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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

San Diego Metro KOA, Chula Vista, California

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large KOA. Spacing is typical for a KOA but not too crowded. There is a lot of activities for kids and 2 dog parks onsite. There's plenty of space for walking around the campground as well. They have a cafe that serves food, bike rentals, multiple playgrounds, a pool etc. Being in the off season, it was full of kids on the weekends and then fairly quiet on the week days. The staff is friendly, the grounds are very clean and the bathrooms are nice. I didn't use the shower or laundry. They also have onsite propane. The location is great (only 10 min to San Diego) but yet it was an easy on/off the freeway. The local area it's in (Chula Vista) was not that nice but didn't feel dangerous, just run down. Price was high but not unexpected for the area. If I were going to stay in San Diego again, I'd stay here for sure. I didn't try to use their wifi but hotspots were good. ATT was 10mb d/l and Verizon was 49mb d/l without a booster. Cable channels were good and 50 amp FHU was strong. We camped at San Diego Metro KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1521
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an expensive State Park ($75/night). The location is very convenient to Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. The grounds are very clean and the RV sites are 30/50 amp W/E. I'm surprised and disappointed to not have sewer given this is such a new park. If it had sewer, it would be 5 stars. The walking trails are great for the dogs. The area itself is also very new and clean with tons of shopping, restaurants and great beach activities. Heisler Park was a stand out. The park wifi was plenty good for basic surfing. I didn't try to stream as I feel that's not cool to do on shared internet. Verizon, ATT and T mobile hotspots were all strong w/out a booster. ATT - 20 d/l, Verizon 100+ d/l!!! and T mobile was over 20 d/l. OTA was in and out. Major channels would come in for a while and then go out again. The facilities were in great shape and clean. They have individual shower rooms and individual bathrooms. Showers take tokens I believe that you have to purchase. The sites are tiered so they all get ocean views and they are very large sites. No fires are allowed. The 3 pm check in time is strictly enforced. The rangers were friendly and available if needed. We camped at Crystal Cove State Park - Moro Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Malibu Beach RV Park, Malibu, California

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $88.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a 5 star park due mostly the the outstanding views. The park itself is nice and clean and the sites are larger than typical for private RV parks. It's tiered so most sites get a nice view of the ocean. I actually preferred the sites on the 2nd level because they were more private and quiet. The ones on level 1 have a lot of foot traffic but were directly on the ocean. Prices are expensive as expected. The location to Malibu, Santa Monica and LA is great. LA traffic sucks so plan your trips accordingly. Dog walks are present but short. That was the only negative, the lack of walking space for the doggos. Most beaches in the area are not dog friendly but there was a nice beach at Point Magu which allows dogs on leash. Wifi was advertised but too slow to use. Cable was good but went out for 2 days while we were there. They got a cable person onsite and got it resolved. Cell reception was great. Verizon 23d/l, ATT 27 d/l unboosted. Didn't check T mobile. 50 amp FHU was solid. Onsite laundry was very clean and had multiple large machines. Bathrooms and showers were also clean. I did not use the showers. I have read some other reviews about this park that specifically mentioned rude staff. We did not experience that. I found them to be pleasant and helpful and dealt with multiple staff members during our 2 week stay. We camped at Malibu Beach RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

El Chorro Regional Park Campground, San Luis Obispo, California

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location to San Luis Obispo which is a fun town with excellent shopping and dining. The grounds were very clean. This is a well maintained park. Bathrooms are also clean. I didn't use the showers but they looked nice. The roads are TIGHT. I had to move my car twice for neighbors to get in. Once so the 5th wheel in front of me could get in and then again for another 5th wheel next to me to get in. There are a few pull thrus which are huge. That's what you should target if you're a larger rig. Strong 30 amp FHU (no 50 amp available). OTA was good. For cell, I used a booster and pulled in 14mbps for ATT, 9mbps for Verizon and 19 mbps for T mobile. W/out a booster you would have still been able to stream with decent signal. Lots of good walking trails and a huge dog park in the day use area. For a day trip, Solvang was super awesome. I would stay here again but just be prepared to inch your way into your site and hope your neighbors are around to move their cars if necessary. We camped at El Chorro Regional Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
R20
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort , Felton, California

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great little park surrounded by Redwoods. Very shady. Everything was clean and well kept. The staff was very nice as well. It's pretty packed in but typical for a private park. Strong 50 amp FHU. Basic cable and they provided wifi but I didn't use it much as my hotspot was faster. Verizon (37mbps), ATT (21mbps) and T mobile (5mbps) all worked well w/out a booster.

The location can't be beat with about 15 minute drive to Santa Cruz. They had a laundromat onsite but I had too much laundry so I used Felton laundromat which was excellent. Follow the directions on the campground's website because Hwy9 is not RV friendly. We camped at Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great shopping and grocery stores nearby. Downtown Santa Cruz is really nice as is the boardwalk.

There are multiple dog friendly beaches but you do have to do some research as they are not all dog friendly.

There is also a good state park right down the road with hiking trails.

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA, Petaluma, California

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $74.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really nice KOA. There's hundreds of sites and they're building even more but I didn't feel overly cramped. Typical KOA space..tight. Internet was decent for surfing but don't expect to stream. Cell service was great here. Verizon 37mb d/l. ATT 21 mb d/l and T-mobile fast enough to stream but I didn't benchmark it. This was all unboosted speeds. Cable had plenty of channels, electric was a stable 50 amps. The laundromat was the nicest I've ever seen at a park with large new double load washers and dryers. This park caters to families and there are tons of activities for kids. I don't have kids but it was fine for me off season as the kids were in school but it was still full of kids on the weekend. I would not personally stay here during the summer because I can imagine the kid situation is going to be insane. Interior roads were in good condition and easy to navigate for big rigs. There's a newer section towards the back that's much more quiet. If I were to stay here again I would request that section. The staff was very nice and all of the facilities were top notch and very clean. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
176
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It's about a 10 min drive to downtown Petaluma which has some cute shopping and plenty of things to do. San Francisco is about 45-60 min drive.

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park), Garberville, California

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great location to the 101 for a stop over. There's a golf course, basketball court, pool table, video games, horseshoes, and shuffleboard. The grounds are very clean and pleasant. The roads are in good shape and easy to navigate without any obstacles. The 50 amp FHU was strong and reliable. The wifi was not usable. The lady in the office said that due to the Ca wildfires they were experiencing issues with it. I was able to use my Weboost booster to pull in 13d/l speeds on ATT and 4.6 on T mobile. Even with a booster, Verizon was not usable. The speeds w/out the booster were also very bad (under 1mb d/l). I don't know if it's because of the wildfires or not but I did see on the news there were pretty bad cell issues due to the fires so that may have been a contributing factor. They advertise a dog park but there wasn't one. There was plenty of room to walk around the campground. Garberville is close by for your shopping needs but be prepared for lots of homeless people and hitchhiker vagabonds galore. Not a nice place to hang out. This was one of the nicest KOAs I have seen, just not much to do around here. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Emerald Forest Cabins & RV, Trinidad, California

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

This was a very shady campground surrounded by magnificent Redwoods. We had a 30 amp FHU back in site. The roads are tight and there are a lot of trees to watch out for but I was able to manage in my 34ft class A. The location was good to hang out on nice beaches. The laundromat nearby (suds and duds) was 1 of the best we've seen in over a year of travels. Cell service was non existent until I hooked up my WeBoost booster and at that point I had good Verizon (14mb d/l) and ATT was 3.9 d/l boosted. They had free wifi which was decent but as with most campgrounds it slowed down during peak times. The grounds were clean but there are a number of what appeared to be permanent residents with run down trailers. The staff was extremely friendly. Every person I came across had a smile and a friendly hello for us and our doggies. This is a dog friendly area where dogs are allowed off leash on the beach and there are nice walking areas in the campground. If I were in the area again, I would stay here again. The only negative was the 30 amps were weak and looked old and in need of an upgrade. I tripped the breakers multiple times which doesn't normally happen to me on 30amp while being careful to manage my usage to 1 appliance at a time. The casino nearby was also a nice activity for the afternoon. Access Location Cleanliness Site Quality Noise 1bars AT&T 4G 1bars Verizon 4G We camped at Emerald Forest Cabins & RV in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

The Redwoods RV Resort, Crescent City, California

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park but they must have updated their sites at some point because the electric is 50amp and in very good condition. It's a very wooded park and clean. There are some permanent residents here and their trailers are pretty run down. The staff was very nice. The bathrooms were clean but the laundromat needs new machines. I would not use them. They were extremely old and not all working. Cable, 50 amp FHU. Wifi was too slow to use. ATT 60+ d/l, Verizon 9+ d/l unboosted. No T mobile. This is an easy off the hwy but set far back enough to not be affected by road noise. There's plenty of shopping nearby in Crescent City. I think it's probably the best choice for this area but it's not a destination park. We camped at The Redwoods RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Bullards Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Three fantastic state parks in a row. Oregon knows what it's doing. The campground roads were fairly easy to navigate but a little tight as with most state parks. The campsight had strong 50/30 amps. Some sites have sewer. There's no OTA but cell is strong. Verizon 10+ d/l and ATT 10+ d/l unboosted. T mobile was on ATT roaming so no joy on the data for T mobile. Staff was friendly and the rangers drove around occasionally. The beaches here are gorgeous. Check out face rock..it's worth the 15 minute drive. As with the other places in Oregon, this is a very dog friendly area. Dogs are allowed to run on the beach off leash and on all of the nearby trails. The walk to the beach was about 1.5 miles in deep sand but there's plenty of parking if you don't want to walk. There's also a nice offroad paved bike path from the campground to the beach. Rays grocery was small and a bit pricey but got the job done. There are plenty of restaurants in town and trinket shops. Laundry (Lidia Anns) was clean but there were homeless people hanging out smoking in the back doorway filling it with smoke. We camped at Bullards Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B03
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Beverly Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The good: Great distance to a beautiful beach (15 min walk). Plenty of privacy, Nearby shopping in Newport with nice walking areas. Good price for full hookups. Nice atmosphere with friendly rangers. Very dog friendly (dogs allowed on beach and walking trails). Plenty of fun stuff to do around there. Check out the nearby lighthouse. It's gorgeous. The bad: Power was weak. I tripped the breaker multiple times even though I have used plenty of 30 amp sites so I know what I can and cannot use on 30 amps. Connectivity: Verizon very slow w/out booster. With booster, 3mpbs d/l. Att was strong. 3mbps w/out booster, 8 with. T mobile was not usable Lots of OTA channels coming in clear (major networks etc) We camped at Beverly Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F06
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Barton Park, Boring, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nicely landscaped park with a couple of different sections. I camped in the Barton East section which looks to be newer. There are back in and large, flat pull thrus. The roads are easy to navigate although the front ranger gate is extremely tight. Watch your mirrors. The back in section has less privacy and is completely exposed. The pull thru section has more trees. Internet was great here on Verizon, ATT and T-Mobile. Att and Verizon were both pulling down over 40mbps. I didn't test T mobile but I was streaming fine with it. No booster needed. I was not able to get a single OTA channel but if you have satellite you'll have an easy clear view. Staff was friendly but not intrusive. This is also a good park for dogs. There's a nice trail around the park and plenty of walking if you head down to the other campground and day use area. Portland is a 35-45 min drive depending on traffic. Plenty of shopping near by for necessities. We camped at Barton Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Folks it doesn't get better than this for a state park. Full hookups, shady sites, plenty of room, great hiking and biking trails, level sites, walkable to the beaches and all for $32 night. I struggle to find any faults but I will say that you may not get cell service if you don't have a booster. With a booster, I was able to pull in solid Verizon, AT&T mobile but without one, not so much. Even with a booster, Verizon was slow (2mbps). T mobile and ATT were better (3-5mbps). Lots of OTA channels. All together this is one of my favorite state parks ever. The surroundings are so gorgeous and the beaches (while too cold to swim) are tranquil. Everywhere is dog friendly including the beaches. Fun area to explore. Check out Seaside for a cute town to shop in. We camped at Fort Stevens State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L14
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Twanoh State Park, Belfair, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

The pros are the sites are shady and right across the street from a nice beach/walking area and full hookups (30 amp). Good cell here (Verizon, T mobile and ATT were all over 7mbps unboosted). All major stations OTA. The area is gorgeous and there are lots of cute little shops and restaurants to explore. The beach is rocky and has a lot of shells but still nice to walk on. The cons are this campground is tiny. I barely fit into my site. In fact my front tires ate some tree stumps getting in. I have a 34ft class A. I believe they should probably not take anything over 32ft here with the awkward layout and tight turns. The sites are placed haphazardly and people are right up on one another. Everyone has their campfires going and due to the lack of space between sites you can't even have your windows open it's so smokey. I'm not very sensitive to smoke at all and it is out of control here. For the price of $42/night this is high for a state park. I heard there was a larger state park nearby which is better suited for large vehicles. I wish I had done more research on that. We camped at Twanoh State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T46
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lake Pleasant RV Park, Bothell, Washington

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a good location to Seattle but still could be an hours drive depending on traffic. There's a lot of care put into this park. The landscaping, the laundry facilities were well kept. The bathrooms were clean but dated. Trash cans everywhere and picked up frequently. Roads and sites were also kept in good condition. Pros: Immaculate grounds Nice walking trails Some privacy between sites with hedges Good location to shops/activities Great cell signal unboosted (ATT 60+ mbps, Verizon 8+) Excellent laundry (lots of machines) with change machine and only $1 for wash and $1 for dry Friendly staff/residents Cons: Sites not level even with jacks Pricey (expected for the area) Wifi was not really usable for me Small sites. We camped at Lake Pleasant RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
229
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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