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10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate reflects an AARP discount. Nice site adjacent to I-84. Easy access to and from the interstate. Pretty quiet except for a small amount of noise from the interstate and an occasional semi using its jake brake (probably on the interstate feeder road). Campground is clean and well maintained. The sites are gravel and generally appear level (our was). Setup was a breeze. The Owner is very pleasant. She led us to our site in her golf cart and helped us get positioned. The Owner plants a garden (corn, squash, tomatoes, etc.) for the residents. We had a couple of ears of corn for dinner...very tasty! The sites are well spaced with grass between each site so you're not piled on top of your neighbor. Sites are also angled and staggered in each row so when you look out your windows you're not looking out at your neighbors. The showers and restrooms are clean and functional. There was nowhere to sit in the shower room. One of the men showers was out of order and locked. Most sites are clean and well maintained. There are some long term residents with pretty junked up sites (why do Owners let that happen?). There are also several people resident here while they work on construction of a new power plant a few miles to the west. The sites closest to the office appear to be the transient sites. I called and made advance reservations (no credit card required to reserve). The place was pretty full so I would recommend doing so. We stayed here while playing tourist in the Boise area. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Decent little park located right off WA-305 a few miles east of Poulsbo on the road to Bainbridge Island. Nice setting in a primordial cedar forest. The sites are tight. The pull-through sites are located in the center of the campground. They were all full and frankly we weren't disappointed at that. As we drove by them we noticed that several people had to offset their rigs to open slide-outs and awnings that were overlapping each other. We were all the way at the back in site 16 away from the highway so no noise. Our site was a straight easy back-in once we made the turn at the end of the road. Couldn't have been much simpler. Hookups are good, water tastes great with good pressure. The electric fluctuated once that we noticed while we were there, but then steadied out and never changed again. Sites are not necessarily level so plan ahead. The guy next to us in a large motorhome had to jack his front end so high that he had to build extra steps to get in and out of his rig. Sites are gravel. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Cable TV is basic service. We were here visiting friends for about four days so didn't spend a great deal of time around the campground. Poulsbo is just up the road and downtown is a very nice eclectic Scandanavian community. They have a wonderful ice cream parlor on the east end of downtown. Finding the place in the dark is tough. Sometimes they don't have the lights on their sign turned on. Even when they do it comes up quick as you round a curve to the left on the highway. The entrance is a one lane road so look up in there to make sure no one is coming out before you start up the hill. The office is located up the right hand side (straight in) maybe 200 yards. You can pull up short of the building and move to the side to go in and register. It looks like after hours they put envelopes on the door for people with reservations. The lady managing the office was nice and helpful. I'd return for a short stay.
07/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a primitive US Forest Service campground adjacent to US-395 about 20 miles north of the town of Burns, OR (closest town) located on the west side of the highway. I think it was about 55 miles south of the town of John Day, OR. We "dry" camped here for a family reunion. We used the one site in the middle of the campground that would accommodate two large fifth wheel trailers and several tents. Other sites are a mix of back-in and pull-through. Most are relatively small. The roads are narrow and it took some work with walk alongside guides for me to move my 40 footer through the campground around several curves to the site. I pre-walked my route out to make sure I had a good handle on where I had to start my turns to clear the large Ponderosa pine trees. No significant problems other than a few rubs against some low hanging branches that waxed out when I got home. If you need a great deal of room to move your rig through a campground don't even try this one. Once you enter you are committed to a curving route through the entire campground or you have to back out onto US-395 (really bad plan). The campground is right alongside US-395 but we rarely heard much road noise even when outside. Much of that is probably due to this campground's very rural setting and the fact that there just isn't much traffic on US-395. The campground is designated by the US Forest Service as a "horse" campground and as such it has a corral and hitching posts. There was no smell or fly problem as those facilities are quite a ways away from the actual camping area. We saw two horse there briefly during our stay. I suspect during the fall hunting season the campground sees more. There were maybe 3-4 other small groups camping here. It doesn't see much use except during the fall. The restroom is brand new and was in great shape. It's a pit toilet with no running water. It stayed in great shape except for the lowlife that pulled in late one night and his young wife threw up all over the floor and drove away. Our group carried water in and washed the floor out. There is a solar power water supply system and it is slowwwwwww!! Figure 20-30 minutes to fill a five gallon container. Make sure your RV fresh water tank is topped off prior to arrival. No sewer hookups or dump facilities. Plan on hauling it out with you. Some of the sites have US Forest Service concrete picnic tables (ours did). Even with it's shortcomings it's a beautiful location and we had a special family reason for wanting to be there. With a little planning and a few extras (we had two 6000kW generators, a Traeger BBQ grill, and many other self managed amenities it was a wonderful trip. I'd recommend it for a getaway from people location any time.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here for 14 nights. They allowed me to exceed the normal 10 night limit because I was attending the Port Townsend School of Woodworking also located on Fort Worden. We were in the ocean campground near the Point Wilson Lighthouse. There is a second campground located up the hill nearer the main Fort buildings that is in the trees and better shaded. I understand, though never verified, that rig size there is limited as are provided services. Water, sewer and electric all worked fine. There is no cable TV service. Cell phone service seems to come and go. WiFi is available up near the office, but not down in the campground. Restrooms and showers were relatively new and in good condition/clean. We had an extra vehicle which was charged $10/night in addition to our campground fee. There are plenty of things to do both on Fort Worden and around Port Townsend. The old coastal artillery ruins and museum are fascinating. Point Wilson Lighthouse, though not open to the public is a short hike. Plenty of beach to comb and hiking trails around the artillery ruins. The movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" was filmed here so it was interesting to see where that was done. The Coastal Artillery museum has a marked up map showing where the various scenes were shot. The ocean campground is a bit exposed on the point adjacent to the Straits of Juan De Fuca so it can be pretty windy at times. We experienced quite a bit of rain while here, but hey, it is the Pacific Northwest afterall. We plan to return to use this campground as a base for another round of playing tourist at many wonderful sights in the area. Be aware all sites in the ocean campground are on a reservation only basis so call ahead. Check-in at the office (you pass right by once on the Fort) was easy between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. After hours just go to your assigned site (your email confirmation will have the site number on it) and check-in the next morning before 10:00 AM.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the second time we've stayed here. It's a great stop along I-84 about 100 miles east of Boise. Has wide open, fairly level gravel pull-through sites with very easy access in and out. Water quality is good and electric service is reliable. The campground has always been very tidy and there were very few occupants this time of year. Noise from I-84 is virtually non-existent due to the high on-ramp blocking pretty much all sound. The owner/manger is always very friendly and helpful. This campground also has the benefit of easy access to a number of State Parks nearby that are worth the time to visit. Many are virtually unknown and little used. Our rate was a Passport America rate (i.e. 50% discount).
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A bit of a challenge getting off I-84 and to the campground, but worth it when you arrive. The staff was great. It's a great setting on the Sandy River not far from Portland. The roads are all wide and paved and the sites are all level concrete pads with separate concrete car parks. This was by far the easiest campground I've ever been in the position my 40 foot 5th wheel. Setup was a breeze. Utility hookups are at the back, required extra hose the reach the middle of the RV. Some long term residents, but their sites were immaculate. WiFi worked but was slow. Basic cable TV is available. I'd stay here again anytime I'm passing through the Portland area.
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 nights due to proximity to Ashland and other surrounding towns with a great number of things to see and do. This was very easy access off of I-5 and is very quiet. The sites are paved, wide, and level. It's a great setting along a stream. Some of the spaces are occupied by permanent residents, but their spaces are well maintained. Wonderful staff that was very capable and helpful. WiFi worked pretty well due to numerous transmitters around the park. We would definitely stay here again.
12/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
We had a space at the back of the park which I should have gone and looked at before parking there. I would have requested a change to one near the front closer to the office. The ones at the back are very small (both length and width). I had a heck of a time positioning the 40 foot 5th wheel so it cleared the roads on both ends, and the trees on the sides so the slide-out wouldn't hit anything. Had to move a couple of picnic tables out of the way also. We were also right up against the neighbors. Just overall very tight in the back. The sites need some gravel work too. Many were muddy due to recent rains. They had dumped sand in a few places, but that really doesn't work. There was no room in my site for my tow vehicle. Had to park in an empty site adjacent and across the road. The WiFi worked but was a weak signal probably due to our distance from the office area. Also had to fiddle with their cable TV splitter to get a good signal. The rest rooms and showers were clean and well maintained. Easy access off the interstate and very quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful. In the future I'll either be sure I had a site at the front or would shop for a reservation elsewhere. This campground is what I would consider a backup for me in case nothing else was available. It's just an older property that KOA needs to do some upgrade work on.
12/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
How wonderful is it to camp in the middle of an orange grove with trees covered in ripe fruit all around each site just begging to be picked. We brought home a huge sack!! The smell is heavenly. The sites were spacious and level. It's dead quiet even though it's close to a major highway. Access to the campground was simple. The staff was great, the facilities are very complete. Hookups were well maintained and dependable. We had a good WiFi signal in the trailer. I'll definitely plan on staying here again whenever I pass through Bakersfield.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one night. It's a pretty well equipped campground though most of it is taken up by permanent residents. There really aren't that many transient spots. The transient sites are located near the entrance which is good as I-10 runs along the back side. The place is pretty dusty and might be ugly in the wind (but that kind of defines Quartzsite). The staff was competent, no check-in problems. The pull-through site I had was roomy and pretty much level. The hookups were good though I did notice a small voltage fluctuation in the morning, but not enough to be a problem. Probably an over abundance of hair dryers and coffee pots early in the day!! Not much to do in Quartzsite this time of year. I did notice other newer campgrounds around town. This one has been here for awhile. I'd stay here again if just passing through for a quick overnighter.
11/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice, well laid out resort. The sites were roomy with space for a car park that effectively makes each site a double wide. We had a back-in site, though there are a number of pull-through sites for a higher price. Security meets you at the entrance and escorts you to your site and will assist with back-in if you desire. Overall security is great with a guarded gate, gate codes at night, and tall wall/fence around the entire property. Much of the resort is dedicated to owners in park models or other configurations. Staff was great. Have a huge activity list including various shops. It's a great place to hole up for awhile. We stayed here for just over a month. The cable TV service is lousy (just basic service with maybe 10 channels). If you want internet at your site you have to buy telephone service then set up DSL. The only WiFi is down at the restaurant/bar area. The location is very convenient to the eastside of Tucson. I was a little bothered by the $7.50 fee to go read my electric meter on departure. That felt like a gouge. Access to the resort is very easy right off I-10 at Kolb Road. We'd stay here again.
11/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy reservation process online through the Grand Canyon NPS site. Check-in was smooth on arrival. Very helpful polite staff. The campground is a bit tight, but we were able to land the 40 foot 5th wheel without any trouble. Hookups were good and dependable. I put out an insulated/heat traced water line due to freezing temperatures. In the morning I found that the ravens had pecked several holes in the insulation. Might have been because I had it taped with a silver vinyl tape. Maybe black coating would be a better choice. The campground is very quiet. The Grand Canyon Shuttle stops right at the entrance to the campground. It's a great system for getting around. We used it a little, but generally drove the truck because the volume of visitors was way down this time of year.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great facilities right on the Colorado River. Had a really nice common room with kitchen, etc with comfortable chairs and a wonderful patio overlooking the river. Spaces are a bit tight and all back-in. Our 40 foot 5th wheel fit with a little adjustment. It would have been far more difficult to get into the sites if the campground had been full. As it was, I was able to use the site across from me to better line things up. They have some nice little concrete patios in each site, but they are near the back and kind of narrow things up making alignment even more difficult. Watch carefully where your slide-outs end up. The hookups were really nice and dependable. The Manager was gone when we arrived and they did not have a self-serve check-in so we just picked a site and parked. The Manager came around after we were set up to let us know we were OK in our site. Apparently she manages a couple of campgrounds so splits time. The laundry and showers were small but very clean. Leaving the campground in the morning can be tough if you are making a left turn back to the north, which is the way most would go. You must pull out slowly due to the driveway dip across a four lane major street with lots of morning traffic. I'd stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate was for full service including cable TV and WiFi which we did not try. The campground is built on the side of a hill with the sites running back to front down the hill. As a result they were not very level (back to front sloped down the hill). I've been in worse, but as a result it took extra time to level up. The sites are also very narrow so you feel like your right on top of your neighbor. All of the utilities are at the back of each site so I had to run extra hose and sewer line to reach my connections on the middle of my trailer. The office staff was friendly and helpful, but as with most KOA's the price was more than other comparable campgrounds with similar facilities.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice setting just south of Seaside, OR on a bend in the Nenanicum River. Surrounded by blackberry bushes in full bloom while we were here (free to pick all you want). Very friendly and helpful office staff. Sites are pretty wide open and accessed easily though the campground does have a lot of large trees throughout. We had a pull through site that was easy in and out. Water quality was great and sewer worked fine. We stayed here for 6 nights using this site as a base for touring from southern Washington south as far as Tillimook, OR. No question we'd return if in the area again.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice, clean, and well maintained campground. Extremely nice facilities in all respects. We stayed here for about two months. It's right in Clarkston so very near many businesses located on Bridge Street. The only downside is the Manager is a woman that likes to let you know she's in charge. I found it best to just avoid her. There are quite a number of "permanent" residents here, but all keep their sites very clean and orderly. Maintenance personnel are always visible keeping the grounds and facilities in good shape. Great cost reasonable choice if you need to be in Clarkston.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a nice State Park Campground. We stayed in the newer section as the older treed section was full. There is no shade in the new section so in the summer this could be incredibly hot. The restrooms and showers are also new, well maintained and very clean. Utilities worked fine and there is a nice well maintained dump station with multiple slots as you leave. It's a bit windy here which is why the Bruneau Dunes formed here. There is a nice small visitor center and gift shop on site. Great hiking opportunities on the dunes and around the adjacent lakes. Keep your eyes open for critters when hiking. I had a snake surprise me, though avoided an incident. Fun place to visit though. Just great natural wonders. Went down to the town of Bruneau and turned east out across the Air Force Bombing Range to the Bruneau CAnyon overlook. Incredible view and worth the trip though it's a dirt road that can be a bit rough. Take a truck. Access is open to the public.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Just off the side of I-84 though no highway noise. It's a good stop off point and close to many of the southern Idaho State Parks and Federal Parks in the Hagerman area. We stayed here for three nights and found it very convenient. They have a small restaurant here that has routine nightly specials that seem to draw in the locals. We did not partake. It's a pretty open site under a canopy of tall trees. Utilities all worked fine. Manager was available and very personable. I'd stay here again if passing through.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here for four nights early in the season so there were only a few other campers there. The Manager was exceptional. Very helpful though they take a day off on Mondays and are a little difficult to reach. The store seemed well stocked though we didn't really use it much. The sites were clean, level, with all utilities very functional. The entire area is treed and right along the Snake River below the Lower Granite Dam. There is a small beach area, a marina, as well as very nice day use facilities. There are paved paths along the river going both upriver and down. We hiked both directions. Upriver takes you right up to the dam. There is a nice visitor center on the other side of the river at the dam. It's a little complicated to cross the dam, because you have to be escorted. Don't try to take a big camper across the dam because the route is a bit circuitous. The restroom/shower facilities were old, but clean and in good repair. Laundry facilities were minimal and old. Overall a very enjoyable camping experience for us.
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