What many others have said -- a great value at $15.00 a night. Very convenient, right off the highway. 2 free margaritas. Restaurant was good enough. We camped here in late March and it was not full, i.e. did not have to get here by 11am to secure a space as others have mentioned. Also, as of March 2012 there seemed to be only 2 sites out of the daily rotation not the 8-10 mentioned in a couple of other reviews from prior years. Would definitely stay here again for the value and convenience to highway.
Our rate reflects the Nevada State Park yearly passholder rate. This is our second stay at Cathedral Gorge and it remains one of our favorites. Fantastic landscape and night sky. Convenient to highway. Nice place to stop if you prefer a short first days drive when heading north out of Vegas.
We would actually rate this park an 8 if we did not have a dog. First the positives, friendly folks, nice, clean, convenient campground. Excellent value on the PA rate. My wife found the laundry facilities to be especially clean and pleasant. Non dog owners need read no further and consider this an 8. Now the negatives, dogs are only allowed in one area of the park. The sole dumpster is at the other end of the park where dogs are not allowed. As we always clean up after our dog (and it is a rule of the campground as well), this is of some inconvenience. Basically you must bring your dog back to the RV before hiking to the dumpster to dispose of the waste. I would suggest either allowing dogs to walk to the dumpster area, or simply placing an additional trash can in the dog run.
This was a surprise. Difficult to find in that there is no signage indicating an RV park from the road or even within the fairgrounds. When we arrived there were no other campers so it appeared an open meadow until we were close enough to see the electrical hook-ups. There are 28 sites listed on the webpage and additional non-traditional sites throughout the grounds. It is a bit confusing to find an appropriate site if you do not require full hook-ups. I still wonder if we parked correctly, but as there is a simple fee box and no host, I guess I will never know. It was nice to walk among all the fair buildings when the fair was not in session. The fairgrounds are walking distance to both downtown and the brewery (wonderful brewery tour and free samples). We would camp here again.
We loved this park, great location, great scenery, no complaints whatsoever here. I suppose if you are in a rig with your door facing the street you might not appreciate it as much, but when we camped here those inside spaces were being used by tent campers, while the RVs were camped in appropriate spots for their orientation. Water and dump were easily accessible, and with electric at the site we found this to be an exceptional National Park campground.
The park was great, most (but not all) sites afford a great deal of privacy. Very convenient to local shopping malls, yet in a true campground setting. We used this stop to stock up on supplies, etc. Our rate reflects the nightly average over 2 nights stayed. Of note: If you are towing a toad you will be charged an additional $5 per day upon arrival (I don't know if the same goes for trucks towing trailers). There is also a $3 reservation fee. If you happen to be camped in one of the few "busy" spots and request a more secluded spot, you will be charged an additional $3 if the spot happens to have a 50 amp plug. We loved the park, but not the nickle and dime, especially on the toad.
This place was just fine, convenient, right off the highway. Some stores and restaurants were right next door or across the highway. Downtown area and museums were just a short drive away. Some of the other options in town may have been a bit more park-like, but this place seems a better value for those spending much of the day at the attractions. One negative would be the nightly sprinklers saturating the area around our door. Still overall we would give it a solid recommendation.
We had read many very positive reviews of this campground and I must say I was not disappointed at all in the grounds, etc (as other reviews have accurately described its virtues). Pricing however is a bit off. We paid 46.50 for Water/Electric (Sewer would have been more). My feeling is that it's about 10 bucks more than it should be for what it is. I suppose the value is there if you utilize the facilities heavily, but if you spend the whole day driving around the Black Hills and not much time at the park, then you might not feel that great about the pricing. Although a lovely park, we would not camp here again.
Camped here for one night on the PA rate. I believe we were the only overnight RV in the park, many permanent/seasonal trailers here. A bit unusual of a park actually. The gentleman in charge was very accommodating. We requested a pull through and although they did not have one, they allowed us to position our coach over two back-in spots which created a temporary pull-through. Really not bad for the money, considering full hook-ups and the peaceful nature of the place.
The campground was fine, the staff were friendly enough and the location convenient when visiting the Los Angeles area. We were a bit disappointed to find that this particular KOA situated in a major metro area had no internet/cable available.
We actually found the campground itself to be very enjoyable and very scenic. The low rating is due to the horrible 5 miles of road one must take into the park from the highway. I suppose it largely depends on the rig (a 4WD truck camper would likely fare better than our 31 Class C) but our overall experience here was a poor one. Even at a slow crawl the road was extremely rough. I would not camp here again.
The campground was fine, but we will not be camping here again. I don't know how many of the campsites at Beverly come with this disclaimer, but ours did with our reservation confirmation: "Please do not dump a full holding tank into the campsite connection as it may overflow. Use the dump station located near the registration booth." When we arrived at our site it was apparent that not everyone reads (or chooses to follow) these instructions. It seems they should either have a fully functioning sewer hook up or seal it shut. I for one would certainly prefer having the dump station as the only option as opposed to leaving things to chance.
Our stay here was very enjoyable. The site was of decent size and extremely private. Campground is conveniently located near the highway and the town of Brookings. Great coastal scenery in this area. We would stay here again.
Hard to evaluate this campground as we camped here on a summer weekend and found it crowded and noisy. At other times we may have found it more enjoyable. I would not chance it here again on a summer weekend though. The $65 rate does not include the 10% tax, the total cost of over $70 is a bit high.
We enjoyed our stay at Emma Wood immensely. I would rate it a "10" except for the fact that there is no dump station. Train/highway noise did not bother us at all and the beach down at the end of the campground is very nice. Downtown Ventura is nearby as well.