Deerwood RV Park

Deerwood RV Park, 35059 Seavey Loop Rd., Eugene, OR  97405

Deerwood is a quiet, comfortable, squeaky-clean small to mid-sized park, south of Eugene, just off the I-5.   I counted 75 nicely-paved roadways and pads with full hook-ups, (no pool or spa, at least when we were there in 2017) and a very good overall feel.  Pull-thru sites are limited (I think there are eight) but the back-ins were plenty long enough for our 45′ coach.  This is one of the most relaxing parks we have visited!

Phone:  541-988-1139

OUR RATING:  8.0  ($$)   Deerwood RV Park

Seven Feathers RV Resort

Seven Feathers RV Resort, 325 Quintioosa Blvd., Canyonville, OR  97417

Located about 70 miles north of Medford Oregon on I-5, Canyonville is home to Seven Feathers Casino and Resort (and not much else)   This resort is a true luxury resort, accepting the full scope of motorhomes, trailers and fifth wheels.  The RV resort is tucked into the hills across the highway from the Casino, far enough to avoid freeway noise.  All the amenities, plus all level concrete pads, (191 sites, 104 pull-thru)  To say that the park is ‘manicured’ doesn’t really say enough.  This park is immaculate, staff is professional and friendly, and rates are within reason.  Please spend some time reviewing their website, and if traveling thru southern Oregon on the I-5, make the stop.  It’s well worth it.

Phone:  541-839-3599

OUR RATING:  9.5  ($$$)    Seven Feathers RV Resort



Iron Horse RV Resort

Iron Horse RV Resort, 3400 E. Idaho St., Elko, NV  89801

Iron Horse sits just off Interstate 80, on the Eastern edge of Elko.  The entire park is well below the elevation of the highway and frontage road, making for quiet nights.  Also, it is adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn, providing some great benefits, restaurant, etc.  This is a mid-sized park of about 100 well maintained and level sites, some concrete.  For me, the Elko location makes getting across Nevada a lot easier, and the classy feeling you’ll note here is welcomed!  This park offers a lot of bang for your RV buck!

Phone:  775-777-1919

OUR RATING:  8.5  ($$)   Iron Horse RV Resort


The Lakes RV & Golf Resort

The Lakes RV Resort

The Links @ The Lakes RV

The Lakes RV & Golf Resort – 5001 East Robertson Blvd., Chowchilla, CA – 93610

Chowchilla is a smallish community (17,383 @ 2013 census) in the central valley of California, about 40 miles drive up the I-99 from Fresno.  This location brings Chowchilla to the attention of RVers who are making the trip to Southern California destinations.  But while this appears a great 1-nighter as a rest stop, you would do well to consider a couple of nights, ,most notably if you golf!  Sure, the park is amenity-rich, with 75 level concrete sites

surrounding a stunning lake and offering numerous sports activities, the primary thing that put this park into our listings is the screaming value it represents, particularly for golfers.  Check this one out, and when you do, leave yourself enough time to enjoy the links!

Phone: (866) 665-6980

OUR RATING: 8.5  ($$)  The Lakes RV & Golf Resort


JGW RV Park, 6612 Riverland Dr, Redding, CA 96002  jgw-carlie

We’ve been stopping at this park for years.  It’s big draw for us is that it’s right on the Sacramento River, very friendly, just off I-5, spacious, all amenities, plus a boat ramp if you want to hit the river.  We most always use it as a way-point when going to or coming from Oregon and beyond from our Sacramento base.  What makes it really special (‘As Good As It Gets RV’, right?) is that we are never, never disappointed.  And that’s big.  I should also point out that it’s located just below Redding, and about 8 miles north of the Shasta Factory Outlets, if shopping is your thing.

The pic I posted here is my Carlie, enjoying the River!  (I maybe should point out that I took this picture from our site!)

Phone:  (800) 469-5910

OUR RATING:  7.5  ($$)  JGW RV Park

GILGAL Oasis RV Park

GILGAL Oasis RV Park, 400 S. Brown Rd, Sequim, Washington  98382gilgal

Small by most any standard (28 sites) but long on hospitality and attention to detail, GILGAL is a real find, and a true ‘Oasis’ for the weary RVer.  Well located for destinations in the Puget Sound area, (great for connecting with the Ferrys) this park is a delight.  Well arranged, super clean and well kept, we think you will agree it’s worth your look-see.  I’d love to hear others opinion, if any of you have been there!

Phone:  (888) 445-4251

OUR RATING:  8.0  ($$)  GILGAL Oasis RV Park

Benbow – K.O.A.


Benbow KOA,  7000 Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95542

Just off US-101, Benbow sits right below the southern edge of the Northern Calif. Redwoods, in Garberville.  A smallish KOA, Benbow still offers all the normal amenities, and adds a unique advantage:  It is a part of the Historic Benbow Inn!   The Inn and the RV park are on opposite sides of US-101, and connected by a short ( 200 yards?) walking path beneath the highway.  If you are like me, there is a big plus associated with a really fine dinner out without leaving the campground!  The pool at the RV park is nice, and open May ~ October.  If you are a golfer, bring your clubs, as the 9-hole is on-site as well.  This park is worth a look-see for a number of reasons, as you will find, should you check it out….

Phone:  (707) 923-2777

OUR RATING:  8.0  ($$)  Benbow RV/KOA


Carmel By The River RV Park

carmel river rvCarmel By The River RV Park, 27680 Schulte Road, Carmel, CA 93923

Updated since our May 2017 visit! Advertised as the ‘Monterey Peninsula’s best kept Secret’, this small, quiet, somewhat secluded park promises to be a real gem!  All the amenities you will need, and only 4 1/2 miles from downtown Carmel.  (7 miles from Montery)  Privacy hedges border the 35 back-in sites, and the Carmel River flows alongside to the north.  A couple of caveats:  Schulte Rd, off G-16, (Carmel Valley Rd) will get narrow and winding.  Guests are advised to disconnect any trailers or towed vehicles before continuing past the Schulte entrance off G-16.  Once on Schulte, it’s a mile, last 1/4 of which is very narrow.  Watch your overhead clearance, as well as the sides.  Take it slow!  Also, Big Rigs are advised that “When traveling on Hwy 68, avoid taking the Laureles Grade (G-20)”.  That pass is a great shortcut for commuters from Laguna Seca to Carmel Valley, but it’s quite steep!  Sound tuff?   Well, you won’t find me taking the shortcut.  Carmel by the River RV is “Good As it Gets” in Carmel!  It represents what you get with an on-site owner-manager, (in this case “Mike”)  And thanks so much for the tip on this place from our friends, Stan and Renee!

We’re really here!

Office, showers, etc.

Well cared for!





Phone: (831) 624-9329

OUR RATING:  9.0*   ($$$)    Carmel By The River RV

Wahweap RV Park

Wahweap RV Park, 100 Lake Shore Drive, Page, AZ 86040wahweap rv

Along the southern shores of Lake Powel in Arizona, lies Wahweap RV Park.  If you’ve not been to Powell, you need to make an effort!  If you happen to also be a boater, OMG!  This lake and it’s surroundings are simply stunning!  The park itself is beautifully maintained, affordable, friendly, and the nite skies are not to be believed!  The marina is well equipped, with boat rentals , etc., so there is no reason you shouldn’t check out this remarkable, immense lake.  Look over their website and see for yourself.  I’ve only done it twice, but I’m a forever fan!

Phone:  (888) 896-3829

OUR RATING:  9.0  ($$)   Wahweap RV Park

Grand Canyon Railway RV resort

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Grand Canyon Railway RV Resort, 601 W Franklin Ave, Williams, AZ 86046

Maybe the very best it gets for RVers that want to experience the wonders of The Grand Canyon, is Grand Canyon Railway RV Resort.  Williams, Arizona, is about 30 miles West of Flagstaff and considered the Gateway to the Grand Canyon.  If you are planning a stay (I suggest this experience strongly) take the train ride.  You catch the train right at the park, and it’s just 65 miles to the rim of The Canyon, a delightful 2:15 trip.  But more about the park…this park is very clean, neat, and complete.  All amenities are included (they will even watch your puppy while you take the train to the Canyon!) friendly, comfortable, etc.  Sites are roomy, level, and paved.  They are bent on keeping things just so, with pads required under jacks, supports for all sewer hoses, etc., and the park reflects this attention to detail.  We have stayed here with and without the railway to the Canyon, but think you should include the Canyon.  It’s stellar!

Phone:  (800) 843-8724

OUR RATING: 9.0  ($$$$)  Grand Canyon Railway RV Resort