We love this park and try to stay at it whenever we are passing through. It has beautiful views of the desert, big sites, and great places to hike. If you are a rock hound you can actually take up to 45 pounds of rocks home with you. I'm not a rock hound so can't say much about it, but evidently there are many different kinds of rock that people want.
Most of the past ratings are accurate. You could easily rate the park 5-10 depending on your likes and dislikes. I like it. It is rustic and older but I love being in the trees. I would take dirt/gravel sites with trees over paved parking lots any day. We would certainly stay here again when visiting Santa Fe.
This is an older park, somewhat run down but for $11 a night with Passport America it can't be beat. It has three restored old trailers (the park is on Route 66) that can be rented and that gives the park a little ambiance. Would definitely stay here again, but not as a destination park--just a good overnight stop.
Price reflects the "stay and play" rate--stay two weeks and get one week free. Contrary to what some have said, they do allow non-Escapees to stay here on a space available basis. Somewhat narrow roads so some sites are quite tight to get into but a nicely landscaped park with a lot of trees, on a small creek with boat ramp, a dog run and fairly level sites. Most Escapee parks are oriented towards retirees so there are no playgrounds or things for kids to do. Very nice place.
Rate was with Golden Age card, so half price. What a find! A NP cg with full hook-ups on a beautiful little stream. We loved it here. The volunteers were very helpful and friendly, the part was spotless. We happened to get a site where our satellite worked, our Verizon wireless worked, beautiful sites--what more could you ask for?
This is a basic park with little landscaping but a wonderful view. We spent two nights at $27 a night to get a riverfront view and one night with Passport America to get the $10 rate. There is a great walking/bike trail, easy walk across a new pedestrian bridge to the Clinton Library and river views that are awesome. There is some noise from the freeway but I loved the views so could easily tolerate the noise.
Rate is for a month. We loved this park. Everybody was very friendly, the staff went out of their way to help and it was conveniently located close to Acadia NP and all the wonderful sites near there without the cost of the parks on the edge of the NP. We would love to return some day.
We spent a week here and the rate reflects that. The park was very nice. It was a busy time of the year and a lot of activity but all was handled very smoothly. It made a great jumping off point for all the area sites. We'd definitely stay again.
While I think most campgrounds are over priced in this area, this one is a gem. We moved here after landing at another very rundown park, and loved our visit at North Beach. There is a beautiful beach, wonderful bike trail, and many things to do in the area. Champlain Lake is jewel.
All the parks in this area are way overpriced. We were going to stay a week but left after two nights because our back window backed up to an old rusted out trailer with flat tires. Buildings were old, many dilapidated trailers and motorhomes, and generally very rundown.
Very clean, well kept park. Mostly for seasonals but a special area for the overnight or short stay. Great place to walk and hike, several small lakes. With Passport America rates it is the bargain of the year and would love to come and say awhile.
Site was OK but park is strange. There are some very nice areas but you walk down the hill and there are a lot of seasonal places that are getting quite decrepit. A big reason for the low rating is that they don't allow you to walk your dog in the park. You must transport it to a field near the front of the park. This seems to be so even though many sites are for seasonals and evidently permanent people who have dogs that bark when you walk by or are even off leash. Also the roads are in really bad shape--once were oiled, now pot holed with all different kinds of gravel filling in here and there. They also charge you $5 extra a night for a sewer hook-up. I would find another campground next time we are passing through.
If you have a dog (we do), this is a great place. They have a two acre fenced dog park. They will also walk your dog twice during the day for $10. That is a bargain and lets you take the train trip without worries about your pet. Very clean, well maintained park with beautiful views. Durango would be a place where we could easily spend the summer and this park would be a wonderful home base.
Great place to stay while visiting the area. It is very basic, several sites weren't available because of electrical problems. Views were great and there is a wonderful hike down to the San Juan River. When you consider the only other choice in the area is for $45 a night, I would certainly come back here. Great owners. Just don't expect a fancy place.
Very clean and spacious sites. We stopped because our truck developed a fuel problem and this was the closest place to pull over a spend the night to get the truck fixed. We are a ways from the nearest town and the owner was going into town to get some supplies and offered to pick up a filter for me so a local mechanic could install it. Now that is service over and above the call of duty. I would recommend the park to anybody because they will get treated like royalty. If you are traveling up I-26 this is a great place to stop.
We stumbled onto this park because it was in the right location for an overnight stay and discovered one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. The pink sand dunes and cliff are fantastic. The park is spotless and all sites are pull-throughs. We even rearranged our schedule to stay an extra night and would love to come back for more hikes in the dunes.
At the time of this writing there is evidently a huge party going on in the permanent portion of the park. It is 10 pm, loud music, and no sign of the party abating. There is no staff on duty to deal with it. We need to be up at 4:30 am so my wife can catch a flight. There is no hope of sleep. This is probably the worst park we have camped in.
What a treasure. We stumbled onto this state park because we needed somewhere on the way to Mt. Rainier and saw it on the map. It is a beautiful park with wonderful sites surrounded by huge trees. If we had time we would have loved to stay a month!
This is a very nice, quiet park with gravel roads and sites. It is nothing fancy but the kind of place we enjoy and is not a paved parking lot park. Every site is surrounded by oak and pine trees. There is a nice pool (open in the summer), fishing pond (catch and release) and picnic area. The entire park is on a side of a hill and the spaces with sloped "front yards" have a private small deck with picnic tables.
If this were $20 a night it might be barely acceptable. At $32 it is a rip off as it is badly in need of paint, gravel, and cleaning. It is full of trashy trailers, dead cars and rusting unused trailers. The road is paved but the sites are plain dirt. It is too bad because the setting is beautiful, nestled in Oak tress on a creek. At one time it must have been one of KOA's flagship parks.
This is our second visit and it is one of the few parks that I have rated a perfect 10. It is spotless, paved roads and pads, lush green grass, friendly staff. I dislike most 5 star resorts because they seem antiseptic and sterile. While there are not a lot of trees, this park manages to feel warm and inviting.
We were killing time before moving to our next major stay and found this park. It was quiet and very nice. It wasn't a fancy resort but we prefer more rustic places where we enjoy sitting outside and enjoying the scenery. I would guess that in busy times it could be noisy but for the most part would be enjoyable.
Many things were very nice: staff was helpful, pool was well heated, there were beautiful flowers everywhere. But both my wife and I felt the park was quite run down. here were many older rundown rigs. The pool was heated but had many patches and in obvious need of an overhaul. Had we been paying $20 a night it may have been a bargain, but at $38 a night it is very overpriced.
We picked this spot as a layover on the way to another place. We knew nothing about it and just loved it. It's on several small lakes used to supply San Diego water. Our site was very roomy, and the trailer was within 10 feet of the water. If it were not so expensive would like to come make for a month or more.
This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in. A lot of green grass, nice space between sites, and a helpful staff. It is expensive but it is in the San Diego area so guess you have to expect that. You do get some freeway noise if you are near the front but it is quiet in the back. Our rate was low because we were here to meet our Caravan that is going into Mexico so it was a group rate.
Another one of those campgrounds I almost hate to review because it is our favorite spot. The first year we stayed two nights; the second year a week; and this year we will be there for a month. If you get one of the the sites around the edge of the full hook-ups you will face the desert and feel you are all alone in the middle of desert. And once you hike up Palm Canyon and get so close to the Bighorn Sheep that you can almost touch them you will be hooked. This is a special, magical place.
Not fancy but a great place for visiting San Francisco or nearby cities. Near the freeway so there is some noise but it is not objectionable. I don't understand the comments about the neighborhood--it may not be fancy but certainly OK. This is our four or fifth stay here as we have relatives in San Francisco. We will continue to stop here when in the area.