Sunday, October 25, 2009

Devil’s Lake RV Park, Lincoln OR

Stay Date:  October 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
An easy to find, nicely located park just off Highway 101 on the North side of Lincoln City. All paved roads and sites, terraced on a hill overlooking the lake. While our site was a long end of row pull-through (60') with lots of room, it was not level and required a good deal of raising/blocking on one side. Great cable TV, and the free WiFi generally worked well.  Clear view of sky for the satellite.  Good Verizon cell and air card service. No permanent residents that we could see, only host sites and travelers. Nicely landscaped, clean, and quiet and dark at night. Hookups were all very good; it's nice to be in an area where the water quality is very good.  Devil’s Lake RV Park

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lewis & Clark Golf & RV Resort, Astoria OR

Stay Date:  October 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
We spent a week at this great little park with it's pull-in sites on the golf course. Convenient to Astoria and other Columbia River attractions, the large, level gravel sites and manicured green grass provided plenty of room in this quiet location. Free WiFi is provided and works fairly well; Verizon cell and Air Card service were very good. Clear shot to satellite.  No facilities other than a great site and view which is fine with us; but not a family campground. The friendly folks that checked us in provided us with an armload of maps and guidebooks.  A bit pricy at around $40/night, but a quality stay.  Lewis & Clark Golf & RV Resort

Thursday, October 15, 2009

American Sunset RV and Tent Resort, Westport WA

Stay Date:  October 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
This is one of those parks that you hope to find at each destination; well run, well designed, and reasonable in price. It's located close to the marina (not quite close enough to walk), the sites are all back-in, but if not crowded, pulling through from the site in back is allowed. Sites are level gravel, adequately sized, with a table and fire ring. Free limited (22-channel) cable TV is provided. The park was quiet and dark at night, and road noise is minimal. Verizon cell and Aircard were marginal but worked, and the free park WiFi was not working except for one day of our 9-day stay. Lots of workcampers keep things running smoothly, and the owner is friendly and helpful. A great place to stay in an interesting small coastal town.  Summer rate of $29/night with Good Sam or AARP makes this an affordable stay.  American Sunset RV and Tent Resort

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Elwha Dam RV Park, Port Angeles WA

State Date:  September 2010
Our Rating:  BAD – 6
We spent a disappointing week here. This is one of those parks that will be highly rated by smaller units, and for those of us with large motorhomes, be appropriately poorly rated. On one hand, it is nicely landscaped, with flowers, bird feeders, and ponds, and the staff is very friendly. On the other, the sites are too small for motorhomes with slides, not all are 50A, and the 30A voltage is marginal. It's not possible to get into and out of many sites with a tow attached since backing up will be necessary to get in between the trees and into the terraced sites. The park is heavily treed making satellite reception spotty, and there is no cable TV and little broadcast. There are many permanent residents, and while their sites are neat and segregated from the travelers, they drive through the traveler's area each morning, starting at 5:00 AM. If you have a small unit and only require 30A power, this may suit you fine; for us, we'll pass if in the area again. Curiously, it is less expensive to stay day by day than the weekly rate.