About mtmsf

We've been RV'ing for about 2 1/2 years now. Have done three long trips so far. First one was to Alaska and back. Second one was southern route to Virginia and back. Third trip was to Maine and back through Michigan and SD. Headed back to Alaska in 2019. Pretty regular reviewer of campgrounds. Two guys and two small dogs, so we avoid parks that emphasize kid-based amenities.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Bear River RV Park, Stewart, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Nice enough RV park given there's not much in this remote area of BC. Check in was easy and staff is very friendly and helpful. Roads are easily navigable. Our site, 15B, was a drive-in site. Their set up is a bit unorthodox in that the sites are coupled together so that a drive-in and back-in site are adjacent. Therefore, our outside area was adjacent to our neighbors outside area, and our wetbay was adjacent to our other neighbor's wetbay. I actually liked that so that you are not looking at your neighbors sewer tube. Utilities were fine - you do share a sewer outlet with your neighbor but that was not an issue. No cable TV, but the paid upgrade to WiFi was fast enough so we could stream. Nice covered RV wash which we used for our toad. This park is popular with caravans so reservations are recommended. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15B
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Holiday RV Park, Phoenix, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We spent one night here on our way home to SoCal from the Oregon Coast. Easy in and out from/to the freeway. Check in was easy and the staff was friendly and helpful. Roads are good and navigable but just a bit tight for our 38' MH plus toad. Pull-through was asphalt and relatively level. There was a tree at the front left of our site, which would have made departing with the toad attached challenging. Utilities were good, water pressure was average, and cable TV was OK. No enclosed dog park but plenty of grass along Bear Creek to walk the dogs. Many long-term residents in this park, and unfortunately we saw that not all of them are diligent about picking up after their dogs. When we prepared to leave the next morning, our air suspension failed, so we had to wait for a tow to the nearby Freightliner facility. The staff told us initially that our spot was not available for another night, but they let us park in the storage area and run our generator (it was hot) until the tow arrived. The staff was so helpful during this stressful day. They are one of the best things about this park. We would stay here again. We camped at Holiday RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Glacier View RV Park, Smithers, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

I booked this site online for one night, and then immediately called to confirm that my 38" MH plus toad would fit in the space without detaching. I was clear that I was towing, and I wanted a pull-through site where I did not have to detach. I was assured that was not a problem. When I arrived, I pulled in and parked in front of the office, and walked in to check in. The fellow who checked me in was not at all friendly or engaging, and he told me that in order to pull into the site I would have to back up to make the turn to go down the interior road to pull into the angled site. Now, any owner/operator/staff of an RV park should know that when you tow 4-down, you can't back up, not even a foot without possibly damaging the toad. After attempting to make the tight turn, which we couldn't, we had to detach. We later saw that there was a large open space behind the pull through sites where we could have made the turn without detaching. The fellow never mentioned that, he didn't say anything. He clearly had no interest at all in customer service. Plus, when I had called to confirm, that would have been the perfect time for them to notify me about the difficult right turn after entry. So, if you are towing 4-down, do not pull all the way into the parking lot before checking in, or pull in and take a hard right and park in front of the back in sites facing the road. We camped at Glacier View RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Big Bear Campground & RV Park, Palmer, Alaska

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at Big Bear 4 different times over the last 2 years for a total of 10 nights. In 2017 we stayed in the deluxe pull-thrus, and then one night in site 17 in July, and super site 46 for 5 nights earlier this month. Site 46 was the best, but the other sites were fine as well. Check in is always easy, and the staff is friendly and helpful. All utilities were fine - water pressure and WiFI were average. No cable TV but some OTA channels. No DISH service - satellites too low on horizon and blocked by trees. All sites were level, and road are easily navigable. Pet friendly but no enclosed dog park. Very easy on and off the Parks & Glenn highways. The park setting itself is quite nice, with grass everywhere and a pavilion in the middle with a hammock, plus a kids playground and horseshoes. Very nice campground. We camped at Big Bear Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Ranch House Lodge & RV Resort, Glennallen, Alaska

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

The hosts are wonderful, and they are doing an amazing and historically important job of restoring this roadhouse and establishing a great RV campground. Check in was easy, and they escorted us to the site. Site was level and plenty long for our 38" MH plus toad. All utilities were good, and WiFi was fine but limited as is normally the case in that part of the world. This place has great potential, but it is definitely a work in progress. The setting is beautiful, with Tolsona Creek next to a few of the sites and steps away from the others. The kitchen has been under reconstruction this summer, so nothing other than chili and cornbread available. There is a a cool bar in the lodge where they can mix up a limited number of cocktails. Checkout time at 10:30 a bit early compared to the normal 11 am in most of Alaska. Yes, there's some noise from the construction but not at all intrusive. We enjoyed a peaceful day and night there before heading up the Glenn. We camped at Ranch House Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Tok RV Village, Tok, Alaska

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is a large RV park, popular with caravans and very busy. However, they do an excellent job managing the crowd. Check in was easy, and the staff is helpful and friendly. Really, the staff is excellent. We've stayed there on 3 different occasions in the last 2 years. In 2017, we were there on the way home in late August and the place was so peaceful and quiet. We stayed there on July 4th this year and the place was crazy busy. We were in the 600 row in July and it was just barely long enough for our 38" foot MH plus toad. In August we were in the 400 row which was longer and better. Both sites 50 amp FHU - all utilities were good. Cable TV had limited channels but picture was good. Too many trees and too far north for DISH. WiFi was average. Spacing was close but not bad. Interior roads are good and navigable for big rigs. The park is well manicured, and all the trees make the place lovely but did not scrape the MH. We camped at Tok RV Village in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
407
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Discovery Yukon Lodgings, Beaver Creek, Yukon

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed here 4 different times over the last 2 years. It remains my favorite campground on the Alaska Highway. The setting is remote and beautiful. Check in is always easy, and staff is friendly and helpful. The grounds are huge, and there are interesting artifacts from the construction of the highway all over the grounds. Roads are easily navigable for big rigs, and our pull-through site was level and long enough for our 38' MH plus toad. Plus the western view of the mountains is amazing. We actually connected to the DISH satellite when the skies were clear. Water pressure was average. WiFi available only at the office, and it is sporadic - emails at best. No cell service here. 30 amp service (no breaker) was reliable at our site, but large coaches should be as close to the office as possible as I understand the current can degrade further away. The entire property is powered by giant diesel generators that hum along 24/7, but the noise is not that intrusive. This is remote Yukon, so there may be bears. Two years ago one wandered through the park as I was preparing the coach to leave, and it got within about 20 feet of me before running away. Not sure if we will return to this part of the world again anytime soon, but if we do I will certainly stay here again. It is beautiful. We camped at Discovery Yukon Lodgings in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Hi Country RV Park, Whitehorse, Yukon

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We've stayed 4 different times at this park over the last 2 years - 2 nights each visit. This year we had FHU back-in site 96 in July, and FHU pull-through site 85 in August. Both sites were fine, but 85 is more spacious, and was plenty long for our 38' MH plus toad. The 80's row alternates utility locations so your picnic table is not next to your neighbors sewer hose. Upon departure, we did not have enough room to exit the the site with toad attached, so we hitched up near exit where there's plenty of room. While leaving, we went around the dump using the lane next to the office as the other lane was occupied. The branches on the trees next to the office need trimming as they hit the antennas on my WiFI extender. Check in was easy, and staff is friendly and helpful. Road are a bit tight but navigable. Water pressure was average. Wifi was slow but average for that part of the world. Site was gravel and level. No satellite coverage due to trees. Cable TV was ok - a few channels that came in relatively clear. Pet friendly but no enclosed dog park. We've enjoyed each of our stays at this park and we would return if we are in the area again. We camped at Hi Country RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Miles Canyon. Fish Ladder interesting, but chances of seeing a salmon are low. SS Klondike very interesting. Walk along river near Rotary Park is lovely. Awesome coffee from Midnight Sun. Klondike Rib & Salmon is touristy - food is ok. Winterlong Brewery is fantastic.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Baby Nugget RV Park, Watson Lake, Yukon

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Good Sam discount only if you pay cash. Stayed one night this month on the return from AK before proceeding down the Cassiar. I'll echo the negative reviews of this park, but our choice was to drive 15 more miles into Watson Lake, and then have to double back to hit the Cassiar, or boondock and compete for the busy turnouts on the north end of the Cassiar. Check-in is painfully slow. Roads are a bit bumpy but not bad and navigable for big rigs. We had pull-through site #32 that was 50 amp (no breaker) with water but no sewer at site. Site plenty long for our 38" MH plus toad, and the sandy gravel pad was relatively level. Trees blocked view to Dish satellite. Sign says cable TV - no cable TV. Water pressure was average. WiFi not broadcast throughout park, but our extender captured the signal from the office, and given the low usage we were able to stream TV. The website is slick and makes the place look nice - it's not. Plus the hyped gift shop is not open this year. We camped at Baby Nugget RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Mountain Shadow RV Park and Campground, Iskut, British Columbia

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Paid cash - can't remember exact cost. The property is lovely, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The entry road winds down a hill, but it is well-graveled and in great shape and no problem for large rigs. Roads are easily navigable, and after all pull through sites were occupied, they put cones at the entry to this row of sites so no one else would accidentally go down the road - smart management. The office was not open when we arrived, but the map/brochure was taped to the door so we went directly to the site and checked in later. The sites are gravel with grass in between, but the grass was a bit high and could use a mowing. Neighbors were near but I wouldn't say close, compared to other parks in BC and AK. Sites are wide open to the skies, and our neighbor was able to connect to Direct TV satellite, but we were unsuccessful with Dish, likely because of clouds. Owner/operators are very nice. I was concerned when we arrived as the park is for sale, but the property is very nice. No enclosed dog park but plenty of grass to walk the dogs. Water pressure was low (about 20), no sewer at the site, and WiFi is limited, which is typical for this part of the world. No cell service the entire length of the Cassiar between the AH and the Yellowhead. I would normally rate a park with low water pressure and no on-site sewer at 3 stars, but the views and neatness of the park add another star. I would stay there again. We camped at Mountain Shadow RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Heritage RV Park, Homer, Alaska

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $72.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 5 nights in the beachfront pull in sites. As others have said, yes it is pricey, and yes the sites are tight, but it's the best FHU park on the Spit. Check-in was easy and staff were friendly and helpful Roads are navigable but can be tight when people park their cars on the road. When we checked in, we were assigned site #7, but I was concerned that since it was so close to the office, it would be noisy. So we took site # 21 - big mistake. Sites 13-28 have back in sites behind you, and those sites don't have enough room to park a vehicle so the vehicles are parked in the road which makes that area a total disaster. Plus the people behind you tend to walk right through your site to get to the beach. We had one group come in at 1:30 am, and they didn't bother to lower their voices when they were parking and setting up. We have a well-insulated MH, and we still heard them. Utilities were fine. I found WiFi to be slightly above average. Cable TV was pretty good compared to other parks in Alaska - picture was not snowy and above average. There is no enclosed dog park but plenty of places to walk the dogs. There were lots of dogs there when we were there. The views from the drive-in sites on the water are beautiful, which is what you're paying for. We parked as close to the power tower as possible, which gave us just enough room to park the car next to the motorhome, but it was tight. No room to park the car at the front or back of the rig. Attached cover on the sewer makes it impossible to screw on the connection. Poorly designed. We camped at Heritage RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Little Mermaid, AJ's, and Chart Room are all excellent dining options.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Klondike RV Park & Cabins, Soldotna, Alaska

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 13 nights there this July, and enjoyed every bit of it. Great little park. Our pull through site, #7, was spacious and level. All utilities were good, including water pressure. Check in was easy, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a pet area, but it's not really completely enclosed and I saw a moose in there one morning. Plenty of other places to walk the doggies. No cable TV and OTA was limited. The owner is an avid fisherman and he was very helpful getting my gear set up for sockeye fishing. This is the best RV park in Soldotna, so it's very popular, so book early as they were full most of the time we were there. We camped at Klondike RV Park & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We had our worst restaurant experience ever at the Caribou down the street. Kenai Visitor Center is cool with great souvenirs. Moose is Loose cinnamon rolls are awesome.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Northern Lights RV Park, Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Typical Alaska Highway RV park. We were in site 46, which is an all gravel FHU pull-through. Registration was easy, and staff was friendly and helpful. We were actually escorted to the site. And after I forgot my pressure regulator, they emailed to let me know that another traveler headed to Alaska had it and they gave me his contact information. Interior roads were easy to navigate with our 38' DP with toad. Site was just long enough so we did not have to detach toad. Spacing was average. Utilities were fine, water pressure was decent. WiFi was average, plus a few TV channels through cable. No enclosed dog park but not a far walk to the grass. Only stayed one night at the end of June on the way to Alaska. Very popular with caravans so best to reserve in advance in the summer. We camped at Northern Lights RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Flying J cardlock about a mile away is not staffed, and can be confusing. Don't remove the fuel nozzle before you begin the payment process on the common terminal.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Downtown RV Park, Watson Lake, Yukon

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Typical Alaska Highway gravel lot RV park. We stayed for two nights at the end of June. Most people just stay one night, but we needed a rest. A bit pricey at $48 for 50 amp FHU with limited WiFi, but there were a few cable channels, and you are paying for location. The Signpost Forest is a short walk, and a nice grocery store is right across the street. The short period of free WiFi is clunky - you need a coupon from the office with a special login. OK for email but that's about it. The owner was very accommodating for us, both this year and two years ago when we came through then. Yes, he can be a bit grumpy, but not really that bad. Check in was easy, and roads are easily navigable. Pet friendly but no enclosed dog park. Our sight was level, but the sights are very tight - the closest I've ever experienced. Utilities were fine. We camped at Downtown RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Triple G Hideaway, Fort Nelson, British Columbia

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Large campground adjacent to the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum, which is a must-see stop on the Alaska Highway. Registration was easy, and staff was friendly and helpful. Roads are easy to navigate. Site 87/76 was relatively level and plenty long for our 38' DP plus toad. Spacing was average, and utilities were fine. WiFi advertised but did not work the day and night we were there. Dog friendly with plenty of places to walk them but no enclosed dog park. Had a slice of blueberry pie from restaurant - it was ok. Gift and art shop next to restaurant had some nice things. Stayed on night at the end of June. Also stayed one night in July, 2017. We camped at Triple G Hideaway in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
87 76
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Fort Nelson Heritage Museum.

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