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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

RV CAMP AND CABINS, GLENNS FERRY, ID

RV Camp and Cabins with RROur Opinion: Neutral.  A comfortable, mellow “mom and pop” stopover between Twin Falls and Boise.

Date of Stay: May 12 and 13, 2012.

Weather During Stay: Warm and sunny with pleasantly cool nights.

Sites: 14 pull-through sites, half of which are FHU (2 of these have both 30 and 50 amp, the remainder 30 amps) and half of which are W and E only (two of which have 50 amps).  Our site, number 6, had a new cable TV connection; I’m not sure how many others had cable TV.

Sites are level gravel, separated by grass lawns.  No picnic tables.  A dump station is available, as are bathrooms and showers.  The laundry room has one washer and one dryer and a small exchange library. Trees are scattered here and there in the campground, with tall trees on the perimeter.

Rate: We paid the Passport America rate, $15/night for 30 or 50 amps FHU.  Excellent price.

Site 6, RV CampPhone/radio/TV: Verizon worked for phone and aircard.  No obstacles for TV satellite in our site, but others - with trees - might have an issue.  Some channels were available on the air antenna, four of them excellent Idaho PBS.  No local NPR.  Cable TV available at site 6 and possibly others, for an extra fee of $1.50/day.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: Located at around 2,500 ft., this small park is sandwiched between the main route to the nearby Three Islands Crossing State Park and a railroad track.  Flat and green, with views of neighboring homes and passing trains. 

Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting at night.  This park is very near to a railroad track and train noise is noticeable.  During our two night stay, all horn blowing was done at a distance.  We both were surprised by how little the trains bothered us and how well we slept.  Surprisingly, we found the traffic on the nearby road more disturbing - but still not bad at night.

Favorite Sites: The biggest difference in sites is proximity to either the railroad or the road, and whether you need 50 amps or not.  If so, choose sites 5 or 6 (FHU) or 8 or 9 (W/E).

Entrance to RV C&C Office, Laundry, Restrooms at RV C&C
Hiking/Walking: You can wander off down the gravel road by the railroad, or drive to the nearby state park. 

Comments:  During our stay, Craig, the owner, was in residence and frequently working on his small, tidy campground.  Several sites were occupied by what appeared to be long-term rigs, but with none of the junk that often accumulates.  We found our stay relaxed and enjoyable.  Small Glenns Ferry, located at a strategic crossing of the Snake River, played an important role on the Oregon Trail; we enjoyed our visit to the state park‘s Oregon Trail interpretive center.

3 comments:

stillhowlyn said...

Sounds like a place we will visit when we leave Port Townsend the end of August, heading for Boise. Currently at a Passport America in Coleville, CA, on Hwy. 395. Thanks for the info...

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