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The dogs and I look for places to explore and find adventure. We love to find new RV parks that welcome dogs and their people.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Columbia River RV Park, Portland, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

City RV park near the Columbia River and very near the airport. So yes, you are going to hear planes and sometimes it's deafening. Neat and tidy, most residents are just that, living there and working. Very quiet at night. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Laundry on site also. There is a group room. All paved. Sites are concrete, but very skinny. My door ended up on the grass, which was a mud hole. It rained an entire day, then the sprinklers run every night, so always muddy. This is not a good park for dogs, but if you need to be in the city, and you take your dog with you, there are many places to take your dog and Portland in general is very dog friendly.

The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs): There is a pretty nasty postage stamp dog park across the road that is owned by the RV park. It's just dirt, and because of the rain, it was a mud pit. There are signs everywhere to not let your dog onto the grass, so I took my dogs to the dog park, then walked them in the street next door with houses. That was pleasant. Just east on Marine drive, just past Salty's restaurant, is a big marina and parking lot, go to the far end. You are supposed to pay $5 to park. You can walk down to the beach on the river then hook up with a trail. There is also a paved bike path but I would not walk dogs there, as there are many bicyclist. The beach and trail are lovely and quiet. You can have your dogs off leash here. Also there are many parks in the city that have an off leash area that is unfenced. There are fenced dog parks not too far. Use the Dog Goes dog park finder app to see all the parks.

TV? Cable TV with good channels. Very nice, even had the OWN channel.

Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Speedtest? Verizon is strong here. The RV park Wi-Fi is 1.5 ish mpbs. Too slow for me, I used my jet pack. We camped at Columbia River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

What's nearby? Salty's is a restaurant right on the river and the parking lot was packed every night that I drove by. I did not eat there. Drive south on 33rd to Alberta street and go west (right). There are tons of eateries and fun shops here. Healthy Pets Northwest is at 20th street a great place for good dog food and accessories. CruzRoom is an awesome place to eat with unusual tacos. Many restaurants have good happy hour specials.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Snake River RV Resort, Homedale, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

The Low Down: Small RV park with permanent residents on the Snake River in a little burg south/east of Boise. Good for a 1 night stopover. Totally grass, everywhere, you park on the grass, which sounds great, but it's very, very soft and hard to level the RV. Park is a little green oasis in the middle of a industrial area. Towns nearby are tiny, poor farming towns. The bathrooms/showers are nice and clean. People were fishing off the small dock on the river and catching catfish. Lots of bugs, couldn't read inside the coach at night due to so many tiny bugs that got through the screens.

Mojo Factor: Didn't feel a thing at this RV park, permanent residents keep to themselves, others are there mostly for 1 night.

The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs): Basically not a dog friendly park at all. There are signs about every 20 feet to leash and pick up after your dog. The park is small so there is no place to really exercise your dog. There are acres of grass, would be easy for this park owner to fence in a spot for the dogs. The grass is PERFECT, which means they use regular herbicides.

What's nearby? I didn't leave the park

TV? Got several channels including all three networks

Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Good Verizon

Parting thoughts: Would look for a better park for the dogs next time coming through here. This is not a dog friendly park. We camped at Snake River RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
33
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Western Hills Campground, Rawlins, Wyoming

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Good stopover spot in Rawlins. Basically a gravel parking lot, with some permanent residents on the backside. Quiet enough from the interstate highway. Bathrooms/showers were fine. Mojo Factor: none

The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs): There were 2 tiny, tiny fenced in areas for the dogs. At least a place to go potty. Otherwise, you can walk around the park. Not a place to spend more than 1 night! There are plenty of exits off the interstate going west of here that you can stop at and walk the dogs on quiet dirt roads.

TV? I paid $2 for the cable and it was good

Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Good Verizon signal

Parting thoughts: for what's available in this town, the park was fine. Big rig friendly, easy to get around in the park. We camped at Western Hills Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

What's nearby? There are a few restaurants in town. Gas at the Walmart was the cheapest on the east side of town.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

White's City RV Park, Whites City, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is a disgusting park, the only park close to Carlsbad Caverns. I hate it when businesses take advantage of people and this one does. It's 7 miles form the Caves, so it worked for me to leave my dogs in the motorhome, turn on the AC and go to the Caves. I was gone about 4 hours. The park has 2 levels. The upper is nicer and 50 amp only. The showers/bathrooms there are ok. The lower area had a laundry room, the most disgusting I've ever seen and the bathrooms were just gross. there is trash over flowing everywhere. The dogs hated it because of the stickers in the grass. I would try to stay in Carlsbad if you can. I regret giving money to these people. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1 lower
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

For the Caverns here's a few tips. Take a flashlight. Wear a t-shirt and a long sleeve. It's 56° and 90% humidity, so you sweat. The elevators were not working, so it was a 4.5 mile trek. Wear your most comfortable walking/hiking shoes. The path is paved and steep. There are handrails most of the way. It's dark so take photos of close up stuff, the flash won't light up the entire room. Bring water and a snack to have in the rest spot in the cave. Have fun, it's really awesome!

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Rock Hound State Park, Deming, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

13 miles southeast of Deming, NM $14 for an electric site with water, $10 for a dry camp spot. I found this park quite nice and enjoyed my stay in March 2016. The temps were in the 60's and 70's in the day, 40's at night, perfect in my book. My first night the very friendly camp host escorted me to the group campground which has 4 campsites, close to each other. I was the first in and 3 more rigs showed up and we all made friends and chatted about our travels. The next morning, I saw a RV headed out, so I jumped in my car and snatched #13, a ginormous site. There are 23 electric sites and about 6 are reservable, the rest are first come first serve, with a 14 max stay. Bathrooms and showers are in a very new building are great, but they are closer to the electric sites, further from the dry sites. The largest shower stall/changing area I've ever seen! There is a 1.2 mile walk around the perimeter of the park. You can head up the hill and do some digging for agates, geodes, and thunder eggs. There is a visitor center at the park with samples of rocks that can be found in the area. The park is dead quiet at night and the stars are amazing.
The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs) The dogs liked it, the weather was pleasant for them. They enjoyed the hike in Spring Canyon and the hike around the campground. Always nice to be out in the country!
TV? I received 2 networks, pbs and a few other channels very well on an antenna.
Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Verizon 3bars on a 4g network. We camped at Rock Hound State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Just down the road is Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop and this is a must stop!
In Deming, there is a great locally owned grocery store, Peppers. Walmart is the only other grocery store. Don't miss Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Free and amazing. St. Clair Winery which has a very nice tasting room.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Hidden Cove RV Park (55+ Park), Yuma, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

West side of Yuma, near Winterhaven, on the Colorado River. Passport America & Escapees discount.
The Low Down The entire park is gravel and the spaces are very, very close to each other. Most are winter residents and they are very friendly. Location, location, location! Close to Mexico (Los Algodones 15 min), close to downtown Yuma and on the river! The main bike trail (paved) starts here and goes for miles. The Visitor center is about 2 miles away. There is one shower for men and one for women, clubhouse and laundry facilities. The park has a boat ramp for your small fishing boat or canoe on the Coloraod River.
Mojo Factor The Manager Larry is super nice and laid back. No list of rules for the park, seems to run just fine without them. The park has a full calendar with organized horseshoes, shuffle board, exercise classes, bingo, card games, karaoke, community meals and more! On Tuesday night they have a BBQ and music on the river, lots of fun. Saturdays they serve a full breakfast for $4. All in all, a good mojo factor.
The Dog's Opinion I walked the dogs down to the river which is an open space area. The reason I chose this park is because it's next to a huge City Park/wetlands called Wetlands West, many acres on the Colorado River. There are paths paved and gravel through the park and walking paths (bark covered) down by the river. I rode my bike with the dogs running through trees and bushes. there is also a large grass park across the canal (2 blocks away), with ball fields and large trees. TV signals on antenna: networks & PBS. Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Verizon is good, 3 bars. Wi-Fi from the park is very slow; I was not able to accomplish anything on it.
Across from the park (north)is another RV park, then the Interstate is next to that, so yes, you can hear the interstate. Next door is Riverfront RV Park, and I plan on checking it out next visit. The sites are a little bit bigger and it is right next to the Wetlands West open space park. We camped at Hidden Cove RV Park (55+ Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Fortuna De Oro RV Park (55+), Yuma, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a giant park. It includes pools, spas. Tennis courts, pickle ball, sports complex, softball, golf, activity rooms, beauty salon, barber shop, 9 hole golf course. The sites are gravel, no grass, small trees ( more like a bush), so if it's hot, you will be in direct sun. I-8 interstate is right there, so if possible, get further back into the park. Otherwise, you will be serenaded by 18 wheelers. Sites are close together, so don't expect much room to spread out. No picnic tables. Bathrooms were nice, showers were fantastic, laundry good, there is drinking water stations on site also. There is a restaurant onsite and I've heard that it is very good.
Mojo Factor (mojo=community, good vibes) Yes, there is some good vibes in this park. Many folks were friendly to me in my 3 night stay. There seems to be a lot going on, activities galore, active group of people. If I had stayed longer, I'm sure I would have tried more of the activities.
The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs). The dogs loved it! Why, because there is a great dog park, with agility equipment, which we played on. There was grass in the dog park also, which they seemed to really enjoy. Near the dog park is a grassy area with a gate that leads to a giant gravel wash, that you can walk your dog off leash . There is another dog park onsite also that is larger and further away. There is a lot of property in this park, plenty of walking area.

TV On the roof antenna, 3 networks were ok at times and then iffy at other times. On a wind storm, I lost all stations, they returned the next day.
Cell/Wi-Fi Verizon was strong. The park Wi-Fi was slow as most are, but I was able to do an overnight update on my phone.

Parting Thoughts: This is a great park for dogs and I would stay here again if I needed to be on this side of Yuma. We camped at Fortuna De Oro RV Park (55+) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Fry's store in at the Fortuna exit is fabulous and has a great natural food section. Multiple RV parts stores around, good place to get RV repair done.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Mountain View RV Park, Wellington, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

The other reviews sum it up. I was the only camper in the park except for a 5th wheel that was empty. Park is over grown and looks unattended. Dog park is great with a nice covered picnic area. Wi-Fi works, but is slow. This was just a "place to sleep" with A/C for me. The showers were fine and the pool is ok also. I paid $24, included tax. We camped at Mountain View RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

4J+1+1 RV Park & Campground, Ouray, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Walking distance to everything. I had a nice roomy electric site near the office. Many sites are very, very close to each other, especially the ones on the river. Restrooms and laundry are nice. Quiet at night with bear visitors! We camped at 4J+1+1 RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Go soak in the city owned pool! Lovely natural hot spring waters.

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

La Plata County Fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

This is a dirt parking lot with 6 RV sites, in the middle of Durango. It doesn't get any more convenient than this location. If you are a full timer, you will probably love it. It's not camping! It's a dirt parking lot. The City Rec Center is next door for showers and swimming, you are on the River and River trail. There's a lot to do in Durango and this is the least expensive option for Rvers. There are restrooms near by, but they were not operational at the time of my stay. There were big rigs in some of the spaces, back in only. They plan to raise the prices in 2016. We camped at La Plata County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Nayarit restaurant just across Main Street. Very authentic Mexican restaurant. Other good restaurants are Ken & Sues, Chimayo. Zia Tacqueria is at 32nd & North main, very good made to order at counter mexican food. Lots of trails around, ask a local or the gals at the office of the County.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

It doesn't get any better than this, only wish the trails were closer. It gets very busy on the weekends. Just a really nice park, lots of space. Some sites better than others. We camped at Usery Mountain Regional Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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