Imagine 4 cruise ships with 12,000+ passengers descending on a small town like Skagway and everyone of the passengers walking by your RV site to get from the ship to the shops. That's what you get on days that ships dock in Skagway. On the other hand, imagine a ghost town when no cruise ships are docked. That's what you also get. I would strongly suggest arranging your stay to coincide with days that have no cruise ships in port. This allows restaurants that aren't overcrowded; shops that have ample viewing space; and tourist facilities that don't require hours of waiting. The Pullen Creek RV CG is located only 2 blocks from town--the other CGs are 1/2 to a mile away. It is more convenient than the others; however it's proximity to the waterfront means having to use the sewer dump adjacent to the office--there are no individual dumps.
There be Bears! A short drive from the campground will take you to the shores of the Chilkoot River where bears come to feed on spawning salmon. This is the iconic Alaska scene. It is easy walking distance to the bears but the inherent danger of being near feeding bears require you to drive and watch from your RV. The CG is located about 10 miles from Haines past the ferry terminal.
Rated as one of top 3 most scenic CGs in Alaska. Completely surrounded by mountains, glaciers, lake, etc. Large sites with plenty of room. Ran generator which was not heard at adjacent site. Roadways are newly paved and sites are level. Advise early arrival as all sites were filled by 3pm on a weekday.
One of the nicest RV campgrounds I've stayed at. The gardens, the staff, the cleanliness of the bathroom, etc, were top-notch. Some campers have down rated this campground because they couldn't get cable TV or a strong Wi-Fi signal. If those amenities are important to you, stay somewhere else. I'd rather spend my time reading a book, walking, talking to fellow campers, or merely relaxing.
Would give it a 10 except sites are very narrow for RVs with slides. We had to dodge tree branches to get out of our RV door. The manager is very, very helpful and informative and keeps the campground extremely clean. About a 3 block walk to the downtown shops and grocery. Wi-Fi is slow, but certainly better than no Wi-Fi. Would definitely stay here again.
This is the only RV campground in BNP that has bus service into town (1.6 miles) which means it fills up pretty fast. Buses run every 45 minutes and costs $2 adults, $1 seniors and $5 for an all day pass. You can board the bus at the CG, ride through the town all the way up the hill to the Banff Fairmont Springs Hotel. Rooms at the hotel were $700 a night, so the $37 we paid for the CG was peanuts. You do not want to drive in Banff, as the traffic is congested and parking is scarce. This CG has only one washroom with 7 shower stalls for 188 RV sites. Plus, I noticed that none of the washrooms were ADA compatible so they were not wheelchair accessible. But amenities are not the attraction at this CG; rather it is the view of the mountains.
The Taachi Casino is an out-of-the way casino in central CA. You can park in their lot for no charge. It is well lit and patrolled by jitney cart security. They seem to welcome RVers. The only problem is that it is located in the middle of farmlands and there is nothing to do but gamble. We only stayed one night. The buffet was re-opened Mother's Day 2012 after total remodeling. They must have brought in a new chef because the food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the custom-made pasta dishes. My wife, who is a food snob, thought the buffet was more than acceptable. I, on the other hand, can eat anything and I loved it.
This is an older RV park that exists because of its location, i.e. close to Laughlin and the Colorado River. This park can use a major upgrading in the shower, pool (it is cold and never heated) and storage area. However, I don't think that the park can afford to make any major upgrades because it will require permits and compliance with legal requirements that have gone into effect since it was built. By that I mean compliance with the ADA since there is a noticeable lack of amenities for RVers with disabilities. But it does offer a fantastic location for those that enjoy gaming and river recreation.
Campground is primarily a family park. Lots of children on bike/trikes makes it noisy until bedtime. WiFi not available except at Admin building. We asked for a WiFi site and was given one but it did not work unless I carried notebook to the WiFi area by the Admin building. Showers are clean and the park is well maintained.
OCSP has larger pads than Kalaloch for RVs. If you have a Class A or larger C, OCSP is easier to navigate. When you enter the park, stop at the office to see which sites are reserved. They do not mark reserved sites with a sign, so you have no idea if it is available. Then tour the available sites and leave a chair, cones, etc., in the site and return to the office to register. If you plan to stay more than one night, check with the office because the pad may be reserved and you will have to vacate. It is not first come first served, as it is in nearby Olympic NP. Be aware that the black/grey water sewage connection is 10" above ground level. We have a B+ and our connection is 10" above ground level so we could not dump our tanks. You do not want to make the connections and release the valve only to find that the sewer hose will not drain. I noticed that 5th wheels did not have this problem. There is a fee (not free) dump near the exit to dump your tanks if you require. RV sites with hookup are now $36 a night at OCSP. (If you can manage dry camping, you might want to stay at the FREE RV lot at the Casino 1/2 miles away. They have a large RV lot with beach access. It is first come first served. It may lack the ambience of OCSP but the price is right.) We have stayed at both and the air smells the same, the water tastes the same, and the weather is absolutely the same.
The RV campground of is your typical run of the mill campground. It is a mix of tents, RVs, campers, etc. with dirt sites. However, we stayed for the collection of remodeled cabooses which are rented as motel rooms that we looked at during our free time. The caboose are located about a quarter mile walk from the campground and since my father worked for Great Northern RR back in the 40s and 50s, it brought a lot of memories back to me. There is a restaurant at the RR site but it was too early in the year and was closed. Make sure you are well provisioned because there are no nearby grocery stores. My wife and I would like to return and stay in one of the caboose next time.
Many RV'ers mistakenly use this park for their stay at SolDuc. Instead, use the National Forest Service (NFS) sites located in Loop A (Loop B is more for tents and smaller RVs) about 350' up the road. Problem is that The NFS sites cannot be reserved and SolDuc can fill up fast on weekends. I would rate the NFS sites as 9/10. My suggestion would be to search the sites in Loop A (and maybe Loop B if you have a small RV) and then go back to this RV park if you can't find anything. The chg is $25 ($28 with tax) here and $14 at the NFS site.
This state park campground is across the highway from the Mt St Helens Visitors Center (under highway walking path provided for safety). About 40 miles from Mt St Helens itself but closest campground to the mountain. Large level RV sites (some are narrow and cannot accommodate slides) with firepits and tables. Do not use sites 55 to 76 as these are designed primarly for tents and are located adjacent to Hwy 504 and road noise is extremely loud. Campground has potable water, RV dump, walking trails, etc, available. Fills up extremely fast with travellers wanting to see Mt St Helens.
Extremely beautiful RV campground located amongst 124' fir trees. All sites were level, paved and large with table and firepits. There were 3 waterfalls located on easy 5 mile RT hike. I can't wait to get back. However, this campground does not accept reservations so it's first come first served and this is a major problem as the campground is located 15 miles up US Forest Road 90 and you won't know until you get there whether there is a site available. During the 3 days I was there, I saw many RVs turning around and heading back down the mountain as all sites were gone. There are no signs at the turnoff indicating the availability of sites and 30 miles RT drive is a long way to go...especially in the dark. Other than that it's a great park.
The regular reserved RV sites are $22; however overflow unreserved sites without power and water are $11. We actually moved from a $22 site to the $11 site because these sites were right on the water; had a better view; and more convenient to the boat launch, swimming beach, laundry and store.
Try to get site with water view. If you do not have a toad, I would not suggest you drive into waterfront Newport (a bit too far to walk). The road is too steep and narrow for the average MH driver with no parking for a large rig in town. The RV park itself is a large, flat, asphalt covered lot with no shade trees, and unfortunately no picnic tables either. The $33 charge was a bit steep for what you got.
This is a county park adjacent to Dungeness Spit (said to be world's longest spit of land at 5 miles long and 50 yards wide). Has hiking trails, playground for kids (but very quiet) and very clean bathroom and showers (25 cents for 2 minutes). Planned to stay one night but stayed 3 nights as it was so comfortable. It has very large sites that are private. Potable water and dump site on premise.
This is basically an open field with pad sites. Has a pool and laundry facilities. The park is clean and safe with friendly staff. Try to get space 93 (back in) as it is a corner space with view of valley.
Very very close to Napa wine country. Only 30 minute drive to Vallejo Ferry terminal and hour ferry boat ride into San Francisco ($17 RT) -- best $17 I spent on entire trip. Jointly owned by county and city government. Well maintained and helpful staff. Also has 20+ miles of hiking trails and native habitat garden.