Date of Stay: September, 2010
We were very pleased with the facilities. The bathrooms were clean, store well-stocked, full time residents were very pleasant and the employees accommodating. Breakfast buffet was good, spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and herds of wild horses are seen frequently. A short walk to town provides historic museums, gambling, dining and dancing. Don't miss the Comstock Cowboys at the " Bucket Of Blood" Saloon! OVH trails are great and you can even ride in town (excepting Main St.) and although there is no pool in the park, the Miner's Park pool is across the street and easily accessible. Sites are a bit small and grass would be nice, but we had no problem with our slideout and the park was nice and quiet. Would definitely come back!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
If you don't love quads, campfires and a party atmosphere I would not recommend camping here. We were fortunate enough to get a spot right at the water's edge but not too close. Saw several people who misjudged the tide rising and got flooded, buried and stuck! "Banana Boy" will come out to fill your freshwater and drain your graywater tanks, but other than that, you're on your own. We were here for a week and should have started charging for tow service. At least four times a day we had to pull out people who didn't air down their tires (and 4WD means zilch at Oceano if you're not aired wayyyyy down), with one guy actually running over our stakes and getting stuck right in our camp. If you don't mind some craziness, bring your beach chairs and watch the fun when the tide comes up. Just bring your patience and a quad!