I decided to take a break from my every day duties for awhile and enjoy a mini vacation. I knew of the very spot I wanted to visit first, packed a few belongs and grabbed all my camping gear and made my way to the local supermarket to stock up my cooler before heading over to Prim River National Forest. Exiting the taxi, I stood outside the Lodge trying to decide where to go first and decided to grab an ice cream cone and read over the provided information brochure. I was provided with a list of vacancies and quickly learned which cabins were furnished and unfurnished and campsites that were awaiting visitors to call them home for their vacation, I was even more excited to learn that they offer a private area for campers who wish to have a more secluded area away from others.
I was offered a guided tour of the area through Prim River National Forest Exploration Guide, but I decided to wander around the area on foot and realized I should have thought about my footwear more carefully, doing all that walking in heels was not a good choice.
I began my self guided tour in the Lodge, where you can sit down and have meal prepared for you if you do not wish to cook that day, watch a movie upstairs on the occasion that it is raining, as well camping gear can be purchased if you have not done so prior to your arrival. Outside the Lodge you can head off in several directions, two paths branch off to the left facing away from the Lodge and two paths branch off to the right. Looking away from the Lodge you will notice a number of activities that you, your family and friends can enjoy before you head off to your cabin or campsite. I am sure your children will enjoy the playground and open music/picnic area, or perhaps you have a more daring family who would love to see the area from above in the hot air balloon or venture down the zip-lines.
I disembarked on my journey choosing the path between the gaming tables and playground, only to realize that this was not the best choice with all my gear in tow since there was only one way down… From here you can venture off to the right and explore the caves, or make your way to the left and enjoy a horse back ride or do some hiking or explore the mountains. I continued on the path by foot, seeking out the perfect campsite or cabin for me to enjoy my vacation in; I must have looked like a tourist with my map of the area open as I walked the paths.
**Please note that out of respect for those renting campsites or cabins I did not take pictures of these sites, what you are seeing are open public areas and open rentals**
I wandered past booked campsites and cabins, as well I passed some gorgeous empty spots waiting for their next visitor. As I ventured around Prim River National Forest, I took into consideration each site and what was offered around the area. The already furnished cabins and campsites had a great deal of attention paid to how they were laid out; creating a very welcoming campsite. There is ample space between sites as well to ensure your families privacy. If you are not interested in already decorated sites and using the owners gear, you have the option to rent an empty campsite or cabin that you can decorate with your own personal gear and touches. I do not know why it surprised me to also find an outdoor showering and toileting area within the campsite areas. As I continued to wander, I found spread around the park logs with pillows, benches, picnic tables to allow you to either rest or enjoy a picnic lunch away from your site.
The owners of Prim River National Forest have thought about everything that could be enjoyed outdoors. You can rent row boats and show your family and friends around the park or venture off to do a little fishing. You and your family can spend the day at the beach, play in the play ground, picnic with others, listen to music, and make new memories together. Maybe you are a competitive family and bumper boats are more your style. Not far from the park you will also find a bowling alley, paintball arena, and an outdoor movie area.
I cannot stress how important it is to remember that not only are you sharing the forest with other families, but as you wander around you will find that wild life is around every corner and we need to respect that this is their home as well.
In their own words….
Prim River is a family friendly sim.
We offer; hiking/cave exploration, swimming, 7Sea Fishing, horseback riding, boating, Skeet Shooting, Krafties, horseshoes, zip-line, hot-air balloon rides, new release movies, playground, LIFE/Xeolife enabled showers & restrooms, picnic area, dining hall, game-room and so much more.
Currently Prim River National Forest is spread out across two gorgeously decorated and landscaped sims, with a number of cabin and campsite options along with entertainment that is sure to keep all family members busy for days.
Campsites and Cabins
The campsites and cabins are spread out between the two sims, with the bulk of sites spanning a larger, well laid out area to the north and south west area.
Campsites : 500-1375 weekly with 200-500 prims *campsites come either furnished or unfurnished*
Cabins : 500-1500 weekly with 200-500 prims *cabins come either furnished or unfurnished*
*The price ranges are from my own observations of the rental boxes that were available as I wandered around the sim*
My Overall Impression
Prim River National Forest, has thought of everything that you and your family might enjoy and went further than the traditional image of a campground. I was very impressed with the number of site options, campsites and cabins both furnished and unfurnished. The owners went the extra mile to ensure that all your needs would be met while you spend time at their facilities. I personally have enjoyed sitting outdoors by the nurse logs, fishing, and swimming. I have enjoyed the privacy that my little cabin has provided while I entertain my friends and family. You will not be disappointed in your visit to Prim River National Forest.
The sim is rated Mature.
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