Date of Stay: April, 2014
This is the second time we camped here, last time was about three years ago. It's a great campground but there are a couple issues that came up this trip. First, the lake is down about 60 feet. I know this isn't the campgrounds fault, but it does make fishing a little challenging from the shore. You have to hike down a ways. Also, some of the fingers of the lake are now dried up. Really sad, actually. The second thing is they are removing all the nice cement fire rings, you have to bring your own now. Didn't make sense. Something about the big RV's running over them. With these two issues, I would expect the price to come down a little. $48 seems a little high. But if the rain comes and fills the lake up again, we will go back.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
This is the perfect campground if you live within an hours drive. Great for a quick camping trip. If your driving from farther away,you may want to looks else where. It's in the middle of the suburbs, but when you in the campground you wouldn't know it when you look around. The only down fall is the traffic from the near by streets. When a loud car or motorcycle drives by you can hear it. There is a small lake and some trails to walk the dog on. Not serious hikes, but enough to stretch there legs. This campground is great if you like to just hang out around the camp site and enjoy the fire. We will definitely go back for short camping trips!
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This was a great RV park to stay at on our trip up to Oregon. If this park was located a few miles away from the freeway, we would drive up from Southern California just to stay there. It's was very clean, restrooms, pool and sites! This is not a rustic campground. It's very nicely groomed grass and cement pad sites. The pool was great!! The only thing holding me back from giving this park a 10 is because it's right next to the 5 freeway. So pick sites to the far west of the park together as far away from the freeway as you can. It really didn't bother me to bad, but there is still freeway noise. But besides that it's a great park! Will stay there again next Oregon trip.
Date of Stay: January, 2011
We are new to RV camping and Pinezanita was our second trip. On there web site it says they have full hook ups, but didn't know this was only for full timers (another issue that we are learning about). We got a electric ans water hook up. A lot of this park is full timers, so you it looks like you drive through a mobile home park before you get to the RV park. The site we had was nice, next to an large open wooded area, great for the kids. Once I detached my truck and strategically parked it to block the view of the old fifth wheel that looks like it was parked there since the dawn on man, it wasn't to bad. The Julian area is beautiful and the park was very peaceful. The pond was not the prettiest, but kids still had fun "trying" to catch fish. The roads up to Julian are a little tricky, but good practice for us newer people pulling trailers.
Date of Stay: December, 2010
This was our first trip with our new travel trailer. The park was very clean and well taken care of. The pool and spa were in good condition. Located right next to the marina and a walking path along the water. Good for short bike rides, the path ends a short way north of the RV park. Overall we really enjoyed this park. The only negative is no camp fires. Not even if you have a portable fire pit. We were told the reason they did not allow campfires was due to the smoke,really??? Who camps and doesn't have campfires??? It was a combination of the really high dollar motorhomes who didn't want smoke going in them and the older people with medical issues. So the kids didn't get to roast marshmallows.