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Mad River Rapids RV Park

3501 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521
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Phoenix, Oregon
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Needed a place to park the rv while visiting family in mckinnelyville 5 miles away, .clean well maintained laundry , bath and showers. There are some long term rvers but kept up and clean appearance. Easy pull thru sites, no privacy , but quiet low key. Some light pollution from the park lighting and some lights have an annoying loud... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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130 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

While the park was average in everything - sites, service, restrooms, laundry, etc., the after-hours registration was the best we have seen. There were two boxes on the wall, one for those with reservation, and the other for people without reservation. We found our paper work in the reservation box, and it contained all the information we needed to get... More 

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Covelo, California
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed here on our way to Oregon. Liked it so well, we stayed here on our return trip. Very clean and quite park. Restrooms and laundry were very clean and large. The staff was very nice and helpful. Sites are large and easy in and out. We stayed here in a 35 foot 5th wheel. Easy to find 1... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

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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