About Kalama Traveler

I retired in 2010 and we started enjoying retirement three weeks later with a trip to the Utah and Arizona National parks. We enjoy escaping to the sun in the Palm Springs area during the winter. In August 2019 we embarked on a three month, 13,000 mile, 45 state, 7 province trip. Having fun

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Reviews

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

On-Ur-Wa RV Park, Onawa, Iowa

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for three nights. Easy access on and off I-29. Level gravel spots, gravel roads (no dust). Large old trees, but there were sites with more satellite accessibility. Owners were great and very helpful. Good enough WiFi. Restrooms were much better inside that they looked on the outside. Two truck stops near with very good fuel prices, but not any real noise at night. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at On-Ur-Wa 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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

A good Chinese restaurant in town. Also two auto parts stores if needed and two banks.

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Camp Nauvoo, Nauvoo, Illinois

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for three nights. As was mentioned this campground is operated by the Community of Christ. The campground consists of quite level concrete spots. Gravel roads. Plenty of room to get in any size rig. Two spots down from us was a 43 foot 5er with plenty of room. The WiFi was unusable. It seems they were having problems with their supplier. The gal in the office was fantastic. Very near Historic Nauvoo which is very interesting. We would stay here again if in Nauvoo. We camped at Camp Nauvoo in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Worlds of Fun Village, Kansas City, Missouri

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here four nights. Spaces are concrete, roads asphalt. Grass between sites with evergreen trees planted to protect the picnic table (on concrete patio) from the wind. Staff very helpful. Site quite level. We had a back in, the only problem with that was the sites were set up so that it was a 'blind side' back in. Not a problem for me backing in my 35 foot coach, but saw others having real problems due to the sites being set up wrong. Each site has a trash can that they pick up at your site. The one problem is that the signage as you enter the park is terrible. You really don't have any idea where to go (this park is part of a very large amusement park) to register, park to register, or how to get out of the park whether in your car or you RV. They should really fix that. Restrooms/showers are excellent, as is the laundry, with the exception that there are only three washers and three dryers for the entire park. You can see that they don't expect many long-term campers. Also they were a little expensive with it costing $1.75 for wash and the same for the dryer. There is some road noise, especially during the day, as the park abuts a road which has a lot of truck traffic and they love to use their Jake Brakes as they go down the hill on that road. Not as bad as at night, especially as we used our AC the whole time we were here (90+ every day with 75 as the low at night.) We would stay here again. We camped at Worlds of Fun Village in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Burlington RV Park, Burlington, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of those parks that one should read the reviews instead of just looking at the numbers. This park, as noted, is a gravel lot (not much dust) with 11 or 12 spots. It has water (good pressure), electric (good), very good wifi, and sewer for $25 per night. The spaces are close together, utilities are very well placed. Owner is more than nice and accommodating. Pay is self pay with cash or check. Obviously the low rating is in relation to other parks we have stayed in over the years, but for an overnight stay, it is just fine. We would certainly stay here again. Oh yes, there is no name at all on the park. Our GPS (Garmin) couldn't find the address. We called and the owner gave us great directions. We camped at Burlington RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Aspen Grove Rv Park, Tremonton, Utah

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

We needed a spot in the Tremonton area for one night, and this is one we picked. This is a brand new park. The layout is great. Wide roads, long pull-thrus, quite a bit of grass between spots, roads backtop and spaces concrete. Utilities handy, power good, water pressure good. Staff was very friendly. Restrooms were great, but kind of unusual the toilets and showers are in different rooms. The one big drawback was no WiFi. It is supposed to be there but we couldn't pick it up in the evening nor in the morning and we were 15 feet from the hot spot. That is the reason for the '8' score. Otherwise it would have been a '9'. I don't give '10's' unless they are knock it out of park great. So far 2 in 60 or so reviews. We would probably stay here again. Kind of expensive though. We camped at Aspen Grove Rv Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Grand Junction KOA, Grand Junction, Colorado

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The location is kind out of the way, but there are stores and restaurants near by. Sites and roadways are gravel. Gravel but basically no dust. We have a back in and it is deep enough and wide enough for our 35 foot coach and toad. Nice picnic table and fire ring. Small patch of grass on the side behind the table. Wide roads. Some big trees, so satellite maybe limited at some sites. People in the office are great. Restrooms and laundry are clean and well planned out. No train noise at all, and road noise quiets down at night even though you are on Highway 50. Good WiFi. We would definitely stay here again, even though we are not usually fans of KOA. We camped at Grand Junction KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
F-6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good Chinese restaurant about a mile away along with a grocery store. Don't miss the Colorado National Monument.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Snake River Hideout (formerly Sheffield RV & Camping), Rexburg, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here five nights. The new owners (about 6 months) are doing their best to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. As it stands now, the sites are VERY close together, hard to get in and out (but getting better), not enough gravel and dirt (mud when it rains) tracks into the RV very easily. The main reason I picked it is because of the location. The new owners are great. Friendly and helpful. The have Cottages for rent as well. Rest Rooms are a pleasant surprise, one of the improvements they have done. Would I stay here again? Maybe. We camped at Snake River Hideout (formerly Sheffield RV & Camping) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Camp Sula, Sula, Montana

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

It is a wide spot in the road (population 37) about 20 miles south of Hamilton. The people there were very helpful and friendly. The spots were gravel and fairly level. Water and power were good. Didn't try the restaurant but heard from other campers that the food was good. We stayed two nights and would have stayed more but had to be on our way. We would stay here again if it fit our schedule. We camped at Camp Sula in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Great Canadian Barn Dance, Hill Spring, Alberta

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very interesting park. As the name implies, they hold a "Barn Dance" here every weekend. We arrived Saturday night late, and the gal that checked in is was 'hosting' the dance being held in the top floor of the big red barn. I pressed the bell near the 'office' and she literally came running out to help me, all dolled up in western garb including 'cowgirl' boots. Staff was amazing. Space was gravel, not too near neighbors. Good power, no Wifi. Cell service was good for us. It is about four miles north of the town of Hill Springs (population 162). Rate is US dollars (as per Campground Reviews instructions)We enjoyed the stay and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Great Canadian Barn Dance in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Park Lane Motel and RV Park, Spokane Valley, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very small park (about nine spots) behind a small motel. The location was good. The owner is very nice and accommodating. The road into the park portion is narrow (as you have to drive between parked cars and pickups for those using the motel portion) and the access to the back portion is tight, but do able with our 35foot coach. The 'park' itself is very cute. There is nothing here for kids to do, but fine for adults. The rating is for friendliness and location. Caution: use the nearby Walmart or the Costco a ways down the road to break up. Not a good idea to come into the park towing a toad. Also, might be very tight for a long fiver. We camped at Park Lane Motel and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Cannon Beach RV Resort, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We just finished a four night stay. It started out as three, because that is was all that was available when we called for a reservation in February. On the day before we were to leave, I asked if they happened to have a cancellation, and they did, so we moved to another space to spend another day at Cannon Beach. Now, to the park. It is been there since 1982. It looks like it. Narrow paved spots, but quite a bit of room between spots. It is in the middle of a forest, so I think satellite reception could be hard, but the cable is good. They have an indoor pool with hot tub, with 8-10 pm adults only swimming. Nice. Very kid friendly with a small playground, including basketball set-up and lots of roads for kids to ride whatever on. People in the office are super nice especially the General Manager. The facilities are near the front of the space, had to use extensions on water and sewer. Wifi was good, except they were having some problems, and sometimes it went off for a few minutes. It was not the parks fault, it was area wide with Spectrum. Walking distance to the beach (just less than a mile). I know that location is everything, but $52 per night seems a little steep, but still, they are packed every night in the summer, so.... Also, if you sign up for a month, you get a whole $2.50 discount per day off of the daily rate. However, with all that being said, we will be back. It is by far the best place in Cannon Beach to camp. We camped at Cannon Beach RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49 and 68 See review
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do not miss downtown Cannon Beach (of course, why else would you be here). The Cannon Beach Bakery (closed on Tuesday) has some of the greatest stuff around, don't miss "Haystack Bread".

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Redding RV Park, Redding, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is the first time we have stayed here since 2013. Again, just for a spot to spend the night heading north. Just the same park as before. The spots are very tight (we have a 39 ft. MH with toad), but manageable. We got the last spot, and you could tell. Very close to units on each side. We got in late, and the night check-in procedure was good. It was somewhat wet, and it tended to be a little muddy. The lower rating was because of the $11 raise in the price for the night (that works out to a 39% increase). It is really not worth 39 dollars, but I made the reservations without asking the price since I didn't expect that much of a raise in the price with NO improvements in the park at all. Restrooms are very nice, but there aren't many of them, but we were parked very close to one of them, so that worked out. We may or may not stay here again, only because of the cost and what you get for it. We will see. We camped at Redding RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Bear Mountain RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

A great spot for an overnight stay. Easy in and out, near Hwy 99, which produces some noise, but not bad at all. Price is right. Office only open for about three hours each day, in the afternoon, but the guy running it is very nice and helpful. Didn't use WiFi, water pressure was good, electric was good. Only a few overnighter spots, but the park is far enough out that they seem to always have room. I called, and didn't need a reservation, and there was plenty of room. We will come back. Great spot for heading North out of the desert. We camped at Bear Mountain RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Desert Shadows RV Resort (Private Rentals Only) 55+, Cathedral City, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I am surprised there are so few who have reviewed this park. this a "10" by any scale. Sun, trees, paved roads, paved spots, large spaces, most back in, great people in the office, great, friendly people who stay here, 460 spots, 6 pools (one indoors), 5 hot tubs, two 'club houses', etc. Also more activities that you can believe: Pickleball, tennis, putting green, horse shoes, shuffle board, pool tables, ping pong, exercise room, bocce ball, line dancing, wood shop, ceramic shop, dance studio, library, bingo, pot lucks, special shows, dinners, dances, organized (and unorganized) card playing, quilting, sewing, trips off site, etc., etc. They average about 20-23 special activities per month. An OUTSTANDING Resort, and this IS a resort. Price is based on monthly rate. We camped at Desert Shadows RV Resort (Private Rentals Only) 55+ in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
251
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The hiking around here is amazing. Good food, two Walmarts and one Costco with in 3.5 miles.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Sierra Trails RV Park, Mojave, California

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The price is the PA price. To begin with, make sure you talk to the owners as to how to get to the park. Do not follow GPS. Also, when talking to the park, make sure they know what size rig you have and your hook-up needs. If you have a smaller rig and/or need FHU, you will be able to get into the 'front' part of the park as it is a very tight fit. If you are large, and/or do not need FHU, you will have plenty of room in the 'rear' part of the park. There is a 'country mile' out back to maneuver your rig. Also, if your are using the water-elec. only spaces in the 'rear', be sure and ask how to get to them. You enter on a road (dirt for the first few feet, then poor blacktop to the entrance) BEFORE you get to the 'main' entrance to the park. With that said, it is a nice little park for a nights stay. Restrooms are better inside than they look on the outside, the people are great, and the price is right. Give it a try. We camped at Sierra Trails RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
5
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

If you don't like driving through the LA area on the way south to the desert, try going east out of Bakersfield on 58, through Mojave, then down to the desert. No longer, but much, much less traffic.

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