Jim Creek Recreation Area

 
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Jun 17, 2018
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This is a great place; we live locally, so we have not camped there, but we have been there often as day users. The place is clean, the camp staff is friendly and helpful. The lakes are smallish - probably a good place to take your little kids? A gorgeous area. Be careful, though, on the trails. Yesterday I hiked the trail from the lake to Cub Camp, mostly by myself. I saw the trail data - not much overall elevation gain. I thought it'd be easy. It wasn't. The trail was overgrown, trees were down across the trail, the trail goes through active creek beds (slippery), some of the stream crossings were fine, others were rickety. I was an idiot, too, to think of hiking this by myself, and I didn't have the 10 Essentials. A hiking pole would have helped for balance... It's easier hiking up toward Cub Camp, if you are going to do something like a car shuttle. There are brief views of the lakes, but the trail doesn't have any real exciting destination. Although it is kind of amazing to be out in the middle of the forest, without any of the crowds of hikers that you tend to see in other parks. Jim Creek is a wonderful place! It *is* kind of out in the country, so if you want to be near urban life, this won't work for you. But it's so gorgeous! Just be careful if you take the lake trail...
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Feb 20-22, 2016
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Friendly staff, clean accommodations, wildlife within campground, gathering place welcoming with various games and movies available. Nice place to relax or take walks. Would like to go back soon.
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2-7 Sept 2015
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Great place and awesome stay we heard about this place but could never get a reservation but finally did and glad we did. I was in a RV site which was a nice concrete padded spot. The office staff was nice and friendly and very helpful both camp hosts were friendly and nice folks. A lot of things for kids to do upstairs in main off had a Wii, pool table, shuffle board, ping pong table, and a movie room. They have four or five books of DVDs you can sign out and we found out if you ask they will go upstairs and play the movie for you. They have Wifi but its a pain to sign on to it and not very good when you can get signed on, might want to buy wood someplace else other then the main office burned 4 stacks of wood a night when burn ban was lifted but cant really say anything bad about this place we will be back for sure.
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3-7 September 2015
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Great stay!! Nothing bad to say about this campground. Very helpful staff and camp host. Clean restrooms, nice little gift/camp shop. Plenty of activities. Even showed an outdoor movie (latest Avengers, which is not even out on DVD yet) for the Labor day weekend. Only recommendation would be for a shuttle to go between the campground and Twin Lakes. It's about a 5 mile hike and we didn't have a car. We stayed at the RV park.
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August 22-27, 2010
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4.7
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Since there haven't been any reviews in the past 2 years, we just want to say this is a wonderful get-away FamCamp. It's far off the beaten path on a small Navy facility. No coyote sounds at night, no cougars appeared while we hiked the Twin Lakes Trail. The drive to the lakes includes hairpins, ups and downs and lots of gravel. Cement pads have water & electric. Showers, laundry, dump station. Staff members are very helpful and likable. Highly recommended as a place to relax.
BW
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Sept 19 - 22 , 2008
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4.6
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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4.0
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5.0
A very restful, peaceful place. This is our 2nd trip. Highly recommend reservations, particularly if its near a weekend. Satellite TV is marginal at best. Our Verizon air card worked this year, as did our AT+T cell phones. There are only 4 full hookups here with the camp host having one of them. The park is VERY laid back and the views are magnificent. Our cat was greatly disturbed by the smell of the coyotes who apparently visit often, if the scat is any indicator. He would not go out of the 5'ver, which is very unusual for him. Normally he can't wait to get out and makes every effort to. Not here. We plan to come again and highly recommend this CG.
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August 2008
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4.7
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Visited Jim Creek for the first time, nice facility. RV sites 1-6 are open and without much shade, not the privacy of the other sites. Sites 7-12 are on the wooded site with better privacy. 7 is the most private, 12 is good, 8 & 9 are the least private. They do not have sewer hookups and the cost to dump is $14 even for park guests. This is due to the remote location and the tank is a holding tank that needs to be pumped. The sites have concrete pads, picnic table, bbq grill, fire pits, water and electric. The facility does a lot of things for activities in the summer on the weekends, ice cream social, free movies, etc. They have videos for free, just sign them out and return them. They have a fishing lake (2) about 5 miles up a logging road, boats to rent, etc. They also have rental cabins, so if you want to bring guests, the cabins are rustic and just a solid wall tent really. But the Grouse Cabin area is closest to the RV park so request that it you have guests. Arlington is close and there are a couple of good restaurants. Bistro San Martin, only open for dinner and reservations are suggested. Little Italy nice place for lunch, soups, sandwiches and salads.
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Many times since August 2004
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Great site, wonderful staff and very well appointed family park. On weekends they open up the climbing tower for campers (check with staff). My granddaughter did this and it changed her life. She is now confident and outgoing and it is all because she was able to stretch her belief in her abilities. I can truthfully say that this campground and staff are the best we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Fishing is great as well.
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