What a jewel of a spot! A tiny little RV campground with cement pads, wide grassy areas, full hookups including fabulous cable and the fastest and best Wi-Fi I have ever encountered in an RV park. Staff at the hotel down the street check you in and they were delightful. She sent us on our way with a bunch of discount coupons and dog treats. We can see the surf from our window and there is a short walk to a stunning beach that goes for miles and miles. Even though we can see the sun setting over the surf, we are set back a bit with trees and sheltered so it feels safe and nice. A cute little lighthouse on the grounds allows you to see the ocean far enough out to see whales that migrate by beyond the surf. We had a deer grazing nearby us as we set up. Feels out in nature but is actually in the town proper so you can walk to everything. Laundry is really cheap. We pulled in and fell in love and decided to stay a week. Only drawback is our 30ft travel trailer left us without enough to park our truck without parking sideways but that is a minor irritant. Rate reflects a 10% AAA discount, and off season weekly rate, and is not including Oregon tax.
A clean safe place to park overnight with hookups. That is not easy to find in the Santa Rosa area. I can't say much more than that. It really is nothing more than a gravel parking lot with hookups near the fairground. It is right off Highway 1, two exits over and they are very careful about security. No long-term residents (14 days maximum stay), no RVs older than ten years unless the camp host approves them, camp host on site 24/7, level sites, lots of room to maneuver the rig. We stayed here a few years ago and we came back because we have relatives in the area. It's safe. Its clean. If you want scenery go further north. if you need a stopover or have family in Santa Rosa it's perfect. $30 seems high for a gravel parking lot with no cable or Wi-Fi but for this part of California it's a bargain.
Nice KOA great facilities, clean grounds, and lovely laundry. Supernice store. Friendly staff. The owner has installed net gear nanny sitting so 95% of the internet is blocked and I don't mean just porn. I mean almost everything any sane adult might wish to access is blocked including most of the newspaper articles from my home town newspaper, all deemed inappropriate for my eyes by the Netgear supernanny. We stopped here for two nights because of a forecast storm on our planned route and we didn't care to wrestle with a gale. We picked the place precisely because the internet is usually good at a KOA and we were going to be looking at a full day of rain and wanted the internet to work. Very big disappointment. And FOX news channel did not work either. Bad attitudinal thing here. We will Not come back to Nannyland-KOA any time again. Ever.
This marina is on a spit of land sticking out into the sea and is full of longer term and permanent residents. Many obviously fishermen type: both anglers and workers on big boats with families and kids. The owners are nice enough and friendly. There are seafood restaurants nearby and some low sand dunes within an easy walk. There is no WiFi, no cable, no washroom facilities, no showers, the lots are small and narrow, and all back in. The place is essentially a parking lot. I liked it because it felt "real" and not tourist. Fine for an overnight stop if you are self sufficient, and cheaper than most places in the area. We would have stayed for a week but we need WIFI. We would stay again.
Nice place, clean set up, friendly helpful owner. Lovely mature trees on our lot. Perfect for an overnight. I would have given it an 8 but I took one off for road noise and the nearby railway which is busy. Also, one for the stench of a nearby feedlot, which, when the wind is blowing the wrong way way leaves you gasping with eyes watering. The rate reflects a cash discount.
Make reservations. We always read that parks want reservations but this was the first time we rolled into a place without reservations on a weekday and almost got turned away. We literally got the very last spot they had. This is a very busy park under high demand. It does indeed often fill up. After two and a half months in the Arizona desert arriving at this beautiful setting was like finding yourself in a botanical garden. Even the hedges were in bloom! The landscaping is breathtaking. The lots are level, paved or packed sand but some are really small and tight. Our 28 ft RV barely fit the last spot we got and that was after the truck was unhitched. Another reason to make a reservation. Only a few blocks north from the RV park are some really rough parts of town but this spot is safe due to lots of hotel security nearby, upscale shore side condos, and the heavy security features in the campground itself including a rolling electronic gate. There are some nice restaurants a short walk away and we felt safe walking. The pool and sauna are very nice, laundry room clean, and unusually cheap. The dog run is a lot larger than most fenced runs but bring your own bags. We were greeted by extra super friendly helpful night staff. The owners are acceptably polite but not in a great hurry to be accommodating. When we checked in we had said we wanted to stay five days for sure and possibly two more but when we went in the next morning to register we were told absolutely no weekly rate and we would have to pay the daily weekend rate of 64 to stay the two extra days. (Weekdays are $55) Besides they would have to move us as our spot was reserved for the last day (Again make reservations). One very nice feature is this campground is off the end of 710 freeway and a clearly marked sign for the campground at the exit. Easy on, easy off. We would go back again but would decide our stay and make a reservation first.
All staff were cooperative, friendly, and knowledgeable. Be sure to check other sites before settling in. Many sites are narrow and short, but some are really nice. They charge more for wide sites. Security is tight. People in golf carts go by several times day and night. There is free RV dry camping across the road, and they monitor it carefully. They have a huge dog walk area and a smaller dual fenced dog park. If your lot backs onto the dog walk area you can also park next to your rig making up for the short lots there and great if you have a dog. The lots themselves are white, finely crushed gravel, well packed. The row backing onto the golf course has shade trees. Casino facilities are gorgeous; movie theatre, restaurants including a fabulous buffet, boat launch, beach, pool is huge, stunningly lovely and heated. However casino is always thick with smoke. Internet is great though; we had to put up our own repeater on the roof when a big rig was next door to get the signal. Laundry was great; many machines and cheap. Cable is somewhat limited. Showers and washrooms were super clean and nice. Wind is a real issue. The location is such that wind blasts through regularly. But the view! Outside the city, flat open with gorgeous mountains all around. Rate reflects daily. Monthly is $550 a month including power for narrow lots. Overall casino and campground is extremely professionally run.
This park is a better KOA with all the amenities and four nice extras. It has a small indoor pool and a hot tub open year round, 24 hour fully equipped exercise room, and it has both a big dog and a separate small dog fenced play areas. The short term stay area was almost empty due it being fall season. We talked to a longer term resident who reported a monthly fee of $400. They seem to be strict about newer RVs and keeping the lots clean and uncluttered with longer term residents. Our lot was a nice wide, level, hard packed gravel with a grass area and picnic table. Staff were all friendly and extra helpful. It is close to an interstate, but we weren't bothered by noise. The internet works fine, a bit slow once you get in. But it was one of those flakey ones where you have to connect and then log in on a pop up browser window. It was inordinately difficult to connect our Macs. We kept getting connection errors and we had to be really persistent and try multiple times with several different repeaters before the window would finally appear. No connection worked the same way twice. They also force you to log in with your site number meaning they could potentially monitor on line usage and information by site. The internet is why I didn't give the place a 10/10. We would stay here again though.
Older RV park, washrooms and coin showers clean, big laundromat on site, very friendly nice helpful owner got us backed in. I did not see any drive through but they may be further in. Town generally appears kind of sad and hard bit but the recession. Many of the trailers are older and appear to be people's residents but I sensed nothing disreputable. Lots are smallish. Two steps away from my stairs is the other guys' sewer. We didn't unhitch so our truck was sticking out into the road a bit (with our truck hitched we are 56ft) but the road is wide enough the owner said it was fine. The cable is great but we needed to dig out our 50' wire because it is set up at the front of the lot, an obvious later upgrade. WIFI was great, fast clear. Owner did ask us to not download movies or spend hours in on line games (we didn't) due to bandwidth limits affecting everyone else but we had no issues for our needs. Yes we would stay here again. It's perfectly fine for an overnight stop and the price is great.
Not a full service type place but a really wonderful tiny town campground next to a gorgeous little park on a small lake made from a nearby dam on the Little Saskatchewan River. Pay at city hall where the lady is wonderfully friendly and fill up with water there. If no one is around drop an envelope in the slot. Beautiful treed back in lots but you could drive through as we had the place to ourselves. The turn about is not for long vehicles. The campground is right next to a lovely little children's park and small sand beach. Perfect for a one night stop. Washrooms were clean and neat with lots of hot water. Be sure to walk down to the dam and see the fish ladder. We canoed up river into the upper marshes and saw lots of birds and wildlife including owls and beavers.
Great Wi-Fi, good cable, helpful friendly owners, and great monthly rate for winter snowbirds (electricity extra on a meter for monthly rate). Gorgeous view of the lake. Small campground, quiet and intimate, with common a lawn/beach area and dock from which we went canoeing with our canoe twice. Lots of bird life. Lake has fish. Monthly guests have to put down a $200 damage/electricity deposit in addition to your $300 rental. 10c/kwhour. You get a common sense but detailed contract when you pay. The showers are pay (We didn't use them). There is a two washer/two dryer laundry room that is cold wash only. Both were always spotless. Lots of really lovely willow trees but our solar panels didn't like them, they are so huge and thick. Adequate lot that is not the biggest nor smallest we have been in. No issues with our dogs but they have large owls in the trees so very small dogs beware. The owners are really fussy about keeping the lawn neat. Being fall, the noisy little lawn tractor went around almost everyday in the last week we were here cleaning the leaves which I found a bit irritating but the neatness is nice. I would definitely stay here again. I really liked this campground.