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Review Count: 62
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Puyallup Fair Grounds, Puyallup, Washington

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $23.00
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Easy to access, parking is a grassy field, nothing special but inexpensive place to stay in the Seattle area. One nice feature was a Cenex truck that came through every Wednesday. Nice to have propane filled on site instead of taking the tanks somewhere. Camp host is a very personable woman who runs a tight ship. Verizon coverage was OK for both data and cell was weak, worked better with boosters, but was not real strong. We camped at Puyallup Fair Grounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Dash Point State Park, Federal Way, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $39.00
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The only plus to this state park is the location close to Seattle. Beware - it is difficult for a big rig. We have a 38 ft 5th wheel and the road into the park was very windy, lots of tall trees, I would advise people to not try to navigate this in the dark or at dusk when towing. Park really needs to trim some trees if they want to make this big rig friendly. Our site was B49, right next to the ampitheather. Supposedly a pull-through site, but no way could we make the turn around the tree in the curved part of the site. We ended up backing in from the other side of our site. Verizon coverage was awful in this park, Sprint and AT&T was okay, but only with boosters, no coverage without boosting equipment. Park is a bit run down due to lack of funding. Not sure we'll ever stay here again even though we have friends to visit within 5 miles of this location. Way too expensive for the hassle. Day use fees are collected at this park and you can end up with a very long back up to get into the park. They do not have a separate lane in the entry area for those that are already checked in and paid. Waited in line 20 minutes one time, just to get into the park. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Saltwater State Park, Des Moines, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
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I rated this low. For $25/night it had to be the worst WA state park we have ever stayed in. Sites 1-4 are the ones where supposedly the large RVs should be. They are as close together as any commercial campground, so no privacy, noise from your neighbor's generator, etc. There were other pull through sites that would have worked. The website just didn't show they were available for larger rigs, but we saw a RV larger than ours on one of them, That would have been a much more pleasant spot with a little more privacy. $25/night for no hooks and no working dump station felt like it was priced too high. You also get charged extra if you are not a WA state resident and want to make a reservation. Unlike most Western WA state parks, there is little or no vegetation between any of the RV sites in this park. Only sites with any privacy are in the tent or very small class B RV area. You are in the flight path of SeaTac so you do get that noise. On the plus side, nice hiking trail in the park and easy walk to the beach area. Probably not a park we'll stay in again. We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Silver Falls State Park, Sublimity, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $25.00
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Nice state park with awesome hiking opportunities. We enjoyed a weekend here, the sites are well spaced. We had absolutely no Verizon or Sprint coverage here, AT&T was our only working phone. Getting to this park takes patience, Hwy 214 going into and out of the park is a windy, twisty road for a large rig so patience is needed. We camped at Silver Falls State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Lake Siskiyou Beach and Camp, Mount Shasta, California

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
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We were told this was a former state park that was transformed into a privately run campground. The site spacing certainly feels more like a state park instead of a typical commercial campground. We stopped here over Memorial Day weekend so the park was pretty full, lots of noise from kids having fun, but with all the space it wasn't a big deal. Our cell phone / Verizon data worked well here. Beautiful park with lots of trees. Our only concern was the need to be very careful when maneuvering our 38 ft 5th wheel, just due to the trees, extra care was needed in just driving through the campground loop. We camped at Lake Siskiyou Beach and Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Bear Mountain RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $27.00
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We arrived after dark and found this to be a very easy RV park to navigate and easy pull thru site. Site was long enough that we could have left the truck/RV hooked up. But, the power pedestal was located too far forward in the site so we would have had to either use our extension and settle for 30 AMP. Instead we chose to unhitch. Verizon signal was strong and park charges extra for Internet so we didn't try their WiFi. Reasonable place to stay as we were just passing through and needed a place to stop for a could of nights. Noise from the CA 99 HWY was constant, but didn't bother us much. Campground is actually 8 miles south of Bakerfield, out in the agricultural area. Could smell fertilizer at times based on the direction of the wind. Not the kind of place I'd stay for long, but OK for a 2 night stopover. We camped at Bear Mountain RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Yucca Valley RV Park, Yucca Valley, California

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $33.00
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Rate reflect 10% Good Sam discount. This park is relatively small with a mix of short time visitors and some that are there for 2-5 months at a time. Sites were very narrow. Site 7 was the worst due to a Joshua Tree that can't be cut down and a permanently placed picnic table that gave us 6 inches of clearance on each side to back in. Owner said he can't move the table, more likely not willing to have the work done to move it, but the site is not big rig friendly. This is not a campground we would choose to stay in again. Campground WiFi was horrible. Verizon and AT&T were a little slow but much better than the campground WiFi. Reservations are non-refundable. Some noise from the Hwy close by, but not too bad. We camped at Yucca Valley RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Mayflower County Park, Blythe, California

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $15.00
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Rate reflects Passport America Discount. We stayed when the park was not very full. If you came here during their peak season sites would be very close together. Campground is on a grassy field and fairly easy to level. Site were not long enough to leave the truck / trailer attached. This was okay for a one night stopover, but would not be my first choice for a longer stay. Verizon, AT&Tm and Sprint all had very weak coverage for data and phone at this park. We camped at Mayflower County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park, Deming, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $19.00
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Rate reflects Escapees discount. Basically a very dusty, windy, gravel parking lot. A few long term residents along the back row. Friendly staff, our first stay at an Escapees Park. This is not normally the type of park we like to stay at but it worked for a 5 night stopvoer and time to catch up on work. Had issues with response time from the Verizon JetPack and huge issues getting our Dish Tailgator to connect at this location. We camped at Dream Catcher RV Park - Escapees Rainbow Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Lake Thunderbird State Park, Norman, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $27.00
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Nice park near Norman, but a bit of a drive if you need to be in town each day. Verizon JetPack worked really well. This park has multiple camping areas, some with 50 amp power but no sewer hookups near the Nature Center, others on the other side of the lake are full hookups but only 30 amp power. Look closely at a map or call before you go. We had been there for a day visit once before and our map program routed us to the other side of the lake this time, oops. Arrived there in a rain storm and it was very muddy but other than than no complaints, very friendly staff. They offer a Good Sam's discount but you need to ask for it. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Hickory Creek COE (Closed until March 2019), Lewisville, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
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The only reason I didn't give this a "10" was due to the gate locking at 10 PM each night and our campsite was more than a mile from the gate. We were in the area visiting family and friends and got caught in traffic one night, almost didn't make it back in time. Sites were spacious, many with lake views, option for 30 or 50 amp hookups with a small price difference. We camped at Hickory Creek COE (Closed until March 2019) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Pilot Knoll Park & Campground, Argyle, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
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Campground managers / hosts are very friendly and helpful. Due to family circumstances they worked with us to allow us to extend our stay longer than their 14 day policy. Verizon Jet Pack worked well at this campground. If you are going to be returning after the gate closes, make sure ask for the code. Restrooms were always clean, although they are a bit old. No price difference for 50 vs. 30 amp sites. We camped at Pilot Knoll Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Catalina State Park, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $28.00
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Love this campground, we were here in December and came back in January! Great hiking trails, easy access to shopping, Verizon Jet Pack worked well, friendly hosts and campground staff. Overall is a pleasant place to stay in the Tucson area if you want something different than a traditional RV park. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Picacho Peak State Park, Picacho, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $25.00
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Nice state park, but the location was a little noisy with I-10 constant noise and the train that parallels the freeway. Good space between sites, lots of hiking trails within the park. Verizon MiFi worked well. Park Wi-Fi was available for $$ so we didn't use it. We were surprised that the sites has 20/30/50 amp hookup but no water. We didn't realize that until after we were leveled and unhooked so we had to haul water. Nice stopover between Phoenix and Tucson and a chance to be away from the big city locations. We camped at Picacho Peak State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 24

Buckskin Mountain SP (River Island Unit), Parker, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $25.00
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Nice state park located at a bend in the Colorado River. Park Wi-Fi was intermittent, ability to use Verizon MiFi was dependent on site location, we saw a lot of people using the picnic pavilions to call / email / check online, etc. We didn't have any issues with our MiFi after we put up our booster antenna. Road down into the park is very steep with a very sharp turn, but once in the park it was very easy to maneuver through the park. Sites were a little closer together than most of the state parks we've stay in, the sites closer to the water treatment facility had to deal with a bit of an unpleasant aroma. I'd recommend avoiding sites 12-24 due to the aroma. We camped at Buckskin Mountain SP (River Island Unit) in a Fifth Wheel.

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