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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Kaibab Paiute Band Tribal Campground, Kaibab, Arizona

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Office closed early. Had to drive back down to Chevron to register and deal with a very rude & surly young lady. Mumbled something like "RV or (unintelligible). I said we have a truck camper. She sighed loudly, rolled her eyes, and in a VERY loud voice said "RV OR TENT". I answered in an even louder voice "RV" with a glare. She seemed to get the message and was slightly less surly, but I was already soured on the place. No excuse for that sort of so-called "customer service"! Many sites were marked "closed" for no apparent reason. Sites close, but I've seen worse. Reasonably level. Electricity working well despite it being in the high 90s. Didn't bother with water hookup but all looks ok. Main bldg looks nice but too hot and windy to bother going over to check it out. No picnic tables and no shade. Good wifi though, and grounds are clean. Not nearly as impressed as many of the prior posters, but at $25 FHU it's still a good value. Would probably stay again despite some drawbacks. We camped at Kaibab Paiute Band Tribal Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Showers
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Concrete

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Nearby
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Sunny Open

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Sea Ranch RV Park & Stables, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We've been coming to this campground for years because of its location walking distance from both downtown Cannon Beach and the beach itself. It also has a lovely setting on a creek and horses in the pasture next to the creek and bunnies all over the place. It has had its ups and downs and has had some decent upgrades in recent years including all new electrical hookups, but it is still a very old campground with mostly tent sites. There are a fair number of hook up sites that'll accommodate small to medium size rigs but only a handful suitable for big rigs. The toilet/showers are clean and functional but old and not very appealing. For a price of $50 now for a E & W site, I feel it is a ripoff. But everything in Cannon Beach is expensive so I guess they are charging what the market can bear. It's too bad, because I love coming here, but that is just too high of a price for what you get despite the convenient location. Verizon and T-Mobile work fine but there is no wi-fi. Also I have NEVER been there when the so-called "General Store" has been open. We camped at Sea Ranch RV Park & Stables in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Webb County Campground, Pacific City, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

The only real reason to go here is the location. It is right across the road from the beach at Cape Kiwanda and the Pelican Brewpub. The camp is OK but overpriced in my estimation with the "gotcha" $11 registration fee (even for one night) and the $5/day fee per dog. Didn't use the facilities. There are showers but they use quarters. The grounds are kept clean and there is decent Verizon and T-Mobile service. There are only about 6 "RV" spots with hookups although many of the other "tent" sites would accommodate small to medium size rigs. There is a market next door at the fancy RV park that has a decent selection of stuff but prices are very high. You're better off bringing your supplies with you. The Pizza restaurant next door has pretty good pizza. Cars are allowed to drive on and park on the beach and it was an absolute zoo when we were there on Father's Day weekend. Dozens upon dozens of cars taking up all the beach space in front of the pub and a zillion people all over the place. Not what I've come to expect from most Oregon beaches. If you are looking for quiet and nature this is NOT the place to camp. We camped at Webb County Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Campsite
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Beverly Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large park with a combo of Full hook-up, Electric & Water, and no hook-up sites. There is direct, easy access to the beach from the campground via walking paths that lead under Hwy 101 with no dunes to climb. However, the campground runs from East to West and it is a pretty long walk to get to the beach from the most Easterly section of the park which is the newer section. The restroom/shower room in that section is brighter and more modern than the ones in the older section. We were near the front of the camp and used the shower room in D Loop. It is older, but adequate. The stalls are small but the water was hot and pressure was good. Most of the sites are heavily wooded so solar power would be sketchy and satellite probably wouldn't work either. If TV is important to you, though, some sites offer cable. Didn't try it so can't comment. Little to no data service and only spotty cellphone service was available on either Verizon or T-Mobile. There is also a nice nature trail through the woods around the campground. We've been to Beverly many times over the years and will probably come again primarily for the access to the beach. We camped at Beverly Beach State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Campsite
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Tillicum Beach Campground, Yachats, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This is a VERY popular park. There are both reservable and first-come-first-served sites but every single reservable site was reserved for at least a week when we were there in early June. Make your reservations well in advance if you want to camp here or get there early in the day to snag a non-reservable. The camp is on a hill that slopes down from Rt 101 to a cliff overlooking the ocean. Many of the sites have extreme slants to them either front to back, side to side, or both and most are not what I would consider big rig friendly. If you need to be level for your slides to operate properly you better be prepared with an assortment of blocks and jacks. No dump and no showers although there are flush toilets in bright clean buildings and big trash bins throughout the park which I appreciate. The outside sites on the loop closest to 101 get lots of road noise. Also, except for the "ocean front" section, the sites are heavily wooded so if you rely on solar you could be in trouble. As for the ocean front sites, don't count on getting a full ocean view from your rig unless you sit up high like we do in our truck camper or in a motorhome. The edge along the cliff has thick vegetation that cuts down on the view in most spots. Also, you cannot access the beach from your site. There are three stairways though that do provide good access to the sand. Little to no data service and only spotty cellphone service was available on either Verizon or T-Mobile. We camped at Tillicum Beach Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Showers
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Lagoon Campground - USFS, Florence, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really lovely NFS campground. No hookups but there are flush toilets. Sites are a combo of back in and pull through. Some are small, but there are plenty that will accommodate normal size campers. Some spots would fit big rigs, but they are limited. It is very quiet with no road noise, but you can hear the ocean in the background. There is also a nice walking trail along the lagoon that encircles the camping area. Most of the sites are open enough that your solar panels will work well but most also have some shady area to set up your chairs. At $11 with the senior pass, it's a good value. We camped at Lagoon Campground - USFS in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Campsite Features
Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park, Florence, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This state park has a combo of Full hook-up, Electric & Water, and No hook-up sites. It is first come, first served only. It is on the East side of Rt 101. The day use area and dump station is on the west side. There is a beautiful walking path of about 1/2 mile from the campground to the beach through the coastal rain forest. It is all level except for a short part that goes under and up the other side of the highway. It is a rather long walk, but an easy, beautiful one and provides handy access to the beach. The shower room was bright and clean. There are separate tiled shower stalls with only a tiny stool and some hooks inside. There is a long bench in the outer area though. The biggest annoyance is that it runs on a push button and the water only runs for about 17 seconds before you need to push the button again. It took me 18 button pushes for a normal shower! I don't mind having to push the button but at least run it for a minute or so! Also, I hung my dry clothes on the hook on the door of the stall and my pants got splashed with water from the shower, so I suggest you leave your dry clothes on the hooks or bench outside the stall. Plenty of hot water and good pressure, though. The sites tend to be on the small side. If you travel with a big rig your choices might be quite limited. Most of the sites seem to be in the high 30 ft to low 40 ft range. Also, almost all the sites have a lot of shade so forget using the solar panels or satellite in most cases. Nice enough park, but for the money you can do better in the area IMHO. Also there is almost no service at all from either Verizon or T-Mobile. If you can forgo the hookups, the forest service campgrounds in the area are a much better value especially since most of them honor the Senior Pass for 50% off the camping fee. We camped at Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Plymouth Park COE, Plymouth, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great little Corps of Engineers park on the Columbia River just across the bridge from Umatilla. There are about 33 sites, all pull thrus, with W & E, plus a dump station. This is our second time there. Didn't use the restroom or showers so can't comment. No wi-fi but Verizon worked well. At only about $12 with the senior pass, it's a steal. Well kept and clean. No real view of the river though from the campground. That's about the only negative I can come up with. Will certainly stay again if in the area. We camped at Plymouth Park COE in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Crook County RV Park, Prineville, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is our third stay here and we keep coming back because it is a very convenient and well kept place to stay in the area. The sites are narrow but they are separated by enough grass to not feel like you are in your neighbor's lap. Most are pull thrus with some back in sites and tent sites. The grounds are very well tended and the restrooms and showers are always very clean with plenty of hot water and good pressure. Utilities work fine. And, they now have a laundry in a very nice building with a community room. The washers are small and at $3.00 I feel they are overpriced and the dryers are also $3.00 which means that if you only need a few more minutes to finish something off you have to fork over $3.00 more. It's all new and very clean and pleasant and there's a folding table and even and ironing board and iron, but for that price I would probably investigate whether there is a more affordable laundromat in town. Still, it's there and it's convenient. Right now it's just quarters but they are supposedly installing a card reader soon. Verizon service was fine. They supposedly have wi-fi, but it didn't work most of the time like in most RV parks. We camped at Crook County RV Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Panther Flat, Gasquet, California

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

This is a pretty campground nestled in the trees along the "Redwood Highway" on the Smith River. There are no hookups and the sites are on the small side as usual in a Forest Service campground. There was a problem with water contamination when we were there and there were no showers or drinking water. The toilets worked, though, and the restrooms were clean. All in all, the place is well kept. The shade is VERY heavy which is probably a good thing during hot weather, but if you depend on solar for your power this place may not work for you. We only stayed two nights, but the batteries never recharged completely due to the shade. There is access to the river from the day use area. Verizon was available, but no T-Mobile. A nice, cheap (especially with the senior pass) place to spend a night or two on the road. We camped at Panther Flat in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Harris Beach State Park, Brookings, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really nice state park by the beach. It is on a hill and the walk to the beach is a bit long and uphill on the return, but you can easily drive to the day use area. The campground was very clean and exceptionally well kept. The restroom was bright and clean as was the shower room. The showers are all tile with a small stool and several hooks in the separate stalls with a long bench in the open area. There was plenty of hot water and good pressure although the shower heads are rather low. At 5' 6" I could barely get my head under without stooping. That's being picky, though. All in all the facilities are very good. The sites are a combo of FHU and W & E. Most are big enough for normal sized rigs, although big rigs with tow vehicles might their choice limited. There are many garbage cans very conveniently places as well which I really appreciate. There is also a dump station that is easily accessible. Most of the sites have decent separation and many have enough vegetation in between to give quite a bit of privacy. There is a line of sites right in front that actually have a great view of the ocean. I would assume you have to reserve well in advance to snag one of those primo spots! There is no wi-fi, but we got adequate coverage on Verizon to use data. No T-Mobile though. The D loop is quite close to Rte 101 though and seemed to get a lot of road noise. I would avoid that one if possible. Otherwise, it's just a really nice place to stay and I am sure we will be back. We camped at Harris Beach State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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A loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Boice Cope County Park, Langlois, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really nice little laid-back park. It is on a bluff overlooking Floras Lake. The sites are nicely spaced. Most of the RV sites are in a ring surrounding a big open lawn. The sites are mostly open and unshaded and have water and electric. There are other non-hookup sites as well as tent sites. The utilities worked well, and the wi-fi actually works, and works fairly well! Almost unheard of in RV parks in our experience. The restrooms are older but clean and there are showers however they were under repair waiting for the installation of a new water heater and unusable when we were there so can't comment. There is also a dump station, drinking water fill station, and a small laundry room with two washers and two dryers. They worked well and were reasonably priced although the washers are on the small side. My only complaint is that the only table in the room is covered in books, magazines, and a box of dvd's and was filthy so no place to fold laundry except for the tops of the machines. The dvd lending box was nice though and we borrowed several movies during our stay. There is also a comfy lounge chair in the laundry room. First time I've seen that! And several folding chairs as well as a cell/laptop charging station. Very windy when we were there which is apparently the case most of the time as the lake is well known for wind surfing. There is also a one mile trail to the beach from the day use area. For $24 for W & E in a nice quiet clean place with a lovely view, it's a steal. I wouldn't hesitate to come back. We camped at Boice Cope County Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Asphalt
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Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

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Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Spoon restaurant in the nearby town of Langlois serves and excellent breakfast with all fresh ingredients at a very reasonable price.

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Cedar Glen RV, Poulsbo, Washington

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

This is a nice, small RV park. Long, wide packed gravel pads. Good utility hookups, small patch of grass between sites, but no picnic table. Couldn't get the wi-fi to work but Verizon signal was strong. Restroom was older, but clean. Didn't use so can't comment further. Host was very friendly and helpful. Most of the 25 or so spots appear to be filled with long term campers. If you need a spot here, I would suggest reservations. The only negative is that it is right by the main road. The row of sites in front along the road get quite a bit of road noise, although there is a fence and trees that buffer it somewhat. There is another section across the road which is the mobile home park. There is a laundromat there per signage at the RV park, but I did not check it out. Doesn't appear to be much choice for RV accommodations in the area, so I would stay again. We camped at Cedar Glen RV in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Site Surface
Gravel

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Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Kitsap State Park, Poulsbo, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is the second WA State Park we've camped at on this trip and it will be the last. The best I can say for it is that it's far superior to the last one but that isn't saying much. The park itself is nice, and the restrooms/showers are clean and bright. Didn't use so can't comment further. There is a nice view of the canal from the bluff at the west end of the park and you can follow a path down to the water edge. Depending on the tides, there may or may not be a gravel beach area there.

The tent sites are nicely shaded and separated and most would accommodate smaller rigs if you don't need hookups. But the RV area is mediocre at best. The pads are gravel/dead grass and not all level. They differ in width. Ours was so narrow that we had to walk sideways to get past the picnic table to our door. There is no shade, and no privacy with the sites all in a row close to each other.

We paid $93 for two nights for a FHU site with fees and taxes. That is grossly overpriced for what you get IMO. (In 23 states I think the only place we paid that sort of price for a state park was in CA, and EVERYTHING there is overpriced! WA needs to take a look at New Mexico. NM is a much poorer state, but their state parks are among the nicest we've been to and the top price for a FHU site is only $18. Closer to WA, OR State Parks are much nicer and slightly less expensive.)

Wouldn't stay here again unless I had to be in the area and there was nowhere else available. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

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Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

Twin Harbors State Park, Westport, Washington

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

At the spur of the moment we decided to camp on the WA coast in order to avoid a heat wave in Portland. I didn't have time to research parks so I opted to go to a state park since, on the whole, state parks are usually cheaper and nicer than local RV parks (and we've been to 23 states so I know what I'm talking about). Boy, was I wrong!! The NHU part of this park is nice with large sites surrounded by trees and shrubs. The RV/hook up area, however, is the pits and insanely overpriced. The "pads" are trampled, dead grass, weeds, dirt, and some gravel. They are right next to each other with no landscaping or privacy. The restroom is old with peeling paint and only one shower. AND you have to use tokens to take a shower which must be purchased from a vending machine at the registration booth. To top it all off the campers next to us had two dogs that barked and whined continuously. Now, that's not the park's fault, but when I complained to the two attendants in the office they basically ignored me. I asked if a ranger could go talk to the people and was told "they don't come in until later". Needless to say nothing happened. And there was no camp host either. For all of this "luxury" we paid over $50/night after all the taxes and fees, the highest we've ever paid except for FL and CA. And it's not even on the beach. I think you can walk there about 1/2 mile or so by crossing the highway. Didn't bother since the mosquitoes and gnats were so bad. Thank god we only reserved two nights, but we're going to ANOTHER WA state park tomorrow and I'm sorry I made that reservation now after seeing what this one is like. Never again!! We camped at Twin Harbors State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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