Booked Memorial Weekend a few weeks in advance. Was told at time of booking that there were only two sites available. Well, there were a lot more than that but it appears individuals own specific sites and those aren't rented to the public. There were still several sites available so it might be safe to just show up even on a busy holiday weekend. The sites are pretty nice, concrete pads with additional half-circle patios - just no table provided so bring your own. The back-in sites have trees, some might be an issue with really tall rigs; the tree at our site blocked our awning. All sites have privacy hedges between, very nice touch, with a bit of grass. There is a center large pond with fountain which is quite nice, as well as a nice pool and spa. No playground, didn't see any kids all weekend. There is an OK dog run area, grassy and not too smelly. Seemed to be a lot of rules which is a bit off-putting but we were good and didn't get into trouble! They seemed to really emphasis the 10 pm quiet time so we didn't stay up and visit like we usually would have. Seemed everyone was in bed by then, I guess to make their early tee-times. A round of golf comes free with each site. Need a remote to access this gated park so I wouldn't show up here after hours.
This campground is run by the Army Corps of Engineers, which makes for an unusual setup. Some campsites have electricity and water, some have one or the other. We stayed in Loop C Space 31 which had both 50 amp and water. At first we didn't really care for the site because there was a steep slope off to one side. After looking at all the other sites we decided it wasn't so bad. None of the pull-through sites we saw had any hookups. Make sure when you choose a site (either online or in person) that you look carefully at whether or not there are hookups. Many sites had electricity but not water, which is very unusual. The Corps has done an excellent job providing other amenities such as covered picnic tables, fire pits, BBQs, and lantern poles. The main job of the volunteer camp host is to rake each campsite - they are pristine when you pull in! The sites are asphalt but very narrow. Some are a bit of work to back into. All are built into a hilly area so lots of slopes and need to level from side-to-side. Lake was at an all-time low so many sites that would normally be right on the water, aren't. Would definitely come back when the lake is full. Great place to go with a mix of RVers and tent campers as tent campers can choose any site. There's a fairly new playground for kids, nothing for dogs, except a lot of foxtails. Best entry is from the south, through Madera. The road in from Chowchilla is long, hilly, and a bit confusing with lots of turns.
We've been here several times. This was the first time with our new, bigger rig, and I was concerned about how we'd fit into what I remember as pretty tight spaces. We asked for an end space when we made reservations and were pleased to be assigned to beautiful space #279. It was perfect and we had no problems fitting our 35" RV and parking the truck. Some spaces are really tight; especially, on the south end. There are lots of kids and dogs so not a place to be if you don't like all that commotion. Restrooms were clean. Wi-Fi is excellent; Verizon cell service perfect. The park is maintained very well and routinely patrolled by security. The offer so many amenities (prepared food, groceries, coffee, firewood, tour pick-up) you don't really need to leave.
We live nearby and needed to stay for a few days while we had work done on our house. We store our trailer at the fairgrounds storage lot so set up was real easy. There are both grass and gravel back-in and pull-thru spaces. The back-in spaces don't really have enough room to park a tow vehicle. The hookups can be in awkward places. The restroom/shower and laundry facility was just added about a year ago and is serviceable. As others state, this is just a place to stay if you need to be in the area. There are no weekly or monthly rates so it isn't cheap. Unlike others, we experienced difficulties with the camp host but they were eventually worked out with the fairgrounds management. It is not a horrible place by any means but it is also not very enjoyable.
We were looking for a campground near Stockton for an event we were attending on Saturday. Pulled in Thursday; office staff was very friendly, offered us a night free with two paid ($56/night reg rate). Found out later they are part of Passport America with a $12/night rate. There are quite a few long term residents but the grounds are well maintained and it is a very large park. It was probably 75% empty over the entire weekend. The center of the park is a huge flood basin that is available, at least during the dry season, as a dog run, mowed weeds - look out for foxtails and burrs. Location is a great base for wine tasting. Downtown Lodi is really nice. Was VERY windy, not a place you're going to sit out much, although the sites are a nice size for doing so. Nice restrooms and laundry (need tokens, tho, PITA!)
Small quiet campground, but very nice; concrete pads, some sites with extra patio area with table/chairs/umbrellas (add'l $), small but fun dog area (like most KOA have plastic agility equipment), walk or shuttle to casino. Nice club house. Staff was friendly. Sites are large, easy access.
This is a typical family-oriented KOA, but with way more activity and people than I've ever seen at other KOAs. It is a strange approach, up a long hill. Saw the peacocks, but didn't think....Tons of people swarming around the pool and petting zoo. Lots of people in the store buying all kinds of things, including SF trips so long wait to check in. Need wristbands and there's a gate to punch a code into just to get into the campground. Roads are pretty tight. Was strange seeing tents everywhere, we usually stay at places that don't allow them. Our pull-thru site was barely long enough; the "asphalt" pad was in a serious state of neglect; the site was sloped so you kind of ran downhill exiting the rig and there wasn't a level place to put a chair. Did I mention kids running everywhere...and the peacocks. They screech all night. When you finally get to sleep at 4 am the kids wake you up at 7....not a relaxing place, but great if you have a bunch of young kids and are used to not sleeping.
We always stay here passing from North CA to South. Large, level, spacious sites (not concrete, but packed sand/decomposed granite). Very good on-site restaurant (discount for campers) with patio dining including TV & fireplace, free cookies at check-in, beautiful pool area, and Camping World right across the street! What more could you ask for??? A better dog area, would be one thing, but at least they added a fenced area that is actually large enough to exercise a large dog, just never figured out how you would get to it if all the site were full since you have to walk thru a campsite to access it. Staff is wonderful, in the office, camp host, in the restaurant. Recommend reservations for weekend arrivals, they tend to fill up.
Stayed here for our group rally. Check in was not very welcoming. $5 deposit for a card for the restroom/shower/laundry. Dog "park" is very small and smelly. Sites are very nice, level concrete, nicely landscaped, although the trees are starting to get out of hand. Several in our group requested branches be trimmed; some got assistance, others had to take matters into their own hands (do you carry a tree saw???). Shuttle service to casino is friendly & efficient. All casino facilities are wonderful. We ate at several restaurants and all were very good to excellent. Eat at the golf course, out on the deck, if you can afford it!
Great location for Disneyland; about a half mile walk or pick up the $5/day shuttle. Not a great place to just hang out around your campsite. Sites are pretty close together. "Resort" is just a large concrete parking lot with strips of grass between sites. There are two small fenced areas for dogs, not enough room to exercise a large dog. Pretty quiet and safe considering its located at the intersection of two major streets (Ball & Harbor). Nice pool area.
Very quiet, secluded park with gravel spaces and picnic tables. You can bring your own fire ring. There is a playground but no designated dog area. We spotted a small group of deer hanging out at the playground every evening. The restroom is a little run down but clean. A seafood/Mexican restaurant is located in front of the park. It is a short drive back down HWY1 to Bodega Bay with a few stores and restaurants. It is a long, winding way north before you reach Jenner or any other coastal towns.
This is a very nice park but not worth the price. It is a very long walk downhill to the beach (if you drive you'll have to pay $10 day use fee). Spaces are tiered on a slope, concrete with tables, and fire rings. Some landscaping (small shrubs & trees) between. Nice dog run. Clean restrooms, small laundry room. Lots of kids. There is a separate tent area that looks very nice but spaces are close together. There is also a resort at the bottom of the hill associated with this campground that has a store and deli that serves breakfast and lunch. They also have bicycles that campers can borrow. The nearest town (Goleta) is 10 miles away; Buellton/Solvang is 20 miles north, Santa Barbara 20 miles south.
Considering the location, hot dry desert, this is a great RV park. There are many trees throughout the grounds - mostly citrus. While they aren't tall enough to provide much shade they do give the place a nice atmosphere and host a variety of birds. It was very quiet except for the jets flying out of nearby Luke AFB. They flew a couple hours at a time from about 9 am to 9 pm, but not on weekends. There is a beautiful pool, two small pet exercise pens, nice bathrooms and laundry. There is a lot of development in the surrounding area so new shopping centers were a few blocks away that didn't show up on our GPS. Nothing is within walking distance but there's a small store on site.
This was our second stay. We visited the area two years ago. This park is a perfect location if you want to be near downtown. It is actually within walking distance. The managers are very friendly and helpful. The facilities are sparkling clean. There are many live-ins, but the park is very tidy. This is a pretty small park and each space is concrete slab with a picnic table and 6-8' high shrubs between every space to provide privacy. The pool is lovely. I would not recommend this park for children. Other than the pool there is nothing for them to do.
As close to the beach as you can get, plus walking distance to town. Sites are very level, end sites are the best if you can get one. Sites are pretty close together so being friendly and quiet is important. The north side is nicer than the south side. The campground is very professionally run and maintained. Worth the price and wait to get in. Summer weekends book early but they keep a wait list.
The best aspect of this campground is its location. It is one of the few places to camp in the Tri-Valley area. The campground itself is very basic. Mostly mud and gravel, but with full hookups. Many of the hookups aren't ideally located and may require extra long hoses, power cables and sewer lines. There is little supervision and it is relatively easy to gain access to the campground by non-campers. Lots of grassy areas for pets.
Calling this a "resort" is a bit of a stretch, maybe it was in the 50's. However, this is a beautiful campground with many activities for kids, as mentioned by others. This is not the best place to camp if hookups and a level site are important to you. Even though we paid for full hookups, our sewer lines and water line couldn't reach. We only had electricity because we carry an extension cord. The location of the hookups is not ideal for most rigs. Also, unless you enjoy camping on top of your neighbors, stay away from the B-loop, sites B1-B5. This is a perfect campground for those in tents or with small RVs who enjoy quiet. The campground is patrolled in the evening to enforce the quiet policy. There are also daytime patrols by very helpful people who also kept the campground, including the restrooms, clean. The showers, sinks, toilets, and laundry machines are very clean, but the floors are muddy, to be expected. In addition to the rather high price ($40) its $2 extra per night for each pet and $3 per night for a fire ring, which is required if you want a campfire (you can bring your own). Also, campers are given wristbands to wear, something I've never encountered at any other campground. If arriving with a big rig, drive directly into the campground and then unhitch (or walk) to the office as there is no place for large rigs to park or turn around at the office parking area.