We chose this park because we wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park and needed a place to stay overnight, as well as a place to leave our dog during the day. The campground itself isn't bad. I would have rated it higher if there were any trees or grasses or anything green. But I guess if you wanted vegetation, you wouldn't be in 29 Palms, CA. The campground staff was very friendly. They have a pool but we did not use it. The big-rig sites were more than adequately sized, and the seasonal folks were extremely nice. If I was in this area again, I would stay here.
Lakewood Camping Resort is unapologetically a Christian campground. They are located on the beach. We always get an oceanfront site, and the sand is no more than 20-30 yards from our site. We come here every Easter when Forrest Ministries is here hosting Vacation Bible School for the kids. They always have a ton of activities during the Easter week, similar to their summer months. In the summer time, they have VBS and a myriad of other activities for kids. The services and amenities are second to none including both an indoor and outdoor pool and hot tub. The campground just hired a new full-time professional activities director, not some teenager looking for a summer job. I would highly recommend this campground to anyone looking for a wholesome and fun experience.
This campground's location is great for accessing the amusement park! We walked there every day of our stay. The sites are electric only, so be prepared to consume water wisely. My biggest complaint about this park is that it was built many years ago and does not well-accommodate big rigs. The tree branches scrape the top and sides of the motorhome, and the roads are very narrow. Some of the sites have adequate width while some are narrower. We visit this park every year for a family reunion so I will definitely be returning.
This campground has incredible oceanfront views!!! We stayed in an oceanfront site with full unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. It was absolutely gorgeous! The staff was extremely helpful with changing reservations, giving directions, store and restaurant locations, and recommendations. Anything and everything you could ask for, and they would try 110% to accommodate you. Top notch customer relations!! My only complaint about the resort is that it is literally a parking lot. The only thing separating your site from your neighbor's is a white line painted on the asphalt. Very few shrubs or trees adorned the park. If you can get past that, this is a great place to stay. Next time I am in the San Francisco area, I will definitely stay here again!
This is without question one of the nicest, most beautiful campgrounds we have ever stayed in! The camp hosts were friendly, it is extremely well manicured with beautiful flowers and trees. Our site was more than adequately sized to accommodate our 43 footer. The town of Three Rivers is a quaint place to visit as well. I would definitely stay here again!
We chose this park because we wanted to visit Petrified Forest National Park and needed a place to stay overnight. Our options were limited as there is only one other campground nearby and it did not have good reviews. The camp hosts were very friendly and the full hookups worked, but that is where my positive feedback stops. After checking in, we started the drive to our site. The only way we knew which way the road went was because of the huge ruts in the ground. We are traveling in a 43 footer, and requested a site large enough to accommodate us. The campground website claims to be able to handle big rigs, but our experience was different. The campground's Premium Sites were flooded out, so we were put in a big-rig pull-through site. The camp hosts told me that we would be able to fit in our site without disconnecting our tow vehicle. Fortunately, we were planning to disconnect because there was no way we could fit without disconnecting. In fact, we had to park diagonally across the site so our rig was not out in the road. This caused an ill-placed tree to be literally outside our door. The site had many ruts in it from previous campers' jacks. We attempted to level by just putting the jacks in the ground, and the ground was so soft that our jacks dug holes in the ground too. We had to put plywood under our jacks in order for the jacks to be functional, and by the end of our stay (2 nights), the plywood was cracked in the middle because the ground under them settled more. There was very little gravel on the pad site and the campground itself was an absolute mud pit. To add to the bad experience, there were some seasonal campers there who let their dogs run wild. I would not stay here again.