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07/2012
rating [ 2/10 ]
My comments are essentially the same as last year when I said, "For the past 20 or so years we have visited this park usually at least once during the year. It seems the only thing that has changed is the price. I have a problem in that sites are not designated for RVs only. I have a bigger problem in that I cannot see that any improvements have been made over the years. This year we had to settle for a spot way up the hill from the Marina, not at all level, and if ever there was an asphalt pad, it had disintegrated. We will continue to visit here, most likely, as we rent a lodge unit for our grown children. That makes the discomfort of a far too costly site, in my opinion, amidst tents, worth while. There seems to be no rules as to where boats can be parked, even intruding into space of others. My preference is that if it is an RV space, the space should be restricted to RVs, not whoever gets there first with however many tents. This year, trying to use the dump station would have been hilarious, if not so frustrating. The person before me, 20-30 mintues later, was still in the process of dumping tanks. When he started hosing out the inside of his dump hose, I left, figuring I would find another place to dump my tanks. In short, this place needs lots of improving and monitoring to make sure rules are enforced.
09/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
If I were rating this based on reception from office personnel, from time I called to check-in, it would be a ten. Other than that, I can't say much in favor of the place. I'm amused by the number of places that use the term "resort" for a campground out in the dirt. Any place that today does not offer Wi-Fi will never get a high rating from me. Though Wi-Fi was advertised, I could never get to the Internet though I did get a message I was connected.
07/2011
rating [ 3/10 ]
For the past 20 or so years we have visited this park usually at least once during the year. It seems the only thing that has changed is the price. I have a problem in that sites are not designated for RVs only. I have a bigger problem in that I cannot see that any improvements have been made over the years. This year we had to settle for a spot way up the hill from the Marina, not at all level and if ever there was an asphalt pad it had disintegrated. We will continue to visit here, most likely, as we rent a lodge unit for our grown children. That makes the discomfort of a fat too costly site, in my opinion, amidst tents, worth while.
06/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped in Site 13. Though it had an asphalt pad, it required some leveling on one side. Not very busy even though it is the summer season. My primary purpose was to do geocaching and there were enough caches scattered about to make the trip worthwhile. For a public campground, this is very well done. Had it offered Wi-Fi, I would have kicked the rating up a notch.
04/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
We visit this park at least a couple time each year and will continue to do so. It does, however, need upgrading. Interior road through the Lynch campground is eroding away. Spaces are not level and asphalt has eroded away in most places. We had the entire campground to ourselves the two days we were here. Lots of wild animals, including deer and wild turkeys. There are two geocaches, difficult to get to, and not within walking distance of Lynch campground. Still, I managed though I need a cane to get about.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Rate is based on Golden Age Passport. We arrived about noon on a Sunday. Most all campers had departed though the remnants still there seemed to have been a noisy group. By nightfall, all weekend campers had left and the campground contained only three campers, all arrived during the afternoon and all departed by early morning. Gang symbol XIV noted scrawled on a fixture in a lavatory. Lavatories and showers are tiled but by end of day not very clean. Well laid out campground with paved interior road. Rather tight with boulders on side of road but sites are angled in a way that backing in with a motorhome is easy. Might be more difficult with a 5th wheel. Great place for hiking. The major problem is gnats and flies that makes it difficult to stay outside.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place! We were in area with hook-ups which was filled to capacity. Obviously, a reservation is desired if you want hook-ups. Lots of open sites in rest of park, however. Previous reviewer commented it's within walking distance of town. I suspect it is as I walked about three quarters of a mile along the shoreline and then up a path that led into a residential area. Finally I ended in a small park that had steps leading to the beach. I suspect one could get to town that way. I was very impressed with the masonry work, done by the CCC's during the Depression era in the 1930s.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Of the many places that use the word "resort" in their name this is one that in my opinion can rightly say it is a resort. The office staff was gracious. One young woman even led me outside and showed me a spot where it was possible to get cell connection. The Gift Store is attractive and well stocked. Parking on a concrete site with grass all around is nice, making it possible to hook-up without getting in dirt or mud. Connecting cable TV was bit difficult as the box with a cover is right next to the ground. Not much with TV reception though. My GPS took me off to the left up a narrow country road several hundred yards before reaching the park. When I recovered, the GPS then said the park was some 8 miles straight ahead. Actually it was to the left in clear sight. Since the cell reception was spotty to non-existent I rate this park a 9 rather than a 10, fully aware that it is not the park's fault that cell reception is not adequate. Price is Good Sam discount.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This seemingly is an older park with lots of old units and what appears to be permanent residents. What I particularly liked was the new 20 site area set aside for over-nighters. It has truly been designed for easy hook-up with a pole that contains all outlets. Hooking the sewer hose and water hose is all that makes one bend down. Pads are of concrete and the islands in between sites are of gravel. Interior roads paved. Good Wi-Fi and lots of TV stations. Price was right for sure. Next to train tracks so there is train noise, as there is traffic noise from major streets.
03/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Rather than paved interior roads roads and parking sites are of gravel, though level and well maintained. It is configured so that vehicles have to park nose to nose in most spaces, making things very close when slides go out. To the right is an island with concrete curbs and a concrete walk the entire length on both sides. There is a huge tree in each island though barren of leaves at this time and the island is of lawn. There is a picnic table and barbecue. This island is shared with the vehicle on the other side of the island, again making things very neighborly. Few people while there so no problem. Office personnel answered my email inquiry and the woman at the desk was pleasant and helpful. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi though Wi-Fi will not allow sending out mail with any attachments apparently as my computer crashed each try after several minutes. Because of the Wi-Fi not doing what I wanted it to do I will rate this park a 6 at best. The cover to the electrical box was broken, with the brads that holds covers on missing. Thus, when attempting to get to the electrical outlet the entire cover fell out. This is not a park I would stay at again considering what is provided for the price.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A beautiful spot on the Colorado River. Store/Arcade/Restaurant are nearby. All sites are back-ins but configured in a way it is easy to do. For history buffs, a visit to the community of Postson northwest of Parker could be of interest as one can view the remnants of the internment facility, where some 17,000 people of Japanese descent, mostly American citizens, were interned during World War II. There is also a monument just north of the community of Postson. I would give this a 10 were Wi-Fi available, even if provided by an outside source for a fee.
03/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
My review is based as one who travels rather than lives in a box on wheels. Accordingly, this is not a park for an overnighter. Arriving at 2 PM, there was no one in office to provide information but rather a self-registration. Site does have concrete patio but in between rocks. Not a good view at all. At best, I give this place a 5 as it does have good Wi-Fi and lots of TV stations.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
I will give this park a rating of 7 at best as it is geared more toward snow-birders and permanents than over nighties. There is a toilet/shower facility somewhere in the park for sure but not readily accessible. Wi-Fi provided by an outside source for $4.95 a day. Was easy to make reservation and woman in office very nice. Escorted to site and assisted with backing in. About 10 miles from Yuma.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place! Wi-Fi available through AT&T for $7.95 per day. Visitor Center within walking distance across the desert, .6 mile, on a concrete walk. Beautiful area though a bit cold at night. Rest room very basic with cinder block walls and cement floors. There were paper towels though rather than the usual electric hand dryers. Showers required 25 cents for two minutes. If you depend on GPS for direction enter address as I ended up in another part of the park, some 15-20 miles out of my way. Spaces are pull-throughs and about 30 feet apart with the distance in between sites covered with desert vegetation. Woman at gate was pleasant and helpful. A place certainly worth visiting.
03/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is "camping" for sure without any of the amenities we've come to expect. Campground is within walking distance of the Visitor Center where there is free Wi-Fi. Ranger personnel at Visitor Center are very pleasant and helpful. Park is quiet at night. Not much shade and lots of dirt. Rate is Golden Age Passport. Garmin GPS directed me to turn toward the old Borax mine several hundred yards before the actual turn into the campground.
03/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is the park we stayed overnight on our very first RV trip. It was great then as it is now. Coffee and doughnuts at the office in the morning. Easy to find from California 58. And the oranges right from the many trees, though now mostly gone, are sweet unlike any you can buy in a store. All pull-through sites. There is free Wi-Fi and many cable TV stations. I would rate this a 10 if there was grass between the sites instead of dirt, and the site for parking the rig was of asphalt or concrete.
02/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Previous review describes this facility well. Lots of sand but location has to account for something. Rather pricey for sure. But you are right on the ocean, just yards from where the waves crash upon the shore. I found that to avoid the ubiquitous dog-walkers I could walk on the beach, thereby not having to weave in and out among the many pooches.
10/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is several miles from California 58 but by following the signs easily found. Not very active this time of the year though I was pleasantly greeted by two women in the office even though it was about 5:30 pm when I arrived. Apparently Internet connection is available by subscribing though I did not try to make a connection. No cable TV and the 2 TV stations were about non-existent. Water and electrical at site and dump station near the office. I have not rated higher because of no Wi-Fi and cable TV. Quiet and a good place to hook-up after a long day.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not much can be added to what other reviewers have said about this park. Even back in the day when there was a previous owner I found the place a good stop-over, however, I didn't have a dog to defecate on the ground, that got the prior owner so exercised from the many reviewers that commented on being harassed over that. I certainly will use this place again if I'm traveling I-40.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Stopping here is worthwhile just to be greeted by the pleasant woman in the office. Easy to find from I-40. Shower/toilet combined so that one has own private restroom facility. Lots of TV channels and Wi-Fi was great when I checked in. I would have rated this place a bit higher but apparently they turn off Wi-Fi during the night as when I tried to access Internet early next morning there was no signal to be found other than from a nearby Days Inn that required one to be registered there. This is second time I've stayed at this place and would stay again.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
When I turned off I-40 and saw the sign indicating the campground was 1.3 miles down a road barely wide enough for two vehicles to pass, even if that, I realized I was heading for a place I had been before and did not want to revisit. However, after driving 400 miles in rain anyplace to throw over a line and hook up was welcome. The plus for this campground is that it offers water, sewer and electrical and is on a river. Sites were muddy and unlevel. Brochure said they had propane and there was a tank though they said the pump was not working. Moreover, they could not tell me where I might get propane. Wi-Fi signal was adequate but getting on the Internet was so slow it was virtually useless. The next morning I had better luck. There are 3-4 antenna TV stations which I was unable to bring online. Cell phone service was questionable causing me to lose a crucial call. This is not a place I would prefer to visit again, the man who registered me was pleasant.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Previous reviewers have described park well. Very attractive place with manicured lawn. Flush toilets would be nice. Appeared some sites may not have been level as parking pad, just wide enough for rig, followed contour of land. Self-registration in effect time we arrived though ranger came by with receipt later. Easy to get to from Illinois 31 by going west on Big Timber Road. Park on left. There are no signs along the way providing directions to the park. GPS will take you right to park by using address.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
More than a mile from I-80 but a good place to stay. Very pleasant check-in with the owner cordial and helpful. Have been here before and certainly would stay again. Wi-Fi worked fine.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy access from I-80 is a plus. Interior roads vary from paved to gravel. Parking sites for rigs are gravel. Our site had electrical and sewer at back and cable and water at front. I had to reposition motorhome to make 25' cable reach. I moved vehicle forward to fill water tanks rather than trying to make hose reach for connection. Check-in was adequate though nothing special. Wi-Fi good signal and dozens of cable TV stations.
10/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
There are 56 sites with water and electrical. Other sites without electrical other side of reservoir. Interior roads gravel as are parking pads for rigs. Several miles out of town and several miles beyond primitive sites where campground host is located. He was very helpful in directing me to electrical sites. Reservoir low and campground empty other than us. Trees provide shade for some sites. Nice place to stay. Dump station at entry to primitive sites.
10/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow! What a park! Paved interior roads and each site has a concrete pad on which to park rig. Fire pit and picnic table at each site. Many mature shade trees. Lawn between sites. Campground hosts cleans each site after it is vacated. Free Wi-Fi with signal strong enough to stream a Netflix movie. Several TV stations on antenna. Per day cost includes a $7 day fee for each vehicle brought into park. This has to be the very best state park we've stayed at. Trails for hiking and biking and there is a lake within walking distance.
10/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
We arrived Oct 15, their last day to be open for season. No one available for check-in though note left on door telling which site to use. One other camper showed up for night. Info left on note how to access Wi-Fi. Got strong signal but could not connect to email or Internet until following morning. Owner came later and registered us. He was very helpful, saying he would turn something on in office to make Wi-Fi work. Cable TV not available though owner said he could run a line through our VCR and get cable for us. We declined as we were there only for night and our primary need was electrical which we had. Did not use rest room facilities nor did we see any though surely they were available. Positive for this park is it is adjacent to Fort Bridger Historical Park. I would have rated place a bit higher had I had had a response to my earlier email inquiring about reservations. Considering they were in processing of closing down what we got was acceptable.
10/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Price was CampClubUSA. Great place for overnight. Lots of permanent people in park it seems. Very pleasant check-in and was escorted to site. Trees provide shade for many sites though shedding leaves this time of year. GPS places park on right as you travel north when actually it is on left in plain view. Good Wi-Fi signal and so many TV channels hard to estimate how many. Pleased with our stay.
07/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
A resort this place is not but lots of camping sites with the focus being a lake. There are two entities, North Shore and South Shore, neither offering cable or Wi-Fi though there is cell reception. We camped on South Shore where there is a marina offering boat rentals, rental lodges, restaurant and convenience store, now managed by Carefree Resorts. We found resort personnel pleasant and more efficient this year than last when arranging boat rental was uncertain and chaotic. South Shore has several campgrounds with Lynch being in the marina area. For many years we have camped here and will continue to do so though about the only change over the years is a price increase. Not much has been done to upgrade facilities, as paving RV sites or upgrading interior roads. Reservations are not taken and there are no separation of tenters and RVers or seemingly the number of tents that are allowed on one site. A great place for basic camping under the stars and in the dirt.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Going east on Highway 46 one sees on a hilltop a sign indicating RV Resort. One should turn left at the intersection down the hill rather than do as we did and drive right on by expecting there would be a turn into the resort at the top of the hill. Experience with the staff was great from calling for reservation through check-in. A nice patch of lawn between each space that has a picnic table and BBQ grill. Water comes on at night so don't leave anything out you don't want to get wet. Some spaces have concrete pads though many, as was the one we were assigned, were of gravel. Vegetation between spaces and in a few years trees will be mature enough to provide shade. Wi-Fi free with strong signal and TV channels adequate. A bit pricey but facility very nice. I would rate a 10 were all the pads of concrete.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nightly rate was CampClub USA. A very efficient and pleasant experience from the time I called about reservation through check-in. The fact that one has to go through a parking lot to reach park makes it a bit difficult to locate and my GPS was not of any help. Park east of I-5 using Exit 631 and south on Hwy 99W a few hundred yards, with entrance east of Hwy 99W. There is a sign about 30-40 foot tall indicating RV. Great free WiFi signal and great cable connection. Quite a few of full-times though seemd to be in an area away from over-nighters. Grass between spaces could have used some mowing. The pleasant demeanor of the manager offset the few negatives.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed in C Loop and could look out over the ocean from our site. And not often found in a state park, several loops provided cable TV. Some sites had full hook-up while others had electrical and water. Some sites are close together, 12-15 feet though privacy is provided by vegetation in between sites. Lots of large trees. Area is natural so no lawns. We had made a reservation so all we had to do was drive in and hook up. Wi-Fi that I subscribed to through road connect in another place in Oregon was available though the signal was very weak. A beautiful park that provided fare more than one might expect in a state park. Dump station located near entrance.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park had 1.25 walking trail along river. There are 88 full hookup sites, 59 electrical, 21 tent sites and 6 yurts. Most sites have 50 amp. Some sites are pull-throughs. Most are heavily shaded though in F Loop outside sites back onto a meadow providing for full sun. Lawns in between spaces. WiFi available for $7.99 week through roadconnect. Signal was weak to non existence at times. We arrived a day before reservation and host was friendly but not helpful in getting us to a site. Later a ranger came by and was very helpful in getting things changes so we could stay in same site for both days. Wonderful place to camp and right off I-5.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy access north end of town and several hundred yards east of I-5. Gravel interior and gravel pads with lawns in between each space. Not any shade as the facility is new. Good WiFi and many TV stations on cable. Cordial people who operate facility. Did not use rest room facilities but appear to be modern as they are in building where check-in is located. Would mark higher had the roads been paved and parking pad of concrete or asphalt.
04/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
There are a dozen or so cabins amidst the 128 camping sites. Parking pad of asphalt and level. Paved interior roads. Each site has container for provisions, a fire ring and picnic table. Sites are back-ins and will not take a rig much larger than 32 feet. All shaded with mature fir trees. Walking trails available and the Falls are a must-see. Supposedly AT&T WiFi available within 150 feet of Visitor Center though most sites will be much further away.
03/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a top-notch campground with paved roads and sites for parking rig. Carved out of a wooded area so many mature trees. We were in Space 52 which campground information said was not shaded; however, trees to one side and to back. Concrete around utilities so on does not have to get out into mud or grass hooking up and disconnecting. TV available by antenna. At least one wild turkey around that roamed throughout the campground. Do not depend on GPS getting you to area if you specify Folsom SRA as it will take you to to the upper end and other side of lake. Take Douglas Blvd off I-80 or Folsom Blvd off US-50, about 6-8 miles from I-80 and 4-5 miles from US-50. I would rate this a 10 had WiFi been available.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
About 150 full hook-ups. Paved interior roads. Each site has a concrete pad for parking rig and pad for picnic table. Discounts offered for senior citizens, disabled and disabled veterans, the latter no cost. There was a torrential downpour when we arrived so there was lots of standing water in puddles. Very few campers at this time of the year, perhaps, 7-8 with several appearing to be there for lodging rather than recreation. Could be improved in my mind were the concrete pad connected to the paved road with asphalt, thus eliminating some of the muddy areas. Rest rooms nothing to get excited about with stainless steel fixtures. Several separate shower areas. Web site shows all things available, including water skiing.
12/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Top notch all the way round! Concrete pads with lawn in between spaces. Wide, paved streets. TV by cable and free Wi-Fi. Shuttle to casino runs every twenty minutes. Office personnel polite and helpful. The young lady at the desk told me if I had trouble connecting to W-iFi to bring my computer over to the office and she would help. I did have trouble (you get a msg that to continue you have to go to a link not recommended) but found out the msg received was because it was an unsecure link. Very quiet as it is about a mile off the main highway, Route 88. Definitely would stay again if in the area. As others have commented each rig has to have tanks drained upon entering and you are given a chemical approved by the park to use during your stay.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This facility can rightly call itself a resort as it provides all the amenities one would expect in a resort, such as pool, exercise room, restaurant, etc. Wi-Fi was free with good signal at each site. Cell phone access and cable TV great. Each site had a lawn and concrete pad, though picnic tables were missing at most sites. Park is new and it will be some time before the trees at each site are large enough to provide the much needed shade in hot Bakersfield. Registration Office attractive and provides coffee and cookies. Office personnel courtesy and helpful. The only negative for me was the free newspaper delivered to the occupants step arrived at about 8:00 am just as we were leaving.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
I had made reservations so on arrival all was required was being informed of my site. Most RV sites are terraced on a hillside and are backins. Could be difficult for trailers or large rigs. Lots of shade provided by large oak trees. Many tent sites though tenting is allowed anywhere. Pool closed on Monday which we were not told about and we did arrive on a Monday. Wi-Fi free supposedly by going to office area. No cell phone access. Paved interior road but parking sites are dirt. Most sites narrow and with my slide I would not have been able to put out an awning. Office personnel nice. Good location and withing about 3/4 mile of the State Park. I could not get a fix with my GPS as it didn't even recognize Coloma. Yet, my GPS picked up Cool several miles away which is not much more than a gas station and stop sign. The $35 fee was for two people. We were charged ten dollars each for our two grandsons with us, making it a pretty expensive place to stay.
07/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Cable TV fine though one has to have a female to female adapter to connect. The park will provide or sell for $2.50. You also most likely will need a long TV cable to reach where the park's connector is located. WiFi supposedly available at a cost of $9.95 a day though I could not access the provider. Information provided by office gave a website and email address if help were needed but not being available to access the Internet that information was useless. Some site have shade. The site assigned to us was in full sun all day. Parking pads are of asphalt but the spaces between units dirt and very dusty. Fairly well-stocked convenience store and there also is a deli. Store/office personnel very nice and helpful. Cell phone access not available. Nice bathroom setup with private space for shower/comode/sink. Cleanliness satisfactory, but area showed age and accumulation of dirt over the years.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Strong WiFi signal at site and good cell phone access. Cable TV great. Office/store personnel cordial and helpful. Most sites have shade. Parking space gravel. Clean pool. Fire ring at each site. I would have rated this park a 9 had not my WiFi for some inexplicable reason stop working. We were watching a NetFlix movie and about 15 minutes the Internet Provided terminated my access leaving some cryptic message that at worst could imply that I was guilty of some unpardonable act and at best did not tell me why I was terminated and not allowed to access the system again. WiFi was free.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a campground we've used each year for more than a decade. Not much has changed insofar as improvements. This evaluation is of the Lynch section near the marina. There is a nice playground with a lawn near the store. Most sites need leveling. Certainly we will continue to return but it would be great if improvements were made, like interior road improvements and site leveling.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Paved interior roads. Each site has picnic table and fire ring. Water spigots throughout campground. Most spots in dense shade. Campground store with laundry facilities though now store open only on Friday and Saturday. Many spaces far apart allowing for lots of privacy. Only a few spaces have asphalt pads for parking rig and most spaces require some leveling. Interior roads good for hiking and bike riding. Wi-Fi available from AT&T at $7.99 day. Information says should be 150-200 feet from Visitor Center. I got Excellent signal morning after arriving and paid fee and logged on, though far away from Visitor Center. Log-on lasted for about six hours and could never reconnect. Some of smaller spaces designated for tents though tents are also allowed in spaces designated for motorhomes. Restrooms throughout campground ranging from fairly modern to rustic that appears to be a throwback to bygone years. When there about 50% occupied and very quite and peaceful.
12/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
Check-in through motel desk. RV park in back of motel. Apparently many permanent residents. No information provided as to location of dumpster or rest rooms and showers, if there are any. Was charged $18.50 though PPA posted in PPA directory as $13.25. Could not get water from faucet morning of departure as it could have been frozen. Sewer riser about 12 inches above level of ground making it very difficult to empty tanks. WiFi available and free. I got strong signal but could never make connection. Was provided with name to call for assistance but it was one "Leave message and I'll get back to you." Same with desk at motel. When I called about not being able to get water was asked to leave message. The one positive was that location is close to I-10 and easy to fine.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rate was for Passport America. Several miles off I-10 but easy to find, east side of Jefferson. Was required to make phone call for reservation though would be more convenient for me to do via email. Beautiful park. Spaces close together with many full-timers. My space was a back-in and barely accommodated my 24 foot rig. On side of utilities resident had built permanent structure right to the utility post. Other side nice lawn with about ten feet to next space. Nice, very reasonable considering area.
12/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
A nice park to overnight. Lady who checked me in (owner) very helpful, even loaning me a ladder to climb on top of my rig to see what type of vent I needed as one blew off. A well-stocked store of RV accessories.
12/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
If price is a consideration this could be a 10; if beauty is what one wants it could be a 1. Overall very adequate for an overnighter. The man checking me in very cordial. Though the entire park is of dirt, probably mud when it rains, sites are level and pull throughs. We checked another Passport park in town and decided to use this one.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Of the 120 sites, only 11 provide hookups, that is electrical and water. Great place to camp with easy access to beach via a path and steps leading down the bluff of several hundred feet. I was able to get a weak WiFi signal but was never able to connect. If hookups are desired, plan ahead. We were in site 47 that shares a pad with site 48. Dump station located on way out of campground and can accommodate four vehicles at one time. At 35 dollars a bit pricey perhaps for a state park. Considering, however, a a private park in Watsonville and one in Moss Landing goes in the 80 dollar range, this park is a bargain. Cost for most sites 25 dollars with the higher cost for hookups and premium sites near the bluff. Having connection to WiFi would have changed my rating to a 10.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Like most California State Parks, this one does not have hookups. The climate is such, however, air conditioning is not needed. Not many sites have shade. Sites are paved and level, with a good distance between sites. Not much privacy though. WiFi good but at a cost of $7.99 per 24 hours through AT&T. Biking/Hiking path paved and runs more than a mile south before becoming a dirt trail. At least a mile to the north. I've been here before and do not recall the number of tenters as experienced this time, close to 40% of spaces filled with tenters. Two sites next to me had seven tents and four cars and untold number of adults though they were quiet neighbors. I could easily rate this a 9 or 10 were WiFi free and tenters were assigned to their own areas. About a mile walk into town of Half Moon Bay.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
To call this a resort is a stretch of the imagination but a campground it is. We have been at the Lynch section, one of three sections, almost every year for the last dozen years. Accordingly, comments apply to this one section. There is a landscaped area near the store with a playground. Other then that there is a lot of dirt and dust. Upgrading would be nice, like new asphalt and some leveling of sites. Lots of wild animals around as turkeys and deer. A great lake for boaters and for those who want to have non RVers accompany them, as there are lodges for rent.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Lots of space between most sites that range from the low-end at $25 to those with hookups. Ocean view sites have an additional charge. Great place for walking and riding a bicycle. WiFi spotty with connection on and off. Restroom facilities well maintained and ample located in free standing buildings throughout the park. For us the downside of our two-day stay was tenters on either side of us, one family who came and left in a yellow cab and stayed up late into the night using language that even this old sailor found offensive. On the other side, the last night, were beer-drinkers who were loud. The park was full when we left on a Saturday. Lesson learned: Stay away from this park on weekends if you are in a RV and plan ahead so as to get hookup or one of the premium sites.
11/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Rest rooms and showers better and more modern than at many campgrounds. Young woman at desk very cordial. Nice store with a selection of items including food items. At nightly price would be nice if WiFi were free rather than $3. Not exactly easy to get to without paying close attention to direction in Trailer Life Directory. No signs posted on I-40 or on streets direction one to this facility.
11/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our second stop at this campground, both pleasant experiences. The mother-daughter team greated me when I entered the office. The mother recalled an event that took place more than a year back, which was something to laugh at. The next morning I talked with the owner who offered advice for traveling since 3-4 inches of snow fell durning the night. My opinion this is one of the best run parks I've been in, very clean. The owner, a veteran, offest a free night to active duty military. Where else in the US does this happen? Reading reviews it seems those with dogs are the campers who give a negative review. I certainly will stay here again when I travel I-40. I would have rated this facility a 9 had I been able to connect to WiFi the evening I checked in. For some reason, I could not, though next morning signal came in strong. A couple dozen channels on cable TV.
11/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Easy on/off I-40. Young man who checked me in very cordial. Park as stated by other reviewers. Parking area level and utilities close together making hook-up easy. Sites close together but for over nighting are fine. WiFi great and lots of TV channels.
11/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Facility rated very high in Trailer Life. Office closed when we arrived but phone available to call owner. Was told to deposit money in box or he would catch up with us the next day. Gravel interiors and parking area, which some need leveling. Lots os space between sites. WiFi good but don't know if there is cable TV. Several stations come in on antenna. We were only campers in park. Price is right but I would not give same rating as Trailer Life.
11/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Several miles off I-80. Beautiful RV Park with level pads. Sewer and electrical at site though it would take a very long hose for water. Owner very pleasant. Rest room facilities spotless though dated. I would rate this park at least a 9 if they updated rest room facilities and offered WiFi and cable TV. Nice place to stop as an overnighter.
11/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We self-registered and selected our site, being the only campers in the park. Electrical at sites but no water or sewer connections. Several very small lakes, actually more like natural pot-holes. Did not use showers which are in a modern building. Toilets, however,are pit toilets. Paved interior roads and level graveled parking pads. Space between many pads allow for privacy. Beautiful area to camp.
11/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Owner made up in enthusiasm in what he was lacking in business. Looked like we were only campers in park. Nevertheless, greeted cordially. Park in desert setting with lots of dirt and gravel with splotches of snow here and there. Near I-80 and easy to find. During night wind came up with a vengeance reminding me of a California earthquake.
11/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Arrived after dark and man at desk guided me to space with a flashlight. He also offered to assist me in hooking up. Absolutely cleanest and most modern rest room facilities I've ever encountered. WiFi free and worked well. Several cable TV channels. Would rate this park a 10 were the streets paved and pads of asphalt or concrete. Desert setting with lots of gravel. New park so trees don't offer any shade at this time. Great place to stop overnight.
11/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Lots of room between spaces 3, 4 and 5 though others closer together. There is a picnic table, fire ring and bbq grill at each site. Level where rig is parked though consists of crushed rock. There are 35-40 tent sites right on the lake shoreline and on a lawn. Flies make it virtually impossible to eat outside. At each end of park there is a lawn area for groups. Fishing seemingly is an attraction. Possible also to rent boats though gasoline driven boats not allowed. If one is interested in price alone, this certainly is a place to go. Restrooms not close to parking pads and I did not see any shower facilities.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
A campground with a nice environment. Lots of space between pads providing privacy. Restroom facilities nice with toilets and showers in separate and individual rooms. Sinks outside under roof overhang. I would rate this facility a 10 had WiFi been available.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed here one night traveling east. Park is a good distance out of town. Self-registration at time of our stay. Not many campers in park. Nice view of lake though several hundred yards distance. The peace and serenity were certainly worth the drive off Interstate.
08/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
For me the best thing about this park was a strong WiFi signal that was free. Cable TV with lots of channels. Spaces close together on a downhill slope and most require leveling. Paved interior road but parking pad of gravel and patio area of dead grass. Spaces so close together that rigs pulling vehicles have to park vehicles on the dead grass, leaving just a few feet between them and their neighbor. When I arrived had to pick up several pieces of litter left behind. People who run park are gracious and friendly. About 500 movies available to check out free. Considering cost I expected a level concrete parking pad and some landscaping between sites.
07/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground is under the umbrella of Monterey County and consists of three different areas on the South Shore. Two areas provide electrical and water and one area sewer along with electrical and water in specific locations. My evaluation is of Lynch Campground where all sites are within a quarter or half mile of the marina. We have camped here over the past ten years during the months of July or August, and during these ten years little visible has been done to upgrade the camping area. Interior roads are paved though they do need a lot of work. Many of the camping sites are a challenge to impossible to level a rig. Many of the sites are dirt with the picnic area containing a table and fire ring of dirt. Most of the sites are shaded by large oak trees and most require backing into. The campground gets very busy, and noisy, during the summer months. This campground has the potential of being a 8-9 since nearby there is a fenced playground with a lawn area, a store, restaurant, arcade, swimming beach and large lake with several launch ramps and a marina. Pontoon boats are available for rental at the marina. Many different kinds of birds are visible and deer and wild turkeys wander through the campground. An undesirable aspect is that tenters are allowed to claim the hookup sites on a first-come, first-served basis, with several tents on one site. As only a few camping sites are open to reservation, and none in the Lynch campground, it can pose a problem for recreational vehicles needing hookups. Despite the drawbacks, we will continue to camp at this facility because of being within less than three hours from where I live and of the availability of the lodges (actually modular homes), as we rent an air-conditioned unit for our married children and their families, retreating to our motorhome whenever we want. July and August can be very hot with the temperature well above 100 when we camped here in July.
09/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
Checked in for one night traveling west. Office people nice and made sure I was satisfied with my site. Certainly would make this a stop again if I were traveling that way.
06/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
This campground is now part of Pinnacle National Monument and accordingly offers a 50% discount with Golden Age Passport. Nightly rate with electrical starts at $25 for two people and goes to $40 for 6 people, the maximum number of people allowed in one site. Water and dump available but only electrical at sites, side by side. There are three loops with electrical with 12 sites in each loop. Each loop has a central picnic table area and fire ring area, four of each. Several old rigs in Loops 92 and 93 that appeared to have been there for some time and unoccupied. Paved road to sites but dirt at sites. There is a pool. We checked the place out as a possible destination to take our grandkids for a few day. No cell phone service. Self-registration in process when we made our visit.
05/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
Codorniz Campground at Eastman Lake near Chowchilla is a COE campground. There are 66 sites though only a few with full hookups. Sites that provide sewer hookups are close together while other sites are spread out over rolling, oak-studded hills, spaced far apart. What might be called pull-throughs were more of pull-outs along side of road, none with hookups. Interior roads are paved as are the parking pads, most are quite level. Outside area is graveled and consists of a table and combined bbq/fire pit. There is also a metal pole on which a lantern could be hung. Only a few of the sites are directly on the lake shoreline though the lake can be seen from many of the sites. There is a playground for children near the center of the campground. Three restroom facilities with showers with hot water served the campground. Fishing enthusiasts say the lake is a good place to fish. Several TV stations can be accessed via antenna. Definitely a campground and not a resort. Peaceful and quiet and nice for watching and listening to the birds. If were WiFi accessible, would have rated a 8 as a campground.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
We overnighted here about 8-9 years ago and nothing seems to have changed since that time. Did not use toilet/shower facility as our preferred site was quite a distance away. Man who checked us in was aminable and went out of his way to see we were satisfied with the spot assigned us, which had a large concrete patio. Sewer connection difficult to locate, as it was under a piece of a 2 X 6 board wieghted down with a cinder block. Cable television was clear in reception. Nightly fee was certainly acceptable.
04/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
Person who took my reservation by phone was very pleasant, as was the person who checked me in, perhaps the same man. I would prefer, however, ability to make reservation online through park webpage. I was provided with lots of written information, including televison stations. TV reception was great. Though combined toilet/shower was clean, having just one for each gender seems to me to be a bit inadequate. Road leading down to park from casino area filled with potholes, badly in need of resurfacing. Centainly an adequate place to overnight.
04/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
In my opinion the best thing this campground has going for it is that it is close to Zion National Park. Two buildings house toilet and shower facilities; however, during two days we were there the lower building was closed, requiring one to walk a pretty good distance if one wanted to use toilet/shower facilities campground provided. Hookup are side by side, resulting in looking right onto your neighbor's patio and picnic table. Upper part has paved roads but lower part dirt, lots of dirt. Hookups were not close together requiring either water hose, sewer connection, and electrical and cable cords to be stretched out. Cable TV reception was fuzzy. Reservation easy to make online through webpage and credit card was charged immediately. Check-in was quick and pleasant. No information was provided about how to get shuttle to Zion nor info on available TV stations.
04/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This campground offers Good Sam, Passport of America and Campground of America discount. Price listed is with discount through Campground of America. Near Mojave, it is a great place to overnight. Each space has a small lawn and a large concrete patio. Gravel interior roads including spot where RV parks. Gravel had been raked giving a neat appearance. Shower/toilet facilities very clean though obviously dates back a few years. Stalls did not have doors but rather fabric drapes. Large trees, lawn and flowers adds to an inviting appearance in the desert. Electrical, water, sewer and cable close together making hookup ease. One has to drive through the park to find the office, which is in the back. Some spaces obviously devoted to permanent residents. Swimming pool was covered. Woman who checked me in very pleasant.
03/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This CG is about 15-20 miles off US 101 in the vicinity of Greenfield. It is a peaceful place. Only three other campers were there while we were there. Cell phone does not work there but there is a pay phone. Faucets for drinking water throughout loop, which for RVs is about 200 yards long and 100 yards wide. Lot of room between spaces, though not suitable for RVs of 25-30 feet. Camp Ground host/hostess friendly and helpful. Night fee reduced by half using Golden Age passport. Rest room facilities each end of loop, with 4 toilets and 2 showers (pay starting at 50 cents for three minutes) in each facility. Walls and floors tiled. Without question best of any public CG I've been in. There is a day area where one can swim in the river.
10/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
This state park campground is outstanding an all respects. It is one of the few California state parks that provide hookups. I went in without a reservation, using a disabled veteran's pass. The Ranger very cordially assigned me a space with hookups. There is a marina within walking distance, where there is a good restaurant. Without a doubt, this is the best California State Park that I've been to.
09/2004
rating [ 9/10 ]
At the time we camped at this state park the water line to the place had ruptured and water was not available, thus the small nightly rate. Registration was at the Visitor Center. Trees had been planted that eventually will provide shade. It is desert terrain however and accordingly there was not an over abundance of trees. A very nice place, close to I-40, and worthwhile to stop over for a night, or even longer.
09/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent one night here Sep 2005. Though it is 7-8 miles out of Santa Rosa, it is well worth the drive. RV sites have a great view of the lake. Interor roads are paved and sites level. It is a place I certainly would stop at were I traveling on I-40 again.
11/2005
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are 148 sites in the campground though only 26 have electrical and water. Most of these are situated on asphalt with open wooded area behind the rv. Only a few sites with hookup are in a shaded area. Many of the sites without hookups are amongst trees though. There is a view of the lake from most of the sites. Self-registration was in proces at time of our visit and campground was practically empty. Nice place to relax if one can do without telephone and tv.
04/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
This campground is one of three in the San Luis SRA and is the most developed. It did not, however, have showers but did have pit toilets. Space 20 was shaded on both sides and had a view of the lake. There was a walking trail that ran through the campground along the shoreline. Dump station provided for two vehicles at one time. Self-registration was in process. Part of campground closed down. Other than not having Rest Rooms with running water, showers and flush toilets, this is a very nice place.
03/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
The campground, situated on the Tuolumne River, is part of the Turlock Lake SRA. At the time of our visit, we were the only motorhome in the park, aside from the campground hosts. Self-registeration was in process, though a very cordial Ranger came by later to check that everything was fine. About half the campground was closed down. We could see the river,about 100 feet away, from our space. Interior roads paved and RV spaces paved and level. Large trees throughout area. A very nice area to relax this time of the year for anyone not needing hookups.
02/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
During our visit in February, the campground was practically empty. It does, however, get very busy during summer months. It is a relaxing place to spend a few days during off-season. This campground, as well as the South Shore, is operated by Monterey County Parks.
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