cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
We stayed at this park for one night. The park is much too cramped and crowded. The park is loaded with seasonal rv'ers and they are unsightly aND cluttered. I could not maneuver my motorcoach in this park. There are no picnic tables and no fire rings. We would not stay there again.
Stayed for a few months in between jobs, and only stayed here because there was no where else to go. This is literally the WORST place I have ever been to. I guess I will start from the worse and then go to the general?
I had my vehicle broken into, and they did literally nothing. There are cameras here, but no one would help me.
There are tenants here that give the bathroom codes to their homeless friends so that they can shower. I have had 5 different tenants approach me out of the blue and let me know that people have keys to their place so don't be "alarmed" if shady looking people are coming in and out of their campers.
As soon as the weather warmed up, people were outside building with power tools way into the 2-3 in the morning time frame on a continual basis.
The staff CRUISES through at night on a golf course, I have nearly gotten ran over several times.
The staff in general are of no help ever. Every time I had a question, I was met with a blank stare and "I'm not sure, you'll have to ask so-and-so" But then if I asked when they would be in "I'm sorry I cannot give out that information". Most of the staff were very rude as well.
The showers didn't have hot water for several weeks, when I asked the staff about it, they were rude and told me that they would let me know when they fixed it, let them do their jobs. I'm assuming the hot water is fixed, I stopped using the public bathrooms when I found out tenants were giving out the codes to their local pals.
There are passive aggressive notes posted ALL over the laundry room and bathrooms about cleaning up for yourself, which we are adults and we should, but you also have full time staff that are hired to clean.
The washers take two cycles to rinse all the soap out of your clothes.
There isn't WiFi here, it says there is, but there isn't.
And I think that is about it. I think that Good Sam should take The Van Mall RV Park off of its list because while the location is great, everything else is just horrible. I sleep with my gun every night, I triple check my car locks every night (not that it mattered because my car was broken into with a slim jim as per the marks and the police report), and I am counting down the days until my new home is ready at the end of the month.
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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Good Sam recognizes Parks that are implementing "green" practices. If a park complies with 3 or more items from the following list, a special green designation will show in their listing
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Natural Pest Control (most of the time)
Minimized the use of Styrofoam and significantly reduce the use of plastic.
Landscape managers use appropriate irrigation systems and drought tolerant and indigenous plants
Recycling cans for the RVers
Changed light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
Insulated water heaters
Lowered pool temperatures
Installed photocells (solar)
Use more fuel efficient vehicles
Instead of golf carts, implemented a strategy of encouraging the use of bikes and trikes
Tankless Water Heaters
N-bnd: From Jct of I-205 & SR-500 (exit 30A): Go 1/2 mi E on 30A to Gher Rd, then 1/8 mi N on Gher Rd to 4th Plain Rd, then 1/4 mi W to 102nd Ave, then 1/8 mi S (L). S-bnd: From Jct of I-205 & Exit 30 (Mall exit): Go 1/2 mi SW on off-ramp rd to NE 4th Plain, then 1/2 mi E to 102nd Ave, 1/8 mi S (L).