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Mad River Rapids RV Park

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3501 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were heading North to the Redwoods and were planning on staying in Eureka but after the reviews we read we decided to drive the extra 10 miles (approx) and stay here. I am glad we did. We arrived Christmas Eve, late. The place was closed up tight but had all of the necessary paperwork in the event you were... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We initially were only going to stay 1 night but the management (Tim & Sandy) were so helpful we extended our stay 2 more nights. Staff people were also great (Brian & Toni). You have everything you need on site. The spaces have grass with quality picnic tables. We'd return just because of the nice staff but it is a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had no reservations, but stopped here overnight in a fifth wheel. $47 / night before Good Sam / AAA discount right off highway 101 in Arcata, CA. Staff was friendly at check in, which consisted of one harried person. Busy. Those of us looking for a spot had to queue up for quite awhile. The grounds were tidy and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in a fiver. Clean & neat with a friendly, professional staff; the lady on duty spent a good half hour giving us an overview of the area with maps & directions. Spaces were wide open and spacious; grass at sites, clean restrooms & laundry facilities. Would definitely stay there again.

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Oregon Coast
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121 hotel reviews
2,127 helpful votes 2,127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've stayed at Mad River Rapids RV Park several times over the years, most recently in May 2014. First, if you are looking for a "campground" in the redwoods, this is not it. This is an RV park in a semi-suburban setting, although directly across the road is a lush cow pasture! Despite the name, it's not really close to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

If your looking for a place to do a few loads of laundry and have your kids run out their energy this isn't the place. Playground is run down and laundry closes at 9pm. There is an apartment complex next door, the residents use the pool and walk around the park. The goodsam ratings must have been rigged.

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Astoria, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Friendly. The area in general has a lot of transients and can be uncomfortable at times. This does not refer to the rv park, but a spot that's well lit and can be seen by the office would be a good idea. Park seems to have a number of residents. Showers offer privacy by curtain only, no lockable door. Hot... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been traveling two weeks and arrived here coming north from Carmel. Our greeting was very warm and gracious. Our host was more than accommodating and went overboard explaining the area. The park and facilities are meticulous and feel very welcome here. My only concern was not booking more time here. We will definitely be back.

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Cheshire, UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights as part of our journey up the coast of Northern California. We had a very welcoming greeting on arrival and the staff we met during our visit were friendly and helpful. Good, clean restrooms and laundry. The pool and hot tub looked good but we didn't try them. The site was quiet, despite the fact... More 

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Visalia, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This park is not fancy, but the location and people make it a nice place to stay. The accommodations are adequate for the area. It is our first choice of places to stay when visiting our daughter at Humboldt State University.

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Address: 3501 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 92

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