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The NPS rangers wanted people to know that the Recreation.gov site does not list all of sites available (they are trying to get this fixed) so definitely call ahead and see if they have space. We love Flamingo and will be back as many times as possible. Info: electrical hook-up at the RV sites; dump stations and water are near the bathrooms. Level pull through, paved sites. No laundry facilities. Lots of beautiful areas to walk and view nature. Lots of mosquitoes (even during the dry season) so come prepared. We had an air card and had good internet reception. Day and night ranger programs.

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No monthly or long-stay discounts; we paid $930/month for the cheapest rate, 30 amp back-in. There are not many good choices for campgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area – this place and the KOA in Petaluma were the only decent ones we could find. Perfectly okay place for an overnight but basically a very expensive, fenced-in parking lot: first row is grass, 50 amp back-ins; second row is grass with two sets of back-ins that are used as pull-through sites; third row onward have small rocks and dirt to park on, relatively level back-in sites that get muddy when it rains. All hook-ups are located in the absolute rear of the site; we bought an 30 amp extension cord + another 15’ of water hose in order to reach the hook-ups. Half of the sites have electrical on the wrong side of the RV. No amenities unless you count the garbage cans. No real community here. We kept our shades shut most of the time and hardly anyone sits outside their rig. This park has personnel and reservation problems – very chaotic and they rarely give you good information. We spoke numerous times on the phone with the woman at the main office: one day she would promise me a site, the next day I would discover she had moved us to a different site. She was unprofessional, argumentative, and not at all interested in working with the patrons to help them find a good site; I have written a letter to the park management outlining the problems – hopefully they can fix them. If you call the office and they tell you the park is full, drive by anyway and see if you can find a spot. We were told numerous times that it was full (and they made us move) but there were always plenty of empty sites and the site we vacated was never filled. Other campers we spoke to have had similarly frustrating experiences. Also, the park has lots of long-timers, mainly construction workers, so you may get woken up between 5-6 AM by the diesel engines idling around you; one worker has a loud motorcycle that he revs-up around 6 AM. There are two large grass fields outside of the park for walking your dog and the Bernal Corporate business park across the street is a nice place to walk. The Safeway is 1/2 mile away and Walmart is ~10 minute drive.

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Rate was 'winter' price. Beautiful location but be warned - there are No hook-ups. Each site has a picnic table and big fire rings; CG hosts sell the firewood. Sites are generally pull-through, paved, level, and there is lots of grass and scenery between you and your neighbor. We enjoyed listening to the frogs at night and walking over the sand dunes to the beach.

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Very nice, quiet campground about 6 miles from Ojai. We were looking for a campground with full hook-ups and stumbled upon this very nice residential park. Most of the people are here full-time; the sites are clean and well-kept (we even saw someone sweeping the roads!); and the place has a well-groomed feeling. Sites are large (double-wide) and level; you park on gravel and have a big concrete slab for a patio. Hook-ups are in the back of the site; everything worked fine. Clean laundry room: $1.25 for wash + $.75 for 45 min dryers. It is easy to miss the campground entrance when you are driving down Burnham road - look for the 'Alpaca' sign on the right and get ready to turn left into the campground; it is just a few houses down. A nice lady is the manager, and we look forward to staying here again.

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This is a nice place, but I don't know if we will ever get used to the high prices of campgrounds in California - $58 is a lot of money for a place to park. That said, we had a paved pull-through with a small patio. Hook-ups worked well and were located in the middle of the site. Small bushes created some privacy between neighbors. Pool and hot tubs looked nice but were too cool to use. There was a game room but everything (including the pool table) cost an extra fee so we skipped it. Big areas to walk the dog. Front desk was nice and well organized - free cookie upon check-in. Campground is near Hwy. 101, but I don't remember hearing any noise.

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Rate was for a monthly site. They run a background check for the monthlies and require your SSN. Lots of play equipment and activities for children – this KOA caters to the younger crowd. Our gravel site was slightly unlevel; pretty muddy after the rain – needs more gravel; utilities were good; space was wide and had grass and trees next to it. Lots of areas to walk but the grounds were not always clean (bits of garbage left here and there). We enjoyed the country setting and the animals. You are close to the freeway (1/2 mile) so you still hear the roar at night. Spa water was warm (not hot) and pool was unheated in March; spa closes at 7 PM. Rate is pretty high given the off-season: $765 + taxes + electricity. Not a super-friendly community or staff – most people just keep to themselves but it could be due to the weather. We were here for a month visiting relatives and as there are not many decent RV parks in the Bay Area, this was our only choice. Owner was fakey-friendly. We would stay here again for a short stay but not for a long-stay – not enough of a full-timer community.

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Rate includes full hook-up + $2/day dog fee. Beautiful location with 12 full hook-up sites (one of them is ADA only). Gate is locked at 10 PM and it is a long walk, 2.2 miles, to the campground. Currently the park is only open from Friday, 2 PM, to Sunday, noon - it should be open all week long after April 2012. I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a tough campground to drive to, especially if you have a big RV. Luckily, our trailer is only 21' and we had no problems with height or backing in but we had to be careful driving through the camp loops due to narrow roads. Sites are paved and somewhat unlevel; utilities are good. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

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I agree with the previous reviewers. This campground is fine for an overnight and convenient to visiting San Francisco and the Bay Area, but the sites are just too narrow for comfort. We stayed here a week in order to visit family nearby and found the site pretty uncomfortable. No picnic table, no space to put out your chairs. Our neighbors were so close to us that we kept the blinds shut so we did not look into their RV. Site is gravel, level, and the utilities worked fine. The water hook-up is on a wood fence at the back of the site. The pool was not heated. The laundry room was fine. The front desk had lots of helpful tourist information such as ferry schedules costs of the buses.

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Not cheap ($38/camping +$2/dog) but this was a good place to set-up camp while driving from LA to SF. CG was pretty much deserted in February. Pretty plants on sites. Some of the tree branches might be low for a big rig: so watch while you park. Lots of level pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Utilities were good. Park has dirt walking trails. We did not have time to visit the museum but enjoyed seeing all of the old farm equipment on the roadside.

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Great place to stay while visiting LA. I was not expecting much but found this CG to be clean and pleasant. Lots of blackbird chirping in the trees. Our site was in row 'A', close to the heated pool, spa (102 degrees F), and laundry room. Utilities were good. The desk staff was helpful. Sites were a bit narrow but the pull-through was long enough so we set-up our chairs on the gravel. There is a constant traffic roar from I-5 and 126 but it did not disturb our sleep. Propane sold on-site. Long-term residents seemed nice and we did not experience any problems with barking. There is a fenced dog park with doggie bags.

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If you like the high desert, this is a great place to camp; beautiful mountains, lots of clear nights for star gazing, and pretty areas to walk. We only stayed two nights but I can envision returning for a longer stay. Also, we were thrilled to find a state park with full hook-up and cable! CG was almost empty in the winter so we could choice our site. Lots of space between sites, utilities were good, nights went below freezing so you need to disconnect your water hose. The rangers were friendly. There is a small interpretative center in the CG and a telescope observatory (shows start at 6pm) ~13 miles away. We will definitely return.

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Excellent park to stay in while visiting New Orleans. Our rate was with Passport America. We had a waterfront back-in (view of a marina) and it was very pleasant. Utilities were good. Road and site were gravel and a little uneven. Laundry room was okay. Pool and hot tub were too cold to use. Some nights they have live entertainment in the bar by the pool.

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Rate was with Passport America. Very nice campground given the price; right off of I-10. Good utilities. Paved, pull-through site. Free breakfast, too! We would definitely recommend this campground.

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Very nice people and a very nice campground. Everything was good: utilities worked well; sites were large, long and paved; lots of space to back-in. Two laundry rooms; two pools. Pool was cold but the hot tub was nice and hot. Well kept property with lots of extras: social room; exercise room; tennis courts. They have obviously put a lot of effort into making this a nice resort, and we would definitely stop here again.

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Rate was PA. Nice place for an overnight. Utilities were good, but I did not like the set-up for the water faucet on site 12 (overnight pull-through. It was next to the sewer hook-up and only 3" away. Other sites had a better hook-up. Big laundry facility and very cheap, $1 wash. Site was level, rock and sand. Lots of activities for longer term residents. Near a beautiful beach.