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Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

Medford Oaks RV Park & Campground, Eagle Point, Oregon

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

This park is a real mixed bag. It is an older park and the sites vary widely. They are gravel, most would appear to need significant leveling, and some are very close together, others more spacious. It appears that they have many long-termers and that they get the spacious sites and the overnighters/short stays get the ones that are close together. The grounds are lovely and very well kept. There are lots of trees which is great for shade, but they also make some of the sites difficult to maneuver. At our site, #14, there were trees on both sides of the narrow gravel pad and the pad was very unlevel. It took a lot of doing for us to both get level and position ourselves so that the side and back slide would both clear the trees. I would probably think twice about bringing a big rig with a tow car in here. We just overnighted and didn't use any of the facilities but the pool looked very inviting and there is a nice duck pond with a trail around it and lots of space for recreation. The wi-fi didn't work, but Verizon signal was strong. At $30 for an E & W site, I thought it was a good value, and would return again. We camped at Medford Oaks RV Park & Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

La Paz County Park, Parker, Arizona

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large county park with lots of long-termers. We were here two years ago and I think the price was lower. At $27 I feel the price is just ok. Not a particularly attractive park, but the basics are fine. This was a quick overnighter for us and I didn't check out the restrooms. It was horrendously hot, but the electric ran the A/C fine, thank god!! I'm sure it is very popular with boaters since it's right on the river. Next time around, I might look around for a better value, but I'd still stay again. We camped at La Paz County Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

Highlands RV Park, Bishop, California

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

This is an attractive park in a town where there doesn't seem to be a lot of nice choices. The sites are very close together, otherwise fine. The grounds were very clean and well kept with a nice area of grass for dog walking and a little pond by the road. This was a quick overnight for us so didn't use any of the facilities so can't comment. At $39 (Good Sam) it seems a bit high, but that probably reflects the lack of competition and the popularity of the area. I suggest reservations, I called a day early and got the last site available. I would stay again. We camped at Highlands RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

Ireland's Ocean View RV Park, Gold Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This one is a difficult one for me to rate. It's one of my favorite places because of the location. How many places on the Oregon Coast can you camp just a short walk over a very low dune and be right on the beach? It's a hidden gem because of that. But it has become very overpriced IMHO. The sites are ok. They are cement pads, mostly level, and long enough for most rigs. There are back ins and pull thrus. Utilities are ok, although the sewer connections are buried in the grass and hard to find. Check in is two properties north at the Gold Beach Inn. Front desk staff are friendly and efficient. But, the restrooms are horrible. Very old with peeling paint etc. The shower had plenty of hot water and decent pressure but there is no place to sit and the whole room is very unappealing. The so-called laundry room had one very old washer which was out of order and two dryers. They looked to be in decent condition but what good are dryers if there's no washer!! The wi-fi wasn't reliable, but Verizon is very strong. Even though I've been here several times and love the proximity to the beach, at $40 per night I think I will sadly be crossing it off my list. We camped at Ireland's Ocean View RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, Arizona

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

This is a nice campground, very clean and well-kept with enough space between sites so that it has a good spacious feel. There are small trees, but the sites are open with no shade. Most of the sites do not appear to be level and I think most will require some blocking. Many tilt toward the road so that the front of your rig in back in sites (which most are) will be lower than the back unless you block it. The restrooms are bright, clean,. and modern. I did not use the shower, but my husband said it was one of the best ones he has ever used and we've been full-timers for two years. There is free wi-fi at the visitors center and supposedly at the campground but it didn't work at our site. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the Visitor's Center and the start of the cave tours if you do not want to move your rig. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again and probably will so that we can take the second tour they offer. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

The cavern is beautiful and unspoiled since it was discovered much later than most and was preserved by the state park system. We took the Big Room tour and it was stunning and informative. My only complaint is that I think it's a bit overpriced since it's more than twice as much as Carlsbad Caverns. But if you love caverns I think it's still worth the price. We will be back again eventually to take the Throne Room/Rotunda tour.

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, Arizona

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

This place is very similar to a lot of fairgrounds where we have camped. Basic camping at a value price. It is just a big open area with full hookups in rows. Sites were level with decent room in between. There are clean restrooms and a small (3 washers, 4 dryers) laundry room. There are supposedly showers somewhere, but we used our own and didn't go hunt them down so can't comment. The pros were easy access to I-10 and a super bargain especially at the weekly rate of $125 for FHU. It's quite a ways outside of downtown Tucson, but there is all sorts of shopping (including a Walmart and Frys) just up the road a mile or so. The only real con was the wi-fi was pretty much worthless. Verizon data was strong enough to get 'er done though. The other thing I really liked was the big dog parks. There is one for the big guys and one for the little fellas and they are connected so you can go from one to the other which my pup enjoyed doing especially since there wasn't another dog there the whole week we were here. There's also several patches of thick grass which is pretty rare to find in this desert area. Very dog friendly park. We would absolutely come back. We camped at Pima County Fairgrounds in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 165
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

USA RV Park, Gallup, New Mexico

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This was a quick overnight stay but seemed like a real nice park. Check in was quick and very professional. Almost all the sites are pull thrus, pea gravel, and ours was very level (most of the rest appeared to be as well). There were actually two sewer hookups to choose from and the water & electric were in good shape and conveniently places. There was also a small patio with a picnic table. The sites are fairly close together but not as bad as a lot of parks we've been to. The roads are paved and easy to maneuver And the free wi-fi actually worked! Didn't use the restrooms/showers but checked them out and they were very clean, very bright, and modern. Didn't get a chance to check out the laundry room, but judging from the restrooms I would expect it'd be pretty nice. Also didn't get to use the dog park, but nice that they have one. In my opinion, $32 and change (Good Sam) for a full hook up 30 amp site is a good price for such a nice clean park easily accessible off the Interstate and close to town. Would definitely stay again. We camped at USA RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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