Date of Stay: August, 2014
We really enjoyed our time at Morro Dunes RV Park. We stayed at a site near the restrooms, and having little ones with us who spent the entire day at the Dunes and came back covered in sand, this turned out to be a very good choice. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. They had our information on file from the last time we visited their park over 4 years ago. It made the registration process very easy. Although we spent most of our time in the park it was nice to have cable TV. The biggest complaint that I would have is the spots felt close together. Not the tightest spots I've been at, but still we had to close our windows because of our neighbor's campfire was 6 feet away from our RV. I did like that they put wood fences between the spots, so there was no question as to whose spot is whose.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
Love this place and it never lets me down. That is until now! Seriously, they are charging for my dog! They don't offer any amenities for the dog, and they charge $1/ night. Can we say rip off. Not an incentive for me to pick-up after my dog, but I always do. I wish the spaces were a little bigger so it would be easier to maneuver in as most people pull right up to the line in front of me and behind me. Also I have a tow vehicle that I'd love to fit into the spots. The other thing I'd love to see are more of these spots along the ocean front in Ventura. They are awesome, but there are so few spots.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
This was my first time at this park and I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in the executive spots in the Fox Camping area. We were lucky that there was a cancellation just before we arrived as we didn't have reservations for President's Day weekend and they were sold out. The spot was a nice level, newer concrete pad with a big fire ring. The road was wide even when people parked on the road we still had room to maneuver into our spot. I was worried at first because I couldn't find the cable TV hook-up. It was in the lower portion of the electrical box. Once I had the cable hooked up, I was surprised by how clear the cable was compared to some private campgrounds that I've been at. One other nice convenience was the general store right across the main road. As usual there were a few items I forgot to pack in my haste to get going. I choose to rate this park a 9 and not a 10 because it would have been nice to have some privacy hedges between the spots, and many campers just waked through our spot as though it was no big deal. Also, because the grounds were so dry and they still allowed campfires, it made me a bit uneasy with how dry everything was.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
I believe this was one of the closest places to Seattle for our 38' motorcoach. The freeway noise was tolerable. We were right next to the freeway, and to the restroom. I have to say that it wasn't my favorite place, but the people were friendly, the internet worked (although slow), the restrooms were clean and the staff was friendly. I wish there was a closer place to Seattle that could accommodate our rig because the traffic had to be timed to avoid getting stuck in rush hour commutes. Seattle turns out to be one of my favorite cities to visit, and this campground looks like a good place to stay if you can get to sites further back.
Date of Stay: September, 2013
This is the best RV campground I've stayed at in many years! Host was gracious and even though they are winding down their camping season, he made everyone in our party feel as though we the first of the season there. We honestly would have extended our vacation up there if we only had some more vacation time. I will definitely be back here again. Even though I camped here in a 38' motorcoach, there were site for all sizes here. Even the attention to detail for tent campers was impressive (they had wood chips on the ground for the tents, and an outdoor kitchen where campers could wash their dishes. I almost hate to mention this campground because it is such a gem! I was concerned about the steep hills that I've read about on here. The park is up some steeper hills, but nothing unmanageable. My motorhome traversed all the hills just fine.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
We stayed in the VIP section of the park, this was a gravel area as close to the park as we could get with reservations made in January. We loved the location, but our neighbors generator was very loud and their barking dogs were annoying at times as well. That being said I have one huge warning for those of you with pets. There are the worst and most thorns laying everywhere on the ground and they are terrible on the poor dogs pads of their feet. We went out and bought socks to wrap on their feet, but that didn't work very well for us, so we went back and bought dog boots at a local pet store. It was so bad that my dogs were reluctant to go outside and they would pee within a few feet of the RV and then want to come back in. Just an example of the severity of the thorns when we stopped driving the RV, the tires were just riddled with them. If they can stick into the thick rubber imagine what it was doing to the poor dogs feet. The only other thing that I need to complain about is there was a generator behind us that ran 24-hours a day. We later found out it was to run the WIFI that was available for purchase. I have to say the signal was incredibly strong and for the most part the internet was fast. There is a water service that comes around to fill the tank on the RV for a $25 fee, and there is another company that comes around to empty the grey and black water tanks for another $25 fee. You pay at the RV host tent, then you get a tag that you tape to your windshield. The system works pretty well, but don't forget to unlock your compartments for them to access. I found putting a post-it note on the RV access panel probably helped too... When they filled our fresh water I was there and they only gave us 1/3 of a tank. He said it was full and it must be my gauges that were wrong. He even said that normally it takes more water that that to fill a tank our size. Yes, just as I thought we ran out of water.. fortunately it was the last day. I just needed to make sure the hot water tank was off to prevent problems with cooking an empty tank. The Balloon Fiesta was excellent! The fireworks could be seen right from our coach. Balloons were launched from the field and flew directly over the coach. I was taking pictures of people flying overhead and I could easily see them taking photos of us! It was that close, and it was amazing. If you've never gone, I'd highly recommend adding it to your bucket list! I would camp here again - hopefully they figure out how to get rid of those nasty burrs.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
We had reservations to stay here in a full hook-up site. The campground was easy to find, had awesome customer service when we checked in and was extremely clean and in pristine condition. The pull-through site was big enough that we didn't have to disconnect the tow car from the coach; that was so nice for the morning time when we left. The bathrooms were like a private bathroom at home - it wasn't a shared sink, and a shower stall down a corridor, the hot water was great after a long trip. Also, we liked this place so much that we stayed here on our way back to California from New Mexico. When we pulled in without reservations, we couldn't get the full hook-ups as they were already booked full and it was dark out. The gentleman (unfortunately I forgot his name) drove us to the dump station and shined a light in the area for me to see what I was doing then proceeded to direct us to our site. Before he left, he pointed out where the connections were so we didn't have to search in the dark. That is what I call service!! For those of you who insist that your site be a concrete slab, this would not be the place for you. The sites are fine crushed gravel, and very level. I had no problems with the gravel tracking into the coach.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
The campground is nice, and if you are coming from LA, it's not too bad of a drive to get in here. The 140 is not all steep and loaded with switchbacks. Yosemite Valley is about 38 miles from this campground, and the drive on the 140 was really beautiful and not terrible for my fear of height passengers. There are a few things I must mention about this otherwise nice park. Number one there is no cell reception of any kind. I have AT&T, another member of my party has Sprint, another TMobile, and finally another member of my party has Verizon. None of us could get service. In the office they said the only people who could get service were Nextel users. The Park does offer free Wi-Fi, which is nice, but the reception is spotty at best especially after 3 PM once everyone comes back from the park and wants to check their e-mail. Don't even attempt Skype as the service is slow at best when connected. I did find that by going to the main building and sitting on the patio, the Wi-Fi worked pretty well. There seemed to be a lot of European travelers here who were renting RVs. I'd say that 60% of the park was filled with Class C rental units. Everyone was nice and there was just enough space between our unit and our neighbor to open our awning. My biggest complaint would have to be the roads in the park. They are very narrow, single lane, and steep with some pot holes. The single lane wouldn't bother me except for the fact that so many people have their tow car hanging in the road and in places I was getting by with 2 inches to spare. I had a spotter get out to help me in those cases. When you get into the park, you must pull all the way up the hill and go around a tree, which is a bit of a challenge for a bigger rig. Power, sewer and water were all in excellent shape and CATV offered about 20 channels but many of the channels had interference. Spaces are gravel and fairly level, but I did notice some using blocks to bring their rig to a level position. I would consider camping here again, it was nice but I may be interested in seeing what else is available in the area too.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
The park surprised me. When I arrived they were expecting me and they had me pull into my site and get settled in before we took care of the paperwork. The restrooms were very clean. I'd even go as far as saying immaculate! The showers were clean too, and very private. The spaces are concrete pads with plenty of room for a large RV. In between each spot was a beautiful grassy spot with a picnic table. Trash cans located throughout the park are emptied as needed, and the park host was gracious and very helpful with area attractions. We booked our spot months in advanced, and I'm very glad we did as there were only a 18 sites total, and they were all full.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
San Francisco needs more RV parks, I understand that the real estate is costly, but this property is nice in a lot of ways, and terrible in others. The bad. First location: it is situated in a not-so-nice neighborhood and there was construction going on directly on the other side of the fence from where we were located. The fence was covered with Razor wire to keep people out I was told. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe it's bad. Second issue I had with the place: I reserved a spot many months in advance and asked that I get a corner spot, I was assigned spot 89. However, when I got to the park my spot was given away and I was told that there are no reserveable spots. When I gave them my confirmation number, he said that I was in a middle spot, and that is where I was stuck as it was the 4th of July weekend. Third: you are in a parking lot with hook-ups. Near some of the sites is a vent pipe from the sewer, the smell was less than I had expected for the price I had to pay per night. Now for the good. The showers were clean and they were secure with a key that you had to pay a deposit to use. I did get my deposit back at the end, but be certain to return your key before you leave. The park main building was newer, and it is directly across the street from the Candlestick park. I don't think I would camp here again because of the switching out my space and thinking that it's alright. Also, for this price, get some internet in the park. Afterall it's San Francisco, not the deep woods of the Sierras.
Date of Stay: February, 2010
This is the nicest Motorhome resort we've ever stayed at. The operative word here is motorhome, no other type of RV is allowed in this park: Class A only. Each site is individually owned, and rented out when the owners are not here. Some sites are completely decked out and extremely private, others are just a concrete pad with a grass strip in between them. Either way, there is plenty of space between the sites even with all the pop-outs extended. There was ample parking for our toad vehicle at the site. There is trash pick-up at 8 AM and again at 3 PM every day. We put our trash out at 10 AM, and within a half hour it was already collected. The security and staff were very friendly, and made sure we were completely settled into our site. I will stay here again when in Vegas. I did use Good Sam discount here. I did tour the Oasis RV resort across the freeway. Oasis is nice but this is really the best place in Vegas to park a nice motorhome. I suspect that they do turn away older motorhomes, not that I saw any signs stating such. Our Fleetwood motorhome is a 2007, and in very nice shape, but where ours normally stands out, here it was one of the cheapest looking (not a million dollars like a lot of them here). One other thing the free Wi-Fi was fantastic, and fast.
Date of Stay: November, 2009
As many have stated, we stayed here to activate our 1-year free camping. The resort was average compared to a lot of places we've camped. That being said, the Saturday steak dinner for $5/person was really nice, the club house was nice and the pool area (enclosed and heated for the winter) was also nice. There are a lot of things for kids to do here all weekend long, and that can be a huge plus for families. Now for the bad news about this park. There is no Wi-Fi or Internet available throughout this park. The only place you can get Wi-Fi is the clubhouse and in my situation I had some last minute work that had to be done, but there was just way too much activity happening in the club house for me to get it done. Next, the sites are loose gravel, and I had to back my 38' motorhome up a steep hill into my site. Next, there was no campfires allowed in any site, they had grills for our use, but the campground across the road had all sorts of campfires going. My biggest complaints and lower ratings are due to the extremely high-pitched sales that we endured. We were told that we would need to go through a 90-minute presentation. Our presentation ended up being two hours and 30 minutes! When we kept telling our sales person that we were not ready for this commitment ($6,000 to $12,000 plus annual maintenance fees). He went to get his supervisor, who then offered us limited packages that would only last 5-years. When we said no to that, we were told we would be banned from buying any membership for 3-years! We said we would want to go home to discuss the purchase to which he replied he's heard that before. Now Julian is a wonderful little town that gets to be very busy with long lines to get a piece of apple pie. We did have fun in town, fun at the campground (except the sales pitch) and even a fun time on the drive there. But I rated it a 3 because of the horrible high pressure sales. I honestly would have given the place a 6 rating overall if you exclude the sales, but unfortunately that is what I remember the most about my trip to KQ Ranch. That sales force just left an utterly terrible memory to an otherwise fun filled weekend.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
We arrived early on Saturday morning for the Labor Day weekend. The park was offering a Labor day discount rate of $25/night, as this is off season for them. Much of the campground was empty, and we could really see how well maintained the facilities were. Each space was a level concrete pad, with colored gravel around that. Our site had a small orange tree, but the oranges were still green, and needed a few more months to be ripe for the picking. A free continental breakfast was offered, but left a lot to be desired. The breakfast consisted of powdered orange juice, coffee, and very small and very dry muffins. (I feel bad saying that as I believe they were homemade). The rest of the park was really nice, we have 2 dogs, and there is a really nice dog park to let them run off leash. There were thunderstorms that night, and the next day the dog park was under at least a foot of water. The restrooms were clean, and the people at the front desk were friendly and helpful. We had WiFi service at our site. The first hour per day is free, after that you must pay a daily fee. Because it is not free WiFi, I had to deduct some on the rating.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
I've been to Rivernook campground 3 times now. We found it by driving to Kernville, and looking at Camp James which is right next door. Coming from Los Angeles, we cannot leave until after work on Fridays. Camp James said they could not allow late arrivals, but we could come on Saturday. Rivernook said if we make it up there by 10:00 PM, they could accommodate, so we did, and have been camping there ever since. Rivernook is a campground with pea gravel roads, very clean restrooms and some of beautiful scenery. We prefer camping on the river's edge. However one of my guests said they had a hard time sleeping because of the noise from the river - I fell asleep like a baby. The noise from the river did drown out a party that was taking place in the spot right next to us. Later that evening the management asked the people to turn off their music and quiet down. One other note, the sites on the river do not have sewer hook-ups. If you need sewer hook-ups there are plenty of spots throughout the campground that have sewer and are right by the trout creeks that flow through the campground. There are also spots with no water near them if you have concerns about your toddlers. If you need cable TV note there is a $200 deposit on a converter box. You will get that deposit back once the box has been returned. The management has told us how frustrated they are about having to do that, but the box is mandated by the local cable company. My suggestion is to get out of the RV, and watch all of the people rafting on the river - there are no commercials this way.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Very nice kept little park. We drove from Los Angeles to this campground on our way to Yellowstone. It was a very pleasant stay overnight, and I'd highly recommend it it is very clean, new gravel sites, hook-ups are newer, and the pull through site allowed me to keep my towed vehicle attached to the motorhome.