CLOSEST RV PARK TO CRATER LAKE NP Our beautiful park is JUST 4 miles from the No. entrance of Crater Lake Nat. Park. With its picturesque blue water & many sights you are sure to be enthralled by its beauty. Turn a few days into the vacation of a lifetime!
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.
I read the other reviews. The camp has three couples serving as hosts/attendants. They have a very efficient (structured) method for checking in campers. On fellow takes his "job" a little more seriously and is a bit gruff and is definitely rule orientated. This is mitigated by the others host. "Gruffy" is not a dog person, but, when you get to know him, can become a teddy bear. The camp is clean, When a camper leaves. Some one comes by, cleans up. They even check, the fire pits and will remove and dispose of unburned material. One bathroom was closed, the other was very clean. The Pull thru RV spots where we stayed were not level. I chose to pull the trailer forward, Unhook my truck and parked in back of the trailer. The site had full hooks-up but their location is not very well designed. For example if I parked my trailer in the back instead of the front, My sewer connection would be flowing uphill. The Neighbors Power Connection was located close to our picnic table and we had to step over it to get around. No Wi-fi, No Cable, No TV Reception. Only Verizion cell service. This park is close to Crater lake and lots of hiking opportunities. It has a paved 10 mile bike loop around Diamond Lake. If you are a fisherman, this is a place to stay. Diamond lake resort has a Fishing Guide Service $80 per person. Every one who used the service in the week we stayed, limited out. Several of the Park campers that we talked to caught lots of fish on their own. You stay here for the location. Not for the amenities
This is a campground not a fancy RV resort. No tv,no wifi big mosquitos. Nice sized sites. Only 4 miles to Crater lake park entrance which is why we were there. If you enjoy peace and quiet, the moon and stars and want to see crater lake, this is the place!
I thought the staff was very friendly, even wrote down the license plate number for us. The office staff was very friendly too and helped with direction. They even escorted you to your space with a golf cart. Diamond Lake is beautiful and very close to the amazing Crater Lake. I loved it here.
All was good until I arrived, I stopped approximately 30 ft. from there office stop sign as a pickup was parked in front. As I got out of my vehicle to walk to the office I was commanded to pull up closer, when I said it was OK I can walk up, I was again (in loud voice) commanded to pull up to him, got in and with plenty of animated hand signals stopped where commanded by double fist halt sign. I opened my door to go to the office when again I was loudly commanded to SHUT OFF truck. I stood their and looked at him for a moment and was told to modify my attitude. I walked by and proceeded to office where I was greeted by a pleasant woman and followed in by a loud mouth DI (Drill Instructor) wannabe. All of the staff, other than the gentleman with command issues were, very pleasant.
The campground was somewhat spartan however it is very quite.
to sum up now that we have seen Crater Lake, there is no way I would return to Diamond Lake RV.
We did not have a good visit. It started upon arrival. When we arrived I was having stomach issues and need to use a bathroom immediately. The person who greeted us announced to half the camp ground that "evidently she needs to use the bathroom first". I guess I could have left a mess in the office instead. While we were setting up the camp gestapo drove by. I had dropped our dogs leash for a moment to help my husband and received a lecture from the same person. Our dog will not leave our sides so he was not going anywhere. I understand there are rules for a reason, but the situation was under control. Also, I watched this person yell at a pickup driver about the 5 mile per hour speed limit. Again, I understand the rules and truly appreciate the low speed limit, however, maybe these people running around in the gold carts policing everyone, should also follow the speed limit. Most times they were exceeding it. This is not enjoyable park to stay in. Only one shower in the women's bathroom had hot water. I will return to Diamond Lake, but will never return to this camp.
Beautiful location. Great staff. Lovely large sites in woody settings with fire pits and full hook ups. Lots of friendly people. We did not have Wifi the week we were there, made it difficult to manage work and responsibilities. Pads are not very level, so be prepared for that. Restrooms are very busy and get heavy use.
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