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06/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
The only plus to this state park is the location close to Seattle. Beware - it is difficult for a big rig. We have a 38 ft 5th wheel and the road into the park was very windy, lots of tall trees, I would advise people to not try to navigate this in the dark or at dusk when towing. Park really needs to trim some trees if they want to make this big rig friendly. Our site was B49, right next to the ampitheather. Supposedly a pull-through site, but no way could we make the turn around the tree in the curved part of the site. We ended up backing in from the other side of our site. Verizon coverage was awful in this park, Sprint and AT&T was okay, but only with boosters, no coverage without boosting equipment. Park is a bit run down due to lack of funding. Not sure we'll ever stay here again even though we have friends to visit within 5 miles of this location. Way too expensive for the hassle. Day use fees are collected at this park and you can end up with a very long back up to get into the park. They do not have a separate lane in the entry area for those that are already checked in and paid. Waited in line 20 minutes one time, just to get into the park.
07/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy to access, parking is a grassy field, nothing special but inexpensive place to stay in the Seattle area. One nice feature was a Cenex truck that came through every Wednesday. Nice to have propane filled on site instead of taking the tanks somewhere. Camp host is a very personable woman who runs a tight ship. Verizon coverage was OK for both data and cell was weak, worked better with boosters, but was not real strong.
06/2014
rating [ 3/10 ]
I rated this low. For $25/night it had to be the worst WA state park we have ever stayed in. Sites 1-4 are the ones where supposedly the large RVs should be. They are as close together as any commercial campground, so no privacy, noise from your neighbor's generator, etc. There were other pull through sites that would have worked. The website just didn't show they were available for larger rigs, but we saw a RV larger than ours on one of them, That would have been a much more pleasant spot with a little more privacy. $25/night for no hooks and no working dump station felt like it was priced too high. You also get charged extra if you are not a WA state resident and want to make a reservation. Unlike most Western WA state parks, there is little or no vegetation between any of the RV sites in this park. Only sites with any privacy are in the tent or very small class B RV area. You are in the flight path of SeaTac so you do get that noise. On the plus side, nice hiking trail in the park and easy walk to the beach area. Probably not a park we'll stay in again.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were told this was a former state park that was transformed into a privately run campground. The site spacing certainly feels more like a state park instead of a typical commercial campground. We stopped here over Memorial Day weekend so the park was pretty full, lots of noise from kids having fun, but with all the space it wasn't a big deal. Our cell phone / Verizon data worked well here. Beautiful park with lots of trees. Our only concern was the need to be very careful when maneuvering our 38 ft 5th wheel, just due to the trees, extra care was needed in just driving through the campground loop.
05/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice state park with awesome hiking opportunities. We enjoyed a weekend here, the sites are well spaced. We had absolutely no Verizon or Sprint coverage here, AT&T was our only working phone. Getting to this park takes patience, Hwy 214 going into and out of the park is a windy, twisty road for a large rig so patience is needed.
04/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America Discount. We stayed when the park was not very full. If you came here during their peak season sites would be very close together. Campground is on a grassy field and fairly easy to level. Site were not long enough to leave the truck / trailer attached. This was okay for a one night stopover, but would not be my first choice for a longer stay. Verizon, AT&Tm and Sprint all had very weak coverage for data and phone at this park.
04/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
We arrived after dark and found this to be a very easy RV park to navigate and easy pull thru site. Site was long enough that we could have left the truck/RV hooked up. But, the power pedestal was located too far forward in the site so we would have had to either use our extension and settle for 30 AMP. Instead we chose to unhitch. Verizon signal was strong and park charges extra for Internet so we didn't try their WiFi. Reasonable place to stay as we were just passing through and needed a place to stop for a could of nights. Noise from the CA 99 HWY was constant, but didn't bother us much. Campground is actually 8 miles south of Bakerfield, out in the agricultural area. Could smell fertilizer at times based on the direction of the wind. Not the kind of place I'd stay for long, but OK for a 2 night stopover.
04/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rate reflect 10% Good Sam discount. This park is relatively small with a mix of short time visitors and some that are there for 2-5 months at a time. Sites were very narrow. Site 7 was the worst due to a Joshua Tree that can't be cut down and a permanently placed picnic table that gave us 6 inches of clearance on each side to back in. Owner said he can't move the table, more likely not willing to have the work done to move it, but the site is not big rig friendly. This is not a campground we would choose to stay in again. Campground WiFi was horrible. Verizon and AT&T were a little slow but much better than the campground WiFi. Reservations are non-refundable. Some noise from the Hwy close by, but not too bad.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice park near Norman, but a bit of a drive if you need to be in town each day. Verizon JetPack worked really well. This park has multiple camping areas, some with 50 amp power but no sewer hookups near the Nature Center, others on the other side of the lake are full hookups but only 30 amp power. Look closely at a map or call before you go. We had been there for a day visit once before and our map program routed us to the other side of the lake this time, oops. Arrived there in a rain storm and it was very muddy but other than than no complaints, very friendly staff. They offer a Good Sam's discount but you need to ask for it.
04/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate reflects Escapees discount. Basically a very dusty, windy, gravel parking lot. A few long term residents along the back row. Friendly staff, our first stay at an Escapees Park. This is not normally the type of park we like to stay at but it worked for a 5 night stopvoer and time to catch up on work. Had issues with response time from the Verizon JetPack and huge issues getting our Dish Tailgator to connect at this location.
01/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
Love this campground, we were here in December and came back in January! Great hiking trails, easy access to shopping, Verizon Jet Pack worked well, friendly hosts and campground staff. Overall is a pleasant place to stay in the Tucson area if you want something different than a traditional RV park.
02/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Campground managers / hosts are very friendly and helpful. Due to family circumstances they worked with us to allow us to extend our stay longer than their 14 day policy. Verizon Jet Pack worked well at this campground. If you are going to be returning after the gate closes, make sure ask for the code. Restrooms were always clean, although they are a bit old. No price difference for 50 vs. 30 amp sites.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
The only reason I didn't give this a "10" was due to the gate locking at 10 PM each night and our campsite was more than a mile from the gate. We were in the area visiting family and friends and got caught in traffic one night, almost didn't make it back in time. Sites were spacious, many with lake views, option for 30 or 50 amp hookups with a small price difference.
01/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice state park, but the location was a little noisy with I-10 constant noise and the train that parallels the freeway. Good space between sites, lots of hiking trails within the park. Verizon MiFi worked well. Park Wi-Fi was available for $$ so we didn't use it. We were surprised that the sites has 20/30/50 amp hookup but no water. We didn't realize that until after we were leveled and unhooked so we had to haul water. Nice stopover between Phoenix and Tucson and a chance to be away from the big city locations.
01/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice state park located at a bend in the Colorado River. Park Wi-Fi was intermittent, ability to use Verizon MiFi was dependent on site location, we saw a lot of people using the picnic pavilions to call / email / check online, etc. We didn't have any issues with our MiFi after we put up our booster antenna. Road down into the park is very steep with a very sharp turn, but once in the park it was very easy to maneuver through the park. Sites were a little closer together than most of the state parks we've stay in, the sites closer to the water treatment facility had to deal with a bit of an unpleasant aroma. I'd recommend avoiding sites 12-24 due to the aroma.
12/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
This park's best feature was their convenience to downtown Tucson. It's in a location that is hard to get to right now due to construction and it's right next to the freeway, close to a train so it's a bit noisy. The people who checked us in were very friendly, our rate reflects the discount they gave to artists participating in the 4th Avenue Fair. They are right next to a walking / biking trail. Their Tengo Internet was very slow and we gave up using it after the first hour and used our JetPack. We did appreciate the hot tub each evening, we were working and on our feet all day so that was a nice convenience. Our biggest issue with this park was the actual site. Due to a palm tree on one side and the placement of the water / electric pedestal and the location of our 4 slides, we had to have our 5th wheel positioned very precisely which put our truck's front wheels on the curb. When it came time to hitch / un-hitch the curb and the very thick gravel in the site made it very difficult. If we stay here again, I would request a site without trees, one that hadn't just been graveled with 6 inches of gravel and one of the sites that wasn't in the front row with the weird curb issue. In the unhitching process we did end up with our blocks / landing gear slipping in the gravel a bit which caused the hitch to damage our almost new toolbox that sits between the hitch and the tailgate, so we weren't happy about that at all.
12/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Clean park, mostly a manufactured home park vs. an RV park. RV sites seemed to be primarily occupied by long term residents. Very clean and neat. Price reflects Passport America discount for a week, plus 2 days at the regular rate. WiFi did not work in our section of the park. Verizon JetPack worked well. We were put in a site between 2 single wide trailers; very quiet location, much quieter than the RV section that was close to a busy street. Laundry facilities were about the cleanest we've seen at any RV park with plenty of machines and reasonable prices.
11/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice location, close enough to Mesa to shop / run errands but far enough away to not feel like you were in town. Verizon connectivity was a bit slow, but reasonable. Huge sites, nice hiking, biking trails in the park. Friendly camp hosts, and a relatively good experience. Only downside was the Firing range close by, noise was bothersome at times, seemed never ending on the weekends. Some noise from Hwy 202 but wasn't too bad most of the time.
11/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We fell in love with this park, first place we've ever camped in AZ and we'll be back. Huge sites, great connectivity on our Verizon card, lots of hiking trails, very quiet location, beautiful weather and friendly camp hosts. Very close to the town of Fountain Hills, diesel was a bit expensive in that town so fuel up before you arrive.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Sites had a little more distance than many of the RV parks we've stayed in. Backing in due to a pole and where the hook ups were located took longer than usual. Friendly / helpful staff. We were here during the Pumpkin Festival, one of the busiest times of the fall for this area and the park was relatively full, but very quiet. WiFi was slow, Verizon worked well. When the fog lifted we had a nice view of the sunset out the back window of our RV.
10/2013
rating [ 4/10 ]
As other reviewers have noted, very tight sites, little room between sites. Had to have the person across from us move his truck to be able to back in. Basically a gravel parking lot with hook-ups. Good access to grocery stores and shopping in the area. WiFi was iffy at times, good Verizon signal. Laundry facilities inadequate for a park with this many short - medium term residents, several people were staying for a 2-6 month term. 4 washers (2 out of order), 3 dryers and very expensive to use. We will avoid staying here again if at all possible.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate reflects Passport America. Very quiet RV park, further off the Interstate than other campgrounds. Nice, helpful office staff. We were only here for one night, very easy pull-through site for a one night stay. Not sure I would want to be here long term, sites are closer than we prefer, but we usually camp at state or county parks. Good choice for an enroute stopover.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy access off I-5, very quiet during the week with good spacing between sites. River is just on the other side of the levee with a good walking trail on top of the levee. Good connectivity for Verizon MiFi. Reasonably priced park with FHU, very unusual for California.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
At first we wondered what we were getting into, the top row of campers are all permanent residents, but once you start down the hill, it's much more pleasant. The outer circle are all long term / summer residents with pull thru spots in the center. Very quiet, close to the freeway, but noise was not too bad. Easy place to get to if you follow the directions on the website, not sure where MapQuest was trying to send us. One of the other long term residents gave us the Wi-Fi code, worked very well here, just not provided by the campground host. Not a lot to do in the area, closest laundry and shopping were at least 10 miles down the Interstate. Given the price, it was a pleasant place to stay for a few days.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
As others have mentioned, the bugs here can be pretty intense. We enjoyed our stay here. The sites are well spaced, and it was very quiet during the week. Lots of opportunities for boating and water activities. Our Verizon MiFi has worked well here. The scenery in this campground is outstanding with the lake and mountains. We would stay here again.
09/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites are very close together, luckily most of the time we were there the park wasn't full. We were here for 13 nights due to needing to get some work done on our truck. Nice feature is that this park is within easy walking / biking distance of the St. Vrain Greenway trail for recreational opportunities. Weekends are busier with all the activities at the Fairgrounds, but overall it's pretty quiet at this park. Our Verizon MiFi worked well in the park. We took advantage of the many, many shopping opportunities to restock and refurbish a few items in our rig. We'd rather stay at a state park or a park with a little more room between sites, but overall our stay here was okay and was a reasonable choice given that we had to be in the area for the work on our truck.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay here. We were very surprised by the day use fee that is NOT included in your camp fees which is different than most of the other state parks we have been in. Since we still had 2 vehicles, at $7/vehicle per night we ended up paying $40/night with full hook ups. We still enjoyed our stay, but thought it was a bit pricey. The noise from the Interstate didn't bother us too much, but we have a "white noise" device that we use when sleeping. We enjoyed all the walking trails within the park and the extensive water fowl. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. We had good reception on our Verizon MiFi device.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a city park that accepts donations. We were only here one night en route, but it was very quiet, easy to get into and we were happy to use the 50 amp hookups they had available.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were here for almost 2 weeks. The manager and work campers were all really friendly and very helpful. We ended up staying a week longer than planned due to needing a repair service. They were great about letting us move our food into the cooler in the office / gift shop while the fridge was being repaired. Our rate reflected the "friend and family" rate that the work campers could offer to friends. This is a nice, older park with lots of trees. Nice covered picnic tables between each site. Several other reviews mentioned issues with the trees. It's a little tight to maneuver with a large rig, but definitely do-able. I would not want to be here (or anywhere in the Black Hills ) during Sturgis Rally, but while we were here we didn't see any issues with people having trouble getting into or out of their sites. Again, the work campers were great at guiding people in and providing advice and help.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park with very friendly staff and work campers. We were here for a week and found it to be pleasant. Their Wi-Fi was "okay", they had several connections, however, sometimes they were a little slow. We saw a lot of people passing through on their way to and from the Sturgis Rally and were really happy to not be any closer to South Dakota. Sites were a little closer than we prefer, but much better than many of the commercial campgrounds.
07/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Convenient access to Hwy 101 and activities on the northern portion of the Olympic Peninsula. Campground hosts are very friendly. Some summer residents appear to be here for the entire summer for work camping jobs. Campground was very close to the highway so constant traffic noise.
07/2013
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here just before the Good Guys car show was set to start. We were given a couple of sites so we had plenty of room. No frills, basic campsite but worked well for us as we were just trying to take care of a few business things before moving on from the Seattle area. Normal rate is $23 when they don't have an event going on, cheapest place to stay in the Seattle area. Campground host was great.
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