Date of Stay: October, 2016
We found this to be a very clean and quiet RV park to stay at. The bathrooms are very dated, but functional and as clean as you could get them considering their age. This is a community park, so obviously, there is no money for the facilities. There was an extra fee for our two dogs and we had no problem with that. The issue we had was that you have to sign a release for the county, that says if they find that you have left your dogs unattended in the RV and you have left the park, that you allow the local Animal control to enter your RV, by force if need be, to remove your unattended animal from your RV and take the dog to the pound. Fortunately, it was fall, so we were able to take our dogs with us whenever we left the rig, in the summer this would have been a problem.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This RV park is an older park, but is fairly well maintained where it needs to be. The flag poles could use a coat of paint though1 :-) The power and water were very reliable. We did not hook up to the cable because we were able to get 13 channels over the air without any problem. Only about a third of the sites have sewer, but there is a dump station. The sites are packed sand and the roads are well maintained. For those of us with slide outs, the sites can be a little tight. The sites only have 30 amp service, and they DO NOT allow you to run your generator. They have a laundry room as well as a small convenience store. A couple of nice things about this park is, they have a tent camping area, and they don't have any breed restrictions when it comes to dogs. We will definitely come back here again when we are in town for the Shakespeare festival.
Date of Stay: May, 2016
We had a great time here at Sugar barge. There are a lot of RV sites. There are quite a few permanents here at the park (maybe 15% of those here). But all the sites are very clean. The restaurant is great for lunch or dinner (not open for breakfast). The restaurant is only open May through labor day. They welcome all breeds of dogs! It is a great family park where kids love to ride their bikes and just have a good time. Though there are a lot of great RV parks to explore in California, and we plan to check as many of them out as we would can, this would be a place we would love to come back to. The only draw back is there are mosquitos on occasion and one needs to keep an eye out for foxtails in regards to their dogs. We look forward to returning here in the future. :-)
Date of Stay: March, 2016
What people have to keep in mind is the name. The name contains "Park", it does not have "Resort" as part of the name. This is the perfect for a home base for exploring the north half of the Bay Area. Yes, the rate is high, but so are the real estate values in this area. I would rather pay more and have the park available than not have it at all. We felt safe and slept well. The cable tv worked well. The WIFI worked once they reset the router for us. The park was nice and clean. There is a large field to take your dogs to run and relieve them selves. Take your long line though because there was only fencing on one side. Also, because of the long grass, beware of ticks. All of the amenities of home are here in the Novato area. Be sure to take a trip to Richmond and check out the Rosie the riviter museum as well as the Muir woods which is also in the Marin area! We will come here again. We stayed here in our allegro bus.
Date of Stay: January, 2016
It should be kept in mind that when you are coming to San Francisco, there are not many options for staying here in an RV that are safe. This is one of those options. We had a family reunion going on in the bay area, and we needed a place to stay with our RV and our two dogs, which though very well behaved, are considered an aggressive breed and in many places are banned. Our two American Staffordshire Terriers were welcome here because they are well behaved. This place is perfect. Though spots are tight, we were able to get our Allegro Bus in and slide out our slides. The views out into the ocean were amazing. There is plenty of areas to walk around and explore and you are just a short drive from the San Francisco area. We visited here from the Sacramento area and would definitely return here again!
Date of Stay: March, 2015
Keeping in mind that this is a County fair grounds, this location was practically perfect. The location was very quiet and the view of the farms across the way were amazing. The location is convenient to the highway, but out of the way of traffic. We drive in a 40 foot motorhome and getting in and out of the location was very easy. The water pressure was good and the 30 amp power was very clean. The camp ground host was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
We love coming to the Stockton Delta KOA. We come here every year for our family reunion. This is a wonderful facility with a well stocked store and great activities for the kids. Many of the sites are well shaded. One of the draw backs to tree shaded sites is the grass doesn't grow very well and then there is some dust, but we'll take cool camping over hot camping any day of the week.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
First off, it is important to note, that we had a wonderful time at Bear river in our 40 foot motorhome! They have a great little store, that is open until 9:00 PM, where you can get a large number of provisions that you might need. They have a restaurant and Bar as well. The windows from the restaurant and the bar, look out onto the lake, presenting a view that can’t be beat. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They do have Wi-Fi here, though it costs $4.95 for 24 hours. Everyone staying here seems to be real respectful and tries to keep the noise down. There is a lot of fishing here and a place to put your boat in the water if you’d like too. That being said, it is important to keep some things in mind when staying here. This is a vast ‘campground’ that is very rural and above 6,000 feet with well over 100 sites. As such, all of the amenities, (Power and water) are provided by the resort, not by some general utility. Because of this, there is only 15 amps at each site. Plenty to run the TV, VCR, blender and Microwave, but not enough to run the Air conditioner or washer/drier. Also, you are in a forest area, so setting up a septic system here isn’t practical, but there is dump station for when you are ready to depart. This is a mountainous area, so some of the sites aren’t terribly level. If you are coming here with a 5th wheel or travel trailer, you should be able to level your rig in almost any site with a little effort. However, if you are coming here in a Class A motorhome, leveling, as it was for us, may be impossible depending on the site you are assigned. If you are in a class ‘A’, you may want to see if there are other open sites available and scout those out for the most level one, before parking your rig. In our case we would have needed to raise the back end of our 40 foot motorhome 2 feet or more to get it level. But, we made do. Because of the altitude, the ground freezes in the winter time. This is very hard on pavement and as such the sites aren’t paved. The sites are dirt. The dirt is very fine, so if dirt freaks you out, this is not the place to come. However, if you are looking for a place that is a little rustic, to get away from it all, with all of the amenities, clean bathrooms, clean showers, laundry facilities and the like, this is a great place. If you love to watch the squirrels and the kids or grand kids run and play, this is the place to come. If you like to hear birds chirping and check out the night stars, this is a great place to visit!
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We wanted to get away for a 5 day weekend to the coast and we picked this location. The only way we give a park a 10 is if we get things like a paper delivered to our sight every morning and the entire facility is paved with lush grassing lawn areas at each site, with a dog run at every turn, but that isn't realistic. This park has a nice store with RV stuff in it, a great little restaurant just at the entrance to the park, SOLID Wi-Fi signal, strong CATV signals to the rig and a nice quiet atmosphere. We probably would have given it a 9 if it had fenced dog runs. Some of us have dogs that won't do their business on a leash. If you go towards the community center, be sure to pick up after your dog! We will come here again when in this area.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
We were here for Memorial Day weekend. We made the reservation 2 months ahead of time. We had a wonderful time here. They had a large number of activities to partake in this weekend. There were hot dogs, a band, sports competitions, just all sorts of stuff to do! We have been here twice before and love this resort. The only reason we didn't give them a 10 is because their WI-FI doesn't have enough IP addresses for all of the various wireless devices 200 rigs brings on a weekend like this. Other than that, we love this place! We will definitely come back again!
Date of Stay: April, 2012
Yes, it is a drag not having sewer hookups here at this park, but I find that to be the case at many RV parks that reside on delta land. As long as you know that is going in, this is a great place to stay. The park is very clean and well maintained. Usually, we find a lot of corrosion on window and door frames on buildings, but I was surprised to not find much. It isn't near the ocean, but usually with a park of this age you see some. We really enjoyed the sunsets. Although you do have the occasional boat with blaring speakers, that is not something the park can control. The park can't control people picking up after their dogs, so we don't hold the park accountable for that either. There is no park store but it is such a short drive to local stores so that is not a problem. Also, Stockton gets a bad rap! Like many medium to large cities, Stockton has its bad parts. But you don't have to travel through or anywhere near any of them to get to this park! We will come back here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
For fair grounds camping, this is pretty good. The pedestals are in good shape, the water pressure and volume is good and the sites are nice and wide. This camp ground is very dog friendly and clean. It is pretty much asphalt and packed dirt, but it is surrounded by seasonal trees so in the summer time, there would be plenty of shade. In the winter time, there is plenty of sun, so it is a great fit for us. The park is within walking distance of the golf course and even the town of Calistoga, though that is about 1/4 of a mile to town. If you are looking for a safe place to camp with solid utilities, this is the place. If you are looking for a fancy resort, you better keep looking. Though we would definitely come here again, we understand that some like more upscale accommodations.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We came to the Betabel RV resort for 4 days for our 12th wedding anniversary. We wanted a nice central location to explore the Monterey, Gilroy area, and we found it. This is a wonderful park that has everything you could need. It's nice and quiet, yet easy access to the highway. Lots of green belts which stay lush because dogs are not allowed on them, but also a couple of nice wide open areas where you can take your well trained dog and throw the ball for them. There is a pool, horse shoe pits, putting green and Boce ball courts. For those familiar with RVing in California, I'd equate it to 49er in Plymouth, and JGW or Durango RV resorts in the Redbluff/Redding areas. When we are back in this area, we will return to this RV park.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
This was our base camp for 5 nights as we explored the Zion and Bryce Canyon areas. This is a great location in a beautiful area. They are fully set up with laundry facilities and a wonderful staff. Everyone works hard to keep the grounds and facilities clean and in good repair. These folks are very pet friendly. The sites are dirt sites with Grass strips so very enjoyable. The wifi works great. We would definitely come back here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
We stopped here on our way to Glendale Utah. This was a great place to stop at because we were too tired to make it all the way to Glendale that night. The sites were nice a long and level. We didn't even need to level our rig when we got there. The owners just purchased the KOA recently. They are making great strides on the park. They are putting in a dog park that I'm thinking should be done before the end of July. The store is well stocked and the grounds and utilities well maintaned. Though it is close to paths for ATV's, the owners ensure that the ATV'ers keep the noise down. We would definitely stay here again.