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05/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the first time we've state in an Arkansas State Park & we've been very impressed. We're in the A loop, site 6 & do have satellite connection. Our mifi doesn't get a real strong connection but we can use it. Our site is concrete,level, has full hookups & is very spacious. We can see the lake thru the trees when we're outside. It's very quiet here during the week (so far). They have a swimming beach & a marina. This past Sunday they offered a free boat trip on the lake & the Park Ranger gave us information about the area. We haven't used the rest rooms, so can't comment on that. I do know they have a safe room in a couple of the rest rooms because we were during a heavy thunderstorm & I asked where to go in case of emergency. We would definitely recommend this park.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a very quiet military base, The spots were somewhat close together, but it was never full both times we went there. The host is very friendly & helpful. One section has trees & the other is open. We stayed in the open section & had no trouble getting satellite, phone or internet, which was provided.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is really a nice spot with grass & plenty of trees, no satellite TV, but got phone & private (Verizon) Wi-Fi. There are places to sight see from here, we drove to Hell's Canyon look out & there is a tram to the top of the mountain right around the corner. The lake looked nice, but it was the end of the season & they were bringing in all the boats. There are a lot of deer in the park, that are not afraid of the people. I saw people feeding them, which I wouldn't recommend, but they also would come up next to your RV & sit there for a long time. It is a well kept park & I would definitely return.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
What a nice, well kept quiet park. The spots that back to the highway probably weren't that quiet, but there are plenty away from the highway. There are trees & lots of nice grass. This is a great spot if you want to visit the fossil beds,& painted hills. There is a day park next to it, if you want to have running room for your kids in the daytime. We would definitely go back if in the area.
06/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are pull through sites for the big rigs, which we have. There was only one other RV in the park the night we stayed. Our biggest complaint was that the trees in the pull throughs need trimming. We really scratched our RV. They need to put the map of the campground at the beginning, because we drove through the whole campground looking for a spot. Other than that, it was very quiet & it was a perfect spot to park for the night.
07/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
This has the potential to be a nice campground. When we arrived, the signs to the campground were poor and we ended up driving behind the restaurant. Not so good in a 40' motorhome towing a car. Register in the store at the gas station. It does seem to have a decent selection of things. The campground itself has trees, is off the street and space between the sites. HOWEVER, there are broken down junk vans and a bus parked around one side and the road to the campground itself has huge potholes you can't drive around. The map they pass out for the sites, gives the wrong direction into them, so get out and walk to your site before going down the campsite roads or you might find yourself at a dead end with trouble getting out. The park does not appear to be well cared for. They do offer Wi-Fi, but it was very slow and sometimes non existent. Some of the sites are pretty level, not sure about all. If you are assigned to site 1 or 2 check it out carefully as raw sewage was dumping there in July 2013.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
For the most part, this is just a huge parking lot. Many caravans stop here. It is all gravel; although, they do have some treed sites on an upper level. I think they only have water & electric or less up there. However, it is much quieter. The lower part is a block from the highway by a row of trees. My biggest complaint would be their electrical service. It was hot the first full day we were here & many were running their AC's. They only have 30 amp service, which is normally fine, but the service at the post kept dropping causing us to lose power. This also happened one night when trying to run the heat pump. They do have an RV wash and decent laundry facilities. They give you free Wi-Fi, but it is a limited amount. It was fine for our use, which was email, checking the stock market & reading some news. It's about 4 miles from downtown, but no problem to get there.
10/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is only 5 years old and it really laid out well. It is great for big rigs. The road is wide and the sites are easy to back in. The sites themselves are heavily packed gravel, level and clean! We stayed in Dairy Creek West. Spots 1-14 are more shaded, and 30-36 get morning shade. Since it was Oct, we wanted as much sun as possible so we stayed in 51. We had great satellite, cell and our own Wi-Fi. Dairy creek East was more open. There were lots of hiking trails. This is sort of away from everything, but we drove Hillsboro and took the train to Portland for the day. It was very inexpensive! The hosts were very friendly and kept the place spotless. We would definitely come back here again.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This park is huge. We stayed in the H loop. Since it rained everyday we were there,we didn't go thru the other loops, except I which was very similar to H. There is very little grass here & so it was really muddy. The pads are narrow, so you end up stepping out of the rv into the mud. The H sites that back to the road were the best for grass. There is a beach & museum on the park site itself & you have easy access to many places for sightseeing, and plenty of shopping within 10 miles or less. We got good cell & our own wifi service in the park.
10/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very nice park. It's a bit awkward to access, especially from the east. You have to go past it, get off at the next exit & go back. It is right off the Interstate & thru the rest stop. The sites that are near the Interstate are very noisy A1 -16, & probably B 48,50 & 55. However, you could probably get satellite from one of those spot. We couldn't get it from the B19, but did move later to B43 & did get it there. We couldn't get anything on antenna. The park host was really nice & get everything very clean. There is a train that runs along the gorge, but you got used to it & it didn't blow it's whistle. The views of the gorge are very nice. It was a good spot to sight see Mt.Hood, & the areas along the gorge. The biggest negative would be that you can only go E from there, so you have to drive about 3 miles out of your way to go west or coming from the East. We were able to get cell service & our own wifi. I would definitely return here if I were in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice park on the reservoir. Satellite TV seemed accessible for many sites. There are some sites that overlook the reservoir. Phone service & personal internet were not too good. It is about 15 miles from the nearest town so try to take the things you need. There are a lot of deer in the area in the evenings & they're not afraid of people or small dogs. There is a boat ramp in the day use area if you want to take a boat. We would go back if in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a nice little campground outside Eugene. There was grass around the campsites & plenty of room for a 40' RV with 4 slides. It is well kept & you can walk or ride your bike through the day use park. Some spots were unable to get their satellite to work. We were in #32. We couldn't get satellite TV, but they did have cable. We got good phone service & our Wi-Fi worked fine. We would return if in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here in a 40' RV. It was a little tight getting in the spot, but we have four slides so have to make sure there is room to open them. We were on two different sites & neither of them was real level so make sure you have something to put under your tires or jacks. We did not get TV, not even with antenna. Our cell & internet was "iffy" most of the time. Even if we got our internet to work, it was very slow. The park itself was nice & you could walk under the road to the beach. You were very close to Newport & there were plenty of places within a short drive. We would return there if in the area.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
I don't remember the exact amount we paid, but it was close to $25. We stayed here in a 40' RV. It was a little tight, but we made it. It is a nice campground & you can walk to the beach. There were tons of blackberries growing when we were there. The gardens at Shore Acres were very pretty. There were still roses in bloom & the Dahlias were spectacular. It was a close drive to Bandon, Coos Bay & Charleston. We didn't get cell, internet, or TV so we did a lot of reading when we weren't out sightseeing. If you're using a GPS, be careful, ours took us off 101 & Across a very narrow, winding road with low hanging trees. Not good with a big rig.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground. There are plenty of trees (which does prohibit Satellite TV reception) & paved pads. It is very clean & well patrolled by the rangers. There is no Wi-Fi, but if you have your own air card you can get internet. You can walk or bike to the logging museum, which was very interesting & had tours on the weekends. You can also walk or bike to the nearby creek, which has some rapids if you have a tube or something. We've never camped in Oregon's state parks before so I didn't know you need to make sure your rig & car can fit on the pad. I assumed there was a separate parking spot, but there isn't & there are big rocks along the roadside. We didn't use the restrooms, but did use the laundry, which was clean & reasonable, $1 to wash, $.75 to dry. Make sure you're stocked on groceries, because there isn't much close by. I guess there is a little store in the nearby town, but we didn't go there. We would definitely stay there again if we were to be in the area. It's a good place to stay if you want to go to Crater Lake.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a really nice park. I gave it an 8 because there really isn't much around there. It is very well kept & the grass was so thick & green. There are only 1 or 2 big trees, so it is sunny there. You do park on the grass so if you have jacks make sure you have something to go under them. They have full hookups including some with 50 AMPs. I only saw about 20 ish sites, but maybe they have more somewhere else. We were one of 3 RVs there. It was extremely quiet at night when we were there. You're very close to the National Lava Beds, which is why we stopped there. We got great phone & wi-fi from Verizon. We would definitely stay there again if we were in the area. You sure don't get full hookups for $18 in many places, especially one as nice as this.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We came here so we could visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. However, there was a forest fire there so we couldn't go. It has been very smokey here & caused us a lot of allergy problems. We had reserved for a week & when I asked about leaving early I was told no refunds, only a credit for future use. We won't be back again so that didn't work for us. Since we're full timers, we don't have the option to just go home & we didn't want to lose our money. I can understand a no refund policy, but I think in this case they should rethink that because it's not really a healthy situation. There is no cell or mifi service for Verizon users. I heard some people were able to get AT &T if they stood in the right spot. They give you 2 hours of free wifi & it's very slow. Since you can't use your own internet, I don't think they should give you a limit. We used our own satellite, but I heard there were limited channels for the cable they provided. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but I heard it was good. They have a small grocery store & there is a Safeway about 20 miles away. It is expensive there. Overall the park was clean. By Monday morning the trash cans were overflowing & smelled really bad. They didn't get pickup til Tuesday, so they do need more trash cans. There is a small lake, but it's really nothing but a green slime water hole with a few ducks & a lot of cattails. Some sites have trees & some are in the open. Don't take sites 26-39A because they border the busy highway & are very noisy. The laundry is cheap & pretty good. The staff all seemed friendly.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
The previous review is correct about the condition of the park. There are a lot of flowers & it looks very pretty. However, the owner is very moody. When we arrived, we had reserved a pull through with the internet rate, which was the cash price. The lady I spoke to, at the time of reserving said I could write a check. The guy said no way, I'd have to go to the bank and get cash if I wanted that price. He would charge us full price and if we brought in cash he would refund the difference. I think he should have honored what we were told. The "pull-through" lot, was not a pull through for a 40' motorhome, so he told us to back it in. It was on the corner and was completely grass. Good thing we have heavy pads for our jacks because the pads were completely buried by the time we left. I like having grass but there was no patio so we had to put our outdoor carpet on the grass. One of the ladies working here told us the owner wouldn't like that, but I said if I had a patio I'd remove it, but otherwise it stayed. Don't pay a premium for an ocean view, you can see it at a distance through the trees. Those are the only ones with shade, but since the sun didn't shine the entire time we were here, it really didn't matter. The rest of the pull throughs are all gravel and very narrow, so I would agree with the previous reviewer, ask for a back in site. The location is good for seeing the redwoods and the Avenue of the Giants, but I might check out some of the other parks around.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Other than dry camping in the park itself, which is hard to get, you will still have a good drive to anything you want to see in Yosemite from just about any private campground. We stayed here a month in our rig. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My biggest complaint would be the size of the sites themselves. They were very tight and you were right on top of your neighbor. Most of the time, it didn't matter too much because there are a huge amount of rental RV's that go through here. They don't tow a car, so even if they stay more than one night, their RV goes with them all day. I can't say much about the river, it's more like a creek, but if you walked down by the campsites there was a small waterfall that sounded nice. We did see several deer, including a buck, lots of birds and some resident ducks. You're close to town and could actually walk there if you don't tow a vehicle. There is plenty to offer in the town of Oakhurst, including a movie theater, a couple of large grocery stores, plenty of restaurants and just about anything else you would need. We also went to Bass Lake several times. It's about a 15 minute drive from here. The lake is very clear and the water was not real cold. We hung out by "The Falls." Didn't see any of those, but it was close and usually not too crowded. The Wi-Fi was usually pretty good, it dropped me a couple times, but that was in a month's time. We didn't use the bathrooms so can't comment on that except to say I saw them being cleaned a couple times each day. I did use the laundry, which was reasonably priced: I think $1.50 for wash & $1 for dry, which was at least 45 minutes, and dried everything, and it was clean. I'm only rating this a 7 because of the small sites and there wasn't much landscaping so you couldn't call this a pretty campground. However, I would recommend it to others. Be sure to follow their RV friendly directions from Civic & Golden Oak off Rte 41. Your GPS will bring you in another direction which is a big hill. Best sites #40, there is no one on your patio side and it seems a little wider; #39, no one on either side, however, the dump station is next to it, but I walked my dog past there plenty of times and never smelled anything, also it is next to one set of bathrooms, so there are people around. I've seen people cut the back corner to use the restroom. One person put yellow tape across to keep people from cutting through. It's under the trees and very shaded. It also got a nice breeze from across the "river" and you could hear the waterfall. #16 was great if you've got a smaller RV or trailer. It's on the end and there is a small grove of trees right next to it. It was the coolest spot in the park during the heat wave. #36 & 34 have more space, but there is a lot of traffic going past them. The river view sites were really nothing, but maybe a small view of the creek like river.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had water & electric - non river site #5. It was a little tight, but it was on the end, we could pull in & there were trees on both sides which gave us shade all day. Everyone working there was friendly & helpful. Their Wi-Fi worked great, which was good because we have Verizon cell & Wi-Fi & they did not work there at all. Most of the sites looked a little tight but they had big rigs in a lot of them. The swimming hole looked clean & clear & those using it were having a good time. The grounds were clean. All the sites are gravel, not all level, but not horrible. If you don't want river view & only need water & electric, sites 1, 2, 3 & 5 seemed to have the most shade all day. It's not that far to the entrance to Sequoia, but it's actually about an hour & a half drive to the main visitor's center. The roads are mountainous & curvy. This is a nice park & I would return if I were in the area.
08/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a very nice, quiet family campground. The people are friendly & the park is very well maintained. We had a pull through site overlooking the water for our 40'motorhome. The views were really nice & the sunsets were beautiful. We realized we had a diesel fuel leak when we pulled into the campground. The owner came right away to see what he could do to help us. Luckily for us, he knew someone well versed in diesel engines & sent him over the next day. We had a heck of a time getting the part we needed, but everyone went well beyond what you would expect to help us get what we needed, not have to be towed & still enjoy our stay. I really don't know what we would have done without their help. This is a great campground if you want to sight see around the Cape Breton area. We like to park the motorhome & sight see by car. We were able to take day trips to the Cabot Trail & the Louisburg Fort (don't take the Fleur de lis Trail). It's about an hour to the Bras d'or Lake, which is really beautiful. You could tour Halifax from here if you wanted to stay overnight. It's about an hour & a half drive to the Ferry to Prince Edward Island. There are also people who just stay here because it's peaceful & nice. They also have free Wi-Fi at your site, which was nice. We would definitely stay here again if we ever returned to the area.
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