We love this park. This is the second year in a row we have camped here - three weeks in 2012 and a month this year. We are planning on two months next year. You just can't beat the location (overlooking the Ritz golf course and ocean beyond that) and quietness of this park. To top it off, Half Moon Bay downtown is a few minutes away with great restaurants and niche shops. The review would be a 10 if there were more amenities like a hot tub. There are several negative reviews written (esp in Yelp) that almost prevented us from staying here last year - I am glad I did not overreact :). I'd like to address some of the review comments based on our experience and interactions with the staff here: Rules - yes they have MANY rules and are strict in enforcing them. To be honest though, none of the rules have bothered us. But that is probably because we are not partiers, are okay walking our dog on a leash, and don't have a motorcycle or car trailer (they are very strict on no motorcycles as they said they had problems in the past). Park Gorilla - these comments from other reviewers made me laugh when I read them. He is actually a very nice person when you get to know him a bit. He has asked all the other staff to let him deal with any issues so he is the one who most people complain about, but we have had no problems at all with him. Then again, we are okay with following the rules. Check-in: They definitely have a strict check-in policy about late arrivals - BUT they tell you this when you reserve a site and when they call to remind you of your upcoming reservation (which was nice, by the way) so it would be hard to be surprised unless you are driving in late without reservations. The problem for them is they are a small park with a core staff and want to help you with backing into the sites since people in the past have caused some damage and there fore don't want people coming in late and trying on their own. Residents: about 1/2 seem to be year round and 1/2 short-term. Usually we avoid parks with many long-term residents, but the long-termers here are almost all pleasant and accommodating.
This is not the typical TT preserve as the sites are tight, but very nice for being right in Las Vegas. Wi-Fi worked fine, satellite connected easily, and pool/hot tub were nice/clean. Our 36 footer fit fine in a 25x50 space. The rangers were great to our dog constantly giving him attention and treats - they even have a small dog park in the park and a nice city one a few miles away.
This park was great - rate reflects "ready camp go" rate. Stated as a 55+ park but they allow up to 20% under 55+ which meant we could stay ;). As stated in another review, when they found out we had a dog, they gave us a site near one of the 2 dog walk areas. We had a huge back-in site with a concrete pad big enough for a car and a porch area. The pools are very well kept as is the exercise room and hot tubs. They even have a nice dry sauna...
As with most TT parks, the staff is friendly (rating: 10), the grounds/spaces are spacious (rating: 8), but the park is running on a lean budget and the amenities look like they need help (rating: 4).... The pool is huge and the hot tub nice and warm, but the pool fence is leaning badly and there were leaves everywhere on the pool deck and in the pool/hot tub. Many, many of the street lights are out. There is still no water in the lake (not their fault )which is a shame because it looks gorgeous! The deer are a great wake-up, though, and are everywhere!
Our rate was only $3 because we are Thousand Trails members and paid the extra for 50 amps service. This park has nice large sites like a state or federal park and has deer roaming everywhere! The staff is nice but TT keeps cutting back on staff/hours (according to one of the staff) and it is starting to show. While there are great facilities like pool/hot tub/mini golf, they are looking tired.
Rate is GS with taxes. Location for this park is its best attribute as well as its worst attribute.... It is an easy walk into the French Quarter which is great, but it also sits almost directly under I-10 and down a street with warehouses and closed shops that you need to go down to get to the FQ, which is not so great. The sites are great though in that they are nicely paved with brick and the pool area is nice.
Hard to believe this is a state park. It has the amenities of a private park yet the large sites of a state park and a nice shuttle to the beach (.7 miles away). While we were here there was a resident astronomer with a daily time to use his telescope/knowledge! It is very busy, though, so make sure you have reservations - we made reservations about 2 weeks before we went and had to move each night as there were only a few available each night. Everything is clean and well-kept.
Rate reflects average for 16 days including weekly/daily. This park was excellent. We are most likely going to stay the winter there. Pet Friendly (even has a dog park), brand new pool about to open, efficient front office and maintenance staff, and welcoming residents. Even though many permanent folks are here, it has the feel of a vacation park.
We enjoyed our stay here. The pool was nice and the restrooms clean. The reason for the mediocre rating is the park feels like a "trailer park". There are many older trailers here that are only marginally kept up. However, we would stay here again as the rates are fairly reasonable for the Keys in the winter.
We stayed here 2 nights and were pleased by the roominess and natural surroundings. Even though it is a large park, there were enough trees and open spaces where it almost felt like a state or national park campground but with great amenities. The activities director is great - you could tell she tried to have things for everyone. We joined a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino. The pool and hot tub were clean and nice, also. For our dog, there were plenty of spaces and "doggy stations" with bags, etc.
We had a wonderful extended stay here. We stayed 2 months on a non-waterfront site, but it was great. The site was huge and the neighbors friendly. All the sites are individually owned so there is a huge pride of ownership within the park, resulting in a very clean/nice park. Other reviews we read mentioned strict pet policies. This is true, but we did not have a problem having our puppy there, we just had to walk him towards the exit when we walked him. The pool is fantastic as is the hot tub. There are picnic tables right on the water, weekly dinners and bingo and countless other activities.
After reading reviews of rude staff and small spaces, we were reluctant to stay here. We ended up really enjoying it. The roads were narrow, and it took help form the very nice neighbors to get in, but since we were there for 10 days that was OK. The pool was nice, the staff were very polite and helpful (even brought us an extra table and chairs within about 5 minutes of us asking). As other reviews have stated, many of the guests speak mainly French, but they were all very pleasant to us.