Shawn A.


Olympia, WA

Joined November 2019

SOTF member

Nevada could do better.

This state campground only has 50 of it’s 150 sites open. The other 3 loops have been basically abandoned for years the host stated. I think that is sad…. No electric and I wouldn’t trust the water. It’s probably a 2 mile drive to the Marina and only for boats, not swimming. There is a tiny little store and lounge on the premises, but that’s about it. Pretty empty when I stayed in site 9 in March for 2 nights. Lots of area to ride bikes on pavement. There were bathrooms, but no showers.

Okay for one night...

You will hear the Highway noise unless you use ear plugs. But if you need to do laundry & are in need of a shower, and worn out from the drive from Las Vegas, then it will do. Water, electric, sewer, in a gravel parking lot. 2 laundry machines out of order and the bathrooms have keypad locks. It was very quiet when I stayed in March and only one guy working. What more can I say…..

This is a state park.

Loved this place…. the spots on the beach are 5.00 more but worth it for the view & privacy! My second night was #16 and it was one of the best sites! Pictures speak louder than words. Water & Electric, excellent cell coverage with AT&T. Dump site at top of the hill. Lots of action on the water to watch. I was here in Feb 2021, 65 to 70 degrees. It can get a bit windy, but the sites are well protected for the most part.

Nice Sandy beach

This is another Arizona state park on Lake Havasu. About 20 miles south of Havasu City. Electric & water, dump site. Cellular is not as good here as Lake Havasu State Park, and I am an AT&T user, 2 bars…. The trees in this park are specimens, and are labeled on a ground stake. They were interesting. The beach area is sand & there are water devices to rent if your into that. I found this park more noisy than some other parks in the area. There is a boat ramp, so there are people launching boats all day.

Another Lake Havasu BLM site

Going north just past the Walmart on 95, there is a road that will take you to Craggy Wash. there are signs posted so that you know when you have driven the mile and can start looking for a campsite. I like this site better than the next BLM north, Lone Tree, because there are hummingbirds and little white crowned sparrows in the shrubs to watch. Not as much wind either and it is FREE for 14 days. Fairly clean & less Razor traffic too. No highway noise at all. I had plenty of places to park my Big Girl 30 footer. Pretty level sites.

Nice park by the Colorado River

Price was good, only 27.00 for electric/water. Only 3 of the many bathrooms had showers. Shower was hot & free. Nice staff. Places to swim & boat ramp. Beautiful trees & green lawns. Neighbor stated that the water wasn’t good, but I didn’t see any evidence of that. There is a bar & restaurant right next door. Great for big rigs & tents.

Good BLM site

Really good cell service with AT&T! I like that it is on an upper hillside. Clean, no trash, quiet & civil while I was here. I felt safe & comfortable. Easy to drive into coming from the south on 95. Low traffic noise. Nicely graveled. AND FREE!

One of the best!

I loved this park. The staff was friendly and the camp hosts were so helpful. I stayed for 7 nights at the A site, B site, and Ringtail Loop. A and B have back in’s and pull-thru’s, & water/electric. There is a dump station and several picnic areas, plus short hiking loops and horse trails. AND the VIEW of the Catalina mts is stunning!

Peaceful & Quiet evening.

Okay BLM site. Campsites are scattered along the dirt road. I have no idea how far the little narrow dirt road goes, but as long as you can find a place to park, I think your good. Quite dense with cactus and many of the sites are kind of pull throughs. Biosphere II is about 28 miles to the east, so it was a good spot to camp at for free and then drive to my tour in the AM.

The price is right!

Very nice spot on the California side of the Colorado river. No hookups, but nice tables & gravel lots. If you have your lifetime passport for American parks it’s only 2.50 a night! Can’t beat that! I loved the river and watching the duck, roadrunners, and quail. I didn’t however see any donkeys which was disappointing.

More desert camping

FREE dispersed camping sites behind the general Patton museum. One of the most peaceful places in the desert that I have camped. Good for a few nights, especially after driving through traffic in San Bernadino….😳

Desert camping

Big area with lots of places to camp. There is a host, & they would like you to register with them. It is a 14 day dispersed site. I found a nice level site with campfire pit not too far from the host site about halfway down Dome Rock road. A bit windy at times, and you can hear the I-10 traffic, which didn’t bother me. And It’s FREE to camp for 14 days!

Beautiful area

Really nice full heated pool. Beautiful views of the hills of Carmel & Monterey. Close to wonderful restaurants & shopping to drive to, as well as touring Monterey and the beaches. Quiet, peaceful setting. Clean bathrooms.

Tight squeeze for my 30 ft RV

If you need quiet, this might be your place. A mile or 2 from I-90 and tight narrow roads up to site. Hiking trail around marshy lake and lots of birds. Sites are close together.

Love this place!

Camp on the water on the beach or up higher. Tucked in right on Moses Lake. Good fishing & a beach with sand. Fully stocked store and friendly staff. I love it here because it’s quiet, fishing dock, and… you can rent golf carts for driving on the beach & campground.

One of the best in Redding

Refreshing staff, pull thru’s, and quiet, even though the freeway isn’t too far away. Little store with stuff. At the time it was fire season & Covid, so bathrooms were closed. Good for overnight stop while traveling south.

Great little place to stop & stay before heading into the desert.

After 4 days on the road during COVID in my RV, this was a refreshing place for this winter weary traveler from the wet & grey skies of the PNW. Showers were open, large & free, with hot water. Friendly staff. I picked a bag of fresh oranges too. What a treat. Pull thru’s and full hookups. Just one tiny thing….. trains at night that blow their horns. I use soft earplugs so it didn’t wake me.

Nice place with low cost

Electric/sewer/water, pull thru, quiet with very little road noise and right on a river. I loved the quietness & low cost of this place. And a straight shot to Costco gas from here!