Pros: Beautiful park, large spacious site right on the water. Extremely nice and helpful staff. Walking distance to Costco, Walmart and Walgreens. Excellent cellphone signal. Wifi and Cable provided (but you get more Air Channels than cable. Restrooms/Showers are immaculate and roomy.
Cons: One day no hot water in showers. Response quick to resolve
Worth Noting: The resort was so lovely, I didn’t want to leave, so I didn’t.
Culver City, OR
Pros: Beautiful park, large spacious site. Redmond is 30 minutes away. Lovely shady spot in the morning.
Cons: Extremely steep entrance into and out of the park. Only occasional cell service very weak signal. No Air TV stations. No Wifi. Full on sun in the afternoon and evening.
Worth Noting: I would consider staying at the Crooked River Campsite instead of the Deschutes one to save the steep access.
Pros: Very helpful staff, nice and clean little park. Nicely wooded, my lot size okay. Good Wifi. Easy hiking trails to rivers, gorges, and waterfalls nearby. Few amenities (cafe, pizza place, Laundromat, library and small grocery) within a mile.
Cons: Only occasional cell service very weak signal. No Air TV stations. But can rent Direct TV.
Worth Noting: Delightful free entertainment (Oregon Old Time Fiddlers) and weenie roast (with s’mores)
Mt Shasta, CA
Pros: Huge wooded sites, beautiful lake with beach, hiking trails, onsite restaurant and snack shop, Summer evening movies outside, kayak rentals, Okay cellphone signal, Closest town 6 miles away. Not too buggy (early June). Warm days, cool nights. Easy place to hang out and do nothing.
Cons: No Wifi, Shower stall did not drain, Cable was advertised but not available (switching services available in a couple of weeks). No Air TV stations, Yellow Jackets just coming out
Worth Noting: Temps in the 80s. Cooled off with daily afternoon thunderstorm between 4 and 6, then generally cleared up afterwards
Pros: Pool and Hot tub, Had the hot tub to myself most nights. Pull through spot, very level concrete pad, Clean Shower facilities, Good Laundry on site. Closest town 3 miles away, Good Cellphone Reception, Good Air TV channels.
Cons: Tiny site, Campground very lit up at night, cold and windy, no walking trails
Worth Noting: Felt very suburban. Got my first hummingbird at my feeder.
Gold Beach, OR
Pros: Private Hot Tub! Easy walk to the beach, Large secluded Site, Private clean shower rooms, Good Laundry on site. Closest town 1 miles away, a few Air TV channels. OK Cellphone reception
Cons: SIte backed up to Highway 101, traffic noise, Sewer way far back in site, cold and windy,
Worth Noting: Watched in International Space Station cross the sky 2 nights in a row!
Pros: Close to town, close to beach, camp hosts very friendly, good hiking trails, good showers, huge campground good showers. Good Air TV Channels, Good Cellphone reception
Cons: Tiny Site, set on a corner, lots of camp traffic, cold and windy, huge line up for dump
Worth Noting: Very close to the beach, but have to hike over a huge dune to get to it.
Pros: Free, can stay 2 nights, right on the farm, easy access to restaurant, wine tasting and cheese tasting, petting zoo. Good Cellphone Reception
Cons: No Hookups, No real hiking trails
Worth Noting: Watched them shear some llamas, and woke up to guinea fowl surrounding the trailer.
Pros: Very artsy campground. Rentable vintage trailers on site. Grassy site, Lodge had entertainment Saturday night. Sauna, Massage available, Very nice people running it. Some Air TV Channels, Okay cellphone reception, Easy walk to beach. Coastal weather prominent.
Cons: Campsites are close together on a big grassy field with little privacy
Worth Noting: Love the vibe of this place.
Sol Duc, WA
Site #6 (#9 is the best)
Pros: Right in the middle of Gods Country. Hot Springs, Lovely hiking trails. Small site (only 17 hookups). Great Camp Host. Close to my favorite: Lake Crescent
Cons: Campsites are close together on a big gravel lot separated by raised logs. No Wifi, No Cell Reception, No Air TV. Closest town 40 minute drive. Park was overrun during the weekend by giant RVs (all one family) and they were not respectful of the park.
Worth Noting: This park in in the rain forest, but there was a week of dry warm weather while I was there.