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12/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
If you like the desert this is the place. Clean, friendly, pet friendly, immaculate, beautiful desert/mountain scenery, very quiet. Golf and driving range. Desert hard packed sand between the sites with desert landscaping. Great for hiking. Small town two miles away with one small grocery store and about 6 restaurants, I recommend the Red Occatillo for dining. No traffic or noise of any kind. My wife does not like the desert but asked me to book this place again. It reminds me of peacefulness of Baja California without the poverty or hassle of Mexico. We will be back. PS: We went from the warm valley floor to snow in the town of Julian 29 miles away.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
My wife and I have stayed here many time because it is not a far drive from our home. The bad is that it is too close to the 101 freeway on one side and Main street on the other so there is traffic noise. The good is that it is within a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk into a real town with super market, quaint shops, parks, coffee houses, many restaurants, $44 per hour massage, museum, old California mission etc. so you do not need a car. No cable but local TV reception and satellite; good WiFi no extra charge. Bikes for rent, long bike path along the beach.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
I liked this camp ground because it has beautiful trees surrounding the park; it is across the street from a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch only. Not great, but gives you an alternative for meals - and a gas station convenience store at the entrance.Yet is it virtually in the middle of the Jedediah Smith redwoods, as beautiful and thick a forest as you can find anywhere. It seems most of the people staying there came for the steelhead and salmon fishing in the Smith River very nearby; 20 to 70 lbs per fish they told me. A very friendly staff; who even let me wash my coach which is rarely permitted in other parks. I will return. I did not give it a 10 because of the sewer connections which are set about 10 inches above grade which is not the best for gravity flow - although I had no problems. For the odd parking, more like parallel parking although I had an front row spot I just pulled in and pulled out. The shower facilities are a bit dated, though clean and you need to purchase tokens - 25 cents each for each 5 minutes of shower time you want. Oh yes the internet WiFi was very poor; worked sometimes and sometimes did not; and was slow when it did.
01/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is my second time staying here, and I will return. During both visits I arrived after hours during darkness and was welcomed by an employee who not only helped me choose a spot, but guided me to it by following his golf cart. Everyone was very friendly. The entire park is spotless and well manicured. We had a premium site on top of a hill with a panoramic view of the countryside. You can walk, a very short distance, to the Firestone Winery via a path from the park. Yes, RV spots are close together, but looking out the front all I saw was countryside. Without a view spot I would still give it a 10 for cleanliness, friendliness, amenities and appearance.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Acres of giant redwoods and in between these magnificent trees are REV pads with full hook ups. Barely off the secondary road this is a rustic camp setting. The facilities are a bit dated, rustic camp/cabin type dated, but clean. Only 30 Amp service available (I suspect a little less than 30 Amps); until I got a handle on my energy management I kept breaking the circuit; it definitely will not handle any kind of electric heat or air conditioning (although the trees keep the sun out). It had rained for almost a week by the time I got here and my site was a bit soggy; I had to use jack pads on the soggy ground. My Satellite TV could not pick up a signal through the dense trees, but we enjoyed the radio and reading. Wi-Fi worked fine. About a mile walk to the nearest beach; a little less than a mile to the tiny, tiny town of Trinidad. Come for the spectacular scenery of rugged Coast and dense forest and you can tell your friends you actually camped in the middle of a redwood forest.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not an RV resort, but an RV parking lot immediately adjacent (50 yards) to a very large Harley Davidson dealer and a Circle K/Union 76 gas station; across the street from a K Mart. The facilities are brand new, only a couple of months old as such they are in excellent condition. My site had 50 Amp service, but the identical site next to mine only had 30 Amp service and the Class A owner had to move the next day because he kept popping the circuit breaker. Why a brand new facility did not put 50 Amp throughout I don't know. The men's room had two showers (one handicap) and one toilet. No luxury here just clean facilities along side a commercial strip of highway. Oh yes, call for directions do not depend on your GPS as some streets do not go through.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not an RV resort, but an RV parking lot with full hook ups and bathroom facilities within a 5 or 6 block walk to the main commercial street - all 4 blocks of it. Clean and spartan. Calistoga is wine and spa country. Soak in hot springs, get a message, mud bath or other spa treatment, taste some wine in a small rural somewhat quaint town without having drive or search for parking; and the surrounding scenery is miles and miles of vineyards, mountains and beautiful California Oaks.
01/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
The scenery surrounding this campground is beautiful; lush green trees, manicured golf course fairways and the bank of the Eel river. The paved part of the RV sites, not the sites, was too narrow for my taste forcing me to step onto soggy wet lawn (note Winters are wet) each time I entered and left the RV, otherwise the facilities are very nice. Included in the rate was free tea and scones each day between 3 PM and 5 PM at the near by (5 minute walk) historic (1929) Tudor style Benbow Inn. The town of Garberville is 3 miles North. I would have given them a 10, but have been spoiled by some brand new campgrounds. Bottom line I would definitely return.
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