experiencing problems with dryers while I was there but new dryers were being installed when I was leaving. There is some noise from I-10. There is heavy traffic on AZ 95 during the day. We camped at The Scenic Road RV Park (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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