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Saturday, August 8, 2009


Scoopy in the center of the pull through sites and a bit of the landscaping.Our Opinion:  Recommend.  We stopped during a quick trip south, and hope to return. 

Date of Stay: August 7, 2009

Weather During Stay: Cool and partly cloudy.

Site Description:  We were in site 29, a long level pull through, with a bit of grass and a small picnic table.  Sites are reasonably roomy by commercial park standards.  All sites have FHU, with 30/50 amps.  Cable TV is provided, with 75 channels. 

This is a small park, 40 sites, 13 of which are pull throughs. Many of the back in sites around the perimeter appears to be occupied by long-term seasonals or permanents, but they are well kept and their gardens add to the pleasant landscaping.  Laundry and restrooms are available the cute office building.  Management was very helpful and friendly.

Site spacing is reasonable for a commercial park. Rate: This used to be a Passport America Park.  When we asked about the PA rate, we learned they have dropped out of the PA program, but still honor the $15/night rate, which is what we paid.  Excellent value.  Golf stay-and-play packages seemed reasonably priced, and the golf course was appealing.

Phone/radio/TV: Verizon cells phones and the aircard work well here.  We didn’t check local TV stations on the antenna since excellent cable TV was included.  No obstacles for satellite TV.  Local NPR is available on 88.1. WiFi is available, but we didn’t try it. 

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain:  This small park built on top of a hill with nice views of the golf course and distant forested hillsides.  The park itself is flat, confined to the hilltop. 

Lighting/Noise: Night lighting is reasonably unobtrusive, and it was very quiet at night.

Umpqua Golf Course Favorite Sites: Site 29 was a very convenient pull-through, easy in and out with no need to unhook.  For a longer (golf) stay, we’d choose 2-6, back ins overlooking the golf course.

Hiking/Walking: Nothing interesting at the park.  We didn’t have enough time to look around for hikes.

Comments: We’ll stop here again when traveling this route.  It was very convenient for an overnight, would be pleasant for a longer stay with a game of golf for Odel, and would be a reasonable base camp for day trips to the coast or Crater Lake (a long day trip).  Can’t beat the value if they are still honoring Passport America rates (we got the impression that they will continue to do so if the park is not busy).

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