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07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
We decided to try this out after being shut out of the various state parks in the Anacortes area. We were not disappointed. Although only 30 amp service, even that was not needed as the temps were mild being so close to the water. There is one section pretty much on a parking lot and another, the one we stayed in, just off the entry road where the camp host resides - these are diagonal, back in spots and have much more room than the parking lot folks. Site was very level. Wi-Fi was weak but usable. Rest room/showers were in the city park area but we did not use them. No laundry. It rained off and on the 2 days we resided there and the roads remained clear and no severe puddling was evident. Although they do not have a pool per se, the Oak Harbor city beach is right next to the park, as are kayak/SUP/wake board rentals and excursions. Safeway, Walmart, Albertsons are within one block, as is a wonderful little donut shop. The city park also has lots of play equipment for kids. Be patient driving south from Anacortes if you have a big rig, especially across the Deception Pass bridges.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Concrete sites, with concrete pad for toad with very little grass, but there is tidy, low profile landscaping between sites. Both sites we stayed in (two different visits within two weeks) were somewhat less than level but we manually adjusted levelers to accommodate. This place is busy so be sure to have a reservation during the vacation season. Rest room/shower closest to us was closed for repairs 3 out of the 4 days we were on site. Other one was by the office on the other side of park so we did not use. Did not use laundry either. Great, central location in Portland; was able to easily to visit daughter in NE section as well as enjoy meals at local restaurants and do some grocery shopping as well. Wi-Fi was weak unless you woke up early and got online. Cable channels what you would expect in a big city. Interesting long termers with vegetable/flower gardens. We would stay here again, mostly because of location.
07/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Cute Oregon Trail theme throughout. Wonderful indoor spa took the aches of our "trail" away. Good neighbors came forward to tell us of a great, informal dog run across the street even though the one provided by the park seemed adequate. Other neighbors simply stopped by to ask how our day was going, where we were from, etc. Very friendly residents. Wi-Fi was fair. Cable channels about normal for what you'd expect. Fair priced laundry, and dryer actually dried in one loading. Huge, clean pool with basketball hoop and play equipment. Decent sized store, supply shop. Site fairly level and a good bit of room between you and neighbor. Family run operation with "mom" berating the teenage boys to get the chores done (weed trimming, flower pot watering, etc.). We would definitely stay here again.
07/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. We had stayed in another park just down the road last year and were inundated with bugs. Not so at this lovely park full of mature shade trees and operated by respectful and helpful proprietors. Were assigned a pull-through site which was fairly level and not so near our neighbors that we could put our slides and awning out as well as enjoy the picnic table during happy hour without feeling cramped in the least. Wi-Fi was a bit strained, no doubt due to the nearly full park. Pool was clean and enjoyable. Very cute ice cream/gelato trailer right on property. Lots of families but everyone got along and the ruckus that sometimes goes with children running amuck was not to be seen. Our next morning was started by observing a mini cattle drive by ATV cowboys going right down the street outside the park. Didn't think much about it until stopping for gas in Ogden and noticing the "leavings" on the motor home splash guards and the front of the toad. A good bit of water did the trick. It was only an overnight for us but we would definitely return for one or multiple nights.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
It was July so we had our choice of spots which the security guard on bicycle was patient with the time we took to choose (we arrived after hours). Guard also returned after we were settled with pool/rest room/shower key cards and, we also observed him cycling around the property throughout the evening. Concrete sites; nearly level; Wi-Fi worked well - a rarity these days - perhaps due to the low occupancy rate? 50 amp power nice and steady, especially with 2 A/C units on full blast. Did not explore the pool/spa area as we were meeting family for a late dinner and simply crashed to bed after that. Enough cable channels to keep you busy, although all we are usually interested in is the local weather for our next day of driving. Did not use the casino, showers, rest rooms so cannot comment on them. We were required to check out in the office and the gal there started to go through the entire rigmarole (pet rules, pool location, quiet hours, etc.) and wouldn't be interrupted. When she finally finished, I reminded her that we were simply checking out to which she replied that everyone gets the same information run down. Hmmmmm! It was a great location for us - near the family residence; would use it for an overnight or more if we somehow become casino lizards.
06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
A return trip to this campground for us, but this time in a class A. We were given site #56 which had plenty of room, tons of shade, very level gravel (we deployed our levelers but they hardly engaged). Cable worked great and we watched on the outdoor & indoor TVs. Did not try the wifi except to set our phones to it for data. Inspected but did not use the rest rooms/showers and they were clean and well maintained. Oak Creek access is via the property. We rode out to the Bell Rock area for one day of mountain biking and up the road from the campground to Huckaby trial for another excursion. Visited an Irish bar near the "Y" and took in one of the Indian Rug art stores (Garlands?). All within walking distance of the campground. We will definitely stay here again, and again.....
03/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Odd traffic pattern to the park with a greater than 45 degree angle turn necessary to exit most sites. First assigned site was next to and out front of an adjacent site and I was not comfortable with the position in case my neighbor needed to get out (which he did the following morning). However, front desk staff was flabbergasted that I wanted to try another location even though the park was essentially 25% of capacity. Also, park gate closes at 6:00 pm, period! You can get a car or truck around an adjacent driveway but don't bother coming in off the highway with your RV as there is no turn around. There is, on the brighter side, a good, worthwhile RV wash just outside the park. This makes two strikes for us in the Wilcox area so we'll probably look for another community next time through.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects KOA membership discount. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff (owners). It was late winter so I shouldn't comment too much on the bare grounds, but it looked like it would definitely be more appealing with foliage, and the pool would be open as well! Rest Room / Showers were dated but clean. Would stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Stayed here again while participating in Texas Hell Week and it did not disappoint, again. Clean park that is well and regularly maintained with a varied schedule of activities on site each day. Free ice! Washers and dryers work great for a reasonable price, major hospital nearby, and VFW hall and Carls restaurant have gates to their property via the park. Will most definitely stay here whenever in the area.
03/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
We've stayed at this park in the past and it has definitely seen better days. The friendly and helpful enough front desk staff mentioned that one of the owners passed away this past year and perhaps that has led to its demise. The restaurant was closed. The gift/supply shop is now non-existent except for some local wine and an ice freezer. Landscaping could use more attention and the entire park seems to need some general maintenance. We will probably look elsewhere next time and remember the good old days of this place.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
As other reviewers have pointed out, this is a very clean park. The showers even had hair dryers - first time I'd seen that! Partial fencing / shrubbery between every two sites did a lot to enhance the privacy feeling. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful and even clarified some restaurant recommendations we received at a New Mexico tourist information stop. Had stayed just down the street but that park is just average compared to this one for just a few more dollars.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
[Deferred Resubmission] of {Visited with our new motorhome after hearing that they now have power/water masts at every site. Friendly, informative gate keepers and camp hosts. Campground is right in the mix of area trails for hiking, mountain biking. Beautiful area close enough to the Phoenix metropolitan area to see it's cover of unhealthy smog while you breathe clean. Will definitely revisit.} Visited with our new motor home after hearing that they now have power/water masts at every site. Friendly, informative gate keepers and camp hosts. Campground is right in the mix of area trails for hiking, mountain biking. Beautiful area close enough to the Phoenix metropolitan area to see it's cover of unhealthy smog while you breathe the clean air of the Waddel mountains. Will definitely revisit.
12/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Another New Years visit to this park to get away from the crazies in town during this holiday. Took a pull thru for ease of parking our new class A but will probably get a back in next time as all sites are very spacious. Impeccably well maintained park with friendly gate keepers and camp hosts. In the midst of many trails for hiking and mountain biking. Will definitely stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Its the old moniker of location, location, location! Right close to the east entrance of Glacier NP and the stunning drive of Going to the Sun road. Registration folks not sure what to do with a motorhome towing a car and 4 people but they finally charged us $5/day ea for two additional people. As other reviewers have noted; not much in the way of amenities and the restaurant wasn't all that it was cracked up to be (try the Two Sisters up the road, north a little bit). Showers were by tokens and our guests reported they were clean and apparently well maintained. Great views, gravel roadways, killer speed bumps near registration, tenting area is down the hill, past the motor home area, elec only area is out front - right next to road and registration and cabins - if they are full, you will pay for full hookups whether you want them or not. Pay attention to the No Trespassing signage on the hill where two of the roads continue; its NOT the motor home park! Will probably look for something else next time.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
The reviewer from August of 2012 really said it all, and nothing has changed that we could see. Bear warning was out, and nearby trails across the Bow river were closed. Showers clean and very accessible if you avoided the peak times (morning and late afternoon) and time your visit to the dump station the same (NOT in the morning when folks are trying to head out!). Keep the dog on a tight leash but there is plenty of space to walk your pet. Friendly, young summer staff at entrance station and I frequently spotted cleanup/maintenance crews going around to the rest rooms/showers, etc. Yes, you are only getting electricity, but where else are you going to stay if you want to be in the area? Would definitely stay again (and bring bug repellent!)
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our 2nd visit to Siesta and not much has changed. Still cute, maintained to an acceptable level, more inexpensive than other nearby parks and some of the long timers appear to have relocated; but if you're not going shopping in Mesila or want to be near some really good Mexican food restaurants, you might want to be like us and possibly opt for Franklin SP just down the road to save even more pesos.
03/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy check in and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in the on-site restaurant before pulling out the next day. Gravel sites basically level. Extremely windy when we were here. I mean, enough to rock our 27' unit! No issues with hookups. We were towing and they gave us a nice pull through spot with easy egress the next day. Would stay again.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
What a treat! Plenty of space between us and our neighbors and lots of shade. Nearly level gravel site with picnic table. Activity board by the rest room / shower appeared to be kept up to date, and there were one or two nice walking trails to the water and around the facility. Would definitely stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Quaint little park tucked between a canyon road and a creek. Right next to a popular restaurant/bar that we were very happy with. Relatively new rest rooms / showers / cabins but no laundry. Spots by the road vary in size, and a few of the big rigs or those with trailers, appeared to have been shoe-horned in and just a hairs breath away from the road pavement. Easy walking distance to downtown, which is worth the visit. Lots of little shops to explore and some additional, excellent eating establishments.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Emphasize the HIDE in Hi-Dee Ho, because although we could clearly see the Lake RV sales lot immediately next door to this venue, we could not see their signage (behind a tree when coming from the north - Bonner Mall) until we were almost on top of it. Check in folks were nice enough. Coin operated showers which always aggravates me and we just choose option B which is to go ahead and fill the tanks and dump before we leave. Scads of highway construction going on so you might want to wait until next season. Would probably look for something else next time we're in the area.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Front desk staff were hopping busy but still maintained a congenial attitude and a helpful, can-do demeanor. Weak Wi-Fi; immaculate laundry, shower & rest rooms. Impressed with the absolute enforcement of quiet hours - especially after seeing the large amount of young adults and kids during the day. It was great to take a dip in the river to cool off after finishing Ride Idaho. We had two different spots on two different days and our 27' motorhome fit easily into the fairly level gravel sites. Limited cable. Price reflects 5% cash discount which was not offered but I asked anyway. We would definitely stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Stayed here for an overnight while on Ride Idaho because of the location and found the sites to be very shaded but also not so level. We made it work and used the clean shower/restrooms. Rate appears to be a bit pricey for a state park with apparently no amenities but we had no other choice. Very tough getting reservations for the motorhome but we persisted and one popped up on line. Would stay here again and enjoy the park system and lake more.
03/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very interesting volcanic area with a small visitor center, some guided walking trails and clean, well maintained rest room/showers. All sites are paved with water and electric and most have stunning views of the lava flow. Unfortunately, that also means that the winds can really kick up so don't leave your awning out! Rate reflects America the Beautiful pass. Would definitely stay here again.
03/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice folks at registration once you contacted them. Sign on door gave a phone number and they were there very shortly after calling. Very basic gravel/sand/dirt, tight sites (could not extend slide out due to neighbors awning - and I was bumped up against the power mast). OK for an overnight if you absolutely have to. Appeared to be lots of full timers when I took my evening walk. I was out and gassed up at a fully automated station cross the highway before dawn.
03/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park and close to heart of downtown. Very clean showers, laundry and a well stocked book trade in the community hall where all sorts of activities are posted for anyone to attend. Looks like the full timers really enjoy themselves! Giant ice machine and FREE! We were here for a week for the Texas Hell Week bicycle rides and met other folks at the park for the same event. Gate on one side goes to a great burger/BBQ place that also has a few holes of miniature golf to while away your time waiting for your food order. Major hospital just up the street and an Urgent Care facility the opposite direction. Level sites, well maintained facility. Rate reflects weekly discount. Would definitely stay again.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Informative and friendly staff, and if you are lucky you'll be guided to your site by one of the WWII vehicles that the owner puts together. The route from the freeway on the south side of town is more direct and avoids traipsing through downtown. Nice stream with its own duck population that our little doggie was intensely interested in. Not sure if this was legal or not, but the local liquor store actually delivered to our site after they closed when we related our challenge of being stuck in the park until our other party arrived. Try Sparky's down the street for any meal.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our second overnight visit to this park, and this time we knew to ignore the GPS (which takes you to a hotel on the other side of the freeway). We had called the day before because we also needed a bit of maintenance on our generator, and the desk staff gave us a few recommendations of folks who would come to our site - none of which panned out, but not the park's fault. On our first visit, the park was packed to the gills due to a convention in town (lots of campers), but they managed to find us a spot on the grass which was wonderfully shaded. This time there were plenty of open spaces, and we even had time to enjoy the spa and pool. Grass was still being watered aplenty (as noted by other reviewers). Staff has always been helpful to us, and we would definitely return.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Attitude makes up for a lot, and the staff at the desk whom we saw frequently after checking in were cordial, informative, and pleasant to chat with. Even offered us cold beverages after we pulled in during the heat of the afternoon. The store offers a little bit of this and that in the way of RV supplies as well as the obligatory tourist t-shirts, hats, etc. Just a couple of small but clean restroom/shower combos immediately adjacent to what appeared to be a couple/few living quarters with folks coming and going at all hours. Can't miss the wooden water tank out front and it makes a quaint picture. Good for an overnight stay.
08/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were inundated by a variety of large winged bugs on our overnight stay. Perhaps the nearness of the lake is what causes this. Staff at gate was friendly as was camp host just across from our site. Showers needed a thorough cleaning and small trash pick up. Only a few sites have tree shade (and only in the afternoon)although every site has a picnic table under a ramada. Appears to be mainly geared for folks enjoying the water sports on the lake. We would be hard pressed to stay here again.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Have stayed here many times, usually over the New Year holiday but at other times as well. Until this year I would have no complaints but while I was traveling cross country my in-laws called to tell us their usual New Years stay was a bit more challenged this year. Seems they only take on-line reservations now (?? - used to be ONLY walk-ins) & everything was full; they were charged $18 for an overflow spot in the big dirt lot near the group Campground. Hmmm, I wonder if Regional Parks in Arizona are making some questionable decisions trying to raise $? Anyway, my stay in September was more of my former experience: pristine rest rooms & shower; attentive but unobtrusive camp hosts (eg., came around & set water valves to better prevent freezing overnight) great hiking/mountain biking trails in the area; Will do some investigating before staying again.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Beautiful location with lots of tall shade trees and right near Oak Creek. Walking distance to Tlaquepaque shopping as well as old town and many, many restaurants however, it would be great if the city improved the walking access from the campground to the bridge - vehicles coming down Schnebly Hill are really close! That's not the RV Park's fault though. Very clean and cute rest rooms/showers; neatly laid out sites. A bit pricey but hey! It's Sedona. Would definitely return.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice State Park with the added attraction of restored wetlands area where we observed a multitude of water fowl. It is clean, well maintained, easy access; not much around though. Looks like it would be heaven for kids in the warmer months with the spring fed pool. We stayed here instead of Van Horn to avoid risking snow/ice at the higher elev & were glad we did. Fee includes $7/person State Park admittance. We would definitely stay again.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
I've got to give them credit for "trying". Latest bond issue improved the entry area, maintenance & administration buildings. Gate keeper on the way out (we came in too late to see them the night before) informed us that another bond issue was scheduled to upgrade the rest room/showers which appeared VERY basic from the outside. Great access to the Colorado River but actual sites are simply quasi laid out over sand/dirt/grass. Would probably give it another shot to see how that other bond issue affected the overall layout.
12/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Have to agree with other posts that the Campground is in need of upgrading however, that being said, there was evidence of a large amount of landscape cleanup going on (salt cedars getting a haircut on the south side of the park) & the rest room/showers appear to have been spruced up/painted. Restaurant is a hidden gem with wonderful southwest offerings. Front desk staff was very helpful & accommodating; spa was hot - didn't try the pool or laundry. Sites are somewhat uneven on sand but you can wiggle your unit around to make it work. Fantastic location right next to Anza Borrego State Park & 1 mile up the hill from Christmas Circle - the heart of town - where I participated in a bike ride. We also went up to the lovely little town of Julian for some apple cider & pie & were snowed on! Although I would return to the town in a heartbeat (I love all the interesting geologic stuff from Box Canyon to the Salton Sea) I have to admin spouse was not as impressed.
12/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
A bit challenging getting there from the south along basically farm to market roads; especially in the winter with snow on the road - probably should have come in from Roswell; oh well, but the State Park was a very welcome sight once we started down the hill. Camp host was welcoming & friendly & pointed us to the best available spot - it was a pull through with plenty of room; vegetation around each site made you feel like you were in your own little world. Lots more sites out in the open but Host recognized that it may snow again & was giving us our best chance of getting out in the morning. Another of the many campgrounds we have stopped at in the winter that we'll put on our list for checking out in more clement weather. It is truly beautiful. Used electric only; site had a covered picnic table & there were showers/rest rooms that we did not check out but other folks seemed to be using them with no complaints. Would definitely stay again & I would imagine it is quite crowded in warmer weather.
12/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Arrived after dark & our registration materials & map to site were right where we were told they would be. Before I could read everything, caretaker appeared on his golf cart to escort us to level, hard pack site & even guided us in. Small wooden, railed porch with picnic table at site was a nice touch. Told us to go ahead & get settled then come down to the office to take care of business. Amazed how they have cut sites into this very hilly area but it works. Caretaker put us in a site near road with less of a grade for easier exit in the morning in case snow developed overnight. Back section across the creek was not open this time of year (Branson somewhat closes starting in late October & fully closed after the few New Year's eve shows). Very helpful front office for what to do in Branson - even this time of year & where to go get something to eat. Clean showers/rest room/laundry areas at office/house. Friendly cats begging to be pet. Would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects veteran discount.
01/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Last stop for our old RV & she was giving us some electric [inverter] issues as we pulled into the CG. Front desk made quick work of our registration, guided us out to our level, gravel site & stuck around til we got the electrical issue resolved. Nice winterized water hookup; WARM rest room/shower, cute little lake. Made a bonehead move when I was dumping & made a good sized toxic mess which camp host voluntarily came over to assist me with cleanup. Another one to put on our list to visit when we can wear bathing suits.
12/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice enough folks at the front desk although I must say I have to comment on not having an off-season rate. Paid rate supposedly reflects Good Sam discount. Spouse said rest rooms/showers were wonderful. Level, gravel site & we noticed someone picking up around the landscaped entry area. But holy cow, the noise from the freeway is incredible. Shame on us for not paying more attention to it when we pulled in - but when you're tired, I guess you intend to ignore a lot in the hope that you can hit the sack ASAP. Would not stay here again unless I notice some sort of sound barrier.
12/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our 2nd visit to Tall Pines & we hope to return here many more times in the future. Immaculately clean CG w/concrete pads & gravel pads; table & chairs at many sites - picnic tables at the rest, good hookups; 2 great dog runs (1 w/doggie exercise gear); full selection of RV parts/gear in the store. Extremely helpful owners. Pool & small playground for the kids. Firefighter memorial is a nice touch. We will definitely make a detour to stay here again!
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Our 2nd night in our new RV was spent here. The good folks at the front desk made quick work of our registration & we pulled into our gravel, level site & hooked up. Filled up w/potable water & then stowed the hose for fear of freezing later in the night. Good trade library in the office as well as comfy chairs. Very clean & well maintained rest rm/shower/laundry area w/coded access. Cardinals & squirrels at the feeder by the office as we departed the next day. Used the Post Office, FedX & gas station in town, just down the street (just like the front desk told us) & purchased some on sale adult beverage containers from the going-out-of-business bowling alley/lounge just outside the CG. Pity! Another small town struggling to survive. Would definitely stay again.
07/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Like another reviewer, we bypassed the questionable looking spots in Austin in favor of the higher altitude location of this CG. Nothing frilly; it's bare bones, one step away from boon docking. Water spigots scattered around, cement picnic table, fire ring. Rest rooms were a bit scary & 1 was simply closed off. Pavement/gravel rd & site - nearly level. We probably would stay again.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very basic place to stay but its usually in a good position as we head north from Phoenix & we like to avoid Page. Plus, its right across the street form the Jacob Lake store where you can view some wonderful Native American weaving & other goods as well as get the best milkshake you've had in a long time. Vault toilets were clean, dirt/gravel roads & fairly level sites. Surrounded by pine forest.
12/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our 1st stop on a long trip back east to trade in our RV on a newer model. CG is right in the Mesila area if you like the allure of the old town & shopping. Pet run is essentially along a canal where 1 of the long termers told me not to bother w/picking up after our pet "just kick some sand over it like we do" hmmmmm. Front desk was very amiable, cute siesta themed site numbers, electric OK, cable OK, did not use water due to fear of freezing; easy in & out. Originally thought the price a bit high for what we were getting this time of year but other CGs in the area were in the $50-$75 range. We would probably stay again.
01/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very helpful desk attendant; wonderfully stocked trade library, cute little store but down to their lower levels of inventory, pet friendly, clean CG w/level - gravel sites. Front desk gave us options of which sites to use & I always like that - this time we moved 1 spot over to avoid a tree branch extending across a fence. Pool & spa area are clean but have seen better days & probably need some modernization. Did not use restaurant but it seemed like it would be very convenient - esp 4 breakfast. Also did not use Wi-Fi but overheard another RVer commenting to attendant on it fading in and out. Here's the downside - TRAINS! constant, day & night. DW & I are beginning to think there is some national property tax benefit to putting RV CGs near RxR tracks. Would definitely check out the park to the north if we needed to stay in the area again to avoid the noise.
02/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed in Feb of '11 & were quite tired when we arrived. Front desk was very efficient & noted the restaurant delivery service which we took advantage of (ribs & catfish - yum!). They also noted they were trying to keep all services available this winter & were struggling w/water,etc. Watch for burrs in the grass when walking your pet. Rest room/shower was OK, water was hot. Would stay again just for the restaurant delivery service.
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