Hidden Pines IS open for RV camping. We really enjoyed our stay; we prefer quiet campgrounds off the main roads and do not need any special amenities such as a pool or a recreation hall; this fit the bill for us. Super friendly hosts; we arrived just in time to join a pot-luck lunch. Very tidy and well-kept grounds. The only thing lacking as far as we were concerned was Wi-Fi. We understand some sites can get it, but not ours. Be aware that this is a small campground about half full with full-timers and quite a few others stay long term, so it may be difficult to get a reservation. We were very glad we could get a spot!
This park is what you think of when you think "KOA", except that it is on a quiet road rather than a busy freeway. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, lots of activities for kids. Our big complaint is the Wi-Fi. For $61 a night, we expected a good connection. The Wi-Fi was so slow as to be almost unusable. It would work fine for a few minutes then slow down to a crawl. We were not trying to download movies or anything, just trying to get a little work done. Also, if you are a light sleeper, be sure to ask for a spot AWAY from the main road coming into the park. Lots of early morning fishing people leave in big diesel trucks.
Do not come here expecting a fancy place. No clubhouse, no cable TV, no showers, 30 amp only, parking on grass or dirt. Restrooms are about what you would expect for a public park. What you DO get: is a quiet place to park, that is reasonably priced for the area, next to a pretty little lake. They do have a good Wi-Fi signal. This is a good location to see both Santa Cruz and Monterey.
As others have said, this is a beautiful resort, with almost every amenity you could wish for. Outdoor recreation includes a lap pool (too cool to use in winter), hot tub, a sport court, bocce ball, horseshoes, and paddle tennis courts. The clubhouse has table tennis and a very small fitness room. There is a walking trail along the river, although it is pretty short. Restrooms are fantastic. Everything is immaculate. That being said, the resort IS on the freeway and there IS traffic noise, although it is not the noisiest stretch of freeway we’ve been on. There is also a train across the river probably about a half mile away. And the helicopters. What was up with the helicopters flying around until midnight?
Others have commented on how wonderful this park is, with lovely trees and great hiking. I just wanted to add a couple caveats: 1. We made the mistake of reserving a spot towards the end of the A loop. Because of the proximity of the sites, we simply could not maneuver our rig back into the site. Fortunately, the staff was very helpful and found another site for us. 2. Verizon cell phone service does not work here. 3. Lots of tents, lots of campfires, and thus the air was thick with smoke. We are the rare breed of camper that would rather breathe fresh air than smoke. Because of the smoke, and only because of the smoke, sorry Silver Falls, we won't be back.
We picked this campground rather than trying to stay on busy I-40. This location may be slightly quieter, but only slightly. How they can get away with advertising their resort as "quiet" is beyond me. It is right on busy 287. Not only that, the intersection to the north seems to attract lots of cars with loud boom boxes. The campground has many nice trees, however, many trees need pruning. We had to back out of our pull through site to avoid running into tree branches and managed to brush against branches of a different tree. On the plus side, the manager was friendly, there is a nice park across the street and an amusement park and a golf course are close by.
We stayed here a week and were pleased. There are many older park models, but everything seemed well maintained. There is a nice pool, hot tub, shuffleboard and many other amenities. We found the staff courteous and helpful. Maintenance was prompt in repairing a cable connector. The one thing we were not pleased with was the fitness center, which was cramped, tiny, and full of fumes from the laundry area. I suppose security might be an issue, but we weren’t aware of any problems. Those in the front office don’t seem to pay much attention to cars coming in the gate in the daytime, but the gate is locked at night. We paid extra to have an RV site with a patio—these sites are wider and have some shade.
The good news about this park is that the staff is all super friendly. You can walk to everything in Tombstone, and there is a small breakfast room on site that has the best cinnamon rolls I have eaten. The bad news is that the Wi-Fi is spotty, the cable TV is snowy, and the spots are narrow and tight. My husband, who is an excellent driver, took out a neighbor’s truck mirror trying to maneuver our rig between golf carts parked at the office and the campsites. If you have a large rig, you might want to think twice about staying here. We certainly will.
I agree with the other reviews--this park has one of the best layouts we have ever seen, and the fresh oranges are wonderful. Very friendly and helpful staff. The only reason I did not give this park a 10 is for the fitness center. We like to use a fitness center for the weight equipment--we can get our aerobic exercise other ways. The fitness center has a all-in-one weight machine that must have been purchased at El Cheapo Mart and was virtually useless.
I pretty well agree with the other positive reviews of this campground. I must say this is about the nicest layout I have seen in a commercial campground. The spaces are nice and roomy and separated by hedges so that there is some privacy. That being said, I did think the rate was a little high, especially for winter months when the campground was practically deserted. The $40 rate was with a 10% Good Sam discount and and extra $4 (!) for 50 amp. What I do wish someone had told us about was the roads getting to the place. We knew that Highway has tight, windy curves, so we came across on Highway 20. If you don't like hairpin curves with a 6-10% grade, this is not the road for you! When we left, we used highway 128. This still was curvy, but did not have quite as steep of grades. All in all, I would stay here again only if we can bring in the RV by helicopter.
We camped here in December and almost had the entire campground to ourselves. The owner tells us things get hectic during Salmon runs late summer and early Fall. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Nice level site. No special amenities, but we loved being able to walk from the campground to the beach. Didn't use the restrooms, but looked at them and they appeared clean, although seemed a bit on the cool side.
Very friendly campground hosts; helped us locate a sunny spot and park our rig. Concrete sites; ours was quite level. Appears to be clean and well kept. RV sites are surrounded by park models, occupying most of the campground. Not much landscaping, no trees, but since we were here in December, we wanted sun not shade. Middle sites a little close; back sites appear to have more room. Wi-Fi worked, but kept dropping the Internet connection. Walking distance to the port.
We really enjoy staying in this park. It is a quiet location, conveniently located for visiting Corvallis. A good bike trail runs directly in front of the campground. However, be aware that the campground has only the basics--water, sewer, and electric, plus Wi-Fi and cable, and no special amenities. And occasionally, when the wind is right, a manure smell may blow in from the fields across the road.
This park is nicely landscaped and the staff is very friendly. However, the pull through sites are very close together. And as others have noted, the park is located right on noisy Highway 101. The noise does slow down at night, but starts up again about three in the morning with truck traffic. We found the noise intolerable and will not stay here again.
We loved this park. It is right on the bay and we enjoyed watching the ships and the seagulls. Three restaurants are right next door and downtown is a short walk away. That being said, be aware there are no special amenities, only your standard campground hookups. Free Wi-Fi was added the first part of June. The rate reflects a seven dollar reservation fee, which you probably will need for a summer weekend. We definitely would stay here again.