Date of Stay: October, 2015
Beautiful campground in a great location. Easy check in, staff very helpful and guided us into our site. All hookups worked well. A lot of long term campers but very friendly and very clean. Will come back if ever in the area.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Older park but new owners are working hard to make improvements. Easy check in, we were escorted to our site. Hookups worked well. No cable. The owner was very helpful with suggestions on things to do in the area. There is a trail leading to the former dam site just outside the campground entrance. Wish we could of stayed longer.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
It's all about the location. We were directed here by the manager of another area campground after my wife was dissapointed there was no ocean view there. This CG is right on the water, between a bay and the ocean. Miles of beach for walking. Not much appears to have changed since the last review in 2012. There is a friendly gentleman in the office that checks you in and appears to be the only person working here. A lot of deferred maintenance.however, water, 3oA, and sewer hookups work fine. No wifi or cable. If this place was full, the sites would be tight, but there are only 6 rigs here, so that's not an issue. I would come back if in the area again.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
A good over night stopover when traveling I 5. Checkin was a breeze, friendly staff. We had a long pull through site. Easy in and out. Utilities worked fine with the exception of the wifi. I could never get connected. My T-mobile hotspot worked fine. It's a fairly new CG with no large trees so satellite reception shouldn't be an issue. We planned on staying two nights and visiting some area wineries but it was just too hot during our visit. Be aware being close to the freeway means traffic is always in the background.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
This campground is located just south of Lone Pine. We had a pull thru site that accommodated our toad without disconnecting. The sites are gravel and fairly level. The hookups worked fine and were situated near the middle of the site which made connections a breeze. The sites are a little tight and due to a tree, I would not have been able to extend my awning without disconnecting my toad and moving. However, since it was so hot and there was smoke from fires in the mountains, we stayed indoors with the ac running. The area we were in seemed to be for over nighters and management must have taken note earlier reviews because all occupied sites had vacant sites on both sides. We will be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
This campground and its sister "glamping" facility next door, are situated on some very expensive real estate. That might help explain the high prices. There are sites for everything from tents to diesel pushers. Our site was located on the lower level, middle row near the bottom and we did have a partial ocean view. The site had level concrete for our RV but you step into dirt when you exit your coach. There was paved area in back for our toad. There are fire rings and tables at each site. During our summer, mid-week visit the park was filled with families and lots of kids. There is a large grassy area with playground equipment for kids and a dog run. There are also hiking paths but be aware dogs aren't allowed on them. As others have mentioned, it's a long walk to the beach.
Date of Stay: December, 2014
A gem of a park located off the beaten path. The sites are very well maintained. After guests leave, camp hosts clean and then rake the gravel that surrounds the concrete pad. Sites were level and the utilities worked well, except the wifi, as others have mentioned. I was unable to get LTE reception with my T-mobile hot spot, only E. They have several 2-3 person, as well a one larger mineral spas plus a regular pool. Our site was a pull through and a little tight, in length. Our next visit we'll opt for one of the larger, back in sites.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
A very well maintained campground. We live in L.A., and this is our favorite weekend "getaway" campground. Tons of shopping nearby, wineries and breweries too, but you'll need transportation, as nothing is close by. We like the "A" row, odd numbered sites. All utilities worked fine. 24-hr shuttle will take you anywhere on the property. We recommend the restaurant at the golf course for lunch, good food and service, good prices, and a great view.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Beautiful location, right on Big Bear Lake. However, it's a few miles from town. Each space is privately owned, from basic to elaborately developed. Sites are large. We chose our site based on photos on the website, but we're disappointed to find out the BBQ was out of service, no cable or Internet available (unless you want to walk up to the office, get a password and use theirs). The owners of our site, #55, must of had a hard line sewer connection because the connection was located 12" above grade in a planter bed, making it difficult to drain my tanks. We would stay there again at a different site, only after verifying the all amenities are available and working.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
The is a beautiful campground built on a hilltop. It is very well maintained. Upon check in, they empty your black tank and provide chemicals for you to put in your holding tank, for free. There is grass surrounding each site. However, the landscaping is fairly young, so there is little shade or privacy between sites. The biggest negative is it is located about 50 miles from hwy 99. However it is a beautiful drive through the Sierra foothills. There are many historic gold rush towns as well as wineries, to visit as we'll, in the area. The price reflects our cost for a three night stay with Good Sam discounts.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
This is a very well maintained campground. The staff could not have been more friendly. Our luxury site had a grass strip between us and our neighbors. There are two pools and a fitness room as well as three BBQs available. Others have noted the park was larger at one time, which explains the housing development currently under construction on the adjacent property. Now the negative and the reason for our low rating. This park is located very near the 10 freeway and railroad tracks. We could hear and sometimes feel, freight trains pass and traffic on the freeway day and night. We walked the entire facility and to us there are no sites where this noise would not be a problem for us. There are other options close by, so we probably won't return.
Date of Stay: December, 2013
About as good as you will find in a CA state campground. Perimeter sites adjacent to the butterfly preserve and near the ocean are the best. Close to town. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The rate reflects $5 extra door a non-towed vehicle. The generator rules were confusing. The startup time on the back of the windshield stickers says 10:00 a.m. but the campground info map they give you at check in says 8:00 a.m.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Friendly staff, nice well stocked on site store. Sites are easy to get into, with a little bit of grass, a picnic table and fire ring. Our stay was over a holiday weekend so the place was packed, lots and lots of kids. They even had a rock band playing on Saturday and Sunday nights. They rent bikes on site so there were plenty of people riding bikes and scooters through the campground. They allow tents, so we saw several several sites with RV's plus 1 or 2 tents, for extra family and friends. There is a great bike path just outside the property. It's a quick ride to the pier or into old town Ventura. As mentioned in other reviews, the park is directly next to the 101 fwy. We like to stay in the in the back row 70's sites. The RV's in the closer rows seem to block the freeway noise.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Nice State campground right on the water. Sites are back-in or pull-in, some of the pads have deteriorated due to closeness to the ocean, making leveling a bit of a challenge. Nearby to shopping, a nice bike path and downtown Ventura. The downsides, like many beach side campgrounds in CA, its close to the 101 freeway and train tracks. Also a friendly ranger warned me to bring my generator in at night. Very busy on weekends especially during the summer. I'd advise making reservations on Reserve America.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
We last camped here 30 years ago. We were really pleased with the improvements that have been made, in particular, the RV hookups. We were here with a large group of tent campers, so after spending the day at the lake with them, in 100+ degree temps, it was really nice to be able to go back our trailer's AC. For boaters: fuel dock at the marina may be closed during the week. The closest gas station or market for that matter, is about a 16 mile round trip.