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07/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
First my positive points, the park is beautiful. Lots of trees and shade, but also open areas. Two playgrounds for kids. Mini golf (bring your own balls or buy them at the guard shack). Decently sized sites, most of which would accommodate our 33' foot fifth wheel. As TT members, the cost was free. The cons, for me, were no cell service, no Internet, no satellite reception. It is not the park's fault that there is only minimal cell service in the area. We had at most 1-2 bars of regular cell service some of the time, and no service the rest of the time. We were experiencing some family issues at the time of our visit, and not to be able to depend on phone service was a problem. We use Verizon. There is Wi-Fi at the family clubhouse. We were able to get a strong connection to the Wi-Fi router, but the router did not connect to the Internet with any regularity. In six days, I was able to connect only once. There is a sign in the clubhouse that says the Internet Wi-Fi is working, but that was not my experience. The grounds are heavily forested, so getting satellite reception is difficult. There are a few sites that can pick up signals....maybe 40 out of 300+ sites. If you are familiar with Thousand Trails campgrounds, you will know that these are first come first serve sites. Also, although they advertise full hookups, not all sites off this. In this park, about 55 sites have full hookups. These sites are closer to the road (although the road noise is not bad at all). The trade off is you can have either full hookups, or beach view, or satellite reception, or none of the above - with the exception of the rental cabins. If you know this in advance, you will not be disappointed. My interactions with the campground staff was blah. They were not particularly friendly but they were not rude either. It didn't appear that anyone really enjoyed their job. There is salt water beach access, but it is a rocky beach (think lots of barnacle covered rocks). There is no sand or swimming areas. I gave this campground a mediocre rating overall. The setting is beautiful, and would rate it closer to 8. The amenities were probably closer to 6, with the exception of the advertised Wi-Fi availability, which I would rate a 1. We will probably not return.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We found this campground to be very nice. We were there mid-week, and camped in the Meadow View section. We had great 30 amp power and good water pressure. There are lots of trees which is nice for shade, but not so good for DirecTV reception. We talked to a few people who were able to pick it up, but in site 166 we could not. Verizon cell phone reception was good. The park does not offer Wi-Fi except at the club house, and we have our Millenicom service on hold for the summer. The staff was very friendly. The park was very clean. I glanced in the restrooms which were clean. The spots in the Meadow View section were good sized with shrubs or trees dividing most sites and offering privacy. This is not so much the case in the Lake View and Timber View sections. There was a huge swimming pool, putt putt golf, a playground, basketball court, baseball field, hiking trails, lots for families and kids to do. Price reflects our Thousand Trails membership. We would camp here again.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our week in this TT campground. We walked and drove around and saw all the amenities, which were clean, well kept, and the pool looked very inviting. Because we were so busy exploring the area, we did not get a chance to use any of the amenities though. A few reasons I did not give this park a 10. The site layouts are confusing to me. There will be a single site with a grassy area, and then there will be two sites, sharing a utility pole, with very little personal use space. We were camping with family and were lucky to get two sites with the grassy area in-between, so it worked out for us. I think each visit would get a different rating depending on the site you were able to get. And with Thousand Trails, there is no specific site reservation unless you are leasing the site long term. We got great reception with Direct TV. Our MiFi was a bit of a challenge, and we had to get our booster out. It said 4G, but only 1-2 bars. I wish there was a way to elect to use 3G with 4 bars. It's not the park's fault - it is just the geographical location here. All in all, we enjoyed our stay. Nice and quiet. Most sites have some trees for shade. We will come back next year. Rate reflects our TT membership.
04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were visiting family in Goodyear, and this was a great park for us. Not far off the freeway, so you will hear traffic if you listen for it. The park is clean. The staff is very friendly. The pool looked clean and inviting, although we did not use it. Spots were assigned and although the park was not full, they did put rigs next to each other rather than spacing them out for a little privacy. That is the only reason I did not give them a 10. They are doing road work on I-10, so follow the website directions rather than your GPS. Nightly rate I listed is based on a weekly rate plus $3 daily electric fee. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
I love, love, love this park! The only reason I did not give it a 10 is because I did not see the restrooms or showers so I could not evaluate them, and the picnic tables need replacing. Also, there is an additional $5 per day electric surcharge. I would prefer to have this included in the daily rate, rather than a separate charge, but that is just personal opinion. The park is under new management, and the manager was great to work with. I loved the park so much that I came into the office to ask a ton of questions about availability and park models while husband was packing up to leave. We were only here for two days. Next time, we will stay for weeks if not months. The park is quiet at this time of year. There is river access with a grassy park area along the river front for guests to use. Although we didn't use them, I did go take a peek at the small Rec Room which had a pool table, a ping pong table, TV, a library, games and jigsaw puzzles, along with kitchen facilities. I didn't use the pool or the hot tub, but the management keeps them covered to avoid any blowing sand or leaves. All you have to do is roll the covers back and then put them back on when you are done. Most of the RV sites were nice sized, grassy sites, with some trees between the sites. There are some park models and permanent trailers in the spaces lining the perimeter of the park. They were all clean and well kept. In my opinion, this is the best park in the area including the ones from Blythe, CA to Parker, AZ.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price reflects a TT membership. This is a typical Thousand Trails park. Not the best. Not the worst. They are currently upgrading parts of the park to 50 amp, but there will be a $5 up charge to use it. I can tell by other reviews that this park may be great at times and unbearable at others. The reason is the dairy farm near by. While we were here, the wind was blowing in the right direction and we had no smell and no problem with flies. I'm guessing that at another time of year, it could definitely be a problem as it is discussed in other reviews. We spent 4 days here. We had spot #560 which backed up to a nice view in the distance of the hills and horse pastures. Sites appeared to be good sized. Ours certainly was. Great 30 amp service. Our DirecTV came in fine and our Millenicom Mi-Fi had a strong signal. We did not use any of the facilities (showers, pool, club house, putt putt golf) but did check them out. All were clean and well maintained. The adult pool and hot tub looked great. I stuck my toes in and the water was very comfortable. Relatives had warned us about choosing a site near the water due to the bird poo and some of the birds which nest in the trees. I would keep that in mind, but it did not appear to be a big problem as we walked around the park. Staff was great. We would came here again - the price is right for us. If the wind was blowing in the other direction, we would move on. My rating reflects my experiences for this visit.
03/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate above is based on a 15-night stay. I agree with the reviewer below me. Older reviews are very outdated. We stayed here based on the recommendation of someone who was working for the park during its renovations. I loved this park. It was quiet, with easy access just a mile off I-15. Although I didn't use the showers or restrooms, I did peek in and they were very clean. The laundry facilities were great - $1.50 to wash, $1.25 to dry for 45 minutes. The machines were relatively new. When you check in, the office assistant drives you around in a golf cart to show you the sites available that will fit your rig. The owner lives on site, and there are many employees out and about keeping things clean and in repair. The sites were huge. The cement pads very generous. We stayed in site #42. My only complaint, and the reason I did not give the park a 10 out of 10, is due to cellular voice and Internet reception. This has nothing to do with the park itself, other than its location. It is down in a dip and I think it just misses the cell tower signals. Our Verizon phones often cut out and we missed calls. Our Millenicom MiFi was slow to load. Our DirecTV dish, although it took a bit to find the satellite, came in just fine. They park does offer free cable, and Internet is available for a fee via TengoInternet. The closest shopping and services is in Oceanside and Temecula. Groceries, gas, restaurants, banks, etc, all within 20 minutes. The store at the park is closed but my understanding is they were hoping to find someone to lease it and reopen it before summer. They do offer propane delivery to your site 6 days a week. It was a little higher price than we could have gotten elsewhere, but the convenience was worth the higher price. There are many full time/year round residents here, but everyone kept their sites clean. It is not what I would call a "resort" but there was a swimming pool and some catch and release fishing ponds as well as a small playground for little kids. I was looking for some place quiet, with nice scenery, close to San Diego and surrounding areas. I would recommend this place and I would stay here again.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy access from Hwy 101. Older park. Many long term tenants. There are pull through slots but it did not accommodate our in a 33' RV and truck. Sites are dirt/grass. We stayed in #24 and it was pretty level. I poked my head in to see that the restrooms were dated but clean. Pool was not open. Hot tub was open, but we did not use it. The water appeared clear, but I couldn't tell if the tiles were dirty or just old. I could hear traffic noise inside our rig, but it was not enough to keep me awake. Most of the people we talked with were friendly, and the grounds were clean. Okay for overnight, but I would not stay here more than that just because of the traffic noise. DirecTV dish and Mi-Fi were great. Price reflects a Good Sam discount, but I had to ask for it. It wasn't offered.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for 5 nights while visiting friends in the area. Great park. Clean. Level pads. Shrubs between most sites. Great office staff. Easy access right off Hwy 101, but no traffic noise. There is a train that goes through about 9pm but you just hear the engine noise, no horn blowing. We did not use the restrooms. The laundromat was adequate with a sink for rinsing things if needed. We used our DirecTV and got a good signal. Same with our Millenicom Mi-Fi. The pool is seasonal and was not open, but I assume they will drain and clean the pool before long. There are many long term folk there, but all sites are well maintained. You are just 6 miles from Gilroy with any store you could possibly need. We would definitely stay there again.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
One of the complaints I read was about lack of signage and how it was easy to miss the turn. Possibly because of those comments, I was diligent about looking for the turnoff. Here are my hints if you are traveling southbound on Hwy 101. The park is about 7 miles south of Willits. At about 6 miles, you will pass a weigh station. At about 6.5 miles, there is a sharp turn where the speed limit drops to 45 mph. Look for mile marker HUM 101 39.5 (stands for Humboldt County Hwy 101 if you are wondering). You will see one of the yellow intersection signs showing a right-hand turn. There is also an short right-hand turn lane. The Ridgewood Ranch sign is visible along with the Good Sam signage. I could see how it would be easy to miss if the foliage was grown up and around it, but when we came by it was pretty clear to me. It’s a nice little park. First you will come up on the mobile home section where the office and the laundromat is. Office hours are minimal. The check in gal called me to verify about what time we would be there because I guess they are only in the office from 11am - 2pm on Tuesday and Wednesday (9-5 the other days of the week). We wouldn’t get there in time. She gave me our space number and told me there was a reserved sign on the post. The management does not take credit or debit cards here; it is cash or check. The envelopes and registration information is on the front of the office door. Be sure to look on the driveway office entrance, not the back entrance from the laundromat. It was a bit confusing for me, but I finally found it. The cost for a full hook up for the night is $35; $32 for Good Sam Members. This park has Wi-Fi in the laundromat area only. Our Mi-Fi did pick up a signal but it was slower than slow….think dial up at its worst. We did hook up the booster, but did not take the antenna outside. I was more interested in getting the DirecTV dish set up as they have no cable here. I would have given the park a higher score if there was better Wi-Fi as we need the internet access. Our DirecTV dish picked up all the channels without a problem, so the lack of cable TV was not a big deal for me. Cell service with Verizon was adequate, but I would not call it good. There was a nice little pool, but it was wasn't warm enough for swimming while we were there. I ducked in the restrooms which were clean but dated. I would stay here again, either overnight or for a couple of days. We couldn't stay long term because of the lack of Wi-Fi. Very peaceful. We had pull-through site 35. Next time I would opt for a back-in site next to the creek for better viewing of the wild life.
03/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy access off of Hwy 101. Office was closed when we arrived with no information left for us even though we had reservations. The owner does leave her cellphone number on her outgoing office voicemail, so I called. Apparently, the owner was out of town and whomever was manning the office did not leave anything for us. It happens. The owner directed me to the pull through full hook up spots. We had paid in advance so there was no problem. We did use their cable which was fine. We used our own Mi-Fi. I did not use or check out any of the facilities (restrooms, showers, etc). It was a quiet place. Fairly level dirt sites. It had been raining so the ground was muddy and the site was littered with fallen leaves. We are from Western Washington so the rain, mud and leaves are not a big deal for us and of course were weather dependent. There were cement slabs for the picnic tables. Only a few rigs in this section (maybe 6). Perfectly fine for an overnight stay. Would stay there again. Rate reflects a Good Sam discount.
03/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our second overnight stay at this park. It is about 1 mile off of Hwy 101. Nice quiet park. I had originally requested a water-electric site, but we needed to dump the tanks so they gave us a full hook up, no problem. This time of year it is not especially busy, but given its location to the beach, I imagine that summer time would be a different story. There are huckleberry and salal bushes between each site which gives you some nice privacy screens. We used their cable hook up rather than setting up the Directv dish as it was raining. Their WiFi did not connect so we used our own Millenicom/Verizon Mi-Fi which worked just fine. We had been having trouble with one of our slides getting stuck out, and of course it happened again. The office referred us to a local technician, who was very helpful. Told us what we needed to get in order to fix it (the bolts we were using kept breaking). We were a few hours past check out time in our departure, but we were not charged for the extra night. There is a Thousand Trails campground in the area that we could have used for free, but for over night - I just love this place.
03/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our second time staying here. It is easy access off of I-5, about one mile east. A nice small park with plenty of green space. Very clean. It is not a resort. There is a pleasant walk along the levee. Many stores and services within 1-2 miles. It is quiet and a great stop over place if you are headed either north or south along I-5. We live about 175 miles north and this is a great stopping spot for us on day #1, knowing we will get a late start.
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