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RE: Full hook up campground at Yosemite

We like Marina Dunes RV Park near Monterey & Pismo Coast Village RV Park in Pismo Beach. Also, we stay at Yosemite Pines RV Park when we can't get reservations inside the park. Don't know about fishing though. Then there's Petaluma KOA, just north of SF.
lmsteck 12/01/13 03:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for spots in Northern California - N of Eureka

We like the KOA in Crescent City as well as Harris Beach State Park in Brookings.
lmsteck 12/01/13 03:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brookings OR/Redwood CA - April 2014 to stay ?

We like the KOA in Crescent City and also Harris Beach State Park in Brookings. Both have FHU's.
lmsteck 12/01/13 03:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon State Park Site Restrictions?

Thank you, Old-Biscuit, I called every number but that one, of course. Got through on the third call and the answer was, you can put a tent on a site that already has an RV in it, if it'll fit. They have a "cheat sheet" where they listed what size tent will fit on a particular site. I just need to let her know what site(s) I'm interested in and how big the tent is. Thanks again!
lmsteck 09/14/13 12:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Oregon State Park Site Restrictions?

We are looking at making reservations at Harris Beach State Park in Brookings for a family trip. We have 5er's but the older kids want to stay outside in a tent. Are there any restrictions with regards to having an RV and a tent on a single site? Thank you!
lmsteck 09/14/13 12:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: trip planning help to yosemite & redwoods!!

We go to Yosemite NP annually and recommend staying in the valley if possible, there are campgrounds outside the gate on HWY 140 & HWY 120 if you can't get reservations in the park. We just did our first trip to Redwood NP this June. It was pretty awesome! I posted about our trip and an RV.net member, sdianel made this comment... "While in Crescent City: Most beautiful drive!! Howland Hill Road Mostly unpaved; Motorhomes/RVs and trailers not advised. Distance & Duration: 10 miles, one way (from Crescent City, Calif. to junction with U.S. 199 near Hiouchi, Calif.); 45 minutes. Directions: From Crescent City, Calif.: drive south 1 mile on U.S. 101 and turn left (east-northeast) onto Elk Valley Road; continue 1 mile and turn right (east) onto Howland Hill Road; after ~1½ miles the road becomes unpaved as it enters Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park; continue another 5½ miles on Howland Hill Road until it becomes Douglas Park Road (paved); after ~1½ miles turn left onto South Fork Road; after ½ mile South Fork Road junctions with U.S. 199 just east of Hiouchi, Calif. Description: Just a couple miles west of Crescent City, an unpaved stretch of Howland Hill Road offers motorists an intimate encounter with the towering old-growth redwoods in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Numerous pull-outs and trailheads along the way, including the Boy Scout Tree Trail and Stout Grove. " I HIGHLY recommend the Howland Hill Road drive. It is absolutely breathtaking! When it turns into a dirt road it gets narrow, but there are a lot of turnouts. We drove our TV and had no issues. Also, we stayed at Crescent City KOA. It was fabulous! Great customer service, small campground, simple, well kept, beautiful walks through the Redwoods on the property. We had a great pull-thru site, FHU. We also went to Gold Bluffs Beach in Prairie Creek Redwoods SP. You have to drive another dirt road to get there, pretty drive, but not as pretty as Howland Hill Rd., we enjoyed the beach. We also enjoyed a drive up through the southern Oregon coast. Beautiful drive, more great beaches.
lmsteck 08/31/13 08:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Parks in Santa Rosa, CA

It's a little south, but I have always heard great things about the Petaluma KOA. x2 - We've stayed here many times during peak camping season and off season. The campground is pretty quiet off season. Mostly full-timers during the winter.
lmsteck 08/31/13 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: where to stay on roadtrip LA to medocino, RV.

We used to go to Gualala River Redwood Park every 4th of July, but have not gone in the last several years. It was great when we went, but have noticed mixed reviews in the last few years. The campground is in a Redwood grove, we always stayed in their river view sites. They have W/E hook-ups.
lmsteck 07/17/13 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yosemite Pines RV Park and High Sierra RV Park

Yosemite Pines can be tight depending on where your site is. The upper area toward the back seemed to have bigger sites. Granted the roads were rustic (dusty), the pool was clean, the playground for the kids were well done, petting zoo area for the kids and the on-site gold mine were a novelty. If you have kids, this would be the place to stay at. Gotta realize these aren't 5 star destination resorts.We stayed at those places to spend most of our time in Yosemite, not in camp. X2
lmsteck 07/12/13 10:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Teton - Yellowstone Visit Guidance

We went to Yellowstone last year and stayed at Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone and Colter Bay RV Park in the Tetons. We really didn't spend much time in the campsite in Yellowstone so it didn't matter that it was essentially a parking lot for RV's (we did appreciate the FHU's). Colter Bay RV park is a beautiful campground, IMO, we added days on to our Teton stay we liked the campground so much, though I would agree, I would add a day or two to Yellowstone. You can see the Tetons in 2 days. Also, I would consider renting a car from a town close by, (Make sure it's not Jackson though, everything is 5 times the price there.) driving an RV around Yellowstone might be challenging. They have parking for RV's at the sights, you just have to be lucky enough to get one.
lmsteck 07/03/13 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yosemite in spring 2014

March and April are our favorite times to camp in Yosemite. This year we were there in April and it was cool the first few days and bordering on hot for the rest of the time we were there. Weather is VERY unpredictable in spring. We always carry chains, but have never had to use them (we come in on HWY 120). I would recommend carrying them. Also, we have camped in Upper Pines in our 37' FW even though there is a 24' max trailer limit. They'll let you in the site as long as your equipment is completely on the pad. There are 35' pads, but that's not the issue, the issue in Upper Pines is being able to maneuver into the site. The trees and rocks along the roads make it a bit of an obstacle course.
lmsteck 07/03/13 09:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA is now posting guest reviews, good and bad.

I was just at a KOA a few weeks ago and I wanted to post my review...was on their web site, easily found the reviews but couldn't find any link to post my review? :h What am I missing?...do I need to be a member? Mike I can't figure out how to post a review either and I am a member. Do they have your Email address? I am a member and I got a E mail from them asking for a review from all the ones that I stayed at on a recent 2 week trip. Maybe check your spam folder or you may have deleted it by mistake. Oh BTW they published all of mine. I think it is a positive move. That's probably how they are doing it to control the reviews to those who actually stayed there. Nice way to do it! x2 on IAMICHABOD & wbwood comments
lmsteck 07/03/13 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sightseeing on the way up and back from Redwood NP

Thank you for all the information! I really appreciate it! We have a 37' FW so we won't be driving HWY 1 between Legget and Fort Bragg, unfortunate, but we have driven parts of HWY 1 between SF and Gualala, very beautiful! That's too bad about Perko's, that Splatter Cake sounded good! Rocky2, we have 2 young children and are staying at the KOA. There's a lot of activities for them. We're also "leisure campers," we like to sight-see, but we also enjoy downtime at the site. I appreciate and will take any input you are willing to offer. We will surely visit the state parks and this is the second time I've read about the Samoa Cookhouse, so we'll have to try to check that out. sdaniel, I was hoping someone would chime in on Howland Hill Road! I read about it on another thread, but could not find the post. Big thank you for the directions! Any additional input would be great! Thanks again!
lmsteck 06/16/13 07:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Sightseeing on the way up and back from Redwood NP

We're gearing up for our trip to Redwood NP. We will be stopping in Willits on the way up, staying in Crescent City when we're there and Legget on the way back. We have about 4 days in each locale. Any sightseeing recommendations would be appreciated.
lmsteck 06/14/13 10:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jackson Hole Campground

The campgrounds in Jackson Hole are parking lots. My recommendation is to stay in the park and drive into town. I was so happy we did!
lmsteck 06/14/13 10:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Song Title Game

Boy/GIRL - U2
lmsteck 06/09/13 05:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: New to RVing in the U.S.

We have Good Sam's membership as well as roadside assistance. We are also KOA members (10% discount). As previously stated, KOA's can get pricey, but they are great for kids. We have 2 small children and they always have a blast at the KOA's we have camped at. We're also big on state and national parks, but in California, you'll need reservations, even in the spring. If your interested in Yosemite, it's much easier to get a site in April (Upper Pines, North Pines and Lower pines campgrounds are open), after that it gets progressively more difficult to near impossible.
lmsteck 06/01/13 06:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Rescuer at the Rainbow Bridge

I needed a good cry anyway.
lmsteck 05/27/13 04:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Need a camp ground recommendation for Big Sur

We used to go to Big Sur Campground and Cabins every year, until we bought an RV that was too long for the park. They only have W/E but it's a nice campground. The closest RV park that I know of with FHU is in Carmel, Carmel by the River RV Park, never stayed there though.
lmsteck 05/19/13 07:56pm Family Camping
RE: California Campground Ideas Requested - Lake/River/Beach

We enjoy Gualala River Redwood Park. It's one of our favorite campgrounds. We go every 4th of July and get a river view site. They only have W/E and the hook-ups aren't always on the correct side of the rig. The site we reserve has this issue so we bring an extension cord for the electric and extensions for the hose. The facilities are old but well kept and the campground is nestled among redwoods. (If you're interested call for reservations, don't use the online reservation system.) We also like Seacliff SB, but you can save that for another trip. We've gone to Lake Tahoe and stayed at Zephyr Cove RV Park. You can't really see the lake unless you're site is near the road, but then you get road noise. It's better to be higher up in the park and walk down to the beach. (If you have pets they don't allow dogs on the beach in most places in Tahoe.) The facilities were immaculate when we were there and they have FHU's. The sites are narrow, paved and tiered up the hillside. You can't request a specific site.
lmsteck 05/15/13 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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