Date of Stay: July, 2012
For our small family and travel trailer, this was a great place. We were assigned a site on a loop with other similarly sized travel trailers. There was ample space between sites and we never felt crowded in. There are also plenty of tall trees to provide shade. The place was large but the layout made it easy to get around. My young daughter particularly enjoyed the playground area, which had something for all ages. The grounds and pool were well tended. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Location relative to the sights in Tahoe was perfect. The bathrooms were not the newest but they were clean. The showers were on the small-ish side, fine for one person but a little tight for parent+child together. One big plus (in my book) regarding the showers: the shower handle was a proper shower handle where you pull to turn on and twist for temperature, not the push-button type that dispenses water at a pre-designated temperature. The resort was a little bit dusty but there were pine needles on the ground to help keep it down. The resort layout was several sets of loops, so bicycle riding around with my daughter was both safe and fun. We would stay here again. It was both pet- and family-friendly. We drove around Lake Tahoe and the other campgrounds we saw all appeared very tightly packed in comparison.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
When we arrived, the ranger on duty was not at the guardhouse. There were directions for using the phone to contact the ranger. The directions were not clear but the ranger was nearby and came over right away to check us in. There is a south side campground and a north side for members. The south side has a long unpaved loop with sites on both sides, tent camping in the middle, pet areas, nature trails, a golfing cage, and a playground. The sites all looked like the same width and depth. We're relatively new to traveling with a travel trailer, but other sites we've been to always seem to have different size sites for different camping needs. Also, not all sites had fire rings or fire pits. Maybe there just wasn't enough room. The area is well forested around the perimeter, but there are not always trees between sites. The campground was at full capacity and we got the next to last available site. It appeared to be first come, first pick. The layout was very crowded. We only stayed one night so I didn't mind much, but I don't think we would reserve a longer visit. The sites were very close together, and it did not appear that the sites had varying depths. For example, our truck and travel camper fit fine but maneuvering into the site was tricky due to the narrow road and other vehicles parked at the edge of the road; long RVs fit in their sites but their vehicles had to park at an angle along the road in order to fit. This made the road very crowded. Some RVs could barely extend their awnings; the ones I saw touched tree branches. There are bathrooms in the main clubhouse which closes nightly, and only one 24-hr bathroom/shower building which was too small for the number of campers. Luckily for us there were more RVers than campers, and we did not have to compete for bathroom time. The place was somewhat isolated - a few miles to town and no other developments adjacent to the park. But this also meant it was quiet and peaceful. Bottom line: I think the loop was too long and the bathrooms too few for the size of the park. It was okay for one night, but we definitely felt like sardines in this park.