Date of Stay: August, 2015
We have stayed at this park 6 or 7 times in the last few years and it is always pleasant. They keep then entire park immaculate, the staff is friendly and there is plenty to do in the area. Two positives to mention that have made the stay even better since our visit in June, they have implemented park wide high speed internet that works excellent. Our one negative when traveling to the park is that when you hit the Nevada County line Highway 89 is like a washboard and rattles the RV like you drove into a vibration chamber. I have been calling Caltrans about this for almost 4 years and FINALLY in the last 4 weeks they have repaved 89 to a nice smooth finish.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
The two roads leading to the park (Old Dobbins Rd and Lake Frances Rd.) have some branches that will try and grab your motorhome so be careful as you drive to the resort. The entrance to the RV Park is about a city block before the office. You can either pull in to the park and walk to the office or continue on down the road and park across the street from the office for check-in. Navigating in the park is a little tricky with a larger Class A. Roads are narrow and signage is not the best. We parked in B6. The site was not level and took some jockeying of the coach to get situated so it would not take too much work for the leveling system to do it's job. Electrical was reliable, water pressure fair. Spaces had a decent amount of space between neighbors. Very quiet and peaceful at night, quiet time seemed to be observed by everyone. The lake is very pretty with picnic tables and rental paddle boats. The resort has a good restaurant, ice cream bar and there is a small store in the reception office. The pool is clean and should be a welcome spot to enjoy in the summer. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The allowed us to do a late check out and gave good advice on local sights to see.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
We stayed one night and found the park to be delightful. We had a river view site (by pulling in forward) and plenty of space between us and our neighbors. There is an area to wash dishes with clean sinks and both the bathroom and shower were spotless. The walk to the river is a little steep but very nice. They are currently rebuilding the clubhouse and adding handicap access. Staff in the office was super friendly and gave our dogs some treats.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
We had a great stay here over Memorial weekend. The staff was friendly and the park is spotless. A helpful guide took us to our space and showed us the layout of the Resort. They do have rules to make sure dogs are cleaned up after, trash is disposed of and that it is quiet at night which are appreciated. Our dogs had a great time here and played with a few other dogs in the dedicated dog park. Some spaces have concrete patios and others are gravel. Some sites have fire-rings but most do not. My only two complaints were that there was lower water pressure then we are used to, and the water had a strong chlorine treatment smell.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
The park is a great central place to stay to get around the Valley. Directly across from the RV parking is employee apartment style housing, and adjacent there are many trailers and mobile homes that are parked on the small "streets" that surround the RV area. All of the employees were very friendly, and it is fun to walk around and see how everyone has their little slice of home life set up. You back your RV into your space, and if you have a larger RV, it is somewhat tight to make the turn-in. All of the hook ups are at the very rear of the site, and as others have mentioned, the hook-up for sewer is uphill so you should have some type of support for your sewer hose in order to make grade and get drainage. The only reason I didn't give the park a higher star rating was because it was difficult even with my supports to get grade for of the sewer hook-up. Electricity was stable, cable TV hookup worked well, and water pressure was decent. We could not get our Wi-Fi to work until we called a telephone support number, but after some assistance it worked very well. The swimming pool is fed by a hot spring and is 85 degrees year round. Be mindful not to leave your awning out while you are away touring because high winds can come up on a moment’s notice.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
This is a really beautiful place with some great sites right by the water. We had a pull through (#18) that was just perfect. Site was fairly level and had plenty of space for our 37' RV. The park was quiet with good distance between parking spaces. Other guest and the staff was friendly. There is a Good Sam Club campground host that will offer advice for hiking and sites. The Petit Jean lodge has been recently restored and has nice views of the valley. They offer Wi-Fi at the lodge but not the campground. We will schedule another stay at this park in the future.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
We had to drive through a storm and arrived very late in the night. At the registration office is instructions for late arrivals but you must pay attention to the note posted up that gives a code to open the gate arm in order to enter the campground. Once we entered, we found Campground B which has large fairly level spaces that you back into. Being November there were very few people staying in the park, perhaps 30-40. The restrooms were spotless. Was very impressed with how they were clean and well maintained. Staff was very pleasant and made sure to invite us back in the future.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
This park closes at 8pm and there is no way to enter if you arrive late. There is a small dirt loop with 4 spaces to the right of the registration area for late arrivals to park and boondock. We arrived about 10pm so we drove the loop and backed into a spot. We were the only people there and it was obviouly very quiet. We dry camped for the night and than spoke with the rangers the next morning. Parking in the loop is free so all in all it was a nice savings. Please note the only reason I put $1 for the cost is the software would not allow me to put a $0. I suppose hookups and having people around would have been safer but it was a good experience. Because we haul a motorcycle with us for touring we also saved driving the motorhome down the curvy road to the campsites and canyon area. It is really a nice road to take a motorcycle to see everything. Very pretty views and a few nice places to take a walk in the canyon.