Christy S.

Pro

Haiku, HI

Joined June 2018

Sheltering in place on the road with teens. Prior to this craziness, we were traveling internationally with our two teens and homeschooling. Got tired of staying at home so we hit the road to see the rest of the Western states. At this point, we have mastered off the grid living, but our challenge now is to see how off the grid we can be while still being able to work and learn remotely.

Tight but good location

We judge campgrounds a lot by their WIFi and although they say it’s the best around, it did not work well while we were there which may be attributed to the rainy season in March. Otherwise, a nice, beautiful place to be located. Stayed 4 weeks, management very accommodating.

Good location.

Anywhere near the beach in Lincoln City is a good choice. This RV Park is associated with the Chinook Winds Casino and provides all the necessary hook ups needed. It’s basically a parking lot with hook ups and amenities but location is great. You can also stay over in the casino parking lot designated for RVs without hook ups. If staying at casino lot, you need to register for a players card, play and redeem points for RV stay. We ended up staying 4 nights without cost as we won some money trying to earn our points (not big gamblers here!) Easy walk to the beach.

Great location!

Although the sites are very tight and close to each other, this park offers all the amenities you need. Owners are wonderful and make this a special place by offering ice cream socials, Sunday donuts, happy hour and live music, all appropriately social distanced at this time, and always pleasant to deal with. Owners get an A+ for effort here.

They’ve thought of everything

Definitely a glamping experience that you pay for, but they have included all the bells and whistles. Pool, weight room, great lounge areas, but since it’s Covid time, we were a bit reluctant to use all the facilities. Management is top notch, especially the gentleman driving the cart delivering wood and checking the sites. And the WIFI worked great, that’s a big bonus. We stayed 5 nights, the first two were windy as heck which made it difficult to even leave the RV, but very nice cool days after that.

The only game in town.

Shelter Cove is a must see - a very unique community. The coastline doesn’t get much better than this. The RV Park is really just a large dirt lot that has likely seen better days, but it is a great location and well worth spending some time here. Road down is a bit challenging, especially the last 7 miles. Windy and steep so take your time.

Good for an overnight stay

Casino has about 10 designated parking spaces for RVs in the back of the parking lot. Casino is currently closed but hotel and restaurant are open. They are still allowing RVs to stay. Must register at the hotel lobby and there is a nominal charge of $10/night. Easy access of Hwy 299 which is only about 7 mins from 101. Drinking water and dumping site available. Good place to fill up on gas. Hotel desk was very pleasant.

Fun family destination

Lake Tahoe is always beautiful so you can’t go wrong here. Kids will have a fantastic time and be sure to enjoy a Rum Runner from the lakeside restaurant. Lots of fun activities. A perfect family vacation.

Secluded stay in the woods

Came here on a last minute trip. Everything else was booked up, but this was available. The campground opens up quite a few tent sites (probably over 50 sites) on first come first serve basis at 2:00 pm. Most sites did not fill up. Felt like we had hiked out to the woods with no one else around. Surrounded by redwoods and aspens. Clean bathroom and showers. Great location to explore the redwoods.

OMG

If you can get a reservation, you’ve got to experience this campground. The view of the City from here at night is incredible and otherworldly when the fog starts to set in. Beware of the raccoons, they are quite aggressive and persistent in wanting to get to your food.

Great Resort

This resort meets all possible needs. This was a great place to clean-up, rest-up and re-stock before heading out to the BLM land. They have pretty much thought of everything here, including a work-out room. Management is very nice and helpful. Typical RV park so sites are closely laid out but as a resort, it is too notch and all new. And WiFi actually works.

Beautiful spot

Absolutely beautiful lake to camp near. Lots of sites but plenty of space between sites. First come first serve so easy to get sites even in the height of the season if you arrive early in the day. Many sites are large enough to accommodate RVs but not many are level.

Going back in time

Started coming here over 40 years ago as a kid. This was (still kind of is) a working horse packing station where they ran cattle out for the summer. Most trips out now are aimed at tourists/fishermen but the vibe is still the same. Fun horse riding trips. Great family vacation to get away from everything. Cabins are rustic but have everything you need. Plenty of tent camping in the campgrounds before the lodge. This is a great starting point for many backcountry backpack trips as it is near the PCT. Lots of hiking. Great fishing spot, river is generally stocked with fish on a weekly basis.

Great Family Campground

We’ve been coming here since I was a kid and it has hardly changed. The lake is loved to death but still a fun time for all. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, outdoor movie theater - something for everyone.

Great location, ok campground

The campground is a large parking lot and during Covid, it looks like they are operating at half capacity. Actual RV sites are not special but the campground sits underneath the wooden bridge and at the mouth of the river, so beautiful location. Fog horns at night make it quite mystical. Online reservations are easy. Facilities are well used but they do provide all necessary amenities and small store on location. WiFi useable only to get and receive emails and no phone service available for Verizon or T-Mobile. Watch out for the hairpin turn on the way down!

Close to town

Decent park for an overnight stay. Close to town so a good place to clean up and restock. Facilities are well maintained and management is pleasant. Website indicates that WiFi was recently upgraded but slow during our stay. Strong cellular signal for Verizon and T-Mobile so internet was quicker through the phone hotspot rather than the park’s WiFi.

Appearances can be deceiving

From the outside, it looks just like a run down trailer park, but RV sites are decent. Manager is super sweet so she earned this rating an extra star! Campground is showing up wrong on map, it is on the south side of the river, closer to Pomo campground.

Amazing spot

We camped at Howard Creek campground which is the most northern set of sites. Recommend this one over the others as they are all right along the cliffs overlooking the ocean. One of the few first come first served campgrounds around. Arrived late on a Thursday and were able to secure a site for the weekend. No water currently available but you can get it at the other campgrounds just down the road. Westport has one small general store so get your supplies down in Fort Bragg before heading north.

Great Family Campground

We stayed here for about 4 weeks in Summer 2018. Great family camp right on the lake. Fairly isolated so not very crowded or touristy compared to other campgrounds in the area. Owner and employees are very friendly. Close to Glacier NP, so a good base camp to explore the area. Really enjoyed our time here.

Awesome location

Really enjoyed our time here. Dillon Beach is a great location not too far from the SF Bay Area. We visited during Covid so every other site was vacant to allow proper distance and you needed to be in a self-contained vehicle, or at least that is what the rules stated. Amenities are minimal but it’s all about the location here and you can’t beat the location. 4 stars due to lack of bathroom facilities. Verizon has decent coverage, T-Mobile - not reliable.

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