CAMPGROUND REVIEWS

Here you will find our reviews for the RV Parks, Campgrounds, and other places we have stayed this year. This page will be updated throughout our travels. The posts below the map have more details about our stay.

Click on the location symbol on the map below to get a short review and other information about that camping spot. 

Campground Legend

Green: Thousand Trails RV Parks
Orange: State Parks
Brown:  Boondocking
Blue: RV Parks/Campgrounds
Red: Casino’s/Walmart
Yellow: Travel Centers (Pilot/Flying J, TA, Loves)

RVing Resources
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Our Reviews

Campground Review: San Francisco RV Resort

“Parking Lot with Awesome Ocean Views!” San Francisco RV Resort This was our first visit to the San Francisco area and the San Francisco RV Resort was appealing because we only had to pay $20 a night with our Thousand Trails (Affiliate Link) membership. While checking in I heard the clerk on the phone quote $115 per night. Overpriced in our opinion. As the other reviews state its simply a parking lot with narrow spaces,Read More…

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Campground Review: Elk Country RV Resort

“Open Spacious Sites Close to Redwoods” Elk Country Our desire to stay at Elk Country RV Resort was for the elk. Thought it would be really cool to see them up close and traveling through the campground. Unfortunately, zero elk the four days we stayed here. We stayed middle of August so it may have just been the time of year but it was definitely a bummer. This campground is a typical private campground withRead More…

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Campground Review: Bullards Beach State Park

“Just Another Beautiful Oregon State Park.” Bullard’s Beach State Park There is definitely a common theme with Oregon State Parks; friendly helpful staff, clean and very well kept, beautiful settings and ease of access. We’ve been to many private campgrounds that could learn a lot from how Oregon State Parks are managed and maintained. Bullard’s Beach State Park is no exception. We stayed here the first week of August 2018 and loved it. The beachRead More…

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Campground Review: South Jetty Thousand Trails

“Quiet, secluded, easy drive to area shoreline attractions.” Amenities We enjoyed our stay at South Jetty Thousand Trails. We scored a full hookup site near the dog park. This Thousand Trails park is heavily wooded and the temps were cool and damp. Nice campground with all the amenities, Laundry, Pool Hot Tub, Game Room and Club House. Cell Service? Cell reception in the dog park was amazing, however, less than 50 yards away at our siteRead More…

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Campground Review: Nehalem Bay State Park, OR

“Beautiful State Park!! AMAZING Staff!” Oregon State Park We stayed at Nehalem Bay State Park the middle of July 2018. First off I want to say the staff at this park is AMAZING. When we arrived to a campground that was completely booked, busy season, just to find that an inconveniently placed tree, directly across the road from our reserved site, prevented us from backing in our fiver. Convinced we would need to relocate, inRead More…

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Campground Review: Whiskey Creek Beach NW RV Park

“Awesome Family Run Campground with Amazing Views!” Whiskey Creek Beach NW RV Park We stayed at Whiskey Creek Beach NW RV Park, July 4th thru 7th 2018. This is a private family-owned campground with full hookups and amazing views of Vancouver Island across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We used this as a launching point for Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, and Vancouver Island. It was the perfect location for that. We felt genuinely welcomed byRead More…

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Campground Review: Newhalem Creek Campground

“Beautiful National Park Campground; Nestled in the Forest!” Newhalem Creek Campground We stayed at Newhalem Creek Campground the end of June 2018 🙂 This National Park campground is nestled in the forest and feels very remote even though it isn’t. Walking distance to the visitors center and a short drive into the small town of Newhalem. North Cascades National Park is a beauty in itself and its worth staying right in the National Park Campground. You areRead More…

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Campground Review: La Conner RV Resort, Thousand Trails

“Rustic and Secluded Campground!” La Conner RV Resort We enjoyed our stay at La Conner RV Resort, Thousand Trails the last week of June 2018. This Thousand Trails park has less than 10% full hookup sites but a really nice dump station at the entrance/exit. La Conner RV Resort, Thousand Trails Entering and exiting this park is easy due to the large driveway entrance. We had no issues moving around the park or parking ourRead More…

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Campground Review: Vasa Park Resort, Washington

“Camping in the middle of suburbia next to a beautiful lake!” Vasa Park Resort We really enjoyed our stay at Vasa Park Resort and the park managers were super friendly and helpful. We had more than one long conversation about the local area and the park itself. They even gave us specific park and ride directions, along with a detailed map, so we could take public transportation into Seattle and avoid a parking nightmare. ManagementRead More…

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Campground Review: L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, OR

“Beautiful Oregon State Park and Spacious Campground!” LL Stub Stewart State Park Our visit to L.L. Stub Stewart State Park the first of June 2018. A well laid out park with a typical Oregon wooded environment. There is a large fenced dog run at the day use area. We are always glad to see a fenced dog run for our Dane Maggie. Awesome Trails One thing we enjoyed the most were the hiking trails through theRead More…

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Campground Review: Paradise RV Campground, Thousand Trails

“Quiet Thousand Trails Campground” Paradise RV Campground, Thousand Trails This Thousand Trails campground that was quiet and peaceful. Cell coverage was good and it is in close proximity to Mount Rainier National Park. The surrounding scenery is beautiful and the park offers some really nice walks through the woods and around the pond to the dog area. Spaces in this park are very tight. Mostly because the roads are narrow, sites are perched on aRead More…

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Campground Review: Lassen Volcanic National Park

“Perfect RV Overnight for Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park!” Lassen National Park Camping Looking back at places we have stayed this trip, I had forgotten about this beautiful dry camping spot at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. I couldn’t let it slip by us without sharing with you. We visited Lassen Volcanic in early May and most of the access roads and campgrounds were closed limiting us to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor CenterRead More…

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Boondocking Review: Williamson River Campground, Oregon

“Awesome Boondocking! ” Williamson River Campground We stayed a week, next door, at Collier Memorial State Park (our review here) which was amazing but Collier was booked solid for the Memorial Day Weekend so Plan B so off we went to check out Williamson River Campground. We woke early Friday morning and quickly packed up and headed over to Williamson River Campground expecting it to fill up quickly. To our surprise, there were only 2 sitesRead More…

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Campground Review: Bend/Sunriver Thousand Trails

“Great Base Camp for Bend and Crater Lake NP” Bend Sunriver Thousand Trails This Thousand Trails is a large park with many sites that are spread out pretty well. Campground was very quiet during our visit the week following Memorial Day weekend. The sites here are large and pretty level with plenty of trees around to give you that forest feel. Amenities Laundry room was decent although pretty outdated. Showers were nice and the waterRead More…

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Campground Review: Collier Memorial State Park, OR

“Another Gem in the Oregon State Park System!” Collier Memorial State Park We simply loved it here and would have stayed longer if it hadn’t been all booked up over the weekend. We loved the fact that the sites were somewhat spread out and it was so peaceful and quiet. Camp hosts were super nice and stayed busy raking and cleaning up around each site as campers came and went. We really enjoyed the walkingRead More…

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Campground Review: Park of the Sierras Escapees Members Park

“Beautiful Escapees Park!!” Park of the Sierras Escapees Members Park This is a beautiful park we stayed here as a launching point for Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park; the location is great. This is a co-op park meaning all residents contribute their time in the upkeep and overall well-being of the park. Pride in this park really shows in everyone we met here. Pat is the tour guide of the park and gave usRead More…

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Campground Review: Thousand Trails RV Park, Palm Springs

“Large Thousand Trails RV Park!” Palms Springs Thousand Trails We visited Palm Springs Thousand Trails RV Park the first week of May and it was quite empty. The park closes May 15th for the season so most people had already left the park. There were a few campers that came and went while we were there but all were very quiet and respectful. This was our first visit and it was very quiet but we were inRead More…

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Campground Review: Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, AZ

“Another Beautiful Arizona State Park!” Kartchner Caverns State Park Kartchner Caverns State Park is simply one of the many beautiful Arizona State Parks. Everything was perfectly maintained from the landscaping to the showers and restrooms. The visitor center was beautiful as well and the staff, very friendly and more than happy to answer questions. The only complaint would be the low water pressure as some have mentioned in previous reviews. Not a huge problem asRead More…

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Boondocking Review: Holloman Lake – New Mexico

“Beautiful camping just outside of White Sands National Monument thanks to the USAF!!” Lake Holloman We loved this spot just down the street from White Sands National Monument. Thanks to the United States Air Force and the Holloman AFB Commander for allowing free camping here. Although the lake was awesome, the sunset was absolutely amazing and the cell coverage allowed us to work without interruption there are a couple of nuances I feel compelled toRead More…

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Boondocking Review: Mile 10 Dispersed Camping, Whites City, NM

“Perfect Boondocking for Carlsbad Caverns. Can be very windy!” Mile 10 Dispersed Camping We stayed only a couple of miles down the road from White’s City and the National Park entrance. If you need fuel, groceries, laundry, etc. its an easy 20-mile drive into the town of Carlsbad for “normal” prices. We boondocked at Mile 10 Dispersed for 4 nights and although close to the highway the traffic noise was relatively quiet. The worst partRead More…

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Campground Review: Sea Bee Park, Abilene Texas

“Quiet and peaceful stop near Abilene, TX. ” SeaBee Park This park has a small lake, RC Airplane Airport, fishing, bird watching and more. The park was nice and so quiet you could hear the birds sing. We love to sit and watch birds, it is relaxing after a long day of driving from Oklahoma.      When we lived in Abilene Aaron flew RC airplanes at this very park during our Air Force daysRead More…

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