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This is an older park but it is fairly well kept. The front section which is closer to the restrooms and showers appears to be newer. But, the section behind it is further from the road and thus quieter. It was also much less used. While I was there I had no neighbors in my entire row. There are two sites on each slab, but the manager/owner tells you to take both sites and park your rig across both sites if you wish. This allows you to not unhook if your just overnight which is very convenient if you have a long rig. Also, motorhomes with toads were allowed both sites through out the park. The free Wi-Fi signal was excellent. The cable TV selection was limited but adequate and clear. Many eating establishments within walking distance, mostly fast food but there is a Denny's and Anderson's Pea Soup which you might want to drive to. Also multiple gasoline stations available. The park host was friendly and courteous. I will use this park again. Price reflects Good Sam discount.

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Stayed two weeks in the park II. Park is split into two parks across the street from each other. Park II is for rigs up to 28' in length, park I is for anything bigger with sites that are either 21' or 42" in width. Full hook ups with 60 cable channels and Wi-Fi throughout both parks. Cable clarity was good and Wi-Fi was excellent except when park II was full. Locked restroom/showers in both parks, laundry only in park II. One block to city park. One fourth mile to beach. Five minutes to Embarcadero and tourist area of Morro Bay. I've stayed in 7 of the about 10 RV park/campgrounds in MB and for money and what you get this is the best deal. The park is clean, quiet and well kept. Management, day and night are friendly and responsive. Free coffee and brownies in the office in the AM. My next reservation is already made.

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Stayed here one night on the way to Morro Bay. I found this park to be very nice. Most of the amenities in one place one could expect to find in a park of this size. Appeared to be well maintained. Many planned weekend activities. Stayed in area called "Basic plus". It's dry camping on grass under large lush trees. Each site is surrounded by it's own little split rail fence with a picnic table and backs up to a riverbed. I was the only trailer in there, all other sites were occupied by tents. Very quiet in that area of the park. Wi-Fi reception is throughout park and is excellent.

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A typical state beach campground. Very busy at this time due to summer vacation. Surrounding landscape scenery is very nice with lots of large trees and shrubs. Beach access is easy especially if you're camped at the front of the park. Could be a long walk if you're in the back. Thought it would also be quieter in the back due to less pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Many choices for beach areas depending on what your pleasure may be. Great area for tide pooling as it is very close.

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Nightly rate is derived from a monthly rate for a full hook-up site. Electricity is metered and charged at 25 cents per KWH. Park is located very close to absolutely all commercial amenities yet is still located in a beautifully wooded area. Some sites are located to a busy county road. Wi-FI is excellent and so is digital over the air TV. There is a pool and a 9 hole mini golf. Nice store with a good supply of items and propane is also available. Owners are very nice and helpful.

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My second stay at Belle in Joshua Tree National Park. I prefer it to the other campgrounds because of it's seclusion. It's also the smallest campground in the park with only 18 sites. Makes it nice and quiet. If you want to climb and boulder, you can do it right here or you can travel a short distance to another area in the park to do that. Saw no kids as usual. There are no 40 footers in here, they couldn't make it around the boulders. There is no water, thus no showers in campground. You get a table, bbq and firepit at your site. You also get some awesome views out into the wilderness of Joshua Tree in every direction. It is located within minutes of everything there is to do and see in Joshua Tree. Be sure and reserve a tour of the historic Keys ranch, it is very interesting. Spent 5 wonderful days and hopefully will return again soon.

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Have stayed in this park a number of times and always enjoy it. State staff and volunteer hosts are friendly and efficient. I do wish that the staff would clean everyone elses junk out of the fire pits out between stays. Other than that, everything is very clean. AT&T Wi-Fi is available with their pay for use service, signal is strongest at entry gate. Free Wi-Fi in library parking lot in town. Dark skies and lots of stars to see each night. Many hiking trails are available. Palm Canyon trailhead is right in the campground and is a wonderful 3 mile roundtrip hike to the "Fan Palm Oasis." There is a wonderful visitor's center 7/10 of a mile away which can be accessed by car or a nice paved hiking/biking trail.

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Really nice park for beach views from bluffs which the park sits on. It's a short walk down 1 of 2 steep paved walks to the sand. The beach is very nice and wasn't busy at all. All view sites are in the non hook-up area of the park. The hook-up sites are all pull-through and are OK, but certainly nothing special and not at all private. The three nicest hook-up sites that are closest to the bluff just happen to be occupied by the volunteer campground hosts. If I were to ever stay here again I would stay in the non hook-up for view and a bit more privacy. There are showers and flush toilets there also.

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This was our 2nd visit to this park which has outstanding views of the ocean from most sites. It is a steep but short walk or bike ride to the day use beach area, but you can also just drive down there with ample parking. There are shade ramadas and tables for picnics along with showers and restrooms in the day use area. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach at night from the campground which is very relaxing, along with the coyotes in the canyon singing their lonely hearts out. It is a close drive to everything.

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Have stayed here many time many times now. For beach front or close to beach it's my favorite. It's just a 4 row asphalt parking lot with no hook-ups. There is one water spigot to fill your tank when you arrive or run out. The ocean beach is wonderful and the bayside beach is just as nice. You can access either one very easily depending on your desired activity. Very close to Coronado or Imperial Beach for anything you may need.

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1st time at this park, but certainly not the last. I usually go to Mammoth for the mountains but this is just as nice and a lot closer to home for a So Ca local like me. Park was quiet and clean. Saw lots of hosts/maintenance people at work. Everything you need is not more than a 10 minute drive to the city of Big Bear. Very close hike to lake with nice paved hiking/biking trail. Many hiking trails in the area.

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Very nice place to stay for a few days as long as you don't want to camp right on the beach. The beach is close enough but it is a steep paved walk but you can drive down and back up very easy. The campground is the states newest so the vegetation between sites is small. I stayed in site 12 which is an accessible and it can be a little tight for backing in especially if you have the max size rig of 38' which I don't. Be sure and read all of the restrictions before booking, there are a lot of them. Awesome views of the ocean-at-large. Saw many pods of dolphins during the day feeding in the surf as I walked the beach. There were two men surf fishing with no luck. There are no shells to collect on the beach. The beach is excellent for swimming.

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Stayed in site #6 which is a pull-through with 30amp electric and water hook-ups. There are no sewer hook-ups in park unless you are a host. There is however a sanitary dump located at the back end of the park. Site #6 is located directly across from a restroom/shower. The showers were all free this time because of a "no hot water guarantee". They were fine all week but there was a day of very little water pressure. Site 6 is directly across the street from the Morro Bay Yacht harbor and actually has a view of the water. The state nature museum is walking/biking distance and is free to registered campers, the kids will love it. The Morro Bay Golf Course is next door to the campground. Canoe and kayak rentals are across the street from the campground or you can launch your own there or at 3 or 4 other very close places. A walk/bike into downtown or the embarcadero is about 1.5 miles and is very nice during the week, a bit busy on the weekends. The host drive through the campground several times a day selling bundles of oak wood and kindling. The ranger comes through once at night. A fairly quiet campground except on the weekends when it's usually full. My $25 rate reflects 1/2 off hook-up rate.

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I agree with with nearly all said by previous July 2011 reviewer. There are 33 sites including 1 hike/bike site and 1 accessible site #3 which is the only pull through site and the only site currently with 30 amp service and water but no sewer. Stayed 7 nights Sunday to Sunday. Best time is Sunday through Thursday as park is empty. Friday and Saturday is completely full and a bit of a madhouse. State Park staff and campground volunteer host are very friendly and attentive to the park. Ranger makes nightly drive/walk through entire park looking for troublemakers. Restrooms and showers are cleaned 2-3 times each day. Trailer limit is 24 feet. There is a small nature trail surrounding the park.

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This campground is part of the Inyo National Forest and is reservable through Recreation.gov. There are no showers, but there are clean flush toilets and sinks with cold running water. There was also soft soap provided. The hosts are super friendly and very helpful. Very nice creek (Coldwater Creek) runs down both sides of campground where you can fish for rainbow and brook trout.