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Mad River Rapids RV Park

3501 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521
Mad River Rapids RV Park
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Port Angeles, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are typically of the grid campers with our lil vintage trailer. I asked for a place that was off to the side for a little privacy. We were placed literally in the middle at the front entrance, not an ideal location for us. Yes, there were clean facilities, full service amenities, but camping in a parking lot I not... More 

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Ojai, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stayed here for many years but this is the last time. Spa and pool out of order. The sewer was broken at my site and they had no dump station. The flag pole bangs in the wind all day and all night. The help was nice but ill informed. They told me the site I had was the only 30... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, exceptionally clean washrooms,showers and grounds. Tim and Sandy the managers are obviously proud of their park. Their attn to detail shows from the friendly welcome to an overview of the area complete with maps and brochures. Large sites with wide grassy area between, angled sites for easy access and concrete pads with a picnic table. Well lit, an on... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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

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
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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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