We showed up on a Thursday morning at 9:30am. All the hook up sites were taken, but there were still a half dozen dry sites. Ours was right in front of the ocean. We could see crashing waves from our bed window. This is a very friendly place. I think a lot of locals come often, and over the years get to know each other, but everyone is friendly to newbies likes us. I suspect it would be hopping on the weekend. I really hope to go again sometime.
I found this campground from reviews here, and I was not disappointed. I have camped in many deserts in AZ and CA, and this had to be the prettiest and lushest desert I have ever seen. You are also 10 minutes from shops and amenities (and a good library in Mesa) The sites are spacious and well spaced. Bathrooms are good. It was very quiet - except for the coyotes. If you are reasonably fit, try hiking to Wind Caves.
This is a friendly and very well kept RV park. I am marking it down for three reasons. 1) It was pricey. 2) The Wi-Fi was not very good. 3) And it's noisy. I asked for a quiet site, and they put me in the back away from the pool, but that bordered a hotel parking lot, with a bar. Very noisy! Also they say they strictly enforce quiet time, but the group of 3 sites across from me had a pretty loud time of it until past 11pm, and no one stopped them.
This is a lovely park, and an easy drive to the Plaza area - there is also a city bus stop right in front. If you need to do shopping or run errands, everything is nearby. It is very clean and well run. The people in charge are friendly and efficient. I think the sites near the front would be noisy, but we were further back and had little noise. Although the attached Mobile Home park is 55+, the RV park is not, but they do not allow children. My only complaint is the Wi-Fi. I think if parks say they have Wi-Fi, they should have good W-Fi. This is an 11k connection, and usually a very weak signal.
Please note. This Campground reopened in March 2011. This is our first visit to this campground, so I cannot comment on how it used to be, but I found it in excellent condition. Although the website said there was no water at the sites, there was a working spigot at each site. Showers and bathrooms were clean and in good order. This is in a lovely location. Although it is only a few minutes from the highway, it seemed like we were far away from it all. They had not yet remarked all the hiking trails, but that should be soon.
We just came back from five nights, and were very impressed with this park - though it is what I have come to expect from Arizona State Parks. This is a clean, well run park. Great showers/bathrooms. Everyone was very friendly. We were there in some very rainy weather, and we needed to know what the weather would be like on the drive home. They looked up the information on the internet for us, and convinced us to stay another night. Lake Havasu City is an easy 10 miles drive.
The rate included the KOA discount, but also included an extra $20 a day for my son's tent (in our site). I thought that was too much, and I dropped them in the ratings for that reason. We really liked Costanoa! It is an RV park, not a state campground, so the sites are smaller, but bigger than most RV parks. We camped in the Coastal Village Loop, and the sites are deep, if a bit too close together. Also, the sites on the even numbered side have the hookups rather distant (almost as if they put them on the wrong side, and rectified it by just having you use the ones on the correct side, even thought they were sort of in the neighbors site.) Whale loop is for pull thoughts and those sites are pretty small, but handle large rigs. Seaside Sites (which are no closer to the beach than any others) are considered 'deluxe' and cost more. I am not sure they are worth it. I think Coastal Village is the best of the RV loops and the only one they will allow tents along side your RV. We were here for 8 days. On the one weekend we were here, it was wall to wall kids. I enjoyed watching/hearing them, but if you do not like kids, you might want to stay away. During the week it was very quiet. The area is amazing. It is a walk to the beach, but it is a wonderful hike over dunes, with wonderful bluffs and coves. The store and restaurant is expensive, so we did not use them.
This is the most expensive park I have ever stayed in, and feel a need to be very particular. It well run and well kept up. My site was on the small side, but mostly surrounded by vegetation. We were here in the summer. Sunday through Wednesday, so it was pretty crowded. The problems, as others say, the internet is not very good. It is ok if your site at the tables by the office, but even then it went out occasionally. While they cleaned the bathrooms a couple of times a day, they did not clean from late afternoon until about 9am the next morning. Since the park was full, that meant that the showers were pretty bad when I went to shower at 8:30 am. Also there was no toilet paper in half the booths. This would be fine at the state CG across the street, but not at $90s night. They have a no-smoking policy, which I think it great, but they don't make a big deal of it (one small sign was all I saw, and on the very long list of rules), so I saw a fair amount of smokers. Our site had several butts. Here is my biggest complaint: the adjoining resort has a no amplified music rule, but the campground does not. On our first night, there were three people around us with music loud enough for us to hear. None of them were blaring it, so it was OK with the park. It was not terribly pleasant for us to have to hear all three at one time. There are expensive rigs at this park. I have never set up around so many rigs with outdoor stereo and TV setups! As I walked around there was one RV blaring music, while the owner smoked a cigar. ICK! I wouldn't go back when it was crowded.
I found this campground through this site, and it lived up the the reviews. This is one of the best run campgrounds I have ever stayed in. Staff and hosts were friendly and helpful. The sites were big. Everything was well maintained. This is a very large park, and we stayed six nights, and mostly stayed put - hiking all the trails.
The location was wonderful. We saw an amazing diversity of birds in the 3 days we were there. The campground itself is not great. Most of the toilets are vault toilets, and when we got there they were disgusting. Fortunately there was a real bathroom with ok showers near the entrance, which was close to our site. The sites are pretty small, with nothing separating them. My main complaint is people are noisy here! Radios were blaring. There is nothing about a quiet time. Even though we were in a hook up site, some guy nearby was running his generator starting at 6:30. I think it might have a reputation as the place to go if you do not want to be considerate of your neighbors. We were in the B loop, with a nice lake view.
This is a lovely park! The sites are a bit small, and some would not be particularly good with a trailer. Our site was quite spacious. It was a bit noisy on weekends, but not bad. There is a lot of shade, mostly from the redwoods. We have a solar charger, and it was a bit of a problem, but well worth it. Without traffic, we were able to get to San Francisco in about 45 minutes. Even better: we could get to Point Reyes National Seashore in less time! (I checked the Wi-Fi box because you can get it for a fee within a couple hundred feet of the guard station).
This is a very well run RV park. Like other people have noticed - there are a lot of signs. Do we really need to be told to flush the toilet?? The bathrooms were spotless, but the showers had poor water pressure.The location was great - we had a bay side site, and most of the time we had a lovely cool breeze. The down side of the bay view sites are that they do not back onto the bay - they back onto a park, that backs onto a bay. I do not mind the kids playing, but I did mind the constant ice cream trucks. On a Sunday afternoon there were 4 trucks - all quite loud. Often you could hear two or more. The park closes at 10:30 pm, but after dark there were loud kids playing stereos and just being rowdy. For people with really big rigs - we were dwarfed by two 45' rigs. I would definitely stay here again, but not go for a bay view site.
I like Mcgrath. It is definitely a State Park, but it is usually easy to get reservations, unlike the other So Cal beach CGs, so we can make plans at the last moment. We have a tent trailer, so it fits, but I have seen much larger rigs in them. Some sites are surrounded by bushes, but others are more open (and less private). The beach is not really a swimming beach, but there are marsh areas for bird watching, etc.
This is a wonderful campground. It is not an RV park - but there is one across the street - nearly 4xs the price and not as good a location. Few sites have ocean views (and would have a lot of foot traffic passing by), but they are all a short walk. I think the previous reviewer was wrong about the length limit. My site had a 30 ft limit, but other sites are longer. I saw some pretty big RVs. Also, about half the sites were occupied by RVs of some sort. You can book up to six months in advance, and the park is usually full. OTOH, if you keep checking the site, you can get cancellations. That is what we did.
This was our second time at this RV Park. It feels more like a wooded campground than an RV park, and that is a plus for us. Some of the sites are quite isolated. We had more contact with geese, ducks and the occasional javelina and raccoon than we did other people. I am not sure what the place would be like when it is full, but it was almost empty for our visit, and it was heaven The people are working here are very friendly and helpful. They stay on top of issues. We stayed a week, and got the 7th night free. It is well located near Sedona, but also close to other attractions like Tuzigoot, Jerome, Moctezumas Castle and Well.