Keeping in mind this is "Sounds of the Sea", not "Sights of the Sea', we were not disappointed. We had a premium site with a deck and a swing chair (53d if you want to request it). The sounds of the surf and the sea lions were great! There is a little bit of view through the trees, and we could see the sea lions on a big rock below. The grounds were well kept and the lady who checked us in was very friendly. It's a short walk to Patrick's Point State Park, which is a big bonus.
First impression was this campground needed some work. The site was a little difficult to get into - we had a back-in spot but prefer a pull-through. The pull-throughs were being updated for a reason that become obvious - an Airstream convention was held over the weekend. The lake was awesome. Moved the motorhome a couple of feet after a couple of days just to get a better view! The lake was great for swimming. Staff was very friendly. The dog run was taken down. Don't know if they are rebuilding, but there is plenty of places to take pets. There was some other construction going on as well. Lake Goodwin is beautiful - we'll be back!
Great park, very clean. We opted for the Soup and Potato dinner in the barn. Very good food and really fun meeting many of the other campers. The sites are paved and level. Maybe the only "complaint" (not enough to impact the review) was there was no designated dog run. There are bags and trash containers in a few places. Some campers put out "no dogs" signs. There were plenty of other places to go, so it wasn't inconvenient. Just never experienced that in a campground before.
Very nice park. Maybe our expectations were set low by some of the other reviewer's concerns about the neighborhood, but I really didn't mind being surrounded by million-dollar yachts! The rate varies by season and by day, and is a little high. There is a shuttle service to take you to the French Quarter for $4/person round trip. Had a really funny "temp" driver whose real job was NOPD undercover cop at night in the French Quarter. Great stories! Perhaps even scary stories. There is an outdoor (covered) bar/restaurant that serves great pizza. If we are ever back this way, we'll stay here again - regardless of the price.
Nice park. The staff already had left for the holidays, so everyone was pretty much on their own. The only complaint is the sites are not level. We needed to block up the front wheels and the back was squatted as far as it would go. The couple next to us ended up backing their rear wheels off of the pad and into the divot where the gravel meets the concrete. It's not often it is a good thing that there was a big pothole leading up to the pad! They are building several more sites, all obviously just as un-level as the one we were in. Other than that, it was very nice.
"Hole in the wall" was the first impression. Wrong. The rest rooms were very clean and the staff was very friendly. The best part was the "beach" on the river. Our dog had a great time (as did we) with the river access. It was quiet and close as could be to Sequoia NP.
Stayed on the "Camp Friday and get Saturday free" weekend. It was crowded. OK. Should have expected that. What I didn't expect was the close campsites and really poor internet reception. I complained that the internet was slow to nothing, and the response was "let me reset it". That happened twice. Since everyone else in the campground was kicked off the internet, that seemed extreme. While internet access was a prime consideration for staying at the park and was disappointing, the location by Yosemite was great and the second night (the free night) was actually quite pleasant.