Nice shady campground on the Snake River (one of four owned and managed by Idaho Power Co.) located on Hwy 86, 1/4 mile North of Hwy 71 (GPS Coordinates: N44.97421 W116.85800) near the entry of Hells Canyon at an elevation of 1738'. It is a first come first serve campground, located 70 miles NE of Baker City. The closest grocery store, as well as diesel fuel stop is in Halfway, OR 17 miles away. Our Verizon worked reasonably well, but there is a pay phone available on site if needed. We would have ranked this campground higher, but due to parking bumpers placed everywhere to protect the grass, it made it extremely difficult to maneuver our rig in and out of the campground /site. We would return, but would call first to check availability (541-785-7209).
Welcome to the Great Outdoors! This is a beautifully maintained U.S. Forest Service park located on Hwy 7, 18 miles SW of Baker City, OR. Bring everything you need because there are no conveniences nearby. The campground is at 4100' elevation nestled among Ponderosa Pines and just above Phillips Lake, which can be seen from several campsites. It is open May 1 - September 30. There is a 6.5 mile shoreline hiking / biking trail, a swim beach, a boat launch and plenty of fishing for trout, bass, and perch. There are 3 large reservable group tenting sites near the shore of the lake. There is no TV reception and satellite reception is questionable due to the trees. Our Verizon services worked well. The camp hosts are very helpful and friendly. Firewood is sold on site.
No sewer, no water, cellphone communications sparse, sites are heavily wooded, small, and not level. There is cellphone communications and Wi-Fi available 5 miles away at the Abe Martin Lodge. Dump station was 2 miles from our site. An additional dump station should added for the large number of sites that they have. Nearest facilities are in Nashville, IN, 9 miles away.
Very nice park with friendly staff. Rate is based on a weekly rate; park does not offer a discounted monthly rate. Close to facilities. Has great views of the river and the freighters. Would rate this park higher if it had sewer connections. The older section of the park had low voltage at times. There is standing water after rainfall.
This is a very nice park with lots of amenities as mentioned in previous reviews. The Cons: Though the pads are nicely concreted with patios, they are not level side to side. At times, the water pressure was low even though the park was sparsely occupied. When camping here, the park requires you to attach an entry tag to the passenger side windshield which is impossible to remove. The adhesive is so strong that solvent and a razor is required for removal. A hang tag would be less expensive, less annoying and more user friendly. When we visit a community, we like to remove our 'Entry Tag' so as not to advertise we are travelers who may have valuables in our vehicle. Also, if you have visitors, the park insists they pay a $5.00 daily entry fee (or $25.00 annual pass). To avoid this exorbitant fee, your visitors must park outside the gate and be picked up. We found this to be embarrassing and obnoxious! It is a poor reflection on the park administration.
Ashland’s Kreher RV Park has 33 rentable sites with water and electric (14) 50 amp, (19) 30 amp, but no sewer. The sites are gravel and not very level. There is a dump station but it is on an incline, making it very difficult or impossible to completely empty your tanks. There are showers located in the public area of the park but they are locked except for the hours from 6:30-10am and 6-9:30pm. The rate is $30 per day or $550 monthly. We camped in site #23, a 50 Amp waterfront site renting it for one month. This site is adjacent to the public area of the park including a children’s playground. The park has no curfew and we observed unsavory activities late at night that made us question the level of security. There is no barrier separating the public area from the RV area except a shallow drainage ditch. If fact, there is a footbridge that connects the playground to campsites #22 & #23. This created constant foot and bicycle traffic through our campsite, by local residents as well as other RVers. Many people here seem to be genuinely ignorant of basic campground etiquette; others just don’t care if they offend. When we brought this to the attention of park authorities, we were told that the people here are not accustomed to having boundaries. Being from Wisconsin ourselves, we expected better! This constant annoyance made this one of the most unpleasant camping experiences we have had. If privacy and security are important to you, you will not be comfortable in this campground. After noticing cautionary signs nearby, we learned that Kreher Park is situated on a contaminated landfill and is adjacent to an area designated as a Superfund site. While swimming is permitted at the park beach (there is no lifeguard) it is prohibited a short distance away due to the presence of toxic sediments. For official information, go to: www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/ashland/pdfs/ashland_rod_201009.pdf. The Iron Ore Dock, a current attraction, has been designated as being unsafe and is scheduled for removal 2011/2012. Our experience in Ashland outside of the park, has been very pleasant. In fact, the people of Ashland are clearly proud of their city and they make visitors feel welcome. The one exception is the local coin laundries which are a disgrace and greatly over priced. The laundry in nearby Washburn is nice and cost is reasonable. Ashland’s many murals, brownstone buildings, unique shops and cafes are a unique feature. The town has many areas to bike and public parks for recreation. Although Kreher RV Park is in a beautiful setting with gorgeous sunsets, we would not have stayed here if we had known about the situations we described. We will not return.
Very large park, conveniently located to the lake and town. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. The park laundry is one of the nicest and most reasonable that I've seen. They also have a club house, game room, etc. It is a very family friendly park. My only complaint, and really it isn't the parks fault are the goose droppings. It is everywhere you walk. There are not many campers here in the Spring and that has a lot to do with it. With more campers there are less geese. We would stay here again as well as recommend this park.
Rate is based on a monthly winter rate, electricity is included. The managers and staff are really nice and accommodating at the Islander. Even though this park has nice views of the Westport Marina and convenient to bike paths, waterfront shops, restaurants, and 'The Groins', the park itself leaves much to be desired. The park is old! With some updating, it could be a really nice park. The sites are situated in dirt with huge potholes, and when it rains, which is often, the whole park turns into a lake. The sites are short and narrow and there are only 2 sites that will fit the larger rigs like ours. We would only stay here again if they invested the time and resources to update this park.
Rate based on winter monthly rate, electricity extra. After physically checking out every RV Park in the Sequim area, we chose this park as our base camp. Wow, are we glad we did! What a wonderful park with the nicest owners and camp hosts. It's conveniently nestled in the small town of Sequim, in the Dungeness Valley with a nice view of the Olympic Mountains! It's the perfect place to call home while you see all the beautiful sights that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. It is a small but cozy park, well suited for the retired RVer. Being small is part of its charm. The hosts are so welcoming, offering plenty of activities for their guests, from potlucks to Thursday night socials, to luncheons; there is something always going on at Gilgal. We met so many nice folks here, we would definitely return if we find ourselves back in the area.
Rate stated based on monthly rate (electricity extra). We arrived here with the intention of staying one month and ended up staying 4 months! This is a very nice and quiet park with wonderful hosts. They go out of there way to make your stay a comfortable one. The pull thrus are terraced and very spacious. It is very convenient to shopping, ferry, local sightseeing, etc. We would stay here again.