I spent a long time trying to decide which park to stay at in Morro Bay and I am glad I choose this one. The location is great, and it is right on the beach (well over a small road). We walked into town, watched the seals and had dinner. The beach is great to walk along and watch all the birdlife. The staff were friendly, the bathrooms clean (although a little old) and a good laundry. The pitches are quite close together and this may be a problem if the park was full, but it wasn't when we stayed for the night.
This park is off the beaten track but worth stopping at. The only strange thing is that you have to register down the road at the golf club and not actually on the site. We park was nearly empty and we could choose any space. If it was full, then I think the pitches are probably quite close together. There is a horseshoe pit, volleyball court and a good children's play area. The bathrooms were excellent. The best we visited on our travels around California.
The main benefits of this site were being in the park and the beautiful surroundings. You are about 15 miles from the main Yosemite Valley. It is not really set up for a large 31ft RV. The pitches are nowhere near level although the access was OK. We had a firepit, bear locker and picnic table which were great. The bathroom wasn't that clean by the end of the day and there were no lights at night! However, we enjoyed the peace of the site after being in the Valley all day.
This campground had loads of activities for the children, trailer rides, campfire talks, petting farm, a pool, deli, volleyball court to name but a few. We only stayed a night and only used the firepit and picnic table on the site. We had a pull through site which was mostly flat and had some shade. The hookups were easy and the neighbors a little close!
We stayed one night at this site. I think that it used to be called the Calistoga Fairgrounds. We liked it for it's convenience to the town (we could just walk in and have a meal) and its location at the head of the Napa Valley and the start of the Silverado Trail. It is little more than a car park with some shaded spots from trees, mostly around the edge of the park. The office was closed when we arrived, but a list on the noticeboard explained where our site was and a leaflet was there on how to access the wi-fi. The bathrooms were functional but clean.
This was our first experience of a national park campsite and we were pleasantly surprised. You have to queue at the hut in the parking lot for your site and then can choose any one that is free and is in your allocated range. They color code them. They do have a few with electrical hookup, but I would advise booking early to get these. The pitches were flat and in the trees. Each has a fire ring, bear box and picnic bench. The bathrooms were fairly clean and the showers centralized in the main building by the parking lot. We enjoyed the beauty of the park, being amongst the trees, the evening ranger talk, and watching the thousands of stars lighting up the night sky. We stayed 2 nights and would return.
I was a little disappointed with this park for the price. The park has well maintained grounds, but the sites are not 100% level, there is some good terracing up the hillside, but the sea view is very limited to between the trees. We took a premium site for this reason and were disappointed. The other strange thing was that there are no locks on the toilet doors, 2 of the showers in the ladies did not work, especially if the washing machine was being used and there were no lights in the showers. Otherwise we loved the area and walked to the State Park to see the Sea Lions and do some rock pooling (about 30 minutes). We stayed 1 night.
This campground has a lot of potential. It is in a great spot on the river, with it's own private beach and a lovely swimming hole to cool off in. However, it is a work in progress. The bathrooms have recently been redone, but there are still some issues, like no windows or ventilation and the water from the shower runs under the door and into the rest of the bathroom. It looks quite wild in terms of maintenance, but the pitch was level, hookups easy, there was some new children's play equipment, friendly host and it is in a good location within the redwoods area.
We loved this campsite. It had trees for shade, flat pitches, space to play, clean (and fairly modern) bathrooms and friendly staff. It was well maintained. The only slight downsides were not being able to use a credit card and having to leave a driving licence to borrow the horseshoes, when the office closed early. We enjoyed the fire ring and picnic bench and hook ups were well placed.
This site is set amongst giant redwood trees on the bend in the river. We had a site by the river and had great fun playing on the beach. We only stayed 1 night in a 31ft RV. We had a few problems getting onto our pitch due to the large trees and had to ask both sets of neighbors to move their cars to allow us to maneuver into place. The hookups are not in the most convenient spot being at the front of the pitch. The bathrooms are old and in need of updating, showers are coin operated and you have to go through one changing area to get to the far shower which was a bit strange. Other than that the park is brilliant, with lots of facilities and activities in amongst the trees.
We stayed at Bodega Bay for the first night we had our 31ft RV. We arrived just as the office was closing, but the lady was very helpful and showed us where to go and gave us the rules and a map of the site. The sites are close together and we had a back-in. Luckily for us it was at the end of the row by a turn in the road, so we had a lot of room to maneuver, which we needed. It might have taken a few goes to get it right otherwise. The pitch was not 100% level as it is on the side of a hill. They have tried to level the pitches but it has not quite worked. They provided a picnic table. Bathrooms were clean and tidy with lots of hot water. We only strayed for one night. The RV park is surrounded by high trees which helped with the strong wind. The area is fantastic.