SeaTeacher

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

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There is only one reason this park got 9/10 points with me - the sites are very close. The strip of grass is (at most) 3 feet. However, the facilities are beautiful. There is a concrete patio for each site. They have a lovely new (though small) pool. It's quiet. Most of the sites are taken by long term customers, but everything is neat and tidy. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. It's just a 10 minutes drive to downtown Boise. The Wi-Fi worked well - especially later at night. The big toy for kids (known as a "jungle gym" to old folks) was really a minimal set up, but my daughter still enjoyed it. She really loved the pool. I would happily stay here again.

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This is a nice park, and very large. It's geared toward families, with a large play area including pool, hot tub, big toy, and basketball court. The laundry facilities are big, very clean and well ventilated. There isn't a lot of space between sites, but there is grass and a tree as well as a picnic table at each site. Best of all, the campground is only 2 miles from downtown and Temple Square. A light rail stop is across the street and freeway access is a breeze. Some have expressed concern about the surrounding neighborhood, but I think they are too sensitive. Yeah, it's a Latino and industrial neighborhood. Get over it. The nearby supermarket was big and clean. The streets and rail station felt safe to me. Here's my big complaint. This campground was toward the end of a three week 3,300 mile road trip. This is the ONLY campground out of 10 where multiple people blatantly walked through my campsite - 5 TIMES by my count, often within 1-2 feet of my rig while the door was open and the awning extended. Even once while I was sitting outside, a guy walked through pretending to ignore me. All I could say to him was, "Seriously?" I've never experienced anything like that many intrusions on my campsite. There is something about the clientele at this campground. I don't understand. The staff didn't seem lax - in fact they were friendly and always puttering about. Perhaps because it's a big RV park, the customers are just lazy and don't care about their neighbor's privacy. Also, many trains pass nearby during the night. You will hear them if your windows are open. They blow their horns often at 3am.

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This is one of the best campgrounds I have ever stayed in. Loops A & B have electricity, which is all I need. Filled the water tank when we arrived and dumped the waste at the dump site as we left. All sorts of deer/elk roam through the sites. Rabbits and lizards too. Lots of trees and you can wade in the sandy bottomed Virgin river when it's hot. The staff was very friendly and present. There is a reasonable amount of shade and spacing in the campground. Though the sites are somewhat close, there are trees and bushes that divide most sites and make things seem more private and shaded. Our fellow campers were very quiet and respectful. On a clear and moonless night, the stars are wonderful. The adjacent town of Springdale is quaint. But, if you want some wine when you enjoy the stars with your honey, you have to go to the state liquor store, which is hidden in a gift shop in town. I guess this is Utah, after all! Strange they do sell beer in the grocery stores, but not wine.

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Full hookups including cable TV in a national park and just $36? This is rare. It's not the most beautiful rv park, but the spaces aren't too close. Our site wasn't level, in fact it was inclined and leaned 2 inches to the left, but we just got out the blocks. I wish they would dump the cable TV and improve the cell service. I don't watch TV, but I do like to be in contact with the house sitter! Cell service was very spotty everywhere we went. Text messages worked better than voice calls. Forget data unless you have a booster and a lot of patience. Yet, the campground is very close to the rim of the canyon, within walking distance of the visitor center and a very good (though expensive) market. The shuttle bus service is good, but very crowded during the peak season. I would happily stay in this campground again.

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No hookups in this state park. I filled my water tank as we arrived and then dumped them after two days as I left. The sites are widely spaced. We had a pull-through site with a small tree that gave us some shade on the west. There are LOTS of families, which means many kids on bikes and scooters. But, by 10pm, all was quiet. No playground for the little ones, but the beach is fantastic. This is a very popular state park so peak season reservations must be made at least 5-6 months in advance. I would happily return.

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Big level concrete pads, grass strips and no trees. This RV park is very well located within walking distance of central Napa. The Wi-Fi service was decent. The service friendly and diligent. All utilities were good - especially sewer. There are two sewer access caps for each site, one toward front center and one near back center, so it's easy to attach for the one that works best for your rig. The other patrons were very quiet and respectful. There were a couple families like mine, but mostly the park served retired folks with very large rigs. The park was even able to add one more day to my stay during this peak period. I was grateful and would happily stay there again. In fact, I suspect I'll return within the next 6 months.

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Well, staying in the Mojave in late June is never ideal. It was 109 F. Thankfully, we have AC and the shore power was stable. The campground was about half full. The pool was showing its age, but so cool and relaxing on such a hot day. The sites are close together, but divided by shrubbery in the center of the park. All sites are gravel, and summer winds blow a lot of dust around. Then a passing shower leaves your rig caked in a thin layer of mud. None of this is under the control of the KOA owners, but it's good to know what you will face when traveling through the desert during summer. They filled our propane tank just prior to departure and the rate was reasonable.

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Yes, the neighborhood ain't so great, but this is just about the best place to be if you want to be along Avenue of the Giants and have hookups. The folks that own and manage this park are clearly trying to improve it. They were friendly. Generally, the place was quiet and family friendly. We LOVED swimming in the Eel river and my 3 yo daughter loved the playground. Our site was kind of a gravel and dirt combination with some dry grass (water is at a premium in California). Utilities were fine (water & elec). We used the sewer dump when leaving. There was a little more space in our area than in the area with sewer, but also less shade around our site. I was happy with the park and would return.

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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.