1881 Dike Road
Woodland, WA 98674
Dates of Stay: August 19-20, 2015 and January 18, 2016
Site Numbers: 5 and 50
Cost per Night (not including taxes): $44.50
Discount Used: 10% Good Sam
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Overview: This is a beautiful park and a Top 100 park from Good Sam. While it is quite beautiful and right on the river, the rules and office staff are a little off-putting. From the very first phone call to make the reservation to the check in and out, the office staff was quite curt and short, just short of rude.
The rules are HEAVILY enforced when making the reservation on the phone and even more so in person. While I don’t have too much problem with the rules, as we always abide by them, the way they are enforced seems a little excessive. They do not mince any words and go over them with a fine tooth comb – all 2 pages of fine print! She stated that if you even park a tiny hair over the grass line they will make you move.
Also, if you are using any sort of a discount, be sure to state so BEFORE you even give them your name. If you fail to do so and they start checking you in, then you will not get your discount. I gave them our name and within 10 seconds she had already charged our credit card. I asked about the Good Sam discount and she stated that it was too late because I did not state so before I gave her my name. I contacted Good Sam and they emphatically stated that this was against their rules and that they park HAD to honor the Good Sam rates.
Site Quality: Sites are mainly gravel and have plenty of room for awning to be displayed. Interior roads are asphalt.
Facilities: I can see why this park gets good rates as the amenities and grounds are outstanding. The grass is lush and full and heavily watered even in an extreme drought. Pool area looks nice but it was the winter so it was not open. The shuffleboard area had low areas where water pooled on the concrete so it was unusable. The beachfront access and beach is amazing. Firepits are located on the edge of the beach along with
several benches. You can fish from the beach as well.
Location: Located a few miles east of Highway 5, it still is very easy access to the park. Park is quiet except for a few planes overhead in the middle of the night.
Pet Friendliness: First off, don’t even think about your dog barking – even once. They strictly say barking dogs are not allowed on-line and in the printed rules. Now, when do dogs not bark? We don’t allow ours to bark because we don’t like it either but how can you stop them from completely barking? They also do not state anywhere on line or any of their literature, but they charge $2 a day for 3 dogs or more.
Also, they repeatedly state that dogs cannot be off leash and the leash must be in your hands at all times. HOWEVER, that must not apply to the people who work here as we repeatedly saw someone driving a golf cart on the grass with two dogs in the cart. This person would throw a tennis ball ahead of the cart about 25 feet and then the dogs would jump out and run after the ball, get back in the cart and start over again.
Dogs are allowed on the grassy area in front of the beach, which is vast, open field but they have to be on leash at all times. There is no fenced in dog area. They have acres and acres of space and could easily install at least one large dog run which would allow dogs to run off leash.
Cell Service: Wifi has been upgraded since we were here last and seemed for work fairly well. Park was half empty though so not sure how it would work if it was overloaded. AT&T Cellular had 4 bars.
Overall Rating: We would rate this park a 4 out of 5 stars. This park would be a 5 if they had nice, courteous, welcoming staff and loosened up a bit on the over strict rules. A dog park would be wonderful as well.
Extra Info: Rates include up to 4 people. If you have 5 or 6 or any visitors, they are charged a daily use fee. Also, you are only allowed 6 people at any one RV, including registered guests and visitors, including children. I feel sorry for large families who are not allowed to stay here. They also charge for extra vehicles. I do not like places that nickel and dime you to death.