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06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Cracked Asphalt, no shade, scary neighbors. Yup, it's a casino RV park in Reno. However, as those go it's one of the better ones. Well laid-out sites and park, all services, and a great casino. Nice restaurants in the casino, good pool, good gambling. OK Wi-Fi. Bright lights in the campground but better to be secure. This isn't the forest.
05/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We live in San Francisco and were looking for a spot nearby for Memorial Day weekend on short notice. Needless to say all the nicer campgrounds were taken so we ended up here. Very clean, narrow gravel sites, mostly level, very friendly camp host, efficient and friendly staff. Many full-timers who must be working in the area; very quiet and everyone well-behaved. Two rows of grass sites in the front would be nicer than the remaining gravel sites except that they're all grass - no pad and no patio. Basically no reason to stay here unless you're visiting someone in the area, or want the proximity to BART to commute into San Francisco. But clean and well-run with nice folks.
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here twice as an overnight stop at the beginning and end of a trip to Southern California. Easy access from I-5. There are only two small areas of spaces for overnight stay, which are a little nicer than the spaces for long-term. Very well laid out hookups and (gravel) spaces. Some low trees and branches but mostly big-rig friendly. Nice office staff and nice amenities. Kids playground, three clean pools. Good Wi-Fi for payment. Only downside is the constant noise from highway 126.
02/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Excellent park for access, amenities, service, cleanliness. This was our third time here and we opted for one of the three "luxury" sites with more space, a picnic table with a little gazebo for shade. We didn't really take advantage of it though as its too cold at night this time of year and with no fires allowed too chilly to sit outside. I'd certainly recommend at least a "deluxe" site for a picnic table and a tiny trellis to provide the illusion of privacy from your neighbors. Nice but small pool and spa area, laundry too small for the park but still nice to have one. The casino is a nice one, with several good restaurant options. Old Town Temecula is worth several visits, and winery tours nearby. We use this park as a central spot from which to visit family and friends all over Southern California : San Diego is under an hour, Newport or Laguna are a hour plus, Anaheim two hours. Definitely a good weekend or destination park.
02/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Yes it's right next to the I5 Freeway, but it's the nicest of the rv campgrounds in Anaheim. Clean, well-run, and everything works. There is no reason to be here except for Disney but we appreciated how close it is, clean, nice office staff and good hookups.
06/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, well-maintained campground with a variety of sites. We had a "premium" pull-through site with trees shading our site and decent amount of lawn around us. The "regular" pull-through and back-in sites looked very crowded. Even driving past them was iffy as many had to park their tow vehicles in the roadway since the sites are too small. Nice looking pool, kids playground, small stocked fishing pond and a petting zoo: families would enjoy this as a destination. Wi-Fi was OK from our site but I can see how trees would block some areas. Our (gravel) site was perfectly level, but I can see how not all would be. The best sites for views and privacy are back-in sites along the back overlooking a valley, unfortunately those don't have sewer, only w/e. We'd definitely go back for the "natural" feel and the very friendly and helpful staff. Don't come here if you prefer a flat, concrete pad with no trees.
05/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the best campgrounds we've been to. great location on Hwy 1 with a path to the beach, surrounded by open space. Four different types of RV sites, all with hookups and picnic tables but no fire pits. All are somewhat close together but enough room for slides and awnings in most sites. The sites are OK, but the resort and the location are the real reason to go there: the bathrooms have a dry sauna and a communal fireplace, and upscale amenities. The resort also has a spa with massage therapists, a nice restaurant/bar, and a gift/convenience store. Also a play area for kids. They host outdoor barbecue on Friday and Saturday nights and weekend breakfast/brunch at an outdoor kitchen. Folks are friendly, and a lot of folks are there for the outdoor activities nearby: road biking, hiking, windsurfing, etc.
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very clean, well-maintained park. Friendly, helpful camp hosts. Level concrete sites with picnic tables, easy access, easy hookups. No trees, no fire pits, and no "nature" other than well-trimmed grass between spaces. Main reason to stay there is to visit town of Napa - we walked to Wine Train and also to restaurants in downtown across the river.
02/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Disappointing campground: if the promise and the price wasn't so great I would have rated it higher. Narrow sites with little privacy, part concrete and part sand on the "premium, beach front" sites. The rest are all sand. None are very level: most people's front tires were off the ground. Nice amenities: pool and laundry, beach, playground, market, passable fitness center in the nearby marina. Didn't use the showers or bathrooms so can't speak to that. Cable TV not working; good WiFi. In the flight path of John Wayne airport night and day. Good if you want to be in the middle of Newport Beach area, or have children and want a self-contained "resort," otherwise overpriced.
09/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Other reviews are accurate. This is an asphalt parking lot. There is virtually no shade; the few parking islands have a lonely tree growing through a base of, yes, asphalt. The WiFi is good if you have a line of sight to the office. You have access to the pool, and there's a (small) casino next door. We camped here Labor Day weekend, arriving late Friday night. We were surprised to find so many spots available, but assumed it would fill up on Saturday, nope. Unlike other casino RV campgrounds this one gives little reason to want to visit or stay. Even the lake nearby isn't an asset as you can't see the lake from the campground, only the dusty construction site and the depressed area around the casino. The pull-through sites are back-to-back, and the hookups are in the middle, posing a problem for longer rigs. There are several long-term residents, but mostly empty spaces. I only give this place a six because it has full hookups and everything works well, but no reason to stay here unless you really need to gamble.
02/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pretty good (but not great) option if you want to be in Vegas near the strip. Everything seems a little run down, as if this used to be a nicer place and is just coasting. We had a "premium" space which just meant we had a strip of grass between us and the neighbors, and we faced the mini-golf and pool area. Still no privacy as there are no hedges or other barriers to divide the spaces; the non-premium spaces have only gravel and less space. Fitness room is a joke; mostly empty carpeted room so good for stretching only
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The wildly varying ratings for this park reflect the different users' desires, not the park. If you're looking for level, concrete pads, cable hookups, a swimming pool and entertainment this is not the place. If you're looking for a state park feeling with tall trees, partial hookups, separation between tents and RVs, easy access to a large state park, this is your spot. Two large open grassy areas for tents, RVs are in tight "pinwheel" circles, with mostly shared hookups. Half-mile walk to Big Bear trail in Pt. Reyes; lots of good cycling roads around. Each site has picnic table and a fire ring with grate. Sites are gravel but level. We will make it a regular spot due to easy one-hour drive from the Bay Area.
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great campground if you're looking for full service, clean sites and facilities, pleasant and responsive staff, and a nice setting. they have spacious sites with both pull-through and back ins, full hookups, a great clubhouse, clean pool and two whirlpools. Frequent shuttle to the casino - there's no way to walk to the casino or the store. Only complaints is that there's no shade - the trees between sites will be nice when they mature in 10 - 15 years. Would also be nice if they created jogging/bike trails through the extensive grounds of the casino/campground. Nice getaway even if you're not a gambler!
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great option for an overnight near I-5. Sites are all pull-through, level, gravel and concrete curbs. Full hook-ups, strong WiFi ($4 day after 30 mins free). Clean if older bathrooms, two small but clean pools. Each site has picnic tables on a strip of grass between sites but no fire pit. Tall trees shade most sites, and a high hedge blocks the wind and views on most sides making you forget you're just off the freeway. Very nice folks at the office and maintenance staff. Price reflects 10% FMCA discount. We'll definitely stop here on future trips up and down I-5.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Torn on this park. We've been there twice now. Sites are very tight, most are just gravel with no green and only a picnic table and fire ring. There's barely enough room to put out your awning which touches your neighbor. But at the same time everything is clean and well maintained, security is ever-present, and your neighbors are friendly and usually respectful of your privacy. There's a pool, bike rentals, laundry, clean bathrooms, shop, you're right off the beach and a short walk into Pismo, a funky beach front town. This is not nature, and it's not "getting away from it all," but we'll definitely be back.
06/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Had to find a full-hookup campground near Yosemite south entrance on short notice, and found availability here and no where else. Was disappointed overall, especially since a KOA. Gravel or dirt sites, dusty, crowded layout with tight roads. Staff were friendly. Kids enjoyed the pool, but otherwise they need to continue to make improvements. There were signs of upgrades in progress such as piles of dirt and brush and a Bobcat by the showers. OK for an overnight but would not recommend for a longer stay.
02/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
The hookup 12 sites are crammed together, but with water, electric (30/50), picnic table and fire ring. The sites are very close together, so you can hear and see your neighbors business. We wanted to sit and enjoy the campfire at night but had to listen to our neighbor's music and fights; we finally went inside. It was not too crowded in the off season; could not imagine when it's full. The non-hookup sites are spacious so might be more pleasant. Access to the river/slough is fenced off in most places. Most folks were here for fishing or boating. We'll come back but only in the winter when quiet.
01/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have said, go for the location right across from the beach, which is through a wooden fence. It is clean and well organized, with friendly staff. The sites include full hookups, picnic table and fire ring. 50 amp still being installed. On the downside, the sites are pretty close together, the surface is primarily asphalt, gravel, or concrete, and the sewage treatment plant is next door. Still, it's great if you just want hookups by the beach.
01/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Perfect park if you like a quiet, isolated setting (we do). No AT&T coverage (yay!). Peaceful campground with pines and shrubs and spacious sites. Clean showers and bathrooms, friendly camp hosts. One dump station and several water spigots. Fellow campers respected quiet time. Trail down to the rocky cove; and 0.8 mile loop trail through redwood grove. Probably better for tents and trailers: no sites are truly level and our 34' MH caught some branches on the roof. We spent New Year's weekend here; we'll definitely be back.
12/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is our favorite park when we can get a "premium" spot overlooking the beach. They book up right away when bookings open seven months in advance. Nice California state park with a handful of hookup sites (W/E only) and a dump station at the entrance. Hookup sites seem somewhat smaller and closer together than others, and are furthest from the ocean. Nice camp hosts who sell firewood. Sites are mostly large with a large picnic table and "oil drum" fire pit with grill. There is some vegetation between most spots for privacy. This would be a "10" if all spots had hookups.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
An excellent public campground. 12 sites for RVs, which are separated from each other and also from the remaining 63 sites for tents and small trailers. RV sites have 30 amp electric (the reservations site only says 15 amp), water and sewer hookups, and a dump station at the entrance. Sites 1-4 are pretty close together, sites 5-12 are spaced further apart. Roads are a little tight but spaces are large. Good security with friendly rangers. There is easy access to hiking trails and the bike loop around Lake Chabot. A great location for a get-away close to the city but you wouldn't even know you're that close. 888-327-2757
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Campground is five miles south of Livermore, at south end of Del Valle reservoir. There are four loops, two for just tents or very small campers, with mostly tight back-in spurs. Two other loops have larger back-ins and some pull-throughs, 21 of which have water and sewer hook-ups but no electric. The roads and spurs are asphalt-paved. Sites and roads are tight, with tight turns and low branches. Big rigs might be able to maneuver some spots, but even our 34-foot MH was tight. Most spots have a ten-foot table and fire ring with adjustable grill. Trees shade many spots. Nice grass open field in center of each loop for kids to play. 1/4 mile walk to lake, swimming beach.
10/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Price was $105/night for a "premium" site overlooking the golf putting area and tennis courts. Worth the money if you know what you're getting in to: a pristine, perfectly trimmed "resort" for larger Class A's only. We stayed here at the end of a trip during which we camped at national and state parks, so this was a welcome respite. You rent a private spot, so it depends on how the particular owner has improved their site - could range from just a concrete slab to a full outdoor kitchen and palapas. Only thing oddly missing was a store - no groceries in walking distance except for a Target. As others have said bring a toad or plan on taxis.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A very nice park, directly off the highway. Well laid-out sites, mostly pull through. Limited full hook-up sites but water and electric at all and a dump station. Mobil Gas station with camp store, Subway sandwich shop and meeting room at the entrance. Helpful staff. Children's play area and pet walking area. We pulled in after a long drive through a dust storm; found we'd ripped our slide topper. The staff did what they could to assist and get us set up with the winds still blowing. We left the next morning to visit the Meteor Crater just a few miles south.
10/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is both a great park and a so-so park. It's great because it's right at the Grand Canyon, walking distance from the south rim trail and all the services of Grand Canyon Village: a big grocery store, a cafeteria, gift shop, bank, post office, and access to the hotels. Deer and Elk wander through the park. The park shuttle bus stops at the front gate. It's so-so because the roadways and sites are poorly maintained, most sites have no privacy, the picnic tables are cemented to the ground in inconvenient or unsafe locations, many sites aren't level. There are no showers or laundry; those are a quarter-mile away in Mather Campground. Half of Trailer Village is filled with permanent trailers, presumably for park employees. Unless you really need hookups, there is no reason to stay at Trailer Village over Mather Campground.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good campground for an overnight - right off the 15 and full hook-up sites, including 50 amp and cable connections. It includes a pool, playground, and well-equipped camp store. The sites have a picnic table and tall grill, no fire pit. We didn't use the showers or bathrooms, but peeked in one and it wasn't very clean at 8 a.m., not sure if typical. I would not recommend for an extended stay - sand/dirt sites without a blade of grass. Tall shrubs divide each site and give privacy, also block the sandy wind that blows. Also close enough to the I-15 to get traffic noise, worse at the front of the campground closest to the showers and pool.
09/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Agree with previous posters that this is a busy, crowded campground but also generally clean and very well run. Good location just off the beach and walking distance into the town of Pismo Beach. Pleasant staff, vigilant security (cuts both ways). You can't request specific sites but the larger, grassier sites are mostly at the North end. Some at the south end are just gravel and about 15-20 feet between sites. All sites have good hookups. Great for families, kids.
08/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Well laid-out park with all pull-through asphalt sites. Water, 20 Amp and 30 Amp but no sewer and no dump station. Picnic table and fire ring at each site, dirt (no grass) and trees but no real barriers for noise privacy between sites. Plenty of bathrooms and (pay) showers, but not too clean. Friendly rangers at gate but no visible security or attempts to control noise or rowdiness. We normally prefer public campgrounds to private for the larger sites and natural beauty but this campground is almost as crowded as the private campgrounds in the area. Several groups of parties around us each evening - to be fair we were there in mid-August. I'm sure fall or spring would be a much different experience. Good location for the ATV beach but would not recommend for kids.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have said, good basic park in a great location. Just five block walk from main street in Calistoga, California, with restaurants, spas, bars, and a grocery store. On the county fairgrounds, next to a golf course. Large gravel sites with choice of 50 or 30 amp; about half with sewer hookups. Dump station also available. Shady back-in sites around the perimeter; non-shady pull-through sites in the middle. No tables or fire rings at sites. Basic bathroom and shower - common shower at least on the Men's side, it could be cleaner. Great last-minute location as usually available even for summer weekends.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The Beals Point campground at Folsom Lake is split into two areas: 49 tent sites and 20 full hook-up RV sites. The RV sites have all the amenities: 20/30/50 amps, water, sewer, mostly level asphalt sites with lots of space, a table and fire ring. The shower/bathroom aren't kept very clean. The sites are well-spaced with trees or shrubs between most of them, and half the sites have shade trees over them (sites 55-69). The back half of the RV campsite (sites 59-63), is close enough to a busy road that you can see and hear the traffic; the rest of the sites are OK. There's no amenities beyond the lake; given the current low lake levels not sure there's much reason to stay here beyond just the camping experience. You can get on a bike path that goes along the American River to ride all the way into Sacramento.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Brand new and very manicured campground. Good hookups; concrete paved level sites. A few permanent residents - unexpected given how new it is and the location. One side backs up against the parking lot for the casino and the other backs up against the road. Since it was 98 degrees while we were there we had the air on all the time and couldn't say if it was noisy but we sat out late at night and enjoyed the stars and it wasn't too bad. Clean individual showers including some handicapped access, nice pool and spa, playground equipment, laundry room and meeting room by the convenience store. Dog walk area. Security from the casino was driving through regularly, shuttle van to/from the casino if you don't want to walk the 1/8 of a mile across the parking lot. Will be much more pleasant when the trees mature but still very clean, safe campground.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We camped at CalExpo for three nights over the July Fourth weekend. We had picked up a new motorhome at a dealer in Sacramento and wanted a full-hookup campground close to the dealer in case anything went wrong. As per other reviews, CalExpo is good for what it is: full hookups, including many pull throughs. There are no amenities, such as pool, spa, shop, or playground. You can access the paths along the river near the entrance for biking, jogging, or walking a dog. Large mall nearby with multiple chain restaurants. There is nothing natural about the park. The smaller rigs go in the asphalt front section, and the larger rigs go in the gravel back area. There are more trees in the asphalt area, but there is generally little shade. Just enough space to put out awnings and slides in each spot, but the (very nice) folks in the front office were spacing people as far apart as possible so we weren't crowded at all. There is supposed to be wi-fi, but we were told that it didn't reach the back area. Great place to watch July 4th fireworks or visit the State fair or Raging Waters, not much reason to stay there otherwise.
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