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07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Yes, this park is older, but it was clean and well-maintained. It had grass, beautiful flowers, shade, pull-through and back-in level sites, and was quiet. The owner is a nice gentleman who was always working to keep the grounds and campground in excellent condition. The park has free cable-TV connections. There is no Wi-Fi, but our Verizon air card worked great there. Laundry facilities were clean and adequate. The showers and bathroom were clean and adequate as well. The city park is right across the road from the campground and keeps the campground quiet with another nice view. Dogs are allowed (at the park as well - which makes for a nice place for them to exercise). It is in walking distance of downtown for shopping, eating, and the post office. There are a few extended-stay or permanent campers on site, but their campers were well-maintained and no noise was noted. We received a discounted weekly rate of $125 during our stay. Sully's advertises his park as "the best place to stay in Alturas, CA". This is absolutely true. The other three campgrounds we drove by were terrible and we wouldn't have stayed there, even with a discounted rate (and they were all charging between $20 and $30 a night). All-in-all we had a pleasant stay and would not hesitate to stay there again when in the area. Note: Sully's seemed to be full every day we were there. If you arrive before 4pm, you should get a spot - but not always, and it seemed very iffy after 4. Be safe and call ahead to reserve a site. You do not want to stay elsewhere in Alturas.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
The rate reflects $2 discount for senior citizens. The staff was friendly. There are no hookups, but a dump station is available at no extra cost and you can fill up with water before parking. Sites are back-ins and are somewhat small. We have a 32' 5th wheel and we barely got it in our site. Our back wheels were off the pavement and we had to unhook to keep our tow vehicle out of the roadway (which was inconvenient, as we stayed overnight only). The sites did have a lot of space between them though. There are numerous walking trails, including the Falls Loop which is a must-see to take in the Burney Falls - one of the most beautiful and unique waterfalls we've seen. The park allows dogs, but not on any of the trails, including Falls Loop. They are allowed on the Cemetery Trail, however. Bikes also are not allowed except on paved roads and the Cemetery Trail. The PCT Trail runs through the park and you'll see a lot of through-hikers stop here. The park also has a lake for boating and swimming, a very small Visitor's Center with a really nice video about the park and Falls, and a large camp store. Showers are pay to use ($1 for 5 minutes) and didn't seem all that clean. We camped on a Sunday, and the park was quite packed with lots of day visitors, campers, and families. We understand this is usual during the summer so reservations are highly recommended. We were told that AT&T WiFi was available within 150 feet of the Visitor's Center, but it was a pay-to-use connection we declined to use. There is no WiFi in the camping area at all and we had no Verizon Internet nor phone reception. We would stay there again, though with no hookups we would go in the Spring or Fall for cooler temps (elevation is about 3,000 feet and the summer is very hot - particularly for us as it was during a triple-digit heat-wave).
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this campground because it was listed with Camping USA and received 50% off our first night's stay. The second night we had to pay full price, but received a 15% discount with our Good Sam membership. Add tax to the prices listed. This campground is easily seen and accessed via Hwy 299 or Interstate 5. It is close to town, the Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and shopping is nearby with stores such as Best Buy, Trader Joe's, PetSmart, Walmart, Target, and Shasta Mall, just to name a few. Driving in, it doesn't look promising as you pass right by a kind of run down looking storage facility with quite a few old RVs inside, but don't let that deter you, as the RV park itself is behind it and looks a lot better. We agree with previous reviewers that there are a lot of permanent residents on site and that quite a few of their rigs look less than ideal. However, we had no problems with anyone at the park and it was quiet and clean while we were there. The grounds were well-maintained and the owners were constantly watering and trimming. Trash was picked up and none was lying around. The pool was clean and available for use, which was quite nice as we were there during a triple-digit heat wave. The laundry room was adequate with 4 washers and dryers. They were deep, large-size washers which is very nice. The store / office was clean and stocked with the basics. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. Included in the price was free cable TV and free WiFi (both of which worked fine for us). We had no problems with the electric (we use 30 amp) and we were running the A/C constantly with the 105 degree temps. The water pressure was comparable to other parks we've been in. The sites were pull-through and on a slope, as has been mentioned. We had no difficulty getting in or out or parking (we have a 32' 5th wheel). The sites were quite close, but there was a small strip of grass between them. Our site had a couple of small trees which provided a little shade, but we did notice other sites without any trees or shade. A dog walk was available, which had grass and was clean. There was some highway noise, but we've heard worse and it didn't keep us awake at night. All in all, we were satisfied with our stay and would stay again at the Camping USA price if in the area.
07/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
We planned on staying at this campground as it was advertised by Passport America and the reduced price was enticing. In our opinion this should not be listed as a campground. It looks like a very small, run down used car lot and the RVs there were parked so close you could stand between them and touch both at the same time without stretching a bit. There would have been no way to extend our one slide-out. It didn't look like there was any space to park anyway, as there were several RVs already there packed in like sardines and no space at either end of the line of them that we could tell, but a man standing outside tried to wave us in anyway. We just kept driving. We've traveled and camped at a lot of campgrounds over the years and are full-timers, and this was certainly one of the worst we've seen. Unless you really can't live without electric and water for a overnight stay, we'd recommend just boon docking somewhere and if you're staying for a while, we recommend looking elsewhere.
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