Date of Stay: May, 2013
If you are looking for a place to park your RV with full hookups for a good price, this is it. If you are looking for a place with other amenities, this is NOT it! We were in Lancaster for our granddaughter's softball tournament so this was the perfect place to stay, since we only used it to sleep in. It is located in the back of the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, away from the main roads in a fenced-in area with lots of lighting so we felt very comfortable and safe. When we were trying to plan our trip we had to call the office number several times before we got anyone to answer. When we got there no one was at the office to take our payment so instead of being able to use our debit card we had to write a check and drop it in a slot. In the two days that we camped there we never saw any evidence that management was on-site but since we had no problems it wasn't an issue for us. This is a good place to stay if you will be busy doing other things while you are in the Lancaster area and we will stay there again if we have another tournament there.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We stayed at Anaheim Village with two other families for a week for a softball tournament in Fountain Valley. The park is very clean with a nice pool/hot tub, laundry facilities, clean showers and a small store in the office. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We enjoyed watching the Disneyland fireworks each night too. They don't have cable TV, but that was no problem since our kids were busy outside in the pool or playing ball until it was time for bed. The park is right next to very busy streets and a major freeway, so there was a lot of traffic, but we always have a fan on when we sleep to drown out noise! This park is close to everything you would want to do in Orange County, and access to the freeway is very easy. Note: If you use the Harbor Blvd offramp, cross Ball Rd and go into the park through the back entrance. If you turn right on Ball Rd as your GPS may instruct you, you will have to make a u-turn and go back on Ball to enter the park. This would be a huge problem for large RV's or ones with a tow.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
If you are looking for a fun place to camp with family and friends, this is it! If you are looking for a secluded, quiet type of camping this isn't the place for you! We camped with 5 other families over Memorial Day weekend and it was packed. It's VERY kid and pet-friendly and the staff is great and easy to find with their bright yellow Hawaiian print shirts! The grounds are beautifully landscaped with lots of shade trees and flowers in bloom. The kids had a great time riding all the different wheeled vehicles. We had site #1519 and there were no RVs behind us so it was a little more secluded. Our only complaint is that they won't give you specific sites until you get there, even though they take reservations. That was a little annoying, especially since there were 6 families camping together, but they were able to accommodate us and got us close to each other as requested. It's nice that they have places for tents too since not everyone in our group had an RV. We highly recommend this park to anyone who wants to enjoy themselves, relax and have fun with your family and friends.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
For the most part I agree with the assessments of other reviewers. It's expensive as camping goes, but compared to the cost of the hotels in the area it's still a bargain. And it's adjacent to the softball fields where our granddaughters play so it's a convenient place to stay for that. ORPS is a beautifully maintained resort-style park and the sites are owned so each one is unique. The views of the mountains are spectacular, especially when they have snow on them! They have a small store and a restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch near the main pool that serves good food. There ARE a lot of rules but as long as you use common courtesy (and sense) you should be OK. We walked our dog around the property and picked up after him and no one seemed to have a problem with that. (We didn't even know there was a dog run) We camped with 3 other families with lots of kids who rode bikes and swam in the main pool and they had a ball! We had big BBQ together all three nights in one campsite and had a great time with no problems from the neighbors even though it seemed like we were the only ones outside after 6pm! As long as you abide by the quiet time of 10pm there isn't a problem. The staff was very friendly. Free Wi-Fi but only by the pool so I opted to not be on the computer while we were there! Only issue we had was that we were told we could have a small fire as long as we brought our own fire pit but found out after we got there that only charcoal and gas were allowed - no wood burning. We've checked out other RV parks in the Palm Springs area that are less expensive but they were very rundown. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Bolsa Chica is basically just a parking lot with electrical and water hookups. There is nothing that separates each site. The thing that makes this campground special is that it is literally right on the beach! The sites are large enough to accommodate slides and park a towed vehicle. And there is a concrete space behind each space to set up chairs and a fire pit. They have a paved bike/walking path that separates the beach sights and the sand which is nice for kids to ride their bikes and play out of the way of cars. Non-beach sites park right along Pacific Coast Hwy so they have traffic noise to contend with. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. Downtown Huntington Beach and Pier are just a couple of miles south and grocery/misc shopping is also close by.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
This is our 4th time staying at Santee Lakes and we always enjoy it. An "out in the country" feel right in the middle of town! It's a great family park with lots to do - paddle boats on the lake, fishing, 2 nice pools and a hot tub, grassy areas for boche balls, nice quiet streets to ride bikes on without worrying about traffic. You can have campfires if you bring your own fire pit. Our only complaint this time was the Wi-Fi - it was really slow and actually made some kind of change to the computer's Windows Live that I still haven't figured out how to fix. Having said that, the staff is very friendly and helpful and the bathrooms with showers are always nice and clean. We highly recommend it!
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We stayed here for 3 nights in site #48 with a view of the north fork of the Kaweah River. The site was secluded with shade trees and was just a short walk to the river. There was a small concrete patio which was nice for keeping the motorhome clean! Our check-in was very easy and the young woman at the front desk was very friendly. Even though they didn't have a store at the park, one of the staff had ice available for us to buy so that we didn't have to go into town for it. The park was just a short drive to the Sequoia National Park entrance and there were several markets and gas stations on Sierra Dr. We loved this park! It really gave us the feeling of being away from it all, which was great! We LOVED being able to sit in the river in our beach chairs and just relax! It was very peaceful sitting around the campfire, listening to the birds singing and the babbling river just a few feet away. We only had 1 complaint - it was advertised as having free Wi-Fi but that was only if you took your laptop up to the lobby to use, but since we were there to be outdoors, it really wasn't an issue. Also, be prepared for not having cell phone service if you have Verizon. I think only AT&T was available. We recommend this RV Park to anyone who wants the best of both worlds - rustic enough to feel like you are really camping and yet you still have the important conveniences of full hook-ups!
Date of Stay: September, 2011
Originally we had tried to get a campsite in Yosemite Valley but they were full and we're so glad they were. Otherwise, we would have missed staying at this wonderful campground. We had site #17, with the Merced River right in our front yard! The location of the campground was perfect too. A small market and gas station were about 1/2 mile away where we were also able to catch a free shuttle to the Mariposa Grove. The Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point were both a 45 minute drive. We highly recommend skipping the crowds in the Valley and staying at peaceful, uncrowded Wawona.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
PCV RV Resort had everything we were looking for. It was close to the water, beaches, downtown, restaurants and had full hookups, a nice store, a large pool and a laundry! The sites were large with plenty of room to park our 33' motorhome and jeep and still have space to set out chairs around the campfire. The spaces are dirt and there is a nice greenbelt of grass between the rows. The staff was very helpful and friendly. You can't actually reserve your site because the "shareholders" have first choice, but the staff did everything they could to put us into a site that we were happy with. The only "bad" spaces were the ones at the south end that were right next to the busy roadway. We would highly recommend this park to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Pismo Beach.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
We stayed at Big Sur Campground at the beginning of September and had a great time! It's a beautiful place filled with redwoods. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful and the bathrooms were spotless! We used the campground as a basecamp and traveled to all the amazing sites in the area: north to Carmel, Pebble Beach and Monterey and south to Julia Pfeiffer and Napenthe. Consequently, we didn't hang out much in the campgrounds during the day. When we WERE here, we felt very at home and even though the place was full, it felt like a nice community of like-minded people, not crowded as some reviewers have written. Quiet time was enforced and respected. We loved walking to the restaurant, pub, small shops and art gallery just down the road. Be careful if you decide to walk on Hwy 1 because people drive VERY fast on that road and there are many hidden driveways. We can't wait to go back next year, hopefully when the river is higher so we can tube it!
Date of Stay: July, 2010
Beautiful campground, well-maintained, nice view of the beautiful surroundings. Very friendly staff. It's a little bit of a drive to get to Zion National Park, but the RV park is so nice, it was worth the drive. Highly recommend it and would stay here again.