The last mile to the park is narrow and tricky to drive on, but we managed. We stayed in spot 23 and had a nice private spot surrounded by oak trees and even with a view of Carmel Valley. Pool looked cloudy, but it in a beautiful setting. People tent camped in spot next to us because they didn't want to drive to the tent camping area (argh). If you can ever get a hold of the owner or manager, good place to try to get a reservation, but it is about 99% impossible to reach anyone. We have even driven to the park and put a note on the office door asking them to call us so we can make a reservation, but they never call back. They never answer phone messages either. I have given up trying to get a reservation at this place, and have moved on! Too bad because we would definitely go back if they would only respond! We just don't want to drive all the way there, assuming they have a spot, only to be turned away if they're full. It's only about 10 minutes from the beach, but very quiet and isolated in the hills in Carmel Valley.
Beautiful brand new RV park. Wonderfully thought out RV lot placements, nice grass in between each row. Gorgeous club house and pool. No table or BBQ at sites, so bring your own. Train track right next to park, but it didn't bother us to hear trains occasionally (late at night too). Managers were incredible - friendly, accommodating, eager to make our stay the best it could be. We only live 30 minutes away from this place, but will be coming back for short getaways often!
Beautiful place! So many hundred-foot pines and other trees, you feel like you're in the middle of the forest. Spots are large, spaced very well, with many areas to congregate with other campers over a campfire, etc. Pool was very clean, small play set for kids, basketball hoop, volleyball net, newly paved pads for RVs in many sites, very friendly and helpful manager (Jason), kitchen/lodge for group parties, laundry room, bathroom/showers all clean. Less than 5 minutes from Calaveras Big Trees, gorgeous river where you can fish or have a picnic, lakes around, town of Arnold about 10 minutes away for groceries, restaurants, etc. Highly recommend this place - it's hot in the summer, but because of all the shade from the trees, you don't even notice.
Large sites, fantastic playground, jumping pillow was a hit with the kids, banana bikes were getting old, but kids still had fun, pool was pristine clean, store was well stocked and great. KOA employees were wonderful and friendly, and they even let us stay a bit past our checkout time so the kids could swim longer. No cable, but we still got a ton of channels with our own antenna. Several families were camping together and the adults were very loud until about midnight, and that was not pleasant, but they ignored the quiet time rules. We were right next to the playground, so I was concerned the kids would be noisy, but it wasn't the kids - it was their PARENTS who were noisy! Go figure. This is a GREAT place, and we will definitely go back. They're remodeling the main bathroom/shower building, so that will probably be nice once it's done.
Run down looking, smelled like raw sewage. The "lake" is a tad bigger than an Olympic sized swimming pool, was filthy, and there was a stream next to the lake that had frothy green/blue/yellow stuff floating on it that smelled like they had just dumped black water there (wouldn't surprise me). Their web site makes it look nice, but it is nothing like the web site - believe me!! YUK!!!
This is walking distance to one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen -- about 1/3 mile walk on sand, but level and through dunes with pretty colors of ice plant, etc. The beach was literally miles and miles long, with not a sole on it -- it was unbelievable!! Make sure you don't forget anything because it's too far to walk back and forth to and from your RV! The park was nice, clean, spots were manageable to get in and out of (even with 39 footer), bathrooms were clean, store and rec room were nice, but the ONLY reason I gave it a "5" was the freeway (hwy 101) noise was almost unbearable at night. We were backed up to 101, so the noise was horrible, but would go back and try a spot in the 50 range to see if that makes a difference. We'll give it another go because of the beach, though!
If the river was not so beautiful, we would probably give it a 1 or 2. The owners were friendly and accommodating, the playground for kids was huge and our boys had fun. The sites were incredibly small, on top of each other, and you had to share a 30 amp with your neighbor. The dump station was near our site, so we heard a lot of extra noise. The redwood trees were beautiful, but there was no place to hike unless you drove a ways, and we didn't tow a car, so we were out of luck. We were only there one night, so it wasn't the worst, but we would probably not go back.