Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Double Dice RV Park, Elko NV

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  BAD - 6
A fairly forgettable park, just a gravel parking lot with hookups.  Pull-thru spaces are ill defined from front to back, some vehicles end up sticking out into the access roads.  Sites are very close together, if there isn’t an empty spot next to you, you’ll get to know your neighbors really well.  Free good cable TV, WiFi advertised but didn’t work.  Free continental breakfast in office.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Fairly noisy, and if you’re near the office the bright lights will illuminate your interior.  OK for an overnight if you’re in a pinch, but the $35/night (with Good Sam Discount) makes this place to expensive for what you get.  Double Dice RV Park

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville OR

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 10
We’ve never stayed at a better park – think Disneyland for RVers.  A true resort, with beautiful welcome center, meticulously landscaped grounds, and perfectly-maintained facilities.  Paved interior roads and long pull-thru sites, modular hookups, nice grass and shrubbery, and a concrete patio with nice table and chairs.  Easy shot to satellite, with free cable and good WiFi.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Easy access to I-5 but quiet at night.  Free shuttle to the beautiful 7 Feathers Casino.  Everything you could want for a quality stay, and for about $30 (depending on Player Card discount and comps), it’s a great value.  Seven Feathers RV Resort

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rolling Hills Casino RV Park, Corning CA

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD –7
A good place to stay whether traveling or while visiting the casino.  Self check-in kiosk, gravel road and pull-thru sites, mostly level with good hookups.  No trees to block the sky, no cable TV, spotty WiFi.  Good Verizon cell and Aircard service.  Convenient to I-5, but in back of the casino so little traffic noise.  Free shuttle to the casino.  Nothing special, but a good, safe, and quiet place to stay, for a great price of $25.  Rolling Hills Casino RV Park

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sparks Marina RV Resort, Sparks NV

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 10
A true resort; park under the portico for check-in, follow your escort to your beautifully landscaped and long pull-thru site, and enjoy the patio and artificial grass.  Perfectly level, with modular hookups, free cable TV and good WiFi.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  A bit of a drive through a residential community, but easy to find and worth it for the quiet.  Not cheap at $39/night, but if you want to treat yourself, stop here.  Sparks Marina RV Resort

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fort Bridger RV Camp, Fort Bridger WY

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
There’s not a lot of choices on this part of I-80, but Fort Bridger turned out to be a nice place to spend the night.  We called ahead, and even though they were not officially open, the friendly lady manager told us to c’mon in, and she’d turn on the water for us.  The park is a large grassy area, with dirt roads and long pull-thru sites.  Not many trees so there’s a clear shot to the satellite.  Because of the time of year, it was a bit muddy and stark, but it looks like it would be a pretty place in the summer.  No cable TV, and free WiFi was spotty; Verizon cell service was marginal and the Aircard unusable.  The park sits behind historic Fort Bridger, and was quiet during our visit.  Beware stepping tin the moose droppings!  All this for $25/night.  Fort Bridger RV Camp

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Casper KOA, Casper WY

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  BAD –6
KOAs tend to be overpriced for an overnight stay, and this one was no exception.  Nice office, friendly staff, but otherwise just a gravel parking lot with hookups.  It did have a patio and table, but the table was run down and there was trash everywhere.  Free cable TV and WiFi worked well, and Verizon Cell and Aircard were strong.  Located a few miles North of Casper on the Interstate,  so there was some traffic noise.  Surrounded by  a less than stellar neighborhood, but it was quiet and dark at night.  At $44/night, we’ll plan on avoiding this park in the future.   Casper KOA

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rush No More RV Park and Campground, Sturgis SD

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
There was still some snow on the ground when we were here, so we were one of only a few RVs, but it was still an enjoyable stay.  Friendly hosts checked us in, and we picked one of many gravel pull-thru sites.  Sites are not very level and are barely adequate in size.  The park sits off the Interstate in a beautiful valley and was quiet during our stay, but is probably crowded and noisy and during the summer.  Not many trees at sites, so we had a clear shot at the satellite.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well, and the park free WiFi was strong.  The location, between Sturgis and Rapid City, is convenient to Deadwood, the Black Hills, and Mount Rushmore.  At $37.50/night, it’s what you would expect from a park in this area.  Rush No More RV Park

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Famil-E-Fun Campground, Mitchell SD

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
Sometimes a campground stay is made better by the friendliness of the owners, and this was one of those. Although struggling to open after a horrible winter, the owners went out of their way to make sure the water worked, our site was clear, and that we had a good overnight stay. Bare trees and brown grass with snow in the shade detracted from the appearance, but this looks like a pretty, tree-shaded park in the summer. Verizon Aircard and cell service were good and the park has free WiFi.  Dark at night with only a minimum of noise from the interstate. For $25/night, this park is a bargain.  Famil-E-Fun Campground (no website)