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49er RV Ranch, Columbia, California

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I was put in charge to choose an RV park for our recent trip to the Gold Country (Northern California). There were not many choices in the area where we were staying and by chance, I happened upon the 49er RV Ranch. I reserved our sites several months in advance. We were a party of 2 travel trailers (27 and 24 ft. respectively) and 4 adults. My first impression of the park was that the spaces are small, tight and in need of a little sprucing up. We were placed in an area called the "penthouse" since it is elevated above the main site circle near the office. The penthouse is two sites on a small pad and due to our sizes, we had to have the park back in one of our trailers with their hitch tractor. Our doors literally faced each other....good thing that we were with our friends! We walked the entire park and I could see that this place was probably pretty darn special in its heyday. The gold panning area, the water wheel, the cool barn that hosts complimentary bbqs for the campers on Friday nights, the hospitality house with free coffee in the morning and the beautiful trees all make a pretty neat setting. The bathroom, the laundry room, and the small sites could all use a major makeover. RVs are bigger now than when this park came to be and I don't know how you could make the sites deeper and wider without some major renovations. The staff and the owner were all very kind and eager to please. The highlight of our stay would have to be the BBQ on Friday night with complimentary polish or hot dogs, beans, chips and beverages. That was a nice touch and it allowed campers to chat with others in a history-filled setting. Would I stay at the 49er RV Ranch again? Probably not. We were pretty cramped in our site and have become accustomed to more space and more privacy between sites. If we were younger with kids, a small trailer or tent trailer, and really wanted to explore the Gold Rush era of this area, I would definitely come to the 49er RV Ranch. We camped at 49er RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55 and 56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The location of this campground is excellent if you wish to explore east of Sacramento in the foothills. There are lots of cute towns within minutes of here. Columbia State Park is about a mile from the campground. If you have never been here and love California history, it's a must! There are lots of things to do for kids and adults. The ice cream parlor in town is charming and the ice cream was delicious on a hot spring day in the foothills.

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States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

RiverPoint Landing Marina Resort, Stockton, California

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

With few choices that appealed to us in the Stockton area, I based our selection on the experiences of other rv'ers. WOW! We drove through the beautiful neighborhoods of N. Stockton and arrived at our gated RV park. Being fall, there were not many campers at the park. We were greeted by the friendly young woman at the check-in desk. Since we were only staying one night en route to our destination, she moved us to a more convenient and accessible site near the front gate (#15). Being novice rv'ers, I asked the young man, who worked at the park, if he could assist us in backing in to our site. Well, he went beyond the call and actually parked our rig for us. Talk about a low-stress arrival! Our site was wonderful with so many interesting things to view: fishermen, a giant freighter, sailboats, jumping fish, amazing sunset, early-morning fog, changing fall colors in the trees, etc. The restrooms at RiverPoint Landing are clean and well-maintained. There is a nice patio outside with tables and a book exchange area in the common room. On the other side of the park, you find the boats....all snug in their slips. There is plenty to see walking around this park and marina. We will definitely stay here again if the opportunity presents itself. Be aware that there are no restaurants within walking distance of the RV park. But to be honest, who would want to leave their trailer and the beautiful view? BBQ "at home" and sit back and relax! We camped at RiverPoint Landing Marina Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

This RV park is a gem but is not close to anything within walking distance. Save yourself the stress of going into town and just bbq on site and enjoy the amazing river views! There is a lot to see going on on the San Joaquin River. We saw amazing birds, huge freighters, sailboats and the most amazing sunsets.

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