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10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
It's the nicest RV park around, and it turned out to be a great choice. The pictures on their website give a good feel for the place: nice shade trees, your choice of green lawn or crushed granite sites, and great views. Friendly staff, very nice facilities. It's a nice, 12 minute drive to the park, and one appreciates very quickly being out of the press of people in the park or in Springdale, yet easy access to everything in both directions. The pool and spa are both well maintained and relaxing. Though it's just off the highway, the the vehicle noise is minimal, and I'm a very light sleeper. The resort is far more worthy of the title than almost every other campground I've stayed in that used the term. People were quiet there, everything is maintained well, and they have little niceties like useful, but not bright lights on the power stanchion at each site. When we were here, by far, most of the sites were filled with extremely nice coaches. The only negative I give the place is the Wi-Fi, and it's the only reason I didn't give the palce a 10. It's available throughout the park, but when we were here, it was wireless-G and provided only 11 mbps; useable, but barely. They said they were getting new equipment, but the person I spoke to was not tech and had no specifics. At the price for the park, they should have had N a couple of years ago. There is a cell tower in sight, but it's not Verizon, because the best I had was barely one bar on a Droid X2, and to have a long conversation without dropout, I had to sit on top of the trailer. Springdale (near the park) has very good 3G, so you can get good data link nearby. So if you need connectivity, consider this info, otherwise, I love this place. Good Sam Discount.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Stumbled on this very new looking BLM park and we were stunned by how nice it was. This is a destination! Located about 100 feet outside of Orofino town limits on the west side, this is a gorgeous little gem with 15 RV sites with full hookups, paved sites, I've paid more for "Resort" sites that weren't as nice. Although all but one site are back-in, they are spacious and nicely angled for easy back-in. There is a boat launch and boat/TV parking away from the camping area, a nice sandy beach, grassy areas for playing dog walking, and really clean bathrooms, though no showers. The photo on the website shows the day use area and doesn't show the campground it starts at the upper right of the photo). Loved this spot and wanted to stay, but we had to head on home. Many thanks to the BLM for such a top notch campground.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
There are few NICE options for camping near Seattle. I've done exhaustive hunting, but I finally found this awesome campground. Beautiful beyond speaking, it is a jewel in a county known for pride in service to its citizens. For RVers, all 16 sites are crescent pull-throughs spaced around a large loop surrounding a beautiful green sward of grass in the middle of which is a nice restroom with one shower per gender. Exceedingly well maintained, this park is in the cute little town of Carnation with a grocery store and a Starbucks (Free Wi-Fi) only about a half mile away. The park is absolutely full on summer weekends, but practically empty during the week. It is on the Tolt River and surrounded by Washington's gorgeous forests. A separate area across a footbridge has the Yurts and a few tent sites, and there are also a few tent sites near, but separate from the RV area. We look forward to visiting this park again.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
I'm writing this while here, so it's current. First off, and be clear about this: this is NOT a resort. This is a very pretty campground with space between sites one expects in state and federal campgrounds, but not private, so this is a very good thing. They range from normal "state park" style to really spaced forested in the Doug Fir loop. The staff is nice (and apologetic about their shortcomings), though they were highly disorganized on a very slow Monday when we checked in. Since this is big for a lot of people these days, make sure your understand that the wireless Wi-Fi is a separate fee for as much as $4.95 per day with a low download cap at which point they throttle your connection to dial-up rates. So, it's effectively a poor Wi-Fi and NOT FREE, though their advertisements would lead you to believe it. Also, it doesn't work when it's hot (95+). The showers are very clean, but with really, really bad shower heads on all, with no control over temperature; two stalls of three in one loop actually have a push-button control that stops after about three minutes -- like many state parks. This park is a triumph of marketing over substance. It is a reasonable park to stay in, as long as you're willing to pay more for less and know it going in.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
As with so many Oregon State Parks, it's great; people in Oregon and it's government should be proud of their system. This park is a fine example of a well run, nicely managed park. Clean, well laid out, with nice employees and hosts. They keep it clean by having a central trash site at the entrance, and with dog waste bags all around the park. It's very treed which provides great privacy. Equal access to Coos Bay/North Bend and Winchester/Reedsport with Florence a reasonable drive. Very highly recommend this place.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Actually, I'm writing this while I'm still here, so it's current! Good stuff first, then the issues. First off: this is a very pretty campground, with many trees, well laid out, just opposite an entrance to Ft. Stevens State Park, and a walkable 0.5 miles from the beach. This is a large park with many and generally nice facilities. There are no trash cans, because they collect your trash twice a day from your campsite. The two dog areas are a multiple fenced area with play structures and a beautiful treed path through a forest. A nice campground store, propane, and an internet cafe at the front, and clean, pretty indoor pool and spa, restaurant within the park, play area for the kids, and just a nice place to be. There is almost no road noise. With one exception, the staff was courteous and polite. Now the issues. The WiFi is pretty much worthless. This is a working holiday for me, and WiFi is important. Though the connection is good 54mbps G, they only have 1.5Mb to support 350 sites so the throughput basically doesn't exist. Takes about 2 minutes to download a page, and IE & Firefox have serious problems with it. I'm using Chrome here and I'm right next to the office! Fortunately, they have an Internet Cafe with decent free connection, which they leave on when they close, but you have to walk to it. The General Manager was specifically unappologetic (clueless) about the issue, even when I mentioned that I review the campgrounds I visit. An employee (thanks) let me know that this is an ongoing problem, and that "they have the money to deal with it." WiFi here bites if you want it in your campsite. If you camp near the office on the main in/out, morning and evening traffic is busy, as one might imagine for a big KOA. And since the pool, spa, and game room are there as well: just don't accept a site on the main in/out when you look at the map. Would be worth a 5 minute walk around, before you register to have a sense of whats here. Most of the deluxe pull-through sites are fairly short; my 25' bumper-pull trailer plus Expedition stuck out both ends. Most people would park their cars in the grass at the end of their site. This is a very family friendly place. Kids everywhere, and they have many things for them to do. So if you want quiet, this may not be the best place; but it does quiet during the middle of the day, and the night time is wonderfully quiet. I would stay here again, but not when I need to work. Also, I really recommend walking through the campground before you register to pick an area for your rig.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camp here most trips at the beginning and end of our travels. This is a wonderful, clean, reasonably spacious and tree-filled park. Easy access to all sites, no problems with slideouts. Has a very friendly staff. Awesome WiFi. Can download files and stream Pandora! Even a paper on the picnic table in the mornings. A couple of blocks away from Costco for cheap gas, and not far from the freeway. Even so, it's quiet and very much not an urban feel.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great campground in an awesome location. The scenery is wonderful, and rock climbing, bouldering, and hiking is second to none. The campground is new, and among the best we've visited: well-spaced, private, big, with easy access even for the back-ins. Very neat and exceptionally well maintained. The showers and bathrooms are sparkling, and spacious. It can be a little hard to find if you're eager. Go through the town and take the first right beyond the Visitor's Center, then an almost immediate left. Grab a registration envelope, for the campground is about a mile away from the registration kiosk. We will be coming back!
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