Date of Stay: June, 2009
Beautiful entrance nearly as nice as Oasis Las Vegas. This rivals Paso Robles RV in the central CA coast, better sites here though. Great hosts, limited store, but Walmart Super Center is down the street. Lovely grass and all trees are away from your rig. We were escorted to a sight that was set for a mid-sewer hookup, the one next door is rear sewer hookup, nice touch. Very long staggered sites, level too. Fast, free, wi-fi. Distant train whistles, I love it, not close enough to wake you up. Nothing to the rear of the park but open hills that I can see. Exit 95, then south a hlf mile and left into the park. This is the place to stay East of Boise for resort style camping for $29 withh Good Sam Discount.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Friendly owner. On the highway, but not real noisy as the road is flat. Long gravel sites, mine was perfectly level. She is almost done with 4 sites that must be 65 feet long, they will be perfect for 40DP with toads. Green, grassy, large trees away from the rigs. Staggered sites with room in between, nice setup. The stream adds mosquitos in the morning/twilight but that is the price of green vs. brown and dry. Recommended, paid $30.69 with Good Sam discount. Ours was 30A full hookups and cable.
Date of Stay: March, 2008
Back side of the levee on Sherman Island. 1.8 mile levee walk to a public boat launch. Lots of Sacramento river fishing just yards from your site. Windsurfing, as it is very windy, typical delta. We had a rally here with 34 rigs; everyone enjoyed it, no one had any access issues. The park is paved with 650,000 paver bricks, all level. The club room is a large metal building, very nice, with propane heaters (you supply the propane). All tent patio rooms come with BBQ's (again you supply the propane) and utensils. Very quiet day and night, no traffic, miles from town. The on site manager was awesome, as was the owners dog, Sugar. The pictures on the website are accurate and barely do it justice. This is such a nice place I really should not tell you about it.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Think Burning man, with families, hundreds of them. There are rules, not enforced, more of a self regulated community. A zoo on weekends, heaven and cows during the week. Yes, most of it is cow pasture, they may be in your site on the weekdays. Dune side camping, some waterfront (tight and real resident feel), mostly fields among the big dunes. 1 mile by several hundred yards wide, pick a spot, setup camp. Or setup a wagon circle with your rigs, bonfires are common all year long. Inside fields tend to be rowdy, with groups of campers, generators, palm tree lights, and loud conversation. Dune side tends to be quieter with Ocean sounds prevalent and more families. A child's paradise for many decades. Small dunes, huge dunes (no ATV), biking, hiking, beach combing (safe surf), and even the occasional snipe hunting ;) Porta-a-potties (better, and emptied often) and dirty restrooms for tenters, RV's use your own. No showers. Water spigots in the center meadow that people 'tee' off of where you can fill up. No power, dump stations, 2. Check-in, daytime. Checkout before nightfall.
Date of Stay: November, 2006
Off season the place is empty as Reserve America states no sites are available. It actually is first come, first served after October. Great Camp hosts, very nice rangers. Full hookups was $19, and the camp was only 1/3 full Thanksgiving week. The lake was low, but if not, the water would be right behind most sites. Lots to do in the area, including the Fish Hatchery, boating, fishing, swimming. Showers were all tile, immaculate. Restrooms were also tiled, immaculate, but no soap. Summer could be busy, but winter is special at this state park.
Date of Stay: November, 2006
Most sites very wooded, some not tall enough for a 5th wheel. Some sites are close, most are well spaced. Lakefront is $10 extra. ADA playground. Beach has many picnic tables and BBQ pits. Limited full hookups as most of those are taken by permanent campers. Typical site is 30/50A with good water. Lakeview group site is far away from the other 2 loops. This is the only electricity site in the open camp area. Dispersed campsites are by the dam with water available nearby. Pick a spot, setup camp next to the lake. No services at all out there, remote. Security is limited to a coded gate to this very large resort. After hours, you are on your own, no one will respond to a trouble call. Loud music, blaring car alarms (on purpose, over and over), profanity abound. These are few, but prevalent. During the week, this would not be true and this campground would be awesome. With some roving nightime security, this would be a top notch campground reminiscent of a good state park. Grey water dumping is common. Dogs run everywhere, kids were having a blast.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
Off I-80 on the north edge of Gothenburg along Highway 47 and 27th Street. Another gem for $16. Fairly large city lake just across the covered footbridge over the canal. I heard they have a world-class golf course too. And a downtown (Mayberry type) with a Pony Express station. Lots of easy hiking and lots for kids to do. Unlevel gravel sites are the only drawback.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
Wonderful park. Large hardwood trees, sites well spaced, quiet. Trees trimmed so there were no problems with a tall rig. We wished we could have spent more time here. Grey water through a small hose is allowed only on the outside loop in the woods. There is a dump station onsite. This is right off I-40 and about a half mile towards the river. Convenient for an overnight stay, better to stay 2 days.