We have stayed here at different times for about 10 years. It was one of our favorite quick getaways; not so much anymore. The park is becoming more rundown and a bit dirtier with each visit. Restrooms are not well cleaned. In fact, I no longer use them, though my husband does. He does NOT remove his shower shoes! Managers sit directly outside the restrooms and laundry doors to smoke, rather than going a few yards away. And finally, the multitude of 'maintenance men' whiz around the park but do NOTHING to clean up sites between rentals. The abundant bird droppings are noxious and left to pile up on the site patios. These issues used to attended to but the last three visits here left us very disappointed.
We reserved site 17, a pull-through, for our 35' 5th wheel. Check-in staff was curt at best, bordering on rude. The older fellow who followed us to our site turned out to be the same person who allowed his gray poodle to defecate throughout the park and didn't pick up the proceeds! Campground rule #2: Dogs must be picked up after. Apparently that only applies to outsiders. The restrooms/showers were not cleaned even once during our 5 day, mid-summer stay, which prompted immediate empathy and even pity for those campers who did not have adequate facilities in their RVs.
We have stayed at this park multiple times over the past several years, during summer and at Christmas. We have never been disappointed. However, we are not RV resort' people. We do not need the so-called amenities that make RVing so expensive. This park is sparkling clean, convenient to stores, restaurants, and the waterfront, and one of the quietest parks we've ever visited. We sometimes go days without using our truck simply because everything is so nearby. If you are looking for fancy, Cypress may not be your cup of tea, but if you want a quiet, clean, and convenient park with friendly on-site owners, this is your place.
My husband and I stay here nearly every winter break for approximately 2 weeks. We have never been disappointed nor treated poorly by the owners. While this is not a "resort" type park, it is immaculate, convenient, and peaceful. We walk to town for meals when I don't cook; we ride our bikes on the trail and surface streets, and we can drive to nearby shopping/tourist areas such as San Luis Obispo or 5 Cities. A gem, indeed! And yes, the brick work that Andy has accomplished is phenomenal.
This is a park we utilize several times each year, either as a convenient and nearby escape from the Central Valley's winter fog or summer heat, or as a spot over on our journey further south to Morro Bay. The park is clean, quiet, and very well maintained. Good restaurants are available in San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, and a bit farther away, in Monterey/Carmel.
We have enjoyed two extended stays at this park in the past two years, and we are reserved for the month of July this year. The park and its facilities are spotlessly clean, and the location is quiet. The only drawback to this park is the necessity to drive to any of the many recreational and scenic destinations in the area. In fact, there is no public access to the bay nearby. Cape Arago Highway is a primary access road that for anyone wanting to visit the Charleston area. However, the park's location is very convenient if you don't mind a short drive. The staff is friendly and available.