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01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
I agree with the positive reviews posted by others. It's a parking lot with well spaced sites with full hookups and a great, quiet spot for an overnight stay. The sites are concrete and level, for the most part, although some are slightly off and you might have a problem getting a total dump. I moved from my site to a pull through site that worked better for me to dump. I tried calling and e-mailing to see if there was in issue with arriving late at night, but got no response from e-mailing and couldn't leave a message because the voice mail box was full for several days. Took a chance and arrived at 1:30 AM on New Year's day. No problem. Many spaces to choose from and it was quiet. WiFi is available, but the password that was posted did not work. All in all, we'd stay again when in the area.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Terrific campground. Good separation between nice pretty level sites. Host was very friendly and helpful. Not crowded at all at the end of October. Several sites had campers who brought in boats to go fishing. Host indicated that the campground had been redone about a year ago. Had the best two lane dump station I've ever seen. Slope was perfect for evacuating the holding tanks. Was very clean. Obviously the people who camp here really care about the grounds and facilities. Rangers were friendly and efficient. Has a large off-leash pet exercise area and pick-up bags are provided. We will come back again, but earlier in the year.
10/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very friendly manager/owner. Easy on/off I-5. Good for overnight. Lots of traffic noise. I'd stay again, if I couldn't drive any further.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here to attend the El Dorado Winery Association Passport Weekend. Our second time here, and will return again. The park was pretty full this time, with lots of people out and about in the campground. Lots of kids on bikes and obviously having a good time. Unlike many reviewers, we enjoy seeing and hearing kids having fun outside, instead of glued to televisions watching cartoons or playing video games. Check-in was quick and easy, and the office staff is terrific. Our site was level, so all I had to do was set the brake and hook up. Overall, a very nice park.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We keep going back here, because it's such a great place to camp. Dog friendly and just over the dunes from the beach. Rate reflects an off-season senior discount.
04/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Another nice overnight stay here. We use this resort when traveling 99 between northern and southern California. Nice office staff, and easy check-in. Sites are fairly tight, but they are level and the hookups are in the right place. Everything worked as expected. We didn't use the restaurant or bar this time, but they were good the last couple of times we were there. We'd stay again.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our 3rd time at this NPS campground. There were other people there that we had met last year, too, so we aren't the only ones who come back here. It's like coming home. We love it!!! Once again we stayed in a loop with full hookups and as they had in the past, everything worked as expected. We were in site #6 this time and leveling wasn't difficult, although it took most of my Lynx leveling blocks. Basically just had to raise the rear. Wi-Fi was available at the campground host's site. AT&T and Verizon (air card) worked well here. There is a paved bike path that goes about 2.5 miles each direction out of the campground. Westbound, the path ends at another campground and eastbound it ends at the marina and store. Nice easy level walk or ride. The campground hosts are terrific. Delivered firewood to my site and at $5.00 per bundle, it was a real bargain! We'll come back next year if the stars are lined up correctly!
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent two nights here and really enjoyed this campground. The campground wasn't very crowded, although there were lots of reserved sites for campers who were being displaced by the fires in the area. There are four loops, A, B, C, and D, which is for tents only. We chose site B46, which was a pull-through, because it was fairly easy to level. Many of the sites would require significant leveling. The biggest drawback was the dust...it's basically dirt camping except for the pad. This is the kind of dirt/dust that sticks to everything, so the dogs required a lot of clean-up before being allowed back into the RV. Neither AT&T nor Verizon worked in our site, but they were usable near the store. Nice walk around the lake. Nice campground host. I'd like to come back in the spring when there might be a bit of grass in the campsites.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stopped here for an overnight without a reservation. The office was closed, but the manager drove up in a golf cart and offered to open the office, look up my KOA Membership number and proceed to check me in. After selecting a campsite, (#33) with full hookups, she led us to the site and assisted with backing in. Great service. As mentioned before the sites are gravel, but there is no dust...except in the K9 Corral. It's dirt...no grass, so the dogs got dirty really fast. Everything worked as expected, and we were very pleased with this campground. The pool was closed for the season, but wouldn't have used it anyway. I agree with previous reviewers that the staff is very, very friendly and accommodating. I'll stay again if in the area.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Our second time at this park because of proximity to family. If that weren't the case, we probably wouldn't come here. If San Clemente had any space, we would have gone there instead of here. There's noise from Camp Pendleton and I-5, even though it's a mile away. There's no view of the ocean, or anything else for that matter. Verizon aircard connectivity was sketchy at best. On the positive side, the sites are well spaced and have considerably vegetation between them, so privacy isn't a problem. The rangers and camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great park for families with kids and campers with dogs. A little noisy during the day, but hey...there are hundreds of kids there. Wasn't really a bother. Pretty quiet at night, since the kids have expended all their energy and need to sleep. The Kamp K9 is an off leash area for dogs to run and play. Clean-up bags are provided, so there is NO excuse for not picking up after your dog. It must be working because I walked the campground a lot with our dogs and never saw anything that hadn't been picked up. Had site 189 which was partial hookups. Water pressure was OK. Wi-Fi in my site was very strong. Was there about 4 years ago and it wasn't, so that's an improvement.
05/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Our 3rd time at this park because we love it! Had site number 40 again and it was fairly level. Lots of room between you and your camping neighbors. I've reviewed this one before, and probably enough to say that I won't repeat. Just see my earlier reviews.
10/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice state park. Plenty of space between sites and there were shade trees throughout. Had site 155 which was a back-in but double wide, so parked extra vehicle next to motorhome. Nothing much more to say except it was quiet except for a bit of highway noise from I-5.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
A great site for an overnight! Sites are close and there are some young trees, but they wouldn't provide shade. No table or fire ring, but I understand fires are permitted if you bring your own "fire pit". Check in was easy and the desk people were great. The work campers were very helpful: I had to have some assistance hooking up sewer hose. Also unhooking the next morning. On-site restaurant and bar came in handy after a long days drive in rainy weather. I'll stay again if I'm in the area.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Terrific campground! Second time there and will return. Had full hookups in site #10. All paved roads and sites. Camp host was great. Brought firewood to our site when we needed it. (Reasonably priced, too.) Rate reflects Senior Pass. Wi-Fi was available at host's site.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
A great California State Park! Spacious sites and lots of separation between them. Friendly rangers and hosts. Nice hiking to and around the falls. Had heard about this park 4 years ago and now can't understand why I waited so long to go.
06/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
I met my son and his in-laws here for an annual birthday celebration camp-out. We stayed 3 nights in the A loop in the Lynch Campground. I agree with the previous reviewer about the erosion of the roads and pads but it didn't take much work to level in A-2. I looked at the B loop, and it was much WORSE. Very eroded and the sites weren't even close to level. Had no problem with the electric or water, and the water pressure was fine. There was no grass whatsoever, but the kids playground is next to the A loop, and it had well-cared for grass. There were some tent campers up the hill from us, but aside from them, the only motorhomes in the campground was ours and my son's. The nightly rate is very high for what you get. The staff, both county employees and concessionaire employees, were very nice and helpful. I'll come back, but only for the annual camp-out.
05/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed 5 nights and would have loved to have stayed more if we had time. The campground is not on the reservation system until mid-May, so was first come, first served. Turns out, the campground was only about a third full each night. Had space #39, in the middle of the campground. There is lots of space between sites, and there is lots of open space for kids to play. It's a great park for families and I understand why it's always near capacity during the season. Good dog campground too, as you can take your dogs on the beach as well as around the grounds. There are doggie pickup bags at the hosts site (#15), so there is NO EXCUSE for not picking up after your dog! I would go back in a heartbeat. Nightly rate reflects senior discount and off season rate.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice long back-in site with room to park a second vehicle in front of our 24ft motorhome.The site was level enough that I didn't have to do anything except set the parking brake. Water, electric, sewer and cable connections at the rear on the drivers side. I couldn't get cable to work, but I suspect it's an issue with my cable and not theirs. Over the air television signal from Sacramento was good. Tengo Wi-Fi worked well and was free. Nice cafe and well stocked store for miscellaneous RV needs. Office staff was very friendly and very helpful. I plan to come back in the near future.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Rate reflect Senior Pass. This is a great campground along the San Joaquin River. It's very pet friendly, and you can take your dogs on the trails. It's dusty, but there isn't much traffic. We had site B-7 for 3 nights, and would have stayed longer if we could have. The rangers are very friendly and helpful. I intend to come back here as soon as possible. The hike to Rainbow Falls, about 5.5 miles round trip is well worth it. Beautiful falls.
09/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
This campground is just weird. There seemed to be lots of driving around by visitors and campers, and it was extremely dusty. We had site #26, and it was very difficult to level. The route through the campground is hard to determine and is very narrow with a dirt and rocky surface and it would be difficult for large RVs to squeeze between some of the trees. It seemed that very few of the campers kept their dogs on leash as required, and ours were attacked by one that ran out of a campsite and jumped them. Be aware if you bring your dogs. I would not return to this campground. The rate reflects the Senior Pass discount.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a really nice Forest Service campground. There are 17 sites available for tents or RVs. There is also a campground host site, and the host was really nice. It's bear country and bear proof lockers are available and must be used, unless you want to risk a fine, and a bear! There is a nice stream that runs along the campground, and there is evidently good fishing (trout), as evidenced by one of our neighboring campers, who have gotten the same site for 3 years in a row. Obviously they love this campground as much as we did. There is no dump station, but there is one just west of Lee Vining at the gas station on 120. There is a $5 dump fee, unless you fill with gas, then it's free. Campground rate reflects Senior Pass rate.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate reflects the $2.00 senior discount. The campground is very nice and the spacing between sites is very nice. We were there for 3 nights, and the had a very nice site, #79 the first night. We tried to move into one of the other loops for the next two nights, but the district rangers office couldn't decide if they were going to close the loop we were in and another one that we wanted to move into. They finally decided to close both, but said we could pick almost any other spot in the remaining loops, including group sites. We selected #21 in a group loop, and wanted to pay for two nights, but they would only let us do one night, and then if it wasn't reserved for a group the next night, we could have it again. Kind of an unnecessary runaround, since you have to reserve two nights in advance through Reserve America. Just seemed like a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy. There is a very convenient dump station within the park, and potable water is available. Other than being overpriced for what you get, it was very nice. But that's the way California State Parks are these days.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Enjoyed this park a lot. We had space #3, which is directly across from restrooms/showers. One of the access roads to another area of the campground ran right behind our site, so was a little noisy. Also had some I-5 noise early in the morning, even though it's almost a mile away. The sites are fairly large and level, with lots of vegetation separating them. The E/W hookups worked as expected, and the double sanitation dump was very convenient, and actually very clean for what it is! AT&T cellphones and Verizon Aircard worked well here. We didn't use the showers, and only used the restrooms once or twice. I've marked them clean, but clean is relative. Considering how many campers use them, they weren't bad at all. We like this campground well enough that we'd like to come back.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here because they have rental cars available to those of us who can't take their rig on the road. The care was nice although somewhat pricey. Still cheaper than 2 people on the Red Bus Jammers, and you can go at your own pace. Was able to do the Hidden Lake hike at Logan Pass and couldn't have done it on the Jammer tour. I know, I know...it's supposed to be a campground review. The campground was very nice, and the staff was very friendly, although a couple of them were very new and didn't know a lot of the procedures. Sites are good, although not especially level. F27 was OK. Can get VERY windy. The views were great. Everything worked as expected, including the WiFi. We'd stay here again.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a terrific campground. I rarely rate a 10, and would have if there had been a little more privacy. The sewer hookup was a little funky: right in the middle of your site, so had to either crawl under the motor home or have a long enough hose to connect first and then back up or pull forward to your leveling blocks. Walkable to town and the boat tour to Goat Haunt in Montana. Don't forget passports if you're hiking to the lake: where we saw moose. We stayed three nights and would have stayed more if we had time. We were really lucky and had perfect weather!
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
A good overnight spot with gravel sites and fairly level. Very nice owners and staff will escort you to your site and point out the connections if necessary. Cable TV is available but we didn't use it. Wi-Fi worked great for awhile, but then became un-usable. Verizon card worked fine. Would overnight here again.
09/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We loved this campground. Lots of good easy hiking out of it, with the opportunity to see wildlife. We saw one black bear and a couple of moose in the lake 10 minutes (hiking) from our campsite. There is a store for supplies with in a few steps and the prices were right. Both days we hiked over to Many Glacier Hotel and the second day we took the boat trip with hike over to Grinnell Lake: really nice. We really hated to leave and would go back again in a heartbeat.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a decent enough park. There are four different loops with one of them pretty close to the road to McDonald Lodge, so there's quite a bit of traffic noise. Very few sites appeared to be level, so it may take some careful selection or a lot of work to get leveled. It's a good family campground.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a tough park to get to. Signage to the park is not good, and it seems to run you through town, when it's really not necessary. We arrived late and had to pick a spot in the upper level as all the river front spots were taken. Nonetheless, the site we had was pleasant enough: pretty much dirt. Didn't really matter though, as we were only stopping en-route to Glacier National Park. Campground host was very friendly. The drive out to the freeway was much easier, as we followed our GPS rather than signage. If you want a river front site, need to reserve ahead.
09/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Another very nice Oregon State Park campground. It's a few miles off the highway, so was very quiet. We would definitely return to this one for more than just an over-night stop.
09/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice shady park, but mostly dirt and gravel. Good spot for an over-night stop, but wouldn't care to stay any longer. The trains didn't bother us at all. Very friendly staff. WiFi worked great in my spot.
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed two nights and would have stayed more if we had time. We arrived on a Monday afternoon without a reservation, and the campground was almost full. They would only let you book for two nights without having had reservations. Had space #40, in the middle of the campground. There is lots of space between sites, and there is lots of open space for kids to play. It's a great park for families and I understand why it's always near capacity. I would go back in a heartbeat. Nightly rate reflects senior discount.
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice campsites with good separation. Excellent for families. Biggest problem we had was lack of cell/aircard wireless service in site #30. Per the website, there is AT&T wifi within a couple of hundred feet of the store, but we were too far away. I would go back if/when we don't need the cell/aircard service. Rate reflects senior discount.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a really nice regional park in the Oakland hills. I camped on a Monday and Tuesday night and it was practically empty, however one of the rangers said it's almost totally full on weekends now. I had one of the more remote full hookup sites, with 30 amp electric. The water pressure was a bit low, but not too bad. I agree that the roads are narrow with many sharp turns. I wouldn't recommend this park for large RVs. While it is generally quiet, there is some airplane noise from Oakland airport, but it's not bad. Didn't hear any noise from the firing range while I was there. Dog friendly park and pick up bags are provided at different locations in the park. There is a dog fee of two dollars/dog/night, but that's not outrageous. The park is well maintained by the rangers and maintenance crew, and it's well patrolled by the rangers and Tuesday night I saw a sheriff's patrol car drive through. I definitely intend to return.
03/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Second time here. Arrived on Monday the 30th of March, and the cg was not quite half full. Had choice of either electric or dry camping and elected to go dry again this time. Had site #33, which is one of the pull throughs, and down in the main level of the cg. Great spot. It was windy both nights, but Tuesday night was REALLY windy. I was happy we weren't in one of the upper sites. We'll definitely go back. Nightly rate included a AAA discount and 9 per night for the three dogs. It's a VERY dog friendly campground.
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
A great Oregon State Park. We spent 3 nights there, and would have stayed longer if we could have. It was very clean, and the camp hosts do maintenance on a daily basis. The campsites are good sized and fairly level. We'd go back in a heartbeat!
02/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
I see it's been awhile since anyone rated this site. We elected to dry camp, as we felt that an extra $10.00 per night was too expensive. Besides, we have 3 dogs, and at $3.00 per dog per night, we decided dry camping was the better choice. There is a bi-directional dump station and a separate potable water source away from the dump station (I like that idea). We selected site number 104 which is on the middle tier of this three tier, and is parallel to the beach line, so the view was terrific. One end of this tier has hook-ups, and the upper tier has hook-ups as well. Those sites are pretty close together and that was another reason we chose to dry camp. We wished we could have stayed another night, and are making plans to return as soon as we can.
02/2008
rating [ 4/10 ]
If you enjoy a parking lot with hookups,and don't mind the traffic noise from Pacific Coast Highway, then this is the place for you. The sites are very tight. There was barely room to put out the awning. But, it didn't really matter much, because the traffic noise made sitting outside a lost cause. We won't be going back.
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