Mountain View Motel and Campground is primarily older Cabins with 9-10 RV/camp sites added as an afterthought. This review is focused on the RV sites and not the motel cabins. The RV sites are gravel and level. The Wi-Fi and Cable worked very well and much better than the more expensive campgrounds we have stayed in. The sewer and electrical hook-ups were not located with seemingly forethought as to site layouts. The RV sites are all back-in directly from a 2-way city street. The RV sites are located directly along side of a street leading to a small health care and emergency room located about ¼ mile from the RV sites. The two bathrooms were dated and lighting dim but “fairly” clean, with peeling paint and not centrally located. The showers were good size, with plenty of water pressure and hot water. The bathrooms were located to better service the cabins or possibly due to property size or limitations that left the RV sites being the farthest away from the two bathrooms and two showers. The RV sites needed mowing; the picnic table was in need of major repair, the 3-4 campers when we checked in seemed to be resident/long term campers. All the RV sites need maintenance, sewer drains relocated and electrical boxes replaced and repositioned. Site size/width was not uniform and basically needs to be rethought as to RV layout and requirements from small travel trailers to Class A units. Site security was only as good as the commercial neighborhood it is located in, rather than a campground with a defined entrance or pre-planned campground layout. The location along the city street would be better served as RV storage. Our host was very friendly and helpful. She provided an electrical extension at no charge due to the location of the power supply to our 5th wheel. The cost-value was representative of the overall condition of the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beware of owner/manager. We called ahead twice as a courtesy on the day of our reservation. When we arrived, the owner was clearly upset and began interrogating me about what took me so long to get there. My first attempt to calm the situation was to tell him the truth that it takes a long time to drag a heavy trailer across the state; especially with 6 small children who need frequent stops. That wasn't good enough for him. Clearly and visibly upset, he said, calling by my first name multiple times in very rude and condescending tones, "You did something, what was it!!" My next tactic was to tell him it was none of his business what I did before or after I left his park. At that point, he got belligerent and through me out of the office. I was left with a road weary family with no place to go for some reason that still baffles me to this day. Apparently taking more than 4 hours to drive from the Boise area to this park is a capital offense in this owner's mind. It was like a mix between the Twilight Zone and Bates Motel. Please - avoid the Mountain View Motel and RV Park at all possible. The guy is unstable. We Did Not Stay In This Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has a number of negatives that prevents me from recommending it. 1) There are only about 9 FHU and they were all taken by long-term RVers. The rest of the sites are water and electric, a few of the sites have cable. There is only one price for RVers no matter what type of site you get. When we called, the owner led us to believe that we would get a FHU and we did not. 2) The owner allows his two dogs to run freely throughout the campground, barking and defecating all over the grass. Watch where you step. 3) We happen to stay during an event in Joseph. The owner allows tent camping and crammed as many people as possible into the grassy area. 4) The owner encourages you to dump your grey water onto your site to help keep it green. 5) The bathrooms and showers, while clean, were very rustic. The toilets wobble and the dividers and shower curtains don’t provide much privacy. Finally, there are no rules in this campground: nothing about quiet hours, etc. The owner has a laissez-faire attitude regarding rules. We camped here in a 30’ rig, and if you can guess, would not camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is NOT a full-service park as advertised. Most of the sites do not have sewer connections, although management will bring portable pump-out equipment upon request. They even ask that you dump gray water on their grassy site as a form of irrigation! We were inadvertently here during Chief Joseph Days rodeo (busiest week of the year), and Rfs were jammed into every possible space (i.e, most spaces were “double parked”). The WiFi is poor, and disconnects repeatedly (most likely due to the excessive volume of campers). Dogs are allowed to run free (particularly the owner’s). It is a very primitive park in a relatively remote and beautiful area, and does have a nice view of the Wallowa Mountains. With fewer occupants, the park is probably acceptable, although there are minimal shower facilities available. We camped 4 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good clean park. Lots of space and a great view of the Wallowa mountains. Centrally located also has cabins. I liked the Wi-Fi and shower house. Friendly and very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.