Sunday, October 28, 2012

Brookhaven RV Park, Kelso WA

Stay Date:  October 2012
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
Brookhaven RV ParkA nicely designed park with easy access to I-5 yet secluded and quiet. All paved interior roads and pull-through sites with trees and grass, and surrounded by a high levee that makes it a quiet environment. Convenient hookups and strong free Wi-Fi, with a nice laundry room at reasonable prices. Verizon cell and data were strong, and all sites have a clear view of the satellites. Brookhaven RV Park2We appreciated their strict dog policy ("dogs must be on a leash, and one end of the leash MUST be in the owner's hand") which prohibited dogs being tied outside and barking. Friendly office staff and residents. Convenient to visiting Mount St. Helens, a must-see when in the area.  $34/Night  Brookhaven RV Park

Armitage County Park, Eugene OR

Stay Date:  October 2012
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Armitage ParkCertainly one of the better county parks we've encountered, but not as much of a bargain in price as many are. Long pull-through loops can hold the largest RV, and hookups are modular and conveniently located. Lots of grass and trees, but arranged so that most sites have a clear view of the satellites. Free cable TV was fuzzy, and the Wi-Fi was weak and would not connect from our siteArmitage Park2Quiet at night, with a short walk to the river access and playgrounds. A nice destination park for families. An annoyance is that a $10 fee is levied for reservations even for drive-up campers. For an overnight, we'll probably look elsewhere in the area the next time.  $33/night for a pull-thru.  Armitage County Park

Rivers West RV Park

Stay Date:  October 2012
Our Rating:  7 – GOOD
Rivers West2This is a friendly, comfortable park with level gravel sites, long pull-though sites, and solid hookups. While there is no Wi-Fi or cable, Verizon cell and data were strong and satellite TV was unimpeded. The interior roads are well maintained, and there's plenty of green grass between each site. Rivers WestThe park is next to I-5, and although shielded by trees, the noise from big-rig traffic can be significant. There are many long-term residents, but they were a friendly group, along with the office staff. Our only complaints were the sprinkler system which left water spots on the side of our rig, and the number of pet cats that were allowed to roam free. Still in all, a nice place with a great monthly rate. $28/Night.  $240/mo includes electric.  No Web Site

Seven Feathers RV Resort

Stay Date:  Numerous; Last stay October 2012
Our Rating:  9 – GOOD
We consider this park one of the country's best and always stay here when in the area. Fabulous landscaping, professional staff, and plenty of amenities make this a true resort. On checking in, we mentioned the previous review and that we were surprised that someone had a problem. The manager was immediately notified, read the review, and stated that he would contact the writer and make things right. True, the transformers are placed in the living area of the site, and the sewer fittings are also placed on the neighbor's site; but what irritated me on this trip was that the sprinkler system sprayed my newly-waxed motor home each night and left highly visible water spots. I like the green grass, but they need to adjust the sprinkler heads. The free park Wi-Fi worked remarkably well considering the number of guests and the cable TV, although limited in channels, worked well. The shuttle to and from the casino was timely, and we enjoyed the evening buffet. An enjoyable place to stay, and we'll visit again. Worth it at $38/night with Good Sam discount.  Seven Feathers RV Resort