I have never been to a park with such narrow spots. You can barely leave your rig without stepping on the dirt slop. If you want to sit outside, it will be in front of your rig. We had to unhook our toad in the rain in order to make the turn into the site for a one-night stay. The park is clean and quiet but doesn't appear dog friendly. I was told to keep my dog inside. Okay...it's pouring, I don't plan on hanging out outside, but I can walk him, RIGHT? Also, we were two adults. We run a business. They refused to give us two internet codes. I'm looking for a park in the area for a few months and CA RV Resort is not in the running.
Price approximate. I have been RVing for a long time and I will be hard-pressed to find a more friendly and helpful park owner. In fact, everyone that worked there was very congenial, and they are great animal lovers. The park may be more expensive than others but the area is beautiful. The park is very well maintained. There is a large off-leash dog area, a fishing pond, paddle boats, bike rentals, laundry and showers and kabins. There's a large tent area as well. The grass is thick and plush and comfy on the naked toes. The mild summer weather is fantastic and there are a lot of area restaurants to eat at. Wi-Fi strong and stable. Our Verizon and Sprint cells had strong signals with no problems. I was a little concerned because we lost signals to both en-route there, but the park is strong and the surrounding area is strong/ok. I would highly recommend Gunnison KOA. I think we found our "summer retreat".
Price is approximated. Very nice campground. We will definitely return. The park is on the Kern River, and many spots have the perfect view and sound. There is also a stream running through the park, so if you don't luck out with a "river view" the creek will do fine. Nice shade trees, quiet surroundings. Suggestions to the management: (1) Add an off leash dog area to exercise the furry kids. My dog has a lot of energy and a long-term stay would be better if I could tucker him out a bit; and (2) Thank you for the wi-fi but if you could do something to de-bug it, that would be great. I had to reboot my computer several times for it to work, and the wi-fi itself is very slow. I need internet for work, and it was near impossible to do so during my stay. The hosts and maintenance people are friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this park and will happily return.
This is a late review as we stayed at Garlic Farm RV Park in December 2008. We weren't comfortable with a large number of the guests. There was just an unattractive element that gave me the creeps. I walked my dog once and kept the door closed and locked the night we were here. As far as the park, the internet was not working, the electricity went out for a couple hours in the morning and the water tasted pretty foul. This park was not an enjoyable experience for me and we will not be back.
(I stayed with a member and do not know what the rate was.) This park makes me angry. I do not understand how, nearing the end of 2009, any RV park could expect to stay in business while offering zero technology: no Wi-Fi, no internet at the sites, no cable TV. Furthermore, because of the canyon location, we had no cell coverage and no satellite TV. This park is huge but it's a dump. As you drive in, you see trimmed trees and shrubs surrounded by thick healthy grass. Take a good look at that grass because it's the last time you will see it in the park. The roads are rocky and dusty. Road signs in the large park are broken or knocked down and just sitting at the sides of the road. There are no fires allowed though I noticed others with large fires. There were also very loud groups of people there who certainly did not respect "Quiet Time". This is supposed to be a private membership park that costs thousands of dollars to to join, yet it lacks the most rudimentary expectations to "rough it" while away from home. When you are at this park, it is truly roughing it. You will pass one or two RV parks en route to this dump. I highly recommend giving one of the others a try. I honestly hate to see businesses struggling in this economy, but I resented every dollar I spent at this Thousand Trails and I felt highly taken advantage of.
"I'm so sad. This is my last night at Flying Flags and I had such a good time. The people are terrific. The park is spotless, the spaces are nice and wide, paved and grassy. For a nominal price, they offer weekend BBQ dinners, burger dinners, sundae parties, Sunday breakfasts and room, er, rig service on Sunday mornings. They even play movies in the pool area on the weekends free of charge. The park offers a fenced dog park and dog bath. It even has a fenced (and roofed!) cat area to let your precious feline stretch its legs. I sound like I own the place but I don't. I'm an avid RVer and am pretty picky. I appreciate a park that takes pride in their place and hires people that are congenial and helpful - right now to the smiling gardener. I highly recommend and I will definitely return."
Park offered many amenities, nearly all at extra charges. Lovely park and nice employees. My problem with this park is that it has "shareholders", RVers that buy or rent spaces at a discounted rate. It appeared to me by seeing a few situations that the park caters to these shareholders. The park seems easygoing until a shareholder has an issue and then security comes knocking on your door or management leaves a note on your rig. I saw a few disgruntled campers the week I was there. I appreciate rules and pride in your park but treating guests like they are the Beverly Hillbillies is a bit of a thrill kill. Personally, I prefer a bit more of a laid back environment without on again-off again "rules" that appear to be dependent on moods.
Large park but very quiet. It was pretty busy while we were there, since there are few parks in the area. Some "residents" but they keep their sites and rigs well maintained. There are a few park cats, which my dog thought were meant for him, and a few park peacocks and peahens that he didn't know what to do with. We were there over Halloween and received quite a few trick-or-treaters who were very polite and thankful. They didn't knock on closed doors unless they saw you moving around. I didn't love the internet access. It wasn't very fast and they are sticklers about you not using too much download/upload time. I was cut off without warning which was a hassle. We work on the road, so internet is important. This is a problem we run in to in a lot of parks, so this one isn't in the minority. It's just annoying. All in all, I would recommend and I would return. We've stayed at several KOA's throughout the country and this one was quite fine.
We were very disappointed in this park as the ads made it much better than it really was. The park has many permanent residents and their personal spaces were not very well maintained. There was no maintenance around - no raking or even making sure the tables were clean. The spot we took was secluded and next to the host. Disappointingly, our area was full of household trash, i.e., old mattresses and other such "junk". We left the next morning. Beautiful redwoods but simply not a beautiful park. Understandably for the area, no cell coverage and satellite will not work, but park provides Wi-Fi. I would not recommend.