When we drove up, we were miserable at the site of the huge power station behind. However, once we parked, and looked the other way, we realized that this was actually a nice little park. Quiet, level, clean sites with nice landscaping and plants between sites. The office and showers were in a porta-cabin but very clean and easily accessible. Better still was 'Phill's Fish Market and Eatery' was just a short walk away - just stunning. Expect to wait in line on the weekend, but once through, service is so quick and the quality, wonderful. The beach is a short walk away if you have limited stuff to carry, but we drove to the car park over the bridge as we were feeling very lazy and had 2 kids in tow.
Lovely park. Sites are under tall shady trees. We had a spot in front of the jumping pillow, which the kids loved. In fact, I had fun too! The staff are really friendly and helpful and the site was quiet and relaxing. I used the laundry, which is in need of a bit of an update. Its quite small but I had no problem getting a machine. There was a notice stating that they have a high iron content in their water - on a hot wash whites might be stained yellow!!! I took a chance on warm and had no issues. The dryers are pretty poor, so you are likely to need 2/3 cycles to get a load of washing dry. Whist I am going on and on about laundry, I might as well add that it was a good 5 min walk from our site to the laundry with heavy bags so all in all I recommend you plan to do your laundry else where. But I would definitely stay here again en-route to the coast,
This is an expensive park and I was expecting more. We took one of the preferred sites in the forth row and visited on a week day in March so it felt completely empty. Only the front row was full (of beautiful A class 40+ footers). Also the restaurant was closed which we had not anticipated (always closed one day a week). There is a lagoon in the middle which we took our small inflatable boat on, and a playground which our kids enjoyed. The swimming pool is heated and there is a very good sized laundry. The majority of sites are separated by ugly 5ft wire fencing. I was expecting green landscaping between each site for the price. The front row sites are lovely, with green grass, but you pay a lot for that. The showers were very clean. Tthe ones nearest the pool stay on until you turn them off, further away on the back row, they are push button operated so you have to keep turning them on multiple times during your shower. Annoying! Overall a good site and I'd come back, it just fell short of my very high expectations.
Lovely park. We visited in March so not all the camp sites were open. We got the last spot as this is a really popular park. The sites are between the trees so there is a degree of privacy between sites. Our site felt wide and there was a table and fire pit behind our RV. There is a creek that runs by with beautiful clear water. The restrooms were as one would expect from a state park, basic, but clean. There were flush toilets. There is also a small shop at the entrance plus you can buy firewood.
This was a convenient full hook up overnight stop for us between Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree national park and Red Rock canyon. We have 2 kids (2 and 4 year old) so we thought this would be fun way to recharge between state parks. The A & B sites are full hook up. We camped on a week day in March so it was not busy, and we had plenty of spaces to choose from. On a weekend, you definitely need to book. We went for the B spots as they appeared to be more level. Most of the RVs in A were leveled with blocks of some kind. There are limited 'views' in B site as you are between two slabs of red rock in a row but the sunset was really nice. The showers are basic - concrete floors and walls, however, they were clean. There was plenty of space and they were a really good temperature. Just note that you need to put 4 quarters in the machine for the water to start. It is a short walk to the ghost town which has a little train, silver mine, full restaurant (9am-5pm), panning for gold, horse rides (all for an extra fee) etc. Definitely touristy, but we didn't mind and the camping fee covers entrance.
Beautiful campground. But it is really popular, even on a weekday. We were really lucky to get in as were were in a 31ft rig, and you can't reserve. We just planned on ensuring that we arrived in the morning. The campsites are between the boulders so even when you go off to explore they are hardly visible. The kids (2 and 4) had an amazing time climbing over the boulders and so did we. We visited in March which was perfect weather wise. Not too hot/not too cold.
This place is absolutely stunning. There are beautiful geological formations, like outdoor stalactites and stalagmites which surround the canyon walls. There is a beautiful desert area in the middle with nature trails and a dessert tortoise area by the visitor center. We visited in March and so there were several wild flowers in bloom. We also arrived on a weekday so it was not busy at all. We did not use the water, pit toilets, or dump station so I cannot comment on those.