Carmichael Family

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This park rating is based on location. The sites have not changed one bit over the last 30 years. They finally fixed the beach access. State employees were less than friendly, camp hosts were great. Rules are not enforced here but for the most part very family friendly. Big sites easy in and out. Protected from the wind unlike Doran. Dry camping here only which is very nice, great for tents of motorhomes. Restrooms and showers are average, but again I am sure this is a staffing issue that has not ever changed budget or no budget. Great for the kids, safe to ride bikes, great hiking or horseback riding in the dunes. Don't forget a short drive into Guerneville and Johnson's Beach on the Russian River. Park for free, still two dollar burgers and one dollar ice cream. Rent a canoe or just hang out. Highly recommend this one for kids. Clean and well managed by the same family for many years. Too bad the State of California park system fails as always to compare to other states! Not to discourage, pack up and go you will not be sorry.

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This is a great park and close to everything Lake Tahoe has to offer. Our favorite for the family is to drive to Camp Richardson Beach, great water play for the kids, great food and bar on beach and live bands on the weekends. Ten minutes max to this beach from the KOA. I noted the in town parks were nice enough but crowded. The owners of this park and staff are all friendly, helpful and just nice people. The sites are not typical of most KOA as they offer the real feel of camping. We stayed in our trailer which is 30+ feet long and had no problem navigating the park or spot. I would recommend calling ahead versus booking on line if you have a huge rig as they will make sure of the fit. I watched as staff even helped people back in. The pool is not big but met the needs of my four kids plus one friend. The park has a great feel and away form the hustle and bustle at night. Some road noise but minimal at night. You can hear the creek more than anything. Hookups were above average, WI-FI cost money and is not super fast but will suit your needs. As with all campground stores the cost of items is high but in a pinch they have what you need. Laundry room is adequate, dryers not super great. The nice part about this park is the staff actually make you feel welcome. We will return.