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Saturday, October 1, 2011

HI VALLEY RV PARK, BOISE, ID

Row of RV'sOur Opinion: Neutral.  Well maintained commercial RV park on the edge of Boise with friendly, professional staff.

Date of Stay:  Sept. 27-30, 2011.  Updated May 17, 2012 to reflect our most recent stay, May 15 through May 19, 2012.

Weather During Stay:  Warm!  Daytime highs in the mid and upper 80’s; nighttime lows in the 60’s.

Site Description:  Very level gravel sites, long enough for motor home and towed.  All sites are arranged in long rows.  Streets are wide and paved (with numerous speed bumps).

Our site (60) was in a long row of sites used to accommodate short term stays, with neighbors coming and going daily.  Sites in this row were very well maintained, but quite narrow; gravel pad, narrow concrete “patio” or walkway, and a strip of grass (over which you neighbor’s slide protruded). 

We had 50 amp FHU plus cable TV, with good voltage - even in the heat - and water pressure.  We also had a picnic table, the same width as the concrete strip.

Hi Valley RoadSeveral of the rows had wider sites with grass yards and small storage sheds.  It appeared that these were used by semi-permanent renters (all very tidy).

Rate:  With tax, $33.05 per night for 50 amp FHU and cable (May, 2012).

Phone/radio/TV:  The Verizon signal was a little flaky, but usable.  Very reliable WiFi is offered through Tengo; get a coupon for free use from the office.  No obstacles for our roof-mounted satellite dish, and dozens of channels on cable TV.   Local NPR on 91.5.

Elevation/landscape/terrain:  This is a flat park about 8 miles from downtown Boise at 2700’ elevation.  Views are of neighbors and surrounding dry hills.

Lighting/noise:  Reasonably dark at night.  Quite a lot of traffic noise from a nearby state highway, sufficient to bother me with our windows open at night.

Office, grass, playgroundFavorite Sites:  No particular favorites, as they are are similar. 

Hiking/Walking: Walk across the street (Horseshoe Bend) from the park to pickup a sidewalk that you can walk in either direction.  Boise and Eagle (the small town nearby) both have very nice walking trails along the Boise River.

Comments:  Odel liked this park better than I did.  It is very well maintained, the green grass is appealing, and the staff are friendly.  They sell propane on site, which is useful.  We hadn’t stayed in a crowded commercial park for quite a while, and the tight space and nighttime noise bothered me.  Close to shopping and restaurants, on a suburban edge of Boise.  During our stay in May of 2012, the overnighter spaces were much less crowded, and the office staff do a good job of leaving an open space between campers whenever possible.  I found the park much more appealing when it was less crowded.

2 comments:

Donna K said...

Just wanted to say, I don't comment on your reviews normally but I do read them all. I certainly appreciate the effort you go to to write such meaningful reviews. I have made some notes of places I might like to stay in the future. thanks you very much.

wheelingit said...

We stayed here earlier this year and kinda agree w/ the Neutral comment. The biggest draw (for us) was the huge dog-run behind the park. We still thought it one of the nicer options in Boise (not alot of options there it seems)
Nina