Definitely one of the most quiet campgrounds we have been to. Adequate campsite in "North Whale" section. Huge downside for us was the proximity to the horse stables, along with the undesirable odor from stables. Big PLUS is the free shuttle to Santa Cruz. We saved in gas, parking and driving. Another added perk is the free wood at the campfires in the comfort station. Children's activities were nil during this stay, which was a let down, as was the price of the horseback rides for a child - $90. Its quite a hike to the beach, we drove instead. Nearby beach was awesome and uncrowded.
Pleasant campground in an incredible setting. Coming in on Hwy 88 from the West, it's not the first "Sorensens" venue. Each driver in our party made the same mistake. It's the second "Sorensens". At first we thought we made a mistake booking this campground. Quite the opposite! The beautiful trees and sounds from the Carson River made this an unforgettable journey. Sites 13 and 14 are the largest. Our 31 foot 5th wheel fit just fine in 14. The road is in need of some smoothing out. Beware that road has no turnaround. The campground manager is friendly and helpful. The cafe and store convenient. Would return here again.
Highway 168 is a steep ascent and descent to reach the park. During recent 100+ degree weather, several cars overheated on the way up and brakes smoked on the way down. The lake was at 66%, but still reachable by most vehicles for recreation. On Saturday night, two local groups off Road 2 who had been partying all day were intoxicated and rude, making this uncomfortable for family outing. The rest of the time and locations were family friendly. Very sandy beaches. Our site had the picnic table and bbq up on a hill above the trailer, which was cumbersome. Traffic and noise on the campsite road right behind our site was annoying, and 15 mph speed limit was not enforced. Water was pleasant, clean and refreshing. Overall an adequate campground, with friendly staff and good shade. Seems like a lot of people were in and out of campsites in this mountain setting.
Rustic setting. While the age of the campground is evident throughout, the beautiful setting outweighs any detriment. The grounds can use some sprucing up, (i.e) clearing of overgrown brush. The location is perfect for touring the Chester, Werner Valley, Lake Almanor area. We viewed other campgrounds in Lake Almanor, and Northshore has the most spacious sites. Bathrooms and showers are very clean.
One of the nicest, most comfortable campgrounds we have been in. Largely due to two factors. One is the setting - beautiful trees and spacious sites. The other is the owner and manager and their spouses. They are the best hosts we have come across. Very friendly, their advice spot - on, and the pride of ownership is reflected in every aspect of the park. Will definitely return to this ideal campground.
All in all a great find. No Memorial Day weekend crowds. Pleasant experience. Quiet campground with a beautiful pond. Ducks and geese live at the pond, and look for the turtles! Kids under 12 can fish the pond too. Nearby amenities were plentiful. Great launching pad for Nevada City/Grass Valley exploring. Only negative is the $10 extra charge for a picnic table.
I rated as high as I did (7) because of the location. That is the main thing this park has. It is close to everything Jackson. The woman at the check-in booth was the rudest individual I've come across at a campground. Do NOT try to check in before 1:00 if she is here. A few of us were here at 11 to 12:00 and she didn't permit any checkins. Even though we could see half the campground was empty. Some spots are extremely small near the road. Our spot, a drive through, was no more than adequate. No shade, noisy neighbors, smaller than typical spaces. I would have expected a much nicer campground for the rate paid, despite the location. Road is potted and when it rains, its a muddy mess. Hard to find, not well signed. We drove to the lodge to check in and found it was behind the lodge. Access to the lodge pool was a nicety. The park fills up quickly. We would only go back for the location, not for the staff or the park itself. Grass is spotty and weeds abound.
Would rather drive 11 more hours than stay here again. Most long term living with trailers in disrepair. They are up with motors running and doors opening and closing all hours of the night and morning. They stare at you for no reason. Not a traveler destination nor stopover. Very rude front desk / store clerk on the Sunday afternoon shift. Might have a pool advertised, but no one used it the whole time there. Must have been a reason. The high ratings make me question the person or company doing the ratings. Kudos to the website designer for their creativity and imagination of what a park should have. Reality does not match marketing on the web. Beware.
Entering the park is confusing. As soon as you enter, you are in the first come, first served spots. We arrived at 11:00 and all but one spot was taken. We didn't realize there was another section just past the first come first served section. Spot was level but not shaded. No Wi-Fi. Pool is in the casino, and is nice. You can walk to the Casino from the parking lot, and they also have a shuttle to the other casinos in Jackpot, but it only runs on weekends. Price is very reasonable. Will return here someday.
Upon arrival we immediately "fell in love" with the park, its cleanliness and proximity to the Yellowstone entrance and very friendly staff. They keep the park sparkling clean. Our site had a concrete patio, lawn and side parking for our truck. Also, a nice patio table is included. (And we didn't have to move one from another site, like so many other parks do anymore). Ample size spaces, did not feel crowded whatsoever. Post office nearby is convenient. Store has all basic supplies needed. Proximity to West Yellowstone downtown made it even nicer. We felt it was a great value for all the park offers. Wifi is excellent. Laundry room very clean and close to sites.
Ok for an overnight, but would look elsewhere if possible. Full hookups have no shade. Partial hookups are shaded. While the owners/managers are friendly, there are a fair amount of long term stays in this park, with their trailers in various states of (dis)repair. Clean laundry room is a plus. The train is definitely loud and close.
Access in and out of the park is difficult due to construction going on in the area. Gutters are very steep, take it VERY slow entering and exiting the sites. Location was convenient and park was clean. There are many long term residents in the park, and it is kept very clean. Ok for an overnight stop.
Very nice campground in a convenient location. Laundry room is like new, immaculate. Friendly, helpful staff. Wifi was good. Nice deck to sit out in the evenings and watch the skies activities. Easy access. Would return here.
Campground is in disrepair. If you don't get an individual site, be sure to have extra lengths of cables and hookups, as you back into the site on the 'wrong side', as the workers call it. The park was poorly designed. We had to try several sites to find one that we could back into and our trailer is only 27 foot. The positive side, is the location. Its convenient to all Banff amenities. Weeds are abundant. Over half the park is closed for "repair".
Spacious sites, electricity turned off and on. There were high winds for the last 2 days that made it uncomfortable blowing the trailer around. The area does not block the wind. Even still, the beauty of the area surpasses the wind. Odd hookups in that the sewer is in the middle of the drive. Walking distance to the pier, shops and the waterton cruise. Well worth the trip. Wieners of Waterton is a must do. Probably would not return, although glad we made the visit.
Although this is the most we've paid for a campground, it is well worth it. Beautiful setting. We stayed in a newer section and the sites are spacious. Beautiful views among the tall trees. Nice public area at the Pavilions with a pool table. Ice cream stand in the evening was a treat. Convenient to National Park. Wi-Fi is sketchy. AT&T cell service came in clearly.
Very nice site with many trees and a short walk to the lake. Close proximity to Crater Lake is Ideal. Only downside was the Wi-Fi. It was spotty at best. Be sure to check out nearby waterfalls, they are nice. Staff very helpful. Be sure to gas up long Bette as one gas station at the North Shore was slow and very expensive.
Pleasant campground right on Hwy 101 just North of Leggett. Easy access, friendly staff. Convenient store with firewood, ice, and basic necessities. Wi-Fi is slow, but available for extra $3.00 per day. Trail to the river is steep. Worth the walk but take your time. The three benches along the way were welcome. Mosquitoes were pesky but not obnoxious. Would return here. Nice central location to area's tourist venues.
Camp hosts are very nice and helpful. Site was difficult to back into, and with their patience and assistance, we navigated it just fine. Although occupancy rate was high, we never felt crowded, due to the large and spacious campsites. Caution - no dump facility on site. No bear sightings either. Parking near lake can be tight, however folks are coming and going all the time. The lake scenery is spectacular. Nice beachfront with benches. Will return here again.
Location is perfect. Short walk to Larkspur Ferry - Great for taking in an SF Giants game. Also close to Trader Joes, a nice convenience. All hookups (including sewer) are in the far rear of the site - bring extensions. Marsh at the rear of the campground offers a delightful view of the Bay. Campground is along highway 101, although we stayed at a site further away and road noise was negligible. While not a "scenic" campground, the location and rate was perfect for exploring SF, Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach areas.
Location Location Location! Excellent location for exploring Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel. The road coming in is fine. Everyone (there weren't that many) we met on the road was courteous, and we had room to maneuver. A bit tight in backing in to site, but do-able. They offer assistance if needed, but as a driver in my second season of 5th wheeling, I was able to maneuver just fine. Clean campground with hedges between sites gave a semblance of privacy. Good wi-fi too. Would definitely return.
Overall nice dry camping park. Would definitely not bring a rig over 27 feet here. Narrow turns. One corner took 30 minutes to navigate due to crowding. Great for trout fishing and young children. Caution - dump facility is closed on Sundays. Excellent restaurant/bar -the Steam Donkey; reasonable prices and great food.
We've camped here several times now. The easy drive here, the cleanliness of the park are no-brainer for repeated visits. The shuttle service is awesome. We enjoyed the clean and comfortable pool and spas. Highly recommend this park.