The Rest-A-While should be put to rest. It is a big time "has been" place. Website looked good with waterfront sites, fresh fish market, marina, drive-in food, private clam and oyster beach, etc. When we arrived, we found that everything except the park's sites were closed up. Even the beach was posted as not safe because of some parasite infestation. They took a $20 deposit on even a fire pit, then didn't open the office until 10 am, which is after most rigs have left, thus, leaving the $20 for them. They charged our daughter and husband $7.00 per day per kid (they have 4), so that left a poor taste right there. Our sites were very old, but were overlooking the beautiful Hood Canal, which we did enjoy. All around, though, we won't return. This place is really an old relic that is all but dead.
It doesn't get much better than this for a park. Beautiful, serene, clean, efficient. A solid 10 from me. Very well kept park with friendly staff and escort to your site. Concrete slabs with picnic table and lots of grass. Easy place to maneuver big rigs. We stay here a few times each year and it just gets better and better.
We always use this little minimal park for an overnighter. All self serve, large sites (not particularly level), gravel pads, no cable TV. It is what it is: a good overnight park with shuttle to casino for entertainment and food. Clean place.
I hate to even review this park because I want it kept a secret. Wonderful little park which is convenient to everywhere on the Monterey Bay. Great staff. Small to maneuver in, and has concrete slabs with minimal landscaping. Perfect for what we were doing in the area, though. I will return.
Easy park to find and get into. Lots of room to maneuver my big rig. The sites are just fine for 45 footers in the row they escort you to. Very close to Disneyland, but they use a shuttle service that only runs a couple of times a day (at least that time of year). I just bought a parking pass at Disneyland and had freedom of travel anytime. Good fireworks show from your rigs. Clean place. I'll likely return again next year. No cable TV, no big deal because we were in Disneyland all day and most of the evenings.
Nice park that we always use when passing through town. Has a good restaurant, friendly staff. I always mark it down for the dirty decomposed granite around the sites. It gets tracked into the moho and into the tow car. I like this place, but if a cleaner alternative presents itself, I'll use that in the future.
Wonderful, big park with good hook-ups. Basic, with paved pads and rock in between sites. Very clean. A great place to stay if you want to do the Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon. Train station is adjacent to the park. Pet hotel for keeping pets while visitors are touring.
Outstanding facility for a "Big Rig." We stayed in the newer "D Loop" and it had wide paved roads and huge concrete pads. A wonderful view of the distant bluffs and of the marina area of Lake Powell. This place is super !
Very nice park in SW Bakersfield just off of Hwy 99. Large sites and wide roads in park. Extremely friendly staff. Good cafe. I did not like the decomposed granite pads, though, because it tracks into the rigs. They should have put in concrete, or at least put in larger gravel. I would recommend this park.
I have read the other reviews on this park, but feel compelled to give it only a "5" rating. It just was not quite what I expected. The big guy at the counter just had an "off center" personality and was only minimally friendly. He gave me a real pain over AAA or Good Sam membership for a discount. I finally told him to forget the discount, but about then discovered the AAA card in my wallet somewhere. This is the first time at an RV park that anyone has questioned me like this. You can get "Big Rigs" into this park, but it is not the easiest task - roads are fairly narrow, spaces are not laid out at the proper angle for easy in and outs with big moho's, and pads are fairly narrow. My biggest gripe is that you step out of your moho onto muddy grass and then track it into the RV. They should have made small concrete patios off of the pads, or, at least continued on with small rock work to step out onto. They have cable TV outlets on the pedestal, but there is no cable TV service. No cell phone service in this area, either. Park was clean and neat, though, and the best thing in this remote area. I just tell it like it is!
I agree with other posts here. This is an expensive property that was laid out completely wrong. With my towed vehicle hooked up just for an overnight stay, I couldn't hook up my sewer connection because the park's sewer was located by the back of the motorhome. Most newer parks also have sewer hookups near the middle of the pads - not this one. The pads themselves are way too narrow, which lets one have to step out of the motorhome into the flower bed - nice, if it is raining! Highway noise is there, but wouldn't bother me if I had been happy with the park.
Older park in remote area outside of Watsonville, CA. Lots of low trees on roadway leading from Hwy 1 to site - watch with big rigs. Park is way over-priced for what you get - must be sought after because of lack of RV parks in this area. No cable TV, sites very rustic to kind of run down. $81 per night!!!! You can stay in luxury, five star motorcoach resorts in Vegas and Indio for this kind of money!
Nice new park in SW Bakersfield. Great facilities - restaurant, store, pool, fitness center, etc. Only negative for me was the decomposed granite pads - kind of dirty. Pads had grass and concrete patios, though. Staff was great! They are proud of their new place. Lots of room to maneuver big rigs - trees not a problem.
I am reviewing the new RV Resort behind the truck stop here, not the older one adjacent to the casino. It is a "10+" facility. The nicest park I have stayed in other than the luxury parks in Indio and Vegas. Put this one in your itinerary!
Very nice overnight type park. I found the pads to be way too narrow for my 42' motorhome. When going out of the door of the MH, you walk right out onto the landscaping instead of the pad. I'll give it a 9 because of that.
Nice park right off of I-5 in Coburg, OR. The back spaces (new section) are nice and big pull-throughs and easy to get into and out of, even with the towed vehicle hooked up. Paved roads with concrete pads and grassy yard for each site. Very clean. Poor water pressure. A very good overnight stop when in the Eugene Area.
We ran across this property in March and felt it was the best RV property in the country - so much so that we bought a lot in it. We returned in late April with our motorhome and got to know the area even better. This will be our "winter retreat" place to escape the rain in the Pac NW. This review is basically for owners of Big Rigs, as that is what the park was designed for and restricted to (30' Class A's & bigger). No nicer or more first-class motorcoach property in the U.S.A.!
Decent overnight spot when traveling through Bakersfield. We stayed 4 nights while visiting family in the area, then returned and spent two more nights after a trip to Indio. Only drawback is the messy decomposed granite/dirt on the pad. The "overnight" spots don't have any grass or concrete, so you track the gravel/dirt into the motorhome/trailer. Still, basically a good spot in Bakersfield. Friendly staff and place was very clean and neat. Good access for Big Rigs in pull-throughs (no trees to hit). We stayed here in April/May of 2006 with a 42 footer with towed vehicle.
I agree with the above posts, but I give it a solid "10". Absolutely the BEST RV park I have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in lots of them, including Outdoor Resorts of America. I plan to come back every year.
I reviewed this one with a "9" back in Oct. of 2004. I just stayed again and want to downgrade to a "7". Park's water system was pumping fine red dirt particles which plugged up my filter system. Nobody at the office said anything about this problem. Also, you can pay a "weekly" rate, or a "daily" rate. If you are visiting the area and aren't sure just how many days you'll be staying - you're in trouble because you have to "pre-pay" for the days and they don't refund if you leave early. I left town early and lost 50 bucks. No big deal, but kind of kinky seeing as how it is the "off season" and 90% of the park was empty. Come to think of it, let me downgrade even further to a "6" because of this policy in the off season! Park is still nice, with big motor home spaces.
Nice overnight park along I-5. A little tight to navigate, but they have pruned trees pretty nicely so Big Rigs can get around. Pull through spots for 40-45' rigs. Gravel sites, full hookups. Stayed here in Feb. '05 with 42' rig. Friendly staff. A good "8".