About Meanderman

Retired 30-year Air Force veteran, began RVing in 1974 and have owned eight RVs over the years. One trailer, one slide-in, four 5th wheels, and two motor homes. Currently in our 12th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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Reviews

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Crook County RV Park, Prineville, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is based on weekly stay. Unlike most fairgrounds, the park is separated from the fair area and has ample grass and trees. Access and signage is very good, just a short distance from the downtown area. Interior roads are paved and surprisingly wide, while sites are also paved, are long and fairly level, but are just wide enough for your vehicle. Sewer is at the far rear, so if you leave a tow vehicle attached you'll need a long sewer hose. Stepping out means stepping on grass, and if the adjacent site is occupied by an RV with slides, you'll be very close together. Park WiFi was not working during our visit, but Verizon cell/data were very good. No cable TV, but OTA had a few channels and there were no obstructions to satellites. Check in was with a friendly lady who will share local information and provide maps. Quiet and dark at night, although there is some noise from early morning residents going to work. A convenient, clean park - we'll stay here again. We camped at Crook County RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Prineville is an interesting little town with a good museum, ample shopping, and some very good restaurants. The memorial for the Prineville "hotshots" killed during a fire in Colorado is in the park and worth a visit. An easy day trip to the John Day fossil beds and the extraordinary Painted Hills.

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Phoenix RV Park, Salem, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

We spent a week at the professionally managed and exceptionally well maintained park. Although in an urban area of Salem, access into the park is very easy with good signage. Interior roads and sites are paved with beautifully maintained grass, trees, and bushes separating sites and hiding hookups. Sites are long enough for most RVs and tow vehicles, and are level with a table and mid-site patio. Although next to a highway and behind a Safeway, the park was quiet at night. Verizon cell and data were strong, but park WiFi was, as expected in a large park, unusable. Cable TV was analog but very good, OTA had over 20 channels, and there were no obstructions to TV satellites. Many sites were obviously long-term residents; however, sites were will maintained and clear of clutter. A great place to stay while visiting Salem; close to downtown, shopping, and with easy access to the interstate. We'll stay here again. We camped at Phoenix RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Safeway and Wal-Mart are both nearby, as are many other dining and shopping opportunities. About 15 miles from the Woodburn Outlet center, with a huge selection of stores. The state capital area has beautiful gardens and walking tours.

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Lyle Day Memorial Park (Winnebago/Country Coach Service Center RV Park, Junction City, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The previous reviewer pretty well summed up the parking procedures with one exception - the train noise. In 45 years of RVing and over twelve years of full-timing, we've never experienced train noise at this level. The tracks are less than 1/4 mile away and run through the heart of Junction City. The trains run 24 hours, and because of the many crossings, the horns sound constantly and sleep, even with earplugs, is impossible. We appreciated the free parking. We camped at Lyle Day Memorial Park (Winnebago/Country Coach Service Center RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

The Mill Casino RV Park, North Bend, Oregon

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is with player's club card and also included a $10/day dining coupon. This park is our preferred stay in the area; the access is easy, check-in is always professional, and the sites are nicely landscaped and generally level. Our pull-thru site gave us an unrestricted view of the bay, and we watched as large ships were maneuvered for docking nearby. Verizon cell/data was very good, but the park WiFi was generally unusable even with a lightly-populated park. The cable TV is analog and of poor quality, but there are a number of OTA channels and satellite coverage is unrestricted. A free shuttle runs between the park and nearby casino but can also be used for a ride downtown. Easy access for propane on-board tanks but expect to pay a higher charge for the convenience. Good security in the park. We camped at The Mill Casino RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

The casino has a good coffee shop (Timbers Cafe), an above average buffet, and upscale restaurant that is good for breakfast. Take advantage of discounts/perks by getting a player's club card. There's a very good Safeway next to the rather pathetic mall, and a large, always busy Wal-Mart up the street. The new Coos History Museum is very nice, the Charleston Marine center is worth a trip, and the views from the Cape Arago Highway and Shore Acres park are magnificent.

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Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

South Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Staying here in October, we had our choice of many sites and the park was not crowded. We liked the fact that the sky wasn't crowded out by forest, and the open areas have playgrounds and room for kids. All the usual Oregon state park features, with friendly hosts and staff. Good Verizon cell/data and clear views of TV satellites with a portable dish. With only 30A power and water, the $31 rate (plus reservation fee) is on the high end for an Oregon park, and the November increase to $33 makes it questionable for a stay in the area. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Well run park with all of the amenities and friendly management. All gravel roads and pull-thru sites, long and level. Convenient hookups, fair WiFi, and decent cable. Good OTA TV and clear views of TV Satellites. Convenient to town, even with the tortuous road to the exit. Lots of long-term residents with vehicle noise in the morning as they leave for work. A real value if using the Passport America discount - our four day visit paid for more than the annual fee. We camped at Silver Spur RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

LePage Park COE, Rufus, Oregon

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

Some of the best pull-thru sites we've stayed in. The entry road winds it's way above the park area and looks a bit sporty, but was no problem for our 40' MH. The pull-thru sites are very long and result in your passenger side looking out over the river. Everything is paved, but there is some grass along the riverbank. Great views of the John Day river and the bridge where it intersects the Columbia. Some road and train noise from the bridge but nothing significant. No obstructions to satellite RV and our Verizon cell/data was satisfactory. The rate of $12.50/night with the senior pass is an exceptional bargain, but only if you reserve a pull thru site since the back-ins are rather short and under trees. We camped at LePage Park COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Coyote Run RV Park, Connell, Washington

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

An excellent place to stop for the night; easy access to the highway, long, level pull-thru sites, and a friendly, helpful host. Our site was long enough to leave our tow vehicle attached, and hookups were conveniently placed. Very good park WiFi and cable, and no obstructions to TV satellites. Verizon cell/data signal was good. A bit of highway noise during the night but not obtrusive. We enjoyed our stay here and will stop again if in the area. We camped at Coyote Run RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Fairchild AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp) , Fairchild AFB, Washington

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

A convenient stop along I-90 and close to shopping and casinos. On entering through the commercial gate, expect to be told to open all bays, doors, hood, trunk, and wait in a separate area while your RV and vehicle are searched. No exceptions, so if this bothers you, go somewhere else. A friendly and helpful host greeted us, but the only thing attractive about the Famcamp itself is the price. Gravel interior and sites that are mostly level and just long enough for our motor home and tow, closely spaced and with a sewer hookup in the far rear of the site. WiFi was slow, but it was windy during our stay, and Verizon Cell/Data was good. Lots of OTA TV and no few obstructions to the TV satellites. Train noise can be very loud at night, something that seems to be worse than in past visits. Overall a great value due to the location, but not a destination park. We camped at Fairchild AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

A large Wal-Mart is located four miles to the east, and a large casino is on the same road. The Rusty Moose, about 6 miles east, is an exceptional restaurant.

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Powell Campground, Powell, Idaho

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

What all "campgrounds" should be - beautiful, spacious sites under the trees, the sound of a river in the background, and the smell of pines - what a relaxing experience. Paved interior roads and sites with large sites in the electric loop. No cell or internet service, but you may have a shot through the trees at the TV satellites. The lodge is walking distance and has good food, and you may be able to receive email in the bar. A wonderful place to stay and a bargain with the senior pass. We camped at Powell Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Black Rabbit RV Park, Hamilton, Montana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Located on the north side of Hamilton and convenient to town yet quiet at night. Interior roads and sites are gravel and our pull through site was just long enough to leave the tow attached. Sites are very close together, it's doubtful an awning could be extended. Lots of long term residents with outside items and ATVs, many who park on the interior roads nearly blocking access to a large motor home. Cable TV didn't work, WiFi was too weak to use, but only small trees to block satellite. Verizon cell/data was strong. There are few options in the area, and the park takes advantage by being overpriced for what they offer. We camped at Black Rabbit RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The best hamburger in the world is served at Nap's, a Montana legend. Don't skimp - get the "Nap's Special", a huge flame-cooked burger hanging out over the bun with a ton of thin, crispy fries.

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Juniper Campground, Ririe, Idaho

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

An excellent place to spend a few days with huge pull-thru sites and full-hookup sites. We weren't able to contact the host, so we used this review site and selected a pull-thru in loop C for the $16 discounted fee (Golden Access Pass). Paved roads and sites, convenient hookups, and Verizon cell/data at our site. Dark and quiet at night. Some OTA TV but no obstructions to the satellites. A bit off the highway but worth it for the location. We camped at Juniper Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Buffalo Meadows RV Park (Fort Hall Casino Campground), Fort Hall, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

After reading the reviews, we asked for a site in "B" loop but were told none were available. The next day there were still empty sites, and since we were in "A" loop had to make a 32-point turn to get out. Sites are fairly level gravel, close together but long enough that you can park ahead or behind your neighbor's rig. Park WiFi was weak, Verizon cell/data very good, and a decent selection of OTA TV from Pocatello. Construction noise during the day but quiet at night. Easy access to/from the interstate. We camped at Buffalo Meadows RV Park (Fort Hall Casino Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
No
Tips for other Campers:

The casino is OK, but the new one should be pretty impressive. Avoid the "grill" - the food was terrible.

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Star Valley Ranch RV Park, Thayne, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Not much to add to the very descriptive previous reviews. We were able to rent and owner's lot which gave us a concrete pad and shade in the older section of the park. Owner sites are all back-in, and most are more developed than the overnight sites. Friendly people, quiet this time of year, and in a beautiful setting. Verizon cell/date were strong, park WiFi weak, and few OTA stations. A great location but be prepared for pricey shopping and dining. We camped at Star Valley Ranch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 375
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 54

Gowen Field Campground (Military FamCamp), Boise, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Our stay of choice when visiting the Boise area. A bit off the interstate, and it takes a bit of time to stop at Billeting and pick up a key to your power box, but worth the effort. Safe, secure, and in a quiet area of the base with some airport noise but nothing bothersome. Only seven concrete back-in sites so reservations are a must. Our 40' motorhome had no trouble fitting onto our site, and hookups were convenient and worked well. Shade trees in the rear of the site with a table, although walking on the rough gravel is a bit difficult. Very good OTA TV and good access to TV Satellites. No park WiFi but excellent Verizon cell/data. Convenient to downtown and shopping. The laundry is no longer free, but for the price this is an outstanding value. We camped at Gowen Field Campground (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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