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The sites are shaded but a little short. Located in Moab and in walking distance of the 'downtown' area. Voltage was a little low at the bottom of the OK zone (115). The WiFi had multiple routers but half the time I wasn't able to connect to any. The pool was small, clean, a good temperature, and always busy. The people in the office were nice and friendly.

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We stayed in the A loop and the sites are not level. The only trash cans are at the entrance to the campground, which is odd. Most of the sites are pull through with a tree between the site and the road. The A loop is only 100 yards away from the Visitor center which is very convenient.

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Nice campground close to Capitol Reef NP. Check in lady was friendly and the camp store also included a gift shop. The pool was small and shallow (5') but clean. The showers were cold in the evening. WiFi did not work very well.

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The sites are large and most are shaded. The bathrooms in the 'B' loop have been newly renovated and are nice and clean. The river was nice and clear and the water cool and refreshing. By the end of July it can get a bit muddy when the thunderstorms bring in the red silt. The only real negative is the lack of showers. After several days of hiking in near 100 degree temperature a shower is almost a necessity.

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Wonderful beach and, as others have said, down a long winding, narrow road. It was very foggy, which led to some white knuckle driving. Our site was right on the beach and we actually parked on the sand. It was very windy and we had to dig our rug out of the sand each morning. The hamburger shack was extremely slow with orders. It took 45 minutes for a burger, and several people asked for their money back and to cancel their order. Overall we liked the campground and we will come again.

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The beach is fantastic and was nice even though it was January. You are right inside the little town of Carpinteria and you can walk everywhere. In the campground 95% of the sites are too close together. Even in the dry camping section where we always stay, most of the sites are doubles, triples, and quadruples where there is one pad that is split for multiple sites. Its a very poor design unless you are camping in a group. There are also dedicated group sites. This time the camp hosts were on the job and checking for generators running after the 8 PM cutoff.

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North beach is still good for a CA state campground. Many of the sites are half circle pull through. Pismo old town is within walking distance and San Luis Obispo is only 10 miles away. It is fairly quiet since the wild campers tend to go to Oceano Dunes. We will stay here again.

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Perfect location, the swimming beach is right across the street. Sites are decent size but dirt. Only 1/2 the cable channels worked and the WiFi was almost useless. Bathrooms and showers were nice and clean and the staff friendly. The Embarcadero is an easy bike ride away but a little far to walk. We will stay here again.

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We liked camping here and enjoyed all the sights. You can ride shuttle buses everywhere. We were in the first row (100s) which is right next to the stables, with a corresponding odor. Don't book in the 200s unless you have a very small rig and can make the hairpin turn. The new generator hours are 7-9 AM, 12-2 PM, 5-7 PM. It was the first week in June but the temp hit 95 on the day we left. Next time we'll try May. Bring mosquito repellent.

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Nice park, although it is on the side of a hill. Staff was friendly. Good size, clean pool with a real deep end (8') which seems to be the exception in many parks. Site (39) was level and long enough to stay hooked up since we were just passing through. It would be a good home base to explore Yosemite, except for the price.

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The park is great with lots of great hikes. The campground has large boulders lining the narrow roads and sites. We have a 26' trailer and were not able to make the turn into our site row. By backing down another road we were able to make the attempt into the site. It took quite a bit of jockeying to get in to the site. The campground was designed in the days of 16' trailers pulled by cars.

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This is a decent state park. The sites do have a decent amount of space between them. All are listed as 31' long but the actual pavement is only ~20. Some have bushes and trees right next to the pad preventing extension of slide outs. Also, some have a fence/hillside close to the rear of the site that limits the length of the RV that will fit. To be safe, check the campsite photos website to make sure you can fit. There is another beach that is much nicer than the main beach. Follow the road under the bridge to the parking lot. Dogs are also allowed on this beach since it is technically not part of the state park. This is one of the closest state beach campgrounds to LA, so many of the sites are packed with way more than 8 people per site.

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We stayed a the Thornhill Broome campground. Sites are parallel parked next to the beach with room for a slide out. Sites are only 31ft nose to tail so it can be a little tight if someone is already in the sites in front and behind of yours. The rules say you must be on the pavement but all the trailers had the tow vehicle backed in with the rear wheels on the sand to fit. It gets crazy when you try to leave. The road is only 1 lane wide and you must go to the end of the road and do a u-turn in the cul-de-sac. No camp host and the State park employee was only there on Friday. A ranger from the Sycamore grove campground did make a daily run through the park. There was no enforcement of the generator hours, either.

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Nice park, large sites, easy walk over the dunes to the beach. Easy walk into the town too. The beach is very large and flat with good swimming. There was a huge group in a regular campsite with 10 tents. As usual with the CA parks lately enforcement of the rules is hit or miss.

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The sites are nice, level, and large. Even the back-ins have lots of room. Stay in A-loop which is the closest to the visitor center. The new bathrooms are very nice but still lacking showers. We will stay here again.