We’d never stayed in this little town of Klamath before. Since we have a membership park in the area we decided to make a 2-night stop this time. The town of Klamath isn’t much really….a gas ‘n sip, casino, and a few miscellaneous stores. The tourist trap “Trees of Mystery” are just north of the small town. We’ve made the stop there twice over the past 40 years and that is enough.
Our RV park of choice this time was the Klamath River RV Park which is located just south of the town and off of Hwy. 101 at exit #768. We made reservations through our Coast to Coast program. It is also open to the public and has a listing in the Trailer Life book as a Good Sam park.
To enter the park a very sharp right turn is required. It was easy enough for our 40 footer we just had to swing real wide to make the turn. This park is located directly on the banks of the Klamath River and has nice views.
We stopped at the office and were greeted by a man (presumably the owner or manager) who was less than friendly. In fact, he was almost rude and we were not impressed at all. I said, “this park sure is beautiful.” Nothing. No answer, no thank you. Nothing. He did have our reservation in his system so that was not an issue. We paid $10.00 per night with our Coast to Coast booking. As usual with parks these days, there was a $3.00 per day surcharge for electric. There was a prominent sign on the counter that read, “we accept cash, checks and MC or VISA debit cards.” Since we try to conserve our cash reserves when we travel, Bruce pulled out our debit card and put it on the counter. He tersely says, “No. No way. Not for only $6.00.” Bruce quietly took back the debit card and forked over the $6.00 cash. No place on the sign or anywhere else in the office could we see anything that listed a minimum dollar amount for using debit cards. OK…whatever, you big jerk.
The guy in the office asked us if we wanted a “premium site” facing the river for an additional $5.00 per night. Nope, we’re happy with a regular site. We didn’t buy his cable TV service either. WiFi was $2.00 per night and we didn’t get that for our first night. I was just so ticked off at his attitude I didn’t want to give him an extra $2.00. The second night of our stay we did go and pay the $2.00 for a WiFi connection. The service is as slow as molasses! No AT&T service for cell phone or wireless.
Even though we paid $3.00 for electric surcharge, and they only had 30 amp service, we were told we could not use electric heat. Plus, you cannot use your rig’s washer/dryer. Nope…not allowed due to the soap going into the septic system. They have a laundry here so I was wondering where the soap goes from those washers???
There is a small clubhouse with a library rack, tables for social gatherings and games. The laundry room was spotless and nicely done. The ladies restroom wasn’t anything special, but it was very clean.
The sites are all grass but no patios and very little space between RV’s. The interior roads are in good condition and are part gravel and part paved. There are a total of 104 sites and all are fairly level. We had no problem getting our MH leveled. Some sites have views of the Klamath River and that is nice.
There is a ramp for your fishing boat and a dock. There are picnic tables in a large area by the lake for use by guests. You can find horseshoe pits by the river. You can’t beat the beautiful views here and the park is also very quiet. You hear very little, if any, noise from the road.
If you stay here with the public rates you will pay $38.00 to $42.00 per night. There is probably no electric surcharge with the public rates, but you will still pay for the WiFi service. Good Sam card will get you a 10% discount.
We stayed here on September 9th and 10th.
Dogs are allowed with the usual restrictions you find everywhere: leashed, clean up after them.
Our rating based upon 5 star system = ***
Once we got past the jerk at check-in our stay here was nice. However, he made such a bad impression on us that we will elect NOT to stay here again. The sites are close together and we can’t use our own washer. If we come back to this area, we’ll look elsewhere. We’d probably opt to stay 19 miles north of here in the town of Crescent City.
Until next time…..so long for now!