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“No Frills But a Good Bargain” for Silver Sky Lodge and RV Park1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
If you find yourself getting pooped out after traveling the loneliest highway in America, this is a great midway point between Reno and the Utah border.
We stopped here during a snowstorm atop the mountain and it turned out to be a decent place to stay for $20 (Cash or Check only). There's full hookups, cheap laundry machines and one tiny restroom with a shower. Don't expect a resort environment and you won't be disappointed.Date of Stay: April, 2011Rate Paid: $20.00
“Best Deal in Tucson” for Pima County Fairgrounds
If you're looking for basic hookups and no-frills at a great price, the Pima County Fairgrounds is a good choice. There are hundreds of sites available and even during big events there's usually space for everyone.
The only disadvantage is that you're about 20 miles outside of Tucson, but for the price, it's worth it.
The only hassle we encountered was a workamper with an authority complex who made us buy a new donut for our sewer hose. That was a first in over 3 years of fulltiming and 35,000 miles under our belt. Other than Mr. Crankypants, the other workampers there were really sweet.
The Fairgrounds also has weeklong rent for $100.Date of Stay: February, 2011Rate Paid: $20.00
“Good Enough” for Colorado River Oasis (formerly El Rio Waterfront Resort)
It's a nice, clean place to stay but calling it a resort is a bit of a stretch.
The sites are plenty wide and have great privacy from neighbors, but they're short so if your rig is long you'll need to park somewhere besides your spot. Otherwise the sites are big, clean and nicely decorated with lighting and a small patio/table for each RVers. There are mostly long termers here but they keep the place tidy.
Staff is nice and friendly. There's a bit of waterfront access and a nice clubhouse. But don't expect to get all of your laundry done here, there's only one washer and dryer and they're pricey. My only other complaint is that the wireless Internet is not free and they slap a 48-hr download limit on you.
Otherwise it's a fine place to stay for a night or two.Date of Stay: January, 2011Rate Paid: $34.00
“Slab City: Great for an Experience, Not for the Squeamish” for Slab City2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
What can you really say about a free place to stay in the middle of the California desert next to an active bombing range?
Well, to begin with, one could say that Slab City is an unusual, extraordinary place where the usual rules governing public lands have been tossed out the window, along with perhaps years of broken furniture, stripped out motor homes and last night's trash.
The thing is, Slab City is neither a public land, nor a private one. It's a free place to stay that happens to be owned by the federal government. But the feds don't want it since it's too costly to clean up, so instead, the drifters of every socioeconomic class have reclaimed it as their own.
Slab City is a place without hookups or services. If you believe in respect for the environment you'll pack out what you came in with, but sadly, many people who stay here don't. If you can tolerate this kind of live-and-let-live attitude, then you just might appreciate the diversity and funkiness that this open space has to offer.
As you pull into the area, you're greeted by one of this country's newest national landmarks, Salvation Mountain, a handmade hillside colorfully painted with religious-themed messages to love one another and love your lord. Beyond this eye candy lies the real heart of Slab City, the two square-mile camping area where million dollar RV busses boondock across the road from burnt out junkies and wandering drifters. Where artists perform on Saturday nights and pirate radio hosts jockey to keep visitors entertained.
Come here in winter if you're sane, and during summer if you're not. Temperatures can reach up to 120 degrees in July.
Be warned, Slab City isn't for everyone. But if you're ready for something really, really different, it's a must see for at least one night.Date of Stay: January, 2011Rate Paid: $0.00
“Worth it with Passport Discount” for Sun & Fun RV Park
When it comes to new places we stay at, we like to say "don't expect, and you won't be disappointed." This RV park fits that tagline to a T.
We stopped here because they're the closest Passport America (50 percent off nightly rate) park on Hwy 99 between L.A. and Stockton, and we needed to dump our tanks. We usually boondock when we travel that route, but for $16.50 a night, this park is just a few dollars more than paying for a dump station in surrounding areas, making it an OK place to stay if you need hookups.
Sites are tight and too small for larger rigs, but the place is relatively clean and quiet for those who can fit in the slots. There are many long-term residents but most of them are retired folks.
The swimming pool and (not too hot) spa were actually working and clean, which is a nice surprise in small Mom & Pop RV parks.
Our only beef is that the wifi is $5 a day, which is ridiculous in this era of free Internet in most RV parks.
Oh, did I mention the train that runs adjacent to the park by every 20 minutes? Bring your earplugs!
Otherwise though, it's an OK place for a night, all things considered.Date of Stay: November, 2010Rate Paid: $16.50
“Super Convenient, Big Rig Friendly Park” for Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV Park1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
There's not a lot to say about the park other than it's a clean, giant gravel parking lot with great satellite access. We came here at the last minute for Thanksgiving week to visit family, and had no problem getting in, there are so many sites.
The workampers here are great, and the price is the best one in the area for FHU. WiFi is fast, and they have recycling.
For basic accommodations, this place is fine. Don't expect luxurious amenities and you won't be disappointed.Date of Stay: November, 2010Rate Paid: $25.00
“Small Park, Nice Setting” for Crown Point RV Park
This park is close enough to Portland for easy day trips, but within a short drive of some really scenic spots.
Staff was great, the sites were OK (ours was really lopsided) and don't bet on satellite visibility, there's a lot of trees there. But otherwise, with our Passport America membership, it was the best price in all of the greater Portland area.
The only thing I didn't like about it was that there is nowhere to go running...the road is windy and narrow. Which reminds me...drive slowly or you'll miss the turn to the park, their sign is easy to miss.Date of Stay: November, 2010Rate Paid: $15.00
“Great Price, Great Park” for Clatskanie City Park
A basic city park in a lovely wooded, parklike setting alongside the Clatskanie River. The sites are basically set up as a parking lot next to a ball field, so they're nothing to write home about. BUT, there's a ton of great things to do within walking distance, and the scenery can't be beat.
It's also close to Astoria (40 miles) and Portland (60 miles0.
The park is busy in summer but pretty quiet in winter. We had the whole place to ourselves except for the nighttime high school soccer games.Date of Stay: November, 2010Rate Paid: $12.00
“Great Deal in West Denver” for Bear Creek Lake Park2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
We've found that RV camping in Denver is an expensive or sketchy experience, so we're happy to report that Bear Creek Lake Park is a great place to stay for a short term visit.
Located off Morrison Road at CR-470, this large regional park has electricity hookups, a water and dump station and large back-in or pull through sites. While there are no trees to speak of, the park is in a nice, prairie-like environment with rolling hills and two small lakes.
There's miles of multi-use paths, fishing, archery fields, boat rentals, etc. A great family place to stay, and a bargain if all you need is a place for your rig while you're in Denver. At $18 a night, this place is a real find. Only problem is, they're a seasonal campground open from April to 10/31.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $18.00
“OK for a short stay” for
This park is right off the highway so it's a little noisy, but the price is right and the grounds are OK. There are long-term residents here but they keep their sites relatively neat and everyone here is quiet.
If you just want basic accommodations while you're in Pagosa, this is fine. Nothing fancy, but the hookups are in good condition, and the sites are of a decent size. With the 50 percent Passport America discount (which we used), it's one of the best bargains in the area.Date of Stay: October, 2010Rate Paid: $15.58