Jack’s Landing RV Resort – Bend, OR
The park’s official address is Morgan Lane. If your GPS tells you to turn on Hillcrest, pay attention and do it! Even though you will pass right through Morgan Lane. Making this error will cost you five minutes of having to go around the block. Secondly, once you see the La Quinta hotel, immediately ignore your GPS! Instead, keep going straight between the La Quinta and the Super 8 and you will be there. If you make the grievous error of obeying your GPS (and turning left before the La Quinta), it will cost you dearly! You will find yourself at a dead end on a slightly steep narrow road, and the only way out of this snafu is to drive backwards (about a third of a mile), to include backing around a sharp blind curve. This is a terrorizing experience if you are by yourself.
When I checked in, I asked the desk attendant what the “body count” (sarcasm) was for people who obeyed their GPS and went up the dead end road. She said it happens way too many times. The park is located on a sloping piece of property behind the La Quinta. Back-in slots are on the perimeter. Good pull-through spots are in the center.
I don’t have a toad, but I do carry a scooter bike. They let me have a pull-through so I would have room to unload my bike. The slots, which have concrete paving, are terraced and fairly level. However, they are close together, with a thin strip of grass separating the slots. My windows were open, and my cat was gazing sleepily out the window. When a huge diesel pusher pulled into the slot next to me, my cat fluffed his fur and fled into hiding.
Showers and laundry room were clean. The laundry room had a change machine, always a good thing to have! Laundry prices were about what you would expect, $1.50 wash, and 50 cents to dry (20 minutes). Other good features of the laundry room were a deep sink, ironing board, television, book exchange, phone for local calls, and a modem hookup if you don’t have a wireless card. There is also an exercise room and a small mini-golf range.
The Wi-Fi, which was unsecured, was a bit flaky, fading in and out (I was in space 34 in the middle of the park). I got the signal at my dining table, but not in my bedroom. However, I got enough use of it for my needs. The cable was limited, only 24 channels, but all were networks and good premium channels, no “junk”channels.
I felt the rates for this park were very reasonable. RV park rates have really gone up and I was surprised at how inexpensive this park was compared to parks with the same amenities. Because this park has reasonable rates and is in a good location (fast food restaurants are within walking distance if you don’t pull a car), I’m willing to overlook the “neighborly closeness” factor. Just make sure you don’t go up the dead end road trying to find the park. One more thing. Apparently, this park is quite popular with full-timers for “wintering.” I would stay there again!