biosensai

  • Review Count 59
  • States Reviewed 10
  • Helpful Reviews 7

User Map


Reviews

Date of Stay:

We've been looking for a park 'less lively' on the weekends in the Temecula area than where we usually stay. I'd read reviews that this park had been seriously renovated. It really has. We stayed in one of the upper levels. Full sun exposure (unlike the sites nestled in the valley) but also no satellite interference. In our area, parking was a bit tight for bigger, multi-slide units with an accompanying vehicle, but doable by moving the provided picnic table to the back corner of the concrete pad. At least in our area, the park was as peaceful as we seek. Might not be near the lakes where tent campers are provided waterfront sites along the catch & release oases. Cell phone reception is 1 bar, but provided TengoInternet was good. This is a beautiful facility that should be a model for what the state should be doing in its parks. Don't think 10/10/10 RVs in a row like we gravitate towards. Think that concept hybridized with an oak studded state park. And full hookups.

Date of Stay:

For the most part, this park gets negative reviews. Yep, you are right next to the freeway, but at our pull-through site about 3 rows back, it was white noise that I felt helped to mask the disturbances caused by other RVers. Road noise was no worse than many other parks we've stayed at. Yep, it is very pricey, but this is Ventura Beach area. I considered it 'fair market value'. And apparently many others did also! Mid-June, mid-week it was at least as crowded as the previous 2 coastal (albeit cheaper) parks we stayed at. And a whole heck of a lot nicer! It is a very attractive, very well maintained facility. No satellite TV interference at our site. Evidence of the removal of mature trees to facilitate today's larger, multi-slide units. There were a lot of different types of sites. The hook-ups at our pull-through were not designed for motorhomes, but were at the very back of the site. Having both the dinghy attached and taking advantage of said hook-ups would not have been possible. Great Wi-Fi. On the downside, the rules need to be proactively enforced. Too many dogs off leash. Motorized vehicles traveling too fast. And tow vehicles (always with a toy hauler) sticking out into the roadway. I didn't feel the sites were wide enough for the fire pits that many guests felt were necessary in mid-June. But we really liked the park. The many rule violating guests . . . not so much.

Date of Stay:

This park boasts that it has been recognized as the, ". . . best medium sized park in California . . ." numerous times. It might well have been 30 years ago when I first visited. Since this is coastal Cal, the sites are very close together. It is predominantly the dreaded side-by-side hookup. This is where the bigger rigs are going fit. When reserving our site, I clearly explained exactly what I wanted, letting it be known that we would postpone our visit if what I wanted wasn't available. Upon arrival, the site they had identified for us was neither long enough nor wide enough. (This also happened to a couple that arrived in the site next to us.) They did find us another site. Multiple times my wife & I expressed our appreciation, but we should never have been assigned that first site to start with. While there, I read a review criticizing the lack of enforcement of noise violations. I also read management's response. Basically it was that the violation occurred after office hours & that if you complain we'll do something about it. Neither of those attitudes sit well with me. On the plus side, the park is attractive. The office & grounds people are just great. I found it very reasonably priced given its location. Only on 2 of our 10 evenings was it 'lively' enough that I couldn't sit outside & read wearing noise canceling headphones. For what I'm looking for - safe and quiet - it is the best choice in the immediate Pismo area.

Date of Stay:

Were this park almost anywhere else, it is unlikely that we would return. But it's proximity to Disneyland allows a lot of minor things to be overlooked - most of which are related to its age. Initially we were a bit disappointed, but quickly overcame it. This isn't a brand new polished 10/10/10 park, which we unabashedly prefer, but this older facility is well maintained. It looks to be a mobile home park that has evolved into an RV park. Not unattractive, but not new. There's road noise in the near distance, but, remember, you are in urban Anaheim. The park (at least for a week in early June) is surprisingly quiet. I suspect that's because it is primarily a place to sleep between taking the available & very popular public transportation to what people are really here for - Disneyland. There are a lot of mature trees, but, as we requested when we made our reservation, we were given a back-in site without satellite interference. And we still had shade! However, the trees are currently dropping small droplets of sap. No signage to the park exists coming in from S. Anaheim Blvd. (You don't want to miss it the first time as we did!) W. Midway does not have a traffic signal. There are 2 lanes for check-in parking that are clearly marked. You can also park along the curb just past them, a left turn off of Midway that is actually one entrance to the park, to check-in. As usual, the Tango internet did not work with my iPad, but did with my wife's MacBook.

Date of Stay:

We pulled in for one night, Good Friday, to find, as I would have suspected, that this beautiful resort is very popular with families with younger children and RV'ers looking like they could have been the loud party type, on at least this, a holiday weekend. Never heard the loud music or carrying on that I was concerned about. This appears to be a park that enforces its rules. The resort is just that. Beautiful with lots of extras. Many of the premium sites - gorgeous - could wind up being buddy sites so check with the office if this concerns you. The office staff is great as is everything about this resort. Very likely the nicest in the state of Jefferson.

Date of Stay:

There are only about 9 sites available for short term rental. About half have concrete pads. Ours, probably usually reserved for the park manager, was just awesome! The others range from good to great. Traveling with a friend? One very large, beautiful buddy site is available. The challenge to this park is the relatively steep switchback road to it. We elected to disconnect the dinghy. Next time we will do that in front of MGM brake, next to the Shell station at the next offramp north. Also, our rig is very tall. Navigating thru the trees in & out of the neighborhood leading to the park as carefully as I could, I still made contact with a few branches. As long as the coach wasn't damaged (and it was not), it was worth it. We found a lot to do in the area but mostly enjoyed just staying at this beautiful site. Nothing for kids to do here, but it is a great place for adults to spend time just sitting around the rig soaking up the beautiful, quiet scenery. Very nice park managers.

Date of Stay:

Location. Location. Location. If this park were anywhere else but the outrageously expensive Bay Area . . . But here it is the very best of the 4 we've used. The sites are perfect for Airstreams, which we saw a ton of. Today's bigger rigs with slides on both sides, would literally fill the entire width of the site. It appears that, whenever possible, bigger units are given 2 sites. This exemplifies what we saw of all the employees. They really go out of their way to make your stay the best experience possible. Information is provided to help guests take advantage of the nearby ferry that takes you within steps of the public transportation system in SF. Walking & biking trails abound with many shopping & eating options readily accessible using them. The provided Internet didn't work very well with my iPad. The best I ever got with the Verizon 4g was 3 bars, but no trees interfered with satellite TV reception. Not a place with room for kids unless the pool were open during the visit. We liked it so well we stayed for 15 days.

Date of Stay:

The greater Redding area has 3 parks that meet our standards. Premier is the closest to family, so it is our park of choice. Called ahead on a Wednesday for a week's reservation - pay for 6, stay for 7 - and got the last site available. We always stay in the newer pull-thru's simply because the landscaping is new enough to not interfere with satellite TV. These crowned sites are large, level concrete pads with gravel entrances & exits. There's grass between the sites and paver patios with a very nice picnic table that is easily repositioned. The setting afternoon sun allows for shade on the curb side. A free newspaper is provided every day except Sunday. If satellite interference is not an issue, the original portion of the park offers good shade in anticipation of the very hot Redding summers at most sites. Plenty of over the air channels are available. And the Internet has dramatically improved and is now just great!

Date of Stay:

We called ahead to reserve one of the very few pull-thru's so we could leave the toad attached for a quick morning getaway. Upon seeing the site, I realized that the layout of the park would prohibit me from getting into the site with the car attached. Additionally, the space turned out to be too short to reattach the car to our 37' coach once in the site. This is not an acceptable overnight stop for us. It would be ok for a multi-day stop. The largest back-ins have 38' pads, with room at most to have the back of the rig over the grass median, if that's permitted. Train & 18 wheeler noise were quite pronounced during the late afternoon, but subsided at night.

Date of Stay:

DWRV is a large facility provided primarily for extended stay guests. Around 25 of the 150+ sites are designated pull-thru's for overnight & weekly guests. Many of these are the dreaded side-by-side configuration, but the sites so long, that the design's deficiencies are minimized. The park was founded in 1988. As such, the sites, narrow gravel pads with a very nice concrete patio, reflect the days before slides. Were we staying but a single night in the pull-thru's, I would not open the slides. The wonderful ladies in the office have been very accommodating in working with us to find sites that will accommodate the coaches of today for our multi-day visits. This quiet park has a superb location just off I-15 very close to where 395 intersects it. It is a great place to wait out weather conditions, especially the wind, that RV'ers best avoid traveling either down Cajon Pass or in the local deserts.

Date of Stay:

This continues to be our favorite RV park in California. This adults only facility does not offer cable and lacks a swimming pool. It also has no bathroom facilities, so your rig needs to be self-contained. Though very attractively landscaped, no trees interfere with satellite TV reception. Silver Strand State Beach is a 5 minute drive away for a swim or evening stroll, or bike to it using the easily accessible Bayshore bike path. The park does offer 2 putting greens and an enclosed driving range as an adult playground. The sites are huge. RV's park on gravel pads with a concrete parking area for the tow vehicle / toad adjacent. A large paver patio is provided for lounging outside. Tall hedges add privacy between sites. The one huge negative is that the facility is slated to close this fall. It will be replaced by condominiums.

Date of Stay:

Typically when we are staying a single night in Bakersfield, as we were this trip, we use a different park whose pull-thru sites are longer. Note that BRVR has big sites, but the location of the power/water pedestal is a compromise for motor homes & towables. Add to it our full body slide. Typically we can barely fit our toad in our site. But my wife longed for a sit down dinner at the on-site Crest restaurant, so I agreed, if we could finagle a bigger site than we normally are assigned. And what a site we got! Seems some of the back-ins have been modified so they can be used as super long pull-thru's. A great site & a great meal - cordon bleu! And don't forget. Easiest access to this park is not from the Panama off ramp. Use the next one north so you turn right into the park.

Date of Stay:

Fellow RV'ers from this general area recommended this park. I really wanted to like it. It offers a Passport America price break. Though not mentioned at the park's website or PA's, it is not honored on weekends. Because we were only staying one night and because we were going to unhook the dinghy to attend church the next morning, we opted for a back-in. Once assigned a site, my wife noticed a cluster of trees on the provided campground map next to our site. Asking about SATV clearance, she was told to use an adjacent site. (She was very pleased with the lady in the office.). Our 37' Class A with 3 slides was assigned a gravel site 36' long. (The back-ins all appear to be this size.) Power & water are on the back driver's portion of the pad, so subtract 3' from that. (Read that as probably ok for a towable, but not for most motorhomes.). A beautiful fruitless Mulberry's overhanging branches forced me to angle in a bit. Suffice it to say that to get completely off the road, not hit the power pedestal, stay on the gravel - barely - and not have tree branches smacking into the RV in the cool breeze . . . It was a tight fit. I've taken to not using the leveling jacks or extending the slides when staying only 1 night. I could not have extended the slides and still had room for the dinghy. Tow/towed vehicles are provided an asphalt parking place. Our CR-V's driver's side tires, in order to be able to open the car's passenger door, are right on the edge of the asphalt. Which is also the edge of the gravel slab for the next site. If that site is assigned to someone I will not be able to park the car at our site. After all this, I'm ready to give this park a 6. That was ready to go to a 5 when I asked an employee to trim a branch that would smack the RV if the wind increases. His first response was a begrudging willingness coupled to a warning that it would take awhile. Then he informed me that I should have parked more to the driver's side. Look again, friend! He did redeem himself by getting to the branch so quickly I never saw him do it. I'll throw an extra credit point in for that. I really wanted to like this park. It's ok at PA prices. If there's a next time, I'll try what they describe as 'long pull-thru sites room for slide outs' in their park map. They are longer. Do not appear any wider. This is a pretty park. it is a shame to award it the lowest rating I have given to date. But it is cramped & poorly designed in an area where it need not have been.

Date of Stay:

Previous reviewers had forewarned of the drive in, so I turned off the cruise control and enjoyed it. It is a beautiful drive, lots of it along the Klamath River, but not to be done in a hurry. As our GPS was telling us we were getting close, I started getting irritated. The park I was seeing was not what was represented at the website. But what I was seeing wasn't Blue Heron. Nice enough, but not what Blue Heron is. And what Blue Heron is, is spectacular. Most sites are designed as big rig motorhome pull-ins. Perfectly level. Big, long, and wide with a huge patio area. Beautiful grass area between the concrete pads and the river. It looks more like a country club than drought stricken N Cal. This park speaks to those looking to slow down and spend a couple of days soaking up the beautiful river front and adjacent hills. It offers price breaks to facilitate multi-day stays. We easily did day trips in the dinghy to a couple of remote lakes. Nearby Yreka offers N Cal big town amenities. Ashland & Medford rounded out our multi-day stay. If this facility were within driving of So Cal, it would never be empty. And twice the price! It will always be one of our future stops heading to the Pacific Northwest. But next time I will have the fishing poles I left behind this trip. Fishing, for RV park guests only, all along the expanse of the park, as other fisherman drift by in their boats. Awesome!

Date of Stay:

In the middle of September, fires forced us to change our planned destination. About 2 hours prior to our arrival on a Monday we called to check for site availability for the next seven days. We were told only a single site was available. Setting up at close to 6pm, our back slide awning would have been in tree branches. A quick call resulted in an immediate response. The offending branches were quickly removed. This exemplifies the awesome level of service here. Any reasonable request was immediately addressed. As I walked thru this beautiful park the next morning, my first thought was that I needed to somehow reduce all of my previous rvparkreviews by 2, if the best I can give Seven Feathers is a 10. This facility is beautiful! Many places where another RV could have been parked were instead devoted to decorative landscaping. Deer can be occasionally seen both night & day! This park is so popular, that RV'ers are happily putting up with things that other top-rated parks are criticized for. For example, people were happily moving from site to site to extend their stays. This was likely because you can reserve specific sites. The few things I found less than perfect, had a good rationale behind them. With fires changing our plans, I came here to see if all I'd been told by other RV'ers about Seven Feathers was true. So true! This facility is in a class all by itself.