Meanderman

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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 10th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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Of all the SKPs parks we've stayed at, this was the most welcoming, best organized, and most friendly park. The facilities are all first-class, and visitors are invited to participate in a multitude of activities are scheduled each day. We were fortunate to rent an absent owner's lot, with paved pad, landscaping, and casita patio, but there are plenty of traditional rental sites also. Good cable, nothing to block satellites, and strong Verizon cell/data.

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A former water park and the sites are in an irregular alignment, but most provide plenty of room. Some paved access, but mostly gravel, with generous desert landscaping and trees for shade in some sites. Very friendly park; everyone waves and smiles. Outstanding facilities, many activities, and park residents are invited to participate in planning. WiFi didn't work in our location, no cable but clear satellite views, and good Verizon cell/data. Great location for hiking trails in lush desert environment.

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Primarily a resident park, visitors are parked in a large gravel parking lot with back-in sites. Sites are full hookup, 30 amp only, without grass or trees. Office and residents were very friendly, and we were welcome to attend park activities. No cable and Wi-Fi is not free, but Verizon cell and data worked well and there are no obstructions to TV satellites. Well off the highway, and dark and quiet at night. OK for an overnight or short stay.

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Exceptionally managed, laid out in an uncommonly logical manner, with enormous sites separated by trees and desert landscaping - easily one of the best military campgrounds around. In Las Vegas, security and a reasonable price are not easy to come by, and a stay here meets both requirements. Yes, there is aircraft noise and reveille is played early on weekday mornings, but if you've been in the military you won't mind. Great WiFi with multiple antennae throughout the park. Good Verizon cell and 4G, and not much to block TV Satellites. On check in, the friendly office staff gives you a hefty welcome package and escorts you to your site - a fitting welcome to a great stay. We'll stay here again.

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Based on previous reviews, we didn't expect much, and it lived up to our expectations. Arriving at 3:00, there were only two spots open, most taken up by long-term residents. Tight, sloping sites, just long enough for a 40' RV and small SUV tow. The good news is that our site had a 50A plug - the bad news was that it was upside down, a bit of a problem with our surge guard. But it worked, as did the water, and there was a sewer hookup. Lots of traffic through the area as residents cut through the parking lot on their way to the casino and supermarket next door. Lots of bright lights for security so we felt fairly safe, and it was quiet throughout the night. If you plan to stay, get there early; we watched at least a dozen RVs drive through looking for a space. Free WiFi actually worked well, and Verizon cell and data were good. No cable or broadcast TV, but nothing to block a satellite. The casino is historic (old) with a lot of cigarette smoke, and we passed on the restaurant. Not a scenic stop, but fulfills the need for a midway rest between Reno and Las Vegas.

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Not much stands out as impressive at this park, but it has easy access from the interstate, is quiet, and has good hookups and free WiFi. The interior roads and sites are gravel, and most are sloped side-to-side. A bit smaller than average, the sites have a narrow strip of grass and a small tree. The free cable TV was adequate, and Verizon cell and data were strong. Pretty much a cooky-cutter layout and facilities, with a slightly higher than average nightly cost. The town of Yreka is nearby and has shopping and a large WalMart.

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Nicely laid out park on a plateau above the town with fairly level concrete and asphalt sites. Friendly check in, good hookups, and strong free Wi-Fi. Although cable is advertised, it has been discontinued until a new system can be installed. Few trees, so no impedance to satellite, and Verizon cell and data were very good. Convenient to I-5, restaurants, and shopping with easy access. The reasonable price and quality of the sites makes this a good stay for overnight or extended period. We'll return again.

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One of the larger coastal state parks with a variety of sites. Loops A and B are the older sites, and most have vegetation to provide privacy, while C loop has more open sites. A busy place all year, and reservations are usually a must during the summer and into fishing season which ends in October. Close to Bandon, with good Verizon cell and data, but satellite TV can be a problem depending on your site. Lots of full hookup sites, and a dump station also. A large volunteer and ranger staff keeps the park meticulously maintained and the restrooms and showers were very clean. Bandon is just down the road and is one of the coast's best maintained little towns, with a quaint "Old Town" and a variety of restaurants. Busy, but quiet at night. An excellent park with many great features, we'll stay here again.

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Oregon State Parks are some of the country's best, and Humbug Mountain is a hidden gem. Sheltered by mountains, the park is generally sunny and warmer when the surrounding area is fogged in, and if camped in the upper loop, is much less windy. A short trail passes under the Highway 101 bridge to a beautiful, secluded beach, and the old highway is now a great walking trail which features great views of the water and an unusual "fern trail". The upper loop is less windy, the lower closer to the beach and has a limited number of pull-through sites. Traffic noise can be bothersome during the day but quiets down at night, and most sites provide privacy from neighbors. Bathrooms are meticulously maintained and hosts and the ranger staff are friendly and helpful. Cell service is spotty, as is Verizon data, but most restaurants in Port Orford feature free WiFi. Close to the Cape Blanco lighthouse, Hughes House, and Coast Guard lifesaving museum. More family-oriented than most state parks we've visited.

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This is a park that can be rated outstanding or just average depending on your site location. For us, an early season visit meant a pull-in river view site which made it outstanding. Sites without the view are nice, and all are cement with large pads, convenient hookups, and enough room not to feel crowded. The park Wi-Fi was excellent, and the cable TV worked well. Verizon cell and data were good, and there were no obstructions to the satellite. Office check-in was friendly and efficient, and the office store is well stocked. Waldport isn't very large, but has a market and a number of restaurants. The view from the first row is well worth a stay here, and we'll return.

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In our nine years of full timing and over 250 reviews on this site this is only the second "1" we have ever rated. Not because of the facilities, but because we were lied to by the host. On arrival, we learned when setting up that our site was 30 amp only, although we had asked for a full hookup 50 amp site when making the reservation. The host explained that "all the 50 amp lines were out" and that 30 amp would be fine. We explained that it was in the mid-80s, and with a large motor home, the A/C and residential refrigerator would quickly max out the amperage and using other appliances would be problematic. He shrugged and repeated that the lines were out. The next day we watched as two other motor homes pulled into sites next to us and plugged into the 50 mp socket (which ours did not have)and miraculously the lines apparently repaired themselves as they had usable power. Whether a ploy to save the park's power consumption and force us to use their laundry I'm don't know, but lying to the customer is unforgivable. In addition, when we made the reservation the host failed to advise us that the entry road was closed due to what appeared to be long-term construction. We had to call to be given alternate directions. And finally, we were treated to a display of the Weed Police Department's efficiency when numerous patrol cars arrived and arrested one of the long term residents. The park is for sale, and if sold the new owners should consider replacing the current host and some of the long term residents. There are other parks in the area - don't stay here.

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Rate is for the weekly winter rate. We stay here whenever our travels take us through the area, and are never disappointed. The sites could be bigger, but there's plenty of room for our 40' RV and tow when parked along side. The staff is exceptionally professional and friendly, and keep the grounds immaculate. We watched our neighbor, a long-term resident, sit outside and watch movies on his computer, and he and others streaming video are likely the reason the WiFi seldom works. Verizon cell and 4G worked well and we had no obstructions to the satellite. We've always entered the park via McCarren Blvd - we disregard the "no truck" signs believing they don't apply to us - but the other route seems easy to use also. The Western Casino down the street has an outstanding Mexican restaurant, and there's a large shopping area nearby. The winter rate here is a bargain, and we'll take advantage of it again.

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Our preferred stop when making the trip from Las Vegas to Reno. Quirky, unusual, and out of place in this lunar landscape, the park has exceptionally long pull-thrus and lots of trees. The WiFi worked well, the rooftop satellite wasn't blocked, and the the hookups worked well. Nothing to do here, just a quiet place to stay with a friendly host. We'll be back.

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This is a regular stop for us when transiting the area, and is consistently superior in price and quality over other parks in the area. Security is important in this town, and being on the base provides a relaxing stay while being close enough to access I-15 and the Las Vegas Strip. Check in was quick, friendly, efficient, and we were escorted to our site by a host. Sites are both back-in and pull-thru, and on this visit we were located in a pull-thru that was long, level, and concrete with a large patio and table. There are moderate sized trees to provide shade, and sites are well spaced. Hookups are convenient and worked well. The park WiFi was excellent throughout our two week stay, and Verizon cell and 4G was strong. Base facilities are excellent, with a large commissary and BX, and gas was significantly less expensive than off base. The only irritant was the loud playing over loudspeakers of reveille at 0360 each morning. Lots of jet noise, but only during the day. An excellent value and great place to stay, we'll stay here again.

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The friendliness and efficiency of the staff started our three day stay on a high note, and the park lived up to the good reviews previously written. Although located 11 miles east of Kingman, it made up for the distance by being very quiet at night and easy to access from the interstate. Interior roads and sites are gravel and good sized, and ours was relatively level. Most sites have a medium-sized tree and table. The Wi-Fi worked well during our stay, and Verizon cellular voice and data worked well. We didn't use the park cable TV as there were no obstructions to the rooftop satellite. The park sits above a truck stop and restaurant within walking distance making unhooking unnecessary for an overnight stay.