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10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground. It's well-maintained, the sites are large and reasonably level, the views are wonderful, and it has lots of things to do. The only downside (and it's not the park's fault) is that on weekends it fills up quickly (no reservations, it's strictly first-come-first-served) and can have lots of tent-camping families with kids, dogs, and campfires. If that's what you want and expect, it's great; if you're older and prefer a quieter spot, maybe this isn't for you. There are several RV loops, the lower (Quail) loop has more trees, but the upper loops have great views and probably fill up more slowly. Although there is one loop that's for tent-camping only, all sites are available for tents. We'd definitely stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
The above rate is Passport -- this is an expensive area and all the campgrounds are pricey. (Note that for the Passport rate it is cash only, no checks or credit cards.) At the full price this campground would be a huge disappointment. It's very basic, with a lot of permanent residents (who have lots of clutter around their units), lots of traffic noise and, as mentioned before, the annoying red lava rock. The "90' pull through sites" are actually double sites and, although there were none where they actually put two rigs into a site while we were there, I expect during the summer when they are busy it's a matter of routine. We were led to our site and when I expressed concern about whether our power cord would reach the pedestal, our guide rather rudely said "I'll put you where it works for ME". We had to park our truck in front and on two occasions had to move it to let rigs get out -- the outside roadways are a bit narrow. The positives are that the power and water pressure were fine, the laundry is large and, when we were there, worked fine, and the location is easy on and off from the interstate. But the potholes at the entrance are really a problem and the lava rock on the interior roads is rough -- no problem with the low speed limit! We might come back here again because the other parks are more expensive and closer to the railway line, which is even noisier, but we might just try to find another town to stay in.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
No one in their right mind would come to Needles in the summer unless they had to and this place has a lot of one-night visitors. It's an OK campground, but felt pretty sterile to us. The campsite is large gravel, with a concrete pad, but no picnic table. The site was long enough for our long rig and we could park the truck diagonally in back. The electric power was more than adequate enough for us to run both air conditioners without worrying. The camp hosts were helpful and friendly but they do not take credit cards -- only checks or cash. It's a fine place to spend a night or two and maybe there's more going on in the winter -- it looks like lots of people store their rigs here for the summer and come back for the winter. The directions for getting here are a bit confusing, but they have lots of large signs, so watch for them -- or, as others have suggested, follow the signs for the KOA, which is next door.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an older camp, with not many sites for larger rigs, but a friendlier staff you won't find anywhere. Our site was barely long enough for our 36' fifth wheel and we had to park the truck sideways at the back. There is no grass, just gravel sites with some trees. There is cable TV but no Wi-Fi. The laundry room has 3 washers and 3 dryers, which is more than we've seen at much larger campgrounds. But there is a large number of permanent residents and they tended to be noisy in the evening, with barking dogs. But basically we liked this place better than others we've seen in the area and would probably come back.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is our second stay here; we liked it better the last time. The trees, such as they are, have grown so that they make getting into and out of some sites difficult. The tree next to our site was staked and held upright with a rope but still managed to lean more while we were there so that we probably wouldn't have been able to get in a day later. There is no grass, it's all very dusty. There are two sections and the older one (nearer the highway) is much more crowded. But the people are still friendly and the electric and water pressure are strong. It's OK but I wouldn't want to be here for a long stay. On the other hand there's not much else in the area.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is basically the only game in town. The layout of the park is a bit strange and we saw more than one rig get lost or come into their sites from the wrong side. FHU (including cable TV) are only available for a few sites, others are E&W only. They don't take credit cards. The strict check-in time of 1:00 means that sometimes (like when we arrived at 1:10) there are three or more rigs stacked up: the entry drive can get very crowded. On the other hand, the staff is very nice and helpful, our site was very long and allowed us to back up far enough that we could access our satellite internet, avoiding the expensive (and not terribly reliable) Wi-Fi. We would stay here again because of the proximity to several areas we like, but only if we could get our preferred site.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very large park with lots of amenities, most of which we didn't use, so we found it expensive for what we did use. But everything in this area is expensive, and it is a nice park. Our major complaint is that the sites are narrow. We had to remove a couple of branches from the tree at the side of the site because it was scratching the side of our slideout when the wind blew. The sites are gravel (actually fairly large rocks) except for two strips on which you're supposed to park. The utilities are all at the rear, so we didn't have much option of pulling up to get away from the tree and we had to use our macerator to empty the tanks, as our normal hoses wouldn't reach. They do allow you to park your tow vehicle on the gravel at the side, which is good because our truck wouldn't have fit otherwise. I was never able to access the Wi-Fi but I don't know if that was their problem or mine. We have our own internet access so it wasn't a big problem. The cable TV is good, the electric power is strong and the water pressure is good. It looked like there were lots of seasonal or permanent residents: lots of trailers without tow vehicles evident, but all the sites looked clean and tidy (they have lots of rules on that subject). On balance, we'd come back here if we were in the area.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is about the only thing going in Susanville and it's a huge park, with lots of seasonal or permanent residents. The best thing I can say about it is that the laundry is huge and very clean. The sites are concrete, reasonably level and have grass between them except for a concrete area for the picnic table. But the concrete is broken up and uneven, and the site was barely long enough for our truck and trailer. If the front of our fifth wheel had been lower, we wouldn't have been able to park our truck because we had to back in under the front almost to the hitch pin. There was a fire hydrant in front of our site that we cleared by inches when pulling out of the site. Check-in time is 12:00 but when we arrived at 12:45 the office was closed until 1:45. Fortunately we had a reservation and had been given a site number, so we found our site and set up. During the next hour we saw two motorhomes come in and just park in the entrance waiting for the office to open. If anyone else had come in they would have had to park in the street. When we went back to the office later to pay the woman in the office was slow, unfriendly and unhelpful. The Wi-Fi was OK but not super-fast; the water pressure was very low; we didn't use the cable TV so I don't know about it. We would come back but only if we couldn't find anything better.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our rating of this park is really a 9.5, it would be a ten if they had larger laundry facilities. With only two washers and dryers, when the park is close to full, it's not enough. Otherwise we loved this park. There are a handful of semi-permanent residents, but they are quiet and neat for the most part. The location is lovely, the managers are friendly and helpful, the sites are plenty big and the access is easy. Not much to do around Lakeview, but this is a great place to relax, explore around the ranch and just slow down and enjoy life. We'd definitely come back here.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is short on charm, but otherwise a nice place to spend a few days. The casino is within walking distance and they have a shuttle service to the campground if you want or need one. There are no real shade trees, although there are some trees around the perimeter to provide some visual interest. The utilities work fine (the water pressure is among the best we've ever had) but the sewer connection is at the very back of the site, requiring our longest hose to reach. There is a nice paved parking spot at the front of each site for a tow vehicle (even one as long as our long truck). The problem areas: the laundry is a bit small for the number of sites and they only have twelve 50-amp sites (out of a total of 100) which tend to fill up fairly quickly particularly on weekends. Normally I wouldn't think reservations are necessary, but they did fill up pretty completely for the Labor Day holiday and are sold out weeks ahead for the Pendleton Round-up in mid-September. The rates are higher on Friday and Saturday nights and although they give Good Sam and AARP discounts, they don't apply for Friday and Saturday. We'd stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
For an in-town campground, this place is fine. It's a bit crowded, and the sites are somewhat close together, but not nearly as bad as some places we've been. It's not a "resort" in any sense of the word, though, so don't expect much in the way of amenities. We did get a long pull-through, not one of the "back-to-back" sites, and it was plenty of room for us to park our extended bed, crew-cab truck comfortably in front of our 36' fifth-wheel trailer. The utility connections are all the way at the back of the site and we had to use our longest sewer hose to be able to reach. There are lots of long-term residents, but in general all the sites look to be neat and clean. We would stay here again but would definitely try to get one of the long pull through sites, the others would not be long enough for us.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
First, although a number of previous posters have complained about the office staff, we didn't have any problems and, in fact, thought the people we dealt with were friendly, helpful and responsive. So I guess it's just the luck of the draw. Yes, it's overpriced, but so is everything in the area. This is conveniently located, one of the few good campgrounds in the area for a big rig, and a lovely location, nicely maintained. If you have a big motorhome, however, the pull-through sites along the outside row may be a tight turn and you might want to back into your site from the front -- someone took out a power pole and water connection next to us because they turned too tightly. Beware. Our site wasn't level, requiring extension of our front jacks almost as far as they would go, and there's not a huge amount of space beside the concrete pad for sitting or setting up a grill, but we managed just fine and were even able to entertain guests without feeling too crowded. The laundry is one of the best -- and cheapest -- we've seen and the bathrooms were spotless. We didn't use the wi-fi so can't comment on it, but we had no trouble getting our satellite internet connection and satellite TV. The cable is fine, although of the "basic" variety, without a lot of channels. This is our second visit here and we'd definitely stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an OK park, with lots of activities, and it's centrally located. The pull through sites, though, are the worst sites in the campground. They are close together, with no grass and no cable TV. There are much nicer back-in sites and if we stay here again, we'll get one of them. Otherwise, the power is good, the water pressure is good and the satellite access for TV and internet is excellent.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a lovely, peaceful campground with friendly, helpful owners and staff. We had a pull-through, so were up the hill from most of the sites, which meant we had lots of space next to our rig and never felt crowded. The sites around the lake and around the interior grass area could be crowded if the campground is full. There were lots of families in tents, lots of children, lots of dogs -- that's either a recommendation or a warning, depending on your point of view. The major drawbacks: no laundry, a couple of pretty tight turns if you have a big rig, the Wi-Fi is erratic but usable. No Verizon phone service, but that's not the campground's fault. There are maybe two or three sites with access to satellite for TV or Internet but, despite the owner's willingness to cut branches off the tree to help us out, ours wasn't one of them. We had nothing to do but sit under that tree, read books and relax. Not bad. We'd stay here again in a minute. I'd give it an 8.5 if I could.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
There isn't an ounce of charm to this place. It's all gravel, surrounded by huge power-line tower. But everything works well, and the owners are super-friendly and helpful. Power and water pressure are outstanding, better than some nicer campgrounds we've been in. Like a previous reviewer, we had site 26, which has some extra room because it's at the end of a row, which was nice. Otherwise, I think the other sites in our row felt like they were a bit cramped. We had outstanding internet and TV satellite reception as there are no trees on the upper level, although there are one or two sites where it might be a problem. There are lots of rigs here that look like they've been left here for the summer (or longer) and are only occupied occasionally. But it's a great location to visit Grand Coulee Dam and, as I said, the owners are friendly, helpful and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We'd probably go somewhere else if we're back in the area, but this is a fine place for a night or two if you want to be close to the dam.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We liked this campground. Yes, the highway traffic and the trains are loud and could be disturbing, but the trains weren't as frequent as some places we've been, and they just didn't bother us as much. The majority of the campsites are in a wooded area that is shady and cooler, but if you need satellite internet or TV access, you'll want to be in the area that's up the hill. That area lacks charm (it's mostly gravel, with little grass except around the perimeter areas) but it's a clear shot to the southern sky. The lake is lovely, with several areas to just sit and enjoy the view or for swimming or boating (non-motorized) in the small lake. The laundry is small, but not busy when we were here and the power and water pressure were fine. We'd stay here again if we were in the area.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an older park that hasn't quite kept up with modern requirements. On the other hand, while we were here, they were nearly, if not totally, full every night. You could describe the sites as cozy or cramped, depending on your point of view. On the one hand, we're glad for the mature landscaping between sites because otherwise we'd be way too close to our neighbor. On the other hand, we had to position our 36 footer carefully to avoid running the slides into trees and still have our TV and internet satellite dishes not covered by tree branches. There are available parking spaces within 50 feet of our space, but we were told we could not use them to park the truck, so we had to take the tailgate off our truck to be able to back it far enough into the site (under the front of the trailer) to get it off the road. There is only one trash dumpster, in a far corner of the property, about as inconvenient as it could be. All that being said, it's a lovely location, on a major street into downtown Spokane, and with a great grocery store across the street. I'm not sure we'd stay here again, however, because of the closeness of the sites, but the location is convenient.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I'm having trouble giving a number rating to this park. The location is nice, the park is very pretty and well-maintained, the staff and workampers all seem friendly and work hard. The sites are level, with nice grassy areas in between and a convenient (but small) concrete patio and picnic table and there is shade in one section but another with fewer trees so that satellite access is easy. The negatives: Restrooms and showers are small for a campground this size and if the pool is being heavily used, they get a lot of traffic. There are only two washers and dryers, which is not enough. There is only one trash station, at the entrance to the park. We had a reservation for a pull-through but when we got there we were told they gave it away to someone who wanted it for a month (we were reserved for a week and had called a month in advance) and put us in a back-in site. The friends we were meeting there were told this might be a possibility for their preferred site but we were not. Even if we had been told I think it's a wrong policy, but not having been told made it more annoying. That said, we had a nice site with a view of the golf course, so it worked out OK. The park seems to cater to long-term (i.e., all or most of the summer) guests and there are lots of activities and impromptu social events. Short-term guests might feel a bit left out, unless you like it that way. On balance, a nice place, but with some inconveniences -- and that reservation policy -- that prevent me from falling in line with everyone else and giving it a higher rating.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We generally like this campground. It's the best one in the Santa Fe area for a big rig and we like the open skies for our satellite dish access. The rate we paid was for a week. What keeps it from being a 10 is the lack of cable TV and the lack of attention to the landscaping between sites. We had long grass and weeds outside our door that were uncomfortable to walk through in the frequent rain this time of year. (Maybe the landscaping just couldn't keep up with the growth from all the rain). We like the walking trail, the open views, and the people. We will return.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a lovely campground with what looks like a lot of long-term vacationing residents. There's lots to do and the grounds are beautifully kept. The main disadvantage we saw was that the sites (at least the ones where we were located for our one-night stay) were very close together. Our next-door neighbors would bump their heads on our slide if they got up from the picnic table too quickly. And our site wasn't terribly level. But other than that, we liked it and would return.
07/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
The only good things I can say about this park are that, with Camp Club discount, it's cheap, the water pressure is good and the owners and/or managers are friendly. Otherwise, most of the RV sites (as opposed to tents or truck-campers) are in a gravel parking lot. It's dusty and not appealing; we had a picnic table at our site on a concrete pad, but it was inconveniently located for a fifth wheel (it was toward the front of the rig, would be fine for a motorhome). The noise from the highway is very loud, even with AC running nearly non-stop. Our voltage meter showed wide variation in power, from a low of 109 to a high of 118: very dangerous for computers; it never did get to 120, which is normal for 50 amp power. The owner's (or manager's) dogs were running around without a leash, as were some others, despite a rule against it. On the other hand, it was cheap. But I don't think we'd stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We like this campground generally and have stayed here several times. The people are very friendly and helpful and the park is, in general, well kept. We haven't been here in a couple of years and they've added a section to the east of the office that, although the sites are large, seems a lot less appealing. It's essentially a parking lot, with no trees and no grass. We were in the row just in front of that section, so we had some grass, but the view out our back window was pretty bleak! Also, our site required that we pull all the way to the front, parking the truck in the rear, because there's an uphill grade to the flat part of the site. I think most of the other sites are pretty level, though. Another negative is that the laundry (there are two, both small) is too small for more than one person to work in there comfortably at one time and there's no place to fold clothes. The park is also expensive, compared to the two other campgrounds very near by, but it has more amenities. It's a trade-off but I think next time we'll try one of the cheaper ones -- we don't really need all the amenities and we can save half the price.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is probably the best, most conveniently-located park near Taos, also the most expensive. Our rate was for a week, 50-amp, pull through. Our site was level, with lots of room to spare, easy in and out, and nicely screened from adjoining sites by shrubbery and a small wall. There's a nice concrete patio with a picnic table (which is old and somewhat warped) and a large gravel area with a grill if you didn't bring your own. The negatives: the office is only open 8-5 and, at least when we checked in, closes over the lunch hour. But they had detailed directions in the night check-in, with our name and site number and a marked map for how to get to the site. The water pressure varies a lot and drops to nearly nothing at times during the morning and evening hours. The Wi-Fi is generally good, but also drops during peak hours. Overall, though, a positive experience and we'd definitely stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a friendly park with lots of activities for kids. The cabins, tent sites and smaller RV sites are mingled near the larger rig sites, but it works OK. A couple of minor and one big problem: One morning there was no water pressure for several hours. They truck in all their water and I guess they just ran out. We have onboard water, so it wasn't a problem and it was fixed quickly (considering it was a Sunday and a holiday), but if it happens often it could be a problem. Be sure you have adequate water in your tank! The interior roads can be a bit tight for the largest rigs. We needed to move our truck several times for people to maneuver into their sites, and our truck was completely off the road. The sites are narrow. The biggest problem is that the noise from Interstate 25 is constant and occasionally joined by noise from a speedway racetrack nearby. If you can block that off, which is difficult, you'll have a great experience. Otherwise, it'll be merely nice.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were only here overnight, arriving late and leaving early, but it seems like a friendly, nice campground. The sites are level, gravel and very wide. It looks like they've removed every other campsite from an older configuration, which makes for sites that are ample to park a trailer and truck or motorhome and toad side by side. A nice change from narrower, tighter sites elsewhere in the midwest and east. No trees, so no problem for satellite access; the Wi-Fi was intermittent, but when it was good, it was very good. No frills, but very adequate for an overnight stay, if a bit on the pricey side. Our rate reflects a Good Sam discount.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We agree with the previous review that Trailer Life overrates this park. The entry is lovely, with a nice pool, playground, gazebo and attractive landscaping. The speed bumps are a serious problem: they look like the curb sections you find in parking lots. Be very careful. The office staff was friendly and helpful, there were always maintenance people out working on the park. Trash was emptied regularly and the landscaping nicely maintained. The sites are really very close together. There is a nice concrete pad with a picnic table at each site but it's right next to the sewer dump for your neighbor. The combination of narrow interior roads and trees planted at the front edge of each site makes getting in and out a challenge for big rigs, especially if there are vehicles parked in front of rigs along the road. It fills up quickly on weekends but (at least when we were there) not so much during the week, so plan accordingly. Despite the drawbacks, we'll be back. There's really nothing else for us in the area. The rate reflects two weeks at the weekly rate and additional days with the Good Sam discount.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were only here one night but would definitely return for a longer stay. It's a lovely park with lots of trees and flowers but with an area free of trees that would interfere with satellite reception if that's important. It's clearly a family resort-type campground, so there are lots of kids and larger groups. The negatives are (1) the sites are a bit close together, although not as bad as we've seen in other parks, and (2) the very steep grade at the entrance. We didn't have a problem going in but the ladder on the back of our rig hit on the way out. If you're carrying anything on the back of a long rig, beware.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a pretty campground, with lots of trees and a cute little stream running next to it. It's reasonably convenient to the highway. The interior roads are slightly narrow for a big rig, but we didn't have any problems. Getting from the office to the larger sites is a bit convoluted, though, and the roads didn't seem to be well marked. We weren't able to get either our internet satellite or our TV satellite dish to work, although we had been assured they would from our site. There is good cable TV and Wi-Fi, but just be aware if you want your own satellite access, it's very difficult if not impossible. The trade-off for mature and beautiful trees.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground except for the noise. Highway noise is loud and the motorcycle shop next door can be noisy. Otherwise, it's a beautiful park; sites are large and mostly level, huge mature trees provide great shade and attract lots of birds. They may cause problems for internet or TV satellite dishes, although there are several sites where access is possible. But they have great cable TV channels and good Wi-Fi. Definitely good for an overnight stay and longer if you can tolerate the noise.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here only for an overnight, so can't really evaluate all the features. It's outside of town, on the edge of open farmland, so the storms and wind that can be common in this part of the country in the spring have nothing to stop them. The sites are all gravel, but are fairly level and have a decent amount of space between them. The power and water pressure are good and the staff is friendly. It is a bit outside of town so if proximity is important, there might be other places closer. But we'd stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This an older, in-town park. The sites are close together, with minimal grass between them and the access can be tight for longer rigs. We have a 36' fifth wheel and an extended cab dually truck and we have to park the truck crossways in front of the trailer and even then are just barely off the road. But the water pressure is good, the power seems to be OK, and the wi-fi is good (for the little time we used it); don't know about the cable as we didn't use it. The management seems to be friendly and helpful. It's convenient to shopping. The entrance is not very visible -- we came from the west so our turn would have been a left turn into the park, and we missed it. We didn't see the sign until we were right on it, and then the turn was nearly 180 degrees. Coming from the east it would be easier, but you still have to watch carefully. Fine for an overnight, but I wouldn't want to spend too much time here.
05/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
If there were any competition at this time of year we wouldn't stay here. Although we had reserved a 50 amp site they assigned us (without asking) to a 30 amp site in a part of the park that isn't accessible directly from the check-in office. It worked out for us, it was cheaper and had a great view, but we felt it should have been our choice and not for them to just put us there without asking. Our water pressure was terrible; we had to use our water pump to get enough pressure for the shower to work. There is no trash dumpster for this section; all trash has to be taken to the office where, if there is a dumpster, we couldn't find it. Our site was easy to get into but we watched numerous rigs circling around trying to find their site and the best way to get in. Office staff was new; maybe they'll improve with training and experience. Good Wi-Fi when it worked (probably satellite accessed and storms in the area blocked the signal). Interior roads are full of potholes and mud puddles when it rains. Ditto the sites, although the sites themselves are gravel, the surrounding areas are not. Overall, not great but there isn't much competition, which is why they get away with it. Next time we'll come at a time when Colter Bay is open and stay there.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great park. It's huge, which I'm sure will affect the level of service during peak season, but this early it was mostly empty. The location is the best of all the parks in town, the people are friendly, responsive and available, and the free coffee/cocoa/cappuccino is a nice bonus. Our rate is off-season, with Good Sam discount -- it's pricey in season, but so is everything else in the area. Unless we could get into Fishing Bridge in the park itself (which has no electricity this summer) I'd definitely stay here again.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've stayed here before and like the large sites, quiet atmosphere. At this time, early in the season, the office isn't staffed from late in the afternoon until mid-morning and apparently the advertised free breakfast isn't offered. But other than that, the park has large, mostly level sites, with lots of grass between sites and easy access for big rigs. The management is friendly. The WiFi was erratic when we arrived but they were working on it the next day and the performance improved a lot. All in all, a great campground. Although there's nothing to do in Arco other than the Craters of the Moon park about 20 miles away, it's a great place to just take a break for a couple of days.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here overnight because of an appointment in the area. When we arrived it had been raining for several hours and the site assigned to us was all grass, with no gravel. It would have been a nice site in any other weather, but our rig was heavy enough, and the ground wet enough, that we could not pull forward through the uneven ground of the site without putting our truck into 4WD. Also, although we had specifically requested a site as clear of trees as possible for our satellite dish, there was a large tree right in front of us, with the branches obscuring the satellite view. By the time we were ready to leave the next day the ground was dry enough that we could pull out. The office staff was accommodating to our need to stay past normal checkout time and also to our request not to assign someone to the site behind us in case we had to back up in order to get out. It seems like an OK park, and the location is convenient to the highway, but our experience was less than wonderful. Most of the sites are treed, narrow and short, if that matters, which it does to us.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park, with accommodating, friendly owners and immaculate facilities. They have a variety of sites: back-in, pull-through, and buddy sites (so people traveling together can be side-by-side and door-to-door). There was a problem with our reservation when we arrived but the park host corrected it quickly and without fuss. We were here for a small rally and the facilities were great. The landscaping needs to mature (the park is fairly new and still under construction in some areas) but the entry is beautiful and I expect the rest of the park to match it in time. Meanwhile, there is no impediment to satellite service as the trees are still fairly short. The sites are large concrete pads, some with picnic tables on a concrete apron -- great for setting up a grill or having a group for dinner or happy hour. It would be a "ten" except for the glitch in our reservations (I think it was the park host who made the mistake, not the owners); if I could give a 9.5, that would be my rating.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
In general, we like this park. They have sites long enough for our rig (54' with trailer and truck)and with a nice grass strip between sites. As others have noted, it is a bit tight turning into the sites, but we didn't have any problem. We were able to get our satellite internet service to work (a miracle, considering the number of trees) but the wi-fi would have been fine if we hadn't. They indicated some problems with the cable tv but we could use our satellite, so it didn't affect us. Water and electric are adequate and, other than some road noise, it's quiet enough for us. It is fine for an overnight or even a bit longer stay.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We don't usually like KOAs, but this is an exception. For one thing, the rate is lower than most KOAs. The sites are wide and fairly level, with a picnic table. There is an escort to the site but he's not officious about helping you park, as some can be. Has friendly staff, garbage pick-up at the site, open areas for satellite reception. Can get busy with ATV'ers during warm weather weekends, but almost no one here this early.
04/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice but simple park. It is clean, with nice people in the office. We were here just one night, but everything worked as it was supposed to. The sites are a bit close together but tolerable.
04/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a convenient stop for us on the way to and from southern Arizona, and we never stay more than a night or two. If we were here longer I think we'd get annoyed at the restrictions the owners place on outdoor activity (NO work on rig, NO climbing on ladders or onto roof, etc.) but as long as we don't plan to do anything, it's a nice park. They've added concrete pads to every site for the picnic table, but there's still lots of fine red dust and gravel that gets into everything if it's windy. But all in all, given the other alternatives in the area, we like this park.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
It's hard to rate this place since we arrived late in the day and were only here one night. But it looks like a nice place to spend some time, with lots of shade trees and near to recreational activities and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Earlier reports of 50 amp power available are incorrect: they only have 20-30 amp. We had an escort to our site, which we really didn't need, but was nice and we had room to park our truck next to the trailer. If we were here longer we would be a bit disappointed in the outdoor space available at each site, but there's plenty of room elsewhere to relax. It's in the middle of nowhere, with few shopping or other resources around, so stock up before you get here, and don't rely on a GPS to get you there. Our GPS never heard of Jacob Lake or this campground. They appear to be open all year round, although the north rim of the Grand Canyon is closed from October 15 to May 15: there are other winter attractions in the area.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a friendly, fairly quiet park, convenient to Flagstaff and easy to get to from highway 89. The sites are large and roomy enough to park the truck next to the trailer. The main downside is that the sites are lava-rock type red gravel which isn't too appealing for sitting outside and makes a mess when you track it inside on your shoes, especially if it rains. But we like this park for an overnight or two on our way through the area. It's the best we've found in Flagstaff, despite the high price. Good cable TV and decent Wi-Fi; not all sites would be good for satellite reception. They fill up in the summer and on spring and fall weekends, so make a reservation.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We arrived on the back of a tow truck for an unplanned stay after our truck broke down on the road. The people in the office were great at getting us set up right away and putting us in a site that was easy for the tow truck to negotiate to get the trailer situated. The site we were in was long enough and fairly level. They have low wood panels behind each site's hookups so you don't feel like they are right in your face when you're outside. There is some grass between each site, spacious enough but not overly generous. The laundry appears to double as a laundromat for the town and has a huge number of machines, cheap in comparison to other places we've been. It's about average for a KOA, but we've been in nicer ones. The main advantage for us was its proximity to the Ford dealer.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very quiet, spacious park with nice owners who seem to work very hard to keep the place nice. Price was surprisingly low for a KOA. When we got here, there were few people and we liked that they spaced new arrivals out, rather than putting them next to occupied sites. As we approached a weekend, it got more crowded and we had neighbors on both sides but the space between sites was pretty good so we didn't feel too crowded. Water pressure was variable and sometimes pretty low, especially in the morning. Nice location; convenient to a national forest area, so you get quite a few people with ATVs but they seemed to be quiet and respectful of their neighbors. We'd stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
As said before: this is an OK park for a short stay but I wouldn't want to be here for long. It appears the short-term-stay sites are all near the office (it's a pretty big park but appears to be mostly long-term occupants)and noisy. The freeway noise isn't too bad and can usually be ignored, but the radio from the office all day is annoying (we asked them to turn it off one evening and they did, but we didn't think we should have to ask every day). There's also a lot of traffic in and out, people moving around: just a lot of activity. But the sites are pretty level; ours wasn't quite long enough for us to park our truck, but there were parking spaces nearby. The water pressure is great. We only used the Wi-Fi a little bit and it was OK but not outstanding; we didn't use the cable TV. It's convenient to the highway; our GPS took us to the completely wrong place, so use the Trailer Life directions if you can: they are accurate, although the street names are a bit confusing.
09/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I can just agree with previous positive comments. This park is quiet, well-run and does, indeed, have more space between sites than I think any other park we've stayed at. The site was more than ample for our truck and trailer and was pretty level. No big trees where we were, but good satellite reception. The free breakfast was a nice bonus, although they have just discontinued it for the season after our second day there. Arco is a cute little town, but has limited shopping, so you might want to stock up before you get here if you have need for anything other than the basics. We would definitely stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
It's hard to rate this campground, so my rating is essentially neutral. I agree with most of the prior comments: sites are tight for anything over 35' and some are difficult to get into because of trees across the road that restrict your movement, but it's doable. We had to park our truck down the road because the way we had to angle our trailer to fit, left no room for the truck, but we had ample room for our slides and awning. The sewer connections are raised and difficult to use but if you have a support for your hose and use care in dumping, they work. If you have a big rig, reserve early, arrive early in the day, check out your site and, if it doesn't work, I think the office staff will try to relocate you if they can. In other words, if you're flexible and patient, don't expect a resort and are willing to put up with a little inconvenience to stay in a central location with full hook-ups, this place works fine. We'd definitely come back here.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a fine park, conveniently located between Cody and Yellowstone. It's not luxurious: there is no grass anywhere as it's basically a gravel parking lot with hookups. The sites could be farther apart. On the other hand they're angled so that you aren't looking in your neighbor's window. They do have a pool and a hot tub, although we didn't use them. We had breakfast one day in the restaurant (with our discount coupons) and it was fine but we didn't eat there any other time. The scenery is beautiful and even though it's on the highway it's pretty quiet. We'd probably stay here again if we were going into Yellowstone from this direction, since the drive is a short one. They take Passport but not for full hookups, so it's pricey, but so is everything in this area. We didn't have any trouble with the Wi-Fi. The prior poster's problem must have been a temporary one.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
It may be because the season is nearly over in this part of the country: but when we were here, this place was nearly empty except for a collection of rigs that looked to belong to workers in the area. Nonetheless, when we were the only rig in our row, another rig was parked right next to us for the night. There's no reason for that and it annoys us. Other than that, the park was OK but not great. When we arrived, early in the afternoon, there was no one in the office and no note on the door to tell us where to go (we had a reservation). Finally, after we had asked some people working on a car nearby where the manager was, someone came out and told us our paperwork was in the Night Registration box. It would have been nice to have a note on the door to that effect. Then we had to go back later to register, as the office was closed until 4 p.m. Our site was long enough to accommodate our truck and 36' fifth wheel; there was grass and a picnic table next to it and the sites weren't as close together as we've seen them. There's no shade, which is good for satellite TV and internet reception, but it can get hot in this area. We saved some money by not having a sewer hookup for the two nights we were here; but this campground still seems expensive for what you get. Typical KOA pricing, even if it is no longer a KOA. Also, signage directing you to the park is nonexistent until you get right on it, so use the map on their website. Our GPS would have had us in the wrong location, using just the street address.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate shown is for Passport America. For the price, it's a great campground. The owners work hard to provide a good experience and mostly, succeed. Sharing a campground with horses and horse trailers is interesting and works well. We only smelled manure a couple of times and we've stayed in campgrounds that didn't have horses that smelled worse for longer. The sites are long, with good space between them, with picnic tables and a fire ring at each site. Maneuvering around the campground is easy. The location is great. The laundry is spotless, with new machines, although a bit small for the number of sites here. It would be a 10 except for a couple of things: the sites are not level. They are terraced and tend to be uneven. We had a problem with a barking dog one night and when we mentioned it to the manager the next morning she said she had heard it and was going to talk to the people but when she went out in the morning she couldn't figure out which rig it was. She should have figured it out during the night, especially since they make a big deal out of telling people with dogs how they need to take care of them and that people with barking dogs will be told to leave. Finally, they never gave us any information about the ice cream social, so we didn't know about it until we read the prior review that mentioned it. Maybe everyone's tired: it is close to the end of the season. For an otherwise well-managed and nice campground, those couple managerial lapses stand out.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a friendly little campground with a good feel to it. It's a bit tight in some places for large rigs, but manageable with care, and the few pull-through spaces are side-by-side hook-ups and on the small side. The back-in spaces along the creek are mostly smaller and could be difficult to get into but the ones in the rest of the park generally have enough space to back in easily. The owners are friendly, always in evidence and helpful. There's a limited-menu restaurant with pretty good food. We didn't fish, but if you do and catch something they'll fry it for you: a nice touch and popular with kids. At high season and on weekends it's very crowded but everyone seems to be having a good time and it just adds to the friendly feeling. We liked it here and would stay again.
08/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
If you want to stay in Medora, you don't have many choices. If you have a big rig, you have fewer. We had a "pull through" site, which meant we were the first to arrive in a double site with someone backing in behind us. They cram in as many rigs as they possibly can in this park. The showers, although "clean", could have been cleaner and had minimal services. The office staff was either very accommodating and friendly or indifferent and barely responsive, depending on who was there. Interior roads are tight but doable for a large rig but you might have to ask your neighbor to move a vehicle to get in or out of your site. It appeared to us that they turn away several-to-many rigs every day during the high season, so make reservations in advance. That said, we'd do Medora and the TR National Park from Dickinson (30 miles away) rather than stay here again. The packed-in sites and the train noise from the railroad were, ultimately, too much for us.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a no-frills campground. It doesn't have pool, game room, playground, activities or other amenities associated with a destination campground. But for the money it's better than a lot of places we've paid more for. It's not much to look at, and it's clearly a work in progress in many ways, but the pull through sites are very large and pretty quiet. There are some long-term campers here but, other than the noise of trucks leaving very early in the morning, they're neat, quiet and not at all objectionable. The showers and restrooms are immaculate and very nice. The pull through sites have side-by-side hookups and there is grass only on the non-hookup side, which means it can get a bit muddy and messy on the hookup side if it rains. There are no trees to block satellite access but that also means no shade. We stayed here a week and were very happy with it and would return. They do not take credit cards, just cash or a check.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
You could call this a no-frills campground or you could call it good value for the money. We stayed a week and liked it very much. The sites are large (although closer together than I'd like for side-by-side hook-ups), the park hosts are friendly and cooperative, it's quiet and the park is kept neat and clean. There are several people clearly here for the summer (or longer -- working in the area) but there is no junk or trashy look to their sites. It's very conveniently located and, although there's no shade, it's easy for TV and internet satellites to get access. We would definitely stay here again. They don't take credit cards or any discount plans.
07/2009
rating [ 2/10 ]
This is a parking lot. The "pull through" sites (only two, no sewer) are each along one edge of the lot, have another site behind them and depending on which site you get your hook-ups might be on the wrong side. Most of the back-in sites are occupied by construction workers working in the area and they are crowded and not particularly neat -- one night we were there the entire parking area was filled with large pick-up trucks. The back-in sites are nearly on top of one another. There is noise from the nearby highway (although not too much -- it's not a busy highway) and the railroad. If they have cable TV, no one told us and we didn't see a connection); satellite connection was non-existent because of the trees. We stayed here because we needed to be in the area for a short time, but wouldn't stay again if there were any other choice -- however, choices are limited in this area, especially if you have a big rig. The only good thing is that they have super-fast free wi-fi that reaches all sites.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you're looking for a destination "resort"-type campground, this isn't it. There are lots of semi-permanent residents here and the campground is surrounded by farm machinery, trucks and other equipment either being stored or parked for several days, so it's not terribly attractive, but the sites themselves seem to be fairly clean and well-kept. We had a great time here just chilling for a few days. One slightly negative note: we wanted to extend our stay to a week and asked about the weekly rate, but it's not available unless you book for a week when you check in. But they do take credit cards now, contrary to an earlier post. The sites on one side of the campground are larger than on the other -- our site was plenty large. The sewer connection is at the back of the site, which was a challenge for our hose, but it worked. It's pretty quiet, even though it's right off the interstate, and there are wonderful farm field surrounding the campground so there's no noise or lights from there. We liked it and would stay here again.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
On balance, this is a great place to spend a few days. If you have kids and/or want to fish or boat, it's even better. The owners are very friendly and helpful, if a bit casual in the business end of things. They have lots of "extra" charges (for A/C, cable, etc.) but they just asked us what we had used and took our word for it (unlike many places, we paid when we left, not upfront). The pull through sites are a bit short for long rigs and are a bit too close together for my taste, but it's manageable. It does look like they have parking for a tow or towed vehicle in an "overflow" area but lots of people just parked partially in the road. The back-ins for short-term campers looked like they had a bit more room. We had to back into the empty site behind us to get out because of the rigs next to us and vehicles parked across the way. The weekend we arrived the place was packed with a heavy -- and loud -- partying crowd with lots of children running around pretty much unsupervised. This may or may not be a regular summer weekend occurrence, but it was much quieter and pleasant during the week. There are a large number of long-term people here; it looks like a regular summer or vacation spot for many. I'd definitely advise reservations, particularly if you're there over a weekend. We'd probably stay here again but would try to avoid weekends if we could.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The only reason this park doesn't get a 10 is that the dumpster and the laundry are far from the sites. The dumpster is on the way out, so not too bad, but the laundry is on the other side of a lake from the lower part of the campground where the large pull-throughs are. There are a lot of long-term guests here, and they also store RVs for off-season, but everything is neat and well-kept. The pull-through sites are actually double back-ins, with two power poles and sewer connections, but the water may be on the wrong side. As pull-throughs, they are huge, with plenty of room to park whatever you might have in addition to your rig. Nice owners, very quiet park, easy to get around. No cable tv, but super fast wi-fi (at least at our site); no problems with satellite access if you have one. We'd definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We don't use all the amenities offered by KOAs, and usually find them expensive for what we get, but we like this campground. The biggest drawback (and it's a big one) is the noise from the highway. Otherwise, the owners and staff are friendly and helpful, the park is clean and well-kept and they have lots of activities for children and things for adults if you want them. When we checked in the owners helped us find the right site, that was big enough for our rig and truck and satellite-friendly. Although we have our own satellite internet access, we found the wi-fi to be among the best we've seen (we were near the office, so that probably helped). We'd stay here again, even though the noise from the highway is a problem.
06/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
Our rating is low primarily because of cost and the attitude of the office staff. This is a great campground if you have kids and want lots of activities for them. If you don’t, it has a number of disadvantages. The cost is high for what you get. Without any discounts (we got a Camp Club discount for weekdays – it doesn’t apply on weekends) for $42 a night you get water and 30 amp electric. They do pick up trash at your site, which is good because there are only two dumpsters (at one location) and they were overflowing the couple of times we went there. Visitors are charged $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, but are allowed to use the pool and other amenities. There are three shower houses, one apparently intended to accommodate the tent sites and the other two on opposite corners of the very large property – it could be a long walk depending on where your site is. There’s only one laundry, with two washers and two dryers; the washers are $2 a load and the dryers $1.50. We found the people in the office to be curt and, although not exactly unfriendly, not particularly welcoming and helpful. Finally, the fire pits are sunken, without anything around them above ground, which I think is a hazard, especially in the dark when it would be easy to fall in them if you were walking through a site without lights on. They do have wi-fi if you’re near the office, but we didn’t use it so we don’t know how good or reliable it is. We would stay here again if we had to be in the area and couldn’t find anyplace else, but would not choose it if another alternative was available.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a beautiful park and the sites are among the most spacious and private we've seen anywhere. There is lots of space between sites and a large "backyard" with a raised fire pit and picnic table, all surrounded by trees and other vegetation. Access for big rigs is easy and we had ample room to park our truck. The only downside is the lack of hook-ups (we had electric but not all sites do). The dump station is not conveniently located for use on your way out, so we didn't use it, but it could be done.
06/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This looks like a big place for people to come on vacation or for weekends. It's a great place for kids, but if you're looking for peace and quiet you won't find it here, especially on a summer weekend. We were here over a weekend and it was packed to the gills but it cleared out by Sunday evening, except for the longer-term section. Trailer Life indicates they have sewer, but they don’t. They have a dump station and a “mobile sewer service” twice a week (Monday and Thursday). If you're here for a week you can get a sewer hook-up for an extra fee. They have only 2 pull-through sites and apparently they are consistently reserved well ahead of time in season. The back-in sites are short, but some of them back up to a lawn area, giving more room if you need it; there is adequate space between sites and they are fairly level. There are lots of children, and what appears to be the area for transient campers is right next to the pool and playground equipment. There’s lots of noise from a nearby road. It’s a pretty campground but clearly older – the interior drives are tricky for a big rig but drivable if you’re careful. Their rules and policies are reasonable, but there is a charge for guests. The liquid manure smell mentioned in another post is was very strong for much of the time we were here. We would come here again if we had to be in the area but probably not by choice if there was any place else to stay that would accommodate our big rig.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
First, note that this campground has changed its name to WISCONSIN RIVERSIDE CAMPGROUND AND RESORT. I just didn't want to start a new listing because locals and a lot of other people still know it as Bob's. We're here for a week visiting friends in Spring Green and this is a perfect spot. There are only a few big-rig pullthroughs, but lots of back-in sites. It seems to be mostly weekenders, anyway -- the whole place cleared out on Monday morning and we were the only transients left. There is a large section with permanent installations (rvs, park model homes, modular homes, cabins, combinations of all the above) that have clearly been there for years and are not necessarily well kept up, but this is a fishing and vacation camp, not a high-end RV resort. The area is beautiful, the office staff have been friendly and helpful and everything works as it should. The entry parking area is a bit confusing about where to park to check in and if more than one rig were to arrive at the same time (especially if there were a lot of cars also in the lot -- locals rent canoes here for trips on the river) it might be tough, but otherwise directions and ease of access to sites is good. The only other negative is the sunken fire pit at each campsite -- in the dark it would be very easy to fall into one if you're not looking where you're going. Some kind of raised barrier around the pit would be helpful. We'd definitely stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a great park. It looks like there are a number of sites that are for seasonal use. There are lots of activities, with walking and biking trails, a pool and playground for kids, plus, apparently, some organized activities on weekends (we weren't there for those, so don't know for sure). They belong to Camp Club USA but the Camp Club rate is only good Mon - Wed. Our pull-through site was more than ample for our 36' fifth wheel and long truck and there is a large grassy area with firepit between each site. There are lots of trees, if you want them, but a number of tree-free sites with good internet or TV satellite access. The campground does not have wi-fi, but that's not a negative for us if we can get our own system to work. We'd definitely come back here -- the only downside is the distance from any town of size for shopping.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here overnight on our way through Iowa. Easy to get to from the highway and a beautiful setting. Nice large sites with plenty of grass between them and quite a few with open views of the sky for satellite internet or tv dish access. It's expensive, like most KOAs, but has lots of facilities and the whole campground is very well kept and neat. The rules on guests seem a bit excessive but, at least at this time of year, it's a very quiet, peaceful place and I guess they want to keep it that way. The "fishing pond" shown on the map was covered with algae and looked very unappealing. Nonetheless, we'd stay here again.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were just here overnight, but liked the campground and would stay here again. The only negatives in our view are the lack of 50 amp sites for Passport America (not a huge problem unless we need to run the AC and the microwave at the same time, which we didn't) and the road noise from the interstate, which we found to be significant. Maybe it depends on where you're parked and which way the wind is blowing, since others haven't had a problem. We asked for a site with a view of the sky to accommodate our internet satellite dish and got one with no problem.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very friendly owners, not on site all the time. It's "pick a site, we'll be around in the evening to collect". This is basically a gravel lot carved out of someone's farmland, but it's a great spot for an overnight stay. The sites are huge and fairly level, with minimal amenities, but the power and water pressure are good and the free wi-fi when we were here worked very well. This is our second stay here and we'd stay again -- it's right off of Highway 54, so convenient if traveling through Kansas that way.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a bare-bones park, a bit shabby but with friendly, helpful owners, and large-enough sites (we need 55+ feet). Our site had electric and water only, although there are some full hook-up sites that also include sewer and cable connection (and maybe phone). We've stayed here before and would stay here again. This time was only for an overnight, but we've stayed for longer and enjoyed it.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We haven't seen any of the problems mentioned by the previous poster, but we're just here for the night. We have a large site, clear access for our satellite dishes and the owners/managers seem friendly and helpful. And it's convenient to the Interstate as well as restaurants and shopping. I wouldn't necessarily want to stay here for a long period of time, but if I had to, I don't think it would be a problem. Sites are all gravel, which makes it dusty, but that's not unusual in this part of the world.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We, too, were somewhat reluctant about this park because of earlier negative comments, but found them to be either not representative of current conditions or overstated. We found the office staff to be friendly and helpful, the "big rig" sites are among the largest we've seen and the services are all more than adequate. There are two laundries, both with more than average washers and dryers. We didn't see the "permanent" sites mentioned by others. That doesn't mean they aren't there, but we weren't bothered by them if they were near us. We had to leave two days early because of an emergency and they refunded to us one night's costs, which they did not have to do, but we appreciated. The only negative is that the sites are all gravel, with no grass in between, and if, as it did when we were there, it rains heavily, they tend to puddle extensively. It is definitely a family park and we were there on a holiday weekend, so there were a large number of children, which some people might find off-putting, but we weren't bothered. We would definitely come back here, despite the somewhat pricey rate.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very friendly people and a nice campground. We were in the back lot which is elevated, so we had great views and clear access for our internet satellite, and the sites are large enough for big rigs with no problem. The sites are all gravel, however, with no grass to speak of and, although the sites are large enough, they feel too close together. They have farm animals and lots of activities for children. All in all we liked this campground a lot and would stay here again. They are Passport America but we didn't know until after we left, so didn't get the discount. Also if you don't have specified directions, it's helpful to know that you reach the campground from the Mesa Verde Park exit -- it's actually on the frontage road and not on the highway itself.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had a perfectly acceptable time here. Our experience with the office people was positive, our site was large enough for our truck and trailer and everything worked acceptably. The power was a bit worrisome, as the voltage dropped during the day to a dangerously low level, but we didn't have any damage and we just waited until overnight to charge computers and things that might be voltage-sensitive. The views are awesome and the location is great -- within a short drive of several attractions. Our major complaint wasn't with the campground but with the Monument Valley park itself -- be aware that there is a $5 fee to enter the park, even if you just want to go to the Visitor's Center for information. Also, the site access is a bit tight for big rigs, but we had no problem, although we watched a couple of large motorhomes and fifth wheels (38') having to maneuver carefully into sites. We'd stay here again.
05/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate with Good Sam discount. Friendly owners, nice, clean park. Large sites accommodate big rigs easily but are a bit close together -- when we put our awning out we nearly touched our neighbor's slide-out. We were able to get our satellite TV so didn't use cable, but it's available. Contrary to other posts and what their literature says, we were able to get wi-fi at our site -- hope it was the campground's and not someone else's! Quiet, convenient, nice place to stay. We're here only for an overnight stay; if we were going to be here longer it would be nice to have a bit more space or some grass to put out our chairs and grill.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here just overnight but it seems like a much better park than previous reviews would indicate. The sites are large (although not entirely level) and grass. The park is clean and the woman who checked us in (don't know if she's the owner or a manager) was friendly and helpful. The cable tv is good; only downside I saw in services is the lack of wi-fi, but we don't use it anyway. There were several people (I suspect long-term residents) who drove through at speeds considerably in excess of the posted speed limit. The interior roads are nicely paved, which might seem to encourage speeding. We would stay here again. They are no longer Camp Club participants but do give a Good Sam discount.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Typical KOA in that it has lots of recreational features for kids and is expensive if you don't need those features. Very dusty particularly if it is windy as it was when we were there. Our site was roomy, with high shrubs on either side to provide some privacy. Location is convenient; Wi-Fi is strong, at least close to the office; some good sites for internet and tv satellite access.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground with friendly owners; Wi-Fi is free but weak in the outer reaches. Great views; no grass and can be really dusty. But basically the only choice in the area for a big rig with FHU. Good power and good water pressure.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice park, very conveniently located for Mono Lake and surrounding area. The owners are friendly, helpful and seem to work hard to keep the park nice. There are a couple of negatives, however: there are several permanent or semi-permanent sites that are neat and clean but definitely on the shabby side; there are very few sites that have cable tv; wi-fi costs $10 per day and only seems to work in some areas. The trees and hills behind the park appear to block satellite tv and internet access to all sites. And they do not take credit cards. Be prepared with cash or a check. But our site is sufficiently long and wide for us to park our truck comfortably and have some (although not a lot) of space between us and our neighbor and the location is great -- in fact there's not a lot else in the area!
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a typical KOA, expensive if you don't need all the amenities and recreational features they offer, but for the location there isn't anything better. The sites are long but not overly wide and there is no grass or other landscaping. They're angled so that you're not necessarily right next to your neighbor's windows, but it's still fairly close quarters. They do allow rig washing in the campground, which is nice; the office staff seems very helpful; the laundry is on the small side but spotless. The cable TV seems good and the Wi-Fi is adequate, if on the slow side. We'll stay here again, for the location if nothing else.
10/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here just one night but it's a more-than-adequate campground for the purpose. I think we'd definitely consider it for a longer stay if we were in the area. Our site was large enough but not overly generous; some of the sites looked like they would pose difficulty getting into and out of because of big differences between the road level and the site. The staff was friendly and helpful They are apparently closed for lunch between noon and 1 or 2 but the woman in the office agreed to check us in anyway when we arrived during that time; no one had told us when we called for a reservation that there might be any problem checking in before the "official" check-in time of 2:00. I assume this isn't a problem, but just be aware that there may not be anyone in the office between 12 and 2.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
For some reason the name of the park and its location right on a main street made me apprehensive that it would be small, dirty and cluttered. It is not. We're pleasantly surprised. They have a few extra-large spaces and we got here early enough to get one -- we have more than ample room to park our fifth wheel and long truck. The water pressure is good and there's a grassy space with a picnic table at each of these sites (although not at all). Some of the sites are more shady than others but most have at least some shade. Staff was friendly and helpful.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park -- we weren't here long enough to take advantage of all the amenities we paid for, but we would come back for a longer stay if we're in the area. Our site is just barely long enough for our 36' fifth wheel and crew cab truck -- when we leveled there was not enough room to park the truck without angling it under the front of the trailer. There is quite a bit of noise from I-5, particularly since the weather here is generally good enough to keep windows and door open most of the time. But there's a nice grass area with a picnic table next to the concrete site and the site seems pretty level. Water pressure could be better, but power is good. Wi-Fi is the type you have to subscribe to but satellite dishes work well.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This seems like a nice park, although we were there only one night. The sites are narrow, as mentioned earlier, but separation between the rigs is good, with a small grassy area on each site. There was no picnic table at our site, which we find to be a negative, and the grass area wasn't level enough to set up our grill, which had to be put right next to the rig on the concrete slab, and our chairs were wobbly on the grass. We did find the road to be just barely wide enough for us to get our 36' fifth wheel out of the site without sideswiping a pole at the corner. Vehicles parked at the outer limit of a couple of nearby sites didn't help. But on balance it seems like a nice, well-run park, in a convenient location. We would return here, perhaps for a longer stay.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Lovely park, very nicely maintained. They must have upgraded the cable tv because ours is great, both in reception and number of channels. Also, contrary to some earlier posts, we're able to get both our satellite TV and internet access. The pull through site we're in is one of the largest we've ever had, plenty of room to park our truck without crowding. The only complaint is that the sites are a bit narrow and very sloped -- our front jacks are extended almost to the max and our sewer hose is running uphill without more-than-usual support. But it's lovely and reasonably convenient to Seattle if you're not traveling during rush hour. Despite the large number of permanent or semi-permanent residents it doesn't have that "trailer park" feel that some campgrounds do that cater to long-term residents.
09/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
Despite previous poor reviews, we elected to stay here because of its proximity to Seattle. When we got there it looked even worse than we expected but we stopped anyway. They had only one site large enough for our 36' fifth wheel, and the clerk was friendly and helpful, so we checked in and paid for three nights (the cost was a shocking $50 a night). When we got to our site, however, there was still someone in it -- apparently they had overstayed their time by at least 24 hours and were nowhere to be found. So we got our money back and left. Perhaps it was just a screw up in the office (the clerk said their computer had been having problems) and someone extended their stay without making a note of it but whatever happened, it looked like haphazard management. At least they had a list of other campgrounds and let us use their phone to check availability at another place, but it was a serious inconvenience and we're now 15 or so miles further out than we had wanted to be. Another indication of the nature of the park (and I use the term loosely) is that in the park rules they state "maximum occupancy per site is six persons). And our pull through site is set up to be three (yes, three) sites. I would never even contemplate staying here again and would recommend against it to anyone who asked.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Expensive for a one-night stay before crossing the border back into the States, but a nice campground. If we wanted to use the showers and rest rooms they're a bit far from our site, but we don't, so it doesn't matter to us. Nice privacy between the sites with shrubs that completely block our view of neighboring rigs. One drawback is that, although you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, the noise from the highway reminds you that you're not.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice campground. The sites appear more difficult than they are to get into, although the sites are fairly narrow. The wi-fi wasn't working when we were there. We were there only one night so didn't take advantage of all the entertainment things they appear to have.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park. The owners are friendly and helpful and the sites are reasonably large and well-spaced. The only downside is the lack of cable TV but that's clearly a choice. We were able to get our satellite internet access from our site but not all sites would be able to get a clear enough view of the sky. But the water pressure was good, the power was good and at the time of year we were there it was not crowded. I think the pull throughs are back-to-back sites, though, so I'm not sure they would be available if the park were crowded. As it was, they were well able to accommodate our 36' fifth wheel and long truck without any problems.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice park, with some reservations. There are a limited number of pull-throughs available and none with sewer connections. The sewer connections are all back-in sites. But the views are nice, the people are great to work with and most of the sites are easy to access. The Wi-Fi reaches only about 4 sites. When we stayed there they had a couple of parties of fishermen staying in tents and they tended to keep late hours around the campfire, resulting a certain amount of noise. But basically we like this park.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a basic campground; the best thing about it is that it's right outside the Alaska Marine Highway System terminal so it's convenient if you're taking the ferry or getting off one. The owner seems pleasant and accessible. There is serviceable but not great Wi-Fi but no satellite internet access (at least for us). There is some confusion about the name of the campground, with some databases showing it as Park Avenue RV Park, but it's the same place. Don't know if it's in the process of changing the name or if it goes by both names, but it's a bit confusing.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a basic park but the owners are nice and helpful. One note: if you want satellite internet access, park up on the hill in the electric and water only sites. The sites down the hill are too low for a dish to see over the trees. It's quiet and has good views of trees, and it's a good stopover point between larger cities in BC.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park, conveniently located. We had the "super site", which has FHU and cable in a pull-through site. There are lots of back-ins and sites with fewer services for less money. Campground wi-fi worked well for us but not so much for our next door neighbor, so it does seem to be site-dependent. There's a nice walk along the river and an okay restaurant associated with the resort that's part of the complex. The nicest laundry facilities we've seen anywhere. Drawbacks? Some of the sites are very cramped, although ours was not; it's in the flight path for the airport, so can be noisy; only one dumpster for the whole campground, which seems inadequate, although it didn't seem to be overfilled. We'd definitely stay there again.
08/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Attractive location a few miles outside the park; reasonably level sites, although the pull-throughs are a bit narrow. We had no room for chairs or grill outside because of the bushes used to separate the sites. The pull-throughs are electric and water only, and the water pressure was low enough that we had to use our water pump to be able to take a shower. Campground showers are $3 for 5 minutes -- very expensive. Dump station is awkwardly located and can block some sites if there is a line.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park by Alaskan standards. No grass, but large sites, nicely spaced and enough room for a large rig to maneuver easily. The access roads are local residential roads, with many potholes when we were there, and a bit tricky for a big rig, but manageable. Great views all around. The laundry is a bit small for the size of the park, but everything works. The shuttle for the boat tours out of Seward will pick up and return you to the park. We liked this park a lot.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The people who run the park are friendly and helpful. The sites are very long and adequately wide, but awkward because the power pedestals are close together. You have to pull up quite far to get slides out, which is OK if you can still reach the power connection. There are a couple of eyesore permanently installed trailers, but we didn't have any problem with any of the residents. They advertise TV Service, however it means if you have an antenna you might be able to pick up one or two local channels. It is NOT cable TV. Their Wi-Fi is painfully slow and unreliable, although both TV and Wi-Fi are available at the office if you want to walk up there. The park was less than half full when we were there; the sign for turn-in from the highway is easy to miss, although the website and Milepost give clear directions.
07/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
This is the best campground in Anchorage, but it isn't great. It's crowded for a big rig, with little room to maneuver if you have to back into a site. They reserve the pull-through sites for caravans which means they are frequently not available for single reservations. We had requested specific sites because of the size of our rig and truck, but were told that e-mails go to a different person and they don't always pass the information to the reservations people. I believe this campground is under new management and perhaps they will improve their service, but we found the front desk people rude, uninformed and insensitive. The location is convenient but that's about all it has to recommend itself, at least to us. We'll stay outside Anchorage next time and drive in to shop.
09/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park was mostly empty at this time of year. The office staff was friendly and helpful. The sites all appear to be with side-by-side hookups and are very narrow, particularly with slide-outs. There is a cattle auction down the street, which results in occasional smell and noise and the flies when we were here were nearly unbearable. It is convenient to the walking track and to the grocery store and makes a good base for exploring the area, but I would not want to be here when it is crowded.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were here the week after Labor Day and the campground was almost empty, although it filled up somewhat the next weekend. We liked the campground a lot, despite the lack of full hook-ups. The sites have electric only. Also, we are in campground #3 and there are only two pull-through sites (I'm not sure about the other wto campgrounds in the park, but I don't think there are any pull-throughs there). The bathrooms and showers are clean, although the showers have a rubber floor that is very hard on the feet. The major disadvantage is the number of flies and mosquitoes that makes it difficult to stay outside for long. There is a walking trail nearby that is great for those cool morning walks.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this campground, especially for the price (Passport America price). The owners are very friendly; there is "steak night" every Thursday night, which is a big hit both with guests and, apparently, locals. They also had a cookout for Labor Day while we were here. "Pet Friendly" means there are quite a few dogs running around, which can be somewhat noisy and when we were here (over Labor Day weekend) there were lots of children. But by and large the campground was quiet and very nice. We had good satellite internet service (although there are clearly sites that would not be true for) and our Verizon cell phones worked fine. We would definitely stay here again, but it is a long haul to the sights around Custer and the southern end of the Black Hills National Forest.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice; quiet this time of year. Friendly and well kept. Two small negatives: because of the fire rings and ample supply of wood, nearly every night there was wood smoke from someone's campfire. If you're allergic or simply don't like strong smoke smell, this could be a problem. Second, the laundry facilities are limited, although clean. Very family friendly, with lots of children -- an advantage or disadvantage, depending on whether you travel with children.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice, friendly park. The major disadvantage is that it is very close to the interstate, making it very noisy. There is also a motorcycle shop next door, which can be noisy if someone is test-driving a bike. The sites are roomy and there are enough places clear of trees that we were able to use our internet and tv satellites.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The campground is mostly neatly kept and the sites were level. The main disadvantage was the water pressure, which was very low, and the voltage, which was also low, even with our 50 amp site. For a big rig the sites are a bit short, and we had a tight squeeze getting out of the site when we were ready to leave. We're 54' with the truck and the fifth wheel and could barely make the turn to the road between sites, mainly because of the placement of power poles and the cars parked across from us. There appear to be a number of long-term or permanent residents, but they were quiet and neat.
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