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States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Crystal Cove State Park - Moro Campground, Laguna Beach, California

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Crystal Cove is one of the best CA state parks we have come across. It is a newer campground, the facilities are in good working condition and the staff is extremely friendly. There are three loops, one with hookups and two without. If you are able to get a site in the Dolphin loop on the edge grab it, they have the best ocean view sites! Despite being on the PCH traffic noise isn't too obtrusive. Sites are quite large, fairly level and clean. Restrooms are clean, we saw the rangers clean the restrooms every single morning. Water was hot and facilities were fairly new. The staff was very friendly and this park has free WIFI. It was slow at times but overall it worked for 95% of what we needed. The park is 5 minutes from downtown Laguna Beach, and less than a mile from a plaza with stores including a Trader Joes and Starbucks. There is also several walking and mountain biking trails you can access from your camper as well as a path to the beach. The very best part about Crystal Cove is between January and March or April (?) the are offering 30% off on non-hookup sites for Sun - Thurs which including tax makes the sites less than $40 per night - which is the same as other CA state parks in the area that are not nearly as nice and don't have WIFI. They do have a 7 night max stay but after going to a different state park we decided to return for another 5 night stay. One downside - no firepits, they said fires were not allowed but we did observe some people who brought their own. We camped at Crystal Cove State Park - Moro Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Dolphin - 52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

San Clemente State Beach, San Clemente, California

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We booked a week at San Clemente State Beach after reading mostly good reviews online and were disappointed with our stay. We stayed in the dry camping area $40 per night plus the reservation fee ($8). The sites are a decent size but grass is sparse, the firepits are so tall that you can't really enjoy the warmth of the fire unless you're standing up. The restrooms are very outdated, coin-operated like most CA state parks but the water was cold and took an entire coin (2 mins & 50 cents) just to get the water lukewarm. No dish station just a very small handwash sink near the bathrooms. Also our site 155 which was DIRECTLY across from the restrooms. When we asked the rangers if we could switch sites they said because we were there for a week they did not have a site available. "well you picked the site online", however when you choose a site online it doesn't reflect actually how close you are to the bathrooms. Whatever. Lastly there were several less than desirable neighbors. We were handed a note that said there had been thefts in the parks so lockup your generators and bikes. I did not feel particularly safe despite the rangers presence. One night the man living in his tent directly next to us (about 10 feet from our camper) was up all night sporadically yelling and cursing keeping me and my husband awake. All in all we felt that for $40 per night we it was not worth our stay. If you are just passing through and need a place to stay for the night it may be okay. Despite the downfalls of this park it was easy to get to and very close to I-5 and downtown San Clemente as well as the beach. We camped at San Clemente State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
155
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, Louisiana

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We had an excellent stay at Bayou Segnette State Park. The staff was friendly (helped us get checked in early even though the site we reserved online was still taken). The sites were large with a picnic table, firepit and a grill. Restrooms were clean, free showers, nice hot water. The park itself was quiet and beautiful while being just 30 mins outside the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. We camped at Bayou Segnette State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C1017
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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