In summary, an old campground in a beautiful setting. We got the impression that the absolute minimum maintenance is done here, perhaps due to budget constraints. The restroom in our loop was disgusting - not so much due to human waste but rust, cobwebs full of dead bugs, and peeling paint. It looked like it had been locked up for 20 years. The price is a little high for no services, but it wouldn't hurt to raise it a few dollars and fix the place up, perhaps adding some electrical hookups for a start. On a more positive note it was quite peaceful, the park staff were pleasant and the views of the mountains can't be beat. We would probably try a different campground if passing this way again.
We were surprised at the high nightly fee for full hookups, but thought we would get a better site - not so. The neighbor's fire pit was right beside our slide-out window. Fortunately they didn't use it. After walking around in the evening it was apparent that the water & electric sites were about the same size, so we wasted $20 on a sewer hookup. As others have mentioned, the showers are like stepping down into a dark closet. If KOA considers this their "flagship" park, its not setting a very good example. We have stayed in many KOA's before, and realize they are generally more expensive, but left here feeling overcharged (and rather annoyed) for what they offered.
This was a very pleasant park to stay in. Staff very nice, restrooms spotless. Cable TV signal fuzzy, but received perfect HD via antenna. Free music performance and ice cream (Tuesdays) was a bonus and a nice way to spend an evening. Would definitely stay here again.
This is a pretty basic gravel parking lot, but the staff was very friendly, helpful with directions and the facilities were clean. It was well worth it to stay here one night just to visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, an outstanding exhibit. After seeing what emigrants had to endure, it's hard to complain about spending a night in an RV in a non-picturesque park.
We chose this park based on the rave reviews by others, but were somewhat disappointed. It appears that it is the friendly owners and guests as well as the activities that make this such a popular place to spend the Winter. The park would benefit greatly by some demolition of the old water park buildings, more modern facilities and cable TV. Many of the sites are just unappealing bare gravel, but since most of the snowbirds had left, we were able to park in a very pleasant spot with lovely desert vegetation all around. Wi-fi reception was spotty and TV reception poor. We would probably try to find a park closer to the city if traveling through here again.
Although many of the sites are well spaced, we ended up with a very narrow, non-level and dirty spot. There was not even enough room to sit outside comfortably. Fortunately it was only a quick overnight stop. They emphasize in their hand-out rules that this is a "35 year old campground, not an RV park" and this is very true, however you would never know this by reading the KOA directory. It is really not suitable for large RVs due to the narrow roads, trees and large boulders obstructing travel.
Overall a very average park, and way over-priced for what you get, but they do have a monopoly in this area. Our site up on the hill was relatively large but consisted of scrub grass mixed with gravel and wood chips so not terribly appealing. No doors on showers, which isn't a problem if you don't mind exposing yourself to other patrons while changing. Not much to see in adjacent "town". This would appear to be a very noisy (and probably fun) place for kids in the summer.
This is a very nice park and the perfect place to stay when visiting the Napa valley. Very nice hosts. Other recent reviews are right on. Generally very quiet at night once the local traffic dies down, but we had some noise one night from people leaving a reception at one of the Expo buildings. The only other negatives are no cable TV or wi-fi, and only 18 sites. Arrive early to get a spot as they don't take reservations, and cash only. Hard to believe there are no other RV parks in the Napa area, but at least this is a good one.
This is a new park, well laid out and very clean. Pool is under construction and trees are still small. Food in adjacent casino cafe was horrible, but their buffet may be better. Good place to stop overnight and you may be lucky like we were to win enough to pay for camping. We discovered on the way out they have a no-smoking section in the casino.
Spacious, paved sites with wide grassy areas between. One of the cleanest and nicest KOA's we have ever stayed at. Some noise from nearby highway but much less than freeways. Would definitely recommend this campground