We stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend a few years ago and we loved it! (I entered Feb 09 above because it won't let me post for previous years). We were lucky enough to get an unusually private spot (lots of spots are right up on each other in parking lot fashion), with shade trees. We will definitely be back, but will have to get a reservation for that spot again! There was a sand berm with greenery growing on it and our kids had a blast playing along the sandy berm hills. The beach was beautiful, we enjoyed taking strolls together and sitting by the campfire at night. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. We did not have hook-ups, but the space we had was worth the trade off. We walked all over this state beach to scope out the sites and decided that we will never camp there unless its a beach front site or we are just driving through and need a place to stay for one night. I'm sure I wouldn't have given it a 9 for the rating if we stayed in a spot away from the beachfront. I don't remember how much we paid for the site.
Four Jeffrey is okay. It's not horrible, but I am a High Sierra/Bishop camping snob, so to me, Four Jeffrey is a place I'll stay if I have no other choice in that general area. The surrounding areas near South Lake, North Lake and Sabrina are exquisite and fishing is awesome. Four Jeffrey can get a little noisy at times. I got the impression that there were some party-animals that like to camp there and I like my solitude in the High Sierra. Some campers also lacked camp etiquette. I also don't like that many of the sites do not have shade and feel rather "exposed." The sites near the stream are definitely the best. One good thing about Four Jeffrey is that they take reservations, while many other campgrounds in the area are first come, first serve. Not good if you are driving in from Southern Cal on Thursday or Friday night. Four Jeffrey is nice if you want to make reservations so you are sure that you will have a spot on the weekend.
Someone else mentioned that this is basically a "parking lot with hook-ups," lol! That it is, but it's still a fun place to stay. We have stayed here several times with our kids and we've always had a blast. We've always had ocean side sites with a little sandy area for the little ones to play in. The neighbors have always been nice. We love having a large bonfire on the beach in the beach firepits at night. It's one of the only crowded, parking lot style places that I'll camp at with minimal complaining, because it's so much fun. Our kids love riding their bikes along the beach, too.
This place was nice, clean and quiet. The sites are pretty private for an RV park. We didn't really have reservations and were lucky enough to score one of the last spots available. We had electric and water hook-ups, but no sewage. Overall, we were pretty happy with our stay there. The staff was courteous. We'd stay there again if we need a place to stay near Fort Bragg.
We found it expensive, crowded, and noisy. This place was a nightmare for us. It was our first experience camping at a KOA campground. We didn't have reservations and were desperate for a place to stay and this was the only place we could find. This is definitely not our idea of camping. There is not much privacy here. There were lots of rental RV's. We couldn't wait to get out of there and left as soon as we woke up! They put us next to the "rec room," and we woke to sounds of a hockey table and techno music. It was camping hell for us. We like nature and solitude not camping next to an arcade in a suburban setting. The only good thing about this place for us was the full hook-ups. In our opinion, it was also pricey for what we got. Next time we'd rather stay in hotel for that price!
We took a trip up north along the Mendocino Coast (no reservations in advance) and this was our favorite RV resort type of campground as far as the scenery was concerned. We arrived on a Wednesday and the park was relatively empty and spacious. It was also very quiet and just beautiful (extremely green, with redwoods everywhere and heavily shaded). Unfortunately, it gets really crowded on weekends and the crowds started arriving on Thursday, and they could got pretty noisy at night. We like solitude when camping. This was a very family-oriented place, with a playground area, ping-pong table and lots of other stuff. You can hike along the river bed, too and take a dip in the water. I would have given a 10 rating if it weren't so crowded and noisy on the weekends.