We came here for the sights not the camp sites. This not a dog friendly CG because of being in the National Forest which restricts dog to their campsite and the roads. Weather was nice this time of year perfect for long hikes without getting wiped out and dehydrated. Large RVs not recommended due to smaller sites. Camp hosts were seen rarely but were there when the occasional knucklehead kept their generator running past 10 PM. Recommend RVs with great dry camping abilities. We did great -- never needed our generator the four days we were there. That may have not been the case in summer months.
We stayed here in late May 2010. Enjoyed the campground very much. The park has a small trail to hike on for the dogs. Pool was not available when we were there even though it was warm 80+ (that's why we gave it a 9 instead of 10 in the rating).
This is local retreat for our family. Always nice to visit when we want to get away for a weekend retreat. Campground has just introduced online registrations. We were here in the Group Camping area: dry camping with some great shade trees.
Nice county park adjacent to the county run Calico Ghost Town. We arrived late, took a little while to find our site but it was clearly marked and tagged with our name on the post. Neighbor had truck blocking our site but they woke to move it. Plenty of room. We were a short walk to the ghost town. We did a lot of hiking around the campground hills. There is some BLM camping near by so you can hear the OHV. Some folks had their jeeps ready in the park and went riding into the hills through the east side of the park.
Nice park. Good size sites with easy hookups. Has WiFi, cable TV and very accessible to the city. Lots of staff available. There was a full time park adjacent. Train horns in the late evenings and early mornings but the location is within minutes of Temple Square. We walked to a restaurant down the street. This park is next to the Utah State Fairgrounds. We didn't realize it until the last day that there was a trail on the north side of the park. We would stay here again.
We loved our stay here. It snowed the first two days. DW stayed inside most of the time (she doesn't like the cold). Daughter, dogs & I played in the snow and enjoyed a walking around "the Cove" area. Roads were kept clear, maintenance salted main areas daily. Snowmobiling was available (wanted to do it but 17F is a little cold for me). We were right across the street from Lake Tahoe. I could see the lake from my trailer.
We came up to San Jose to see the Winchester House but fell in love with the county park. Lots of different types of oak trees and wild life. Right when we pulled in, we saw a wild pig 150 yards of the check-in kiosk. We were the only ones there when we went except for the camp host. Looks like the county was doing some renovations to the tent camping areas. Nice place to bring your mountain bike, there were lot's of trail to ride or hike. WARNING TO ALL RV'Rs: Do not use the directions provided by Navtec, google maps. It directs you to take Quimby Rd. DO NOT TAKE this route! Three back to back severe switch backs and a road that narrows to one lane. Use CA130 as your route, this route may be too narrow for any RVs over 35' -- We did see a 40' traveling on it once.
Great county campground! We live 30 minutes away and stay several times a year. There are no pull through spaces and sites are limited in size. The Riverside County Parks website is current with pictures and references for each site. We typically stay in the high 90s sites near the loop and camp host.
Stayed here July 4th weekend. It was a great time. What a relief from the summer heat. There are only dozen or so spots where RVs can park. The road within park is very narrow that is why I adjusted to No for "Big Rig (40' type) access." I do not think tall RVs (tall fivers and Class As) should think about camping here. Low lying branches over hang the drive and a very narrow bridge. We had a spot at the furthest point of the facility very uneven but made do with 2x6s. That's part and parcel to the RVing experience. It's a county campground not a RV resort. Overall it was a ten. County folks were pleasant, it was close enough to the village of Idyllwild to hike there and inexpensive vacation retreat. Note: NO hook-ups but plenty of access to water and no dump station.