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07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This place is a way better value than the local KOA. The place is massive and there are lots of trees. The only down sides are that there are some long term RV's there that are some of the worst I have ever seen ! But if people need to live I am not the type to complain just because something is not nice to my eyes. People have a right to live the way they want to. The other down sides are NO POOL. The place is MASSIVE, why not sacrifice a few sites for a really nice pool. It was over 100 degrees and we were actually tempted to bring our kids to the KOA because it had a water park. The other down side is the 9 hole mini golf course which is a severe eyesore ! If I were them I would not even advertise it. I think $30 is high for any RV park but these days that seems to be a good price. I am going to rate this as a good campground for overnighting and for a base camp if you are in Great Falls. This is due to the friendly staff, nice big sites and good price for the area.
07/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park is an unmaintained dump ! I only give it 4 points out of 10 for 3 reasons. The 1st is that there are a lot of trees. The 2nd is the prices in the store. They are cheap for a campground. They are not designed to "soak" you just because you are at the campground. The store stays busy because of these prices. The 3rd reason is the staff. They are very polite and helpful. One girl, Amanda, was the perfect counter person. Very nice and helpful and she even washed her hands every time before she served ice cream. I wish every person would do this before they handle your food ! It would only take me and a couple of guys a few weeks to turn this place around. It is a shame that the owners are letting it go. The value is not there for what they charge. Some sites such as 28 & 29 are barely even usable, why not just charge 1/2 price for them for overnighters? The sites are run down. There is NO pool. It gets above 100 degrees there a lot during the summer. Firepits are sunken and almost non-existent. A lot of the fixtures are wood so why not rebuild them? Shame... nice mature trees, friendly staff, why not fix the campground.
07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
You can tell that this place used to be a dump. You can see that the new owners are REALLY trying to make the park nice. Beautiful brick like picnic table pads have been added. New gravel has been added and there are lots of new trees planted. The park has some nice views that are interrupted by farm equipment and broken down trucks. There is nothing the owners can do to remedy this. If the put up a big fence it will also block the mountain view. The rate is not really good value at $33 but I cannot blame the owners. In order to improve this park they need to charge a little bit aggressive rates. Still not too high though. Pool was clean, bathrooms clean. Staff (owners?) were friendly. I give this park a good rating and it will be even nicer to visit next year.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Like the other reviews said, PERFECT ! This is the best we have ever stayed at. As long as the keep the prices the same and keep up the same standard without becoming rude or too heavy on the rules this park will be our #1 destination spot. Restrooms, spotless ! Guys on the golf carts and security gates, friendly and courteous ! Pool, clean and large ! 5 star location.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Umpqua RV Park. No wi-fi. No campfires. No playground. No pool. But the guy who runs the place is very very nice and the park is very clean and maintained. I would camp here again only if I was passing through. If you are wanting to be in the area and not hang around the campground then this is a great place. If you have a pile of kids then I would not recommend unless you are passing through. Great place if you need peace an quiet.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We had a mixed feeling about this RV Park. We booked it and when we got there 2PM in the afternoon the office was closed. Surprising to find it closed since this was an RV park. There was a bunch of envelopes with names on them for site reservations. Ours showed our site # and name and that it was a "back-in" site. When we went to the site it was way too small for us. A nice fellow who lived in the park saw that there was no way at all that we could fit in there and so he came and showed us a better site. The site he showed us could fit us in there but it was a dump of a site. Right next to the highway wall, and right between 2 abandoned run down 5th wheels from the 70's ! Being just 2 miles from Mexico we figured, oh well, we will just be using it as a base camp while in SD, so we stayed. We went to get some supplies and upon returning at 4PM we saw the office open. I went inside and the lady in there was quite rude. Each time I tried to speak one word she would immediately cut me off and state the same thing: "THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". I said "BUT I JUST NEED A KEY TO THE RESTR-" "SIR, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". I said "BUT HOW DO I USE THE RESTR-" "SIR, THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY, ANY PROBLEMS CAN BE DEALT WITH IN THE MORNING". This went in for about 60 seconds with me just trying to deal with the simplest of issues but I kept getting cut off. Finally I got the keys. The next morning the lady was super nice. I was told by one of the long term residents there that Sunday was her only day off. I feel bad for her but the office door was open and my issues were simple. I would recommend that you arrive on any day but Sunday. In some areas the park is beautiful. The office, bathrooms, Laundry and Rec Room are truly resort like. About 2/3 of the sites are really really nice. The other 1/3 are run down and have people living in old beat up RV's. Some of the people living in them are very very nice and some are just plain mean and gang-like looking. This park is just a little bit short of being a 1st class park. I would recommend the park only if you arrive on any day but Sunday and get to pick your site. WI-FI is only available in the rec room which closes at 10PM so it is inconvenient. Price was fair at $36 . Don't buy ICE there, it is $3 for a small bag !
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is actually quite nice. You are in the desert and it is very hot which makes for the perfect swimming pool situation. The sites are level, there are bushes between each site which makes you feel like you are camping even though you are in the desert. Also makes good privacy. Campground is also very clean and tidy. Those are the good things. Now the only 2 bad things. NO campfire pits. I do not know if the reason is because of the desert or not, but I do not think you should be able to use the word "CAMPGROUND" if you cannot have a campfire. For example, Las Vegas KOA is NOT a campground by any means but they advertise as such. Now for the worst part of all for this KOA here in Yermo, California. They advertise WI-FI but there was no signal and the only excuse they could come up with is that the heat made it not work. I do not buy that excuse since the Las Vegas KOA, where it was hotter, had perfect WI-FI ! The reason it upsets me so much is that on this trip we encountered so many campgrounds that advertise the WI-Fi and when you get there it is not working. And they always have some excuse followed by "THEY are having somebody coming in to fix it in the near future". "They" must mean the campground owners. Setting up a wireless network is SO easy these days ! Why can't these businesses that advertise WI-FI not get their act together? When I go to the office to see what the problem is there is always a few guys like myself standing there with laptops in hand asking why the WI-FI does not work. For some of us the WI-Fi is an absolute necessity when travelling. Peggy Sue's diner is cool to look at but it is dirty and greasy looking. For a REALLY GOOD meal go a little bit in the other direction and there is PENNY'S DINER. Massive sandwiches with fries for $6 !!! A feast ! I would recommend this site very much but NOT if you must have WI-Fi. Price was $32.90 with the KOA discount.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is a nice sunrise after going through Los Angeles. It is a nice big park with big trees and a nice pool. If you need room for your kids to run around etc then this is definitely the park for you. Sites are gravel, which some people might like but it really caused us a problem with our truck sinking and it created problems when trying to get out of our site. We arrived late and the office closed early which left us with many questions that you ask when you arrive in a new area. There was NO wi-fi ! No Cable TV ! These things are a necessity when it comes to modern camping. It is the furthest away from Disneyland of the Anaheim parks.
07/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
The guy that runs this place is mean ! He tries to be pushy. Do not tell him where you are going ! If you do, he will insist heavily on a route and if you do not tell him you are definitely 100% going his way, he will get nasty. He also spent a lot of time telling what I cannot do in his campground. A lot of warnings about what will get you kicked out. He seems to pick on the last camper to arrive. Rides around on a golf cart and hangs around while you are unhitching, etc. This is the worst campground we have ever stayed at by a country mile !
07/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Called ahead to confirm a site but the lady said not to worry that there would be a site here for us and that the rate was $26 less the discount. This rate was based on the size of our trailer and the number of people in our family, etc. When we went to register a site they said it was $37. I told them about what the lady quoted me and they asked what her name was. I don't take names in every situation in life but I guess I should have ! Oh well, we went ahead and stayed anyway. Warning to anyone with a GPS, the satellite will tell you exit 47 but you actually exit at 44. Then when you get here the GPS will tell you the campground is on the right but in fact it is about 500 ft up the road. Campground has nice shaded sites with level parking. One thing they should do is fix the playground. There is one teeter-totter that looks to be broken (missing) for a long time. Also a tether ball that the kids love, is missing. The wire rope is there but no ball. Such small items to repair which would make the playground so much nicer. Train goes by a lot but that cannot be helped and you really don't notice it. Would camp here again if they give me the rate that they originally quoted me.
07/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Campground was OK but being a camper who needs Wi-Fi as an absolute necessity I was disappointed. I called ahead the same day to confirm that the Wi-Fi was working and they said it was. After getting set up at my site I learned that the Wi-Fi was not working and was an ongoing problem with their campground. Staff was nice though. The Ice Cream social was well run. Way better than most KOA's. There were many varieties and the ice cream was kept cold in a proper manner. Not out of grocery store tubs with bees landing on it constantly like some other KOA's. It was $1 for a very large scoop on a nice sugar cone. It is nice to see an ice cream social that is not just out to make a profit on the ice cream. We would camp here again only if they improved their Wi-Fi.
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