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Walnut Creek, California
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We have stayed at this park at least 5 times in the last 4 years. Park is very basic - has full hookups, nice long spaces, very weak WiFi unless you are sitting in the office, and some plantings, It lacks security - wide open with no staff around in an area known for transients. We were concerned to even... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We only stayed here one night as we passed through the Redwoods and on to Redding, CA, but it was clean, friendly and as advertised. This is not a wooded, campground so if you are looking for nature, this is not for you. But if you are ok with paved RV sites with clean shower and laundry facilities at an... More 

1 Thank Tiffany L
Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stayed here recently for three nights in June. Don't let the excellent rating fool you either. This place has full-time tenants living in camp trailers. We had 5000$ worth of bicycles stolen (locked up at time) and the staff although seemed friendly at first but at the time of bikes being stolen, only one really helped and the rest... More 

2 Thank whonea

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Phoenix, Oregon
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Vickiwms
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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139 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank FoodieCdA
Covelo, California
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank bobheidi
Port Angeles, Washington
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132 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Yolanda B
Vernon, Canada
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231 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank jimimy
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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104 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank desertscubadiver
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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Mad River Rapids RV Park

Address: 3501 Janes Rd, Arcata, CA 95521-4529
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
Price Range: $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 92
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“Ask to be towards the front as they host full-time Humbolt University students towards the back.”
 of 5 bubbles tiffanyl206, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“Get one of the pull throughs from 14-21 and its a breeze in and out.”
 of 5 bubbles Marks21, Dec 27, 2012 | Read review
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