This place was amazing, we felt so lucky to have found it. We had a huge site right next to the American River and the closest RV was over 400 feet away (place was not busy). There were sites next to us and all around, but the place was seemingly empty. The fire pit was close to the river and you could hear the river all night long. Lots of shade under huge trees, very clean facility, great little hike and climbing on rocks to the nearby rapid. No fishing though. You can walk to Sutter's Mill and the nearby town. Great place to stay a night or two, with VERY friendly and helpful people too! One of the nicest places we've stayed. One problem, WiFi wasn't in range where we stayed (site 63). We needed to walk about 200 feet closer to get reception and that bummed the kids out.
We stayed here for 2 nights. The park is very clean and the spaces are nice sized. They do not have individual campfires in each site, instead they have a general-area campfire each night and everyone is invited. You can walk to the town and spend a day there, fun for kids. The RV park also has some gold-mining demonstration and overall it's a very nice park. It is pet friendly too. It has very nice owners/operators.
Yes, I'm sorry, but I have to blow the whistle on this place: it sucked! $62 for a place that should cost maybe $27. The road leading in, is single-lane, twisty-turny and almost impractical. The sites have cute snooty hedges between them, but our Class C RV pretty much took the entire width when we opened one slide-out and extended the awning. The cable TV signal was very fuzzy and I ran a new RF line and it was still ridiculous. You can not have a wood fire at all. The so-called river is about 14-feet wide and 1-foot deep, pretty much a run-off and you're not allowed to swim, get your feet wet or get near it. There is NOTHING to do at this park, aside from a ping-pong table and some old board games. Other campers said their kids were bored and there are no trails (aside from the 70-foot trail to the river) or anything to walk to. Zippo, nada, nothing! And the price of $62 per night is absurd. It's the most we've paid and the least we've gotten for our money. You pull into a narrow site and end of story. All the hype about the 'best kept secret' was total marketing deception. The people were friendly enough, but I think they know they're peddling weak stuff. The only positive things I can offer is that the sites were reasonably level and the place is clean and well maintained. However you're in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, and it's well overpriced. Pass.
We stayed here for one night on the way up to Hearst Castle. Of the different areas available we went to the highest area, and almost had the whole place to ourselves. There were no hook-ups, and it was just a nice place to stop overnight. The next morning we saw how beautiful it was; you have green hills and mountains in the background and a view of the ocean towards the West. You can find a few short hikes and just enjoy the general park-like feel. You're a bit secluded in that there is no nearby town, so plan on bringing what you need. There is a dump station and place to get water but it's towards the entrance. Nothing too exciting, but a wonderful place to overnight and just relax.
I did a LOT of research before coming to this area, and I can honestly say that Rivernook is EXCELLENT. Very clean, large area, well maintained, beautiful setting. I can not imagine how it could be improved, and I usually find flaws with most things. The river-front sites have partial hook-ups, everything but sewer, but the dump station is quite close and easy to get to; it must have something to do with building codes as the other sites further from the river have full hook-ups, but you really want to stay next to the river It's not that loud, and it's fun. Rivernook is immediately next to another camp, which appears to have the identical but much smaller setting. Both RV parks are close to town, you can apparently get a cab ride for just $1 or it's an easy bike ride or even walk into town. A market is close by too; any other RV or camping site would put you miles further from town. The town is cute and has a few restaurants; plan on spending 1/2 day there. You can also walk to the fish hatchery from the RV park as well. Everyone had a great time and already want to re-book and make this an annual trip.