This is an amazingly beautiful park, very well maintained, with a great deal of space between sites. There are miles and miles of hiking/biking trails with many benches and picnic tables. There is also a convenience store within the campground which was very handy as we ended up needing a couple of things. I can understand why another reviewer had a major issue with the 10 PM curfew, but it was fine with us as we only left during the day. This was our first stay here but we will certainly return, would love to bring our kayaks when the reservoir is full. No Wi-Fi, cable or cell coverage, but that's not so bad every now and then.
Very nice, well maintained and well managed campground. There are campgrounds nearby that are more scenic, but with fewer amenities and we love having full hook-ups including cable and WiFi. And I give this place huge kudos for the good WiFi. If you're going to sell the place as having WiFi, it should be strong enough to get a decent signal throughout the park. Big pet peeve for me when it's so slow that it's pointless. The location is perfect for exploring the area. We loved it and will definitely be back.
On the positive side, the staff are friendly and there is nice hiking in the area. But the campground is very stark, with no shade and it was very hot during the day. The winds kick up in the afternoon so it was not possible for us to keep our awning up for shade. It was fun to have a fire at night, which you can't do in some parts of California due to fire danger. Bathrooms were in need of cleaning. We would not return.
If you don't mind dry camping, this is a great place to stay. It is reasonably priced and because so many RVer's want hook-ups, it is relatively easy to get a last minute reservation. We were able to get a reservation only a week before, which is pretty good for a weekend in June. We love the location, just a few miles from Truckee and not far from Lake Tahoe, so there is a lot of fun stuff to do within a short drive. Yet it feels like you're away from it all. We like going for short hikes with our dogs and there is a very pretty path that runs along the Truckee River. There's also a wide variety of plants and trees, which I like to photograph. The camp hosts were wonderful. We spent time talking with them each day and they were very friendly and gave us new RVer's lots of good advice. The campground has very few amenities and it would be nice to have potable water, but I would absolutely recommend this for an escape from the valley heat.
First off, I need to say that my rating would undoubtedly be better if we had gotten a different site. I am convinced ours was the worst site in the entire campground. The site backed up to highway 50, so the noise level was terrible. In addition to the traffic, there were a lot of people walking along the highway to get to the beach from where they parked their cars . We had intended to set up a tent for the two teenage boys to sleep in, but the only spot to do so was about 10 feet from the highway and felt very exposed to strangers passing by, not to mention incredibly loud. The sites are very close together, in fact our picnic table was not even separated from the table belonging to the site next to ours. They were positioned end to end, like one big long table. The wi-fi signal was too weak for us to use it, so that was also a bit frustrating. When I made the reservation I was told that the sites were first come, first serve. You reserve based on the size of your trailer/RV, and are guaranteed a site that will accommodate that vehicle. But when we got there, there were a number of sites that were open that were in the same size category as ours, but were specifically reserved. When I told them that we were told it was first come, first serve, the staff explained that you can reserve a specific site for an extra $15 a night. That would be over $90 per night. We felt that they should make you aware of that when you make the reservation. The main benefit of this campground is the proximity to Lake Tahoe. It is right across the highway from the beach. But the beach was anything but family friendly. It was packed with drunken twenty-somethings all day long. We walked over with the boys but couldn't even get to the water. No place to relax and not an environment for 13 and 14 year old boys to hang out. The only thing preventing me from giving this a 1 rating is that there was a very helpful staffer at the campground who assisted us in parking our trailer. The site was tricky to back into so we were very appreciative of his help.
This is a spectacularly beautiful campground. The views from just about anywhere are of trees, mountains, wildflowers. There is a paved path that runs next to the Rogue which you can bike or walk into the City of Rogue River. The park is well maintained and very reasonably priced. The sites are pretty well separated and most are shaded. It doesn't have Wi-Fi or cable TV, but that's not a big deal to us. The only thing that prevents me from giving it a rating of 10 is the freeway noise. We have stayed three times and we will certainly go back. Lots to do around here.