Date of Stay: October, 2014
I really don't understand how reviewers can give this park a 4 out of 5 rating? People were friendly, otherwise I would rate as less than 2. Dirt, nasty stickers, dead "grass", just bare bones for an overnight only. Could barely let our pooch out for his business. People giving high ratings are extremely generous!
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This is our 3rd visit here in the past 3 years. Sites are just dirt and the park is pretty run down. Lots of people living in their RV's here. In fact, this year they converted our favorite end site into a long term site. We come back because it is on our way home each year. We like the dunes and you can at least walk without too much traffic hassles on the farm road leading to the property, as well as the dunes. The restrooms don't look inviting and we don't use them. Each year we come, we comment amongst ourselves about the bitter, unfriendly attitude of the woman at the front desk. She clearly is not a people person, but she is here year after year. Just don't ask her any questions and you should be okay. Enjoy!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
We love a campground that has hiking trails leading right out of the campground. This was exceptional in that respect. You can hike all along the river and there are two foot bridges where you can cross the river. One leads to the outdoor logging museum. The other leads to the Collier Memorial Park. This park is a dog's dream come true. Acres and acres of green grass to run on. Of course, leashes are required at this park, however towards the end of the day we found the park to be empty and our dog could run free. There are also plenty of places along the river that have grass so your dog can swim without having to get out into dirt. Friendly camp hosts. I would say this is truly one of those campgrounds where almost every site is a good site. The showers were small and had those horrible plastic shower curtains, so this is the only reason this park does not rate a "10". Nice big sites for RV's. There are some pull through sites but we thought they were situated too much on the campground road, so we preferred a back in site.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This park just wasn't for us, not our style. It is mostly permanent residents with a little area, right by the road, for overnighters. We never enjoy a campsite that is subject to continual road noise. The area they put us in, was not the typical row spacing. We had people and their rigs opening up to our personal outside space in all directions. We felt like we were in an aquarium. I suppose some people like this set up, but we enjoy our privacy. Park was clean, but we got warnings from the circle of rigs around us that the owners are pretty nit-picky, over the top, with rules. The park is located within walking distance to town. We had planned on staying 3-4 nights. Of course the owner would not return our $50 deposit when we told them we did not care for our site. We sacrificed the $50 and moved on. When doing a search on rvparkreview for Graeagle Ca, this is the only RV park that shows up. However, I learned that if you include Blairsden and Clio in the search, a few more RV parks show up. (We moved to Riversedge in Clio, just a few miles from town and ended up in a nice secluded river view spot. Much more our style.)
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Probably a huge portion of my excellent rating is the fact that we had a nearly empty camp ground experience at high use season. But even full to capacity, this is a little gem of a campground. Well maintained grounds with access to a huge, green, park and athletic facilities. Friendly caretaker, so don't let the amateur web site discourage your decision to stay here. Not satellite friendly at all, but we were able to grab Direct at site 11. Your pets will love the grass between your camp site and the little creek. It is a ways north of Bishop so not for those more inclined to be in town.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
We were quite disappointed with this TT campground. It is one we had not been too yet. First off: they really need to remove at least 100 trees; and not just because you cannot get satellite. The campground has very little sun opportunities. It is extremely shaded and very dark. Sites are relatively small and narrow. In our section, there was ample space between sites (i.e. you aren't in your neighbor's face) but the sites were tiered which meant there was not much room around the RV on the level spots. The fishing lakes were a little swampy, but seemed to be a delight for the kids. There are very few hook up sites, which meant we had to use the public showers. I don't generally mind this, but here there is only a "one temperature" control knob. It was push button and you could not select the water temperature. At best, it was barely warm. I would have rather had to put in quarters to access real hot water as desired. The shower aspect of this park is unforgivable and unacceptable. It appears to be a great family park. Staff was accommodating. Internet connection was dial-up. (Yabba Dabba Do) Could not believe the store was barely open during high season. This park is a prime example of an outdated TT park that needs to make drastic improvements in order to accommodate the new wave of campers. It is no longer the 50's!
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Unfortunately, I have to rate this park poorly. It has nothing to do with the physical attributes of the park itself. Nice enough, for an overnight stay, or longer if you want to visit the wineries. Cement pads and grass, but spaces pretty close together. The park was only 1/3 occupied when we pulled in. They assign spots. We looked at site map and asked for an end spot for privacy. We were told that they were all taken. Again, even though park only 1/3 full, when we drove to our assigned site, it was smack dab between two other RV's. We called office and asked to move one spot over. We were told someone else "may" need that spot. we took it anyway. The end spots we requested never were occupied that night. This seems like an unwarranted "control" issue with staff/management. It was ridiculous in light of the fact that 2/3 of the spots were empty. Silly!
Date of Stay: August, 2009
This was a nice, unexpected surprise, kind of like a desert oasis. We had only planned on an overnight and ended up staying 3 nights. The entire campground, with exception of the roads, is grass. And really nice green grass! You could walk barefoot around your site. They shut down certain rows to water the sites, and otherwise, water around your campsite. The owners/staff are all very friendly and accommodating. We had a problem with the electrical for the tow and they got someone out to help us. It is very dog friendly. While no campsites are "water-front" per say, it is a short walk to the Snake River frontage. I don't believe the river frontage access was their property: but it too had grass, a delightful addition when you are trying to keep a dog that has swam clean. We have never experienced an RV park with so much nice green grass, and lots of trees! We highly recommend this RV park!
Date of Stay: June, 2009
We had business in Santa Fe that required a two month stay. There are not a lot of options in Santa Fe. We choose this campground, although it is 8 miles out of town, because it was a little higher elevation and surrounded by pinion pines. Our other option was an RV park on a very busy street right in town. We have a dog and the other RV park in town has very limited options for walking a dog. Rancheros de Santa Fe has a 1 mile, nicely maintained, walking trail that loops the campground. They are very dog friendly. Our dog was welcomed in their store/office every day for a dog treat. The campground sites could use a little TLC. It is pretty much dirt and some gravel. We had to put down lots of mats to keep the campsite clean. The campground was relatively quiet. There are services, including a nice market about 3 miles away. There are also a couple spectacular restaurants nearby (Bobcat Bite and Harry's roadhouse). Additionally, the staff were great about accommodating mail delivery and UPS packages. This is huge for those that travel full time.
Date of Stay: January, 2009
We came to Springs at Borrego RV Resort for one day and ended up staying several months! The golf course is exceptional. The dog park is outstanding. It is a fenced, off-leash, grassy area that has park benches and is about the length of a football field. Our ball-chasing dog was in heaven! The camp hosts of winter 2009 were great folks. Most popular months are Jan-March. Lots of Canadian snow birds have discovered this Borrego secret, so reservations can be difficult to obtain during high season. The only complaint I have is that the office staff are not RVers. We found the site assignment to be an area where there is certainly room for improvement. Granted, we did not book a reservation in advance, but once there long term, we were often moved out of our site for someone coming in for only a night or two. Then the site we were kicked out of was empty for several days again. Think this could be vastly improved upon! It was a common complaint amongst the long term guests. The nightly rate is steep, but if that is all the time you have, it is still worth the amenities. The monthly rate is reasonable for a park of this quality. This is the best RV park we have come across in our travels! You won't be disappointed.
Date of Stay: November, 2008
As previously stated, sites are pretty close together. I don't see any reason for charging $2 per night for dogs. The small enclosed pet area does not warrant this expense. No grass in the park whatsoever, just decomposed granite between sites. There are lots of people that live here year round, lots of kids and bikes running around. Park is clean, however, despite all the full time family residents. The walk to the beach would be a turn-off for some. Overall, too high priced. The wi-fi is pretty slow. We almost committed to staying here a whole month and are so pleased that we changed it to a week after reading the reviews. This is not a park that we would come back to. But, to be fair, Oceanside is not a beach town we would come back to either. The town is pretty run down.
Date of Stay: November, 2008
This RV park is new, and there are nice views. There is grass available for each site. You choose either a concrete site or DG (decomposed granite) site. Unfortunately, the management waters the grass excessively. We stayed 3 days and the weather was in the 70's. Not once did the grass have an opportunity to dry out. It was extremely wet. I suspect management does this deliberately in an attempt to have grass that is pleasant to look at but not functional or to be used. The DG is too fine a grade. The combination of the DG and the wet grass literally made the sight muddy and one of the dirtiest sites we have stayed at. We mentioned the excessively wet and muddy environment to the management but they did not seem concerned. Therefore, the $50 price is way too high and this RV park has lost our business.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
Our daughter got married in Oregon City, and we were pleased to find this small river front RV Park. We stayed here one week. We had a river front site. They are pet friendly. There is a nice park right next door where you can walk dogs. The only problem we noticed is that the park had no trash cans for doggie-clean-up bags. The main gate closes at 10:00 P.M. and if you stay out later than that, you have to park outside the gate and walk in. Not too bad, unless of course, it is pouring outside. Overall a pleasant experience and we look forward to returning often