Date of Stay: April, 2016
We stayed for 4 nights. The only reason we stayed here instead of the NPS park is that we don't have a toad, so we had to leave and come back each day as we went sightseeing and this guaranteed us a space for the night. This is essentially a 14 bay parking lot with hook ups. There is plenty of space between the rigs but there is no picnic table or other table to cook or eat on. There is no fire ring or other amenities at the sites. Our main complaint is that the dump pipes are elevated above the ground on a 3" concrete block and the pipe itself sticks up about another 4 inches. This becomes a problem if you (like us) have low black/gray outlets. Dumping took over half an hour because we had to keep stopping and draining the hose. We never were able to completely empty the tanks.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
This is a very nice Forest Service campground. The sites are very spacious and generally flat. We had to put our MH on a few blocks, but no more than we've done before. Each site has a paved parking pad, a good, solid picnic table and a fire ring. During our 4 days there we saw the hosts checking out the empty sites and cleaning the fire rings, so everything stayed clean. There are plenty of bathrooms and garbage containers: one at each end of each loop. The bathrooms have flush toilets and sinks, but no showers. They were cleaned daily. The campground is very dog friendly, although they do not supply poop bags. Mostly people seemed to be very responsible for their dogs while we were there. There is a paved path that runs from the marina to the Christie Campground, a total of 5 miles one way. It's a great place for a mellow walk or bike ride. There were lots of people who were out there on bikes with their kids. Overall, it was a lovely place to stay. We've already got our next reservation to go with some friends in August.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
This is a USFS site that is on Rte 108 just past the turnoff from Rte 395, about 15 miles north of Bridgeport. It is a very basic campground. There are pit toilets and some water spigots and garbage bins. The sites themselves are large, with good picnic tables and firepits at each site. The campground sits on the top of a bluff with a steep mountain on the back and views of the mountains to the north and south. Some of the sites are very shady, sitting among the large, beautiful pines and others have little shade but better views. As we were here after Labor Day, we were one of only a few campers. If you're a fisherman or a hiker this would be a great place to set up a home base and then use your truck or toad to go explore. There's not much to do if you just hang out. There aren't any trails from the campground itself. You can walk down to the river to fish, but it's a HIKE back up. (Since our whole purpose in going there was to escape from life for a few days and to just hang out with the dogs, it was perfect.) I would recommend this campground mostly for people who have a trailer, 5th wheel or a towed vehicle so they can come and go. It's good as a place to hang out only if hanging out is your whole purpose, otherwise I could see getting bored after 1-2 days here.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
As others have mentioned, the entrance to this park is not well marked and comes up quickly. Once you get there, it's easy to find the office but not easy to find your spot. The roads and sites are not well marked. We circled twice to find ours and watched others do the same. The park itself has a rundown, tired feel to it. The roads are graded but not paved and are dusty. Our spot was flat and somewhat shaded, but others were not. It's a funny shaped park with odd spaces. Ours was triangular and had room. The ones around us were straight and narrow. The nearest bathrooms, which we didn't use, were an uphill walk from us. The others were downhill and a ways away. It wouldn't have been convenient to use either of them. The pool looked nice and was being happily used by a number of people. The only reason to stay here is its proximity to Yosemite. It's acceptable for a night, but I wouldn't want to stay longer and I don't think we'll stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
The good: It's close to Arches and Canyonlands Parks. The trees in the park are large, mature trees that give a lot of needed shade in the summer. The bathrooms and showers are clean. The bad: The Rules! There are a ton of RULES. No mats on the "grass" (dirt patches really). You can't fill your fresh tank with their water. There are others, but I can't remember them right now. The back in sites have BBQ grills. The pull through sites don't. But they don't allow you to put a portable stove on the picnic tables. When I asked where I should put my stove, after being chased away from setting it on the BBQ at an open campsite, I was told to put it on the gravel ground at our site. That might be reasonable for a flexible 20 year old, but not for this stiff 50-something. Which leads me to another downside: the obnoxious staff. Normally I get along with everyone, but the host (owner?) was so obnoxious that I couldn't deal with him. After we left here, we did a quick tour of the town of Moab. This place probably had the best sites, given their location and the shade trees. But even with that, I would not stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This is a HUGE campground, but the set up doesn't make it feel that way. We had a water and electric, but no sewer back-in site by the river and the pool. It was nice and shady, and had plenty of room for us to spread out with our dogs. The pool area was somewhat noisy during the day (but, hey, it's a pool in the summer) but it quieted down nicely at night. The showers and bathrooms were immaculate. The lawns were all well maintained. It's a bit pricey, but if I were to find myself in Billings again, I would stay here.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This is a good, basic park for an overnight. The spaces are small, but no more cramped than many we've stayed at. The park was very clean, as were the restrooms and showers. The hosts were nice and very helpful. It is right by the highway, but the noise really isn't noticeable. And, they are dog friendly. We would stay here again if we were passing through the area.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This is a basic, Forest Service campground. Each site has a relatively flat, paved parking pad, a well kept picnic table, a bear box for food storage, a fire pit, and a BBQ. There is relatively little shade. (This wasn't a problem in early June, but it could be in July or August.) The sites were very spacious and well set up. Dogs are welcome, but be aware that there are rattlesnakes in the area. There are a number of bear proof garbage containers in the campground, and a recycling center for glass, plastic, and cans near the entrance. The best part of this campground is the excellent view of Mt. Whitney and the High Sierras. There is also a trail leading from the campground to Whitney Portal. We were absolutely enchanted by this little gem. We hope to be able to stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This is a basic forest service campground. There are lots of well shaded, roomy, clean spaces. The bathrooms are pit toilets, but are extremely clean. There are lots of trails leading out of the campground with fabulous views across the mountains. Each space has a nice, fairly flat, paved parking pad. They also have a good, concrete picnic bench and a solid fire pit. The campground is mostly set up for tents, so there is at least one flat area at each site. Small motor homes and trailers are welcome. I'm not sure of the maximum length, but I would be leery of anything over 35ft. Generator hours generously start at 6am and go to 10pm. One thing though, you REALLY have to want to be here. It's about 15 miles off of I-5 at the top of "The Grapevine" in Frazier Park. But it's well worth the drive. It's beautiful, clean and quiet, and very friendly.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
We stayed here only because it was the closest place we could find the to Lazy Daze plant that we traveled down here to see. First of all, the spaces are very close. Each space is separated from the next by a strip of dying grass that is only as wide as a picnic table (width-wise, not length-wise). If both our neighbors and ourselves had had pop-outs they would have been touching. Next, the men's bathroom (yes, bathroom, not bathroomS for almost 200 sites) was being refurbished. So, on check in we were asked to please use the bathroom and shower in our rig to free up the showers for the long term residents. I was appalled at this, but there wasn't much I could do, especially since I'd already prepaid for the night. Once I looked into the bathroom, though, I wouldn't have used theirs anyway. It was dark, and dirty, and tiny. Yuck. The pool, which we didn't use, did appear to be clean and well kept. It is dog friendly, with a long area to walk the dogs. There are garbage cans for waste bags, but no bags were supplied. The office staff was helpful and friendly. We stayed here only one night, and we were there for a specific purpose. Given a choice, I would not stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This is a large, basic campground behind the Forest Service welcome center in Mammoth Lakes, California. There are no hook ups, although there is a dump station that you can use for an additional $7. The sites are large and mostly flat. They each have a fire pit and a picnic table. There are plenty of restrooms and garbage bins scattered throughout. The restrooms have running water, and while older, are extremely clean and well stocked with toilet paper. The park is "dog friendly" in that they allow dogs, and there seemed to be a lot of them. The park does not have available waste bags. We really enjoyed this park. Even though it's large and there were a lot of people, it was immaculately clean, both the sites and the bathrooms. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We were really impressed with the size of the sites as well. The only reason I gave a 9 instead of a 10 is that there aren't any showers.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We stayed for 3 days in early June, before the summer season kicked in. The sites are a very good size and are clean and level. They are gravel, not grass, but the cleanliness outweighs the lack of grass for us. The bathrooms and showers were immaculate, with plenty of hot water. They are dog friendly, which is a VERY important feature for us. They don't have baggies or a separate dog area, though. But the attitude toward the dogs is very positive. There are a lot of people who are repeat visitors and who are there for an extended period of time. They all seemed very friendly and extended a warm welcome to us "weekenders". We've run into a lot of places where the long term residents are not very nice to the short timers. Here we felt like part of the gang immediately. It's a fairly small park: 24 spaces, without a lot of extras. There's a communal area with horseshoes, but no pool or kids' play area. But the reason to go to June Lake is not the RV park, it's the lakes and fishing and hiking. This park has easy access to all of these. It's within a block of Gull Lake and 3 blocks of June Lake. The town of June Lake is about 2 blocks away, too. So you can walk everywhere. We enjoyed the campground manager a lot. He's the type of guy who helps you park the rig and then hangs out to chat. If you're sitting around in the afternoon he'll drop by just to say hi. He was also a great resource on the best place to get pizza in town and made sure that we had the locals' 10% off coupon. Some people might feel that he was intrusive, but we thought he was fun. If we go back to this area we will certainly stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
This is a county park with RV sites rather than an RV park. The sites are fairly spacious. They offer water and electric but no sewer. There is, however, a dump station that is free for campers to use. Each site also has a picnic bench, fire pit and BBQ. The park itself is clean and well kept. Over the last few years they've done a lot of work on the park. It's a good, family place. I've been here a number of times for races. This is the second time I've camped here. I haven't been disappointed. Dogs are allowed around the park on leashes, but not on the trails or in the lake.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
This is the first time we've stayed here. We chose it because of other reviews on this site. This truly is an RV resort. Even though it's very large, it doesn't feel like you're parked in a warehouse. There is plenty of room at each space, with a large, clean fire pit and a picnic table. There is at least some well tended grass at each space. The bathrooms and grounds were very clean and well tended. We didn't use the pool or the restaurant, but they both looked good. There's a small playground for the kids, which is in good shape. Dear to my heart, the resort is VERY pet friendly. Dogs on leashes are allowed almost everywhere. There are many stations with dog pick-up bags around the area with many convenient garbage cans. Because of this, there is no excrement on the grass or in the bushes around the resort. The resort is right on the beach. (Leashed dogs allowed.) The pier and downtown Pismo are within a 15 minute walk. We will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This is a moderate sized campground that sits on rt 395 just above Mono Lake near the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite Nat'l Park. The sites have level gravel beds with a very nice patch of grass around each site. There are no fire pits. Open fires are not allowed. There are picnic tables at each site. There was plenty of room to pull our rig forward to back into our site. The bathrooms are very clean. But you have to get tokens for the showers. Each token is good for 5 minutes of hot water and unlimited cold. So we showered in the RV. There's a very small children area that didn't look all that great. They ask you not to walk pets near the grassy areas. Instead they have a marked trail that goes into the desert area paralleling the highway.