The staff was very friendly and helpful. I have stayed here before, about three times prior. I love the Mammoth area and this is a great base camp for exploring all that the Eastern Sierras have to offer. The pool is indoor and heated as well as the spa, which was about 101 degrees. There is a rec room which was being used for the jazz jubilee when we were there. There is also a playground for the kids and a tent area in the middle of the property. There is a Von's supermarket nearby, as well as a great pizza place, Giovanni's. It is about two hours from Yosemite Valley and 1.5 hours from Bodie Ghost Town, and 15 minutes from the resort, where you can take the gondola's to the top of the mountain and mountain bike down, or take a bus down into the Devil's Postpile National Monument.
Camp Richardson as a whole is a "10", but we stayed in the RV park. There were no paved roads, all dirt. The sites that we stayed at had only water and electric, no sewage, so we had to use the showers on site. It was hard staying clean because of all the dirt, and I think there was a lot of ash residue from the fires a few years ago, so my kids got really dirty, more so than usual. The staff was super friendly and went out of their way to help us! I love the resort there and they have their own beach with a very good restaurant called "The Beacon". They also rent watercraft there and have a general store. I would stay there again if I could get the full hookup sites.
Well, where to start. First of all, they are the only park in the greater San Fransisco area, so they hold the market there. The sites are small, really small. The park is right next to the 49er's stadium, which is right next to the ghetto. Don't walk outside the park! My nephews went outside the park, against their better judgment and were approached by some of the locals, wanting to know where they were from (gang banger talk). I was kept awake at night and woken up by the sound of gunshots every night! I finally called the police to do an area check at 1:00 AM because I hadn't seen a patrol car since I arrived in the city. I would never stay here again, especially since they are overpriced for what they give you and are in a lousy location. I would stay in Marin County and make the drive if I decided to come back here!
The campground is walking distance to Monterey Bay. It is on a cul-de-sac so there is not much traffic, except for the freeway side. Some sites back up to the 101 freeway, and you can hear the traffic, but you get used to it. There is a rec room, tot lot, laundry, and store on site. There is a Wal-Mart nearby as well. The Wi-Fi works well in the rec room. The staff is friendly and helpful. They take Good Sam and AAA discounts as well. They have fire pits and sell wood on site as well. It is about a 10 minute drive to Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row.
The staff greeted us promptly and were very friendly. The location is right next to the beach with a great view of Morro Rock. The campground is nice, full hookups, cable, although somewhat small. Still, it is near Hearst Castle and in a nice town. We had a problem with the Wi-Fi. We had two sites and both could not connect to the internet. I contacted staff and they said it was due to heavy use, but I checked it during the middle of the night and I still could not log on. I think the modem needed to be reset.