Date of Stay: Sept. 24-26, 2011
Weather During Stay: Highs in the upper 70’s to mid-80’s, 50’s at night.
Site Description: This rustic-looking RV park has a mix of tent and FHU RV sites on level gravel and grass with plenty of large shade trees. The entrance, though a small mobile home park, isn’t glamorous, but we find the RV park meets our needs.
We were in site 123, a long 50 amp FHU site with afternoon shade and no trees blocking satellite TV access. Water pressure and voltage was good. Our site had an aging wooden picnic table.
The park’s office, store and common area buildings are “rustic western” style, and tubs of flowers bloom along the roadway. It is obvious that the owners care about the look of their comfortable RV park. Nice laundry facility, spa, small swimming pool, clean restrooms, and a small store on site. Propane sold on site.
Rate: We paid $31/night with an AAA card and discount for paying by check.
Phone/radio/TV: Good Verizon signal here for both phones and aircard. WiFi available for $2/day; we didn’t need it. Cable TV with 40 channels. Pick a site carefully if you have a roof-mounted satellite dish as there are a lot of tall shade trees here. Local NPR on 88.9.
Elevation/landscape/terrain: This flat park is in a dry area of eastern Oregon at 3,400’, Located on the edge of town, residential on one side, commercial on the other. Views are of neighbors and trees.
Lighting/noise: A few tall, bright lights keep it from total darkness at night. Mostly quiet except for 4-6 distant trains per night.
Hiking/Walking: Walk out the gate on the east side of the park, a couple blocks south and a few more east to find the 2.5 mile Leo Adler Memorial Trail. Follow the trail south along the bank of the Powder River into the Baker City Historic Center. Very pleasant.
Comments: Baker City is a very friendly, unpretentious town, and Mt. View RV Park is the same. There are two RV parks in town, not far from each other. We pick Mt. View because we can walk to downtown Baker City from the park. The staff here is very friendly and helpful, and the owners appear to care about the park without turning it into a resort. This was our second stay, and we would return.