Very well maintained grounds and facilities. Nice showers/bathrooms. Pull-throughs are tight and short. A park in this price range should be perfect. This one was not. Sewer connections are small. Standard fittings don't fit. The restaurant in the adjoining inn is quite pretty, but service was amateurish, and breakfasts were cold. Rate posted was approximate (I couldn't find the bill!). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park recently became a KOA. There is evidence that things are getting better, but there is still a a lot of work to be done. Sites are not level and the place needs to be repaved. Nice pool and water play area for kids. Probably won't stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have driven by this park for years and decided to stay since it converted to a KOA. We stayed in a "premium" site on the end of a row closest to the Eel River with an enlarged green grass area and concrete patio. The staff was very friendly and courteous upon check-in. Recent upgrades and improvements are visible and more appear to be in the works. The new splash park (spray ground) for kids and a new playground are a nice addition. A new friendship hall was under construction during our stay. Several new cabins have been added. The cable TV service was clear and provided 68 channels. The park was about half full during our stay but generally quiet with no loud campers, radios or late night parties. The park was safe enough for our son to ride his bike around without much trouble. As others have noted, this older campground still needs physical infrastructure improvements. The interior roads need to be widened and sharp turns should be removed to make the park big rig friendly. The pull-thru campsites are narrow asphalt strips about 9' wide with no room to walk around on the pavement if you have slide-outs. All the sewer connections have 10' high vent pipes located within inches of the asphalt near the rear of each site which can pose a problem if you have a rear driver's side slide out. The sites are generally level but the asphalt is so old that some sites have visible valleys and high spots from the wear of rigs being parked on the pavement and displacing the asphalt over time. It would help if the owners widened the sites, straightened some of the sharp turns, and repaved everything. This place has great potential given the surrounding area, golf course, and nearby Benbow Inn. We will definitely stay again and hope they keep making improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older campground that has been recently converted to a KOA. While the campground is clean and cell service is good the web site is a bit of over the top on the looks of this campground. While this is a pet friendly park our doggy picked up a lot of small burrs in his feet when we walked him. They also advertise a pet bathing area, but the sink was really dirty and there was no warm water. On the morning we left, they must have watered the area and the both sides of the RV and car were wet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The previous post pretty much hit this park right on the head. For years I'd driven by this Park with the golf course up on the hills and thought that would be a neat place to camp. First of all they were way over priced by about $10 on the basic Campsite. Second the campground was in dire need of some upkeep. And third I would not want to maneuver in this park when it is full or half full the roads are way too tight for the size of rigs that come in and out. One of the good things they had was a expanded cable network which was included in the base camp site price. I would probably not stay here again specially during peak season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Vastly over priced. Probably paying for golf course. Short, un-level site. And very narrow. Restrooms had dirty sinks full of dead bugs, dirty floor littered with paper, and in dire need of painting. Nicely landscaped. Would only stay here again if under $30. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice park with level pads and quality hookups. They're in the process of building a new kids' splash pad, so that will be a nice addition in a month or two. Note, the spa is closed during construction. Wi-Fi wasn't strong enough to use at our site (in the middle of the park), but there was good Verizon voice & data coverage in the area. We had some minor issues with management, but overall the park was OK, and we would consider staying there again if in the area. But the management could do a better job of check-in and maintenance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice pleasant park in a beautiful, woodsy, mountain setting. Golf and a classy hotel with fine dinning and cocktail lounge also share the area. Large sites, large clean restrooms with many showers, toilets, and sinks. Never a wait. Swimming pool was a favorite for the kids, and they were adding some more water features for future visitors. The front half of the park is well maintained, everything looking good, but the back half of the park was unkempt; leaves and twigs everywhere, if a camper moves out, you get his trash. I don't think they do any maintenance on the back 40, but the restrooms are very nice back there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, lots of things to do. Very nice golf course, pool, hot tub, store, Wi-Fi, good cable, big rig friendly, concrete pad and grass sitting area, fenced dog yard, and fenced dog wash. Close to freeway, good central location, close to Ave of the Giants, Shelter Cove, and along Eel River. Verizon OK, Benbow Inn next door. Tea and homemade scones every day at 3 pm. Hard to beat, will stop again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Appears new? Owners are starting to fix park up. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Park appears to have a lot of long termers and are adding several cabins. Sites are very tight with poles protecting power pedestals obstructing turns into sites. Entry into park is pretty tight especially when obstructed by random parked cars. We had a couple problems during our visit. Power issues that didn't get fixed correctly the first time. Sprinkler system also sprayed water all over rig and car. Although the water wasn't too hard, it did leave spots everywhere. Not sure we would return, especially if normal rate is $60 per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a wonderful base for driving the Avenue of the Giants. In addition to lovely sites, the park offers golf, shuffleboard, horseshoes and pool. The initial contact left me thinking this might be a "snooty" park, but everyone we met was friendly and helpful. We did walk under the highway for a late afternoon wine and appetizer. There is happy hour from 4-6 and fairly priced food of good quality. We would stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A gorgeous park from what we saw, as we only stayed one night. We were placed right next to the restrooms, as we asked. Other than that, buy everything you need before getting there because their store is outrageous. It's the only place within quite a ways to get anything, so they take advantage. Closing down the game room with the business hours is a little lame, but it's not a huge deal. The restaurant next door, and walking over to it under the 101, was the best part of the night we spent there. Even if you don't eat at the pricey restaurant, take the walk next to the river and under the highway.. Very cool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably one of the nicer parks in the area but it is nowhere near as nice as it used to be. I'm not sure if I was bothering the lady when I checked in and handed her my cash but a smile and a 'welcome' would have been nice, also, a 'thank you', would have been nicer. It looks like about 50% permanent residents now which seems to be a trend in most western parks now. It's January so the golf course is very soggy right now but it is the nicest feature of this park. I would not recommend paying extra for a "premium" site. They are nothing more than a site on the end of a row with cheap, dirty, plastic yard furniture as the added amenity. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Would probably give it a 10 if it was summer and I played golf. It's in a great valley, and the course looked very nice. We were here in January, and it was just rainy and soaked. Not their fault. The area is very grassy which is great, but it was a soggy mess and hard to stay out of the mud. There is a cement slab at each site so you can align with that. We'd love to come back in spring. As a side note it looks like a great spot for kids, too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park that is showing it's age. The park is clean and neat with very good amenities including golf. The Wi-Fi and TV are good. The space we had was big enough but had a rather large puddle and was somewhat muddy along the edges. The power seemed OK but the pedestal was missing the door. The water faucet would not shut off completely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, and easy walking to dinner at the very elegant Benbow Inn. Pull-through sites are spacious and wide. Our back-in was wide, but shallow, barely accommodating our 23 foot travel trailer. Highway noise from US-101 is audible, but not bothersome. Good Wi-Fi, good cable TV, good utilities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although our overall impression is very positive, there are some things that could be improved upon. The restrooms closest to our campsite were old and worn. No amount of cleaning will make them look attractive. Sprinklers need to be adjusted and even though we removed all chairs, etc. from any grass and put everything as close to and under the slides of our motorhome. When we got up in the morning, everything was soaked including all the windows of our motorhome. It really isn't necessary to water the concrete patios. And, unfortunately, there are now permanent residents here in some old dilapidated rigs which takes away from the overall appearance of what would otherwise be a very lovely park. However, the dog wash is a definite plus when traveling with pets! We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park would be heaven if it was not on Hwy. 101, but the highway noise was not too bothersome. You can walk to the golf course, you can walk to the Inn which has a very nice happy hour every weekday, there is a good dog park and dog shower and it's right on the Eel River. The sites are nice and the voltage was good. You are about 10 miles South of the Avenue of the Giants, which was spectacular. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Liked the location, the large laundry room. Was disappointed in the number of full-timers near us. No screening/privacy between sites. Rec room very dated, but nice to have for the kids when it's raining. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
A great disappointment! It has been, terribly managed. We paid for a premium site with tables & chairs and they were too dirty to use. We made reservations way in advance for week's stay, and they gave us a muddy site. There is a lot of highway noise. The laundry room was so dirty, we wouldn't use it. Wi-fi is the worst we encountered traveling all the way across country. We left after 3 nights due to conditions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hmm, pretentious to call itself a resort. That said, the sites are level, with grass, and concrete slab with table. Would have rated higher, but bathrooms only rate a C; and you might give up on waiting for hot water in shower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice place. Staff was friendly, and our spot was quiet, even though Hwy 101 runs close. An occasional jake brake could be heard, but that's it. The park seems a bit old, but has everything including a 9 hole golf course. Your green fees for park or hotel guests ($29 weekend, $24 weekday) entitles you to play all day as much as you want. I went around twice, but was running low on balls due to the length of the rough. Miss the fairway by a foot and it's in the weeds. But, fun time and would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$50 pull through with tax. Very clean and neat RV Park on their own golf course. Discounts for golf if staying in their RV Park or Hotel. Lots of nice trimmed trees through out the park. All spaces seemed easy to get into. Well laid out park. Playground, enclosed dog area, and even a very nice pet shower. One of the nicest pet showers I have seen in many travels. Very friendly office staff and park staff. The park guy stopped by a few times to make sure everything was going OK and if I needed anything. 1st class RV Park. I will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only stayed one night and would stay again. There are plenty of pull through sites with adequate space between each one (but without privacy). The campground was right next to golf course for those who like to play. A river runs next to campground but was difficult to access. All amenities worked great, staff was very helpful. The office had basic supplies for those needing odds and ends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park overall. Paved sites, with patio and table, clean bathrooms, showers, and a very nice pool. Lots of grass but beware of the sprinklers over night that might spray your rig while you sleep. A bit on the pricey side but considering the location and easy access to US 101 and the remote location in Northern California it's a good stop. Bring lots of quarters as the wash is $2 and the dryer is also $2 but washers are normal size (not Barbie size) and there are lots of washers and dryers, no waiting. Interesting situation at the pool--after dark there seems to be bathing suits were optional with a number of guest that seem to know each other. Since the management at the front desk was gone home for the evening we thought this might not be approved by the local park management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well run park and all the advertised amenities worked well. Mostly vacationers and walking distance across the river to Ben Bow Historic INN which has a good happy hour from 4-6 pm. Bring your golf clubs as it is collocated with a 9 hole golf course. Area around park is good for a couple days of sightseeing the redwoods. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty steep - price paid includes $3 pet charge. Sites are old and hookups are not positioned well in the pull-throughs for motorhome plus tow car. We had to dump in site in front of us as we left as our sewer hose was nowhere near long enough to hook up in our site. Enjoyed the walk under Hwy 101 to the Inn where we had dinner. Wine list was very reasonable although food was pricey. Pretty quiet considering the location next to the highway. Had always wanted to visit the Inn. Now it's been there, done that, and no incentive to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed it a lot. The sites are shady, the grass is green. The pool is wonderful. There are 3 small things I didn't like: 1. The Wi-Fi is slow - very slow 2. The cable TV was really snowy 3. There is a steep grade on Hwy 101 right above the sites and the noise of trucks trying to make the grade is a little on the annoying side. Everything else is A+. We will definitely visit again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is as very nice park and we have been traveling the US and Canada for 2 years. It has nice level, clean sites with grass and shade. The pool is well taken care of and the staff is very courteous. They have a golf course and Benbow Inn across the street. We will come back and stay longer next time! Loved it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As the previous reviewer stated the park is old and even though it says it's "big rig" friendly it really isn't. We have a 42' motorhome and maneuvering in the park is tight. The interior roadways and sites are all asphalt and mostly in disrepair and rough with some potholes. The sites will hold a big rig but parking a tow vehicle is difficult without blocking a portion of the roadway. If you want (need) 50amp service you need to tell them when checking in or making reservations otherwise most of the sites only have 30amp. The 50amp sites are referred to as "premium" sites. There are lots of trees so some sites make satellite reception iffy. We only stayed one night so can't comment on water pressure, etc. I really doubt if we would stay here again as a destination stop although overnight would work in a pinch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is old. Sites are very narrow and short. I had to park on the grass on one side in order to get the push outs open on the connection side of the RV. Ground was very soft. Sunk in 4" when the RV and truck went on the grass. Every site had tire marks in the soft ground getting into or out of the site. The restrooms in the office were very clean, but NO HOT WATER for showers. The water in the laundry also was not hot. Restrooms in the back of the park were closed for the season. They were getting ready for a golf tournament on Sunday. They put us in a site that we could not used our satellite even though we requested a site so we could. They had no idea what sites could or could not receive satellite. A one night stop could be OK. Will not be back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely spot along Hwy 101, near the California Redwoods. There is a 9-hole golf course adjoining the RV park. We had a back-in site on the golf course. It was very quiet and shady, plus we could watch all the duffers play through! Nice level paved sites, with grass between each site. Very clean restrooms and showers. We have stopped here several times, and will again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a fantastic place to stay. There is something for everyone. The grounds and the golf course were well maintained and the staff professional, helpful and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here before but it was lousy weather. This visit we enjoyed everything the park has to offer. Had a power problem, but they came out right away and changed the breaker: problem solved. Very nice clean pool, ok WiFi at our site but I used our USB antenna and no more problems. You do need a very small waste adaptor to use their hookups. But they do have them at the desk. Good folks, very nice check in. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is nicely set up but we had a few issues, tight turns on inner roads, including accessing our space. Space was narrow and gave us a problem opening our slide and electrical bay door on one side and tree branches obstructed us in opening our awning. Since we would be facing west on a warm day, this was not acceptable. We had to back up a little too much, almost into the road by an inch, to open our awning. Another issue, first campground we've been to that charged high prices and additional fees for third adult and fee for tiny little dog. If I had realized this I might have made a different decision. The Wi-Fi is very slow and we are even right next to the office. This is not acceptable for a park that charges so much. Otherwise, this is a nice looking park. Didn't need the golf but if I had brought clubs it would have been fun, maybe. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice, clean park. Sites have a concrete pad and grass area between sites. We had a shady site on the golf course. There is a pool and other recreational opportunities are close by. I loved the bathrooms; this park has the most showers (6) I have ever seen! We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night and enjoyed seeing the Redwoods (a great location for exploring them). The restrooms near us were closed. The sites were nice. The people in the office were unaware of the construction in the campground (a hole in the road, closed road, sites not accessible), so they put us on a site we could not get to. They upgraded us to a premium site for no extra charge. The laundry was quite expensive, but the doggy wash area was a nice touch. We would stay here again when exploring the Redwoods (one of the few parks in the area larger rigs can fit comfortably). The Wi-Fi was very good, but the AT&T signal was really poor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here many times, it is an excellent one night stopover or longer term stay. We were here with a 24 rig group, the management treated us very nicely, allowing us the use of the meeting room. Golf course leaves a lot to be desired, close to cow pasture golf. A great place to stay to see the surrounding sights. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have seen it several times as we drove by and this trip it worked out. It was after hours, 5:30, when we pulled in and dark. Did the late register thing and got to our site. Ops, it's a bit tight and was exactly 55' long and the slab is about 9' wide.. Wound up with the rear end hanging over the grass. Stepped out of the "EX" and, squish into mud over my sandals. Seems they water every day, whether it needs it or not and it's really wet. That said, it is a really nice park and the golf course looks nice, even tho I don't golf. Didn't get a chance to get to the hotel tho. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was in a very pretty setting. Very close to nearby sites. The park was not very full, yet we payed quite a bit. We were charged $6.00 extra for each of our young children (2) as well as $3.00 for our dog. Tried to use the laundry room but was not able to because it closed at 4pm and we were gone during the day exploring in the area. We stayed in an end pull through with our 38' fifth wheel. We did ask if we could park our truck in an empty spot, otherwise we would not have fit. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The park is dog friendly and was clean and quiet. We stayed here for 3 nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very tight spots for large rigs. In fact, if the place was even sort of full, we wouldn't have been able to attempt our site. It's not just that the sites are a bit narrow and short, but the access roads are really narrow leaving little maneuvering room. The premium sites on the ends of the rows are the only ones easy to get in and out of. The place is pricey especially this time of year as most of the facilities are locked tight (pool, spa) And it's $3 a day for the dog. We only stayed one night, and we probably won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice park just off 101, could be a good spot for viewing the redwoods and southern Oregon. We spent one night: we have a 43' MH and had to unhook. Asked for an end site and was given a 'prime site' for the regular pull-through rate; the only difference was that the prime sites were on the ends of the rows and had additional outdoor furniture (picnic table plus loungers and round plastic dining table with chairs). Nice touch, but unfortunately it came across looking cluttered as the sites were narrow. Once we moved all the excess out of the way, it was ok. Water pressure seemed to be a little weak, cable TV was fuzzy. Only spent one night then moved on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a 45' motorcoach: the only site that would hold us was number 98. Unfortunately it's way over priced. The park is really more suited to those coaches under 38 feet and shorter. A little tight getting into the park and more than a little tight throughout the park. Some trees needed to be pruned up, others removed entirely for a longer length coach. Did have excellent Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here right before the 4th of July weekend and found it to be a beautiful campground. The golf course was great, even though it was a little pricey. The campsites were very easy to get into and very well kept up. The only problem we had was with the sewer connection but a very nice employee of the campground let us use one until we left. We would definitely stay here again. Next time we would like to stay in the back area where there seems to be more trees and shade. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice RV park, but pretty expensive ($5 per day extra for dogs). The pull through spots are wide enough, but short. The swimming pool, showers, and bathrooms are clean and well kept. This is a mature park with lots of trees. The golf course looked very nice, although we did not play. The old hotel is beautiful and well worth the short walk. The town of Garberville seemed to be filled with old hippies. The Avenue of the Giants is spectacular and a must see. Beware the 3" sewer connections. Probably won't be back because of the cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older, but well maintained park located adjacent to (and part of) a golf course. We are not golfers, but chose this location for its proximity to the Humboldt area redwoods. If we enjoyed golf, we likely would give this an “8.” As with many older parks, the sites are small; however, they are level and have a nice concrete patio pad with picnic table. There are moderately sized shade trees, which were welcome in the unusual heat we experienced. Although we did not use it, our daughter’s family enjoyed the pool and playground areas. Again, since it is an older park, the sewer connection is small and may require an adapter. We use the Sewer Solution, so this was not a problem for us. The Wi-Fi signal was fairly weak from the center of the park, but use able. The showers and laundry are clean and well maintained, and the staff is excellent – management was helpful and very responsive to a customer issue. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location for exploring the Redwoods and surrounding area. The Park is flat and level sites and also include a concrete patio. Some sites also include patio furniture. The older 3" sewer connection does require an older connection, which is available at the store. I would have given this site a 10, but the internet connection did not work until I contacted the office for a router reset, then within about 30 minutes I could connect. I will be back when in the area! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location for road trip through the Redwoods - must see "Founders Grove". Nice clean well developed park, friendly and helpfull staff. Nice grassy area next to each site - plenty of room for our 4 slides. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I gave this park a ten because of the personnel in the front office, they were very helpful and very professional. The restrooms and showers were extremely clean. It is a wonderland in the redwoods. They have a very well groomed Golf Course and the Hotel in its self is very beautiful the activities they have on the weekends were alot of fun. I would recommend this park to anyone traveling up the 101. FHU are offered along with WIFI and cable TV included in the price. It is an older park so the sewer connection is a 3" size, no problem the store has what you need. It's a very beautiful and well kept campground. I will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The scenery surrounding this campground is beautiful; lush green trees, manicured golf course fairways and the bank of the Eel river. The paved part of the RV sites, not the sites, was too narrow for my taste forcing me to step onto soggy wet lawn (note Winters are wet) each time I entered and left the RV, otherwise the facilities are very nice. Included in the rate was free tea and scones each day between 3 PM and 5 PM at the near by (5 minute walk) historic (1929) Tudor style Benbow Inn. The town of Garberville is 3 miles North. I would have given them a 10, but have been spoiled by some brand new campgrounds. Bottom line I would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at the lovely RV Park many times and have always loved the entire experience. We even ventured into the very elegant restaurant for a desert and were graciously welcomed (we were dressed for camping, not a 5 star restaurant) by a man who turned out to be the owner. Our last stay was disappointing in that the restrooms were not clean; usually they are very clean. However, we did show the manager our complaint and there was an amazing response- a coupon for a free stay with golf. The Benbow is well loved by many return guests for the European atmosphere, excellent food and service. We plan to always make this RV park our stopover on the 101. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Here's a nice find if you're looking for a beautiful location. It is surrounded by it's own great golf course and adjacent to the historic BenBow Inn (AAA Four Diamond hotel). The park has paved sites and roads with grass and concrete patios. The cable is great with over 70 channels. The sites are not long (about 50'), but wide giving you lots of breathing room. It's just a very pretty place to be, especially if you like to golf. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have stayed at the park before, and find it a nice place to stop. They placed us in a VIP spot for no extra cost, and delivered a newspaper the next morning. We will stop here again when traveling Hwy 101, but probably not during the summer when the rates are higher. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is centrally located in California Redwood country. It is an older facility as other reviewers have noted but has been well-maintained. It has been a favorite of ours for many years. Sadly however rates have been increased aggressively over the past two years to the point that it is way over-priced. We will not be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in this park before. It is an okay park. It is old, but people were friendly, except the guy at night when I called he said it was booked completely, but I could call in morning of which I did and there were plenty of spots. Maybe because of fires causing cancelations, but I really think the guy on nights did not have a clue. It is overpriced but probably because of 4th of July, which people came for and the fireworks were canceled. Undestand if you are golfer it is a neat golf course. Probably would stay again, but not for $65.00. Restrooms were okay altho very old. But everything there is old. A must is to walk to the Benbow Hotel and go inside. Very nice. But the lake is being drained, so will no longer be a draw, because the dam has been determined to be unsafe. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by no means a resort park. This is an old park that hasn't seen an upgrade this century. The spaces are narrow and short, but they are not jammed together. It is nicely landscaped, but the restrooms and showers were dirty the two days I checked to see if I would use them. The office staff was friendly, but the overnight guy should not be allowed to get close to the public. He was very rude and insulting. They had no Wi-Fi service, even though they claimed to. The extra charge for dogs was horrible since all of the permanents left their dogs tied up all day outside their RV. If they would have refunded my money I would have gone somewhere else, and I asked. This park may have been nice at one time, but it no longer is worth the exorbitant prices they charge, and it is more joke than resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are nicely spaced for an RV park with grass lawns, picnic tables and a lounge chair. It is situated in a scenic, bucolic valley that can heat up nicely compared to other areas of the Redwoods region. You can probably get satellite here because it is not amongst the big tree area. The 9-hole golf course is a great amenity; the starter's desk is the same as the RV park check-in, so you can walk from your site. It is a fun course. The Benbow Inn is along a trail that goes under Hwy 101. It has an upscale restaurant. For other choices you have to drive to Garberbille. There is some highway noise, but not terrible. It's a good, well-run operation, I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pro's - It's a pretty spot, on Lake Benbow with a golf course. They seem to really be catering to golfers so if that's your thing you will probably like it. The wifi worked well, too. The staff was friendly and there is a nice store and laundry. Cons - Definitely OVERPRICED. They charged us $5 for an extra person. They also charge a daily rate for dogs, not for cats. Sites are narrow and with a 40 ft motorhome we had to jockey around to fit in the site and put out the slides. There are also some raggedy perms here too - you would not expect that at a resort park. The cable tv did not work at our site. We only stayed one night so I did not pursue it. I could not get our rooftop satellite dish to get a signal from our campsite so we had no tv here. Some of the facilities were closed due to off season. The utilities were adequate and we did get a 50 amp site but in mid November this is way off season and the park was only about 15% occupied. If I was traveling through here again I would not stay here - I would probably look for a free camp in an unoccupied parking lot in Garberville or Willits, or stay at the Redwood Empire fairgrounds in Ukiah. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is getting old as others have commented. We have stayed here several times and every time we ask why did we come back. The streets are too narrow with cars parked in the street. We saw several coaches having trouble getting into the spaces including us. The only 50 amp sites are on the ends and they are never available. So 30 amp are the only sites available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is okay--nothing special unless you play golf. The guys in our group like it here because of the golf and that is the reason we stop here. In my opinion, it is very overpriced. The $49 is for a 30 amp site. We need 50 amp, but will just do with 1 air conditioner rather than pay the additional $20. You do get a continental breakfast and newspaper in the $20 fee. Sites are narrow. There is a pole at the back of each site--made it difficult to get parked so that the slide could be extended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great golf course for reasonable fees. The park is well kept with a nice pool and various rec rooms. Spots are a little close, but I've seen worse. The surrounding area has a lot to see and do. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't understand complaints about this park being "dated". Other than not having 50-amp hookups it has all of the amenities a good park should have including a WiFi system that actually works. It is pretty with lots of trees, and very clean. It is easily the best between Eureka and Santa Rosa and a good base for visiting the Redwoods. My only (minor) gripe is a new front office system that requires guests to return to the registration desk on the day of departure to settle the bill, rather than doing it at check-in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with prior review. The park is very dated, but clean. The people were very nice. Pads could be pressured washed and detailed, but we would stay here again. Very convent and probably the best in the area. We are not golfers, but understand from another camper that this is a great little golf course and has some great history, but this person said that somehow the history has gotten lost. No one in the office knew of this. I forget the name of the designer, but these people were very impressed and loved the golf course. We would stay here again. It is easy on and off the freeway also. I do think the ad in Woodalls is a bit overkill but it is a good spot to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I like this campground . . it is in a pretty setting and relaxing. I have the feeling that if it was full up it wouldn't be nearly as relaxing as some of the sites in the back where we were are pretty close together. We enjoy walking over to the Benbow Inn (same owners) for lunch or dinner. I don't play golf, but their course was quite busy. Older, dated restrooms and no hot water one morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A clean well run, older park. Definitely family friendly. WiFi worked great. Some facilities are odd - the sewer hookup requires a non-standard fitting that is available "for sale" - negative points assigned. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very old park, clean, but very dated. Focus is on the little 9 hole par 3, much more than RV park. Overpriced. Paved streets and sites, but old. Pull throughs are short. They did give us 2 sites so we could park our truck next door. Hot tub was clean, but the jets didn't work. No one was interested in fixing that problem. May be the nicest park in the neighborhood, but don't get real excited if you stay here. We stayed here 2 nights. Advertised 50 amps, but I think they have 5 or 6 sites in the back of the park with 50 amp. You can tell this WAS a nice park in it's day. OK for overnight stay. Laundry dated too. Looks good at first sight, but many machines are not working. Out of order signs were stained from age! $2.00 wash and dry. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice surroundings. Close to 101, so a lot of road noise. Sites are ancient, but paved and clean. Very tight for big-rigs! Sewer connections are old and require a 3" connection, an adapter I don't carry in my rig. So I had to go into the office and buy one for no less than $15 bucks! They also dinged us a $2 per pet fee which I feel is ridiculous. So with the pet fee, the overpriced initial rate of $48 per night, and the sewer adapter I'll never use again it costs us $67 for one night in the middle of no where! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Way overpriced. I was here on April 30 and paid $33. Price on May 1st is $47. I would have stayed longer but would not pay that for a 'basic' pad. Seems the Benlow Inn now manages the place. The owner plans to upgrade the park but at the expense of current RVers. He should put up the money then charge the RVers after the upgrades are completed. I have stayed here on a number of other occasions. I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful spot right on a golf course and a river. Close to the freeway but quiet. Not many people in November. Very clean campsites. Leaves were picked up nearly every day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This rv resort is in a beautiful area. The golf course that the rv resort owns is fun, challenging and pretty cheap to play. The campground needs a little TLC but overall was clean. Your enjoyment will have alot to do with your specific site. Some are more private than others. Some sites have the golf course behind them and some have the river behind them. Those offer more privacy. The pool and sauna were clean. Staff was helpful. Garberville is two miles down the road. Be ready for deep pockets at the gas pumps there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place for family golfers! Cheap great quality, challenging course. Plenty to do here with biking, golf, swimming, hot tubs, and the little town of Garberville two miles away (great burger joint). Most sites have shade. Some with small trees. Grounds pretty well maintanied. They offer alot of evening activities for the kids. This is the place to go for a father and son to "bond" with the golfing and camping. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is in a little valley on the Eel River. It is surrounded by mountains and large trees, but the park only has small trimmed trees that pose no problem for an RV. The park is very well maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites are 30 ft. wide and level, but the paved area between the utility posts and the patio was barely wide enough to get the slides out. The streets were paved and narrow, making it a challenge to get into a site, but we managed to get in with our 39' motorhome. This park is not really big rig friendly, but big rigs do manage to get into sites. The park is very overpriced. They did have free WiFi that worked great. Cell phones did not get a good signal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week-end in the spring. I thought the facilities were very nice. I
think they should add more dumpsters as some campers left trash at the site when they left because there were no trash cans visable. the bathrooms were very
clean and the staff was friendly. If you Golf, the 9 hole course is right there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice RV park and pleasant operators. We were frustrated, however, by the daily "pet
fee" and by higher than would be expected prices. Also frustrating was the fact that entire sections of the park kept losing electricity because the park could not handle all the RVs parked there. Underpowered, with old, out-of-date wiring. Still, we would recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America discount. Even with the discount I wouldn't stay at this park again. Old and tired. Thursday night before Labor Day weekend I was the only traveler staying. Also, there were no tent campers though the park looks like it was originally set up for families. The few other rigs looked to be shabby long-term campers. Even for an overnight stay I would look for something else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I LOVED this park! It is a tight squeeze getting in, with a big rig. We have a 36 ft 5th wheel, and our friends have a 40 ft 5th wheel. The big beautiful red woods are amazing! You can't beat the atmosphere! Bear country! Clean restrooms. I would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff at this park was very friendly and helpful. They actually called and told us to get groceries(including directions for the store) before coming to the area as there is not much around. The sites were level and had good hook up location. AT & T will not work in this area, however we did hear that Verizon will work. The park is older and if you have slideouts you may want to look at your site before pulling in, but we had no issues with 4 slides. The rate is PA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate based on Passport America. Poorly maintained park. Bathrooms in bad shape. Could not use the ladies room after a gentleman had showered as it backed up in the ladies room through the floor (?). Would not go back and cannot recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate quoted is PA. Good 30 amp power. Wi-Fi is available at the store. Level gravel sites. No over the air TV. Fair Verizon phone. Verizon 1x data. Close to Avenue of the Giants through Humboldt Redwoods. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped @Madrone Campground (the other two are Huckleberry and Oak Flat). Our site (#71) was definitely not level, but nicely secluded from the other sites. We loved camping amongst the redwoods, but the "8" rating is due to the noise level from Highway 101 right next to our site. No bugs, but bicycling to Oak Flat, I noticed them right away due to its proximity to the Eel River. The nightly rate includes the $8 reservation fee via ReserveAmerica. P.S. The in and out direction signs can be confusing; we approached our site following the directions, but the site was configured backwards! We noticed some other sites were like that as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Maybe excellent isn't the correct rating but we loved it here, very peaceful, nice host and hostess. Grass, picnic table, play area for the kids, gravel roads. I guess it just felt good!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent place to stay for the Passport America rate, but the park is just pretty worn out. The hookups were OK (no 50 amp), but watch for spiders. The roads are in disrepair and the restrooms/showers need more attention. Our site had great shade and was close to the restrooms/laundry area. The space for trailers is gravel and the area around the campsite has lots of overgrowth. Take a walk across the road to see the Grandfather redwood (free) and the house made from one log ($1). We would stay overnight only again for the PA rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate shown Passport America discount. Site was a not very level gravel drive-through with a picnic table. Some of the tables and electric posts were in need of some maintenance. No cable TV or off the air. Our site looked satellite friendly. Wi-Fi would not connect. This park has propane which made it handy to fill up the tank prior to taking a campsite. Still, after hearing an unexplained loud explosion that night and lack of Wi-Fi we probably will not be staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price quoted is PA. No over the air TV. Poor Verizon Data and Phone service. Convenient to Avenue of the Giants (about 20 mi away). Level gravel sites. Free Wi-Fi is at check in building. Walk to Redwood gift shops. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An older park that could use some TLC. We and two other big rigs were parked in pull through sites not in the shade that others were talking about. Easy check-in, Passport America Park, $16.50. Good for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older RV Park with an old playground. Walking through the park is beautiful because it's in a forest. It's a no frills park and the hosts are lovely. We were in a pull through at the front of the park but the back in sites along the fence are spacious, quiet, and very shady. Would have preferred one of those sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older campground generally well kept. Found our pull through space to be quite adequate for an over night stay. Park was clean, neat, and tidy. Our $16.00 Passport America rate makes it a good value for the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice looking Park with friendly and courteous owners/managers. Everything is clean and neat and well kept up. I did laundry and the laundry room was excellent. Large deep machines. I would give this Park a ten except we could not get any Cell Phone Service (first time in the US) and the Wi-Fi was not available in our unit. Only in the Office. IF they had decent Wi-Fi at every site and could get Cell Phone Service this Park would definitely rate a 10/10. This is a Passport America Campground and we stayed there for $16.50/night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It's a nice park with plenty of trees. The site was almost level; basic hookups were there, but the WI-FI didn't work even though I was told it would but would be slow. The washrooms are nicely painted but dated. The shower cabinet is small (I'm not that big a guy) and the space to put on your clothes is limited. On the upside: no coins needed! If the long term renters wouldn't have been there it would have felt like on a state park with hookups. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Our family of 9 enjoyed this park. The staff was very kind toward us, and made us feel like family. Dirt pull-through site, WiFi was good for email, not fast. Close and convenient to redwood stuff, the grandfather tree is across the highway. We'd stay again; it was like a nice state park with full hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely area in the redwoods. The campground is an older one with lots of small spaces. We were able to fit our motor home in our space, but had to disconnect our car. The restrooms were basic but clean. It was quiet and people were friendly. Nice for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The man in the office was friendly at check in. I was assigned a dirt pull through which was ok for one night. There are lots of blackberry bushes near the sites and since the berries are just getting ripe, there were plenty to be found. My Verizon WiFi card didn't work very well and neither did my cell phone. It was easy to get in and out in a large rig and I would stay here again if passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older RV park with very basic facilities and no WiFi. The water and electric sites are under mature trees in deep shade, the pull through sites are in the open. The water and electric sites have campground quality driveways and the services are located at the end of each driveway so you may have trouble reaching depending where you want to position your RV. The washroom buildings look like pit toilets, but they are actually nicely painted inside, have a regular toilet and have hot and cold water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here to visit Humbolt Redwoods State Park and paid the Passport America rate. There are 9 large pull-through sites (#65 through #73) with water, sewer, and 30 amp that all short-term visitors were assigned. This campground is a good location for visiting Humbolt Redwoods and, at the Passport America rate, is a good value. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is the FHU, pull through daily rate with Passport America discount. Have a separate area for pull through sites with good satellite reception, though they are closer to Hwy 101. Sites are gravel and level. Very pleasant check-in where they seemed genuinely concerned that you get what you want. (We later learned this is a church camp that also caters to the general public.) One negative is that the dump station is on the road you use when exiting the pull-through area, and if someone were dumping your exit could be temporarily blocked. All in all, this was a nice place to spend the night and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is for Passport America. I would never pay full price ($34) to stay at this park. We heard a lot of traffic noise from where we were parked and, although they advertise wi-fi, there is really no wi-fi. You have to go in and ask the lady at the desk to "turn it on." They don't leave it on because they say "people abuse it." Apparently people try to watch TV on it (there is no cable here!) so they sit there and monitor it and if they see someone spike the usage, they turn it off. STRANGE! We only stayed for one night because I was bored. We enjoyed the Avenue of the Giants, but that's about all there is there, so after that (and having no cable and really no internet) we moved on. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The setting was nice for dropping down to the Fort Bragg area. We spent little time at our site, but it was large and had the basics. The man who checked us in was very helpful. We used camp club so the price was good. Fine stopping place to explore the redwoods area, Fort Bragg and Mendocino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fine place for short stays. The site was easy and adequate, although not all that large. Cable TV would have been nice, but not offered. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location for visiting Richardson Grove State Park and surrounding area. We had the Good Sams discount. Bathrooms were older but very clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great park in the redwoods, easy to find, easy to drive through. Has clean grounds and a very friendly staff. Great area for large get togethers as they have a large kitchen and dining hall, service hall, etc. Our site was big and level with lots of room for our slide. Great price and they let us have a late check out since we were attending a local event. Dog and motorcycle friendly. Hwy 101 is right outside the camp so you have a little (very little) road noise but it is quiet at night. We will be back for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent one night as Passport America guests, and found this to be a good overnight stop. The shower facilities were clean and water hot. We used a satellite for TV and the sites were long pull-through's (up front), so we wouldn't even have had to unhook had we not done some sightseeing in the area. Limited road noise and some permanent campers. We would overnight here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate given is with Passport America discount. Our site was #14 and fairly level; better than some others we have had here in the past. Several power bumps caused us some concern. We switched the fridge over to propane just in case. The laundry did a good job on our clothes, but someone could have cleaned up the floor and the dryer vents. There are lots of trees in the park. The WIFI okay for email, but don't try to download anything or you might get cut off. The park has cheaper propane than the gas stations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is old and run down. We had a trashy old trailer next to us that no one was in. For the price with our Passport America discount it was OK, but we wouldn't recommend more then an over night stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground surrounded by mature trees. Our site was not level. No off air TV reception at all. WIFI worked okay, but as the internet service provider is connected to satellite, video and audio streaming is discouraged. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is run by a church. The full hookup pull-throughs in front are pretty close together, but they are long, with a sewer connection at both the middle and rear. Most of the park looks like a real campground with huge trees, but most of the sites back there have no hookups. According to the park map, there are 31 full hookup sites, 12 water/electric sites, and 46 dry sites, if I counted correctly. The free WiFi is fast, with a strong signal, at least at the pull-through sites in front. We heard very little road noise. I heartily recommend this park, especially at the $12.50 Passport America rate for full hookup sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Richardson Grove straddles highway 101 and contains a small but very nice old-growth redwood grove. Unfortunately they chose to build highway 101 so it runs right through the middle of the grove, cutting it in two and destroying the normal quiet of a redwood grove. It is a nice little park nonetheless and the campground is pretty good. It is a typical no-hook-up forest campground with flush toilets and water spigots around. The road is narrow but not too bad and many of the sites could handle a larger RV than our 31 ft. fifth wheel. There is decent space between sites, though most have driveways at right angles to the road, making backing in a bit tricky. There are a few pull-throughs. No dump station but there is a commercial campground nearby that has one. Our Verizon data reception was marginal but with our MiFi we got good Internet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It appears that all but two of the reviews below pertain to the Richardson Grove Campground and RV Park - NOT Richardson Grove State Park. They have been incorrectly posted. Therefore you may disregard the comments about the store, pool, etc. because there aren't any. Richardson Grove State Park offers a lovely camping experience in the woods. Typical for the vast majority of California state parks, there are no hookups, and there is no dump station. (You can pay to use the one at Richardson Grove Campground and RV Park.) However, there is a very nice swimming hole on the Eel River, although the beach is somewhat rocky. Just deal with it. There is plenty to do for people who actually like to be outside when they're camping. Walking among the redwood trees is an awesome experience. They have ranger programs and lectures. It gets very dark and quiet at night. We go back to this state park whenever we get the opportunity. I gave it a 9 because the sites are tight. Not tightly spaced, but tight maneuvering through the trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice folks in the office. Campground is a hodge podge. The pool is nice but the roads are all dirt and very dusty. Lots of mosquitos. It's hot here in the summer even in under the trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a nice park. Quiet, easy to get in and out of. There was not a dog walk that we saw and the playground was something to be desired, but the kids liked riding their bikes on the dirt roads. It was mostly empty when we were there, so didn't have disturbances except the construction that was going on. Nice location to Redwoods and Avenue of the Giants. It was nice there. There was a laundry too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second stay at this park, and we were glad that we decided to come back! This park is a great find located in the heart of the Redwoods. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. there is a nice little store, and clean showers. We look forward to staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fairly old park in the process of being upgraded with a new meeting hall. Newest section close to the highway. Older sections in the back had trees and were quiet. The WIFI connection is fee for service and worked okay. Park has an on-site store and nearby are a gas station, bakery, and souvenir shops. Our nightly rate is Passport America rate in the winter season. The park is good value for the money and I would stay again for overnight.
39 RV sites and 60 tent sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One section is pull through for large motor homes and the rest is in the trees, mixed pull though and back in. Park is old, but clean and all systems worked OK. The people running it are very nice and accommodating. Cleanest dump station I have ever seen. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I've been camping here for the last 35 years (either in a tent and now a class A) and love it. It's in the redwoods and there's about 9 miles of nature trails and areas along the Eel River to fish. The sites are all paved and they say the Max. RV length is 30' but we're 35' and had no problems finding a spot. It's beautiful here and you don't get as much traffic noise. In the summer you appreciate being so deep in the trees, it really keeps the temperatures down. They have wifi here, but you need to be no more than 150 - 200 ft. from the Ranger Station. I've used it before and didn't have any problems. This is a great State Park!! We camped here in a Motorhome.