Overall, this is a nice no-frills campground located behind the Elks lodge, which is on a busy avenue. We stayed over in the dry camping area (the gravel parking area just west of the lodge) for one night without any hookups, so I can't comment on the quality of them. Train traffic can be heard off in the distance, and during the day, road noise from the street in front of the lodge. Current suggested donations are $8 for dry camping and $18 for the partial hookups. There's lots of room to maneuver big rigs and plenty if space to walk your pets. The camp host was friendly, as we're all the Elk members we met in the lodge. They made us feel like family. We'll definitely stay here again when passing through or when visiting the area longer.
The good: This is a clean, compact park located very conveniently right off US99 south of Tulare. It's perfect for a quick overnight stop or a longer stay if needed. As other reviews have stated, the current manager is super friendly, helpful, and the park seems to be well run. It's mostly filled with permanent residents, but these sites are kept neat and organized. There's a well-maintained outdoor pool, a small spa, a clean laundry room, and roomy clubhouse. At our site water pressure was 65 PSI and voltage was 122 VAC (unloaded). The bad: Sadly, this park is sandwiched between US99 on one side, a train track on the other (a block away), and sits on a busy street on a third. Throughout the day there's constant road noise from US99, but thankfully it dies down after about 10 PM. A freight train passes by every 30 to 60 minutes during the day, but at night maybe only once or twice. To sum it up: We don't consider this a destination park but would certainly stay here again when passing through or visiting the area. We stayed for a couple nights using a Passport America rate, so we felt it we got a great value.
For Elk's members only (see www.elks.org for membership info). A good, clean, safe place for an inexpensive overnight stay while traveling through the area. Nothing fancy, but pretty well-kept grounds. Water and 20/30 amp electric only. Voltage was on the low side to start with and was easily pulled down to below acceptable with a load applied. There are no sewer connections and no dump station is on site. The sites are off the main lodge parking lot, reasonably level, gravel covered, and close together. You won't be putting out an awning here and wide slides could be a problem. While big rigs should be able to maneuver through the park just fine, fitting into the sites lengthwise could be a snug fit unless you allow the back of your rig to hang over the rear of the site. The camp host present during our stay was very friendly, as are all Elk members! A W-iFi signal was available, but we didn't attempt to use it. AT&T had strong signal strength and our Verizon MiFi worked great.
An all around nice, well kept, but older RV park which used to be a KOA at one time. It's a convenient location for visiting the greater Auburn, Grass Valley, and Sacramento areas. Some sites are a bit "snug" on the sides, but there are sites which appear to be roomier. The permanent residents here have some very nice looking sites complete with concrete pads and walkways. The manager was friendly, accommodating, and very helpful with providing local information and local restaurant suggestions. Water pressure and power here were adequate and the free Wi-Fi worked fine. The price listed is with a Good Sam discount and taxes included.
We've stayed here many times when traversing I-5 to and from southern California. We're always greeted with a friendly reception and know we can count on a clean, modern RV park with adequate water pressure, proper voltage, and good free Wi-Fi. The pull through sites are a combo of gravel and concrete but are reasonably level. They aren't huge and there are no picnic tables, but it's still a perfect place for a quick overnight stop. They have a small fenced in off-leash play area for dogs which we appreciate. There's a nice selection of gas stations and restaurants within walking distance, to include a Starbucks. The price paid is before tax for a pull-through site using a Passport America rate... a BARGAIN for such a nice place. It's worth noting this RV park accepts telephone reservations when using Passport America without the need to give a credit card number.
Hands down this park has the friendliest, most helpful, and accommodating owners/hosts we've ever met. The RV sites are clean, gravel, roomy, level, and each had a small picnic table. Many sites also have fire rings. The park was nearly full during our visit and the temperature warm, and despite the many RV's running their AC units, park voltage was adequate. We loved our one night stay here and enjoyed a small campfire while watching satellites pass overhead in the clear night sky. Early in the afternoon we walked on the campground's trails and saw several deer. We look forward to coming back here for a longer visit. Price paid reflects a Good Sam discount and 3 people on the site.
This is a wonderful spacious BLM campground located on Lake Hauser (a reservoir) on the Missouri River about 15 miles NE of Helena. Almost all the RV sites have incredible views of the lake and are gravel, very large, level, and each features a fire ring and a large picnic table. The BLM allows up to two RV's and two additional vehicles per site (yes... they're that big) for only $10 per night (as of August 2011). All sites are dry camping only with no hookups. Potable water spigots and clean pit toilets are located throughout the campground. There is no dump station in the campground, but one is located a few miles south of the campground on York Road at the Lakeside General Store. The campground has a boat dock, boat slips, a small swimming beach, paved and dirt bike trails. When we stayed here the seasonal campground hosts were extremely friendly and helpful.
I can't add much to what others have already said about the park itself. We stayed 11 nights and fell in love with the "Sam's way of life." We really enjoyed the activities put on by the park staff and all the friendly people we met there. We loved the pool, the hot tubs, and the easy-going attitude of the park staff. We hated to leave and can't wait to go back for an even longer stay someday.
This is a very nice clean park with easy access from and back to I-5. Very helpful, friendly, and well organized park manager. Convenient pull throughs for the overnight. Good discounts can be had with Passport America, Escapees, and Good Sam Club. During our stay voltage was a tad on the low side, but remained within the lower safety limit. Excellent water pressure and reasonably fast Wi-Fi with two different access points. Within walking distance to several restaurants. Gas stations are also nearby. Not much traffic noise. Some of the gravel at the sites could stand a makeover to bring them up to the overall standards of the of the park. Picnic tables at the sites would also be a nice addition (there are currently none). Otherwise a very appealing park overall. This is our second stay at this park and we'll definitely stay again.
This was our second visit to this park. Our first visit was back in July 2007 and we enjoyed it so much that we vowed to come back again someday. We found this RV park and the surrounding towns of Winthrop and Twisp just as pleasant as we remembered them being from our last trip. While in the area don't miss visiting Sun Mountain Lodge with its many hiking trails, and the Shafer museum in Winthrop is a must see. There were fewer guests this time as most of the seasonal full timers had already moved on because of the late season. The park was almost empty mid-week but got busier on the weekend. During this stay we found the voltage at our site stable and the water pressure adequate... about 40-45 psi. The only thing worth complaining about on this trip was the poor Wi-Fi performance. We had a rock-solid connection to the park's Wi-Fi network almost all the time, but the connection speed to the Internet was so slow most of the time that it nearly drove us crazy trying to do anything. On rare occasions the speed was quite fast clocking in at over 2.5 Mbps download and nearly 1 Mbps upload. But this didn't happen often or last long. Otherwise this is an overall great park and we hope to come back again.
We've driven by this campground for years and always thought it looked so nice nestled in the trees. This year we got the opportunity to stay overnight when passing though and really liked it. We were there very early in the their open season and there were only 2 other campers there. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There's a mix of RV sites with everything from level concrete pads to gravel and grass tent sites. With the exception of maybe one or two sites, all are back-ins. There's plenty of shade trees, a creek running through, and a small pond. The park is right next to a well traveled two lane highway, so there is some noise during the day, but it was quiet at night. We were told this park is PACKED full around June and July, so reservations are strongly recommended. We'll most certainly come back and stay longer. Price paid reflects a Good Sam discount.
This RV park could be considered a hidden gem if your looking for open space, quiet, and some clean air in a high desert atmosphere. It sits right next to a large open pit mining operation which was closed back in the late 1970's. The surrounding area isn't much to look at... in fact you could even say it's darn ugly... but then this is an old mining district in Nevada and not Yellowstone! The RV park itself is kept in great shape, the sites are level and all gravel, and it was clean and tidy when we visited. The sites are spacious and you could navigate a semi-truck through this park! The on-site manager was very friendly and helpful. He gave us a recommendation and directions to a good Mexican restaurant in Yerington, NV a few miles away (El Alteno at 615 S Main St.). Be aware they only take cash or checks here... no credit cards or wooden nickels. We'll definitely come back some day.
This is a quiet, clean little water front RV park a few miles away from the freeway with some nice scenery. I highly recommend this place IF you can live with no sewer hookups at your site. There is a dump station on the premises however and they offer a holding tank pumping service for $15 (because of the marina), so if your staying awhile and don't want to move your RV they have your covered. Very friendly office staff here! Be aware there are no pull through sites here and the site layout is such that it could be a challenge if you aren't good at backing a trailer and/or don't have someone to guide you. We'll definitely stay here again. Price paid reflects a Good Sam discount.
We found this a very nice, large, clean, and well organized RV park. Site have level concrete pads. Lots of pull throughs. It's a great location close to the freeway for a quick overnight stay (or longer), but far enough so you can't hear it. A couple of items may be slight negatives for some: 1. It's right next door to a small airport so you'll get some propeller driven aircraft noise during the day. 2. There are no picnic tables at the sites, so bring your own. 3. No shade trees at most of the sites. However, all this is more than made up for by all the wonderful things about this park. We'll most definitely stay here again when passing through. Price reflects a Good Sam discount.
We stayed at this RV park for a week and found it clean, well maintained, and with a very friendly and helpful staff. The park has a rustic flavor perfect for the area. Wine grapes grow on site and are quite tasty. The location is convenient to the old historic district in Angels Camp, CA. Water pressure on site was good and voltage was adequate. There's no cable TV, but we were able to receive an amazing selection of digital TV channels (some HD) over the air from Sacramento and presumably Stockton. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring (with cooking grate). Due to the layout of the sites, the fire rings are located a tad close to the RV's for my personal taste. For example, you wouldn't want to have a campfire with your awning out as the fire would be under the awning! But on the positive side, the layout lends to a cozy private feeling. One downside to this park (and not the fault of the owners) is busy CA Hwy 49 is located right in front of the park. This highway features constant road noise during the day, but thankfully is relatively quiet at night. The Wi-Fi signal was frustrating and I hope the owners will upgrade it! We found it weak and intermittent even when using a high-gain externally mounted Wi-Fi antenna on the top of our travel trailer, which normally pulls in the most troublesome signals: not here! Thankfully AT&T wireless had good coverage here with their Edge data so we could keep in touch with the outside world. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when visiting the area.
One of the friendliest welcomes I've ever encountered at an RV park! We were greeted with a nice smile and home made cookies upon arrival. It was a pleasant surprise after a long hard day of driving. We found the RV park clean, well maintained, and active with other friendly guests walking their dogs and cats. We had good water pressure and voltage was steady even with multiple loads. The sites might be a bit close together for some, but we didn't feel cramped. As with 99% of RV parks in this country, it's right off a freeway, but we didn't find it intrusive and it was relatively quiet at night. Access off and back on I5 was easy. This is the perfect place for an over nighter or a longer stay. If you do plan to stay awhile, the town of Phoenix has plenty of amenities to satisfy (food, fuel, shopping). B99 biodiesel is available 24/7 on the east edge of town for about the same price as regular diesel in town... blend to your hearts content! As others have mentioned, a good Mexican restaurant is located within walking distance from the park. We ate there and enjoyed it. The park has three Wi-Fi transmitters for excellent coverage and strong signal strength for all sites. We stayed here going and then returning on a recent trip. We plan to come back again someday for a longer stay.
This is a wonderful place for a quiet out-of-the-way stay on the Oregon coast. The owner, staff, and other RV'ers were very friendly. During our week-long visit we attended a "Christmas in July" pot luck where we enjoyed some absolutely incredible food and a fun tree ornament exchange. The owner even baked a traditional holiday turkey for the pot luck! Since the newer section of this RV park is further inland, it's more sheltered by trees from coastal breezes, so this section might be a better choice if you're staying for awhile and can live without a view of the ocean. If you want an ocean view, be sure and stay in the older section of the RV park, but you'll be a bit more cramped (although not overly so) and will be exposed to more weather. In the newer section, only some sights come with a fire pit, so be sure and request one if this is important to you. The only reason I can't give this park a perfect 10 (and I want to), is it doesn't have direct beach access and you get some daytime vehicle noise, however it is quiet at night. Access to a long sandy beach can be found just north of Netarts and up in Oceanside, OR.
This rustic little park is well above average for such a remote desert location. I highly recommend it for either a nightly stopover or a get-away-from-it-all destination. If you're into ultralight aircraft flying or ORVing, then this is the place to go. They boast 500 miles of ORV trails just outside the park and have their own airstrip. The park was clean, tidy, and the sites were all very well marked. You can tell a lot of effort is going into keeping it running. Everything worked great including the WiFi (but on the slow side at times). The hookups at some of the sites face away from the RVs showing evidence that the site directions were changed at some point in the past. Friendly office staff. We would most definitely stay here again!
I'm surprised I'm the first one to review this RV park. I fear I might be divulging a "best kept secret." We've been meeting friends here for years when exploring the Death Valley area and this RV park has served as a convenient base camp. It's worth mentioning that life runs at a slower pace out in the remote desert, and Shoshone is no different. If you spend much time out in the desert, you learn to appreciate any creature comfort when you find them. Especially when it comes to water, shade, and fuel (it's wise to bring your own just-in-case.) They have plenty of all this in Shoshone and more. If judged by the standard of a middle-of-nowhere-desert-RV-park, this place deserves an all around above average grade. It helps if you're willing to look beyond the fact everything is generally pretty old and tired at this park. It's a tough environment to operate in. It's definitely not your neat-as-a-pin Arizona RV resort with manicured lawns and rows of perfectly aligned concrete RV pads; but they have shade, grass, abundant water, and it's AAA rated to assure minimum standards. The layout of the sites seems haphazard, the water, power, and sewer connections seem like afterthoughts (constructed of mismatched parts). But everything is functional and ads to the rustic charm. Did I mention they have SHADE? The bathrooms and showers have been recently remodeled. The machines in the laundry room are new and the library / game room is well stocked with a large assortment of donated books. They have an absolutely wonderfully soothing mineral hot-spring fed swimming pool adjacent to the park. The office staff is very friendly and accommodating. During our recent stay of 5 nights, they offered up the fact that we could save money by paying a weekly rate plus actual electric consumed. We did and the rate came out to roughly $18 per night. Can't beat that! There's no Wi-Fi or TV reception in the RV park to distract you, but free Wi-Fi is available just down the street in the town area of Shoshone. There's no cell service either in Shoshone, but pay phones are available. We'll definitely stay here again and again!
A thoroughly nice RV park all around and I highly recommend it! The park was tidy, clean, and nearly new in appearance. It's well laid out with more pull-through spaces than back-ins. Good water pressure, adequate voltage, the WiFi worked fine, and the cable TV was sharp with lots of channels. We made reservations for a single night stopover a few days in advance, but unfortunately arrived an hour after the park office had closed due to getting stuck behind a long slow military convoy for 100 miles in southern Nevada. A very friendly lady (one of the office staff) who was working late noticed us outside studying the self-registration paperwork, and opened up the door to make us feel quite welcome and at home. The price listed is the Passport America rate we paid for up to two people... an incredible bargain for such a nice park. We'll definitely be staying here again when in the area.
This RV park appeared newer, was very spacious, had beautiful shade trees and freshly mowed green grass between the sites, was clean and tidy, but was nearly empty! There are simply no added amenities here (like no clubhouse, no pool, etc.) to make it a resort or destination type park. It's located at a freeway intersection with farm fields bordering on two sides. As another reviewer said, there was no WiFi even though the Passport America web site indicates they have it. We found our overnight stay here very pleasant and mostly peaceful. The close proximity of a freeway on-ramp adds some tolerable noise. A small coffee shop is located on site with very limited hours. Propane is supposedly sold on site while the coffee shop is open, but during our stay the lady running the coffee shop was unable to dispense any propane to us and didn't know when anyone would show up who could! She was obviously short staffed. Another interesting thing I noticed about this park was the complete lack of any posted or printed rules anywhere with the exception of "all pets must be on leash" printed on the park map. This is rare in this age where most parks hand you two pages of complex rules to follow when you register. I found this kind of refreshing. We'll definitely stop here again when passing through or visiting the area. The price listed reflects a Passport America cost with full hookups and tax.
This is a totally adequate RV park to stay at when either passing through or visiting the area, but it appears to have seen more prosperous times. It's kind of the typical place you'd expect to find in an out of the way area with little competition. The good points are that it has a fueling station, a convenience store, and a car/RV wash right on site. The office staff was very friendly. There were a few permanent residents living around the outskirts if the park, but they were friendly or just kept to themselves. The interior roads and site locations within this park have *the* most confusing layout I've ever encountered. After we arrived and found our spot (with some difficulty), we watched with interest as other arrivals got "lost" and resorted to getting out and walking around to look for their site. Pay close attention when you're given directions at the park office! When we stayed here there were maybe only 2 dozen rigs in the entire park, yet we found the voltage dangerously low at our site until later in the evening when things improved. Water pressure was only 43psi, which is a lower than we normally encounter at most parks. We never could get the Wi-Fi to work. Despite all that, we still wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. It's almost in the middle of nowhere after all! (800) 537-8674
A very nice park all around but a bit "tight" with somewhat limited room between the sites as compared to many new RV parks. Apparently it's a popular place in the summer months because it was almost completely full the Friday night we stayed here. There appeared to be a lot of long-term guests here with very nice rigs and even some with flower gardens, light displays, etc. The park had an atmosphere of being a close-knit happy RV community. The office staff were very helpful and friendly. They gave us suggestions for local places to eat and where to find fuel at the best price. You'll find plenty of amenities here to meet just about any need (see the web site for details). Wi-Fi worked great, voltage and water pressure were good, and cell phone coverage was excellent. The price I listed was for Passport America members with full hookups and tax. We will most definitely stay here again! (888) 408-6100
The most significant thing to mention about this remote campground inside Great Basin National Park is its 9,886 foot altitude and the 12 mile winding steep (8% grade) twisting access road which leads to it. The National Park Service prohibits single vehicles and trailers in excess of 24 feet in length on the road leading to this campground beyond the Upper Lehman Creek Campground, so this campground is effectively limited to truck campers, small travel trailers, and tenters. It's a beautiful campground with lots of trees, and smallish back-in sites (except for one small pull through site). The asphalt interior roads are smooth but narrow and twisty. Water spigots are scattered throughout the campground. A campground host is located on site seasonally. There is no cell service here or anywhere in the park and surrounding areas. A pay phone is available at the visitor's center. A holding tank dump station with potable water is located near the visitor center some 13 miles away and costs $5.00. Another holding tank dump station with potable water is located in nearby Baker, NV on the south side of town near the self-service fuel pumps.
This is a somewhat primitive campground located at 7,752 feet elevation and is accessible from a nice two lane road in the Great Basin National Park. Unfortunately, much of the interior asphalt road is in poor and rutted condition... likely due to the harsh winters here and lack of funding for repairs. The interior road is somewhat narrow in places with tight turns so I would absolutely NOT recommend you enter this campground with a long travel trailer or any large RV due to the twisty interior road and the fact that the sites are quite small. Truck campers, travel trailers of 18 feet or less, smaller pop-up type trailers, and tenters should do just fine here. A campground host is usually located on site, water spigots are located throughout the campground with good pressure, and pit toilets are provided. Most campsites have a picnic table and fire ring. There are no RV hookups of any kind here, and no cell service is available within the Park or in the surrounding areas. A pay phone is located at the visitor center. A holding tank dump station is located toward the park's visitor center and has potable water available. Another dump station with potable water is located on the south end of the nearby town of Baker, NV and costs $5.00.
Overall a very nice campground (it's not an RV park) considering the remote location and elevation (7,300 feet). Interior road and sites are asphalt paved and are spaced apart adequately. Cold water spigots seemed to be located everywhere throughout the campground with lots of pressure. As a previous reviewer mentioned, many of the sites are extremely unlevel in two directions... especially the back-in sites. This is easily dealt with if you bring your leveling devices and you have adequate wheel chocks to keep your ring from rolling away. Each site features a large picnic table and a fire ring. This is a first-come-first-served campground and reservations are not accepted. We arrived about 2:30pm on a Monday afternoon, only two campsites were open, and only one of the two could possibly accommodate our 28 foot long travel trailer. But it turned out to be a nice spot (site 11). I would not recommend this campground for any RV over 35 feet long, and even then you'll find only a handful of site which can accommodate that sized RV. If you find this campground full, the nearest one (accessible by pavement) is the Upper Lehman Creek Campground a few miles further up the road and higher in elevation. See my review of the Upper Lehman Creek Campground for more details. A dump station with potable water is located a few miles away toward the park visitor center and can be used for $5.00. Another dump station with potable water is also available for $5.00 in nearby Baker, NV located alongside the self-service fuel pumps at the south end of town.
This start park outshines most of the commercial RV parks we've ever stayed at. We loved it! Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The fire ring was spotlessly clean and the gravel next to the concrete RV pad had been raked by the campground host. We stayed in the newer D loop and loved the spacious layout. No crowding here. Water pressure is excellent and voltage fine. The state park itself is amazing with miles of trails and beaches to explore. We even went horseback riding at a concessionaire in the park. Note that while the price for a full hookup site is only $22, a daily $7 vehicle pass is also required (not included in the camping fee). This makes the total for a full hookup site $29 per day. The only thing keeping us from giving this park a perfect 10 was there's no Wi-Fi. Would we stay here again? Are you kidding? We'd probably live here if they'd let us!
We thought this was a very nice and attractive RV park over all for a night's stay based on southern Wyoming standards. The entire park is gravel over dirt, so it could be a bit dusty when hot and it was muddy in places when we arrived after a rain. There's plenty of room to maneuver and the site was level. Water pressure, voltage, and Wi-Fi all were excellent. Cable TV is available only at limited sites. The office staff was friendly. We would certainly stay here again.
This is a nice RV park all around... but a little rough around the edges... it could use some maintenance here and there. As mentioned in previous reviews, they have a small fast food type restaurant on site and will deliver to your RV... a nice touch. Friendly office staff. There's a catch-and-release fishing pond on site and a wide path which leads to what appears to be small public park with a boat launch on the Snake River. The pool is very small, but usable. Water pressure and voltage were good. The cable TV was usable but a bit fuzzy. The free Wi-Fi worked great. We would definitely stay here again.
Nice, non-fancy, smallish, older park with large mature shade trees, asphalt interior roads, gravel RV pads, and grass between sites. There should be no problems for large rigs to maneuver around. The little office has a gift / souvenir shop and gasoline pumps (no diesel). And can you believe it... this RV park is located near an Interstate highway yet there are NO RAILROAD TRACKS next door... so no noisy trains to keep you awake! In short, it's peaceful here. Eastern Oregon is windy, so you can expect to encounter that here also. Voltage is a solid 120 at 60 HZ. Water pressure is good. There appears to be quite a few full timers here with some older run-down trailers and cluttered sites, but everyone seems friendly or keeps to themselves. Tengo Wireless (a pay-for-use system) is available in the park with a strong signal. AT&T Mobility has a good solid cell signal here. I would definitely recommend this park for an overnighter or even for a few days if you just wanted to get away from the crowds or to visit the local attractions. Price listed includes Good Sam discount and tax.
Overall this is a nice RV park. Some interior roads and sites are paved and some are gravel and a bit dusty (typical for Montana). Most sites are pull throughs. Water pressure and voltage were good. WiFi worked well even though we were on the extreme edge of the park. RV washing is available by teenage girls who work at the park and while we didn't use the service, I overheard others raving about it. Price paid reflects a Good Sam discount with taxes included. We'll definitely stay here again.
This is our favorite campground. It's our second visit. We found everything just as wonderful as we remembered it from our first visit a year ago. The owner lady is just as incredibly friendly too. This visit we swam in the small very clean heated pool and had a great time. The Wi-Fi service in this park is rock solid and fast. Price listed reflects a Good Sam discount without taxes. You don't want to pass up this nice little RV park when looking for a place to stay in the area and it almost goes without saying we'll definitely be staying here again someday.
This is a very nice spacious park with a good location for visiting the Helena area. The sites are gravel and feature a concrete pad with a picnic table at each. Grass covers the areas on either side of the concrete pads. The park also has some large grassy community areas for play. The interior gravel roads are dusty, but this is very typical of Montana... gravel and dirt roads abound everywhere. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. Water pressure and voltage were good, but the WiFi was just plain aggravating to deal with. Even though the WiFi signal strength was good at all times, data throughput would slow to complete stop whenever we tried using it. I had to resort to accessing the Internet by tethering my cell phone to my laptop. That's slow, but way faster than the parks lame WiFi system. Price paid reflects a Good Sam discount without taxes. WiFi aside, we would definitely stay here again.
This is our second visit to this RV park and it's one of our favorites. I can't add anything that hasn't been said already in other reviews, except this visit we didn't bother to make reservations and boy did that turn out to be a mistake! We arrived at about 1:30pm on a Sunday afternoon and got the last site available... a back-in right next to the office with no shade tree or picnic table. We still enjoyed our stay though. After we arrived we saw many RV's, apparently without reservations, turned away. We took a walk in the evening and the park was indeed full. Make no mistake, this is a very popular park, so MAKE RESERVATIONS! We'll definitely stay here again.
This is an older family style campground geared around fishing, camping, and old fashioned swimming in the lake. I'm not sure why it's called "Four Seasons" when they're only open from April 1st to between August 1st and October 1st. This place might be considered paradise if you're an avid fisherman! Overall it's not a bad place. Heck, the views of the lake are spectacular. But if you're not into fishing, then you may want to consider its shortcomings carefully before deciding to visit. For starters, the campground is about 7 miles on back roads off of Interstate 90. You'll pass through the town of Sprague, WA and on about the last 3 miles travel on a very dusty dirt and gravel road. If you like to keep your RV clean, then you don't want to drive on this road! As you enter the campground, take special note of the railroad crossing not 100 yards from the camping sites, for you'll be alerted to its presence by a loud freight train horn about every 45 minutes, 24 hours per day! Upon check in, the office staff (possibly the owner) was very friendly. He apologized in advance for the "May Fly" hatch which had just occurred. If you don't know what May Flies are (I didn't), do a Google search to find out. Trust me, you'll want to call ahead to this campground and make sure you'll be staying well before or well after the annual May Fly hatch! They are truly annoying! All of the sites at this campground are a mixture of gravel, dirt, and/or grass and are lined up fairly close together along the bank of Sprague Lake. About half are shaded and some have picnic tables. There are fire rings between some of the sites and the bank of the lake. The sites start off from being level, but then as the site numbers get higher, increasing become unlevel to the point that the last third of the sites or so appeared to be too unlevel for any type of RV to deal with. All of the sites require either backing in or pulling in forward (and then backing out to leave). There is plenty of room to maneuver though. The interior road in the campground is dirt and gravel and creates a lot of dust from other campers driving in and out. Besides the camping sites, there are several single-wide mobile homes to rent (they call cabins I presume), a boat launch, fishing docks, a fish cleaning station, and a well stocked little store with fishing supplies. There's a pool on site, but it's closed and abandoned. Voltage and water pressure were good. We probably won't stay here again because of the distance from the Interstate 90 exit over the dusty road, the train noise, the lack of Wi-Fi, and because fishing just isn't our thing.
Very green, clean, and tidy RV park (don't know why they call it a resort) in arid surroundings. VERY friendly office staff. A gas station is conveniently located near the entrance of the park. We will definitely stay here again.
As the name suggests, they have a very friendly staff. Nicely kept park with a beautiful view of Mt. Shasta. The WiFi worked great and the cable TV had one of the strongest signals we've encountered at an RV park. I wouldn't consider this a destination park because of its location next to a truck stop (which believe it or not wasn't noisy at all), but an excellent place to stay for a night or two when passing through. The park is conveniently located from the freeway, gas stations and restaurants. While staying there, don't miss the chicken fried steak dinner at the HiLo cafe in downtown Weed!
This is a rustic and somewhat primitive RV park by most RV park standards, but it's quite nice by desert standards. The views of the Panamint Valley from the RV park are incredible. During our stay we enjoyed walks in the desert looking at beautiful wildflowers and colorful rocks. There are only 12 full hookup sites in the park. They are all gravel pull-throughs and are mostly level. There are a combination of 26 additional pull-through and back-in sites available with electricity only. Maneuvering within the park may be difficult for large motorhomes due to trees and shrubs. The Panamint Springs resort produces their own electricity using a large diesel generator which runs 24/7 some distance from the motel. It can be heard but is not intrusive. The voltage in the RV park hovered between 132 and 134 volts most of time. Our hard-wired SureGuard surge protector disconnects the power to our travel trailer anytime the power rose above 133 volts (to protect the electronics), so our power was on and off throughout our entire stay as voltage in the park fluctuated. This was quite a frustrating experience at first until we learned we could keep the power on as long as we needed by turning on a higher wattage appliance inside our trailer to lower the voltage slightly. I tested several other sites and found the same over-voltage condition. I spoke with 3 different park employees during the 4 days we stayed who said nothing could be done about the dangerously high voltage. It was needed to compensate for the long wire run from the generator to the park. I understand this is a common situation encountered when RV'ing in Mexico. I'm amazed that it doesn't cause problems for more guests of this RV park. Water was plentiful and the pressure was excellent in the park. Free Wi-Fi is provided with good signal strength in the park. When it works, it's quite fast. Despite the voltage, we would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here one night during the off-season. At the time of year we visited, most of the sites in this large park had their water turned off to prevent freezing spigots, and the pool complex was closed for the season. Plenty of sights were still available with full hookups (including water) for the handful of RV's staying there. There were a few permanent residents scattered about the park. As a previous reviewer mentioned, overall the park is rather bland with very little landscaping or trees, but after all this is high desert country. We could see small trees have been planted at the sites throughout the park, so maybe in 10 or 15 years it'll look more inviting and have some summer shade. The RV sites are a mixture of gravel, dirt (mud when wet), and grass. The interior gravel roadways are wide and easy to maneuver through. There are no picnic tables at the individual sites, but we did notice several tables scattered around the periphery of the park. The office staff were very friendly and easy going. The park office, store, and laundry facilities were spotlessly clean, looked almost new, and were top notch. They had new front loading washing machines. We had god water pressure and adequate voltage at our site. A variety of analog TV channels were available over-the-air via rooftop antenna (no cable). The free WiFi signal was weak and barely usable at times not far from the office... but it did work. AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular) wireless service had moderate signal strength in the park. Oh, be prepared for strong winds at night in this part of the country... it can really blow hard. Price was with a Good Sam discount. While we would stay here again, we wouldn't think of this park as a destination in and of itself.
We stayed at this park one night early in November while on our way east to La Grande, OR. We enjoyed it so much, that on our way back we stopped there again and stayed 3 more nights! Since we stayed during the off-season, we and a few other RV'ers had the entire park to ourselves. However, due to freezing nights, only 8 out of the 63 sites had water available (with heat tape and insulation on the spigots). There was no staff or campground hosts on site while we were there and registration was self-service (pick your site, pay using an envelope into a drop slot). They accept checks and can take credit cards and at Parks and Recreation Office when open. The park is beautiful, clean, and well kept. We loved the *free* WiFi signal which was strong and fast. There are great views of the Columbia River from just about anywhere in the park. We really liked the paved biking / walking trail running along the riverfront. We picked up a free copy of the local "North Morrow Times" newspaper at the park check-in booth, found a buy-one-dinner-get-one-half-price for the La Serenata Family Mexican Restaurant nearby, and had a great Mexican dinner at a bargain price too! Are there any downsides to this little gem? Well, if you don't like the soft rumble of an occasional freight train passing nearby (day and night), then you'll be in trouble. The upside was that the train sounds didn't seem too intrusive to me. We paid the off-season price with a Good Sam discount.
We stayed here one night on our way south down I5. While it's a few miles off the interstate freeway, it's worth the drive to get away from the typical freeway noise it seems most RV parks have, not to mention have something interesting to see. The park was clean and easy to maneuver through. The staff were friendly and accommodating when we checked in. They asked questions about the windows in our travel trailer and where we like to sit in order to put us in a site where we could have a nice view of the Columbia river. That was a nice touch I thought. While there we enjoyed exploring the sandy river beach with lots of driftwood and watching huge ships and small boats navigate by. It got *very* gusty overnight with wind blowing in off the river. Overall we had a great time and would definitely like to go back. The price seems tolerable considering the nice beach and the interesting view you get. The first 30 minutes of WiFi is free each day, after that it can get pricy... it would be nice to have the WiFi included for free. AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular) wireless had a strong signal there. Water pressure and voltage were both good.
This is an old, rustic, well worn RV park located in Oregon's high desert on the southern end of the expansive, sometimes dry, Summer Lake. You won't find any manicured green lawns here, or shade trees, but you will find a natural hot spring bathhouse to soak in and some pretty incredible vistas to look at. If you like clean modern bathrooms and showers, well you won't find those here either! But this is a nice place to stay if you bring your own creature comforts with you and all you want is power, water, sewer, and a high desert experience. This is a great place to get away from the crowds. There are also lots of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Note: Verizon wireless has cell coverage here, but Cingular/AT&T Mobility coverage is extremely weak to nonexistent. The town of Paisley a few miles away has strong Cingular/At&T Mobility coverage. The RV park staff was very friendly, laid back, accommodating, and I would definitely stay here again.
I agree with previous reviews overall... this is a wonderful RV park and a place you must stay at when in the area. It's worth planning to stay here at least several days so you can visit Twisp and Winthrop... they have some great restaurants. This RV park is nestled between the Methow River and lightly traveled US Hwy 20 with beautiful views of hills on either side. It has very well maintained, spacious grounds and plenty of room to maneuver even the biggest rigs around. Yet still has adequate numbers of shade trees sprinkled throughout. Some of the friendly full timers we met, who frequent this park, have planted beautiful flower gardens and hung bird feeders for all to enjoy. A large smooth grassy field is available centrally for play. The WiFi worked great far from the office and was fast... except when the park was nearly full on a busy Friday night... then it slowed considerably. Management is very friendly. Needless to say, we can't wait to stay here again someday!
While this is a great RV park if you need activities for kids (they do have a small water park), it's way over priced if you're not using these amenities when compared to other RV parks in this general area. It has a very nice woodsy / campground feel, but unfortunately the vegetation is overgrown to the point of being a problem for larger rigs. Many of the pull-through sites are difficult to get into or out of due to the narrow roadways, tight row spacing, and overgrown vegetation. When pulling our 43' long travel trailer - tow vehicle combination out of our site, heavy branches from the overhanging trees left heavy scratches down the side of our 25' travel trailer. Our pull-through site was also very unlevel in two different directions, requiring leveling blocks, etc. The upside to this park is that lots of staff were present, are efficient, and very friendly. And while I won't recommend you avoid this park (unless you have a large rig), I doubt we'll stay here again mainly due to the price and tight spaces.
Very well kept grounds, nice paved interior roads, abundant grass, shade trees, flowers, and a roomy feeling. My only nit pick would be the noise from vehicles on a highway bordering the park... but that's out of control of the owners and wouldn't prevent me from staying here again.
This peaceful little RV park is nestled out in the mountains of western Montana along I-90. It features immaculately maintained grounds with a nice balance of grass, shade trees, shrubs, and interesting life-sized wood carvings scattered throughout the park. The husband / wife owners seem to take great pride in the function and appearance of this park. One item of great pride is the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Wife likes to tell guests you can eat off the bathroom floors if you forget to bring your camp dishes. The owners are incredibly friendly and have a super customer service oriented attitude. The park has a powerful and fast Wi-Fi signal that *really* works. I noticed only 14 sites have full hookups. They're all pull-throughs and have multiple sewer connection points for each site. All other sites have only water and electricity, but a sewage dump is located on site. Many of the electric and water only sites are pull throughs. In my book this park would be a perfect 10 if you couldn't hear the traffic on nearby I-90. Don't get me wrong though, it's not noisy, but audible and it detracts a tiny bit from the otherwise perfect peaceful setting. I guess freeway sounds are a fact of life if want convenient RV park access.