SeaTeacher

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Longtime camper and backpacker, but now RVer for 2 years.

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It doesn't get much better than this for a county park. Clean, well maintained, a lot of space between camping sites. They even have good WiFi and cable TV. It's a great place to stay. Our neighbors were quiet and friendly, too.

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This is an outstanding campground. There are no utilities in the campsites, but there is potable water and a RV dump station. The camp is located on the north end of the beautiful Hood Canal. During clear weather, the rocky beach has a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains. The campsites vary from private to very private. Our site was totally private and deep in the lush dappled sunlight of cedar and fir trees. There are two good playgrounds for kids. Many sites are small and somewhat uneven, but they work for small and moderate RVs. Pull-through sites would fit all but the largest bus type RVs. We were there on Memorial Day weekend, and the campground was full. Fellow campers were generally quiet, and all noise was done by 10 PM. I would happily return.

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I love Port Townsend, and Fort Worden is the best RV campground in the area - but it ain't cheap! You choose a class of campsite, and then they assign you a space. I asked for a "preferred" beach pull-through site with full hookups, and I got exactly what I wanted. I reserved 6 weeks ahead. Every site was booked while we were there. The sites are very open, yet widely spaced. The beach is across park road. There is an excellent marine science center nearby (check for operating hours). The hiking trails are terrific. There's a lot to see. We received an E-mail with our space assignment. We parked immediately upon arrival at about 5pm. We checked in at the office during a walk the next morning. No problems. This is a Washington State Park, but is run by a non-profit public development authority. We found no playground for my daughter, but the beach and marine science center kept us plenty busy along with shopping and eating in Port Townsend. There was cell service in the campground too. I will happily return in the next few months.

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This is a beautiful park. It rained during our visit, but that didn't dull the beauty of the beach, the bluffs, the trails, and the light houses. We had a full hookup site. All utilities were good. The sites were well spaced with good privacy. There was a trail from our site (#8) directly to the beach. Our site was very level. Two camping loops were open, and about 1/2 the spaces were full even on a rainy March weekend. There is no cell service in the RV & yurt campsites, though you can get decent reception in the center of the park near the office. Best parts of the park are the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, the lighthouse trails and the beach. We had a blast, and even enjoyed a couple trips into Long Beach, a charming small beach town just about 5 miles away. Park staff was friendly and kind, but also left us alone. I didn't use the showers (50 cents for 3 min) but the building was obviously very new and was very clean. The showers are private rooms. Our fellow campers were quiet but friendly - lots of dogs! (including ours). I would love to come back, especially on a sunny day.

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I really enjoy this park. It's a desert, but the park is very green and grassy with lots of mature trees. We stayed in site 23, which isn't level. In fact seems to me none of the pull through sites on the outer edge were level. Only the back in sites in the middle of the loop were level. That's okay, we made it work. There's a good swimming beach, a boat ramp and a children's playground. Rattle snakes are common in summer, so be careful with pets and small children on the outer edges of the park. No need to be terrified, just aware. The bike paths are fantastic. Grand Coulee dam is about 40 minutes away by car. There is no cell service in the park, but a town, groceries and cell service are nearby. Interestingly, there were as many tent campers as RV campers. The folks were very friendly.

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Farewell Bend is a lovely setting along the Snake River. Unfortunately, the water level was very low and there was only muddy shoreline access. We had a water/electric site with excellent privacy (#49). There are shrub screens between sites in the Brownlee loop. The other loop is very open. This park is ideal for boaters. There is a very good ramp and parking for boat trailers. But, not much else to do. The nearby town of Huntington really has nothing to offer for travelers. There is a good kids playground which my daughter enjoyed. The park staff was busy and left us alone. We didn't need anything. Our neighbors were quiet.

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This is an okay park. It's in a Very popular area (between Yellowstone and Grand Teton) and frankly that means the place abounds with rude yahoos who don't know how to shut their kids up after 10pm. Or, they are starting up their noisy diesel TV at 5am. They are a minority, but a noisy one. The spacing is moderate, the utilities are excellent, the sites are gravel, and mostly level. The pine trees provide a moderate amount of shade for most sites. The roadways are dusty and a bit rough. If you want to explore the two national parks from one campground, this is a good place, but don't expect quiet wilderness or respectful neighbors. And it certainly won't be cheap. I found the convenience store to be poorly stocked. My chief complaint? All they stock is beer. Not a single bottle of wine. And - no diapers.

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This is an outstanding park. The spacing between sites is excellent, and many even have privacy fencing between adjacent sites. The WiFi works well. I was in space 41 on the outer edge and could stream Netflix on my iPad during the evening! Nearby is a terrific Columbia River swimming cove (part of the public park) with a sandy beach and children's play area. The RV section also has a play area. The neighbors were quiet. Many sites have trees that give shade during at least part of the day. Trains do travel nearby during all times of the day and night. You can easily hear them in a tent trailer. That may not be true in a TT or motor home. The town of Boardman is nothing special. Come to this park to relax, enjoy the river access and do nothing.

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This is a nice clean RV park. Ennis is a very pretty Montana town - good for a stroll and a meal in the heart of the town just a couple miles south of the RV park. I disagree that shaded sites are available here. Each site has one small to moderate size tree. They give no significant shade. The park is mostly open space. The grass is green and well watered. The sites are moderately spaced. WiFi is available, but doesn't work consistently. We stayed here 2 nights, and the WiFi stopped working both evenings after no one was left in the office to reset the router. WiFi coverage was spotty at best in our site (4) on the outer edge of the campground. This campground is best for retired folks or people without kids. No playground or other kid friendly features. Some kids did ride their bikes. The staff was very friendly. I would stay here again if it was a brief stop.

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I asked for a shady spot because it was hot and my popup doesn't have AC. We got a perfect spot. The WiFi is slow and works only when close to the main building. The sites are mostly level and the spacing is moderate. The staff is very friendly. This KOA has a small pool, of which we took full advantage. The town of Arco isn't much. A couple diners, a couple gas stations and a small grocery. The main attraction is Craters of the Moon National Monument - which is about 20 minutes away. It's beautiful - in a volcanic sort of way. I'm not a big fan of KOA, but I liked this place. We had no problems with noisy neighbors.

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This is one of my favorite state parks. The sites are widely spaced. Many have a couple trees between them that provide partial shade. Grassy areas are huge. Only a few sites actually have river views. But, there is an extensive trail network in the park, a swimming beach, playgrounds, climbing toys, and lots of room for biking. The park is surrounded by light industrial land (warehouses, businesses) and trains can be heard in the distance. I like that this park is semi-isolated, very big, and yet very close to Wenatchee, mountain hiking, wetlands, and Rocky Reach Dam (which has a cool museum and self-guided tours). The park is very popular and it can get very hot during summer. Staff is friendly, but due to budget cuts, they aren't very present. Our neighbors were very quiet even though the park was nearly full. I would happily stay here again.