This is a very quiet park in January. With all the permanent recreational residents with boats and jet skies, it's probably a totally different story in July. We camped in one of the pull through sites in the back. We really enjoyed our stay. Had some great walks along the Colorado River. The facilities were nice, everything worked great.
This was a nice park, and it is as advertised: minutes away from Pismo Beach. It's well kept, and the staff is very friendly. There are quite a few seasonal or full time residents. They were very helpful and nice to talk to. This was a one night stop over for us on our way south, and we really enjoyed the park.
What a great little park and so close to LA. It's hard to imagine that such a great resource would exist right in Simi Valley. Had water and power, but no sewer. There is an RV dump on-site. We were in the lower park which is close to the train tracks. The trains didn't seem to run at night though. The upper park is much nicer. It was affordable, well kept ,and the staff was great.
The facilities were OK, and the river was very nice. I had two problems with this park. First, the wi-fi was horrible. It barely worked, and when it did you couldn't even upload two photos because of bandwidth restrictions. My main problem was with the location of the park. It's right next to I-10, and all you hear are trucks and their jake brakes all night long. There's a CA checkpoint in the westbound lane, so trucks are always stopping and starting. If you are deaf and don't need wi-fi, this would be a great RV park.
I rated this park low because of the cost. These guys need to get their rates down where it's cost effective to travel by RV. Just because it's near San Jose is no reason the give someone a higher price. Also, there are quite a few full time residents and some look a little shady. Lock your RV if you leave it. Where else would someone stay in this area? Coyote, where the price is even higher.
This RV park is a little further off I-5 than the first one on the exit. It seems a little nicer and I'm sure quieter because of the location. It was easy to get in and out of with a big rig. Some full time of long term residents.
This is just another great state park. Right on the Deschutes River, nice quiet setting. We darn near had the whole park to ourselves. There's solar showers (only two were open, because of the season) and really cute yurts too. There's also a nice trail right along the river.
The area is beautiful, the park was a bit of a disappointment. It's hard to get around in a large MH or 5th wheel and the sites are very narrow. If your rig has opposing slides, you'll be right up to the RV next door. The even numbered sites are the best, although they appear to be for longer term rentals.