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Date of Stay:
October, 2018 -
We spent a couple of days here, and enjoyed the quiet, relaxing atmosphere of this campsite. It’s quite small, and caters to all types of camping, with sites ranging from full hook up to bare tent pads. The roads aren’t in great condition, so care needs to be taken driving around, especially in large rigs. The Railroad Park has converted a lot of rolling stock into cabins, and is worth the short walk to wander round, or visit the restaurant behind the giant wooden snowplow. Checkout the all-wheel-drive steam locomotive near the gift shop. We camped at Railroad Park RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Dunsmuir microbrewery has excellent brews, and good food.
Hedgecreek falls trail is a local attraction, short easy hike with views of Mt Shasta, and the Sacramento River.
Date of Stay:
May, 2016 -
On the positive side Highlands RV Park is safe, very clean and well maintained, with friendly, helpful staff. TV channel selection was incredible as was the WiFi. Small on-leash dog area. On the not so positive side, the sites are concrete/blacktop and very close together, so close in fact that it took 3 attempts to situate the coach into the pull-through site with enough space so that we could get both slides open without hitting a tree or the hookup boxes, and even then there was no room to open the awning even if we'd wanted to. The picnic table was squished onto a cement pad in between our rig and the neighbor, which didn't make it favorable for hanging out there. We are walkers, but this park is not really within walking distance of Bishop unless you want a serious hike, and in 90 plus degree temperatures, we decided to pass on that treat. Great park for an overnight stay on a long journey, but if we were visiting the area for a longer time we would choose a different place to relax. We camped at Highlands RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
May, 2016 -
Now advertising itself as Eagle Lake Resort (eaglelakerv). We booked on line and then recieved a call saying that the park wasn't technically open for another 2 weeks, and that we'd have the place to ourselves for our 2 night stay - and we could choose any site we liked. We were warned that due to some leaks the bathrooms had no hot water so no hot showers. That didn't bother us particularly, so we arrived and drove around the RV loop and picked a site, only to find that the water wasn't working. Power and septic were ok, so after searching around, we discovered that there were only 2 working taps on the dozen or so sites on this loop.
The place seemed to be a lot more than 2 weeks away from opening, judging by the condition of the grounds, and the apparent repairs in progress. There was no water in the restrooms, not just lacking hot as we were told. The appliances in the laundry rooms were awaiting connection; lights were not working, light fittings were broken, there were numerous flooded toilets, repair debris in the shower and toilet blocks, water damage to roof areas and there was a general feel that it was a very tired, old place needing a lot of tlc.
There are some nice looking , modern cabins on site, juxtaposed against the sad state of the rest of the camp. A real shame, because it has so much potential to be a really great resort. I guess this place used to be a hit with the fishermen, but now the lake water level is low enough to deny use of the boat launch and so the restaurant is all locked up, the gas pumps look abandoned, as do the rest of the other buildings.
Some maintenance had been done, and grass had been mowed on part of the park, but an awful lot still needs to be done for this to be a viable destination spot. It's not at all as portrayed on the website - which would indicate a thriving resort rather than ghost town - and reading other reviews on Google it it seems as if it has been this way (and in steady decline) for some years. We camped at Eagle Lake Resort (Formerly Mariners Resort at Eagle Lake) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
March, 2016 -
This is small, safe, very clean and well maintained, campsite, nestled on the Chetco river in Brookings, with friendly, helpful staff. Very quiet. TV channel selection was standard fare, as was the WiFi. Small off-leash fenced dog area - but Azalea Park is less than 5 minute on foot for a longer dog/people walk. Driveway is steep and narrow and somewhat intimidating, but it does level out to a good one way system. The sites are concrete/gravel and very close together/tight - we were guided in by a lovely, chatty staff member and that was very helpful. A cement pad housed the picnic table. The river access is a small boat ramp (presumably for small craft/kayaks), there didn't appear to be any river bank trails here, which was disappointing as that was one of the reasons we choose a river based park. Decent lawn area by river's edge (no dogs allowed) surrounded by more permanent mobile homes. You can walk to town (1+ miles) or the harbor (1 mile). If there was more room to the sites and less of a cramped, claustrophobic feel this would be a great Brookings park, but for us personally we prefer a bit more room. We camped at Riverside RV Park in a Motorhome.
Sporthaven at Brookings Harbor has the best 'Fish 'n' Chips' in the area. Don't miss it..!
Date of Stay:
February, 2016 -
The staff was extremely friendly at this campsite, which is located very close to the harbor. Mostly back ins on an elongated paved loop, but a few pull throughs in the middle. The spaces are gravel, cable TV and WiFi were good. Surprisingly peaceful with hardly any noticeable traffic or ocean noise. Pet friendly, the campsite was clean and tidy. We didn't use the restrooms or laundry facility, but they appeared to be functional and clean. We camped at Driftwood RV Park in a Motorhome.
The beach is less than a 5 minute walk at a strolling pace, and the harbor area has some excellent seafood restaurants. 'Sporthaven' has the best Fish 'n' Chips for miles around.
Date of Stay:
January, 2016 -
We came here with our dog, and we took advantage of a winter special: 3 days for the price of 2, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at back-in space 24. It was quite private, nestled under a sprawling tree, between two cottages and set against the hillside. It featured a raised deck, with a grill, picnic table and an extremely relaxing hot tub.
The campground has over 100 sites, a mix of back-in and pull through. It was fairly empty during our stay, with only a handful of visitors, and several long term/permanent campers. It was clean and tidy, and very dog-friendly, (there are clean-up bags at poop stations dotted around the site) and the staff was always very amiable and efficient.
The cable TV was standard fare, and the free WiFi worked well for us. Water pressure seemed to drop later in the day, but still good enough to shower and cook with.
The 5 minute walk under the 101 to the empty beach really makes this place special. Of course it was January, and it was on-off raining, so for most of the time we did have the beach to ourselves :-)
We didn't use it, but we did check out the shower block which was older, but spotless, and it also included an upstairs laundry unit. This came in very handy after getting drenched one morning by the sneaky incoming tide...
Our site was about halfway along the length of the site, and we didn't experience any traffic noise from the 101 which does pass close by the bottom of the campsite, perhaps those sites nearer would hear the traffic, although it is an elevated section of road and may not be a big problem.
Overall, a great little place and we have planned to return later this year. We camped at Turtle Rock RV Resort in a Motorhome.
The beach area is a really short walk from the campground. Spend some time there, it is truly magnificent. We had a great time searching for agates, exploring the rocks and dunes, chasing the dog, and dodging the rain squalls.
The brewery at the park entrance is excellent, and we just had to grab several growlers to enjoy later.
The bar next door to the brewery came highly recommended, we decided to forego, so we'd have something to do on the next visit.