Date of Stay: July, 2016
This campground has two great things going for it. It's right above the beach at Half Moon Bay and it's within a mile of the actual town of Half Moon Bay. Beyond that, there are only neutrals to negatives. Very few trees or shade, noise and bother from the day use area; lots of people with little understanding of campground behavior. We will stay here again, but as far from the day use end and the bathrooms as possible.
Date of Stay: April, 2016
We stayed with our camping club and were very impressed by the park. It's maintained well, the office staff was super friendly and helpful and the park staff escorting us to the site were great. Water pressure and taste were good and the 50 amp pedestal was well placed. Park staff offered us a 50-30 adapter for our use there when we checked in and instead of digging for mine, I accepted with no charge. WiFi was free and worked well for us and the park was calm and quiet for the weekend. This is a nice place to stay.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We booked late for Memorial Day weekend and got essentially the last site in the park. Driving here Saturday morning, we found the office staff friendly and helpful. The park itself is beautiful in a naturalistic, REAL Northern California way. We liked it. A few points: there is no swimming pool, but a hot tub at the Lodge may be available (along with a full selection of spa services). Best trash pick-up we have ever seen, especially for a busy weekend. On-site restaurant is very good, but quite pricy. Good food is available at the Gazos Creek Inn, 2 miles north (or a mile walking on old hwy 1) or in Davenport, 15 minutes south. We were impressed by how quiet the packed park was day and night, but this is a very personal evaluation. Ice is $1/bag at the lodge store. Bulk propane is for sale, but next to nothing from an RV/Camping tidbits perspective. We loved it and will return again.
Date of Stay: December, 2009
49er Village is a great place to stay in the California foothills. In Winter, they put a bubble over one of the two pools and you can swim when it's freezing outside. The lake is tiny, but still pretty and we prefer to camp next to it. The sites are fairly flat, good distance between them and it was easy to back in. The store changes from time to time, as does the staff, but it is usually a great place for a sandwich, an ice cream or a quart of milk. The Pokerville Market is terrific and the staff is super friendly. There is a lot to see and do in the area, so this is our choice for a destination campground.