We have stayed here every year for 3 years. We do it mainly because we like the Jerry's Jet Boat 104 mile run and they will pick you up and let you off at the Kimball Creek dock. This year we had a river front view and it was very peaceful watching the Osprey come and go from their nest. There was a flood more than 10 years ago in the area and the waterfront bathrooms and reading room have that musty odor. There are some more permanent motor home sites but all the sites near the water are for travelers and I have never felt the permanent sites detracted from my experience. The rec room next to the office and store is where you have to go to get an internet connection which is a nice place to do work but they close that up around 9. I was assured I could get a connection anywhere around the building after that but it didn't work for me. The cable TV hookup is good. We had nice neighbors and the folks operating the campground are helpful and friendly. We will return.
We got a Good Sam discount. The bathrooms and showers are clean and the entire site overlooks the river. There are some lawn type games to play and 2 swings. But there really isn't a shore to walk along as this side of the river is more of a small cliff. There was no dock in July but as fishing season approaches the manager said it would be put up. Showering in my RV was frustrating as I had little water pressure, probably because they water the lawn and flowers all day. It cost $4 a day for a wireless code which I wouldn't have minded if I had a good connection. The connection was so slow even though there were three wireless choices on my computer. This same computer at another site a day later was warp speed compared to this park's wireless connection, so I know it's not my computer. My husband likes this place when he pays to go fishing with a guide so I know we'll be back. Next time I'll insist on a hookup with the side were we can position the RV to get the view and far away from the man with the leaf blower.
The RV sites at this campground are very close to each other. There is some privacy if you get a back in spot next to the creek. There is little to no privacy for the pull through spots.What this park offers is a public beach right across the narrow street. The water is fairly shallow and in a protected cove so surfers and body boarders take advantage of the small, steady wave action. You have to appreciate the location of the park (between Fort Bragg and Mendocino and across from a sandy beach) to enjoy it. You have to ask for an internet connection code.
This is my husband's favorite campground. We go to Tahoe just so we can stay here. (Instead of saying we are going to Tahoe we say we are going to Zephyr Cove--which just happens to be in Tahoe.) They have the absolute best rest rooms and showers of any RV park we have been to. Of course it helps to be a walk across from the beach and the ferry. The only bad thing I can think of is there are bear sighting frequently from spring to fall but the staff really tries to run the critters out of the park. Just don't leave any food out or in your car. Or go in the winter. The park is wonderful in winter, too. We only go in the off season when the rates are lower.
Most of the sites are very private. Ours was surrounded on 3 sides with high growing shrubbery. Since we have been here twice we have had 2 different locations. In the spring the shrubs (many are rhododendrons) are flowering, and it is just gorgeous. The TV and internet Wi-Fi worked just fine. The managers/operators are nice. The Fort Bragg Botanical Gardens are within walking distance, if you normally take long walks. You just have to be careful crossing the busy highway. Since my husband can barely walk around the Botanical Gardens we have to drive but it takes about 4 minutes. The $10 admission is well worth seeing the beautiful rhododendrons (in the spring) or dahlias (in the summer) and walking through the beautiful gardens to the coastline.