Great RV park if you are looking for close proximity to Ventura, Ojai, or Santa Barbara. The park is very clean and well-maintained. The staff were hot and cold, nice one minute, not so nice the next. The pool is sparkling clean, and the little store has enough for some basics. The grass between the spots is very nice. Some freeway noise, but not too bad. One major, I mean MAJOR problem, is the homeless and vagrants that come out of the riverbottom adjacent to the park and steal your BBQ or anything else not locked down. Our little Weber BBQ was not locked down, so now it's gone. They come in the middle of the night or in the daytime. We spoke with some other RVers here who said these vagrants have been known to even carry bolt cutters to cut the lock and cable holding bicycles secure. SO: a STRONG word of WARNING. Beware of the homeless and vagrants from the Ventura Riverbottom area. The staff did not warn us of this so shame on them! This homeless/vagrant, theft problem is why this park get a 4 and not an 8, and the staff's attitude did not help either.
This is a private, membership park behind the Avila Hot Springs. Ocean Canyon is a Reynold's Resorts park. Overall the park is fairly clean and restrooms/showers are well kept and clean. The pool is clean and the spa works sometimes. This is an older park that needs some serious updating although it appears the owners are doing some minor repairs and updates from time to time. The BIG problem is that the spots are VERY close together so getting anything over 30' in will be tough as pretty much every spot is back-in. If you have slide-outs on both sides. Good luck. And, forget about opening your awning if you have a neighbor RV with slides on that side. Getting out of the park is even worse. The exit from the park is so tight that RV damage or tow vehicle damage is common, especially if someone is using those pesky cabins next to the exit and parks their car adjacent to it. The staff routinely says those folks have to park there since there's no where else for them to park. Yes, it's that tight in this sardine can of an RV park. They seem to be getting rid of camping spots and adding those cabins more and more. So, less RV spots and more of those cabins. Sad, but true, this is a membership park with Reynold's Resorts and Resorts of Distinction. Your best bet is to keep driving past this train wreck.
Very clean, almost sterile RV park. Pool was spotless as were the restrooms. We were easily able to get in and out with our 40' 5th wheel. Spots were very level. Convenient shuttle to Casino. Staff was not too visible (perfect), but were very friendly and accommodating. If the Wi-Fi worked better, I could give this RV Park a 10. Other than that it was a 10. We will be back.
Overall, nice campground. The GOOD. Huge RV spots and incredible views. Huge grass areas and lots of room to move about. Grass is very well maintained and watered. They even had plastic chairs and tables at each campsite. However, the lake is a long way away, probably not walking distance. The Chardenay area appears to be the nicest. The BAD. Not even close to be worth the $65 per night. The 3" sewer hookups need at least 25' hose on many spots. Road condition was horrible, and narrow. Strange, because the sites were rather large. Trees need to be really trimmed along the roads to get your 30-40' RV out to your site. Grass is pretty much the only thing they seem to maintain. Can't comment about the restroom/showers as we did not use them. But the structure looked clean and relatively new. No Wi-Fi, except within a few feet of the office, which is a long, long way from the RV sites. For $65/night you DO NOT get cable TV either! Office staff seem to be more interested in yapping/giggling on the phone than seeing to our questions/check-in. We waited about 5 minutes for them to even acknowledge us! Maintenance staff zoomed through park in their truck and when confronted about their speeding, claimed they spoke "no English." Office staff said, "There's really nothing we can do about that since we did not see it." We were with small children and this attitude caused us great concern. This campground really is a diamond in the rough and could be a $65/night resort. But, in it's current state, is more of a $30-35 per night RV resort.
Very nice. Daytime hosts were very helpful when we needed directions to repair facilities. They even gave us a map. Checked in, in the evening..nightime host was grumpy at 7pm. WiFi was pretty good, could have been a little faster since we were in town. Showers and restrooms were very clean. Park is near lots of food and services. Lots of permanents in the lower part of the park...gave us the creeps. We would give this park a 8 or 9 if it was not for them. Otherwise a good park to stay a few nights. We'd stay here again