Extremely tight spaces! 1st site (#165) we were assigned to, there was no way we could maneuver our 29' into it! There's a fairly steep bank opposite the site & cliff down to the beach on the other side. Don't have 18 year olds w/no experience parking rigs, assigning spaces! Ended up in site #117, along the row of permanent residents. Couldn't use our fire pit: there was a 10ft sloped space between back of our trailer & the fence along (busier than you would expect) Hwy 262. 1st private park we've maybe ever stayed in, w/no TV cable offering. No grassy, open areas to even go play games/catch/frisbee. To top if off, office claimed our site was right in middle of their 2 WiFi hot-spots so if we really needed access we could find an empty site and use the picnic table. We learned the hard way, if you don't have watercraft, don't come to MarDon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A decent park that is very popular with fishermen and boaters. We stayed at the end of the park, which was nice to be far away from the crowds. This is a gated park with several full-time/seasonal RV'ers who stay here (retirees), which is nice for keeping an eye on things. I have to say that I was skeptical about staying here after reading some of the past reviews, but we had no issues and our site was great (#165). The Potholes area is beautiful, we only wish that we had a fishing boat to get out on the water! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on the Passport America rate on a Sunday in a 35' motorhome. Although many sites were available, the site (149) we finally chose as the least of all evils wasn't level (our hydraulic jacks couldn't level our coach), although the setting was beautiful with the lake, the park looked very trashy. Their "best site" offered to us turned out to be behind the store/bar, next to the road, and next to the boat ramp, not our kind of site at all. Most sites are very small and pushed together. We wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is filthy. The Bathrooms and showers were disgusting, garbage cans dumped all over the floor and it was like that for 2 days. We pulled into a grassy site and there was dog dirt, fish heads and other debris, needless to say we moved and told the office about the sites. About three hours later someone came and cleaned up the dog dirt and that was it. It's to bad the place is such a mess as the lake is beautiful. We would never ever stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the dirtiest most crammed in rv parks I have ever been to. We were warned it was a "dump" but way worse then we ever imagined. The staff was very friendly but it does not make up for everything else. The sights are so small even our tiny travel trailer had a problem getting in. Kids, pets, cars, bikes even adults are running loose around the park. I cant even begin to explain what a "pit hole" this place is. The bugs are horrible too. I would SO reccomend the state park over this place. We would never go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our home park so we do not pay anything to camp here. It is on grass and the parking pads are gravel. We had full hookup with 30 amp service. It is well maintained and has a nice pool. They serve breakfast on Sunday and often have special meals. Our only problem this time was low amperage and we were concerned on how it would affect our electrical appliances. Apparently we worried for nothing as all seem to be okay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been staying here for at least 5 years and it is part of our park system. There are great shade trees, the sites are gravel and level, the staff if friendly and helpful, the pool is great and they have many activities. Their 4th of July celebration is family friendly and fun. There are fire rings. The only downside are the mosquitoes and they spray for them. We will go back often. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed here many times over a period of 15 years. Have loved every minute. The owners then, and now are wonderful. They make us feel very welcomed. They'll have us for another 15 years. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We stayed using our ROD membership. Probably one of the best parks in the area with the State Park across the street being the best. Very boater friendly (they let them park anywhere and everywhere) but we found this to be a very strange park. They have very different triple in-line pull-through sites and some weird back-in sites as well. They are absolutely obsessive about the watering but the grass is nice. I just wish they would not water my RV. Staff is not overly friendly and enforcement of the rules is very selective at best. Very good free Wi-Fi. We probably won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
By way of an update for 2006, I agree with all comments posted last year. Seems to cater mostly to big rig seasonals, and although the sites are very crowded together, this seems to be the norm for this area. Refreshingly excellent cable tv and wifi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small park really tight.Park has been cut out between to Mts so you are setting down in between 2 mts kind of like a large road going through them could not use satellite dish and no good reception on tv but had cable extra 1.50 night. Small swimming pool, no where to walk dogs cause its steep parks runs up hill. Guess I would go back but if only could not get into River Plantation about same money but lots nicer park 2 pools extra large hot tub there. This was the only park we could get into Memorial weekend We camped here in a Motorhome.
Frankly, this park was a disappointment. My 'full hookup site' had the sewer placed in an inconvenient location so I had to move the RV in the morning to dump the tanks. The water spigot dripped constantly so I just disconnected the hose and used the water from my fresh water tank. The park grounds were nice and seemed well maintained and it was a popular destination for boating in the reservoir. For the price, I would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The park is very clean, sites are spaced out well with large grassy areas. It was very quiet. The only down side is that there is not much to do in the area if you don't have a boat with you. But it was a nice, quiet get-away, and we would definitely visit here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice state park in eastern Washington. It looked like all of the campsites had grass and most (not all) had tent pad areas. There is a very big picnic area with BBQs and a playground. There is also a swimming area, but the water was really low this time of year so we had to walk down on the rocks to reach the water. There is not very much privacy, though, so be prepared to be seen (and heard) by your neighbors. The one thing that was a little bit irritating were the sprinklers. They water the grass every night, Sunday - Thursday. Since we camped during the week, we always had to pick up our stuff at night to make sure it didn't get wet. Overall though, the park is well maintained and the campsites are pretty roomy. They also have fire rings and picnic tables. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Big and beautiful - truly an oasis in the dessert. The hook-up portion of the park is made up of six wagon wheels. All sites are back-in, but they are also roomy. There is grass everywhere except under the RVs where there is gravel. The sites are also all level. This is a big park with lots of trees (Poplar, Oak, Pine and a few others), lots of shade and even more grass. The grounds are well kept and simply beautiful. Because the park in on the water lots of people bring boats. The park was full when we stayed - all different kinds of RV's, lots of tents and lots of dogs (we brought Buddy, our Yellow Lab). Because this park is big and roomy noise was not an issue. We also did not see any misbehavior from campers or animals. This park instantly has become one of our favorites. We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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The Good Stuff: - RV sites are very big and are arranged in “pods” with about 10 slots per pod. Each “pod” has a nice buffer of tall trees surrounding them to provide a small wind break and some privacy. - The sites are clean, level (but gravel) and have a nice fire pit and picnic bench. The grounds are well irrigated and manicured. - The campground is very big with huge open areas and a big play structure for young kids. - There are four boat launches and a lot of trailer parking. The lake is bigger than I expected, has great fishing (so I’m told) and was already warm enough to swim in. - Restrooms and showers are typical Washington State Park…very clean, but tired and worn. The Bad Stuff: - Mosquitoes! Luckily the winds kept up while we were there, so they were not too bad. But when the winds died down they were pretty thick. - No pull-through sites, but the “pods” were pretty big and I saw a number of large motor homes parked, so there is enough room to turn around. - Only dock at the boat launch is for loading/unloading. There isn’t any overnight moorage. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very clean spacious sights. Some with shade but many without. Very well cared for lawn area, watch out for sprinklers, wherever you are parked or tented something will get wet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park in January 2003 for our first trip in our new fifth wheel. While the park welcomes winter camping, the water to the sites is turned off in the wintertime. There was a winter water supply available at the park entrance to fill our holding tank. Park has a dump station. The park is located on the shores of O'Sullivan Reservoir. There is at least one boat ramp in the park. The sites are not right next to the reservoir, rather the reservoir is next to the day use area, a short walk from the camping section. The sites are pleasant enough. Half the sites are tent only, some are RV only, quite a few have RV parking with a sand-filled tent space adjacent. Half have utilities. There are at least a couple of nice play areas for children, with decent log playground fixtures. This is apparently a heavily used park in season, when we were there, virtually all the other campers (maybe 12) were hunters or
fisherpeople. There were quite a few day-use people coming into the park to use the boat ramp. Tall windbreak trees provide privacy amongst the seperate cul-de-sacs where 8-10 campsites are. We would like to go back to this park in the early spring. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would give this park a higher rating if there were showers and a laundry room. I love the current managers, though they might be moving, so we decided not to stay longer. We had planned to stay long term, but we stayed two months because of that. It's a good location and quiet and clean, and for the price it's a good stay, if you're not planning a long term stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.