Basic park, but compared to pricing in the area, it is a great value. Since it was muddy and rainy when we stayed they had the RVs use the parking lot and bump up against the back end of the sites. Since it was lightly populated they allowed the rigs to spread out. Otherwise, for those with slides the sites are only 15' wide, so check to make sure they can space you apart. Two rigs ended up next to each other, and it is very tight with multiple slides. Not much amenity wise, during the day the lake it popular with families (they have an algae problem that you can google about). At night the gates get locked (you get a key), and you have the park to yourselves. Bathrooms are not much to look at (after all it is a county park).
Nice location off the freeway (no noise). Park seems to be in 3 sections, we stayed across the creek. Roads are narrow with trees nearby, so be careful. But it is a pretty setting. Slots are a bit narrow. Seems to be a lot of perms and long termers. We walked the other sections of the park. The back section is new, not a lot of trees but nicely laid out and wider/longer spots. The main section is heavily treed spots seem to be close together. Pool was freezing! but it was 98 degrees outside so we did not complain, but you could not fathom using it early morning or late evening. On the expensive side for what you get.
Great location. Slots are a bit narrow. With our 3 slides and the flora/fauna between sites, we were pretty much stuck with where we could put the rig. This meant our truck had to go to the parking lot. Not a big deal unless you are the camp host (host is a loose term for this person, who old and cranky). Park is still really crowded. Lots of crabbing and fishing going on, so the park smells like a fish restaurant, and all those remnants end up in the trash cans (stay at least 30' away). Rented a dune buggy from Dune rentals near the grocery store in town. Good firm and lots of fun.
This is an RV park on National Forest land. So it is part RV park (utilities) and part NF campground (old infrastructure). The W loop has nice slots with space between. Some of the other loops are nothing but parking lots. It was warm and we found folks using their AC units which dropped the voltage down to unacceptable levels. Again, the infrastructure is old. But they were putting brand new picnic tables out. Lots of barking dogs (we have a dog but she does not bark) and though they complain about dogs in the rules, we did not see anyone doing anything about it. The real plus of this park is the ability to shoot into Crater lake. Just keep telling yourself that and you will be happy. Diamond Lake has nice paved bike trails so bring your bikes.
Very pretty park right on the river, lots of flowers planted give the looks a pop and really adds to the charm of the place. When you enter the park you get a scare as you see a semi-ugly mobile home park, but a sign directs you over to the RV park. River was flowing very fast, which also added to the charm of the park. Spaces are wide and long, with a nice grass area. There is an open air kitchen area that has $1 self-serve soft serve ice cream. The area is nice for bike riding, and we saw a few rafts going down the river. Westfir also has an interesting history.
Got hear after labor day and they are still crowded, met some retired couples that were out for their 3 days (SP rules) and now back for another 14. We ended up in the C loop at a site without sewer, but it was a large corner site, so it was worth it. Mosquitoes are still a problem, even with the strong winds. Advice if you don't have reservations is to get to park before 1pm to get the best selection. Pretty park, windy and some fog this time of year. Stay away from any site near the trash compactor (near dump station) it reeks and is probably holding a summer's worth of trash.
The last night of Labor Day weekend and this place was packed (they said good fishing). We got one of the last pull-throughs. When it is this crowded you are really packed together, but it was only for one night. Lots of families here and boats everywhere. Park is a nice setting with river access and lots of grass areas.
The infrastructure is older and because it is county run, a lot of deferred maintenance. Roads are narrow, and you must be careful with trees as you drive. There are only a couple of sites with sewer and the dump stations are in the middle of the park (which for us meant driving around the park again to get to them). But it is a pretty setting, lake is nice. We rented a canoe and had a good time. Winters is also a nice dining town (supposedly 1/3 of UC Davis employees make up residents).
Unfortunately, I find myself comparing this park to another nearby casino RV park, but here it goes. Park is right next to casino and on weekends expect a lot of late night loud traffic. It is a nice, clean park with a spa and small pool, and small playground. The sites are close together, and the cement pad is very small as well as sloped to the side (you will need side leveling). The first back in row seems to be all perms. If you have kids or dogs, be prepared that they don't allow dogs or bikes to exit the RV park and go on the rest of the property. Compared to Jackson Rancheria, it is a poor step child, but for a KOA it is nice.
We stay at this park because our nieces like the pool, playground, and dog park. But each time we have to question why we stay here. The problems are always consistent. The GM does not enforce site occupancy or cars entering the park. As an example 2 groups near us were having parties. They had about 6 sites, and then on Saturday about 30 cars show up with families that don't pay and use all the facilities. By the end of the day the park is trashed, and cars are everywhere. Parties go on into the night and nobody enforces the rules at all. If you like to party on the cheap and destroy a park, this is the place for you. Rent one site, invite 100 friends and have a blast.
This park suffers from the same ailment of many metropolitan parks: they have become cheap housing for residents. I commend parks that try and keep the RV vacation traffic separate from residents, but alas this park is not one of them. The other issue is the employees. Here is an example of one of my conversations. ME: We would like to get a spot for a couple of days. EMP: Do you have a reservation? ME: No. EMP: We are pretty full. ME: (seeing all the empty slots nearby) That's OK then we will go elsewhere. EMP: Let me see if I can find something. Then she crams 55 feet of trailer and truck into a 50' space in the middle of KOA city (6:30am starts the commuter exodus) with lots of empty large slots available all throughout our stay. The perms also allow their dogs to defecate all over our grass area. Finally the wireless is terrible, choppy response, and it drops connections all the time. I think this park would rather be KOA city, than a RV park. Pass on this one if you get the chance.
This park was a victim of the 2005/07 excessive investment and it went into bankruptcy. Last fall the G7 RV Resort Corporation picked it up. The infrastructure is top notch, with the main building being absolutely gorgeous. The pool is the nicest RV park pool I have seen. The bathrooms are spectacular and clean. The park has multiple levels (top are park models, middle is the clubhouse level, and lower is the river level). We had a riverfront spot on the lower level. We had some heavy rain, and they do have some drainage problems to fix. Right now they are busy revamping and fixing the landscaping. McCall is a great little town and bike friendly. The park is across the street from the bike trail. Hate to see parks go under, but glad to see that someone was able to pick it up and take advantage of the over-investment in capital as this will be a landmark park for the area.
First time here, looked for help from the registration volunteers for a site and campground recommendation, and did not get much help here. Ended up at the Snowberry loop, which seems to be the more wooded campground. The roads are very tight and curvy which makes navigating tough and you must go slow. We had a back in spot, which was challenging for a 30’ 5th wheel. But the biggest issue were the untrimmed trees, which were looking to rip a hole in my roof: but lost out to my clippers. Had issues with the GFCI on the post, as soon as my progressive unit would complete testing, the GFCI at the post would trip. Ran a cord to another site with the same issue. Ended up going to 20amp and using a 2-3 prong adaptor that the camp host lent me (to remove the ground) which allowed us to have electricity. Have never had an issue like this, the Ranger said it is a common one here.
Cute little park in Osborn, 2 blocks from the bike trail. The spots are pretty wide, but each slot holds 2 RVs, so for 5th wheels with windows, you may end up looking at someone’s engine rather than the surrounding grass and trees. The owner tends to not space the RVs out well, so they tend to cluster up. Nice, well maintained grass around the sites and the park. The owner also separates the permanent residents in a separate loop, which is nicer. Bathrooms and laundry room are nicely maintained. As with most parks along this stretch of I-90, it is close to the freeway, but the noise is not terrible.
We stayed here based on the Trailer life ratings and review, but honestly had park envy with the park across the street. The sites are wide, but the grass in between looks like someone abandoned the park years ago: lots of weeds that have overtaken the grass and are in need of mowing. The sites are not fully leveled, but are graveled. Trees are still trying to get tall enough to provide shade. Pool was still closed (first of June). The 93 noise seems to be much louder than the I-90 noise but it quiets down at night. Not really a park feature, but the sewer utility has a nice graveled path that follows its sewer line at the back of the park, it is great for a walk (for some reason they choose to have the sewer line meander across the fields rather than a straight line which makes for a nicer trail).
Park is on the river and next to the bike trail which are the main attractants of this park. The park was sparsely populated when we stayed here, but when fuller, you would be close together. There are only 4 sewer connections (probably a small septic). We only went into the bathrooms once, and that was enough. They are not very appealing, an old trailer. The grounds are very nice, lots of grass and the river (which was very high this year). Our goal was to have a place for at least 2 bike trips, and this is where this park shines, it is on the bike trail at Cataldo. What boggles my mind is why they don’t choose to improve and update this park: the old bathrooms, electrical, lack of sewer connections, and poor roads inside the park. This is a nice location in need of a major makeover.
As other reviewers have stated, this park is getting a lot of attention in the landscaping side. They are trying to update the park. The park does suffer from being old (probably 60's) so the sites tend to be close together and roads a bit narrow. The pool is large with nice new patio furniture around it, found it to be a bit cold (weird since they have solar heating) but refreshing. Lots of permanents here with kids, so it tends to be used quite a bit. They have a playground and small basketball area. The park is walking distance from shopping (Target, Safeway, Ross and more) but you don't feel like you are in a city. We stayed in the low 20s which have paved sites, but they are shorter and narrow, but we squeezed in. Be careful of the trees as they hang over the sites (good for shade, bad for roofs). The on-line map does not show the different site grades so here it is: 1-19 (except 16): Premium pull-through with 50amp, wide paved spaces. 20-23: Standard pull through, 30amp, paved, shorter, not as wide 16,24-29: Standard back in, same as above 30-47: deluxe back in, wider than standard 48-66: Premium back in, nice wide spaces on a lower level. From what we could tell, past 23 was mostly either full timers or perms. All in all a nice park, but limited for transient RV'ers.
This is a nice, well maintained park near I-5 in a rural area up against a small hill. They have about 1/2 full timers or permanent people, but the permanents are kept nice and tidy, many keep an nice garden. The spots are a mix of back-ins (at an angle) and pull throughs. We chose a back-in on the outer ring. Backing in was a bit tricky since you have a small rise before the concrete pad, but it works and gave me new practice at reversing. Since the park is built around a hill, the pads are slanted a bit downhill (I assume for runoff) so plan on propping up one side of your rig. But each spot has plenty of flat land cut out for grass and a picnic table. The staff is very friendly and are happy to take you to your spot, which is helpful as there are a number of ways to get to a particular spot. The pool is well kept and heated with Solar to a perfect temperature. The park is located north of Redding and one exit north of the city of Shasta Lake. There is some great bike riding around Redding, and this is a perfect launching point for Redding or Shasta Lake/Dam. One last tip when you look at their map, you will see blue and gold sites. The gold sites are those that are available for monthly/full-timers.
This is a park that could be so much more, but they choose to use their location as main reason for visiting. They use the word "resort" but it is a campground. The park has 3 levels: River frontage with water/elec, the main level with full hookups, and the upper level with full hookups. The upper level looks like a quick after thought. Has basic sites, limited trees and not much to look at, though they do have a newer bathroom facility. The main level has sites up front with some bark and trees, sites in the middle with dirt, and sites along the back with grass (spring) or dried weeds (summer/fall) and trees. The riverfront is dirt, some are tricky to back into with the trees. Sites vary widely in capabilities, so make sure you ask as to how well your rig will fit. The pool is basic and seasonal, there is a small grass area and playground. The campground caters to campers, has stand alone cabins, tent cabins, rental trailers, and a small motel. They not only target campers but also large groups/organizations. It seems like they will try anything to see if it sticks, but never remove or update anything. The facilities are basic, but they do work, bathrooms seem over used and are only cleaned once a day. Road is paved to the grass area only, after that is dirt (and a dust bowl). Ignore the "resort" word, and come for the American River and camping.
This is a very nice and well maintained park on the north end of Chico. The park is pretty quiet, with most of the noise coming from Esplanade street. The pool is a summer pool, and is typical hotel sized (i.e. small). The restrooms are very clean and maintained. The sites are gravel, with a picnic table. They have a mix of pull throughs and back ins (back ins are angled for easier access). There is grass and trees inbetween each site and a large grass area near the front of the park. The only negative is the limited width between sites which is around 5 feet. A bit tight, but common in many private parks.
We stayed over Thanksgiving (the second time for us) and the park was about 2/3 full. The park is fairly basic, but they are the only game in town, and what they have is well maintained. You are walking distance from Downtown Calistoga and the fair grounds are not really used this time of year. The park is quiet, never have seen an employee at the park, but then again, never found a need for one. Our spot backed up to the golf course. The slots are fairly narrow and don't have much space once the slides are opened. But they are deep, we found that the motorhomes used the front of the spots, so we slid all the way back and the spot suddenly felt much wider. For those looking for TV access, since there is no cable, you have a choice of Channel 50, or Channel 50, or Channel 50. We chose channel 50 to watch.
This is a nicely maintained, pretty park, and nice staff. We camped here in the fall, and the park was about 2/3 full, I think during summer it would feel very crowded if you had one of the back-to-back sites. This park had only two issues for us: 1. The men's bathrooms use waterless urinals to be "eco-friendly". A noble cause, but bring a air-mask if you have to enter the bathrooms. They reak! 2. The park has a large number of permanent residents, who seem to smoke wherever they go, including the common areas, and events the park holds. Otherwise it is a nice park, in a nice location.
As many have reported here, this park suffers from Hwy 101 noise, we were in the back third of the park and it was still very noisy at night. The park is also very expensive given their issues. Since it was days before Christmas, the park was about 1/3 full, I think it would feel very crowded during the height of the summer season. The park is well maintained, the grass is over watered (very mushy), and the staff is very friendly. We found the sites narrow for modern units like ours with multiple large slides. The slot we were in was very long, but to get the slides out, we had to be about 30' away from the utility access. The benefit this park has for us, is that it is right next to the main bike trail and close to downtown Ventura.
Very nice park, we were hear before Christmas so the park was only about 1/2 full. Got a nice spot near the lagoon area. Some of the roads are a bit narrow, but we did not have any problems, just needed to be careful. The park is blocks away from Downtown Pismo, and easy access to the beach areas. It is well maintained and pretty quiet. The only issue we had was with a group next to us that were part of the timeshare program (they keep and park your trailer for you), these folks figured that they did not need to be courteous and thought they had more rights to the park than everyone else (including packing and leaving at 4am).
Warning: This park can have Low Voltage problems! Be aware and bring an Autoformer if you expect the park to be full. The maximum voltage we saw was 117v and when the park filled up, we had low voltage issues during the evening and morning hours (ended up dry camping during those times). The campground is older, but well kept and the camp host is very friendly. The setting is very nice with lots of trees on a small hillside, a golf course is at the top of the hill and a large county park at the bottom of the hill. The park's main amenities are nature,golfing access, and you are between Morro Bay and SLO. There are limited number number of sites that can handle rigs over 30', it took us some time to wiggle into one of the last remaining sites that could handle our trailer, but the camp host let us park our truck along the main access road. There are a couple of pull through sites. My recommendation for bigger rigs is to call the park office to reserve a site (don't believe the web page, they do take reservations for many of the larger sites). All in all a value for the money, I would have rated it higher if I had an autoformer, or the park had less power hungry rigs in it.