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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Santa Fe KOA, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

I only wish this KOA had a pool. Everything was neat and clean. The utilities were good. Spaces were close together and hemmed in by juniper trees. I couldn't put my awning out, not because my neighbor was close but because the Junipers made the campsite effectively 10 feet wide. A trailer with slides would not have fit. The site wasn't very even either. Took a lot of adjusting to level my trailer. They did have a nice playground for my daughter. Verizon cell service was shockingly bad (especially considering it's along an Interstate highway and close to Santa Fe). The campground's WiFi did help make up for the poor cell service. It wasn't fast, but I managed to do the basics like E-mail and Facebook. The service was really nice and friendly. The laundry room was spotless and reasonably priced. I would stay there again because I suspect it's probably the best in the area. We camped at Santa Fe KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Ancient Cedars at Mesa Verde RV Resort, Mancos, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are fairly level gravel and pretty close together. Some have trees providing a little shade - and others are fully open to the sun. They have a terrific pool which we enjoyed very much. Thunderstorms are common in the area during summer, but they have a good amount of gravel, so things didn't get too muddy. The utilities are stable and the customer service was friendly. Cell service for Verizon was ok, but the park Wifi was actually pretty good! - at least in our space. I was amazed. Plus, the park is very close to the new Visitor Center for Mesa Verde. I probably would stay here again. We camped at Ancient Cedars at Mesa Verde RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Bryce Canyon Pines, Bryce Canyon, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very little gravel at the sites. Mostly they are dirt/rock sites and roads. Because of that, others have complained of the dust - well our problem was the mud, because it rained a lot one evening. Trailer and TV were very muddy once we left. Otherwise, it's an okay place. The sites are actually fairly well spread. There are trees that give a good amount of shade - though they also restrict access for larger or longer rigs. The service at check-in was friendly. Utilities were stable and easy to access. Despite being close to the highway, noise wasn't an issue for us. Cell service was good (Verizon). And, the park entrance is just about 5 minutes away. The park was easy to find. There is a big sign right next to the gas station where you must check in. We camped at Bryce Canyon Pines in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C2
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Zion Canyon Campground & RV Park, Springdale, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a good location, though the National Park Watchman campground is better. The RV park is adjacent to a motel. The utilities are good (nice to have sewer) and there is a small pool which we enjoyed very much. There's also access to the adjacent Virgin River. The campsites were mostly level. There were some trees providing a moderate amount of shade. The sites are close. Our neighbor had a campfire and the smoke drifted into my RV. Utilities are stable. The Wifi (like most RV camp WiFi) wasn't reliable. Verizon cell signal was good, and since I have unlimited data that's what I tend to use. Overall, not a bad place. I would stay there again. Zion is still my favorite national park. We camped at Zion Canyon Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

It's hard to separate my distaste for Vegas in summer from my review of Oasis RV Resort. The only reason we stayed their one night is it was a logical stopping point between the California coast and Zion Canyon. The temp was 113 F. There was virtually no shade in the resort. The pool is very nice, and the utilities are stable (thank God). Without stable electricity we would have died. Even at night, the coolest it got was 90 F. The park is well located about a mile south of the hotels on the Strip. The thing I dislike the most about Oasis is the rules. Their are four pages of them! The oddest one, is your dog isn't allowed to pee on the rock landscaping - neither in your campsite nor along the roadways. (Are they afraid the rocks will die?) Literally, if your dog pees/poops on the rocks while you are walking to the official dog run area, they can fine you $25. It's all a little too controlled for me. I doubt I would stay there again - even in winter. We camped at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, California

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hook ups on a California beach! $58 isn't so bad. The sites are VERY close. But that's what you get. You have to reserve many months in advance for a prime season like summer. But Morro Bay beach is worth it - beautiful and not too crowded. The concrete pads in the new full hook up section are very level. The utilities are, of course, top notch. The bathrooms are a bit sandy, but generally clean. The park staff were pleasant but not much involved. All full hook up sites are back in at an angle. It was no problem getting in. But I felt like I should say "excuse me" every time I walked past my neighbor's unit. You must unhitch and park your TV next to your RV. I was within inches of the windows in their slide. Cell service was very good and there are no trees if you use satellite TV. The non-utility sites are parallel parking and very exposed to everyone that walks by. I would happily stay at Morro Bay Strand again. We camped at Morro Strand State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Hearst Castle is about 20 min north and is well worth the time it takes to get there and explore with a tour.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow! Expensive! On the other hand, it is Lake Tahoe and you do have access to a terrific beach. The campsites are close. There is plenty of shade, but no grass. The sites are really not very level - at least mine wasn't. The resort does attract a kind of "party" element. The 10pm quiet time wasn't adhered to by some. The utilities are good and include cable TV. Our site wasn't big enough for our 25 ft trailer and 20 ft TV. Cell service was fine with Verizon. There is no playground for little ones, but there is the beach. Lots of shopping and fun things to do nearby. It's expensive but it's the best game in town if you want lake access and full utilities. I would probably stay at Zephyr Cove again. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
140
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Walts RV Park, Chiloquin, Oregon

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

It's a mom and pop place that I really wanted to like. But the electricity was so unstable it was almost unusable. Within a 12 hour period (and with the park less than half full) my electrical regulator shut off the electricity at least 20 times due to unstable voltage. This park could easily ruin an AC unit or a refrigerator. Plus the campsites are dry and dusty gravel. The grass was dry and un-mowed. They don't take credit or debit cards. Highway noise is a minor distraction. Also, the access roads were very narrow. It would be hard to get a trailer larger than my 25 footer into most of the spaces. I would NEVER stay at Walt's again. We camped at Walts RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

La Pine State Park, La Pine, Oregon

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

La Pine is well off the beaten path. There was no cell service within the park for us (Verizon). The park itself is quite nice. The sites have a respectable distance between them. The roadways are paved. The utilities are stable. There are many trees so satellite service is probably sketchy. Sadly, there is no children's playground, nor real access to the river which runs through the park. You can see it but it's down a steep bluff. The hosts were very kind and helpful. We had a pull-through site which barely fit the 40 ft length of our trailer and TV. We camped at La Pine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The nearby Lava River Cave and the Lava Lands Visitor Center are well worth your time. Bring a few well charged flashlights and a warm coat.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Maryhill State Park, Goldendale, Washington

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I'm really disappointed in Maryhill State Park. Washington parks are usually very good, but not Maryhill. There was no staff present when we checked in. Our site was not tagged as reserved. But, the most surprising thing was the physical condition of the park. Along the Columbia River, the parks are regularly watered - so they are green all summer long. Not so at Maryhill. The grass was dry and dead. More so, it had been recently mowed. So every step into our travel trailer included little bits of dried dead grass. On the positive side, the park includes easy swimming access to the chilly Columbia River. When the temps were 105F, it was easy to cool off. We had a waterfront campsite. We were very lucky. The utilities were good and stable. We camped at Maryhill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The nearby Maryhill Museum and the Maryhill Winery are both worth the time and expense.

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Riverside State Park, Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The spaces are small and poorly defined. The majority of spaces are on a single level of grass, with no visible division between spaces. They are not level from front to back. The park's common area is immediately adjacent. Most spaces don't have a fire ring - though some do. I couldn't figure out why some places had one but my site didn't. I found the campground staff to be a little less than competent. When I checked in, they didn't know whether or not the space was still occupied. I checked in after the appointed time, and they don't know if the space is open? It was Memorial Day weekend. Strangely, some spaces were never filled. The park is right on the Spokane River. Most of my fellow campers were very nice and helpful. Some were drunk or stoned. Despite the holiday weekend, there was no enforcement of park rules. I had to personally confront three campers who were playing a lawn bowling game through my campsite. That's just not acceptable. I would never stay here again. Most Washington State Parks are good to great. Nine Mile Falls is a bad exception to the rule. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Wenatchee Confluence State Park, Wenatchee, Washington

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, the reviews of this state park remain true. It's a great location and a well maintained campground - especially for the urban setting. The sewer connections are strange, the grass is beautiful, the place is quiet. My recent visit was very good. My only complaint was the self-check in included a posting that said water had been turned off. So, I filled my tank. But the fact is the water was not turned off. Freezing temps had not come yet and the water still flowed. I really dislike that kind of bureaucratic bunk. It's really unnecessary. Otherwise, we had a great time. We camped at Wenatchee Confluence State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Brookside Campsite, Cache Creek, British Columbia

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is small and kind of folksy, but the sites are too small. I paid more for a pull through, but the site could not fit both my 25' trailer and 20' truck. Also, it wasn't as level as I would have hoped. I had to park my TV elsewhere because of the small site - which was annoying because we were just passing through, staying for one night. I wanted to stay hitched up. The sites are very close together, the WiFi didn't work for us, and the cell service was weak. The pool was clean but very small. I suppose this campground is okay if you are just passing through., We camped at Brookside Campsite in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a basic RV park. There are some dividers between the pull through spaces which gives some privacy, but the spaces are all close together. We stayed for just one night. The utility pillar was beat up, but everything worked fine. The playground was a little sparse. The site was gravel, mostly level but with some puddles from thunderstorms. The people were polite. Some of the other RV campers were a little strange - it's hard to describe. It appears that a lot of the spaces were long term campers. I had good cell reception for my N America plan. The WiFi was mediocre. Overall, I would probably stay here again - if it was just for one night. We camped at Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Capilano River RV Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

I like this campground. Certainly, it is close to everything. However, the traffic in Vancouver is HORRIBLE - so even close proximity to central Van is no guarantee of an easy drive. The campsites are VERY close together. I could not put my awning out all the way. But, the sites are level and the utilities are stable. There is a playground and pool, which my 5 yo daughter appreciated. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. I had some problems with my propane valve, and a staff member helped me and referred me to an RV parts store so I could fix the problem myself. I would stay here again - I just wish access to the Seabus was easier so I could cross Burrard inlet faster to be in the heart of the city. We camped at Capilano River RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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