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02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
I was hesitant to try this park because of previous poor experience with KOA, but this one is very nice. Office staff was friendly and helpful. It is easy to find, although might be slightly tricky after dark. Our site was on an end with nobody else nearby. Overall it was very quiet, although a distant train did pass through at least once during the night. When we first hooked up, we couldn't get the electricity to work. The maintenance person came over right away to check it out, but my husband had already determined it was a problem with corrosion in the electrical outlet and was able to get it working. I'm not sure why corrosion is a problem in this area of the world, but the locks on the showers had the same issue. We would gladly stay here again and may seek out other KOA campgrounds based on our experience at this one.
02/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Clean campground convenient to I-5 and easy to find. We arrived after hours, but there was an after-hours sign in box with all the necessary info (restroom code and park map). The manager lives upstairs and spoke with us through the window, letting me know what the AAA rate was. She was helpful. There aren't many amenities in the winter; the pool area was closed and the building marked "clubhouse" on the map was locked. Showers and restrooms were clean and neat. Quiet and within an easy walk to several local businesses.
02/2013
rating [ 3/10 ]
The previous reviewers obviously arrived before dark and before the office was closed. It is VERY hard to find this place after dark due to poor signage. When we finally arrived, the office was closed, and there was a long list of rules, and also the very firm statement that no discounts are given. A plain white envelope was provided for paying the nightly rate. There were no maps anywhere of the park to indicate where restrooms were located, how sites were laid out, etc. Gravel and mud spaces, plus this is as close as you could get to the busy freeway without actually being on it. Very noisy. We were not at all impressed and only stayed here because the county park on the river was closed. I cannot recommend this place at all. You'd be better off parking at one of the nearby gas stations. We got electricity for the nightly fee, and that's about it.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was quite a distance from the beach but there are some peekaboo views of the river. Park Host was friendly and helpful. TV stations come from Pacific time zone on the antenna. Park was very clean.
02/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Wonderful park with lots of trees. Friendly staff and super easy after-hours check in. Very clean. Showers are very weak and shower heads very corroded. Didn't seem to be any heat in shower area. Main drawback is train noise. Easy to find, even after dark. We loved picking oranges in the morning. Picking devices can be checked out in front of office and plastic bags are provided for the oranges. Lobby has free coffee and doughnuts in the morning. I watched in amazement as one older woman walked out balancing four cups of coffee. Her spouse followed with four HUGE pastries. We will be back!
11/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found the entrance thanks to a previous post and were able to look at the campground from a large gravel lot above. It is a very attractive place and looks very nice. However, it closes for the season on November 1. I didn't see this info on the park's website and wanted to alert others who might be wanting to stay here. I believe it reopens on April 1, but would call ahead to confirm. The day-use area appears to be open year-round.
11/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Basically a gravel parking lot with very little space between sites. If your neighbor has slide outs, you'll be looking into their camper. Appear to be quite a few long-term tenants who are surely are not paying nearly $40 per night. Hosts are friendly. Park is directly adjacent to a highway but I didn't notice much noise. Might be different during the summer if you have open windows. This was a last-resort place for us due to weather and darkness. I don't think we will stay here again. There are other parks within 50 miles with more amenities and lower prices.
11/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
New managers are friendly and have made some improvements. Site number markers are clearly designated. Both doors to women's restroom now in use. Previously one was nailed shut. No soap provided in restroom. Could use some paint, too. Pamphlet with park information has completely outdated and useless list of TV stations. Our site was not level at all. We didn't have enough blocks to get to even close to level. Front end was obviously downhill. Playground is rather sad and includes a broken swing. Some things would be very easy to fix and would create a more positive image. I like this park because if its not full, there is plenty of space between units. The driveways in and out need to be smoothed out. We stayed for four nights and will return. I would recommend not paying for more than two days at a time because your receipt will be stamped "No Refunds". I don't use Wi-Fi for security reasons, so don't know how good it was.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pleasant park on the Columbia River. The highway is very close and there is some noise from it. If you sleep with the windows closed, you will probably not notice it. We enjoyed the swimming area and walking along the river to skip rocks. The wind does get blowing pretty hard, so watch the awnings! Sites were level and there is lots and lots of grassy area. Pull-through sites along the river have some shade, but back-ins are closer to large shade trees. No issues with low-hanging branches, tight turns, or other bothersome problems. Staff is very helpful and friendly and reservations were handled efficiently. We would gladly stay here again and find it a very nice alternative to the over-priced (and not very nice) RV parks in Pendleton.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have stayed at this park during the off season when most of it is closed, as well as stopping for a lunch break in the day use area. This time we were able to take advantage of the other camp area and found it to be a great place to stop. The staff is very helpful and friendly, recycling bins are provided in the camp area, and the sites are nicely kept up. Our site was a back-in, and our traveling companion used a pull-through (22' motorhome with a 20' car trailer...no problem with the length). There were many campers with boats, and also some people fishing. One of the camping loops was quite full, probably because there were many large shade trees, but the furthest loop, where we camped, was very quiet and pleasant. The "swimming beach" is marginal and very rocky, but still enjoyable for a quick dip. We will definitely stay here again.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Winter rates were in effect due to restrooms being closed for the season. This is a nice park in a great location. A bit of noise from the nearby county road, but not intrusive or anything that would interrupt sleep. The sites were large enough to accommodate most rigs and each had a nice grassy area, picnic table and barbecue. When we visited, there was snow on the ground. We did not take advantage of the river amenities, but would recommend this place and would stop here again.
03/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a well-run park with very friendly staff. A nice playground is available for kids.
04/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
Arrived at 7:35pm on a Saturday and the office was closed. The posted hours indicated it would be open until 8:00. It's difficult to discern how full this park is until actually driving around it, because the outermost spaces are now occupied by shipping containers. Whether these are being used as a windbreak or as storage units, or both, many sites with city views are now unavailable. The night check-in was easy enough, and the washroom code is included on the registration form. Note that the code is really not needed because the lock mechanism doesn't work, so the door can be opened without the code. I think the price is a bit steep for what the park offers, especially in early April when nothing much is going on. It should also be noted that the rate covers two people and they expect an additional fee for children under 12. Perhaps this is to discourage families, although the park itself does not provide any amenities attractive to families. It's a parking lot with hookups.
11/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is rather shabby, but the current manager seems to be making an effort to tidy up. The restrooms are old and in need of refurbishing, but they appeared to be clean. The sites are grass/dirt/gravel. Not too many rigs here when we stayed, so it seemed very spacious. The pool had been drained for the season. Wi-Fi was "very weak" and very slow. This is a centrally-located park within walking distance of several restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities. We have stayed here in the past and found the absent owners to be rather lax about upkeep. The property is for sale, so perhaps that's the reason for the sprucing up. We will stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
Our old Trailer Life directory showed this as a privately-run facility with "Class A" amenities (whatever that means). As such, I expected something much more than what we got. Why does KOA think their campgrounds are worth the high prices they charge? This one is nothing more than a parking lot with some grassy areas. Pull-thru sites are more expensive than back-in. The restrooms were clean, but included a very lengthy list of rules. It sounded as though they should have provided cleaning supplies based on what they expected users to do. My husband used the shower and said it was barely a trickle. I opted to use our own. The Wi-Fi was strong and worked well, as did the cable TV hookup. When I checked in, the host seemed surprised that there were so few people coming in. The rates at the Lookout are nearly $10 per night cheaper. With a KOA card, the rate was slightly less than $36. Guess they've never heard of winter rates. If we stay in Pendleton again, it will be at the Lookout, which has similar facilities.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
The setting for the TWO RV pads cannot be beat, but someone unfamiliar with modern RV's was in charge of the layout. The amenities for each site are opposite of where you would expect. In order to use "your" picnic table, you must walk around your RV and go to what most would consider the back side. There are no restrooms or showers or any other amenities of any type. There is NO PHONE SERVICE that reaches this area of the canyon, so be prepared and think seriously about what you would do in an emergency. The closest structures with phones are the cabins across the street, but they are a good distance away and it would be extremely difficult to find your way here in the dark. Although all guests are required to leash their dogs, nobody enforces this rule and you may find yourself camped next to someone with free-roaming dogs. The only clean up done regularly is trash pick up (two trash cans). Nobody comes by to scoop dog waste, so you will find many landmines as you wander outdoors to enjoy the setting. It is very, very beautiful and quiet but the pads are within a few feet of one another, so even though there are only two, if the other one is occupied, you can easily look into your neighbor's RV. We have stayed here on several occasions, but will probably choose to stay in town for our next visit.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
The price is right at this park. We pulled in at 7:45pm (Jackpot is on Mountain time, by the way) and drove around the park to see if any suitable spaces were available. We were towing using a tow dolly and aren't able to get into back-in spots without unloading the car...not a great proposition when staying for one night! There were half a dozen empty pull-through spots. (I should point out that nearly all the pull-through spots are piggy-back spaces where one rig parks in the front half and the other rig pulls in behind that rig). We then stopped at the office and were chastised for not stopping when we came in. The crabby attendant told us we would only be able to pull into the back half of a pull-through spot, that all the others were spoken for. Oddly enough, only one spot had a cone placed to block it off. When I explained that we couldn't back up, he said we would simply have to wait until the person in front left! I was ready to get back into our motorhome so we could leave when he came out and said he had a last-minute cancellation and that we would be able to pull into the front part of a completely empty space. We were happy to have a spot to hook up because we were completely out of water. Otherwise, we would have found a spot on the street or in the parking lot of any of the many casinos. No other units arrived after we did, and there were still several completely empty spaces when we left very early in the morning. I have no idea why the attendant was such a crab, but he doesn't do much to enhance the experience of using this place.
02/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stopped here overnight. When we arrived, the front desk clerk informed us that because of the recent rains, the only sites that could be used were the deluxe sites. This type of site costs $48.50, plus tax. Yikes. We arrived after dark and left shortly after sunrise, giving us no time to take advantage of whatever amenities came with the deluxe site (a small patio equipped with lawn furniture and a wire fire pit). We received no information whatsoever about cable tv hookups and could not locate one at our site. Most campers had satellite dishes, and we asssumed there was no cable. We were offered wi-fi when we checked in, but didn't have a computer with us, so didn't need it. There was one bathroom/laundry room for the entire park. Thankfully, it was not particularly busy and I was able to do my laundry without any trouble. It was a disappointment to me to be forced to pay the higher price for a deluxe site when we would not have chosen one. Most hotels and car rental businesses provide upgrades when they are unable to offer a full complement of choices. I felt the price was far too high for what we got. The entire place was soggy, the bathrooms muddy (including some of the shower stalls). I understand this was not the fault of the management, but paying a premium price for less-than-premium accommodations was unfortunate.
07/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
Ugh, ugh, ugh. Having stayed here previously we were disappointed to see that this place has really taken a turn for the worse. Many, many full time residents. Obviously there are some issues because the bathrooms were locked with a big old padlock every night. This came as a surprise to us when we tried to use them in the morning. In the women's, one of the two toilets doesn't work and the other one doesn't work very well. The big padlock on the door was also an indication that it might not be very safe to use the bathrooms even when they are open. A Wal-Mart parking lot would be a big improvement over this place.
02/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
The setting is beautiful in some of the park areas, but rather dismal in others. There are many full-time residents here, some of whom are great, others not so much. The bathrooms are uniformly horrible. Forget about using the showers unless you don't need any privacy or any dry area. The full-timers take a big plastic trash bag with them to keep their clothes dry. That should give you a hint. I am constantly amazed that this park continues to receive high ratings by Trailer Life, etc., which makes it obvious to me that those who do the rating don't actually USE the restrooms/showers.
04/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
As pointed out by other customers, this is nothing more than a paved parking lot with hookups, although the bathrooms/showers are very clean. I didn't use the laundry facilities, but those looked nice as well. The worst part of the experience for me was the registration/check-in process. The office absolutely REEKS of cigarette and I had a splitting headache after spending less than 5 minutes inside. If it's windy, you can count on your rig being given a good shaking because the location is without any sort of wind break and on the side of a hill. There are some permanent-looking residents here, but nothing scary.
11/2006
rating [ 2/10 ]
We stayed at this RV park a couple of times previously, but this most recent stay was unacceptable. The staff is friendly, but the place is over-priced, not very clean, and has other issues. It had been raining, so the floor in the bathroom was very dirty/muddy. In the women's restroom, there are two toilets, but only one of them flushes properly and the other one has no toilet paper dispenser. When we tried to use the restroom in the morning, both were locked with a large padlock. Nothing was mentioned when we checked in, so we were surprised to find the restrooms unavailable to guests. At $27, the place is far over-priced. We won't stay here again.
02/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
In winter months, much of this park is closed. Even when it's open, it doesn't appear there are more than one or two pull-thru spots. We found a corner, back-in spot we could use as a pull-thru. Arriving after dark makes finding a suitable spot very challenging and the camp host was off duty. This park is far enough off the highway to be peaceful and the river-front location with plenty of trees is lovely. There were 30+ campsites on the loop that remains open during the off season and only one bathroom with one toilet and shower (one M one F), so it appears access could be an issue when more than a handful of sites are occupied. This makes a nice overnight stop and we would stay here again.
02/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
Yuck. The drive to this park will get your hopes up, because you pass right by a nice lake and some pretty countryside. Too bad the park isn't on the lake and too bad it isn't kept up. LOTS of long-term people here with many very cluttered sites. Not at all inviting. Host/owner was pleasant enough, but this was not a place we would choose.
02/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
This place is a huge dust bowl. The ad in Woodall's shows very large sites, but many are basically square with little privacy. To add to the dust problem, a large road construction project is underway on the highway fronting the rv park. It appeared there were many long-term residents, but this seems to be the norm in Arizona (snowbirds?). We did not find this park inviting or attractive.
02/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
There are parts of this park that appear inviting, and some sites have hookups. All the hookup sites were taken and what remained were in a HUGE field with dry camping. Small portions of the field have grass. There are quite a few nice shade trees. If you must stay here for dry camping, be sure to get a place on the grass because everywhere else is very dusty. We arrived after dark and left before sunrise to get out of here! The hosts were friendly and the location is good. To use showers you must provide a $25 (refundable) key deposit. We chose to use our own.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
This park was nearly deserted when we camped here. There are a number of sites with full hookups and others (in a different section) without any. Each site has a table and a firepit, also a grill. There seemed to be a shade tree or two at each site, along with grassy areas. Sites are packed gravel and seemed ample for most rigs. The restrooms are older and fairly basic, but were well maintained. A quiet, peaceful place with lots of acreage on which to walk or ride bikes. This is a San Bernardino County park and the only payment method accepted when we visited was cash. There is an on-site host. Note that you must have proof of insurance on your rv, plus show the registration papers before you are allowed to register. We stayed here for two nights and would happily stay again.
11/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an unexpectedly-nice park for one in such an urban setting. Many trees, a lot of grass, rolling hills, and several roaming coyotes, among other wildlife. Lots of birds and bunnies. On the down side: Much of the park is devoted to full-time residents, which is obvious by the amount of "stuff" around some sites, including extra vehicles that encroach on interior roads. There are rules about this, but they don't seem to be enforced. We stayed in an area mostly used by short-term residents, and it was very quiet and pleasant. The main drawback of this park is the restrooms, which are more like what you might expect at a county park. Concrete construction, no dressing area for the showers, a sheet of metal for a mirror, no paper towels or soap, NO HEAT, which is a concern during winter months. If this park updated the restrooms, it would deserve a higher rating.
11/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park was okay for a one-night stay. The person next to us had double slide-outs and spent considerable time trying to line them up so they didn't hit the lamp post or a tree. As a result, his tow vehicle stuck out several feet into the roadway. If the park had been full, this would have made it difficult or impossible for us to pull out of our space. Overall, the sense is one of being crowded together. Not much space between sites. It was relatively quiet, as the highway in front of the park is not highly travelled. Before staying here again, we might try the nearby Hitchin' Post park. Looked like there was more space there. The town has many restaurants and is near Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
10/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is spectacular. The restrooms are clean and the shower is quite nice. There are beautiful, well-marked nature trails that begin within the campground. Bicycles are allowed on them, but must yield to pedestrians. The park is peaceful and quiet at night. When we camped, there was not a pull-through available, but we parked in the group camping lot (which was totally empty), which worked out fine for us. This was a great place to stop for the night and we would definitely stay again.
10/2005
rating [ 4/10 ]
Don't be fooled by the convoluted driving directions. This park is as close to the freeway as you could possibly get and it is extremely noisy as a result. The spaces are very close together and many units (or attendant vehicles) stick out beyond their designated spaces. This makes navigating the park extremely tight and I doubt a big rig would make the corners. The interior roads are quite narrow, also. Staff was friendly, but that was probably the only plus. We will not stay here again.
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Basic cement lot with minimalist plantings as landscaping. Park is on a hillside overlooking the valley (and the freeway). It was so windy we couldn't hear anything but the wind buffeting the rv all night. I expect if there was no wind, there would be some freeway noise. Friendly staff, clean showers and restrooms. A good place to spend the night. Tie everything down!
04/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
We arrived here well after dark, which made finding the available spaces somewhat difficult, but managed to find a suitable pull-thru. Restrooms were not fancy, but clean enough and were heated. Each shower is actually its own mini-bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Plenty of space for dressing and clothes. The front desk staff arrives early and the gentleman was very helpful and knew just about everything about the area. Although the park is located on highway 93, it was not noisy.
04/2005
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very popular place, even mid-week. There are quite a few "double" pull-through sites, although most of them were being used as singles when we visited. Quiet, clean grounds. Showers were poor with no dry area for dressing. Shower curtains were 3" too short, allowing water to splash into the skimpy dressing area. A good place to spend a night as long as you plan on using your own shower facilities.
04/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is very quiet and seems to cater to adults, although there is no stated policy. From Sept-April, most spots are full. Reservations can only be made in person at the office, and even that is confusing. We wanted to reserve a spot for October while we were there in April and were not able to do so. The showers/restrooms are fabulous. Aromatic cedar and redwood. Very clean. No paper towels or hand soap, however. Security is good. Grounds are very clean. Front office staff is friendly. There is some fighter jet noise from nearby Nellis AFB.
02/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Your basic paved park with a couple of short shrubs between sites. Very clean and lots of rules. A code is required to access the bathroom/shower/exercise room after hours. Those who check in after the office closes don't get the code. Even with the code, access was difficult because the lighting was so poor it was nearly impossible to see the numbers and punch the correct ones. The showers themselves were nice, but there is a community dressing area, not a private one. The exercise room has several antiquated pieces of cardio equipment.
02/2005
rating [ 6/10 ]
A small park, just off I-5, but not too much traffic noise from freeway. When we arrived, there was a smell of cattle, which disappeared within a couple of hours. The staff is friendly, and there is a small Mexican restaurant on the property. The restaurant isn't gourmet, but it was okay if you're tired of your own cooking. The bathroom and showers were clean, but there was no heat. The laundry room was well maintained, also. Nothing much in the way of amenities, but it was a fine place to stop for the night.
02/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here overnight when we were just passing through. The restrooms were the nicest we've seen. Very clean, heated, and large private shower areas. Each shower area has its own sink and mirror, plus a dressing area with a seat and hooks for clothing. Nobody was staffing the office when we arrived, but information was provided to allow late check-in. Note that only cash or check is accepted for late check in, although I suppose you could pay the following morning if you were going to be there when the staff arrived. This isn't one of those places that allows you to check in after hours but doesn't provide access to the bathrooms, showers, and laundry room, thank goodness.
02/2005
rating [ 5/10 ]
This park is in a gorgeous setting with many reasonably-sized view spaces. There is wildlife in the form of coyotes, rabbits, and skunks, and probably more we didn't see. Certain areas of the park are filled mainly with long term renters, including many children. We found the children to be largely unsupervised and caught several of them using our tow dolly for a teeter totter. We were in section F, which you should avoid at all costs. The restrooms are horrid, which is the reason this park rates only a 5. The showers are particularly bad and allow no dry area in which to dress. Forget about having any heat! Although there are rudimentary sinks, there is no soap and no paper towels. The mirrors are the type usually seen in highway rest areas, constructed of a sheet of metal! It appears the restrooms are hosed out once a day, which is not often enough. We checked 3-4 different restrooms in hopes of finding one that was nicer. No dice. We found that weekend get-togethers by the locals were shut down before 10:00. There is a small, private airport adjacent to the park, but we didn't hear any planes after dark. The NHRA (drag races) are held here twice a year and the noise from those is probably considerable. We were at the races and didn't worry about it! We have already reserved our space for November so we won't get stuck with the long-term residents again.
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