Date of Stay: June, 2008
Nice, clean campground with large sites. This campground seems to cater to some of the bigger and fancier RVs. Nice clean pool and spa, on-site convenience store, snack bar, arcade and laundry room. Brand new playground that the kids enjoyed for hours. The only reason that this campground did not get a 9 or a 10 was the location. We found that there just wasn't much to do in Buellton or the surrounding areas. It works great as a short stay over the weekend or if you just want to sit outside your RV and relax.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Large campground situated on a beautiful lake. Most sites are on the dirt with a few trees scattered around for shade. Not many grassy areas for the kids to play. A cute little water park is located within the campground with a lazy river and kids play area for a $12 admission charge per day. Since you cannot swim in the lake, this is the only way to cool off at this park. In the end, I spent $105 on the campsite for 3 days and unfortunately $147 in admission charges to cool off in the water. Very average campground with poor trash collection. Our spot was next to 3 dumpsters that were overflowing with trash and debris for our entire stay. Can't recommend this one a probably won't be back.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Lots of flies. Campground is right next to a large dairy farm with hundreds of cows. A little wind in the right direction helps for the smell, but the amount of flies and other crawling critters is unbelievable. The spots are paved, large, level and have grass around them. The lake is a short walk, but the playground is a much farther walk (would recommend riding a bike). Overall the campground is nice but the overwhelming amount of flies, spiders and bugs, makes it hard to enjoy the park. If you do visit this park, I would recommend plenty of bug spray and sites #73 and #75 are two of the better ones.
Date of Stay: March, 2008
A little pricey, but a great park with fun amenities for the whole family. We stayed during Easter weekend so it was a little more expensive than normal, but had live bands at night and fun activities planned for the kids during the day. We stayed in the Rincon loop which had large spots and was situated above most of the campground. Chardonnay Mesa and the Oaks also looked just fine to stay in. Plenty of trails to ride bikes, a fun little waterside open in the summer months and a refreshing cold pool. The Huckfin fishing pond was almost dried up and you could toss a rock from on end to the other. Perhaps it was under renovation because it didn't seem to fit in with such a nice park. I will definitely visit this park again and would recommend it as a great family campground in the Temecula area.
Date of Stay: February, 2008
A nice little campground and lake. Sites are fairly close together but big enough that you don't feel packed in. Large grassy area all around the lake and playgrounds within easy walking distance. The lake was said to be stocked regularly but we didn't see a single fish get caught all weekend by anyone around the lake. Maybe we went when it was stocked with clever sneaky fish. Rode bikes along dirt trails and had an overall pleasant time at this campground. If your looking for a close, quick escape with nice surroundings, this campground will do just fine.
Date of Stay: February, 2008
Nice Riverside county run park with average size spots and full hookups. The spots are a little close and it is a bit of a gamble on what your neighbors will be like. So far we have been lucky with great neighbors although have heard horror stories from other campers. The lake is great and has some of the better fishing for the area. A nice playground for the kids and plenty of room to ride bikes all around. Watch out for occasional skunks at night and don't shine your flashlight on them or the will leave you a smelly present that will last quite a while. We have stayed here several times and like the fishing and spontaneous campsite availability on almost any weekend.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Great location at the south entrance to Yosemite and 2 miles from Bass Lake. We have stayed here two years in a row as a home base for Yosemite trips. A fun stream runs through the bottom of the park and I highly recommend camping along the stream when it has water in it. Two years ago we floated down on inner tubes but last year during the same month it was dry. If you stay here, you have to spend at least one day at Bass lake. It is minutes away and is a hidden jewel at the south base of Yosemite. Also, if you like horseback riding, there is a great family run riding stables at Fish camp. Reasonable rates to introduce city kids to horses. The roads are tight and I do not recommend driving your RV into Yosemite unless you have ice water in your veins ( as I found out the hard way). It is about a 45 minute drive to the middle of Yosemite Village from the campgrounds, but only about 20 minutes to the South entrance and the giant Sequoia groves. Bees can be a problem from time to time at this campground, but the front office does everything they can to control this issue. I recommend this campground for your next Yosemite adventure as long as you have a tow vehicle to drive after camp is set up.