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.