Crooked River Ranch RV Park – 1475 SW Hays Rd, Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

Just 30 miles north of Bend, Oregon, just off the US-97, and maybe halfway down the canyon, lies an RV and Golf resort that is a real find! 18 classic holes of golf, and an RV destination worth checking out!

Crooked River sports a lot more than golf and RV. Suffice it to say you really need to check out their website:

Carlie and I joined a very special group of RV friends/co-owners here for several days this summer, and I must tell you we will be back! All you need do is look around at the beauty in this canyon to get why I’m so enthused. Do this one, friends!

OUR RATING: 9.0 ($$)

Overall views….. consistently stunning…

Mountain Valley RV Resort

Mountain Valley RV Resort -2120 US-40, Heber City, Utah 84032

Those of you familiar with our site know we are not prone to award ‘perfect’ ratings. This park, however, deserves our highest score.

Located just 20 minutes south of Park City (on the Eastern entrance to Salt Lake City), Mountain Valley RV Resort is our go-to spot when traveling Northern Utah. I won’t list all the amenities they offer, but to say it’s pretty much ALL of them! Yes, that includes Pickle Ball! Please take a few moments to check out their website. You can thank us later…..

Phone:  435-252-1715

OUR RATING:  10.0  ($$$)

Flat, spacious, concrete pads!

Mallard Creek RV Resort

Mallard Creek RV Resort – 31966 Bellinger Scale Rd., Lebanon, OR. 97355

About 45 miles North of Eugene, in central Oregon, (maybe 8 miles East of I-5 on highway 34) lies the small community of Lebanon, home to Mallard Creek Golf Course & RV Resort. It’s of interest if you golf, or RV, but if you are into both, it’s just not to be missed!

Mallard Creek (the RV side) isn’t real long on amenities (no pool, no spa, no Pickleball, etc.) but for a quiet, spacious, & friendly RV resort with it’s own challenging 18-hole par-71 golf course, this is your spot!

We recently spent a month there this summer (August, 2019) and you may be sure we committed to return in 2020! To give you an example of the golfing/glamping lifestyle they offer, your stay here includes unlimited golf! And the price can’t be beat: Monthly rate (all sites – 2019 numbers) just $1250 (1 golfer – 2nd golfer +$150/month)! Guys & Gals, that’s like $42/day, full hook ups! Did I mention they deliver your cart to your site, and pick it up when you are through. Damn!

Have I piqued your interest? If you are into really high-end coaches, while there you should check out the Marathon Motorcoach factory, just a short hop back to the I-5, and south to Coburg, OR. It’s a really neat tour!

OUR RATING: 8.0 ($$) Mallard Creek RV Resort

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Winchester Bay RV Resort

Winchester Bay RV Resort, 120 Marina Way, Winchester Bay, OR 97647

Along Oregon’s Pacific shoreline, about 90 miles SW of Eugene, lies Winchester Bay RV Resort.  This park is a real find for fisherman, but it’s not lacking in appeal for the RVer just looking for an oasis along the coast.  With 138 well-landscaped sites, they are big-rig friendly, offer most amenities (no pool or spa, but most else) and have a really great atmosphere.  The location is A-1, and easily accessible from either the North (US-101 along the Ocean) or from the East (OR-38 from I-5).  Both are very scenic.  I think I’m partial to OR-38, even though it’s undergoing quite a bit of roadwork right now, (Sept 2018) with some potential delays, but it’s really got a lot of charm.  Although there is no shortage of RV parks around Winchester Bay, overall, this park is several cuts above the others in the area. 

One caveat:  This place can be really hard to book during crabbing season, unless you allow enough time.  Even a year out may not be enough, depending on rig-size, etc.

Phone:  541-271-0287   

OUR RATING:  8.0   ($$$)    Winchester Bay RV Resort

Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort

Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort, 67667 Highway 20, Bend, OR  97703

Just 18 miles northwest of Bend, Oregon, on Highway 20, you can find Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort.  105 level asphalt full-hookup sites, both pull-through and back-in.  (Big-Rig friendly)  No shortage of amenities, pool, spa, lake (with a cool fountain), etc.  Bend is a really neat city in central Oregon, and a location I seem to find myself passing through on my way everywhere.  The park is super-comfortable!  Oh, Yeah…when driving highway 20 to Bend, stop by the Bendistillery.  Its a great little spot where you can taste (free) and/or buy hand-crafted spirits and remarkable cocktails.  (AKA Crater Lake Spirits)

Phone:  541-516-3036   Toll free:  888-503-3588

OUR RATING:  8.0  ($$)   Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort


Sparks Marina RV Park

Sparks Marina RV Park, 1200 E Lincoln Way, Sparks, NV  89434

Well, there is actually a Marina, although perhaps not what you expect…it’s very small, and rests on a very small man-made lake.  Still, it really is attractive, and makes ‘Sparks Marina’ a factual statement.  About 200 sites, all level concrete pads, back-in and pull-thru, all the normal amenities, friendly, and very inexpensive.  Well maintained and clean as Grandma’s silverware, the park fairly shines.  We routinely use this park as a first-night stop out of Sacramento when heading out across Nevada as it allows for a perfect (and short) first-day’s drive to Elko, where we stay at Iron Horse.  If you have not yet discovered Sparks Marina, do it soon.  A great spot!

Phone:  775-851-8888  Toll free:  866-772-7574

OUR RATING:  8.0  ($$)   Sparks Marina RV Park


Rushmore Shadows RV Resort

Rushmore Shadows RV Resort, 23680 Busted Five Ct., Rapid City, SD  57702

About 11 miles southwest of central Rapid City, South Dakota on highway 16, lies Rushmore Shadows RV Resort.  It’s a sizable park, about 360 sites of various size and description.  Recently remodeled to accommodate more large pull-through demand, the park still maintains a ‘down-home’ flavor.  It’s family friendly, yet still a go-to park for the Sturgis fans!  There is far too much to do nearby to cover here, but Mount Rushmore simply has to be mentioned, only a brief drive away!  All the amenities, spacious pads (some level concrete) and friendly folks.  Check-em out!

Phone:  605-348-3361     Toll free:  800-231-0425

OUR RATING:  7.5   ($$)   Rushmore Shadows RV Resort

StoneRidge MotorCoach Village

StoneRidge MotorCoach Village, 364 Stoneridge Road, Blanchard, ID  83804

OK, imagine the best, most exclusive RV resort you can, then add every amenity you can think of….that’s StoneRidge, in Blanchard!  Just 35 miles north of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, this place is a knockout!  I don’t even want to try to cover all it is, but to mention a bit:  Golf (fantastic) Pickle Ball (great courts) Pools & Spas, etc.  This is a class ‘A’ coach only resort, so there’s that limitation, and there’s little or nothing closer than an hour away, but the good part is that the hour trip puts you in Coeur D’ Alene, and that’s really special for a day-trip.  Spokane, Washington  is about the same, but to the West.  You’ll want to look over their website, and then make a plan to go!  Reservations for sure.  This is about a 77-site village.  Plan early!  PS: They will be expecting you…photo at right….

Phone:  (208) 437-3148     Toll Free:  (800) 952-2948

OUR RATING:  10.0  ($$$$)   StoneRidge Motorcoach Village

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing KOA Express, 7905 Sandholdt Rd., Moss Landing, CA  95039

As you may have noticed, it’s somewhat unusual to find a KOA listed in our Good as It Gets RV reviews.   This is not by design, it’s just that we don’t often find KOAs that meet the standard we are trying to maintain.  Still, when we find the right ones (and we do) we will post them!  This park is one of those we feel excels.  Start with location:  Moss Landing is a tiny fishing village along Highway 1, about 18 miles north of Monterey.  The park backs up right to the Marina!  From this point you can easily visit Monterey/Carmel to the south, or Santa Cruz, 26 miles to the north.  With only 46 sites, the park is small and quaint.  The park appears a bit ‘tight’ yet we have had our 45′ Allegro Bus there twice, and very comfortably.  Site alignment seems to make backing in easy enough (they have no conventional pull-through sites).  Staff could not be more friendly and accommodating!   Rates here are a little high, consistent with the areas other accommodations.  All told, we readily recommend Moss Landing KOA for travelers in this area.  We hope you’ll visit them and find out why!

Phone:  831-633-6800

OUR RATING:  8.0  ($$$)   Moss Landing KOA Express

Durango RV Resort

Durango RV Resort, 100 Lake Ave, Red Bluff, CA  96080

The park is situated along a bend in the Sacramento River to the west, and the I-5 to the east, near Red Bluff in the northern California Valley.  They feature Fountain sites, River sites and Buddy (rick-rack) sites.  Of the approx. 172 in total, I believe about 100 are pull-thru.  All pads are level and concrete.  They offer full amenities, and although alongside the busy I-5, it’s flat here, so no engine brake noise.  We found it very good for sleeping.  There is even a full-service spa onsite!  It’s a classy park to be sure, yet affordable.   

Phone:  866-770-7001

OUR RATING:  9.0  ($$$)   Durango RV Resort