Marnie G.

Prescott , AZ

Joined June 2020

Regular Old Thousand Trails

This place was just okay. The best part is its proximity to the gorgeous Oregon beach. We were able to ride our bikes right from the campground to the beach and then go for miles. The campground, however, is nothing special. The plethora of full-time campers really cheapens the place but that seems to be what you get at Thousand Trails these days.

Close to the Dunes

This is a typical Thousand Trails and was a bit of a challenge to navigate. Narrow roads and hard to find a space. We did enjoy the location and its proximity to the dunes and the beautiful coast of Oregon.

Modern and Beautiful

This is clearly the best place to stay in Coos Bay and probably in a 300 mile radius. We loved the modern feel of the sites and the buildings. Everything was new and well maintained. The sunsets over the water were incredible. We were there for 4th of July and could see fireworks from every direction. Plenty of space between sites and cool built in fire pits. Bay Point Landing is a little pricey but definitely worth it for what you get. We will return!

Incredible Park but tough for a big rig

As others have said, this park is immaculate with incredible views. We loved the sunset over the cliffs and the bike paths throughout the area. Our site was secluded and quiet even though we were pretty close to the highway. The only problem we had was navigating the narrow roads and getting into our site.  Our 32' fifth wheel just barely fit. Regardless, this is a beautiful park.

Old, Funky, and Cool

Amidst gorgeous scenery among the Redwoods. The campground was pretty tight and some sites would have been really hard to get into with a larger rig. But the area makes this place worth the challenges. Bathrooms were clean and site was fine.

Getaway KOA

We stopped here on our way to the Redwoods and it was a beautiful stop. This campground is clearly a getaway from the more congested parts of the area. Cute petting zoo and a pool that was open during COVID! We didn't stay long enough for sure. We also appreciated that it was close to city amenities like Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Great Stop Along the Way

We were only here one night but it was easy in and out from the Interstate. Clean park with not a lot of people but it may have been the season. We enjoyed the pull through site. Easy to navigate.

Worse Thousand Trails We've Found

We heard this was the original campground in the Thousand Trails collection. If that's the case, this place shows its 50 years. Everything seemed really run down.  Signs were hanging off the walls, the drop box near the bathroom was hanging by a thread. The worst part for us, however, was that the power was really variable. Sometimes it would spike to 130 volts and then drop suddenly to 110. Luckily we have a great EMS and it alerted us to the problem. We ended up running on our battery and generator for the last two days we were there because it was so dangerous to plug in. This is one place we will not return.

Awesome State Park

This was one of the best days we had in all of Oregon. This state park is right on the Deshutes River and has an awesome network of hike/bike trails. Spaces were easy to get in and out of, all level, and had plenty of room in between sites. Bathrooms were clean and everybody was very friendly. The park was full on the weekend we were there but it didn’t seem crowded. We would come back and stay much longer if we could. Don’t miss this place if you are exploring Oregon.

Crappy in many ways

This is what Thousand Trails has become. Lots of permanent residence with junkie sites. Trash in the fire pit. Run down facilities. Lots of dust. At least this campground Has a little more space between sites compared to other Thousand Trails. The other good thing is that you are fairly close to Sunriver and about 20-30 minutes to Bend. We wouldn’t stay here again, but hey, it was free since our dealer gave us the Thousand Trails Membership.

One of our favorite parks

We've been RVing for about a year and have been in quite a few campgrounds so far. This one was our favorite! The park itself is in good shape with grass sites and full hookups.  But the best part is the view! Spring for a river view site and you'll have the most gorgeous view of the river and mountains.

The park is easily accessible from Highway 101 and in the center of all the good stuff offered in Redwoods National Park.  20 minutes or so to everything you might want to see and do.

We also loved meeting the owner, Gary, who was involved in everything going on around the park. Free coffee in the mornings and communal fire pits in the evenings made it even more welcoming. Laundry room was clean and $2 a load for wash and dry.  

We'd love to return to this beautiful setting for a few more days in the Redwoods.

Tight sites, great amenities

We've stayed at the Casa Grande RV Resort twice and both times enjoyed the facilities.  The daily breakfast is a great way to get the day started and to meet fellow travelers.  There are quite a few seasonal folks, so there's a strong community.  Everyone was very welcoming to us even though we only stayed a few nights. We were there at the time of the Super Bowl and had a great time at the community Super Bowl Party.

Sites are very narrow…we were right on top of our neighbors.  Not sure that would have been good for the entire season.

Great Stop When Passing Through

We stopped at this KOA for one night while passing through New Mexico.   We had a great view of the valley below and our site had everything we needed--full hookups. We were pretty close to others but that's not unusual for a KOA. Nothing wrong with this place but not a luxurious campground.

Conveniently located yet far away

This campground is right on the shores of Lake Waco and we had a site with a view of the water.  Lot's of space between sites and covered picnic area.  The best part was its proximity to the city of Waco. We were able to go into town to pick up provisions, do a little sightseeing, and then escape to the remoteness of the lake.  Would definitely return to this one!

High End Camping

This RV park is in an ideal location for exploring Austin.  It's located along the freeway, so there is some road noise. However, at night it was pretty quiet. There are full-timers but also plenty of travelers passing through. Sites are fairly close together. The amenities were great--nice pool, fitness center, and sparkling clean bathrooms. Unfortunately we were there when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the pool and fitness center were closed down after we only used them once. When we return to Austin we'll stay here again.

Beautiful setting!

We stayed at By the River for a week while we explored the Hill Country. While it was a bit out of the way for many of our explorations we were really happy with the setting. We had a site that backed up to the river. The view as well as the sound of the birds made it almost idyllic.  We loved watching all the turtles on the branches in the water just below us.  We also enjoyed walking through the property, which encompasses a lot of land with water all around.  

The park has also fostered a friendly community. Fellow campers greeted us, shared their tips for exploring the area, and we were even invited to a potluck in the community room.  It was a warm and welcoming place.

Love Love Love This Park

Blanco State Park is just beautiful. It sits right on the shores of the Blanco River and we had a gorgeous view of the water. The restrooms were in top shape and our site had a covered picnic table.  In our trip around Texas, this was one of our favorite state parks.  Easy to book online and very inexpensive with our Texas State Parks pass.  We were even able to walk into the cute town of Blanco and enjoy some fantastic BBQ at Old 300!  Would love to return.

Great State Park!

We enjoyed our one night at Corpus Christi State Park.  As with other state parks, it's a bargain, especially with the State Parks Pass.  We had a nice pull through site with a  view of the lake and the marina.  The covered picnic table was nice and we were able to use the grill to make a great dinner.  The sunset was spectacular. We would return to this quiet and beautiful setting anytime.

Great Community in SPI

This campground is a very crowded KOA but we were still impressed.  While it was a challenge to get into our site because of the closeness of each rig, the staff guided us in safely.  We weren't sure how it would be being so crammed in but soon we discovered that this KOA is filled with seasonal folks who love to have a good time.  Every night there were happy hours, parties, and gatherings and the regulars were very welcoming. They also had a full agenda of activities from morning to night put on by the KOA.  From morning coffee to bingo to ice cream socials, you can stay busy here.  It's also in an easy to reach location, right near the entrance to SPI.  Overall a great stay!

Nice Lake Views

This state park, like many in Texas, was easy to book online and was a deal with our state parks pass.  We had a site that was somewhat elevated above the lake which allowed us to have a nice view and great sunset.  The sites were well spaced out but not secluded. We didn't use the bathrooms as they were quite a distance from our site and we were self contained.  We did talk to other campers who said they loved the park and the lake and enjoyed the great fishing.