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There are two sides to the campground: one side that is all back in sites with 50amp service and the other side with all pull through sites and only 30amp service. The sites are narrow and the Palm trees make it extra difficult to get into the sites. There is a nice picnic table and grill at each site but everything is so close together that it feels like you're in your neighbors area if you use them. We picked a site that was towards the front which means we were closer to the freeway and train tracks. Even inside the RV we could hear it. The trains weren't whistling but hearing them go down the tracks was loud. From our walks around the campground we noticed that about halfway towards the back you can't hear them. Everything was very clean, the people very friendly and the pool very nice with covered cabanas and lounge chairs. The only shade was from the RVs. We will be back as its only an hour from home and makes a nice weekend getaway.

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This County Regional Park is located about a 15 minute easy drove off I-215. It has two loops: Cottonwood and Lakeside. Cottonwood is the newer section and Lakeside is older. We stayed in Lakeside as it has more shade trees. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. There are two fishing lakes stocked with trout and catfish. There is a really nice water play area for the kids, mini golf, and trails for bike riding or walking, with a nature center close by. We've stayed here twice and always enjoy ourselves. It's nice to find a place where campfires are allowed. We had no problem with our 36 foot RV as the sites are large and wide enough for opening the slides. My only complaint is noisy campers after quiet hours. There are at least 5 camp hosts (we were camped across from them) and we could clearly hear a group of people yelling and shouting from quite a distance away. This went on until midnight and if we could hear them I know the hosts could hear them, yet nothing was done. I enjoy hearing people and children having a good time but there are quiet hours for a reason and I appreciate campgrounds that at least attempt to enforce their own rules. As this is close to home it's a nice little get away and we will go again. It's usually filled every weekend during the summer months and hard to get into so make reservations.

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We received a free zone membership with the purchase of our fifth wheel and this is the first TT campground we stayed at. Our usual stays are in National Parks so we are used to boondocking and poor facilities but calling Pio Pico a resort is a bit of a stretch. At the last minute our 26 year old daughter decided to join us for our weekend and her words were "this isn't what I expected." As others have noted there is a North and a South side. The South side has 50amp service and all back in sites. The pool and hot tub are also located on this side along with a manned gate. The workers were all super friendly and we were told to drive around and pick a site with a brown electrical box. Those boxes denote the short term stay spots. After driving through the area we realized there was nothing available and all the RVs were almost on top of each other. We went back to the gate and said we would try the North side since there were no empty sites and they seemed surprised at this news. The North side was across the highway and much older. This place has exceeded the 20% long term residents by a lot! We were able to find a nice spot across from the bathrooms. This side wasn't nearly as crowded, probably due to the lack of sewer hookup and only having 30 amp service. There were a lot of run-down travel trailers and small motor homes but most of them were parked in every other site so there was lot of room between. The first impression is not good but we soon realized that the bathrooms were really clean, heated and good water pressure, all the residents, long term and members, were very friendly and it was super quiet. In the end we were really glad we ended up on the North side as the South side had more kids running around and was much more crowded. All the amenities listed such as basketball courts, tennis courts, shuffleboard, etc. were really run-down. The dog area is just a large chain linked fenced off area with a dog house in it. There were two faucets for water but they didn't actually work. They did have plenty of bags for cleaning up after the dogs. The pool and hot tub are new and were very nice. One heated saltwater pool, one unheated regular pool, and the hot tub all located together. The site was plenty long enough for our 36 foot fifth wheel and 22 foot truck and was wide enough to open all the slides. There was a tree that blocked us from opening the awning but it provided good shade so we didn't miss it. We were very pleasantly surprised at how well the wifi worked. $7 for two days and three devices. We were able to watch Netflix with no problem. Verizon cell service did not work at all though. The picnic tables, if there was one on the site, were wobbly and in poor condition. I recommend bringing your own table. After our weekend here we all decided that we would come back again due to the location, quietness, friendly people and cleanliness. It isn't what I would call a destination campground but a good base for seeing San Diego for TT members because you can't beat the price!

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We camped here over the 4th of July weekend in a tent. The campground is about 35 miles away from General Sherman Tree and the rest of the main attractions of Sequoia NP and about the same distance to Kings Canyon attractions. It's about an hour to drive those 30ish miles. General Grant Tree and trails are in the immediate vicinity. Pay showers ($1.00 for 3 minutes) are a couple minutes away at Grant Grove. The showers ran out of hot water quickly. The bathrooms at Azalea have no hot water or hand soap and while they were cleaned there was always toilet paper all over the floors, but it was a very busy weekend. We were in site 58 which is wonderful! It's very large, towards the back of the campground (which means very far from the bathroom which is a downside). It's shaded and quiet. Every site has a large bear proof storage box, a picnic table and a fire ring. All sites cost $18 per night and can be paid by cash, check or credit card by completing an envelope and dropping it in the drop box. The rangers seemed very lax, people were leaving food and all kinds of stuff out and nothing was done. It actually made us feel paranoid for faithfully locking everything up in the bear boxes. When we left our site for the day the only thing in sight was the tent, but we felt like we were the only ones following the bear safety rules. We will stay here again without a doubt. Except for on the holiday, it was pretty quiet with lots of sites available. Love not having to fight the crowds like at Yosemite.

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We stayed here 4 nights in a tent. It goes without saying that it is in a beautiful location. It's on the west side of the park near the lake and the boat launch. There is a small store right across the street that opens at 9 AM where you can pick up a few food items or coffee and other things. Pay showers ($3.50 plus tax) are available at Fishing Bridge RV Campground 4 miles up the road. There is a larger general store with groceries and cafeteria style dining there that opens at 7:30 AM. The downsides: no hot water or heat in the bathroom. I don't quite understand why the full hookup park has showers and hot water but where they allow tents there isn't even hot water. In fact, the woman's bathroom faucets don't even stay on without holding them on. My husband said the man's bathroom did stay on. We were there early in the season and it got down to 28 degrees at night. Maybe during the height of the season this doesn't make much difference. As another reviewer stated I would not stay the entire trip in one campground again. It's hard to make a person understand how big this park is and it takes a lot of time to travel from sight to sight. It makes more sense to move from camp to camp and avoid backtracking a few hours drive to get back to your home site.

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Very well run campground located right on the St. Joseph river in the small town of Berrien Springs. It's not near the freeway, about 20 minutes off I-94 and 10 minutes off US31 highway so it's more of a destination campground. We stayed in the new section which has full hookups and a brand new bathroom. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice the campground is and in a beautiful setting. Perfect place to go for fishing. There are a couple playgrounds for kids. Quite a few permanent people but they are neat and it was super quiet. The sites were gravel and very level. I will be staying here again!

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Very friendly owner, nice camp store offering soft serve ice cream, local wine, and firewood. Campground is hilly, so plan to do some leveling. Quite a few permanent campers in mostly fifth wheels and trailers. Everything was neat and well kept and very quiet. Grounds are dirt and grass with some sites having gravel. It rained the night we were there and turned the dirt areas to mud. Bathrooms are old, but clean. Shower had decent pressure and new shower curtains. Lots of hooks for hanging things, but no shelf in the shower area. The water smelled rusty when it first came on, but felt softened. Nice, clean swimming pool, play ground and fishing lake. Very easy on and off I-80. Outside the RV some traffic noise could be heard, but not enough to be a bother. No noise could be heard from inside the RV. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Lots of trees so opening a slide will take careful parking. We would stay here again for the peace and quiet and the easy freeway access.

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Very friendly management. Gravel site with large concrete patio, picnic table and plenty of room to park a vehicle. Easy on and off I-15. Restrooms and showers very clean with good water pressure. The only reason I'm not giving a 10 is because there is no shade available, it looks like a parking lot for RVs.

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Very friendly staff. We arrived just before they closed at 8pm. Gravel pull through sites with picnic table. No shade available, bathroom had feces on the floor around the toilet. Bathroom and shower very old and needs updating. Easy on and off I-80. Very quiet. Nice gift shop on site. Would stay here again for a night while traveling through if the bathroom is cleaner.

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The park is old, swimming pool was drained, no info given about wifi, very tight pull through sites. Ground is dirt/gravel with standing water in places. Old swing set with slide and wooden teeter-totter. Bathrooms need serious updating. Railroad tracks nearby and trains were going through during the night. The number one reason we would never stay here again is the people in this town are rude, from the teenager doing donuts and almost sliding into us, to the people blocking the entry ways as they stop to talk to each other in their cars. Way over priced and not welcoming by the town or the campground management.