Date of Stay:
October, 2016 -
Stayed several nights in a 40' class A with tow vehicle. Overall, this campground has not been upgraded for a very long time. The interior roads are in bad shape, site's concrete patios are broken up, most sites have water ruts (sites are mostly gravel/dirt), and mole holes are everywhere (my wife twisted an ankle). Two of the three site pics on the website are of one site closest to the office which they do maintain. Our site was so unlevel that I used 3" leveling blocks under left rear wheels, 6" on right rear as well as extending my rear jacks fully on top of 6"blocks. Many campers could not connect to either electrical, water or sewer without extensions. There is no cable or WIFI. The laundry room is clean and affordable. We should have researched this campground before committing (e.g. checked reviews and satellite views) and we will not stay here again. Many people come here for an overnight (get off the freeway) stay, or to visit the on site restaurant - which we did not try. Verizon and AT&T cell coverage is good.
Research reviews carefully. You will be camping next to a noisy truck stop. The most level sites are 2-24, but they are closest to the truck stop. Sites 25-55 have the most unlevel sites. 112-131 are not too bad. You may need electrical, water or sewer extensions. We camped at Black Bart's RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
May, 2016 -
Received great customer service & care from the owners. Close to the freeway, but still quiet enough to relax. Level, smooth gravel sites with full hookups. Decent WiFi at the park; good AT&T & Verizon signals. Super clean facilities; store has basics plus mementos available. Permanent residents are quiet and sites are well kept. Highly recommend for overnight or an extended stay in the Boise/Nampa area. We camped at Country Corners RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
June, 2015 -
A blm campground - i.e. beautiful surroundings, sparse amenities, and free during the summer months. Camped in a 40' class A with toad down by the lake. There are sites back in the trees, but not large enough for our rig. Plenty of space near the lake and these have a best view. There is a fresh water spigot and pit toilet located back in the trees section. Great outdoors experience - quiet and very scenic. Night skies and star gazing were awesome. Lake water level was down when we were there (June 2015), but it wasn't an ugly sight. Local law officer patrolled about every other day just to check on things. We were the only steady visitor during our 6 day visit - very few seemed to camp here at this time of year. Mid-days were somewhat hot, so had to run the generator and A/C. Just be prepared for rustic camping when you come here. Bring your camera and binoculars and be prepared for some great afternoon naps under a shade tree. Be careful of the trees (evergreens) they do drop sap - I had to clean our dog and awnings before leaving. There is a Pilot south of Weed for fuel and a dump station ($8). We camped at Lake Shastina Campground in a Motorhome.
Don't trust your GPS to get you to the campground - out of Weed, follow 97 to Big Spring Rd, turn left. Go to Jackson Ranch Rd, turn left. Go to Dwinnell Road, turn right. This will take you right into the campground. Stock up with food, water and empty your tanks before heading out - the closest supplies are in Weed CA.
Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
I won't bore you with details, but when we first pulled in I was ready to forfeit my prepaid-non-refundable payment to get out. Wait! it does get better because we ended up staying 6 weeks and we're glad we did (see! a happy ending)! We later saw our first impressions played out time and again when new people arrived (hmmm, something makes everyone cranky when they arrive here). But as one camper told us on our first day - give it a day or two, check out the park, the amenities, the surrounding area, and meet the staff, etc., then form an opinion. IMO: that's the key to a happy stay at this park. The park is clean, well kept, well managed, nicely landscaped, with a great pool, spa, laundry and store. What drives most of the negative impressions are the lot sizes and the price. I have a 40 ft. class A (ding) and I paid double what I'm accustomed to paying (ding, ding) so I fell right into the muck. After backing in, which wasn't bad afterall, the next scary event was parking my car parked right beside our rig; the site wasn't long enough to park end to end, so there would be no "outdoor" living space for us. Then we learned there is overflow parking nearby and problem solved. Also, the park has a lot of permanents, but they're the best permanents I've met - nice, friendly, with well kept spaces. Let's face it, this is the best (if not only) park in the Auburn area and the owners know it so they charge high rates - this is my only legitimate gripe and I told them so.
Stable electric, good water pressure, great wifi (recently upgraded), and nice shade from nearby trees. We stayed 6 weeks (monthly + two weekly rates) in a deluxe back-in site with a 40 ft class A and toad. Shopping nearby is excellent - everything you'd want (Target has the cheapest groceries); Home Depot is right down the road, and there is a great hardware/plumbing store closeby. I'm giving 8 stars despite the high rates, just because life exists outside our wallets if we just look for it. We camped at Auburn Gold Country RV Park in a Motorhome.
Check out Grass Valley and Nevada City - great weekend get aways. The local wineries are a must see. The "Club Car" in downtown Auburn offers good music and food. Also, Dimartini RV sales in Grass Valley has a large selection of Class As & a top notch service department.