We made a poor choice in thinking this would be a convenient, inexpensive overnight stopping point. Cost includes a $7 transaction fee (to make a reservation) and $5 collected at the gate for a Nebraska State Park Entry Permit that was not mentioned when we made the reservation (checking back, we found that it is disclosed in the reservation paperwork that was emailed). If we had wanted to take the car into town to shop, we would have had to buy a permit for it also. The site had 30A electric only, some sites have water available. Site #5 was difficult to park in due to site post on opposite side of road. The reservation clerk on the phone has no clue about which sites may or may not work for a big rig. Verizon cell phone service is nonexistent without a trucker's antenna; then it is marginal. With luck and careful antenna aiming, we were able to receive PBS on TV. This might be a pretty park to take the family for a stay in the country, but we would not use it again.
This park is owned by the city and rivals any park we've used. Sites are paved and flat, with a very wide grassy area between them. We had a 50 amp full hook-up site with good cable TV and so-so Wi-Fi. A "10" rating would be misleading to those who need a pool, playground and other amusements. However, it suits our needs perfectly and would definitely stay there again.
Price includes $2.00 tax per night. This is a no frills parking area located behind an RV sales/service facility. Sites are easy to get to and flat. We chose it to have a place to be off the road over the Memorial Day weekend. Hookups are 30 amp with water and sewer. Good voltage, no Wi-Fi (neighbor said adjoining park Wi-Fi is available if you take your computer near the green building). OK antenna TV. The dealer was closed all weekend, so it was quiet and peaceful. We would stay there again.
This park is overpriced and under-maintained. The rate indicated is with the Good Sam discount and includes local taxes. Most sites are occupied by long-term residents, many of them working on pipeline construction. Very few sites are available for transients. On arrival we saw a note stating that the office is closed from noon to 4:00PM during the month of May. After wasting a half-hour looking to see if there was a site we could use, we discovered a park map with our name and site number taped to the door. It sure would have been nice if someone had mentioned these arrangements at the time we made our reservations. A previous occupant had left part of his sewer hose connector in the sewer connection. No effort could remove it, so we were unable to make a tight connection. The water connection is in a barrel below ground level. It was full of water and soggy insulation due to a leak in the valve. After bailing the water, we sanitized the connection with bleach. The 50A outlet is horizontal, facing the ground. We had to chain our surge protector to the pedestal in such a way that its weight did not pull it from the outlet. Voltage is good. Interior roads are poor. Sites are close together. WiFi worked well. A good selection of stations is available on antenna TV. We voted this park among the 5 worst we found in eight years of full-timing. Once again, our experience proves that Trailer Life Directory (2012 edition) ratings are undependable, especially if the park is a Good Sam member and TL Directory advertiser. Ratings are all 6+, we would consider 3s to be generous.
For the price, this park is OK for a short stay. Most occupants are long term, but plenty of sites are available for transients - reservations are not accepted. We had a hard time locating it because our GPS would not accept the I-10 address. We had to call for directions from the Wal-Mart parking lot. It is on the north service road, east of I-10 exit 257. GPS coordinates are N30º54.368' & W102º54.029'. Payment in cash only. Price paid is for 30A full hook up. On arrival we asked about the cable TV quality, noting that a previous reviewer said the picture was poor. The owner said all sites are the same and his long term customers have no complaints. The signal at our TV was weak, some stations were good, others poor - ABC and Fox News were audio only. He tested reception at the post with a TV and 6-foot cable and said any problem beyond that is up to the customer. If you have an RV with long built-in internal cables, splitters and a switch box and you connect to the post with a long cable, your reception will probably be poor.
Most residents are long term. I called this campground by mistake because I wrote down their phone number instead of the one I intended to call. The manager stated that they do not take reservations, but then proceeded to take my information and let me know we would be expected. Access is good and our site was level. There is no disconnect for the 50A electrical outlet - I don't like connecting/disconnecting "hot". Previous reviewers indicated no shade, but some sites are partly shaded. Also, a previous reviewer indicated no big rig access. We had no trouble with a 40 ft. coach and many sites would accommodate any big rig. My only issue is that this is not a $35 per day park.
The facilities are good, but this is not a resort. We stayed here 7 years ago and liked it, so chose this park again for two days. They have a new policy however: an RV with 50A connections MUST use a 50A site, for which the customer is charged an unjustifiable $5.00 extra per day, plus tax. The daily rate indicated includes the 50A charge and taxes and reflects one day with Passport America and one day with AAA discounts. I will not do business with them again.
We made reservations at Cascade Meadows through ROD well in advance of our early August heck-in. Upon arrival we were told rather brusquely that we could not have a full hook-up site due to a rally on the weekend. When we inquired into the location of the dump station we were informed that there wasn't one. Because we were preparing to head into a week of dry camping we really needed to be caught up with laundry, showers and housework, all of which would be much nicer with a sewer hook-up instead of having to disconnect, run up the road and pay to use the dump station at a truck stop. We were about to "make do" with what was available until we noticed that the voltmeter in our coach was registering less than 105 volts. The campground has a rule about using only one air conditioner but with such dangerously low voltage even that would have been a problem. Rather than risk damage to our coach's electrical system, we located an alternate campground and departed Cascade Meadows the next morning, spending only one night instead of the five we had intended. If there was a lack of power with the campground only half full, one can only imagine what happens when they have a full house, especially with the hot weather that was predicted. Although we've learned to never say never, it will a long time before we'd consider returning to Cascade Meadows.
This was the 3rd time we stayed here overnight since July - just passing through the area each time. Paved, flat sites with full hookups. Free Wi-Fi and basic (very) cable TV (with good high-def broadcast reception from Portland, we didn't use the cable). It's not far from I-84 and two truck stops make it a convenient place to buy fuel on the way in or out. On outlet mall in town may appeal to some.
We found this little park after checking into another park in town that we considered unacceptable for more than one night. We are happy that the first one was so bad as to force us to look elsewhere, because this one is a jewel. We are almost reluctant to praise it for fear that there will not be room when we return. Nothing fancy, just large, flat, shady sites with good hookups including free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Cash or checks only.
We stayed here for a week with our ROD membership. This park has everything we look for: easy access and parking, full hookups and flat sites with Wi-Fi and TV availability. Cable TV is $2.00/day plus tax and has a full compliment of stations (many park cable setups have little more than the major networks). Tengo Wi-Fi is $10.95/week. We would stay here again (and hope for a few more sunny days).